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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday Post September 24, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday September 25, 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 had a crazy week of closings. I will be catching up for a while now.

I enjoyed my listening and reading. I finished four books: two ebooks, one print and one audio. I posted three reviews, a guest post and giveaway plus my usual memes.

I visited only 25 blogs last week.
Shout out this week is for So Many Books, So Little Time. This is another active book review blog.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • eNG-Book Review: Yak and Dove by Kyo Maclear, Illustrator Esme Shapiro; Animal, Children, Friends; my rating 3.75.

Finished Reading:
1. Print Book (iRead)

Alycat and the Monday Blues
by Alysson Foti Bourque
My granddaughter and I enjoyed this children's book. The review and author Guest Post and Tour Giveaway are linked above.
Click on book title or review link above for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (NG)

The Clockwork Dynasty
by Daniel H. Wilson
I enjoyed this different story
although I'm not sure of the ending.
I received this through NetGalley.

Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Star Hero: A Star Series Novella
by Susan Grant
This is a fast, sexy read. 
I enjoyed the characters and danger.
I received this through NetGalley.
First he had to rescue her. Then he'd try to win her back.
A Marine serving in the galactic frontier, Lieutenant Lukas Frank has a lot in common with a street dog named Bang-Bang; they both started off as scrappy orphans fighting to survive--and beat the odds. Things change when Bang-Bang leads Lukas to starpilot Captain Carlynn Riga. The tough war hero learns what it means to surrender--his heart. Lukas's struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, threaten to tear the three of them apart, but nothing threatens them more than when Carlynn goes missing in action. Now the rugged, emotionally scarred Marine and his K-9 partner must find Carlynn and bring her home, or risk losing everything he has finally found worth fighting for.
(Expanded from the novella "Stray", originally published in the Pets in Space 1 Anthology)

4. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

The Rampart Guards: Chronicle One in the Adventures of Jason Lex
Written by: Wendy Terrien
Narrated by: Brian Callanan
The narrator was nice to send me a code
so I could listen to book 1 before book 2.
This is an engaging middle grade/young teen fantasy adventure.
Publisher's Summary
The Rampart Guards is an adventure and coming-of-age story about a young man, Jason Lex, coping with the loss of his mom and the discovery that the world is not exactly as it seems. Creatures of legend live among us. Grown-ups don't always make the best decisions. And sometimes choosing to trust is a tough, even dangerous decision.
After his mom disappears, Jason Lex and his family move to a small town where he has no friends, no fun, no life. Things get worse when he's chased by weird flying creatures that only he can see. Jason thinks he's losing it.
But when he discovers new information about his family, he's stunned to learn that creatures like Skyfish, Kappa, and the Mongolian Death Worm aren't just stories on the Internet - they're real, and they live unseen alongside the human race. Many of these creatures naturally emit energy capable of incinerating humans. An invisible shield keeps these creatures hidden and protects the human race from their threatening force. But someone - or something - is trying to destroy it.
Unsure who he can trust, Jason is drawn into the fight to save the people closest to him, and he finds help in surprising places. Confronted with loss, uncertainty, and a devastating betrayal, he must make a gut-wrenching decision: who lives and who dies.
©2015 Wendy Terrien (P)2016 Wendy Terrien

Currently Reading:
1. 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
I am close to finishing the adventures in this second book in the series.
I received this audio title from the narrator through AudioBook Boom.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kincle (NG)

On the Chase (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit Book 2)
by Katie Ruggle
(37% in.) I am really liking this and it is reading quickly.
I received this through NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Twelve Slays of Christmas: A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery
by Jacqueline Frost
This cover drew me in! So my first Holiday read is a Cozy Mystery. :-)
I received this through NetGalley. It releases on October 10.
When Holly White’s fiancé cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken heart. Lucky for her, home in historic Mistletoe, Maine is magical during Christmastime—exactly what the doctor prescribed. Except her plan to drown her troubles in peppermints and snickerdoodles is upended when local grouch and president of the Mistletoe Historical Society Margaret Fenwick is bludgeoned and left in the sleigh display at Reindeer Games, Holly’s family tree farm.
When the murder weapon is revealed as one of the wooden stakes used to identify trees on the farm, Sheriff Evan Grey turns to Holly’s father, Bud, and the Reindeer Games staff. And it doesn’t help that Bud and the reindeer keeper were each seen arguing with Margaret just before her death. But Holly knows her father, and is determined to exonerate him.The jingle bells are ringing, the clock is ticking, and if Holly doesn't watch out, she'll end up on Santa's naughty list in Twelve Slays of Christmas, Jacqueline Frost’s jolly series debut.

