Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday Post #108

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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With all that's going on along with working on editing job and NaNoWriMo, I figured I'd do the Sunday Post ever two weeks.

So what's been happening? Well, for someone who's not blogging, it seems I've been posting a good bit this month. lol. But, I'm sorry, I haven't been visiting. I'll get back to it here in December, but at a limited amount of time with the holiday preparation and all going on.

For those curious about kiddo and his recoup. He's doing well. He needs to do more of his exercises, but that's me as mom talking as well. It's a slooooow process getting movement back in the leg. A week ago this past Friday he finally was able to move his knee a little bit. One exercise is he should push his knee down to get it straight. Just two days ago, Friday, he was finally able to lift his leg from the bed/floor at a seated position. Yes, that's three weeks after surgery to finally lift the leg. O.O Sounds crazy! He'll be starting Physical Therapy this week coming and we are hoping it's all down hill from here.

As for NaNoWriMo... Well, I've completed the story I started. It ended at just over 43k words. I knew it wasn't going to be a full 50k, it's a shorter novel that will grow when I go back through it. And toward the end I realized that I missed a huge story idea that popped up at the end. So I have a lot to add into and adjust. But I've started my newest Christmas Business book, this is the second book through the eyes of another character as well. I might work through this one December, like I did last year with the first book.


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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 GIVE UP! THIS IS TERRIBLE TIMING WITH ALL GOING ON AND THE HOLIDAYS.

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:
Nothing.
AND
Work reads as well.

Current Audiobook:
Nothing


Current Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing


Finished Last Week: 
Of Flame and Promise by Cecy Robson

Audiobooks from Audible:
Burning Bright by E.J. Stevens
Dissension by K.A. Salidas
The Rules of Supervillainy by C.T. Phipps
Prophecy's Queen by Timothy Bond

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing

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This Week to Come on the Blog:

I have two reviews scheduled for next week.

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Audio Books Requested for Review:
The Instruments of Control by Craig Schaefer
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Livia Serafini must die. 

To the Church she is a heretic, tried in absentia and sentenced to burn. To her brother Carlo, she stands as a threat to his corrupt rule and a symbol of resistance. To her new "allies" in the east, she is a pawn to be played and sacrificed as they see fit. They don't hear the whispers that follow her in the streets: whispers of hope, and the name of a long-dead saint. 

When Livia rises up to fight, she will not rise alone. 

Across the ocean, Felix struggles for control of his family's fate against the crime lord Basilio Grimaldi. Basilio is wealthy, ruthless, and the master of a hundred killers. All Felix has are his wits and his courage. It won't be enough. To break free, and to save the lives of everyone he loves, he'll have to face the darkness that followed him home from Winter's Reach. 

And as the Owl's horrific vengeance unfolds, her coven teeters on the brink of civil war. All the dominoes are in place now, lined up from the frozen north to the swamps and ruins of a dead empire, and set to tumble at one man's command. When they do, a world will fall with them.

Prophecy's Queen by Timothy Bond
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Goodreads Synopsis:
In this prequel novella to the epic fantasy series The Triadine Saga, we follow the Elven Princess Rozlynn as she struggles with her role in The Prophecy and what she must do to keep the world from falling into darkness.

This is a story of love and conflicts, personal growth, and freedom to choose your own destiny. The world of Elves, Dwarves and humans, is inexorably tied to magic, wizards and dragons, as the battle of good versus evil, light versus darkness, wages on.

Will Rozlynn make the sacrifices and the choices necessary to ensure that The Prophecy stays on the right path? Will her sister, the Elven Queen, prevent her from making her own choice? Will Rozlynn's love for an Elven Hunter betray her and lead her astray? Will fate intervene with Prophecy's Queen?

Join Rozlynn and many of your favorite characters from The Watcher's Keep and The Dragon Rises to find out how it all started.

Nightblade by Ryan Kirk
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Ryuu is a boy orphaned by violence at a young age. Found by a wandering warrior, he learns he may have more strength than he ever imagined possible. 

A quiet child, Moriko is forced into a monastic system she despises. Torn from her family and the forest she grew up in, she must fight to learn the skills she’ll need to survive her tutelage under the realm’s most dangerous assassin. 

Young, beautiful, and broke, Takako is sold to pay for her father’s debts. Thrust into a world she doesn’t understand and battles she didn’t ask for, she must decide where her loyalties lie. 

When their lives crash together in a Kingdom on the brink of war, the decisions they make will change both their lives and their Kingdom forever. 

If they can stay alive. 

The Watchers: Knight of Light by Deirdra Eden
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Goodreads Synopsis:
“The Watchers” are supernatural beings in human form, charged with protecting mankind from the armies of darkness. Unfortunately, some of these Watchers go bad. 

Deirdra Eden’s The Watcher’s Series is written in a traditional fairytale style with a young girl’s discovery of incredible, but dangerous powers within herself, a cast of humorous side-kicks, a quest for greater self-discovery and purpose, and villains of epic proportions. 

Watch the amazing Knight of Light book trailer http://youtu.be/m-RxVN_FKL8 

In England, 1270 A.D., Auriella (pronounced yurr-ee-ella) flees her village after being accused of witchcraft. Pursued by nightmarish creatures, she struggles to accept the truth about her humanity. 

