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Sunday, October 21, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? October 22, 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.

This was a another good reading week with lots of "fun" reading. (Note five of the summaries below include "fun!")  I finished five books and posted five reviews trying to keep up.  I had an author interview with Giveaway, a special 'Chat' Giveaway, and a print ARC giveaway.  Plus, I posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I got to visit a little last Sunday night, some on Monday and then finished visiting Saturday.
Thanks again to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review: Angels Landing by Rochelle Alers; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.0. 
  • Book Review: Winning Mr. Wrong by Marie Higgins; Contemporary Romance, Comedy, Sweet; my rating 4.5.
  • Book Review and ARC Giveaway: Sultry with a Twist by Macy Beckett; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.5.  Ends 10/26.
Finished Reading:
1. Audio

Scarifyers: o8 The Thirteen Hallows
Author: Simon Barnard, Paul Morris
Narrator: Gareth David-Lloyd, Full Cast
This was great fun. The review is linked above. 

2. Print

Sultry with a Twist (Sultry Springs) 
by Macy Beckett
A fun read! 
The Review and ARC Giveaway are linked above.

3. eBook/Kindle

The Mine (Northwest Passage)
by John Heldt
Cannon Colegrove (Illustrator)
This is old fashioned and warm enjoyment.
I will be posting a review this week.
Reviewing for the Author.

4. eBook/Kindle

The Reluctant Bachelorette
by Rachel Anderson
This is another fun, wonderful read.

Review to post 10/23 for BookBlast Tour
Book Description
Publication Date: September 5, 2012
Unknowingly cast as the bachelorette for her town’s charity event, Taycee Emerson wants out. Especially when she discovers her old teenage crush, Luke Carney, is one of the bachelors and it's up to the viewers--not her--to decide which bachelors stay or go. Coerced into participating, Taycee does what any self-preserving girl would do. She launches a subtle attack on Luke’s good name with the hope of getting him voted off the show. Unfortunately, Luke's an eye-for-an-eye kind of guy, and when he discovers what she's up to, it means revenge.

5. eBook/Kindle

The Jupiter Chronicles: The Secret of the Great Red Spot
by Leonardo Ramierz
This is a fun middle grade story.
Reviewing for the Author.

Line Edits: I am working on two print formats this week.

Currently reading:
1. Print

Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight
by Grace Burrowes
And Another really fun read!
I am 2/3rds complete.
I will post a review and ARC Giveaway soon.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks.
Book Description;
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Praise for RITA-nominated Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish: "An extraordinary, precious, unforgettable holiday story."—RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars, Top Pick of the Month, Best Historical Romance, RT Book Reviews 2011 Reviewers' Choice Awards 'Tis the Season for Scandal... Years ago Lady Louisa Windham acted rashly on a dare from her brother, and that indiscretion is about to come to light. She knows her reputation will never survive exposure. Just as she's nearly overwhelmed by her dilemma, Sir Joseph Carrington offers himself to her as a solution... But Sir Joseph has secrets as well, and as he and Louisa become entangled with each other, their deceptions begin to close in on them both...

2. Audio

The Magician's Apprentice
Author: Kate Banks; Narrator: Charlie Thurston
I am enjoying this adventure.
Reviewing for AudioGo through AudioBook Jukebox.

Book Description
Publication Date: August 7, 2012 | Age Level: 10 and up
Baz has always dreamed about leaving his dusty little town, so when a stranger comes to his family's home and asks him to be a weaver's apprentice, Baz is eager to start his journey. He and the stranger travel for several sunrises and sunsets until they reach the land of Kallah, where Baz starts his apprenticeship—and soon learns that his master is very cruel. Baz is disheartened, and when the master trades Baz for a sword to a magician, Baz expects no better from his new owner. But as Baz travels further into the depths of the desert with this kind-hearted and wise magician, he learns to re-examine his beliefs about people, the world, and himself, discovering that everything is connected in a continuous journey toward destiny and that no person or thing can ever really be owned.

