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Sunday, June 9, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? June 10, 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 another comfortable work week and reading was very good.  I finished four books and posted four reviews, two with ARC Giveaways. I also posted the weekly Mailbox Monday meme, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I did get to visit  a bit late this past week. I still hope to visit more this week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Giveaway: Better Than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts, Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.5. Ends 6/14.
  • Audio Book Review: The Empty Mirror by James Lincoln Collier , Ghost Story, YA; my rating 3.75. 
  • Book Review and ARC Giveaway: The Sweet Spot by Laura Drake, Historical Romance; my rating 4.25. Ends 6/14.
  • Audible Book Review: Hexed by Kevin Hearne, Urban Fantasy; my rating 4.25. 
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

by Abigail Sharpe
This is a fun read and I will post the review with ARC Giveaway this week!
Click on title for full Book Description.

2. Audible

A Royal Pain: A Royal Spyness Mystery 
Author: Rhys Bowen
I enjoyed this Historical Mystery. 
I will post a review this week.
Click on title for full Book Description.

3. Print

It Had to Be You
by Jill Shalvis
This was lovely fun.
I will post a review this week with Giveaway.
Click on title for full Book Description.

4. eBook Kindle

Somewhere in Time (The Crosse Harbor Time Travel Trilogy) 
by Barbara Bretton
This is a nice time travel romance. 
My Review with a Giveaway will post on June 11 as part of tour. 
Book Description
Publication Date: June 24, 2012


Reviewers Choice Award - Best Historical Time Travel
--Romantic Times

Historian Emilie Crosse dreamed of a love that would last forever
Who knew she'd have to sail across two centuries to find it?

When her ex-husband Zane Grey Rutledge showed up at her door with a Revolutionary War uniform that was part of his grandmother's estate, neither one suspected that their lives were about to change in ways they couldn't possibly imagine.

Swept back in time to 1776 where a nation is struggling to be born, Emilie finds herself torn between two men: Zane, her ex who still holds the key to her heart, and Andrew McVie, the Patriot hero of her long-ago dreams . . . .

Line Edits/Releases:
We released three titles into Print: [These links are at Amazon but the links will go live on the eTreasures website on Monday and I will substitute the links.]

Mr. Chocolate and the Magic Js by J. D. Pooker and Lynne Bendoly

Seven Shades of Luminosity by Beth Bowland 

Shelly the Hermit Crab by Stacey Leigh Malloy

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Anonymous Sources
By Mary Louise Kelly

I am two thirds through this  very good thriller!
I selected this through NetGalley.
Book Description
Release date: June 18, 2013
An intriguing thriller from a former NPR correspondent about a young reporter who must match wits with spies, assassins and a terrorist sleeper cell targeting the very heart of American power.
“If, on an early summer’s night, you wanted to kill a man, how would you do it? Would you lay a trap, sharpen a dagger, uncork a poison?
Personally, I’ve always leaned toward the dramatic.
But looking back, I wonder now if the events of last summer didn’t begin with a quieter sort of murder.”

So ponders Alexandra James, a beautiful, driven, yet troubled New England Chronicle reporter. She is assigned to cover the death of Thom Carlyle, son of one of the most powerful men in Washington. Just back from a year abroad, Thom falls from the top of a Harvard bell tower on a warm summer night. Did he jump, or was he pushed? For Alex James, who can get in anywhere, sleep with anyone, out-drink and out-shop her demons, it is the story of a lifetime. As she chases leads from Harvard Yard to the courtyards of Cambridge, England, to a clandestine rendezvous in London, to the inside of a nuclear terrorist network...the intrigue seems to suit her.

But nothing is what it seems. When she arrives back in Washington, DC, for a key interview that promises to tie together the leads she has puzzled out, Alex the hunter becomes Alex the hunted. An assassin is dispatched...Her laptop disappears...Her phone is tapped...And she begins to grasp that Thom Carlyle may have been killed to hide a terrifying conspiracy within the White House itself. Former NPR Intelligence correspondent Mary Louise Kelly has turned her own real-life reporting adventures into fiction with this stylish spy thriller.

2. Audio

The Wolf Path
Author: Judith Van Gieson
Narrator: Meredith Mitchell
I haven't hit the mystery yet but I am enjoying the lead character and the information on wolves.
I received this MP3 download from AudioGo through AudioBook Jukebox.

