Sunday, Sunday

So, to revive an old habit – it is Sunday, what’s in your mailbox time.  Of course, I am only reviving it because I just purchased two new books and wanted to brag about them.

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What’s in your mailbox?

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Well, it has been a while since I have done one of these so thought I’d make a quick note as to what I s in my mailbox and what I am reading.

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Above is the book I am currently reading.  It is the story of a girl who is stalked from high school right up into her professional life.  Every time she gets close to a man, he ends up dead with no clues as to who the killer might be.  He always leaves something that could incriminate her in the crime but never enough to get her arrested.  It isn’t a bad story thus far and I do like Amanda Stevens.

The book I recently purchased was:

night garden

This will be my second Lisa Van Allen book so will see how it goes.  I don’t know what it is about really but will read it next.  I have a Lincoln Child book on preorder and Amanda Stevens is supposed to be releasing two Graveyard Queen series this year.




What’s In Your Mailbox?

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Yes, I know I have been absent for too long again.  I have to say, I haven’t had much time for reading these days.  My family just moved from Iowa to Florida so have been working to get settled in.  I did, however, buy a few new books this week so will post those here.  I know – so many books all at once but I had a store credit that took care of all these plus could buy a few more but am tired of shopping.  Anyone want to recommend something?

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Waiting on Wednesday

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What wonderful new stories are you aching to get your hands on this week? It seems we are always waiting for the next great novel.  While it would not be unheard of to have five to ten, I am actually only waiting on one so far:

Violet Eyes


B&N says:

Their bites are more than deadly…

The small town near the Everglades was supposed to offer Rachel and her son a fresh start. Instead it offered the start of a nightmare, when an unknown breed of flies migrated through the area, leaving painful bites in their wake. The media warned people to stay inside until the swarm passed. But the flies didn’t leave. And then the radios and TVs went silent.

That’s when the spiders came. Spiders that could spin a deadly web large enough to engulf an entire house overnight. Spiders that left stripped bones behind as they multiplied. Spiders that, like the flies, sought hungrily for tender flesh…through Violet Eyes.

Sounds like a good sci-fi made-for-tv movie.  🙂

It’s Monday, what are you reading?

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It is Monday and time to reveal what is currently on the nightstand beside you when you go to sleep.  What author found their way into your dreams and nightmares?

I am reading two books at the moment because the first is a novelette.  I expect a review on it by Wednesday.

nightmare manThere is no Goodreads summary for this one so I can’t post what it is about – you’ll just have to wait for the review.  🙂

I am also reading:

the troop


Goodreads: Boy Scouts live by the motto “Be Prepared.” However, nothing can prepare this group of young boys and their scoutmaster for what they encounter on a small, deserted island, as they settle down for a weekend of campfires, merit badges, and survival lessons.

Everything changes when a haggard stranger in tattered clothing appears out of nowhere and collapses on the campers’ doorstep. Before the night is through, this stranger will end up infecting one of the troop’s own with a bioengineered horror that’s straight out of their worst nightmares. Now stranded on the island with no communication to the outside world, the troop learns to battle much more than the elements, as they are pitted against something nature never intended…and eventually each other.

“Lean and crisp and over-the-top….Disquieting, disturbing,” says Scott Smith, author of The Ruins and A Simple Plan, The Troop is a visceral burn of a read that combines boldly drawn characters with a fantastically rendered narrative—a terrifying story you’ll never forget

I am not sure I am going to like it but Stephen King claims he couldn’t put it down and thought it was very scary so we shall see.  Last time I went on his recommendation, I was terribly disappointed.

I’ve received advance copies of both books from but this will not influence my review.


It’s Monday, what are you reading?

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I am reading the following two books besides the book I posted yesterday:

The Right Kind of Wrong  fire proof


The Right Kind of Wrong: 

Nothing stays hidden forever. 

Kara Pierce has held onto the same dream since she was a little girl: to be the next Katie Couric.

Vince Gage, a budding filmmaker whose I-don’t-give-a-shit attitude cancels out his charm, almost ruined it for her once, and now he’s back, threatening to do it again.

When the two of them are paired together for a college competition with a $20,000 prize, the only thing they agree on is winning.

They return to Iowa where Kara grew up to research her grandfather’s service in World War II, instead they find themselves in the middle of a family scandal kept quiet for far too long.

As Kara and Vince investigate the scandal deeper, they realize the price of uncovering the truth is so much more than they bargained for.


When a building bursts into flames on a cold winter night in D.C., investigators see a resemblance to a string of recent fires in the area. There is one difference, however: This one has a human casualty. The local team insists they’re looking for a young white male, suffering from an uncontrollable impulse to act out his anger or sexual aggression. But when special agent Maggie O’Dell is called in, everything she sees leads her to believe that this is the work of a calculating and controlled criminal.

Jeffery Cole, a reporter looking for his big break, is also at the scene of the crime and decides to make Maggie part of his news piece, digging up aspects of her past that she would rather forget. Maggie’s brother Patrick is also back in DC where he is working for a private firefighting company and is frequently called in as these fires continue to light up around the city. 

As the acts of arson become more brazen, Maggie’s professional and personal worlds begin to collide dangerously. The killer may be closer than she imagines