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Sunday, June 29, 2014

It's Monday! What are You Reading? June 30, 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 had a 'catch-up", but still busy, week at work. Saturday my sister and some family visited for a few hours. 
Reading was good.  I finished four books. I posted three reviews, one with giveaway and posted an Audio giveaway.  I also posted the usual memes. :-)

Unfortunately I didn't get to visit last week until Sunday. For some reason I was tired and went to bed by 9 most nights.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Giveaway: The Trouble With Harry by Katie MacAllister; Historical Romance; my rating 4.25.  Open US; ends July 2, 2014.
  • Audible Book Review: Greenwillow by B.J. Chute; Classic Fiction; my rating 5.0.
Finished Reading:
1. Audio/MP3

Judgment in Death
by J.D.Robb
Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
Another great Eve Dallas murder mystery.
I have the book on audio to giveaway with my review.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Print

Heading Home
by John Robinson
This is an interesting story. 
I will post a review with giveaway.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Inn at Last Chance
by Hope Ramsay
I enjoyed this romance with paranormal elements.
Click on book title for full description.

4. Audio

Jennings Diary by Anthony Buckeridge
read by Simon Vance
This is a fun story for middle grade or young adults.
Received from Post Hypnotic Press Books for review.
In this audiobook - it is the Easter term at Linbury Court School and Jennings has been promised five pounds by his aunt if he keeps up his diary every day. When he and Darbishire devise a code for entries, things really start to happen - the nasty incident of Wilkins's mark book is only one of them.

eTreasures Publishing New Release:
One print release ready- just waiting for cover fix. Two ebooks out for galley proofs.
Enter the bi-monthly drawings at eTreasures Publishing Facebook page.
Current giveaway link: TBA
Check for the new giveaway every two weeks.

Currently reading:
1. Print/eBook

Falling to Pieces, Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series #1
by: Vannetta Chapman
I am 15% into this so far and enjoying it.
This is for our ladies' book club meeting on Saturday.
Product Description
When two women-one Amish, one English-each with different motives, join forces to organize a successful on-line quilt auction, neither expects nor wants a friendship. As different as night and day, Deborah and Callie are uneasy partners who simply want to make the best of a temporary situation. But a murder, a surprising prime suspect, a stubborn detective, and the town's reaction throw the two women together, and they form an unlikely alliance to solve a mystery and catch a killer.

2. Audible

Deadly Shores: Destroyermen, Book 9
Written by: Taylor Anderson
Narrated by: William Dufris
I am looking forward to listening to the latest in this series that I enjoy.
Publisher's Summary
The long-planned raid on the heart of the Grik Empire has grown more ambitious - and dangerously ill-defined. Only Matthew Reddy, commander of the old destroyer USS Walker, seems focused on its original intent.
Many Lemurians see an opportunity to reconquer their sacred homeland, which was stolen long ago, and have no intention of simply striking a blow and then pulling back. Others, Lemurian and human, have their own agendas - which may not be in the best interests of the Alliance. Complicating matters further is Reddy's suspicion that his task force is being stalked by an unknown power bent on aiding the Grik for reasons of its own.
As the raid begins and chaos reigns, Reddy has no choice but to go all in, risking everything in a desperate act that results in a sprawling, nightmarish battle on the beaches of "Grik City", on the very decks of Walker, and in the labyrinthine passageways of the Celestial Palace itself.
The final cost could be more than Matt Reddy - or the Alliance - can bear.
©2013 Taylor Anderson (P)2014 Tantor

3. eBook/Kindle

Take Back the Morning
by Evan Howard
I selected this from NetGaley as it looks good.
Book Description
Publication Date: April 28, 2014
A corrupt stockbroker on the run . . .
An economy in turmoil . . .
And a mysterious pendant sought by the richest woman on Wall Street.
Terrified of going to jail, Justin Connelly faked his death and fled the seductions of Manhattan for the quiet corners of Providence, Rhode Island. His only keepsake was an antique pendant engraved with strange markings.
But then a sailing accident almost kills him for real. In his near-death state Justin is taken to the depths of Hell itself, where he sees things that drive him out of hiding and back to his abandoned wife in New York. But Tori’s moved on, and his old enemies on Wall Street are not happy to see him. They want the pendant, which in the wrong hands could destroy humanity—and Justin’s former boss definitely has the wrong hands. The only way out is to swallow his pride, and his doubt, and work with Tori and her new fiancĂ© to expose the truth.
As world economies—and his own soul—hang in the balance, Justin must decide how much he is willing to sacrifice.
A spiritual thriller critically relevant to the crises of our time.

I am a 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 still have some books carried forward. I hope to get to a few of my own TBRs this month. :-) 
I completed three reviews and have four new ones - so five due now.

June Scheduled -
Planning on an unscheduled giveaway soon.

NetGalley - May Picks to be read in June:
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 new Sci Fi 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
Planning to request more soon.

Post Hypnotic Press
I have several more audiobooks from this publisher that I will be reviewing.

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


  1. I got a little carried away a couple of weeks ago at NetGalley. I need to read them now!

  2. Lots of great books Martha. I must look up the Seals Team book and I think I would enjoy a Hope Ramsay book too. Have a great week.


  3. Enjoy your reading selections this week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. Jennings Diary looks like a beautiful book!

  5. I love the Eve Dallas books. For the last two summers I re-read the first ten books in the series. I have the next 5 on my Kindle but don't know if I'll be able to fit them in this summer. I am trying so hard to read down my TBR mountain. Come see my week here. Happy reading!


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