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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? October 24, 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.

Although it seemed slow I the week ended up okay - I finished four books.  I posted three reviews, two with giveaways. I had an Author interview, a post on my midweek activities and the second Cruise picture post.  Also there were the regular Friday Pick Giveaway; Saturday Sharing Beyond Books, and Sunday posts. 
I have to start posting four books a week so I can get caught up on the posts and reads I have lined up.  I'll be busy reading!

I visited a dozen or so blogs to say "Hi."
These were last week's posts plus Winner posts not listed.

Finished Reading:
1.  Print/Kindle

The Christmas Wedding  
by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
Review and ARC Giveaway linked above.

2. Audible/Audio
by Graham Storrs
I enjoyed this.
I will post the review Tuesday 10/25.
Reviewed for Audiobook Jukebox 
and Iambik Audiobooks

3.  Print/Kindle:

The Rose Garden
by Susanna Kearsley
Another good Kearsley read.
I'll post the review on Thursday 10/27.
Read for Sourcebooks.

4. One undisclosed book. 

Line Edits/Releases: I got some print books loaded this week.

Currently reading:
by Sara Humphreys
I will start reading this on Monday.
Reading for Sourcebooks.
Product Description:
What if you suddenly discovered your own powers were beyond anything you'd ever imagined...
Samantha Logan's childhood home had always been a haven, but everything changed while she was away. She has a gorgeous new neighbor, Malcolm, who introduces her to the amazing world of the dream-walking, shapeshifting Amoveo clans...but what leaves her reeling with disbelief is when he tells her she's one of them...
And shock turns to terror as Samantha falls prey to the deadly enemy determined to destroy the Amoveo, and the only chance she has to come into her true powers is to trust in Malcolm to show her the way...
Get swept away into Sara Humphreys's glorious world and breathtaking love story...

Amazingly this is a collaboration by over 20 well known mystery authors! I am four discs into it but my daughter snagged it to finish so I have to get it back this week.
I am reviewing this for Audiobook Jukebox and Simon & Schuster Audio. 
Product  Description:
More than twenty New York Times bestselling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel, a one-of-a-kind collaboration that combines the skills of America’s greatest storytellers to produce one spellbinding whopper of a mystery. Alexander McCall Smith. Sandra Brown. Faye Kellerman. J.A. Jance. Jeffery Deaver. Kathy Reichs. Lisa Scottoline. Jeff Lindsay. Only a handful of the names that make up the all-star lineup of authors behind the creation of No Rest for the Dead, a tale of vengeance, greed, and love that flows seamlessly, in the words of David Baldacci, “as it passes from mind to mind of each Creator.”
Recently, twenty-some of the nation’s leading mystery and thriller writers joined together to form The American Detection Club, a group dedicated to publishing high-quality anthologies and serial genre novels. In No Rest for the Dead, their first endeavor, the group has collaborated to create the mystery behind the murder of Christopher Thomas, a curator at San Francisco’s Museum of Fine Arts. Though Thomas’s wife was convicted and executed for the crime, detective Jon Nunn is not convinced. Ten years after the murder, Nunn gathers together all who were present on the night Christopher died, intent on uncovering the truth, suspect by suspect.
Edited by the talent at The Strand Magazine, the home of mystery fiction since 1890, No Rest for the Dead is a thrilling, page-turning accomplishment that only America’s very best could achieve.

The Path Home
by Caedem Marquez
A Sweet Romance to read.
Reading for the Author.
Product Description:
A chance encounter at a bookstore...the start of a sweet love story.
When Mr. Dominguez runs into Antoinette at their beachside community bookstore, the connection between them is instantaneous and unmistakable. They seem to be made for each other. There is just one problem.
He is a priest, and she doesn't know.
Father Dominguez must decide if his true path is with Antoinette, or with the God he has always been devoted to. And he must do it soon, before he breaks not only his vows, but also Antoinette’s heart.
by J.D. Robb
Another good Eve Dallas story.
Reading from my Audible TBR.
Product Description:
He is an expert with the latest technology...a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit - always solved moments too late to save the victims' lives.
Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the first victim butchered in his own home. The second lost his life in a vacant luxury apartment. The two men had little in common. Both suffered unspeakable torture before their deaths. And both had ties to an ugly secret of 10 years past - a secret shared by none other than Eve's new husband, Roarke.

I am also listening to The Listener's Bible NIV 
read by Max McLean. 
I am at Jeremiah 44 and 2 Timothy 2.

Line Edits: I am working on more of the Dark Bride Anthology series for October and continuing to set up print releases.

Scheduled Events in October:
10/26 Mind Over Matter - Author Guest Post and Giveaway - Bewitching Book Tours

Additional Sourcebooks Review Books:
In Winter's Shadow by Gillian Bradshaw
Utterly Charming by Kristine Grayson

Remaining September (or October) Author Selections:
Karen Weisner - Love Is Blind and It Don't Pay the Bills Either (Denim Blues Mysteries, Book 2) (read)
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

[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 soon.
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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