Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Post #79

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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Well, not much on the sleeping in today. The girls (my two German Shepard's) know what time everyone should be up, and that's by 7:30. *sigh* So I'm up, but moving a little slow.

I didn't do much posting last week, but there's a reason. I was taking the commenting system I put on, off. But I wanted to wait until after the giveaway I had going was done. I wasn't all that happy with it and it was dropping comments on the blog. It just wasn't working right. I knew that when I took it off and went back to blogger, I would lose all my comments. And I did. So now I'm back to blogger and I guess if blogger acts up (as it's known to do) I'll have to suffer through it. 

In real life... Not much is happening. Busy as can be with a dog that was sick Friday and got her to the vet Saturday to find she has an UTI. And family stopping by. So my weekend time I was planning on getting lots of stuff done with, yeah gone.

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The Fit Booker:

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

How did I do last week... I didn't get two sessions in this week. I only got one. So much on the go-go with kiddo. I'm hoping well for next week.


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What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
I'm working on some 'work' books
Fury by Krista D. Ball


Current Podcast Book Listen:
7th Son: Descent by J.C. Hutchins
The Horde by Patrick Scaffido


Finished Last Week: 
House of Grey 4 by Collin Earl

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing

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Last Week on the Blog:

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

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Podcast Review:



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This Week to Come on the Blog:

I have a trailer I want to share with you all. And I'll post two reviews this week as well.

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Received Last Weeks:


Review & Review Consideration:
Fury by Krista D. Ball
Goodreads Synopsis:
As Lady Champion, Bethany has always made the big sacrifices, the ones that plague her with nightmares so that others can sleep. Trapped behind enemy lines and powerless to take down the barrier surrounding the Magi army, Bethany struggles to keep herself and her small team of soldiers alive – no matter the cost. 
However, when Apexia’s daughters discover the true source of Magic, Bethany is forced to make the biggest sacrifice imaginable in the name of peace: the death of the Gentle Goddess herself.


Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:
Heir to Kale by K.L. Bone
Goodreads Synopsis:
“Fear to the fearless. Hope to the hopeless. Mercy to those who hate you. Death to those who love you.” – Prophesy of the Kalian Twins. 

In the land of Kale there lies a delicate balance between the powerful Temples and the rulers from an ancient, royal bloodline. The Temples are ruled through combat, determined by a series of tournaments. Of these tournament champions, sixty are chosen to become Defendants, an elite team charged with protecting the realm from all enemies. Selection to this team is considered the highest of honours and leadership of the team is decided only once every thirteen years. 

Princesses Mariana and Ameria, twin daughters of two such champions, are taken as children to separate, yet equally powerful Temples. Through years of rigorous training both are educated in the arts of combat, swordplay, and the ancient traditions of the Temple Gods. Both eventually obtain the rank of Kalian Champions with the expectation of one day serving upon the coveted Defendant Team. 

Then, not long after their seventeenth birthday, the childless King declares that one of the sisters must succeed him as the future Queen. As the race for the throne begins, the sister’s long standing rivalry intensifies, leading both upon a dangerous path that threatens not only their lives, but the fate of the very kingdom. 

Unbeknownst to the twins, this treacherous path to the throne is the elaborate collaboration of an ancient prophecy and two creatures charged by the Gods themselves ensure it comes to pass. As primeval powers awaken, the two sisters must struggle to learn the truth behind the prophesy and search for a way to change their inevitable fate. 

Black Rose by K.L. Bone
Goodreads Synopsis:
“May the Black Rose protect you in life and avenge you in death.” – Vow of the Black Rose

Six hundred years ago, the Muir Court was wiped from existence, destroyed by an elite group known as the Black Rose Guard. Their Captain, Mara, has a reputation of being a harsh woman who leads the guard with a fierce formality. During her long years, she has known pain, loss, heartache…and one great love.

