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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Living Will - Courtesy of Maxine!

As you may know I am an Attorney. A friend sent this to me a month or so ago and I just got around to looking at the email yesterday. It so happened I was preparing Living Wills for some clients and this sure perked up my day! I had to share the smile. I have made a few revisions, noted in red, to personalize this for me! *GRIN*



I,  MAXINE MARTHA,  being of sound mind and body, (ya think?)
 do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means.
Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands
of pinhead politicians who couldn't pass ninth-grade biology
if their lives depended on it,
or lawyers and doctors interested in simply
running up the bills (yours truly excluded).
If a reasonable amount of time passes 
and I fail to ask for at least one of the following:

Glass of wine
Chocolate
Margarita
Sex
Chocolate Martini
Cold Beer Books
Chocolate
Sex
Chicken fried steak
Cream Gravy Audio Books
Chocolate
Mexican Food
Chocolate
French Fries
Sex
Chocolate
Pizza
Chocolate Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Cup of Tea
Chocolate
Sex
Chocolate
Kindle with Books 

 It should be presumed that I won't ever get better.  
When such a determination is reached, 
I hereby instruct my appointed person 
and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the
tubes and call it a day.
Have a Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

It's Monday! What are you Reading June 28 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 another good week although I only finished two books. I completed several reviews and posted three new Hachette giveaways this week.

I didn't get to visit many other blogs and those I did visit were mostly not until Saturday.
To Surrender To A Rogue (Circle of Sin Trilogy)
Finished:
PB:  To Surrender To A Rogue (Circle of Sin Trilogy) by Cara Elliott.
Check out my Review, Q&A with the Author and Giveaway.



Kindle: Have the new Kindle but haven't transferred files yet.

Audio CD: Half way.

Audible: A Touch of Dead by Charlene Harris. I enjoyed listening to this while my Kindle was broken. The stories were fun.

Product Description

A Touch of Dead Every Sookie Stackhouse short story ever written-in one special volume-from the New York Times bestselling author.

New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris has re-imagined the supernatural world with her "spunky" (Tampa Tribune) Southern Vampire novels starring telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Now, for the first time, here is every Sookie Stackhouse short story ever written-together in one volume.

Stories include "Fairy Dust," "One Word Answer," "Dracula Night," "Lucky," and "Giftwrap."

 Line Edits: Almost finished.



Currently reading:

PB: Risk No Secrets (Black Ops, Inc.) Cindy Gerard.  I just started this for Pajama Club Book Club through Romance in the Backseat. 

Product Description

Risk No Secrets (Black Ops, Inc.)A deadly international mission reunites a sexy Black Ops, Inc. hero and his sizzling former love in Cindy Gerard’s seductive new romantic thriller. A RED-HOT ATTRACTION . . .Twelve years of chasing bad guys didn’t erase beautiful Sophie Baylor from Wyatt Savage’s memory. If he had another chance, he’d never let her leave. So when she tracks him down from El Salvador and begs for help, he doesn’t ask questions—he just goes.STARTS WITH A TERRIFYING THREAT . . .Sophie is grateful her daughter survived a kidnapping attempt, but she won’t forgive herself until the girl who was mistakenly abducted is safe. Wyatt is the only man brave enough to take on the mysterious terrorists behind the crime—and the one irresistible man she wishes she had never let go. . . . AND UNLEASHES AN UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURE.Sophie knows Central America’s steamy jungles and sticky politics better than anyone. Yet she refuses to hide in fear. Then she becomes the enemy’s number one target. Wyatt lost her once, and he won’t lose her again—even if he has to fight, kill, or die to save her.

PB: The Wild Irish Sea: A windswept tale of love and magic by Loucinda McGary
This got bumped one book by Rish No Secrets but I will start it this week. Reviewing for Sourcebooks to post in July.

Product Description

The Wild Irish Sea: A windswept tale of love and magicDrawn to a force he can't resist...
Former police officer Kevin Hennessey is running from his past-choosing to battle smugglers instead of dealing with his personal demons. When a desperate, rain-drenched American woman appears on his doorstep with wild tales of danger, Kevin is drawn to helping her, despite his reservations...
She never saw him coming...
Amber O'Neill knew without a doubt that her brother was in mortal danger. Rushing heedlessly to the rocky shores of Ireland, Amber was stunned to find her rescue mission derailed by a gorgeous, but deeply flawed Irishman...
The tumultuous sea, the intertwined fates of the coastal villagers, and unearthly tales of a hidden selkie prince bring Kevin and Amber together in a connection of mind, body, and soul that neither can deny...

Kindle: Loading data this week.

Audio CD The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker. Half way done - good story. Lots of detail on mental illness is this book.
Reviewing for Hachette.

