Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday Post #118

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'm late posting, once again. This weekend has been a whirlwind of go. We visited a local gym, which has a swimming pool, Friday night. We are looking for an accessible pool for kiddo to exercise in, due to his knee surgery. Also he can lift and do additional exercises for his knee when not at therapy. Yes, he's struggling with getting his knee straight and staying that way. I give total props to all who have had ACL surgery because it's crazy hard!

Saturday was my dentist appointment, picking up my handicapped father from the nursing home and taking him out for a fun dinner with family for his birthday. It is an event to pick dad up and take him anywhere but it was done and he seemed to really enjoy himself. By the time I got him back to the home and got home it was time to change clothes and head to the gym. We were only there for a short time before they closed at eight. We came home and watched our family movie.

Now... It's Sunday and my weekend is shot. I have so much I need to do today yet.


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 on the treadmill this week. There was, and still is, so much I need to get done in just getting by in life. Time really does seem to be an enemy at the moment.

I did get to do an elliptical for 30 minutes Saturday night through.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
I'll start a new book next week.

Current Audiobook:
How to be a Mermaid by Erin Hayes

Current Podcast Book Listen:

Finished Last Week: 

Audiobooks from Audible:
Prodigal by Tyler Jolley & Sherry D. Ficklin
Herculean by Jeremy Robinson & 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:



This Week to Come on the Blog:

I've decided to do three reviews a week for a few weeks, just to try to get caught up with what I have to share with you all. Hope you stop by to check them all out! :)
  Shadowed Glass
  The Games of Supervillainy
  Acheron Highway


Received Last Weeks:

Review & Review Consideration:
Master of Machines by Starla Huchton
Goodreads Synopsis:
The crew of the Antigone’s Wrath returns for more adventures around the world!

Two years after the devastating events on Yonaguni island, the consequences are still rippling through Captain Rachel Sterling’s life. Unable to bring herself to replace what she lost in that tragic affair, both she and Danton DuSalle are stretched thin. When the Master-at-Arms is crippled by his spreading “condition,” Rachel has little recourse but to turn to the only man who might be able to help.

Silas Jensen never expected to return to the Antigone’s Wrath, but has an utter inability to say no when Rachel comes crashing back into his life. Between explosions and being shot at, he didn’t think it was possible for things to get worse, but the never-ending mysteries of Rachel’s heritage make every step more difficult than the last.

In a race against time, Rachel and Silas chase a legend across the globe, but are their new allies as benevolent as they seem? Even millennia can’t keep some secrets buried.

Audio Books Requested for Review:
Changeling by David Wood & Sean Ellis
Goodreads Synopsis:
You can’t always recognize the face of your enemy. 

Two thousand years ago, the legendary mathematical genius Archimedes was poised on the brink of the greatest discovery in human history when his life was brutally snuffed out. His murder has never been explained. 

While investigating the strange Paracas skulls—believed by some to be the remains of extraterrestrial explorers—archaeologist Jade Ihara receives an unexpected visit from an old foe seeking her help against entities he calls “Changelings” and their plot to manufacture a false chapter of human history. 

Hounded by radical extremists led by Atash Shah—a man bent on becoming the Mahdi prophesied to unite the Islamic world—and haunted by the faceless puppetmasters who secretly control the world, Jade must follow the trail of clues to uncover a deadly truth that has been erased from history. 

Can she solve the mystery of Archimedes’ murder, or will she become the next victim of the conspiracy to hide the truth? 

The Long Way Down by Craig Schaefer
Goodreads Synopsis:
Nobody knows the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas like Daniel Faust, a sorcerer for hire and ex-gangster who uses black magic and bullets to solve his clients' problems. When an old man comes seeking vengeance for his murdered granddaughter, what looks like a simple job quickly spirals out of control. 

Soon Daniel stands in the crossfire between a murderous porn director; a corrupt cop with a quick trigger finger; and his own former employer, a racket boss who isn't entirely human. Then there's Caitlin: brilliant, beautiful, and the lethal right hand of a demon prince. 

A man named Faust should know what happens when you rub shoulders with demons. Still Daniel can't resist being drawn to Caitlin's flame as they race to unlock the secret of the Etruscan Box, a relic that people all over town are dying -- and killing -- to get their hands on. As the bodies drop and the double-crosses pile up, Daniel will need every shred of his wits, courage and sheer ruthlessness just to survive. 

Daniel Faust knew he was standing with one foot over the brink of hell. He's about to find out just how far he can fall.



