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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Post August 28 2016/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday August 29, 2016

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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.

I returned home on Wednesday night and the good news is that the twins are fine. The not good news is due to continued dizziness my husband had a sonogram done Thursday. They found that he has an aorta aneurysm in his abdomen. A CAT scan was done Thursday afternoon to confirm and to get measurements. They had to order the stint that is specially made to size. We are hoping the surgery will be as soon as possible this week as he is on low activity until the stint is put in.

My reading/listening was good with return plane time to make up for little time while playing with our granddaughter. I finished three books: one audio and two ebooks. I posted two reviews and did get in this week's usual memes.

I didn't get to visit at all this past week. I hope to get visiting this Monday.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (Author)

Second Chances - A "Chosen" Short Story
by Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef
This short story is an intro to the series.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3 (Narrator)

Apocalypse Machine
Written by: Jeremy Robinson
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
I enjoyed this engaging story.
I received this audio title from the narrator through AudioBook Boom.

Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Keepsake for Eagle Cove
by M. L. Buchman
I loved this! 
Releases 8/30 and I will post my review then.  
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. Audible/MP3 (Narrator)

Tarah Woodblade: The Bowl of Souls Book 6
Written by: Trevor H. Cooley
Narrated by: Andrew Tell
I am midway and enjoying this good fantasy with magic, dwarves, gnomes, and an assortment of creatures.
I received this audio title from the narrator through AudioBook Boom.
Publisher's Summary
The war is over, but there is a void of power that must be filled and no shortage of souls eager to fill it.
Tarah Woodblade was the best guide and tracker in the land, but she ran away from the war. She returns to Dremaldria expecting to be labeled a coward, but finds herself lauded as a hero. It seems a hero is needed too, because someone is hunting rogue horses....
©2013, 2015 Trevor H. Cooley (P)2016 Trevor H. Cooley

2. eBook/Kindle (Author)

Dead Lawyers Don't Lie: A Gripping Thriller (Jake Wolfe Book 1)
by Mark Nolan
I am liking the writing and the primary characters (photo-journalist and police detective) as I start this.
I received this ebook from the author for an honest review.
A mysterious killer who calls himself The Artist is assassinating wealthy lawyers in San Francisco. When war veteran Jake Wolfe accidentally takes his picture during a murder, The Artist adds Jake to his kill list and he becomes a target in a deadly game of cat and mouse that only one of them can survive. How far would you go to protect your loved ones from a killer? Jake wants to leave his secret, violent past life behind him. But the reluctant, flawed hero can't ignore his duty and his personal moral compass.
This gripping thriller is full of suspense, plot twists and surprises. It features a cast of interesting characters, including several strong-willed women, two wise-cracking San Francisco Police Homicide Inspectors, one highly intelligent dog, and a philosophical killer who shares Jake's admiration for Van Gogh paintings but still plans to kill him anyway. As Jake gets closer to unraveling a merciless conspiracy, his life gets turned upside down and the danger level increases, adding to the growing suspense. This entertaining page-turner starts out as a murder mystery and then shifts gears into a high-speed action thriller that takes you on a roller-coaster ride to the riveting ending. A good read for those who enjoy mysteries, suspense, action and adventure, vigilante justice, unique characters, witty dialogue and a little romance too. Now on sale in over a dozen countries around the world. Be the first among your friends to read it.

3. Audible/MP3 (Narrator)

Mistletoe Mayhem: Dawson Chronicles, Book 1
Written by: Linda Bridey
Narrated by: Mary Ann Weathers
I am looking forward to listening to this one next.
I received this audio title from the narrator through AudioBook Boom.

Publisher's Summary
In 1918, Sawyer Samuels is injured in The Great War and given a medical discharge. He's sent back to his hometown of Dawson, Montana, but it's a bittersweet homecoming. There is more to his discharge than he can tell most people. Shortly after coming home, Sawyer runs into Devon Dwyer, the woman who rejected his marriage proposal before he enlisted in the army. His feelings for her are as strong as ever, but after their painful parting, there's no going back.
Seeing Sawyer again drives home the point to Devon that her heart still belongs to him even though she's tried to move on. However, she knows the situation is hopeless. There's still too much anger and pain between them to reconcile - or is there?
Enter a group of their wily friends who have some tricks up their sleeves to push Sawyer and Devon to attempt to repair their broken relationship. As the Christmas season begins, chaos and mayhem ensue. Meanwhile, tensions in Dawson rise as suspicions rise and threaten the peace and wellbeing of their town. Can Sawyer and Devon recapture the love they once shared? Can the citizens of Dawson rise to the challenges and dangers that arise? Join the adventure and find out.
©2015 Linda Bridey (P)2016 Linda Bridey

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 only posted two reviews, which puts me at five to do.

I am still accepting new audio titles as I can always squeeze listening in!
I have been reading author titles so I am down to five.
My NetGalley shelf is at four since I added a title this week.
I am still hoping to read TBRs in September but I will have a few of the author titles to get in also. I am planning more TBRs for November when I will participate in Sci Fi Month 2016.

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 one review book through NetGalley and one print book for a poetry tour in October.
I also picked up two Audible titles with credits.
Again, I didn't purchase any kindle titles. I didn't realize I picked up so many free kindle titles till I looked at the orders.

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles
I received one ebook through NetGalley: 
The Captive Heart
by Michelle Griep
This Christian, Historical Romance releases in October.

I received this book from the author 
for Poetic Book Tour Review on October 11, 2016:

by George H.S. Singer
I am intrigued to read these poems and thoughts by a former Monk.


I picked up my two July Audible titles last week and forgot to list them:

Blood in the Water: Destroyermen Series, Book 11Blood in the Water: Destroyermen Series, Book 11
Written by: Taylor Anderson
Narrated by: William Dufris
This series is an automatic buy for me even if I save it for a TBR next year... or not.

Warship: Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 1
Written by: Joshua Dalzelle
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
This looked like a space sci fi I would like.


I added 63 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 hope your DH can have surgery soon. Glad the new babies are good.
    I'll watch for your review of Keepsake for Eagle Cove!

  2. Sorry to hear about your husband but I am glad they figured out what's going on. I hope the surgery goes well!

  3. I hope your husband is okay and he can get the surgery soon! Enjoy your new books!

  4. Glad that the twins are fine. I'll keep your husband in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. So sorry to hear that your husband is still struggling with his health. I'll say a little prayer for both of you.

    Tara Woodblade looks really good, I look forward to reading your review.

    I am excited but anxious for Alcatraz #5. I loved #1 & #2 but didn't love the others as much. I'm hoping for an awesome ending.

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