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, April 26, 2015

Happy Monday, a little Early

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 ~
this is a good thing, right?

~ here are the newest books in my house ~
Thank you to Carolyn at RIEDEL Fascination for
The Wednesday Witch by Ruth Chew
The arrival of a witch who travels by magic vacuum cleaner is only the beginning of Mary Jane's strange adventures.


Mystery of the Green Cat by Phyllis A. Whitney

There is a great deal of hostility between Jill and Carol Spencer and their stepbrothers until the mysterious events taking place in the old Victorian house next door distract them..

Below the Belt by Jeanette Murray
a First to Fight novel, 2015, mass market paperback

Athletic trainer Marianne Cook is ready to do whatever it takes to turn the men of the Marine Corps boxing team into fighting machines. After all, her ultimate goal is to land a job training professional athletes. But when she notices a certain hard-bodied marine trying to hide an injury, Marianne realizes that she’ll have to use covert tactics to get him talking.

First Lieutenant Brad Costa has waited years for the chance to fight for a spot on the Marine Corps boxing team, knowing he has to push twice as hard to get half as far as his younger counterparts. Brad tries to downplay his injuries to the attractive trainer who has his dreams in her hands, but Marianne isn’t buying it. Maybe it’s time to deploy some targeted flattery.

As Brad and Marianne’s attraction turns red-hot, there’s more than one person having a hard time keeping their eyes on the prize…

Caught Dead Handed by Carol J. Perry
Witch City Mystery, 2014, mass market paperback

Most folks associate the city of Salem, Massachusetts with witches, but for Lee Barrett, it’s home. This October she’s returned to her hometown-where her beloved Aunt Ibby still lives-to interview for a job as a reporter at WICH-TV. But the only opening is for a call-in psychic to host the late night horror movies. It seems the previous host, Ariel Constellation, never saw her own murder coming.

Lee reluctantly takes the job, but when she starts seeing real events in the obsidian ball she’s using as a prop, she wonders if she might really have psychic abilities. To make things even spookier, it’s starting to look like Ariel may have been an actual practicing witch-especially when O’Ryan, the cat Lee and Aunt Ibby inherited from her, exhibits some strange powers of his own. With Halloween fast approaching, Lee must focus on unmasking a killer-or her career as a psychic may be very short lived. . .

Twice the Growl by Milly Taiden
Paranormal Dating Agency, 2014, ebook

Talia Barca needs a date. Badly. She uses the services of the Paranormal Dating Agency hoping for a decent guy to take to a family wedding. A wedding her ex-husband has wormed his way into as a guest.

Connor and Theron want Tally to complete their Alpha triad. She's sexy, curvy and funny. But she's human. And they're not sure she'll go for a relationship with two men at the same time.

As if deciding to give two men a shot wasn’t difficult enough, Tally will also need to deal with a threat from the pack. She'll either prove she's strong enough to be an Alpha mate or find herself at the mercy of a vicious opponent.

If I Told You So by Timothy Woodward
young adult, 2012, trade paperback

Sixteen-year-old Sean Jackson’s summer is off to an inauspicious start. The only place hiring in his small New Hampshire hometown is the local ice cream shop owned by the “Fabulous” RenĂ©e, who has a reputation for being tough on employees. Donning a pink t-shirt to scoop sundaes for tourists and seniors promises to be a colder, stickier version of hell.

On his first day of work, Sean meets Becky, a wickedly funny New York transplant with a sarcastic attitude and a taste for mischief. The store manager, Jay, is eighteen, effortlessly cool, and according to Becky, “likes” Sean the way Sean’s starting to like him. But before Sean can clear a path to the world that’s waiting, he will have to deal with his overprotective mother and come out to his sweet, popular girlfriend, Lisa. And just when he thinks he has it all figured out, Sean’s absentee father shows up unannounced. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, Sean must deal with the uncertainty of being gay in a small town, the excitement and danger of his first gay kiss and the difficulties of coming out to the people closest to him.

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!

Quinn's Christmas Wish by Lawna Mackie
R is for Running by Ray Charbonneau
Squeak and a Roar by Joyee Flynn
Under the Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis
You Melted Me by Kari Gregg
Sparkle and Purr by Stormy Glenn
When Tony Met Adam by Suzanne Brockmann
Velvet Dragon by Sean Michael
Your Daddy Loves You by Tom Choquette
Two Fangs and a Hoof by Joyee Flynn
Stripes and Twin Horns by Joyee Flynn
Scales and a Tail by Stormy Glenn

Happy Reading!
copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2015


Unknown said...

Looks like a nice variety. Enjoy! Congrats on your win!

bermudaonion said...

The Wednesday Witch sounds really cute!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

My house needs a visit from the witch and her magic vacuum, lol. Have a great week!

Elizabeth said...


Have a great reading week.

Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

Serena said...

Happy reading

Vicki said...

I hope you have a great week of reading!


In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won in some kind of contest, or received in exchange for an honest review.