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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.

I’ve been so lazy this week. Aside from work, I’ve either been in the pool or on the couch. It’s weird that I feel tired when I don’t exert any energy. It seems to make me lazier. LOL

Now for the big question. What day is it? It’s the return of The Walking Dead and…..Shark Week! I have a bunch of the new shark shows set to record so I can get some stuff done. By the time evening rolls around I’ll be settled on the couch with a bowl of popcorn, bursting with excitement! Are you planning on watching these?

I might be late but I’ll be around to visit your posts. Happy Sunday!

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My new books this week.

Swamp! by [Tremayne, Peter]  Iudicium by [Orton, T.C.]  30971685

The Dog Who Watched TV (Creature Teachers - early readers Book 4) by [Horlock, Rob]  Church of the Holy Child by [Hale, Patricia]

And I won this super giveaway by Christina Leigh Pritchard!

C I N: "Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin." (The C I N Series Book 1) by [Pritchard, Christina Leigh]  TRAITOR (The C I N Series Book 2) by [Pritchard, Christina Leigh]  Ally's Secret (The C I N Series Book 3) by [Pritchard, Christina Leigh]

C I N's Puritan Series Bundled by [Pritchard, Christina Leigh]  The C I N Series Shorts Bundle by [Pritchard, Christina Leigh]  Ravenna Frost: A C I N Story by [Pritchard, Christina Leigh]

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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.

The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy by [North, Beau, West, Brooke]  Snake Skin: A Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller Novel (Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers Book 1) by [Lyons, CJ]  The Crooked Straight by [Dudley, Ernest]

One Pissed Off Shark by [Scott, Zack]  A Place With Two Faces by [Mann, Josephine]  Cursed by Fire (Blood & Magic Book 1) by [Annett, Danielle]

Bookish by [Hawthorne, Olivia, Long, Olivia]  Captive: Beautiful Monsters Vol. 1 by [Lane, Jex]  Scorch Road: JT (Scorch Series Romance Thriller Book 1) by [Neal, Toby, Kimelman, Emily]

The Death Series (Books 1-3): New Adult Dark Paranormal/Sci-fi Romance by [Blodgett, Tamara Rose]  Crimson Worlds Collection 1: Crimson Worlds Books 1-3 (Crimson Worlds Collections) by [Allan, Jay]

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

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Other posts on my blog this week.

The Caging At Deadwater Manor ~ Blitz and Giveaway

My Monday Minis Reviews #62 ~ The Conversationalist

Teaser Tuesday #213 ~ Black Beauty

Giveaway and Spotlight on ~ Seven Threads by Jason Atkinson

How to unclutter….Dead Storage ~ Book Tour and Giveaway

Somebody should….Tell On You ~ Reviewing Freda Hansburg’s New Thriller

The Friday 56 #160 ~ Exile For Dreamers

What’s Your Phobia? Fear Inducer ~ Review and Giveaway

An Adult Historical Fantasy ~ Veritas ~ Blitz and Giveaway

Love At First Crepe ~ Release Day Celebration!

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For a list of my reviews go HERE.

For a list of free eBooks updated daily go HERE

To see all of my giveaways go HERE.

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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.

Whew, it’s been one of those weeks. So busy at work. I don’t know if I’ve shared what I do before. I do extreme details to the inside of automobiles. It’s hard work but very rewarding. When I get a car, truck, or van that’s been trashed by kids, pets, and busy adults, it’s daunting and can take hours to get clean to my satisfaction. I do the interior from the roof to the carpet. Everything gets done. I use many different chemicals to clean and lots of different tools. My three best friends are my shop vac, my carpet shampooer and lots of toothbrushes. Yep, those toothbrushes get in all the cracks and crannies. Living in the south, I detail year round. No closing in the winter, even though sometimes I have to wait for the sun to warm enough so the chemicals don’t freeze. Summers are brutal. The heat waves shimmer off the asphalt and the humidity is so thick I’m sweating before I even get started. But, like I said, it’s rewarding when I finish a vehicle, step back and take a good look.

I’m sure you understand how exhausting this can be. I just couldn’t get my head around writing reviews and had a slow week with them.  I also had a hard time staying awake to read. I hate when that happens. LOL

So, here’s my books this week. Got lots of freebies for you to check out.

And I’ll be around to visit your posts. Happy Sunday!

