Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sunday Post #123

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 has passed and I'm still no further ahead.

I'm sorry I haven't been visiting anyone. It's weighing heavy on my mind. That's how blogging works and if I can't do my half, well I feel as I should stop posting for a while.

Life has really kicked us in the arse this time.

Kiddo's surgery went rather well. The doctor noticed that his hamstring was spasming after surgery and couldn't get it absolutely straight in the brace. (He had noted the same thing after surgery 2.) He thinks part of his problem might be his hamstring. It all works together and a catch 22 if you can't do either on. You need the hamstring to relax and stretch to get your knee straight, you need your knee straight to stretch the hamstring. Vicious circle! So, we are now going to see a neurologist to see about a botox shot to help relax the hamstring so he can get his knee straight to prevent any more scar tissue build up.

It just never stops.

We are still strong on therapy and he's doing well with getting straight, but we will take all the help we can get.

I'm going to try my hardest to get on and visit a few friends here in the blogging world this week. Even if it's only 2 days, I'm going to do it.

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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 only got to the gym 2 days last week with all going on with kiddo, Sunday and Tuesday.

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What's Happening in Books:

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


Current Audiobook:
World's Edge by Ryan Kirk


Current Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing


Finished Last Week: 
Nothing

Audiobooks from Audible:
The Long Way Down by Craig Schaefer


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'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! :)
  Legally Undead
  Risen Gods


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Received Last Weeks:


Review & Review Consideration:



Audio Books Requested for Review:
The Girls From Alcyone by Cary Caffrey
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Sigrid and Suko are two girls from the impoverished and crime-infested streets of 24th century Earth. Sold into slavery to save their families from financial ruin, the girls are forced to live out their lives in service to the Kimura Corporation, a prestigious mercenary clan with a lineage stretching back long before the formation of the Federated Corporations. 

Known only to Kimura, the two girls share startling secret—a rare genetic structure not found in tens of millions of other girls.

But when their secret becomes known, Sigrid and Suko quickly find themselves at the center of a struggle for power. Now, hunted by men who would seek to control them, Sigrid and Suko are forced to fight for their own survival, and for the freedom of the girls from Alcyone.

Terms of Surrender by Craig Schaefer
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Felix Rossini is a man with a thousand enemies. Framed for murder, hunted by Mirenze's protectors as well as the criminal underworld, he struggles to survive and fight back against the conspiracy that has marked him for death. A conspiracy of another kind is brewing across the ocean, as the corrupt aristocracy draws Livia Serafini’s oldest friends into a plot to destroy her. If she can’t find a way to overcome the occult infection spreading through her veins, they may not have to. 

And in the shadows, the Owl prepares to wage bloody war against the most dangerous foe of all -- her own coven -- as she leads her disciples in a quest to recover a deadly relic. It's a showdown that will end where it all began: in the frozen hell of Winter's Reach, under a rain of fire. 

From a rebel uprising in the west, to a broken crusade in the east, the dominoes fall one by one. Where they land will determine the fate of an empire.

Nemesis by K.A. Finn
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Goodreads Synopsis:
A part of her died when she lost him… 

Commander Terra Rush has spent the last eight months mourning Gryffin, believing he died when his ship crashed. When he returns to her, broken and scarred from months of torture at the hands of the Foundation, it feels like a miracle. At first. 

His unpredictable mechanical side, reawakened by the brutality he endured as a prisoner, threatens to destroy him. He’s lost the trust of the colonists. Has he lost part of himself as well? 

Her need to protect her ravaged heart puts distance between them when they need to depend on each other the most. If the colonists are to survive, they need Gryffin to reunite the Nomad and stand with them…and he needs Terra’s help to do so. But time and tragedy have changed them both so much. Can they find their way back to each other before everything they know is destroyed? 


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Free Ebooks:

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Witch Song by Amber Argyle
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Goodreads Synopsis:
The world is changing.

For thousands of years, witch song has controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons. But not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by the dark Witch, Espen.

As the last echoes of witch song fade, Espen grows stronger as winter and summer come within the space of a day. Now she's coming for the one she missed—a shy, untrained girl of fifteen named Brusenna.

Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find Espen. Fight her. Defeat her.

Or there won't be anything left to save.

Siren's Kiss by Margo Bond Collins
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Her kiss might save the world . . .

