Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Sunday Post ~ 7th Edition


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
~ Recap the past week ~ Show what's upcoming ~ Share news ~ Display book hauls ~

Rewind


Fast Forward

  • Tuesday ~ Review ~ Time Turner Tuesday ~ Freedom's Landing by Anne McCaffrey
  • Friday ~ Friday Featured Spotlight ~ Untreed Reads and 3 Historical Romance Reviews
  • Sunday ~ The Sunday Post ~ 8th Edition 

AVR News Update
So, I've been busy resting this week. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but it's actually true. I've been busy doing non-blog related things and doing some work for InD'tale Magazine. Speaking of InD'tale Magazine, if you do not have a subscription yet please go and sign up. It's free and the magazine is completely awesomesauce, focusing on indie and small published authors that have anywhere from a little to a lot of romance in their stories, any genres. The September issue will be out very soon! Oh! And any bloggers interested in reviewing for the magazine please don't hesitate to send an inquiry email to the editor TJ MacKay at tjmackay@indtale.com. After the RNConvention in Vegas this past month they have submissions out the wazoo! Come join the hugely fun team!

In other news, my husband's grandmother died this week and he will be making the trip to Ohio for her funeral on Tuesday. I will be staying home with the kids. They just started school and absences are restricted to 6 per semester even if they are excused. Since the kids had only met her once we decided it was best if he and his oldest daughter would go to represent our branch of the family.

Since I have gotten very little reading done this week, what with working on other things and just relaxing with my husband, I have decided to take one more week off the blog to read and get some reviews queued up. I will have three posts this coming week, just as I did last week, but then I should be back to normal operating procedures. :)

AVR News Update signing off. May all your books enthrall you.
Shelf Additions
From the Library



Starman Jones by Robert Heinlein
Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
The Boy From Reactor 4 by Orest Stelmach


Purchased at FotL Bookstore for 50¢ each! O.O




Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
No Rest for the Dead edited by Andrew F. Gulli
Firestorm by Iris Johansen
Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov


From NetGalley
Many thanks to Kensington, Entangled and Finlee Augare Books.

 


Darkness Rises by Dianne Duvall
Her Sicked Sin by Sarah Ballance
Rebels Divided by Lance Erlick


Print books in the mail.
Many thanks to Kensington.


Lady Anne's Lover by Maggie Robinson
Murder in Thrall by Anne Cleeland

Also from Kensington, I requested Darkness Rises, but was accidentally sent an ARC of Darkness Avenged. I haven't read this series yet and I'm not starting with Book 10, so expect a giveaway soon.


Darkness Avenged by Alexandra Ivy


For Review
Many thanks to Sirens Call Publications.




Love 'n Lies by Aspen Delainey
Gape by Aiden Truss


For Review
Many thanks to Patricia Knight and LeTeisha Newton.

 

Hers to Command by Patricia A. Knight
Murder by Ritual by LeTeisha Newton


Amazon Freebies
I wasn't quite as naughty this week as usual, but still too many to list here. However, I did pick up Patricia Knight's Book 2. Yay!


Hers to Choose by Patricia A. Knight
If you click the title it will take you to Goodreads where you can enter to win one of five paperback copies! Hurry! Giveaway ends 9/15.


58 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your husband's grandmother. My thoughts are with your family.
    Love the haul. There are some that I haven't seen before, need to check them out.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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    1. Thank you.

      I get all these books then have no idea how to squeeze them in. lol

      Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Holy cow that's a lot of books! :D Go you! I see you're on a McCaffrey kick. I should re-read something by her. :)

    Sorry to hear about your husband's grandmother. It's always hard to lose a family member.

    My publisher, Astraea Press, was at RNC also :) I've been getting InD'tale for about a year now; I like it.

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    1. I know, right? LOL I am so on a McCaffrey kick, but I think after I do the Catteni series I'm going to read Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality.

      Thank you and yes it is.

      We review books for Astraea. :) It's great isn't it? :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Birthmarked has been on my TBR list for forever. I just moved it over to my Christmas wish list, so *fingers crossed*--even though Christmas is a long way off.

    Sounds like you've definitely had a lot going on lately. Will be praying for your husband and his family.

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. I was just walking around the library and found it in the YA section. :) Christmas is closer than you think. ;)

      Thank you and thanks for visiting. :)

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  4. WOW. You had an interesting week. I see lots of books in this haul. Some of them are new to me, but the ones I know of are terrific. Come visit me as well.'

    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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    1. Too many books, too little time. lol

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. I'm so sorry for your husband! He's in my thoughts. You got a Patricia Briggs and – is that Iris Johansen novel? – for $.50? I'm gonna pack up my things and go live near you!

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    1. Thanks Miss Meow. I'll tell him.

      I did, I did. Found out the FotL bookstore has a 50¢ sale the last week of the month and Monday is actually the best day to go before the selection gets picked over. I've made a mental note. Now, let's hope I don't forget. lol

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    2. That's just no fair! We don't have one here.

      Heheh. Miss Meow. :D That makes me chuckle.

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    3. This FotL store is actually in the lobby of the downtown Greensboro location (the Central Library). I don't know of any other FotL stores. At least around here.

      Miss Meow just seemed to fit. ;)

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  6. Sorry to hear about your husband's grandmother passing.

    I recently read Silver Borne and enjoyed it. Hope you enjoy your haul!

    Thanks for stopping by the Harem.

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    1. Thank you.

      I love Mercy Thompson. I really need to look into the spin off series. I just never seem to have time.

