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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday Post September 17, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday September 18, 2017

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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.

We were thankful to have had minimal weather from Hurricane Irma as she passed northeast. The rest of the week was catch-up in the office with more coming up this week.

I enjoyed my listening and reading. I finished three books: two audio books and one ebook again. I posted three reviews plus my usual memes.

I visited only 27 blogs last week.
Shout out this week is for Booklover Book Reviews. This is an active book review blog.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:

Finished Reading:
1. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

Valor's Choice (Confederation, #1)
by Tanya Huff
Marguerite Gavin (Narrator)
This is an engaging space fantasy.
I pulled this from my Audible TBR shelves for "V" in my Alphabet Challenge.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (Tour)

Love, Murder & Mayhem: 
Cosmic Tales of the Heart Gone Deadly Wrong
An Anthology
My review of this interesting collection is linked above.
I received this review invite from Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible/MP3 TBR

Skinwalker: Jane Yellowrock, Book 1
By Faith Hunter
Narrated By Khristine Hvam
Series: Jane Yellowrock, Book 1
I really enjoyed this shapeshifter story.
I picked this from my Audible TBR for "S" in Alphabet Challenge.
Publisher's Summary
Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind - a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.
©2009 Faith Hunter (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Currently Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG)

The Clockwork Dynasty
by Daniel H. Wilson
I am midway though and enjoying this well crafted tale.
I received this through NetGalley.

Click on book title for full description.

2. Print Book (iRead)

Alycat and the Monday Blues
by Alysson Foti Bourque
I will be posting a review, author Guest Post and Tour Giveaway on September 21, 2017.
I received this title through iRead Book Tours.
One Monday morning, Alycat wakes up with the dreaded Monday Blues—she's certain that everything will go wrong. But even when mishaps seem to ruin her day, she finds out that helping a friend can lead to discovering hew own hidden talent and curing the Monday Blues!

3. Audible/MP3 (ABB)

The League of Governors
Written by: Wendy Terrien
Narrated by: Brian Callanan
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
Series: The Adventures of Jason Lex, Book 2
This sounds like a fun read/listen.
I received this audio title from the narrator through AudioBook Boom.
Publisher's Summary
Jason Lex just saved the world. Now he's immersed in training as a new Rampart Guard to protect the shield that enables humans and cryptids like Skyfish, Bigfoot, and the Black Shuck, to live side-by-side and danger-free. A summons from the League of Governors, the clandestine organization that presides over the human-cryptid treaty, takes a suspicious turn when Jason's dad and sister disappear on their way to League headquarters. Jason must find them before things go bad, so he follows their trail to London, where he discovers the League of Governors may not be the benevolent organization everyone believes.
Injured and alone, Jason doesn't know whom to trust. After a shocking loss sends him reeling, news about his family forces Jason to make a terrible choice. When he learns of a secret plan to enslave the world, Jason must risk his life to defeat a powerful enemy and reunite what's left of his family. But can he stop a dominating adversary, and again save the world, before it's too late?
©2017 Camashea Press (P)2017 Camashea Press

4. eBook/Kincle (NG)

On the Chase (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit Book 2)
by Katie Ruggle
I enjoy this author 
so I am looking forward to reading this.
I received this through NetGalley.
An Amazon Best Book of the Month
“Vivid and charming.”—CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series
Injured in the line of duty,
His orders are simple:
Stay alive.
But when a frightened woman bursts into his life, Hugh and his K9 companion have no choice but to risk everything to keep her safe.

The sole witness to a horrific crime, Kaylee Ramay flees to the Colorado Rockies to start a new life. There she becomes Grace, a dog kennel employee desperately trying to avoid attention—especially from dangerously attractive K9 Officer Hugh Murdoch.
Because Hugh is tall, dark…and nothing but trouble.
Hugh is anxious to get back in the field after an act of heroism left him warming the bench.
Until then, he and his K9 partner Lexi spend their hours teasing the town’s mysterious newcomer. But when their simmering attraction is nearly cut short by a sniper’s bullet, Hugh’s mystery woman must come clean about the secrets she keeps…
Or both of them will pay the price.

5. ebook/Print (LBC)

A Matter of Character,
Sisters of Bethlehem Springs Series #3
by Robin Lee Hatcher
I can now get to completing this in the next two weeks (for 10/7 or 14 meeting).