Product Description

The Bride CollectorFBI Special agent Brad Raines is facing his toughest case yet. A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, leaving a bridal veil at each crime scene, and he's picking up his pace. Unable to crack the case, Raines appeals for help from a most unusual source: residents of the Center for Wellbeing and Intelligence, a private psychiatric institution for mentally ill individuals whose are extraordinarily gifted.

It's there that he meets Paradise, a young woman who witnessed her father murder her family and barely escaped his hand. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Paradise may also have an extrasensory gift: the ability to experience the final moments of a person's life when she touches the dead body.

In a desperate attempt to find the killer, Raines enlists Paradise's help. In an effort to win her trust, he befriends this strange young woman and begins to see in her qualities that most 'sane people' sorely lack. Gradually, he starts to question whether sanity resides outside the hospital walls...or inside.

As the Bride Collector picks up the pace-and volume-of his gruesome crucifixions, the case becomes even more personal to Raines when his friend and colleague, a beautiful young forensic psychologist, becomes the Bride Collector's next target.

The FBI believes that the killer plans to murder seven women. Can Paradise help before it's too late?

Line Edits: Nearly done line edits on Fourth Son by Joy Brooks.
                   Will start on line edits for Exis: Gods, Ghosts & Battered Cellphones by Anne Abad


Upcoming books:

PB: Still the One by Robin Wells. Upcoming Hachette review and Giveaway.

Barely a Lady (The Drake's Rakes series) by Eileen Dreyer. Upcoming Hachette Blog Tour review and Giveaway - July 10, 2010.

The Fire Lord's Lover (The Elven Lords) by Kathryne Kennedy. Reviewing for Sourcebooks; to post in July.

Kindle: none in queue.

Sunday Words of Encouragement June 27, 2010

This morning our Pastor continued in Ephesians with a message that could be titled: By Grace.
See Eph 2: 8-10.
Pastor shared William Barkley's seven reasons why salvation is a free gift:
1. Man cannot make God owe him.
2. Man cannot bring perfection to God.
3. Man cannot make God forgive him.
4. Man cannot heal God's heart.
5. Man cannot save himself.
6. Man cannot make God love him.
7. Man cannot set himself free and bring about liberty of conscience.

I had picked out a beautiful video with the song Your Grace Still Amazes me by Phillips, Craig and Dean. Then I saw this video and thought it fit so well today.

Were it Not for Grace written by Larnelle Harris
Verses for today:
Ephesians 2:8-10 New International Version
8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast. 10For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

William Barclay quote:  "The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God; the tragedy is that, knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way."
We prayed this morning to help us rely on God's Grace and not our own efforts.
We also prayed for God's hand to help in the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Giveaway Five Copies - To Surrender to a Rogue by Cara Elliott

Check out my review:  "This really is an entertaining historical romance with the rogue rescuing the damsel in distress."
by Cara Elliott

To Surrender To A Rogue (Circle of Sin Trilogy)

THANKS ONCE AGAIN TO HACHETTE AND ANNA for the opportunity host this give away.

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY:

1. For your main entry make a comment on one of these three items a) - c). Make sure you leave your e-mail address!
a) Tell me something special you like about art lessons or archeology.
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2. For an extra entry, become a follower or tell me if you are already a follower.

3. For another entry, blog, facebook, tweet (any of those networks!) about this giveaway and tell me where you did.

4. For TWO extra entries comment on the review post.

It isn't necessary to use separate entries unless you want them in different chronological order.
(Five total entries possible.)  MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL!  Five winners!

* This contest is only open to residents of US and Canada.

* No P.O. Boxes Please - for shipping reasons

* This contest will close Midnight (Central) on July  19, 2010. The winners will be randomly selected from all entries.

Review - To Surrender to a Rogue by Cara Elliott

Enjoy a very sexy adventure with a beautiful antiquities expert and a devilish rogue.
As Mary Putney says on the cover, this is "A sexy read."
Title: To Surrender To A Rogue (Circle of Sin Trilogy)
Author: Cara Elliott

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446541311
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446541312
Rating: 4.5 of 5

 Product Description:
An expert in antiquities, Lady Alessandra della Giamatti arrives in Bath to excavate newly discovered Roman ruins-only to find herself caught in a web of evil intrigue by a blackmailer threatening to expose her scandalous past. The one man who can help her is Lord James "Black Jack" Pierson, a fellow member of the expedition and a sinfully handsome rogue whose tempting presence ignites a different sort of danger.

Jack has clashed with Alessandra in the past, so when she suddenly surrenders her body he can't help being suspicious. Is she a scheming temptress? Or is she truly a lady in trouble? As desire and deceptions swirl around them, Alessandra and Jack must find a way to win each other's trust. For if they don't work together to uncover a shocking truth, their enemy-and their own simmering passions-may destroy them and everything they cherish.

