What’s New On My Bookshelf #239 and The Sunday Post

Posted: December 31, 2017 in Freebies!, giveaways, Meme, 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.

I’m also linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Sunday Post

Some chit chat.

We’ve had some unusual weather this winter. Don’t normally see cold snaps until later in January and February and they don’t last long. So far we’ve had several brief forays into the 30s and even got a little bit of snow, though it didn’t last long. And I’ve been lucky as my plants and shrubs, which flourished this summer, have weathered the cold well, so far.

This beauty is the biggest I’ve ever seen it and I had to trim it back. Haven’t been doing much with my green things and looks like some creepers are trying to get warm under it. And Quigley snuck in for a bootie shot. LOL To give you an idea of its size, Quigley is 100+ pounds.


And with winter comes oranges. My miniature orange tree is so full of fruit the branches are dipping towards the ground. You can glimpse some of my banana trees behind it. They usually turn brown and I trim them later so they’ll come back bigger and stronger in the spring. Hopefully I’ll get more bananas to show you and there won’t be a hurricane to kill them next year.

Sorry about the finger in the photo. Didn’t notice it until I downloaded the pictures and too lazy to go take more. LOL


Here’s a picture displaying their size.


They’re bite sized and so deliciously sweet. I eat them peel and all. LOL

It’s hard to believe it will be dipping into the 20s tonight. And I have a feeling some of my plants will go bye bye until the spring. Not the oranges though. Unless they get really frozen over many days, they stay happy.

That’s it for this week. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year!


My new books this week.

36648662  Nightstruck by [Black, Jenna]  Night Magic (Nightstruck) by [Black, Jenna]

I read a bunch of Peter Tremayne’s books for my October Horror feature and had to grab Trollnight. What a cover, eh? And I finally broke down and ordered the paperback copies of Nightstruck and Night Magic.

Cat's Eye (Death's Children - YA Zombie Apocalypse Book 1) by [Higgins, Baileigh]  25371225


And it looks like 2018 is going to be another year of the zombies! LOL


And here are some FREEBIES for ya. Click on the covers to get your copies. Remember to make sure they’re still free before you hit that buy button.

Even Witches Get the Blues (Wicked in Moonhaven~A Paranormal Cozy Book 1) by [Winters, J.D., Kahn, Dakota]  HOT ZONE: A Post-Apocalyptic Pandemic Thriller (The Zulu Virus Chronicles Book 1) by [Konkoly, Steven]  Familiar Trouble (Familiar Legacy Book 1) by [Haines, Carolyn]

Honeymoon Cottage (A Pajaro Bay Mystery Book 1) by [Lee, Barbara Cool]  My Own Voice (Still Life with Memories Book 1) by [Poznansky, Uvi]  Charmed by the Bartender (Modern Love Book 1) by [Rayne, Piper]

Last Another Day (Dangerous Days - Zombie Apocalypse Book 1) by [Higgins, Baileigh]  Itsy Bitsy Spider (Emma Frost Book 1) by [Rose, Willow]  Necrose Beginnings: A Necrose Series Collection of Books One and Two by [Moon, Tim]


This weeks reviews. Click on the covers to view them.

36992341  36044812


Other posts on my blog this week.

CHRISTMAS………. The Horror!

Better Not Cry by Willow Rose ~ A Mystery / Supernatural Suspense Tour & Giveaway

Two For Tuesday ~ Mini Horror Reviews

The Kid’s Korner #25 ~ If You Were Me And Lived In…The American West

A Harmless Little Game by Meli Raine ~ Excerpt and Giveaway

Escape Claws ~ A Cat Lady Mystery by Linda Reilly ~ Tour and Giveaway

The Friday 56 #173 ~ Not A Creature Was Purring

Freakin Fridays #61 ~ Killer Spiders and Killer Whales


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  1. Greg Hill says:

    Wow you are getting a cold snap, and even a little snow huh? Cold all over I guess. And oranges from the tree- mmm yummy.

    I haven’t read Night Magic yet. And Fury of the Orca looks fun.

    Happy New Year!!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Yep. The heat is running on and off. Damp and cold. Yuck! I’ve had both of Jenna’s books in my Amazon cart for while. I had to go ahead and grab them. I’ve read a bunch of Hunter Shea’s books and enjoyed them. Fury Of The Orcas wasn’t a favorite but it was okay.

