Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday Post #105

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 was really hoping to knock out a few books (audio and reading wise) this past week. Ha. I should know better than that. Thinking back, I don't think I worked one full day this past week. Life has decided I need to put my attentions there.

Kiddo had a doctors appointment to go over the MRI of his knee. It's not good. Ruptured ACL, torn meniscus in two spots - one of which is off the bone, battered up his MCL with a few small tears in it, and severe bone bruising. But he's doing good. This doctor wouldn't do his surgery because of the lateral meniscus tear. We were going to have to wait another 2 weeks to see the new doctor. That didn't feel good with me. Of course when you call for appointments at specialists you go through a scheduling department. So I got through to his secretary and left a message on her voice mail. They were kind enough to see us between surgeries on Friday and we got kiddo's surgery scheduled. Of course it's not for another month. *sigh* But sooner than what we would have had if we had to wait until his appointment date. So he's got a new brace and hobbling around on crutches as he's doing physical therapy to keep the knee mobile.

My husband had an eye doctor appointment I took him to. Oh when they dilate your eyes. He got the first time experience of it. And now he's on eye drops. Then my father-in-law had open heart surgery. And that's not mentioning what we learned of my step-daughters spinal troubles.

It's been  crazy week for everything. I'm hoping this week coming will be calmer as all this stuff should be out of it's system. Right? We are hoping until surgery time thing will move a bit slower. lol. That's such nice wishful thinking.


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.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Dying for Keeps by Seleste DeLaney
Work reads as well.

Current Audiobook:
Waiting until Monday to start the next.

Current Podcast Book Listen:
Alive by Scott Sigler

Finished Last Week: 
Fighting for Keeps by Seleste DeLaney

Audiobooks from Audible:
Sower of Dreams by Debra Holland

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


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 a review scheduled for Monday and Wednesday.


Received Last Weeks:

Review & Review Consideration:

Audio Books Requested for Review:
Oracle by David Wood & Sean Ellis
Goodreads Synopsis:
Sometimes, knowing the future is not enough…. For more than a millennium, the Oracle of Delphi guided kings and conquerors with stunningly accurate visions of the future. But, with the rise of a new God, the Oracle faded from memory. Now, the power of the Oracle is about change the world once more. 
While excavating a previously uncharted passage beneath the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologist Jade Ihara makes a startling discovery: enormous stone spheres, arranged to resemble a model of the solar system, slowly orbiting a golden sun. Even more fantastic, when Jade attempts to move one of the spheres, she catches a glimpse of the future…a premonition that will save her life and launch her into a desperate race to unlock the mysterious secret of the oracular orbs. Jade is accompanied by her old friend, former Navy SEAL Pete “Professor” Chapman, and pursued by a relentless secret society intent on burying the secret of the Oracle forever. 
Return to the world of the Dane Maddock Adventures in the first book of a thrilling new series, as Jade crosses the globe in pursuit of the secret of the Oracle. 

Burning Bright by E.J. Stevens
Goodreads Synopsis:
Burning down the house...

Things are not going well at the offices of Private Eye. Jinx is having demon problems, the city is overrun with pyromaniacal imps, and Ivy's wisp powers are burning out of control, attracting the attention of both the Seelie and Unseelie courts.

Along came a faerie queen... It's the worst possible time for the Green Lady to call in a favor, but Ivy's bound by her deal with the glaistig. Too bad there's no wiggle room in faerie bargains.

Ivy must rid the city of imps, keep Jinx from murdering her one solid link to Hell, and fulfill her bargain with the Green Lady—with sidhe assassins hot on her tail.

Just another day's work for Ivy Granger, psychic detective.



Free Ebooks:

(On my Kindle App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.
Elemental Arcane by Phaedra Weldon
Goodreads Synopsis:
Samantha Hawthorne lives a rather curious life in New Orleans running a magic and herb shop. As an Elemental Witch in the Big Easy and owner of a wolf Familiar as well as the head of a former Faerie Queen, curious is as quiet as it gets for Sam.

Until children start turning into blood-thirsty Changelings and attack their parents.

When one of these children shows up in front of her shop, Sam and her friends are determined to find out where they’re coming from and where the exchanged children are being kept and put a stop to it. But will they succeed when they find themselves pitted against ninja ghouls, one of the oldest and darkest enemies of the mortal world, and a secret from Sam’s childhood that could unravel her magic?

(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
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
Fighting for Keeps by Seleste DeLaney
Sower of Dreams by Debra Holland


  1. Nice! Those are some new to me reads! Hope you enjoy them all!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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    1. Thank you Jessica @ a GREAT read. I'm looking forward to them all. :)

  2. Wow you have a lot on your plate. Best of luck with the health issues, hope everyone is on the mend soon. Getting eyes dilated- yeah, that's fun (not)!

    Take care and have a good week!

    1. Thank you Greg. It's been crazy. I'm glad to say, I think this week has started off a bit better. But there is lots of crazy busy to come yet. :)

  3. Oh God, what an awful week, Melissa! :( Hope everyone gets better very soon. hugs xxx

    1. Thank you Kara-karina. It's going to take some time, but they will all get better. And so far, this week has started well. :)

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    1. Blodeuedd, yeah. I feel bad for him and his knee too. Lots of recovery months to come after surgery. *sigh*

  5. Oy, you did have a crazy week. Best wishes to everyone!

    1. Thank you Bea. Hoping it's going to stay a bit calmer for a few weeks.

  6. So sorry for kiddo, he must be so bummed. Hopefully recovery won't be too long.

    1. Thank you Kimba. Yeah, he took it pretty hard at first. He's doing well at the moment, but surgery time is goingto be tough for him again.

  7. Oh some intriguing one lady! happy reading!

  8. Lots of medical appts for you last week and I hope your son's surgery goes well and the wait isn't too frustrating.

    And I hope you have a better reading week next week!


    1. Thank you Deborah. Yeah, it was a busy doctors week. lol. I feel bad for him being on crutches for weeks before, then after the surgery. But it's what it is.

      Thank you!

  9. I'm sorry to hear about the terrible week you've had Melissa.I really hope you get a nice quiet few days to chill and relax and recharge your batteries. x

    1. Thank you Chuckles. Oh it would be nice to recharge and relax. :)

  10. I've got the Stacey Rourke first book in that series, and I need to get to it one of these days! HOpe you have a good week ahead!
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