Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday Post #175

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Another week in the wind. Where does the time go? It seems crazy how fast it flashes by. I don't even know what I accomplished this week. If anything! I know I was busy, but with what? Maybe it's my memory and mind that's slipping...

This week coming is going to feel like a short, busy week. We will be leaving on Friday to go to a dear friends daughters wedding. We'll return Sunday bright and early as Kiddo has to be at college for some meetings. So it's going to be a fast getaway. We have my father-in-law coming to stay with the girls while we are gone. The girls...that's another topic. Ugh.

So, the allergy shot didn't work for Sheba. She's sick again. She's got her paws a sore, bloody mess. Ugh. So she's back on the expensive allergy pill and on antibiotics for her skin infection. I had a nice talk with the vet. She seems to think that since this shot didn't work that she has a food allergy. So I have to research doing food trial to switch things up and see what works. Ugh. Lots of work and time to see what happens. So, onward we go with seeing what we can do for Sheba.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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've been slacking at working out. I worked out on Monday. I did weights and treadmill. I did push mow the grass one day a week.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Assassin's Rival by A.F. Grappin


Current Audiobook:
I'll start a new audio book Monday.

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


Finished Last Week: 
Unleash by Lauren Harris


Audiobooks from Audible:
Queen of the Night by Craig Schaefer


Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing yet.


DNFed:

~~~~~~~~~~

Last Week on the Blog:


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




Guest Posts:



Posts:

Spellbound in a Flash:
I've started back up again! I'll work on more pictures.


Challenged Writers:
April, May, and why not June Update on writer-ly items.


Around the Internet...


Reviews:
Demon Magic by Linsey Hall

"I very much enjoyed this story as we learn about Del and her parents. Though we haven't met them we get a feel for how she grew up. This is interesting and I'm curious to learn more about them, and who they are. I really think they are special."


Laced in Lies by Colleen Helme

"Colleen is amazing at writing the characters so I love them and I'm drawn into every moment with them. There is something with each scene that keeps me listening to the words. Shelby has amazing chemistry with everyone she meets. Awesome job!"


Podcast Review:




Mama Bitchstress Reviews:



GIVEAWAYS:


~~~~~~~~~~

This Week to Come on the Blog:


