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Sunday, February 2, 2014

It's Monday! Waht Are You Reading? February 3, 2014

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.

Last week was interrupted by an icy Wednesday. Most businesses in our county were closed due to inexperienced drivers on icy roads. I had a little extra reading time, then enjoyed Saturday morning with my family as the kids came to help prepare the garden for planting.

I finished three books and well into another audible. I posted three reviews, one with feature giveaway.
Plus I posted the regular weekly memes and posts (except the Saturday Snapshot). 

I did some visiting mid and end week which was nice.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review with Giveaway Link: Warrior's Moon by Jaclyn M. Hawkes; Medieval Historical Romance; my rating 4.25.  Ends 2/23/14.
  • Audio Book Review: Flight of the Bowyer by Kenneth R. Lewis; Political Thriller, Futuristic; my rating 4.5.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible

Fifth Grave Past the Light: Charley Davidson, Book 5
    by Darynda Jones
    Narrated by Lorelei King
        Series: Charley Davidson, Book 5 
Another good addition to the series.
I hope to post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Print/ ebook/kindle

The Sheriff's Surrender (Ladies' Shooting Club)
by Susan Page Davis
We ended up postponing our Club meeting. I'll still post the review this week with giveaway.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

 Beyond the Shadow of Canderlay Manor
by Dee Julian
I’ve enjoyed this author’s previous historicals

and loved this one too!
I will post a review later this week.

Book Description
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
In Regency England, Morgan Spence sets his mind upon achieving two goals. Acquiring his father’s abandoned ancestral estate and finding a wealthy bride to foot the bill for its restoration. Having accomplished the first part of his plan, Morgan moves into the neglected manor and soon discovers he’s not alone.

Afraid for her very life, Isabelle Lindley is forced into seclusion by the disfigured ruffian who burned her cottage and chased her into the forest. For the last three months she’s been hiding in a secret room at Canderlay Manor, depending upon the kindness of an old caretaker. When the new owner takes up residence, Belle tries to frighten him off by pretending to be a spirit, but the hoax backfires and nearly ends the man’s life.

After a near fatal accident, Morgan isn’t sure if he’s dealing with a ghost or clever intruder. When he discovers the truth, his plans for the future sail slightly off course, leaving him more determined than ever to avoid losing his heart.

Line Edits/Releases:

We released another Poetry collection: What Will Suffice by Barri Bryan
The subject matter of these one-hundred poems is diverse and varied with vivid and recognizable impressions, originality of diction, and variance in tone. Each poem has a life of its own. The theme is the common thread of humanity that speaks to the heart through many forms, melodious language, and personal emotions.  The author's devotion to craftsmanship lends immediacy and expressiveness to a wide variety of charming and introspective poetic images.
Genre: Poetry, Pages: 89

Enter the bi-monthly drawings at eTreasures Publishing Facebook page.
This week's giveaway link:  New giveaway to be linked soon.

Currently reading:
1. Audible

Conspiracy in Death: In Death, Book 8
    By J. D. Robb
    Narrated By Susan Ericksen
        Series: In Death, Book 8 

I realized I had jumped over this one. Another intense investigation with Eve and Roarke.
Publisher's Summary
With the precision of a surgeon, a serial killer preys on the most vulnerable souls of the world's city streets. The first victim: a sidewalk sleeper, found dead in New York City. No bruises, no signs of struggle. Just a laser-perfect, fist-sized hole where his heart had once been. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is assigned to investigate. But in the heat of a cat-and-mouse game with the killer, Dallas' job is suddenly on the line. Now her hands are tied...between a struggle for justice - and a fight for her career.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2007 J. D. Robb; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

2. eBook/Kindle

The Furnace (The Tanner Sequence)
Timothy S. Johnston
This has a good hook to start!
Reviewing for the author; to post with giveaway.
Book Description
Publication Date: December 23, 2013
Dead Space, 2401 AD

Kyle Tanner is about to die. Alone, floating in a vacsuit only a few million kilometers from a massive, uncaring sun, he has barely enough time or juice to get out a distress signal before either his oxygen runs out or he succumbs to the radiation.

When the CCF sent investigator Kyle Tanner to SOLEX One, a solar energy harvester past Mercury, he thought it would be an open-and-shut murder case. A crew member was found dead, minus his head and hands. Not the worst Tanner has ever seen, but the deeper he delves, the more nightmarish it becomes. A shadowy figure, bleeding from his hands, assaults Tanner in his quarters. Then two more turn up dead, missing their heads and hands as well.

With no one to trust and everyone a suspect—even the intriguing chief engineer, Shaheen—Tanner must navigate a crew on the brink of madness to uncover a conspiracy that could threaten the whole of the human race. Even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice…

3. Print

New Frontier
by Jeremy Lee
I am enjoying the weaving of the mystery in this sci fi. Reviewing for Blog Tour on February 13.
Click on book title for full description.

I am up two days ahead with my daily Bible reading. :-)

Line Edits: We are now finalizing formatting for a couple of print releases, two ebook re-releases, as well as working on a new children's release.

I am still enjoying reading books from my own TBR. :-) Looks like I may have only read 14 books in January which is down a little for me.  Then again, it was comfortable. So far I have seven books selected for February with more to come.
My backlog for review is still five so I hope to do four or five reviews this week to catch up.

February Scheduled-
I expect a couple of unscheduled Giveaways this month again.
2/13 New Frontier by Jeremy Lee - Novel Publicity Tour Review.

   R is for Rebel – Megan Mulry 

  The Furnace (The Tanner Sequence) by Timothy S. Johnston 

  The End: A Postapocalyptic Novel (The New World Series) by G. Michael Hopf
  Surviving Home: A Novel (The Survivalist Series) by A. American
  The Memory of Sky: A Great Ship Trilogy by Robert Reed

   Sleeping Dogs: A Novel by Tony Vanderwarker

AudioBook Jukebox 
Making some new selections. 

From TBR Collection - TBD
Won Book - TBD
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


  1. I look forward to the next Charley book! Have a great week.

  2. Yes Conspiracy in Death is still fresh in my mind, I am not that far into the series, I bet the audio is great. I must do another in the series on audio just to enjoy Susan Ericksen.

  3. Good luck with your gardening!

    Happy Reading!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. Looks like you had a busy and productive week. I keep meaning to begin that series by Darynda Jones but I have too many review books to read before I can read anything on my TBR mountain. Come see my Monday Report here. Happy reading!

  5. getting ready to plant your garden?! lovely - lonnnng way before that happens here =) had more snow added to our heaps again today .
    Good time for listening to audiobook ;)) and housekeeping pc files!

    HapPy reading / listening..


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