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Mailbox Monday

The weather yesterday is so sunny and warm. I think spring is here to stay

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a mailbox post, but I’ve picked up a few that look good. Head over to the Mailbox Monday blog to find everyone’s links and add your own.


I purchased One Rainy Day in May out of curiosity

Mailbox MondayOne Rainy Day in May by Mark Z. Danielewski
Series: The Familiar #1
Published by Pantheon on May 12, 2015
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 839
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From the author of the international best seller House of Leaves and National Book Award–nominated Only Revolutions comes a monumental new novel as dazzling as it is riveting. The Familiar (Volume 1) ranges from Mexico to Southeast Asia, from Venice, Italy, to Venice, California, with nine lives hanging in the balance, each called upon to make a terrifying choice. They include a therapist-in-training grappling with daughters as demanding as her patients; an ambitious East L.A. gang member contracted for violence; two scientists in Marfa, Texas, on the run from an organization powerful beyond imagining; plus a recovering addict in Singapore summoned at midnight by a desperate billionaire; and a programmer near Silicon Beach whose game engine might unleash consequences far exceeding the entertainment he intends. At the very heart, though, is a twelve-year-old girl named Xanther who one rainy day in May sets out with her father to get a dog, only to end up trying to save a creature as fragile as it is dangerous . . . which will change not only her life and the lives of those she has yet to encounter, but this world, too—or at least the world we think we know and the future we take for granted.


“B” Is for Bad Girls” came from the author for review. I loved the first in the series.

Mailbox Monday"B" is for Bad Girls by Rebecca Cantrell, Sean Black
Series: Malibu Mystery #2
Published by the authors on February 23, 2016
Genres: Mystery
Length: 5 hrs 15 mins
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Maloney Investigation's newest private detective, Sofia Salgado, is back on the case that turns into her mother's worst nightmare when she ends up undercover in one of Malibu's many rehab clinics.
If she doesn't solve the mystery in time, she and all the bad girls she meets inside, including rock star Brandi Basher and reality TV train wreck Monaco Jane, might just end up going to the big rehab center in the sky.


I think I picked Auraria up as a freebie.

Mailbox MondayAuraria by Tim Westover
Published by QW Publishers on July 10, 2012
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 386
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Water spirits, moon maidens, haunted pianos, headless revenants, and an invincible terrapin that lives under the mountains. None of these distract James Holtzclaw from his employer’s mission: to turn the fading gold-rush town of Auraria, GA, into a first-class resort and drown its fortunes below a man-made lake. But when Auraria’s peculiar people and problematic ghosts collide with his own rival ambitions, Holtzclaw must decide what he will save and what will be washed away.
Taking its inspiration from a real Georgia ghost town, Auraria is steeped in the folklore of the Southern Appalachians, where the tensions of natural, supernatural and artificial are still alive.

Level Up is another Kindle freebie.

Mailbox MondayLevel Up by Cathy Yardley
Series: Fandom Hearts #1
Published by the author on January 3, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 151
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Geeky introvert Tessa Rodriguez will do whatever it takes to get promoted to video game engineer– including create a fandom-based video game in just three weeks. The only problem is, she can't do it alone. Now, she needs to strong-arm, cajole, and otherwise socialize with her video game coworkers, especially her roommate, Adam, who’s always been strictly business with her. The more they work together, though, the closer they get…
Adam London has always thought of his roomie Tessa as “one of the guys” until he agreed to help her with this crazy project. Now, he’s thinking of her all the time… and certainly as something more than just a roommate! But his last girlfriend broke up with him to follow her ambitions, and he knows that Tessa is obsessed with getting ahead in the video game world.
Going from friends to something more is one hell of a challenge. Can Tessa and Adam level up their relationship to love?

I received The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton because I voted for it in the Kindle Scout program, I think.

Mailbox MondayThe Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton by Katherine Hayton
Published by the author on March 29, 2016
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 320
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Forty years ago Magdalene Lynton drowned in a slurry. She choked to death as her hands scrabbled for purchase on the smooth concrete walls. A farmhand discovered her bloated body three days later.
Or she didn't.
Paul Worthington just confessed to her murder.
Forty years ago Magdalene Lynton died in a dirty shed. He smothered her life along with her cries for help and tossed her defiled corpse into a river when he was done.
Or he didn't.
As Detective Ngaire Blakes investigates the death, she discovers clues that won't piece together with either version. Gaps, inconsistencies, lies. And forty years have eroded more than memories.
Is it possible to uncover the third death of Magdalene Lynton when time has eaten away at the evidence? And will the person responsible let Ngaire live long enough to try?


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