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Sunday, September 4, 2011

It's Monday! What are you Reading September 5, 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 enjoyed my week and finished five books.  I posted three reviews, two with Giveaways.  As usual, I posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway; Saturday Sharing Beyond Books, and Sunday posts.

I did get to visit a eleven or so other Monday Reading posts last week.  These were last week's posts plus Winner posts not listed.
Finished Reading:
Print/Kindle:
The Lady of the Storm

The Lady of the Storm 
by Kathryne Kennedy
Review and ARC Giveaway linked above.


Print:

Midnight on Julia Street
by Ciji Ware
Review and ARC Giveaway to be posted this week.


Audible/Audio 

Lonestar Secrets
Review and Print Giveaway linked above.


Kindle:
Love Is Blind and It Don't Pay the Bills Either (Denim Blues Mysteries, Book 2) Love Is Blind and It Don't Pay the Bills Either (Denim Blues Mysteries, Book 2) 
by Karen Wiesner
Very enjoyable!  I will post a review this week. Read for the author.
Product Description
Working with local private investigators Den McHart and Sylvia Price, Briar's Point Police Department Detective Orlando Bateman solves a missing person case. Keeya Nilsen, visually impaired from the plane crash that took her parents' lives, comes to him and has a justifiably bad attitude about love, since all the men she's ever loved have cheated on her and robbed her...including the last one, who absconded with her most prized possession-her grandfather's unpublished Blues compositions-when he flew the coop. As together they search for her last boyfriend and her missing legacy, Orlando reminds Keeya of the faith she'd had before the plane crash that changed her life and makes her see love as God inte

Audio:
By David Sakmyster
 I selected this to review as part of
The Solid Gold Reviewer Program
at Audiobook Jukebox.
I will post a review  this week.
Quite interesting! 
Product Description
What if your darkest sins materialized, seeking your annihilation? And what if your only salvation was to accept the touch of forgiveness from someone who could then claim your soul? This is the terrifying power Reverend Zachary Bright has over the townspeople of Silver Springs, Washington.

In CRESCENT LAKE, Nick Murphy, a mob informant trying to atone for his crimes–and his role in a tragic accident that killed his wife and daughter–is placed into a witness-relocation program and sent to a small, scenic town believed to be the perfect hideout. But from his first day in Silver Springs, he finds himself in a different kind of life-and-death struggle, one where his past sins have come back to haunt him. He and FBI agent Audrey Harper are quickly caught up in supernatural events and bizarre miracles, and must contend with a town besieged by religious fanaticism – and an enemy that can raise the dead.

And while a ruthless mob assassin closes in on Nick’s location, Reverend Bright plans to expand his dark ministry across the country. Nick and Audrey must overcome their own dredged-up sins, and then rally the few residents that have somehow resisted the Reverend’s influence. They will make a last stand against the whole town; but first, they must confront what rests at the bottom of the nearby lake–the source of the Reverend’s unholy power.

Line Edits/Releases: 
This week we released Life After The Undead by Pembroke Sinclair.
The world has come to an end. It doesn’t go out with a bang, or even a whimper. It goes out in an orgy of blood and the dead rising from their graves to feast on living flesh. As democracy crumples and the world melts into anarchy, five families in the U.S. rise to protect the survivors. The undead hate a humid environment, so they are migrating westward to escape its deteriorating effects. The survivors are constructing a wall in North Platte to keep the zombie threat to the west, while tyranny rules among the humans to the east. Capable but na├»ve Krista is 15 when the first attacks occur, and she loses her family and barely escapes with her life. She makes her way to the wall and begins a new life. But, as the undead threat grows and dictators brainwash those she cares about, Krista must fight not only to survive but also to defend everything she holds dear—her country, her freedom, and ultimately those she loves.


