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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sunday Post October 18, 2015/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday October 19, 2015

I am linking with Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It's Monday! What Are You Reading now at The Book Date.
Thank you to Sheila for the years that she handled this meme.
Thank you to Kathryn for taking up the baton.

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.

This was another busy work week. Our daughter-in-law and granddaughter visited Thursday and Friday nights on their way and return to see Thomas Train in Georgia. Sadly I picked up a cold bug that manifested Saturday afternoon and has had me sleeping a lot. I plan to go to bed as soon as this is posted. I'll have to visit tomorrow night. 

My reading and listening were good this week with five titles finished: four ebooks and one audible. I posted three reviews, one with giveaway, and the usual memes except Sharing Beyond Books which I hope to post Monday night..

I enjoyed visiting other blogs early in the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:

Finished Reading:
Click on book title for full description.
1. eBook/Kindle

Kiss of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novel (The Midnight BreedSeries Book 1)
by Lara Adrian
This was a good story though very sexual.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

On the Run (The Elijah Project)
by Bill Myers (Author), James Riordan (Contributor)
This would be good for its younger audience.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Love in the Details: A November Wedding Story
(A Year of Weddings Novella)
by Becky Wade
This was lovely.
Click on book title for full description.

4. Audible/MP3

Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour
Written by: Lynne Olson
Narrated by: Arthur Morey
This was very enlightening - good history!
Click on book title for full description.

5. eBook/Kindle

Midnight Kiss: Touched by Midnight, Book
by Nancy Gideon
I enjoyed this vampiric experience.
I received this for Tour Blitz through Novel Book Tours.
My review will post on October 22, 2015.
“Dark and compelling, Gideon's novel will appeal to those who enjoy the vampire novels of Anne Rice.” —Library Journal
“A colorful and hauntingly beautiful tale of otherworldly love . . . destined to become a classic!”—Affaire de Coeur
“Incredible, spellbinding reading!” —Rendezvous
Hunt or be hunted . . . A centuries old obsession stalks a noble family fighting to hide their dark secret from an ever-changing world. Sink your teeth into Nancy Gideon's Touched by Midnight series.
Miss Arabella Howland is content to forgo the London marriage mill to assist her father in his research, especially when it comes to his intriguing patient, Louis Radman. But it’s not long before Bella’s curiosity alerts her to the danger of her father’s work . . . and to the fact that Louis is not who or what he seems.
After centuries struggling with his vile existence, Louis Radman will soon be free of his affliction, thanks to his very capable physician. Unfortunately, his heart is less secure around the man’s tempting daughter. His yearning to walk in the light once more is complicated by his desire for the delightful Bella, who is as intelligent as she is fearless. But if history has taught him anything, it’s not to tempt fate.
Still, happiness has a price and Louis is soon reminded that mortality comes with unfortunate limitations. To protect his new bride, he must face the demons from his past who wish to pull him back into their vampiric fold.
Yet, if he’s forced to return to his midnight world, will he lose his beloved Bella forever?
Nancy Gideon is the award-winning author of over 55 novels ranging from historical and contemporary suspense to paranormal, including her “Touched by Midnight” vampire romance series, with a couple of horror screenplays thrown into the mix. When not at the keyboard or working full time as a legal assistant, she can be found feeding her addictions for Netflix and all things fur, feather and fin in Southwestern Michigan. For more on Nancy visit and

Currently reading:
1. Audible/MP3

The Clay Lion
Written by: Amalie Jahn
Narrated by: Lorelei King
I have started this and it is very engaging.
I received this audio from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Publisher's Summary
Winner of the YA category in the 2015 Kindle Book Awards
What if you could go back in time to save the person you love the most? The rules are simple. If you want to travel back in time, you need to be at least 18 years old. You can travel only within your own lifespan for a maximum of six months. And, above all else, you must never, ever change the past. But that's exactly what Brooke Wallace plans to do.
As Brooke faces existence without her beloved brother, his life cut short by a rare disease, she can think of only one solution - travel back in time to prevent his death. Along the way she discovers the truth about loss, second chances, and the power to shape our own destinies.
©2013 Amalie Jahn (P)2015 Creative Content Ltd

2. eBook/Kindle

Awaken His Eyes: The Awakened Book One
by Jason Tesar
This is part of my TBR Challenge - 
a free Kindle pick from 2011.
Mankind's greatest hero will be awakened!
Book 1 of 9 in the bestselling Awakened series
The History: Thousands of years ago, a renegade faction of angels abandoned the spiritual realm and began their inhabitation of earth. Worshiped as gods for their wisdom and power, they corrupted our realm and altered the course of human civilization. Amidst the chaos of a dying world, a prophet foretold the awakening of a human who would bring an end to this evil. But the cataclysmic destruction of our planet forced a rebirth of humanity. The prophecy faded from the memory of our kind and went unfulfilled—until now!

