Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sunday Post #191

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.


I took  along weekend this weekend. And I think I need to do this more often. I took Friday off to try and get a few things done. My den was getting out of hand, and having a new kitten....well he was jumping up and knocking things over. So I took Friday off to clean the den and go to the doctors for my elbow. I really did clean like all morning, straightening and throwing away things. Then went to the doctors appointment, which she's not 100% sure what's going on in there with the pain. She said some of it sounds like tennis elbow or tendentious. So x-ray is next and if nothing shows then an MRI. I got the x-ray done Saturday morning. We'll see. Then I went and had my car appraised with the thinking we may trade it in for a rental (to save money). And came home and relaxed for the evening. Saturday I had some running, and went to talk about leasing a car. No dice. Price wasn't what we needed it to be. So we'll wait a little longer. I did get through a god chunk of photos in the editing process here and posted some back reviews on sites. I felt like I was getting somewhere! Today, I don't know what I'm going to do. lol. If I can get squared away on these things, I can get back to writing (or re-writes)! Yes!

How about you? Have you felt you are getting through those things that have been lingering?


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 2 walking days!! It's a miracle! I got on treadmill Monday evening and walked at lunch on Wednesday. (The weather was beautiful!)

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Starsigns by A.F. Grappin

Current Audiobook:
Hush by James Maxey

Current Podcast Book Listen:
Alone by Scott Sigler (You can listen for free too! Go to Scott's website.)

Finished Last Week: 
Winter of Ice and Iron by Rachel Neumeier

Audiobooks :
Forbidden Island by Jeremy Robinson
Dragon School: First Flight by Sarah K.L. Wilson
Winter Rose by Rachel A. Marks

Finished Podcast Book Listen:

Stonebriar Casefiles: Bad Alchemy by Laura Nicole Spencer (You can listen for free too!) - Author's stopped posting it.

Last Week on the Blog:

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

Guest Posts:


Around the Internet...

A Witch's Concern by N.E. Conneely

"This is mostly Michelle learning about herself and growing. The story still has the same action and full of spell being thrown around, but it's about Michelle this time and not just helping others."

Age of Assassins by R.J. Barker

"I was so tangled up in the story, needing to hear every word spoken, that I couldn't have other sounds around me. Everything drifted away as I was engulfed in the tale spun with these assassins and their mystery to solve."

Podcast Review:

Mama Bitchstress Reviews:



This Week to Come on the Blog:

I have two reviews to finish and schedule for you.


Received For the Last Month:
(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:



Free Ebooks:
(On my Kindle and Nook App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.
The Goddess's Choice by Jamie Marchant
Goodreads Synopsis:
In a world where the corrupt church hides the truth about magic, the fate of the joined kingdom falls on the shoulders of two young people from opposite ends of the social hierarchy. 

Crown Princess Samantha’s life begins to fall apart when she starts seeing strange colors around her potential suitors. She fears that she’s going insane--or worse that she’s defying the Goddess’s will. Robrek is a lowly farm boy with incredible magical powers. He has been biding his time waiting to get revenge on those who call him a demon. 

Thrown together by chance, they must overcome their differences to fight their common enemy Duke Argblutal, who, with dark magic, is slowly poisoning the king’s mind and turning him against his own daughter. Time is running out for those chosen by the Goddess to prevent the power mad duke from usurping the throne and plunging the joined kingdoms into civil war.

Bartholomew Roberts' Faith by Jeremy McLean
Goodreads Synopsis:
What makes a man a sinner? 

What makes a man a saint? 

Where does good stop and evil begin? 

John Roberts considers himself a Christian, a religious man of God, but when his faith is shaken he begins to question the biblical rules he stood for his whole life. 

Roberts' life on a slave ship is filled with hard labour, low wages, and no chance for advancement. When Roberts becomes friends with a slave named Bartholomew, he couldn't know it would start a chain of events leading him on his first sea adventure. 

In an age of pirates who are slaves to no man, Roberts finds himself torn between a world of just and righteous men, and the evil sinners around every corner. 

Will the religious Roberts become a sinner or stay a saint during his biblical test of faith? See where Roberts' trials take him in his short stories full of action and adventure set during the Golden Age of Piracy.

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
Danger's Halo by Amanda Carlson
Winter of Ice and Iron by Rachel Neumeier
Forbidden Island by Jeremy Robinson
Dragon School: First Flight by Sarah K.L. Wilson

Winter Rose by Rachel A. Marks


Carole Rae said...

Some good books it seems!

Blodeuedd said...

Have a great week!

Greg said...

Long weekends are nice! And oh kittens can be a handful- we got two a year or so ago and they're better now, but at first... yikes. Hope your elbow is feeling better soon, and isn't too serious...

Laura Thomas said...

I love long weekends. I usually save one day for vegging and the others I get bust with the to do lists. LOL I have a shoulder that's always hurting. My job irritates it. I'm thinking arthritis.

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Melliane said...

Some interesting ones for you! happy reading!

chucklesthescot said...

We don't seem to be getting on with anything much. The mice are back so until we get rid of them, we can't get the new cupboards up in the kitchen which would give us more room. Half the furniture in the living room needs moving so I can straighten it out. But my dad and I just feel tired all the time and it just isn't getting done!

S J Higbee said...

I hope the elbow is quickly sorted out - it's miserable when you are struggling with that kind of pain... And the kitten - they are mini whirlwinds of mass destruction, aren't they? Have a better week, Melissa!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Carole Rae! Have a great week!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Blodeuedd. You too!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

The long weekend was a nice stress releaver. I'm glad I did it. :) And yes with kittens. He's now realized he has claws and tries using them for everything now. I keep saying, just a few months and he'll calm some. lol! Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Yes, Laura. I pretty much relaxed on Sunday. When it's a holiday long weekend, we don't get to relax and get things done. So it was really nice to take a long weekend on my own. Oh. Hope your shoulder feels better!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Melliane!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Chuckles. Sorry to hear the mice are back. They can be hard to get rid of. Hey, sometimes we need to take time to relax. And that time can take a while too. So take it easy!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you S.J. Higbee. Oh the kittens are a whirlwind. But they are so much fun too. I'm enjoying the crazy he brings into the house. :) Have a great week!