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 last week and posted three Reviews, two with ARC Giveaways; one Author Interview; one Comment Giveaway and a week of Christmas Videos.
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 :).
Again I didn't have too much time this past week to reply to comments or visit. I keep hoping to improve.
These were last week's posts plus Winner posts not listed.
- Five Christmas Song Videos for Songs from our Choral Program I posted one each day but this link is for all of them.
- Book Review and ARC Giveaway: The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley; Historical Fiction/Time Travel; my rating 4.5.
- Book Review and ARC Giveaway of Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.0.
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley;
Historical Fantasy Romance.
Review and ARC Giveaway linked above.
Print: Devil's Desire
by Laurie McBain; Historical Romance.
I had mixed feelings as I read this to the
very engaging ending.
I will post a review and ARC Giveaway this week.
Kindle: Kentucky Blues by Cat Shaffer;
Romantic Suspense. Review is linked above.
Product Description from Turquoise Morning Press
Elise Drummond has never forgotten her first love – and never expected to learn via the grapevine that he was back in Brookville and living with her mother. Sam McCade had broken her heart, and she wasn’t about to let him destroy her mother’s as well. A quick trip back to Kentucky to lay down the law and she could get back to the safe life she’d built for herself in Kansas City.
When Sam McCade went on the run in the middle of the night to save his sister from her abusive husband, there was only one person he could trust to help them, Hannah Drummond. He expected the local gossips to have a field day with his return to Brookville, but he never dreamed Elise would roll into town to check out the situation for herself.
And he certainly never imagined that in order to save his sister, Elise would be willing to sacrifice herself as the pawn in a dangerous game of catch the monster when his brother-in-law decides to take back what he wants – no matter who stands in his way.
Line Edits/Releases: Haven't quite gotten the new releases up as we work out final details.
Print: Wolf Fever by Terry Spear; Paranormal Romance.
This author has the knack of drawing you in right away even though I am less than a quarter into this. Reviewing for Sourcebooks.
Product DescriptionKindle: No Greater Love by Kinzie Monroe; Inspirational. This is a story with an interesting premise/plot. I am enjoying the inspirational aspects and interested in how it will turn out. I am reviewing this for the author.
She may be his destiny, but she's not his first choice...
Hospital nurse and newly turned red werewolf Carol Woods is being pressured by her pack leader to find a mate, but he's the only guy in the pack who remotely attracts her.
Why is he playing so hard to get?
The fate of the pack rests on his shoulders...
Gray pack leader Ryan McKinley doesn't want anything to do with Carol unless she's willing to embrace her wolf nature-no matter how beautiful she is.
But when a virus infects the local lupus garou pack, Ryan realizes just how wrong he's been not to seize the moment with the woman he's come to love. And now, it may be too late...
What would you do for $300 million dollars? Would you commit murder, even as an act of mercy? That’s what Leah Dalton is asking of five of her closest friends. The co-founder and CEO of Dalton Software Inc., has spent the last six months searching desperately for a cure to the cancer that is eating away at her brain. Finally, realizing she is fighting a losing battle, she devises a plan that will give her back some control of her life. Deciding if she’s going to die, she is going to be the one who chooses how and when.
Inviting five of her closest friends and a local attorney to her estate to spend a week, she shares the news of her impending death and asks for their help. Afraid of the painful death she knows is just around the corner, she offers them the chance of a lifetime. She wants one of them to kill her. She doesn’t care how as long as it’s painless and appears to be accidental or natural. In return for their good deed, the person will receive $300 million dollars.
Will one of her friends take her up on the offer? What would you do?
Audible: Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1) by Cassandra Clare. Listened to a bit more. Now that I finished the Audio CD for review I will continue to listen to this from my own wish list.
Line Edits: Working on final adjustments for: ΕΞΙΣ: gods, ghosts, and battered cellphones by Anne Abad. A collection of science fiction stories - was delayed for a cover change.
Love from the Ashes by Pat Andres, a paranormal romance mystery, should be getting released this week.
Also I am moving closer to two more releases, in addition to these two.
Remaining December books:
The Sherlockian by Graham Moore. Reading for Hachette.
Nothing else on the December schedule but I have pretty full calendars for January and February already with Hachette and Sourcebooks commitments. I am sifting through other requests to decide which other books to pull in.
I will post a January list in a few days so following friends can help me to pick the reading order and I can giveaway another comment book. :o)
BTW- Monday the 27th is my Birthday - I may go shopping with my daughter and my son's girl friend. I just can't think of anything I want to shop for although I would be glad to go to the book exchange store if they are open on Monday. We'll see.