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Sunday, November 4, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? November 5, 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.

The reading this week was good although I only finished three books. (I am midway on three others.)  I posted four reviews.  I also posted a book feature, an ARC Giveaway, and a review  with free download book.  Plus, I posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I didn't get to visit too much earlier in the week so I did most of the visiting Friday and a bit more on Saturday.
Thanks again to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review (Download Currently Free!: The Wicked Wager by Anya Wylde; Historical Romance; my rating 4.25. Ends 11/5.
  • Audio Book Review: Outer Diverse by Nina Munteanu; Science Fiction; my rating 4.5.
Finished Reading:

1. eBook/Kindle

The Wicked Wager ( A Regency Murder Mystery & Romance )
by Anya Wylde

This is a fun read. My review post is linked above. The Kindle version is Free through 11/5.

2. Audio

Outer Diverse
by Nina Munteanu

 Very good action and world building.
Review is linked above. Reviewed for Iambic Audiobooks through AudioBook Jukebox. 

3. eBook/Kindle

Holiday Affair
by Annie Seaton

This is a nice contemporary romance.
Reviewing for the Publisher; Review and Giveaway to post 11/7

Line Edits: Print Release of Death to the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair and
eBook Release of :

The Way She Makes Me Feel by Pembroke Sinclair.
Drake Steng had it all: a professional football career, money, and looks. Finding women wasn't a problem, having a relationship was. He thought he found true love when he was 12, but as a boy, how was he to know? He never had the courage to find out, and she slipped from his grasp. When Evie walks back into his life years later, he gets a second chance to discover true love, but are Evie and Drake fated to be together or will he lose his courage and lose her again?

Currently reading:
1. Print

Enslaved (Eternal Guardians)
by Elisabeth Naughton

I am over two thirds through this paranormal romance.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks.
Release Date: November 6, 2012 | Series: Eternal Guardians

2. eBook/Kindle

Extraordinary Rendition
by Paul Batista
I am 25% into this and it is somewhat alarming and very engaging.
Book Description

Publication Date: October 1, 2012
When Ali Hussein, suspected terrorist and alleged banker for Al Qaeda, is finally transported from Guantanamo Bay to the US mainland to stand trial, many are stunned when Byron Carlos Johnson, a pre-eminent lawyer and son of a high-profile diplomat, volunteers to represent him. On principle, Johnson thought he was merely defending a man unjustly captured through Rendition and water-boarded illegally. But Johnson soon learns that there is much more at stake than one man’s civil rights.Hussein’s intimate knowledge of key financial transactions could lead to the capture of—or the unabated funding of—the world’s most dangerous terror cells. This makes Hussein the target of corrupt US intelligence forces on one side, and ruthless international terrorists on the other. And, it puts Byron Carlos Johnson squarely in the crosshairs of both. Pulled irresistibly by forces he can and cannot see, Johnson enters a lethal maze of espionage, manipulation, legal traps and murder. But when his life, his love, and his acclaimed principles are on the line, Johnson may have one gambit left that can save them all; a play that even his confidants could not have anticipated. He must become the hunter among hunters in the deadliest game.Written by no-holds-barred-attorney Paul Batista, Extraordinary Rendition excels not only as an action thriller, but as a sophisticated legal procedural as well. Batista’s keen legal mind and feel for suspense bleed onto every the page. Smart. Fast. Heart-pounding. A legal thriller of the highest order.

3. Audio

Emily Goes to Exeter: The Traveling Matchmaker, Book One 
Author: Marion Chesney (M.C. Beaton)
Narrator: Helen Lisanti
I am about a third into this and
enjoying the sweet, adventurous Miss Pym.

Reviewing for AudioGo 

through AudioBook Jukebox.
Book Description
Publication Date: April 15, 2010
A dead employer’s legacy of five thousand pounds allows spinster Hannah Pym to resign from housekeeping and find adventure travelling the English countryside by stagecoach. But adventure soon finds Miss Pym in the form of Miss Emily Freemantle, a spoilt violet-eyed beauty fleeing an arranged marriage to a rake she has never met. What the girl’s darkly handsome betrothed boards their stage, Miss Pym is certain Emily was rash to bolt from this aristocratic catch! And so as soon as the travellers repair to an inn, Miss Pym begins her matchmaking… and although Lord Ranger Harley complains he’ll not marry an ungrateful minx, Miss Pym suspects once she’s marshalled the couple into sharing intimate household chores, all romantic knots will be untangled!

I hope to start another before the end of the week but I haven't decided which yet.

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 Titus and Philenmon.

Line Edits: I am working on releases of several children titles and a poetry collection format this week.

I have 20 or so titles planned for November. Three have been read and two of those posted. That leaves me working on 18 to post during the month. I really do intend to get smaller lists going into December!

Review to post:
Review with Giveaway: Trouble with Cowboys by Denise Hunter

Scheduled for November

11/6 BookBlast - Secrets of the Red Box by Vickie Hall
11/6 Victoria Alexander Live Chat Event 6pm -
Event registration:
11/7 Holiday Affair by Annie Seaton - Review and Giveaway (Entangled Publishing)
11/8 Extraordinary Rendition by Paul Batista - Review, Guest Post and Giveaway (Blue Dot Literary)
11/12 Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop
11/15 Secrets of the Red Box by Vickie Hall Review and (BookBlast) Giveaway Links
11/15 Gratitude Giveaway Hop
11/20 Guardians of Stone (The Relic Seekers) by Anita Clenney - Review and Interview
11/27 Five Days of Fear by David Kovach - Review (TLC Tour)
11/28 BookBlast - First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch by Samuel Ben White

Unscheduled for November
Enslaved by Elisabeth Naughton
Untamed (The Amoveo Legend) by Sara Humphreys

Where Angels Rest by Kate Brady

Thomas Nelson
His Love Endures Forever (A Land of Canaan Novel) by Beth Wiseman

AudioBook Jukebox

Emily Goes to Exeter: The Traveling Matchmaker, Book One by Marion Chesney (M.C.Beaton)
A Brew to a Kill: A Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle
The Crooked Wreath by Christina Brandt

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

Shards of Ashley (Book 5 of Family Heirloom Series) by Karen Weisner
A Lady By Any Other Name by Jennifer Kitchens

I'd like to read at least one "Won"/TBR book and one free Kindle book.:-)
Older Won Book:  Missing by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
Kindle Read - TBD

Others in line up if time permits
Double Danger (An A-Tac Novel) by Dee Davis (Nov/early Dec)
The Blessed and the Damned (Righteous Series #4) by Michael Wallace
Won TBR: The Shifters of 2040, a Shifter Dystopia by Ami Rebecca Blackwelder - carry forward

[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. My favorite book was Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson Please come see what I'm reading now.

  2. I'm hoping to get to Elizabeth Naughton's Eternal Guardian series some time soon and I quite like the sound of Outer Diverse.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  3. I downloaded the Wicked Wager and can't wait to read it!

    Have an awesome week!!

  4. I've got Elisabeth's Eternal Guardian series on my Kindle and hope to get to it this winter! Have a great week of reading.

  5. I am going to download 'the Wicked Wager' too.. and Rendition sounds very interesting as well.. Enjoy your reading..

  6. :D I have Holiday Affair on my Nook. Haven't read it but its preordered. Lookin' forward to your thoughts!
    Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)


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