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Sunday, June 24, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? June 25, 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.

My reading felt rather sparse this week with interruptions and piece meal reading although I did finishing three books. I posted five book reviews, two with giveaways, and an author interview.  I also posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words. 

I got to visit some other sites mid-week but not enough time with family issues.
Thanks as always to the nice people who visited me.

These were last week's posts plus Winner post not listed.
  • Book Review: Kidnapped by Maria Hammarblad; Sci Fi Romance; my rating 4.5
  • Book Review with Giveaway of related series book: Deadly Dance by Dee Davis; Romantic Suspense; my rating 4.0.
  • Audio Book Review: Whisper II: The Books by Terry Rich Hartley; Psychological Thriller; my rating 4.25.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

by Dee Davis
This is an author that is on my 'Always Read' list.
The review and giveaway of related is linked above.
Read for Hachette through NetGalley.

2. Audio

by Terry Rich Hartley
This was a chilling good quick listen. 
Review is linked above.
Listened for Mind Wings Audio through AudioBook Jukebox. 

3. eBook/Kindle

Code Name Verity 
by Elizabeth E. Wein
This was very engaging and 
I will post the review this week.
Reading through NetGalley.

Line Edits/Releases: I hope to have two books complete soon.

Currently reading:

1. Audible

Timeless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth

I am not too far into this; it seemed to have started slowly. 

 2. eBook/Kindle

by Diana Kemp and Gabriella Bradley
This is continuing the Chronicles.
Review to post 6/28 for Pump Up Your Book
Book Description
Publication Date: May 25, 2012
Fleeing increasing danger after acquiring the skull, Aislinn and Dylan begin their journey by visiting her parents and meeting Aislinn’s soul sister Angelica.

No longer safe in Burnaby, Aislinn and Dylan are directed to visit her parents on Boxing Day where they meet an Italian orphan, Angelica. Aislinn recognizes her soul sister from her home world, Nirvana. Guided by an escort in the guise of an eagle, Aislinn and Dylan continue their quest to gather the talismans.

3.  Print

Jayne Fresina
Just started and this has a light-hearted beginning.
Reading for Sourcebooks - June Release.
Book Description
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
"A scintillating addictive as chocolate."—Mia Marlowe, author of Touch of a Rogue
"Wanted: one husband, not too particular. Small dowry, several books, sundry furnishings, and elderly aunt included. Idlers, time-wasters, and gentleman without other attachments need not apply."—Miss Sophie Valentine

Sophie Valentine knew placing an ad for a husband in the Farmers Gazette would bring her trouble-and she was right. When the darkly handsome, arrogantly charming Lazarus Kane shows up on her doorstep, the nosy residents of Sydney Dovedale are thrown into a gossiping tizzy. After all, it's common knowledge that Sophie is a young lady In Need of Firmer Direction. But even Sophie isn't so scandalous as to marry a complete stranger. .. is she?

Lazarus Kane has been searching for Sophie half of his life. She may not remember him, but he could never forget her. But the past is a dangerous thing, and it's best if his remains secret if he wants to tempt Sophie with ...

4. Print

by Ray Blackston
This is our Ladies' Book Club pick for June 30.
Book is home and I am still away but I will start soon.
Book Description
Publication Date: May 1, 2010
When Flabbergasted stormed on the scene in 2003, the reviews came fast and furious: "Good writing and an ample dose of humor make this as charming as Bridget Jones's Diary from the male point of view."--Library Journal "Blackston's novel will tickle your literary taste buds with a relational gumbo of quirky characters."--Christian Book Previews "Amazing. A novel that is simultaneously serious, hilarious, and impossible to put down."--The Dallas Morning News "With a colorful cast of quirky characters and a plot full of surprises, this is one of the feel-good novels of the year."--CCM Now this summertime favorite about a single stock broker looking for love in the murky waters of the southern church singles scene is repackaged with a hot new look.

5. Print

by Brenda Jackson
I am 75% done 
but have to wait to get home to finish this.
I am reading this for Harlequin Survey.
Book Description - click on title
Publication Date: August 1, 2011

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 --- I'll check when I get home.

Line Edits: Working on finishing a format; still working on final adjusts on book conversions to upload to Kindle/Smashwords.

I am enjoying my June reading.  I've already read 17 for the month; I will do 4-5 this week, leaving two to move into July. Definitely a busy month posting reviews. :-)

Scheduled for June:
6/28 Itineras by Diana Kemp and Gabriella Bradley - Review for Pump Up Your Book
6/30 Flabbergasted: A Novel by Ray Blackston - Ladies' Book Club  

June but Unscheduled: 
The Most Improper Miss Sophie Valentine by Jayne Fresina
Thoroughly Kissed by Kristine Grayson (NetGalley)

Other NetGalley Review choices:


Grand Central Station
Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione

I also hope to read a couple of Won books this month too.

[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. A great reading week for you! I look forward to your review of Code Name Verity.

  2. I am always amazed at the sheer volume of reading you get done! Have a good week.

  3. I love the Parasol Protectorate books. I hope this one picks up for you! Enjoy your week!

  4. I have Soulless on my TBR. My favorite read last week was Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 1 by Kanata Konami. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  5. I have some of Dee Davis's books on my TBR but haven't gotten to them yet. Hopefully soon.

    Hope you enjoy all your upcoming reads.

    Here's my Week in Review

  6. Flabbergasted sounds fun!

    Wishing you a great reading week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  7. You got some great reading done!

    Here is my post.

  8. Wow! You are a prolific reader. And you have some seriously sexy book covers there. ;-)

  9. Flabbergasted looks like a fun read.
    You had a great week last week!

  10. Looks like you have some really good reads coming up. Hope you enjoy them all!

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  11. Some great books! I never heard of Flabbergasted, but it looks like fun.


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