Mailbox Monday #297

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page, has a permanent home at its own blog.

To check out what everyone has received over the last week, visit the blog and check out the links.  Leave yours too.

Also, each week, Leslie, Vicki, and I will share the Books that Caught Our Eye from everyone’s weekly links.

Here’s what I received:

1.  Extractions by Melissa M. Firman, downloaded from Kindle.

In this short story, a slight moment of deception is all it takes for Kari to realize how quickly and suddenly her carefully-crafted life could be destroyed.


2. Countdown by Mira Grant, which I downloaded to Kindle after reading the three books in the NewsFlesh series.

The year is 2014, the year everything changed. We cured cancer. We cured the common cold. We died.  This is the story of how we rose.

When will you rise?


What did you receive?


  1. stacybuckeye says

    Both look excellent!

  2. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    Happy reading!

  3. I tend to stay away from a lot of the Austen-inspired books out there, because sometimes they feel very cheesy to me, but this book actually sounds charming and intriguing.

  4. Jackie Wisherd says

    Enjoyed reading the blog today. The books sound like ones I would enjoy.

  5. Lolaswhitetrashparadise says

    Thank you for the chance of winning!

  6. I have signed copies of the Newsflesh series they sound so good! Glad you found them worthwhile.

  7. mary Ann Langan says

    They both sound interesting, enjoy!

  8. Fiction-Books says

    Hi Serena,

    I am intrigued by the scant premise for ‘Extractions’, although at just 7 pages long, it has to be worth the time to check it out.

    I’m not sure that the ‘NewsFlesh’ series is something I would enjoy, so do you think that if I read ‘Countdown’ that would give me a good indicator one way or the other, or would it spoil the series books?

    Have a great week and thanks for sharing.


  9. Laurel-Rain Snow says

    I am curious about your new books….thanks for sharing, and enjoy! And thanks for visiting my blog.

  10. Love to have a chance at wining and this book sounds awesome.

  11. Both sound interesting. Enjoy!

  12. topazshell5 says

    Countdown seems really good. I hear you are a new administrator. Cogratulations!

  13. Extractions sounds interesting.

  14. bermudaonion(Kathy) says

    I want to read more Mira Grant too!

  15. Both books are new to me. Enjoy them and have a good week.