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Sunday, January 13, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? January 14, 2013

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 a good reading and working week. Like December, January is turning our busier at the office than we expected. That is always a mixed blessing.

I had 15 posts this week... more than I really like because it gets busy. :-)  I finished four good books and posted four reviews with two guest posts and an author interview. It was a busy giveaway week too with three giveaways and two with BookBast giveaway links. I posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.
Once again I didn't get as much visiting last week and I hope to do better this week.
Thanks again to all the nice people who visit me too.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Print Giveaway: Last Chance Christmas by Hope Ramsay; Contemporary, Holiday; my rating 4.5. Ends 1/25/13
Finished Reading:

1. Audio MP3

Cat Bearing Gifts: A Joe Grey Mystery, Book 18
by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (Author), 
Susan Boyce (Narrator)
I enjoyed this mystery story told from the view of the cats.
I will post a review this week.
I received this to review for AudioGo through AudioBook Jukebox.

2. ebook/Kindle

The Blessed and the Damned (Righteous Series #4)
by Michael Wallace
This book pulls you in.
It is rather alarming though but good entertainment.
Read for the author;
I'll post the review this week.

3. Audio/MP3

"Natalie's Journey Back to Love" 
by E. Jean Beres (MindWings Audio)
Read By: Laural Merlington
I enjoyed this very quick, sweet listen.
Reviewed for MindWings Audio through AudioBook Jukebox. Review linked above.
Book Description
Publication Date: November 18, 2011
When Natalie’s daughter and son-in-law were killed in a car accident, she inherited their house and the responsibility for their four children. She lost her husband two years earlier, and now feels overwhelmed. She’s bitter and feels forsaken. Pastor Richard Gill, helps her to cope. Through a growing closeness with Richard, Natalie discovers God’s love for her.

4. Print

The Perfect Match (Hometown Mysteries)
by Janice Hanna
This is a fun, easy read 
I will post a review and Giveaway this week.
I read it for Ladies Book Club meeting 1/19.

Line Edits: I will have several releases the next two weeks.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle 

Every Perfect Gift (A Hickory Ridge Romance)
by Dorothy Love
I am half way through and really enjoying this story!
I will be posting a review and Giveaway for Thomas Nelson.
Book Description
Publication Date: December 4, 2012
Series: A Hickory Ridge Romance (Book 3)
Ethan and Sophie long to share a future together. But the secrets they’re not sharing could tear them apart.

Sophie Caldwell has returned to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, after years away. Despite the heartaches of her childhood, Sophie is determined to make a home, and a name, for herself in the growing town. A gifted writer, she plans to resurrect the local newspaper that so enchanted her as a girl.

Ethan Heyward’s idyllic childhood was shattered by a tragedy he has spent years trying to forget. An accomplished businessman and architect, he has built a majestic resort in the mountains above Hickory Ridge, drawing wealthy tourists from all over the country.

When Sophie interviews Ethan for the paper, he is impressed with her intelligence and astounded by her beauty. She’s equally intrigued but fears he will reject her if he learns about her shadowed past. Just as she summons the courage to tell him, Ethan’s own past unexpectedly and violently catches up with him, threatening not only his life but their budding romance.

“Pure Southern delight! Dorothy Love weaves a stirring romance . . . that uplifts and inspires the heart.” —Tamera Alexander, best-selling author of The Inheritance and A Lasting Impression

2. eBook/Kindle

Dead Running
by Cami Checketts
I am looking forward to reading this.
Review to post 1/19/13 as part of BookBlast Tour.
Book Description
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Cassidy Christensen is running.
Running from the mercenaries who killed her parents.
Running from a scheming redhead intent on making her life miserable.
Running from painful memories that sabotage her dreams of happiness.
With two very tempting men competing for her attention, she hopes she'll finally have someone to run to, but can she trust either of them? When secrets from her past threaten her family, Cassidy decides to stop running and fight for her future.

A light-hearted and clean romantic suspense, Dead Running will have you lacing up your running shoes and impatiently waiting for the sequel.
Don't miss the exciting sequel to Dead Running. Dying to Run is now available on Amazon for only $.99.