Edward was the Captain of the Royal Guard of the Ciar Court. He loved her once. However, it was a love that faded the day he met young Liza, the Princess who stole the heart he had once sworn belonged to Mara alone. Liza was also the woman Mara was fated to protect. When the Queen learns of her daughter’s forbidden love for Edward, she devises a series of punishments, torturing Edward while her daughter is forced to watch. In a an act of desperation, Mara takes Liza’s place and looks on helplessly as Edward endures torments which break his body and Mara’s soul.

All of their pain is put aside when Liza is murdered by the rulers of a rival court. Haunted by her failure to protect the Princess and adhering to tradition, Mara takes the vow of the ‘Black Rose.’ It is an ancient oath which compels those under its power to abandon the lives they knew for the sake of a single goal: vengeance. Her quest leads her on a dark path of violence, rage, and bloodshed.

Tormented by a fate they can neither accept nor escape, Black Rose is a tale of retribution, love, and above all, honor—at any cost.


Won:

Tethered by Pippa Jay
Goodreads Synopsis:
She can kill with a kiss. But can assassin Tyree also heal one man's grief, and bring peace to a galaxy threatened by war?

For Tyree of the Su, being an assassin isn’t simply something she was trained for. It's the sole reason for her existence. A genetically enhanced clone—one of many in Refuge—she's about to learn her secluded lifestyle, and that of all her kind, is under threat by a race capable of neutralizing their special talents to leave them defenseless.

For Zander D'joren, being a diplomat has not only cost him his appearance, but also the love of his life. Scarred, grieving, he must nonetheless continue in his role as co-delegate to the fearsome Tier-vane or risk a conflict that could only end one way.

Now both of them need to keep each other alive and maintain a perilous deception long enough to renegotiate the treaty with the Tier-vane, or throw their people into a war that could wipe out Terrans and Inc-Su alike. But there's more at stake than humanity, whether true or modified. Can the love growing between them save them both? Or merely hasten their destruction?


Free Ebooks:
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A Ruby in Rain by Grant Stone
Goodreads Synopsis:
From the farthest edge of the Empire, New Zealand agents Lachlan King and Barry Ferguson are called to interview a recent arrival to Auckland’s prisons. An infamous gambler, according to the constable’s account, has turned himself into their custody, not for the safety of society but for his own. The Ministry steps in to uncover a man’s story of impressive luck, and more incredible vision.


(On my Kindle App)
Merminia by Emma Cole
Goodreads Synopsis:
In an underwater world that is as beautiful as it is ruthless, the mertribes are not about to make peace with each other. Selinne is a mermaid who is certain she can take care of herself. But when she is captured by the bloodthirsty Litiants, she finds unlikely help from Gabriel, a warrior who appears as indifferent as he is handsome. As Selinne struggles to make sense of the good and evil around her, she discovers that there is no escaping love or her place in the raging war of the sea.

Keeping Merminia by Emma Cole
Goodreads Synopsis:
In the concluding sequel to Merminia, Ulric and Selinne are both about to find out just how much they stand to lose.

Upon seizing Dencur with Adessia’s ring, Ulric leaves everything beyond the city walls in chaos. As Selinne tries to save Merminia from ruin, she finds a hesitant group to aid her in the perilous journey to Dencur. 

But while Selinne works to stop Ulric from destroying all that she holds dear, friendships are tested to their breaking point. The final battle is brewing between Humans and Enchanteds.

Kingdom Chronicles: Part 2 by Marie Hall
Goodreads Synopsis:
The final two Kingdom Series Books as well as Danika's Surprise, a companion novelette and the first sneak peek to the next Kingdom Book. Book 6, The Huntsman's Prey, will spinoff from the Bad Boys and introduce the Dark Princesses. 

Jinni's Wish: Book 4

A long, long time ago there lived a man. A Jinni, who had one wish. To know love. But the woman he thought he knew betrayed him and the love he thought they shared. Tortured for his crimes, he was cast out of Kingdom, stripped of all his powers, left to langour in pain and solitude, until eventually he becomes nothing but a ghost...

Paz Lopez is an artist with a dream. To buy a ridiculously large penthouse in the swankiest section of Chicago. But there's just one hitch, she has no man to share her dream with. A fateful visit to a carnival and Madam Pandora's tent sends Paz on a mission to find the love of her life before it's too late. 

