Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sunday Post #105

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.

Some days the brain is just confused. lol. I made an oops this past week. I was working up reviews and scheduled them. I lost track of dates, or something, and scheduled two for the same day. That day was Thursday. *head desk* I don't know what I was thinking, doing, or... not doing? lol. Oh well.

It's back to school for the kiddos. Mine is back to college. And it's football season. I know, many of you aren't football fans but kiddo always played and now he coaches for another high school. He enjoys it, so we watch and enjoy it.

The weather feels as it's turned for the fall, although they are calling for warmer weather again. We'll see what comes with the days. How's the weather where you are?


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... Not...really... Time is mad at me right now.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
She Dreams of Fire by M.K. Gibson
Editing work.

Current Audiobook:
Lucifer's Nebula by C.T. Phipps & Michael Suttkus

Current Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing new.

Finished Last Week: 
No reading finished yet.

Audiobooks :
Innocence Lost by Patty Jansen
Darklight by Greg L. Turnquist

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing new yet.



Last Two Weeks on the Blog:

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

Guest Posts:


Spellbound in a Flash:
Spellbound in a Flash now has a Facebook Page!

The photos from Confluence are up here! And band concert photos for Gary Pratt along with East Coast Turnaround.

Challenged Writers:

Around the Internet...

Make Bright the Arrows

"Starla channeled a little of Joss Whedon for this book. I immediately felt a strong Firefly influence in the story, which carried through the whole book. But the crew is all female. The ship is a crew of woman that do search and salvage jobs to get by, things they are hired to find. At times, this can be more dangerous than other times. What they find on their latest delivery is more than they could have expected."

Darklight: A Coming of Age

"We come across some very interesting things here. There is a magic present, though it's limited to one or two people we are aware of. There is an extremely good reason for this, as it could draw a new danger and enemy to the world. And there is already enough problems in the world with Melicose."

Innocence Lost

"As we go, the story of going to the ball felt like it was going to turn into a Cinderella type story. But it doesn't. When we get to the ball, things take a turn that draws me into the story. To meet Prince Roald and see how things come together."

Podcast Review:

Mama Bitchstress Reviews:



This Week to Come on the Blog:

I will finished up two reviews for you this week.


Received For the Last Few 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:



Free Ebooks:
(On my Kindle and Nook App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.
Temporal by Killian Carter
Goodreads Synopsis:
People worry about not having enough time. What if you had too much?

Asteroidea by Lynn Sheridan
Goodreads Synopsis:
It was supposed to be the discovery of a lifetime, but some things are best kept on ice…

Renowned marine biologist, Dr. Jane Crawford arrives on the frozen world of Caldwell IV to investigate an unprecedented biological discovery at a water extraction plant. Jane has devoted her life to the search for extraterrestrial life. Could she have finally found it?

She needs time to conduct her research, but the plant foreman has other ideas. He has orders to fulfil and he’s not prepared to shut down operations for a microscopic organism. Unfortunately for everyone involved, that is about to become the least of their problems.

Asteroidea is an action-packed homage to the classic creature feature. If you like fast-paced horror, daring heroines, and unrelenting ravenous monsters, then you’ll love this short story. Ideal for reading on the bus, at the aquarium, or anywhere the lights are on…

Red Sun Rising by Alison Ingleby
Goodreads Synopsis:
Humans are visiting Taur. But do they desire peace or war?

For the first time in Taur history, another species will set foot on their world. It is intended to be the start of an amicable relationship but Tadia suspects the humans are not quite as peaceful as they seem. As protector, it's down to her to keep the dome safe, and the taur's precious elladium secret.

When the visit takes a disastrous turn, it's up to Tadia and her team to stop their technology from getting into the wrong hands. But as they race against time, Tadia realizes that the price of success may be higher than the price of failure.

If you enjoy sci-fi short stories with a twist, then you'll love Alison Ingleby's contribution to the Alteruvium Expanse.

Call Me M by B.K. Boes
Goodreads Synopsis:
New Haven Acropolis is an oasis under a dome—at least for the Ri, who manifest powers at a young age. For the rest, the Normals, life is just about surviving day-to-day. Moira Venixa is a Normal girl trying to work hard enough to get her mother out of the dome-patcher chemical plant that’s slowly killing her. But Moira’s whole world is turned upside-down when her true identity is revealed. The Ri will want to destroy her, and the Equality Alliance will want to use her. All Moira wants is revenge. With her life forfeit, she knows she must find a way out—but first, she’ll make them pay.

Clockwork Titan by Jon Cronshaw
Goodreads Synopsis:
When a power-hungry lord reawakens an ancient titan, things don't quite go to plan...
The titan's mind forms a magical bond with an unintended new master--a lighthouse keeper's young daughter, Anna.

Seeing through the giant's eyes, Anna must come to terms with her new power, but with Lord Krauss willing to stoop to any depths to take control of the clockwork giant, Anna must give everything she has to keep her home and family safe.

For fans of epic fantasy who don't have the time. If you enjoy short stories packed with magic, wonder, and intrigue, you'll love Jon Cronshaw's contribution to the Alteruvium Expanse.

