Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday Post #110

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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.And another week has passed riding the winds. Crazy! I don't know where all the time has been spent! And it's ALMOST CHRISTMAS!!!!

Are you ready for Christmas? I know I'm not. I think I'm going to be one of those people finishing up Christmas Eve. I never do that. But with the way time has been going with kiddo and therapy, I might after work make a stop or two. I hate doing that as I think everyone should have off to enjoy time with their family, but it might happen. *sigh*

So the week... As you can probably tell, I don't know what I've been doing and haven't gotten anything done. lol.

I think I won't be posting for the next two weeks. I don't think it's fair to the amazing books I'll be sharing and that I can't visit with the go-go-go of the holidays. So I'll be back in the new year with many great reviews for you!

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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 2 nights on the treadmill! Woot feels sooo good to exercise again.
Tues. 40 mins, 2.5 miles
Thur. 40 mins, 2.7 miles


Episode 9, Season 1:
Recovery
I need to head to the helicopter crash. The one I came down in and survived. There are supplies we need from there. But the runner I'm with, the one that has been suspisious of me since my arrival is with me. She does a little bit of looking around to verify who I am. And finds what she's looking for.


Episode 10, Season 1:
Tess
There is a traitor on the run! A girl that we brought in when her area fell. She became a friend and took our backups of all our computer usage. She has ALL of our information and she's running to New Canton. I'm one of the runners that needs to catch up with her and collect our items back.

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What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Nothing, but hoping to start a new book this week coming.
AND
Work reads as well.

Current Audiobook:
What Remains of Heroes by David Benem


Current Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing


Finished Last Week: 
Rise of the Northmen - anthology

Audiobooks from Audible:
Knightblade by Ryan Kirk
At the Heart of the Deep by Carrie L. Wells

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing

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Last Week on the Blog:


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This Week to Come on the Blog:

I am going to take the next two weeks off, to get through the holiday's, and return strong with many amazing reviews for you in the new year.

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Received Last Weeks:


Review & Review Consideration:
The Side of Good / The Side of Evil
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Everyone loves a hero…but sometimes we can’t help but root for the villain… 

Indulge both impulses with this nostalgic flipbook anthology—The Side of Good / The Side of Evil. After all, everyone is the hero of their own story and sometimes a change in perspective can make a world of difference. 

Superheroes inspire us to be more than we can be, and on the flip side, Supervillains are reminders of the potential for darkness within us all. The Side of Good / The Side of Evil looks at the best and worst that über-mankind is capable of.

With stories by comic book and literary masters: James M. Ward, Bryan J.L. Glass, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Aaron Rosenberg, Robert Greenberger, Gail Z. Martin, Janine K. Spendlove, James Chambers, Walt Ciechanowski, Neal Levin, John L. French, and Kathleen David this collection is guaranteed to be super…no matter which side you pledge your allegiance to.

Featuring a never-before-published Furious(TM) short story!



Audio Books Requested for Review:
Modern Sorcery by Gary Jonas
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Goodreads Synopsis:
A SAVAGE MURDER
A husband armed with a sword hacks apart his wife in a Denver grocery store. There are dozens of witnesses, and the crime is captured on the security cameras. To the police, it’s an open-and-shut case.
To Naomi, the daughter of the couple, it’s evidence of dark magic. She hires her ex-lover, a private investigator named Jonathan Shade to prove her father is innocent.
Shade specializes in paranormal cases, but he isn’t buying it. Still, he takes the case, hoping to rekindle their relationship. Instead, Shade finds himself mixed up in supernatural intrigue with wizards, magically engineered assassins, and an ancient sorcerer returned to life who’s willing to kill anyone who stands in his way.
Too bad Shade doesn't have any magic.

Earth's Requiem by Ann Gimpel
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Resilient, kickass, and determined, Aislinn's walled herself off from anything that might make her feel again. Until a wolf picks her for a bond mate and a Celtic god rises out of legend to claim her for his own.

Aislinn Lenear lost her anthropologist father high in the Bolivian Andes. Her mother, crazy with grief that muted her magic, was marched into a radioactive vortex by dark creatures and killed. Three years later, stripped of every illusion that ever comforted her, twenty-two year old Aislinn is one resilient, kickass woman with a take no prisoners attitude. In a world turned upside down, where virtually nothing familiar is left, she’s conscripted to fight the dark gods responsible for her father’s death. Battling evil on her own terms, Aislinn walls herself off from anything that might make her feel again in this compelling dystopian urban fantasy.

Fionn MacCumhaill, Celtic god of wisdom, protection, and divination has been laying low since the dark gods stormed Earth. He and his fellow Celts decided to wait them out. After all, three years is nothing compared to their long lives. On a clear winter day, Aislinn walks into his life and suddenly all bets are off. Awed by her courage, he stakes his claim to her and to an Earth he's willing to fight for.

