Jul 28, 2017

Blog Blast w/ Giveaway!: Penny Punkers Bloodless Saga I by Kyle Newton


Hello Readers! Another fun day of Book Content for You!
Today I have the pleasure of sharing a new series with you, from Kyle Newton comes Penny Punkers' Bloodless Saga  - a New Adult series for lovers of romance and dieselpunk/steampunk


Disclaimer - This series does have steamy moments and is not intended for younger readers.



Penny Punkers: Bloodless Saga I
By Kyle Newton
 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20


Synopsis: 
A broken man, Offizier Balthazar Nast found the luxury aeroship, Paradise’s Reach, hoping to ease shattered nerves. He searches for solace, and finds it in a night of passion with a young woman named Melony Wentzel. Their night comes to a crashing end when men and women storm their room with blade and blunderbuss. Offizier Balthazar Nast must now set aside his own anguish if he hopes to save anyone on board and stand against a fabled sky-pirate captain…

This steampunk adventure gives birth to a new generation of heroes within this Penny Punkers’ Bloodless Saga.

 "A king who cannot keep his kingdom, doesn't deserve one.” Ban's stare found the two men. “Put him on one of his own pikes. As a statement for any who may wish to further oppose us."

The author is offering one e-book to one lucky winner.
Prize will be awarded by the author.
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About the Author
Kyle Newton
Hey there! My name is Kyle Newton. I grew up in a blue-collar town deep in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Growing up with Tolkien and Star Trek loving parents, it didn't take long for both worlds to collide. I soon started writing short stories and fantasy novels. After several years of struggling, I tried my hand at a Steampunk story. Four months later, that novelette, "Revolution's Reign," struck 3rd on Amazon. I then came up with an ever-expanding Steampunk and Deiselpunk universe which I show you through the "Penny Punkers" sagas. A couple weeks later, the first installment, "Bloodless," reached #1.




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Jul 27, 2017

Early Reader Review: When a Wolf is Hungry by Christine Naumann-Villemin

Source: From Netgalley and Eerdman's Books for Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. Also won a copy in Hardback from Librarything Early Reviewers. This in no way alters my opinion or review.

When a Wolf Is HungryWhen a Wolf is Hungry by Christine Nuamann-Villemin
Publisher: Eerdman's Books for Young Readers
Publication Date:  August 7, 2017



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

Format:  Ebook/ Hardback

Rating:


 



Goodreads Synopsis: 
A darkly humorous tale with a twist ending

Edmond Bigsnout, lone wolf that he is, loves his solitary cabin in the woods. But lately he's been craving urban rabbit for dinner, so he travels into the city to catch one. Unfortunately, the rabbit has a lot of neighbors—who mistake Edmond for a kind and helpful resident! Perhaps Edmond can become a good neighbor, despite his bad intentions.

Readers of all ages will devour this story about a wolf who decides that if you can't eat them, join them.
Review: 
Edmond Bigsnout, the wolf, is hungry and going to the city to find a rabbit to eat. However every time he arrives to get the rabbit the item he needs to use to eat him ends up with another neighbor. 

This is a hilarious story about a frustrated wolf who just wants to eat. He tries and tries and you will have to read the book to find out what happens, but the whole thing is very entertaining. The illustrations had me giggling while reading. I especially love the wolf on his bicycle. 

I think parents and children will enjoy this read, but parents might have to explain why the wolf wants to eat the rabbit in the first place - but otherwise this is a lovable, adorable tale.

Jul 26, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Venturess by Betsy Cornwell

Venturess (Mechanica, #2)
Venturess (Mechanica #2) by Betsy Cornwell 
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date:  August 1, 2017



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17608898-the-killing-jar?from_search=true&search_version=service
Synopsis:  

Why I Am Waiting:
I wasn't a huge fan of the first book, it was ok, but I can't resist a series and I am interested in where the story goes after Mechanica and her liberation from the horrible family.

These covers are also gorgeous.