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My new books this week.

Puppy Dog Tales by [Ho, Liwen]  28674479  33921282

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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.

Chasing Fireflies (Power of the Matchmaker) by [Dean, Taylor]  Entropy (The Countenance Trilogy Book 3) by [Moore, Addison]  Crossing In Time: An Edgy Sci-Fi Love Story (Between Two Evils Book 1) by [Orton, D. L.]

The Thoroughbred Conspiracy (The Kentucky Chronicles Book 1) by [Monahan, Robert]  The Box of Bones (Skye Cree, Book 3) by [McKeehan, Vickie]  Tipping Point: Arctic Terrorism Thriller by [Rosser, Simon]

Better Watch Out by [Rose, Willow]  Run, Run, as Fast as You Can (Emma Frost Book 3) by [Rose, Willow]  Icy Stares (Guess The Killer #1) A Serial Killer Mystery Thriller by [Winters, Cyrus]

Railgun: Earth Under Siege by [Robles, Luis]  The Colony (Rasper Book 1) by [Groger, Kathleen]  Mercury Ice-The Seventh Coordinate (Book One) by [Morrow, Michael]

Rescue Dogs, Firefighting Heroes and Science Facts by [Flory, Susy, Hanscome, Jeanette, Cantrell, Julie, Schuknecht, Troy, Elliot, Annie]

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

35434633  Tales from Harborsmouth Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Urban Fantasy Collection

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Other posts on my blog this week.

It was anything but….Harmless ~ Review and Giveaway

The 2017 RITA Best First Book Finalists ~ Blitz and Giveaway

Teaser Tuesday #212 ~ The House On Devil’s Bar

Moondance by Linda K. Hopkins ~ Blast and Giveaway

The Year I Dated The Internet ~ Sale and Giveaway

What A Blast! Tales From Harborsmouth ~ Review and Giveaway

From The Prospero Chronicles ~ Sliver ~ Blitz and Giveaway

Survival Instinct by Janie Crouch ~ Tour and Giveaway

The Friday 56 #159 ~ A School For Unusual Girls

Royal Replicas ~ A YA Dystopian Blitz and Giveaway

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For a list of my reviews go HERE.

For a list of free eBooks updated daily go HERE

To see all of my giveaways go HERE.

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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.

It’s July! And do you know what that means? Shark Week returns. I don’t know why, but I love watching the shows and movies about sharks. Especially when people get eaten. And I know I’m not alone.

I never miss a shark movie. From campy B-movie stock on the Scy Fy Channel, to the classics like Jaws. Some favorites are the Sharknado series. It’s okay. You can admit you like them too. I won’t tell. LOL Others are Deep Blue Sea and all of the movies where they cross sharks with other creatures, like Sharktopus.

Some good serious movies were The Reef, Open Waters, and The Shallows. And that brings me to the ones I’m anticipating watching soon.

47 Meters Down. Whoa! I can’t believe this hasn’t already happened. Check out the trailers. Yep, be sure to watch both of them back to back.

See! This is why I have a pool and don’t swim in the ocean anymore. It would be just my luck. Or should I say my bad luck.

And MEG. I love Steve Alten’s Meg series and been waiting several years for the movie. It will be out next year and I can’t wait. A great cast too! If you haven’t read the books yet, I urge you to get started.

And in honor of Shark Week, which starts soon, here’s a collection you might want to check out. I loved these! Carolyn rights some good ones and I also love her dinosaur set.  Lots of running, screaming…..munch, munch, munch! 

Apex Predator Thriller Series Collection (Including the blockbuster new shark park thriller, Salechii) by [McCray, Carolyn]

Click on the cover to grab yours. Dang. This was free. Sorry, it’s not anymore. It’s still a bargain, though.

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My new books this week.

Lots of creepy reads. I know. I said I enjoy cozy mysteries and some sub genres of romance in the summer. But, come on! Just look at these. LOL

Storberry by [Padavona, Dan]  Thea: A Vampire Story by [Jenkins, Steven]  Dark Screams: Volume Six by [King, Stephen, Prentiss, Norman, Oates, Joyce Carol]

And I couldn’t resist these by Jenna Black. Been seeing them around and they sound fantastic. The hardcover editions just arrived in my mailbox!

 

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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.

