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Sunday, August 17, 2014

It's Monday! What are You Reading? August 18, 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 good week. Busy but not overly stressful.
Reading and listening was good. I posted three book reviews, one with giveaway. 
I also posted the usual memes. :-)

I did get to visit early in the week, but didn't get back to more.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Giveaway: The Freezer (The Tanner Sequence) by Timothy S. Johnston; Sci Fi Thriller, Mystery; my rating 4.5. Open Mixed - Worldwide and US. Ends 8/23/14.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy)
by Anna Banks
I really enjoyed this ebook and my review is linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3

Forsaking Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 4
By A. American
Narrated By Duke Fontaine
Series: Survivalist, Book 4
I enjoyed the continuation of this series.
This is from my own Audible Library.
I will post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

3.  eBook/Kindle

SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Wolf
by Don Mann A SEAL Team Six Novel
This is a solid action read I picked up through NetGalley. I'll post my review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

4. Audio/MP3

Of Neptune: Syrena Legacy, Book 3
Author: Anna Banks
Narrator: Rebecca Gibel
Publisher/Date: Blackstone Audio, 05/13/14
I will post my review this week for this
download from Blackstone Audio through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on book title for full description.

eTreasures Publishing New Release:
Two print releases going through final adjustments before we link them up at the website.
Two more ebooks still out for galley proofs; to be released soon.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Chieftain by Command
by Frances Housden
I am mid-way in this and curious how it will continue/conclude.
I received this for review from Escape Publishing. 
From the bestselling, RITA-nominated author Frances Housden comes the gripping, sensual, suspenseful follow-up to The Chieftain’s Curse...
Gavyn Farquhar’s marriage is forged with a double-edged blade. Along with the Comlyn clan’s lands, a reward from the King, he is blessed with an unwilling bride, Kathryn Comlyn, and an ancient fort with few defences that desperately needs to be fortified before it can act as a sufficient buffer between Scotland and the Norsemen on its northern borders.
Gavyn needs wealth to meet his king’s demands, and he knows of only one way to get it — with his sword. Leaving his prickly bride behind in the hands of trusted advisors, he makes his way to the battlegrounds of France and the money that can be made there.
Two years married and Kathryn is still a virgin. A resentful virgin, certain that, like her father before her, she is perfectly capable of leading the Comlyn clan. In her usurper husband’s absence, she meets the clan’s needs, advising and ruling as well as any man.
But she is an intelligent woman, and she knows the only respect and power she will ever hold will be through her husband. And to wield it, she needs to make him love her. An easy task to set, but impossible to complete, when said husband has been gone for two years, and there is no word of his return. But Kathryn is undeterred. After all, a faint heart never won a Chieftain.

2. Audio

The Curve of Time
by M. Wylie Blanchet
Narrated by: Heather Henderson
I will start this Monday.
I received the download from Post Hypnotic Press.
Publisher's Summary
At a time when Vancouver Island was still an extremely remote and sparsely populated backwater, a young widow packed her five children into a 25-foot boat dubbed The Caprice and set off on an adventure. Summer after summer the brave young mother, who became known as "Capi," would set sail and explore the rugged coastline for months with her young crew. Although the hazards the family faced were numerous-tides, fog, storms, rapids, cougars, and even grizzlies-Capi brought them through it all. The Curve of Time is Capi's poignant, thoughtful, and poetic recollection of these days.This classic coastal tale has been a bestseller since it was first published in 1961. That was also the year of the author's death. In print continuously since it's original publication, this is the first time it has been made available in audio.
©1961 The Estate of M. Wylie Blanchet (P)2014 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

3. eBook/Kindle

Bound to Danger: A Deadly Ops Novel
by Katie Reus
This sounded like a good  Military Romantic Suspense.
I received this from the Publisher through NetGalley.
Book Description
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
At a benefit dinner, community activist Maria Cervantes overhears two men plotting a terrorist attack that could rock Miami to its core. But before she can alert authorities, she’s almost killed in a massive explosion—and wakes up in a hospital with no memory of what happened. As the sole survivor of the attack, she is now a person of interest to the NSA—and especially to Agent Cade O’Reilly. Because Maria is the one woman Cade has never been able to forget.

Years ago, they were closer than either was willing to admit—until Cade disappeared when Maria needed him most. Now he’s sticking by her, whether she likes it or not. Because the memories locked inside her mind could hold vital clues to the next attack. Because terrorists want her dead—and because he never wants to let her go again.

I am pretty sure I will pick one more during the week but I haven't decided what title yet.

I am one day ahead 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:
We are still finalizing formatting for four ebook re-releases, two fiction and two non-fiction. We are also working on releasing several novels in print.

I still have some books carried forward.  I still hope to read at least one of my own TBRs this month. 
I completed three reviews last week and hope to post at least three this week.  

August Scheduled -

NetGalley - To be read in August thru September:
Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve, Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre
Bound to Danger by Katie Reus (Penguin Group Berkley) (reading)
The Traitor (Captive Hearts) by Grace Burrowes (Sourcebook)
Neverhome by Laird Hunt (Little, Brown and Company) 
The Night Visitor by Dianne Emley (Random House)
Global Predator by Jack Maclean  (Legend Publishing)

From Story Bundle -  I am enjoying the romance bundle and so glad I got these.  There are several other Bundles available now.
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
Requesting new titles

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. I hadn't heard of Frances Housden but she just won the New Zealand romance writers award - for best book I think. So I must check out her books.

  2. I liked Bound to Danger. I hope you do too. You can see my week here. Happy reading!


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