Unless his kiss kills her first.

It's been almost two thousand years since the mer-shifter Skyla walked the streets of Athens—not since her heart was broken by a human man and she exchanged the land and sky for the ocean depths. Ever since, she has lived in the underwater ruins of Atlantis, studying with the priestesses of the goddess Amphitrite, refining her mermaid powers and ignoring her human half.

But her studies are interrupted when she is called upon by the god Poseidon himself to investigate rumors that the world above is being polluted by the magic of creatures from another realm—and worse, that the ocean kingdom of the mer-people might be next.

When her inquiries in modern-day Greece lead her to an American detective asking similar questions, Skyla realizes that the magical problem she's been sent to research is bigger than she anticipated—and that one human's kisses might be more dangerous to her, and her world, than she ever could have imagined.
 

Speak by R.M. Webb
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Zoe’s shy. Like really shy. Even simple conversations with her best friend, Becca, can have her lost in her head, worrying about all the things she might have said or done wrong. But there’s this part of Zoe that’s as ferocious as a tiger, this part that paces in frustration whenever Zoe gets quiet, and urges her to do things that push her out of her comfort zone - her very small comfort zone. 

The tiger gets its way when Zoe meets Noah at her favorite bar, because Zoe is so not comfortable. First, Noah’s absolutely gorgeous. Second, every time he touches her, she feels these golden pings of … something … that calm her and soothe her and make her feel like the answers to all her questions are right around the corner. And third, it looks like Becca is keeping a dangerous secret, a secret that Noah is in on and isn’t happy about at all. 

With Noah’s help, Zoe’s gonna have to learn to speak, because her words hold power … more power than she ever dreamed possible.

May Contain Spies by J.A. Cipriano
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Abby Banks is your typical sixteen-year-old girl, except that her entire life has been one big lie. Kidnapped as a young girl and fostered by a government agency as collateral, Abby never knew she was important… until her mom’s terrorist organization unleashes a devastating attack on the facility.

UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated; until she saves her crush's life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it's next fairytale victim. 

To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.

Forever Fae by L.P. Dover
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Goodreads Synopsis:
He leans down, lips parted, and then our lips connect ... We didn’t know that this one kiss has FOREVER changed the Land of the Fae.

According to the Prophecy proclaimed many years ago, Princess Calista of the Summer Court is destined to change the Land of the Fae from the evil determined to destroy it. Her powers are phenomenal, and she secretly trains for battle with her handsome warrior friend, Merrick, who unbeknownst to her protects her heart as well, in hopes of keeping it for himself. At least, until the seductive Prince Ryder attends the Guardian Ceremony and instantly sends a fire burning through her veins and a connection so deep they both discover a love above anything imaginable.

No one knows how Calista is destined to change the kingdoms, but there is one that does. He not only craves Calista’s power, but her body as well, and his goal is to steal her power, make her his Dark Queen, and take over the Land of the Fae.
Will the evil succeed in claiming Calista’s soul? Or will the two men that fight for her heart save her from despair, and help her fulfill her destiny to become what she was meant to be.

**Does contain some graphic language and sexual content. May not be suitable for young adults.**

Shiftless by Aimee Easterling
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Goodreads Synopsis:
PMS is no fun for werewolves.

Forget the full moon, female werewolves shift uncontrollably at that time of the month. But after years of practice, teenaged Terra learns to squash her wolf, which allows her to flee the repressive village where she grew up.

A decade later, Terra realizes she has an even worse problem. After hiding from her wolf for so long, she is now shiftless, unable to change back into canine form.

When her father shows up with an ultimatum, Terra knows she'll have to learn to shift or return to her place in her family's pack. Will Wolfie, a nearby alpha who's more wolf than man, be a stumbling block in Terra's quest to maintain her freedom?

As Terra struggles to escape two werewolf packs that seem poised to suck her back in, the real question becomes --- does she really want to stay away?

The Bloodless Assassin by Celine Jeanjean
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Being Damsport’s most elegant assassin is hard work. There’s tailoring to consider, devilish poisons to concoct, secret identities to maintain… But most importantly, Longinus must keep his fear of blood hidden or his reputation will be ruined. So when Rory, a scrawny urchin girl, threatens to expose his phobia unless he teaches her swordsmanship, he has no choice but to comply.

