Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Post #70

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.

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Oh brother. It's been like... FOREVER since I've posted. The holidays have kicked my kester, many a time this last few months. I've missed you all!

I did get a few Barnes & Nobles gift cards for Christmas. I did not use them to buy books. *gasp* Hard to believe, I know. But I did use them to purchase the new Nook. It's a Samsung Tablet with Nook installed on it. And bonus feature: It is run by Google Play so I was able to download the Amazon Kindle App! Woot Woot! That's what I wanted, a tablet I could have both book venues in one place. I got it! *happy dance*

So... now what. lol. Life has been so busy and I'm behind in so much, I'm not sure what to do. I've got several reviews to come your way and to write. And so much to read! The holiday was good to me in that sense, now I have to find time to read all that I've picked up. lol.

I've got a few posts to go back to and respond to comments. I'm trying to get back into a routine where I visit blogs/comment, do work here, write, and exercise. Truth be told, I don't know how people do it with all that goes on in a day.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Tales of a Tesla Ranger: Tribute to P.G. Holyfield by (anthology)
Rhune by Michael J. Sullivan


Current Podcast Book Listen:
The Horde by Patrick Scaffido


Finished Last Week: (in last month)
Christmas Nookies by (anthology)
Mystery Night by Krista D. Ball

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
None finished yet.

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Last Week on the Blog:



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

Posts:


Around the Internet...



Reviews:
GIVEAWAYS:




Weekly Posts:

Mythical Monday
Throwback Thursday


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This Week to Come on the Blog:

What's to come.... erm, I'm not to sure. I have to sit down (now) and read through what I have in queue and what I've got to write to get out. But there will be some coming your way this week.


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Received Last Weeks:


Review & Review Consideration:
Exorcising Aaron Nguyen by Lauren Harris
(Audiobook)
Goodreads Synopsis:
The murder of Millroad Catholic Academy's resident genius, Aaron Nguyen, shuts down student life at the boarding school in rural North Carolina...for about a week. With the resilience of youth, the student body bounces back, and the memory of murder is nothing but a streamer of caution tape fluttering in the breeze. Unfortunately for them, Aaron's spirit has some resilience as well. The school priest’s exorcism fails, and before long Aaron is breathing chills down the students' necks and hurling bunsen burners at nuns.

Georgia Collins doesn't give a shit about ghosts. All she wants is a story to prove her underground school news blog is more than a gossip column, closure on her one-sided relationship with her best friend Hiroki, and a vanilla latte. She wasn't expecting Aaron Nguyen's death to be anything more than a cold spot in the science hall, but since Hiroki has the curse of Spectral Sight, he is the only person who can see and speak to Aaron.

As the ghost’s demands for attention become increasingly violent, Hiroki decides that Aaron isn’t likely to budge until his killers are caught, so he recruits Georgia to help him investigate the crime. Still hoping for spontaneous romantic combustion, she agrees to help bring Aaron's murderers to justice and set the vengeful spirit free...but it's not quite the close encounter she's hoping for.


Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:
Tales of a Tesla Ranger: A Tribute to PG Holyfield edited by Tee Morris & Valerie Griswold-Ford
Goodreads Synopsis:
P G Holyfield. Award-nominated podcaster. Award-winning author. Voice talent. Friend. Father. 

Patrick was all these things and so much more to the people featured in this volume. His tragic loss to cancer was not only felt within his family and friends in North Carolina, but coast-to-coast from Virginia to California, and around the world from England to New Zealand. He was a voice we knew, a friend we loved, and this collection of stories — many of them inspired by, featuring, and written by P G Holyfield — stands as his legacy. He touched us all, and we will miss him. 

All proceeds from this anthology will go to the Patrick Holyfield's Childrens Trust, benefiting his daughters. 

Featuring stories from PG Holyfield, Jared Axelrod, K T Bryski, Jack Mangan, Nathan Lowell, Chris Lester, Tee Morris, Scott Roche, Allen Sale, Christiana Ellis, Kate Sherrod, and Philippa Ballantine

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Won:
Skinjumper by Lincoln Crisler
Goodreads Synopsis:
Rose Bennett, a young, recently-widowed mother, comes face to face with a newly-minted murderer and learns that there are much scarier things than raising a child alone in an unfamiliar town. Terry Miller has discovered three things in a very short amount of time: his high school sweetheart's been cheating on him with his father, killing is fun, and if he does it just right, he can switch bodies with his victims.
Blood and Mistletoe by E.J. Stevens
Goodreads Synopsis:
Holidays are worse than a full moon for making people crazy. In Harborsmouth, where many of the residents are bloodsucking vampires or monstrous fae, the combination may prove deadly.

Ivy Granger, psychic private investigator, returns to the streets of Harborsmouth in this addition to the bestselling urban fantasy series.

Holidays are Hell, a point driven home when a certain demon attorney returns with information regarding a series of bloody murders. Five Harborsmouth residents have been killed and every victim has one thing in common—they are fae. Whoever is killing faeries must be stopped, but they only leave one clue behind—a piece of mistletoe floating in a pool of the victim's blood.

