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Sunday, February 17, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? February 18, 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 another strange business week. I started with no appointments and ended up covering court hearings every day. 

I completed reading four books and posted five reviews. There was one post with two giveaways and a Giveaway Hop. I also posted the usual Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

Once again I didn't get to last week. Aargh.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me too.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Two Giveaways: Pandora's Temple by Jon Land; Thriller; my rating 4.25. Open Worldwide. Ends 2/21/13 and 2/28/13.
Finished Reading:
1. Print

Goodbye to Yesterday
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
This was a nice serial read.
Review linked above.

2. eBook/Kindle

Jabin and the Space Pirates
by Bev Allen
This was a surprisingly remarkable story.
Review is linked above.

3. eBook/Kindle

Waiting for Morning (The Brides Of Last Chance Ranch Series)
by Margaret Brownley
This is a good western, inspirational historical.
Review to post this week
with giveaway from Thomson Nelson.

4. eBook/Kindle

A Most Scandalous Proposal 
by Ashlyn Macnamara
I started this and zipped right through it - really enjoyable.
I will post the review later this week. Read for Random House Digital.
Book Description
Publication Date: February 26, 2013
In Ashlyn Macnamara’s stunning romance debut—perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Sabrina Jeffries—two childhood friends in Regency England discover love with the most unlikely of partners: each other.
“A tale of high-stakes scandal and heartfelt passion . . . a most delicious treat!”—New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare
After watching her beloved sister, Sophia, pine over the ton’s golden boy for years, Miss Julia St. Claire has foresworn love and put herself firmly on the shelf. Unfortunately, her social-climbing mother and debt-ridden father have other ideas, and jump at the chance to marry Julia off to the newly named Earl of Clivesden . . . the man of Sophia’s dreams.
Since resigning his cavalry commission, Benedict Revelstoke has spent his time in London avoiding the marriage mart. But when he discovers that the Earl of Clivesden has his sights set on Julia, Benedict tries to protect his childhood best friend from the man’s advances—only to discover that more than friendship is driving his desire to defend her. He surprises them both with the force of his feelings, but when Julia refuses him, and her father announces her betrothal, Benedict fears he’s lost her forever—until Julia approaches him with a shocking scheme that will ruin her for all respectable society and lead them into an exquisite world of forbidden pleasures.
Includes a preview of Ashlyn Macnamara’s next novel, A Most Devilish Rogue.

Line Edits/Releases:
We are completing the last details for release of two more good books!

Currently reading:
1. Print

Wait Until Dark
by M.L. Buchman
I love this series and look forward to reading this.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks.
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.

2. ebook/Kindle

Into the Dark
by Stacy Green
I will be starting this tonight;
to post 2/20 for Partners in Crime Tour review.
Book Description
Publication Date: November 27, 2012
Suspense Romance
A two-hundred-mile labyrinth of dark storm drains serves as refuge for the delusional stalker who will go to any lengths to possess fragile, emotionally isolated Emilie Davis. To survive, Emilie will have to confront the secrets of her past she has kept locked away from everyone, including herself.
Emilie is a master escape artist—she’s fled a manipulative mother and a controlling ex-husband. But it’s impossible to evade a stalker who uses a bank robbery as a ruse to kidnap her. He’s still out there, hiding in the Las Vegas tunnels and dodging police. Emilie’s life careens out of control as her assailant continues his pursuit. She has nowhere to turn but to Nathan Madigan, the hostage negotiator who worked the robbery.
Nathan is haunted by his failure to protect a loved one fourteen years ago and has dedicated his life to saving others. Determined to catch the lunatic hunting Emilie, he finds himself losing his professional detachment. He fears history is about to repeat itself if he cannot protect Emilie from the Taker’s obsession.
The police close in on the Taker’s identity as Nathan and Emilie grow closer to each other and to resolving the misery of their own pasts. At the height of The Taker’s madness, his attempt to replace someone he’s lost will either kill them all or set them free.

3. Audio

Love in a Garden: What Happens After Happily Ever After
by Mia Jasper (Author, Narrator)
[Unabridged] [Audible Audio Edition]
This looked like an interesting, quick listen.
Reviewing for Ann Tucker 
through Audiobook Jukebox.
Most romance stories usually end when the couple says "I do". What really happens after happily ever after?
    Can love survive real life year after year?
    What happens when budgets, job responsibilities, and habits take center stage?
    Can love survive the misunderstandings and stress of real life?
This feel-good story will restore your faith in "Happily Ever After". If you believe that love really can conquer all - even real life - then Love in a Garden: What Happens After Happily Ever After is for you!
This is a quick story you can listen to at lunchtime.

4. Print

Lady Eve's Indiscretion
by Grace Burrowes
This is the next print to read for Sourcebooks.
Book Description
Release date: February 5, 2013
"Burrowes delivers red-hot chemistry with a masterful mix of playfulness and sensuality."—Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Lady Eve's Got The Perfect Plan
Pretty, petite Evie Windham has been more indiscreet than her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Moreland, suspect. Fearing that a wedding night would reveal her past, she's running out of excuses to dodge adoring swains. Lucas Denning, the newly titled Marquis of Deene, has reason of his own for avoiding marriage. So Evie and Deene strike a deal, each agreeing to be the other's decoy. At this rate, matrimony could be avoided indefinitely...until the two are caught in a steamy kiss that no one was supposed to see.

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. Now six are read and reviewed; two more read to be reviewed and four more expected to go up this week. One or two may carry over due to the short month. Still haven't figured out a "won" book to squeeze in. 

FEBRUARY Scheduled: 

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 - done

Thomas Nelson - done

     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) 
Added Love in a Garden and expecting more next week.

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. You have an interesting mix of books as always

    Have a great reading week
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd OUt

  2. I hope you have a great week of reading :D

  3. Wow, busy week! Into the Dark looks very enticing.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great week!

  4. A Most Scandalous Proposal looks really good - isn't it wonderful finding a great debut book?? <3 it!

    Have a lovely reading week! What Are You Reading This Week @ The Brunette Librarian

  5. You always amaze me with how much reading you get in! I'd love to know your secret. ;O)

    Hope you enjoy your current and upcoming reads. Have a great week!


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