      Yw and thanks for the return visit! :)

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  7. I am sorry about your husband's grandmother :(
    You got lucky though with the 50 cent books.. I am never that lucky :/
    Great Haul and Happy Reading :)

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    1. Thank you.

      I did! I'm not that lucky very often. :)

      Thanks for visiting!

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  8. I received a copy of Murder In Thrall last week. Sounds promising!

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    1. I thought so, too. I hope it's as good as it sounds. :)

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  9. So sorry about your husband's loss and ooh I am so glad my kids are done school, that 6 day rule sucks. Birth Mark has me curious, so I will check that out. Good luck building your review base and hope your week is a good one.

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    1. Thank you.

      They can be absent more than 6 days, but they'd have to make up the time and that's a pain in the ass. So I prefer to save those days for true emergencies or illness which I hope don't happen.

      I found Birthmark while wandering the YA section looking for something that might interest my 12yo son. lol

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  10. Sorry about the loss in your family and that 6 day rule is crazy!
    Eclectic mix! Enjoy :)

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    1. Thank you and it is! But it's a state law not the county or school. :P

      Thanks and thank you for visiting! :)

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  11. i'm sorry for you husband's loss.

    you got some awesome books! it's been a while since i've read a paranormal romance and seeing some of your titles makes me want to pick one up. thanks for stopping by our StS.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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    1. Thank you.

      I read everything but continue to come back to PNR. lol

      Yw and thanks for the return visit. :)

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  12. Sorry to hear about your husband's grandma. Safe travels and happy reading

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    1. Thank you.

      I hope to get much reading done this week. :)

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  13. Condolences! It is always hard to lose a family member.

    Your book haul looks tempting...I am curious about Birth Marked.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you.

      It caught my eye at the library while I was searching for something with magic in it for my 12yo son. :)

      Yw and thanks for the return visit. :)

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  14. Sorry to hear about your husband's grandmother - my thoughts are with your family. Sounds like your break from the blog couldn't be better scheduled, take advantage of it.

    Thanks for the link to InD'tale Magazine, I hadn't heard of it, but am now a subscriber :-) Oh and I totally did a happy dance when I saw Silver Borne in your new books - Mercy is one of my favorite UF heroines; she introduced me to the genre, so I owe her for so much happiness in my life. Hope you enjoy it :-)

    Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!

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    1. Thank you.

      You're welcome. :) September Magazine should be in email boxes any day now.

      Anita Blake and the Carpathians got me going in the genre and I haven't looked back. :D

      Yw and thanks for returning the visit.

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  15. Sorry to hear about your family loss. :( The magazine sounds interesting, will have to check it out. Some of your new additions from the library look intriguing too.

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    1. Thank you.

      Free subscription and who doesn't like free, right? ;)

      Thanks for visiting!

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  16. Sorry to hear abour your family's loss.
    You have an epic book haul this week. I hope there are more hits than misses for you. Happy reading :)

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    1. Thank you.

      I know! When will I read them all?! lol

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  17. .50 cent books? Gah! I need to find some of those!

    I'm so sorry about your family's loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. *hugs*

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    1. It's a rare event. lol

      Thank you.

      Thanks for visiting. :)

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  18. Great haul! Thanks for sharing, especially the info about IND'tale. I just joined and am looking forward to the September issue. Thanks, also, for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks and you're welcome. Many good articles and I think there's 70 book reviews. :)

      Yw and thanks for the return visit!

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's grandmother. My sympathies.


    I hope you have a great week this week!

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    1. Thank you.

      Me, too! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  20. I'm sorry to hear about your husband's grandmother, my thoughts are with the family.

    Enjoy your books!

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    1. Thank you.

      I hope I do! :) Thanks for visiting!

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  21. Ooh big haul this week! Hope you enjoy all your books. The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination looks awesome! Makes me want to watch Dr. Horrible's sing a-long blog haha.
    Thanks for stopping by Book Munchies' Sunday Post & STS (:

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    1. The Mad Scientist's blurb sounded like it would be fun, so I hope I get to it before it has to go back to the library. lol

      Yw and thanks for the return visit. :)

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  22. Great haul!! You have so many awesome books to read! Good luck finding the time lol. Enjoy your rest and enjoy reading!!

    Thanx for visiting My Weekly Wrap-Up!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. Finding the time, yes, that is the problem. lol

      Yw and thanks for the return visit. :)

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  23. Sorry for your family's loss.

    It's always nice to have a bit of break from the blog to queue up some more reviews. Enjoy your week and all your new books.

    Sharon
    Sharon's Book Nook!

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    1. Thank you.

      I thought I'd feel more guilty about the break than I do. I guess I *really* needed it. lol

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  24. So sorry about your sad news...I hope your husband finds the strength to get through his grief and remember all the good times you all had together. *Hugs*

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    1. Thank you. He's doing ok.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  25. Aw, sorry about his grandma.

    Enjoy your break. I love my time away from the blog and kind of didn't want to come back. lol

    Great haul!

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    1. Thank you.

      I know what you mean. It's nice not posting every day. I'm starting to get the itch though, so I know I'll be posting more soon. I'm making myself wait until next week though. lol

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  26. You got some great looking books this week. Enjoy your reading and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. There are just too many awesome books out there. lol

      Yw and thanks for the return visit. :)

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  27. I'm sorry to hear about your husband's grandmother.
    I'll have to check out the magazine and I hope you enjoy all of the new books you picked up this week!

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    1. Thank you.

      Please do! It's awesome! :)

      I hope I enjoy them, too!

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