Jul 25, 2017

Recent Reads: Rebirth Harley Quinn #23 by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti


Harley Quinn (2016-) #23The Family Circles Part II: Manners and Other Matters by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Series: Rebirth Harley Quinn #23
Publisher:  DC Comics
Publication Date:  July 5, 2017



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

Format:  Comic
Source: Bought/ Own


Rating:


 



Goodreads Synopsis: 
“RED ROSES” part three! The tension between Harley, Poison Ivy and Red Tool hits the boiling point! Who’s gonna stay—and who’s gonna go? And in the backup story, “Harley Loves Joker” part seven, Batman is back on the deranged duo’s trail!
Mini Review: 
Harley is not dealing with other peoples issues in this installment - she is going to have a nice dinner with her parents (dangit!). She deals with Harley Sinn for the time being and goes out to enjoy a nice fancy dinner with the rents. Nothing ever goes as planned though so she might have to beat someone while there. Seeing her interact with her parents is very funny.

Another fun thing in this issue is that the Red Tool and Poison Ivy are teaming up on some mysterious project that may involve Harley ... waiting to see though... 

Really enjoying this series again.

Jul 24, 2017

Early Reader Review: When Will Fall Arrive? by Sanne Miltenburg

Source: From Netgalley and Clavis Books in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review. 

When Will Fall Arrive?When Will Fall Arrive by Sanne Miltenburg
Publisher: Clavis
Publication Date: August 1, 2017  



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

Format:  Ebook

Rating:
 


 


Goodreads Synopsis: 
Bunny is looking forward to a cozy fall and winter with Hedgehog. But Hedgehog says he will start hibernating when the first leaf falls. Bunny is worried. He cannot go that long without seeing his friend! He comes up with a clever plan: he is simply going to hide the falling leaves, and the arrival of fall.... A merry and moving story about friendship.
 Review: 
This is an adorably illustrated children's book about Bunny and Hedgehog's friendship. One night while together Hedgehog mentions that in the Fall and Winter he hibernates and Bunny is saddened by that thought. Who will he play with while his best friend is asleep? 

Bunny decides that he will make it seem like Fall has not arrived yet so that he has more time with his friend and the book follows him as he attempts this very large task.

The story of this book is both cute and informative for young readers, they learn about animals, hibernation, and the seasons as well. The images are vibrant and cheerful, and the colors are everything Fall - oranges, yellows, reds, and browns and make me all the more excited for Fall to actually get here.

This was a very fun book about friendship and doing anything you can to keep your friend around. I really enjoyed it and I think kids and families will too.

Jul 23, 2017

Building the Book Pile #153

Welcome to Building the Book Pile!  A Weekly meme inspired by Stacking the Shelves

Hello Readers, Bloggers, and Awesome people! 

Another week come and gone. I am luckily keeping up with reading and while I won't finish my TBR plans for this month, I will have a bunch of great Blog Tours for you at the beginning of August - I have been reading a bunch of books for those. 📚
 
It was a pretty chill week overall though - how was your week?

And another self promotion: Use code SUMMERSAVER for 10% off winter gear at my Etsy shop, click on the image below to link over and see what is available. More will be added soon.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/StephsSimpleScarves


How was your week? Any book recommendations for me?
 

  Giveaways  on Cover2CoverBlog!
http://cover2coverblog.blogspot.com/2017/06/sourcebooks-summer-reads-round-up-and.html

Coming up on the Blog

Early Reader Review: When Will Fall Arrive by Sanne Miltonburg (Youth)
Recent Reads: Harley Quinn #23 by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (Comic)
Waiting on Wednesday
Early Reader Review: When A Wolf Is Hungry by Christin Naumann-Villemin (Youth) 
Blog Blast: Penny Punkers: Bloodless Saga I by Kyle Newton (New Adult/ Adult)
 

No Books Received this Week 

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Have you missed anything lately?

Week of July 16  - July 22
Comment and leave me a link to your Round-up/ STS/ Weekly...anything, post and I will happily stop by and say hello!
Happy Reading!

Jul 21, 2017

Recent Reads: Unraveling by Sara Ella

Source: From Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.

Unraveling (Unblemished, #2)
Unraveling by Sara Ella
Series: Unblemished #2
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson/ Harpercollins
Publication Date: July 11, 2017  



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

Format:  Hardback

Rating:


 



Goodreads Synopsis: 
What happens when happily ever after starts to unravel?

