Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday Post #100

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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It has been another crazy week and with that, not much is getting done. I had the football team over for dinner Thursday night. Only 25 or so showed up, and only is an understatement as if I had more I wouldn't have had enough food ready lol. I cooked ALL day Thursday, with making cakes and rolls Wednesday evening. What was dinner? Mini meatloaves and mashed potatoes (from real potatoes that needed peeled and yes I did that too, about 20-25 pound). So my day was crazy. My back, feet, and right arm hurt so bad when I finally sat down at 8:30 that night to finally eat. I had started at 6 am that day. But the boys all had a great time and seemed to love the food. That was worth it. And when I heard from parents Friday saying how the boys were full and happy with the food and their time here the night before, well that made it all worth it.

So most of my week was preparing for this get together and cleaning up afterward. The weekend has breezed by with a blink of an eye with sports and all. I was hoping to get caught up on more emails and suck, but that didn't happen.

I did treat myself yesterday to watch the last three episodes of Agent Carter as a down time for me. It was nice. Now, if the first three episodes ever come out to be viewed again, I'll catch those. But I'm ready for the new season to start. I just wish I had more time to get caught up with Agents of Shield, Heroes, and X Files from years ago.


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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.
I cut grass one day, in prep for the party! That's something. And who knows if cooking and cleaning all day for 14 1/2 hours counts as exercise. lol.

Episode ?:
I need time to walk again. I have been downloading the episodes each week so I have them, but haven't had the opportunity to walk and listen.


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What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Trailer Park Fae by Lilith Saintcrow
AND
Work reads as well.

Current Audiobook:
Waiting for Monday at work to start a new one.


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


Finished Last Week: 
Nothing, time has been my enemy!

Audiobooks from Audible:
The Crystal Bridge by Charlie Pulsipher
Travel Glasses by Chess Desalls


Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing

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Last Week on the Blog:


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



Posts:

Around the Internet...


Reviews:

Podcast Review:




Mama Bitchstress Reviews:



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This Week to Come on the Blog:

I have a review scheduled for Monday and an Author Guest post with a giveaway scheduled for Tuesday. I'll have to get working on pulling reviews together for the rest of the week.

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Received Last Weeks:


Review & Review Consideration:



Audio Books Requested for Review:
Obsidian Threads by Charlie Pulsipher
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Rho has awakened. Its acolytes will tear worlds apart to release their deity from its prison. Any hope of Rho's defeat lies with two people lost in a strange universe. Kaden and Aren must learn to harness all their unique gifts if they are to rival the god of darkness reborn. 

They will not fight alone. A brilliant geneticist, a furry dwaro, two less than friendly elves, dragons, and a spunky red-haired computer stand with them. But if Kaden and Aren fail to reach their full potential, all of reality will be devoured until nothing remains but Rho.


Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:



Free Ebooks:

(On my Kindle App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.
Steampunk Carnival by Cassandra Leuthold
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Crossing her boss will be one dangerous ride.

Katya Romanova gave up everything to work at the one-of-a-kind Steampunk Carnival, and she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Her elaborate costumes win her all the attention she seeks, including the sporadic affections of her boss, carnival owner William Warden.

But in the summer of 1887, death threats against Mr. Warden shake everyone’s sense of security. The unknown sender could harm them all. When Katya stirs up unexpected evidence proving Mr. Warden hid the carnival’s true origins, she realizes he aims to protect only himself. To return the spirit of fun and freedom to the place she loves, Katya sets out to replace Mr. Warden with the carnival’s inventor. As violent events erupt, Mr. Warden fights for strict control of his business and Katya’s loyalty. Trapped between his charm and his tyranny, Katya must pretend to comply even as she plots against him.

With the adoration of the entire country supporting Mr. Warden, nothing less than the perfect plan will succeed. One misplaced move could throw Katya’s best friend and new love into danger. Failing means neither she nor the establishment’s rightful owner ever sees the carnival again.

No Angel by Pippa Jay
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Goodreads Synopsis:
How far would you fall for love?

Centuries ago, guardian angel Lucien committed a terrible sin. He gave into his own desires and revealed himself to the mortal woman he'd been charged to protect. By kissing her, he condemned himself. Torn of his wings and his angelic powers, thrown down into the City Below, Lucien now serves Satan as an incubus who claims souls for his master from the City Above, and who feeds on the energy stolen from his mortal lovers. Dark, sexy and charming, he's been top of his league for decades uncounted.

Until His Infernal Highness decides to send Lucien looking for a lost angel. Lucien has no idea what he did to deserve such a punishment, and the touch of an angel could destroy him. Yet the challenge and the potential kudos of seducing one of his former heavenly kin leads him on.

But when he finds the angel, he learns he still has more to lose than his already forsaken soul.

A futuristic urban fantasy, previously published by Breathless Press, 19th December, 2014

God Wars Box Set by Mark Eller
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Dark Gods tire of hell.

Within a tavern, where the veil is thin, treachery reaches out from the madness and into our world. Of heroes and virtuous gods there are few. From the depths crawls a lowly spawn devoid of conscience. Knowing only hate and fear, he will do anything to stay out of hell.



God Wars - A dark fantasy trilogy
Dark Gods Rising

Abomination

Revolution



(On my Nook)
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
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Goodreads Synopsis:
When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil?

Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability, and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly, and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.

An astonishingly rich re-creation of the land of Oz, this book retells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn't so wicked after all. Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Gregory Maguire just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.



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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
Spark by Starla Huchton
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
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
The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan

Travel Glasses by Chess Desalls

5 comments:

  1. Seeing them devour the food made it all worth it I am sure. Happy 100th Sunday Post!!

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  2. Oh my word, 25 teens? EEEEK. And dang, that's a lot of potatoes. That was awfully nice of you.

    Happy reading!

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  3. SOme interesting books there, I hope you"ll enjoy them all. Happy reading and have a nice week.

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  4. That was quite a day you had with the team coming round! Erk! My house isn't big enough to have a dining table for four so I'd have had no chance of feeding them! Great to see that they enjoyed and appreciated it! You deserve a nice rest and some booky treats now!

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