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Sunday, October 2, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? October 3, 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'm home after a lovely cruise! Last week I finished four books.   I posted three reviews, one author Q&A post and one Giveaway.  As usual, I posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway; Saturday Sharing Beyond Books, and Sunday posts.

Again I didn't get to visit last week so I hope I can do some this week. These were last week's posts plus Winner posts not listed.
Finished Reading:
by Amy Tupper
I did like this YA fantasy.
Review linked above.

Forbidden (The Books of Mortals)
by Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee
A very engaging read!
I will post the review with Giveaway on Wednesday 10/5.  Read for Center Street (Hachette.)

This was okay - interesting plotlines - 
but not my favorite.
I will try to post a full review next week
My rating: 3.75.

Immortal Immortal by Gillian Shield.
I was able to finish this and liked the ending.
Received from AudioBook Community - SYNC YA Listening.
I will post a review next week. My rating: 4.25

ok -Line Edits/Releases:

I  will be uploading the full 
Anthology of Prom Night 
by Tuesday.

Currently reading:

by Candace Hall
I will post the review for this on Thursday, October 6.
Reading for Pump Up Your Book Promotion.
Product Description: When Santa’s reindeer discover a lost kitten named O’Malley, they have no choice but to rescue him and bring him back to the North Pole.  Soon all the residents of the North Pole are doing their part to save O’Malley, including Broome, the head Elf, and Wilma the mouse.  Because only those who were born in the the North Pole can live there, everyone decides to keep O’Malley a secret–until O’Malley goes missing.  Will O’Malley be able to stay in the North Pole?  What will Santa think about  ‘A Christmas Secret’?
Storm Runners
by Roland Smith
This is a 9-12 age story of characters in a Florida hurricane so it fits for me. :-).
This is another download from AudioBook Community - SYNC YA Listening. 
Author Description: Chase Masters and his father are "storm runners," racing across the country in pursuit of hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Anywhere bad weather strikes, they are not far behind. Chase is learning more on the road than he ever would just sitting in a classroom. But when the hurricane of the century hits, he will be tested in ways he never could have imagined.


I will post the review and feature some Artwork for this on Saturday, October 9.
Part of Bewitching Book Tours.
Product Description: xcx  Time of the Faeries: Afterlight is a four-part graphic novel series that explore the origins of the Faeries, the evolution of Angels and Vampires from a common Fae ancestor, and their own unique adaptations to the modern world. It follows the alliances and tensions that develop between these three species as they struggle to protect human civilization or shape it to their will. The Afterlight follows several lines of cause and effect, revealing possible versions of the Apocalypse at the hands of all three species.

In the first book, Afterlight, End of the World, we begin at the end with the Angel Apocalypse: a dying Earth, ravaged by war, now hosts only a few scattered pockets of humanity. These last survivors are being hunted to extinction by starving Angels, their energy consumed so that the Angels might live. Below ground, a small band of shape-shifting male faeries called the Phelans struggle to protect the last collection of human life in Los Angeles and a mysterious young girl who may hold the key to their survival. Above ground, as the winged forces amass to complete their genocide, a lone Angel named Halyon struggles to understand what went wrong, and why her race now hunts the very people they were charged to protect.
by Jane Peart
We are reading this for our 
ladies' Bookclub for 
this Saturday, October 9.
 Product Description:
Penny Sayres' red hair, freckle-splashed skin, and fierce independence drew the attention of some of the region's most eligible bachelors. One by one, they've been disappointed -- because romance and marriage are the last things on Penny's mind! Since her childhood, she has sensed an unknown destiny beckoning from the horizon. When Penny's brother, Brad, invites her to join his family on their wagon train to California, Penny's dream of adventure comes true. The Oregon trail, with its promise of a distant land, sweeps her into a world of fascinating new sights and sounds. It's an exciting time for Penny and her newfound friend, Nell, who shares Penny's zest for the unknown. The trail is long, the journey often grueling, and, as happens when strangers travel together, tempers sometimes flare. Still, it looks like the train will reach its destination without event -- that is, until disaster strikes at Snake River and changes Penny's life forever. Little does Penny realize that God is about to set her on her greatest adventure yet -- one that includes a new dream and lasting love.
I am also listening to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean. ; I am at Isaiah 66 and Corinthians 1.

Line Edits: Working on Dark Bride Anthology series for October.  Will be setting up print releases now that I have returned to the US.
 Scheduled Events in October:
10/4 Hachette Double Giveaway:  Home At Last Chance by Hope Ramsey and Home Sweet Home by Bella Riley
10/6 A Christmas Secret Review - Pump Up
10/8 Afterlight Review and Artwork Review
10/14-15 Attending Women of Faith Conference in Tampa for BookSneeze
10/17 The Goblin King Review with Author Q&A - Sourcebooks
10/18 The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
10/26 Mind Over Matter - Author Guest Post and Giveaway - Bewitching Book Tours

Additional Sourcebooks Review Books:
The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
In Winter's Shadow by Gillian Bradshaw
Utterly Charming by Kristine Grayson
Unleashed by Sara Humphreys

Additional Hachette Titles:
Kiss of Night by Debbie Viguie - Faithwords
Help! For Writers by Roy Peter Clark - Little Brown
The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen - Mulholand/Little Brown

Remaining September 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
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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