Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday Post #102

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 a week. I'm late in posting this post because I took some time this morning to relax. I tried to sleep in, but to no avail thanks to my lovely dogs. But I did relax and watch two shows I missed this week on tv. So what was the craziness of the week? I wasn't home through the week due to some sort of thing for kiddo or dogs. Football meeting, vet appointment, kiddo's hair cut, Homecoming dance preparations, football games, visit step daughter in hospital, and pictures for Homecoming dance with friends. It has been a busy week. Somewhere in all this running around we found dinner, sleep, and made it through the work day as well as work in the evening. But, I didn't get much time to visit blogs. Life does have it's moments where it demands all attention, and we give it.

I really am hoping this week will be a bit smoother. I'd like to get caught up with things this week.


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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 not get to exercise this week. I'm tired of going, going, going in the car. *sigh*


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:
Beware the Little White Rabbit edited by Shannon Delany


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


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

Audiobooks from Audible:
Obsidian Threads by Charlie Pulsipher

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing (I'm slow with limited reading time)

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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:



GIVEAWAYS:




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This Week to Come on the Blog:

I have a review scheduled for Monday. 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:
Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen
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Goodreads Synopsis:
A rich, dark fantasy of destiny, death, and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface.

Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand. She's a half-breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don't call her a slave but use her like one. She knows of nothing else. That is, until the day a stranger attacks her. When nothing, not even a sickle to the eye can stop him, Nettie stabs him through the heart with a chunk of wood, and he turns into black sand.

And just like that, Nettie can see.

But her newfound sight is a blessing and a curse. Even if she doesn't understand what's under her own skin, she can sense what everyone else is hiding -- at least physically. The world is full of evil, and now she knows the source of all the sand in the desert. Haunted by the spirits, Nettie has no choice but to set out on a quest that might lead to her true kin... if the monsters along the way don't kill her first.



Audio Books Requested for Review:
Crane by Stacey Rourke
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Goodreads Synopsis:
The Horseman is unending,
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep. 

What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?

Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse. 

But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?

The Shadow Aspect by Melanie Karsak
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Goodreads Synopsis:
When Layla took the final step through the labyrinth, she thought she was saving the ones she loved. 

She couldn’t have been more wrong.

The unwitting victims of a grudge seething for eons, Layla and the other survivors now find themselves in a war for our world. With vampires lurking and shapechangers plotting vengeance, if mankind has any hope of survival, Layla must decide whom to trust: the carnie girl? The quiet doctor? The tarot reader? The stranger with alluring gold eyes? Or the man she loves? And then there are the voices. What does it forewarn if the dead can speak? 

When the world burns, mankind’s shadow side rises. Do we deserve to survive?



Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:
Cats in Heat by Asha King
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Adelaide Deveraux lives a quiet life in the country, never quite fitting in with other people and preferring her spare time spent caring for the various stray cats in the area. But late one Friday night, a feline of a much larger persuasion shows up at her door, shifting into a very injured—and very naked—human man in need of help.

Erik Wells has been on the run his whole life: from the people who killed his parents when he was a boy, from a group determined to exterminate his own kind, and now from the underground gladiator ring who abduct shifters and have them fight to the death for entertainment. And he needs to keep running, but something about Addie draws him to her home and her care.

The tiger in him senses it: there’s more to Addie than apparent at first glance—more to her knack for working with roots and herbs; more to her prophetic dreams; more to the secrets buried in her family history. But if she is who he thinks she is, the danger’s just beginning, as the powerful man responsible for keeping Erik captive for so long will stop at nothing to obtain her for his own.

Hexomancy by Michael R. Underwood
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Fan-favorite urban fantasista Ree Reyes and her crew of Geekomancers—humans that derive supernatural powers from pop culture—take on their biggest foes yet in this fourth book of the Geekomancy series.

When Ree’s long time nemesis Lucretia is finally brought to trial and found guilty for the deadly attack on Grognard’s, the Geekomancer community breathes a collective sigh of relief. But Ree and her crew soon discover that Lucretia has three very angry, very dangerous sisters who won’t rest until Eastwood—a fellow Geekomancer—is killed.

What follows is an adventure packed with epic battles, a bit of romance, and enough geeky W00t moments to fill your monthly quota of adventure and fun.


Free Ebooks:

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Space Cowboy's & Indians by Lisa Medley
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Goodreads Synopsis:
How can the chance of a lifetime go so horribly wrong? 

Mining Engineer Cole Hudson signed up for NASA astronaut training, but after washing out short of getting his gold wings, he retreats to Alaska where he stakes out a gold claim. When billionaire entrepreneur Duncan Janson offers him an opportunity to join a mining team on an asteroid, Cole jumps at the chance. 

But nothing is as it seems. Former NASA reject and rival classmate, Tessa Hernandez, is also a member of the team, and from the beginning of the mission test flight, things go wrong. They soon discover they’re not the only ones on the asteroid. As they try to escape, they are pulled through a wormhole and back to the early 1800s New Mexico desert where aliens and Apaches may be the least of their problems.

When Dark Falls by Pippa Jay
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Goodreads Synopsis:
In a city where Dark Technologies Inc. now runs the show, Kadie Williams has more immediate concerns than the fall of Blaze, their guardian superhero. Almost every morning for the last few months she’s woken up with cuts and bruises on her body, and no idea how she got them. There are no nightmares. No evidence that she sleepwalks, or any sign of a break in. And nothing to tell her who’s been cleaning up after her. As just one of thousands of civilians conscripted to slave away in the labs of Professor Dark, she knew there'd be trouble ahead. But she never expected it to be so bad, or so personal.

Desperate for answers, Kadie looks to the new defender of the night, the only person who can hinder the total domination of Professor Dark—Nocturnelle. The mysterious vigilante superhero came from nowhere with her cybernetic sidekick Shadow, set on putting an end to the brutality of Dark's regime. But as his laboratories work on a new secret super-weapon, Nocturnelle and Shadow may not be enough to save Nephopolis...or to save Kadie either.

A superhero romance, previously published by Breathless Press, 21st November 2014



(On my Nook)



Free Audio Books/Stories:




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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
Tales from the Archives Vol 4 #5 - Old Sinner's Bones
The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan
Obsidian Threads by Charlie Pulsipher

11 comments:

  1. I get tired just reading about your week..LOL I am glad you got some down time Melissa!

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  2. OOoh nice! I can't wait to read Wake of the Vultures! LOVE (Delilah)!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I'm with you on hectic week, Melissa! Hope this week is much calmer for us both! hugs x

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  4. Some weeks are like that. Hope this one is a little calmer...

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  5. I loved Crane and The Shadow Aspect. Can't go wrong with either author there! I tried to stay late in bed this morning but my dog had other ideas. He likes to lie on the bed with his nose resting on the window sill, looking out at whatever comes along. I don't know how he sees things so well when its still dark out! His bark is loud and sudden and I practically fall out of bed. LOl Gotta love em though!

    Here's my Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/10/04/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-131-and-the-sunday-post/

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  6. Many great books! I can't wait to see what you think of them. happy reading!

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  7. I'm looking forward to reading The Shadow Aspect after enjoying the other two books in the series. I might even get to it this month as it's my Spooky Booky month!

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  8. Whew, that's an exhausting week. You needed to relax. :)

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  9. I considered grabbing Crane by Stacey Rourke too! Can't wait to see your review :)

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  10. Crane looks good. exercise is so hard to keep up with. I love WiiFit though.

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