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Sunday, February 1, 2015

It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday February 2, 2015

This meme starts at Book Journey!

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.

Happy February everyone! Do you feel love in the air?
I am still short handed at work and staying busy. I expect a very busy weekend as I have four events scheduled for next Saturday which will keep me hopping. I will be spending some time Thursday and Friday getting ready for a Women's Club yard sale.
At church I will have first Saturday of the month prayer, then book club and lunch for Secret Sister reveal. All should be good and fun.

Reading was good this week. I finished three books and am almost done my audio too.  I posted three reviews and my usual memes. 

I only visited a little bit last week as I was a bit tired when I came home each night and have been getting to be early to get up early. I hope to some more visiting this week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review: Starship Blackbeard by Michael Wallace; Sci Fi, Action Adventure; my rating 4.75.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

The Founders' Plot
by Frank Victoria
I loved the constitutional and immigration issues 
featured in this story. My review is linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP4

Written by: Kevin Bohacz
Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
This is an interesting take on 'end of the world' as you know it. I will post the review this week.
I received this audio through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Hawk (The Quiet Professionals, Book 2)
by Ronie Kendig
Another good fast paced action story in this series.
I will post the review this week
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. Audio/ MP4

by Alethea Kontis
Read by Katherine Kellgren
I received this through the SYNC Audio Program 
in August, 2013.
I am enjoying this twisted fairytale and will soon finish.
Audie Award Nominee, Best Teens Category, 2013
It isn't easy being Sunday's child, not when you're the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday's only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true. When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical.
One night, Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland - and a man Sunday's family despises. The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction to this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past - and hers?
©2012 Alethea Kontis; (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

2. eBook/Kindle

Saving Hope: The Men of the Texas Rangers - Book 1
(The Men of the Texas Rangers series)
by Margaret Daley
I picked this book up for my Ladies Book Club
which meets 2/7/15.

Book Description
Publication Date: March 1, 2012
When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt's daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped.

Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves.

3. eBook/Kindle

The Oath of Nimrod: Giants, MK-Ultra and the Smithsonian Coverup
(Book #4 in Templars in America Series)
by David S. Brody
This sounds like a good adventure I am looking forward to reading it.
I received this from New Shelves Distribution.
Book Description
Publication Date: September 24, 2014
A mysterious race of North American giants.
An ancient Hebrew inscription in a Cherokee burial mound.
A blood oath made by blindfolded Freemasons.
Are these three historical oddities the reason the CIA is trying to brainwash historian Cameron Thorne and his fiancée Amanda Spencer-Gunn? The answer lies buried in the legends of the Knights Templar, within the rituals of the secretive Freemasons and, most significantly of all, inside the bowels of the Smithsonian Institution. The problem for Cam and Amanda? If they go rummaging around the Smithsonian, they may find themselves buried alongside the ancient giants.


Snow Angel Cove
by RaeAnne Thayne
This is my last NetGalley selection from 2014
and the last (maybe?) Christmas read for a few months. :-)
Book Description
Publication Date: November 1, 2014
New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne welcomes you to Haven Point, a small town full of big surprises that are both merry and bright.
Nothing short of a miracle can restore Eliza Hayward's Christmas cheer. The job she pinned her dreams on has gone up in smoke—literally—and now she's stuck in an unfamiliar, if breathtaking, small town. Precariously close to being destitute, Eliza needs a hero, but she's not expecting one who almost runs her down with his car!
Rescuing Eliza is pure instinct for tech genius Aidan Caine. At first, putting the renovation of his lakeside guest lodge in Eliza's hands assuages his guilt—until he sees how quickly he could fall for her. Having focused solely on his business for years, he never knew what his life was missing before Eliza, but now he's willing to risk his heart on a yuletide romance that could lead to forever.

I will probably pick out another Audio before the week ends but I haven't chosen yet.

A Touch of Nerves
by Dennis Hampton
This is on hold until I can get a proper conversion.
Click on book title for full description.

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. -- Really enjoying my Bible reading. It seems my eyes are open to more details and meaning.
To go a step beyond the Bible reading I am also reading Jesus Daily 365 Interactive Devotions.

February Schedule:
2/2/15 Romance In the Air Giveaway 
2/7/15   Ladies Book Club: Saving Hope: The Men of the Texas Rangers - Book 1 (The Men of the Texas Rangers series) by Margaret Daley (reading)
2/17/15 Rock Star PR Tour/Review: Accept This Dandelion by Brooke Williams
I am still focusing on reading NetGalley titles and TBR titles for the next couple of months.

I have two reviews to complete from this week so I am still up to date.
I am reading one NetGalley title this week and have three or four more for this month. 
I also have one more ebook from publicist to get to and some author titles I expect to get to 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 and three through NetGalley.
I downloaded many 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

Received from Rock Star PR for February 17, 2015 review.
Brooke Williams
A bumbling young journalist seeking a to be a show host 
participates in a local TV version of The Bachelor.

I visited NetGalley last weekend so I have some new titles there. :-)

Monday's Lie
Jamie Mason
"...[A] new thriller about a woman who digs into her unconventional past to confirm what she suspects: her husband isn't what she thought he was."
Mary Ellis 
"...{Ii]tertwines the lives of a British manufacturing heiress and an American merchant 
caught in the turbulent time of the War Between the States."

(For March reading)
Francesca Haig
"The Hunger Games meets Cormac McCarthy’s The Road in this richly imagined first novel in a new post-apocalyptic trilogy by award-winning poet Francesca Haig."


I am continuing to resist making any purchases. :-)

***I was invited to a new book recommendation site that might interest many other avid readers:
Ignite Your Book.Ignite Your Book was designed to be a great place for readers and authors to come together over amazing deals on fantastic eBooks!***

Over the past week I added 200! free Kindle titles to my library. (I found a new site through a FB link but failed to note it!) Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. A vary reading plate as usual. The one that catches my eye is Hawk so I will watch out in my reader for when you post that review. Sounds like a very busy weekend coming up, hope it all goes well.

  2. Enjoy your books! I am curious about Monday's Lie.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Excellent that you're up to date. I've got a little pile in NetGalley but none are being published until April so I'm just letting them sit there....


  4. Enjoy your books and I hope you get some more people at work soon!

  5. I like twisted fairy tales, will keep an eye out for Enchanted. Sounds like a busy but fun week coming ... happy reading :)

  6. I liked Snow Angel Cove - looking forward to the next book in the series.

  7. I'm reading The Fire Sermon this week,

    Enjoy your selections,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  8. I'm tired just thinking about all you have to do. I hope you have time to squeeze in some reading.

  9. Wow what a list! I hope you love them! I hope to see you around my blog


  10. 200 New Free books! Wowza! Hope a bunch of them are winners!

  11. I really like the sound and cover of Snow Angel Cove. Happy reading this week :)

  12. Hi Martha,

    You have some great new titles this week. The one which particularly caught my eye was 'Monday's Lie', which I have seen featured on quite a few sites now. Up until now I have resisted the urge to add this one to my 'Want To Read' list, but seeing it mentioned again, I just couldn't hold out any longer.

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy all your new finds.

    Have a great week.


  13. Nice mailbox.

    I like Monday's Lie and The Lost Heiress.

    ENJOY all your books.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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