Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Sunday Post 26th Edition

The Sunday Post is a weekly Meme hosted by
It's a chance to share news, 
a post to recap the past week on your blog,
 showcase books
and things we have received and
 share news about what is coming up 
on our blog for the week ahead

Last Week on Melissa's Midnight Musings:
(Click Links to be taken directly to the posts)

  • I reviewed Four in the Morning by Christi Goddard
  • I reviewed Last Chance Christmas by Hope Ramsay
  • I hosted a tour stop for the book Crazy for Cowboy by Roxy Boroughs
  • Author Addison Westlake stopped by to share her thoughts on baking for the holidays
  • Faye of A Daydreamers Thoughts stopped by to Talk YA, Be sure to check out her video for Round 2 of the Mira Ink competition for a paid blogging position!
  • Author Marc Johnson stopped by for an interview. There is a giveaway going on for 2 E-copies of his book, Catalyst.
  • For Behind the Blog I talked about True Crime
Giveaways and Other Important Notes:

As I mentioned above, be sure to enter the giveaway for Catalyst by Marc Johnson
There will also be 2 additional giveaways posted this week! Details to follow in the "Coming up this Week" section.

I just wanted to forewarn you guys that I have A LOT of posts coming up in the next few weeks. I've been picking up a lot of Christmas freebies in addition to my regular reading schedule, so there will probably be a lot of times throughout the rest of December when I'll have two posts in one day so that I can keep up with these holiday books as well as the other books I need to review. I'm going to try my best to limit it to no more than two posts per day so that you all don't get bombarded with posts from me.

Coming Up This Week:
  • I'll be announcing the winners of the What I Did on My Midlife Crisis giveaway, and the giveaway for The Man Who Loved Jane Austen and Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen.
  • Review of Heaven or Hell by Roni Teason
  • Cover Reveal
  • Interview with Loren DeShon author of Redemption on the River
  • Author Interview with Paulette Mahurin, author of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
  • Review of Beautiful Wild Rose Girl by B. Magnolia +Giveaway
  • Behind the Blog: This week's theme is still being decided on, but once it's available I'll post it to the Melissa's Midnight Musings Facebook page and twitter. Faye, Kathe and I would love to have more bloggers join us for BTB so feel free to check out the tab at the top of this blog to learn more about it and join in if you'd like to.
  • Melissa's Midnight Musings Turns ONE! My blogoversary is on Friday so I'll have a recap post and a giveaway. I've tried to do something a little different with the giveaway and some of the entry options, so hopefully you guys will enjoy that
  • Review of The How and What of Gift Giving by Antonio Hajden
It really doesn't need to be said, but this week is so full of great posts. I hope you'll stop by and check them out!

This Week's Book Haul:

Clicking the links will take you to Goodreads' descriptions
*all book cover photos and links credited to Goodreads unless otherwise noted

Free* Amazon Kindle Download:
*I'm not sure if any of these are still  free, be sure to check the price before you download them

Silver Bells
Silver Bells by Sadie Hart

A Christmas Miracle

A Christmas Miracle by Willow Cross

All I Want for Christmas is You

Bah, Humbug! A Romantic Comedy Novella

How to Host a Holiday (The Prequel to Ivy Stratton & The Time Machine)

How to Host A Holiday by Katleen Kitson

You Never Called Me Princess

Received for Blog Tour:

Deep Connections by Rebecca Graf

Received From Author/Publisher for Review:

Starting at top left:
Newspaper Diapers* by M.T. Johnson
*Link goes to Amazon
Background Noise by Peter DeMarco
Hoodie by S. Walden
Spare Change

Spare Change by Bette Lee Crosby

Caarina the Cooking Fairy by Julia Dweck

Parent's Playbook for Learning

I want to say a huge thank you to all the authors/publishers who sent me books this week!

From the Library:
Shadows of Night by Deborah Harkness

I am beyond excited to read this!

Have any of you read any of these? Or are you planning to?

Be sure to leave links to your hauls so I can check them out!


Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

OMG I am drooling over all the Christmas books, must resist urges to buy. :) Have a great week, and I look forward to what you have scheduled!The Sunday Post

Unknown said...

Amazing haul. I have Shadow of Night, I should really get reading it soon.. Enjoy.

Jenea @ Books Live Forever's The Sunday Post

Christy LoveOfBooks said...

Hi Melissa! Man, you are rockin' the Christmas books. I haven't read ONE! Hope you enjoy all your new books. :)

Anonymous said...

I admire how you've got many upcoming book reviews. I hope to get back into the swing of things soon.

Check out my Sunday Post at Jorie's Reads:

Naomi Hop said...

As if last week wasn't busy enough, this week looks bigger and you have a massive haul!! Good luck reading them all!!

Here's My StS and Sunday Post!
Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

Unknown said...

Oooh, Christmas books! All I Want for Christmas is You looks so good. I'm definitely in the mood for holiday reading. You should see if Unwrap Me (which I featured on my blog) is still free.

Happy Reading!

Melissas Midnight Musings said...

Thanks! These Christmas books are definitely drool worthy, but I'm thinking I may have picked up too many.
Thanks, can't wait to hear what you think of Shadow of Night.

Thanks! Are you planning to read any?

Thanks for stopping by :)

Thanks, I'm gonna need it!

I checked, but it's not free anymore :(

Lauren @ Northern Plunder said...

Yipee! That's a lot of books, I hope they're fab. I really want to read Shadow of Night

Thanks for stopping by.
Lauren @ Northern Plunder

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

You got some adorable looking books, Melissa! I hope you enjoy all of them. I love holiday stuff. :) Happy reading and thank you for visiting my blog!