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Sunday, June 16, 2013

It's Monday What are You Reading? June 17, 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 very nice reading week although I probably should have done at least one additional review. This week will be full as  I finished five books. I did post four reviews, one author interview and Two Giveaways. I also posted the weekly Mailbox Monday meme, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I'm pleased I got to visit a bit at the beginning and end of the week. I still need to do more.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Giveaway: It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis, Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.5. Ends 6/21.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Anonymous Sources
By Mary Louise Kelly

I really liked this thriller!
I'll post the review this week.
Click on Title for full Book Description

2. Print

The Magic of I Do
by Tammy Falkner
This leans heavy on the sexual side.
I'll post a review and ARC Giveaway this week.
Click on Title for full Book Description.

3. eBook Kindle

Paper Roses (Texas Dreams Book #1): A Novel
by Amanda Cabot

This was our Ladies' Book Club choice and very nice!

I'll do a review and giveaway this week.
Book Description

Publication Date: January 1, 2009
The future stretches out in front of Sarah Dobbs like the pure blue Texas sky. Leaving the past behind in Philadelphia, mail-order bride Sarah arrives in San Antonio ready to greet her groom, Austin Canfield, a man she has never met but whose letters have won her heart from afar. But there is one problem--he has died. And Sarah cannot go back East.

As Sarah tries to reconcile herself to a future that is drastically changed, Austin's brother, Clay, struggles with his own muddled plans. Though he dislikes working on the family ranch and longs for a different life, Clay is driven to avenge his brother's death. But something between them is growing and neither Clay nor Sarah is ready to admit it.

Book 1 of the Texas Dreams series, Paper Roses will sweep readers into the Hill Country with a tale of love and loss, closed doors and beautiful possibilities that will leave them wanting more.

4. Audio

The Wolf Path
Author: Judith Van Gieson
Narrator: Meredith Mitchell
Good mystery with lots of factual info too.

I'll post my review later this week.
I received this MP3 download from AudioGo through AudioBook Jukebox.

Publisher/Date: AudioGO, 04/01/13
Click on Title for full Book Description.

5. Audio/MP3

And They Called Her Spider:
A Bartleby and James Adventure, Book 1
    by Michael Coorlim
    Narrated by Wayne Farrell
        Series: Galvanic Century, Book 1

A fun, quick listen! 
I'll be posting the review this week.
I received this MP3 download at Audible through AudioBook Jukebox.

Publisher's Summary
The Bartleby and James Adventures steampunk mystery series follows the cases of consulting detectives Anton Bartleby and James Wainwright through an alternate Victorian history.
In their debut adventure, London is in the grip of an unstoppable assassin known only as the Spider, and consulting detectives James Wainwright and Alton Bartleby have been commissioned to catch her.

Can the surly inventor and savvy gentleman track her down and stop her string of murders, or will Queen Victoria be her next victim?

Who Are Bartleby and James?
Alton Bartleby is a social savant, the scion of a once proud and noble bloodline, working to restore his family's name. James Wainwright is a brilliant engineer and inventor. Together they take on the cases that Scotland Yard cannot or will not handle.
©2011, 2012 Michael Coorlim (P)2012 Michael Coorlim

Line Edits/Releases:
We have more titles getting ready to release.

Currently reading:
1. Print

One Day on Apple Grove 
by C.H. Admirand
I started this and so far it is sweet, home town enjoyment.
I am reviewing, with ARC Giveaway, for Sourcebooks.
Book Description
Release date: June 4, 2013
Welcome to Apple Grove, Ohio (pop. 597), a small town with a big heart.
Caitlin Mulcahy loves her family. She really does. But sometimes they can drive her to her last shred of sanity—from her dad ("I'm not meddling, I just want what's best for you") to her eight-months-pregnant older sister to her younger sister, who will do just about anything to avoid real work. Cait just needs to get away, even if for only an hour.

When she sees someone in need of help on the side of the road, of course she's going to pull over. She might even be able to fix his engine—after all, the Mulcahy family is a handy bunch. She's not expecting that former Navy medic Jack Gannon and a little black puppy named Jameson will be the ones who end up rescuing in her.

2. eBook/Kindle

Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy: The Templar Chronicles: Book 2
by Jeff Gunhus
This is fun action. 
My review will be June 24 as part of Book Blast Tour.
Book Description
Publication Date: March 30, 2013
After barely surviving the onslaught of monsters that tried to kill him the day before his fourteenth birthday, Jack Templar leaves his hometown on a quest to rescue his father and discover the truth about his past. Joined by his friends Will and T-Rex, and led by Eva, the mysterious one-handed monster hunter, Jack sets out for the Monster Hunter Academy where he hopes to find answers to his questions. Little does he suspect that the Academy is filled with dangers of its own, many of them more terrifying than anything he’s faced so far.

3. Audio/MP3

Hearts of Shadow
Author: Kira Brady
Narrator: Xe Sands
I have just started this and like the excitement.
I received this MP3 download from Blackstone Audio through AudioBook Jukebox.
Publisher/Date: Blackstone Audio, 05/07/13
In this brilliant new novel in the Deadglass series, a fierce young woman’s quest entangles her in an apocalyptic endgame—and unexpected desire.

Grace Mercer’s unmatched wraith-killing ability made her the unofficial defender of a city shattered by supernatural catastrophe. So there’s no way she’ll allow the new regent of Seattle’s most powerful dragon-shifter clan to “protect” her from a vicious evil stalking the ruined streets or keep her from the freedom she’s risked everything to earn.

Leif’s science-honed instincts tell him Grace is the key to keeping shifters and humans safe, but helping this wary fighter channel her untapped power is burning away the dragon’s sensual self-control and putting a crucial alliance at risk. Soon the only chance Leif and Grace will have to save their world will be a dangerously fragile link that could forever unite their souls—or consume everything in a storm of destruction.
© 2013 by Kira Brady

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:
6/24 Review: Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy by Jeff Gunhus for Book Blast Tour

     One Day on Apple Grove by C.H. Admirand - reading
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

     The Bane (The Eden Trilogy) (Volume 1) by Keary Taylor
     Silent Warrior by Lindsey Piper

AudioBook Jukebox
  Hearts of Shadow - listening

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. And They Called Her Spider looks interesting. I wouldn't have found out about it if it weren't for this meme!

  2. great list, Martha! are you doing the audio book week hosted by Devourer of BOoks?

  3. I look forward to your review of Anonymous Sources

    Read On!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. I love how you organize your blog post with the boxes. I must learn how to do this!

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

  5. What a nice variety of books you read! Come see my Monday Report here. Happy reading!

  6. I'm looking forward to your review of The Wolf Path and a couple other books that you are planning on doing reviews of. I haven't read One Day on Apple Grove yet, but I have it on my list to get and read.


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