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Sunday, May 20, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? May 21, 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 finished three books and am well into three more. I posted three book reviews, two interviews with Giveaways and a Kindle Blogger Giveaways.  I also posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words. 

I visited a group of blogs last week for What are you reading and Mailbox Monday. As usual once I get past Sunday and Monday I didn't find any more time to visit. Thanks to the nice people who visited me.

These were last week's posts plus Winner post not listed.
  • Book Review: Charlinder's Walk by Alyson Miers; Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic;  my rating 4.25
Finished Reading:
1. Audio

by Julia Franklin
A different listen; review is linked above.

2. eBook/Kindle:

by Jacquie Rogers
This is fun reading.
Review, Interview and Giveaway are linked above.

3. Audible

I enjoyed this and will post a review this week. I read this from my own TBR.
Blurb from Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.
An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River - one that her father's people may know something about. And to have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help....

Line Edits/Releases: Nothing uploaded this week.

Currently reading:
1. ebook/Kindle

by Joyce DiPastena
I started this on my Kindle and it is a wonderful read.
I am at 78% and moving right along.
Book Description
Publication Date: January 17, 2012
Her father has been accused of stealing from the king, an allegation that has reduced her family to poverty. She has one chance to find and marry a man who can help her prove her father's innocence. Lord Therri, heir to a rich barony, has the wealth and connections Mathilde needs to delve into the mysteries of her father's past. Furthermore, Therri embodies all her romantic dreams.

Etienne, the younger son of a disgraced family, has neither wealth nor connections, but is smitten with Mathilde at a glance. She finds the knight intriguing, but believes he is only out to seduce her. While she seeks for a way to win Therri's attention, Etienne tricks her into granting him her favor, an embroidered white ribbon, for a tournament, setting in motion a dangerous chain reaction of events. Can Etienne save Mathilde from a nightmare from her past and prove himself the true hero of her dreams?

2. Print

by Jill Shalvis
I pulled this out to start and haven't wanted to put it down so I am over half way done.
The review and Giveaway will post on Thursday, May 24, 2012.
Book Description
Publication Date: May 22, 2012 | Series: A Lucky Harbor Novel (Book 4)
Mallory Quinn has had enough of playing it safe. As a nurse and devoted daughter, she takes care of everyone but herself. And as the local good girl, she's expected to date Mr. Right. But for once, she'd like to take a risk on Mr. Wrong. And who could be more wrong than Ty Garrison? The mysterious new guy in town has made it clear that he's only passing through, which suits Mallory just fine. Besides, his lean, hard body and sexy smile will give her plenty to remember once he's gone . . .
For the first time in his life, Ty can't bear to leave. Helping this sexy seductress-in-training walk on the wild side is making him desire things he shouldn?t?including leaving the military for good. As their just-for-fun fling becomes something more, Mallory and Ty wonder if they could really be this lucky in love. After all . . . anything can happen in a town called Lucky Harbor.

3. Print

by Rebecca Land Soodak
I am a third into this but set it aside to read Lucky for this week.  Reviewing for Hachette.
Book Description
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Kara Caine Lawson has worked hard to become the woman she is-wife, mother and successful shop owner. Having survived a turbulent childhood, Kara understands that life could've just as easily gone another way . . . and even if she isn't gliding through the trials of lost library books, entitled customers and routine date nights, at least she's not sipping a Dewar's all day like her mother did.

But then Kara unexpectedly encounters paintings by her now-famous college boyfriend just as she's beginning to suspect that her daughter Henny's difficulties may be the sign of something serious, and all of her past decisions are thrown into dramatic relief.

Kara's narration, at turns heartbreaking and hilarious, captures the imperfect thoughts we have about ourselves and those around us. Rebecca Land Soodak's debut novel asks the difficult questions about the choices we make while revealing the minute details that end up defining our lives.

4.  Audio MP3

by Laura Kreitzer
Narrated by Karen Savage
I just started this Audio. Reviewing for Revolution Publishing through AudioJukebox.
Blurb from Sold into slavery to pirates at the young age of four, Summer learns to survive the rough seas of subterfuge and thieves through silence. When the boat she's lived on most of her life is destroyed, Summer finds herself washed up on the shore of a new world, a phantom universe full of the bizarre and extraordinary. She meets Gage, the one boy who understands the girl with no speech. But when their lives are put on the line, will Summer finally call out? Or will all be lost in the fathomless depth of silence?

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 is Ezekiel.

Line Edits: Working on finishing two line edits; have several book conversions ready to upload to Kindle/Smashwords.

I brought a couple of April books into May to finish which gave me 11 or so books scheduled to read for review in May. --Eight completed; 3 this week; 3+ remaining.
Don't miss the THREE KINDLE GIVEAWAY EVENTS posted this month and noted in the Tour box on the right sidebar.

May Scheduled Events:
May 24 Forever Romance Blog Tour: Book Review and Giveaway Lucky in Love (A Lucky Harbor Novel by Jill Shalvis

Unscheduled but Planned for April:

Henny on the Couch by Rebecca Land Soodak

Under Fire (Elite Force: That Others May Live) by Catherine Mann

Phantom Universe

Author Reviews:
Foolish Games (Book 3 of the Family Heirlooms Series) by Karen Wiesner
Dangerous Favors by Joyce DiPastena.

Reading for Book Club: Calico Canyon - Lassoed In Texas by Mary Connealy

I have several chosen but not sure if they will make May reading.

[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. You have a nice variety of books going. Always wanted to read the Mercy Thompson series.

  2. I love the title Much Ado About Marshals. It's so cute.

  3. wonderful reading accomplishments as always Martha! plus the edits... success to you this week :) !
    and haPpY reading / listening !


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