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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday Post June 4, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday June 5, 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.

We were sorry to have to leave IL on Friday but glad to get home safely today. We had to replace another tire on the way home. Although the tires were supposedly new when we bought our RV two years ago they were apparently not good quality.
I think I am ready to dig into work tomorrow!

I enjoyed some good books this week. I finished two ebooks and two audio books in addition to several more children's books. I posted three reviews on the blog, two at Goodreads, two tour giveaways and all of my usual memes.

I visited about 26 blogs last week.
No shout out this week as again I was focused on Books That Caught Our Eye and not exploring due to limited internet at the beginning of the week.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: One Dog Night by David Rosenfelt; Mystery, Police Procedure; my rating 4.5.
  • eNGTour- Book Review, Feature and Giveaway: Horizon by Tabitha Lord; Sci Fi, Space Opera; my rating 4.25. Open Worldwide. Ending 7/22/2017.

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NGTBR)

The Invisible City (The Stolen Future Trilogy Book 1)
by Brian K. Lowe
This is a fun sci fi adventure.
I received this in 2016 through NetGalley.

Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio/mp3 (ABB)

Quest of the Dreamwalker: The Corthan Legacy, Book 1
Written by: Stacy Bennett
Narrated by: Zachary Johnson
Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
This is Wonderful Entertainment!!
I received this audio title from the narrator through AudioBook Boom.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (eNGTBR)

Hunt the Dawn (Fatal Dreams Book 2)
by Abbie Roads
This is 'gritty' but wonderfully suspenseful and romantic.
I received this from the publisher through NetGalley.
"Dark and delicious."—Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author on Race the Darkness
Out of darkness and danger
You can't hide your secrets from Lathan Montgomery-he can read your darkest memories. And while his special abilities are invaluable in the FBI's hunt for a serial killer, he has no way to avoid the pain that brings him. Until he is drawn to courageous, down-on-her-luck Evanee Brown and finds himself able to offer her something he's never offered another human being: himself.
Dawns a unique and powerful love
Nightmares are nothing new to Evanee Brown. But once she meets Lathan, they plummet into the realm of the macabre. Murder victims are reaching from beyond the grave to give Evanee evidence that could help Lathan bring a terrifying killer to justice. Together, they could forge an indomitable partnership to thwart violence, abuse, and death-if they survive the forces that seek to tear them apart.

4. Audio/mp3 (TBR)

Finding Dory
Written by: Disney Press
Narrated by: Adam Verner
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
Series: Finding Nemo, Book 2
This was fun to listen to with Sweet Pea 
on the computer and MP3. 
This was from my TBR Audible shelf.

Plus these children's books (and I couple I didn't get the names to):
5. Little Mommy (Little Golden Books)
6. Sesame Street Jr Reader Go, Go Go
7. Sesame Street Jr Reader Sleepy Time
8. Aesops Fables Pop-up (Beautiful!)
9. TBR- The Six Pirates: A Rollicking & Rhyming Picture Book. (Fun Rhyming Children's Books) by Lily Lexington
10. TBR- Princess Ruby Book 2 (Princess Ruby Children's Books) by Deborah Bradley

Currently Reading:
1. Audible/mp3 (Author tour)

Hound's Bite: Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective, Volume 5
Written by: E.J. Stevens
Narrated by: Melanie A. Mason , Anthony A. Bowlin
I am enjoying another adventure with Ivy and friends. I received this audiobook from the author as part of release tour.
Publisher's Summary
PRG Reviewer's Choice Award finalist for Best Urban Fantasy series.
Ivy Granger thought she left the worst of Mab's creations behind when she escaped Faerie. She thought wrong.
In a cruel twist of fate, Ivy has unleashed a powerful horde of Unseelie beasts upon her city, turning her homecoming into a potential slaughter of innocents. Now Ivy must gather her allies to fight a reputedly unstoppable force - The Wild Hunt.
Will the training Ivy received in her father's court be enough to save her city, or will Harborsmouth be forced to kneel before the Lord of the Hunt? She is willing to risk her own life, but some sacrifices come at a cost worse than death. When an ally is bitten by one of The Wild Hunt's hounds, Ivy must face the possibility that winning this battle may mean killing the one person she has come to love most.
Hound's Bite is the fifth full-length novel in the award-winning, best-selling Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens. The world of Ivy Granger, including the Ivy Granger Psychic Detective series and Hunters' Guild series, is filled with action, mystery, magic, dark humor, quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, flirtatious demons, sarcastic gargoyles, sexy shifters, temperamental witches, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.
The Ivy Granger series has won numerous awards, including the BTS Red Carpet Award for Best Novel, the PRG Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Paranormal Fantasy Novel, Best Urban Fantasy Novel, and finalist for Best Urban Fantasy Series.
©2016 E.J. Stevens (P)2017 E.J. Stevens

2. eBook/Kindle (NG)

The Sleepwalker: A Novel
by Chris Bohjalian
I am 30% into this and
interested to see where the story goes.
I received this from the Publisher through NetGalley.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire—the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night.

When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River bridge. The morning of Annalee's disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee's husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip. Lianna is questioned by a young, hazel-eyed detective. And her little sister, Paige, takes to swimming the Gale to look for clues. When the police discover a small swatch of fabric, a nightshirt, ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the hazel-eyed detective, continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs' Victorian home. As Lianna peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Annalee's disappearance, she finds herself drawn to Gavin, but she must ask herself: Why does the detective know so much about her mother? Why did Annalee leave her bed only when her father was away? And if she really died while sleepwalking, where was the body?
Conjuring the strange and mysterious world of parasomnia, a place somewhere between dreaming and wakefulness, The Sleepwalker is a masterful novel from one of our most treasured storytellers.

