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Monday, August 22, 2016

Sunday Post August 21, 2016/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday August 22, 2016

[I use this post to help me keep track so I am posting even though late.]

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.

As I explained in a post Monday afternoon I caught a flight up to Indiana on Saturday to visit with my son and daughter-in-law and to help out as they were bringing home the newborn twins. I didn't have computer/internet access from Friday night until Monday mid-morning. Besides the fact I had no time to be on the computer.:-)

My reading/listening was good with extra on the plane, even though I only finished two books: one audio and one ebook. I posted two reviews but only my Sunday/Monday and Friday memes.

I enjoyed visiting some blogs early in the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts (the fewest in a long time I think - but for good reason!):

Finished Reading:
1. Audible/MP3 (Narrator)

Unseemly Pursuits: The Concordia Wells Mysteries Book 2
Written by: K.B. Owen
Narrated by: Becket Royce
I enjoyed this even more than book one! 
Nicely plotted mystery and engaging characters. :-)
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (Author)

The Lame Duck
by Bernard Leo Remakus
A lot of this is scary... but very captivating. 
The author offered me this Medical thriller with a female lawyer.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. Audible/MP3 (Narrator)

Apocalypse Machine
Written by: Jeremy Robinson
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
I am 60% along in this engaging EOTW Thriller.
I received this audio title from the narrator through AudioBook Boom.

Publisher's Summary
The human race started the sixth mass extinction on Earth.
A chain of subglacial volcanoes erupt in Iceland. The melting ice floods the countryside. Poisonous gas descends on Scotland. A tsunami devastates the Norwegian coastline. An ash cloud rises into the atmosphere, blotting out the sun across Europe, ushering in a new Ice Age. Dozens of nuclear power plants, flooded by ocean water, experience meltdowns. Millions perish. Many more are displaced. All on the first day.
On the second day, a series of earthquakes moving in a straight line, reveal the presence of something massive walking across the landscape. Concealed by a thick, radioactive ash cloud, the 'aberration' heads west, toward Russia.
Abraham Wright, a science writer for Modern Scientist, who wants nothing more than to be reunited with his family, finds himself at the center of the United States' response to the crisis. Under his new title as Assistant Science Advisor to the President, Wright is sent to Europe with a team of Army Rangers, where he uncovers the truth about the ancient behemoth laying waste to the world: there have been five mass extinctions on planet Earth, and the aberration has been present at each.
On the third day, the world fights back.
And loses.

Separated from his family by continents and oceans ravaged by countless disasters and populated by strange new life, Wright struggles to survive in an evolving world. Hoping to uncover the key to mankind's redemption, he fights for answers, and to reach his loved ones - before the human race's extinction.
The Apocalypse Machine will finish it.
Jeremy Robinson returns to the Kaiju thriller genre he popularized with the largest Kaiju to ever appear in fiction: the Apocalypse Machine. Bursting with all the epic action, desperate struggle and complex characters that listeners have come to expect, Robinson takes the world to the brink.
©2016 Jeremy Robinson (P)2016 Jeremy Robinson

2. eBook/Kindle (Author)

Second Chances - A "Chosen" Short Story
by Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef
This short story sounds engaging. 
Received from author for an honest review.
Precious and rare, second chances must be earned, but has Ayden done enough to win his?
[Short Story, Teen & Young Adult, Mystery and Thriller, Fantasy and Supernatural, American Indian Culture]
One night changes everything.
One chance meeting forces a young man to make a choice.
Will he do what’s right?
Or what’s easy?
Ayden is forced to remember old secrets he’d rather not reveal when his daughter returns home with questions about his shadowy past and dangerous legacy. Will she understand when he tells her about the night mysterious strangers came to his sleepy Arizona town looking for a local medicine man?
As his tale unfolds, Ayden pieces together the mystery that connected a recent murder, the strangers, and the medicine man’s bizarre behavior.
Will he allow old demons to rule him, or will he get a second chance?

3. eBook/Kindle

Keepsake for Eagle Cove
by M. L. Buchman
Book 4 in small town romance series.
I really like this author and hope reading Book 4 will be okay. Releases 8/30
-an Eagle Cove romance-
In the heart-warming conclusion to the Eagle Cove series:
Tiffany Mills hides a secret about the small Oregon Coast town of Eagle Cove. The line between her past and her present grows blurred. Until, with her life as a recluse threatened, she must defend her beloved homestead in the woods.
Devin Robison wants nothing to do with women, at least for now. He needs a summer as far away from his past as he can get. The opposite of Chicago? A renovation job on a remote Oregon lighthouse keeper’s cottage feels just perfect.
But when their pasts collide and their present unfolds, they both discover the Keepsake for Eagle Cove.

July 30, 2016 - I am still one day behind but expect to catch up this week 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 two reviews. That still keeps me with four: two new and two older. So I continue to feel mostly up to date.

I am still accepting new audio titles as I can always squeeze listening in!
I am still at seven on the author titles list.
My NetGalley shelf is still at three.
I was hoping to set aside September for TBR books but I will have a few of the author titles to get in also.

I am still working on additional releases at eTreasure's NetGalley page .

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 three new audio review books.
Again, I didn't purchase any kindle titles but picked the usual generous number of free kindle titles.

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles
I received these three audio titles from the author/narrator through AudioBook Boom.
Apocalypse Machine
Written by: Jeremy Robinson
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
See full description under Currently Reading above.

Tarah Woodblade: The Bowl of Souls Book 6
Written by: Trevor H. Cooley
Narrated by: Andrew Tell

Sounded like an fantasy with good action.

Mistletoe Mayhem: Dawson Chronicles, Book 1
Written by: Linda Bridey
Narrated by: Mary Ann Weathers
This historical romance looks like one I will enjoy.




Through Sunday emails 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. The title Mistletoe Mayhem makes me smile. Congrats to all on the new arrivals :)

  2. I hope your Grandbabies are getting well.
    Sorry to hear about the problem.


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