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Sunday, September 15, 2013

It's Monday! What are You Reading? September 16, 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 busy work week with some traveling for court proceedings.  Reading was very good with the traveling and then being home sick over the weekend.  I finished five books and posted three reviews, one with Giveaway. I also posted a Kindle Giveaway.  
I also posted the weekly Mailbox Monday, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I didn't get any visiting early in the week but I did some visiting this Saturday while home sick.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Print Giveaway: Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot, Historical Romance; my rating 4.5. Open US; Ends 9/20.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible

Monster Hunter International
by Larry Correia
Narrated by Oliver Wyman
Series: Monster Hunter, Book 1
This was fun listening.
I'll post a review this week. 
 Click on Title for full Book Description.

2. eBook/Kindle

Double Click
by Lisa Becker
This is an easy, enjoyable romance.
I will post a review later this week.
Click on Title for full Book Description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Color Me Bad: A Novella
by Sharon Sala/Dinah McCall
This was a quick fun introduction to characters.
I'll post a review later in the week.
Book Description
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
An original short story by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Sala links to her full-length contemporary women's fiction novel, The Curl Up and Dye.
The novella centers around the four women who run the Curl Up and Dye hair salon and their relationships with the quirky customers of small-town Blessings, Georgia. Their meddlesome efforts at match-making run awry, but there's always another makeover just around the corner.

4. Audible

First Grave on the Right: Charley Davidson, Book 1
    by Darynda Jones
    Narrated by Lorelei King
        Series: Charley Davidson, Book 1
This is sassy and full of action and sensual relationship. I read this from my own Audible library. I'll post a review soon.
Publisher's Summary
A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice.
Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life... and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.
This is a thrilling debut novel from an exciting newcomer to the world of paranormal romantic suspense. The audio includes a sneak peak of Second Grave on the Left.
Keep chilled: spend some more time with Charley Davidson.
©2010 Darynda Jones (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

5. Print

Convict Dad 
by P. Ryan Hembree
It took me a bit to get going but once I got going it was quick reading and I liked it.
I will post a review and giveaway this week.
Click on Title for full Book Description.

Line Edits/Releases:
We have a new eBook release this week - I'll put the link up next week.

Enter the bi-monthly drawings at eTreasures Publishing Facebook page.
This week's giveaway link: The Once and Future Now by Jim Gilbert
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller; Pages: 316

Currently reading:
1. Audible

Second Grave on the Left: Charley Davidson, Book 2
    by Darynda Jones
    Narrated by Lorelei King
        Series: Charley Davidson, Book 2
The first story was such fun I got the second one to listen to. :-)
Publisher's Summary
Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper Extraordinaire, is back in this sexy, suspenseful novel of supernatural shenanigans.
When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously?
Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown. They show up at the coffee shop, but no Mimi. But Charley finds a message on the bathroom wall. Mimi left a clue, a woman’s name. Mimi’s husband explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been found murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message.

Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He’s left his body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven… well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Will Cookie ever get a true fashion sense? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel them as they do?

Here is your signpost for the most hilarious listen of the summer: Second Grave on the Left.
©2011 Darynda Jones (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

2. eBook/Kindle

Darkest Worlds: A Dystopian Anthology 
Katie French (Author), S.K. Falls (Author), Zoe Cannon (Author), A.G. Henley (Author), Kate Avery Ellison (Author), Megan Thomason (Author)
I am participating in a BookBlast Giveaway 
which I will post by 9/18.
I decided to read the stories since I like this genre.
I am halfway through and like the different views.
Book Description
Publication Date: September 2, 2013
An anthology that explores what humans are made of when society falls to its knees. Darkest Worlds includes six original novellas by award-winning authors and best sellers of Young Adult and New Adult Dystopia
All proceeds go to Girls Write Now, a charity that promotes literacy of inner-city girls.
Nessa: A Breeders Story by Katie French.
MOON by S.K. Falls.
The First Unforgivable Thing by Zoe Cannon.
The Keeper by A.G. Henley.
Survival Lessons by Kate Avery Ellison.
clean slate complex by Megan Thomason.

3. Print

by Deleyna Marr
This is another book received at EPICon 2013 in March. I will post a review and giveaway - probably next week.
Book Description

Publication Date: June 30, 2012
A single gunshot shattered Dana's perfect life. Now she's starting over with a new life, new rules and an old flame to chase all her demons away. But Dana’s demons have other ideas. They want her—and her sisters—at any cost.

Fans of Dean Koontz will delight in Deleyna Marr’s first novel which takes the reader on an around the world adventure filled with industrial espionage, human trafficking and three very powerful sisters.

Marie works for SciTech, an international mega corporation that battles terrorists and industrial espionage. She loves the risk and adventure, the private jet, and the whirlwind her life has become. At least she did, until someone decides the world would be much better off without her.

Lara hides behind a smoke screen of witchcraft to disguise the strength of her enhanced psychic abilities. Working with the man who once tortured her to develop those abilities, she is developing the next generation of psionics, and keeping a close eye on her sisters.

Dana lives a seemingly quiet life, protected from outside stress, until an assassination attempt on Marie triggers her dormant psionic abilities. Now she'll have to escape her marriage and find her sisters in order to unravel the mystery of the corporation that claims to own them.

Kevin has finally escaped SciTech’s control and there is nothing that would make him return to that nightmare. Nothing except his love for the woman who was created to be his soul mate.

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 still working on new print formatting this week.

I'm enjoying adding books as I go this month! :-)
September Scheduled (so far)
9/13-18 Darkest Worlds: A Dystopian Anthology Book Blast Giveaway Hop
9/17/13 The Funny Adventures of Little Nani by Cinta Garcia de la Rosa; Pump Up Your Book Tour

9/26/13 Always on My Mind (A Lucky Harbor Novel) by Jill Shalvis Review and Tour Giveaway Link

  My Lady Quicksilver by Bev McMaster (ARC) (Late September)

Hachette - Forever
    A House Divided by Kimberly Lawson Roby

   I may browse for new choices.

AudioBook Jukebox

     Waiting for new selections.

Author Books received at March EPICon
      Sisterhood by Deleyna Marr

From TBR Collection - Monster Hunter, Incorporated (listening)
Won Book - TBD
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


  1. You have a good selection of books here. I love the Charley Davidson's series. I have read all of them so far and I am looking forward to reading the sixth book of the series.

  2. Enjoy your week...lots of books to enjoy.

    Silver's Reviews
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