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Sunday, April 1, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? April 2, 2012

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 had another good week of reading with five books finished.  I posted four reviews, one with Giveaway, and a couple of  announcements.  I also posted my regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words. 

Thanks again to the nice people who visited me last week. I got to visit a dozen on Sunday night but only one or two later in the week. I won't be able to visit tonight so I hope to  get to do that tomorrow night. 

These were last week's posts plus Winner posts not listed.
  • Book Review: Home by Karen Wiesner; Inspirational Romantic Fiction  my rating 4.0.
  • Book Review: Echo Falls by Jaime MacDougall; Paranormal Romance;  my rating 4.25.
  • Book Review and ARC Giveaway: Believe it Or Not by Tawna Fenske; Contemporary Romance;  my rating 4.25. Ends 4/6.
Finished Reading:
1. Print

Believe It or Not
by Tawna Fenske
Fun read; Review and Giveaway linked above.

2. eBook/Kindle

by Suzanne Barrett
Nice romance. I will post a review this week.
Product Description - click on title.

3.  Print (Kindle)

WOW! Remarkable!! I'll post a review this week.
Book Description - click on title.

4. Audio (on MP3)

by Annette Blair
Some surprises in this Amish story.
Review will post on April 3.
Reviewing for Audiolark.
 Product Description - click on title.

5. Ebook (A Free Read)
by Carol Ann Erhardt
I had to squeeze in a TBR and just for fun book.
This has been in my eBook folder for several years
as a Free Read from White Rose Press
It surprises me how complete a story can be in 14 pages.
It has a little mystery, a little romance and a taste of the author's writing.
Based on this quick read I would try Ms. Erhardt for a longer read.
This will go on my TBR and new Author challenge lists.
When Jessie Carter learned she'd inherited her great-grandmother's home and land in Tennessee, she took it as a sign from God to move away from the hurtful reminders of a broken relationship. Starting over seemed like a great idea--that is, until she arrived and found a dead body as part of her legacy.

Line Edits/Releases: I'll be uploading a beautiful, fully illustrated children's book tomorrow!

Currently reading:
1. Print

I am enjoying another fun Regency from Ms. Dreiling.
Reading for Forever Romance Blog Tour. 
Review and Giveaway to post 4/5.
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Amy Hardwick has one last Season to shake off her wallflower image and make a love match. If she can't, she'll set aside her dreams of romance and return home to a suitor who can provide security-if little else. What she doesn't count on is the inappropriate-and irresistible-attention lavished on her in a darkened library by rake extraordinaire Will "The Devil" Darcett . . .

When Will is caught in a tryst with the ton's shyest miss, he knows he must offer for her hand. Yet Amy is not the shrinking violet she seems to be. Passion lies beneath her prim exterior and Will is eager to release it. But winning Amy isn't simply a matter of seduction; first, Will must convince her that he's mended his wicked ways . . .

2. eBook/Kindle

I just started this - it has a good hook.
Reading for author review.
Book Description
Publication Date: February 19, 2012
After a hasty promise to her dying fiancĂ© jeopardizes the future of his illegitimate child, Lady Leah Sheridan vows to make amends for the gentleman’s lack of honor by personally seeing to his son’s financial needs. When the boy’s heartless mother abandons him, Leah finds herself nearing a disastrous scandal. To make matters worse, her fiancĂ©’s older brother returns to England demanding answers she swore never to divulge.

As soon as the Duke of Chase meets the woman his deceased brother had intended to wed, he is unexpectedly captivated by the lady’s beauty, but he quickly suspects she is hiding a secret, making him more determined than ever to discover the truth behind his brother’s fatal accident.

Will Leah break her promise and confide in the only man who can keep her safe?

3. Audio

This is a fully dramatized production and very exciting to listen to.
Reviewing for the Graphic Audio through AudioJukebox. 
At the end of the First Crusade, the church created a monastic military order known as the Knights Templar. Now, rising up from the ashes of history, they are the Vatican’s last defense in the war between good and evil…

Cade Williams is no ordinary man. His ability to cross over to the other side makes him uniquely qualified to command the Church’s special operations division. As a modern-day Knight, Cade can use the curse that has scarred his soul as a weapon against the forces of darkness. But a new kind of unholy war is brewing — and soon Cade may be the last man standing…between the living and the dead.

