Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday Post #130

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.

It's been another crazy week here. I only got blog visiting in one day as the second day was spent on the phone. With my husbands work schedule this week, I was on and off the phone Thursday night trying to find out information on his sister. They thought she was having a stroke. Late Thursday night we found out it was not a stroke but something that has the same symptoms. I can't remember the name of it but it sounded like it was related to the nervous system and her brain. She'll be okay, but what else will come of this new find, I don't know.

Now it's the weekend and time just goes so fast. Where does it go? I have so much to get caught up on and getting no where fast. I'm glad next weekend is Memorial Weekend in the USA. Maybe the extra day will help me with free time to get some reading and such done. (hahaha)

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 cut grass Friday.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
The Side of Good / The Side of Evil edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Struck by Amanda Carlson
I'm also working on Content Editing Work as well.

Current Audiobook:
Finders Keepers by J.J. Dibenetto

Current Podcast Book Listen:
Stonebriar Casefiles: Bad Alchemy by Laura Nicole Spencer (You can listen for free too!)
Alight by Scott Sigler (You can listen for free too! One episode, a few chapters, a week!)

Finished Last Week: 
No new books started yet.

Audiobooks from Audible:
Nemesis by K.A. Finn

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! :)
  Wrapped in the Past
  Finders Keepers (maybe, if I get review written)

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


Received Last Weeks:

Review & Review Consideration:
The Demons We See by Krista D. Ball
Goodreads Synopsis:
Society was rocked when the Church asked Allegra, Contessa of Marsina, to negotiate the delicate peace talks between the rebelling mage slaves and the various city states. Not only was she a highborn mage, she was a nonbeliever and a vocal objector against the supposed demonic origins of witchcraft. Demons weren’t real, she’d argued, and therefore the subjection of mages was unlawful.
But that was all before the first assassination attempt. That was before Allegra began to hear the strange whispers in the corridors. That was before everything changed. Now, Allegra, and her personal guards race to stabilize the peace before the entire known world explodes into war with not just itself, but with the abyss from beyond.
So much for demons not being real.

Audio Books Requested for Review:


Heir to Kale by K.L. Bone
Goodreads Synopsis:
“Fear to the fearless. Hope to the hopeless. Mercy to those who hate you. Death to those who love you.” – Prophesy of the Kalian Twins. 

In the land of Kale there lies a delicate balance between the powerful Temples and the rulers from an ancient, royal bloodline. The Temples are ruled through combat, determined by a series of tournaments. Of these tournament champions, sixty are chosen to become Defendants, an elite team charged with protecting the realm from all enemies. Selection to this team is considered the highest of honours and leadership of the team is decided only once every thirteen years. 

Princesses Mariana and Ameria, twin daughters of two such champions, are taken as children to separate, yet equally powerful Temples. Through years of rigorous training both are educated in the arts of combat, swordplay, and the ancient traditions of the Temple Gods. Both eventually obtain the rank of Kalian Champions with the expectation of one day serving upon the coveted Defendant Team.

Then, not long after their seventeenth birthday, the childless King declares that one of the sisters must succeed him as the future Queen. As the race for the throne begins, the sister’s long standing rivalry intensifies, leading both upon a dangerous path that threatens not only their lives, but the fate of the very kingdom.

Unbeknownst to the twins, this treacherous path to the throne is the elaborate collaboration of an ancient prophecy and two creatures charged by the Gods themselves ensure it comes to pass. As primeval powers awaken, the two sisters must struggle to learn the truth behind the prophesy and search for a way to change their inevitable fate.

Free Ebooks:

(On my Kindle App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.
Carl Sagan's Hunt for Intelligent Life in the Universe by C. Gockel
Goodreads Synopsis:
Sometimes intelligent life is right in front of your whiskers. 

Hsissh is a member of The One. There are some newcomers to The One's homeplanet. They call themselves "humans," and they are, frankly, mentally deficient--they can't warp the quantum world with their minds. However, Hsissh is becoming attached to one of them, a Miss Noa Sato. He can't decide if he loves her like a child or a pet or both. 

When The One decide they will wipe out the humans and Noa's life is on the line, Hsissh is forced to take sides ... he might find intelligent life where The One least expect it.

Armageddon by Christina Bauer
Goodreads Synopsis:
Five years have passed since Myla Lewis last fought gladiator-style in Purgatory's Arena. Now, she’s fighting again, only this time in Hell. And the stakes have never been higher. The King of Hell, Armageddon, has kidnapped Myla and Lincoln’s young son, Maxon. 

In the wake of Maxon’s abduction, all the after-realms calling for war, and no one shouts louder than Lincoln. Myla knows that a war against Hell will cost millions of lives, so she devises her own plan, involving a small attack team and a secret entrance to Hell. Will Myla save Maxon, or will her child and all the after-realms fall to Armageddon?

Supernatural Freak by Louisa Klein
Goodreads Synopsis:
When paranormal expert Robyn Wise is offered an outrageous sum of money to cure a boy who is turning into a dead tree, she's very sceptical. A politician ready to pay that much to make his son stop growing branches instead of hair? Come on! She's more likely to be abducted by aliens. This is a trap. Or much worse. And, of course, it's much worse.

