Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday Post #156

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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This week was slightly calmer on the home front. Kiddo went for a college overnight visit and came home yesterday ready to sign up. lol. I feel for him. He's been in love with three colleges so far, and bounces back and forth between them. It's so hard to make this choice.

We finally have some cold weather again. There are snowflakes falling and a constant dusting on the ground. It's January here. We should have this. But... oh well. It also means I have to find money for tires. That's always an expense I am never ready for.

I have a few posts I need to get to and return comments, so I'm hoping this week will go a bit better on that front. It's hard to keep up with everything! How do you all 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... This week I got 4 days in. Treadmill on Monday and Wednesday, gym weights and elliptical on Tuesday and Thursday.

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What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells

Content editing work.


Current Audiobook:
The Beast of the North by Alaric Longward

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


Finished Last Week: 
Blue Blooded by Amanda Carlson

Audiobooks from Audible:
Hunting Down Dragons by Tricia Owens


Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing yet.


DNFed:

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Last Week on the Blog:


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



Guest Posts:



Posts:


Around the Internet...


Reviews:
Wytchfire by Michael Meyerhofer

"I enjoyed the story told here. There are neat ties between the people that we see in the end. This is a fantasy series I wouldn't mind following along to the end."


Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano

"Merrie grabs my attention from the first sentence and never lets it go. I loved the format that Merrie used to tell this story. We don't start at the beginning of when all started to change with Rachel. We start when things have already changed, and turned ugly."



Podcast Review:




Mama Bitchstress Reviews:



GIVEAWAYS:


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This Week to Come on the Blog:


Two reviews. And a Mythical Monday!


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Received Last Weeks:
(Note: Links to Amazon are buy links where I could earn commission, in case you are interested.)


For Review Consideration:
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
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Goodreads Synopsis:
GLORY NEVER GETS OLD.

Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best -- the meanest, dirtiest, most feared crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. 

Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk - or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help. His daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy one hundred thousand strong and hungry for blood. Rescuing Rose is the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for. 

It's time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld.


Audio Books Requested for Review:
Primal Dawn by Ryan Kirk
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Tev is a hunter, one of the best in his clan. Trained since birth in the art of tracking and killing, Tev has never met a challenge he couldn’t overcome. But when a mysterious fireball falls from the sky, Tev will question everything he has ever known. For the first time in his life, he isn’t the one doing the hunting. 

He is the prey 

Primal Dawn is the first short novel of the Primal Series, spanning centuries of conflict following first contact. Each novel tells a complete story in the ongoing saga of two cultures learning to explore the vastness of space together.



Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:
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Audio:




Free Ebooks:
(On my Kindle and Nook App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.
The Fervor by Xandrie Kovak
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Goodreads Synopsis:
EVERYONE KNOWS MONSTERS EXIST.
BUT SHE NEVER EXPECTED TO BE ONE OF THEM…

Thanks to her great- great-grandmother, loner Claire Sommers’ DNA results are succubus positive. To make matters worse, her college is forcing her into the Supernatural program. The last place she wants to be is in a room filled with ferals, vampires, and other monsters from her nightmares. The absolute worst thing she can imagine? Getting hit with her first fervor in the middle of said classroom. Especially in front of the new alpha of the Red Crescent pack, Lucas Masters.

With every Supe in scenting distance caught up in the pheromone frenzy, Claire realizes she’s probably not going to survive the night with her dignity intact. She may not even survive at all…

Thanks Grandma.

Fantastic Creatures - anthology
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Here be dragons ... and selkies and griffins and maybe even a mermaid or two. 

Twenty fantasy authors band together to bring you a collection of thrilling tales and magical monsters. Do you like to slay dragons? Or befriend them? Do you prefer to meet cephalopods as gigantic kraken or adorable tree octopuses? 

Each story focuses around a fantastic creature from folklore or mythology, and they range from light and playful tales for the whole family to darker stories that may make you wish to leave the lights on. These stories carry the Fellowship of Fantasy seal of approval. While our monsters may be horrifying, you won't stumble into graphic sex and constant swearing. 

Perfect for the fantasy lover who can't get enough of mythical beasts.

Sleeping Dragon by Rinelle Grey
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Sleeping Beauty never looked this hot! 

It’s finally Lisa’s turn to wake her very own dragon prince with a kiss (and more). She’s been waiting for her chance to sleep with one of the hot shifters since she first saw them. What she didn’t need was the added pressure of a battle raging outside at the time. 

Prince Verrian wakes to the shocking news that he’s been asleep for three hundred years. In that time everything he’s ever known has changed. Some of the changes, like the gorgeous human woman who woke him, are good. Others, not so much. 

When they step outside his chamber, they find that friend and enemy alike have disappeared, leaving them alone in the middle of the Australian outback, with no vehicle and no phone reception. 

