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Sunday, September 1, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading September 2, 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 relaxing week on a cruise to the Bahamas. Reading was good with four books completed.  I even got three reviews posted, one with ARC Giveaway.  I also posted the weekly Friday Pick Giveaway, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I had no visiting last week so I'll have to try to make up for it this week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Audible Book Review: Death of a Dyer by Eleanor Kuhns, Historical Mystery; my rating 4.0.
  • Book Review and ARC Giveaway: Guilty as Sin by Jami Alden, Romantic Suspense; my rating 4.25. 
Finished Reading:
1. Audible

Paradox Resolution
Author: K.A. Bedford
Narrator: Cameron McDonald
This has started and is going to be a great puzzle of time travel and mystery.
Reviewing for Post Hypnotic Press 
through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on Title for full Book Description.

2. Print

by Debra Webb
The Faces of Evil Series: Book 6
This is an awesome installment to the series!
Reviewing for Forever/Hachette. 
I will post review with ARC Giveaway this week.
Book Description
Publication Date: August 27, 2013
"Gritty, edge-of-your-seat, white-knuckle thriller . . . Move over Jack Reacher-Jess Harris is comin' to town."
He has a ruthless past . . .
Three photos of three unknown women. Sent to Deputy Chief Jess Harris by the Player, one of the world's most sadistic killers. The Player is taunting her, and Jess is more than ready to take on his challenge. Only one thing could distract her from the Player's deadly game: the appearance of a clue to long-unsolved cases. For years Birmingham's children were vanishing-one per year, always on a full moon-until the disappearances stopped and the Man in the Moon case went cold. No leads on the children were ever found-until now.
Jess has no choice but to pursue the case. Someone is reaching out to her, sending her mementos of the missing children, and the citizens of Birmingham deserve justice. But after years of silence, has the Man in the Moon really resurfaced? Or is he just another pawn in the Player's game?

3. Audible

Distant Thunders: Destroyermen, Book 4
by Taylor Anderson
Narrated by William Dufris
I loved this and am anxious to move to Book 5!
This was from my own Audible Library.
Publisher's Summary
After the battle in which the men of the destroyer Walker and their Lemurian allies repelled the savage Grik, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy is shocked by the arrival of a strange ship captained by one Commaner Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy - an island-nation populated by the descendants of British East Indiamen swept through the rift centuries before
With the Walker undergoing repairs, Reddy already has a great deal on his hands. For the Grik will return, and Reddy will need all hands on deck to fight them off when they next attack. But Jenks's uncertain loyalties make Reddy question whether he can trust the man. As tension between the Allies and the Imperials mount, Reddy will come to realize that his suspicions are not misplaced - and that a greater danger than the Grik is closer than he ever suspected.

4. eBook/Kindle

The Godborn, The Sundering, Book II
by Paul S. Kemp

This is the second in the series 
but has started like a fresh book.
I am anxious to see how it  picks up from the first book.
I received this from  NetGalley.
Click on Title for full Book Description.

Line Edits/Releases:
Working on print releases this week.
Enter the bi-monthly drawings at eTreasures Publishing Facebook page.
This week's giveaway linkShelly the Hermit Crab by Stacey Leigh Malloy, illustrated by Katie Cassidy
Genre(s): Children's - Age 2-9; Print Pages: 34.

Currently reading:
1. Audible

Monster Hunter International
by Larry Correia
Narrated by Oliver Wyman
Series: Monster Hunter, Book 1
I had this one on my MP3 so I am several hours into this action  and monster packed story.
Publisher's Summary
Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer.
It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.
It's actually a pretty sweet gig, except for one little problem. An ancient entity known as the Cursed One has returned to settle a centuries-old vendetta. Should the Cursed One succeed, it means the end of the world, and MHI is the only thing standing in his way.
With the clock ticking towards Armageddon, Owen finds himself trapped between legions of undead minions, belligerent federal agents, a cryptic ghost who has taken up residence inside his head, and the cursed family of the woman he loves. Business is good.... Welcome to Monster Hunter International.
©2009 Larry Correia (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