I will write up two reviews and schedule.



~~~~~~~~~~

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


For Review Consideration:
Danger's Halo by Amanda Carlson
NOT AVAILABLE YET.
STAY TUNED THIS WEEK FOR COVER REVEAL!
Goodreads Synopsis:
Holly Danger’s current assignment, gleaned from a set of foggy instructions and a handful of coin stuffed into a slot, is pick up a street kid who’s about to terminate himself by jumping off a cliff. And, as a rule, she doesn’t turn down currency. Her job as a salvager keeps her fed and clothed above the norm, which isn’t saying much.

The norm in this city is a scrape-by existence in a post-apocalyptic world, where the rain never stops, food is always scarce, and the elite have deserted the ranks in search of something better. Picking up this urchin won’t take much time, even if he’s located outside city limits. Her craft is fast, her weapons deadly, and her tech has been optimized as well as it can be for a climate clogged with iron dust. 

But things take a big turn when she decides to become the boy’s guardian instead of hand him over. Outskirts have descended on the city, and their plans don’t include playing nice. When her crew is backed against a graphene wall, it’s a good thing her Gem is primed and ready to go. It’s almost as deadly as she is…

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan
PICK UP AT AMAZON
Goodreads Synopsis:
An ancient and dangerous power is being handed down from mother to daughter through some of the most consequential historic events of the last two centuries.

After Grandmére Ursule gives her life to save her tribe, her magic seems to die with her. Even so, her family keeps the Old Faith, practicing the spells and rites that have been handed from mother to daughter for generations. Until one day, Ursule’s young granddaughter steps into the circle, and magic flows anew.

From early 19th century Brittany to London during the Second World War, five generations of witches fight the battles of their time, deciding how far they are willing to go to protect their family, their heritage, and ultimately, all of our futures.





Audio Books Requested for Review:
Greatshadow: The Dragon Apocalypse by James Maxey
PICK UP AT AMAZON
Goodreads Synopsis:
Greatshadow is the primal dragon of fire, an elemental evil whose malign intelligence spies upon mankind through every candle flame, waiting to devour any careless victim he can claim.
The Church of the Book has assembled a team of twelve battle-hardened adventurers to slay the dragon once and for all. But tensions run high between the leaders of the team who view the mission as a holy duty and the super-powered mercenaries who add power to their ranks, who view the mission primarily as a chance to claim Greatshadow's vast treasure trove. If the warriors fail to slay the beast, will they doom mankind to death by fire?




Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:
Book:
Gifted by Liz Long
PICK UP AT AMAZON
Goodreads Synopsis:
Even in a world of freaks, being a Firestarter is considered a dangerous Gift.

Lucy was born with the ability to create and control fire. She longs to leave the human world for one filled with Earthshakers, Transporters, and Chameleons, to name a few. When she rejoins the circus, it’s everything she hoped it could be—new friends, a potential love interest or two, and a place where she can be herself.

When troupe members begin turning up dead, however, Lucy is suspected of foul play. She must not only prove her innocence but also realize the full extent of her power. To find the real murderer, she must uncover the truth behind her father’s fiery legacy while figuring out whom to trust within her new circle. Little does she know the history of the Donovan Circus and its enemies might actually destroy the entire gifted world.
 

Binding Curse by T. F. Walsh
PICK UP AT AMAZON
Goodreads Synopsis:
She needs him to save the world. He needs her to save himself. 

A terrifying darkness has risen and is sweeping Kutia Hollow, leaving dead bodies in its wake. Luna Vale, a fae militia lieutenant in post-apocalyptic Moscow, discovers evidence that a criminal holds the answer to stopping the murders. Except those in charge at the precinct are corrupt. She’s determined to protect everyone from extinction and breaks Axel out of prison. 

Devastated to be on the run from her former friends and colleagues, she must now work together with Axel before the killers close in on them. But time is running out, and falling for Axel only heightens the dangers. To survive, Luna must find strength in her arcane powers and confront the cursed creatures whose malevolence knows no bounds. Failure isn’t an option. Not when it means losing her family, her job, and her life. 

Don’t miss this thrilling, fast-paced, conflict-ridden urban fantasy from T.F. Walsh. If you enjoyed works by Ilona Andrews and Kelly Meding, Binding Curse is for you. 

BINDING CURSE is a standalone contribution to the Charmed Legacy Dark Fae Hollows collection. Stories can be read in any order.

The Return by Blake B. Rivers
PICK UP AT AMAZON
Goodreads Synopsis:
