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Sunday, February 10, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? February 11, 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 strangely busy week having to handle a couple of projects I didn't expect.

I wasn't sure I would finish my Audio this weekend but it was too good to delay. :-) So that made five books read and six reviews posted. I posted one book giveaway, three giveaway links and one Kindle Giveaway Post! I posted Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

Although I wanted to, I didn't get to visit much during the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me too.

These were last week's posts:
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

A New Birth of Freedom The Translator
by Robert G. Pielke
I enjoy this alternate history series.
Review linked above. 

2. eBook/Kindle

Three Sisters (Emily Castles Mysteries)
by Helen Smith
Nice mystery with some Humor.

Review linked above.

3. eBook/Kindle

Showstoppers (Emily Castles Mysteries)
by Helen Smith
Another good mystery. 

Review and Giveaway are linked above.

4. eBook/Kindle

Pandora's Temple
by Jon Land
Lot's of action in this thriller.
Reviewing for Partner in Crime Book Tour to post 2/12.

5. Audio

Ever After: The Hollows, Book 11
    by Kim Harrison
    Narrated by Marguerite Gavin
        Series: The Hollows, Book 11

Very exciting with lots of danger.
I was glad to get this for review 
through Audiobook Jukebox!

Line Edits/Releases:
Release on 2/11:

Princess Salina and the Unicorn
by Lynne Anne Bendoly
Just as Princess Salina is to marry the Prince of Latonia, she runs off through the forest on her trusted unicorn, Moonbeam, where she finds herself in a terrible predicament which only a wise old wizard can save her from.
Children's - Middle Reader, with Illustrations; 28 pages

Currently reading:
1. Print

Goodbye to Yesterday
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
I have started this seial novella which is pleasant. 
Review and Scavenger Hunt stop to post on 2/14.
Book Description
Release date: February 5, 2013 | Series: The Discovery - A Lancaster County Saga (Book 1)
Join Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus, an Amish couple who are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives. Financial struggles. Arguments. A confirmed pregnancy. A last-minute trip to South Bend, Indiana. A drug addict on the run. A deadly encounter at a Philadelphia bus station. Will their love and faith be enough to bring them back together again, against all odds?

2. eBook/Kindle

Jabin and the Space Pirates
by Bev Allen
I am interested in where this is going.
This is for review and Bewitching Blog Tour 2/9.
Book Description
Publication Date: May 31, 2012
In the space colony of New Wales, the pirate attacks are both relentless and merciless.

Having lost both his parents, Jabin has been adopted by his austere and spiteful uncle and aunt who live in the space colony of New Wales which is riven with religious and political rivalry, and prey to the vicious maraudings of pirates whose cruelty and greed are beyond all imagination.

When Jabin volunteers to surrender himself to a pirate raiding party to save a friend, he does so believing that nothing can be worse than his current suffering.

However, he is soon to discover that things can always get worse when the stakes are high, the rewards are vast and slave labour is there for the taking.

When the King of New Wales is assassinated, the colony threatens to collapse into total anarchy, leaving the pirates free reign to mutilate, kill and profit as they will, but the forces of law and order sent out from Earth are getting ready to fight back, and Jabin could have a vital part to play in the ensuing war if he can only stay alive.

3. ebook/Kindle

Waiting for Morning (The Brides Of Last Chance Ranch Series)
by Margaret Brownley
I will be starting this mid week. Reviewing to post with giveaway from Thomson Nelson.
Book Description
Publication Date: January 8, 2013
If Molly Hatfield's purple attire doesn't blind you, her dazzling smile will. She doesn't just sing to the cattle, she puts on a whole show. If only she wasn't so stubborn about her brother's care. Or so distrustful of a certain handsome doctor...

There is nothing Molly wouldn't do for her teenaged brother, Donny. Blaming herself for the accident that left him wheel-chair bound, Molly has dedicated her life to his care. But in 1896, gainful employment for a woman is hard to come by. So when Molly learns that an eccentric rancher in Cactus Patch, Arizona, is looking for an heiress--someone to take over management of the ranch in exchange for future ownership--she jumps at the chance to provide a real home for her brother.

