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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sunday Post May 8, 2016/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday May 9, 2016

I am linking with Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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.

Again the week moved quickly. I still have much work to finish and some items postponed due to the virus in one of my folders on dropbox. Weather has been quite lovely, a little cooler with only one day of rain.

I finished five books: two ebooks and three audios. I posted four reviews, an interview with giveaway. I also posted my usual memes.

I enjoyed visiting other blogs early and to mid week; a few more new ones which I was glad to 'meet'.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (Tour)

Reaching Angelica: Book #2 in the Tag Series
by Peter Riva
Good Sci Fi adventure.
My review is linked above.

2. Audio/MP3 (Narrator)

In the Mist of Killarney: An Irish Faery Tale
Written by: Robert McCallum
Narrated by: David Ocean
This is dark but still engaging.
My review is linked above.

3. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Much Ado About Highlanders (The Scottish Relic Trilogy)
by May McGoldrick
This has a good blend of action and romance.
I will post my review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

4. Audio/MP3 (ABJ)

Pack: A Paranormal Romance Novelette
Written by: Jeaniene Frost
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
This was a quick listen and I enjoyed the story.
I received this audio from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
I'll post a review this week.
Publisher's Summary
Lost in the woods...
Marlee Peters is tired of putting her dreams on hold. So when her friends can't continue on a long-anticipated hike through Yellowstone National Park, she goes on without them. But Marlee isn't alone in the woods: She is being hunted by a pack of frighteningly intelligent wolves. When a fight for survival takes an impossible turn, Marlee realizes that the enigmatic stranger who saves her might be her dream come true - or her waking nightmare.
Big, bad wolf...
As the pack's enforcer, Daniel has sworn to keep the existence of werewolves a secret. He knows that Marlee's bites may change her life in a way she can't imagine, but if they don't, he can't let her tell others about his race. Yet Marlee is awakening Daniel's most primal urges, and soon neither one of them will be able to resist the call of the wild.
©2016 Jeaniene Frost (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

5. Audible/MP3 (TBR/Free)

The Jewel of Dantenos: The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure: from the World of the Godling Chronicles, Book 0.5
Written by: Brian D. Anderson
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
This was the second short audio I slipped in this week from my own TBR Audible Library.
Good action and intrigue.
Publisher's Summary
From the world of The Godling Chronicles.
Filled with confidence and no small measure of arrogance, young Lee Starfinder, along with Millet Gristall, set off on their very first adventure. Lee quickly discovers that life beyond Hazrah can be far deadlier than he could have ever imagined. And soon he must learn that muscle and steel cannot replace loyalty, bravery, and friendship.
©2014 Brian D. Anderson (P)2014 Podium Publishing

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Hold Your Breath (Search and Rescue)
by Katie Ruggle
I am about 25% in and really enjoying this.
Received through NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio/MP3 (Author)

Redfall: Freedom Fighters: American Prepper Series, Book 2
Written by: Jay J. Falconer
Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
I am looking forward to continuing this series.
I received this from the author.
Publisher's Summary
When the red rain stops, will civilization survive?
As militant groups arm themselves and take to the streets, survivalist Simon Redfall and his band of freedom fighters scramble to uncover more facts about the swarm of red storms suffocating the planet.
The more they dig, the deeper the conspiracy grows. Yet, it all seems to point back to one man and his weather control technology, Jeffrey Hansen. A former military intelligence officer who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
When more of the puzzle comes together, Simon realizes the threat to humanity is even greater than anyone could have ever imagined. Something sinister is about to crawl out of the shadows and reveal itself.
No one is safe.
No one can stop it.
No one saw it coming.
Rated R for violence, language, sexual situations, and bloodshed.
©2016 Jay J. Falconer (P)2016 Jay J. Falconer

3. eBook/Kindle (PBG)

Carnations in January
by Clare Revell
These came as a pair so I plan to read together.
I received the two titles from PBG 
(Pelican Book Group) Booklovers; 
review due by May 25.
After Grace Chadwick receives a surprise inheritance from her aunt—a house and a florist shop—she moves in after the funeral. While she doesn't know the first thing about flowers, she sees this an answer to her prayers—the new start she desperately needs. When Elliot Wallac drops by his new neighbor's house with casserole, he finds the house next door has problems. Damp walls and a sagging floor set his builders senses on alert. But this house needs more than a cosmetic fix, inspection reveals more extensive issues. Like Grace's spiritual life, the house is suffering from neglect at the very foundation. With God's guidance can Elliot help Grace repair her home and her faith before both are condemned?

