What’s New On My Bookshelf #194 and The Sunday Post

Posted: February 12, 2017 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.

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

Sunday Post

Some chit chat.

It’s the second week of February here on the Gulf Coast, and you know what that means?

Laissez les bon temps roulez!

Let the good times roll!

It’s Mardi Gras time!

Friday night saw the first of many parades, starting off with the Conde Cavaliers. People flock in droves to catch beads, toys, and Moon Pies.

Many people believe this celebration originated in New Orleans when in fact, history shows the first celebration was established in 1703 by French settlers in Mobile, Alabama. And we do it up big here.

I’ve been to many parades but not so often now that I’m older. It can be tiring and people go crazy for the trinkets.  I do hope to go to at least one. I’ll brave the crowds, the need for a non- existent bathroom, and the people willing to break my arm to snatch that shiny strand of beads I’ve managed to latch on to right out of my hands. LOL

Have you ever been to a Mardi Gras parade?

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My new books this week.

The Well Marker: Deathbed Confessions of the Criminally Insane by [Steen, Jack]  33963600

After watching I Am Not A Serial Killer and listening to the audible book, I was hooked. I just got all of these beauties and diving back in!




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 Big Blind (Nadia Wolf Novel #1) by [Pierce, Nicolette]  The Friday Edition (A Samantha Church Mystery, Book 1) by [Ferrendelli, Betta]  Crime Scene - CSI Reilly Steel Prequel: Forensic Mystery Series by [Hill, Casey]

Never Never: Part One of Three by [Hoover, Colleen, Fisher, Tarryn]  Someone Lying, Someone Dying by [Burke, John]  The Tenth Cycle: A Thriller (A Rossler Foundation Mystery Book 1) by [Ryan, JC]

The Dark Verse, Vol. 1: From the Passages of Revenants by [Sharkchild, M. Amanuensis]  The Dark Verse, Vol. 2: In the Blood of Death by [Sharkchild, M. Amanuensis]  The Devil's Wire: A twisty psychological suspense thriller by [Rogers, Deborah]

A Knight to Remember: Merriweather Sisters Time Travel (Merriweather Sisters Time Travel Romance Book 1) by [Luhrs, Cynthia]  Tall, Tatted, and Tempting (The Reed Brothers Series Book 1) by [Falkner, Tammy]  Tell Me Something (Something Series Book 1) by [Bondurant, Aubrey]

The Dead of Winter by [Renfro, Anthony]  The Mike Beem Chronicles: Flesh for the Zombies by [Renfro, Anthony]


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

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11471444  26031060

5122520  6598913


Other posts on my blog this week.

Sequence Aligned ~ Book Blitz and Giveaway

Teaser Tuesday #190 ~ The Fixer: The Killing Kind

Check out the PNR, Urban Fantasy & Dystopian Giveaway Party!

The Kid’s Korner #2 ~ C Is For Closet Creep and M Is For Me-Me

Something Like Voodoo ~ Blitz and Giveaway

Cozy Mystery Cover Reveal ~ A Reference For Murder by Kym Roberts

A Romantic Historical Fantasy ~ Returned ~ Blast and Giveaway

A Fine Year For Murder ~ Blast and Giveaway

The Friday 56 #138 ~ The Ashes

Freaking Fridays #44 ~ ‘Nids and When The Tik-Tik Sings

Saturday Screams #26 ~ Afraid and Truck Stop


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  1. Greg Hill says:

    Never been to a Mardi Gras parade but they sound good to me! And I did not know that- I always associated it with New Orleans also. Good to know. :)

    You always have the nice spooky reads! Never Never looks good…

    • fuonlyknew says:

      The one’s in Mobile are the safest. I’m hoping I might be able to catch one in New Orleans this year.
      I love my spooky reads. LOL

  2. Man, I wish I could go to a parade! That’s a lot of great books you got there!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

  3. The Mardi Gras stuff sounds fun! But yeah, people get completely crazy over trinkets. We have a fair that comes to town every year, and one year I got to be in the little parade that goes through the fair grounds and throw beads from the float, and I swear it was, like, ridiculously stressful, haha. Whenever any of us ran out of beads, we would literally duck down to the floor out of the line of vision of the crowd just to open a new pack because, if they could see you, people would shout at you and give you death glares if you didn’t have a stupid necklace to throw at them for like five whole seconds lol.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I was in a parade for my sons elementary school and I did the same thing. Hid until I had more goodies to toss. LOL

  4. Anyone who ever messed with me in the supermarket would know better than to try to steal my beads! I’m so not a people person so I think me and Mardi Gras will never become friends!

  5. sjhigbee says:

    The Mardi Gras festival sounds wonderful – I could do with some fun and festivity in my life! Hope you have a great week, Laura:).

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Thanks, Sarah. Mardi Gras is a lot of fun. I hope to catch a few parades this year and get some goodies.

  6. Never been to Mardi Gras and you’re right I just thought it was a NOLA thing, I didn’t know other places celebrated. I would love to go to it once but I heard they are pretty wild and some times a bit dangerous. Have fun!

    You really must have like the Serial Killer book, it’s on my wishlist, but I didn’t know there was so many in the series. :) Enjoy!

    Have a great week!
    Week in Review

    • fuonlyknew says:

      The ones in Mobile are safer. Never had problems at one. I did enjoy the first Serial Killer book. Have you seen the movie?

  7. Drangonfly says:

    Oh I always wanted to go to a Mardi Gras parade!!! Glad to hear you are having fun :) Thank you for reminding me I got Never Never for free and I haven’t read it :)

  8. yvonne473 says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Mardi Gras. It looks like so much fun. Have a great week!

  9. Katherine P says:

    I have family in Mobile (Spanish Fort area) and they always used to rave about Mardi Gras! I’ve been to New Orleans a few times but honestly Mobile’s sounds more fun and not quite as insane. Enjoy your new reads and have a great week!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’m in Fairhope. Right on the bay. The parades are safer here. And it’s easier if you are going to the Ball afterwards.

  10. Deborah says:

    Oh wow, so many new books – and lots of creepy ones by the look of it.

    Mardi Gras looks and sounds like tremendous fun!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Got some good ones. And I do love the creepy books. LOL
      Mardi Gras is fun but I don’t go as often. The crowds can be a bit much.

  11. Went to the Conde parade and made a haul with beads and such. I find it funny that they even throw Ramen Noodles. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

  12. Taylor Dean says:

    I’ve never been to Mardi Gras, but after your description, I think I’d rather watch it on TV!!! I don’t like crowds. Nice bundle of books. I’ve read Never, Never and enjoyed it.

  13. One Mardi Gras parade was enough! Not a big fan of crowds that will do crazy things for trinkets. Hope you have a great week.

  14. Melissa (My World...in words and pages) says:

    Oh I’ve always wanted to come down for Mardi Gras! Have a great week!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      This would be the best year. The weather is warm. Sometimes they get rained out, but so far so good:)

  15. Emma says:

    I would love to go to Mardi Gras. Enjoy.