Broken World by [Mary, Kate L.]  Burn The Dead: Quarantine (Book One In The Zombie Saga) by [Jenkins, Steven]  Rotten Bodies: A Zombie Short Story Collection by [Jenkins, Steven]

The Bay of Shadows by [Wood, Samantha]  Cause to Kill (An Avery Black Mystery-Book 1) by [Pierce, Blake]  Sunny Side Up (A Deadline Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Parin, Sonia]

Next Stop, Chancey (Chancey Books Book 1) by [Shostak, Kay Dew]  Back to the Garden by [Hume, Clara]  Again, Alabama (Alabama Series Book 1) by [Sands, Susan]

Seaside Secrets (Dune House Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by [Bell, Cindy]  True-Life Adventure (Paul Mcdonald Mystery #1) (The Paul Mcdonald Series) by [Drew, J. Paul]  Pushed to the Limit (an Emma Cassidy Mystery Book 2) by [Chester, Karen]

Pirate's Vengeance (The Djinn Kingdom Series Book 1) by [Andrews, LJ]  Urban Mythic: Thirteen Novels of Adventure and Romance, featuring Norse and Greek Gods, Demons and Djinn, Angels, Fairies, Vampires, and Werewolves in the Modern World by [Gockel, C., Pope, Christine, Collett, Meg, Brightley, C.J., Harper, Helen, Pohler, Eva, Snark, Melissa, Dunbar, Debra, Nieto, Ron C., St.Vil, Lola, Mark E. Cooper, S.T. Bende, Nancy Straight]

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

Zombie Beach: The Mike Beem Chronicles by [Renfro, Anthony]  The Mike Beem Chronicles: 6 Tales of survival, hope, and the zombie apocalypse by [Renfro, Anthony]  28149298

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Other posts on my blog this week.

Blitz and Giveaway ~ In Her Blood by Janice Jones

My Monday Minis Reviews #61 ~ Zombie Beach and The Mike Beem Chronicles

Teaser Tuesday #211 ~ Taking Out The Trailer Trash

Release Blitz ~ Venom And Steel by Melissa Wright

The Kid’s Korner #16 ~ The Wishing Whale and Naughty Monsters

The Freedom Broker ~ A Thriller Book Tour and Giveaway

Skin And Bones ~ Review and Free Book

The Friday 56 #158 ~ Fifteen Inches Tall And Bullet Proof

New Romance Release and Giveaway ~ Strays by Mara McBain

Forever And A Night & Dark Experiments ~ A Paranormal Romance Giveaway

Saturday Screams #35 ~ Over Your Dead Body and Nothing Left To Lose

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Thanks so much for visiting fuonlyknew!

For a list of my reviews go HERE.

For a list of free eBooks updated daily go HERE

To see all of my giveaways go HERE.

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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.

A new week. And more rain. It seems like it will never stop. I’m lucky to get an hour here or there when I can get outdoors before the storm clouds move back in. The upside to it is my house is sparkling clean and I’ve read a whole lot of books.

And I’m on vacation! Got the week of the 4th off. My plans are to stay close to home, relax and have fun. Maybe take in a movie and go out to eat. The neighbors usually do some impressive fireworks so I can enjoy them from my own back yard.

Well, the rain has stopped and the sun is peeking out, so I’m heading outside. Have a safe and wonderful weekend and a Happy 4th ya’ll!

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My new books this week.

Dane Curse (Black Cape Case Files Book 1) by [Abraham, Matt]  Killing Bliss: The Bliss Legacy - Book 1 by [Sheedy, EC]  Justice For Abby: Book Six In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series by [Beauman, Cate]

Hounded by [Douglas, Ellie]    Fear Inducer by [Douglas, Ellie]

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Sherry and I have started doing our Tag Team Events again and we’re featuring Dinosaur Lake IV: Dinosaur Wars by Kathryn Meyer Griffith.

Two chances to win an eBook in your choice of format.

And the first book in the series is free!

Click on the banner above to go to my post.

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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.