4. eBook/Kindle (PBG)

Violets in February
by Clare Revell
When uptight missionary, Lucy Boyd is injured her only ride to the hospital 200 miles away is the scary looking guy who delivers their supplies every two weeks. Not only is he scary, he's obviously quite heathen based on the earring in his ear, the heavy metal music blasting from his truck when he pulls into the compound, and his salty language. Jed Gorman doesn't like people, especially Christians. Shuttled from foster home to foster home after the death of his parents, he's had enough "Christian Charity" to last a lifetime. The last thing he needs is that uptight missionary woman as a passenger. But when he sees that her knee is the size of a football he can't say no. It's going to be a rough ride, his truck is old, the monsoon season has hit, and there are guerrillas in the jungle...

5. Audio/MP3 (Narrator)

Making Amends
Written by: Melinda Clayton
Narrated by: Michelle Babb
This sounds like a good suspense. 
I received this audio from the narrator 
through Audiobook Blast
Publisher's Summary
On a beautiful fall evening, in the middle of a game of hide-and-seek, five-year-old Bobby Clark is kidnapped by his estranged father, a shiftless man with a history of domestic violence and drug abuse. Bobby's twin brother Ricky watches, terrified, from his hiding place behind the bougainvillea, while mother Tabby, who also struggles with addiction, lies inebriated on the living room floor.
Bobby isn't seen by his loved ones again until a fateful morning 25 years later, when video of his arrest dominates the morning news. He has been charged with the murder of his father, but before the trial can begin, he manages to escape.
As Tabby and Ricky absorb the news of Bobby's return and subsequent escape, Tabby is convinced he'll come home to the quiet Florida street from which he was taken so long ago. But when events begin to spiral out of control, she's left to wonder: is a child born to be evil, or shaped to be evil? And in the end, when it's time to make amends, does it really matter?
©2015 Melinda Clayton (P)2016 Melinda Clayton

May 8, 2016 - Current with 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 four reviews last week which leaves me three coming into this week plus others I hope to post.
May 10 Much Ado About Highlanders by May McGoldrick
May 11? Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle

Unscheduled for May:
Carnations in January by Clare Revell
Violets in February by Clare Revell

I have gotten to the audio books, now I hope to begin again next week on the five nine, now seven nine (again) author ebook reviews committed with no specific dates.
My NetGalley shelves are down to five 1/2 which I am working on this week/month.

I held off adding anything new until we cleared our Dropbox issues. 
So the 'prom' short story will be added this week to 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.

This week I picked up two ebooks for review.
I picked up one kindle title for $.99.
I added more free kindle titles to my library. Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles
The author requested a review of this title which was available free on Kindle today.

The Lame Duck
by Bernard Leo Remakus
This sounds like an interesting medical suspense.

Quirky Essays for Quirky People: The Complete Collection
by Barbara Venkataraman
I've been enjoying Barbara's Lawyer Sleuth series
and was glad to receive this free on Kindle.
(I can always use Q for Alphabet Soup Challenge)



I picked this one up for $.99:

by Stephen W Bennett
I have been eyeing this author/series on Audible so I thought I would try the first book at this good price.


Over the past week I added another 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. I'm afraid I tend to binge-visit and comment on blogs on the weekend and Mondays and am completely slack the rest of the week. Time just disappears sometimes doesn't it?!

    You had another good reading week!

  2. You have to be so careful with the viruses on the Internet. I'm always really wary of opening anything suspicious.
    Have a great week and enjoy your books!

    1. I agree Lauren. Unfortunately the virus came from an online staff member before she realized her computer was infected.

  3. Clare Revell's book Violets in Feb sounds like a fun read. Wow three audiobooks this week, go you!

    1. Ha - two of them were under two hours so that made it easier. I am looking forward to reading the Revell books.

  4. In The Mist of Killarney looks most interesting to me. I hope you enjoy reading this week.

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

    1. Yes, Majanka, with the genres you read you might well like this one!

  5. I enjoyed Hold your Breath. I liked the diving rescue part of the story. I've downloaded the next one. Enjoy!

  6. I enjoyed Reaching Angelica too. I hope to get back into audiobooks. Miss them!

  7. My mailbox had a few good books in it but I'm coming to the realization that my summer reading schedule is full so I think I have to put the closed sign up for a while until I get caught up. It's so hard to say "no, thank you" where books are concerned, isn't it? Have a good week, Martha.

  8. I love that you can use Audible books. I have such a hard time listening, and getting the gist of the story. That happened to me with Kazua Ishiguro's The Buried Giant to the point where I had to ask a fellow blogger about the ending. But, it's such a good way to pass the time when driving to work, so I'll keep working on it. Thanks for sharing all your books!

  9. I am reading The Family by Martina Cole, very good so far.
    Have a super reading week everyone.

  10. I want to try the Search and Rescue series, so I am glad to hear you are enjoying them!

  11. Interesting mix of books. I actually do not know any of them.

    I hope they all are good.

    Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  12. All are new to me. I love finding free Kindle books!


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