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Sunday, October 5, 2014

It's Monday! What are You Reading? October 6, 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 was a busy and exciting week with Wednesday - Friday at an industry conference which I enjoyed. 
Reading was pretty good with enjoyable reads. I squeezed in two books and one audio.  I posted two reviews, one with a Blitz post and Giveaway. I also posted the usual memes. :-)

I really enjoyed visiting a good group of blogs early in the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Mistletoe on Main Street
by Olivia Miles
This was fun and easy reading.
Review and Blitz Giveaway are linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Print

Seattle Cinderella: (Romancing America)
by Gail Sattler
This was light easy reading 
and the Ladies Book Club enjoyed it. 
I will post a review with book giveaway this week.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible/MP3

Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3
Written by: Veronica Roth
Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
I think this was a good ending to the trilogy. 
Click on book title for full description.

eTreasures Publishing:
The two print releases have been approved and will be linked at the website this week.
Two more ebooks still out for galley proofs; to be released soon.

Currently reading:
1. Audio/MP3

Brave New World
Written by: Aldous Huxley
Narrated by: Michael York
I am about mid-way in this. 
I had forgotten most of the story 
so I am glad to listen with the good narration.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

Ruptured: The Cantati Chronicles
by Maggie Mae Gallagher

I am looking forward to this quick Novella prequel.
Book Description
Publication Date: September 16, 2014
A Cantati Chronicles Prequel Novella

It has been eighty-three years since the walls between Earth and Infernus fell, and now our world stands upon the razor’s edge of extinction. Demon platoons are marching upon us. My home, one of humanity’s last bastions of existence, is under siege.

My name is Alana Devereaux. I am the resident demon detector of Cantati Forces and Platoon Commander. My job is to hunt down the vermin unleashed upon my world, and I love it. I live for the day I can kick every last demon’s ass out of this world. Except as enemy forces reign down terror upon us, the Densare Council sentences me to a fate worse than death

3. eBook/Kindle

It Happened at Christmas
by Debbie Mason
This is another Christmas title from
the Forever Romance Blitz Week 

(giveaway linked above).
"Christmas, Colorado, will get you in the spirit for love all year long." --- Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author.
Love is the best Christmas gift of all.
Free-spirited activist Skylar Davis is out of money and out of options. After using up her trust fund trying to save the world, she hides out in Christmas, hoping the kindness of friends will help her forget the reckless actions of her past. All goes well . . . until she comes face-to-face with one of her mistakes: the town's gorgeous young mayor.
Ethan O'Connor likes his life drama-free and predictable now that he's about to make the move from small-town politics to the Colorado State Senate. Then Skye blows back into town, as impulsive and passionate as he remembers. If word ever got out about their night together-the night he's never been able to forget-the scandal could cripple his career. Yet as he starts his campaign, Ethan finds that, like the town of Christmas itself, he can't get Skye out of his head . . . or his heart.

I am one day behind in my daily Bible reading. (Got behind during the conference days.) I should get caught up by Monday evening.
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 additional novels in print -- also polishing.

I still have some books carried forward and have added a few from NetGalley and publicist/Author requests. I still need to pick one of my own TBRs for October. 
I had one review left over from last week but posted one from this week's reading so I am sort of up-to-date as far as reviews go.  

October Scheduled -
Mid Oct: Ruptured: The Cantati Chronicles by Maggie Mae Gallagher (reading)
     Pumpkins in Paradise (Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mysteries Book 1) by Kathi Daley
     The Kindness of Neighbors (A Short Story) by Matthew Iden

NetGalley - To be read in August thru September:
Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve, Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre
The Red Book of Primrose House by Marty Wingate  (for Nov)
It Happened at Christmas by Debbie Mason (reading)
What a Lady Needs for Christmas (MacGregor Series) by Grace Burrowes (Oct)

Nov 7: Hilltop Sunset: A Brynn Bancroft Mystery by Joyce Strand
Nov. 12: Peace & Goodwill a Christmas Novella (The Minstrel Series Book 4) by Lee Strauss
A Touch of Nerves by Dennis Hampton
The Founders' Plot by Frank Victoria
We Are the Destroyers by D.K. Lindler

From Story Bundle - I am enjoying the romance bundle and so glad I got these. There are Cyperpunk, Supernatural and Mystery 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 more requests to consider and reply to.

AudioBook Jukebox
I'll be looking for new titles to request this week.

Post Hypnotic Press
I have several more audiobooks from this publisher that I will be reviewing.
According to Jennings ‘54

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


  1. Ooh, you listened to Allegiant. I just finished Insurgent so I have Allegiant up next here soon probably. It Happened At Christmas looks nice, i don't read romance but that cover is very inviting- lots of holiday cheer there!

  2. Great that it was a good reading week. Fun easy reads are sometimes just the best. I wasn't quite so enthused about Allegiant - but creative I guess.

  3. Argh Christmas! Noooooo! Surely it's far too early!

  4. i just watched Divergent movie and will start book #1 soon! new follower here, happy reading!

  5. I'm glad you enjoyed your conference. Sigh Christmas already yikes!

    Have a great week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. Brave New World is such a good book. I am a new GFC follower here now.

    Guy Vestal @ Counter Culture Critic - My Monday

  7. Nice assortment of books. I haven't read past Divergent yet but have the other two on my Kindle. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  8. Busy week! I finished one book and started another, quilted some and took it easy due to a pulled muscle in my back. Of course there is always, laundry, cooking, and husband-tending!

  9. Ruptured looks like a good read - reminds me a little of Karen Moning's Fever series. Hope you enjoy!

    Here is my Monday post.

  10. I finished Allegiant this past week too and thought that it ended more realistically than most. Hope you have a good week!

    Here's my Monday -


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