Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday Post #178

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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Happy Labor Day.

The week is slow at work but flies by when at home. I'm so glad it's a holiday weekend because I can use Monday off work. Lots of great things happening though, all exciting.

Football season is officially underway. We went to our first game yesterday. I do so enjoy the games. I've been working on editing work and pictures I've taken. So many amazing things!

I'm hoping after today I get to relax at home working on things I have on my to do list.

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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... Seriously!? What's exercising?!?! lol. It's been to chaotic around here to get exercising in. How do others do this? Raise a family, work, AND exercise? O.o


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What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Of Flame and Fate by Cecy Robson
AND Content Editing work

Current Audiobook:
Will start a new one Tuesday.

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


Finished Last Week: 
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews


Audiobooks from Audible:
Fantasy Online: Hyperborea by Harmon Cooper



Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing yet.


DNFed:

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Last Two Weeks on the Blog:


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




Posts:


Around the Internet...



Reviews:
To Beat the Devil by M.K. Gibson

"I found the story very interesting as it's taking place years after God left. There's a reason for why he left, you get to know it. I liked this concept and spin on the world."


Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

"Hahaha. Nevada and Mad Rogan. I love the banter between these two. Of course he gets off on a bad footing when they first meet, but Nevada won't take any of his crap. I love this as she's a strong personality. Mad Rogan has gotten under her skin though."



Podcast Review:




Mama Bitchstress Reviews:



GIVEAWAYS:


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This Week to Come on the Blog:


I will write up two reviews and schedule.



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


For Review Consideration:



Audio Books Requested for Review:
The Biscuit Witch by Deborah Smith
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Dear Dr. Firth:
I know you are in your cups at this time, drinking and sleeping under trees, but I have some experience rehabilitating lost souls in that regard, and so I am enclosing a box of my biscuits and a cold-wrapped container of cream gravy for dessert. Please eat and write back. 
We need a veterinarian of your gumption here in the Crossroads Cove of Jefferson County. 
—Delta Whittlespoon, proprietress of The Crossroads Café

Biscuit witches, Mama called them. She’d heard the term as a girl. She’d inherited that talent. My mother could cast spells on total strangers simply by setting a plate of her biscuits in front of them. –Tal MacBride

Welcome back to the Crossroads Cove where new loves, old feuds, and poignant mysteries will challenge siblings Tal, Gabby, and Gus MacBride to fight for the home they lost and to discover just how important their family once was, and still is, to the proud people of the Appalachian highlands. 

Tallulah MacBride hasn’t been back to North Carolina since their parents’ tragic deaths, twenty years ago. But now, Tal heads to cousin Delta Whittlespoon’s famous Crossroads Café in the mountains above Asheville, hoping to find a safe hiding place for her young daughter, Eve. 

What she finds is Cousin Delta gone, the café in a biscuit crisis, and a Scotsman, who refuses to believe she’s passing through instead of “running from.” He believes she needs a knight in shining flannel.

When a pair of sinister private eyes show up, Tal’s troubles are just beginning. 

For Tal’s brother and sister—Gabby, the Pickle Queen, and Gus, the Kitchen Charmer—the next part of the journey will lead down forgotten roads and into beautiful but haunted legacies.




Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:
Book:
Winning package of book, candy, and socks.
Betrayal at Iga by Susan Spann
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Autumn, 1565: After fleeing Kyoto, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo take refuge with Hiro s ninja clan in the mountains of Iga province. But when an ambassador from the rival Koga clan is murdered during peace negotiations, Hiro and Father Mateo must find the killer in time to prevent a war between the ninja clans. 
With every suspect a trained assassin, and the evidence incriminating not only Hiro s commander, the infamous ninja Hattori Hanz, but also Hiro s mother and his former lover, the detectives must struggle to find the truth in a village where deceit is a cultivated art. As tensions rise, the killer strikes again, and Hiro finds himself forced to choose between his family and his honor.


Audio:
The Sand Prince by Kim Alexander
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Two worlds, divided by a door. 

On the war-ravaged demon world of Eriis, Hellne, the fierce young queen, fights to keep her people alive... 

On the green and gentle human world of Mistra, the demons have faded into myth. Only a handful of old men and children still guard The Door between the worlds... 

Rhuun, the Prince of Eriis, uncovers a forgotten book written by a human, sparking an obsession with the other world. When he is forced to flee Eriis, he must escape through The Door or pay the price in blood. 

The humans of Mistra are not what Rhuun was expecting--and one insufferable young woman in particular is about to find out that the demons of Eriis are not mythological after all... 

In Kim Alexander's debut novel she weaves a witty, epic fantasy brimming with diverse characters and plenty of intrigue.