Eliyana Ember doesn't believe in true love. Not anymore. After defeating her grandfather and saving the Second Reflection, El only trusts what's right in front of her. The tangible. The real. Not some unexplained Kiss of Infinity she once shared with the ghost of a boy she's trying to forget. She has more important things to worry about--like becoming queen of the Second Reflection, a role she is so not prepared to fill.

Now that the Verity is intertwined with her soul and Joshua's finally by her side, El is ready to learn more about her mysterious birth land, the land she now rules. So why does she feel like something--or someone--is missing?

When the thresholds begin to drain and the Callings, those powerful magical gifts, begin to fail, El wonders if her link to Ky Rhyen may have something to do with it. For light and darkness cannot coexist. She needs answers before the Callings disappear altogether. Can El find a way to sever her connection to Ky and save the Reflections--and keep herself from falling for him in the process?
http://cover2coverblog.blogspot.com/2017/02/recent-reads-unblemished-by-sara-ella.html

Review: 
First off, this cover is gorgeous. I liked the first cover too but this ones colors are so vibrant. Secondly, that is a long synopsis, so there isn't much more detail I need to go into there. Third, this might be a lengthy review... sorry about that - all the feels.

This book, much like book one, took a little while to speed up. I thought that we would pick up right were we left off, and we sort of do but it does have a very lazy-pace feel. The book is told from a few points of view - Eliyana, Joshua, and sometimes we get a bit from Ky. We follow the three as they all try to save the reflections and their love. This is the ultimate love triangle, so if you aren't a fan of those - this book will not be for you. Eliyana is not really sure who she loves, but both boys are in love with her and the fate of the Reflections (or Worlds) has a lot to do with that love and the connections they have. Eliyana holds the Light and the boys share the Dark and they cannot be connected - thus the problem.

This book like the last, had SO many plot twists, luckily they are throughout versus just at the end like last time, so it gave me more time with them. I found myself wanting to shake El/Em most the time, she is so down on herself and needs reassurance from her male counter-parts in order to feel worth and that is very troublesome to me. I wasn't a fan of that aspect. I thought that with her new role she would be more assured in this installment.

Even with twists throughout, there was still a cliff-hanger of an ending!  I cannot wait for the next book to find out what happens. Even though I want to shake her El/Em and the love triangle really are the plot of this book and the author has you swooning/ wanting to kick each of the boys at one point or another. The fantasy and the worlds that are built in this book are wonderful and you get so much more of them here than in the last book.

I really enjoyed this and can't wait to see what happens to Eliyana, Ky, and Joshua in Unbreakable. 

Jul 20, 2017

Recent Reads: I Hate Fairyland #11 by Skottie Young


Con Girl by Skottie Young
I Hate Fairyland #11Series: I Hate Fairyland #11
Publisher:  Image Comics
Publication Date:  March 15, 2017



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

Format:  Comic
Source: Bought/ Own


Rating:
 


 



Goodreads Synopsis: 
NEW STORY ARC “CON GIRL” Gertrude is back in her hit-comedy/fantasy/all-out bloodbath of a comic, I HATE FAIRYLAND. Gert and Larry take a break from their normal questing and killing for some fun at Fairyland’s annual Dungeon Con.

http://cover2coverblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/early-reader-review-i-hate-fairyand-by.html   http://cover2coverblog.blogspot.com/2017/01/recent-reads-i-hate-fairland-volume-2.html


Review: 
I know I have mentioned it before but this is a very violent adult comic series and it is hilarious and wonderful.  In the last two volumes Gertrude has been trying to return home from fairyland, she is a 27 year old stuck in a 6 year old's body and she is pissed-off about it and that may even be an understatement. 

In this issue, Gert puts her search on hold to go to the annual Dungeon Con - it is the only thing she enjoys about Fairyland and this year she is going to meet her hero. As things normally go with Gert, it does not go as planned, BUT there is a different surprise - she has a fan. 

Gert brings her on as her apprentice and it seems to be going well for the both of them but Gert is a loner by nature.