Filled with fairies, dwarves, pixies, dragons, and monsters, Knight of Light is an enthralling tale that will capture the imaginations of readers young and old.


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Wings of Arian by Devri Walls
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie.

With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life. 
She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar. 

However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non -magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation. 

And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Goodreads Synopsis:
"I am the Ghost of Christmas Present," said the Spirit. "Look upon me!"

The holiday season brings the chance to give, and what better gift is there than one of the most beloved stories in the English language? This year, we at Atria Books are offering a free ebook edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the perfect companion for a cozy night by the fire.

Since its publication in 1843, A Christmas Carol and the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge have become literary classics. Illuminated with practical scholarship and questions for discussion, this edition makes a charming package that includes the facts behind the fiction, as well as the pure joy and magic of this timeless tale about the true meaning of Christmas.
 

Gods and Mortals: Fourteen Free Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Novels
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Fourteen full-length novels with modern humans facing off against heroes, Norse and Greek gods, and monsters of old ... over one million words of divinely (and diabolically) inspired fantasy, adventure, and romance.

Join the freshest voices in urban fantasy and paranormal, New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors, on unique journeys to heaven, hell, and worlds beyond.

Download this heavenly collection of paranormal romance and urban fantasy ... before it's too late!

His to Keep by Katee Robert
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Goodreads Synopsis:
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

He’s always wanted her. Now’s his chance to claim what’s his.

School teacher Marceline Bellini gave up everything—men, sex, anything resembling a social life—to raise her young daughter. To be the perfect parent. But when she attends an engagement party in her standard stick-in-the-mud mode, her friends begin plying Marcy with shots. Just enough to convince her that a little fun doesn't sound like a bad idea... and having some naughty fun is an even better one.

Like finding herself deliciously pressed against a dark alley wall by the very familiar and very hot body of her best friend's older brother.

After years of waiting in painful silence, police officer Aaron Robinson finally has Marcy’s attention. And man, does he have it. But nothing could have prepared either of them for the rush of fiery lust between them. So he’ll just have to convince Marcy he’s for real. And that a rainy, lust-fuelled romp is the first step to a lifetime of completely imperfect happiness…

The Last Survivors by T.W. Piperbrook & Bobby Adair
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Survival in Man’s Second Dark Age 

Three hundred years after the fall of society, the last fragments of civilization are clinging to life, living in the ruins of the ancient cities in nearly-medieval conditions. Technology has been reduced to legend, monsters roam the forests, and fear reigns supreme. But that is just the beginning... 

The wind-borne spores are spreading, disfiguring men and twisting their minds, turning them into creatures that threaten to destroy the townships. Among the townsfolk, political and the religious, dissension is spreading. 

Through it all, a mother must protect her son...

Saving the CEO by Jenny Holiday
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Real estate mogul Jack Winter has rules. Lots of rules. After all, a man doesn’t build an empire without a little discipline. And on page one of the rulebook? Don’t sleep with your employees. Especially when there’s a multimillion dollar real estate deal at stake...
 
Luckily for Jack, Cassie James isn’t really his employee. She’s a hot bartender who just happens to be the math genius he needs, and if they share a wicked chemistry? Well, that's just a sexy little perk. So they strike a deal: Cassie helps Jack with the merger. And until the deal goes through at Christmas, they can indulge every sexy little impulse they desire. But the more rules Jack makes, the more he seems to break...

The Last of the Sages by Julius St. Clair
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Goodreads Synopsis:
In the kingdom of Allay, Sages are born. 

Powerful warriors with supernatural abilities that would rival the strength of whole armies. And there is an academy that trains such warriors, forging them out of young, ordinary students. Few survive, but if there is any hope for this now desolate kingdom, the tests must be given to all that enter its walls.

One such student is James, a self-proclaimed slacker that has just been forced into the academy by his father. And if he plans to see another day, he will have to weather through four lessons in life: determination, maturity, trust, and love…

Alien Invasion, 1954 by Melisse Aires
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Highly Advanced Aliens invade Earth and Earthlings have no defense. Somehow Debbie Sue and her one year old nephew survive the invasion. Later, forced to forage for food, she is captured by an alien, Akarak of the Vinshal. Akarak wants to help humans. He also says sex will keep him healthy. 
Debbie Sue wonders if that is a line. 

Warning: This sci-fi romance novella contains sexy times with an alien, a non-human alien hero, small dogs, children, and a heroine who wears skirts, bakes bread and mimeographs. 


(On my Nook)



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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
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
Of Flame and Promise by Cecy Robson
The Rules of Supervillainy by C.T. Phipps
Prophecy's Queen by Timothy Bond

5 comments:

  1. Yay for being done, even if it was not 50 k

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  2. Ooh nice! Those are new to me reads but I hope you enjoy them all!!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. Congrats on finishing the draft of your story! I'm glad the kiddo is recovering and making progress. Have a great week!

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  4. Oh many new books for you and congrats for the story. happy reading!

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  5. I'm glad your son's doing better (and good luck with the rehab) and congratulations on finishing your book! Well done!

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