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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Happy Monday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Don't forget to link up your list



~ here are the new books in my house this week ~
wow! Some were preorders, bargain books, or priced too good to pass up (Costco), but dang, I didn't realize I had this many!

Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire    (excerpt
A Barefoot Bay novel, 2012, Mass Market Paperback

When all you hold dear is taken away . . .

When a hurricane roars through Lacey Armstrong's home on the coast of Barefoot Bay, she decides all that remains in the ruble is opportunity. A new hotel is just what Mimosa Key needs, and Lacey and her teenage daughter are due for a fresh start. and nothing, especially not a hot, younger architect, is going to distract Lacey from finally making her dreams a reality.

A second chance is the only thing you have left.

Love has already cost Clay Walker everything. And if he's going to have any chance of picking up hte pieces of his life, he needs the job as Lacey Armstrong's architect. What's not int he plans is falling for the headstrong beauty. Her vision of the future is more appealing than anything he could have ever drafted for himself. Will Clay's designs on Lacey's heart be more than she can handle, or will she trust him to build something that will last forever?

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart (fan site)
The Arthurian Saga, 1970, mass market paperback 

Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before the High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon . . . and the conception of Arthur -- king for once and always.





How to Knit a Heart Back Home by Rachael Herron
A Cypress Hollow novel, 2011, trade paperback

Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes it—full, even-keeled, and smooth—until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy has always been fearless, never scared about diving in to help others. When it comes to risking her heart, however, she realizes she's absolutely terrified.

In a small town like Cypress Hollow, everyone knows your business—and there is nowhere to hide. Then Lucy and Owen are thrown together by the discovery of the lost work of local legend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Now Owen, adrift and struggling to redefine himself as a civilian without a badge, will have to learn how to open himself up to life's new possibilities . . . while Lucy decides just how much of herself she's willing to gamble on love.


Wishes and Stitches by Rachael Herron
A Cypress Hollow novel, 2011, trade paperback

It has always been Naomi Fontaine’s dream to practice small-town medicine—an ambition that brought her to Cypress Hollow, the charming, tight-knit community her late friend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter, loved so well. But no matter how hard she tries, Naomi can’t seem to fit in here. Then rugged Rig Keller moves in to take over half of Naomi’s medical practice, and instantly charms everyone in town . . . including Naomi.

Rig saw what a broken relationship did to his brother, and has no interest whatsoever in getting serious. But the temptation to play doctor with his new partner is just too strong to resist. Any chance they might have of being truly knit together by love, however, depends entirely on what secrets they are willing to reveal . . . and on Rig’s willingness to risk his heart and Naomi’s desire to open hers completely.


The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson (facebook)
Goldy Schulz, 2014, mass market paperback

Goldy Schulz knows her food is to die for, but she never expected one of her best friends to actually keel over as she left a birthday party Goldy catered. It turns out to be a generous serving of cold-blooded murder. And the clever culprit is just getting cooking.

When a colleague--a woman who resembles Goldy--is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked outside her house, it becomes clear that the popular caterer is the main course on a killer menu. With time running out, Goldy must roll up her sleeves, sharpen her knives, and make a meal out of a devious murderer, before the killer can serve her up cold.

Hunter by Night by Elisabeth Staab
Chronicles of Yavn, 2014, mass market paperback

Party girl Alexia Blackburn is only hanging around the vampire compound until her best friend--the queen--has her baby. After that, nothing is going to stop Alexia from getting back to daylight, safety, and feeling like a normal human being. But leaving the vampire would has one beg catch. . .

Head of vampire security Lee Goram has hated and distrusted humans for centuries. Feeding on vampire blood has kept his strong...but now it's killing him--and he's horrified to sidcover that Alexia may hold hte key to his cure. He'd rather die defending his king than admit his weakness, but time is running out for the great vampire warrior. . .

Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh (excerpt)
A Psy-Changeling novel, 2014, hardcover

Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life.

For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake…

Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to suffocate her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she’ll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness…


The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil
Jo Mackenzie, 2009, trade paperback

Jo Mackenzie needs a fresh start. Newly widowed with two young sons and a perilous bank balance, she leaves the bustle of London to take over her beloved Gran's wool shop in her sleepy seaside hometown. There, she finds unexpected comfort in a "Stitch and Bitch" knitting group that meets every week to trade gossip and, occasionally, a new stitch. When a new man enters Jo's life, the knitting club has even more trouble confining the conversation to knit one, purl two.


Wall of Night  by Grant Blackwood
 A Briggs Tanner novel, 2014, ebook (reprint)

Ghosts of the Past.

Twelve years ago, Agent Briggs Tanner snuck into China to help strategic mastermind General Han Soong defect to the West. The escape went perfectly, until, somehow, the secret police interrupted them at the final rendezvous. Tanner barely escaped, but Soong and his family were arrested, and soon thereafter they disappeared…

Threats to the Future.

Now, Soong has resurfaced. He’s contacted the CIA with the message that he needs once more to try and escape—and the only person he trusts is Briggs Tanner. But even as Tanner prepares to confront the chaos of his own past and once again challenge the authority of China’s brutal secret police, forces around the globe are watching him, waiting for the moment that will lead the world to the brink of war, and seal Tanner’s fate once and for all.

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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 others 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:
Honeymooning by Rachael Herron
Soldier's Choice by D.L. Warner
Love Betrayed by Samantha Kane
Gift of Desire by Samantha Kane and Kate Pearce
Defeated by Love by Samantha Kane
International Kittens of Mystery by Chris Dolley
How to Knit a Heart Back Home by Rachael Herron
Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh
Not Safe for Work by Michael S. Booker

 
Books stacked by my reading chair:
Smitten anthology
Dragon's Teeth by Mercedees Lackey
Cats in Space and Other Places anthology
In Mint Condition anthology
The One And Only by Emily Giffin

. . . and 5 unread library books



Started in 2013 but not finished until 2014:
What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries (on page 34/384) . . . just start over!
Pegasus by Kate O'Hearn (on page 44/384) . . . just start over!
Dragonwriter edited by Todd McCaffrey (on page 42/271)
Mischief and Mistletoe, anthology (on page 312/402)
Jockeys and Jewels by Bev Pettersen (ebook - 21% read in 2013)
Montana Standoff by Sharon Dunn (18/280) . . . just start over!
Home for the Homicide by Jennie Bentley (on page 18/284 + Home-Renovation and Design Tips)


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11 comments:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Lots of knitting-themed books this week!

Here's my It's Monday.

bermudaonion said...

Great list of new books! I hope you love them all!

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

Looks like an enjoyable collection of books. Have a great week!

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

I hope you enjoy your selections this week!

Read on!
Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Kathy Martin said...

What a great assortment of books. Shield of Winter landed on my stack this week too. I really want to read it soon. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Cindy Smith said...

You got a great selection of books. Perfect summer reads enjoy

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I love the knitting theme :-) Heron's books are enjoyable and I have the McNeil book - need to read it one of these days!

Carol said...

Looks like some good books. Enjoy!

Wendi M Lee said...

I love all your knitting fiction books! I know it's summer, but I'm still knitting a sweater, lol.

Here's my list:

http://wendimlee.blogspot.com/2014/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

That's a pretty nice mix!

Elizabeth said...

Nice mailbox...a lot of different titles.

I like the looks of Witches & Stitches.

ENJOY the rest of your reading week.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

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