Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday Post #95

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.


I'm a bit late in posting today. It was a bit of a rough night sleeping, so I didn't rise from bed until later than normal. Between the kiddo getting up early to leave and the dogs constantly nosing at me to get up, I just didn't sleep well. But I'm up and moving now.

This week was a slow week. I'm getting through some reading but still more of the audio books at work. The evenings weren't as bad, but I was still on the go and trying to get things done around home. But now that I think on it....I don't know what I've been doing. lol. That's terrible. I just get through each day as I can.


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 did get to exercise this week. And not just one day! However, I didn't get the grass cut. lol. It's short with the lack of rain lately.
   Monday:  walk/jog on the tread mill for 41 minutes and did about 2.65 miles.
   Wednesday:  walk/jog on tread mill for 42 minutes and did about 2.72 miles

Episode 4:
This was a quicker episode. There is a young child out there that needs saving! I get to run out and get her, and carry her back. However! There is someone closing in on her as I get to her. Someone on a bike... and it seems he knows her... She's a young one left by herself. We suspect her mom was bitten and tried to do the one last thing to save her daughter, she left hand ran off before the change happened. I do get to find the rocket launcher that (I think) shot my helicopter down. This man on the bike has some information about what they looked like. So now I'm curious as to who these people are! And why they shot my helicopter down.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Schemes by Krista D. Ball
And Content Editing Work

Current Audiobook:
Will start back up tomorrow.

Current Podcast Book Listen:
None, now back to Audio books

Finished Last Week: 
Artificial Absolute by Mary Fan

Audiobooks from Audible:
Bound by Spells by Stormy Smith
Gates of Hell by J.F. Penn
Ink by Melanie Karsak

Finished Podcast Book Listen:


Last Week on the Blog:

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


Around the Internet...


Podcast Review:

Mama Bitchstress Reviews:



This Week to Come on the Blog:

I have my 3 reviews scheduled for next week. Woot woot! Can't wait to share these!
   Bound by Spells
   Artificial Absolute
   The Hidden Institute


Received Last Weeks:

Review & Review Consideration:
Schemes by Krista D. Ball
Goodreads Synopsis:
Bethany returns to Taftlin to uncover a plot to assassinate King Arrago and Prince Henry. She enlists some interesting allies along the way, including an elderly duchess with a sharp tongue and an eager apprentice knight, and together they race against the clock.

Audio Books Requested for Review:
Winter's Reach by Craig Schaefer
Goodreads Synopsis:
Pope Benignus is dying, and the man who takes his throne will hold the reins of an empire. Conspiracies swirl like shadows around Livia, the pope's daughter, who refuses to be anyone's pawn: chasing the whispers of a deadly coup, she vows to expose the truth and save her church from disaster. Livia has secrets of her own, though, and one wrong move could cost her life and her soul. 

Felix is the scion of a dying merchant house, a man with just one chance to save his family and the woman he loves. His last hope lies in the snowbound hell of Winter's Reach, a former prison colony turned "free city" under a brutal tyrant's reign. 

Livia and Felix have never crossed paths, but they've both been snared in a far greater web than they can imagine. They -- along with a pair of veteran bounty hunters, an exiled politician, and a sadistic coven of witches -- are cogs in one man's apocalyptic plan for revenge. A plan which, if it succeeds, will leave an entire nation in flames.

Gates of Hell by J.F. Penn
Goodreads Synopsis:
An ancient manuscript that leads to the Gates of Hell. A woman’s revenge for the death of her father.

When the last of the Remnant is murdered at the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, ARKANE agent Dr Morgan Sierra is drawn into the hunt for a supernatural Key. She's joined by agent Jake Timber, who must face his own fears as they decipher clues left behind by Kabbalist scholars.

From ancient sites in Spain, to Israel and the Czech Republic, Morgan and Jake must follow the trail to the Key, while evading Adam Kadmon, a man consumed with a lust for dark power.

As the planets align, Morgan and Jake race against time to find the Key and destroy it before the Devourers and the Polluted of God emerge from the Gates of Hell to ravage the earth.

Crypt of Bones by J.F. Penn
Goodreads Synopsis:
The prophecy in Revelation declares that a quarter of the world must die … And now a shadowy organization has the ability to fulfill these words. Can one woman stop the abomination before it’s too late?

ISRAEL. A victim of Jerusalem Syndrome jumps to his death from the top of the Western Wall, his body smashed on the ancient stones. Another disembowels himself under the scrawled figure of the Pale Horse of the Apocalypse with the chilling words, “God told me to do it.”

Dr Morgan Sierra travels to Israel to investigate the deaths and becomes embroiled in an international conspiracy that will use cutting-edge technology to carry an ancient curse to mankind, and threaten those she loves.

Morgan joins agent Jake Timber at ARKANE, a secret government agency investigating the supernatural. Together they must hunt down the Devil’s Bible, pursued all the way by the evil forces of Thanatos.

From the catacombs of Paris to the skeletal ossuaries of Sicily and the Czech Republic, Morgan and Jake must find the Devil’s Bible and stop the curse being released into the world before one in four are destroyed in the coming holocaust. Because in just seven days, the final curse will be spoken and the prophecy will be fulfilled.

Previously published as PROPHECY.

Ink: A Mermaid Romance by Melanie Karsak
Goodreads Synopsis:
A mermaid princess destined to wed a handsome king…

It sounds like a fairy tale, but the reality is far murkier.

Ink, Princess of the Florida Atlantic mers, is slated to wed the ancient enemy of her tribe, the King of the Gulfs. After years of war that led to countless mer deaths, as well as the genocide of aquatic shapeshifters and the freshwater mers of Florida, Ink’s marriage will bring lasting peace.

