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Sunday, March 24, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? March 25, 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 pretty good reading week. I finished five books; I posted three reviews, one with a Tour Giveaway. There is also a giveaways hop. I posted the Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I still didn't get to visit last week. I will try harder this week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review: Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder; Fantasy; my rating 4.0.
  • Audio Book Review: Silver by Steven Savile; Mysteries; rating 4.0. 
Finished Reading:
1. Audio



Silver (An OgmiosTeam Adventure)
by Steven Savile
Interesting thriller; Review linked above.
Click on title for Book Description



2. Print and eBook/Kindle


Free Fall (Elite Force)
by Catherine Mann
I love how this series jumps into action.
I will post this review this week with ARC giveaway.
Read for Sourcebooks.

Release date: March 5, 2013 | Series: Elite Force: That Others May Live
Click on title for Book Description



3. ebook/Kindle



The Persnickety Princess
by Falcon Storm
A fun grade school aged fairytale. Review and blog tour giveaway linked above. 

Click on title for Book Description



4. Print



Last Chance Book Club
by Hope Ramsay

I really enjoyed this easy romance.

I'll post the review and ARC giveaway this week.
 Read for Hachette.
Book Description
Publication Date: March 26, 2013
Click on title for Book Description



5. ebook/Kindle


Cross the Line
by Jack Patterson
I liked this thriller. Review to post 3/27 as part of Partners in Crime blog tour.
Synopsis:
When veteran NFL quarterback Noah Larson finally guides his team to the Super Bowl, his dreams -- and life -- are dashed when his six-year-old son is kidnapped for a unique ransom: lose the game or his son dies. Seattle sportswriter Cal Murphy and photographer Kelly Mendoza get pulled into an FBI sting to help rescue Noah's son in Mexico. But when everything falls apart, Cal and Kelly are left to save themselves, save Noah's son, and save the Super Bowl.


Line Edits/Releases:
We released a very cute children's title last week:
Illustrated by Katie Cassidy

When Shelly, a Cape Cod hermit crab, is caught up in a fishing boat's net, she is separated from her family but finds a wonderful home with a little girl named Hannah. But where does a hermit crab really belong? And will Shelly ever see her crab family again?
This is the first in a series of beautifully illustrated stories for children ages 2-9.  Each Shelly story is a vivid, amazing travel tale with positive family and life themes.
Genre: Children's - Ages 2-9
Pages: 34 pages, fully illustrated
Tomorrow we will release another children's title.

Currently reading:

1. ebook/Kindle


Girl v. Earl
by Phillipa Ashley
I am about 25% into this fun romance. 
Reviewing for the Author; to post 3/28. 
US edition Published March 26th 2013
When Miranda finds herself fighting for her home, her job and her heart, sleeping with the enemy may not be the best tactic...

With no family of her own, Miranda Marshall has developed a healthy respect - some would say obsession - with other people's histories. As property manager of a spectacular island castle in Cornwall, she's made St Merryn's Mount one of the UK's most popular heritage attractions. While she may have the castle running like clockwork, Miranda hasn't bargained on its sexy owner returning to claim his birthright.

Dark, handsome and with a rakish reputation,  Jago, the Earl of St Merryn, not only looks like a pirate but is intent on flogging the Mount to a soulless leisure corporation. Miranda faces the battle of her life as she tries to persuade him to face up to his past and continue the St Merryn dynasty. But Jago has his own reasons for jumping ship and when he throws down the gauntlet to Miranda, she's forced to delve into painful memories she'd much rather keep hidden . . .

(Previously published in the UK as Miranda’s Mount)



2. Audio Book/MP3


Did You Miss Me [Audiobook, Unabridged]
Karen Rose (Author),
Marguerite Gavin (Reader)
This intense thriller is moving quickly.
I am reviewing this for Blackstone Audio, Inc. through Audiobook Jukebox.

Book Description
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose is back with her fourteenth pulse-pounding thriller.
Best be nimble, best be quick, I'm right here and you're my pick . . .
The last thing Ford Elkhart remembers is walking his girlfriend back to her car. Now he's lying tied and gagged on a cold, dark floor, with only one chance to escape before he ends up like the bones surrounding him.
Assistant State's Attorney Daphne Montgomery is devastated by her son's disappearance and is immediately convinced that his kidnapping is connected to the white supremacist she's just had jailed for murder. FBI Special Agent Joseph Carter isn't so sure -- especially when he learns that Ford's girlfriend is also missing. Is Ford's abduction payback for Daphne's courtroom victory, or is he a pawn in an even more dangerous game?



3. eBook/Kindle


Sportsman’s Bet
by Judy Nichols
I didn't get to start this yet.
It looks like a good cozy mystery.
I am reading and reviewing at request of the Author.
Click on title for Book Description



4. Print


A Shot of Sultry
by Macy Beckett
This is fun so far.
Reading this from Sourcebooks;
I will be posting a review and ARC Giveaway.
Book Description
Release date: March 5, 2013 | Series: Sultry Springs

Welcome to Sultry Springs, Texas: where home can be the perfect place for a fresh start.

For West Coast filmmaker Bobbi Gallagher, going back to Sultry Springs is a last resort. But with her career in tatters, a documentary set in her hometown might be just what she needs to salvage her reputation. She just can't let anything distract her again. Not even the gorgeous contractor her brother asked to watch over her. As if she can't handle filming a few rowdy Texans.

Golden boy Trey Lewis, with his blond hair and Technicolor-blue eyes, is a leading man if Bobbi ever saw one. He's strong and confident and—much to her delight—usually shirtless. He thinks keeping his best friend's baby sister out of trouble will be easy. But he has no idea of the trouble in store for him...


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 am also doing more Smashword conversions.


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. I have read and posted 8 reviews.  I hope to post 4 or 5 reviews this week. That will leave  a couple to roll into April Hmm- I may fall behind if I don't speed up this week. I still need to up the number of reviews each week to four.

MARCH Scheduled: 
3/27 Review + Cross the Line by Jack Patterson (Partners In Crime)
3/28+/- Review: Girl v Earl by Phillipa Ashley

Unscheduled 

Sourceboooks
     A Shot of Sultry by Macy Beckett

Hachette 

    Jake by R.C. Ryan

Thomas Nelson (through NetGalley invitation)

     An Angel by Her Side by Ruth Reid

Audios:
  For Audiobook Jukebox
     Did You Miss Me by Karen Rose

NetGalley:
(Maybe if I can fit it in) Hammer of Angels: A Novel of Shadowstorm by G. T. Almasi

Authors:
     Sportsman’s Bet by Judy Nichols
     Girl v. Earl 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

8 comments:

  1. 5 books! Its been a while since I had a good week like that!

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  2. Glad you enjoyed Last Chance Book Club. I still have to read Last Chance Beauty Queen but I'm really looking forward to this one as well. Can't wait to hear what you think and I'll be sure to enter the giveaway.

    Happy reading!

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  3. You've got a nice selection of books this week, hope you enjoy them. I enjoyed Touch of Power more than Scent of Magic.

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  4. Curious as to what you think of Did You Miss Me? I read it a few weeks ago and wasn't impressed.

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  5. You always have such a great number and variety of books listed here. Scent of Magic is on my to read list.
    Here is my Monday post.

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  6. I have a Hope Ramsey book on my Kindle and really want to read Book Club. I love slip those in between the thrillers.

    Have a great week!

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  7. Are you ready for Snyder's next Healer book coming out this week XD

    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2013/03/scent-of-magic-by-maria-v-snyder.html

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