  2. sjhigbee says:

    Your orange tree looks amazing. I can’t get over how the fruit survives winter temperatures! I hope you have a happy, healthy 2018 and thank you so much for your support and encouragement throughout the year, Laura:)).

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I have fruit trees and shrubs that produce and bloom in the winter. I like how so many of the things in my yard stay green year around too. Happy New Year to you too, Sarah. You’ve have an exciting year and I’m happy to be a part of it in 2018!

  3. Literary Feline says:

    We’ve had a few nights in the low thirties, but the days have been pleasant and in the 70’s. I really feel for all of you in the colder climates. It’s been terrible as of late with the cold, I’m sure. I hope you are staying safe and warm. Your tree is beautiful! So full of fruit! I hope you have a Happy New Year, Laura. Happy Reading!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      This cold is early and unusual. Looks like the Almanac got it wrong this year. I have a bowl of oranges I’m nibbling on. They are yummy. Have a safe and Happy New Year too!

  4. Ooh oranges and bananas, yum! That’s awesome you grow those yourself! But wait, do you actually eat the peels? I’m confused lol. Happy New Year!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Yep. Most of the time I eat the peels after washing the oranges. They are so small and even the peel tastes good. Happy New Year to you too!

  5. Annemieke says:

    Oh your plants still look so great as do the oranges, despite the winter. Fingers crossed the cold snap won’t be too bad. Happy new year in advance!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Happy New Year. I’m hoping the oranges make it. They should as the lowest temps are right before dawn and only last a few hours.

  6. Your plants look great!! Your orange tree is beautiful. I have already lost a couple plants to our snow earlier in the month. I have all my porch plants covered for the freeze tomorrow. It is supposed to be in the 20s, too. Keep warm! Happy New Year!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I have everything covered that isn’t too large. Some of my bigger palms and sensitive plants I keep in pots and have wheels so I can move them inside. The oranges should be okay as long as we don’t get freezing rain. Have a Happy New Year!

  7. I kind of wish winter was like that :) we regularly get snow and nice. Oranges on winter! Something I can’t imagine :)
    Wishing you an amazing 2018, Laura! And also wishing your bananas a better year 😀

    • fuonlyknew says:

      And an awesome New Year to you too, Evelina! It’s been so long since I moved to a tropical state that this weather is cold to me. LOL I grew up in the north and don’t miss the winters.

  8. *waves to Quigley*
    I’ve still to try Peter Tremayne but I’m liking some of his titles! I’ve has Baileigh Higgins books on my tbr for months and hope to get to that this coming year. So many I want to read! Have a happy new year whatever your plans are!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’m excited to try Higgins’ books. I’ve read a bunch by Tremayne. He’s creative with his monsters. LOL And Happy New Year to you too:)

  9. karen blue says:

    Awe your pup is so cute, even from behind. I have never eaten a mini orange. They sound good. I hope you don’t loose all your plants to the frost. Have a great week Laura!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I din’t even notice he was in the pic when I took it. LOL The mini oranges are juicy and sweet. This is the most I’ve got and I plan to bag some up and share them with family. Got my fingers crossed the cold doesn’t do too much damage.

  10. Your trees look lovely! And you got a lot of awesome books! I hope you have a lovely New Year!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

  11. We don’t normally have weather like this so my plants are really suffering. :( My roses, however, are loving it and blooming. Happy New Year!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I know. This weather is crazy and early too. My Camelia’s are loving it and so are my oranges. I did notice my one large umbrella has some yellow on it’s tips. Hoping this weeks cold spell doesn’t kill it off. Have a Happy New Year!

  12. Jenea says:

    Hehe, Quigley… Hopefully all you trees and plants will make it though the cold snap. This winter has been weird everywhere apparently. I think I am ready for Spring now. ☺ Enjoy your new books. Happy New Year! 🎉

  13. Yvonne says:

    It’s so cold here. I really dislike winter. LOL I read Familiar Trouble and enjoyed it. Hope you enjoy your books. Happy New Year!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I imagine the temps here are nothing compared to the north. My family in Michigan sure is feeling it. Happy New Year!

