Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home; print, electronic and audio. Started by Marcia (who now posts at To Be Continued) the mailbox is currently on tour. Check it out so you know where to go next month.

Thank you to September's host Notorious Spinks Talks ~ Thanks to Bob at Beauty in Ruins for being a great back up host

Our October is . . . ME! I'm just a little excited. Bob is still back up host in case something goes wrong with my linky.

Thanks so much for all the great comments, head over to Crystal @ I totally paused! for November!

~ here are the new books in my house this week ~
Deliveries started on Monday this week :-)

The Summer House Cat by Michele Granger ~ amazon link - RL 2.6
Charlotte is thrilled to find the little yellow stray kitten at her family's vacation home. When it comes time to go home her Dad puts his foot down. Just when it seems the family has convinced him to change his mind, the cat disappears!

The Litter of the Law by Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie ~ publisher link - cozy mystery, animals
The newest Mrs. Murphy books has Harry and Fair taking a scenic drive. Bucolic views are all well and good, but Harry’s nose for trouble leads her straight to a cornfield’s macabre scarecrow—an all too real murder victim that frightens all but the noisy crows.

This accountant’s gruesome death is only the first of many disturbing events in this normally pastoral corner of the world. While Harry tends her beloved grapes and sunflowers, a killer edges closer. It’s up to her vigilant four-footed companions to make sure that the unearthing of this plot is not Harry’s last act.

~FrightFall Read-a-Thon winner~

The Last Lord of Paradise: Generation One by Vivian LeMay ~ amazon link -
Jeanne was only sixteen when she met Anton. They wed quickly and weeks later Anton was called to war. Now it has been nine years with a few letters during the war, the troops came home but not Anton. There has been no word at all for the last five.

Now, a letter inviting her to join him in the wilderness of Canada at a secret settlement called Paradis. The letter said nothing about where he's been but he's alive. "He still loved me and wanted me with him. I thought only of Anton and the future as I packed my trunk that very day."

So far, I haven't received the other review book I'm waiting for, won any contests or received any books as a gift. I have added several to my ereader, some were even free

added to my ereader: (kindle app, html, etc.)

The Elusive Wife by Callie Hutton ~ publisher link - Historical Romance
The Earl of Coventry, needs to discreetly locate his unwanted and abandoned bride among London society to request an annulment. Too bad he can't remember what she looks like because he was blind drunk at his arranged wedding and hasn't see her since. In the meantime, his wife is appalled to discover that her own husband doesn't even recognize her. She's not about to tell the arrogant arse she is his wife. Instead, she flirts with him by night and has her modiste send her mounting bills to him by day.

Saved by the Rancher by Jennifer Ryan ~ publisher link - book 1 of The Hunted
Jenna is on the run from her ex-husband, he's been hunting her for the last two years. The newest safe place is Jack's ranch where Jack, a military medic, tends to her wounds. He's also offering the love, family, and home she thought were out of reach.

I've already finished this one!

New Year Island by Paul Draker ~ amazon link - Psychological Suspense
Chunkster (724 pages) puts the reality back into the survivor show
Ten strangers, recruited by an edgy new reality show and marooned on an abandoned island overrun by wildlife. . . One dies in a horrible accident. . . .Nine realize they are all past survivors, alive only because they've beaten incredible odds once before. . . One by one, their hidden secrets are revealed.

The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton ~ publisher link - Romantic Suspense
It's been seven years since the Seattle Strangler terrorized the city. His victims were all young, pretty, their lifeless bodies found wrapped in a home-sewn white dress. But there was one who miraculously escaped death, just before the Strangler disappeared. . . and while Lara has only hazy memories of her attack, she does have a home, a job, and a chance at a normal life at last. In Austin. Then Texas Ranger James Beck arrives on her doorstep with shattering news: The Strangler is back. He's in Austin. . . and he wants what got away.

and NINE others that were free at the time :D

Happy Reading!

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Mary (Bookfan) said...

All of your new books look good. Thank you for hosting Mailbox Monday this month!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The Rita Mae Brown book looks like one I'd like. I have read other books by this author, but not the series with cats. Enjoy!

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

Hi Gina,

I can't believe that October is almost over, so thanks for the final time, for hosting this month.

You have some great sounding books there this week, although I seriously wonder whether you will ever get to read all of your lovely 'freebies' ... Still, having a few books in back-up, just in case of a 'rainy day', is never a bad idea! LOL


Serena said...

Enjoy your new books

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

Enjoy your new books and thanks for hosting MM in October.

The Reading Date said...

You were the host with the most this month! Enjoy all your new e-books :)

Elizabeth said...

ENJOY....The Elusive Wife looks good.

THANKS for being the host this month.

Have a great week.

Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

Kristen said...

The Elusive Wife looks like a lot of fun!

bermudaonion said...

I'm jealous of the Rita Mae Brown book!


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