Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday Post #115

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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Another week gone in the wind. Where does the time go? We are still on the move for Kiddo with physical therapy starting back up and we went to a college fair. Oh that was great! We found a few new potential colleges for Kiddo, one in particular that he really loved and so did I. We'll be visiting that one here in the months to come. His cast is removed and he's back to therapy, though he's working hard to keep the knee straight.

I've been racking up the reviews lately and only posting two a week. I'm thinking I'll need to bump that up to three a week for a month or two to get myself caught up again. I feel bad doing that as I'm not on visiting and pimping it every night.
What do you think? Go with the three a week or stay at two?

I watched the weekly movie last night. Yes, my husband and I watch a movie each week, unless crazy week with family and friends. The movie was Ant-Man. I loved it. I got my laughs and action in one place. I do hope they do another movie with Ant-Man (and possibly Wasp) in the future along with the hint that a few of the Avengers need Ant-Man's help. lol. Always watch after the credits with Marvel movies. ;)

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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 didn't get on the treadmill at all this week with all we had going on.


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What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Will start a new story on Monday.


Current Audiobook:
Will start a new story on Monday.


Current Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing


Finished Last Week: 
Into The Aether by P.J. Schnyder

Audiobooks from Audible:
The New Agenda by Simone Pond
Core Punch by Pauline Baird Jones
Playing with Magic by Carrie L. Wells


Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing

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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:
GIVEAWAY!!
A Voice Behind the Words. I interviewed one of my favorite narrators & she's giving away your pick of her works!



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This Week to Come on the Blog:

I have two reviews scheduled.
  Bound by Prophecy
  Serpent Singer & Other Stories

Cover Reveal for:  Hound's Bite


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Received Last Weeks:


Review & Review Consideration:
Only Ever You by Rebecca Drake
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Three-year-old Sophia Lassiter disappears at the playground only to return after 40 frantic minutes-- but her mother Jill's relief is short lived. Jill is convinced the tiny dots on her daughter's arm are puncture marks. When doctors find no trace of drugs in her system, Jill accepts she won't ever know what happened during her daughter's absence and is simply grateful to have her home safely.

Except Sophia isn't safe. Three months later, she disappears again. This time from her bed at home, in the night. Working with the police and the community, Jill and her husband David are desperate to bring their little girl home. They remain hopeful---until information turns up suggesting their daughter was murdered, causing the police to turn their suspicions on the parents. Facing ugly family secrets and heart-rending evidence, Jill is still convinced her daughter is alive. But when the dragnet begins to close around them, Jill realizes the worst: if the police believe she has killed her daughter, that means they aren't out there looking for the real perpetrator. They aren't hunting for Sophie or the person who still has her.

Danube Waves by Katharina Bordet
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Goodreads Synopsis:
The portals between worlds have been shut down, leaving king-to-be Max Schindler-Krug trapped in our world in the form of a goat. An impending revolution, a murderer on the loose, recurring nightmares and a mad scientist stand between him and the throne. It’s going to take more than a talking swan, a fainting goat and copious amounts of coffee and cake to save the day.


Audio Books Requested for Review:
Revolution by K.A. Salidas
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Peace is an illusion. Blood, violence, and death follow Mira like shadows. 
Battle lines have been drawn between human and Otherkin, and a bloody war is on the horizon: one that will end in either a shift in the world’s balance of power...or ultimate destruction. 
In spite of their strength, powers, and a rage known only by the oppressed, the Otherkin are evenly matched by the superior numbers of the human army. To tip the balance in their favor, the Otherkin need more soldiers – and their only options are the Gladiators of New Haven city. 
Mira is sent across enemy lines to recruit any able-bodied vampires to her cause. But what she discovers along the way will blur the lines between friends and enemies. Seeds of doubt weaken Mira’s allegiance, and she finds herself torn between the old masters who used her as entertainment and the new ones who consider her as nothing more than a weapon.
As the war draws near, Mira will have to decide what she is truly fighting for.



Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:
Book:
Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Fans of Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, and Linda Hamilton will flock to the kick-ass world of Owl, a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world.

Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix—better known now as Owl—has one rule. No supernatural jobs. Ever. Until she crosses paths with Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who owns and runs the Japanese Circus Casino in Las Vegas. He insists Owl retrieve an artifact stolen three thousand years ago, and makes her an offer she can’t refuse: he’ll get rid of a pack of vampires that want her dead. A dragon is about the only entity on the planet that can deliver on Owl’s vampire problem – and let’s face it, dragons are known to eat the odd thief.

Owl retraces the steps of Mr. Kurosawa’s ancient thief from Japan to Bali with the help of her best friend, Nadya, and an attractive mercenary. As it turns out though, finding the scroll is the least of her worries. When she figures out one of Mr. Kurosawa’s trusted advisors is orchestrating a plan to use a weapon powerful enough to wipe out a city, things go to hell in a hand basket fast…and Owl has to pick sides.


Audio:



Free Ebooks:

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(On my Nook)



Free Audio Books/Stories:
Interview with an Accidental by Dakota Cassidy
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Goodreads Synopsis:
National bestselling author of The Accidental Dragon, Dakota Cassidy is puttin’ on her tiara, sharpening her fav hot pink pen, and kicking her feet up on the desk to ask the hard questions. Get the inside scoop on all the hot, sexy cast members in this free, uproariously funny interview with the girls of her Accidental series. Find out who’s doing what to whom and more, as Dakota hosts the interview of the decade!

Dear Readers, It’s been seven (seven!) years since the release of book one in my Accidentals series, dear readers, and now, on the cusp of releasing book ten (hold me!), I figured it was high time I put together something that would not only help new readers jump into the fray several books in, but also help me remember what I wrote way back when. (Hey, I ain’t gettin’ any younger, and my brain is stuffed full of makeup tips and reality TV trivia.)