2. eBook/Kindle

Double Click
by Lisa Becker
I have started this fun sequel to Click that I reviewed a few weeks ago.
Book Description
Publication Date: March 26, 2013
Fans of the romantic hit Click: An Online Love Story will enjoy another voyeuristic dive into the lives of Renee, Shelley, Ashley, Mark and Ethan, as Double Click picks up with their lives six months later. Are Renee and Ethan soul mates? Does Mark ever go on a date? Has Shelley run out of sexual conquests in Los Angeles? Will Ashley's judgmental nature sabotage her budding relationship? Through a marriage proposal, wedding, new baby and unexpected love twist, Double Click answers these questions and more. Readers will continue to cheer, laugh, cry and cringe following the email exploits of Renee and friends.

3. eBook/Kindle

by Amanda Cabot
My Ladies Book Club is reading this Book 2 in the series for meeting September 7.
Book Description
Publication Date: March 1, 2010
Longing for adventure, Priscilla Morton leaves Boston and heads for Texas, never dreaming that the adventure she seeks will leave her badly injured and her parents dead. Priscilla is determined to rebuild her life and make a home for herself in the beautiful Hill Country. But the bandits who took her parents' lives also destroyed her hope for the future.
Ranch foreman Zachary Webster knows what the future holds for him, and it's not a woman like Priscilla. She deserves a cultured East Coast gentleman, not a cowboy who's haunted by memories of his mistakes. The best thing he can do is leave her alone.
When necessity draws them together, Priscilla and Zach begin to forge a life that, like the scattered petals of her childhood, is filled with promise. But then the past intrudes, threatening their very existence.

4. Audio/MP3

Nevermore: A Novel of Love, Loss & Edgar Allan Poe
by David Nail Wilson
Narrated by Gigi Shane
Reviewing for the Author through Audiobook Jukebox.
Publisher's Summary
On the banks of Lake Drummond, on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp, there is a tree in the shape of a woman.
One dark, moonlit night, two artists met at the Lake Drummond Hotel, built directly on the borderline of North Carolina and Virginia. One was a young woman with the ability to see spirits trapped in trees and stone, anchored to the earth beyond their years. Her gift was to draw them, and then to set them free. The other was a dark man, haunted by dreams and visions that brought him stories of sadness and pain, trapped in a life between the powers he sensed all around him and a mundane existence attended by failure. They were Eleanore MacReady, Lenore, to her friends, and a young poet named Edgar Allan Poe, who traveled with a crow that was his secret, and almost constant companion, a bird named Grimm for the talented brothers of fairy-tale fame.
Their meeting drew them together in vision, and legend, and pitted their strange powers and quick minds against the depths of the Dismal Swamp itself, ancient legends, and time.
Once, upon a shoreline dreary, there was a tree. This is her story.
©2013 David N. Wilson (P)2013 David N. Wilson

I am really lagging but still listening to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean. [Reading and listening on MP3.] I have been remiss and not keeping up with daily reading with my DH.

Line Edits: Still working. Several more releases being prepared for the next few weeks. I am doing some new print formatting this week.

I did pretty good in August with one print book and author book to carry over into September.   


    (none scheduled unless I pick up at NetGalley)

Hachette - Forever
    A House Divided by Kimberly Lawson Roby


AudioBook Jukebox

     Nevermore: A Novel of Love, Loss & Edgar Allan Poe by David Nail Wilson (listening)

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

Author Review titles:
     Double Click by Lisa Becker (reading)

From TBR Collection - Distant Thunder - review to be written.
Won Book - TBD
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


  1. The cruise sounds fabulous! enjoy the week and all your reads and listens!

  2. A cruise in the Bahamas? I'm jealous!

    Enjoy your week :)
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. What a way to finish out the summer! Have a great week.

  4. What a nice assortment of books. A cruise sounds like a great chance to get some reading done. Here is my Monday Report. Happy reading!

  5. Ok, so I'm totally jealous of you right now. A cruise to the Bahamas sounds like an awesome way to end the summer. Hope you had lots of fun!


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