Currently reading:
Print/Kindle:
by Gillian Bradshaw 
This is good and reads smoothly. 
Reading for Sourcebooks.
Product Description
On the path toward greatness, even a hero makes mistakes.
Armed with his magical sword and otherworldly horse, Gwalchmai proves himself the most feared and faithful warrior of Arthur's noble followers. But while defending the kingdom, he commits a grave offense against the woman he loves, leading her to disappear from his life and haunt his memories.
With his trusted servant, Rhys, a commonsense peasant, Gwalchmai tries to find her in the Kingdom of Summer, where Arthur has sent him. But an unexpected and most malevolent force of evil and darkness is loose-that of his mother, the witch-queen Morgawse-and Gwalchmai finds that the secrets of his past may deny him peace...
In the second book of Gillian Bradshaw's critically acclaimed trilogy, Sir Gawain comes to life as Gwalchmai, startlingly human yet fantastically heroic.


Audible/Audio 
ImmortalI will start this next:  Immortal 
by Gillian Shield.
This is another free summer download at AudioBook Community - SYNC YA Listening.
Product Description
Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, housed in a Gothic mansion on the bleak northern moors, is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn away from her home by the sea to become the newest scholarship student, she is more isolated than she could have dreamed. Strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave Evie drowning in loneliness.
Evie's only lifeline is Sebastian, a rebellious, mocking, dangerously attractive young man she meets by chance. As Evie's feelings for Sebastian grow with each secret meeting, she starts to fear that he is hiding something about his past. And she is haunted by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girl—a girl who is so eerily like Evie, she could be a sister. Evie is slowly drawn into a tangled web of past and present that she cannot control. And as the extraordinary, elemental forces of Wyldcliffe rise up like the mighty sea, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian, and her own incredible fate.
Gillian Shields's electrifying tale will dazzle readers with suspense, mysticism, and romance.
Print/Kindle:
Lord and Lady Spy
Lord and Lady Spy 
by Shana Galen
I will start this one on Kindle as we travel.  
It sounds like fun.
Reading for Sourcebooks.
Product Description
No man can outsmart him...
Lord Adrian Smythe may appear a perfectly boring gentleman, but he leads a thrilling life as one of England's most preeminent spies, an identity so clandestine even his wife is unaware of it. But he isn't the only one with secrets...
She's been outsmarting him for years...
Now that the Napoleonic wars have come to an end, daring secret agent Lady Sophia Smythe can hardly bear the thought of returning home to her tedious husband. Until she discovers in the dark of night that he's not who she thinks he is after all...

I am also listening to The Listener's Bible NIV 
read by Max McLean. I am at Job 20, Isaiah 45 and Galatians 5.

Line Edits: Still working on setting up print releases. If it's not one thing it surely is another. :-)


September Review Books - 13 or so - that should keep me busy. :-)

Scheduled:
9/14  Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen with Author Review
9/20  The Lonely Mile by Allan Leverone (Pump Up Your Book)
9/28  The Wounded Heart: An Amish Quilt Novel by Adina Senft (FaithWords)

Center Street
Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond by Florence Henderson
Forbidden (The Books of Mortals) by Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee

Sourcebooks:
No Proper Lady by Isabel Cooper

Author Selections:
Karen Weisner - Love Is Blind and It Don't Pay the Bills Either (Denim Blues Mysteries, Book 2) (read)
and Souls on (B)oring Street [Denim Blues Mysteries Book 3]
Anne Patrick Renegade Hearts
Nibi Soto - The Chronicles of Quant
Diane Craver - A Christmas Gift Amy Tupper - Tenderfoot
Nathan Patrick Hardt - The Second Sonata
Caedem Marquez - The Path Home



[To be posted:
These were read and ready for reviews for Authors. I am sending out interviews for these. I hope to post them all in September.
Quest for Magic by Jean Hart Stewart - Read; review to be posted with interview.
Seeing for the First Time (What You See is What You Get) and 
To See (What You See is What You Get) by Nicole Zoltack - Both Read; setting up author interview with reviews.
Steamrolled by Pauline Baird Jone. Read; review to be posted with author interview.]

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