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.
Your host for September 2013, is Yolanda over at ‘Notorious Spinks Talks’
This week, as Yolanda was a little late in putting up her link, Bob over at ‘Beauty In Ruins’ has also posted a link, so double the fun to be had!
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
My book this week, is another of those self-indulgent ‘must reads’, dangled in front of me by the lovely people at NetGalley. With me having the ‘breaking point of a Crunchie’, I just couldn’t resist. Whilst conducting some follow up research about the author Sandra Brannan, I am so glad that I went with my first instinct, as this is the fourth episode in a great new series, featuring Norwegian born, amatuer sleuth, now turned professional Special Agent, Liv Bergen. If you get the chance, check out the excellent suite of cover art for the series, it is truly amazing! A new author and a whole new series of books for me to catch up on.
‘NOAH’S RAINY DAY’
Newly minted Special Agent Liv Bergen races against time to solve a child kidnapping—which could take a fatal turn—with the help of her gifted nephew Noah.
From birth, Noah Hogarty has lived with severe cerebral palsy. He is nearly blind, unable to speak, and cannot run, walk, or crawl. Yet his mind works just as well as any other twelve-year-old’s—maybe even better. And Noah holds a secret dream: to become a great spy, following in the footsteps of his aunt, Liv “Boots” Bergen.
Now, freshly returned from training at Quantico, FBI agent Liv Bergen is thrown into her first professional case. Working side by side with veteran agent Street Pierce, enigmatic agent and lover Jack Linwood, and her bloodhound Beulah, Liv must race to find five-year-old Max—last seen at the Denver International Airport—before his Christmastime abduction turns deadly. Meanwhile, Noah, housebound, becomes wrapped up in identifying the young face he sees watching him from his neighbor’s bedroom window, but he can neither describe nor inscribe what he knows. And his investigation may lead to Noah paying the ultimate price in fulfilling his dreams.
Sandra Brannan, was born and raised in South Dakota, amongst a large and loving family, she is the seventh of nine siblings. After living in Wyoming, Washington, D.C., Washington state, and Colorado, Sandra returned to her hometown, where she is surrounded by family, who after each having their own adventures, have all decided to return to the homelife they know and love.
Sandra is an engineer, with an MBA and enjoys working in the long established family mining business; living in the Black Hills with her husband, Joel; smiling with pride over the journeys taken by her four sons; doting over her three grandchildren; and appreciating all of life’s blessings, too many to count.
A 9th grade English teacher saw something in Sandra, that she didn’t recognise in herself and encouraged her to write by nominating her for a $500 creative writing scholarship. She now carves out enough time in her busy working schedule to pursue her passion for writing, together with reading as much as she can from her favourite authors.
Write, write, write and read, read, read! Regardless of whether or not you find an agent or a publisher right away, keep writing and learn by reading the books by authors in the genre you most want to emulate in your writing.
As a writer, thank you for giving me the power of speech. I take that right seriously and work to entertain through the stories I tell. If along the way I open some windows to a world some may not realize exist, well then fabulous!
I can’t wait to discover all your own great new finds this week … so please stop by and share your link