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Sunday, July 7, 2013

It's Monday What are You Reading? July 8, 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.

This was another slowish reading week as I only finished two books although I am well into the next three.  I posted four reviews, two with Giveaways. I also posted the weekly Mailbox Monday meme, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

Well - the week got away from me. I visited for Saturday Snapshot but didn't get any other visiting in.
I still hope to do more.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Giveaway: Paper Roses, by Amanda Cabot, Historical Romance, Inspirational; my rating 4.25.  Ends July 12
  • Book Review: The Bane by Keary Taylor, Post Apocalyptic; my rating 4.5.
  • Book Review and Giveaway: The Woman He Loved Before, by Dorothy Koomson, Mystery, Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.25. Ends 7/19.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible

Maelstrom: Destroyermen, Book 3
     by Taylor Anderson
    Narrated by William Dufris
       I really enjoy listening to this series.
I'll post a review this week.
Click on Title for full Book Description

2. Print

Haven Creek (A Cavanaugh Island Novel)
by Rochelle Alers
This is a pleasant romance.
I will post a review with copy giveaway this week.
Click on title for full Book Description.

Line Edits/Releases:
Still working on details for two more titles for print release and two we are completing formats on for ebook release.

Currently reading:
1. Audible

The 5th Wave
    by Rick Yancey
    Narrated by Brandon Espinoza, Phoebe Stro
I started this while waiting 

for my next review audio.
It has an interesting apocalyptic premise.

Publisher's Summary
The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.

After the first wave, only darkness remains. After the second, only the lucky escape. And after the third, only the unlucky survive. After the fourth wave, only one rule applies: Trust no one.

Now, it's the dawn of the fifth wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.

Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother - or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
©2013 Rick Yancey (P)2013 Penguin Audio.

2. eBook/Kindle

Silent Warrior

by Lindsey Piper
This is charged with action and passion.
I am about midway so I expect to finish and post a review this week.
Click on title for full Book Description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Quest for the Scorpion's Jewel
Amarias Adventures: Book 1 by Amy Green
This looked like fun and I am enjoying the adventure.
Book Description
Publication Date: July 1, 2011
The "Amarias Adventures™" begin when 15-year-old Jesse befriends a band of young warriors and risks his life to find a cure for the poisoned Parvel. Though Jesse has a crippled leg, he is asked to join the remaining warriors—part of an elite fighting force known as the Youth Guard—on their mission for the king. Facing danger at every turn, Jesse, Rae and Silas journey over treacherous mountains and across a scorching desert. To make matters worse, an unknown enemy seeks to end their quest before it has even begun. Where is Parvel’s God when they need Him most? And with so little information to guide them, how will they ever complete their mission and find the Scorpion’s Jewel? Will they even escape with their lives?

For more action-packed adventure, look for Book 2 in the "Amarias Adventures™: Escape from Riddler’s Pass."

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 several print books carrying over from June to July and new ones added. The new additions push the total beyond what I wanted so we'll see how things go week to week.

July Scheduled:

7/15 Book Blast Blood and Bone by Don Hoesel
7/19 Review Blood and Bone for Book Blast
7/22 Book Blast The Hero’s Lot by Patrick W. Carr
7/26 Review The Hero’s Lot for Book Blast

    (none scheduled unless I pick up at NetGalley)

Hachette - Forever
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Molly Cannon
    A House Divided by Kimberly Lawson Roby
    Flirting with Texas by Katie Lane
    Guilty as Sin by Jami Alden
    Revenge by Debra Webb

     Quest for the Scorpion's Jewel by Amy Green (reading)
     West Palm 1 by Joss Cordero

AudioBook Jukebox
     Awaiting receipt of some newly requested titles.

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

Author Review titles:
     Click: An Online Love Story by Lisa Becker 
     Double Click by Lisa Becker

From TBR Collection - TBD
Won Book - TBD

Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


  1. Looks like you have some interesting stories that you are currently reading. Hope you have a good week and get most of what you want to do accomplished.

  2. Wow. You're always so busy and productive. I'd like to start listening to the Bible. If I ever get started I'm sure it'll work out well...

  3. love your currently-read! That's one of my top to-read books:) Here's mY IMWayR?:

    Teen Readers' Diary

  4. Rick Yancey is pretty darn good, isn't he? I really like the eclectic mix of books you read; something for everyone!

  5. Looks like you have a plan. The 5th Wave is on my TBR mountain but it doesn't look like it will fit into my plan this summer. My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!

  6. Bane looks awesome; already on my wishlist. I read and loved The 5th Wave. Enjoy your week of reading.

  7. luv the haven creek cover!
    hapPy reading, Martha..


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