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Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? November 14, 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 seem to be on a roll - once again it was a busy week with lots of good reading.  I finished five books again.  I posted five reviews and two giveaways. I posted a Fantasy Pack Giveaway Announcement.  I posted my regular Friday Pick Giveaway; Saturday Sharing Beyond Books, and Sunday posts. 

I still need to keep posting at least five reviews a week to keep up with the reading! :-)

I did get to visit a bit at the end of the week.
These were last week's posts plus a Winner post not listed.

Finished Reading:

 1. Print

 Deliciously Sinful
by Lilli Fiesty

The review with double giveaway 
is linked above.

2. Print

by RaeAnne Thayne
The review and giveaway for the print plus a Christmas ebook are linked above.

3. Kindle
by Suzanne Barrett
This is a wonderful Novela for Christmas 
or anytime reading! 
I'll be posting a review 
with Giveaway later this week. 
Amy Wilson struggles to make a home for herself and her small son in the Northern California town of Riverton. Widowed and alone, and saddled with debt from her husband’s failed business, she vows to pay off his creditors herself and remain independent from her overbearing in-laws.
Shay McHugh is dissatisfied with his life. At thirty-three, he has a home on the river which he has just remodeled, a white Porsche, a powerboat, and a position as manager of Riverton’s ValuKing Supermarket. But lately he finds life doesn’t offer the fulfillment he craves. Something is lacking. When he meets Amy, he has an overwhelming desire to protect her, which is exactly the thing Amy has been escaping. Can the two set aside their differences and make room for love?

4. Kindle
by Anne Patrick
This is a very lovely cowgirl + cowboy story. I will post the review later this week.
Publisher's Description
Single mother, Jenny Holloway, has her hands full running a 1200-acre ranch, and keeping her daredevil son out of the emergency room. So when her foreman suggests she hire on his son Gil Montgomery, who just got home from the war, Jenny jumps at the opportunity of having another skilled cowboy around. Gil was used to taking orders, even from women. What he wasn't prepared for was the feelings this little firecracker of a woman triggered in him. Jenny is a lot like the bronco she's rescued and is now trying to break. The unexpected death of her husband has left her jaded and afraid to risk her heart getting broken again. Somehow, he has to gain her trust and prove that he isn't going anywhere.

5. Print

by Shari MacDonald
This is our Church Book Club Selection 
- our meeting was postponed till next Saturday so I will post the review and Giveaway next weekend.
This was light, fun and sweet.

Line Edits/Releases: 
I have the last of the Dark Bride Series, 
Seduced by Darkness, releasing this week.

Currently reading:

by Lisa Renee Jones
This one sizzles!
Review, Author Guest Post and 
Giveaway to post on Thursday, 11/17. 
Product Description
Award-winning, bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is breaking out of series romance success into single title with her fast-paced, paranormal romantic suspense series full of dark danger and sizzling hot passion.

Sterling Jeter, Renegade Super Soldier, is fearless, powerful, and wildly unpredictable. His life-threatening mission is to save the beautiful, brilliant astrobiologist Rebecca Burns from ruthless villain Adam Rain. But their immutable mutual attraction threatens to put them in the path of death... or worse...

Margaret Mallory
I am looking forward to reading this for Double Book Tour on Saturday 11/19.
Book Description
Series: Return of the Highlanders 2 | Publication Date: November 1, 2011
Four fearless warriors return to the Highlands to claim their lands and legacies. But all their trials on the battlefield can't prepare them for their greatest challenge yet: winning the hearts of four willful Scottish beauties.

Alex MacDonald is known for his skill as a warrior, his prowess with women, and his vow to never take a wife. But now his chieftain has asked him to make the ultimate sacrifice: wed Glynis MacNeil, a lass famed throughout the Highlands for her exquisite beauty-and defiant ways.

Familiar with heartbreak, Glynis refuses to fall for another handsome scoundrel. Yet when Alex's past sins force an unlikely union, Glynis gives in to temptation and becomes his wife. Will their newfound passion be strong enough to fight the enemy that threatens their home, their clan, and their very lives?

3. Print/Kindle
by Amanda Scott
This is the second book for Saturday's Blog Tour Duo.
Book Description
Series: Scottish Knights | Publication Date: October 1, 2011
Lady Marsi Cargill refuses to marry a man who wants her land rather than her love. To escape her arranged betrothal, she disguises her noble lineage and accompanies her young cousin--the future King of Scots--on a secret journey across the Highlands. Their guide is a mysterious knight known only as Hawk. Heat flares between the beautiful maid and the brooding warrior, but when Marsi's true identity is revealed, Hawk's desire gives way to fury...

Summoned by the King to guard his son, Sir Ivor "Hawk" Mackintosh now has two royals to protect. This daring, willful woman has invaded Hawk's every thought, and laid siege to his heart. Soon the solitary soldier is yearning for a life with Marsi at his side and in his bed. But as their passion grows, so too does the danger surrounding them. Powerful enemies watch their every move, and to survive, Hawk and Marsi must fight for Scotland's future-as well as their own new-found love.

4. Audio:
by Laini Taylor
I am a good third into this and really like it so far.
Book Description
September 27, 2011 Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.
When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

I still didn't get too far into In Winter's Shadow  by Gillian Bradshaw - it is on hold while I read the scheduled books. 

I am also listening to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean. 
I am at Ezekiel 30 and 2 Peter 1.

Line Edits: I am working on two Novellas for release and continuing to work on Smashword and print releases.

November is another busy month.
Scheduled Reviews and Tours:
11/17 The Storm That is Stirling by Lisa Renee Jones with Author Guest Post - Sourcebooks
11/17 to 27th Gratitude Giveaway Hop - Mine will be International although the list currently says US
11/19 Blog Tour: Forever Romance Great Scots and Highland Heat - two book Reviews and Giveaway -     Highland Hero by Amanda Scott and The Sinner by Margaret Mallory
11/22 Embrace the Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney with Guest Post -Sourcebooks

Additional Publisher Books
         Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish by Grace Burrowes
         The Highlander's Heart by Amanda Forester
FaithWords:  Paper Angels by Billy Coffey
Hachette: Three Day-Town by Margaret Maron
Little and Brown:
         Help for Writers by Roy Peter Clark 
         Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson

Remaining Author Selections - These are now into November and I am going to be pushing to get them in between the publisher selections.
Karen Wiesner -Souls on (B)oring Street [Denim Blues Mysteries Book 3]
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.]


  1. Wow another full on week and a great line up of books. Have a great week and happy reading :)
    Off to check out some of your other posts

  2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone has been getting good reviews. I'll have to keep my eye out for it. have a great reading week.

  3. Wow! That's a great chunk of reading you did there! I am jealous! I'm curious about Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I'm gonna have a busy week myself but it's no where near how much you've read! Good luck and happy reading! :)

  4. Love you new look!!!! Have a great week!!

  5. You have a lot on your plate. I had another quiet week of reading. School and nanowrimo are eating up a lot of my spare reading time. Please come see what I'm reading.


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