Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday Post #61

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share new about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


And once again this is a two week post. I didn't post last weekend as I was catching up on my sleep. ;P I spent the day Saturday (26th) in Cranberry at Confluence SFF Convention. It was nice seeing people I know from Balticon and meeting new friends. Nice relaxing convention. I hope many more come in the future. Then Sunday I spent on the go for family birthdays and such.

It's been a hectic week this past week and will be in the one to come. We had several severe storms cross through and with the power flickering I didn't get on the computer much. For anything. This week coming kiddo has sports practice in the evenings, so guess where I'll be. :) Then we get ready for back to school in the weeks after. I can't believe the summer is about over already.

I'm going to try to get on for a few minutes each night this week, but it's going to be hard. Hope to see you! Now, off I go to relax as it's my birthday today. Then I'll do some email responses that need to be done. :)

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Ever After by Kate SeRine

Current Podcast Book Listen:
The Horde by Patrick Scaffido

Finished Last Weeks:
Blood & Iron by Jon Sprunk
Ever After by Kate SeRine

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
None finished yet.


Last Week on the Blog:

Cover Reveals: (click titles to go to post & learn more)



Audio? Podcast? What? Take 1
Audio? Podcast? What? Take 2

Rounding Out A Series by S.A. Huchton

Flash Fiction 7 by Melissa Hayden

I'm looking for Blogs to join me with posting Author Guest Posts for Skyla Dawn Cameron  -- I have a amazing author friend that is doing a book tour. It's for guest posts by her only. If you'd like to join (I'm hoping you will. ;) ) please let me know. It's a Werewolf turned human book with a Young Adult vibe to it with being in high school.

Around the Internet...


Weekly Posts:

Throwback Thursday


This Week to Come on the Blog:

Mythical Monday I don't seem to have many author responses to do this at the moment. I have a few for August, but that's it then. If you know of any authors wanting to participate, please let them know. (Mon)

Book Review Owner's Share by Nathan Lowell. (I'm going to finish out a few series) (Wed)
Book Review War by Mur Lafferty. (Thur)


Received Last Weeks:

Ante Up by Amanda Carlson
Goodreads Synopsis:
Diesel Jones is a shifter who has issues with the moon, but he quickly finds that Sofia Cabrera, a clever witch who just moved in to town, is his only hope to reach his goal of becoming a Collector. When they pair up to take down an incubus, she not only saves his life, but wins his heart in the process…

For Review Consideration:

100 Jolts by Michael A. Arnzen
Goodreads Synopsis:
Now readers have a new reason to be afraid. One hundred new reasons! Bram Stoker Finalist for Best Collection of 2004.

Triangulation: Parch Edited By Stephen V. Ramey
Amazon Synopsis:
What do you thirst for? A patchwork god? A new libido? Alien intervention? Noah after the flood? Vegan dinosaur? A fine wine and poison cellar? A straw mother? Evolution? a magic mask? Duplicated brothers? It's all here, and more, in this strong collection of 20 original short stories by today's up and coming writers. Triangulation: Parch is the 2014 edition of PARSEC Ink’s internationally acclaimed anthology series.

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
Goodreads Synopsis:
No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it…

As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate.

As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear…

Free Ebooks:

Free Audio Books/Stories:
The Horde by Patrick Scaffido
Goodreads Synopsis:
The Horde, a mysterious force that brings nightmares to life, devours everything in its path.

Bridan, a lone traveler, seeks the key to the Horde's destruction at the expense of all else- bystanders, worlds, and broken lives be damned.

Cyrack, the Horde's inhuman master, follows Bridan across the Worldcycle seeking Bridan's heart- literally.

Terry is caught between them, dreaming their battles across the blasted wastes of Farrakan from the safety of his dull nine to five life and the arms of his loving girlfriend.

None of this is true.

Terry glimpsed the hideous intelligence hiding behind the struggle and it has driven him mad.

Something watches, hungers, and manipulates events keeping the Horde moving ever closer to the center of creation, leaving only empty husks in its wake.

