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Sunday, December 1, 2013

It's Monday What are You Reading? December 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 lovely Thanksgiving with our daughter's family and my sister and brother-in-law joining us.
The oncologist visit Friday puts me in a waiting stage as some additional testing is done. 

I had a good reading week and really enjoyed the three books I finished.  I posted four reviews, one with Publisher GC Giveaway, and one ARC giveaway. 
I also posted the regular weekly memes and posts (except the Saturday Snapshot): Mailbox Monday, Friday Pick Giveaway,  Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

Once again I got minimal visiting done which frustrates me. 
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review: Realm Walker by Kathleen Collins, Urban Fantasy; my rating 4.5. 
  • Audio Book Review: The Last Battle by Stephen Harding, Nonfiction (WWII); my rating 4.25.
  • Book Review and ARC Giveaway: Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Jill Mansell, Romantic Comedy; my rating 4.5. US address; Ends 12/6.
Finished Reading:
1. Print

Don't Want to Miss a Thing
by Jill Mansell
This was delightful and the ARC Giveaway is linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

by Frances Pauli
I loved this great Sci Fi Romance!
My review and playlist inspiration will post 12/3.
Book Description:
Vashia’s father is the planetary governor. Unfortunately, he’s also a complete bastard. When he promises her to his lackey, Jarn, she panics. On the run in the nastiest corner of the galaxy, Vashia seizes her one chance at escape and signs on as a bride candidate for the elusive race of aliens known as the Shrouded, unaware that she very well may be chosen as the next Queen of Shroud

Of the seven, volatile Shrouded princes, Dolfan may be the only one that doesn't covet the throne. So the last thing he expects to find in the future queen is the woman of his dreams. If he wants Vashia, he must accept the throne as well. Unfortunately, his long-time rival has the same idea. Now, only the planet’s sacred crystal can decide their fates, but what happens when the right woman is paired with the wrong man? And when Jarn comes after what was promised to him?

3. eBook/Kindle

Christmas at Harrington's
by Melody Carlson
I enjoyed this sweet story of redemption and forgiveness.

We will discuss this at Ladies' Book Club
December 7th and then I will post the review with giveaway.

Click on book title for full description.

Line Edits/Releases:
I have several print files to upload as soon as I get cover flats and final proofs.
Enter the bi-monthly drawings at eTreasures Publishing Facebook page.
This week's giveaway link: To be linked.

Currently reading:
1. Audio/MP3

Title: The New Space Opera 2
Editor: Gardner Dozois, Jonathan Stahan
Author: Various
Narrator: Various
I have enjoyed the first three stories so far!
This is 23 hours so may take two weeks.
I received this for review through Audiobook Jukebox.
Publisher/Date: Blackstone Audio, 09/01/13
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

Traitor's Knife (Five Gems)
by E. Kaiser
This is an engaging story.
I received this from the author for review.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Print

Christmas in Lucky Harbor: 
Simply Irresistible/The Sweetest Thing/
Two Bonus Short Stories
by Jill Shalvis
I'm looking forward to reading these as Shalvis is generally fun reading.
Received and reviewing for Hachette. 
Book Description
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
Love awaits you in Lucky Harbor . . .

Simply Irresistible
After losing her boyfriend and her job, Maddie leaves L.A. to claim her inheritance-a ramshackle inn nestled in the little town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. She sees the potential for a new home and a new career-if she can give the inn the makeover it needs. Enter Jax, a tall, handsome contractor who knows exactly what Maddie needs...

The Sweetest Thing
Helping her sister set up the family inn is just the thing to make Tara forget her ex-husband and focus on her new life. Until she meets a sexy, green-eyed sailor determined to keep her hot, bothered, and in his bed. When her ex reappears, Tara must confront her past and decide what she really wants.

Kissing Santa Claus
NASCAR driver Logan Perrish returns to Lucky Harbor, Washington, with love in his heart and a ring in his pocket. But can Sandy Jansen forget the past and give him a second chance? Or will Logan be spending another Christmas alone?

Under the Mistletoe
There's no place like home for the holidays. And the Lucky Harbor Bed & Breakfast is bursting with festive lights and good cheer. But for Mia, Christmas is turning out to be anything other than merry and bright. Her recent break-up with her boyfriend Nick has made her return bittersweet. But then a surprise arrives, when Nick follows her to town bearing gifts - and asking for forgiveness.

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 finalizing print releases this week.

I want to keep enjoying adding stories from my own TBR. :-) I actually have only a handful of  review titles lined up for December although I am awaiting a couple.
I have six books waiting for review but since current reading/listening may take the week I'll have time this week to get up to date.

December Scheduled
12/3 Shrouded Review and Song Inspiration
12/7 Review and Giveaway Christmas at Harringtons
12/9 $100 Book Blast Silver-White by Shawn Underhill

CHRISTMAS IN LUCKY HARBOR by Jill Shalvis (reading)

  couple requests pending

   Traitor’s Knife by E. Kaiser - author request - current read
   The Wanderers by Cheryl Mahoney - blog friend author
   Christmas on Main Street Anthology  - picked up at Kindle
   The Innkeeper of Bethlehem–The Story of Santa Claus by Scott Roloff  - auhor request

AudioBook Jukebox 
    The New Space Opera 2 (listening now)
    more to come

From TBR Collection - Angel Christmas Anthology
Won Book - Carving Angels by Diane Stringam Tolley
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


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