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Sunday, June 1, 2014

It's Monday! What are You Reading? June 2, 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.

This week was hectic and stressful but finally the new computer and switch are in and most of the disruptions on my own computer have been smoothed out. 
It was another good reading week with three books finished. I posted two reviews and the usual memes. :-)

I was glad that I visited early in the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Audio Book Review: Erian's Lair #2 by Tony Lee Henderson; Fantasy, Juvenile Fiction; my rating 4.0.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Where Dreams Are Born (Angelo's Hearth)
by M.L. Buchman
I really loved this romance.
I will post a review this week.
Received as part of the Romance books from StoryBundle
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

Simply Irresistible
by Kristine Grayson
This is a fun story with good characters- the nice ones and the evil ones.
I will post a review this week.

Received as part of the Romance books from StoryBundle
Book Description
Publication Date: March 3, 2011
Dexter Grant, the inspiration for the greatest superhero of all time, lives in reduced circumstances. Now he runs a pet store in Portland, Oregon, and privately calls himself a Kitten Superhero because he saves stray animals. He aspires to something greater, but his magic has been restricted—by the Fates.
The Fates, three women who control the magical universe. Only they’ve lost their position, and they’re on the run. They’ve turned to an old friend for help, but that friend is dead. Her niece, Vivian Kineally, runs her estate. Vivian, who doesn’t even know magic exists. Vivian, who loves comic books. Vivian, who also happens to be psychic.
The Fates steer Vivian to Dexter Grant. They want his help. He’s not willing to give it. But now that he’s met Vivian, he’s not willing to give her up either. Dexter Grant must save the Fates—and discover his own fate, all at the same time.
Book One of the Fates Trilogy.

3. Print

The Windflower
by Laura London
There is some wonderful writing in this.
I will post a review and giveaway this week.
Click on book title for full description.

eTreasures Publishing New Release:
No new releases this week; working on some.
Enter the bi-monthly drawings at eTreasures Publishing Facebook page.
Current giveaway link:  Prairie Lily by Georgina Sellwood
Check for the new giveaway every two weeks.

Currently reading:
1. Audio

Earth Abides: The 60th Anniversary Edition
by George R. Stewart
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Connie Willis
I am enjoying this Sci Fi Classic which is different than I expected.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Print

The Crossing, Last Cavaliers Series #1
by Gilbert Morris
I have just started this
book which is our Ladies' Book Club read for June 7.
Click on book title for full description.
In the years leading up to the Civil War, widower Daniel Tremayne leaves his wife's Cheyenne family and returns to the Virginia Amish settlement where he grew up. He joins the church and remarries, but his son Yancy has trouble conforming to civilized life and the rules of the church. He continues roaming the woods and hunting. When the war begins, he jumps into the fray, despite the community's pacifism. He is soon a lieutenant under General Stonewall Jackson. When Yancy rescues a Union soldier at Bull Run, he meets the man's sister, Lorena. Will Yancy finally find a home for his heart?

3. eBook/Kindle

The Trouble With Harry
by Katie MacAlister
I picked this up from Sourcebooks on NetGalley. 
It is starting out fun.
Book Description
Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Enjoy unforgettable characters and irreverent laughs in the Regency series that launched the career of New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister
You think you've got troubles?
As a spy for the Crown, Lord Harry Rosse faced clever and dangerous adversaries-but it's his five offspring who seem likely to send him to Bedlam. At his wits' end, he's advertised for a wife and found one, but perhaps he should have been a bit more forthcoming on certain points...
Wait till you meet Harry and Plum...
Frederica Pelham, affectionately known as Plum, spent years avoiding the scandals of her past, and is desperate for quiet security and a chance to make a family. What she finds is a titled husband and five little devils who seem bent on their own destruction, not to mention hers. And while all kinds of secrets are catching up with them, Plum knows the real trouble with Harry... is that he's stolen her heart.

4. Audio/MP3

The Thirteenth Rose
Charlie D. Mysteries, Book 4
by Gail Bowen
I am looking forward to reading #4 in this series.
For his Valentine's night call-in show, host Charlie D plans to offer his listeners two hours on the topic of "satisfaction." His in-studio guest is twenty-five-year-old Misty de Vol Burgh, formerly the highest-paid escort in the city but now happily married to eighty-three-year-old billionaire Henry Burgh. It's all good fun until Charlie receives a chilling message: "It's take-out-the-garbage night. Time to kill all the hookers and wash the streets with blood." When Charlie is directed to a website that allows viewers to watch the murder of a prostitute in real time and promises that another killing will be broadcast live within the hour, the hunt is on. But The World According to Charlie D. has an audience of over a million listeners. The murderer could be anyone, anywhere. Charlie and his team have less than two hours to find and stop the killer.

I will also probably start another ebook but haven't decided which.

I am still up to date on my daily Bible reading.
I have disciplined myself each morning to read my Bible passage before I pick up print, Kindle or mp3. I am really enjoying the reading.

Line Edits: Slight delay as we have staff changes. We are now finalizing formatting for two ebook re-releases, as well as working on two non-fiction releases and a print release.

I am carrying books into June. I hope to get to a few of my own TBRs this month. :-) 
I completed three reviews and have three pending for this coming week.

June Scheduled -
6/7 - The Crossing, Last Cavaliers Series #1 by Gilbert Morris
Hoping to add some giveaways this month.

NetGalley - May Picks to be read in June:
The Trouble With Harry by Katie MacAlister (SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca) (reading)
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie (Random House Publishing Group - Del Rey Spectra)
SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Wolf by Don Mann A SEAL Team Six Novel (Mulholland Books)

From Story Bundle -  I am enjoying the romance bundle and so glad I got these.  There is now a Devastor Humor Bundle available.
Huntress For Hire by Terry Spear
Peter's Christmas by M. L. Buchman
The Death of Davy Moss by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Shades of Moonlight by Karen L. McKee

Still many requests to field and reply to.

AudioBook Jukebox (I have made two requests, waiting for one and expecting to make a couple of more soon.)
Post Hypnotic Press
I have several more audiobooks from this publisher that I will be reviewing.

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


  1. Enjoy your variety, great stuff.

  2. Nothing more frustrating than computer problems. Lots of new to me books.

  3. I continue to be amazed at how much you do read and accomplish on the blog. I think I will choose a Mary Balogh book to listen on audio to next. Have a stress free week!

  4. great selections - look forward to hearing your responses...
    HapPy reading, Martha!

  5. Good news on the computer issues being smoothed out!

    Lots of great books on your list, Martha! Enjoy!

  6. You got a lot done, despite computer problems! Sometimes I feel I could use some computer trouble to keep me away from the Internet, but then I'd be screwed! Also, good luck on your Bible reading! I haven't really read it in ages, but I love some of the OT stories! My Monday post

  7. I'm glad your computer issues were resolved, mine had a fit this week too!

    Have a great reading week!

  8. Great mix of books. I'm adding Earth Abides to my wish list.

    My Sunday/Monday post:

  9. Still reading The Third Victim by Lisa Gardner, toooo buy working outside.
    Hope everyone enjoys the week.


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