4. Audible/MP3

Blood in the Water: Destroyermen Series
Book 11

Written by: Taylor Anderson
Narrated by: William Dufris
I have been holding this from my TBR shelves.
I recently picked up book 12
so I thought I get this one listened to.
Publisher's Summary
Ever since the USS Walker came from another world war to defy the terrifying Grik and diabolical Dominion, Matt Reddy and his crew have given their all to protect the oppressed Lemurians. But with the Walker in desperate need of repairs just as the Grik's first general is poised to strike, Reddy is desperate.
With more enemies than ever before arrayed against them, the crew of the Walker needs new allies. That means combing the lethal wilds of Madagascar to find the Lemurians' fabled ancestors as well as the enigmatic dwellers east of the Pass of Fire. But what Reddy's crew unearths may be more than they can handle - discoveries so shattering that they could tilt the balance of the war in either direction.
But Reddy's greatest adversary is from his past: a madman named Kurokawa whose single-minded mission of revenge will shake the Alliance to its core and raise the stakes to the most personal and terrifying levels Reddy has ever faced.
©2016 Taylor Anderson (P)2016 Tantor

September 10, 2017 - I am back reading on track in the One Year Bible, still with one week 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 four books and posted three reviews. That puts me at four current reviews to be up to date.
I am now nine titles behind linking my reviews to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.:-(

I am down to 3 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.
I selected one Audible Daily Deal. 
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
The narrator was nice to send me a code so I could listen to book 1 before book 2.
The Rampart Guards: Chronicle One in the Adventures of Jason Lex
Written by: Wendy Terrien
Narrated by: Brian Callanan
See full description above under Finished Reading.

 I received this title through Great Escape Virtual Book Tours.
I will be posting a review on November 7, 2017.
King Harald’s Snow Job (King Harald Mysteries)
by Richard Audry

This looks like fun mystery reading.


I selected one Audible Daily Deal for $2.95:
The Collapsing Empire
By: John Scalzi
Narrator: Wil Wheaton
Duration: 9 hrs and 23 mins

We picked this one up as our Prime selection:

The Naturalist (The Naturalist Series Book 1)
by Andrew Mayne
As a computational biologist, Theo is more familiar with digital code and microbes than the dark arts of forensic sleuthing.

Here are some of the Free Kindle titles I picked up. (All of these may still be free):
A Different Beautiful: Discovering and Celebrating Beauty in Places You Never Expected by Courtney Westlake

ARMS War for Eden
by Stephen Arseneault (Author),
Elizabeth Mackey (Illustrator)

Paradise Cove - 3 Book Set: Paradise Cove Series
by Patrice Wilton

LOVE'S SUNRISE: An American Historical Romance 
(Wilderness Hearts Historical Romances Book 2)
by Dorothy Wiley

The Unraveling, Volume One of The Luminated Threads:
A Steampunk Fantasy Romance
by Laurel Wanrow
and a few more:
The Rake's Irish Lady (Scandalous Kisses Book 2) by Barbara Monajem
Pride and Butterflies (Austen Inspirations Book 1) by Franky A. Brown
Humancorp Incorporated by Andrew Stanek
Passion and Plunder (Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series Book 5) by Collette Cameron

I added 69 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. Oh awesome new books you got here. So happy for you. I hope you enjoy your books and audiobooks you're currently reading and listening. Have a wonderful week, my friend. :) ❤️

  2. Hi Martha,

    Isn't it strange how any business these days seems to be 'all or nothing' and whilst it isn't quite so good that you were rushed off your feet last week, it is good to know that you are still keeping your head above water in these troubled economic times :)

    I'm not so sure about the Christmas book in September, but then I am not much of a seasonal reader, although I do like the cover art of 'Twelves Slays Of Christmas'

    Thanks for sharing and I hope that this week offers you a little more down time for reading :)


  3. Four books is great. I always think I should try a Katie Ruggle book, I think she would be my kind of read.

  4. I enjoyed Alycat and the Monday Blues too. The Clockwork Dynasty looks good. Cover caught my eye. Enjoy the rest of your reading week.

  5. Your reading is so impressive given that you also work full-time and have other outside interests. I hope you enjoy your new books and have a great week.

  6. Fatal Frost caught my eye. I hope you enjoy your new week, and thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. I just bought a print version of The Collapsing Empire. I have enjoyed all of John Scalzi's books that I've read but I'm still a couple behind. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  8. Very nice week.

    Lots of good titles.

    ENJOY, Martha.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  9. I hope you enjoy the John Scalzi book. I'm interested in that one myself. You've got a wonderful blog.

  10. Another Kyo Maclear book to look forward to. How exciting. Come see what I'm reading

  11. The Collapsing Empire should be fun, enjoy! :)

  12. Wow! You have got a lot going on in your reading world. I'm lucky if I can finish once book a week right now now that I am back at work. Enjoy them all and have a great week!
    My Monday Post

  13. Looks like you have some good reads coming

  14. A crazy week of closings is a good thing! I hope you have plenty of time to read this week.

  15. You have some good looking books on your list. I will make note of the audiobooks as I'm always looking for what to listen to next. Girl Who Reads


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