Review:  This really is an entertaining historical romance with the rogue rescuing the damsel in distress.

Lady Alessandra is as smart as she is beautiful.  Both she and her six year old daughter, Isabella, are rather brazen and have the fiery Italian temperament.  Alessandra had trusted the wrong man after the death of her husband and now that man is back to blackmail her with threats to harm Isabella.

Lord James “Black Jack” is a wonderfully handsome, artistic and surprisingly sensitive rogue. Who would think that this nobleman, a former military man with a “dangerous” reputation, would be a studying artist.  Or that he would be seriously interested in working on an archaeological dig?

The clash between the volatile Italian and the stubborn rogue is immediate. The story has a great opening line: “You tied my daughter to a tree?” With that you just know that sparks are going to fly.  There is good relational conflict between the heroine and hero that keeps the book lively. Alessandra has reason to hold her secrets and not trust any man but she longs for the steely strength and safety she senses when she is with Jack.  Jack is strongly attracted to Alessandra but he begins to suspect that something “havey-cavey” is going on and he doesn’t know if she is a superb liar and actress or an innocent caught in a bad situation.  Fortunately they are able to come to trust each other but circumstances still put Alessandra and Isabella in danger.

There is an appropriately smarmy villain who is working in cahoots with others whom Alessandra does not at first realize are involved. I really like how cleverly Jack is able to set up defenses to foil the villain and how he listens to his military instincts to come to Alessandra’s rescue. Here is a description I really like when Jack claims that he is able to fight the battles they must face he says: "Pierson men are born soldiers, formed from steel and gunpowder."

At the beginning of the book I thought it was a bit heavy on the sexual imaginations and visual pictures. This smooths out as you continue to read so that the innuendos blend better with the plot line and character developments and “sex on the mind” does not seem so emphasized.  When the author gets to some sexual scenes with our passionate couple those scenes are creative in setting and technique.  They are nicely steamy and not vulgar.

The story brims with the snipping conflict and later tension and danger. The well defined characters, intriguing plot and finally the steamy romance make this a solidly entertaining read.
xxx
This book was supplied by Hachette to review and host for giveaway.
Enter the giveaway to win one of five copies!

Questions and Answers with Cara Elliott, Author of To Surrender to a Rogue


Please join me in welcoming Author Cara Elliott who graciously answers some questions for today's Blog Tour stop.

Q. You share on your website that you enjoyed a semester at Yale teaching "Reading the Historical Romance Novel” class.  How id that class come about and do you have any more plans for teaching at Yale or elsewhere?

Cara:  Mix two romance writers with several glasses of chardonnay . . .

Lauren Willig and I are both Yale grads, and one evening at Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC we started talking about how romance should be treated as a serious genre of literature, and how we would structure a class. Laughing, we both said, “Oh, wouldn’t it be fun to teach a seminar at Yale on the subject.” But the laughter quickly died away as a simultaneous spark lit in our eyes . . and so we decided to submit a proposal. After months of drafting a detailed syllabus, complete with critical readings, and being interviewed by a committee of students and professors in New Haven, our idea was accepted!

The experience was really amazing. Our students were so much fun to work with and the weekly discussions were absolutely fascinating! What struck me the most was how strongly romance resonates with this generation of readers. I loved watching their faces as they discussed the different books we read for class, and talked about their feelings on what makes a great hero and heroine. No matter what the specific plot or point of view was, they all reacted so passionately to the basic conflicts and characters. And they took such joy in celebrating the redemptive power of love. 

I have to admit, I had forgotten how much work school is. But that said, Lauren and I are hoping to teach the class again next spring!

Q.  You were educated and trained in art and graphic design. Do you get to use these skills in your writing?

Cara:  I think my art background definitely colors my writing. Visual images are very important to me and I feel that shapes my storytelling. Since I’ve been trained to “see”  and “sense” in a medium other than words I feel strongly about trying to create a vivid feel for my settings—the smell of the smoke in the air, the color of candlelight on a face, the look of filigree gold and garnets against silk.

Q.  Was there a big transition in writing style from your alter ego Andrea Pickens to Cara Elliott?

Cara:  It was really a natural progression. The styles are similar—but with added spice! Cara Elliott books are a bit “hotter” than my previous books. And that was actually quite easy. I just had to close my eyes and imagine Johnny Depp in tight leather breeches, and . . . well, I’ll leave the rest to your imagination!

Q.    Do you get much input to your sumptuous covers?

Cara:  Well, with my background in design, I naturally always have opinions! However, I have to say that the art department does a fabulous job! I feel really fortunate to such lush, beautiful covers.

Q.  In To Surrender to a Rogue what thing would your heroine never be caught dead doing or saying?

Cara:  Hmmm. Alessandra has been badly burned in the past by trusting a handsome face, so she’s sure that the last thing in the world she will ever do is give in to temptation. However . . .