Planet by planet, town by town, life by life, friend by friend, Bridan makes his way forward.

And as the Horde follows without rest, Terry knows that their next destination is Earth.

The Horde is a genre bending novel incorporating elements of Science Fiction, Epics, Dark Urban Fantasy, Horror, and Surrealism performed in the style of acoustic deathfolk and released weekly as short albums. You've never heard anything quite like it.


Reviews to Come:

Captain's Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Owners Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Ravenwood by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Marco and The Red Granny by Mur Lafferty (in audiobook while at work)
Wasteland by Mur Lafferty (in audiobook while at work)
War by Mur Lafferty (in audiobook while at work)
The Secret World Chronicle: The Hunt by Mercedes Lackey & Steve Libbey (in audiobook while at work)
Rusted Veins by Jaye Wells
Haunted by Amanda Bonilla
The Secret World Chronicle: World Well Lost by Mercees Lackey,Steve Libby, Cody Martin, & Dennis Lee
Tales from the Archives, Vol 3: #2 by Tee Morris, Pip Ballantine, & others.
Tales from the Archives, Vol 3: #3 by Tee Morris, Pip Ballantine, & others.
Harlan's Wake by John Mierau
The List by John Mierau
A Curse Awakened by Cecy Robson
Tales from the Archive: 4 - Wooden Go to Waste by Sandra Wickham
Tales from the Archive: 5 (part 1 & 2) - Those Dark Satanic Mills by Suna Dasi
Soulless by Skyla Dawn Cameron
Shadow's Master by Jon Sprunk
Huntress by Chris Lester
The Sentinel by Chris Lester
The Muse by Chris Lester
Metamor City: Making the Cut by Chris Lester
Metamor City: Whispers in the Wood by Chris Lester
Blood & Iron by Jon Sprunk
Requiem for a Dream by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
Ever After by Kate SeRine


Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Nice! I'm waiting on the mobi of Ante Up but still can't wait to read it! Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

Here's my STS

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)

LuAnn @ BackPorchervations said...

Holy mackerel! Now THAT is a post! You are one busy woman. :O) Visiting from the Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I am determined to do the Kate Daniels books on audio. I love storms, and so remember crazy sports schedules. Hope this week is a good one!

Blodeuedd said...

Happy sleeping ;)

Katherine P said...

Our kids sport schedules are just about to crank up again but with one of them driving it's so much easier! Highly recommend the getting them to drive thing! Looks like you've got a ton going on right now! I'm impressed. Have a fantastic week!

Bea said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had some fun. :)

Melliane said...

Magic Breaks was awesome, I really loved it. Happy reading!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Jessica @ a GREAT read, I'm excited for Ante Up. Hope you enjoy it when you get it as well. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

lol. Thank you LuAnn. I try to keep going forward, but some times it's hard to keep up. :) Thank you for visiting.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Kimba, Oh yes. I'd be curious to listen to Kate Daniels on audio. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

:) Thank you Blodeuedd. I feel terrible for wasting the day yesterday, but I loved relaxing. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Katherine P. Oh yeah. These kiddo sports are crazy, but the nice thing is we'll get to a schedule and it'll stick for several months. :) I'm waiting for kiddo to get to driving age, oh will that help! :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Bea! :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melliane, I'm using Magic Breaks as a reward for when I get a few things done. :) Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I got Magic Breaks as well, I love the Kate Daniels series!

My Sunday

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I so need to read/listen to the Kate Daniels series. I havne't read one yet! Hope your b-day is fun. I still have those links to the stories you have sent. One of the reasons I haven't been by the last on you sent is because of the darn weather. :p Will try to go by this week!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Fiza Halliwell! :D Thank you for visiting. And yes, Kate Daniels series is awesome. :D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Melissa (B&T) I think you'll be in love with Kate Daniels and Curran when you read the series. :) The birthday was a lovely one. One day to relax, well a little bit. ;) Yes, this weather lately is crazy. Take care!