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Monday, May 22, 2017

Sunday Post May 21, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday May 22, 2017

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.
I will be late this week posting for Sunday Post, MWAYR and Mailbox Monday. We headed out Friday night on our motor-coach drive to Illinois. I had not called to reset my mobile hub and when I called Saturday I was advised that I could not pay by phone. I had to bother our daughter to get the payment to the account and then I was unable to get the company on the phone to activate the service until Sunday night. Lesson learned -- set it up before setting out on the road!
We took a different route this trip and the roads were rather bumpy. This was aggravated by the fact that one of our inner tires apparently has a slow leak. We will be taking the coach to the shop this afternoon for tire repair. We also had a failure in the refrigerator. Hubby had replaced a part before we left but the whole system must have been failing. Fortunately we didn't have much food in either freezer or fridge. We have a warranty contract but we may not be able to find a licensed repair center to do that work until we return home. Oh the joys of RV ownership - similar to a house, there is always repair and maintenance work to do!
We are thrilled to be with our son and d-i-l and to see our 4 year old sweet pea and the 9 month old twins. Of course the Sweet Pea brought me books to read right away. :-) The weather here is lovely and their new home is beautiful. I will help watch the twins while d-i-l cleans and packs and Hubby will supervise the repairs that our son has to make before they can move in.

I got some good reading time in since I wasn't online for two days! I finished three ebooks and two audio books. I posted three reviews but not all of my usual memes.

I visited over 30 blogs again last week.
Blog shout out this week is for Posting for Now who has nice monthly Goodthings posts.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • eTBR- Book Review: From Afar by Roger Thomas; Inspirational, Religious; my rating 5.0.
  • eTour- Book Review and Feature: Desert Melody by Laura Evans Serena; Metaphysical, Romance, Sci Fi; my rating: 4.0.
  • PTBR-LBC- Book Review and Giveaway: Plain Proposal by Beth Wiseman; Amish, Romance; my rating: 4.25.
  • Sharing Beyond Books -Postponed due to travels.
  • Sunday Words of Encouragement May 21, 2017 - in my head and heart but not posted due to travels.

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (TBR)

Best Kind of Love:
A Reunion Romance Novella
by Rebecca Talley
This is a quick, charming and sweet romance.
I received this title in December through instaFreebie.

Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (Pump up Your Book Tour)

Desert Melody
by Laura Evans Serna
This is interesting and the tour review post is linked above.

Click on book title for full description.

3. Audio/mp3 (iRead)

Dead on Ice: A Lovers in Crime Mystery
Written by: Lauren Carr
Narrated by: Mike Alger
This is another good mystery introducing the "Lovers in Crime".
Received through iRead Book Tours for review 5/24.

Click on book title for full description.

4. eBook/Kindle

Death Unmasked
by Rick Suli
I enjoyed this fast moving mystery/love story.
A reincarnated evil is stalking the women of Houston. With each murder, the madman quotes an excerpt from the Oscar Wilde poem, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol.” A huge smokestack belching smoke, a ragged flea market double-breasted wool coat, and an old antique picture frame, bring the distant past back to haunt Houston Homicide Detective, Sean Jamison. With those catalysts, Jamison knows who he was in a past life and that he lost the only woman he could ever love. Searching for his reincarnated mate becomes Jamison’s raison d’être as he and fellow detectives scour Houston for a brutal serial killer. The memory of timeless love drives Jamison’s dogged search for a serial killer, determined to finish what he started decades earlier.
Each clue brings Jamison closer to unmasking his old nemesis. Tenacious police work, lessons learned in the past, and intuition may be the only weapons he has in preventing history from repeating itself.

5. Audio/mp3 (TBR)

One Dog Night
Written by: David Rosenfelt
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
Every time I listen to one of these I remember how much I like this series!bThis is from my Audible TBR shelf.
Publisher's Summary
For six years Noah Galloway has lived with a horrible secret and the fear that his rebuilt life could be shattered at any moment. Now his dread has become a certainty, and he has been arrested for the arson murder of 26 people.
David Rosenfelt, a native of Paterson, New Jersey, is a graduate of NYU. He was the former marketing president for Tri-Star Pictures before becoming a writer of novels and screenplays. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and 35 dogs.
Grover Gardner, a Washington, DC.-based actor, director and audiobook narrator, has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, as well as Resident Director at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore.
©2011 David Rosenfelt (P)2011 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NGTBR)

The Invisible City (The Stolen Future Trilogy Book 1)
by Brian K. Lowe
I am really enjoying this sci fi adventure.
I received this in 2016 through NetGalley.

