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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday Post March 27, 2016/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday March 28, 2016

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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.

I had a pretty good week just working away. 
Saturday my DH and I drove off and spent a nice day with family.
We did get a quick cold snap and the rest of the week has been rainy.

I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely Resurrection Sunday!

Reading was very good. I finished five books (three ebooks and two audios this week).  I posted three reviews, one with tour giveaway, one challenge update and my other usual memes and posts.

Again, I enjoyed visiting other blogs early in the week. I had hoped to do more later but that didn't happen.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Tour Giveaway: The Ethical Coach Leader by Dwight Johnson; Personal Growth; my rating 4.25.
    Win 1 of 5 print copies. (USA & Canada); Ends 4/7/16

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Chakana: Encounter In The Sacred Valley
by W.E. Lawrence
I am 60% into this adventure - scavenger hunt to a treasure.

Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio/MP3 (ABB)

Northern Lights: A Scorched Earth Novel
Written by: Boyd Craven III
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
I have started this and it is a stand alone in the series.
I received this audio from the narrator through Audiobook Blast.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (Tour)

The Ethical Coach Leader
by Dwight Johnson
This sounds interesting and timely.
I received this title through iRead Book Tours for review on 3/24.

Click on book title for full description.

4. Audio/MP3

The Cracked Spine: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery
by Paige Shelton
This fun sounding mystery releases 3/29/16.

I received it through NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

5. Audio/MP3 (ABJ)

Written by: LJ Cohen
Narrated by: Bill Burrows
This is a YA sci fi with some interesting dynamics. Engaging enough.
I received this audio from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Publisher's Summary
When Rosalen Maldonado tinkers with the derelict freighter, she's just hoping to prove she deserves a scholarship to University. She certainly doesn't count on waking the ship's damaged AI or having three stowaways, Micah Rotherwood and brothers Jem and Barre Durbin, along for the ride. They all have their private reasons for hiding aboard and lives they are seeking to escape, but if the accidental crew can't work together and learn to trust each other, they'll die together, victims of a computer that doesn't realize the war ended decades before any of them were even born.
©2014 Lisa Janice (LJ) Cohen (P)2015 Lisa Janice (LJ) Cohen

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (Tour-NG)

Nobody But You (Cedar Ridge
by Jill Shalvis
I haven't read this author in a bit.
I am only 10% in and enjoying the characters.
I received this as part of tour for review on April 2.
After an overseas mission goes wrong, Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid knows where he must go to make things right: back home to the tiny town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado. All he needs to scrub away his painful past is fresh mountain air, a lakeside cabin, and quiet solitude. But what he discovers is a gorgeous woman living on a boat at his dock.

Sophie Marren has nowhere else to go. She's broke, intermittently seasick, and fighting a serious attraction to the brooding, dishy, I'm-too-sexy-for-myself guy who's now claiming her dock. Something about Jacob's dark intensity makes her want to tease-and tempt-him beyond measure. Neither one wants to give any ground . . . until they realize the only true home they have is with each other.

2. eBook/Kindle/Print (LBC-TBR)

by Karen Hancock
I have had this in print for over a year for my Ladies Book Club (LBC).
I bought the kindle version since this is for discussion 4/2/16.
A journey she did not choose will test her courage and change her life forever

When Callie Hayes agreed to participate in a routine psychology research experiment, she had no clue she'd find herself plunged into a terrifying world where a battle rages between good and evil. With limited resources and only a few cryptic words to guide her, she must unravel the mysteries shrouding her only route of escape or risk succumbing to the deadly deception of the Arena.

Multiple-award-winning author Karen Hancock leads readers on a mesmerizing journey as her compelling characters navigate the deadly terrain of a hostile world in this repackage of her acclaimed debut novel.