The Awakened: The physical dimension is fractured. What remain are numerous worlds moving simultaneously through time, sharing a common history, connected by a guarded portal.

On a parallel Earth, in the city of Bastul, Colonel Adair Lorus disappears while investigating the death of an informant, triggering a series of events which will tear his family apart and set in motion the resolution of an ancient conflict. His son, Kael, sentenced to death after rising up against the cruel leadership of his new stepfather, is rescued from prison and trained in the arts of war by a mystical order of clerics. Excelling in every aspect of his training, Kael inwardly struggles to give himself fully to the methods of his new family, or the god they worship. Maeryn, bitter over the disappearance of her husband and supposed execution of her son, fears for her life at the hands of her newly-appointed spouse. Finding comfort and purpose in her unborn child, she determines to undermine his authority by reaching out to an underground social movement known as the Resistance. After being forced from his home, Kael’s former mentor, Saba, uncovers a clue to Adair’s disappearance. Sensing a connection to his own forgotten past, Saba begins an investigation thatleads to the discovery of a secret military organization operating within the Orudan Empire.

In Book One of his Amazon bestselling debut series, Jason Tesar launches an epic saga that journeys from earth’s mythological past to its post-apocalyptic future, blending the genres of fantasy, science fiction, action adventure, and military thriller.

3. Audio/MP3

Clear by Fire: A Search and Destroy Thriller
Written by: Joshua Hood
Narrated by: John Pruden
I will start this as my next audio.
I received this audio from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Publisher's Summary
Inspired by the experiences of a decorated combat veteran and former member of the 82nd Airborne Division, Clear by Fire is a blistering new military thriller about an American hero who, in order to clear his name, must take down a highly classified band of soldiers that has gone murderously rogue.
Mason Kane was a loyal American soldier and a proud member of the elite, off-the-books Anvil Program - a group of black ops soldiers who wage war from the shadows. But all that changed when his commander, as a part of a twisted scheme to force America's continued involvement in the Middle East, ordered an innocent Afghan family murdered.
Refusing the order, Mason finds himself on the run, hunted by his former comrades and labeled a terrorist by the country he served faithfully. Relying only on his survival skills and the help of female Special Operations operative Renee Hart, Kane must embark on his gravest mission yet: unraveling the conspiracy that reaches all way to the president's inner circle and stopping the world's most dangerous soldiers from completing their treacherous plan.
Set in the shadows of the war on terror, this realistic, action-packed adventure puts a twist on the traditional military thriller and starts a brand-new series that fans of Brad Thor and Brad Taylor will love.
©2015 Joshua Hood (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

October 1, 2015- 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.

I posted three reviews last week. Now I have five new from this week.
I finished one book from NetGalley. I didn't add any new books (although I was looking) so my waiting NetGalley shelf is now five.
I am pulling in more books off my Kindle and Audible shelves for my TBR Challenge - I just have to read them and not postpone them. :-) 

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 ebook for tour review and two audio books. And of course I added more free kindle titles to my library.

(I scanned NetGalley and some of my review requests and nothing is really jumping out at me although I am going to request some new Audio books through Audiobook Jukebox. Other than that I think it is time to work on the TBR piles!)

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles
Tour Blitz for Novel Book Tours
eBook review 10/22

Midnight Kiss: Touched by Midnight, Book
by Nancy Gideon
See finished reading above for full description.

I received this audio from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.

The Clay Lion
Written by: Amalie Jahn
Narrated by: Lorelei King
See current reading above for full description.

Clear by Fire: A Search and Destroy Thriller
Written by: Joshua Hood
Narrated by: John Pruden
See current reading above for full description.





Over the past week I only 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. I do hope that cold does not take hold of you and that you get plenty of rest. Looks like you had a good reading week. Yes reading those TBR books is good! I was smiling as I looked at the free downloads and thinking your retirement reading is well catered for!

  2. Citizens of London sounds like it would be good. Hope you're feeling better very soon!

  3. Hope you feel better soon. I can't believe it's already snowing in some states. It's not as humid here in Florida.

    Enjoy your books!

  4. Kiss at Midnight seems like a good one. Enjoyed looking at your titles.

  5. I thought I commented, but perhaps I didn't. :)

    Feel better, and have a great reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  6. Hope you are starting to feel better from the cold that you have, get plenty of rest. Hope you get what you want to read done this week. Feel better soon and hope you have a good week.


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