Welcome to Monday

It’s Monday here in Louisiana and today I am linking up to two great spots. So join me and share what you are reading this week .

Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are 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 your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.

Just Finished

Cozy Mystery on Mondays @ Lisa Everyday Life.

Autumn, Apples, and Murder
Autumn has always been one of Connie’s favorite times of the year.
And this year’s no different, with the annual Apple Festival in full swing.
With Connie’s Cafe celebrating its official opening, nothing is going to spoil this weekend…
Except, maybe, murder.

Finishing Up from library :

Desert Rogues: The Arranged Marriage

In this fan favorite from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery, a young woman’s beloved king and godfather insists that she marry his wickedly sexy royal son! Originally published as The Sheik’s Arranged Marriage in 2000.

Her? A princess? Heidi McKinley has always been painfully shy, so she’s out of her depth when it comes to Prince Jamal, who has a reputation as a legendary lover.

Jamal is secretly enchanted with his sweet and studious bride. But, while he’s happy to introduce her to the wonders of the marriage bed, he has no intention of falling in love.

Next Up on my list : ( My virtual Mailbox)

I love when books just pop up on my e reader or an email says it’s aviable to read.

Deserving Alaska (The Refuge Book 1) 


A brand new series by New York Times bestselling author, Susan Stoker

The Refuge is a place to heal. Where those who have experienced traumatic events can go to heal. It’s run by seven former military men who’ve seen more than their fair share of the ugliness in the world.

Friend-zoned since childhood by the most amazing man she’s ever known, that doesn’t stop Alaska Stein from doing whatever’s necessary—including lying to the military—to be by his side when Drake ends up in a German hospital after a mission gone wrong. The broken man in the bed is not the boy she once knew. Despite that, and despite years apart, when Drake turns his gaze to Alaska, he sees her. Looks beyond the plain-Jane exterior to his childhood friend beneath. He may never be anything more than a friend, but putting her needs aside to see him whole is a sacrifice she’s willing to make.

Drake “Brick” Vandine walks away from the SEALs after his recovery, building a life around helping others struggling with PTSD. But he can’t walk away from Alaska. She was there for him in his darkest moment and her spine of steel saw him through one of the biggest challenges of his career. And now, although she lives half a world away, she’s still his anchor, his daily dose of support as he and several friends build The Refuge. A place of peace, a place of healing. But, for Drake, also a place of loneliness.

When the unthinkable befalls Alaska during a trip to Russia, it’s Drake’s turn to drop everything and race to her aid. Safely back at The Refuge, he just as quickly realizes what he’s failed to see for two decades—his oldest, dearest friend is the love of his life.

A revelation that may be too little, too late. Because Drake’s brought the enemy right to their door.

**Deserving Alaska is the 1st book in The Refuge Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

I am a long time fan of Susan Stokers books from when she first started writing. I cant wait to start this new series. I know it will be awesome. I have it on my wait list at the library. Lisa

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