3. Print (Ladies Book Club)

As One Devil to Another: A Fiendish Correspondence in the Tradition of C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters
by Richard Platt (Author), Walter Hooper (Preface)
I read the original and thought this would be fun for  our Ladies Book Club. This is to be discussed 6/10/17.
See more of Richard Platt's work, including glimpses of work in progress, at
As One Devil to Another is an astonishing debut work that C. S. Lewis's biographer and foremost Lewis authority Walter Hooper calls "a stunning achievement, the finest example of the genre of diabolical correspondence to appear since this genre was popularized by C. S. Lewis." Enter into this chilling and diabolical tale, one that reveals the very tricks and strategies of Hell. Through a series of letters between devils created by Platt, senior devil Slashreap trains his young protégé, Scardagger, to win an individual soul away from Heaven and into their clutches. As the devils plot their way to triumph, they reveal the spiritual dangers and risks we face in today's society. Their frighteningly accurate perspective on issues such as contemporary technology and sexual mores is interwoven with timeless matters such as the power of prayer, the purpose of suffering, and the promises held out by Heaven . . . and Hell. Destined to become a modern classic, As One Devil to Another is a brilliantly written, deeply unsettling perspective on twenty-first-century society . . . a glimpse of ourselves through the eyes of those who have embraced their underworldly existence.

June 4, 2017 - I am 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 four books and posted five reviews (two at Goodreads); this means I have five reviews current and one for later release. I still need to add the children's books at Goodreads.
I am back to 13 NetGalley Titles and still at 10 author titles in my queue.

Now that I am back, I expect to upload the children's story 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 received three NetGalley titles this week.
I picked up three Audible Daily Deals and purchased xx Kindle titles at $.99.
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 received three titles at NetGalley. The first is my first Christmas book for this year and the other two are thanks to Mailbox Monday posts where I saw the titles!
The Christmas Room
by Catherine Anderson
"The beloved author of the Mystic Creek series gifts readers with a novel of homespun holiday cheer, as two families discover the joy of hope and redemption...."
by David Williams
"A riveting and unexpected novel that questions whether a peaceful and nonviolent community can survive when civilization falls apart."
Wolf Hunt (SWAT Book 6)
by Paige Tyler
"But when a mysterious wolf pendant ropes them both into danger, Remy's protective instincts kick in. He may have to reveal his true self...and hope Triana accepts him."


I picked up three Audible Daily Deals:
I picked up this romance title for $3.95.
The Bird and the Sword
By: Amy Harmon
Narrator: Trina Nishimura

Duration: 11 hrs and 3 mins
"But freedom will require escape, and I'm a prisoner of my mother's curse and my father's greed. I can't speak or make a sound, and I can't wield a sword or beguile a king. In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left, and who could ever love...a bird?"

This looked special for $1.95.
29 Gifts
By: Cami Walker
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert

Duration: 6 hrs and 30 mins
"Seeking a remedy for her depression after being hospitalized, she received an uncommon prescription from an African medicine woman: give to others for 29 days."

This is another Vintage Sci Fi for $3.95.
The Left Hand of Darkness
By: Ursula K. Le Guin
Narrator: George Guidall
Duration: 9 hrs and 39 mins
"Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of intellectual science fiction."

I bought one Kindle romance for $.99:
Staking a Claim
by Devon McKay

I picked up Week six SYNC Audio titles:
BEAST by Donna Jo Napoli, Narrated by Robert Ramirez (Recorded Books)
OF BEAST AND BEAUTY by Stacey Jay, Narrated by Julia Whelan (Tantor Media)

I added 48 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. Nice selection of books. Armchair Book Expo, getting ready to move, drama club, and a volunteers' tea. Come see what I'm reading this week.

  2. Ah yes, can't resist a Catherine Anderson book either so I have this one as well. Delighted to hear on my blog that you had read a Morris Gleitzman book.

  3. I got The Christmas Room too! My first book by the author, I'm looking forward to reading it - in November :)

  4. My husband is retired from a tire manufacturer so he's all about tires. Sorry to see you've had trouble with yours.

    Your new books, especially 29 Gifts, looks good.

  5. I loved The Sleepwalker. Enjoy all of your books, and relax into being home again.

    Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  6. It looks like you will have some good reading coming your way.

    ENJOY, and have a good week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  7. Looks like you're loving sci-fi and children's books. Enjoy your reading week!

  8. I've seen The Sleepwalker around and it does sound good. Hope you enjoy all your new books. Happy reading!

  9. Hi Martha,

    Owning any vehicle can be a costly business these days - my own car is just a money pit at the moment, so I can sympathise with you!

    You have a great selection of books featured this week and I shall be keeping a close watch on your childrens selection, as my little great nephew is a real bookaholic at 20 months and I am always on the lookout for new titles for him.

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week :)


  10. Oh the Abby Roads one looks intense! Bummer on the tires but glad yall made it home safe :)

  11. You have been very busy. I saw The Christmas Room on another blog today. I'll have to check it out. Right up my alley.

    Thanks for visiting me last week.


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