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Sunday, September 26, 2010

It's Monday! What are you Reading September 27, 2010?

This meme starts at One Person's Journey Through A World of Books!
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 reading week: finished five good books and started some more good books.:)
I posted three reviews and two giveaways.
Also I had five Winner posts last week. I have one more closed that I'll get up on Monday night.
Still working on more overdue reviews now. 

I didn't have much luck visiting last week as I hit the office early every day too jump into legal work and  closings.  I have more of the same busy week this week too. I will try again this week.

These were last week's posts plus five Winner posts not listed.

Finished Reading:
Renters Win, Home Owners Lose: Revealing the Biggest Scam in AmericaPB: Renters Win, Home Owners Lose: Revealing the Biggest Scam in America by Tom Graneau. I found this informative - a good read if you are thinking of buying a house. Author Guest Blog was posted on September 22 and my Review on September 23 for Pump up Your Book Promotion.

A Hellion in Her Bed (Hellions of Halstead Hall) PB:  A Hellion in Her Bed (Hellions of Halstead Hall) by Sabrina Jeffries.  I really enjoyed the story and characters and read right through this!  I will be posting the review and hosting the ARC giveaway with a pack of Hellion in Her Bed playing cards later this week. ARC and materials provided by Nancy Berland PR.

Ræliksen: Book One of the Emerald Isle TrilogyKindle: Ræliksen: Book One of the Emerald Isle Trilogy by Renee Vincent. This Viking romance grabs your emotions.  I will post the review later this week. Read and reviewing for the author and publisher.

Kindle: The Portrait by Hazel Statham.  Another delightful Historical Romance from Hazel. The review will be posted in October since I have for reviews I will be posting this week.
The PortraitProduct Description
England 1812 Severely injured at the battle of Salamanca, Edward Thurston, the new Earl of Sinclair, returns home to his beloved Fly Hall. Determined not to present his prospective bride with the wreck he believes himself to have become, he decides to end his betrothal, unaware that Lady Jennifer, for vastly differing reasons, has reached the selfsame decision. Throughout the campaigns, Edward was often seen relying greatly on a miniature he carried, and it is to this token he clings upon his return. Will he eventually find happiness with the girl in the portrait, or will he remain firm in his resolve not to wed? Reason dictates one course, his heart another.

The Postcard KillersAudio:  The Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Lisa Marklund James. This was a really good serial murder mystery and good audio read.  Hachette Giveaway to be posted with the review this week.

Line Edits:  Working on final line edits for Love from the Ashes.

Currently reading:

PBTwo Lethal Lies by Annie Solomon. I am not too far along yet but this is reading really fast.  Check back on September 29th for the Author guest post, review and Hachette giveaway.
Product Description
A love to die for...

Two Lethal LiesOn the run since his daughter was born, Mitch Turner has concealed a truth so dangerous, its discovery could jeopardize both their lives. But when a series of shocking murders hits their newfound home, the trail leads straight to Mitch. With the police out for blood and his daughter ripped from his arms, he has nowhere to turn--until a beautiful stranger offers her help.

Neesy Brown has made mistakes in her life, yet she refuses to believe this mysterious man is a killer. There's a strength in his broad shoulders that draws her to him and a weariness in his eyes that she longs to ease. As the murders tear her small town apart, she vows to help Mitch find his missing child. But a cunning predator is pulling them deeper and deeper into his fatal game. And the price of losing is the child--and the future--they could both share... 
Kindle:  First Flight: A Tor.Com Original by Mary Robinette Kowal.  I grabbed this from my Kindle TBR for a quick short read. I am really enjoying it. Check it out as a free Kindle read.

First Flight: A Tor.Com OriginalProduct Description

The past is another country, in Mary Robinette Kowal’s tale of time travel and aviation history. "First Flight" is a finalist for the 2010 Locus Award.

The winner of the 2008 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of short fiction published in Strange Horizons, Cosmos, and Asimov's. Her first novel, Shades of Milk and Honey, will be published by Tor in 2010.

Audiobook: Whiteout by Ken Follett. I wanted an audio for the ride back from the airport on Friday. I got lucky to get this one a few months back at the thrift store.  Good mystery and intensity so far in two of five discs.

Product Description
WhiteoutJealousies, distrust , and hidden rivalries uncover dark secrets, then a dozen vials of a deadly virus go missing. As a blizzard whips out of the north on Christmas Eve, several people converge on a remote family house. Stanley Oxenford, director of a pharmaceutical research company, has everything riding on a drug he is developing to fight a lethal virus. Several others are interested in his success too: his children, at home for Christmas with their offspring, have their eyes on the money he will make; Toni Gallo, head of his security team and recently forced to resign from the police, is betting her career on keeping it safe; an ambitious local television reporter sniffs a story, even if he has to bend the facts to tell it; and a violent trio of thugs are on their way to steal it, with a client already waiting. As the storm worsens and the group is laid under siege by the elements, the emotional sparks crackle and dark secrets are revealed that threaten to drive Stanley and his family apart for ever. Filled with startling twists, "Whiteout" is the ultimate knife-edge drama from an international bestselling author who is in a class by himself.

Line Edits: Still have several more books to format for release.

Upcoming books:

PB:  Just One Taste (Recipe for Love) by Louisa Edwards. Book giveaway with swag coming next week. ARC and swag provided by Nancy Berland PR.
PB:  The Passionate Brood: A Novel of Richard the Lionheart and the Man Who Became Robin Hood by Margaret Campbell Barnes. Reading and reviewing for Sourcebooks

I have a dozen good Soursebook paperback books lined up for October, November and December with book giveaways. Plus several Hachettes and some blog tours for Pump up Your Book Promotion. More busy times ahead. :)

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