Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sunday Post #181

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.


Monday went to Phipps Conservatory. It was free admission day and I've never been there. I took a friend and away we went. I was surprised that it wasn't as crowded as I was fearing. There were lots of people, but I could easily get lots of pictures. Some of the rooms were breathtaking! And I absolutely loved the Longfellows. I'm working on pictures and will be sharing over at Spellbound in a Flash.

Tuesday was an eye doctor's appointment. I need more contacts. Ugh. Wednesday was an evening of baseball watching my nephew play. The week slipped away so fast! Saturday was football day.

I need more hours in a day! I have so much I want to do and short on time. I *think* this coming week is going to be slower in the evenings...maybe?

As for tv shows... I started watching The Orville with Kiddo. We are enjoying it more with each episode. The pilot was a bit iffy. Then I watched the first episode of Star Trek: Discovery. I was...not as impressed as I thought I would be. Then what bummed me out more, that I heard from others it's not a normal tv show but is on the pay channel. Really!?! I can't afford cable as it is and you want me to pay for special channels? Nope. Disappointing. I won't be watching that show. Now, Friday started Marvel's Inhumans. Wow. The first two hours were gripping. I couldn't stop watching. Designated Survivor started back up this past week. It's a year later, and some new problems and continued searching for others.

I'm tired. lol. I feel like I can sleep all day today. Hope you have a rather relaxing one!

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'm reallllly hoping the change of weather will bring time for exercise for me. I neeeeed to get back at it. How do you do everything in one day!?

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Danger's Halo by Amanda Carlson
AND Content Editing work

Current Audiobook:
Steamborn by Eric Asher

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

Finished Last Week: 
A Dark And Twisted Heart by Merrie Destefano

Audiobooks from Audible:
EverRealm by Jake Bible
Hero of Thera by Eric Nylund

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing yet.



Last Two Weeks on the Blog:

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

Guest Posts:


Spellbound in a Flash:
Twin Lakes (2) - Birds and a Violin

Spellbound in a Flash now has a Facebook Page!
Football season has started, so you can catch my photos of the games at the Facebook Page.

Challenged Writers:
(I need to update)

Around the Internet...

Of Flame and Fate by Cecy Robson

"Oh Cecy. You had me smiling with these crazy characters. And you had me tearing up. I should know by now that when I read one of these books, I'll feel an array of emotions with the characters. I love it!"

Podcast Review:

Mama Bitchstress Reviews:



This Week to Come on the Blog:

I will write up two reviews and schedule.


Received Last Week:
(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:
Curiouser and Curiouser: Steampunk Alice in Wonderland by Melanie Karsak
Goodreads Synopsis:
To save the Hatter, Alice must work with the one man she despises so much that she might still love him.

* * * 

Alice thought she’d turned over a new leaf. No more working for Jabberwocky. No more making deals with the ruthless Queen of Hearts. No more hanging around The Mushroom with tinkers, tarts, scoundrels, and thieves in London's criminal underbelly. But she’d been bonkers to dream.

Hatter’s reckless behavior leads Alice back to the one person she never wanted to see again, Caterpillar. Pulled into Caterpillar's mad schemes, Alice must steal a very big diamond from a very royal lady. The heist is no problem for this Bandersnatch. But protecting her heart from the man she once loved? Impossible.



Free Ebooks:
(On my Kindle and Nook App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.
Embrace by Stacey Rourke
Goodreads Synopsis:
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Laugh-out Loud Series of 2012 & Author of the Year 2012 to Stacey Rourke! Whether she likes it or not, eighteen year old Celeste Garrett has come to terms with being the Chosen One. She knew having a "normal life" would be tricky, between intense training sessions and epic demonic battles, but she didn't know at what cost it would come. That is, until a dear friend is harmed by the malicious forces hunting her. Now, she'd like nothing more than to retreat into a hermit lifestyle to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. But startling revelations, amazing new abilities, and mortifying moments in front of insanely hot guys won't allow time for that. Soon, Celeste finds herself surrounded by darkness and wondering who she can trust-if anyone.

Stealing Time by K.J. Waters
Goodreads Synopsis:
As Hurricane Charley churns a path of destruction towards Orlando, Ronnie Andrews and her best friend, Stephanie McKay, scramble to prepare for the storm. Ronnie seeks shelter at her boyfriend’s weather lab while Steph heads back to her house. 

During the peak of the storm Ronnie is hurtled back in time to eighteenth-century London where she is caught in a web of superstition, deception, and lies in a life and death struggle to return to her own time. 

Steph is thrust into the middle of the hurricane to rescue, but it quickly turns into a living nightmare as she is faced with losing everything. Stealing Time: Book 1 in the Stealing Time Trilogy. 

Free Audio Books/Stories:

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
Of Flame and Fate by Cecy Robson
A Dark And Twisted Heart by Merrie Destefano
EverRealm by Jake Bible
Hero of Thera by Eric Nylund


  1. It sounds like you had some fun this week. I watched a couple of pilots and then found out I had to pay to watch the rest of the episodes. How uncool! Enjoy those new reads:)

    My Sunday Post

    1. Laura, it was a fun week. Lots going on. lol. And yes! I thought it was uncool with having to pay for episodes. Crazy!

  2. Quiet week for you, Have a nice week and happy reading!

  3. I hope you have a great week this week. Enjoy your new books and happy reading. 😁❤️

  4. This past week went by so quickly!


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