3. Audible/MP3

Fire Touched: Mercy Thompson Series, Book 9
Written by: Patricia Briggs
Narrated by: Lorelei King
I enjoy this series so I will listen to this next.
I just picked this up with February Audible credit.
Publisher's Summary
Mercy Thompson has been hailed as "a heroine who continues to grow and yet always remains true to herself."* Now she's back, and she'll soon discover that when the fae stalk the human world, it's the children who suffer....
Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.
Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?
*Library Journal
©2016 Hurog, Inc. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

4. eBook/Kindle (NG)

What We Find
by Robyn Carr
This releases on April 5 and I will post the review then. 
I received this through NetGalley and Little Bird Publicity.
Join Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Virgin River and Thunder Point series, as she explores the healing powers of rural Colorado in a brand-new story of fresh starts, budding relationships and one woman's journey to finding the happiness she's long been missing.

Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a lawsuit—and experiencing levels of anxiety she's never faced before. She knows she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place she can think to do that is Sullivan's Crossing.

Named for Maggie's great-grandfather, the land and charming general store at the crossroads of the Colorado and the Continental Divide Trails have been passed down through the generations and now belong to Maggie's eccentric father, Sully. When she shows up unannounced, he welcomes her with open arms, and she relishes the opportunity to indulge in his simple way of life.

But shortly after arriving, Maggie's world is rocked once again and she must take on more responsibility than she'd planned. Though she's relieved a quiet and serious-looking hiker, Cal Jones, is willing to lend a hand, Maggie is suspicious of this mysterious man's eagerness to help—until she finds out the true reason for his deliberate isolation.

Though Cal and Maggie each struggle with loss and loneliness, the time they spend together gives Maggie hope for something brighter just on the horizon…if only they can learn to find peace and healing—and perhaps love—with each other.

February 28, 2016- up to date -
Reading The One Year Bible again along with my husband and others from our church.
I will also be listening (sometimes) to the companion commentary online.

I posted three reviews last week which was one short of what I wanted to do. Now I have which leaves four for this week.

I just have one more of my March scheduled reads to post. 
I have these reviews scheduled for April:
April 2 Tour Review: Nobody but You by Jill Shalvis (NG)
April 2 Discussion Ladies Book Club: Arena by Karen Hancock
April 5 Release day Review: What We Find by Robyn Carr (NG)
April 23 Tour Review The Path by Peter Riva (iRead)

After the first week I can start the five author reviews committed with no specific dates. My NetGalley shelves are down to 6 books now.

I didn't get a title up last week but hope to get another this week at eTreasure's NetGalley.

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'm still holding off on more author ebooks and NetGalley books until I complete the ones on hand.
TBR Triple Dog Dare update: It has been 87 days and, other than picking audible credits and buying a kindle version of a print book I have, I only bought one $.99 Kindle book.
I added more free kindle titles to my library.

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles

by Karen Hancock
I have had this in print for over a year for my Ladies Book Club (LBC) and pulled it to read this week.
See more description above under current reading.




Over the past week I added 49 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. 5 books! Awesome. I think The Cracked Spine looks fun... and I'm about to try the Mercy thompson books I think. Wish me luck that I like urban fantasy. :)

  2. I've not come across Arena before, sounds interesting, enjoy!

  3. I really liked the new Robyn Carr book. Our Easter was nice - dinner was at our house. Have a good week, Martha!

  4. My mailbox hasn't seen much action lately but I'm fine with that. Happy reading!

  5. The Cracked Spine caught my eye...and I've also been eyeing What We Find. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Enjoy your week!

  6. You are getting some good reading done! Bravo! I'm in a bit of a slump and slowly climbing out. I am behind on my goals but should be caught up in April.

  7. Oh, great reading week as usual. I do want to read the Cedar Ridge by JS but you know I can only handle small town romance - so much at a time. But will get to it - look forward to your review. I am enjoying What We Find though perhaps not as much as some of her other.

  8. You've got a great deal of reading done which is good. Not taking Netgalley books is something I haven't the resistance for!

  9. Love the look of Arena - looks like a fast-paced novel!

  10. The Cracked Spine looks good and so does What We Find.

    Thanks for sharing.

    We had a lovely Resurrection Sunday.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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