After countless adventures, Andi finds herself trapped on Earthwith none of the strange abilities she has come to rely on. Forced to find a way back to Jyra’s dimension, the young woman finds the answers to questions she didn’t know she had. Such as what is the strange creature of Light that Genesis is so afraid of, and why she and Jyra were able to connect outside of the Meeting Place.

Join Andi in her final battle for Jyra’s home as the race for the cure commences before Genesis can enact its final plans. Faced down with the culmination of their Great Choice, the Strangers have one last chance to stay their voracious enemy.
 

Audio:




Free Ebooks:
(On my Kindle and Nook App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.
Soul Rebel by C.J. Pinard
PICK UP AT AMAZON
Goodreads Synopsis:
A vampire took his soul. He wants it back.

When 21-year-old Nolan Bishop meets a seductive woman named Eva at a dark club in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana, little does he know his soul will be gone as soon as she is. Realizing she's taken something from him, he finds out he has a very limited time to destroy her before he turns into something sinister and inhuman. In a race against all that is holy, Nolan has to find Eva and get his soul back while trying not to fall in love with Charity, the twin sister of the succubus who took his soul - all in 7 days.

Cerulean Magic by Aimee Easterling
PICK UP AT AMAZON
Goodreads Synopsis:
Even a dirigible can't out-fly these secrets....

Sabrina Fairweather is an airship captain with a bleak birthright. In an effort to keep her family history under wraps, she finds herself blackmailed into the unthinkable --- kidnapping a traumatized shifter out from under the noses of Sabrina's only true friends.

Unfortunately, a handsome dragon with a flair for sniffing out mysteries makes her task more difficult than it at first appeared. Can Sabrina protect her heritage and shield her friendships...or will desperate lies and layer upon layer of deceit finish turning the Fairweather name to mud?

Cerulean Magic is a standalone adventure in the Dragon Mage world. Although all novels in this series can be enjoyed as one-offs, chronological reading order begins with Verdant Magic.

Sonnet Vale by Gena D. Lutz
PICK UP AT AMAZON
Goodreads Synopsis:
Paranormal hunter, Sonnet Vale, has the unique ability to hunt and kill vampires. But a chance encounter with a handsome stranger is about to change everything, teaching Sonnet what it's like to be hunted and possessed.

Smoke by Val St. Crowe
PICK UP AT AMAZON
Goodreads Synopsis:
When Naelen Spencer shows up at Clarke Gannon’s apartment saying he wants to hire her to hunt his sister down, she’s got zilch inclination to actually take that job. 

For one thing, she’s not actually looking for an employer. For another thing, Naelen is the kind of rich, entitled playboy that she hates. For a third thing, he’s a dragon shifter, and she’s a dragon slayer. Those things don’t mix. 

Sure, okay, she doesn’t kill shifters, only soulless, monster dragons that do nothing but burn, kill, and destroy. 

And fine, he does happen to have eyes like the sky in high summer and a deep voice that makes her feel warm all over. 

And all right, she needs the money he’s offering. She could use it to help her sister, who’s never caught a break her entire life. 

But screw that guy. 

That’s what she wants to say, anyway. Instead, she ends up taking him up on his offer, and then she’s flying off in a private jet to get mixed up with a creepy country town, a nest of powerful vampires, and a bunch of potent magical objects.

Her Dragon To Slay by Julia Mills
PICK UP AT AMAZON
Goodreads Synopsis:
Lots of sass and the patented cock of her eyebrow have gotten Kyndel through most anything life has thrown at her. But will her moxie help when her destiny falls at her feet on a long dark trip home from work? 

Over 100 years of honor and commitment to his ancient clan’s Guard have made Rayne the fearless leader all are proud to follow into battle. When the long foretold pull of his mate makes the calm, cool and collected Commander fall from the sky will he be able to save his mate from his enemies in time? 

The chemistry between this strong-willed curvy girl and fierce warrior makes all the difference in the world where nothing is as it seems. The existence of an ancient race of honor-clad, tradition-bound protectors might be hard to accept but now the dead are coming back to life and holding a knife to her neck. 

The Universe made her for him now it’s up to them to stay alive long enough to live happily ever after.

The Scars of Her Dragon by Julia Mills
PICK UP AT AMAZON
Goodreads Synopsis:
Book 14 in the Dragon Guard series. The books can be read as stand-alone stories, but it is advisable to read them in order to get the most enjoyment from the series. 

The past is never just the past especially when it haunts your every thought and turns your dreams to nightmares. Forgiveness is the only path to peace. Unfortunately, that route is filled with the faces of the dead. 

