Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday Post #112

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've been working to get back at blog visiting this week. It's slow with all the things we have going on. But I do get on a few days in the week. I think it was 3 nights I was able to get on and visit. It's a start. :D

So, we all went to Kiddo's doctors appointment this past week. Result: He's going in for a second surgery on Wed. His knee will not go straight and the doctor will go in through the arthroscopic scars on his knee and clean out the scar tissue that's built up inside. At least that's what the doctor thinks is wrong with the knee. Then, kiddo will be in a drop-out cast for a week or two. We are hoping this is the last of the terrible for him and he will recover with fast foot steps once again.

We'll see what next week brings with surgery on Wed. Kiddo shouldn't be in as much pain as he was after the first surgery on his knee as they won't be cutting and drilling into his bone. They will go in arthroscopic and scrape the scar tissue. Then he'll be put in a cast to keep his leg straight. We'll see what all shakes out with this surgery.


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

Episode 12, Season 1:
I run while Doctor goes through the box of important information her dearest friend left for her. I hear the story behind the zombie plague, and learn who Patient Zero is.

Episode 13, Season 1:
I do a special run for our doctor of Abel Township. I'm looking for information but everyone else thinks I'm out for a med's run. I find the patient information from the trials of VS72.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Trueheart by Mel Sterling
Work reads as well.

Current Audiobook:
Bound by Prophecy by Stormy Smith

Current Podcast Book Listen:

Finished Last Week: 
Nothing in reading.

Audiobooks from Audible:
Complication by K.A. Salidas
Destiny by David Wood & Sean Ellis

Finished Podcast Book Listen:


Last Week on the Blog:

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


Around the Internet...


Podcast Review:

Mama Bitchstress Reviews:

The Sutherlands - 3 $50 Amazon cards


This Week to Come on the Blog:

I have two reviews scheduled.
  Witch Wood
   Rise of the Northmen

Also a cover reveal this week.


Received Last Weeks:

Review & Review Consideration:

Audio Books Requested for Review:
Core Punch by Pauline Baird Jones
Goodreads Synopsis:
Spinning off The Big Uneasy Series and with a guest appearance from Project Enterprise… 

Welcome to…An Uneasy Future 1.0: 

Core Punch 
A Baker & Ban!drn Adventure 

A kiss may be all they have life expectancy for. 

When an intergalactic cop exchange program serves up an alien partner for NONPD Detective Violet Baker, she can’t help wishing the handsome alien would be a little less Joe Friday about keeping the pleasure out of their business. Yeah, he’s kind of purple and she can’t pronounce his name to save her life, but he’s almost the only guy in the New Orleans New police department that she’s not related to. 

Dzholh “Joe” Ban!drn has come a long way hunting the evil that has infiltrated Vi’s floating city. When he meets his charming partner, he discovers another reason to stamp out evil. If only he wasn’t keeping so many secrets from her… 

When an epic hurricane heads their way, they are sent dirt side to New Orleans Old (NOO) on a rescue mission. But murder and sabotage strands them in the heart of the raging storm. 

As they fight for their lives, Joe realizes that the evil he’s hunting is actually hunting them…. 

What others have to say about the Project Enterprise series: 

“Action is the name of the game as a feisty and hard-hitting heroine rises to the challenge in this rousing space adventure.” RT Book Reviews about The Key 

“Time paradoxes run amok in this extraordinarily complex tale. Amongst the densely packed and mind-bending action, there's also some welcome humor. A spectacular ride!” RT Book Reviews about Girl Gone Nova 

What other have to say about the Big Uneasy series: 

“Grinning and loving it, RELATIVELY RISKY by creative talent Pauline Bard Jones is a hoot!” SingleTitles 

“With just the right amount of detail, Jones hits it out of the park and leaves readers wanting more…” A Girl and Her Kindle about Relatively Risky 

Announcing the launch of a series spinning off of THE BIG UNEASY and PROJECT ENTERPRISE: AN UNEASY FUTURE. Welcome to the future. Much has changed in future New Orleans, but some things never will. The food. The music. The crime rate...

Shadowed Glass by Charlie Pulsipher
Goodreads Synopsis:
Stranded thousands of years in the past on the distant planet of Ealdar, Kaden, Aren, and James are building a life and a community with what’s left of Omegaphil. Rho is gone. Vander too. The universe seems safe, but adventure isn’t done with anyone just yet. 

