Good morning, and welcome to another Monday, in which we celebrate our reading, blogging, and life. Mailbox Monday is hosted in October by Mailbox Monday blog; and Book Journey brings us another edition of What Are You Reading?
This week’s mailbox held two books: one review book and one contest win. And I received a download to Sparky for review.
1. Dead on Ice, by Lauren Carr (Review from Author)
Dead on Ice is the first installment of Lauren Carr’s new series (Lovers in Crime) featuring Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton and Pennsylvania State Police homicide detective Cameron Gates. Spunky Cameron Gates is tasked with solving the murder of Cherry Pickens, a legendary star of pornographic films, whose body turns up in an abandoned freezer. The case has a personal connection to her lover, Joshua Thornton, because the freezer was located in his cousin’s basement. It doesn’t take long for their investigation to reveal that the risqué star’s roots were buried in their rural Ohio Valley community, something that Cherry had kept off her show business bio. She should have kept her hometown off her road map, too—because when this starlet came running home from the mob, it proved to be a fatal homecoming.
2. Curiosity Killed the Kat (e-book), by Elizabeth Nelson (Review for Blog Tour-11/13)
Katherine (“Kat”) thought she had the perfect marriage to International Lawyer Steven Flynn. Until he tried to kill her.
Katherine was the perfect obedient wife. She would do anything for her husband. That is, until she discovers he’s the ring leader of a human trafficking organization. The action is fast and furious, the dialogue smart and the sex scenes hot. Meet Katherine in Curiosity Killed The Kat as she goes farther and farther down the rabbit hole of political intrigue, sex, and revenge. Will she let herself be saved by love or will curiosity and a thirst for killer justice kill the Kat?
Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.
And that’s my mailbox!
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
Welcome to our Monday reading event where we come together to share our reading, blogging, and life adventures, and where we find a great community of book bloggers.
For some reason, my reading week seemed to take on a snail’s pace, partly because I was reading longer books, especially my third one, an historical novel full of dense details.
But I can’t blame the books entirely. I was also caught up in the blissful obsession of two new toys: my new TV, which I enjoyed way too much this week; and my new printer/scanner/fax machine.
Since buying Louisa May, my new laptop, I have been without my old printer and scanner—incompatible with the computer.
But my youngest son arrived with a combination device that has brought me back into the world of scanning. I used it yesterday to post some of my Saturday Snapshots.
On the Blogs:
1. More Than You Know – by Penny Vincenzi
2. Dangerous Affairs, by Diana Miller
3. The Heir, by Barbara Taylor Bradford
What’s Up Next? (Click Titles/Covers for More Info):
1. Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan (Review Book)
2. The Things That Matter, by Nate Berkus (Review Book)
3. Curiosity Killed the Kat (e-book), by Elizabeth Nelson (Blog Tour – Review on 11/13)
So the week looks busy enough, but relaxed, too. What does your week look like?