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Sunday, October 6, 2013

It's Monday What are You Reading? October 7, 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.

Once again my work week was busy but not overly stressful. Reading still continues to be very good.  I finished four books and posted five reviews so I'm making a little progress with reviews but still have a couple of full weeks coming up.  I posted three book Giveaways and one Tour Feature Giveaway.
I also posted the weekly Mailbox Monday, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I did a little visiting last week and will try to do more again.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts plus win post:
  • Book Review with Giveaway: Sisterhood by Deleyna Marr, Romantic Suspense, Paranormal, my rating 4.25. Ends 10/11/13.
  • Book Review with Giveaway: Hallowed Eve by Suza Kates, Romantic Suspense, Thriller, my rating 4.25. Ends 10/31.
  • Book Review and Giveaway: My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McCallister, Steampunk, Paranormal Romance; my rating 4.25. Ends 10/18.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Lord Trowbridge’s Angel
by G.G. Vandagriff
This is a very nice regency.
My review will post on 10/14 as part of BookBlast Blog Tour.
Book Description
Publication Date: July 18, 2013
The very handsome and very bored Lord Trowbridge knows something is missing in his existence. When he is asked by a friend to escort the seemingly quiet Miss Sophie Edwards to her first ball, he has no idea she possesses the key that will unlock him. It is her secret weapon.

Once he sees his own inner workings, his life unfolds in a different manner. He will do anything to capture the love of his "angel." Unfortunately, his old life and the shibboleths of the ton stand in his way. As he wades through these afflictions, Sophie is courted by another man. Who will she choose? How can he possibly show his love for her in a way as original and unique as she is? What are Sophie's feelings for him?

2. eBook/Kindle

When Night Falls
by Margaret Daley
I read this from my Kindle TBR 
as my October Just For Fun read.
I liked it and will post a review this week.
Book Description
Publication Date: October 9, 2009
A violent encounter in a deserted parking lot is FBI agent Sam Pierce’s only clue to the menace who is stalking child psychologist Jocelyn Gold. A random event? Or a client’s revenge? When darkness falls, the danger deepens....

3. Audio

The Time Fetch 
by Amy Herrick
A very different, imaginative story.
I will post a review soon for Highbridge Audio through AudioBook Jukebox.
Click on Title for full book description.

4. Print

by Melody Carlson
This was a bit light.
Read for Ladies Book Club 10/12 when I will post review with Giveaway.
Click on Title for full book description.

Line Edits/Releases:
Caught up on new releases for a month or so. Back to working on print and Smashwords releases.

Enter the bi-monthly drawings at eTreasures Publishing Facebook page.
This week's giveaway link: The Wonk Decelerator by John Joseph Doody. A fun adventure, new release!

Currently reading:

1. Audio

The Chronology Protection Case
by Paul Levinson
I have to set aside time to listen to this on my computer.
Reviewing for Author through AudioBook Jukebox.
Click on Title for full book description.

2. eBook/Kindle

Just Ella
by Annette K. Larsen
I am looking forward to this.
My review will post on 10/18

as part of BookBlast Blog Tour.
Book Description
Publication Date: August 14, 2013
A Proper, Clean Romance.
Ariella was only looking for a distraction, something to break up the monotony of palace life. What she found was a young man willing to overlook her title and show her a new and vibrant way of life. But when her growing feelings for Gavin spiral out of control and clash with the expectations of her station, she will discover that the consequences of her curiosity are far more severe than she’d imagined.

"I watched in helpless horror as two guards hauled Gavin to his feet and dragged him from the room. My voice was frozen, unable to protest as another guard took hold of my arm, leading me upstairs. From the confines of my room, I stared into the darkness beyond my window, hoping to catch one more glimpse of Gavin. He was gone, and I wondered if he would have been better off if he had never met me."

3. Print

The Christmas He Loved Her (Bad Boys of Crystal Lake)
by Juliana Stone

This seems like it will be an emotional romance.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks, to post with ARC giveaway.
Book Description
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
"Will appeal to readers of Cathie Linz and Susan Elizabeth Phillips."—Booklist
All he wants this Christmas is her...

In the small town of Crystal Lake, Christmas is a time for sledding, hot chocolate, and cozying up to the fire with those you love. For Jake Edwards, it's also time to come home and face the music. He thought there would never be anything harder than losing his brother. Turns out there is: falling in love with his brother's widow, Raine.

Ever since they were little, Jesse was the Edwards brother who was always there for her, and Jake was the one who knew just how to push her buttons. Raine can't imagine a life without them, which is why it was doubly decimating when Jake left town after his brother's sudden death. Now he's back and she doesn't know whether to be mad or thrilled. Maybe both. Or maybe it will be the perfect chance for both of them to finally find happiness again.

4. Audible

Firestorm: Destroyermen, Book 6

    by Taylor Anderson
    Narrated by William Dufris
        Series: Destroyermen, Book 6
I really do like this series!
This is from my Audible Library.
Publisher's Summary
Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker find themselves caught between the nation they swore to defend and the allies they promised to protect. For even as the Allies and the Empire of New Britain Isles stand united against the attacks of both the savage Grik and the tenacious Japanese, the "Holy Dominion" - a warped mixture of human cultures whose lust for power overshadows even the Grik - is threatening to destroy them both with a devastating weapon neither can withstand.
©2010 Taylor Anderson. (P)2011 Tantor

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: I am still working on print formatting this week.

I am enjoying adding stories from my own TBR. :-)
I now have seven titles ready for reviews so I hope to continue with at least five a week which I have tentatively calendared for each day.

October Scheduled
10/8 - 14 Book Blast Post: A Bargained-For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure
10/12 Women’s Book Club: These Boots Weren’t Made for Walking by Melody Carson (reading)
10/14  BookBlast Tour Review: Lord Trowbridge’s Angel by G.G. Vandagriff
10/18  BookBlast Tour Review: Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen
10/24  BookBlast Tour Review:  Bargained-For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure
10/29  Review with Author Interview and Giveaway: No Escape by Mary Burton (Joan Schulhafer Publishing & Media Consulting)

     Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait by Grace Burrows
     The Christmas He Loved Her by Julia Stone (reading)

   I may browse for new choices.

AudioBook Jukebox 
     The Chronology Protection Case by Paul Levinson (listening)

Authors - I have several requests to consider.

From TBR Collection - TBD
Won Book - TBD
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: When Night Falls - read. 


  1. I can't believe it's time to start Christmas and holiday reading. I've been looking at Just Ella. It has a fairy tale look about it.

  2. You accomplish a lot in one week! Have a great week.

  3. The Time Fetch looks like an interesting book for kids, I'll have to check that out. Have a great week.

  4. You have some interesting books that you finish for the week. I will have to check some of the out. Have a great week!


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