And no idea who won the battle. 

Sleeping Dragon is part 1 in the six part, Dragon Echoes serial. It follows on from the Dragon Ruins serial.

Not Just Voodoo - anthology
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Goodreads Synopsis:
To celebrate the release of Something Like Voodoo by New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Hamilton, we've put together this paranormal fantasy collection of short stories that include works from some of her favorite authors! 

Most of the stories in this specially curated collection are brand new, exclusive content - never before distributed anywhere else and yours for the taking! 

If you're in the mood for unique magic and familiar creatures, this anthology is sure to add spark to your day! 

WHAT'S INSIDE: 
Margo Bond Collins - Major Arcana 
When a teenage fortune teller in a traveling carnival meets up with an attractive townie, she finds new magic in her tarot cards. 

Erin Hayes - I Wish I Weren’t A Djinni 
A djinni who is summoned by a young man has the power to grant any of his wishes; he simply has to believe her enough to ask. 

Aileen Harkwood - Splintered Magic 
Though Saige McMullins may feel like nothing more than a half-witch freak, when evil with a nasty appetite threatens the beach town of Lost Cliff, she knows she’s the only one who can stop it. 

L.C. Hibbett - Wicked Witch 
Destiny isn’t a good witch. She lies, she cheats, and she dances on the dead. But Destiny has a secret that might just change everything… 

Megan J. Parker & Nathan Squiers - Journal of Abigail DiAngelo 
As a hunter in training and high school student, Abigail DiAngelo would much rather live a normal life than fight monsters with her father, but when an unexpected chance for change arises, it’s up to her to take charge... 

Katerina Martinez - The Witch and the Thief 
When Nicole Harriman receives an urgent prophetic vision, it’s up to her to protect what is hers. 

K.N. Lee - Awakened 
A young witch betrays her darkest secret and risks her crown, life, and soul for the love of a human. 

Nicole Zoltack - Gavin’s Gamble 
Gavin thinks nothing can be worse than having a witch hunter for a father until he experiences possibly magical phenomena... 

Debbie Cassidy - Deadtown 
A pocket of crazy, a town hostage to magic, and a mysterious warlock boss equal a recipe for disaster. 

Alicia Rades - Visions Among Frost 
Crystal Frost can see ghosts and predict the future, but when her friends pull out a Ouija board at their sleepover, it’s up to her to clean up their mess. 

Monica Corwin - The Dying of the Light 
When Charity dies on the first day of her new job she rallies with the help of her new reaper partner, and her eight remaining souls, to take down the criminals responsible. 

Jasmine Walt - Tested by Magic 
Shifter and bounty hunter Sunaya Baine would much rather chase after hardened criminals, but when a child goes missing in her magical city, she’ll stop at nothing to find her before she falls prey to the real things that go bump in the night. 

Thea Atkinson - Reaper’s Redemption 
A grim reaper’s next fare might be her last. 

Rebecca Hamilton - Leaves Like Magic 
A young witch joins forces with a shapeshifting ally in a race against the clock to save her best friend from vampires.

The Devil's Fool by Rachel McClellan
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Eve's power-hungry witch parents will kill at the slightest insult, and Eve's unwillingness to use her own supernatural abilities is enough to incite them. Boaz, a powerful vampire, may be the only one able to save her, to give her the one thing she's never had--love. But in Eve's world, no one is who they seem and everyone has an agenda. And the more she stays with him, the more difficult it becomes to spot the true devils, especially when she becomes one herself.



Free Audio Books/Stories:


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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
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
Crucible and Flame by John Mierau
Dead Lucky by M.R. Forbes
The Bee Charmer by Poppy Lawless
Hunting Down Dragons by Tricia Owens
Blue Blooded by Amanda Carlson

8 comments:

  1. I saw the Eames one over at NG and wondered about it

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    1. Blodeuedd, it sounds like fun. I had to say yes to it. :)

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  2. I grabbed Not Just Voodoo and the Devils Fool as well-eventually they'll feature on a STS when I get the chance! I have a big backlog of books to get onto Goodreads at the moment!

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    1. Chuckles, I like a few authors in Not Just Voodoo and look forward to getting to it one day. :) Oh, I've got an ugly backlog of books as well. lol. I don't know if it's a bad thing though. ;)

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  3. Yay I'm glad he's found another he loves!! I hope yall get awesome scholarship offers from each ;)

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    1. LilyElement, oh it's going to be such a tough choice with these colleges! I'm so glad I'm not in his place. lol. Thank you!!

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  4. Good for you for exercising. I really need to move more, although watching a two-year old and two month old keep me moving..lol

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    1. Oh yea, Kimba. I would be ready to relax after watching a two-year old and a little one. lol. They keep you on your toes! :D

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