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Sunday, September 21, 2014

It's Monday! What are You Reading? September 22, 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.

The week was good and didn't seem quite so tiring. I enjoyed Saturday half day with the kids all helping with clean-up tasks around the house. Of course that means Monday I will stress a bit over the work I didn't do on Saturday. I plan to go in a little early. 
I enjoyed my reading but just barely finished the ebook and the 15hr audio.  I did get three reviews posted along with the usual memes. :-)

I enjoyed visiting  a good group of blogs early in the week. Never got back to visit more later.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review: Neverhome by Laird Hunt; Historic Fiction, Civil War; my rating 4.5.
  • Audio Book Review: Dead Case at Deadwood, Deadwood Mystery Book 3 by Ann Charles; Mystery, Humor; my rating 4.0.
  • Book Review: The Night Vistor by Dianne Emley; Mystery, Paranormal Thriller, my rating 4.25.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Shades of Moonlight
by Karen L. McKee
This presents an engaging story 
set in an ancient land of spirit belief- Burma.
I received this as part of StoryBundle 
a couple months ago.
I will post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible-Audio/MP3

Title: The End is Nigh: Apocalypse Triptych
Author: John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey
Narrator: Mur Lafferty, Rajan Khanna, Kate Baker,
Lex Wilson, RalphWalters, Jack Kincaid,
Norm Sherman, James Keller, Anaea Lay
I discovered lots of new-to-me authors in this interesting collection. I'll post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

eTreasures Publishing:
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 (about to read) reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Global Predator
by Jack Maclean
I didn't get to start this last week.
I will start on Monday.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible-Audio/MP3

The Red Shoelace Killer
by Susan Sundwall
Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
I'm looking forward to listening to this which looks like a fun mystery.
I received this from the author/publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
First in the Minnie Markwood Mysteries: Minnie Markwood can out-sleuth Miss Marple any day of the week - in her imagination. But when a real killer begins to target Minnie and her young sidekicks, reality trumps imagination big time. Who's buying up all the red shoelaces at the mall and stalking a cashier? Is it the killer who terrorized Minnie on the highway and kidnapped her coworker?  It soon becomes frighteningly clear that Minnie's onto something, and The Red Shoelace Killer's days are numbered.
©2012 Susan Sundwall (P)2014 Susan Sundwall

3. eBook/Kindle

Mistletoe on Main Street
by Olivia Miles
This sounds like a fun read to get in the holiday mood.
Received from Forever/Hachette through NetGalley
as part of Blitz to post on October 2, 2014.
Sleigh bells, snow, and second chances . . .
Briar Creek's quaint shop windows, cozy homes nestled in snow, and neighborly residents are what Christmas dreams are made of--for everyone except Grace Madison. She left her hometown years ago to pursue a writing career. But when her father's death leaves his bookstore empty, Grace must return to face why she fled Vermont in the first place: Luke Hastings, who still heats her up like a shot of smoky whiskey on a cold winter's night.
Grace is back, and Luke is worried. How much has she changed as a bestselling author in the big city? What memories will she stir up? And was the choice he made five years ago the biggest mistake of his life?
Now, with their past, present, and future rocking around the Christmas tree, it's time for Grace and Luke to face the music . . . and the mistletoe.

4. Print

Seattle Cinderella: (Romancing America)
by Gail Sattler
This is our book for Ladies Book Club on October 4 so I thought I would get it started.
Book Description
Publication Date: March 1, 2012
Cinderella lives—except her name is Cindy and she resides in Seattle! Cindy is forced to run her late father’s muffler shop. Will her step-sisters’ shenanigans and Luke Princeton’s charms only make her life even more unbearable? Cindy’s step-sister Annie has reformed her ways. But how will she prove it to the man she loves? Step-sister Zella is writing her own love story. But is she using a poison pen? Cindy’s godmother, Farrah, has caught the attentions of a younger man. Does she have the courage to love again? How far will God go to give these women a happy-ever-aft.

I am up-to-date my daily Bible reading. This past week old testament readings are from Isaiah and are a bit longer than some days. Very interesting prophesy reading though.
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 two educational, non-fiction ebook releases which we sent back for a bit more polishing. We are also working on releasing several novels in print -- also polishing.

I still have some books carried forward and I still hope to read at least one of my own TBRs this month. I am staying up to date on completing reviews the week after they have been read. 

September Scheduled -
---Nothing new for September but have a nice blitz for October 2. 

NetGalley - To be read in August thru September:
Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve, Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre
Global Predator by Jack Maclean  (to read this week)
The Red Book of Primrose House by Marty Wingate  (for Nov)
Mistletoe on Main Street by Olivia Miles (early Oct)
It Happened at Christmas by Debbie Mason (early Oct)
What a Lady Needs for Christmas (MacGregor Series) by Grace Burrowes (Oct)

From Story Bundle -  I am enjoying the romance bundle and so glad I got these.  There are Cyperpunk and Supernatural Bundles available now - soooo tempting!
Huntress For Hire by Terry Spear
Peter's Christmas by M. L. Buchman
The Death of Davy Moss by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Still many requests to consider and reply to.

AudioBook Jukebox
The Red Shoelace Killer by Susan Sundwall (listening)

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 - Winter's Passage - Done


  1. Looks like you had a pretty good week. Hope your week ahead is good as well.

  2. Sounds like Saturday was enjoyable, well worth the loss of other things. Hope your coming week leaves you even more energised. Happy reading.

  3. The Red-Shoelace Killer definitely sounds interesting! I hope you enjoy the books.

    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

  4. You have some interesting books coming up. I hope you find time to read them all. Happy reading!

  5. Wow, you have some great books listed. I'll need to add to my TBR. :)

    It's Monday! at Brooke Blogs


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