Awaken Online: Catharsis by [Bagwell, Travis]  The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 1) by [Kong, Aleron]  The Last Librarian: An AOI Thriller (The Justar Journal Book 1) by [Legg, Brandt]

At the Corner of Main & Crazy: a novel by [Owens, Ashley]  Cities of the Common Man by [Hasskamp, Ben]  Strangely, Incredibly Good (Strangely, Incredibly Good Series Book 1) by [Stewart, Heather Grace]

Read, Write, Love at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 1) by [Cole, Addison]  Serial Love: Saints Protection & Investigation by [Jordan, Maryann]  Diary of the Displaced - Book 1 - The Journal of James Halldon by [James, Glynn]

The Ashes (The Rebecca Underhill Trilogy Book 2) by [Zandri, Vincent]  In one fell swoop by [Rose, Willow]  Snow Clues: A Dan Kiraly Mystery by [Peipins, Terez]

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

Dinosaur Lake IV: Dinosaur Wars by [Griffith, Kathryn Meyer]  34528793

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Other posts on my blog this week.

Not His Dragon by Annie Nicholas ~ A Paranormal Romance

Join the Celebration for Jeff Altabef’s latest book Fracture Point and enter some giveaways

Teaser Tuesday #210 ~ Iced: A Resort To Murder Mystery

Tales From Harborsmouth by E.J. Stevens ~ Blitz and Giveaway

My Spotlight Is Shining On Gravestones and Wicked Bones ~ An Urban Fantasy

Tag Team Review and Giveaway ~ Dinosaur Lake IV by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Spotlight and Giveaway ~ All Signs Point To Murder by Connie di Marco

Watch out for….Creepz by Ruth Bainbridge ~ Blast and Giveaway

A Fun Summer Read ~ Dating The It Guy ~ Blast and Giveaway

Freakin Fridays #53 ~ Spirits and Apocalyptic Nightmares

The Friday 56 #157 ~ Behold! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders

Breaking Bad: 14 Tales Of Lawless Love ~ Blitz and Giveaway

Sizzling Summer Reads ~ Check out the Love Indie Romance Event ~ Sales and Freebies

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Thanks so much for visiting fuonlyknew!

For a list of my reviews go HERE.

For a list of free eBooks updated daily go HERE

To see all of my giveaways go HERE.

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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.

Well. We just had the first named tropical storm that has impacted our area since Hurricane Katrina. Tropical Storm Cindy wasn’t even classified as a hurricane but it was a massive storm, with it’s affects felt for several hundred miles. We had gusting winds and lots of rain, and it went on for several days. Cindy formed in the Gulf Of Mexico and it’s been my experience that they can be the worst storms. Luckily, she didn’t stall for long and the conditions weren’t perfect for her to become larger. We suffered no damage and it sure is nice to see some sunshine again. We’re way overdue for some tropical storms and if Cindy is the only we get, I’d be relieved. But the season just started and it’s already an unusually hot muggy beginning to summer. I’ll cross my fingers, toes, eyes and anything else I can that we don’t get hit again this year.

I watched the last season of Bloodlines. It kind of fell flat for me. I just loathed the characters even more. LOL Waiting for Preacher to start tonight. That is one crazy show and I love it. Makes me laugh!

And…books. Been reading a bunch. I noticed it’s mostly horror and thrillers. Guess its all the sales I took advantage of. LOL Got much to share, so check them out. And make sure you look through the freebies.

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My new books this week.

THE THOUSAND DOLLAR MAN: Introducing Colt Ryder - One Man, One Mission, No Rules by [Brannan, J.T.]  THE THOUSAND DOLLAR HUNT: Colt Ryder is Back in Action! by [Brannan, J.T.]  Twins of Prey by [Hoffman, W.C.]

Taking Out the Trailer Trash by [Ivy, Janice]  Turner Street: Where the Monsters in the Closet are Real (Turner Street Chronicles Book 1) by [Veira, R.S.]

And I just received my ARC copy of BEHOLD! from Crystal Lake Publishing! I can’t wait to read this anthology. So many awesome authors!

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Crystal Lake Publishing and Doug Murano, the Bram Stoker Award-nominated editor of GUTTED: BEAUTIFUL HORROR STORIES, are proud to present BEHOLD! ODDITIES, CURIOSITIES AND UNDEFINABLE WONDERS.

Slide into the spaces between the ordinary. Embrace the odd. Indulge your curiosity. Surrender to wonder. Witness as the finest talents of our time bring you tales of the strangeness at the edges of existence.

Featuring:

Clive Barker, John Langan, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, Brian Kirk, Hal Bodner, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Erinn Kemper, John F.D. Taff, Patrick Freivald, Lucy Snyder, Brian Hodge, Kristi DeMeester, Christopher Coake, Sarah Read, and Richard Thomas.

