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Monday, April 24, 2017
#MarvelousMonday, 4/24, On My Kindle Book Reviews, TBR

Last week, a chapter of my life closed and a new chapter began. Kyle and I went before a judge and the divorce was finalized.

Apparently, I haven't been taking good care of myself because I came down sick with a cold which caused laryngitis; not a good diagnosis for somebody who spends her days talking on the phone. This put me down for a few days, and the doctor advised me to stay home from work until Tuesday.

While this doesn't seem to be the most auspicious way to begin a new chapter of my life, it has forced me to slow down a bit and focus more on my physical wellbeing.

Lexi seems to have reverted back to being finicky about her food and decided to skip a few meals. After doing some research online, I figured out that she might suffer from something called "food boredom" and that administering her daily Benadryl with Velveeta could cause her some gastric distress. I decided to add a spoonful of wet dog food to her dry dog food to change the flavor and crush up the Benadryl to slip it in her food. She seems to have taken to it quite well and has consistently eaten twice a day for the past three days. There are plenty of different flavors of wet dog food available on the market, so I am hopeful that she won't suffer from food boredom in the future.

What I'm Currently Reading

With this new job, I'm still figuring out how to read and write reviews around my work schedule. Unfortunately, my work schedule can change somewhat from week to week; however, I seem to be able to keep up with the pace that I've set for myself.

Twice as Fatal, Jarvis Mann, R. Weir, Currently Reading
Twice the business, twice the danger and Twice as Fatal. PI Jarvis Mann has two cases he is working, making his professional and personal life twice as difficult.

Ray Malone is a promising college football star whose career is derailed by injuries When he disappears, close friend Jarvis is recruited by Ray’s father to locate him. After tracking him down a video is sent of Ray with the warning of it going public, threatening his career and those that love him.

Case two has landlord Kate Tanner hiring Jarvis to gather evidence against her cheating, thieving husband so she can divorce him. As Jarvis investigates he learns of the husband’s connection to a powerful man, with a dangerously perverted agenda that crosses into Kate’s life with deadly consequences.

Across the Rocky Mountain Front Range Jarvis tries to balance both cases, each dragging him deeper into different sleazy underworlds, jeopardizing him, his clients and their families. With danger and death all around him, he somehow must rescue everyone before this fatal business claims the lives of all involved, his life and the one he is growing to love.

Next Up

Rather than reiterating my TBR list week after week, I decided to share the book that I'd be reading after the one that I'm currently reading in the hopes that it will keep my Marvelous Monday posts from being overly long and repetitive.

Camelot's Queen, Guinevere's Tale, Nicole Evelina, to be read
Forced into a marriage she neither anticipated nor desired, Guinevere finds herself High Queen, ruling and fighting alongside Arthur as they try to subdue the Saxons, Irish and Picts who threaten Britain from every direction. Though her heart still longs for her lost love, Guinevere slowly grows to care for her husband as they join together to defeat their enemies.

Meanwhile, within the walls of Camelot their closest allies plot against them. One schemes to make Guinevere his own, another seeks revenge for past transgressions, while a third fixes her eyes on the throne. When the unthinkable happens and Guinevere is feared dead, Arthur installs a new woman in her place, one who will poison his affections toward her, threatening Guinevere’s fragile sanity and eventually driving her into the arms of her champion.

Amid this tension a new challenge arises for the king and queen of Camelot: finding the Holy Grail, a sacred relic that promises lasting unity. But peace, as they will soon learn, can be just as dangerous as war. As the court begins to turn on itself, it becomes clear that the quest that was to be Arthur’s lasting legacy may end in the burning fires of condemnation.

This highly anticipated sequel to Daughter of Destiny proves there is much more to Guinevere’s story than her marriage and an affair. See the legend you think you know through her eyes and live the adventure of Camelot’s golden days yourself – but prepared to suffer its downfall as well.
What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments!

Have a marvelous Monday and a great week!