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Sunday, March 1, 2015

It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday March 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.

I had another good but busy week. I expect to continue to be busy at work especially since my daughter is still out with the flu.
I had a good reading week finishing five books! I posted three reviews, one with giveaways, a COYER post and the usual memes.

I visited some bogs early in the week but didn't get back later in the week. I hope to try harder this week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Giveaways: What a Devilish Duke Desires by Vicky DreilingHistoric Romance; my rating 3.75.  Rafflecopter open worldwide, ends 3/1/15; Print - Open US/CA Ends 3/2/15.
  • Book Review: Snow Angel Cove by RaeAnne Thayne; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.5.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

What a Devilish Duke Desires
by Vicky Dreiling
The review and giveaways (ending soon)
 are posted above.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP4

Contingency: Sage Hannigan Time Warper, Book 1
Written by: Peggy Martinez
Narrated by: Amanda C. Miller
This is an interesting time warp fantasy.
I will post my review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Homespun Bride (The McKaslin Clan: Historical Series, Book 1) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical #2)
by Jillian Hart
This is a complete delight!
I will post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

4. Audible/MP4

Dead Reckoning: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #11
Written by: Charlaine Harris
Narrated by: Johanna Parker
I was glad to find this entertaining.
I will post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

5. Audible/MP4

The Beast Master
Written by: Andre Norton
Narrated by: Richard J. Brewer
This is another title in my 
Audible Library from 9/2011.
I really enjoyed the story which 
I listened to in one day.
I plan to make this review post four this week.
Publisher's Summary
Left homeless by the war that reduced Terra to a radioactive cinder, Hosteen Storm - Navaho commando and master of beasts - is drawn to the planet Arzor, to kill a man he has never met.
On that dangerous frontier world, aliens and human colonists share the land in an uneasy truce. But something is upsetting the balance, and Storm is caught in the middle. He had thought the war was over - but was it?
©2005 Andre Norton; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

The Void (The Tanner Sequence)
by Timothy S. Johnston
I am only 10% in but already the story is gripping.
I received the ebook from the author for review.
Book Description
Publication Date: March 30, 2015
2403 AD
It would be easier to kill him than to trust him.
Transporting a serial killer might seem like a simple job for CCF Homicide Investigator Kyle Tanner. After spending years apprehending murderers, he's ready to hang up his pistol. Babysitting a prisoner will bring him to Alpha Centauri, where he can search for a way to escape the CCF forever.
If he makes it.
When his ship breaks down in deep space and a CCF research vessel comes to his aid, Tanner realizes he's in terrible danger: the scientists on board have blocked his distress call. And when Tanner's prisoner escapes, he begins to suspect that the proximity of the research vessel had nothing to do with luck and everything to do with the CCF's relentless reach.
Facing near-certain death by his own organization, Tanner must unravel a tangled skein of vengeance, duplicity and murder in deep space. But he's being held at the will of master puppeteers, and if he can't cut the strings, he'll dance straight to a gruesome, excruciating death….
A Tanner Sequence Novel

2. Audible/MP4

Finding Mr. Right
Written by: Emily Carmichael
Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
I wanted something light while I read current review books so I picked this
from my Audible Library - 11/2012.
Publisher's Summary
Finding Mr. Right is a heartwarming tale for romantics and animal lovers. Amy Cameron has had a run of incredibly bad luck. Her husband and best friend are murdered, together, because they were having an affair - then her house burns to the ground!
The last thing Amy needs is another man. But her deceased, traitorous, gal-pal is sent back to Earth to make up for her indiscretion and find Mr. Right for Amy. The only catch - she comes back as a ratty, little Welsh Corgi named Miss Piggy.
©1998 Emily Krokosz; (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

3. eBook/Kindle

Admit to Mayhem: Lillian Dove Mystery
by D. J. Adamson
I am looking forward to starting this mystery.
I received this for Pump Up Your Book Tour; to post 3/12.
Book Description
Publication Date: August 25, 2014
With a contrary attitude and an addiction for independence, Lillian Dove admits she has not been a success in life. In fact, she considers failing as one of her addictions. Yet, when she comes across a suspicious house fire with a history of arson and murder, she instinctively attempts to help someone trapped. Lillian becomes the only possible eyewitness to criminal arson, and her life begins to spiral out of control.
Lillian Dove is an endearing “everywoman” struggling with life issues, emotional complexities and a habit of doing just the opposite of what she’s told to do. These qualities in a heroine give the reader an ability to vicariously struggle along with the protagonist in this intriguing Midwest Noir mystery.

[Next in line: The Last Heiress by Mary Ellis]

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:
3/12 Admit to Mayhem Review for Pump Up Your Book Tour
March (dateTBD) - Ladies Book Club Book: Before the Scarlet Dawn: Daughters of the Potomac - Book 1
3/21 Echoes (Mind Games) by Laura K. Curtis Review for RockStar PR.

I am still focusing on reading NetGalley titles and TBR titles for the next couple of months.

I will hope to post all four reviews this week; one and a half are already written.
I'll have to get back to reading the waiting NetGalley titles next week.

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 have one book for Book club, one ebook for review and one audiobook for review.
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
Ladies Book Club for March

Before the Scarlet Dawn: Daughters of the Potomac - Book 1
by Rita Gerlach
We are reading this story for our March meeting.
The date is up in the air due to busy schedules.
Set in 1775  this is "a struggle for survival, a test of faith, and the quest to find lasting love in an unforgiving wilderness."

I received this from NetGalley
for a Berkley Intermix through RockStar PR 3/21
 Echoes (Mind Games) 
by Laura K. Curtis
This sounded like a good romantic suspense/mystery.

I received this title for review
through Audiobook Jukebox.

The Keeper's Calling: The Keeper's Saga, Book 1
Written by: Kelly Nelson
Narrated by: James Simenc
This fantasy looks interesting.


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


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. Lots of reading this week Martha - awesome. I just had a peek at your Coyer Scavenger Hunt, great work. I should have done that, I would have enjoyed it but I never even looked at it. Looks fun.

  2. A busy week and more of the same for you by the sounds of it. The Void sounds intense, I think I'd enjoy it. What A Devilish Duke Dares ... the title makes me laugh. Happy reading and thanks for visiting my blog :)

  3. You've been busy this week. Hope you enjoy all your new reads.

  4. Wow, you've been busy! As always, I'm impressed by the number of Kindle reads you found. Happy reading :)

  5. Contingency looks really good. Also, Mr. Right seems like a fun title.

  6. Happy Monday!! Looks like you have a busy week ahead of you. I wish I could get into audio books they are becoming so popular maybe I need to try another one. I hope you enjoy all your books this week. Happy Reading My It's Monday

  7. Nice mailbox and a great reading week for you.

    ENJOY this week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  8. Saw a few that caught my eye.

  9. Oh. My. God. I can't believe how many books you get through and add each week. I'll know where to come if the zombie apocalypse comes (you'll keep us going for a long time!!!)

    Have a good week.

  10. great mysteries - and looking forward to Mary Ellis' !
    HapPy reading...


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