Aislinn’s not so easily convinced. Fionn’s one gorgeous man, but she has a world to save. Emotional entanglements will only get in her way. Letting a wolf into her life was hard. Letting love in may well prove impossible.

Destiny: An Adventure from the Myrmidon Files by David Wood & Sean Ellis
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Goodreads Synopsis:
On the Texas border, a brutal massacre threatens to ignite a firestorm of violence that will destabilize an already fragile Mexican government and trigger an international crisis that knows no boundaries. The only clue, a cryptic message: The time for Destiny has arrived! Tam Broderick, leader of an elite CIA task force, code-name: Myrmidon, knows that the Dominion—a quasi-religious extremist group—is behind the attacks; now it’s up to her and her team to find out what the Dominion’s true goals are, and stop them dead in their tracks. 

From the authors of the bestselling Dane Maddock Adventures and Dane and Bones Origins comes a new series set in the Maddock Universe. Join CIA agent Tamara “Tam” Broderick and her team as they continue their struggle to foil the power of the Dominion. Action, adventure, and thrills abound in The Myrmidon Files! 

Witch Wood by Melanie Karsak
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Harm none, and be ready for zombies. 

In the little town of Brighton, Amelia’s practice of Wicca makes her an outcast in school and the subject of disdain at home. But Amelia can’t change what she is. Knowing how to use herbs, see auras, and create spells comes naturally to her. Only Madame Knightly, the ancient matriarch and owner of Witch Wood Estate to whom Amelia plays caretaker, doesn’t seem to mind her conjoining. In fact, the library in the crumbling old mansion is full of old books and oddities. 

However, when modern treatments fail to make a dent in the flu outbreak sweeping the globe, those who once ridiculed her white witchcraft turn to Amelia for help. While her eucalyptus tinctures prove no more effective than western medicine, her spell-casting is another matter. The residents of Brighton soon depend on the very magic they once ridiculed to save their lives. 

** Witch Wood is a tie-in novella that complements The Harvesting Series. It can be read as a stand-alone or as Book 2.5 in the series **

Bound by Prophecy by Stormy Smith
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Amelia Bradbury is finally free from Queen Julia and Cresthaven, but she isn’t safe yet. The Keeper power runs rampant inside her and it will take an ultimate act of selflessness to contain the darkness that threatens Amelia’s sanity and the future of the Immortal race.

Aidan Montgomery refuses to give up on Amelia. Once she’s rescued from the Keeper’s hold, he intends to prove his love is more than a side effect of the prophecy, even if doing so leads him away from his pack and on a journey that will irrevocably change them both.

When the past and the present collide and the shocking origin of the Immortals is revealed, Amelia and Aidan are forced back to Cresthaven to end a war that never should have started.

Serpent Singer and Other Stories by M.H. Bonham
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Even before Shadowhelm became embroiled in the fight of his life against the demon emperor Allarun in Prophecy of Swords, Shadowhelm was fighting on the side of good. Join his adventures as he battles slavers, sea serpents, trolls, shapeshifters, pirates and a very nasty demon in these three stories sure to entertain and delight all who love epic fantasy and sword and sorcery.

His Dark Empire by M.R. Forbes
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Goodreads Synopsis:
They said he was a cruel and unfair man, that he could never die, and that he had ruled over us for as long as anyone could remember. They said that he made slaves of innocents, that he hunted the magically gifted, and that he named them Cursed for the tears of blood they shed. They said he claimed the ones who lingered, and killed the ones who ran. 

Eryn didn’t know why she ran, except that she had promised she would survive. She didn’t know the dangers of his roads, or of the monsters that lurked beyond her imagination. She would never have guessed how much she would lose… or how much she could gain.

Silas didn’t know who he was, except that he was a murderer. Destitute, alone, and imprisoned, he couldn’t grasp the depths of the memories he had forgotten, or understand exactly how much he had lost... or how much he could gain.

It could not have been foretold how his actions would change their lives, or how their lives would change the fate of his. 

For nothing was as it would seem in his dark Empire.

The New Agenda by Simone Pond
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Goodreads Synopsis:
A dystopian book series about love and the fight for freedom -- Book 2.

In book two, Ava's journey continues as she searches inside the mainframe to find Chief Morray. She locates his archive files, sending her way back to the early days. Society was collapsing but young, idealistic William Morray had hoped his father’s acclaimed Repatterning Program––a precursor to the brilliant New Agenda––could manage the upheaval and get things back on track. They said the Repatterning was for the greater good, but like most advertising, it was a lie. The horrifying plan entailed eradicating all cities, homes and people outside of the Elite citizenship. William decides to join an underground rebel alliance to end the Repatterning and save what’s left of civilization.

