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Sunday, February 16, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? February 17, 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.

I actually missed last week's What Are You Reading due to the three days sleep-in recovering from Chemo #2. Finally started being almost normal again by Friday! So this will cover two weeks reading which is actually normal, about three books a week even though I was so "under the weather."  On the other hand I am now further behind in posting reviews since I lost five days with no postings.

I haven't been visiting at all as I struggle to just get a bit caught up..
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Tour Giveaway: New Frontier by Jeremy Lee; Sci Fi; my rating 4.5. GC giveaway Ends 3/2/14.
  • Book Review with Giveaway Question: The Sheriff's Surrender by Susan Page Davis, Historical, Inspirational; my rating 4.25.  Giveaway to come soon.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible

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

Another good investigation with Eve Dallas.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

The Furnace (The Tanner Sequence)
Timothy S. Johnston
This is a good Sci Fi Mystery!
I hope to post review with giveaway this week.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible

Ghost Hunter
by Jayne Castle
Narrated by Laural Merlington
Series: Ghost Hunters, Book 3
I've had this in my library for a while. Some interest but underwhelmed.
Publisher's Summary
Where deadly energy ghosts lurk in the ruins of an ancient alien civilization.
Where dust bunnies prove to be loyal pets.
And where a ghost hunter will discover that a woman's heart is the most dangerous adversary of all...
Local Guild boss and powerful ghost-hunter Cooper Boone is everything botanist Elly St. Clair could ask for - the handsome, strong, and silent type. Maybe too silent. For when Guild secrets threaten her career at the college, Elly has to call off their marriage - and leave small-town life behind...
But starting over in the thriving metropolis of Cadence City isn't easy, especially when one of Elly's new friends disappears in the eerie catacombs beneath the streets. Cooper turns up just in time to help Elly investigate. And as the mystery deepens and dangerous ghost myths and legends come to light, Cooper makes it clear he intends to stick around - and this time he's holding nothing back...
(P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

4. Audible

Going Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 1
by A. American
Narrated by Duke Fontaine
Series: Survivalist, Book 1
I had picked up Book 2 for NetGalley
and decided to listen to Book 1.
I really enjoyed this.
Publisher's Summary
If society collapsed, could you survive?
When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: The country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.
An avid survivalist, Morgan takes to the road with his prepper pack on his back. During the grueling trek from Tallahassee to his home in Lake County, chaos threatens his every step but Morgan is hell-bent on getting home to his wife and daughters - and he'll do whatever it takes to make that happen.
Fans of James Wesley Rawles, William R. Forstchen's One Second After, and The End by G. Michael Hopf will revel in A. American's apocalyptic tale.
©2013 A. American (P)2013 Penguin Audiobooks

5. Print

New Frontier
by Jeremy Lee
Review and Blog Tour GC Giveaway linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

6. eBook/Kindle

Sleeping Dogs: A Novel
by Tony Vanderwarker
This is TOP NOTCH Suspense - Loved it!
I'll post a review and giveaway this week.
Book Description
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
The Pentagon has a dirty, little secret they've been keeping quiet for forty years.
During the Cold War, a number of live H-bombs were jettisoned and lost around the country as a result of mishaps and mid-air collisions.

A disgraced former Pentagon weapons expert, Howie Collyer, who blew the whistle on the unrecovered H-bombs and lost his job as a result, learns from a nurse in a VA hospital that one of her patients has vague recollections of being the pilot on a B-52 plane that jettisoned a nuke. Collyer teams up with the nurse to kidnap the man from the hospital in the hopes he will lead them to it. When the Pentagon learns Collyer is after the bomb, they try to stop him. But they are not alone. An al-Qaeda sleeper cell that has been keeping an eye on Collyer goes into action.

A mad scramble ensues with the Pentagon, al-Qaeda, and Collyer all after the nuke. Will the al-Qaeda find it first and immolate half the Eastern Seaboard? Will the Pentagon succeed in putting a lid on their secret? Or will Howie Collyer expose the mess and vindicate himself?

Inspired and written under the guidance of master storyteller, John Grisham, the plot of Sleeping Dogs takes amazing twists and turns before ending in an unexpected and spellbinding climax.

