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Sunday, November 17, 2013

It's Monday What are You Reading? November 18, 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 am continuing to heal with a little bit of swelling and discomfort, especially if I do too much.  Like Tuesday morning when I had to wash, blow dry and style my hair (all with my right arm) for the first time since surgery. I had a function at 10am and I was exhausted when I got there. My body is clearly more fragile than I think. :-)  I had a busy work week so came home tired each evening.

I finished four books but got behind in reviews since I was tired at night.  I did post one ARC giveaway. 
I also posted the regular weekly memes and posts: Mailbox Monday, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

Again, I didn't get to visit much during the week. I have to make a new plan to get to visit. 
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review: Lace & Lead by M.A. Grant, Sci Fi Romance; my rating 4.5. 
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Waning Moon (The Chronicles of Lily Carmichael trilogy)
PJ Sharon
This is engaging and interesting. 
I will post a review soon.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio

Five Million Dollar Cat: A Novella
    by Laura Lond
    Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
This is a quick, delightful listen.
I will post a review later this week.

Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

by Pauline Creeden
This is an interesting apocalyptic view in an engaging story.
BookBlast Tour Review and Giveaway to post on November 19.
Click on book title for full description.

4. Print

To Have and to Hold
by Leigh Greewood
This is a solid romance read.
I will be posting the review with ARC giveaway 

by end of week.
Click on book title for full description.

Line Edits/Releases:
I am formatting for two print releases this week.

Enter the bi-monthly drawings at eTreasures Publishing Facebook page.
This week's giveaway link: Rolltop Relic by Barbara Miller; a mystery.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Accidentally Married to...A Vampire? (Accidentally Yours)
by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
This is another fun, sassy read.
Book Feature and Giveaway to post 11/20.
Book Description
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
This is book 2 in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal romance Accidentally Yours series.

"If you love her, set her free. If she comes back, she's yours. If she doesn't...Christ! Stubborn woman! Hunt her down, and bring her the hell back; she's still yours according to vampire law."

- Niccolo DiConti, General of the Vampire Queen's Army.

After a three-century "time out," legendary vampire Niccolo DiConti vows to fulfill an ancient prophecy and, along the way, defeat the demented queen of the damned. All he has to do is find his human mate, seduce her into agreeing to become a vampire, and bond her to him forever. Luckily, he's handsome, charming, and mind-blowing in bed. How hard could this be?

On vacation in sultry Mexico, biologist Helena Strauss makes the discovery of a lifetime when she meets Niccolo-and finds herself caught in a world of supernatural secrets and dangerous delights. Even more shocking is that he seems to know everything about her and claims her as his true immortal companion. Sure, she can't take her eyes-or mouth-off this gorgeous, perfect being. But can a hot-blooded gal like her really settle down with a cold-hearted vampire?

2. Audio

The Last Battle:
When US and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe
       by Stephen Harding
    Narrated by Joe Barrett
I am finding this very interesting.
I received this for review
through Audiobook Jukebox.
Publisher's Summary

May 1945. Hitler is dead, and the Third Reich is little more than smoking rubble. No GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. But for cigar-chewing, rough-talking, hard-drinking, hard-charging Captain Jack Lee and his men, there is one more mission: rescue 14 prominent French prisoners held in an SS-guarded castle high in the Austrian Alps. It's a dangerous mission, but Lee has help from a decorated German Wehrmacht officer and his men, who voluntarily join the fight.

Based on personal memoirs, author interviews, and official American, German, and French histories, The Last Battle is the nearly unbelievable story of the most improbable battle of World War II - a tale of unlikely allies, bravery, cowardice, and desperate combat between implacable enemies.

3. Print

Don't Want to Miss a Thing
by Jill Mansell
I am looking forward to starting this tomorrow.
Book Description
Publication Date: November 5, 2013

He knows all about women, or so he thought...

Dexter Yates leads a charmed existence in London, with money, looks, and girlfriends galore. Life's fantastic until Dex's sister dies and his world changes overnight. Astonishing everyone, including himself, Dex leaves the city behind, takes charge of his eight-month-old niece Delphi, moves to a beautiful Cotswolds village, and sets about working on his parenting skills. His neighbors, including cartoonist Molly Hayes, seem friendly enough—but Dex can't shake the notion that he's missing something important.

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 will still be working on poetry formatting this week.

I want to keep enjoying adding stories from my own TBR. :-)
I'm up-to-date on reading but have a back load for reviews now. About 7 so I'll have to do more the next few weeks to catch up. 

November Scheduled

11/19 BookBlast Tour Review: Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden
11/20 Review and Giveaway: I Accidentally Marred a Vampire (Reading)
11/25 Entangled Book Blast and Review: Christmas Past by Susanna Fraser

   Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Jill Mansell (Print) (reading)


   Unfinished Business by Carolyn R. Aspenson

AudioBook Jukebox 
    The New Space Opera 2

From TBR Collection - TBD
Won Book -Waning Moon (read, review to post)

Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


  1. You were busy this week! Headed off to visit your reviews :). Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica @ Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

  2. Sorry you're having so much trouble Martha. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery!

  3. Oh no! I hope that your healing is rapid! Nothing worse than the healing from surgery. Makes you feel broken.

    Enjoy your books!


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