Complication by K.A. Salidas
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Goodrads Synopsis:
Narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Magistrate, Mira travels west, toward the coast. With three weakened human fugitives accompanying her, she searches for the mythical land of Sanctuary. 
After encountering a pack of wolf shifters, headed by the charismatic—and brazen—Stryker, Mira learns that Sanctuary is real after all. Caldera Grove: home of the Otherkin. Hidden in the mouth of a dormant volcano, it has protected its residents from humans since the early days following the great cataclysm. For Mira— a vampire— Caldera Grove is a land of peace; an escape from the relentless persecution of the humans who once enslaved her, and an end to the daily struggle and bloodshed of being a gladiator. 
For the humans accompanying her, Caldera Grove means death. Humans, greedy and untrustworthy creatures, are destroyed before they can penetrate its borders. 
To plead her case for entry into Caldera, Mira must abandon her companions, albeit temporarily, and follow Stryker into the heart of the city. What she finds within Caldera Grove presents her with an unenviable decision between her own desires for freedom and peace, or honor and the human companions who risked it all for her.


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Dragons of Vkani by Aurora Springer
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Goodreads Synopsis:
This Science Fiction romance is set on the two remote planets of Eden and Vkani. Peaceful Eden has an independent colony of Terrans and a small population of Atrapako. The alien Atrapako sport spiky crests, sharp claws, and scales covering massive humanoid bodies. Their scales come in one of four colors, representing their traditional class system. The meeting and adventures of the Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak, and Dr. Lucy Stannis are described in the first Book “The Lady is Blue.” 
The happy family life of Sa Kamizan and Lucy Stannis is interrupted when the Space Traders bring a distress signal from his sister, Veela. They must travel to the hostile Atrapako planet of Vkani to rescue Veela, the Dragon Lady of Ravenak. In a radical break from tradition, Sa Kamizan befriends two Reds, the Ziggurak brothers, from the unnamed, dispensable soldier/laborer class. The rescue mission is combined with a scientific expedition led by Dr. Jun Danzho and Te Tamarkis Varenne to probe the Deadlands for evidence of Lucy’s hypothesis of an ancient nuclear holocaust. The rescue teams encounter new friends and deadly foes in the hostile, barbaric environment where warlords wage battles amid ferocious sandstorms. In their search across the inhabited continent, Sa Kamizan demonstrates his prowess with a sword, while Lucy employs explosives, and, of course, the dragons, as they combat treachery by power-hungry Blues.

Inquisitor by R.J. Blain
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Goodreads Synopsis:
When Allison is asked to play Cinderella-turned-Fiancée at a Halloween ball, the last thing she expected was to be accused of murder on the same night. She has to find the killer or she'll be put to death for the crimes she didn't commit. To make matters worse, the victims are all werewolves.

On the short list of potential victims, Allison has to act fast, or the killer will have one more body to add to his little black book of corpses.

There's only one problem: One of the deaths has struck too close to home, and Allison's desire for self-preservation may transform into a quest for vengeance...

The Way of the Black Beast by Stuart Jaffe
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Start your adventures with Malja in this action-packed, post-apocalyptic fantasy! 

In a parallel world destroyed by magic, one woman fights all odds to survive and find the answers behind her mysterious past. 

Malja searches for the two magicians who stole her at birth, trained her to be a killing machine, and then tossed her away at ten. She wants to know why this happened and most importantly, who she really is. 

But facing unrelenting challenges - crazed magicians, guitar-playing assassins, mutated beasts - she pushes through with a single-mindedness that may destroy all she holds dear. 

The Infernal Aether by Peter Oxley
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Goodreads Synopsis:
In the Fifteenth Century, the Aether held the universe together. In the Nineteenth Century, it just might tear it apart. 

Augustus Merriwether Potts is a man with a dark past and an uncertain future. A failed writer, ignored by his peers and squandering the last of a sizeable inheritance, he is forced to rely on the charity of his brother, an erratic genius inventor. A chance encounter with a 
mysterious stranger known only as N'yotsu sparks off a breathtaking series of remarkable events which will push their abilities to the very limits, as they encounter a bizarre realm of malevolent power: The Infernal Aether. 

The Infernal Aether is the debut historical sci-fi/fantasy novel by Pete Oxley. Drawing inspiration from such writers as H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, and K.W. Jeter, Pete Oxley has created a concept blending Victorian Era science fiction, adventure, fantasy, and horror, with a Wellsian Jekyll/Hyde duality theme and a chaotic Lovecraftian evil. 


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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
Rise of the Northmen - anthology
Knightblade by Ryan Kirk
At the Heart of the Deep by Carrie L. Wells

7 comments:

  1. Enjoy your new books! They are all new to me....but discovering what is outside our Comfort Zone is how we find new worlds to conquer.

    Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  2. So many new books and all of them new to me, enjoy!

    Enjoy your break and good luck getting everything done.

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  3. Must grab Witch Wood! I'm ignoring my book ban and heading over to Amazon! Hope you and your family enjoy the festive season!

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  4. yay many new books! happy reading my friend !

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  5. Nope not even sort of ready for the big day. :p

    Oh this looks like you have a lot of good books in your stack. At lest that should make up for the holiday meltdown, right? :)

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