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Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's Monday! What are you Reading December 13, 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 three books this week;  posted three Reviews with Giveaways; one Author Guest Post; one Comment 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 got to visit a little early last week.  Still dealing with new software training short handed for most of the week. We are actually busy which is a mixed blessing.

These were last week's posts plus some Winner posts not listed.
Finished Reading:
The Remains

Print and Kindle:  The Remains
by Vincent Zandri; Thriller.
4.25 Review and Giveaway linked above.

Duchess of Sin (Daughters of Erin) 

Print: Duchess of Sin (Daughters of Erin) by Laurel McKee; Historical Romance.
3.75 Hachette Reiview and Giveaway linked above.

Print and Kindle: Talion by Mary Maddox;
Fantasy and Suspense.
Some good writing
but I have mixed feelings about this one.
Check my review on Tuesday.
Reviewed for Author and 
Pump up Your Book Promotion.

Line Edits/Releases: ΕΞΙΣ: gods, ghosts, and battered cellphones by Anne Abad. A collection of science fiction stories will be released this week!

Currently reading:
Beneath the Thirteen Moons 
Print:  Beneath the Thirteen Moons by Kathryne Kennedy; Fantasy Romance. What a wonderful imagination this author has! I am a bit more than half way. Reviewing for  Sourcebooks. Author Interview, Review and Giveaway to post on Thursday December 16.  Don't miss it! 
He's a ruler in a divided world...
In the magical, watery world of the Sea Forest, the divide between the rulers and the people is an uncrossable chasm. Handsome, arrogant prince Korl Com'nder has lived a life of luxury that is nothing more than a fantasy to the people he rules. Until the day he is accidentally kidnapped by a beautiful outlaw smuggler and is forced to open his eyes to the world outside his palace walls.
She's an outcast, but at least she has her independence...
Mahri Zin would stop at nothing to save her village, and when they needed a healer she didn't think twice about kidnapping one. But when she realizes that the healer she so impulsively stole is none other than the crown prince of the Sea Forest, Mahri knows that this is her only chance to change the fate of her people...
Rescue MeKindle: Rescue Me by Jennifer Johnson; Sweet Contemporary Romance. I am halfway through this one too and really enjoying the easy read.
Product Description
Sitting in front of her parents’ house in a U-Haul truck at midnight, Amy Mann decides it’s time to break it to them that she’s divorced from her husband and moving back home with her seven-year-old son, Toby. As Amy settles into her hometown, she has a plan to get out of debt, get her college degree, and put her life together.

Enter Captain Riley Pennimon, local firefighter and superhero to Amy’s son. Riley is kind, brave, and civic-minded. The captain does not fit into Amy’s putting-her-life-together plan, and yet he is way too good looking without a shirt. Much to Amy’s chagrin, Toby decides that Riley is just what they need for a happily-ever-after.

But, can Amy make peace with the demons of her mistakes and let the captain rescue her? And…can Riley let go of the pain of his past and grab onto the family he’s always wanted?

Audio:  The Reversal by Michael Connelly; Legal Thriller.. I am halfway through this audio. Even got my hubby listening to this good mystery.  I will post the review and Hachette Giveaway soon; maybe by week's end. 
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; Urban Fantasy. (A personal book pick.) I didn't get much listening on this one this week.
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 21: Susanna Kearsley Author Interview. I am reading The Winter Sea for Sourcebooks review; Fantasy.

I will be squeezing these in the next two weeks for Sourcebooks.
Devil's Desire by Laurie McBain; Historical Romance.
Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley;Contemporary Romance.

Books on hand to read for Turquoise Morning Press and author.
Kentucky Blues by Cat Shaffer; Romantic Suspense.

Reviewing for Author:
No Greater Love by Kinzie Monroe; Inspirational Romance.

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