3. eBook/Kindle

Loving Luke
by Suzanne Barrett
I will start this for a Review 
and Giveaway Post this week.
Reviewing for the Author.
Book Description
Publication Date: July 1, 2012
Jo McGuigan’s job is on the line. She needs a photographer to teach her rehab class, but the only one available is an angry recluse who wants nothing to do with the hospital or its outreach program.
Luke Falconer’s photo career ends in a fiery auto crash that leaves him badly burned and crippled. Hating the world, he retreats to his cabin. But when an encounter with the intriguing social worker ends in a night of passion, their lives are changed forever. Jo is a spark to Luke’s flame, and where there’s smoke, there is often a raging inferno.

4. eBook/Kindle

The Trouble with Cowboys
by Denise Hunter
I am looking forward to this one too.
I will be doing a Review and hosting a Giveaway for Thomas Nelson.
Book Description
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
Only one pair of boots—and the cowboy wearing them—can get Annie out of the mess she’s in.

Annie Wilkerson is Moose Creek’s premiere horse trainer and equine columnist for Montana Living. Money is tight as she tries to put her kid-sister through college and provide for her young nephew. When Annie’s column is cancelled, she’s given first shot at a new lovelorn column—and she can’t afford to turn it down. Only problem is . . . Annie’s never been in love.

Always resourceful, she reluctantly strikes a deal with the town’s smooth-talking ladies’ man Dylan Taylor: She’ll work with his ailing horse, Braveheart, if he’ll help her answer the reader letters.

Working closely with Dylan is harder than Annie imagined, and she quickly realizes she may have misjudged him. But her unwavering conviction that cowboys are nothing but trouble has kept her heart safe for years. And she can’t risk getting hurt now.

The more Annie tries to control things, the more they fall apart. Her feelings are spinning out of control, and her sister’s antics are making life increasingly more difficult. Annie knows she needs to turn the reins over to God, but surrender has never come easily.

When Dylan reveals his feelings for her, Annie doesn’t know what to trust—her head or her heart. The trouble with this cowboy is that he might just be exactly what she needs.

“. . . a story filled with romantic tension . . . Hunter’s well-developed characters and plot twists make for a delightful and inspirational journey.” —Publishers Weekly

I will probably start the Halloween title and another audio before the week is out. :-)

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 the reading is 1 Timothy.

Line Edits: I am working on more formatting this week.

Hmmm- I have 22 books listed for October so they may not all make it, even at five a week.  I finished another five this week and there are only 8 to go. :-)

Scheduled for October
10/23 The Reluctant Bachelorette by Rachel Anderson, Review for BookBlast Tour

UnScheduled for October:
Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight by Grace Burrowes

A Tangled Affair by Fiona Brand

Thomas Nelson
The Trouble with Cowboys by Denise Hunter (Review with Giveaway)

Uninvited by Heather Graham
Forged In Death, Book 1 of The Death Wizard Chronicles by Jim Melvin

Audiobook Jukebox
Added: The Magician's Apprentice

Loving Luke by Suzanne Barrett
Shards of Ashley (Book 5 of Family Heirloom Series) by Karen Weisner

From the TBR shelves
A Halloween Title - TBD
I'd like to read at least one "Won"/TBR books and one free Kindle book.:-)
1 Free Kindle -TBD;
Won TBR: The Shifters of 2040, a Shifter Dystopia by Ami Rebecca Blackwelder

[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. I enjoyed Lady Louisa, hope you do too.

  2. You had a great week of reading, posting and reviews, well done.

    I saw Reluctant B and the title got my attention, hmmm.

  3. Interesting selection. Enjoy your books. Two weeks ago I had to take a break from this meme. Our one year old tuxedo cat had gone missing. It took us ten days to find her. Please come see what I'm reading now.

  4. You have a ton of great stuff here! Enjoy your reads this week.

  5. How do you read so many books each week?! Amazing.

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will drop by!

  6. 5 a week? you are amazing. I am happy if I average a little more than 1 a week.

  7. I always love the variety of your reading and I always add at least one to my wish list.

    Have a great week!!

  8. Yay to all those fun reads!! Enjoy the line up this week :)

  9. The Magician's Apprentice sounds like the perfect story to listen to. Have a great week with all of your books!


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