With a foreword by Josh Malerman.

Pre-order on Amazon

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Sherry and I have started doing our Tag Team Events again and we’re featuring Ruined Wings by Ashley Fontainne.

Check out my review and enter the giveaway. Then click on the link in my post to go check out Sherry’s for another review and chance to win!

Click on the banner to go to my post.

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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.

Bluegrass State of Mind (Bluegrass Series Book 1) by [Brooks, Kathleen]  Bluegrass Undercover (Bluegrass Brothers Book 1) by [Brooks, Kathleen]  White Flag Of The Dead by [Talluto, Joseph]

The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter Book 1) by [Marsden, K.S.]  Stormcaller (The Age of Dawn Book 1) by [Martins, Everet]  Night's Favor (Night's Champion Book 1) by [Parry, Richard]

The Girl and the Clockwork Cat (Clockwork Enterprises Book 1) by [McCormack, Nikki]  Cause to Kill (An Avery Black Mystery-Book 1) by [Pierce, Blake]  Shooting Stars (A Surah Stormsong Novel Book 1) by [Gordon, H. D.]

Mele Keahi's Ghostly Mysteries 1-3: Destiny Bay Cozy Mysteries Box Set 1 by [Winters, J.D.]  Hidden Agemda (Kate Diamond Adventure Series Book 1) by [Dobbs, Leighann]

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

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I know. Just one review this week. But I was busy writing some others. Here’s some you can expect next week.

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25418626  Dinosaur Lake IV: Dinosaur Wars by [Griffith, Kathryn Meyer]  Naughty monster: Books for Kids (A Great Children's Book About A Little Monster Stompy, Bedtime Books, Ages 3-6, Picture Book, Kids Bedtime Stories) by [Mirason, Mila]

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Other posts on my blog this week.

The Accidental Art Thief ~ Tour and Giveaway

Teaser Tuesday #209 ~ One Tequila

Check out The Soul Dance Series and Magic After Dark

A YA Horror/SciFi ~ Shards ~ Blitz and Giveaway

The Ghost Of You And Me ~ Blast and Giveaway

The Spotlight Is Shining On The Dragon’s Playlist by Laura Bickle

Hell Holes: What Lurks Below ~ Review, Free Book and Giveaway

Amber Sky ~ A Dystopian Steampunk Blitz and Giveaway

Escape to…..Indigo Bay ~ Six Fun Beach Reads and a Giveaway

Gears Of Fate: Forgotten Gods ~ Blast and Giveaway

Gate Of Air by Resa Nelson ~ A YA Fantasy Blitz and Giveaway

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For a list of my reviews go HERE.

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To see all of my giveaways go HERE.

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Praise Quotes

“I enjoyed my time in Firesmith’s world. I did not want to leave. I really got a kick out of it, and would happily come back for more. Recommended.”

MJ Kobernus, author of The Guardian: Blood in the Sand

“This book rocks.”

Barton Paul Levenson, author of Dark Gods of Alter Telluria

“a quick, enjoyable read. Full of action and fraught with danger”

Dave Robertson, author of Strange Hunting, Strange Hunting II, and The Brave and The Dead

“The book is an easy and quick read and an action-filled one that you’ll imagine as a TV series or a movie with no difficulty.”

Olga Núñez Miret, author of Escaping Psychiatry

Hell Holes

What Lurks Below #1

by Donald Firesmith

Genre: Science Fiction / Apocalyptic

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My Review

I love unexplained acts of nature. Makes for such a chilling plot. When holes start appearing in the Arctic Circle , a team of experts is sent to investigate. Once they arrive, things get worse as more holes appear. And then something straight out of Hell crawls out. A horde of otherworldly creatures that have only one thing in mind. Killing mankind. With nowhere to run, the team seeks shelter in an old station. But the horde won’t be denied, and like an octopus with a sealed bottle full of yummy bait, they will find a way in.

I was almost rubbing my hands together in twisted anticipation before I started this one. Mysterious holes appearing. Something beyond imagining crawls out. The fate of mankind hangs in the balance. Oh yeah. I knew I had to read this book.

There’s a mixed bag of character’s. Ones you come to like and respect and some not so much. The author doesn’t seem to mind killing off either one. Keeps you on edge when things get down and dirty. Which doesn’t take long at all.

