Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sunday Post #127

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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It's May!?! Oh my. Where is the time going?

Last week was a good week. I got to visit one day but with things with kiddo's birthday, that was all I got in. this week is going to be a bit rough too. Kiddo has a phone meeting Tuesday that will help with what we are to do with football stuff coming into his senior year. Then he has prom preparation this week with prom on the weekend. Crazy that he's old enough to go to prom!

It's a slow process in physical reading too. Time has been crazy for us, so I read for a few minutes here and there, but I want to read.
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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 got to the gym 2 days last week, Tuesday and Thursday. My usual. With working on lifting equipment then the elliptical for 30 mins. I also push mowed grass on Sunday, last weekend, which was all on a hill side for 45 mins. That's one workout!

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What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
The Side of Good / The Side of Evil edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail


Current Audiobook:
Terms of Surrender by Craig Schaefer


Current Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing


Finished Last Week: 
No new books started yet.

Audiobooks from Audible:
The Girls From Alcyone by Cary Caffrey
Waking Up Dead by Margo Bond Collins


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:



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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! :)
  Silicon Dawn
  Dragon Gate
  Lantern

I have a guest author mini interview and a discussion post.


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Received Last Weeks:


Review & Review Consideration:
Struck by Amanda Carlson
Goodreads Synopsis:
When Phoebe Meadows gets struck by a strange light in the stockroom of Macy’s, life as she knows it flies out the window. As if being hit by lightning isn’t bad enough, she’s accosted in the subway by a man with a missing hand, arrives home to find a raven on her kitchen counter, and her neighbor, Ingrid, shows up dressed like a gladiator hell-bent on protecting her.

Before Ingrid can shuttle her to safety, Phoebe is kidnapped and tossed into one of the Nine Worlds where she’s quickly forced to come to terms with what she is: A valkyrie. The only problem is, she has no idea what that means.

After a narrow escape, she finds an unlikely ally in Loki’s son, Fenrir. Together the valkyrie and the wolf must battle their way back to New York City and reach the valkyrie stronghold where Ingrid is waiting for her. But with danger and obstacles at every turn, she might not live long enough to learn the full truth about who and what she really is…
 

Audio Books Requested for Review:
Dead of Night by M.R. Forbes
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Small-time thief and hitman Conor Night thinks having terminal cancer is his worst problem. The illegal treatments keeping him alive are expensive, and the side effects a mixed bag:

Conor can raise the dead.

When a low-end hit points to a high-end job, Conor is suspicious, but it's an opportunity he can't afford to ignore. Armed with a set of soul-sucking ancient dice, a collection of corpses, and the estranged daughter of one of the most powerful wizards on Earth, it will take all of his wit, charm, and magic to navigate the treacherous world of the dominant Houses and either finish the job, or be finished himself.

He's got ninety-nine problems, and dying is only one.

The Cupcake Witch by Poppy Lawless
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Julie

Buttercream. Vanilla. Fondant. Dark chocolate. Brown sugar. Molasses. Baking has always been my true love, but it wasn’t until my mother’s death, and the unexpected inheritance of Serendipity Gardens, that my bliss called me. Bittersweet. But Serendipity Gardens has more to offer than just a potential shopfront. An unusual recipe box left to me by a distant relative might be the key to unlocking my dreams.


Too bad the most powerful family in Chancellor has plans that could turn those dreams to ruins—literally.


Too bad the son of that powerful family is just the kind of guy I’ve been looking for.



Horatio

I suppose being heir to the Hunter family’s Blushing Grape Winery should make me happy, but nothing could be further from the truth. With my mother gone, my father has taken me under his wing, and I despise everything about the way he does business. Sour grapes, indeed. Instead of raising money for charitable causes, my true passion, I’m chasing my father’s manifest destiny.


Too bad his dream includes paving paradise.


Too bad the property owner is the sweetest woman I’ve ever met.



They say the course of true love never runs smooth.

But that’s nothing a magical cupcake can’t solve.

Wrapped in the Past by Chess Desalls
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Shirlyn travels back in time to ancient Persia where she meets the three magi who follow the Star of Bethlehem. After a mishap threatens to send her ride home without her, the youngest mage exhibits a hidden talent that leaves an impression on his elders and on Shirlyn's heart. But his silhouette will forget they ever met, unless she leaves a reminder that comes with a heavy price.


Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:
Book:
Blood Rose by K.L. Bone
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Goodreads Synopsis:
..".a story of strength and determination, actions and consequences, deep love and dark desires."- Greg Wilkey, Author of Growing Up Dead "May the Black Rose protect you in life and avenge you in death." - Vow of the Black Rose A woman with no memory of her past. Another unable to forget. Both haunted by a sinister creature of roses and shadow with an unquenchable thirst for royal blood. Return to the world of the Black Rose Guard. Mara, Captain of the Black Rose for over eight hundred years, thought she had taken her last immortal life. But now, with her sub-captain dead at the hands of the Arum Court, she again must don the blade she vowed to never raise again. However, the task will prove ever more dangerous as the shadow of Mara's past returns to awaken the long-dormant roses. Reunited with her lost love, Mara must also come to terms with her past in order to embrace her future. Can she forgive the man she loves for betraying her heart? And can she redeem herself for the death of the princess she failed to save? Across the sea, Sandra is haunted by the same presence, leading her deeper into the pieces of her mysterious past. Echoes of memory. Glimpses of fate. And a secret that will change everything for both herself and the captains who seek to rescue her from the hands of Mathew, King of the Arum Court, who has a dark agenda of his own.


Audio:



Free Ebooks:

(On my Kindle App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.
Alien Blood by Melisse Aires
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Kellac is everything Gema secretly wants, but a future together is impossible.

Kellac, younger brother of Kaistril, HER CYBORG AWAKES, ends up on planet Toph in military prison. While not at fault, Kellac must wait for diplomatic solutions while the military keeps him in lock up.

Stranded on the planet Toph as a child, Gema is in the Women's Penitentiary for vagrancy. Not PureGen (lab perfected human), she cannot be a citizen and has no legal status.

They are chosen to be contestants on the wildly popular Survival Game, in which two prisoners compete to win credits and their freedom on a planet, soon to be open for immigration. With every moved recorded by a swarm of flying cameras, Kellac and Gema fight their attraction to each other and work together to earn credits.The competition goes well--until the spaceship carrying the show's production team crashes onto their wilderness planet. They are stranded and survival is no longer a game.

40k Novella, Scifi Romance, Space Opera, Adult Content

Super Starrella by Aurora Springer
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse fight vicious villains in the skies above Atalanta. 

A quiet summer at her uncle’s farm turns frighteningly weird for seventeen-year old Estelle Wright after she trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own. 

Back home in Atalanta, a serial killer is targeting the students at Goldman University. Before long she must juggle college classes with sneaking out of the house after dark to battle alien monsters. Estelle’s life is in danger, but who can she trust with her secret: handsome Captain Copper from military intelligence, or hunky Toby, the tough gangster with a motorbike? 

Young adult superheroes, quirky animal sidekicks, and a dash of romance enliven this thrilling adventure. Book 1 of the Secret Supers. 

Lex Talionis by Starla Huchton
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Alexandria Ross was only sure about one thing: her best friend Miranda. So when the seemingly random act of violence that steals Randi's life is revealed as cold-blooded murder, Andria doesn't get mad... 

She gets even. 

Driven with purpose, she changes the course of her life to set the scales of justice back in balance. Psychological warfare is her specialty, and the secrets of her enemies are her weapons. 

The players take their positions on the board… 

But little do they know that the game is rigged. 

Alexandria controls every move. 

Lex Talionis: let the punishment fit the crime.

Frozen by Meljean Brooks
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Goodreads Synopsis:
For a year and a half, Olivia Martin has tried to forget Erik Gulbrandr, the glacial man who’d scorched her mouth with a single kiss. But when Olivia finds herself snowbound with Erik on the winter solstice, she discovers that the man who set her body aflame is cursed by abominable needs — and a desire that might destroy them both…

Missy the Werecat by P.G. Allison
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Goodreads Synopsis:
When puberty brings on her first Shift, Missy goes into the mountains for two years until finally learning to Change back. She can Change from fully human in one instant to a mountain lion in the next. Everyone assumes her two year disappearance was because she’d been kidnapped by a sexual predator that she managed to kill. She keeps her werecat nature a secret. There is no pack, no pride of other werecats and no alpha. She’s a girl with fantastic abilities growing up and learning to do great things in today’s world, amongst humans. She only has her instincts to guide her and those drive her to train herself to extremes. She must control those instincts; dampening the wild predator is often necessary. Her raging hormones and enhanced senses require very strong controls; she explores what happens when those controls are relaxed.

