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Monday, March 3, 2014

Happy Monday




Started by Marcia, Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home; print, electronic and audio. Stop by the blog to see who else has posted. Just be prepared for the side effect of a growing TBR list/pile!



~ here are the new books in my house this week ~

Catnapped by Patricia Fry (Facebook
A Klepto Cat Mystery, Jan 2014, small (8x5) Trade paperback

When Savannah Jordan agrees to help her aunt while she recovrs from a broken foot, she doesn't expect to walk into a mystery, become part of a not-quite-legal surveillance team, be kidnapped by a deranged stranger and meet a steaming hot veterinarian.

Beloved neighborhood cats are missing--the community can only guess at their fat--and Aunt Margaret's life is being threatened. Is it because she has a clue to the missing cats or is it something more sinister? Of course, as in all of the Klepto Cat Mysteries, Rags, an ordinary cat with a most unusual habit, has a paw in saving the day.

The Chance by Robyn Carr
A Thunder Point novel, Mar 2014 (2-25), mass market paperback

With its breathtaking vistas and down-to-earth people, Thunder Point is the perfect place for FBI agent Laine Carrington to recuperate from a gunshot wound and contemplate her future. The locals embraced Laine as one of their own after she risked her life to save a young girl from a dangerous cult. Knowing her wonds go beyond the physical, Laine hopes she'll fit in for a while and find her true self in a town that feels safe. She may even learn to open her heart to others, something an undercover agent has little time to indulge.

Eric Gentry is also new to Thunder Point. Although he's a man with a dark past, he's determined to put down roots and get to know the daughter he only recently discovered. When Laine and Eric meet, their attraction is obvious to everyone. But while the law enforcement agent and the reformed criminal want to make things work, their differences may run too deep...unless they take a chance on each other and find that deep and mysterious bond that belongs to those who choose love over fear.

Four Weddings and a Fireman by Jennifer Bernard
A Bachelor Firemen novel, 2-25-14, mass market paperback

It takes a certain kind of man to stand out among the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel.

Firefighter Derek "Vader" Brown is one of a kind—six feet of solid muscle with the heart of a born hero. It's that protective streak that has him pursuing a promotion to Captain to pay for his mother's home care. And it's why he intends to figure out why his sometime girlfriend Cherie Harper runs hot as hellfire one minute and pushes him away the next.

Cherie's got it bad. Vader sweeps her off her feet—literally—and their chemistry is combustible. There's just the little problem of a nightmare from her past she was desperate to escape. And then her sister Trixie arrives, causing havoc for Cherie and the male population of San Gabriel. Cherie doesn't want her past to complicate Vader's life or his career. But there's nothing like a firefighter for breaking through all your defenses, one smoldering kiss at a time...

The Ninth Wife by Amy Stolls (Goodreads)
May 2011, Trade paperback

Bess Gray is a thirty-five-year-old folklorist and amateur martial artist living in Washington, DC. Just as she's about to give up all hope of marriage, she meets Rory, a charming Irish musician, and they fall in love. But Rory is a man with a secret, which he confesses to Bess when he asks for her had: He's been married eight times before. Shocked, Bess embarks on a quest she feels she must undertake before she can give him an answer. With her bickering grandparents (married sixty-five years), her gay neighbor (himself a mystery), a shar-pei named Stella, and a mannequin named Peace, Bess sets out on a cross-country journey--unbeknownst to Rory--to seek out and question the wives who came before. What she sidcovers about her own past is far more than she bargained for.

Mr 365 by Ruth Clampett
Dec 2013, ebook

When television producer Sophia is assigned to convince holiday fanatic Will to be on their reality show, she imagines him to be an oddball momma’s boy wearing a reindeer sweater. What she doesn’t expect is the handsome, mysterious man who captures her attention, and seems determined to win her heart.

Their attraction is undeniable, and as charming Sophia convinces Will to work with her, she slowly unwraps the secrets in his past that make this determined and soulful man still yearn for the childhood he never had.

When the chaos of production starts, will Sophia be able to keep her promises to protect Will from being exploited, or will the bitter truth of reality television be a runaway train of disaster for both of them?

Join Sophia, Will and his dog Romeo to enter the world of his enchanting house where stars shine indoors and snow is always falling…365 days of the year.


Single by Saturday by Catherine Bybee
Weekday Brides series, Jan 2014, ebook 

Karen Jones: The petite blonde married a Hollywood star, yet she’s the one who spends every day playing a part: the part of a happy wife. A year ago, she agreed to wed a famous actor to diffuse rumors about his personal life. Now, her divorce sits just around the corner, along with a five million dollar payout. However, as she prepares to exit her fake marriage gracefully, her drop-dead-gorgeous brother-in-law walks through the door…and into her heart.

Zach Gardner: Dark-haired, blue-eyed hunk Zach crashes Michael and Karen’s fancy one-year anniversary party, determined to meet the wife his brother hid from their family. But sparks fly the moment he and Karen see each other. When the famous couple decides to visit the whole Gardner clan, Karen must keep Michael’s secret under wraps in front of his questioning relatives…including Zach, the man who could be the real love of her life.

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I haven't received any review books, won any contests or received any books as a gift. I have added several to my ereader, most were even free.

added to my ereader: (kindle app, html, etc.) ~ I find out about free/discounted ebooks at amazon mostly from Pixel of Ink. I do go through the Top 100 at amazon once in a while. I'm getting better at pinning my new ebooks, 2014's books




What are you Reading?

A weekly Monday meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Post what you read last week and what you're planning to read this week then link to Shelia's post. Then visit others and be prepared to add to your TBR pile!




Finished:
Cody's Dragon by K. M. Mahoney
A Good Feeling by S. A. Meade
His Hero anthology
Hearts on the Line by T. A. Chase
A Lady Chosen by Stephanie Laurens (58% in 2014)


Books stacked by my reading chair:
My Familiar Dragon by Daniel Hood
Zero Day by Mark Russinovich
The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter - returned to library unfinished
Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George
. . . and about 20 unread library books



Started in 2013 but not finished until 2014:
What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries (on page . . .)
Pegasus by Kate O'Hearn (on page . . .)
Dragonwriter edited by Todd McCaffrey (on page . . .)
Mischief and Mistletoe, anthology (on page 312/402)
Jockeys and Jewels by Bev Pettersen (ebook - 21% read in 2013)
Home for the Homicide by Jennie Bentley (on page . . .)
A Lady Chosen by Stephanie Laurens (ebook - 42% read in 2013)




Latest Review Books:




Reviewed:



Did Not Finish, may try again later:



Happy Reading!

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5 comments:

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

Looks like a good collection of books. Enjoy!

stacybuckeye said...

Those all look good to me, especially The Ninth Wife.

Carol said...

Enjoy your books. The cover of Mr 365 is cute.

Vicki said...

The Ninth Wife sounds interesting. I'd like to know what Bess finds out!

Elizabeth said...

The Ninth Wife caught me eye.

ENJOY all your books.

Have a great week.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

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