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Monday, July 24, 2017
Marvelous Monday, TBR, Currently Reading, On My Kindle Book Reviews

In order to get Lexi to look right at the phone so I could capture this image of her, I had to hold a treat above the phone. This is her "Mommy, I want that treat sooooo badly!" look.

I think the staffing agency and me are finally on the same page because I have more work coming my way. Most of the gigs I work are bed making gigs for hotels. I think it's a good thing since making beds seems to be one of the most time-consuming tasks of cleaning rooms, and the task that new housekeepers are trained to do first. I'm hoping that this will cut down on the amount of training that new clients need to put me through, which will encourage them to request me when they call the staffing agency.

Unfortunately, I strained my left shoulder and back flank yesterday and had to leave work early because the pain was so intense. This is an area that has been problematic for quite some time; however, my former doctors dismissed it. Since I have an appointment to review my thyroid levels with my current doctor tomorrow, I will take the opportunity to discuss this with her... Especially since I'm still having problems with it today!

Even though I have picked up a few more hours, I managed to finish two books last week! I have been doing a lot of reading on my smartphone during lunch breaks; especially on assignments where I end up taking breaks by myself.

As I'm looking at my ever-growing "To Be Read" and "To Be Reviewed" piles, I noticed how many new release reviews I have to share with you next month.

Currently Reading

I am currently reading another book for Readers' Favorite. This will be for my second (and hopefully last) review for their vetting process.

Luminary, P.S. Meraux, Currently Reading, Readers' Favorite, On My Kindle Book Reviews
Enjoy the best selling soul mate series that has everyone falling in love with Emily Wren. Luminary will transport fans of Twilight, The Mortal Instruments and The Vampire Diaries to a world unlike any you’ve ever read about…

Who says you have only one soul mate?
And you thought your life had drama.

Emily is a girl waiting to find Mr. Right and fall in love. But she’s unaware that a great tragedy has happened, killing her soul mate and the backup one-- two young men that she's never met. Does that mean she’s doomed to a life without true love?

A supernatural race known as Paragons-- who work in the shadows must do something unthinkable. They must retrofit a new soul mate for her. Change the make up of a human’s soul so that he’s her perfect complement in every way. It's their only option for insuring a soul mate match -- which releases much needed magic into the world. Magic that advances the causes of mankind.

Reshaping the precious hallmarks and soul markers is a nasty painful business without guarantees. But they must try-- if the girl is to have any shot at real happiness. Emily Wren is focused on school and her budding career. Smart, confident, feisty and too modest to realize her own beauty, she’s never had a boyfriend. If her protector is successful that could all soon change.

But life in the supernatural world, even the secret world of Paragons, is never quite that simple.
Treachery from an unsuspected quarter threatens the super immortal’s plans. Even more baffling-- vampires, werewolves, a shapeshifter, witches and a psychic have suddenly developed a not so subtle interest in the love life of the girl. Will she meet her soul mate? Or is something else going on? Is there more at stake than the happiness of one special human?

Up Next

Mask of Shadows, Linsey Miller, Up Next, TBR, On My Kindle Book Reviews
"I love every aspect of this amazing book―a gender fluid hero, a deadly contest, and vicious courtly intrigue. Get! Read! Now!" ―Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Perfect for fantasy fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo, the first book in this new duology features a compelling gender fluid main character, impressive worldbuilding, and fast-paced action. Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class―and the nobles who destroyed their home.

When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand―the Queen's personal assassins, named after the rings she wears―Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.

But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.

Court Out, Deb McEwan, Up Next, TBR, On My Kindle Book Reviews

Marsha Lawson has no idea what her team-mates get up to when they’re not playing netball - that’s her first mistake. Taking her eye off the ball is her second.

Using netball as an escape from her miserable home life, she’s desperate to keep the past buried and to forge a brighter future.

But she’s not the only one with secrets.

When two players want revenge, a Tsunami of emotions is released at a tournament, leaving destruction in its wake. As the wave starts spreading throughout the team, can Marsha and the others escape its deadly grasp, or will their emotional baggage pull them under, with devastating consequences for their families and team-mates?

Discover if it’s game on or game over, in this story off court story of friendship, lust, greed, and betrayal.
If Deb McEwan's name seems familiar, it should... I reviewed one of her books, Beyond Death, in March 2016. She's taken her writing in a new direction and I'm anxious to read her latest work!

The question for this week is: have you read any books I've recommended here on the blog? If so, which ones? What did you think of them? Did you agree or disagree with my review? Let me know in the comments!

Have a marvelous Monday and a beautiful week!