The dove brings love, peace and protection to the world. She has the power to restore what’s been lost and heal the wounds of the past. If only he would let her. 

A love created by the Universe was supposed to be enough. Their happily ever after had been woven in the fabric of time, but that was before the years of guilt and shame ate away at the heart of the man and his beast. 

Can one woman’s faith in a love that conquers all erase the scars of her dragon? 

This book contains explicit sexual material and violence. It is only suited for mature readers 18 years of age and older.

Dead Wrong by Leighann Dobbs
PICK UP AT AMAZON
Goodreads Synopsis:
There’s more than one secret in the old Blackmoore house. Some have been buried for a long time and some are sitting closer to the surface. Morgan and Fiona Blackmoore enjoy their simple life in the sleepy ocean-side town of Noquitt Maine where they offer herbal remedies and crystal healing for locals and tourists alike.... Until Morgan is accused of killing the town shrew, Prudence Littlefield.

A Spirited Tail by Leighann Dobbs
PICK UP AT AMAZON
Goodreads Synopsis:
Middle-aged bookstore owner Willa Chance is looking forward to the opportunity of appraising a valuable private library that hasn't seen the light of day for fifty years ... until she finds a dead body in the backyard and the ghost of the home's previous owner anxiously waiting for her inside. 

Hampered by the persistent ghost who insists on keeping secrets from her, Willa navigates a sea of confusing clues as she struggles to uncover the connection between the recent murder and two murders fifty years ago. 

Is the answer contained in the secret she found in the library? Or the unusual bequest left by the long-dead owner of the house? Or maybe it has something to do with the mysterious journal that everyone seems to be after. 

Once again, Willa's cat Pandora has to help her figure out the clues, while she and the other cats of Mystic Notch try to keep vital mystical knowledge from getting into the wrong hands. 

Can Willa discover the identity of the killer in time or will she end up being the fourth victim?

Mikolaus: Seduced by the Gladiators by Margo Bond Collins
PICK UP AT AMAZON
Goodreads Synopsis:
They’ll change her life. She’ll change their world. 

The days of pitched battles to win the hand of one of Lurra’s very few women may be over, but as the top fighters in the ceremonial, gladiator-style games, Mikolaus always assumed that he and his triad—including his triad-brothers Domiku and Luken—would settle down with a traditional Lurran girl. 

Until the day he meets Hannah. 

She’s eager enough to learn about Lurra, but despite her attraction to the culture and Mikolaus, he’s not sure he can get her to reconcile her Earth-2 upbringing with Lurra’s strict ideas about marriage. 

Not alone, anyway. 

Maybe together, his triad can convince her that marriage should be between one woman … and three men. 

Steamborn by Eric Asher
PICK UP AT AMAZON
Goodreads Synopsis:
Jacob, a tinker's apprentice and sometime thief, has lived his entire life in the mountain city of Ancora, protected by the city walls. These towering barriers keep the Deadlands creatures at bay, but the monsters move higher into the peaks every year. More and more, they breach the defenses of the Lowlands while the Highlands rest easy.

A swarm overruns the walls and wreaks utter devastation on the Lowlands. Charles, the old tinker, suspects the attack may not be natural. With help from Jacob's closest friend, Alice, and Samuel, one of the city's elite spider knights, Jacob and Charles will uncover a terrible darkness at the heart of their city.




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
The Malaise Falchion: The Spade Case Files by Paul Barrett
Queen of the Night by Craig Schaefer
Unleash by Lauren Harris

7 comments:

  1. Great haul!!! Hope Sheba feels better soon.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yes the weeks are going by fast now

    ReplyDelete
  3. If you ever figure out why and how time flashes by so quickly, please let me know! Sorry to hear that the shot didn't work and Sheba might have a food allergy. Hopefully, you can narrow it down fast and get her back to 100%. Have fun at the wedding!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dang girl! You have been busy!
    I have barely done anything this week because of work. :(

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hope you figure out the food allergy, poor Sheba :( Sounds like you'll be really busy this week!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh nice haul. I have to admit that last one both creeps me out and intrigues me. LOL You'll have to review that one.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Binding Curse looked and sounded great until the obligatory romance is shoved in. What a pity!

    ReplyDelete

Sorry, got 106 spam comments in less than 24hrs. Had to turn on again.

I love comments! Please share your thoughts. I will respond here in the comments back to you.

I'll try again without word verification, but if Spammers get out of hand again I'll turn it back on.

Thank you for visiting!