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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 the weekend and I’m busy swimming, sipping Sangria, and relaxing. Of course, I’m also doing some reading since it’s a long weekend for me. Boy did I need it.

I just had a glass of wine. One tiny glass of wine. And I’m tipsy and having to correct about every fourth word I type. LOL I used to drink like a fish when I was a bartender. Drank all during my shift (a job requirement, seriously!) and then went out with friends and drank and played pool and danced until the roosters crowed! Oh to those days of youth. Now I’ll probably have a hangover from one lousy little glass of wine!

Onto other things. What do you have planned for the weekend?

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My new books this week.

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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.

Spirit Doll by [Kingston, Stephen]  Surviving The Evacuation, Book 1: London by [Tayell, Frank]  Ash: A novella in the Wheels and Zombies series by [Van, M.]

All That Remains (A Missing and Exploited Suspense Novel Book 1) by [Holborn, Hannah]  A Human Element (The Element Trilogy Book 1) by [Galanti, Donna]  Survival: After It Happened Book 1 by [Ford, Devon]

Beauty and the Beast: An Adult Fairytale Romance (Once Upon a Spell Book 1) by [Savage, Vivienne]  The Royal Dragoneers: 2016 Modernized Format Edition (Dragoneers Saga) by [Mathias, M. R.]  The Night the Sky Fell by [Levy, Stephen G.]

Nursery Rhyme Murders Collection: Mysteries not for the faint of heart!: Including the Bestselling Humpty Dumpty: The killer wants us to put him back together again by [McCray, Carolyn, Hopkin, Ben ]

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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.

My Monday Minis Reviews #60 ~ Eenie, Meenie and The Curse Of The House On Cypress Lane

The Fairy Tale Five Present: Fractured Beauty ~ Nerd Blast and Giveaway

Teaser Tuesday #205 ~ Tell On You

Dumpster Dying & Grilled, Chilled and Killed ~ 2 Cozy Reviews and Giveaway

The Kid’s Korner #13 ~ The Blue Baboon In The Big Balloon

Nerd Blast and Giveaway ~ Seeker by Veronica Rossi

See You Later Broadway ~ Blast and Giveaway

The Friday 56 #153 ~ Memory House

Why Did It Have To Be You? ~ Spotlight and Giveaway

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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 a rainy weekend so I’m stuck inside reading and watching the telly. Oh darn! LOL Sitting around trying to decide which book to read got me thinking. I’ve noticed that I like to read certain types of books at different times of the year. Except for Christmas books and horror. I read those year round.

In the spring, I’m drawn to animal books and romance. In summer, I’m for some steamy or historical romance. In the fall, it’s deep thrillers and suspense. And winter sees me reading more horror and anything that involves battling harsh elements of nature.

This also got me thinking about beverages I enjoy while reading. In the spring I like the light colas such as Sprite and Ginger Ale. Summer is all about Iced Tea and yummy Sangria full of fruit. Fall will have me drinking Cider and dark Colas like Coke and Pepsi. And in the winter I enjoy hot tea and hot chocolate.

How about you? Does the change of seasons also change what you want to read and do you also change the beverages you drink?

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My new books this week.

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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 Rogue Horse Recovery: An action mystery thriller with a South Florida beat by [Poindexter, Chris]  Hit the Road Jack: A wickedly suspenseful serial killer thriller (Jack Ryder Book 1) by [Rose, Willow]  Cruelest Month (Ray Elkins Thriller Series) by [Stander, Aaron]

Nibble, Nibble, Crunch by [Rose, Willow]  Eenie, Meenie by [Rose, Willow]  Ebb Tide (The Southwind Saga Book 1) by [Kovacs, Jase]

Submerged (Alaskan Courage Book #1) by [Pettrey, Dani]  Unforeseen: Tenth Anniversary Edition (Thomas Prescott Book 1) by [Pirog, Nick]  ILLEGAL (Jimmy ("Royal") Payne Legal Thriller Book 1) by [Levine, Paul]

The Sister: A gripping crime, mystery and suspense thriller by [China, Max]  The Parasite by [Campbell, Ramsey]  Killing Time On Mars by [Taylor, Alec]

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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.

