Weekly Update September 10 [Sunday Post/Stacking the Shelves]

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Weekly Update September 10, 2017

What’s Been Going On…

Pretty much the same thing, lol. Working, cleaning, blogging… Nothing exciting.

My son didn’t go to the Navy. The recruiter gave the job to someone else. The bad part was that my son already quit his job. So that sucks.  Now, he’s unemployed and waiting to get a new job from the Navy recruiter and hopefully a ship date that won’t leave him unemployed for too long.

Yesterday, I helped my daughter rip up the carpet in her bedroom. It was stinky and old. After we ripped up the carpet, she sealed the floorboards with odor-killing primer and painted. We know the paint won’t last long, but it looks pretty cool. It’s better than bare floorboards, until we can afford to get her new flooring.


Stacking the Shelves

I didn’t get any books in the mail this week.

I got some from Netgalley and Edelweiss…

White Lily coverThe White Lily by Juliette Cross

To the north of the Varis empire, a mysterious faction spreads propaganda against the vampire monarchy. Friedrich Volya, the Duke of Winter Hill, seeks to discover who they are before his uncle finds them first. King Dominik will punish the traitors with brutal force.

Local schoolteacher, the raven-haired Brennalyn, is on her own mission—to spy on the duke and discover what she can for the Black Lily. She longs to help the commonwealth and bring justice to the many orphans left behind from the ravages of the blood madness, like the children she lovingly keeps in her care. What she doesn’t plan for is the heart-pounding attraction she feels for the duke, enemy to the Black Lily.

But when Brennalyn’s secret puts her life and the life of her children in danger, Friedrich steps in as her protector, she finds out there’s more to the duke than she thought.

Dark Swan by Gena Showalter

The Alien Huntress series is back with fan favorite AIR agent Dallas Gutierrez from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling paranormal romance author Gena Showalter, who doesn’t disappoint with this sizzling hot alpha hero.

Lilica Swan isn’t quite human or otherworlder; she is the best—and worst—of both.

She is willing to do whatever proves necessary to save her sister from the seductive and deadly Alien Investigation and Removal agent, Dallas Gutierrez, even bonding her lifeforce to his by effectively marrying him. But the bond will fade without consummation. Can Dallas resist his insatiable desire for the powerful beauty? Or will she lead to his ultimate downfall?

Witch Creek by Laura Bickle

In the backcountry of Yellowstone, evil moves below the surface . . .

Following Nine of Stars comes the next chapter in Laura Bickle’s critically acclaimed Wildlands series

As the daughter of an alchemist, Petra Dee has battled supernatural horrors and experienced astonishing wonders. But there’s no magic on earth that can defeat her recent cancer diagnosis, or help find her missing husband, Gabriel. Still, she would bet all her remaining days that the answer to his disappearance lies in the dark subterranean world beneath the Rutherford Ranch on the outskirts of Temperance, Wyoming.

Gabe is being held prisoner by the sheriff and heir to the ranch, Owen Rutherford. Owen is determined to harness the power of the Tree of Life—and he needs Gabe to reveal its magic. Secretly, the sheriff has also made a pact to free a creature of the underground, a flesh-devouring mermaid. Muirenn has vowed to exact vengeance on Gabe, who helped imprison her, but first . . . she’s hungry. Once freed, she will swim into Yellowstone—to feed.

With her coyote sidekick Sig, Petra must descend into the underworld to rescue Gabe before it’s too late . . . for both of them.

I also received one ARC from an author who I have reviewed in the past…

Raven’s Vow by Shawna Reppert

With his murderous former mentor dead, reformed dark mage Corwyn Ravenscroft is looking forward to a brighter future with Cassandra and their new son. But when a mysterious killer stalks their friends and associates, Raven realizes that he may not be the only one among their social circle with a dark past.

And one ARC from a tour company…

Cold Malice by Toni Anderson

Cold Malice coverASAC Steve (Mac) McKenzie is out to prove himself by leading a task force investigating a series of murders in the heart of Washington, DC. His undercover work in an antigovernment compound twenty years earlier is related—as is the sweet, innocent girl he befriended back then. Now that girl is a beautiful woman, and she has something to hide.


What I Posted Since the Last Update…



Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost


TBR Purge Challenge

Book Releases

Top Book Release Picks for September 5

Plans for the Upcoming Week…


I still have reviews to write:

Without Fear or Favor by Robert K. Tanenbaum

“Dawning” by Vivi Anna

“Hearts of Fire” by Kira Brady

“Restoration of Faith” by Jim Butcher

and probably some others I can’t think of right now. Plus, I’m going to keep working on re-writing reviews that used to be on the old blog. I hope to get at least three of those posted this week.

I hope to finish reading Grave Dance and The Names of Dead Girls.

We have some other posts planned for this week, too. I don’t want to say a lot about them because I need to see how much I can get done.

That’s all for the Weekly Update September 10, 2017.

Have a great week of reading and whatever else you have planned!
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About Jen Schaper

In addition to being a book blogger, I am a mother of three children, a retail backroom coordinator, and a wannabe writer (when I make time to do it).
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  1. My mom painted wood floors in her home, and then put a sealer over them, they actually held up well. You can then get an area rug. Sorry about your son. My oldest quit her job because she hated it and it had me in knots because she has responsibilities. UGH. Keep reminding myself it’s her life, not mine, it;s her life not mine..lol
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  2. I am sorry to hear about your son. I hope the recruiter finds him something soon. I would love to rip out our carpet downstairs. Ugh. I like your temporary fix for your daughter’s room. I’m not sure my husband would agree to that for us though. I’m so tempted though… Ooo! I hadn’t realized White Lily would be coming out soon. I need the hurry up and read The Red Lily.

    I hope you enjoy your new books, and your week!

    • I didn’t realize I had missed The Red Lily until I already had The White Lily. I’m thinking about buying it so I can get caught up.
      We wouldn’t have done that if her carpet hadn’t been so bad. Her puppy had ruined it, and we couldn’t stand the smell anymore. It was a desperate fix, but it actually looks kind of cool because she painted it a shade close to the color of her walls.

  3. I enjoy the Cold series by Toni Anderson! Great romantic suspense!
    Sorry about your son and the Navy. That happened to my best friend years ago when she enlisted. luckily she wasn’t delayed for too long, but she ended up not having a job she really wanted. It was a bummer for sure!
    Have a great week!
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  4. That’s such a bummer about your son. I hope the Navy comes through with another job for him soon.

    Painted wood floors can be pretty cool. Did she put any kind of sealer over the paint? Those usually help make the paint hold up better than just the paint alone.

    Enjoy your new reads!
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  5. I am sorry to hear that your son didn’t get the job. Hopefully, he won’t be without work for long. I bet the floors look really cool. I have actually thought about doing that but haven’t yet. Enjoy all of your new books and have a great week!
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