Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday: Mailbox/What Am I reading?

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. It has finally found a permanent  home at Mailbox Monday with the following new administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree
Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit
Vicki of I'd Rather Be at the Beach

I received the following in my mailbox, thanks to the authors/publicists:

The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh

After their mother's probable suicide, sisters Olivia and Jazz take steps to move on with their lives. Jazz, logical and forward-thinking, decides to get a new job, but spirited, strong-willed Olivia—who can see sounds, taste words, and smell sights—is determined to travel to the remote setting of their mother's unfinished novel to lay her spirit properly to rest.

Already resentful of Olivia’s foolish quest and her family’s insistence upon her involvement, Jazz is further aggravated when they run into trouble along the way and Olivia latches to a worldly train-hopper who warns he shouldn’t be trusted. As they near their destination, the tension builds between the two sisters, each hiding something from the other, until they are finally forced to face everything between them and decide what is really important.

The Collector of Dying Breaths by M. J. Rose

An orphan named René le Florentin is plucked from poverty to become Catherine de Medici’s perfumer. Traveling with the young duchessina from Italy to France, René brings with him a cache of secret documents from the monastery where he was trained: recipes for exotic fra­grances and potent medicines—and a formula for an alchemic process said to have the poten­tial to reanimate the dead. 

In France, René becomes not only the greatest perfumer in the country, but also the most dangerous, creating deadly poisons for his Queen to use against her rivals. But while mixing herbs and essences under the light of flickering candles, René doesn’t begin to imag­ine the tragic and personal consequences for which his lethal potions will be responsible.

This mesmerizing gothic tale zigzags from the violent days of Catherine de Medici’s court to twenty-first-century France. Fiery and lush, set against deep, wild forests and dimly lit cha­teaus, The Collector of Dying Breaths illuminates the true path to immortality: the legacies we leave behind.

Our Held Animal Breath, Poems by Kathryn Kirkpatrick

The physical world in Our Held Animal Breath by Kathryn Kirkpatrick is palpable, breath held, straining at the boundaries of the lines’ rhythms, finally bursting out of that tension into joyous exhalation.

Prisoner, Jailor, Prime Minister by by 

India has a new Prime Minister but is Siddhartha Tagore the product of his genius or of his dangerous mind?

India is on edge, as a subversive internal revolt against the Constitution and the threat of Jehadi terror of an unthinkable level, are looming on the horizon. Ringing Shivas damaru in and out of Parliament, a sudden turn of karma catapults outsider Siddhartha Tagore - a conflicted genius, music maestro and prodigal son, with forceful views on China and Pakistan into national prominence as the head of the Opposition Alliance and finally as the newly elected Prime Minister of a disturbed nation.

But buried secrets are being resurrected and threaten to expose the past. Twisted within the double helix of menacing politics and hidden lust, Prisoner, Jailor, Prime Minister is a scorching account of Siddhartha Tagore's fascinating journey from Harvard to 7 Race Course Road.


Hosted by Sheila @ One Person's Journey Through a World of BooksWe discuss the books that we've read and what we're planning to read for the week. 

I downloaded a Karen Robards novel (Amanda Rose) for free. And now I am hooked to her writing. I have been reading a lot of her novels online!!

I finished reading the following:

36. Sweet Torment by Karen Robards (Historical Romance)
35. The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry (Thriller)
34. Winter's Heart by  (Contemporary Romance)
33. Forbidden Love by Karen Robards (Historical Romance)
32. Rustled by Natasha Stories (Contemporary Romance)
31. Amanda Rose by Karen Robards (historical Romances)

I am currently reading:

The Noah's Ark Quest by Boyd Morrison (Thriller)
Scandalous by Karen Robards
Broken Spirit by Charles L. Fields

I posted reviews of the following:


bermudaonion said...

You got great looking books this week! I hope you love them!

Nise' said...

I got The Moon Sisters too. Great reading week for you!

Book Dragon said...

nice haul!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have the Moon Sisters to read as well!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

All of these sound interesting!

Here is mine

Anonymous said...

I want to read those first two. Great haul!

Elizabeth said...

Moon Sisters and the M. J. Rose book look good.

Great reading week too.

ENJOY this week.


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Kathy Martin said...

The Collector of Dying Breaths sounds good. I was offered a copy for review but had to decline because my calendar was too full. I hope you enjoy it. Come see my Monday Report. Have a great week!

Vicki said...

They all sounds interesting! I hope you enjoy them!

Juli Rahel said...

'The Collector of Dying Breaths' sort of reminds me of 'The Parfum', if the main guy hadn't gone completely of the rails! 'The Moon Sisters' also sounds very good. I'm not very good at reading poetry in my downtime, so I could never review it, I think!
Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
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Serena said...

I liked Our Held Animal Breath. I hope you enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

The first two really sound good to me.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

The Moon Sisters is very popular this week. I have a copy of it too.