Quest Chasers: The Deadly Cavern ~ Book Tour and Giveaway

My Monday Minis Reviews #59 ~ And A One ….. And A Two

Teaser Tuesday #204 ~ Nothing Left To Lose

A Mystery Thriller Giveaway ~ The Devil Orders Takeout

The Kid’s Korner #12 ~ Keep In A Cold Dark Place

Rook by JC Andrijeski ~ Blitz Giveaway

Waves Of Murder ~ Author Interview and Giveaway

The Friday 56 #152 ~ The Best Seller

Ahoy Me Mateys! Join the Romance On The High Seas Scavenger Hunt

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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.

To all of you moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day!

I spent Mother’s Day with my son. I made popcorn with extra butter. We turned out the lights. And we watched a marathon of Star Trek movies. Then we had a discussion about some upcoming movies, such as the new Aliens film, the IT movie, and a rumor about the remake of Creature From The Black Lagoon. By then it was the wee hours of the morn and we hit the sack. It was a perfect day.

So, what did you do this weekend?

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My new books this week.

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34952302  Die, Blossom, Bloom: Would you kill for those you love? by [Boseley, Steve]

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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.

  Chicken Scratch (The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series Book 1) by [Willis, Becki]  To Hell in a Handbasket by [Rose, Willow]

Sidewinder (The Halcyon Files Book 1) by [Foster, Daniel]  Behind Shadows (The Adam Stanley Thriller Series Book 1) by [Newbound, Netta]  Keep Me Ghosted (Sophie Rhodes Ghostly Romance Book 1) by [Cantwell, Karen]

A Cat to Die For (Mina's Adventures Book 5) by [Swan, Maria Grazia]  Two Birds With One Stone: A Marsden-Lacey Cozy Mystery by [Vansandt, Sigrid]  Snapped: An Agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller Book 1 by [Sutter, C.M.]

Kingdom Collection: Books 1-3 (Kingdom Series) by [Hall, Marie]  Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection: Box Set Books 1-3 (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery) by [Venkataraman, Barbara]

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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.

Written In Blood ~ Blitz Giveaway

Super Book Blast & Giveaway ~ Solo

Giveaway ~ Snow: Stories Of Forbidden Love

Teaser Tuesday #203 ~ Goofy Newfies

The Things They’ve Taken by Katie McElhenney

The Kid’s Korner #11 ~ Chompy And The Munchy Bunch

The Unseen ~ Excerpt & Giveaway

A Whole Lotta….Magick & Mayhem ~ Cozy Review & Giveaway

The Friday 56 #151 ~ Silver Threads

Blitz Giveaway ~ Pitcher Plant ~ A Pacific Northwest Suspense

The Lucky One by Sylvie Stewart ~ Giveaway

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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.

Been a busy week. Work was crazy and the house needed a good cleaning. Still does. LOL I just couldn’t make myself do much. I was the epitome of a couch potato. Watched the telly, read, and took several naps. I do feel good and rested now and plan to work my butt off to get my house in order. Good thing I have a long weekend!

Enough about me. How was your week. Anything fun happen?

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My new books this week.

Onyx Webb: Book Nine: Episodes 25, 26, 27 & 28 by [Fenton, Richard, Waltz, Andrea]  Hellhole in Khyber: Charley Manner Action Adventure Prequel (Charley Manner Series Book 0) by [Marnier, Michael]

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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.

And Then You Fall (Crested Butte Cowboys Series Book 1) by [Buchman, Heather A]  Linger (East Aurora Series Book 1) by [Buchman, Heather A.]  Linger: Book Two: Leave (East Aurora Series 2) by [Buchman, Heather A.]

Crush (The Crush Saga Book 1) by [Peebles, Chrissy]  Black by [Smith, T.L]  Chills (The Distinguished Rogues Book 1) by [Boyd, Heather]

Dragon of Ash & Stars: The Autobiography of a Night Dragon by [Dickson, H. Leighton]  The Driving Lesson by [Rehder, Ben]  SILENT (a psychological thriller, combining mystery, crime and suspense) by [Mitchell, D. M.]

Bad Magic: 10 Novels of Demons, Djinn, Witches, Warlocks, Vampires, and Gods Gone Rogue by [Pope, Christine, Dunbar, Debra, DaCosta, Pippa, Gockel, C., Roethle, Sara C., Blackwood, Lisa, Medhurst, Rachel, Exley, A.W., Archer, C.J., Claflin, Stacy]

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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 Devil’s Whisper ~ Blitz and Giveaway

My Monday Minis #58 ~ Ararat and Origin

Teaser Tuesday #202 ~ The Samsaric

Book Blitz and Giveaway ~ Ensnared

Witch Cake Murders ~ A Cozy Review and Giveaway

The Friday 56 #150 ~ The Darkest Thread

Freakin Fridays ~ #50 ~ The Devil’s Only Friend

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For a list of my reviews go HERE.