Like the other issues and volumes in this series, Gertrude is rude, violent, and self-centered and it makes for a very entertaining comic and story. The contrast between the light and fluffy Fairyland and Gert's violent nature really takes the cake. I love this series for all of its demented action scenes.

Jul 19, 2017

Recent Reads: Rebirth Harley Quinn #22 by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner


Harley Quinn (2016-) #22The Family Circles Part I by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner
Series: Rebirth Harley Quinn #22
Publisher:  DC Comics
Publication Date:  June 21, 2017



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

Format:  Comic
Source: Bought/Own


Rating:
 


 



Goodreads Synopsis: 
“Red Roses” part two! Poison Ivy’s back in town, and she’d like to patch up the friendship with Harley that she damaged in the Bahamas…but sadly for poor Mr. Tool, Ivy’s got some strong opinions on his courtship of Harley! And in “Harley Loves Joker” part six, Harley’s sure she’s got a foolproof plan to get back in Mistah J’s good graces, but when have Harley’s plans ever ended up the way she imagined? 
Mini Review: 
In this issue we follow Harley as her parents visit her. She takes them around but also still has to deal with her normal crazy popping out, in this case Harley Sinn again. Harley tries to have a nice calm visit, but that was bound to be messed up.

This episode has some very interesting dream panels - but are they... it is hard to tell really. I really enjoyed this issue, I like the parents popping in and family things coming up - it is interesting to get some of Harley's non-Joker past.

Jul 18, 2017

Building the Book Pile #152 - late

Welcome to Building the Book Pile!  A Weekly meme inspired by Stacking the Shelves

Hello Readers, Bloggers, and Awesome people! 

I have been doing a horrible job with my Book Pile posts this summer - sorry about that. I have been busy I guess. Last week was busy at work again, I am waiting for 'summer' to really kick in and it to be boring with nothing to do, so that I can read and blog during the day. It doesn't look like that is going to happen though. 
I got so many books in the mail this past week for blog tours and fun things! ...and because I feel like I am on a roll with this reading kick. Trying to stay strong.  

We also bought Kayaks last weekend and so this weekend we went out on a lake in them. My whole body is hurting but we had a blast :) Do you have a summer sport you enjoy? 
 

And another self promotion: Use code SUMMERSAVER for 10% off winter gear at my Etsy shop, click on the image below to link over and see what is available. More will be added soon.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/StephsSimpleScarves


How was your week? Any book recommendations for me?
 

  Giveaways  on Cover2CoverBlog!
http://cover2coverblog.blogspot.com/2017/06/sourcebooks-summer-reads-round-up-and.html

Coming up on the Blog

Recent Reads: Harley Quinn #21 by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (Comic) 
BUILDING THE BOOK PILE #152- LATE EDITION
Recent Reads: Harley Quinn #22 by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (Comic) 
Recent Reads: I Hate Fairyland #11 by Skottie Young (Comic) 
*HOPEFULLY*  - Recent Reads: Unraveling (Unblemished #2) by Sara Ella (YA)

 

Books Received this Week       

Made to Kill (Ray Electromatic Mysteries, #1)  Killing Is My Business (Ray Electromatic Mysteries, #2)  Mighty Jack (Mighty Jack, #1)  Mighty Jack and the Goblin King (Mighty Jack, #2)  The Third Coin  Deadman's Tome: Monsters Exist
   
Made to Kill (Ray Electromatic Mysteries #1) by Adam Christopher - From Tor and Nerd Tours for Blog Tour/Review
Killing is my Business (Ray Electromatic Mysteries #2) by Adam Christopher - From Tor and Nerd Tours for Blog Tour/Review  
Mighty Jack (Mighty Jack #1) by Ben Hatke  - From First Second books for Blog Tour/ Review
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King (Mighty Jack #2) by Ben Hatke  - From First Second books for Blog Tour/ Review
The Third Coin by J.A. Howard - From the author for review
Deadman's Tome: Monster's Exist by Various - from one of the authors for review

Have you missed anything lately?

Week of July 9  - July 15
Comment and leave me a link to your Round-up/ STS/ Weekly...anything, post and I will happily stop by and say hello!
Happy Reading!