The child is turning into a dark portal, created by a powerful entity determined to absorb Fairyland's power. This means that not only queen Titania and her court are in danger, but the very balance of the magic fluxes.

Robyn'd rather stick a pencil in her own eye but, to learn how to destroy the portal, she has to sneak into the Wizardry Council, a place full of wizards who are hiding something—though it’s certainly not their dislike of her.

There, she discovers a terrible secret that could help to overthrow Fairyland's enemies for good, but puts her in the midst of an ancient and deadly war, and not as a bystander, but as the main target.

The Elf's Apprentice by Frances Pauli
Goodreads Synopsis:
A sorcerer, a rebel, and a whole kingdom under fire... 

As the sorcerer's new apprentice, Kia's fiery temper is bound to get her into hot water. Evander is obnoxious, arrogant, intolerable, and undeniably the most beautiful elf alive. Even if she passes his relentless testing, working at his side just might kill her. 
Worse, her master has powerful enemies inside the palace. When their attacks turn personal, the sorcerer's apprentice becomes the perfect bait in a deadly trap set to destroy the man who has become far more than just her boss. 
Two lost souls must defend their world, but even if they save the kingdom, they risk losing each other forever. 

(On my Nook)
Street Fox by C.J. Brightley
Goodreads Synopsis:
A boy learns heroes still exist. 

This is a short story set in the world of the series Erdemen Honor. It is a prequel/introduction to an upcoming novel and takes place several generations after The King's Sword. It is 6166 words.

Exodus by Jen Minkman
Goodreads Synopsis:
"Time is old here. 
Older than the cracked and scorched earth, older than the scraggly bushes and the dusty road that winds through the desert like a sluggish snake on its way toward the horizon wavering in the heat.
I no longer recall for how long I’ve been here, but I feel just like that snake – forever on my way toward a destination that’s just out of view. Only when I look up do I see what my heart longs for. The endlessly blue sky. My visions are blue. My eyes are hungry.
The cabin is on the edge of what must once have been a lake. When I step outside and stand on the verandah during the hottest time of day, the air is so hot that it turns everything blurry and wavy, filling the lake with something looking like water once more. Even though that mirage can’t quench my thirst for the blue.
The clock above the door is broken. Time isn’t just old here – it seems to not pass at all.
And yet I wait."

The Heretic by Joseph Nassise
Goodreads Synopsis:
Boston SWAT officer Cade Williams didn't believe in the supernatural until a chance meeting with a fallen angel left his wife dead and him hanging on to life by the thinnest of margins. When he was discharged from the hospital he discovered that not only was he scarred, body and soul, but that the encounter had left him with a few otherworldly talents of his own.

Now, several years later, Knight Commander Cade Williams runs the elite Templar combat unit known as the Echo Team, which puts him in the perfect position to search for the creature that so viciously attacked him and his family that night. His efforts yield little success, however, until a cabal of necromancers attempts to seize an ancient Templar artifact for their own nefarious purposes and gives him the first real lead he's had in ages. Cade sets out to find the necromancers and, through them, the Adversary, only to encounter something much worse...

Death's Mantle by J.A. Cipriano
Goodreads Synopsis:
One does not simply play with hellfire.

When a cyclops breaks into his school and tries to kill his girlfriend, the last thing Malcom expected was for emerald flames to leap from his fingertips and blast the monster to dust.

Now, he'll have to come to terms with his new power before he and his friends are consumed by an ancient unstoppable evil desperate to be free. No big deal, right?

Free Audio Books/Stories:
Nina Kimberly the Merciless by Christiana Ellis
Goodreads Synopsis:
She's on a mission... To kill the man who loves her...


Because he's an idiot.

Nina Kimberly The Merciless is the story of a teenage barbarian princess who must rid herself of an obnoxious royal suitor, replace him with a hero, and then grow into her destiny as a...

Well, that she hasn't decided yet.

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
Wrapped in the Past by Chess Desalls
Nemesis by K.A. Finn


  1. Sorry to hear about your Sister in Law. Hopefully whatever's wrong can easily be remedied.

    Also hope this week is a better one!

  2. It's horrible when someone close suddenly falls ill. Hoping they can findout the cause of your sister-in-law's illness and help her recover quickly. Take care.

  3. Gaslight and Grim has a nice cover, and The Mainframe sounds good. Best wishes to your sister in law, hope it's nothing too serious.

  4. I hope you get the time to relax some too

  5. I hope things are better for your sister-in-law and she gets the help she needs. Sounds like a lot going on for you this week. Hoping you have a better week upcoming and enjoy those fabulous books.

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  6. yay many books for you my friend! I hope you'll be able to te rest. happy reading!

  7. I tried reading The Heritic but couldn't really get into it-hope you have a better time with it!

  8. That's scary about your sister in law, glad to hear everything should be okay though!

  9. I had a crazy busy week with it being the last week of school for me. So I understand not getting things done. Hope you have a better week. You got a lot of books, I'll have to go check some out.
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