Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Post #82

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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Yes, I missed last weeks posting. But I also didn't get anything posted for the week it was for either. *sigh* I'm a slacker. I know. I was trying to get caught up on a few other things around the house and get to all of kiddo's track meets. It was a full week. Then on Saturday we spent the day outside cutting grass and trying to get things cleaned up for summer. It was one of the most relaxing day's I've had in ages.

This weekend, I almost missed the post again. I sat down Saturday night, tired after being at kiddo's track meet all day, and worked this post up. Right now, I'm likely out at kiddo's combine.

It's been a go-go kind of few weeks here. I'm ready to relax. *sigh*

Today is a big special day. My little kiddo turns 16. A big day! We aren't celebrating this weekend with all the sports stuff going on, but I have planned a small surprise dinner for next weekend. :) 

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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... Erm... Life is moving faster than me. *sigh*

We have two weeks to discuss here. For two weeks ago, I didn't get any exercising in. But I did get to push mow the grass on Saturday for a while. So that works for one day.

For the latest week: Well...it was snowing Saturday so I couldn't cut the grass. ;) But I wasn't home either. As for exercising during the week... Where does the time go!?! I've come to the understanding that I'm not going to get fit or lose weight until kiddo leaves for college.


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What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
I'm working on some 'work' books
And
House of Grey 6 by Collin Earl


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


Finished Last Week: 
House of Grey 5 by Collin Earl

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
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This Week to Come on the Blog:

Erm...I have 2 reviews scheduled for this week and a post on a special project by a talented author/artist.
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Received Last Weeks:


Review & Review Consideration:
House of Grey 6 by Collin Earl
Goodreads Synopsis:
Fantasy, friendship, and fate await you in Collin Earl’s The House of Grey, based on the popular audio fiction by the same name. 

14-year-old Monson Grey faces the same challenges that any freshman high school kid would: difficult classes, weird teachers, food fights…girls. Except, Monson Grey is not Monson Grey. At least, when he looks at himself in the mirror, the scarred face staring back is not someone he recognizes. 

Now he finds himself attending an extraordinary school, the recipient of an incredible scholarship, among ridiculously rich classmates, all with no memory of how he got there or what to expect.

All he has from his former life are the flashes of haunting images that plague his dreams and the echoing voices that he hears, but cannot see. 

Luckily, Monson finds fast friendship in two of his classmates, Casey and Artorius. Little does Monson know, they too carry their own skeletons. Yet, as bizarre events start to unfold around them, Monson wonders what secrets lay buried in his mind or if he will ever be able to share his true fears with his newfound friends.

Join our three heroes as they roam the halls of the most prestigious high school in the country, finding love, mystery, and answers to their algebra homework- all while peeling away the layers of Monson’s shadowy past. 

Author’s Note: The House of Grey was originally a serialized audio fiction. The Volume system begins the written adaptation of that story. Individual volumes do not contain the complete story. The Volumes contain 50,000 to 70,000 word chucks and are divided into ARCS. (ARC ONE, the Coren University Arc, consists of Volumes 1 through 6 and corresponds to the original podcast fiction) Each ARC will be available for a reduced price in an omnibus format. Original material for the continuation of the story starts in Volume 7

Dirty Magick: New Orleans edited by Charlie Brown
Goodreads Synopsis:
"Dirty Magick: New Orleans" continues the urban fantasy anthology series exploring the crossroads between magic and crime. Set in "The City That Care Forgot," this book covers back alleys of the French Quarter, the hidden corridors of Storyville, the weird voodoo in the backyards of Treme and whatever those old Victorians are hiding. Featuring such established authors as Rhonda Eudaly, Terry Mixon and Scott Roche, as well as the continuing editorial hand of Charlie Brown, this book sweeps away the swampy myths for some hardboiled partying.

