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Sunday, January 20, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? January 21, 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've had a fairly good week but have some extra work I didn't expect.  And my poor DH is very sick with the flu 'crud.'

I did some good reading, finishing four more books I really enjoyed.  I posted five reviews, two with giveaways. There were also two Giveaway Hops. I posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.
I only visited a little early in the week. Once again I didn't get as much visiting last week and I would like 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 Giveaway: The Publicist by Christina George; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.0.
  • Audio Book Review: Cat Bearing Gifts by Shirley Rosseau; Cozy Mystery; my rating 4.0.
  • Book Review and Giveaway: A Perfect Match by Janice Hanna. Christian, Cozy Mystery; my rating 4.25.
  • Book Review: Dead Running by Cami Checketts; Romantic Suspense; my rating 4.75.
  • Book Review: Dying to Run by Cami Checketts; Romantic Suspense; my rating 4.75.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Dead Running
by Cami Checketts
I really enjoyed this suspenseful, clean read.
Review is linked above.

2. eBook/Kindle

Dying to Run
Cami Checketts

I am really glad I had this sequel to read right away. Great romantic suspense. Review is linked above.
Book Description

Publication Date: October 30, 2012Cassidy Christensen wants to run.
Captured by the traffickers who killed her mother, Cassidy's only hope is Dr. Tattoo, a man she loves but nobody trusts. When she finally gets a chance to run, someone else she cares about is taken. Running might be her only chance at survival, but Cassidy won’t allow another family member to be killed in her place.

This must-read sequel to Dead Running will have you laughing, biting your nails, and hoping for more.

3. eBook/Kindle

Every Perfect Gift (A Hickory Ridge Romance)
by Dorothy Love
This is a lovely historical, Christian story!
I will post a review and Giveaway for Thomas Nelson.

4. Audio/MP3

Ashes of Twilight
by Kassy Tayler (Author),
Nicola Barber (Narrator) 
This is an interesting YA Dystopia. 
I will post the review the end of this week.
I am reviewing for AudioGo 
through AudioBook Jukebox

Line Edits:
This week we released an action, fun Sci-Fi:
by John Joseph Doody

For Earthers dwelling in Guild space, it is a one-hundred year journey back to Earth. An unimaginable voyage, until now.

When Guild commander and crack pilot, Thad Cochran boards the shuttle destined for the casinos of Timmerus, finding a way back to Earth is not on his radar. He wants the five-percent finder's fee the Guild is offering for a black box held by the lizard-like Yazz. Thad has a dream: With the loot he will get for stealing the Wonk Decelerator, he can buy a ranch on Beta Prime.

But things begin to fall apart for him in the dark caverns of Timmerus, and Thad must reconsider his priorities in life. Has he discovered a cause greater than his dream? Are there actually more important things to life than money and his dream? What about the woman who is waiting for him? What about freedom in the galaxy? And what about his discovery, fashioned by the gnarled hands of a brilliant, old Yazz, that could change everything?

Thad Cochran has a choice to make. He can fulfill his quest, escape with his life and be rich. Or he can fly with the Wonks ... one more time.
Genre: Science Fiction
Pages: 129

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle 

by Megan Thomason
I am at 50% in this book for Review to post 1/23 for BookBlast Tour.
It is another engaging YA Dystopia.

Book Description
Publication Date: November 12, 2012
“Sure to win over YA readers looking for a dangerous, dystopian adventure story” —Kirkus Reviews

"Gripping young adult dystopian novel; compelling conflicts; high stakes; powerful narrative; surprises keep coming; strong writing; page-turner; engaging characters; Readers will be hungry for the sequels.”—BlueInk Review (starred review)

Meet The Second Chance Institute (SCI): Earth’s benevolent non-profit by day, Thera’s totalitarian regime by night. Their motto: Because Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Life(TM). Reality: the SCI subjects Second Chancers to strict controls and politically motivated science experiments like Cleaving—forced lifetime union between two people who have sex.

