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Mailbox Monday … 12th December 2011


Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week.

Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Mailbox Monday, is currently ‘on tour’ and being hosted by a different blogger each month.
Your host for the month of  December is Jenny Q @  ‘Let Them Read Books’
So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for Jenny, after all, we all like to receive them!
Just another single book this week, although I did buy about half a dozen from the charity shop where I volunteer, however they are going to be leaving the house again very soon, when I give them to my father to read first.
My ‘keepsy’ book was another author request to read and review, which is fantastic and that it is from one of my favourite genres of ‘romantic mystery/suspense’, is even better.
‘Bleary-eyed and sleep deprived after a long overnighter into Mexico, solo sailor and SFPD police detective, Katrina Hunter, thinks the mermaid twenty yards behind her thirty-two foot Westsail is nothing more than a sailor’s hallucination But everything she knows about floaters convinces her to turn her boat around for another look.Now, alone and isolated in the Mexican port’s police station for six hours she’s convinced that reporting the body of a floater to authorities was a mistake. Even the arrival of a handsome, if somewhat dour, Mexican/Italian investigator does nothing to dispel her growing anxiety that she’s about to be charged with the murder.Chief Inspector, Raul Vignaroli, is as surprised by the attractive solo-sailor as he is to find that she’s a respected member of the San Francisco police force, and after some well-placed phone calls he’s sure that he’s found the perfect partner to help him solve a murder, if not the cure for his broken heart.Released, she’s free to go. But leaving the police station hits a snag when two policemen march in, dragging a listless prisoner between them. But before Katy can dodge them for the exit, the prisoner raises his head and a startling pair of aquamarine eyes meet hers.He straightens his back, wincing at the angle of his cuffed wrists. “What the… Whisper?”Suddenly, the sound of the ceiling fan is terribly loud. Blood pounds in her ears, her mouth goes dry, her palms are damp and her feet are nailed to the floor. In a knee jerk reaction, she hisses, “Don’t call me that!”’


As this was an author invitation to read and review, a copy of ‘A DANGEROUS HARBOR‘ was sent to me free of charge by its author R.P. (AKA Rebecca) Dahlke.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.


Hope that you all got some great reading goodies and have a fantastic week everyone!



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I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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    • Hi Jenny,

      Thanks for the quick reply, I appreciate it.

      It would be great if you could let me know details of the forthcoming scavenger hunt, I would be interested to see just how it is to be organised and run.

      This is Rebecca’s third published book and reviews on the whole have been very positive about her writing, so I am looking forward to reading it.

    • Hi and thanks for stopping by, it is always good to talk with you.

      Any story with a mystery behind it, is fair game for me to read. Throw in a bit of romance for good measure and that’s me sorted for a few hours.

      I do have a small backlog of author review requests right now, but ‘A Dangerous Harbor’ is firmly in my sights as one I need to get to read soon.

    • Hi Mystica,

      Thanks for your visit, always appreciated.

      I am amazed at the steady trickle of authors and publishers who want to send me books for review, I look forward to reading them all.

      Books in the crime/thriller, or mystery/suspense genres are always my slightly preferred favourites, although to be honest, I will give anything a try, so long as it sems to have a fairly strong storyline and some good characters.

      I know the kind of book that I am never going to be able to enjoy or do justice to in a review and I can do nothing other than decline to read those, it just isn’t fair on the authors.

      ‘A Dangerous Harbor’ is definitely a ‘keepsie’ for me, it sounds right up my street and I am looking forward to reading it.

      Have a great week.

    • Hi Diane,

      This is not an author that I am familiar with either, however, having checked out her site, I am fairly sure that I shall be looking to read both of her previously published books, when I am finished with ‘A Dangerous Harbor’.

      There are just so many authors and books out there, that there will never be enough time to explore them all, worst luck!

      Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

    • Hi Kaye,

      Rebecca is definitely my kind of author, plenty of suspense and a smattering of romance, just the thing for a cold winters’ evening!

      Thanks for the visit and enjoy the books you received.

    • Hello Sheila,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments, they are always appreciated.

      Mystery/suspense is one of my favourite genres, so it is always a pleasure to be sent something in this genre for review, just the thing for a nice relaxing read.

      Have a great week.

    • Hello Mary Ann,

      Thanks for stopping by, it is always nice to receive visitors.

      This is probably not a book that I would have ever come across on my own, given just how many books and authors there are in the marketplace, so I am grateful that Rebecca chose me as one of her review sites for ‘A Dangerous Harbour’.

      I’m not so sure about the book starting off with Katrina at sea and alone. I have an inherited fear of water and the sea, so sailing would not be my preferred setting for a mystery story, I just hope that most of the action takes place on terra firma!!

      Have a lovely week

    • Hello Beth,

      The blurb is definitely intriguing, however I have yet to open up the PDF and look at the first few lines, which always gives more away about the story and writing style and either hooks me into reading more, or switches me off completely. I like the scene to be set in those opening sentences, so I have great hopes for ‘A Dangerous Harbor’.

      Have a fantastic week and I hope that the tree decorating was a huge success.

    • Hi Peggy,

      I have only just started reading ‘A Dangerous Harbor’ today, so haven’t had too much time to make my mind up about this book.

      There is definitely going to be plenty of intrigue, however the romance has already started to appear in the under-tones of the conversation, so I hope that aspect of the story doesn’t become too over-powering.

      Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week.

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