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Sunday, April 14, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? April 15, 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 haven't felt totally well this week - fighting either the pollen or eye strain from a new contact lense. Hopefully this coming week will be better. But the reading/listening has gone fine. :-) 
I finished three books and am nearly done a fourth with two more started. I posted three reviews, one with ARC Giveaway.  There were also one Sourcebook specials announcement.  Plus I posted the weekly Mailbox Monday meme, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I was glad to visit several Monday posts early in the week and Saturday Snapshot posts at the end of the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • #Audio #Review of Civil War (Marvel) by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven; Comic Action; my rating 4.25.
Finished Reading:
1. Audio

That Night on Thistle Lane
by Carla Negger

An easy read although 
not what I expected.
I'll post a review this week. 
Reviewing for AudioGo 
through Audiobook Jukebox.
Book Description
Release date: January 29, 2013 | Series: Swift River Valley
Click on title for full book description.

2. eBook/Kindle

An Angel by Her Side
by Ruth Reid

I thoroughly enjoyed this!
I will post a review and giveaway this week.
Reviewing for Thomas Nelson through NetGalley.
Book Description
Publication Date: January 1, 2013 | Series: A Heaven On Earth Novel
Click on title for full book description.

3. Print

Scorned Justice: The Men of the Texas Rangers
by Margaret Daley

This is a strong romantic suspense I enjoyed.
Reading and reviewing as part of 
Pump Up Your Book Tour.  Review to post on 4/16.
Book Description
Publication Date: April 1, 2013 | Series: Men of the Texas Rangers (Book 3)
Click on title for full book description.

Line Edits/Releases:

We released several print titles the past several weeks:
Finding Eden by Pembroke Sinclair
Mew by Barbara Miller
Sweethearts in Bloom Anthology

Currently reading:
1. Audio/MP3

Hunter: A Thriller 
by Robert Bidinotto
I'm a couple hours into this intense thriller.
Reviewing for Robert Bidinotto through Audiobook Jukebox.

Publisher's Summary
A Wall Street Journal Top 10 national best seller
Number one Kindle best seller in "Mysteries & Thrillers"
Who is hunter?
Who is Prey?
Who will survive?

Award-winning true-crime author Robert Bidinotto makes his stunning fiction debut with a best-selling thriller that has earned more than 200 "5-star" rave reviews from readers.

Two people, passionately in love.
But each hides a deadly secret.
He is a crusading vigilante, on a violent quest for justice.
She is tracking this unknown assassin, sworn to stop him.
Neither realizes the truth about the other.
And neither knows that a terrifying predator is hunting them both....

From its first moments, Hunter takes you on a nonstop thrill ride: from the top floor of the CIA, to the marbled corridors of Capitol Hill...from the posh hotels of downtown Washington, to the city's mean, violent streets. It introduces a colorful new hero for our time - and a dazzling heroine every bit his equal.

A spy mystery...a crime thriller...a passionate romance: Hunter is a genre-bending novel unlike any you've read. Deviously plotted, filled with vivid characters, and propelled at a breakneck pace, it's a tale as memorable for its provocative ideas as for a rousing climax that has readers cheering.

If you enjoy the thrillers of Lee Child, Stephen Hunter, Brad Thor, and Vince Flynn, you'll love Hunter.

©2011 Robert Bidinotto (P)2012 Robert Bidinotto

2. eBook/Kindle

The Sword in the Stars (Book1)
in The Dark Sea Annals Series 
by Wayne Thomas Batson
I am 80% through this remarkably
entertaining epic.
I received this from NetGalley;
Book Description
Publication Date: August 9, 2010 | Series: The Dark Sea Annals

Centuries have passed since the Silence, and the few remaining faithful cling to the ancient prophecies of the First One.  They wait for the Caller and watch the skies for the Sword in the Stars, even as the world they've always  known unravels around  them.

 Murderous Gorracks have secretly penetrated the kingdom's borders. Their attacks grow more brazen...more horrific, threatening to touch off a war on a scale  that hasn't been seen in seven ages.

   In  the capital city of Anglinore, noble King Aravel ponders  the advice of  this twin brother Morlan:  declare all out war on the Gorrack nation.  While Anglinore's High Shepherd, the wise Sebastian Grenlaff urges caution and listens to troubling voices on the wind.

