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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Happy Monday (I got a LOT of new books this week)




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

Next week I'll be posting this on Sundays as I'm trying to blog the alphabet in April.


~ here are the newest review books in my house ~

Too Smart for Bullies by Deputy Sheriff Robert Kahn & Sharon Chandler
Bobby and Mandee's Safety series, 2001, paperback . . . Bobby and Mandee's website

Bullies, Beware! This is a little book is going to have a big impact! In this moral-driven story, Mandee tells big brother Bobby how a bully took all her money. Bobby stresses that she needs adult help, and explains what to do if it happens again. Don't argue; just walk or run away; tell a trusted adult, or call 911. If the adult doesn't believe you, tell another adult until you find someone who understands. A quiz at the back of the book helps the reader remember what to do, and there's a place to write the phone numbers of ""safe grown-ups"" to call.


Too Safe for Strangers by Deputy Sheriff Robert Kahn
Bobby and Mandee's Safety series, 2001, paperback . . . Bobby and Mandee's website

Most children, especially children on the autism spectrum, accept adults' friendliness at face value. Sometimes it can have tragic consequences. Written by a Deputy Sheriff, this book is credited with foiling at least 22 stranger abductions. Characters Bobby and Mandee explain stranger danger in a way that is accessible, but not frightening, for children. Read it to your child and role-play different scenarios. Create a password only you and your child know, label backpacks on the inside (so strangers won't know your name). Strangers can be men or women, old or young. Adults should not touch, give gifts to, or ask for help from children. If they do, don't keep it a secret! Tell an adult! Arm your child with the knowledge that may save his or her life.

There's a whole bunch of them, I just got lucky and received two.

~ here are the newest books in my house, I've been busy ;-) ~
3-2-1 Weight Loss Plan by Joy Bauer
non-fiction, 2007, paperback (used)

Prevention's 3-2-1 Weight Loss Plan combines effective eating, fitness, and thinking into one winning formula.

The 3-2-1 approach minimizes the effort and maximizes the satisfaction. How does it do this? With the following unique and powerful benefits:

- Less hunger and more satisfaction from every bite
- The opportunity to eat your favorite foods every day
- A sane meal plan for people with insane lives
- Effective exercise that is invigorating, interesting, and motivating
- A faster metabolism - A system for staying motivated

And, best of all, it works. Prevention's 3-2-1 Weight Loss Plan is the last weight loss plan you'll ever need!


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Total Nutrition
by Joy Bauer
non-fiction, 2005, paperback (used and possibly out of date already)

Good health starts with good nutrition. With all the constant debate over diet fads, proper nutrition is slipping through the cracks. This revised and updated guide places the emphasis on good health by informing families of everything they need to know to get the best nutrition—from daily vitamin and mineral intake and facts about fats and cholesterol, to advice on shopping for healthy foods, and much more. -Includes updates to the USDA’s Food Guide Pyramid -New numbers for blood pressure and sodium intake -A section on helping overweight children -New fiber recommendations for kids -A new section on macrobiotics and raw diets


A Taste Fur Murder by Dixie Lyle
cozy, 2014, mass market paperback

Meet Deirdre “Foxtrot” Lancaster. Trusted employee of eccentric zillionairess Zelda Zoransky, Foxtrot manages a mansion, a private zoo, and anything else that strikes her boss’s fancy. Her job title is Administrative Assistant, but chaos handler would be more accurate. Especially after she glimpses a giant ghost-beast in Zelda’s pet cemetery. For some strange reason, Foxtrot is seeing animal spirits. And, ready or not the fur’s about to hit the fan…

Still reeling, Foxtrot comes home to find her cat Tango—her dead cat Tango—alive and well and communicating telepathically. But that’s not all: There’s an ectoplasmic dog named Tiny who changes breeds with a shake of his tail…and can sniff out a clue like nobody’s business. So when a coworker drops dead while organizing closets, Tiny is on the case. Can Foxtrot and her new companions ferret out the killer among a menagerie of suspects—human and otherwise—before death takes another bite?

600 Hours with Edward by Craig Lancaster
fiction, 2012, ebook and audio

A thirty-nine-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Edward Stanton lives alone on a rigid schedule in the Montana town where he grew up. His carefully constructed routine includes tracking his most common waking time (7:38 a.m.), refusing to start his therapy sessions even a minute before the appointed hour (10:00 a.m.), and watching one episode of the 1960s cop show Dragnet each night (10:00 p.m.).

But when a single mother and her nine-year-old son move in across the street, Edward’s timetable comes undone. Over the course of a momentous 600 hours, he opens up to his new neighbors and confronts old grievances with his estranged parents. Exposed to both the joys and heartaches of friendship, Edward must ultimately decide whether to embrace the world outside his door or retreat to his solitary ways.



Captured Innocence by Kennedy Layne
CSA Case Files, 2013, ebook, reviewed already ;-)

When former Marine, Connor Ortega, was ordered into the offices of Crest Security Agency on a Saturday morning, he didn’t expect the latest case to hit so close to home. A submissive has been murdered in a particularly vicious manner and to bring her killer to justice, he must go undercover. Not hard to do considering he’s already part of the BDSM lifestyle.

Lauren Bailey, a local vendor of bejeweled erotic implements, lives vicariously through her clients due to her fear of bondage. When Connor’s dominant side can’t resist trying to ease her anxieties, she accepts his proposal and agrees to his one stipulation…keep things casual.

When the killer sets his sights on Lauren, Connor is forced to rethink their relationship. He has the training it takes to catch a murderer, but does he have the courage to escape his inner demons and capture Lauren’s heart?

Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable and is NOT intended for those under the age of 18.


At Wolf Ranch by Jennifer Ryan
A Montana Men Novel, 2015, ebook

After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything.

Ella Wolf rushes to her family's abandoned Montana ranch after her twin sister is murdered. She knows she's next…unless she can uncover a secret hidden somewhere at Wolf Ranch. The last thing Ella expects is to be rescued by a rugged rancher with his own agenda. A man who almost makes her forget how dangerous love can be…

As an unlikely partnership sparks into something so much more, and a killer closes in, can Ella and Gabe learn to trust one another before it's too late?


Confessions of a Secret Admirer a Valentine's Day anthology
Sweet Texas series, 2014, ebook

Some secrets are meant to be revealed …

Waiting for You by Jennifer Ryan
Rancher Grant Devane has waited for Taylor Larson’s return to Fallbrook for more than ten years. Now that the fearless beauty has come home on her terms, he’ll do anything and everything necessary to win back her heart.

Sweet Fortune by Candis Terry
Sarah Randall is tired of being invisible to the opposite sex. So when a leap of faith sends her to Sweet, Texas, and into the path of ridiculously hot Deputy Brady Bennett, she’s determined to catch his eye … even if it means staying hidden just a little bit longer.

Major League Crush by Jennifer Seasons    Twitter
Professional baseball player Drake Paulson can’t help wanting to know more about his cute, shy neighbor. But when he discovers her deepest secret and she flees, it’ll be up to him to win her trust—and her love—one gift at a time.



All American Addict by Jason Cunningham
fiction, 2013, ebook

All American Addict is a young adult novel about William Plum, a 17-year-old literary prodigy from a New York socialite family. William has a privileged life and a bright future, which he's planned down to the last detail. That is, until a damaged classmate interrupts his perfect blueprint and, in a single night, causes him to lose everything. While William struggles to pick up the pieces of his life, he finds solidarity in a quirky girl named Noe who takes an unlikely interest in him, despite being his polar opposite. Together, they search for his life's Plan B.




Sinner by Jianne Carlo
The Hades Squad, 2015, ebook

Navy SEAL Sinner is no choir boy. Deployed to fight an out-of-control brush fire in Alaska, Sinner is the last smoke jumper to exit the plane. Sinner veers off course, his chute fails, his reserve opens, and he’s knocked unconscious when he lands in a pear tree. Sinner awakens in a cabin to the sight of a woman with the face of a Madonna and the body of a stripper tending to him.

Destiny is in Alaska, armed with whips, cuffs, and copies of “classic”—who knew?—porn movies, to “sex up” former bestselling author Nadine Roland’s latest manuscript. It’s make or break it time for Destiny, career wise. The last thing she needs is a car that won’t start, a fricking blizzard, and a SEAL named Sinner who thinks she’s into BDSM because of her “toys.”

Note: This book is a re-release “A Paratrooper in a Pear Tree” and has been edited and expanded from the original version.


Alex by Sawyer Bennett
A Cold Fury Hockey Novel, 2014, ebook

Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn’t afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn’t so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy . . . not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves.

As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people—like Alex, who’s been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team’s effort to clean up his image. What she doesn’t expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn’t one to cross professional boundaries—and besides, Alex doesn’t do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex’s bad-boy fa├žade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.



A Town Called Valentine by Emma Cane
Valentine Valley, 2012, kindle match ;-)

Welcome to Valentine Valley—where broken hearts come home to mend, and true love may lie just across the range . . .

Emily Murphy never thought she’d return to her mom’s rustic hometown in the Colorado Mountains. But after her marriage in San Francisco falls apart, leaving her penniless and heartsick, she returns to her old family home to find a new direction for her life. On her first night back, though, a steamy encounter with handsome rancher Nate Thalberg is not the fresh start she had in mind . . .

Nate has good reason not to trust the determined beauty who just waltzed into town—he’s no stranger to betrayal. Besides, she’s only there to sell her family’s old property and move back out. But as Nate and Emily begin working side-by-side to restore her time-worn building and old family secrets change Emily’s perception of herself, both are about to learn how difficult it is to hide from love in a place known far and wide for romance, family ties, and happily-ever-afters: a town called Valentine.



The Rocking M Collection by Elizabeth Lowell
Four stories, 651 pages, of deliciousness, electronic format

Book 1: Fire and Rain
Book 2: Outlaw
Book 3: Granite Man
Book 4: Warrior

I'm going to read them right after each other, it is great to have them bundled!





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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 free ones that don't make this list, 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!




Finished:
Cheek to Cheek by Chris Owen
Turn the Other Cheek by Chris Owen
The Cookie Said "Red" by J.D. Walker
Captured Innocence by Kennedy Layne


Happy Reading!


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6 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Wow, that's quite a mailbox! Enjoy your new books :)

Serena said...

That is a ton of new books; I hope you enjoy them all.

Book Dragon said...

I'm so glad so many for ebooks. ;-)

The fun thing is that two have been reviewed already (one to post 4-1). The children's safety books will be reviewed in April too but everything else has to wait for Blogging A to Z to be over.

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

Whoa that is a fantastic haul! I had a great time with Kennedy's as you know and At Wolf Ranch. That was a great read! Hope you have a good time with them all :)

Elizabeth said...

You definitely did get a lot of books.

A Taste Fur Murder looks good.

ENJOY all your books and your reading week.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

Cheryl said...

Wow! Tons of new books. Hope you enjoy them. A Taste Fur Murder and At Wolf Ranch look right up my alley.

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