Free Ebooks:
(On my Kindle and Nook App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.
The Dragon Lord by Peter Morwood
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Goodreads Synopsis:
The wizard Gemmel and Dewan, master strategist and captain of King Rynert's guard, journey into the heart of the Drusalan Empire to rescue Aldric Talvalin, after he is betrayed and abandoned by Rynert.

The Shattered Orb by Samuel E. Green
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Goodreads Synopsis:
For a thousand years, the orb held evil at bay. . .
. . .then someone shattered it.


Hiroc is an orphan disdained by Indham's people. A turn of fate brings him into the Holy Order as an acolyte, winning the people's trust. But on the day he's to make a sacrifice, he finds the altar defiled and its guards impaled. A battle against a cloaked stranger ends with Hiroc summoning fire from the sky, thus ending his life as an acolyte forever.

Commanded by the high priest to keep the news of the shattered orb and his newfound gift a secret, Hiroc is ensnared in a web of treachery and deceit that might just be the end of him and the land itself. When evil encroaches from the North, Hiroc must learn to harness the powers of an Old God. 

Can he save the people who once hated him? Or will the taint of sorcery prove too difficult for one young man to overcome?

Seduced by the Sea Lord by Starla Night
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Goodreads Synposis:
Hot mermen are coming! These tattooed shifters are climbing out of the secret depths to claim their soul mates and save their race.

Determined warlord Torun cannot wait to claim lush captain Lucy, who mistook him for a shipwreck survivor and pulled his injured body from the ocean. All his instincts tell him she is his soul mate. Now she must join with him and give him a child.

Lucy can’t believe the words coming out of this dominant male. He insists her destiny is to become a mermaid queen and mother to his future children. The one thing “destiny” forgot to mention was that Lucy’s a broke divorcee who can’t even have a child. It’s really too bad, because his gorgeous lips are all too kissable, and she’d love to see his iridescent gold tattoos moving as he flexed those broad, hard pectorals under the water...

But Torun’s in more immediate danger than a bad bump to the head, and Lucy is the only one who can save him. Their choices will either save the entire race of mermen, or destroy it forever.

This is a complete novel with a happy ending. Also, it features steamy mer shifter love scenes, underwater gun fights, and a giant female octopus named Mr. Huggles. For mature readers only, please.

Struck by Amanda Carlson
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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…

Day of the Viking by J.F. Penn
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Goodreads Synopsis:
A ritual murder on a remote island under the shifting skies of the aurora borealis. 
A staff of power that can summon Ragnarok, the Viking apocalypse. 

When Neo-Viking terrorists invade the British Museum in London to reclaim the staff of Skara Brae, ARKANE agent Dr. Morgan Sierra is trapped in the building along with hostages under mortal threat. 

As the slaughter begins, Morgan works alongside psychic Blake Daniel to discern the past of the staff, dating back to islands invaded by the Vikings generations ago. 

Can Morgan and Blake uncover the truth before Ragnarok is unleashed, consuming all in its wake? 

Day of the Vikings is a fast-paced, action adventure thriller set in the British Museum, the British Library and the islands of Orkney, Lindisfarne and Iona. 

Set in the present day, it resonates with the history and myth of the Vikings. If you love an action-packed thriller, download a sample or buy Day of the Vikings now. 

Day of the Vikings features Dr. Morgan Sierra from the ARKANE thrillers, and Blake Daniel from the London Mysteries, but it is also a stand-alone novella that can be read and enjoyed separately.

Scales by Pauline Creeden
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Verona is a bottom feeder. She is the one mer in her clan who is considered the ugliest and least intelligent. Growing up with the constant bullying and abuse wasn’t the worst of what her kind had in store for her. At seventeen years old, she must now endure “The Reckoning.”

The scales will measure her worth to her clan. Will she endure thirty days as a land-walker to gather information and knowledge to appease her clan and return a valued member? Will she wait three years, until she is twenty, and find a mer of her kind to accept her and marry her? Or will she suffer exile for the rest of her life?




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
Fantasy Online: Hyperborea by Harmon Cooper

10 comments:

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    1. I'm with you on Sand Prince, Blodeuedd. :) I'm looking forward to it.

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  2. Nice! many things for you! happy reading!

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  3. Happy Labor Day! Have fun with football. Looks like you have some good reads to keep you busy!

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    1. Thank you Melissa (B&T). Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day. :)

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  4. I hope you enjoy the start of the football season and this week is easier at work. Have a great reading week.

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  5. Love your Japanese themed package. Cute socks ;-)
    Happy reading.

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    1. Thank you vvb32! The socks are cute, but I don't think they are going to fit my boats. lol. Have a great week!

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