   Queen Mariel, due to deliver a child any day, suspects the unthinkable about her husband's brother Morlan.  She sets off alone to Morlan's castle in Dunharrow, hoping against hope that she can keep old wounds from erupting in war.

    Alastair Coldharrow,  tortured by an addiction to the outlawed Witchdrale and haunted by a violent past, wagers his life on the hope that the foretold Halfainin, the Pathwalker, would come.  When at  last, the Sword appears in the Stars, Alastair begins a fruitless search for the Halfainin that leaves him disillusioned, broken, and lost.  Used to caring only for himself, Alastair will enter a maelstrom of conflict as loyalties are tested, dark schemes are hatched, and  the many realms of Myriad brace  themselves for war.

   Will Alastair realize what he has before its too late...for everyone?

3. Print and Kindle

Rest in Peace
by Frances Divine
This is our Ladies' Book Club read and we decided to meet this Saturday.
I have extra copies for Giveaway.
Product Description
In Cedar Chapel, Where Victoria Storm runs a senior boardinghouse, things are quiet. That is, until she enters the local pet store and finds Clyde Foster, the owner, dead, and his parrot, Watzit, frantically screeching. What clues will this bird reveal regarding a murder most foul? Unable to resist a mystery, Victoria, her fiance' Benjamin, and her senior cohorts begin their own investigation, landing them headfirst in a dangerous adventure. When their friend, Miss Aggie disappears, leaving a blood-stained trail, no one seems safe. Will Victoria live long enough to unravel the clues and tie the knot?

4. Print

The Forever Knight
by John Marco
I have started this interesting fantasy.
This is part of TLC book tour;
my review will post on 4/22.
Book Description
Release date: April 2, 2013 | Series: Books of the Bronze Knight
Lukien is the Bronze Knight, beloved by his kingdom and renowned in battle throughout his world. After betraying his king and losing his beloved, he wishes only for death, but rather than die, Lukien is given a chance for redemption: to be the protector of the Inhumans—those fragile mortals who live deep in the desert, far from the prying eyes of their world. These remarkable individuals have been granted magical powers in exchange for the hardships and handicaps life has handed them. And Lukien, now immortal himself, must be their champion. But how can one man, even an immortal warrior, protect hundreds from a world of potential enemies?

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: Several more releases being prepared for the next few weeks. I am still doing more Smashword conversions in between print formatting.

I have read six books for April and will have to post more than three reviews this week to get caught up on reviews. I started with 13 + two TBR to read and post for April.

April Scheduled:
4/16 Review: Scorned Justice: The Men of the Texas Rangers by Margaret Daley (PUYB)

4/20 Review & Giveaway: Rest in Peace (Ladies' Book Club)
4/22 Review: The Forever Knight by John Marco (TLC)

4/24 Showers of Books Giveaway Hop 


For May 3: Jack Absolute by C.C. Humphreys

Cowboy Take Me Away by Jane Graves

For Audiobook Jukebox
    Hunter: A Thriller - Robert Bidinotto


     The Sword in the Stars (Book1) in The Dark Sea Annals Series by Wayne Thomas Batson
     The Wolf of Tebron by C. S. Lakin

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. Lots of new to me author/books. Hope your eye is better quickly. Have a great week.

  2. Rest In Peace sounds like a fun book club read. Not familiar with any of your books this week but hope you enjoy them!

  3. I do so like the mix of genres. The Rest in Peace one particularly!

  4. Angel By Her Side looks fab! nice cover attraction :)
    travelling to st paul for the Arise Women's conference so no reading while driving for me :)
    Have a great week !

  5. Wow, you have a very busy week going on there. A lot of good sounding reads too. Enjoy!

    It's Monday

  6. I hope you're feeling better soon! Have a great week and enjoy all of your books :)

  7. Hope your eyes are better soon...Mine get that way with pollen in the air.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. You've just made me realize that I'm in the mood for a great big ol' fantasy novel! But first, I must finish The Grapes of Wrath. *sigh* I'm liking it, but my book club should have read this in the winter, when I had the concentration for it. Enjoy your week!


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