Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Sunday Post ~ 14th 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 ~

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  • Monday ~ Review ~ Curiosity Quills Blog Tour ~ KIYA: Hope of the Pharaoh by Katie Hamstead
  • Tuesday ~ Reviews ~ Two for Tuesday
  • Wednesday ~ Walking on Wednesday with Audios ~ It's Just Sext by Felice Fox 
  • Thursday ~ Red Adept Blog Tour ~ Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski
  • Friday ~ Friday Featured Spotlight ~ Untreed Reads ~ 5 Mystery Reviews
  • Saturday ~ Reviews ~ Saturday Shorts
  • Sunday ~ The Sunday Post ~ 15th Edition

AVR News Update
Weather has been a bit up & down here. Nice then rainy then nice then rainy. Good news is that it hasn't been hot enough for the A/C or cold enough for the heat, so I haven't had my unit on since 9/15. Yay for a lower electric bill. 

Our van is having battery issues and I've never, of all the vehicles I have ever owned, had a vehicle do what it is doing. We replaced the battery and the charging system is fine, but every few days it's hard to start. For some reason the negative cable keeps getting slightly loose and we have to tighten it. I'll tell you this, it is a royal pain in our damn ass. I'm beginning to wish we had opted for a car payment last year and bought a truck instead of replacing the engine in the van. Never ever ever will we buy another GM product. Ever.

Monday I cut nearly 18" off my hair and donated it to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths who do not charge cancer patients for their wigs. Unlike Locks of Love. I wish I'd known that before I donated twice to them. This is my 2nd donation to PBL (last donation Nov. 2010) and I hope to donate again in about 2.5 yrs.

Oh! My 2 year Blogoversary was yesterday but since I completely lost track of time I had nothing planned. Maybe next year. :)

That's all from me this week. This is AVR News Update signing off. May all your books enthrall you.
Shelf Additions
For Review
Many thanks to Kensington

Staged to Death by Karen Rose Smith 
Death Comes to the Village by Catherine Lloyd
Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken
Big Bad Beast by Shelly Laurenston

For Review
Many thanks to the author
Hired Gun by James R. Tuck
That Way Lies Madness by James R. Tuck

From NetGalley
Many thanks to Grand Central Publishing

Once She Was Tempted by Anne Barton 
Accidentally in Love with...A God? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Dragon Rising Jaime Rush

Purchased at

Dark Lover by J.R. Ward 
Hit Man by Lawrence Block
The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull

Purchased ebooks
Dragon Mine by Jaime Rush
Cruelty by Edward Lorn

Free ebooks
The Inquisitor's Song by Ava Ayers
Vengeance by Vanessa Kier
Highland Beast by Regina Carlysle
Lucien's Mate by Diana Persaud
Love at First Bite by Scarlett Jade
The Naughty List by L.A. Kelley
The Execution by Sharon Cramer
A Night of Forever by Lori Brighton


  1. Hi, I've nominated you for a Shine On Award, I apologise if you're an award free blog. Here is my post:

    1. Thanks Samantha! This week is hectic but I'll look at the link as soon as I can. :)

  2. It's been rainy here all week, gloomy days. Nicer today though. Looks like a good bloggy week. Thinking That Way Lies Madness looks like trippy fun...

    1. This morning was 35º! O.O That's too cold too early for NC! I agree about TWLM. Hope to get to it soon. :)

  3. How commendable that you donate hair....and sounds like a great organization.

    Enjoy your new the covers on the cozies.


    1. Thanks! :)

      They sound pretty good, too. :)

  4. *drools over the books, especially the Kensington ones*

    Ah, sorry about that. *wipes away the drool*

    You got some wonderful looking books. I see lots of dragn books. :) Have you read the series, Pigs Don't Fly, by Mary Brown? It has a dragon hero. :)

    I had no idea that locks of love charged for their wigs, that's good to know. Good for you for donating your hair.

    1. *hands bib* S'ok. Happens all the time around here. ;)

      I'm not sure how I ended up with all the dragon books. Sometimes it's just the way the books fall. lol I'll have to look up the Brown book. :)

      Thanks! I didn't know either!

  5. It is wonderful that you donated your hair. I did it for the first time last year in honor of my both of my parents who dies of cancer. I'm growing it out again so I can do it again. It helps so many people. Enjoy the books you got.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

    1. Thanks! I figure since it grows fast I can at least donate it. :)

  6. Thanks for the heads up on the Lori Brighton book! Totally downloaded it :)

    1. You're welcome! I already read it in the Entangled anthology, but grabbed it up anyway. :)

  7. Thanks for downloading my book The Naughty List, but stay on the Nice List!
    L. A. Kelley
    P.S. My daughter want to donate her hair, also. I'll forward along your tip about Pantene

    1. You're welcome, but no guarantees. I *try* to stay on the Nice List, but...well, you know. *winks*

      Thanks for spreading the word about Pantene. :)