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!)

Monday, February 23, 2015

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 newest review books in my house ~

Before I Fall by Jessica Scott
Falling-book 1, March 2015, ebook

Stay focused. Get a job. Save her father's life.

Beth Lamont knows far too much about the harsh realities of life her gilded classmates have only read about in class. She'll do whatever it takes to take care of her father, even if that means tutoring a guy like Noah - a guy who represents everything she hates about the war, soldiers and what the Army has done to her family.

Noah Warren doesn't know how to be a student. All he knows is war. But he's going to college now to fulfill a promise and he doesn't break his promises. Except he doesn't count on his tutor being drop dead gorgeous and distracting as hell. One look at Beth threatens to unravel the careful lies Noah has constructed around him.

A simple arrangement turns into something neither of them can deny. And a war that neither of them can forget could destroy them both.

~ here are the newest books in my house ~

The Moment of Everything by Shelly King
romance, 2014, ebook

Maggie Dupr├Ęs, recently "involuntarily separated from payroll" at a Silicon Valley startup, is whiling away her days in The Dragonfly's Used Books, a Mountain View institution, waiting for the Next Big Thing to come along.

When the opportunity arises for her to network at a Bay Area book club, she jumps at the chance-even if it means having to read Lady Chatterley's Lover, a book she hasn't encountered since college, in an evening. But the edition she finds at the bookstore is no Penguin Classics Chatterley-it's an ancient hardcover with notes in the margins between two besotted lovers of long ago. What Maggie finds in her search for the lovers and their fate, and what she learns about herself in the process, will surprise and move readers.

Drop Zone by Traci Hunter Abramson
Saint Squad, 2014, trade paperback

Paige Vickers needs a new life, so she s relieved when she's given an assignment that takes her away from her stressful position as a psychiatric nurse with the CIA and puts her in a job as administrative assistant for Vanessa Johnson, an instructor for undercover operatives at the CIA's training facility.

At the same time, Damian Schmitt has been transferred to become a part of the Saint Squad an elite group of Navy SEALs. However, on his first training mission with the team, he is almost killed, and the team suspects that the nearly fatal exercise was no accident. Then tensions accelerate when the rest of the squad is deployed on a secret mission only to come up missing.

When the Saint Squad's disappearance endangers Paige's boss, it is up to Paige and Damian to discover what has happened by going undercover to Maracaibo, Venezuela, the city of Damian's childhood. The shocking twists and turns keep all the members of the team guessing as they push to find out who is responsible for the attacks on the tightly knit Saint Squad.

Freefall by Traci Hunter Abramson
Saint Squad, 2011, ebook (print: 2008)

Lieutenant Brent Miller arrived in the Middle East with one objective--get seven hostages out of a hostile country. The plan almost worked. But now he has been left behind -- with one of the hostages. It's up to Brent to get Amy Whitmore, a U.S. senator's daughter, across miles of desert to safety. What he doesn't know is that to survive, he needs her as much as she needs him.

I am Not Spock by Leonard Nimoy
Memoirs, 1979, mass market paperback

WHO IS THIS MAN? To a watching world he is the logical, powerful, stalwart first officer of the Starship Enterprise-the adored object of millions of Star Trek fans. For 3 years, 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, he functioned as the half-human, half-Vulcan Mr. Spock, an extraterrestrial. He is not. He is Leonard Nimoy. An actor. A teacher, A writer. A father. A husband. A real flesh-and-blood human being. Now while the phenomenal popularity of Star Trek still grows, Nimoy doffs the pointy ears and placid face and reveals himself totally-his relationship with fellow actors; the backstage frenzies; the near cancellation of Star Trek; the lean years; the loneliness, the battles and the ultimate struggle to survive his own success! IF HE IS NOT SPOCK, WHO IS? IF HE IS NOT SPOCK, WHO IS HE? WHAT IS THE LOGICAL ANSWER?

I Am Spock by Leonard Nimoy
Memoirs, 1995, hardcover

Filled with behind-the-scenes anecdotes about his years on the Star Trek television series as the remorselessly logical Dr. Spock, the actor and director reflects on his relationship to his hugely popular character.

Shades of the Wolf by Karen Whiddon
AND Wolf Born by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Paranormal Romance, 2015, mass market paperback

Since her husband's death, shape-shifter Anabel Lee has been haunted—by every ghost except the one she longs for. But when Tyler Rogers appears, Anabel senses something different. Though he's a ghost, Tyler's more real than anyone she knows. As they work to save Tyler's sister from a warlock, will they discover a passion strong enough to bridge their two worlds?

When ghost wolf Colton Killion's family is killed by vampires he sets out to restore justice and he wants no distractions. But he can't resist Lycan Rosalind Kirk's plea for help help. He'll have to ignore his insatiable attraction to her if he's going to protect her. When evil strikes, Rosalind and Colton must risk everything and step across a forbidden line…consequences be damned.


I haven't received any review books, won any contests or received any books as a gift. I have added a couple a day from amazon's free bestseller lists. I've pinned them here.

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!

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Happy Reading!

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Mary (Bookfan) said...

I have The Moment of Everything on audio and can't wait to listen. Enjoy your new books!

bermudaonion said...

The Moment of Everything sounds really good. I hope you love your new books!

Unknown said...

Your books about Leonard Nimoy look interesting. I hope you enjoy all of your new books and have a great week.

Serena said...

I just love Leonard Nemoy!

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Amazingly I haven't read either of those Spock books and I'm a big Trek fan. I'm going to watch the library sales for those two, but I've noticed scifi fans rarely part with their books.

Elizabeth said...

Free Fall and Drop Zone look good.

ENJOY all your books.

Have a good rest of this week.

Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday


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