Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday Post #74

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.


So it seems as it was a good week in books. I got through one that I started this week (Cecy's books always seem to be a read I can't put down and have to finish fast) and one that I'd been reading and thinking on slowly.

We started the week off on the warm side for this year, then finished with bitter cold winds, and snow. I wish I could have a snow day, but life goes on and work still expects to see you. *sigh* Kids get President's Day off, and I still have to go in. I'm thinking there should be a government statement made that all have to take the same holidays. It sure would make it easier for parents and give everyone a rest to do family things. But... my wish, so won't happen unless I find that genie in a bottle somewhere.


The Fit Booker:

Goal:  Workout on Wii Fit (or any form of exercise) 2x's a week. (to feel better and hope to drop a few pants sizes)

How did I do last week... I did workout 2 days! Woot woot! That is my goal, as long as life cooperates. Both workouts were found on Comcast Demand. The first said it was a 30 minute workout, upper body while walking. Urm... 45 mins later I'm still going. In the end it was 70 minutes long! I was panting and sweating but it did feel wonderful. Helped work out some of the frustration I've been feeling. I think I'll try to find it again. Then the second night I did two workouts for abs. I think one was 8 minutes and the other was 12 minutes or something.


What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Heartstealer by K.T. Bryski

Current Podcast Book Listen:
The Horde by Patrick Scaffido

Finished Last Week: (in last month)
A Curse Unbroken by Cecy Robson
Rhune by Michael J. Sullivan

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
None finished yet.


Last Week on the Blog:

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

Click the link to learn more about the books and their series:

Around the Internet...


Podcast Review:

Mama Bitchstress Reviews:


Weekly Posts:

Mythical Monday
Throwback Thursday


This Week to Come on the Blog:

What's to come....I am still working on this feature. I hope to get back on track enough to have this all worked out BEFORE Sunday Post comes.


Received Last Weeks:

Review & Review Consideration:
Kiss of Life by Seleste DeLaney
The vampire’s curse has been awakened, and Jocelyn has no choice but to accept her destiny as the Blood Kissed—the one destined to destroy the vampires…or rule them. While Max and Chad want to help her reach her full potential, not all of the supernaturals share their plan.

The Council of Elders, a crazed sorcerer assassin, and a vampire hunter out for revenge have driven Jocelyn into hiding. She and her ragtag army have holed up in the forests of Michigan’s upper peninsula to get ready for the fight. If training is any indication, they should be ready for war by the time she turns fifty.

But no one is going to let her wait that long. War is nigh, the death toll is rising, and when Michigan’s most famous harbinger of doom shows up on the scene, the army of the Blood Kissed is hoping for a miracle, praying to be graced with a little kiss of life…

Lady of the Eternal City by Kate Quinn
Goodreads Synopsis:
National bestselling author Kate Quinn returns with the long-awaited fourth volume in the Empress of Rome series, an unforgettable new tale of the politics, power, and passion that defined ancient Rome.

Elegant, secretive Sabina may be Empress of Rome, but she still stands poised on a knife’s edge. She must keep the peace between two deadly enemies: her husband Hadrian, Rome’s brilliant and sinister Emperor; and battered warrior Vix, who is her first love. But Sabina is guardian of a deadly secret: Vix’s beautiful son Antinous has become the Emperor’s latest obsession.

Empress and Emperor, father and son will spin in a deadly dance of passion, betrayal, conspiracy, and war. As tragedy sends Hadrian spiraling into madness, Vix and Sabina form a last desperate pact to save the Empire. But ultimately, the fate of Rome lies with an untried girl, a spirited redhead who may just be the next Lady of the Eternal City . . .



Soul Born by Kevin James Breaux
Goodreads Description:

All Opal wanted was to be respected as a wielder of magic, but her teachers passed her over time and time again. When a mysterious warlord embarks on a conquest to destroy the lands of Illyia Opal seizes an opportunity to step out from the shadows of her instructors and take her rightful spot among them. Tala, an alluring young elf, was banished from her tribe, hunted and nearly killed by the beasts that dwell in the deep forests, but more than anything else she is a survivor. Joining forces with an ancient elemental power Tala finds herself in the center of an unrelenting human war. She never wanted any of this. Flesh like leather and bone as strong as steel Karn, a veteran from the first kingdom to fall, is fueled by vengeance. While pushing ever headlong into battle Karn begins to recall memories of another life; ghosts that haunt his dreams. 

Through death of soul, their world is born. 

Free Ebooks:
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Free Audio Books/Stories:


Reviews to Come:

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
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
Master of Myth by Starla Huchton
Tales of a Tesla Ranger: Tribute to P.G. Holyfield by (anthology)
Danube Waves by Katharina Bordet
Interlude by Krista D. Ball
A Curse Unbroken by Cecy Robson
Rhune by Michael J. Sullivan


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    1. Blodeuedd, hee hee. It was the classic Michael Sullivan book. ;) I'm anxious to get through the rest of the books (when he has them written) to see how the history really worked out. ;)

  2. Yes, I'm interested in Rhune, too ! You did really good with the workout. We didn't have any snow here this winter, just a few snowflakes that rapidly melted. Have a great week ;)

    1. Red Iza, thank you. Rhune was classic Michael Sullivan. I enjoyed his quick movement and characters. :) Thankyou!

  3. I hope you'll enjoy your new books, that's some nice covers. Happy reading!

  4. I will get reading that EJ Stevens series at some point! Enjoy your books!

    1. Thank you chuckles. I have the first of E.J.'s books under my belt, now time for the second one. ;)

  5. LOL! Sneaky exercise! I think you can count the extra time, right? :) Great books you got there!

    1. Melissa (B&T) It was a sneaky exercise! LOL! Thank you. ;D

  6. Congrats on getting your two workouts in for the week! Although that 30 minute workout that turned into 70 minutes should totally count as two!

    1. LOL! I'm glad you think so Alexia. I felt like I got more than my two workouts in. ;D

  7. 70 minutes instead of 30? Ouch! But it sounds as if you liked it and that should make it easier, and maybe quicker? to do next time.

    Stay warm and happy reading!

    1. Bea, lol. It was a bit of a workout for me. At one time I wouldn't have thought twice about it, but now...well, I'm out of shape. I'm hoping so. :D

      Thank you!

  8. Yay on Soulbound, Melissa! I had this one on my wishlist for ages :) Enjoy all and you are doing great with exercising !

    1. Kara-karina, oh cool! Soulbound does sound so cool. :) Have a great week!


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