Aren’s gifts will grow, Kaden will learn new ways to use his Egg, and James will tap into Ealdar’s magic. Lyle will rebuild, Hasla’s heart will mend, and Taggers will grow into a master mage. Dveldor rides a dragon, but remains Dveldor, solid as the stone he loves. 

They do not know the gods are watching, what Penny will become, or that a new horror slumbers in the place of Rho’s greatest failure. This enemy has less appetite than the dark god that spawned it, but also none of Rho’s weaknesses. 

It will take all their newfound skill to survive and save Ealdar from destruction once more.

Playing with Magic by Carrie L. Wells
Goodreads Synopsis:
Liza Scott can't be bothered with her obnoxious roommate. She’s far too busy enjoying life in college and playing video games. As a top notch, tournament-level gamer, life seems to be going great despite the questions of her childhood. That’s when she finds herself getting dizzy in the oddest places. 
Those spells lead her to even odder situations, both in life and online, and spells of another kind entirely. 
Faced with life-altering information about herself medically and metaphysically, and joined by her best friend Felix, Liza faces the changes in her life and her new role as witch royalty. But what she really wants to focus on is the gorgeous Fathom Burke who suddenly seems to know who she is. Maybe it’s coincidence, but maybe, just maybe, it’s magic.

Bound Together by Stormy Smith
Goodreads Synopsis:
After weeks spent on the road tracking down Immortals still in hiding, Amelia and Aidan are finally ready for some down time. Holed up in a cabin at the base of Mt. Shasta, they prepare to celebrate their first Christmas together. 

While Aidan makes secret plans for the celebration, he and Amelia create their own holiday traditions, finding surprises around every corner as they embrace each other and their future together. 

Enjoy this short novella (40 pages) and celebrate the holidays with your favorite characters from the Bound series.

**Make sure to read this AFTER reading Bound by Prophecy. It is book 3.5 in the series.**



Free Ebooks:

(On my Kindle App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.
Home from the Sea by Jolie Mason
Goodreads Synopsis:
Ra'dan Sevarus inherited the Carry Bell, and it seems a destiny right along with it. He's called home to his home world to deal with family drama, and walks right into a revolution, a changed world and the arms of the most beautiful human he's ever seen.

Dr. Nina Quell runs a local clinic for the indigenous of Brin, the most populated of the three planets. She also happens to have family drama of her own, but hers happens on a slightly more galactic scale. Her sister rules the Imperium of planets with an iron fist.

All they have to do is save a planet from slavery, dodge an controlling empress, and not get killed. That's all.

The Vile Desire to Scream by Oisin McGann
Goodreads Synopsis:
The young wife of the most powerful man in Ireland has been kidnapped, and Nate and Gerald must save her—from their own family, if necessary

While her husband is away on business, Daisy Wildenstern buys a shape-shifting engimal from the charming adventurer Peter Barnum. The origins of the part-animal, part-machine being are a mystery.

Life is cruel in Daisy’s family. Trained from childhood to be merciless predators, the Wildensterns are taught to trust no one—especially not their treacherous relatives. As long as their reputation stays intact, nothing is considered unacceptable on their quest for wealth and power. But Daisy belongs to a new generation of Wildensterns who are determined to defy their elders and live a more honorable life.

When Daisy and the engimal go missing, it is of little surprise that most of her family doesn’t seem to care. It’s up to her brother-in-law, Nate, and his cousin Gerald to find Daisy and face her kidnapper, a ruthlessly cunning hunter.

With relatives like these, who needs enemies?

Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Goodreads Synopsis:
What do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?

Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaelogist parents. Stuck among the rubble of the medieval castles in rural Tuscany, on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds...until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.

Suddenly Gabi's summer in Italy is much, much more interesting.

Crucible and Flames by John Mierau
Goodreads Synopsis:
A Ferryman Walks the Fire to an isolated generation ship, only a few decades away from its destination planet. There, in a moment of tragedy, he will learn that despite hundreds of years of life and the promise of endless more, even a Ferryman's life can change.

Tears of Blood, Books 1-3, by M.R. Forbes
Goodreads Synopsis:
A wizard without family...
A warrior without memory...
A world without hope...

One thousand years ago, the world was broken and reborn beneath the boot of a nameless, ageless tyrant. He erased all history of the time before, enslaving the people and hunting those with the power to unseat him. 

The power of magic. 

Eryn is such a girl. Born with the Curse, she fights to control and conceal it to protect those she loves. But when the truth is revealed, and his soldiers come, she is forced away from her home and into the company of Silas, a deadly fugitive tormented by a fractured past. 

