What’s New On My Bookshelf #160 and The Sunday Post

Posted: May 22, 2016 in Freebies!, giveaways, reviews, What's New on My Bookshelf
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This is my own version of a weekly book haul and all things new on fuonlyknew.

Another fun way to share your book news and enjoy others is The Sunday Post hosted by

Sunday Post

Kimberly the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Head on over and leave a link to your Sunday Post and hop around to visits others.


Some chit chat.

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday!

She’s Here!!!!! My Mom has finally arrived. We have so many fun things planned for this summer and I can’t wait to get started!

Now for what I’ve been up to all week. Work was quiet. The bosses went out of town and I got a long weekend. Worked on my blog to get ahead on some posts. Read a whole bunch of books and now working on reviews. And I watched a lot of movies and shows too.

I watched the finale of Survivor. Kind of surprised over who they chose to win. Watched Avenger’s: Age Of Ultron. Fantastic movie! At first the Captain America movies were my favorite. Now I’m torn between both of these. And I’ve been watching a lot of Big Bang Theory reruns. I never get tired of them and still laugh even though I’ve seen them so many times.

And I’ve been doing some swimming. The water is lovely and I had some sunny days to enjoy it. My mother feels the water is still a bit too cool for her but my son got in and we had a great time. I did a big no no and fell asleep floating on a raft and got some sunburn. Not too bad though and now I’ll make sure to put on the sunscreen.

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

I’ll be hopping over to check out your Sunday posts so be sure to leave me your link.


New books on my shelf. Some I won, some are for review, and some I just had to have.

Print books.


New eBooks



And here are some freebies for ya!

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Books I reviewed this week. Click on the covers for my reviews.

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Books I’ll be reviewing next week.

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Other posts on my blog this week.

Enter to win amazing prizes in the Mega PNR Giveaway!

Kaitlin’s Tale ~ A Cassie Scot Companion Novel ~ Blast & Giveaway

Teaser Tuesday #157 ~ The Fireman by Joe Hill

The Drafter and Waylaid by Kim Harrison ~ Review and Excerpts

New Release ~ No Substitute For Motives ~ Cozy Mystery Giveaway

To Catch A Treat ~ A Barkery & Biscuits Cozy Mystery ~ Review and Giveaway

The Friday 56 #107 ~ Eclair And Present Danger

A New Adult Urban Fantasy ~ The Lunam Ceremony ~ Release Day Giveaway


For a list of my reviews go HERE

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So, what did you get to read this week?

Got any recommendations?

I’d love to know and thanks so much for visiting fuonlyknew.

  1. Hi, Laura:
    I grew up in Panama City. You’d better beware of falling asleep on a float in the Gulf of Mexico. Lots of Bull Sharks lurking around just waiting for a dangling arm or leg. Seriously!
    Thanks again for your support of my work!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I know. I was out past the second sandbar off Pensacola Beach and saw dolphins swimming between me and shore. That was a long swim back in! I don’t swim in the Gulf anymore. Too many jellyfish and I have a healthy fear of sharks. I’ve seen some monsters while fishing!

  2. Greg says:

    Enjoy the pool time! I did more watching this week than reading, but still managed to get through a book or two. Amazingly enough… I just saw the new Captain America this week and loved it.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I love my pool! I did a lot of watching too. So many series are wrapping up and new ones starting.

  3. Deborah says:

    Eek sorry to hear you got a bit sunburnt Laura, but it sounds lovely to fall asleep floating about!

    And enjoy the time with you mother. I’m sure you both will!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Thanks, Deborah. The sunburn wasn’t too bad and I sure did have fun this weekend with my family. We have so much fun ahead of us!

  4. Shandy says:

    Wow lots of good looking books! I’m currently reading Karma is a Bitch it’s a cute cozy mystery. Hope you have a great week!

  5. I’m glad I’m not the only one who can watch The Big Bang a million times and never get sick of it! Have a great week!
    Samantha @The Book Disciple>

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I laugh every single time even though I’ve seen the episodes over and over! It’s good medicine:)

  6. I hope you have a lot of fun with your mother! Enjoy your swimming pool for me. :) You got some interesting books I can’t wait to see what you think of them. :)

    Week in Review

  7. How fun that your mum finally arrived. I hope you guys have a lot of fun.
    I love the look of the Laura Bradford book.
    Have a great week and good luck writing those reviews! 😉

    • fuonlyknew says:

      The fun has begun and will continue for many months. LOL I’ve written several reviews and now I’m ahead.

  8. sjhigbee says:

    Have a fabulous time with your mother. I’m very envious that you are actually able to swim outside – the weather has become colder again, so we are now back to switching the fire on at night and I’ve even had the heating on a couple of days when it rained incessantly and was chilly and dank. Hope the sunburn eases up soon:) This is my Sunday Post – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/05/22/sunday-post-15th-may-2/

    • fuonlyknew says:

      The week before my mother came down they had snow in Michigan! Boy, am I grateful to live on the Gulf Coast! The sunburn wasn’t bad and I’ll be more careful now.