The story is strong and there’s a sub plot that makes things even more interesting. Also, the blend of science fiction and horror leaves the story wide open for the author to go in many different directions.

The ending. Well, it’s an end, but also a cliff hanger. That’s because this is really the beginning of something much bigger. I’ll be grabbing the next one immediately. Got a good feeling about this series.

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Synopsis

It’s August in Alaska, and geology professor Jack Oswald prepares for the new school year. But when hundreds of huge holes mysteriously appear overnight in the frozen tundra north of the Arctic Circle, Jack receives an unexpected phone call. An oil company exec hires Jack to investigate, and he pocks his climatologist wife and two of their graduate students as his team.

Uncharacteristically, Jack lets Aileen O’Shannon, a bewitchingly beautiful young photojournalist, talk him into coming along as their photographer. When they arrive in the remote oil town of Deadhorse, the exec and a biologist to protect them from wild animals join the team. Their task: to assess the risk of more holes opening under the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the wells and pipelines that feed it. But they discover a far worse danger lurks below. When it emerges, it threatens to shatter Jack’s unshakable faith in science. And destroy us all….

 

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Enjoy the Excerpt

After seconds that seemed to stretch into eternity, the cigarette butt tumbled past Mark and eventually reached the depth where the concentration of methane and hydrogen sulfide reached explosive levels.

There was a deafening whoosh, and a huge fireball the size of the hole erupted from the pit. Luckily, the blast from the explosion blew us backwards, away from the hole. That was the only thing that saved us from the intense heat radiating from the colossal swirling ball of fire and smoke that had roared from the crater. It felt like I was standing next to a hundred heat lamps, and I heard the sizzling sound of my hair and beard beginning to burn on the side of my head that faced the flames. Turning my back to the hole, I immediately used my hands to extinguish my burning hair before it could seriously burn me. Disgusted by the stench of a mixture of burnt hair and rotten eggs, I picked myself up and looked back towards the hole. Above us, a huge pillar of smoke rose like the ash cloud of an erupting volcano. Looking back down, we saw the burning nylon rope continue to rise until its end slipped over the edge of the hole. Only a little of Mark’s smoldering body harness was still attached to its end.

“No!” We heard Jill’s horror-filled scream coming loudly over our walkie-talkies, followed less than a second later when her anguished cry reached us from across the pit. I could just make out Jill’s wavering form through the turbulent superheated air rising up between us as she raced back around the hole.

I looked over to where Kowalski was standing, staring in disbelief at the fiery pit his thoughtlessness had created. I was beyond furious. The next thing I knew, I had him by the jacket and was screaming in his face, “You Goddamned careless son of a bitch! Weren’t you listening? Didn’t you hear me say there was hydrogen sulfide in the pit?”

“Buh, buh, but…” he stammered as he tried to back away from me.

Without realizing it, I was slowly backing him up to the hole. I might have backed him over the edge had Bill not forced himself between us. “That’s enough!” he commanded.

Suddenly, I realized what I was doing and let go. It was clear from his expression that he’d had no idea that the gasses in the bottom of the hole were flammable, let alone sufficiently concentrated to be explosive.

My fiery rage died as I turned my anger inward. Kowalski hadn’t killed Mark. I had. I was in charge and responsible for the lives of my team. I should have spotted the danger sooner. Mark was my student, so I should have sent him up first. Worst of all, I had seen Kowalski smoking next to the hole and done nothing. I turned my back on the hole and wearily walked away across the empty tundra.

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Author Donald Firesmith

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A computer geek by day, at night and on weekends Donald Firesmith writes modern paranormal fantasy, apocalyptic science fiction, action and adventure novels and relaxes by handcrafting magic wands from magical woods and mystical gemstones.

A computer geek by day, Donald Firesmith works as a system and software engineer helping the US Government acquire large, complex software-intensive systems. In this guise, he has authored seven technical books, written numerous software- and system-related articles and papers, and spoken at more conferences than he can possibly remember. He is also proud to have been named a Distinguished Engineer by the Association of Computing Machinery, although his pride is tempered somewhat worrying whether the term “distinguished” makes him sound more like a graybeard academic rather than an active engineer whose beard is still more red than gray.