Silas knows only that he is a murderer who once hunted the Cursed, and that he and his brothers butchered armies and innocents alike to keep the deep, dark secrets of the time before from ever coming to light. 

Secrets which could save the world. 

Or destroy it completely. 

This is a collection of the first three complete novels in the epic fantasy Tears of Blood series, containing nearly 1000 printed pages of swords & sorcery. 


His Dark Empire 
His Cure for Magic 
His Ancient Heart 

Coming Soon: 
His Final Secret

The Vampire's Mail Order Bride by Kristin Painter
Goodreads Synopsis:
Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs and all.

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. What she doesn't know is her groom to be is a 400-year-old vampire.

Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. His past means love is no longer an option. Except he never counted on Delaney and falling in love for real.
Too bad both of them are keeping some mighty big secrets...

Shadow Sight by E.J. Stevens
Goodreads Synopsis:
Welcome to Harborsmouth, where monsters walk the streets
unseen by humans…except those with second sight, like Ivy Granger.

Some things are best left unseen...

Ivy Granger's second sight is finally giving her life purpose. Ivy and her best friend Jinx may not be raking in the dough, but their psychic detective agency pays the bills—most of the time. Their only worry is the boredom of a slow day and the occasional crazy client—until a demon walks through their door.

Demons are never a good sign...

A demon attorney representing the water fae? Stranger things have happened. And things are about to get very, very strange as a bloodthirsty nightmare hunts the city of Harborsmouth.

There's blood in the water...

Kelpies have a reputation for eating humans. Unfortunately, Kelpies are the clients. When an Unseelie faerie this evil stalks the waterways of your city, you have to make hard choices.

The lesser of two evils...

Southern Spirits by Angie Fox
Goodreads Synopsis:
When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she’s saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick—she gains the ability see spirits. It leads to an offer she can’t refuse from the town’s bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with.

Ellis Wyatt is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland Tennessee’s finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless—and destructive. He hires Verity put an end to the disturbances. But soon Verity learns there’s more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms. 

There’s a modern day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn't above questioning the living, or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her?

Ares by K.A. Finn
Goodreads Synopsis:
He wasn't expected to survive — no one else did — and for twenty years, he has managed to stay off their radar. Until now. Until her… 

Gryffin was the sole survivor of The Foundation’s experimental project to transform human children into hybrid cyborgs – half human, half machine. The program failed and he was sent on a one way trip into The Outer Sector where he was left for dead. He has survived for twenty years by suppressing his human emotions and embracing his machine side. 

Officer Terra Rush believes in her duty to the Foundation. The Sector needs to be prepared for colonization, and nothing can stop her from doing her job…except him. When Gryffin saves her from an attack, Terra uncovers a terrible secret. The Foundation has been lying to her…and maybe they still are. 

They have labelled Gryffin a killing machine, yet he acts more human than many of The Foundation’s leaders. He has awakened intense feelings in Terra that throw her loyalties into question, and even though he pushes her away, she is determined to find out the truth about the cyborg program. 

Gryffin refuses to be a mindless soldier, yet escaping The Foundation’s control and stopping the colonization of his home will require Terra’s help. Can Gryffin overcome the machine inside and trust her? Or will getting in touch with his human emotions destroy him once and for all? 

(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
Rise of the Northmen - anthology
Witch Wood by Melanie Karsak
Modern Sorcery by Gary Jonas
Earth's Requiem by Ann Gimpel
Complication by K.A. Salidas
Destiny by David Wood & Sean Ellis


  1. I hope your child's surgery goes well! I know that can't be easy for him or for you.

    Shadow Sight looks really good. I'll have to download that one.

    I hope you have a great week!

  2. Hope the surgery goes well. Those are never fun, but hoping this time his knee gets fixed as painlessly as possible.

    Nice new reads though! Lots of new to me ones but I LOVED The Vampire's Mail Order Bride!! Nocturne Falls is such a fun series! Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I hope Kiddo's surgery goes well, and that he heals quickly. So tough on kids when they can't be active in the ways they're used to!

    It's tough to squeeze in the blog visiting! I've been having the same problem recently...

  4. Core Punch looks like a good one, as do several others you shared.
    I hope the surgery is a success and he heals quickly:)

    My Sunday Post -

  5. Oooh, you got some great freebies this week. Enjoy.

  6. oh nice! I think I'll take alook at the free ones. happy reading!

  7. Best wishes for the upcoming surgery! Hopefully a quick recovery is coming.

  8. Waterfall is really good, Melissa. Hope you enjoy it, and fingers crossed for your kiddo's surgery. x


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