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Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's Monday! What are you Reading December 6, 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 finished four books this week;  posted three Reviews, one ARC Giveaway, two Hachette giveaways and a special Hachette (Forever Romance line) multi book Holiday Giveaway.

As noted before, for this feature I will only be giving a rating and a short summary comment on books I read from my TBRs or as fillers - which aren't many :).

I didn't get to visit last week - with new software training in the office and one assistant out sick I was juggling work duties again.  But I hope to do better this week.

These were last week's posts plus four Winner posts not listed.
Finished Reading:
Tempted by Fate (The Guardians of Destiny) 
Tempted by Fate (The Guardians of Destiny) by Kate Perry. 4.25; Review and Giveaway linked above, as well as author guest post.

The Heir 
The Heir by Grace Borrowes. 
I really liked this a lot!  
I will post a Guest Post by the author 
on Tuesday December 7. 
I read this for Sourcebooks and 
will post the review and 
Giveaway this week too.

While the Savage Sleeps 
While the Savage Sleeps by Andrew E. Kaufman. I am reviewing this for the author and will be doing an author interview. Good mystery thriller with a psychic element. I'll post the review and interview soon.

Room: A Novel
Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue.
4.75; WOW moments; 
the review and 
Hachette Giveaway 
are linked above.   

Line Edits: ------

Currently reading:
Print:  Duchess of Sin (Daughters of Erin) by Laurel McKee. I should finish this tomorrow. It is for Hachette Review and Giveaway  December 9. 
It took me a while to warm up to this but now at 75% I am liking it more.
Duchess of Sin (Daughters of Erin)Product Description
Blonde and beautiful Lady Anna Blacknall is in the mood for mischief. Entering Dublin's most notorious den of vice, she finds herself in the arms of a mysterious, emerald-eyed Irishman. And although he is masked, his tender kiss is hauntingly familiar.

Conlan McTeer, Duke of Adair, has come to Dublin to fight for a free Ireland. But he's suddenly reunited with the young Englishwoman who had once claimed his heart, and his passion turns from politics to pleasure. When their sizzling encounter brings danger to Anna's door, she must decide where her loyalties lie-and quickly. For someone will do whatever it takes to destroy Conlan . . . and anyone he dares to love.

Print and Kindle:  The Remains by Vincent Zandri. I am reading and reviewing this for the author and Pump up Your Book Promotions. I am at 30% and the creepiness is building. Review and Giveaway to post on Wednesday December 8.
The RemainsProduct Description
Thirty years ago, teenager Rebecca Underhill and her twin sister Molly were abducted by a man who lived in a house in the woods behind their upstate New York farm. They were held inside that house for three horrifying hours, until making their daring escape. Vowing to keep their terrifying experience a secret in order to protect their mother and father, the girls tried to put the past behind them. And when their attacker was hunted down by police and sent to prison, they believed he was as good as dead. Now, it s 30 years later, and with Molly having passed away from cancer, Rebecca, a painter and art teacher, is left alone to bear the burden of a secret that has only gotten heavier and more painful with each passing year. But when Rebecca begins receiving some strange anonymous text messages, she begins to realize that the monster who attacked her all those years ago is not dead after all. He's back, and this time, he wants to do more than just haunt her. He wants her dead.
Audio:  The Reversal by Michael Connelly. I hadn't read a book in the Harry Bosch series for some time which is too bad. Even though I don't practice criminal law, I really like the legal posturing and aspects as presented by this author. It moves very quickly. I will post the review and Hachette Giveaway soon. 
By Michael Connelly: The Reversal [Audiobook]Product Description
Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out on bail, a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media, and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years.

With the odds and the evidence against them, Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again.
Audible:  Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1) by Cassandra Clare. (A personal book pick.) I keep sneaking in a little listening on this (as I gather wood or do dishes). I am enjoying the story.

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)Product Description
Magic is dangerous--but love is more dangerous still.When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Line Edits:  I am moving closer to three more releases.

Upcoming December books:
Next week:
December 14:  Talion by Mary Maddox. Reading and Reviewing for Author and Pump Up Your Book Promotion.
December 16: Kathryne Kennedy Author interview. I am reading Beneath the Thirteen Moons for Sourcebooks review.

December 21: Susanna Kearsley Author Interview. I am reading The Winter Sea for Sourcebooks review.

I will be squeezing these in the next two weeks.
Devil's Desire by Laurie McBain. I have received this for review from Sourcebooks.
Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley; reviewing for Sourcebooks.

Books on hand to read for Turquoise Morning Press and authors.
Rescue Me by Jennifer Johnson; Sweet Contemporary Romance.
Kentucky Blues by Cat Shaffer; Romantic Suspense.December

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