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Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? March 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 busy week at work and I will be scrambling the next couple of days as I have several closings and then fly out to Portland on Wednesday for EPICon 2013.

Reading was good: I completed four books and posted three reviews. There was one review ARC giveaways and a Giveaway Hop. I also posted the usual Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I did get to visit a bit this week but only late in the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me too.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review, Spotlight and Giveaway: Cursed by Lynn Ricci; Paranormal Romance; my rating 4.0. 
  • Book Review and ARC Giveaway: Lady Eve's Indiscretion by Grace Burrowes; Historical Romance; my rating 4.5. Open US and Canada. Ends 3/22/13.
Finished Reading:
1. Print

The Return of Cassandra Todd
Darrel Nelson
This was very good. The review is linked above.

2. Print and Audible

White Picket Fences 
    by Susan Meissner
    Narrated by Bernadette Dunne
This was a drama with a little mystery.
We all enjoyed it.
I will post the review this week.

3. Print

Thief of Shadows (Maiden Lane)
Elizabeth Hoyt
Reading this reminds me why I enjoyed this series! I'll post the review either Monday or Tuesday. :-)

4. eBook/Kindle

Lord of Darkness (Maiden Lane)
Elizabeth Hoyt

I enjoyed this.

I will post this review and a Giveaway 
on 3/12 thanks to Hachette.

Line Edits/Releases:

Tomorrow we are releasing two titles by Barbara Miller: Rolltop Relic, a cozy mystery and Hometown Christmas Carol, a romance novella.

Currently reading:

1. Audio

Silver (An OgmiosTeam Adventure)
by Steven Savile
I have started listening again. 
There are interesting characters. 
I am reviewing this for
Crossroad Press through Audiobook Jukebox.
Book Description
Publication Date: January 5, 2010
Sometimes the truth is anything but honest.
Sometimes the stories everyone knows by heart are lies.
Sometimes lies are all we have left.

2. Print and eBook/Kindle

Free Fall (Elite Force)
by Catherine Mann
I have enjoyed her prior titles so I am looking forward to reading this from Sourcebooks.
I will be posting a review and ARC Giveaway.
Book Description
Release date: March 5, 2013 | Series: Elite Force: That Others May Live

"Catherine Mann writes an amazing combination of keen suspense, unique characters, and heart-stopping romance. I'm a fan!"—Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author of Savor the Danger

On This Mission, There Are No Accidents...

Pararescueman Jose "Cuervo" James is the guy they call for the most dangerous assignments. He lives for his job.

On a high-risk rescue deep in the African jungle, Jose encounters sexy, smart Interpol agent Stella Carson. They'd once had an affair that burned hot and fast, but family is everything to Stella, and Jose just can't go there.

Fate has thrown them into the deadly hot zone together, and sparks will fly...but only if they can live to tell about it.

3. eBook/Kindle

Sportsman’s Bet
by Judy Nichols
This looks like a good cozy mystery.
I am reading and reviewing at request of the Author.
Book Description
Publication Date: July 24, 2012
Velma Saunders, the town clerk of Tobias, North Carolina never had a kind word to say to anyone. In fact, most people were afraid of her, including her boss, Mayor Mike Ellis.

Still, the whole town is shocked when Velma's body is found in the Municipal Building's old bomb shelter. The only clue to her murderer is a copy of a cryptic message from a Nigerian Email scammer.

All the evidence points to Mayor Mike, who's charged with killing Velma. Investigator Ian Dodge, a British transplant who's never quite taken root in the Deep South, sets out to find out who else hated Velma enough to kill her.

In the course of his investigation, Ian discovers the dark secrets Velma has been hiding all these years, and exactly why she was so mean.

4. eBook/Kindle

 Scent of Magic (The Healers)
by Maria V. Snyder
I have enjoyed three other series by this Author;
Reviewing through NetGalley.
Book Description
Publication Date: December 18, 2012
As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomaniacal King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confidant, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle.

Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon's opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon's most horrible creations yet: an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.

War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible…again.

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: We are doing well with several more releases being prepared. I an also doing more Smashword conversions this week.

Now for March I have 17 on the list + 2 TBRs still to be determined so it should go nicely at about four a week. Reading is going well but I do need to up the number of reviews each week to four.

MARCH Scheduled: 
3/11 Review: Thief of Shadows (Book 4 The Maiden Lane Series) by Elizabeth Hoyt (Hachette)
3/12 Review: Review and Giveaway: The Lord of Darkness (Book 5 The Maiden Lane Series) by Elizabeth Hoyt (Hachette)
3/13 or 14: Giveaway: The movie-tie-in edition of ADMISSION (Hachette)
3/20-25 2nd Annual Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop
3/21+/- Review: Miranda's Mount by Phillipa Ashley
3/23 Review: The Persnickety Princess by Falcon Storm (Novel Publicity)
3/27 Review, Interview + Cross the Line by Jack Patterson (Partners In Crime)


     Free Fall (Elite Force) by Catherine Mann
     A Shot of Sultry by Macy Beckett

Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt
    Lord of Darkness by Elizabeth Hoyt
    Jake by R.C. Ryan

Thomas Nelson (through NetGalley invitation)

     An Angel by Her Side by Ruth Reid

    White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner (Ladies Book Club)
For Audiobook Jukebox
    Silver by Steven Savile
    Did You Miss Me by Karen Rose

    Scent of Magic (The Healers) by Maria V. Snyder
(Maybe if I can fit it in) Hammer of Angels: A Novel of Shadowstorm by G. T. Almasi

     Sportsman’s Bet by Judy Nichols
     Miranda's Mount by Phillipa Ashley

From TBR Collection - TBD
Won Book -
Lady of Devices, a steampunk adventure novel (Magnificent Devices)
by Shelley Adina
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


  1. I am reading Free Fall and it is good. Many other bloggers love Hoyt's books. Have a great week.

  2. I still need to read Scent of Magic too. I loved the first book, Touch of Power. Hope you have a great week!

  3. I got Scent of Magic from NG :) happy reading!

    my IMWAYR

  4. Hope you enjoy Scent of Magic, I did. The Elizabeth Hoyt books look great. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  5. Enjoy the books and have a good week.

  6. Wow, you are busy busy busy! I have not heard of that Meissner book, though I have collected a few of her other titles.

    Here is my Bookish Memes post.

    Have a great week!

  7. I need to check out the Judy Nichols book, looks right up my alley :)

    Safe travels!

  8. I have Scent of Magic on my TBR list. I hope you enjoy reading it! I love the cover.

    Take a look at what I'm reading this week.

  9. Scent of Magic will be one of my next TBR, I'm picking up a copy on Thursday from a friend. Snyder is kind of my guilty pleasure read. She makes terrible Mary Sue's.... but man, I just can't help it! Love reading em!

  10. such lovely covers on these books, makes me want to dive in, especially cassandra todd and white picket fences. hope you are enjoying your reading this week. here's my list...

  11. I read the first book in Elizabeth Hoyt's series while ago, but it just didn't really click with me. :-(

  12. I read the first book Elizabeth Hoyt did in this series but it just wasn't my cup of tea, she has such lovely covers though! :-)


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