Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Post #149

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.


And the weekends go faster than the week... I know, weekends are only two days so they do go faster than the week, of five. We should totally fix that! lol. It seems we have lots to do on the weekends anymore because we can't get to it during the week in the evening. *sigh*

Evenings are getting shorter and nights longer this past week. The sun is setting earlier and earlier each day. It's also harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning. That hibernation habit is kicking in. It's cooler and darker in the morning so all we want to do is sleep. And with the dreary rain we've had. Yuck.

Kiddo had senior night Friday night and it was miserable weather for the kids. But we got some pictures of him with his friends. He, somehow, found some old pictures I had him posse for in the back yard when he started playing football in little league, and wants to re-enact them now that he's a senior. I'm hoping the sun stays out today so we can get those done.


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 get some exercising in this week. I only been getting 2 days a week in with all that's going on. They are days working on the weight equipment at the gym.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Emergence: Humanity 2.0 edited by J.M. Martin
The Side of Good / The Side of Evil edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Content editing work.

Current Audiobook:
Destroyer of Worlds by J.F. Penn

Current Podcast Book Listen:
Stonebriar Casefiles: Bad Alchemy by Laura Nicole Spencer (You can listen for free too!)

Finished Last Week: 
Freed by Amanda Carlson
Of Flame and Light by Cecy Robson

Audiobooks from Audible:
Stolen Magic by Linsey Hall
Time for the Lost by Chess Desalls

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing yet.


Last Week on the Blog:

Cover Reveals: (click titles to go to post & learn more)

Guest Posts:


Spellbound in a Flash:
This week I didn't post with working on writing. Sorry!

Challenged Writers:
I'll share again at the beginning of October.

Around the Internet...

Of Flame and Light by Cecy Robson

"I just want to forget the rest of the world and keep reading, not even watch my favorite shows!"

Anubis Nights by Gary Jonas

"I like that we start with the characters where they are and how they feel now. Terrible things have happened to a few characters in the end of the last book, and they are dealing with the results. In seeing them now we also get a reminder of what happened, and how horrible it was for them."

"I find the connections of different histories and written history and mythology to be the gripping part of the story. The way Bones' family treasure leads to Noah and the ark then even another step even further is mesmerizing."

Podcast Review:

Mama Bitchstress Reviews:

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop! I have 2 Audiobooks up for 1 winner!


This Week to Come on the Blog:

I have 3 reviews scheduled. Hope you visit!


Received Last Weeks:

For Review Consideration:

Audio Books Requested for Review:



Free Ebooks:

(On my Kindle App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.

Hidden Magic by Linsey Hall
Goodreads Synopsis:
Cass, Nix, and Del are good at two things: finding treasure and killing demons. Lying low is a close third—but not because they want to be good at hiding. They’re FireSouls, some of the unlucky few to inherit a piece of the dragon’s soul. On the surface, the perks are sweet—they have the power to find and steal any type of magical treasure, including the powers of other supernaturals. But it doesn’t come without a price—stealing powers requires that they kill, and others would destroy them if they discover what they are. 

In a world full of magic, hiding their powers is the only way to survive. That's not too hard, except for the fact that they’re being blackmailed by a criminal overlord who holds their lives in his hands. He wants a pair or rare daggers hidden inside a deadly temple. If Cass, Nix, and Del don’t get him the daggers, they’re dead. But when they get’s into the temple, they realize that things are even worse than they’d imagined. What was supposed to be a normal job is decidedly…not. And surviving it might be impossible.

Tangi a te Ruru/ The Cry of the Morepork by Pip Ballantine
Goodreads Synopsis:
Agent Aroha Murphy investigates a series of strange deaths in the wilds of New Zealand in 1873 which have all taken place on one night. Are they suicides or murders? Aroha with her Maori and Italian ancestry, sits awkwardly between two cultures, but the answer is tangled with her own complicated past. heritage of Aotearoa itself. 

Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences (Phoenix Rising / Das Zeichen des Phönix, and the Janus Affair / Die Janus-Affäre) by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris. They explore events mentioned in the novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of things to come.

Free Audio Books/Stories:
The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
Goodreads Synopsis:
Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi.

One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know. But it changes everything: war, crime, daily life.
Tony Valdez is a Dispatcher - a licensed, bonded professional whose job is to humanely dispatch those whose circumstances put them in death's crosshairs, so they can have a second chance to avoid the reaper. But when a fellow Dispatcher and former friend is apparently kidnapped, Tony learns that there are some things that are worse than death and that some people are ready to do almost anything to avenge a supposed wrong.
It's a race against time for Valdez to find his friend before it's too late...before not even a Dispatcher can save him.

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
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
The Cryptic Lines by Richard Storry
Stolen Magic by Linsey Hall
Time for the Lost by Chess Desalls


Bea said...

Yes, I'm feeling the urge to hibernate also. It's harder to get things accomplished. Good luck!

Blodeuedd said...

Woot, freebie, I got it

Greg said...

I don't like the shorter days, it gets dark too early now. :( Hibernating might not be bad!

Ark looks interesting, I'm a sucker for stuff like that.

Anonymous said...

Yes... while the weather is still insanely sunny and mild for the time of year - the nights are inexorably growing longer and colder. I hate it! I'm going to hunt for the Scalzi book and see if the free offer extends to the Kindle edition:)). Have a great week.

LilyElement said...

Awwww recreating the pictures he found should be a ton of fun and great memories for you both :)

chucklesthescot said...

I'm thinking about semi-hibernation! This is the season of cuddling up in bed with a nice book or watching a film or dvd box set. Lovely! I think I was a bear or something in a former life...