  9. limabean74 says:

    I can’t wait for Pool time, floating on a raft always puts me to sleep so I have to be careful. You got an awesome amount of books! I hope you enjoy them all!

    Have a great week Laura! Happy Reading!!

  10. S. J. Pajonas (spajonas) says:

    Lots of great books there! And I would totally fall asleep in the sun and get sunburned. Lol. I feel ya!

  11. Dani Chapman says:

    Enjoy your Mom’s visit and thanks for the links to all the free books! :)
    Happy Reading! Dani @ Paulette’s Papers

  12. Lillian @ Mom With a Reading Problem says:

    Love the Marvel movies! I haven’t seen the new Captain America yet, but hope to soon. I use to think that nothing could top Iron Man, but after the last Avengers movie I’m not so sure anymore 😉 Enjoy time with your mama. I’m at home spending time with my parents now too. It’s always a lot of fun!
    Hope you have a great week 😀
    My Sunday Post

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I felt the same way about Ironman until my son made me watch Captain America and the Avengers movies. Now I love all of them. Can’t wait to see Civil War!

  13. I’m sure you and your mama are gonna have a blast! I’ve just added you to my Feedly list so that I never miss a post cause you got some great books swimming around your blog :). Looking forward to talking to you!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      We have so much fun and have other family coming down too. Summer is the best! Thanks for adding me. I’ll be sure to head over and follow back so we can chat books and stuff!

  14. Christy LoveOfBooks says:

    Yay for mom arriving and the boss leaving. 😀 Nice, I grabbed the Bev Petterson book. Have a great week!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Yeah, good things come and go. LOL Yeah, you found a book you like! I love browsing for freebies to share here and try to find something for everyone. A lot of summer reads this week.

  15. Have a lovely visit with your mom, and enjoy your new books. I am curious about Eclair and Present Danger. Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your week.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It’s going to be a fabulous summer, packed with adventures:) I just started Eclair and Present Danger. Off to a good start:)

  16. Sounds like you made great use of your time, getting ahead on posts, lots of reading, and reviews. And that’s awesome that your mom is there and that you have lots of stuff planned! Keep enjoying that pool and have a great week!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’m ahead on reading and on reviews now so I can enjoy all of the things we have planned! Thanks Kristen:)

  17. I will be heading over to your Joe Hill the Fireman review. Heather from Random Redheaded Ramblings has gotten me all excited about reading it! Have a fantastic time hanging out with your mom. :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      The Fireman was something different from what I was expecting, in a good way!

  18. The Big Bang Theory never gets old. I love watching that show and all the re-runs. Hope you have fun with your mom. I’m behind on my superhero movies. I’ve watched all of Thor’s all the X-Men the fist Captain America and I think that’s it. I need to watch all the others oh and the Batman movies. ^_^
    Have a great week and happy reading!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Nope, those nerds never get old. LOL I’ve gotten away from Batman and X-Men. I need to check out the ones I’ve missed.

  19. Eclair and Present Danger!!! Oh the titles of cozy mysteries – got to love them. I wonder if they’ll ever run of puns… 😀

    And you can fall asleep on a float, just use sunscreen 100!!! :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’m addicted to the cozies. I too love those quirky titles and the colorful covers:)

  20. Got My Book says:

    Great haul. Thanks again for visiting my blog and commenting.

  21. atothewr says:

    Sounds like a blast. Enjoy your time with your mom.

  22. I never get sick of Big Bang reruns either!!! Hope you enjoy your new books! Have a great week!!

  23. taylordeanbooks says:

    Have fun with your Mom, Laura! I watched the Survivor finale too. After watching the entire season, I was happy with who won.
    Hope your sunburn is better. It’s so easy to drift off when being lulled to sleep by the water. Dangerous, though! Glad you’re okay!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Thanks Taylor! I liked the juries choice too. The others were so sure they’d win and what a surprise it was!

  24. Glad you had a great weekend. Was fun seeing you.
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

  25. Glad you’re having a nice time with your mom (even if there was a bit of sunburn involved)!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      The sunburn is all better and we have all kinds of fun plans to fill every weekend! I plan to take a few days off of work here and there to do some long weekend trips:)

  26. Lola says:

    I hope you and your mom have a fun summer! Sounds like you have a lot of fun activities planed. That’s too bad you got some sunburn, I hope it’s not too bad.

    I already picked up the sweet dreams bake shop book earlier this week.

    And I am looking forward to your review of the madness of mercury, I have it for review, but haven’t read it yet. I hope you’ll have a great week!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      We have a whole bunch of fun things planned. And my sunburn is all gone now.
      I’m so bad about grabbing the cozies. Believe it or not, I’ve read most of them too. Now, the reviews, that takes a bit longer. LOL I’m looking forward to what you think of The Madness Of Mercury!