Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Post #97

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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My brain isn't quite working yet this morning. It still feels idle and stuck on park. lol. It's been a long weekend of football stuff and hasn't ended yet. Last week was the early rise football camp for kiddo and then the evenings were spent looking for football spikes (which he blew out his new RGIII's he bought and wore for a month or so) or going to chiropractor or going for something he needed. We did finally find football spikes, although they were not the ones he wanted. Dicks Sporting Goods online kept trying to get me to order the shoes on line. Ha! I can't do that! Every shoe fits different and we don't know what fits until he tries it on. I refuse to spend all the over night fees (because he NEEDS shoes for practice) to find out they don't fit. They really should have more shes in the stores. I also found out from the local stores they have been sold out of football cleats since June! Seriously!?! But he has something to wear and we got him an ankle brace for his other foot too. We are hoping this will help and he's set.

This week is another football week of go-go-go to come. lol. Oh well. We do love the season.


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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 did get to exercise this week.
   Tuesday:  walk/slow job on the treadmill for about 2.49 miles for 41 minutes.


Episode 6:
I'm out on a supply run. I'm to pick up wire supplies from New Canton, the town we don't seem to get along with. Janine has a contact there and it's to be waiting for me when I get there... The Rebels of the city are to help us as they are going to want to leave with the way the city is being run. Ha! It's a trap! I'm now on the run!


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What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Pure Blooded by Amanda Carlson
The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan


Current Audiobook:
Altar of Influence by Jacob Cooper


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


Finished Last Week: 
Nothing

Audiobooks from Audible:
Winter's Reach by Craig Schaefer


Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing

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This Week to Come on the Blog:

I have my 3 reviews scheduled for next week. Woot woot! Can't wait to share these!
   Schemes
   Winter's Reach
   Invito Rex

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Received Last Weeks:


Review & Review Consideration:



Audio Books Requested for Review:
A Witch's Path by N.E. Conneely
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Goodreads Synopsis:
After a near death experience, Michelle has vowed to do her job, magical assistance for the police, and leave the heroics to someone else. Besides, life should be settling down for her since the trolls have been captured and the sorceress was neutralized. Unfortunately, the power behind the sorceress wants her dead, Elron starts acting funny, a magical creature wreaks havoc on a town, and there’s trouble with the werewolves. As if that wasn’t enough, the clans have started to notice her power and she has more reasons than ever to fear the clans.

Things go from bad to worse when Michelle’s best friend is abducted, and she must decide between her friend and her vow to stay out of dangerous situations.




Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:
Heir to Kale by K.L. Bone
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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. 

Heir to Koloso by K.L. Bone
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Goodreads Synopsis:
“Fear to the fearless. Hope to the hopeless. Mercy to those who hate you. Death to those who love you. That is your destiny, Princess of Kale, Princess of Koloso, heir to both.” – Prophecy of the Kalian Twins 

The struggle for the throne intensifies as twin Princesses Ameria and Mariana are forced to contend with their bitter rivalry and haunted past. In this sequel to Heir to Kale, the sisters learn that they must first expose the secrets of their past before they can begin to unveil their shadowed destiny. 

Awaiting the Temple bout which will determine her fate, Princess Mariana struggles to unite a Kingdom long bereft of leadership. She must navigate a labyrinth of rival families, powerful lords, and the ever-widening rift between those who serve the Temples and those who do not. Unprepared and still grieving the loss of her mentor, Mariana must decide for herself what is right for the kingdom and who, if anyone, can be trusted. 

Meanwhile, Princess Ameria is more determined than ever to discover the true identity of her father’s killer and is willing to risk everything in order to find the answers she seeks. Embarking upon a quest which takes her from gleaming Temples to darkened castles, she endeavors to learn the truth about her family, the Prophecy, and the future of the Kingdom. Eventually turning to her estranged grandfather, the powerful and dangerous Lord Riccard, Ameria uncovers a truth about her family’s past from which will threaten to challenge the very foundations of her beliefs. 

However, as the sisters come closer to revealing their past and the prophecy which haunts their future, the wraiths watch from the shadows, an ever-present reminder that time is running out and that the fight for the throne looms upon the horizon.



Free Ebooks:

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From Gods by Mary Ting
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day? It’s not from Mother Nature. It is most likely from Mason Grand, swoon-worthy demigod, one of Zeus’s descendants. 

Skylar Rome is supposed to be having the best summer ever before she heads off to college. Little did she know, her whole life was about to change while visiting her cousin. Nearly drowning at the beach due to unknown forces, one of the Grand brothers she’d just met, Mason, saves her life. Cool, collected, mysterious, and dangerously good-looking, Skylar is drawn to him from the start. Though she knows he is the type of guy good girls stayed away from, it seems he is always saving her life, and the attraction was inevitable. 

Upon meeting the brothers, strange things begin to happen. When she accidentally kills one of the brothers, it throws her life into turmoil, as they search to find the answers. Implausibly, she gets caught up in a world of the decedents of ancient gods, all who have super powers. Not only is her discovery difficult to accept, evil beings are after her. Running out of time and running for her life, she must unravel a mystery. What do they want from her? Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will she find the answers, or will she die trying?

Red Snow by Christine Sutton
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Goodreads Synopsis:
When Kayla embarks on a drive from Washington to Texas, she is just doing her job. When the black 1967 Impala starts showing up at every turn, she starts to think it might be more than coincidence. When the mysterious driver leaves her a note, she is engulfed in a race for her life. Kayla is tasked with defeating vampires, werewolves and evil witches that threaten to destroy her happiness and her very life! Will she get her happily ever after, or will she fall victim to the evil that courses through her veins? Red Snow is an urban retelling of a classic fairy tale. Previously published as Red.




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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
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
Schemes by Krista D. Ball

20 comments:

  1. Lots of great covers on your books for this week! A few authors I haven't heard of and I might need to check out more details on Goodreads to see if it appeals to me. Hope you get some nice reading time this week!

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    1. Chuckles, I hope you find a few new authors that you enjoy if you look into the books. :) Thank you!

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  2. From Gods and Red Snow look cool. We have scrambled like that to find equipement. I think they ordered poorly if they have been out of shoes since June!

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    1. Kimba, I really loved From Gods and will be picking up the second book here sometime soon. Oh it's terrible when you have to scramble like that. And the store says it's their main people not them that's not sending the shoes. Well, I went around and complained. Not that it'll do any good as they are a big company, but I've put in my two cents.

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  3. Out of cleats since June?! And they can't, or won't,order more? Yeesh, not good business.

    From Gods looks interesting, hope you enjoy it.

    Now, how shall we bug Krista this week? :P :D

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    1. Nope, Bea, it's not. They are a big company and want you to buy online now it seems. I can't do that. Shoes are something you need to try on.

      I did love From Gods. I'll be picking up the second book soon too. :)

      lol. Poor Krista. ;D

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  4. OOh nice! Those are new to me reads! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. I see a lot of new authors and books for me! Sounds like you are really going! Hope you get some down time to enjoy these fabulous books.

    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/08/23/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-122-and-the-sunday-post/

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    1. Thank you Laura Thomas. I do hope you find some awesome new authors for yourself. :)

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  6. Red Snow looks like a good one to me! Happy reading.

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  7. Some interesting ones there! happy reading!

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  8. Yay for the work out! I really need to start doing that soon

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    1. Thank you LilyElement. This time of year is hard to keep up with exercising with all kiddo does, but I keep trying. Hope you get to it soon too. :)

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  9. Looks like you got some good books this week! HOpe you enjoy them!
    Check out my Sunday Post

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