If she proves to have a knack for ranching and agrees to remain single for life, the ranch can be hers. Neither stipulation worries Molly. She's resourceful and hardworking. And she gave up dreams of marriage long ago when she dedicated her life to her brother's well-being.

However, Molly didn't bank on meeting Dr. Caleb Fairbanks, the town's handsome and charismatic young doctor, whose backfiring automobile almost gets him killed when Molly thinks she's being shot at and fires back.

But it's how he is with her brother that really alarms her. Caleb sees past the wheelchair and genuinely likes Donny, but Molly fears he's putting unrealistic ideas into her brother's head. Falling in love with Caleb would threaten everything she's worked for, even her brother's future happiness. It'll take an act of congress to convince her otherwise--and maybe even a little help from above.

Other books in the Brides of Last Chance Ranch series include Dawn Comes Early and Gunpowder Tea (available October 2013).

4. Print

Wait Until Dark
by M.L. Buchman
I love this series and look forward to reading this.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks.
Book Description
Release date: February 5, 2013 | Series: The Night Stalkers
Praise for I Own the Dawn:
"A rousing mix of romance and military action thrills...Buchman blends tender feelings with military politics to keep readers riveted."—Publishers Weekly
"I can't wait for the next book."—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
"Filled with action, adventure, and danger."—Booklist Starred Review
Name: Big John Wallace
Rank: Staff Sergeant, Chief Mechanic and Gunner
Mission: To serve and protect his crew and country.
Name: Connie Davis
Rank: Sergeant, Flight Engineer, Mechanical Wizard
Mission: To be the best...and survive.
Two Crack Mechanics, One Impossible Mission
Being in The Night Stalkers is Connie Davis's way of facing her demons head-on, but mountain-strong John Wallace is a threat on all fronts. Their passion is explosive, but their conflicts are insurmountable. When duty calls them to a mission no one else could survive, they'll fly into the night together—ready or not.

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

Line Edits: I'm finishing two formats and working on more conversions this week.

I am started the month with 17 titles + TBRs. Four are read and reviewed and four more expected to go up this week -- so moving along. 

One Review to post from January:
     The Escape Diaries by Juliet Rosetti

FEBRUARY Scheduled: 
2/12 Review + a Giveaway:  Pandora's Temple by Jon Land (PIC - Partners in Crime Tour) 
2/14 Review + Scavenger Hunt: Goodbye to Yesterday by Wanda E. Brunstetter
2/16 Review: Jabin and the Space Pirates by Bev Allen (Bewitching Blog Tour)
2/17 Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway Hop 
2/20 Review:  Into the Dark by Stacy Green (PIC Tour)  


      X Marks the Scot by Victoria Roberts
      Wait Until Dark by M.L. Buchman
      Lady Eve's Indiscretion by Grace Burrowes  

Random House
      A Most Scandalous Proposal by Ashlyn Macnamara  

Thomas Nelson (to post with Giveaway)
         Waiting for Morning (The Brides Of Last Chance Ranch Series) by Margaret Brownley

     Fix-It and Forget-It Holiday Appetizers, Finger Foods, and Beverages by Phyllis Pellman Good
     The Midwife’s Revolt by Jodi Daynard

Audios: (more to come) 

From TBR Collection - TBD 
Won Book - TBD 
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: Fatal February (Mary Magruder Katz) by Barbara Levenson

Ladies Book Club (For March  9)
   White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner


  1. I must pick up Ever After!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. You did have a great week!! Wow!!
    Hope this one is just s good!!

  3. The Three Sister's cover is so stinkin' cute - doesn't the dog look like he's ready to sneeze?

    Have a lovely reading week!

    Whatcha readin’ this week @ the Brunette Librarian


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