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Sunday, December 8, 2013

It's Monday What are You Reading? December 9, 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 week traveling to Tampa for a work conference and returning for another quick visit with my sister and brother-in-law in town for the weekend.

I only finished one longer eBook and am still reading the print and listening to the audio.  I posted three reviews, one with Tour  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 being busy, having guests and being tired. Maybe I'll get some visiting in this week. 
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review, Song Inspiration and Giveaway Link: Shrouded by Frances Pauli, Sci Fi Romance; my rating 5.0.  eBook giveaway Ends 12/10.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Traitor's Knife (Five Gems)
by E. Kaiser
I enjoyed this fantasy 
and will post a review this week.
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: Gift Cards for the Holidays!

Currently reading:
1. Audio/MP3

Title: The New Space Opera 2
Editor: Gardner Dozois, Jonathan Stahan
Author: Various
Narrator: Various
I am still listening to the 23 hours of stories but I'm a good three quarters along.
There are some great stories; some too short. :-)
I received this for review through Audiobook Jukebox.
Publisher/Date: Blackstone Audio, 09/01/13
Click on book title for full description.

2. Print

Christmas in Lucky Harbor:
Simply Irresistible/The Sweetest Thing/
Two Bonus Short Stories
by Jill Shalvis
I'm enjoying The Sweetes Thing; about half way.
Received and reviewing for Hachette. 
Click on book title for full description

3. eBook/Kindle

The Innkeeper of Bethlehem–The Story of Santa Claus 
by Scott Roloff
I will be starting this tomorrow.
Reviewing for the author.
Book Description
Publication Date: September 28, 2013
A Christmas book for children, families, and anyone who has ever wondered how Santa Claus came to be. This book will permit you and your family to enjoy Santa Claus and the other secular customs of Christmas within the Christian celebration of Jesus’s birth. For little children, Santa Claus becomes a real person delivering presents to them from Jesus. Each Christmas season, reading a chapter a night will become a holiday tradition for the entire family.
[Description continues at link.]

4. eBook/Kindle

Lady In Disguise (The Langley Sisters)
by Wendy Vella
I am looking forward to enjoying this.
Reviewing for the author.
Book Description
Publication Date: November 11, 2013
Desperate and penniless, Miss Olivia Langley is out of options. To ensure her family's survival she and her sister decide to take a drastic step - they don masks and take to the road as highwaymen. Disaster strikes when, inside the first carriage they rob, they find the one man Olivia had hoped never to see again. Five years ago Lord William Ryder had broken Livvy's heart. Now he has returned and she has a bad feeling that if anyone can succeed at unmasking her deepest secrets, it will be him.
Will knew his return would be greeted with both joy and resentment, but after five years of hard living he was ready to come home and take his place in society. He had never forgotten Olivia no matter how hard he'd tried, and whilst he hadn't imagined she would welcome him with open arms, the hostility and anger she displays are at odds with the woman he once knew. It is not long before he realizes she's living a dangerous lie, and now that he’s back, Will is determined to keep her safe and finally claim her for his own.

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 four print releases.

I want to keep enjoying adding stories from my own TBR. :-) I have added few titles to my current line up for December.
I didn't get caught up last week but my backlog for review is now four books and I hope to post four or five this week and then I'll be up to date again.

December Scheduled

12/10 (moved from 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

   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
    Lady in Disguise by Wendy Vella - author request
    Christmas Novella by Wendy Vella - author 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


  1. You have a lot going on here! Good things! Enjoy the books this week!

  2. Your reading list looks like you're all ready for the holiday season. =) Happy reading!

  3. Did you enjoy The New Space Opera? I haven't read space opera in God knows how long, but I like the genre. Enjoy reading this week!

    Take a look at what I'm reading this week.

  4. I've heard good things about Jill Shalvis. Let me know how it goes.

  5. ENJOY your books...I don't know any of these.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading


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