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Welcome to My Monday Minis where I share short reviews about books I’ve read.

It appears the devil is running loose on fuonlyknew. I just read two books that pertain to Satan. They both have similar and then not so similar plots and both scared me but good.

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 Ararat

  by Christopher Golden

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Genre: Horror / Thriller

My Review

So the story goes….An avalanche on Mount Ararat opens a fissure, revealing what could be Noah’s Ark. People go in the fissure. Inside the ancient ship is a sarcophagus. Inside it is something not human. A grotesque withered figure with horns.  People start experiencing hallucinations and nightmares. Could the thing be a demon? Could it’s evil be tainting the cavern and everyone in it? Once people start disappearing and dying, one thing is certain. Whatever it is, it doesn’t want them to leave.

Best thing about this one was how quickly you get thrown into the intrigue. The character’s are well fleshed out and the atmosphere builds. I found myself thinking about this scenario. What if it did happen. What would I do.

I’m also always drawn to frozen settings. It isn’t bad enough that something is trying to kill you. Throw in the frozen tundra and things get much worse.

A quick start and nonstop intrigue and action made this a very fast read. I finished it in one sitting.

  4 Stars

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Synopsis

When a newly engaged couple climbs Mount Ararat in Turkey, an avalanche forces them to seek shelter inside a massive cave uncovered by the snow fall. The cave is actually an ancient, buried ship that many quickly come to believe is really Noah’s Ark. When a team of scholars, archaeologists, and filmmakers make it inside the ark for the first time, they discover an elaborate coffin in its recesses. The artifact tempts their professional curiosity; so they break it open. Inside, they find an ugly, misshapen cadaver—not the holy man that they expected, a hideous creature with horns. A massive blizzard blows in, trapping them in that cave thousands of meters up the side of a remote mountain…but they are not alone.

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 Origin

  by J.A. Konrath

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Genre: Horror / Techno Thriller

 My  Review

So, back in the early 1900s something is discovered. The powers that be decide we shouldn’t know about it and the secret is passed on from President to President.

Finally, after over 100 years of studying their discovery, it recently woke up.  New people are drawn into the big secret and things quickly get out of control.

I found myself very intrigued by the plot. It would be awful to be trapped underground with something ancient and evil through and through. As the characters fall for it’s trickery, they meet some bloody ends.

I’d love to see this as a movie. The action is relentless and the author pulls no punches when throwing horrific things in your path. Watch out for ceiling vents and corners. You never know what’s waiting to jump out at you.

Chilling reading served up just the way I like it.

4 Stars

Synopsis

Thriller writer J.A. Konrath, author of the Lt. Jack Daniels series, digs into the vaults and unearths a technohorror tale from the depths of hell…

1906 – Something is discovered by workers digging the Panama Canal. Something dormant. Sinister. Very much alive.

2009 – Project Samhain. A secret underground government installation begun 103 years ago in New Mexico. The best minds in the world have been recruited to study the most amazing discovery in the history of mankind. But the century of peaceful research is about to end.

Because it just woke up.

Book Description

When linguist Andrew Dennison is yanked from his bed by the Secret Service and taken to a top secret facility in the desert , he has no idea he’s been brought there to translate the words of an ancient demon.

He joins pretty but cold veterinarian Sun Jones, eccentric molecular biologist Dr. Frank Belgium, and a hodge-podge of religious, military, and science personnel to try and figure out if the creature is, indeed, Satan.

But things quickly go bad, and very soon Andy isn’t just fighting for his life, but the lives of everyone on earth…

ORIGIN by J.A. Konrath
All hell is about to break loose. For real.

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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 didn’t do a lot of my usual features this week. When WordPress updated, the gremlins ran amok on my blog. I’m not kidding. It was chaos trying to fix things. The most persistent problem was trying to hide links behind images. After many attempts, I just couldn’t fix it. Know how I finally did? I dreamed about it. Got up Saturday morning, tried what I dreamed about, and it worked. Go figure. I do this often when writing reviews. I’ll dream about something I want to say, wake up, and quickly jot it on a notepad conveniently sitting on my night stand.