Or so it seems.

Mere hours before she’s supposed to leave the ocean for her customary year as a drywalker, Ink meets Hal, an alligator shifter who warns her that a storm is brewing. There is malicious intent behind Ink’s marriage—and worse, meeting Hal has also caused a storm to rage in Ink’s heart. Nevertheless, loyal to her tribe, Ink will put aside her feelings and journey to Miami to marry the decadent King Manx.

Ink soon learns that her only hope of surviving the crashing force swelling around her is to tap into a power deep inside—a forbidden power that might destroy them all.



Free Ebooks:

(On my Kindle App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.
Embers by Karen Ann Hopkins
Goodreads Synopsis:
There are descendants of angels walking among us. Ember is one of them.

Embers is an epic paranormal adventure/romance about a seventeen year old girl who discovers that she's immune to fire and any other injury when she’s in a horrific car crash that kills her parents. Following a violent episode with her aunt's boyfriend, Ember flees Ohio to live with an old relative in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Ember's exuberance at escaping a bad home life soon turns to trepidation when she learns that she's a Watcher, a descendant of angels. While Ember is instructed about her heritage and the powers that go along with it, she strikes up friendships with two teenagers who live in a frightening walled compound in the forest. Inexplicitly drawn to one of the young men in particular, an impossible romance develops. But it's cut short when Ember discovers that her new friends are fighting on the opposite side of a war that's been raging between two factions of Watchers for thousands of years. When the compound’s inhabitants threaten the townspeople, Ember takes action, sealing her fate in the ancient battle of good versus evil, and the grayness in between. Ember is up to the challenge, until she realizes that she isn’t only fighting for the lives of the locals and the souls of her new friends. She may be one of the few champions willing to make a stand for all of mankind as the rapture approaches and the end of days begin.

Embers is the first novel in the dark and gritty YA paranormal romance series, The Wings of War.

Reckless Rescue by Rinelle Grey
Goodreads Synopsis:
Stranded on the dying planet of Zerris, Marlee longs for the one thing she can’t have…a family. Due to the noxious gas covering the planet, she can’t conceive a child, and the Council, determined to repopulate the planet, have ended her third—and most precious—relationship. They insist she pick a new mate and try again, but she’s sworn off love and the possibility of ever having a real family.

When a ship from the thriving planet of Urslat crashes on Zerris, Marlee rescues the ship’s daring captain, Tyris. His ship is grounded, winter is setting in, and he won’t survive without help. She offers him a deal…he can live with her if he pretends to be her mate so the Council will leave her alone.

Tyris agrees and a hungry desire sparks between them as they battle the harsh winter and primitive conditions. Their attraction grows, and soon, keeping their distance becomes impossible, even more challenging than the snow, the Council, and, for Marlee, the risks of a real relationship.

Will she risk her heart one last time for a chance at her dream? Or will Tyris be her undoing?

(On my Nook)

Free Audio Books/Stories:

Reviews to Come:

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
Danube Waves by Katharina Bordet
Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
Heartstealer by K.T. Bryski
Lex Talionis by Starla Huchton
7th Son: 7 Days anthology by J.C. Hutchins
House of Grey 6 by Collin Earl
The Secret World Chronicle: World Divided by Mercedes Lackey, Cody Martin, Dennis Lee, Veronica Giguere
The Secret World Chronicle: Waiting On by Mercedes Lackey, Cody Martin, Dennis Lee, Veronica Giguere
The Secret World Chronicle: Revolutions by Mercedes Lackey, Cody Martin, Dennis Lee, Veronica Giguere
Heir to Kale by K.L. Bone
Tales from the Archives Vol. 4: #3 The Black Empress
The Hidden Institute by Brand Gamblin
Invito Rex by Brand Gamblin
The Jester by Michael J. Sullivan
Professional Integrity by Michael J. Sullivan
Tales from the Archives Vol 4 #4 - Down by the River
Tales from the Archives Vol 4 #5 - Old Sinner's Bones
Artificial Absolute by Mary Fan
Bound by Spells by Stormy Smith
Gates of Hell by J.F. Penn
Ink by Melanie Karsak


  1. I hope you are able to relax today..maybe take a nice nap or read a little. I have difficulty sleeping every night and know how it can wipe you out.

    1. Thank you Kimba. I was so happy to go to bed last night. lol. I slept so goooood. ;D

  2. Sometimes all you can do is just get through the day.You got schemes, you lucky woman! Enjoy :)

    1. lol. That's so, Bea. Getting through the day is a tough one some days. :D And yes, Schemes is like the old Bethany! I am so enjoying her. :)

  3. OOoh very nice haul! Those are all new to me reads but look like some good ones! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Jessica @ a GREAT read, thank you. And hope you have a great week.

  4. I hope you get a full nights sleep tonight. Grab one of those amazing books and lose yourself for a while:)

    My Sunday Post -

    1. Thank you Laura Thomas. I did get a good nights sleep last night. It was heaven to sink into bed at bed time. lol.

  5. I hope you were able to have some rest yesterday ! Congrats for working out, enjoy your new books ;)

    1. Thank you theereaderjunkie. Oh it was heaven to slip into bed last night. And thank you about the work outs. I'm really trying. :)

  6. Looks like you had a great week.

    Ah... naps are wasted on the very young. LOL

    1. Melissa (B&T) The weeks seem to be squaring up nicely these days. :)

      LOL! Yes! Those naps are. ;D

  7. I have constant battles with insomnia! I've had a viral infection and a pile of appointments this week that require getting up early so I'm in grumpy mode! Tonight I need to try and get some reading done! Hope you get some better sleep this week!


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