September 10, 2017 - I am back reading on track in the One Year Bible, with one week still to catch up. I am working on getting back on track. I have been 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.

I completed three books and posted three reviews. That keeps me at two current reviews with one NG to post this week for the book  release.
I am still about three titles behind linking my reviews to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.

I am down to 5 NetGalley titles (so I may start requesting again) and still 2 author titles in my queue, the others are instafreebies that I do want to get to but not the same commitment.

We're working on two fiction books soon to add to 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 picked up one tour book and one audiobook for review and listed a NetGalley title I forgot to list last week.
I selected my two Audible credits for August and bought on $.99 kindle title. 
As usual, I picked up more free kindle titles as usual. (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 this title through NetGalley but forgot to list it last week.
On the Chase (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit Book 2)
by Katie Ruggle
See full description above under Current Reading.

I received this title through iRead Book Tours.
I will be posting a review, author Guest Post and Tour Giveaway on September 21, 2017.
Alycat and the Monday Blues
by Alysson Foti Bourque
See full description above under Current Reading.

I received this audio title from the author/narrator through AudioBook Boom.
The League of Governors
Written by: Wendy Terrien
Narrated by: Brian Callanan
See full description above under Current Reading.


I selected my two August Audible Credits:

Koban: The Mark of Koban, Volume 2
By: Stephen W. Bennett
Narrator: Eric Michael Summerer
Duration: 22 hrs and 11 mins
I wanted this to continue this alien sci fi series.

After It Happened
By: Devon C. Ford
Narrator: R. C. Bray
Duration: 12 hrs and 38 mins
This is post-apocalyptic after a pandemic.

I purchased one Kindle title for $.99

Trackers 2: The Hunted (A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Series)
by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
I have book one and want to start this series.

Here are some of the Free Kindle titles I picked up. (All of these may still be free):
Familiar Trouble (Familiar Legacy Book 1)
by Carolyn Haines

A Brush Creek Brides Duo: A Wedding for the Widower & A Companion for the Cowboy
by Liz Isaacson

Broken World
by Kate L. Mary, Emily Teng

Between Mountain and Sea: Paradisi Chronicles (Caelestis Series Book 1)
by Louisa Locke

Winter's Secret: Clean Wholesome Mystery and Romance
(Northern Intrigue Book 1)
by Lyn Cote
and a few more:
Kiss of Magic Romance, Book One by Mary Leo
The Major's Faux Fiancee (Dukes of War Book 4) by Erica Ridley
Essence Of The Creator (Unveiling The Unseen Book 1) by Alana Plummer
Must Love Murder: A Sketchy Matchmaker Mystery by Etta Faire
Before the Leap (Gold Valley Romance Book 1) by Liz Isaacson, Elana Johnson

I added 74! 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. I'm curious to see what you thought of "On the Chase" (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit Book 2) by Katie Ruggle. It's on my TBR as well.

  2. Clockwork Dynasty looks interesting. I hope you enjoy your books this week.

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

  3. Glad to hear Irma didn't do much damage! Have a good week, Martha.

  4. We were happy to miss most of Irma too. Alycat and the Monday Blues looks cute.

  5. You have a nice list of books to enjoy! I am curious about On the Chase. I've been seeing this author around.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  6. I purchased a couple books. Our local book store closed in February and the manager of it has been busy opening her own store across the street. She's finally ready to open at the end of this month and she's been letting her regulars order books via email and come into the store to pick them up. Come see what I'm reading

  7. Looks at all the good books! Enjoy!

  8. I liked On the Chase. I also am working my way through the Jane Yellowrock series as I can fit them in around review books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  9. Ooh, The Clockwork Dynasty :) I would love to read that one!

  10. Very nice mailbox, Martha.

    Love the cover on THE CLOCKWORK DYNASTY, and the cover on A MATTER OF CHARACTER has me laughing.

    I also like the looks of BETWEEN MOUNTAIN AND SEA.

    Have a great week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  11. Hi Martha,

    I am so pleased that Irma did not touch your lves too badly, unlike so many of the poor souls in her path of destruction!

    I am so pleased that you have begun reading 'The Clockwork Dynasty', as I am really intrigued by it and will be interested to read your own thoughts.

    Have a great week and Happy Reading :)


  12. I see you're reading The Clockwork Dynasty; I've seen it in store and, on top of having an amazing cover, it sounds really really good. Glad to know you're enjoying it so far. Have a great reading week!


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