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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Post April 17, 2016/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday April 18, 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.

My daughter was out with foot surgery so my work week was extra busy juggling her work along with four days of traveling to cover hearings. We have had some beautiful weather which causes me to be even more mindful of the tragic weather traumas in Japan and Ecuador.

I enjoyed my reading, finishing three books: one ebook bundle and two audios. I posted three reviews and my other usual memes, even if a couple were a bit late.

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

These were last week's posts:

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (Author)

Rarity from the Hollow
by Robert Eggleton
This is bizarre but engaging.
My review is linked above.
I received this from the author for an honest review.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

Written by: Robison Wells
Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
This dystopian type, YA story had a surprising ending.
I will post my review this week.

3. eBook/Kindle (Author)

Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection: Box Set Books 1-3 
by Barbara Venkataraman
I enjoyed this lawyer Mystery collection.
I will post my review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
2. Audio/MP3 (Author)

Bad Deeds
Written by: Robert Bidinotto
Narrated by: Conor Hall
I previously enjoyed the first book, Hunter, starring this complex character.
I was glad to receive this second book in the series from the author, to listen and provide an honest review.
Publisher's Summary
The hero of Hunter - number-one Kindle thriller best seller - is back in action!
He sought peace in the tranquility of nature. But can he tame the violence in his own nature?
At a cabin in the Allegheny National Forest, Dylan Hunter and Annie Woods seek to heal the wounds from their ordeal at the hands of a twisted psychopath. And to build a life together, Dylan promises Annie that he'll abandon his violent ways.
But ideological zealots and Washington's political elites have conspired to terrorize and plunder the hardworking locals. These victims have no protector against the bad deeds of the powerful and privileged.
Except for one man.
A man as ruthless and violent as they.
A man committed to absolute justice.
Because Dylan Hunter cannot walk away - not even if it costs him the woman he loves.
©2014 Robert Bidinotto (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

2. eBook/Kindle (Tour)

The Path
by Peter Riva
I am looking forward to reading this.
My review with iRead Book Tours
is scheduled for April 21.
All life on earth is about to be terminated by an entity as old as the galaxy itself. To make matters worse, Simon has broken everything already.

In a future world that is run by computer systems and that is without want, how can a man find his role? Then, if the very computers he works on to try to make them more human suddenly try to kill him, revealing a secret so vast that it affects every living soul on the planet, can that man be a hero?

These are the questions that face the stumbling, comic, and certainly flawed Simon Bank. His job is to work with the System’s artificial intelligence, making it fit more perfectly into human society so that it can keep the country running smoothly. But when the System threatens the peaceful world he knows, Simon suddenly must rush to save his own life, as well as the life of everyone on earth. Forced to reassess everything that he thought he knew, he is caught within circumstances way beyond his control.

Simon’s only hope is to rely on intellect and instincts he didn’t know he had, and on new friends, not all of them human, to change himself and all humanity. And he doesn’t have much time.

3. Audio/MP3 (Author)

Dark Sanity
Written by: Paul L. Centeno
Narrated by: Martin Wurst
This sounds interesting.
I received the Audible book from the narrator.
Publisher's Summary
Set in the 54th century, the story focuses on Flint Cross, a gunslinger ripped from his roots in the Wild West and placed into the desolation of post-apocalyptic Australia. Plagued with amnesia and nightmares, he finds himself lost and on the brink of madness, doomed to forever wander an empty realm of war-torn souls.
But with the very fate of the universe in Flint's hands, the ancient forces of the aboriginal dreamtime are his only hope. Through seemingly endless experimentation, he must learn to recover his lost memories, raise an army, and construct a steam-powered, interstellar starship to locate and take down his enemy - all while working against the clock and resisting the slowly creeping insanity that threatens to keep him lost forever.
©2014 Paul L. Centeno (P)2016 Paul L. Centeno

4. eBook/Kindle (Author)

The Rage
by Matthew Babaoye
This is another book that looks like a good read.
I received this from the author.
"The Rage was transformative. Few appreciated the emotion like he did. Most feared it. But not him, not anymore. He fed it lesser emotions like sadness and fear, to grow it...
His psychiatrist would never understand."
Damon's life sucks. His parents ditched early, his few friends are thoughtless meatheads only concerned with partying and bullshit, his job is a sales nightmare, and his home is a s***hole apartment in the gutter district. Although: he at least has a loving, gorgeous girlfriend... whose mother hates him, and whose abusive ex won't let go.
So how does Damon deal with all of it? The rage. Using the emotion as fuel to power him through his days, a constant source of energy for the rough road of his life. Always there to keep him warm in the cold, dependable in its intensity...
Until the rage begins to act of its own will, and changes him in ways that neither he, nor anyone else, could have ever imagined.

April 10, 2016 - I got caught up while we were away. 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 left me two coming into this week.
I have one more scheduled review for April:
April 23 Tour Review The Path by Peter Riva (iRead)

I have begun the five nine, now seven, author reviews committed with no specific dates.
My NetGalley shelves are now at six which I hope to get to reading at the end of this month and early in May.

Shades of Darkness and LightCheck the eTreasure's NetGalley page this week for:
Shades of Darkness and Light A Poetry Collection

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.

This week I accepted and received two new audio titles for review.
I didn't fully resist the Audible sale, picking up two in the sale and one at reduced price.
I also picked up two kindle titles at $.99.
I added more free kindle titles to my library. Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles
I received this Audible title from the narrator:

Dark Sanity
Written by: Paul L. Centeno
Narrated by: Martin Wurst
See more -- linked above in currently reading.

I received this audio from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Pack: A Paranormal Romance Novelette
Written by: Jeaniene Frost
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
You might recognize the author... I thought I'd give this a try.


I ended up picking up two titles on sale (under $6.00 each) at Audible and one for $1.99 since I already have the Kindle version:
On Basilisk Station: Honor Harrington, Book 1 by David Weber
Portrait of Death Book 16 by J.D. Robb
Heartless by Mary Balogh

I picked these titles up for $.99:

The Days of Noah, Book Three: Perdition: A Novel of the End Times in America
Mark Goodwin
I got the first book at Audible and then saw this on sale.

Aaron Patterson
This sounded like another good thriller series with a female DA.


Over the past week I only added 42 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. Oh I love Mary Balogh's books. I hope you enjoy all of your new audios!

  2. I hope your daughter's foot is healing well. Enjoy your books!

  3. You always have a great mailbox and reading week.

    ENJOY this week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  4. Criminal by Karin Slaughter is what I am reading now.

    Have a super week everyone.

  5. Variant look good Martha . I hope this week is easier for you and that you daughter is recovering nicely. Our weather last week was gorgeous. This week we are experiencing April showers and I must admit the lightning is pretty ;)

  6. I hope your daughter's recovering well after her surgery and hope you get to ease back soon!

  7. Wow, you have a great reading week! Hope your daughter's foot is healing well.

  8. Paradise Lost by J.A. Jance.Have super week everyone.


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