Tracking German soldiers through the muddy trenches of France, Captain Charles Clee stumbles onto something amazing--a secret archeological expedition from the far future. Discovered and trapped, he flees through their time machine and finds himself stranded nearly one million years in the future. Clee falls in love with a beautiful woman whose family has befriended him, but when she is taken from him by one of Earth's alien overlords, he finds himself the enemy of the one of most powerful men in the world. In his quest to rescue her, he is startled to learn that a working time machine may still exist somewhere. With that machine, he could return to his own time and save his men from certain annihilation, but to do so would mean abandoning his quest. Torn between love and his duty to the men who served under him a million years past, pursued by the merciless assassins of the Time Police, Clee faces war, slavery, and fantastic beasts in a race against time itself--knowing that whatever the outcome, he must lose.
Brian K. Lowe is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

2. Audible/mp3 (Author tour)

Shadow Sight: Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Series
Written by: E. J. Stevens
Narrated by: Traci Odom
I will be reviewing this first book in this series and the most recent release.
Glad to have them gifted on Audible.
Publisher's Summary
Some things are best left unseen...
Welcome to Harborsmouth, where monsters walk the streets unseen by humans...except those with second sight, like Ivy Granger.
Ivy Granger's second sight is finally giving her life purpose. Ivy and her best friend Jinx may not be raking in the dough, but their psychic detective agency pays the bills - most of the time. Their only worry is the boredom of a slow day and the occasional crazy client - until a demon walks through their door. Demons are never a good sign...
A demon attorney representing the water fae? Stranger things have happened. And things are about to get very, very strange as a bloodthirsty nightmare hunts the city of Harborsmouth.
There's blood in the water...kelpies have a reputation for eating humans. Unfortunately, kelpies are the clients. When an Unseelie faerie this evil stalks the waterways of your city, you have to make hard choices.
The lesser of two evils...
Shadow Sight is the first novel in the Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens.
©2012 E. J. Stephens (P)2013 E. J. Stephens

3. eBook/Kindle (iRead Book Tour)

by Tabitha Lord
This looks like a good sci fi.
iRead Book Tours review date May 31.
Caeli Crys isn’t living—she’s surviving. On the run after the genocide of her empathic people, she witnesses a spaceship crash near her hidden camp. When she feels the injured pilot suffering from miles away, she can’t help but risk discovery to save his life.
Commander Derek Markham awakens stranded on an uncharted planet. His co-pilot is dead, his ship is in ruins, and he’s only alive because a beautiful young woman is healing him with her mind.
As Derek recovers, Caeli shares the horror of her past and her fear for the future. When Derek’s command ship, Horizon, sends rescue, Derek convinces Caeli to leave with him. But his world is as treacherous as hers—full of spies, interplanetary terrorist plots, and political intrigue. Soon the Horizon team is racing to defend an outlying planet from a deadly enemy, and Caeli’s unique skills may just give them the edge they need to save it.

May 22, 2017 - I up to date in the One Year Bible; reading along with my husband and others from our church. I hope to take more time this year, staying on the day and listening to the companion commentary online.

Some of my reading time is going to a Wednesday night study we are doing called Freedom Course.

I completed five books and posted three reviews; this means I have five reviews current and one for later release.
I am back to 12 NetGalley Titles and still at 10 author titles in my queue.

We're working on a children's story for next upload 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 (yours truly). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
I did not pick up any review titles this week
I resisted Audible Daily Deals and purchased only one Kindle ebook.
I picked up more free kindle titles again. (Note these are in my Amazon library, NOT on my Kindle until I download and transfer them.)

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles


I resisted the Audible Daily Deals but I have four credits I can pick soon.
I purchased one Kindle title for $.99
Five Fun Female Sleuths: A Mystery Anthology
Julie Smith, Adrienne Barbeau, Michaela Thompson, Tracy Whiting
These look like fun mystery.

I picked up Week four SYNC Audio titles:
THE GATHERING: SHADOW HOUSE BOOK 1 by Dan Poblocki, Narrated by Dan Bittner (Scholastic Audiobooks)
IN OUR BACKYARD: HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN AMERICA AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO STOP IT by Nita Belles, Narrated by Nicol Zanzarella (Oasis Audio)

I added 42 free Kindle titles to my library this week. Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Ignite Your Book, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. It sounds like traveling by RV is always an adventure! I hope you have a great visit with your family and still get in a lot of reading time. :)

  2. My TBR stack is always blooming. :)

    My mailbox was a bit lean this week, but no complaints.

    ENJOY your week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  3. Houses always have something that needs to be done. It seems never ending.
    Enjoy the time with the children. Have a good week.

  4. Have a great time with the family - I'm sure they appreciate your help while they move. Hope it's an uneventful trip back home for you :)

  5. What a great trip, but too bad about the repairs needed.

    Enjoy your books...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. Oh dear what a pain the RV had some need of repair. Hope your family time though makes up for it. Keep reading to your grand daughter!

  7. Wow, sounds like you are having quite the adventure. Hopefully nothing else happens and you enjoy your trip.

  8. Five Fun Female Sleuths: A Mystery Anthology looks like that could be fun. I hope you enjoy your trip...


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