Meet Kira Donovan. Fiercely loyal, overly optimistic, and ensnared by the promise of a full-ride college scholarship, Kira signs the SCI Recruit contract to escape memories of a tragedy that left her boyfriend and friends dead.

Meet Blake Sundry. Bitter about being raised in Exile and his mother’s death, Blake’s been trained to infiltrate and destroy the SCI. Current barrier to success? His Recruit partner—Miss Goody Two Shoes Kira Donovan.

Meet Ethan Darcton. Born with a defective heart and resulting inferiority complex, Ethan’s forced to do his SCI elite family’s bidding. Cleave-worthy Kira Donovan catches his eye, but the presiding powers give defect-free Blake Sundry first dibs.

Full of competing agendas, romantic entanglements, humor, twists and turns, daynight is Megan Thomason’s debut young adult dystopian novel and first in the daynight series.

2. Print

by Jeanette Murray
I have only just started.
Review and ARC giveaway likely to post next week.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks.

3. Audio/MP3

The Lost Flower Children
by Janet Taylor Lisle (Author),
Caitlin Davies (Narrator)
I will start this one midweek.
I am reviewing for AudioGo through AudioBook Jukebox.

Motherless Olivia and Nellie go to live with their elderly Great-Aunt Minty, who knows little about children, but a lot about her overgrown garden. Then one day, Olivia finds an old teacup in a flowerbed--and, later, an old story about eight children transformed into flowers. Only the person who finds their teacups can bring them back. Now the two sisters know what they must do.

4. eBook/Kindle

Immortal Craving
by Kendra Leigh Castle
I plan to start this by week's end.
Reviewing for Forever Romance.
Book Description
Release date: January 29, 2013 | Series: Dark Dynasties (Book 4)
The last-and most lethal-of his kind . . .

Wild, uncontrollable, and powerful, the lion-shifting Rakshasa were hunted down by vicious rival vampires who feared their dark, magical abilities. Somehow one survived, and now, after centuries of hiding, Tasmin Singh reemerges as fierce and fearless as ever at the door of the Lilim queen, seeking answers . . . and sanctuary.

The human best friend to a vampire queen, Bay Harper traded her quiet, comfortable life for a world filled with immortal assassins, warring werewolves . . . and this hauntingly sexy shifter. Only Bay's gentle touch can subdue Tasmin's inner demons, even as he brings out a passion and sensuality she never imagined she could feel. But when a bloody struggle threatens to tear them apart, can Bay risk everything on her faith in him-or will his dark side be stronger than even their all-consuming desire?

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 13 and reading continues to move along well. One or two titles might go into February -- we'll see.

Scheduled for January

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)
         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)

Authors - Done

Ladies Book Club (Done)

(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: Journey to Forgiveness by Laurean Brooks
Won Book - TBD
(Broken Pieces)
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords - TBD


  1. Sorry your husband is ill. So many people I know have had it or have it. Have a great week of reading.

  2. I hope your husband gets better soon!

    I'm reading Dead Running now and loving it. The sequel is next and looks really good too. Have a great week!

  3. The Escape Diaries was a fun read I thought. Hop eyou hubby feels better soon!

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

  4. Boo to the flu! Hope hubby feels better soon. Nice book selection as always, I haven't read anything by Cami Checkett but I've been meaning to. Happy reading :)

  5. Hope your husband feels better soon.

    I plan to make 2013 my year of reading from my own bookshelves. Please come see what I'm currently reading.

  6. Ashes of Twilight has a great cover! I can't wait to read your review!

  7. Have a good week! It looks like you have a nice mixture of books. I try to alternate genres too. Happy reading.

  8. Hope your husband gets better soon. You've been busy. I'm reading The Nightmare Affair right now. It's really good.

  9. My husband has the flu too and passed it on to me but I seem to be surviving it better. :P Have a great week!!

  10. Definitely going around - this flu..
    The Little Flower Children and Every Perfect Gift look interesting to me..


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