You know that saying, “Why fix it if it ain’t broke.” I seriously wonder sometimes if the powers that be play with stuff just to screw with me. LOL

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My new books this week.

Apparition Lake by [Lamoreux, Daniel D., Lamoreux, Doug]  Baby Doll Socks And The Afflicted by [Gardner, Meloney]

iZombie Vol. 1: Dead to the World by [ROBERSON, CHRIS, MICHAEL ALLRED]  Undead of Winter by [Rosamilia, Armand, Abell, Brent, Robb, Suzanne, Buck, Jonah, Pyne, R.S., Lieder, Tim, McRob, Blaze, Hollar, Lisa McCourt, Gill, Carole]

Not too many new ones this week. Not sure if that’s good or bad. LOL

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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.

Just Good Friends (Escape to New Zealand Book 2) by [James, Rosalind]  Unraveled (Jersey Girls Book 1) by [Cabrelli, Lisa-Marie]  Searching for Steven (Whitsborough Bay Trilogy Book 1) by [Redland, Jessica]

Incubation (The Incubation Trilogy Book 1) by [DiSilverio, Laura]  Sorcerer's House (Simon Gale Series Book 2) by [Verner, Gerald]  Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer (Nightmares Trilogy Book 1) by [Carlton, Demelza]

Finding Pandora: Book One: World by [Hardcastle, E. Rachael]  Murderous Little Darlings : A Tale of Vampires - Book One by [Hennessy, John]  Witch at Heart (A Jinx Hamilton Mystery Book 1) by [Harper, Juliette]

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

I loved these Apex Predators books. People running. People screaming. Creatures playing with the running, screaming people! LOL

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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 Sisters: A Mystery Of Good And Evil ~ Trailer Blast & Giveaway

Two Heads Are Deader Than One ~ Review and Giveaway

Teaser Tuesday #201 ~ Grilled, Chilled and Killed

Crossing In Time ~ Review and Giveaway

Spotlight and Giveaway ~ Slither by Melody Steiner

A School For Dragons ~ Blitz & Giveaway

Giveaway ~ Mason Dixon – Monster Hunter

The Friday 56 #149 ~ Origin

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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

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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.

Ever had one of those weeks where you seem to be moving in slow motion? LOL I had one. And do you know what I did about it. I had a three day weekend and pretty much did nothing but TV and reading. Talk about a reboot of energy. Friday I stayed in bed til 8 A.M. finishing a book. Then I lolled around, ate too much, took a long nap and stayed up late reading. Saturday was a repeat. Today I plan to take a dip in the pool and hit some thrift shops. Maybe I’ll find some books!

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My new books this week.

Print books.

The Snowman: Prequel to the Detective Quaid Mysteries by [Renée, Yolanda] 

eBooks

Between a Ghost and a Spooky Place (Ghosts of London Book 1) by [Saint, Nic]  Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro by [Hickey, J.L.]

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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.

Switching Hour: Magic and Mayhem Book One by [Peterman, Robyn]  Witch Way To Amethyst: The Prequel (A Stacy Justice Mystery Book 0) by [Annino, Barbra]  Spell Disaster (Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) by [Dobbs, Leighann, Douglass, Traci]

Wave and Die (Jordan Lacey Mysteries Book 2) by [Whitelaw, Stella]  Bad Games - A Dark Psychological Thriller (Bad Games Series Book 1) by [Menapace, Jeff]  The Darkest Thread (The Flint K-9 Search and Rescue Mysteries Book 1) by [Blood, Jen]

  ICE (Dr. Leah Andrews and Jack Hobson Thrillers Book 1) by [Tinto, Kevin]  Origin (The Konrath/Kilborn Collective) by [Konrath, J.A., Kilborn, Jack]  Save My Soul by [Haigwood, K. S.]

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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.

My Monday Minis Reviews #57 ~ My Delicate Destruction

Teaser Tuesday #200 ~ Dumpster Dying

You won’t see it coming…Bone White ~ Review and Giveaway

The Kid’s Korner #10 ~ Breakfast Doodles

Mama’s Knight ~ Review and Giveaway

Dead Lawyer’s Don’t Lie ~ Book Tour and Giveaway

The Ashes ~ A Suspense Thriller Review and Giveaway

The Friday 56 #148 ~ Ararat

Blitz and Giveaway for Debutante ~ A Davenport House Prequel

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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.