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Sunday, February 8, 2015

It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday February 9, 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.

My week was busy but good. I need to buckle down on certain work this week. 

Reading was good again. I finished three books and am into another ebook.  I posted three reviews, one with giveaway, as well as a special giveaway. I also posted an update on my ARC/review books for giveaway and my usual memes. 

I did visit early in the week and had hoped to do more but I had several evening activities last week.
I'll try again this week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review: Immortality by Kevin Bohacz; Sci Fi, Apocalyptic; my rating 4.25.
  • Book Review: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis; Fantasy, Highlander; my rating 4.25. 
Finished Reading:
1. Audio/ MP4

by Alethea Kontis
Read by Katherine Kellgren
The review for this is linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

Saving Hope: The Men of the Texas Rangers - Book 1
(The Men of the Texas Rangers series)
by Margaret Daley
The review and giveaway for this is posted above.

Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible/MP4

Betrayal in Death: In Death, Book 12
Written by: J. D. Robb
Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
Another great mystery in this series.
I'll post a review this week.
Publisher's Summary
At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown - and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her dead, strangled by a thin silver wire. He's Sly Yost, a virtuoso of music and murder. A hit man for the elite. Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows him well. But in this twisted case, knowing the killer doesn't help solve the crime. Because there's someone else involved. Someone with a more personal motive. And Eve must face a terrifying possibility - that the real target may, in fact, be her husband Roarke.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2007 J. D. Robb; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

The Oath of Nimrod: Giants, MK-Ultra and the Smithsonian Coverup
(Book #4 in Templars in America Series)
by David S. Brody
I'm enjoying the characters and action at about 20% in.
I received this from New Shelves Distribution.
Click on book title for full description.


Snow Angel Cove
by RaeAnne Thayne
I haven't started this yet.
This is my last NetGalley selection from 2014
and the last (maybe?) Christmas read for a few months. :-)
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Accept This Dandelion
by Brooke Williams

This sounds like a cute story.
I received this as part of a blog tour through 
RockStar PR for review to post on 2/17.
Book Description
Publication Date: February 4, 2015
Renee Lockhart has her eye on a lofty goal…to fill the open position of morning radio show host at the station where she works. When her co-workers sign her up for a local TV version of The Bachelor, Renee goes along with it in order to raise her profile.
Upon seeing her bumbling audition, Ben McConnell, one of the most eligible bachelors in town, insists that Renee be placed on the show. But Ben gets much more than he expected in Renee… he gets a girl who can’t seem to do anything right…and a girl he can’t seem to resist.

4. Audio - MP4

Heart of Stone: Irish Angel Series
Written by: Jill Marie Landis
Narrated by: Reneé Raudman
I am choosing some audios that have been in my Audible library for years until I receive new audio books. This is from 2011.
Publisher's Summary
In the first book of the Irish Angels series, we meet Laura Foster, a woman with the darkest of pasts, and Reverend Brand McCormick, a man with everything to lose by loving her. Having escaped a life she never chose, Laura Foster is finally living her dream. But even after four years of posing as a respectable widow in Glory, Texas, she is always afraid someone from her past might reveal her true identity.
Believing no man could love her if he knew the truth, Laura tries to resist Brand's courtship. His reputation would be shattered if Laura's former life is discovered. But it's not only Laura's past that threatens to bring him down - it's also his own. As they open their hearts to love and faith, will Laura and Brand find the depth and power of forgiveness from their community?
©2010 Jill Marie Landis; (P)2010 Zondervan

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:
2/17/15 Rock Star PR Tour/Review: Accept This Dandelion by Brooke Williams
2/24/15 Tour Review and Giveaway: What a Devilish Duke Desires by Vicky Dreiling
I am still focusing on reading NetGalley titles and TBR titles for the next couple of months.

I again have two reviews to complete from this week.
I'll be reading one NetGalley title this week and have three more for this month. 
I also have some author titles I hope 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 titles from authors.
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 title through NetGalley for review and giveaway on February 24, 2015.
by Vicky Dreiling

I received these titles for review from the authors:

Murder At Rudhall Manor (A Humorous Murder Mystery)
Anya Wylde
Sounds like a fun read:
'A murder and a theft have been committed at Rudhall Manor....Lucy,...accompanied by two naughty pugs and a moody raven, decides to investigate and unmask the killer herself.'

Anya Wylde 
'In a wonderfully unpredictable tale of adventure, romance and a goodly bit of humour, Ever After tells the story of a princess who is trapped in a luxurious tower by her over protective father.'

The Void (The Tanner Sequence Book 3)
Timothy S. Johnston
A Tanner Sequence Novel
I enjoyed the first two books in this sci fi mystery series and am looking forward to reading this.


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 77 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. Oh, I had to laugh at you just finishing your last Christmas read. Give it a few months until Easter's over and Christmas decorations will already start appearing on store shelves!!! Argh! I hate how that happens.

  2. When I have fifteen books on my kindle, I think I am on overload!!

  3. Hi Martha,

    I hope that you enjoyed the J.D. Robb book, they are always a good read for me, although I couldn't do the audio version I'm afraid -- I can't stand being read to!

    I probably wouldn't read the Anya Wylde book myself, as it sounds just a bit too 'tongue in cheek' for me. But I have to admit that the cover art is to laugh aloud at, that poor dog's expression is priceless!

    Thanks for sharing and have a great week.


  4. I enjoyed Betrayal in Death as with all the books in this series, I am just a little ahead of you.

  5. I wish I had time to catch up with J.d. Robbs series.

    Have a great reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. I've never thought about listening to the JD Robb books - must give it a go!

  7. I haven't read Vicky Dreiling's books so I'll be interested in your thoughts on this book. I enjoyed Snow Angel Cove. RaeAnne Thayne was a new author to me last year and I'm so glad she has a fairly expansive back list. I really like her books.

  8. I hope you have another great reading week!

  9. Wow on finishing three books. I can only get one done a week. :)

    ENJOY...looks like a great mailbox and a great week for you.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  10. Enjoy your books! I am eager to read Snow Angel Cove, which is resting comfortably on Sparky.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. Enchanted looks amazing. I've been wanting to read it since forever. I hope you enjoy it.

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

  12. A lot of interesting titles!

  13. Gotta love those Kindle freebies! I added a few of those to my kindle too. Enjoy!!
    2 Kids and Tired Books MM


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