Coffee and Ghosts by Charity Tahmaseb
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Katy and her grandmother have always used coffee to catch ghosts. It pays the bills and keeps them in high-end beans. But after her grandmother dies and a rival ghost hunter moves to town, Katy fears things will never be the same.

She’s right. 

From a beguiling and charismatic ghost whisperer to her new partner’s ghost swallowing brother and even a (short) stint behind bars, Katy navigates her new reality, uncertain her skills are equal to the tasks at hand. But are these things mere distractions—or do they hide something darker, far more sinister, something that has a long-held vendetta against Katy?

To survive, Katy must uncover an ancient secret. She must brew her very best Kona blend. She will need to rely on unexpected and unpredictable allies. 

To survive, she will need to trust what’s in her heart. 

Coffee & Ghosts is a cozy paranormal mystery/romance series told over five episodes. This series bundle contains all five episodes.

Deadly Voyage by Gray Lanter
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Goodreads Synopsis:
CAPTAIN RYVENBARK HAS A DOZEN MEN AND WOMEN IN HIS SQUAD. 
THEY ARE FACING TWO MILLION SAVAGE FIGHTERS 
BUT TO HIM, THE ODDS ARE ABOUT EVEN, SO HE THINKS... 

The Molochs seem to be born to fight. Being the most savage warriors in the galaxy they’re certainly the worst thing could happen to the Aristolans. 
Powerful, intergalactic CEO Belen Morganthal can’t let the only genetically perfect race in the universe fall and disappear into eternity, a race that knows no evil and shows a gleaming beauty.
She is the only one with the means to carry out such an enterprise and the only one with the secret to convince Logan Ryvenbark to accept such an inconceivable mission. Captain Ryvenbark may be just the one having any chance against the Molochs, but he doesn’t like suicide missions. 

Vampire's Shade by by Vivienne Neas
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Get even better value for money when you purchase the Vampire's Shade Discounted Box Set for $8.99, instead of paying a total of $12.00 when you buy each book separately.
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The Shade a Vampire has left in my family is still hunting me, making my life a restless chase.
It's not only my job, I have a personal vendetta to carry out against vampires. They are the reason my sister is on a wheelchair and our mother gone. And I'm not a forgiving girl.

Vampires start integrating among humans, but even with laws adapting to the new society, many problems arise. I solve them. I kill problems.

In the span of less than two weeks I manage to turn my entire world upside down.

This time I have been chosen to take care of some human turned into vampire, but that will not be as easy as it seemed. I have somehow gotten involved in a war against the ancients ones, too dangerous and powerful enemies to fight by myself. And before I could even think about it I find myself allied with a very unlikely team.

At the end of it all, they're the ones that save me. I've been fooling myself for years.
It turns out I was the rescue mission all along.
 


(On my Nook)



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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
Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
Lex Talionis by Starla Huchton
Spark by Starla Huchton
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
Silicon Dawn by William Massa
Dragon Gate by Gary Jones
Lantern by Chess Desalls
The Girls From Alcyone by Cary Caffrey
Waking Up Dead by Margo Bond Collins

8 comments:

  1. Prom..what fun!! Have a crazy fun week!!

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  2. I'm curious to see what you think of Silicon Dawn as I read that last week and liked it. Are you going to read Silicon Man too?

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  3. So many amazing books. I want, want....LOL I hope your week is less hectic.

    My Sunday Post

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  4. I love the sound of the Cupcake Witch!

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  5. I have the Clarson book too, so curious! happy reading!

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  6. I like the look of Dead of Night so I might have to further investigate that one. Sounds like this week was busy but better, which is good news!

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  7. Hope the kiddo is doing better. Checking out some of the freebies, thanks!!

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