  14. Oh that is so cool that you can just grab oranges from your yard! I’m jealous! Have a wonderful new year!

  15. I love citrus! Glad to hear your plants are thriving in spite of the cold snap. I’ll have to check out your rating for Zero Day! I can’t wait to pick it up. Loved the first two, even though they creeped me the heck out! :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I love having so many things that bloom and produce through the different seasons. Keeps a lot of green in the yard:) I think you’ll like Zero Day. It all gets wrapped up nicely. Going to miss some of those characters.

  16. I liked seeing your yard…and the oranges. Love them! When you say “30s,” is that BELOW zero?

    We are in the 30s above, and that feels plenty cold to me. I’m using the heat more than usual.

    You have lots of spooky books ahead. Enjoy!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and Happy New Year!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Nope it’s 30s above. And I think that’s too cold too. LOL Some people are positively freezing and I feel for them. Have a Happy New Year and stay toasty!

  17. HAPPY NEW YEAR LAURA! BTW, what state do you live in that you have oranges in December? Lucky you.

  18. Oh, forgot to add…here in Illinois it is now 9 degrees and tomorrow morning it is supposed to be an unusually frigid minus 4! Yikes. That is even too cold for Illinois.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      O no. That is just too cold! I live on the Gulf Coast in Alabama, right on Mobile Bay. We are usually a little warmer because we live so close to the coast. It’s still an unusually cold winter and way early for us. Happy New Year to you too, Kathryn! Stay warm:)

  19. Sam@WLABB says:

    It seems like we are all getting pulled into a polar vortex, but I have to say, 30s would be welcomed here. It’s so cold outside, my face hurts. I hate that! Your oranges are lovely. I never had the pleasure of seeing them fresh from the tree (we don’t grow those in NJ). Here’s to the return of warmer temperatures and a happy new year!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I remember when I lived up north running out to my mailbox with wet hair and it froze! I hope you stay warm. Happy New Year!

  20. everyfreechance says:

    I’d love to have an orange tree! We have 2 apple trees and 2 pear trees.

    Happy New Year!

  21. vvb32 reads says:

    Yummy winter oranges. I love clementimes this time of year. Troll Night looks like a good one. Keep warm and enjoy your latest.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’ve been enjoying the yummy things. LOL I’ve read many of Perter’s books and Troll Night looks good and creepy:)

  22. The weather has been pretty crazy this year. It is absolutely frigid where I am–which is pretty normal–but I know that other places have been getting unusual weather. Lots of new books! Hope you love them all. Happy New Years!

  23. Look at those adorable little oranges! I hope you’re right and they survive the frost. 20s is pretty cold for Florida. (I hope I’m remembering your location correctly!) Have a wonderful New Year and a terrific year. Here’s hoping 2018 goes better than 2017 did!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I picked a bunch of them just in case. It’s Alabama. Just a hop skip and jump away from Florida. Feels like the north though.And very unusual for it to stay cold for a week. Happy New Year!

  24. Anna Pittman says:

    Your oranges look delicious! I wish I lived in a climate where an orange tree would survive 😉

  25. Katherine P says:

    I envy you your orange tree! We’re just a little too cold to grow them here though I’d love to give it a try. It’s been cold here as well and I’m not a fan. Normally it’s not too bad until January or February but it seems to have gotten cold early. Have a great week and happy New Year!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      This is unusual weather. It doesn’t often get this cold and last this long or come this early. Makes me worried about the rest of the winter. I don’t do cold! LOL Happy New Year!

  26. The oranges look lovely. I was at the store yesterday wanting some clementines but every bag/crate of them felt mushy, like they were well past their prime. Better luck next week, I suppose. Happy new year!

  27. I hate the cold. I’m typing this with a toboggan on my head and 110 pound dog on my lap. Anything for added warmth. I had to go grab the troll book. It was too awesome not to.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      LOL I have Quigley leaning up against me. He sure generates heat too. Hope you enjoy Troll Night. I’ve had some okay reads and some good ones by the author.

  28. Love that you have orange and banana trees! We’re seeing lots of orange orchards here in Spain as well as persimmon trees. Soon be almond blossom time too!

    Happy New Year!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’m looking forward to when the Dogwoods and Tulip trees bloom. So pretty. My Persimmon tree is looking ragged. I’m not sure how old it is. Happy New Year!

  29. feeroberts64 says:

    We finally got some cold weather! I am so enjoying it! Those oranges look so good. There’s nothing better than a fresh orange.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Boy are we getting it. It’s positively frigid here. Supposed to be back in the 60 by next week and I can’t wait!

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