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The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble's Braids by Michael McClung
Goodreads Synopsis:
Prequel to 'The Thief Who Spat In Luck's Good Eye:

"They butchered Corbin right out in the street. That’s how it really started. He was a rogue and a thief, of course. But then, so am I. So when he got himself hacked up in front of his house off Silk Street, I decided somebody had to be made to pay. They thought that they could just sweep him away like rubbish. They were wrong."

Amra Thetys is a thief with morals: She won't steal from anybody poorer than she is. Fortunately, anybody that poor generally doesn't have much worth stealing! But when a fellow thief and good friend is killed in a deal gone wrong, Amra turns her back on burglary and goes after something far more precious: Revenge.
 

Siren by Jennifer Melzer
Goodreads Synopsis:
Siren Talbot's life is plagued with storms. Her mother's insanity was the first, though not the last. Called to the ocean, not even the shores of Edisto Island can calm the tempest inside her. 

Though she's settled into a life with Patrick, his promises of a happily ever after can't still the foul weather of her past or the brewing squall on the horizon. She's haunted by the disappearance of her first love, Carver, and the lack of answers. 

A single clue unlocks mysteries she can't explain. A murder cements the impossible as possible. The more magic she uncovers, the darker her suspicions become and the more the hurricane inside her starts to rage. 

Patrick isn't the Prince Charming he claims to be. 

And he knows exactly what happened to Carver.

Burning Alexander by Michael J. Sullivan
Goodreads Synopsis:
Irwin Gilbert is a hoarder, a bookworm, and after a cosmic event leaves the earth void of all electricity, the owner of what might be the world's largest remaining cache of novels. Irwin has a dilemma, however, the world has turned cold and he has no idea how long it will last. When faced with freezing to death, can he dare to burn "his friends" and how will he choose which will be used to keep him alive. 

This short story originally appeared in "The End: Visions of Apocalypse" edited by N.E. White. I wrote it the weekend I learned of Ray Bradbury's death and is a homage to this master of science fiction.

Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan
Goodreads Synopsis:
Can love mend a heart full of hate?

Small town girl, Molly Bennett, moves to Los Angeles where she becomes an outsider while attending Beverly Hills High School. It seems life cannot be any more dreadful. Then one day after school, something magical happens. On a secluded hike in the Hollywood Hills, Molly chases her disobedient mutt and only friend into a hidden cavern. She stumbles upon a strange glimmering gateway that transports her to Arkana, a planet that is the cradle of an advanced human race. There, teenagers navigate amazing flying vehicles, compete in perilous games for glory, and possess supernatural powers. 

While Molly tries to wrap her mind around this unbelievable discovery, she meets the alluring and mysterious Victor Sorren. He is a Sentinel Apprentice, whose hatred toward people from Earth is beyond understanding. Yet every time Victor unpredictably saves Molly's life, his heart draws closer to hers, no matter how much he tries to fight against it. It further complicates things that their growing friendship is strictly forbidden. Earth people are prohibited in Arkana, yet Molly continues to cross through the portal to Arkana to see Victor. Torn between their double lives, they go down a dangerous path, from where there is no return and multiple endings.

Darkness Falls by Erin Kellison
Goodreads Synopsis:
Agent Malcolm Rook is hunting for people with the rarest of talents—the ability to master dreams. He finds the undeniably gifted Jordan Lane, but she’s wary of mysterious Rook and resists his pursuit as long as she can. Yet the dreamwaters they enter are too exhilarating to resist, and attraction soon ignites electric passions. Delving too deep stirs a nightmare, one they must defeat, or be forever lost to darkness.

Fans of paranormal romance and bad boys, get ready for a dark, sexy plunge into fantasy and desire. The Reveler Series is set in a contemporary world in which people can indulge in Rêve, or shared dreaming—a pop culture phenomenon sweeping the world. Imagine being able to fall asleep at night, only to wake in a dream world, one in which you are lucid and in control—where you can be anything you want to be and do anything you like. But you must be careful…dreaming can be as dangerous as it is seductive.