From Above by MK CLark
Goodreads Synopsis:
The community used to revere a Retriever's ability to see the past on command. But they had long since given in to fear and jealousy. 

After all, no one likes a tattle-tale. 

Now, Retrievers like TiaNu spend their entire lives trying to forget what they are. However, when a strange ship crashes near her home, she may no longer have that option. 

In a world where no one else is supposed to exist, knowing if their unexpected visitors are a threat becomes the highest priority, but when it becomes clear that there are no survivors of the crash, this task is impossible without TiaNu. The only problem is that TiaNu isn’t so sure the personal cost is worth it, especially for a people that never gave a damn about her.

Twin Lives by S.L. Mason
Goodreads Synopsis:
With only one way off a dying planet, one sister gives her twin a chance to live. The Croneshaw Corporation will only take young healthy families of reproductive age to the new colony in the asteroid belt. The impossible choice, trade places to save a family or stay on the planet and die. 
Can Rachael fake being her twin long enough to save her sisters family or will she be discovered and destroy it? Will she find out too much and become another casualty? With only three weeks, everything must go perfectly to pull this off…

Alura's Gambit by J.P. Douglas
Goodreads Synopsis:
Cooper is stranded. 

Stranded in a dead end sector of space. 

A sector controlled by a corrupt corporation bent on scorching the entire system for profit 

He’s almost out of money, and he’s low on choices. The only option is to do what he does best, find a game and make enough money to get out of there. Now, he’s in at a table with a cheat, and he’s determined to outfox the swindler before he finds himself at the mercy of the Croneshaw Corporation. 

At this gaming table, nothing is as it seems, but as the jackpot grows, Cooper might have to take some action to stay in the game.

The Valley of Souls by T.S. Brothers
Goodreads Synopsis:
When a petty warlord causes the inadvertent death of General Remi Gudoux's bonded Ami, a creature that grants him incredible powers, Remi becomes a broken man. 

He wanders away from the battlefield, searching for solace in a life that had provided him none. Approached by a small stone golem, Remi falls into conversation with the creature before realizing the golem may be more than meets the eye. 

A story of revenge and filled with a deep history, The Valley of Souls takes you into the world of Terremere and transports you onto the battlefield. Will Remi remain broken, or will he find his revenge?

Forgotten Worlds by Andre Jeter
Goodreads Synopsis:
Bad luck seems to follow Robert no matter what planet he escapes to. This time, his gambling habit may have gone too far. After losing a fortune to Don Capatron on Aleon, there's no chance of him repaying the half-million credits within two weeks in return for his girlfriend Vivian. 
So when a mysterious man shows up and declares that he can solve everything, Robert is skeptical. Can he turn things around by trusting this man and his outrageous request?

Apotheosis by E.D. Cask
Goodreads Synopsis:
The conflict between magic and technology is growing. In a world where anyone can use technology to supersede magic, Dek has been hiding in the shadows, waiting for decades to take down the tech lords. The coming conjunction of the twin suns provides the perfect opportunity to gain the power he needs to right the wrongs of the tech age. 

Will he be able to defeat the notorious Dr. Croneshaw and his minions?

Gateway by Paul B. Kohler
Goodreads Synopsis:
Robert Paulson and Paul Robertson have real a problem. Each of them have suffered physical or mental injuries, causing moderate cases of amnesia. Hypnosis and other experimental devices are employed—with varying levels of effectiveness—in restoring their memories. As their past and present lives are revealed, it becomes alarmingly clear that they each think they're in the wrong persons body. In the end, only one can exist.

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
Make Bright the Arrows by S.A. Huchton
The Books and Braun Dossier by Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris
The Job by Greg L. Turnquist
The Living End by Craig Schaefer


Melliane said...

Many things for you and they're all new to me

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

It does feel like Fall and its depressing. While I like the events fall, pumpkin spice, pretty leaves, it also means Winter will be coming! I need to move to Florida stat! Have an awesome week my friend!

Gayathri Lakshminarayanan said...

It is still summer in Dubai and the very short fall will start by end of September and end by October mid itself. Yet am waiting for it.

Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

Mary @ StackingMyBookShelves! said...

Looks like a lot of great reads this week. I really want to read Innocent Lost. I hope you enjoy all the great books this week!

Mary my Sunday Roundup 33!

Greg said...

I have done that with scheduling ha ha. Sometimes I'm like where's my post and then realize I scheduled it for the wrong day, or it went live but is dated two weeks ago or something.

Love the look of Darklight!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Melliane. :) Hope you have a great week!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Kimberly, Yes! I'm not ready for winter either. My husband keeps saying we're moving to Florida when we retire. lol.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Gayathri! Wow, that is a short fall. You must be having some hot weather. Hope you have a great week!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you StackingMy BookShelves! Hope you get to try the book and enjoy your week!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Greg! Yes. I've done that too, scheduled the wrong date in the future. lol. Oh well. We're human. ;D Thank you! Hope you have a great week!

LilyElement said...

We're back to almost 100s soooo I'm ready for Fall / Winter please lmao

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh my LilyElement! That's crazy! Wow, I'd be ready for Fall/Winter as well. :) Hope you stay cool!