By night and on weekends, his alter ego writes modern paranormal fantasy, apocalyptic science fiction, action and adventure novels and relaxes by handcrafting magic wands from various magical woods and mystical gemstones. His first foray into fiction is the book Magical Wands: A Cornucopia of Wand Lore written under the pen name Wolfrick Ignatius Feuerschmied. He lives in Crafton, Pennsylvania with his wife Becky, his son Dane, and varying numbers of dogs, cats, and birds.

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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.

I missed last weeks Sunday Post. I took a short trip. Hey, a girls gotta have fun! LOL

I’m glad to be back and have lots to share with you. So many great books.

And some awesome giveaways, so be sure to check them out!

On the home front. This has been a strange summer. The weather pattern is all screwy. We usually have afternoon thunder storms caused by the heat build up. Instead we have rainy mornings and gloomy days. My tan is fading! It’s been almost 12 years since Katrina hit and we’ve not been bothered by any hurricanes since then. I’m a bit worried that this year our luck will run out. We’ll see.

I’ve been binging Bloodlines from the beginning to be fresh for the new episodes added to Netflix. Talk about the dysfunctional family. Have you watched the show? It’s nerve wracking. I don’t think there’s a decent character in the whole show. A bunch of entitled narcissists. But I love watching them scramble desperately. LOL And I’m watching Fear The Walking Dead every Sunday. Only two weeks until Preacher starts back up. That’s such a zany fun show. Are you watching any of these? Got any suggestions for more shows I should watch?

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My new books this week.

The top row are ARCs I received. All of these release later this year. I know. I said I wouldn’t grab any more ARCs. These were sent to me by Camel Press. I couldn’t resist. The rest are ones I grabbed free, bought, or received for review.

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Read, Write, Love at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 1) by [Cole, Addison]  34854298  18669609

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Sherry and I have started doing our Tag Team Events again and we’re featuring Ruined Wings by Ashley Fontainne.

Check out my review and enter the giveaway. Then click on the link in my post to go check out Sherry’s for another review and chance to win!

Click on the banner to go to my post.

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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.

Girl Lost (Tyler Series Book 1) by [Files, Michelle]  Under a Black Sky (Part of the Daniel Trokics Series) by [Wolf, Inger]  The Absence of Screams: A Thriller by [Follows, Ben]

Ghost of a Chance (Maggie Mulgrew Mysteries Book 1) by [Dean, Cate]  Pretty Hexed: Cozy Witch Mystery (Witches of Winterfield Book 1) by [Bourgeois, Sara]  Pride and Precipitation (Chick Flick Clique Romantic Comedy #1) by [Horrocks, Heather]

The Seventh Sons (Sycamore Moon Book 1) by [Finn, Domino]  Sparrow Man by [Pritchard, M. R.]  Cursed by the Gods (The Sphinx Book 1) by [Wagner, Raye]

The Flip by [Cash, Michael Phillip]  Paper, Scissors, Death: Book #1 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series by [Slan, Joanna Campbell]  Summer Shadows by [Traynor, Killarney]

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Books I reviewed the past two weeks. Click on the covers to read my reviews.

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And I just reviewed the 9th book in the Onyx Webb series. You can get started on the series right now, Book One is FREE.

Click on the first cover to read my review and click on the second one to grab the free copy!

35012772     Onyx Webb: Book One: Episodes 1, 2, & 3 by [Waltz, Andrea, Fenton, Richard]

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Other posts on my blog this week.

Urban Wolf ~ An Anthology by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom and Jillian Stone ~ Tour Giveaway

Teaser Tuesday #208 ~ Passport To Murder

The Fortune Teller by Gwendolyn Womack ~ Trailer, Excerpt and Giveaway

Tag Team review and Giveaway ~ Ruined Wings by Ashley Fontainne

Keep In A Cold Dark Place by Michael F. Stewart ~ Review and Giveaway

The Kid’s Korner #15 ~ NUTS..Every family is a little

Flood by Elaine Cantrell ~ Excerpt Tour and Giveaway

The Chandler Affairs ~ A Paranormal Mystery Series Giveaway

Freakin Fridays #52 ~ They Came With The Snow and Eerie

The Friday 56 #156 ~ The Nutting Girl

The Pneuma Series by Serena Kearney ~ Tour and GIveaway

Saturday Screams #34 ~ My Fixation On Onyx Webb

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