But the Madam forgot to tell Paz one very important detail... to meet him, Paz will have to die first.

Hook's Pan: Book 5

Trishelle Page has known pain in her life, but instead of it making her weak, she's stronger. Confident. That is until the day a fairy kidnaps her during her starring role in Peter Pan's play and tells her not only do fairy tales exist, but that she's the soulmate of the pirate they call Hook, making her question everything she ever thought she knew.

Captain James Hook is a man at the end of his rope. He's not the villainous bastard tales have made him out to be. So when the feisty blonde drops literally at his feet, he aims to prove it to her. If only to get her into his bed. 

What neither one knows is that fate and magic are conspiring and they can deny the attraction all they want but their happily ever after is already written, it's just a matter of getting there.

My Familiar Stranger by Victoria Danann
Goodreads Synopsis:
WHAT IF YOU SUDDENLY LOST EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE YOU KNEW? In a matter of minutes Elora Laiken lost everything familiar. She escaped assassination by being forced into an experimental device that left her broken, physically and emotionally, in another world. She woke up to find modern day knights, elves, vampires, werewolves, witches, demons and fae. This is the story of how they became her allies, friends, and family.

Best selling author, Victoria Danann, brings us a complex, unique, and wonderfully heartwarming serial. 

AN EROTIC PARANORMAL ROMANCE. If you love romance, paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, strong female leads, alpha males and complex storylines with erotic elements, this series is right for you. 17+

Never Forgotten by Kelly Risser
Goodreads Synopsis:
One minute Meara Quinn is making plans for the summer before her senior year. The next she finds out that her mother's cancer has returned and they're moving away from the only home she's ever known. Every day becomes a struggle as Meara tries to cope with her mother's illness while being forced to move to another country to live with grandparents who are strangers. 

Add weird visions of a father who was absent her entire life and top it all off with one whopping secret that everyone seems bent on keeping from her, and Meara has the perfect ingredients for a major melt down. The only things keeping her from coming unglued are some new friends and Evan—the son of her mother's childhood friend—who seems to know Meara almost better than she knows herself. 

Together with Evan and her friends, Meara embarks on a new journey to unlock the secrets that will not only tell Meara who she is, but what she is.

(On my Nook)



Free Audio Books/Stories:


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Reviews to Come:

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
Master of Myth by Starla Huchton
Danube Waves by Katharina Bordet
Rhune by Michael J. Sullivan
Heartstealer by K.T. Bryski
Lex Talionis by Starla Huchton
The Diamond Conspiracy by Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine
Space Casey by Christiana Ellis
Tales From the Archives: Blessings of Baalshemin
Tales From the Archives: Bitter Pill
Tales From the Archives: What the turtle saw.
Tales From the Archives: Clockwork Portal When Timelines Go Awry
Tales From the Archives: Foothold
Tales From the Archives: 2014 Christmas Special 
Space Casey: Season 2 by Christiana Ellis
Phantom's Dance by Lesa Howard (in audiobook)
House of Grey 4 by Collin Earl

12 comments:

  1. yay for all the new books! Happy reading!

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  2. Lots of new books.:) How is Fury a work book? And I need to finish Grief so I can get to Fury. Enjoy!

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    1. :) Sorry, Bea. Fury isn't a 'work' book. It's in addition to the work book I was doing last week. Oh you do need to get caught up on the series. :)

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  3. OOoohhhh!! Lots of new to me reads here! They look rather intriguing too! Hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. Quite a mixture of books and some great covers-nice haul! Hope you enjoy them!

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    1. Thank you Chuckles. I try to keep things mixed around here. But now it's trying to find the time to read them all. *sigh*

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  5. Love that your girls get you up at a certain time each morning! Guess I'm lucky that my girl doesn't like mornings! Sorry to hear that one of them was sick, but hope she's all better now!

    So many new books! Happy reading!

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    1. lol. It's kinda nice they are on a schedule. Though some mornings I wish other wise... lol.

      Thank you.

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