3. Print

The Officer Breaks the Rules (Semper Fidelis. Always Faithful)
by Jeanette Murray
I will start this on Monday.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks. 
Book Description
Release Date: January 8, 2013 | Series: Semper Fidelis. Always Faithful.
Some Rules Are Meant To Be Broken
He's Ruled by Loyalty...
Every man knows that you don't date your best friend's little sister, but Captain Jeremy Phillips can't seem to be convince Madison O'Shay to stay away. And he can't convince himself to stop thinking about her, either.
She's Ruled by Love...
Madison knows exactly what she wants...and whom. But she won't give up her career in the Navy for any man, not even Jeremy.
They're both about to learn that in the game of love, it's all about breaking the rules.

4. Audio/MP3

Ashes of Twilight
by Kassy Tayler (Author),
Nicola Barber (Narrator) 
I just started listening tonight.
I am reviewing for AudioGo 
through AudioBook Jukebox
Publisher's Summary
Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city that was constructed in the mid-19th century to protect the royal blood line of England when astronomers spotted a comet on a collision course with Earth. Humanity would be saved by the most groundbreaking technology of the time. But after nearly 200 years of life beneath the dome, society has become complacent and the coal is running out. Plus, there are those who wonder: Is there life outside the dome? Or is the world still consumed by fire?

When one of Wren's friends escapes the confines of the dome, he is burned alive and put on display as a warning to those seeking to disrupt the dome’s way of life. But Alex’s final words are haunting. "The sky is blue." What happens next is a whirlwind of adventure, romance, conspiracy, and the struggle to stay alive in a world where nothing is as it seems. Wren unwittingly becomes a catalyst for a revolution that destroys the dome and the only way to survive might be to embrace what the entire society has feared their entire existence.

I continue to listen to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean. [Reading and listening on my new MP3.]  I am studying with the Tyndall One Year Bible this year, hoping to read daily along with my DH.

Line Edits: I hope to get in at least two books this week for formats.

I have listed 16 books for January with Audios to be added. I have completed 9 and reading continues to move along well. 


1/15 No Strings Giveaway Hop
1/18 Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop
1/19 Review: Dead Running by Cami Checketts (BookBlast Tour)
1/21 Book Blast: DayNight by Megan Thomason
1/23 Review: DayNight by Megan Thomason (BookBlast Tour)
1/28 Book Blast: Jack Templar: Monster Hunter by Jeff Gunhus

(dates after the author indicate the release date):
The Officer Breaks the Rules (Semper Fidelis. Always Faithful)
by Jeanette Murray (1/8/13) (Print giveaway)

Immortal Craving by Kendra Leigh Castle (1/29/13)

      Random House:

           The Escape Diaries by Juliet Rosetti(12/10/12)

     Thomas Nelson (Hope to post with Giveaways)
          Every Perfect Gift (A Hickory Ridge Romance)
by Dorothy Love (12/4/12)
         An Amish Kitchen Anthology/Collection (12/18/12)
         Waiting for Morning (The Brides Of Last Chance Ranch Series) by Margaret Brownley (1/8/13)

Audiobook Jukebox (more to be received)
The Lost Flower Children by Janet Taylor Lisle (AudioGo)
Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler (AudioGo)

Authors - Done

Ladies Book Club (Second to post with Giveaway this week)

(I'm thinking I'd like to do a title with January or Winter in it for one of these)
TBR Collection - TBD
Won Book - TBD
(Broken Pieces)
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords - TBD


  1. 15 posts sure is busy!

    Have a great reading week!
    Shelleyrae@Book’d Out

  2. A nice range of genres in this book list. Looking forward to the two giveaway hops!

  3. Wow it looks like you had an amazing week of reading and have another one ahead of you! Enjoy all your reads :)
    Come see my It's Monday! post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  4. Wow! Impressive!!! I think I overbooked my January which has left me a little overwhelmed and I woke up with a cough and the flu like feeling :( Hope you have another fantastic week!!

  5. You definitely were busy last week. Glad you are enjoying the Dorothy Love book.


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