The desecration of Templar cemeteries has sparked a full-scale investigation. Cade and his team suspect that a cabal of necromancers is behind it all. Their purpose: to claim the legendary powers of a lost holy relic for their own ungodly campaign.

For Cade, there’s only one way to stop them — by tracking the dead himself…crossing the most sacred of battle lines…and facing his own terrifying demons.

4. Print
This sounds like a read I'll like.
I expect I will start before week's end.
Reading for Sourcebooks;
Author interview and Review on April 11. 

Publication Date: April 3, 2012
"Dark historical suspense that will capture your imagination, fuel your fears, and captivate your heart." -- Kelsey Browning, co--founder of Romance University

Nothing Gets Between a Lady and Her Vengence...
In a daring rescue, beautiful and wily secret operative Cora deBeau is reunited with her childhood friend Guy Trevelyan, who wants so much more from her now than friendship ...

He'll Stoke the Fire Until They Both Go Up In Flames...
But Cora's mission against the French has become personal, and even the fire between her and Guy won't deter her. When it comes to getting sweet, cruel revenge, nothing will stand in a lady's way ...

I am again listening to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean. 
[Reading and listening on my new MP3.]
Instead of studying with the Tyndall One Year Bible this year I am studying with Through the Bible in One Year by Alan B. Stringfellow. It is a Study that I used for teaching back in around 1989 so I will enjoy it again. This week's reading will be Ezra and Nehemiah.

Line Edits: I plan on working on at least one print release this week and one line edit.

I carried over two books to read from March. There are 10 new titles lined up for April so minimum of 12 13 to read but I am nearly done three.  Adding the two review posts carried from March, it looks like I will still be doing at least four reviews a week. There are several repeat author books I am looking forward to and some new ones too.

April Scheduled:
April 3: Review Jacob's Return (Audio)
April 5:  Review and Giveaway How to Ravish a Rake (Print)
April 11: Author Interview and Review A Lady’s Revenge by Tracey Devlyn (Print)
April 12: Review Illusion by Frank Peretti
April 17: No Strings Giveaway Hop
April 26:  Author Interview and Review Untouched by Sarah Humphreys (Print)

Unscheduled but Planned for April:
A Light on the Veranda by Ciji Ware (NG) (carry over from March)
The Highlander's Prize by Mary Wine (Print)

Orbit - Rise of Empire (Riyria Revelations) by Michael J. Sullivan
Little Brown & Co:  The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O'Melveny (With Giveaway!)
Possibly - Two additional Hachette books for April/May. I am waiting for confirmation and the books. 

The Heretic (Templar Chronicles 1) by Joe Nassise
The Withering of Willoughby and the Professor by Joe Bevilacqua
Possibly one or two more Audios to come.

Author Reviews:
Promise Me by Dee Julian (carry over from March)
Much Ado About Marshals by Jacquie Rogers
April/May additions if they fit:
Creative Spirit by Scott Nicholson
Foolish Games (Book 3 of the Family Heirlooms Series) by Karen Wiesner

[To be posted - I am setting these up for interview/feature days.
These were read and ready for reviews for Authors.
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.]


  1. How to Ravish a Rake and A Lady's Revenge are on my kindle :) I hope I can get to them soon! Hope you enjoy them :)
    Here's what I'm reading this week :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  2. Really looking forward to that review of Love To Water My Soul. The Templar Chronicles sounds fascinating.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  3. Lots of good reading there! I'm looking forward to the Irish Rogue review.

  4. Great job squeezing in the Just For Fun book. I really have to get Jacob's Return. I have seen it everywhere.

    Have a great week and thanks for stopping by too!!

  5. As usual it looks a very busy week! I hope you find the time to enjoy the balance reads.

  6. Looks like you had a busy week! Enjoy your upcoming books :)

  7. Those romance covers are lovely, that alone makes me want to pick them up :)

  8. I've always wondered dramataic full cast productions. Glad to hear you are enjoying it.

  9. Love your list of books. They all look so good. Have a great week!


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