Publisher/Date: AudioGO, 04/01/13
Book Description
It's a 104 degree day in Albuquerque when attorney/sleuth Neil Hamel gets a call asking her to go to southern New Mexico to help a wolf advocate who calls himself Juan Sololobo. Juan, who attracts trouble wherever he goes, is visiting the town of Soledad to give an educational program featuring his timber wolf, Sirius. After someone lets Sirius out of his pen, a federal official is murdered and Juan becomes the prime suspect. As Neil defends him she finds herself immersed in a deadly conflict between ranchers and environmentalists over wolf reintroduction. The Wolf Path is Judith Van Gieson's fourth Neil Hamel mystery. Since it was first published to critical acclaim in 1992, Mexican gray wolves have been reintroduced to the Southwest, and there are now several packs free-ranging in Arizona and New Mexico. Wolf advocate Bobbie Holaday, the founder of Preserve Arizona's Wolves (PAWS), updates this edition with an introduction summarizing the progress that has been made. Van Gieson has published eight mysteries featuring Neil Hamel and five with University of New Mexico librarian Claire Reynier.

3. Print

The Magic of I Do
by Tammy Falkner
I am about 100 pages into this and not quite engaged.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks.
Book Description
Release date: June 4, 2013

Desperately Seeking Excitement...

With the temporary prohibition on magic on the land of the Fae, Claire Thorne might as well go back to the Regency world. The haut ton has just as many annoying rules as her world, but at least they have parties and dances. Plus, the roguish Lord Phineas "Finn" Trimble is there...

When the feisty faerie tumbles into his room through a magical portal, Finn can't believe how completely unpredictable she is. Even before the two stumble into a dangerous intrigue that threatens both their worlds, Finn discovers that his hitherto carefree life is about to go up in smoke...

I'll pick up another one before the end of the week but I haven't decided which book yet. :-)

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 had three print books move from May to June. Plus I have five additional print books, two tour books and three NetGalley titles. Plus Audios. I'm not sure what happened to my relaxing plan for June. Guess that goes into July. Sigh.

June Scheduled:
6/11 Review with Interview and GW: Somewhere in Time (The Crosse Harbor Time Travel Trilogy) by Barbara Bretton
?date between 6/19 to 6/28 Review Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy by Jeff Gunhus – Book Blast Tour

     One Day on Apple Grove by C.H. Admirand
    The Magic of I Do by Tammy Falkner

Hachette - Forever
     Haven Creek (A Cavanaugh Island Novel) by Rochelle Alers
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Molly Cannon
    The Woman He Loved Before by Dorothy Koomson 
     A House Divided by Kimberly Lawson Roby

     Anonymous Sources, by Mary Louise Kelly
     The Bane (The Eden Trilogy) (Volume 1) by Keary Taylor
     Silent Warrior by Lindsey Piper

AudioBook Jukebox
     Awaiting receipt of requested titles.

Author Books received at March EPICon
     Convict Dad by P. Ryan Hembree

From TBR Collection - TBD
Won Book - TBD

Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


  1. Nice selection - I like a good thriller!

    Read on!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. It Had to be You is on my TBR, I love Jill Shalvis! Her novels always makes me smile, and I love the romance in them!

    I have also read some cowboy romances lately, and really enjoy them as well :) The spy mystery seems like fun, too.

    Here's my It's Monday... post for this week.

    Happy reading :) Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  3. I may be one of the very few who have not read Jill Shalvis! Have a great reading week.

  4. I've enjoyed Rhys Bowen's mysteries and this looks like a good one.

  5. I would probably go for the Wolf Path first. I love History, fiction and non-fiction so I would choose A Royal Pain second. :)

  6. Wow on finishing four books....I can't do that. :)

    Your week looks good. ENJOY!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday!! What are You Reading?

  7. I love reading thrillers/mysteries. I'm reading The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick.

  8. I was going to add The Wolf Path my list to read, but didn't. I love Jill Shalvis's stories, but I haven't read It Had to Be You yet. I don't have A Royal Pain: A Royal Spyness Mystery by Rhys Bowen in my TBR pile, but one of her other stories.

  9. I love Wolves! i hope you enjoy the Wolf Path.
    Here is my Monday post


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