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Sunday, July 3, 2011

It's Monday! What are you Reading July 4, 2011?

This meme starts at Book Journey!
What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I finished six books - I'm not sure if we are allowed to reveal the titles on the Harlequin panel books but I did read one of the two so far. I posted three reviews, two with Giveaways plus one author guest post.
Continuing the Blogoversary I posted three Author Spotlights, one Publisher Spotlight,  and one Flash Giveaway.
There is an Amazing people post, the Friday Pick Giveaway; Saturday Sharing Beyond Books, and Sunday post.

I did get to visit 12 (whee!) Monday What are You Reading posts early in the week and then only a few others later in the week.
These were last week's posts plus the Winner post not listed.
  • MBS Blogoversary FLASH Giveaway - Book choice from ARC and Review books. Open Worldwide. Ends 7/4.

  Finished Reading: 
The Constantine Codex (Skeleton Series) 

By Paul L. Maier
Review and Giveaway linked above.

Review is linked above.
I am ready to get the next one!

The Showboat AffairThe Showboat Affair
by Gwyneth Greer  

Another good read this week.
Review to be posted this week
with Blogoversary Author Spotlight.

Narrated by Simon Prebble
This reminded me why I
collect Julia Quinn!
I'll be posting a review with
book giveaway as I can squeeze
in between the  Blogoversary posts.

JosetteJosette by Danielle Thorne
A charming  Historical.
I'll be posting a review on this
with the author Blogoversary Spotlight.

Product Description
Josette Price sees her future in Beddingfield Park. While her brother, George, needlessly pursues a naval career, Josette promises to watch over their beloved parents and the Beddingfield Park estate. Nothing would make Josette happier than to see her sister and her self settled within the palings of Beddingfield. But dark, brooding Captain Carter rides into their lives with news that ruins everything: George has been lost at sea.

Learning the Park is entailed to their cousin, Edward, Josette must decide between marrying her fickle relation or helping her besotted sister trap him in her stead. Before a decision can be made, will Captain Carter and his delightfully spinsterish relatives stop the Price girls from making a choice that would be the greatest tragedy of all?

Harlequin American Romance - a fun Men of the West story. 
Easy light read for Harlequin Panel Survey.

Line Edits/Releases:  
The Sweethearts In Bloom 
Anthology will be released this week.

Currently reading:
In the Heat of the BiteIn the Heat of the Bite
By Lydia Dare
Started this and I like the characters so far.
Product Description
Chivalry is far from undead...

Matthew Halkett, Earl of Blodswell, is one of the few men in the ton who can claim to be a knight in shining armor- because that's precisely what he was before being turned into a vampyre. When he spies a damsel in distress in the midst of a storm in Hyde Park, his natural instinct is to rush to her aid...

But not every woman needs to be rescued...

Weather-controlling witch Rhiannon Sinclair isn't caught in a storm-she's the cause of it. She's mortified to have been caught making trouble by the imposing earl, but she doesn't need any man-never has, and is sure she never will...

But when Rhiannon encounters Matthew again, her powers go awry and his supernatural abilities run amok. Between the two of them, the ton is thrown into an uproar. There's never been a more tempestuous scandal...

by Robin Lee Hatcher
Our church book club is reading
this lovely historical romance.
I think I am the last to finish.
We will be discussing it on Saturday and
I'll post my review the following week.
Product Description
When Emily Harris takes a job in the rugged high country of Idaho, she’s about to discover that changing the heart of one man may be the destiny she’s been in search of all her life. A heartwarming historical romance by bestselling author Robin Lee Hatcher.
From the Back Cover
From the moment Gavin Blake set eyes on Emily Harris he knew she would never make it in the rugged high country where backbreaking work and constant hardship were commonplace. She would wilt there like a rose without water. He'd be sending her back to Boise before the first snows. He'd be willing to bet on it.

She could say what she wanted. Emily Harris didn't belong in the hard life of the Blakes. Beautiful and refined, she was accustomed to the best life had to offer. Heaven only knew why she wanted to leave Boise to teach two young girls on a ranch miles from nowhere. He'd wager it had to do with a man. It always did when a beautiful woman was involved.

Emily wanted to make some sort of mark on the world before marriage. She wanted to be more than just a society wife. Though she had plenty of opportunities back East, she had come to the Idaho high country looking to make a difference. Gavin’s resistance to her presence made her even more determined to prove herself. Perhaps changing the heart of one man might make the greatest difference of all.
Reading from my Audible Library.
I felt like a sci fi fantasy.
Product Description
Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the USS Walker---a Great-War vintage "four-stacker" destroyer---finds itself in full retreat from pursuit by Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, knows that he and his crew are in dire straits. In desperation, he heads Walker into a squall, hoping it will give them cover---and emerges somewhere else.Familiar landmarks appear, but the water teems with monstrous, vicious fish. And there appear to be dinosaurs grazing on the plains of Bali. Gradually Matt and his crew must accept the fact that they are in an alternate world---and they are not alone. Humans have not evolved, but two other species have. And they are at war.
With its steam power and weaponry, the Walker's very existence could alter the balance of power. And for Matt and his crew, who have the means to turn a primitive war into a genocidal Armageddon, one thing becomes clear: They must decide whose side they're on. Because whoever they choose to side with is the winner.

Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success  Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success by Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
This is really an excellent approach to change.  
Reading For Hachette Review.
DH didn't find a CD player for under $15.00 so I haven't finished this yet. Maybe I will try to listen on the computer in spare (???) minutes.
by David Wilkerson
We will be teaching this to  the young adult class 
starting in two weeks. I am reading a chapter a week to prepare.
Editorial Review:
In this compelling release, David Wilkerson brings the reader up to date and into the future. He firmly believes that we are now living in the time the Bible refers to as "the beginnings of sorrows" and that the world is racing toward Armageddon.

I am also listening to The Listener's Bible NIV 
read by Max McLean. I am at 2 Kings 23, Proverbs 30 and Acts 26.

Line Edits: Finalizing the Sword of Virtue by Joy Brooks  for release soon.
I am finalizing edits/formatting on Life After the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair; then Soylent Red by Jamieson Wolf.

July 2011 Scheduled reviews:
July 13 MBS Blogoversary Review and Author Spotlight for Pauline Baird Jones
Dreamspell Steampunk Volume 1 (Dreamspell Steampunk Anthology) 

July 23 for review and Giveaway!
Forever's hot Historical Romance Group Blog Tour

Tamed by a Highlander by Paula Quinn

July 27  So You Want to Write a Guest Post: An Author's Guide to Promoting with Guest Blogging 
by J.L. McDougall
July 28 The Fear Principle (Jaguar Adams) by B.A. Chepaitis
July 29 The Fear of God: Jaguar Series by B.A. Chepaitis

Unscheduled Review books: 
Working It Out: A Journey of Love, Loss, and Hope by Abby Rike

In the Heat of the Bite - current reading
Cover Me by Catherine Mann
A Gentleman Never Tells by Amelia Grey
Touch If You Dare by Stephanie Rowe

Harlequin American Romance (a doctor story).
Quest for Magic by Jean Hart Stewart - August Release

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