Mailbox Monday – 8/29

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Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Tell us about your new arrivals by adding your Mailbox Monday post to the linky at mailboxmonday.wordpress.com.

Ebooks

I received all of these from the publishers via NetGalley.

Mailbox Monday – 8/29IQ by Joe Ide
Published by Mulholland Books on October 18, 2016
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
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A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores.

East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch.

They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. He charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. To get by, he's forced to take on clients that can pay. This time, it's a rap mogul whose life is in danger. As Isaiah investigates, he encounters a vengeful ex-wife, a crew of notorious cutthroats, a monstrous attack dog, and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. The deeper Isaiah digs, the more far reaching and dangerous the case becomes.

Mailbox Monday – 8/29The Spirit Chaser by Kat Mayor
Published by Createspace on November 13, 2015
Genres: Horror
Pages: 442
Format: eBook
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Some places are too evil. Some places should be left alone.

Austin Cole has it made. Star of the hit television show Spirit Chaser Investigations, he has become the world’s most famous paranormal investigator. Although hard work, a talented investigation team, and favorable genetics have something to do with it, it’s his lack of fear and willingness to take risks no one else will that make Spirit Chaser Investigations cable’s number-one show. When a ghost-hunt-gone-wrong seriously injures his best friend and lead psychic, Austin is forced to find a replacement for a team member he considers irreplaceable.

Casey Lawson can’t catch a break. She’s been on her own since she turned eighteen and is scraping by as a part-time psychic and cashier at a New Age store. When a desperate Austin Cole calls her up and offers her a position on his team, has her fortune finally changed?

He’s a control freak; she’s stubborn and opinionated. It takes time, but when they finally realize they’re working on the same side, everything clicks, both on and off screen.

Just when things are looking up, a new threat emerges. Over the years, Austin has angered plenty of demons, and one of them has set her sights on him. Now he’s the one in danger, and it’s up to the team to rescue him from the riskiest investigation of their lives.

Mailbox Monday – 8/29The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
Published by Crown on March 7, 2017
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 288
Format: eARC
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Vowing to discover the fate of her missing cousin, a woman returns to her family’s Kansas estate where she spent one haunting summer as a teen, and where she discovered the dark heart of the Roanoke clan that left her no choice but to run.

Lane Roanoke is fifteen when she comes to live with her maternal grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, at the Roanoke family estate in rural Osage Flats, Kansas, following the suicide of her mother. Lane knows little of her mother’s family, other than the fact that her mother ran away years before and cut off all contact with her parents. Allegra, abandoned by her own mother at birth and raised by her grandparents, introduces Lane to small-town life and the benefits of being one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But there is darkness at the heart of the Roanoke family, and when Lane discovers its insidious pull she has no choice but to run, as far and as fast as she can.

Eleven years later, Lane is scraping by in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls with the news that Allegra has gone missing. “Come home,” he beckons. Unable to resist his pleas, Lane returns to Osage Flats, determined to find her cousin and assuage her own guilt at having left Allegra behind all those years ago. Her return might mean a second chance with Cooper, the boyfriend whom she loved and destroyed that fateful summer. But it also means facing the terrible secret that made her flee, one she may not be strong enough to run from again.

As it weaves between the summer of Lane’s first arrival and the summer of her return, The Roanoke Girls shocks and tantalizes, twisting its way through revelation after mesmerizing revelation, exploring the secrets families keep and the fierce and terrible love that both binds them together and rips them apart.

Mailbox Monday – 8/29Good Morning, Superman! by Michael Dahl
Illustrator: Omar Lozano
Published by Capstone on March 1, 2017
Genres: Picture Book
Pages: 32
Format: eARC
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Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s the . . . SUN! When morning comes, a young boy must prepare for his day, faster than a speeding bullet. Follow along as he leaps tall buildings (jumps out of bed) in a single bound, dons his heroic uniform (his clothes), and faces his greatest weakness (Kryptonite-colored toothpaste). Then it’s up, up, and away to daycare! The perfect companion to the bestselling author Michael Dahl's BEDTIME FOR BATMAN, this official DC Comics picture book will have Superman fans young and old delighting in their morning routines. Includes a morning routine checklist.

Bout of Books 17 Wrap-Up

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Bout of Books

Here’s the info:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01 am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Day 7 Update:

In the middle of: The Terra-Cotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri and IQ by Joe Ide

Pages read: 68

Time listened: 1 hr

Wrap-up

I had a great read-a-thon. I got a lot of reading (and listening) done. I think participating in a read-a-thon tends to make me use my extra time reading instead of goofing around on-line.

Books/Stories finished:

Good Morning, Superman! by Michael Dahl

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

“The Musgrave Ritual” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon

“The Invisible Man” by G. K. Chersterton

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Pages read: 525

Time listened: 8 hrs 57 mins

The next Bout of Books is January 2-8.

Bout of Books 17 Day 7

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Bout of Books

Here’s the info:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01 am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Day 6 Update:

Started: IQ by Joe Ide

In the middle of: The Terra-Cotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri

Finished: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Pages read: 155

Time listened: 29 mins

Running Total:

Books/Stories finished:

Good Morning, Superman! by Michael Dahl

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

“The Musgrave Ritual” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon

“The Invisible Man” by G. K. Chersterton

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Pages read: 457

Time listened: 7 hrs 57 mins

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