Sunday, July 10, 2016

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? July 10 Edition

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at To Be Continued. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

I'm so glad June is over. It was a crazy month for me with events and activities and graduation parties...I'm so happy summer is here!

I got some great books that are on tour with iRead Book Tours in August and Sept.

Over Easy by Pamela Ford

Allie Parker's had enough. Just because she's a dog groomer, her overachieving family of doctors and lawyers treats her like a child. She's convinced that a successful husband is all she needs to change their attitudes. So when she and her friends come up with a brilliant new way to meet eligible men, Allie squeezes into her sister's stylish clothes and sneaks into continental breakfast at an upscale hotel to find herself the perfect guy.

Before Allie has taken her last bite of syrup-laden waffle, she's met the man of her dreams. But what she doesn't know is that he's a jewel thief who mistakenly thinks she's his contact—and so does everyone else who's after his stash of diamonds.

Suddenly Allie's world is crazily upended. And as she scrambles to prove her innocence and get back to her old life, she discovers happily ever after sneaks up when you least expect it. 

Fresh Brewed by Pamela Ford

Breanna Mitchell is on her way to a relaxing vacation at the ocean. Maybe she'll even have a beachside fling to help her get over a recent breakup.

But when a tropical storm makes her destination hotel uninhabitable, a chance encounter at continental breakfast delivers a fabulous option—with a catch. She and her friends can stay at a privately-owned, three-story oceanfront home—if she pretends to be the girlfriend of the owner's heartbreaker grandson, Ethan. Since he won't even be there, how hard could it be?

Everything is going swimmingly until Bree drinks too much wine and regales the family with romantic tales about her relationship with Ethan. His adorable brother Adam gets suspicious. His marriage-minded grandma gets engagement fever. The beautiful woman next door gets teary-eyed.

And then, Ethan unexpectedly arrives. Suddenly Bree is about to get everything she's ever wished for—but is it what she really wants?

The House of Kane by Barbara Casey

Aislinn Marchánt, a writer and editorial consultant, is hired by the major New York publishing company, Kane Publishing House, to help determine why several submissions sent to them have mysteriously disappeared only to be published later by another publisher. Are the editors at Kane simply not being diligent enough with the in-coming material, or is there something more sinister going on? Working from her West Palm Beach home, Aislinn quickly becomes involved with the House of Kane as well as with Caldwell Kane, the man who hired her.

As Aislinn works toward uncovering the various layers of truth of her former husband, her elderly neighbor, and Kane Publishing House, she continues to research her own novel, the story of a love between two people that becomes fractured because of the misunderstandings created by two different cultures. Her research takes her to a 
botanica where a Santerian priest reveals the truth in her own life and a destiny that is joined to that of Caldwell Kane.

Candidate for Murder by Lauren Carr

It’s election time in Spencer, Maryland, and the race for mayor is not a pretty one. In recent years, the small resort town has become divided between the local year-round residents who have enjoyed their rural way of life and the city dwellers moving into their mansions, taking over the town council, and proceeding to turn Deep Creek Lake into a closed gate community—complete with a host of regulations for everything from speed limits to clothes lines.

When the political parties force-feed two unsavory mayoral nominees on the town residents, Police Chief David O’Callaghan decides to make a statement—by nominating Gnarly, Mac Faraday’s German shepherd, to run as mayor of Spencer!

What starts out as a joke turns into a disaster when overnight Gnarly becomes the front runner—at which point his political enemies take a page straight out of Politics 101. What do you do when you’re behind in a race? Dig up dirt on the front runner, of course.

Seemingly, someone is not content to rest with simply embarrassing the front runner by publicizing his dishonorable discharge from the United States Army, but to throw in a murder for good measure. With murder on the ballot, Mac Faraday and the gang—including old friends from past cases—dive in to clear Gnarly’s name, catch a killer, and save Spencer!

Sovereignty by Anjenique Hughes

Under the totalitarian reign of the 23rd century's world's government- The Sovereign Regime- control is made possible by the identity chip implanted in every human being, recording everything that is seen, done, and experienced.

No more bank accounts.
No more smart phones.
No more secrets.

When Goro inadvertently overhears an exchange of sensitive information, causing him to confront the truth about his world and prompting him to choose his true loyalties, his dream of revolution kicks into high gear. Goro doesn't know he has covert intel in his possession both the SR and the resistance movement are desperate to acquire.

Determined to attempt the impossible task of bringing down the world government, he and his closest friends gain access to the key to ultimately deciding who has sovereignty.

But who will get to Goro first: The resistance or the Sovereign Regime?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

Posts From Last Two Week:

Interlude to Sentimental Me by Michael B. Judkins (Book Spotlight and Giveaway)

Regina Shen: Defiance Book 3 by Lance Erlick (Review and Giveaway!)

Candidate for Murder by Lauren Carr (Book Spotlight and Giveaway)

Kicking off Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall Tour!

The Ringmaster's Wife by Kristy Cambron

Finished Reading:

Oh my goodness! What a heartbreaking wonderful rendition of the power of the human spirit to endure through the worst of atrocities. My review will be up tomorrow.

Up Next:

This is the last book in the Regina series that I've been enjoying.

Stop by and enter my giveaways!

Also posted on the right sidebar.

Hope you all have a great reading week.

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  1. The Pamela Ford books look fun--I've never heard of that author! Once I get my TBR under control, I'll have to check her out.

    1. She used to write for Harlequin years ago but has now come back but on her own. :-)

  2. Candidate for Murder sounds right up my alley. Pamela Ford's books look great too. Hope you enjoy them.

    1. Lauren Carr's books are fun mysteries. She always infuses them with humour and fun pets that the reader will fall in love with.

  3. All your books look like they hold the promise of a very good read. Hope you can relax and enjoy.

  4. You got some great books Laura :) Enjoy

  5. The Pamela Ford books look like good summer reads! Enjoy them all!

  6. Cute covers on the Ford books. Hope you enjoy them!

  7. I love the covers of the Ford books. I hope all of your new books are winners!

  8. Enjoy all you books! The Pamela Ford books look like perfect summer reading.

  9. Those Pamela Ford books look like lots of fun. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  10. June was hectic- I'm kinda glad it's over too! July should be much more relaxing. I think Sovereignty looks interesting, that kind of dystopian hook always seems to get me! lol have a super week!

    1. Yeah, I like a good dystopian novel every once in a while. July is a little calmer than June, thank goodness!

  11. I've never read Pamela Ford, but I am tempted. I also like the look of the new Lauren Carr. Enjoy!

    Thanks for sharing...and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  12. All new to me. Every month seems to bring its own share of being rushed! its already almost mid July!


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