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Sunday, June 14, 2015

It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday June 15, 2015

This meme starts at Book Journey! I hope Sheila is doing better. I continue to pray for all of her family.

What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I was glad when last week ended. Heather was away on family vacation to Disney. They returned tonight so I will be glad to have her back in the office tomorrow. 
My MP player came back to life - weird. I do have a backup just in case.

I guess I was pretty busy and only finished two books but I enjoyed both. I only posted two reviews  too and the usual memes. :-)

I am sorry my early week schedule never let me visit online - two nights I didn't even get on computer.
I missed seeing what everyone else is reading so I hope to get visiting tomorrow night.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Audio Book Review and Giveaway: Dawn of Destiny (Epic Book 1) by Lee Stephen;Military Sci FI; my rating 4.75. Rafflecopter Giveaway ends 7/4/2015.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Outlaw Trigger (Epic Book 2)
by Lee Stephen
This is an emotional ride.
I will be posting a blog tour review on June 16.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3

Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things: The Wedding Planner Mysteries, Book 1
Written by: Rachelle J. Christensen
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
This was a cute cozy.
I received this title through Audiobook Jukebox.

Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

The Ark
by Laura Liddell Nolen
I like the concept of this story.
We'll see how it proceeds.
I will be posting the review June 17, 2015 
for Pump Up Your Book tour.
There’s a meteor headed for Earth, and there is only one way to survive.
It’s the final days of earth, and sixteen-year-old Char is right where she belongs: in prison. With her criminal record, she doesn’t qualify for a place on an Ark, one of the five massive bioships designed to protect earth’s survivors during the meteor strike that looks set to destroy the planet. Only a select few will be saved – like her mom, dad, and brother – all of whom have long since turned their backs on Char.
If she ever wants to redeem herself, Char must use all the tricks of the trade to swindle her way into outer space, where she hopes to reunite with her family, regardless of whether they actually ever want to see her again, or not . . .

2. eBook/Kindle

Murder At Rudhall Manor (A Humorous Murder Mystery)
by Anya Wylde
This is madcap crazy! 
I received this from the author for an honest review.
A murder and a theft have been committed at Rudhall Manor. A box of jewels has vanished and Lord Sedley, a lusty old aristocrat, has been stabbed six times in the chest.
It is all very mysterious, and the Sedley family and the servants have decided that Miss Lucy Anne Trotter, a recently employed governess, is to blame for the unfortunate events.
The legendary and wickedly handsome Marquis, Lord William Adair, learns of the matter and decides to uncover the truth.
Lucy, however, has little faith in blue blooded creatures—even if they possess dashing good looks— and, accompanied by two naughty pugs and a moody raven, decides to investigate and unmask the killer herself.
But the hunt for the killer turns out to be far more complicated than she anticipates—what with snooty servants, warts in odd places, mixed up love affairs, agitated chickens and dreadful disguises ruining her plans.
Soon she begins to wonder if, for once, she is in over her head….

3. Audible/MP3

Eighth Grave After Dark
By Darynda Jones
Narrated By Lorelei King
I am looking forward to this new installment.
I picked this up with one of my monthly credits.
Publisher's Summary
With 12 hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can't get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there, Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally, since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.
Charley's been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can't traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn't know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he's near, but naturally he swears he's fine. Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life.
©2015 Darynda Jones (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

4. Print

If My People . . .: A 40-Day Prayer Guide for Our Nation
By: Jack Countryman
I am enjoying this daily reading.
If My People guides believers on a 40-day prayer journey in the spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14.
"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
In the days prior to the election, this prayer booklet guides believers through 40 days of prayer, plus providing seven prayers from past presidents, inspired during some of our country's darkest days.

June/1/15- I am still up to date on Bible reading and greatly enjoying the readings-- It seems my eyes are open to more details and meaning.. I am reading The One Year Bible again along with my husband and others from our church. I am also listening to the companion commentary online.

6/16 Outlaw Trigger (Epic Book 2) by Lee Stephen - iRead Book Tour
6/17 The Ark by Laura Liddell Nolen
6/30 A New Hope (Thunder Point series) by Robyn Carr

I only posted two reviews last week so I have one left to bring forward.
I am down to three NetGalley titles although I am struggling not to get more.
I still hope to get to a TBR eBook next week this month.

Welcome to Mailbox Monday.

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs.  This Meme started with Marcia at A Girl and Her Books (fka The Printed Page) and after a tour of hosts has returned to its permanent home at Mailbox Monday. Thanks to the ladies sharing hosting duties: Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit and Vicki of I'd Rather Be at the Beach. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. 

I received one review title this week.
I picked up a daily deal at Audible and I downloaded the free Audio pair from SYNC.
Of course I downloaded more free kindle titles to my library.

(Although I have gotten to a couple, I still have many author requests, old and new ones, to consider and reply to.)
Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles
I received this from iRead Books for tour review on July 9.

Two Hearts: When I Said I Do, I Meant Forever
by James Richey
Can a marriage of high school sweethearts survive jealous suspicions fueled by a bitter mother-in-law?



I picked up a daily deal at Audible for $2.95.

Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca
Written by: Maria Goodavage
Narrated by: Neil Shah


Free Downloads from AudioFile SYNC 2015 for week six.

The Living
by Matt de la Pena
Read by Henry Leyva

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
by Sebastian Junger
Read by Richard Davidson

Over the past week I added 46 free Kindle titles to my library. Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Ignite Your Book, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. You have some very interesting stories to read and listen to. I hope you enjoy every one of them. I found a couple that I'm planning on getting myself to enjoy. Hope you have a good week.

  2. I like the look of your Manor mystery book. Have a good week.

  3. How strange with the MP3 player, oh well it must have been just taking a break! The cozy mystery looks fun. I read them now and then but with so much to read it is only the rare time.

  4. Enjoy your new books! Murder at Rudhall Manor looks like a lot of fun.

  5. I bet Top Dog will tear at your heartstrings!

  6. Nice assortment of books. I downloaded the SYNC titles too. I recently read the first Charley Davidson book and have the next few on my Kindle. I should put them on the calendar to read this summer. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  7. Murder At Rudhall Manor sounds good and I love that cute dog on the cover!

  8. Some weeks are like that! I hope you get more time for yourself this week.

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  9. I saw the Top Dog audiobook deal. Hope it's a great audio!


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