Really? Can it Be Almost August?
Really? Can it Be Almost August? Hard to believe and yet, we’re into the dog days of summer clearly with our temperatures rising into the near 100’s and the muggy’s hitting early this year. It’s hot and oh so steamy outside. Sirius is rising in the morning, the Dog Star bright in the skies if you’re up early enough. That’s the brightest first magnitude star we can see and the one that the Dog Days of Summer are named for. Sirius is one star in a group of stars that form the constellation Canis Major, meaning “Greater Dog.” It’s no surprise, then, that the nickname of this big, bold star is Dog Star.
Sirius signaled the beginning of the hot season, which brought drought, disease, and more. Some people believed that the summer swelter was due to the combined heat from Sirius and the Sun. These uncomfortable, unhealthy days were called the dog days, named after the (innocent) Dog Star. It makes sense that the name of the Dog Star, Sirius, means “scorching” in Greek.
What are you going to do going into August?
Don’t forget we still have our contest going on to rec our fav science fiction and historical warrior/soldier stories….
Part II – Soldiers/Warriors ~ Historical and Science Fiction Recommendations
There are so many wonderful stories that involve the past and the future with warriors and soldiers. Let’s start our next series of lists. Whether the author is Charlie Cochrane or Aleksandr Voinov, their stories will have you under their spells of soldiers past and future.
Some of my recommendations:
Memory of Scorpions series by Aleksandr Voinov (Science Fiction)
More on mine later…..more coming!
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This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words!
Sunday, July 30:
- Really? Can it Be Almost August?
- This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words!
- An Alisa Review: Stormy Nights by Jonas Duffy
Monday, July 31:
- Audiobook Review Tour for Personal Secrets by KC Wells
- DSP PUBLICATIONS TOUR: Anne Barwell on Comes a Horseman Sequel to Winter Duet
- RIPTIDE TOUR & Giveaway: Heat Wave, Seasons of Love book 3, by Elyse Springer.
- Tour: The Garden by Rosalind Abel / Brandon Witt (exclusive excerpt)
- A Lila Audiobook Review: Personal Secrets (Personal #3) by K.C. Wells
- An Ali Audiobook Review: Chase the Ace (London Lads #1) by Clare London and Seb Yarrick (Narrator)
- An Alisa Review: Resistance by April Kelley
Tuesday, August 1:
- DSP GUEST POST Julia Talbot on Sparkle and Shine
- RELEASE BLITZ Trust with a Chaser by Annabeth Albert
- A Melanie Release Day Review: Out of the Ashes (Asheville Arcana) by Ari McKay
- A Melanie Release Day Review: The Teddy Bear Club (The Teddy Bear Club #1) by Sean Michael
- A Stella Review: After the Sunset by Lilah Suzanne
- An Alisa Audiobook Review: Wrapped in Chains by Cindy Sutherland and Narrator: John Anthony Davis
Wednesday, August 2:
- DSP GUEST POST Parker Williams on The Runner
- Release Blitz and Giveaway – RJ Scott’s Gabriel (Legacy #2)
- DSP GUEST POST Ari McKay on Out of the Ashes
- A Caryn Review: All Wheel Drive (Bluewater Bay #18) by Z.A. Maxfield
- A Lila Audiobook Review: Plaid Versus Paisley (Fabric Hearts #2) by KC Burn and Narrator: David Ross
- A MelanieM Release Day Review: The Valentine’s Day Resolution by Ava Hayden
Thursday, August 3:
- Susan Mac Nicol “Revival” Tour and Giveaway
- Review Tour: The Necromancer’s Dilemma by S J Himes
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Release Day Review: Spectred Isle (Green Men #1) by K.J. Charles
- A MelanieM Review: Knight Errant (Legends of Osaire Book 2) by T.A. Creech
- An Ali Audiobook Review: Unbreak My Heart (Unbreak My Heart #1) by K-lee Klein and Nick J. Russo (Narrator)
- An Ali Audiobook Review: The Necromancer’s Dilemma (The Beacon Hill Sorcerer #2) by S.J. Himes and Joel Leslie (Narrator)
Friday, August 4:
- BOOK TOUR Crimson Storm by V.L Moon & J.T Cheyanne
- DSP GUEST POST Sean Michael on The Teddy Bear Club
- DSP GUEST POST TJ Nichols
- Blog Tour When Heaven Strikes by F.E Feeley Jr
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Release Day Review: Red Fish, Dead Fish (Fish Out of Water#2) by Amy Lane
- An Alisa Review: One Heart, One Destiny by Pelaam
Saturday, August 5:
- Release Blitz for Amy Aislin’s As Big As The Sky
- A MelanieM Review: Christopher Wild by Kathe Koja