As if being saddled with a dirty, grammatically incorrect girl isn’t bad enough, a copycat assassin begins to imitate Longinus’ kills and threatens both his and Rory’s lives. Arguments have to be set aside, and Longinus and Rory are forced to work together to unmask and stop the copycat. But darker forces than they realise are at play, and with time running out, the unlikely duo find themselves the last line of defence against a powerful enemy who seeks to bring the city of Damsport to its knees.

Twelve Days of Faery by W.R. Gingell
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Goodreads Synopsis:
King Markon of Montalier is at the end of his tether. His son, Prince Parrin, is afflicted with a rather nasty curse that slaughters, maims, or brutally attacks any woman with whom he so much as flirts. After the rumour that sweeps around the kingdom, promising that any woman breaking the ‘curse’ will be eligible to marry the prince, there is no shortage of willing volunteers. Unfortunately, there is also no shortage of bodies piling up. 

Markon needs to do something, but what? Can a visiting enchantress from Avernse help, or is she simply another accident waiting to happen? And will Markon be able to give her up to his son if she does break the curse?

Hot Pursuit by Athena Grayson
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Huntress of the Star Empire
A Sci-Fi Romance Serial Adventure
By Athena Grayson

Episode 1: Hot Pursuit
Micah Ariesis is a wanted man. Pursued across the star system by the Huntress, helpless as his brethren are brought down one by one, he’s got no options left but to gamble his future on a sketchy revolutionary plot aimed at the empire’s heart, but the mystery surrounding the Huntress’s legendary skill puts danger to a much closer heart—his own.
Treska’s latest bounty is her last for a reason. Not even her incomparable skills can keep her target from finding cracks in her convictions. It’s going to take all her training to protect her principles against his persuasive onslaught.

About The Huntress
She always gets her man…
Treska Sivekka is the best Vice Hunter in the entire Union of Civilized Worlds, but her latest bounty might put her right out of a job. She’s on the hunt for the last of the psypaths, whose psionic gifts are thought to have caused devastating alien attacks on a dozen worlds. The last psypath, Micah Arestes, is the only remaining chink in the armor of the Union.
But acquiring her target starts Treska on a journey not back to the safety of the Civilized Worlds of the Union, but its wild edges, where she begins to question all she’s known—about the attacks, about psypaths, and about herself. As she unravels the shocking mystery of her own origins, she must question everything she believes until she finally hunts down the truth.

Huntress of the Star Empire is a sci-fi romance serial adventure, told in weekly episodes released each Thursday until the season finale. For more about the series, visithttp://www.athenagrayson.com/huntress or sign up for the newsletter at http://bit.ly/AthenaNews and receive notification of new episode drops right to your inbox.
 

The Superiors by Lena Hillbrand
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Although Draven belongs to the master race that has taken over the world from humans, he can’t afford his own human. He clings to the lower rungs of society, struggling to pay rent and obey the strict laws of society. Then one night he captures Cali, a human runaway.

Draven must return the girl, but he can’t stop thinking about her. He returns to feed on her often and begins to remember his own humanity as he spends more time with her. As he learns to sympathize with the human and see her as more than an animal, he struggles to protect her from other Superiors. But Draven can’t keep others from feeding on Cali unless he buys her. He vows to make the purchase, no matter what he has to sacrifice to support a human.

His quest for Cali starts innocently enough, but soon leads him deeper into a tangled web of danger, violence, betrayal and murder.


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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
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
Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins
Risen Gods by J.F. Penn & J. Thorn
The Long Way Down by Craig Schaefer

10 comments:

  1. Have a nice week my friend and happy reading!

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  2. Fantastic haul. Geez I am sorry to hear about your son's knee troubles continuing, but it sounds like the doctors know what is happening. Your life has been crazy of late, don't stress the visiting back thing :)

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  3. I always meant to read Witch song...one day

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  4. OOoh nice! Those are all totally new to me ones!! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. Great update! Looks like you got some nice new books to read. Happy Reading!
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  6. Perhaps this will be where things improve, with the botox shots. I really do hope you get some progress on this.

    I had to laugh when I saw the werewolf book with a character called Will Wolfie! That got me sniggering!

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    1. We are so hoping and working for it Chuckles. *sigh* And yes, Will Wolfie had me too. lol.

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