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Sunday, November 20, 2011

It's Monday! What are You Reading? November 21, 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 did okay finishing four books.  I posted four reviews and four giveaways. Plus, I posted my regular Friday Pick Giveaway; Saturday Sharing Beyond Books, and Sunday posts. 

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

I didn't get to visit at all last week - ugh.  Just really busy at work and in the evenings. Limited time means something doesn't get done. *Sigh*
These were last week's posts plus a Winner post not listed.

Finished Reading:

1. Print/Kindle  
by Lisa Renee Jones
Review, Author Guest Post with 
Giveaway linked above. 

2. Print/Kindle

Margaret Mallory
Book Review, Author Mini Interview
 and Giveaway linked above.

3. Print/Kindle

by Amanda Scott
The review, mini author interview 
and Duo Giveaway are linked above.

4. Print and Audible
By Dr. David Jeremiah
I can appreciate the truthfulness 
of this title and it's contents.
I am reading this for FaithWords, div of Hachette.
I'll post a review this week.
Book Description:
Publication Date:October 4, 2011 Is Western civilization in an accelerating decline? And if it continues will it eventually weaken and cause us to come to the end of cultured civilization as we now know it? "Yes," says David Jeremiah, and in his book, I NEVER THOUGHT I'D SEE THE DAY! he details numerous signs of this cultural decay including:
  • America held hostage by Iran
  • Marriage becoming obsolete
  • Creeping socialism
  • The invisibility of culture's enemies
  • Increase in "spiritual warfare"
  • America turning its back on Israel
  • Atheist attack on religion
Can this downward spiral be reversed? Yes, but only if one person at a time returns to God with our heart, our manner of life, our dedication to genuine worship of God, in serving God by helping others, in our giving, and in prayer.

Line Edits/Releases: 

We released Seduced by Darkness by Cher Green; the last of the Dark Bride Series Novellas.
Geneva Chilton, warned against human contact, betrays her family in order to be close to the world she longs to join. Intrigued by an artist’s work and his ability to capture life on canvas, Geneva steps too close to the boundaries and discovers love, but what price will she have to pay?
Lewis Hunt, intrigued by Geneva’s beauty and determined to capture it on canvas, discovers he needs more. Lewis needs the real woman behind the beauty. His course leads him to her, but also to danger. How hard is he willing to fight for a woman of darkness, a vampire?

Currently reading:
1. Print/Kindle
Embrace the Highland Warrior
by Anita Clenney
I am really enjoying this so far.
The review, Author Guest Post and
Giveaway will post on November 22, 2011.
Reading for Sourcebooks.
Book Description
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
When the powerful demon that left Shay for dead discovers her empty grave, he comes seeking retribution, believing she possesses an ancient book he has sought for centuries. Knowing she can't fight the demon alone, Shay returns to her clan and the Scottish Warrior who betrayed her...the only man she's ever loved, where she discovers that betrayal isn't always what it seems. Sometimes it's far worse

2. Audio:
by Laini Taylor
I am a two third into this. I am engaged and want to know what happens. Reviewing for Hachette Audio. 
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?

3. Print
by Gillian Bradshaw
I finally started this although not too far.
Reading for Sourcebooks.
Book Description Publication Date: October 1, 2011 Arthur Pendragon strives to unite a fragmented empire as his bastard son threatens to tear down the king, his queen, and their bravest champions. From the sudden death of innocence to a perilous campaign that strikes at the very heart of the empire, this third and final book of the acclaimed trilogy by Gillian Bradshaw offers the reader a front-row seat as Arthur's dream and his kingdom collapse around him.

3. Print/Kindle
By Grace Burrowes
I am looking forward to reading this for Sourcebooks.
Book Description
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
A luminous holiday tale of romance, passion, and dreams come true from rising star Grace Burrowes, whose award-winning Regency romances are capturing hearts worldwide.

All she wants is peace and anonymity...
Lady Sophie Windham has maneuvered a few days to herself at the ducal mansion in London before she must join her family for Christmas in Kent. Suddenly trapped by a London snowstorm, she finds herself with an abandoned baby and only the assistance of a kind, handsome stranger standing between her and complete disaster.

But Sophie's holiday is about to heat up...
With his estate in ruins, Vim Charpentier sees little to feel festive about this Christmas. His growing attraction for Sophie Windham is the only thing that warms his spirits-but when Sophie's brothers whisk her away, Vim's most painful holiday memories are reawakened.

It seems Sophie's been keeping secrets, and now it will take much more than a mistletoe kiss to make her deepest wishes come true...

I am also listening to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean. 
I am at Ezekiel 44 and 1 John.

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:
11/22 Embrace the Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney with Guest Post -Sourcebooks

Additional Publisher Books
      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. Enjoy your books and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Wow - what a schedule! Good luck this week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. YOU have an amazing week this week! Grace Burrowes is awesome, your gonna love it :)

  4. A week with four books is good going! Hope you have another great week. I've been readin 5 star books for the 4th book in a row now, it's great.

  5. In Winter's Shadow looks intriguing...hope you enjoy your reads.


  6. I have a bunch of books going at once. A lot of them are library books that are due soon. Please come see what I'm reading.

  7. 4 books wow and another busy week for you! Looking forward to your review of Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)


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