So I called up my pals Nina, Marty and Wanda, who schlepped all the way out to my home in Oregon—with a few other fan-fave characters in tow, for Interview With an Accidental. During an intimate interview by moi, you can meet the ladies who have been mainstays in all of my Accidental books—if Nina lets anyone get a word in between all her, um…colorful commentary.

Grab a cocktail and enjoy a gabfest with the girls, as well as a bonus chapter from my next book, Accidentally Aphrodite—for the low, low price of free! That’s right. FREE! Consider it my way of saying thanks for keeping me company on these crazy Accidental adventures. May you join me for many more!

Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Zombie Fallout

It was a flu season like no other. With fears of contracting the H1N1 virus running rampant throughout the country, people lined up in droves to try an attain one of the coveted vaccines. What was not known, was the effect this largely untested, rushed to market, inoculation was to have on the unsuspecting throngs. Within days, feverish folk throughout the country, convulsed, collapsed and died, only to be re-born. With a taste for brains, blood and bodies, these modern day zombies scoured the lands for their next meal. Overnight the country became a killing ground for the hordes of zombies that ravaged the land.

This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family and his friends. This is their story a band of ordinary people just trying to get by in these extra-ordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for.

Book 1 of the Zombie Fall-Out Trilogy follows our lead character in his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road always skirting on the edge of insanity. Can he keep his family safe? Can he discover the secret behind Tommy's powers? Can he save anyone from the zombie Queen - a zombie that seems by all accounts to have some sort of hold over the zombies and Mike himself? Encircled in a seemingly safe haven called Little Turtle, Mike and his family together with the remnants of a tattered community while not fighting each other, fight against a relentless, ruthless, unstoppable force. This last bastion of civilization has made its final stand. God help them all.

Frostborn: The First Quest by Jonathan Moeller
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Goodreads Synopsis:
A thousand years ago, the last grandson of Arthur Pendragon led the survivors of Britain through a magical gate to a new world, a world of magic and high elves, of orcs and kobolds and stranger, darker creatures. Now the descendants of the exiles rule a mighty kingdom, peaceful and prosperous under the rule of the High King.

But dangers stir that the realm is not ready to face.

RIDMARK ARBAN is a new-made knight and Swordbearer of the realm. When the archmage of the high elves asks for aid against the dread Warden of Urd Morlemoch, Ridmark volunteers for the quest, eager to prove himself and win glory and renown.

But terrible evil awaits in Urd Morlemoch, and those who enter the Warden's clutches rarely escape them...

Static: White Noise by James Hunt
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Goodreads Synopsis:
We get up. We go to work. We come home. Those are the daily pillars that nearly every person in the world experiences. In most first world countries those pillars are supported by computers, cell phones, cars, radio, television, all of which have the speed and sophistication of modern day electronics. Whenever one of those devices malfunction it can put a heavy burden on our day. If all of them turn off, everywhere, the world falls apart.

Static: Fade to Gray by James Hunt
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Goodreads Synopsis:
The thin thread holding the civilized world together has been severed. Millions of citizens have been thrust into the unknown, breeding fear into the minds and souls of those seeking to survive. Wren Burton, an architect from Chicago, has been engulfed by the chaotic aftermath of an EMP blast. Her family is injured. The enemy is unknown. And help is nowhere to be found. 



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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
Bound by Prophecy by Stormy Smith
Serpent Singer and Other Stories by M.H. Bonham
Bound Together by Stormy Smith
His Dark Empire by M.R. Forbes
Trueheart by Mel Sterling
Into The Aether by P.J. Schnyder
The New Agenda by Simone Pond
Core Punch by Pauline Baird Jones
Playing with Magic by Carrie L. Wells

16 comments:

  1. OOh nice! Those are some new to me reads! Hope you positively love them all!

    GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. Ant Man was fun, I agree. I'm hoping for the Wasp in the next one too, I think she'd be kick butt. I think it's great you guys do a weekly movie. :)

    Owl and the Japanese Circus looks good, I'm thinking about that one...

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    1. Greg, Oh yeah! After watching after the credits, I'm thinking Wasp will be present. Can't wait to see her! :D

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  3. Dakota's book looks so fun. And I grabbed Static. Couldn't resist the cover and blurb. LOL Good luck with your sons college. Sounds like you might have found the one that fits his needs:) Happy reading for all of your new books.

    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2016/02/07/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-146-and-the-sunday-post/

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    1. Great to hear you picked up the book and like a few, Laura Thomas. :) Thank you! We are going to be visiting several colleges near us, such work! But worth it. :)

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    1. Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads, I'm looking forward to Charish's book. :) One day...

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  5. I need to start finding time to watch films but I have so many books I want to read! And now I'm in zombie week so I doubt I'll get time to watch anything!

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    1. Chucklesthescot, Yeah. It's hard to find time for everything. :) Have fun with zombie week!

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  6. I loved Owl and the Japanese Circus. I say post what you can each week as long as it makes you happy without stressing.

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    1. Kimba, that's great to hear! I look forward to them. I've heard lots of great reviews. :)

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  7. 3 reviews a week?! I'm lucky if I can write 3 a month ;-) Glad to hear you enjoyed Ant-Man. We purchased it last week but haven't found time to watch it yet. I'm looking forward to it =)

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    1. Oh wow, Addicted2Heroines. I'm glad I'm not the only one that struggles with reviews. I am able to do more reviews thanks to audiobooks, which I listen to at work now. I do hope you enjoy Ant-man when you watch it. :)

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