Line Edits/Releases:
Print Release:  Valstain by R. J. Jerome - Print

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Currently reading:
1. Audible

Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change
by John Hagee
Narrated by Dean Gallagher
I am anxious to listen to this discussion about the Four Blood Moons as warnings that will be seen in 2014 and again in 2015!
Publisher's Summary
Over the last 500 years, blood-red moons have fallen on the first day of Passover three separate times. These occurrences were connected to some of the most significant days in Jewish history: 1492 (the final year of the Spanish Inquisition when Jews were expelled from Spain), 1948 (statehood for Israel and the War of Independence) and 1967 (the Six-Day War). Every heavenly body is controlled by the unseen hand of God, which signals coming events to humanity. There are no solar or lunar accidents.
The next series of four blood moons occurs at Passover and Sukkot in 2014 and 2015. In this riveting book, Hagee explores what these blood moons mean and why Christians must understand these signs and what they bode both for Israel and the world. Joel 2 and Acts 2 both state: "And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness [eclipse] and the moon into blood [eclipse] before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes."
Download the accompanying reference guide.
©2013 Worthy Publishing (P)2013 Oasis Audio

2. Print

R Is for Rebel: ...and Royalty, Relatives, Reality, and Running from love... (Unruly Royals)
by Megan Mulry
I started this and have mixed feelings.
We'll see how it proceeds.
Reading for Sourcebooks.
Book Description
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
Being royal isn't all it's cracked up to be...
Abigail Heyworth, youngest daughter of the 18th Duke of Northrop, is not your typical British royal—she'll take a recycling drive over a charity ball any day. She can't stand hats and heels. Abby's not getting much sympathy, of course, because everyone thinks the life of royalty is so charmed.

But to Abigail, keeping up appearances is unbearable, while running away doesn't seem to work either. Just when she feels like she's getting whiplash from swinging between flat-out rebellion to miserable capitulation, Abigail meets an all-American self-made millionaire who challenges her on every level.

It may turn out that what Abigail is searching for kind of resembles the American Dream...

3. eBook/Kindle

Surviving Home: A Novel (The Survivalist Series)
by A. American
I enjoyed book 1 and am enjoying this as it starts.
I am reviewing through NetGalley.
Book Description
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
Book 2 of The Survivalist Series
No electricity. No running water. No food. No end in sight. If life as you knew it changed in an instant, would you be prepared?

In A. American’s first novel, Going Home, readers were introduced to Morgan Carter, the resourceful, tough-as-nails survivalist who embarks on a treacherous 250-mile journey across Florida following the collapse of the nation’s power grid. Now reunited with his loving wife and daughters in this follow-up to Going Home, Morgan knows that their happiness is fleeting, as the worst is yet to come. Though for years Morgan has been diligently preparing for emergency situations, many of his neighbors are completely unready for life in this strange new world—and they’re starting to get restless.

With the help of his closest companions, Morgan fights to keeps his home secure—only to discover shocking information about the state of the nation in the process.

Fans of James Wesley Rawles, William R. Forstchen's One Second After, and The End by G. Michael Hopf will revel in A. American's apocalyptic tale.

I am up one day ahead with my daily Bible reading. :-)

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

I am still enjoying reading books from my own TBR. :-) My reading/listening is going along well but I have fallen behind in reviews due to being out of commission for several days. 
My backlog for review is now seven so I hope to do four or five reviews this week to catch up.

February Scheduled-
I still expect a couple of unscheduled Giveaways this month again.
Week of 2/17 
Review with Giveaway - Sleeping Dogs: A Novel by Tony Vanderwarker
Review with Giveaway - Beyond the Shadow of Canderlay Manor by Dee Julian
Review with Giveaway - The Furnace by Timothy S. Johnston

   R is for Rebel – Megan Mulry (reading)

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

 Many requests to field and reply to.

AudioBook Jukebox 
Making some new selections. 

From TBR Collection - Ghost Hunter by Jayne Castle
Won Book - TBD
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


  1. Martha, good to know you are picking up after the chemo. Must really knock you, your are still achieving so much in spite of it. I must read another In Death book soon. I am up to #10. I listened to the audio of the first book - great narrator, one of the best.

  2. Looks like a heavy mailbox and a lot of reading being done. Enjoy.

  3. I hope your health continues to improve. Lots of great reading there!

  4. Chemo is rough, treat yourself well x Hopefully your reads will help distract you.

  5. I am reading The Survivor's Club by Lisa Gardner, it is excellent a read page turner.

  6. I bet those treatments just drain your body. Reading is a great way to recoup and relax. Keeping you in my prayers!!


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