The holidays just got interesting. Too bad this case may drive Ivy mad before the New Year. Heck, she'll be lucky to survive Christmas.

Blood and Mistletoe is an Ivy Granger series novella.
 



Free Ebooks:
There are soooo many ebooks I picked up for free with the holiday giving that I'm going to share the images (linked to Amazon) and you can go check out the descriptions, see if they are still free, and if you want to pick them up. Enjoy!

I have so many, I'm going to have to split them all between this week and next week. lol.

(On my Kindle App)
       


(On my Nook)
 


Free Audio Books/Stories:


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Reviews to Come:

Ravenwood by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
The Secret World Chronicle: The Hunt by Mercedes Lackey & Steve Libbey (in audiobook while at work)
The Secret World Chronicle: World Well Lost by Mercees Lackey,Steve Libby, Cody Martin, & Dennis Lee
Harlan's Wake by John Mierau
The List by John Mierau
Selk Skin Deep by Kelly A. Harmon
Tales from the Archive: 5 (part 1 & 2) - Those Dark Satanic Mills by Suna Dasi
Soulless by Skyla Dawn Cameron
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
Dirty Magick: Los Angeles edited by Charlie Brown
Edgelanders by Jennifer Melzer
The Stillness of the Sky by Starla Huchton
Master of Myth by Starla Huchton
Christmas Nookies by (anthology)
Mystery Night by Krista D. Ball

26 comments:

  1. OOoh very nice! I LOVED The Rest Falls Away! Love the Gardella Vampire Chronicles! It's a really great series! As is the Sin City Collectors! Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed a few of the books I picked up. :) Hope you have a great week.

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  2. I just knew when I came here I'd be breaking my book buying ban. LOL We like a lot of the same books. Right off the top I'll be checking out Trailer Park Fae, Dead Living, Uprising and The Rest Falls Away. A few of these I have and will be part of my 2015 reading challenges.
    Here's my Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/01/11/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-92-and-the-sunday-post/

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    1. lol. Sorry Laura Thomas. I'm going to have a ton next week too, couldn't fit them all in this post. :D Glad you found some you want to keep an eye out for too. :) Have a great week!

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  3. I knew there was a good reason you didn't books with that card, lol, congrats on your new toy ;) I read two books by Michael J. Sullivan recently and absolutely luuuuurved them ! I hope Rhune will be that good and I'm dying to know what you thought of it. Have a great week ;)

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    1. Hi Red Iza! Yes, I was very tempted with the card, but couldn't pass up the new Nook. lol.. So glad to hear you loved Michael J. Sullivan's books too! I've just started Rhune, and sounds like a cool setting. :) Thank you! Have a great week!

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  4. OMG..look at that haul. I have the Nook HD and love that I can get kindle books with the app...warning ..it is seriously dangerous to your tbr pile! Glad to see you back and hope your week is simply amazing!

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    1. lol. Kimba, I couldn't get them all on here either! There's a ton of books to come next week. lol. Yes, both apps are trouble. ;D Thank you! Have a great week and hope you are feeling better.

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  5. YAY for a new tablet! And it is WONDERFUL to be able to read all your books on one tablet. :)

    Ohm look at all those freebies. Niiiice. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you Bea. :D I really love the idea of all my books in one place, well ebooks. ;) And yes! There are loads more I couldn't get in this post, so a huge book haul next week too! Have a great week.

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  6. Welcome back!
    Lots and lots of books!
    IT'S RAINING BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Hahaha. So it is Carole Rae. :D Now I'm set for tons of snow days. ;D Not that I get snow days from work. :(

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  7. yay many books for you! I haven't read any I confess but I hope you'll like them. Happy reading!

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  8. The holidays have been crazy, and flew by so fast. I haven't had time to read or visit blogs either with all the family that have been in town and all the events going on lately. I hope you love the new tablet! Sounds fantastic to have both Nook and Kindle available in one device.

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    1. Oh Jaclyn Canada, I hear ya on the holidays. Hope you had a great time with the little one and all. :) Thank you and have a great week!

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  9. It's so easy to get behind during the last few months of the year. Glad to have you back.

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    1. Oh Ryan, it's so hard to get caught back up and on routine again too. :) Hope you had a wonderful new year and are doing well. :)

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  10. Oh I love that the nook can do kindle as well. It seems that we bibliophiles need both. NEED. LOL Have fun with the new toy!

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  11. So many books! I don't even know where to start. That's awesome about the Nook being able to have the Kindle app as well. I've had a Kindle the whole time but I know a lot of people who have both. Have a great week!

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    1. Katherine P. Thank you. I'm thrilled to be able to have both apps in one place. Makes it so much easier. :) Have a great week!

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  12. Looks like a nice haul for you! I can't see your freebies-I'm just seeing a white square for each one for some reason, but I hope you have fun with them!

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    1. Chuckles, Hmm. Wonder what's wrong with the freebies. THey are all link covers to amazon...

      Thank you!

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