* First published in the anthology, Dark and Deadly.

Beautiful Demons box set by Sara Cannon
Goodreads Synopsis:
This is a collection of the first three books in the bestselling Peachville High Demons series, a fast-paced Young Adult series filled with magic, mystery, and a touch of romance. (Approx. 150,000 words total.)

Books Included:

1. Beautiful Demons
2. Inner Demons
3. Bitter Demons


Beautiful Demons
In Peachville, even the cheerleaders have a dark side...

Harper Madison isn't like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she's lost count. Shadowford Home for Girls is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs.

But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.

Inner Demons
Becoming a Demons cheerleader was the last thing Harper Madison expected when she moved to the small town of Peachville. She's willing to do whatever it takes, though, to get the answers she needs about her mother and about her own strange powers.

Now that she's an official member of the squad, her training can begin. Only, this is no normal group of cheerleaders. The training opens up a new world for Harper. It's a world of beauty and magic beyond her wildest dreams, but also a world of pressure and impossible expectations.

A world where every secret hides an even darker secret.

Bitter Demons
So far, life in Peachville has been tough for Harper Madison. She's survived attacks on her life, learned how to control her magic and met the most gorgeous boy with an unbelievable secret. After her latest stunt at Brighton Hospital, life has gotten even more complicated. The Order of Shadows is determined to tighten their control on her life.

When a future Prima from a nearby demon gate comes to town, she and Harper decide to use glamours to switch places at a party. All Harper wants is to have a little fun.

But the night will end in blood.

And Harper will find out the attack was meant for her...

(On my Nook)



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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
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
House of Grey 4 by Collin Earl
7th Son: Deceit by J.C. Hutchins
Fury by Krista D. Ball
7th Son: Destruction by J.C. Hutchins
House of Grey 5 by Collin Earl

14 comments:

  1. OOoh nice! Lots of new to me ones,but I LOVED Erin Kellison's Darkness Falls! It's a great novella series that I'm enjoying right now! Hope you enjoy it too!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Oh thank you Jessica @ a GREAT read. Glad to hear you enjoyed Erin Kellison's novella too! :D Thank you!

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  2. Husband and I were in spring cleaning mode yesterday too! Hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Ugh, Sandy Farmer. We need to spend the day cleaning inside and getting things put away from the winter so we can be outside. But I don't look forward to it. :) Thank you for visiting!

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  3. So many books this week and a few will be mine soon! LOL I can't resist a couple of them. I wish I'd set aside some personal time away from the blog. Proving a challenge to get the yard and gardens in shape and get ready for company that's coming in May and June.

    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/04/26/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-106-and-the-sunday-post/

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    1. lol. Glad a few caught your eye Laura Thomas, and hope they were still free when you got to them. :) Oh hope you get everything done for when your company come. :)

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  4. Siren and Darkness Falls looks interesting!

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    1. Thank you LilyElement. Glad you like the looks of them. :)

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  5. Sweet 16 what a lovely age! I plan to get MOPO collection on audible with credits..cannot wait!

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    1. Kimba, I can't believe he's 16 already. *sigh* Oh I think you'll enjoy MOPO series when you get going on it. :)

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  6. My latest ebook loot was a bust. Lots of drm :/

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    1. Oh no Blodeuedd! That's not good. Hope you find a few good reads though.

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  7. Happy 16th birthday to the kiddo! Hard to believe they grow up so fast, isn't it? And don't beat yourself up about not exercising. Cutting the grass totally counts! And so does housework, so bet you burned more calories than you think!

    Like the sound of Dirty Magick, so will keep an eye out for your review. Enjoy all of your new books! And hope you have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Alexia. :) They really do grow way to fast. And thank you for the support on burning calories. :)

      I'm looking forward to Dirty Magick. It'll be a few weeks before I can get to it, but I will get there. :) Have a great week!

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