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Sunday, June 2, 2013

It's Monday What are You Reading? June 3, 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 more relaxing work week although I am doing some traing that takes time. Reading has been good.  I finished four books and posted four reviews, one with ARC Giveaways and a joint Giveaway for two. I also posted the weekly Mailbox Monday meme, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I didn't get to visit much at all last week. This week I hope to visit on Monday.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Giveaway: Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster, Seampunk, Paranormal Romance; my rating 4.5. 
  • Author Feature and Book Review: The Duchess Hunt by Jennifer Haymore, Historical Romance; my rating 4.25.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (also Print)

What a Wicked Earl Wants (Sinful Scoundrels)
by Vicky Dreiling

I really liked this. Reviewing with Author feature and a giveaway are linked above.
Click on title for full Book Description.

2. Audible

Hexed: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2 [Unabridged]
by Kevin Hearne (Author), Luke Daniels (Narrator)
I enjoy this on Audible. I'll post a review this week.
This is from my own Audible Library.
Click on title for full Book Description.

3. Print

The Duchess Hunt (House of Trent)
by Jennifer Haymore

I enjoyed this one too. Author Feature, Review and a Giveaway are linked above.
Click on title for full Book Description.

4. Print

The Sweet Spot (Sweet on a Cowboy)
by Laura Drake
This is a nice story.
I'll post a review and ARC Giveaway this week.
Click on title for full Book Description.

Line Edits/Releases: 
Last week we released a Middle Grade story:
by Cher Green
Angelina must travel to the castle to protect her sister, who is marrying the king of the land. But who will protect Angelina on her journey when she encounters a troll and other unexpected obstacles? Luckily, she carries her precious and powerful medallion. She will need it, for even after she reaches the castle, all is not as it seems.

The Sacrifice is a fairytale-like story of a young woman's journey to save her sister.

Genre(s): Middle Grade - Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 24 with illustrations

We have several print releases ready to go live this week.

Currently reading:

1. eBook/Kindle

Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy 
by Abigail Sharpe
This is starting very fun!
Reviewing for Forever Yours/Hachette.
Book Description
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
"Charming and witty. Abigail Sharpe will delight you."-- New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig"A rich and rustic tale of family, friendship, and love guaranteed to lasso your heart." -- Jessica Lemmon, author of TEMPTING THE BILLIONAIRE
In the bestselling tradition of Lori Wilde...
There's nothing florist Ainsley Fairfax won't do to help her sister get the love of her life-even if it means taking her place on a bachelorette weekend at a Wyoming ranch so Cecelia can sail off with the man of her dreams. Ainsley is determined to spend the time keeping her head down and her heart safely tucked away-until an encounter with the ranch's hunky owner gets her heart-and steamy desires-to bloom . . .
Riley Pommer doesn't want to be lassoed into any relationship. But with the family ranch in dire straits, Riley knows his sisters' crazy plan to turn the ranch into the setting for a dating competition-and using Riley as the bait-is the only thing standing between them and foreclosure. But the rules of the game change the instant Riley lays eyes on the spirited Ainsley. Now, as others try to stampede over their love, can Riley prove to Ainsley that true love is a prize worth fighting for?

2. Audible

A Royal Pain: A Royal Spyness Mystery 
Author: Rhys Bowen
I am midway through this 2nd book
in a fun Historical Mystery series.
This is a selection from my Audible Library.
Publisher's Summary

The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy prince's path, in the hopes that he might finally marry.

But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise. She must draw up plans: clean house to make it look like a palace; have Granddad and her neighbor pretend to be the domestic staff; un-teach Princess Hanni the English she's culled from American gangster movies; cure said princess of her embarrassing shoplifting habit; and keep an eye on her at parties.

Then there's the worrying matter of the body in the bookshop and Hannis' unwitting involvement with the Communist Party. It's enough to drive a girl crazy.

Listen to more Royal Spyness mysteries.
©2008 Janet Quin-Harkin (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

3. Print

It Had to Be You
by Jill Shalvis
I enjoy this author and plan to read this one next.
Reviewing for Grand Central/Hachette.
Book Description
Release date: May 28, 2013 | Series: Lucky Harbor
Ali Winters is not having a good day. Her boyfriend left her, everyone in town thinks she's a thief, and now she's about to be kicked out of her home. Her only shot at keeping a roof over her head and clearing her name is to beg for help from a police detective who's as sexy as he is stern....

After a high-profile case goes wrong, Luke Hanover returns to his hometown for some peace and quiet. Instead he finds a bombshell brunette in a heap of trouble. As he helps Ali put her world back together, the pieces of Luke's own life finally seem to fall into place. Is this the start of a sizzling fling? Or are Luke and Ali on the brink of something big in a little town called Lucky Harbor?

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
     Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy by Abigail Sharpe
     Haven Creek (A Cavanaugh Island Novel) by Rochelle Alers
     It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis 
    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. I don't know how you had time for any visiting after seeing all the other book things you do!

    Here's my It's Monday!

  2. I love the Iron Druid Chronicles, hope you do too!

    Wishing you a fabulous reading week
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. I haven't heard of many of these, The Sacrifice sounds interesting. Happy Reading!

  4. You always find the time to read and listen to some very interesting stories. I hope you have a wonderful week and get everything done that you want to accomplish this week.

  5. I need to start reading Jill Shalvis' books. I'm reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares.

  6. A Royal Spyness Mystery looks good so does the sacrifice.
    my Monday post


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