Monday, July 21, 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 two e-novels, thanks to the authors/publicists:

 New Orleans Requiem by D.J. Donaldson

A GAME OF MURDER — It's an unusual case for New Orleans medical examiner Andy Broussard and psychologist Kit Franklyn. The victim is found stabbed, one eyelid removed and four board-game tiles with the letters KOJE on his chest. — The second victim is also stabbed, discovered this time with only three letters. Broussard has no doubt as to the killers' intent, but the clues left behind in each case are purposely incongruous.

Broussard and Franklyn are certain of one thing: the killer has an uncanny knowledge of forensics. Also the murders are being brilliantly staged to lead the medical examiner to a disturbing conclusion -- the next two victims are to be Kit and himself.

Stranger at Sunset by Eden Baylee

Vacation can be a killer. 

Dr. Kate Hampton, a respected psychiatrist, gathers with a group of strangers at her favorite travel spot, Sunset Villa in Jamaica. Included in the mix are friends of the owners, a businessman with dubious credentials, and a couple who won the trip from a TV game show. 

It is January 2013, following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The luxury resort is struggling, not from the storm, but due to a scathing review from caustic travel writer, Matthew Kane. The owners have invited him back with hopes he will pen a more favorable review to restore their reputation. 

Even though she is haunted by her own demons, Kate feels compelled to help. She sets out to discover the motivation behind Kane’s vitriol. Used to getting what he wants, has the reviewer met his match in Kate? Or has she met hers? 

Stranger at Sunset is a slow-burning mystery/thriller as seen through the eyes of different narrators, each with their own murky sense of justice. As Kate's own psychological past begins to unravel, a mysterious stranger at Sunset may be the only one who can save her.

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 am still reading Historical Romances!! And I am not blogging much. 

I finished reading the following:

121. Taken by the Laird by Margo Maguire (Historical Romance)
120. Beauty and the Duke by Melody Thomas (Historical Romance)
119. Carmichael's Return by Lilian Peake
118. Wild and Wicked in Scotland by Melody Thomas (Historical Romance)
117. Angel In My Bed by Melody Thomas (Historical Romance)

I posted a review of:

  • I Adored a Lord by Katharine Ashe


    Nise' said...

    I have not read Melody Thomas. Enjoy your reading!

    Mary (Bookfan) said...

    Enjoy your new books!

    Anonymous said...

    Nice crime reads. Enjoy!

    Kathy Martin said...

    I've been meaning to try that series by Donaldson. I hope you enjoy it. Come see my week. Happy reading!

    Serena said...

    looks like you have some good ones this week. happy reading

    Harvee said...

    You have some good thrillers on your reading list! Hope they are fun to read!
    Book Dilettante

    Peggy Arthurs said...

    They all sound good!

    Elizabeth said...

    New Orleans Requiem looks good.

    ENJOY your new books and your reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

    Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

    Great mailbox. Enjoy!

    2 Kids and Tired Books MM