Free Ebooks:

(On my Kindle App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.
Delirium by Susan Kaye Quinn
Goodreads Synopsis:

Urban Fantasy with a Cyberpunk Twist 
***first episode of the nine-part serial***

What’s your life worth on the open market? 
In this gritty urban fantasy, debt collectors take your life energy and give it to someone more “worthy”… all while paying the price with black marks on their souls.

“Absolutely riveting!”
“Quinn has a way of writing heart-breaking characters.”
“You’ll be holding your breath, looking over your shoulder, and begging for more.”

Lirium plays the part of the grim reaper well, with his dark trenchcoat, jackboots, and the black marks on his soul that every debt collector carries. He's just in it for his cut, the ten percent of the life energy he collects before he transfers it on to the high potentials, the people who will make the world a better place with their brains, their work, and their lives. That hit of life energy, a bottle of vodka, and a visit from one of Madam Anastazja's sex workers keep him alive, stable, and mostly sane... until he collects again. But when his recovery ritual is disrupted by a sex worker who isn't what she seems, he has to choose between doing an illegal hit for a girl whose story has more holes than his soul or facing the bottle alone—a dark pit he's not sure he'll be able to climb out of again.

Contains mature content and themes.

Creatus by Carmen DeSousa
Goodreads Synopsis:
Ancient myths, superheroes, vampires... Forget everything you've heard.

For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who almost hunted them to extinction. Now, one rogue wants the world to know they exist. 

The Creatus Series is not your normal paranormal story... It's a realistic romantic mystery based on the myths you've heard your entire life. Prepare to believe...

The Dark of Twilight by Kate Danley
Goodreads Synopsis:
Aein always longed to be a member of Lord Arnkell's army, ever since she was a child working in the stronghold's kitchen. When that day finally comes and she is sent to patrol the border's swamp with fellow warrior, Lars, it seems like her dream has come true. But something has followed her home. When Lord Arnkell's wedding is interrupted by a werewolf attack, the dream shifts into a nightmare... and Aein is the only one awake. 

Book One in the Twilight Shifters series.

By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson
Goodreads Synopsis:
Given the chance to train as a squire, kitchen servant Achan Cham hopes to pull himself out of his pitiful life and become a Kingsguard Knight. When Achan's owner learns of his training, he forces Achan to spar with the Crown Prince--more of a death sentence than an honor. Meanwhile, strange voices in Achan's head cause him to fear he's going mad. While escorting the prince to a council presentation, their convoy is attacked. Achan is wounded and arrested, but escapes from prison--only to discover a secret about himself he never believed possible.

Hemlock by N.J. Layouni
Goodreads Synopsis:
When a modern-day woman finds herself stranded in a medieval world, an attractive outlaw offers her protection in the role of his 'wife', and promises to help her find a way back home. Until then, Martha must attempt to fit into medieval society, avoid the Evil Earl and his minions, and learn how to trust her heart again.

Awoken by Sarah Noffke
Goodreads Synopsis:
Around the world humans are hallucinating after sleepless nights. 

In a sterile, underground institute the forecasters keep reporting the same events.

And in the backwoods of Texas, a sixteen-year-old girl is about to be caught up in a fierce, ethereal battle.

Meet Roya Stark. She drowns every night in her dreams, spends her hours reading classic literature to avoid her family’s ridicule, and is prone to premonitions—which are becoming more frequent. And now her dreams are filled with strangers offering to reveal what she has always wanted to know: Who is she? That’s the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. But will Roya live to regret learning the truth?

(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
Acheron Highway by Gary Jonas
Revolution by K.A. Salidas
Billy and the Cloneasaurus by Stephen Kozeniewski
Prodigal by Tyler Jolley & Sherry D. Ficklin
Herculean by Jeremy Robinson & Sean Ellis


  1. I swear I don't know where you get the energy to do everything. I'm tired just reading about your week. I really hope you get a bit of a break soon.

  2. Ooh those are new to me reads! They look rather intriguing! Hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  3. Weekends- never enough time. Hope you get a break and have a good week. :)

  4. Oh I love the cover of The Ghost Rebellion by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris!! Sounds like you had a busy week. Hopefully by now you got done your chores and have your feet up!! Have a lovely week :)

  5. Sounds like you have a close supportive family and that's wonderful:) So many amzing books and most are new to me. Where do you find them?

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  6. good luck with everything! happy reading my friend!


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