Q.    What made you choose the trilogy title of “Circle of Sin?”

Cara:  My heroines are a close-knit group of female scholars who each have a dark secret in her past. They have sinned . . . or have they? You’ll just have to read the books to find out!

Q..  In writing the Circle of Sin trilogy is there a particular character you had the most fun with?

Cara:  Oh, that’s too tough a question! I really have a soft spot in my heart for all the characters in the Circle of Sin. It was really fun and challenging to write not only the dashing heroes and heroines, but to also create the supporting cast of children and older, wiser confidants. Each has a unique personality and I came to feel they were a wonderful family of friends. It was really hard to say goodbye to them!

Q.    Do you think the works of James Gillray and some of the other artists you feature at your website were very shocking for their times?

Cara:  They were really the Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert of their era—focusing on everything from politics to persona; peccadilloes, their sharp satire provided a colorful commentary on events in the news. And the public just loved it!

Thank you to Ms. Elliott for sharing her answers with us today.

Blog Tour with To Surrender to A Rogue by Cara Elliott

Join me today June 26 on the Blog tour for TO SURRENDER TO A ROGUE by Cara Elliott


Listen to the Blog Talk Radio interview with Author Cara Elliott from June 8 discussing To Surrender to A Rogue.

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Author Bio

Five Fun Facts

Cara Elliott's Facebook Page

Follow @CaraElliott_1 on Twitter

Cara Elliott blogs at WordWenches.com

Visit CaraElliott.com

Participating Blogs:
http://cuzinlogic.wordpress.com 6/14/2010 Giveaway
http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com 6/14/2010 Giveaway
http://thecajunbooklady.blogspot.com 6/14/2010 Feature, Giveaway
http://reesspace.blogspot.com 6/14/2010 Giveaway
www.bibliophilicbookblog.com 6/14/2010 Feature, Review, Giveaway
www.libslibrary.blogspot.com 6/14/2010 Giveaway
http://wendisbookcorner.blogspot.com 6/14/2010 Review, Giveaway
http://paranormalromanticsuspensereviews.blogspot.com 6/15/2010 Feature, Giveaway
http://ajourneyofbooks.halfzero.net 6/16/2010 Feature, Review, Giveaway, Q&A
http://www.saveyspender.com 6/16/2010 Review, Giveaway
www.maryinhb.blogspot.com 6/16/2010 Review, Giveaway
www.booksoulmates.blogspot.com 6/16/2010 Review, Giveaway
http://www.mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com 6/16/2010 Feature, Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
http://momofboyswithtoys.blogspot.com 6/17/2010 Feature, Review, Giveaway
http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com 6/17/2010 Review, Giveaway
http://www.masoncanyon.blogspot.com 6/17/2010 Giveaway, Guest Post
www.thebookgirl.net 6/18/2010 Review, Giveaway
http://bridget3420.blogspot.com 6/20/2010 Review, Giveaway
http:mommyreadstoomuch.blogspot.com 6/21/2010 Review, Giveaway
http://fallingofftheshelf.blogspot.com 6/22/2010 Feature, Giveaway
http://thisbookforfree.com 6/22/2010 Review, Giveaway, Q&A
www.rexrobotreviews.com 6/23/2010 Review, Giveaway, Q&A
http://blog.imbookingit.com 6/23/2010 Review, Giveaway
http://thebooktree.blogspot.com 6/23/2010 Feature, Giveaway
www.froggaritasbookcase.net 6/24/2010 Review, Giveaway
http://booksandneedlepoint.blogspot.com 6/24/2010 Review, Giveaway
http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/ 6/25/2010 Feature, Giveaway
http://www.eclecticbooklover.com/ 6/25/2010 Review, Giveaway
http://brokenteepee.blogspot.com 6/25/2010 Review, Giveaway
http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/ 6/26/2010 Review, Giveaway, Q&A
http://inthehammockblog.blogspot.com 6/27/2010 Review, Giveaway
http://www.renees-reads.blogspot.com/ 6/28/2010 Review, Giveaway
www.tarnyblogspot.blogspot.com 6/28/2010 Review
http://dkay401-challenges.blogspot.com/ 6/28/2010 Review, Giveaway
www.justjenniferreading.blogspot.com 6/28/2010 Review, Giveaway
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/ 6/28/2010 Giveaway

Friday, June 25, 2010

Martha's Bookshelf *** Friday Pick Giveaway June 25, 2010

Hi to all those who enter the Friday Pick. I thought I would ask: Would it be easier for you to find a book you want if I remove all those that have already been chosen? Please feel free to comment on that with your book choice or email me your thoughts if you prefer. mesreads ATgmail.com Thanks.


Airan Kang - Neon Books

No new group listings for a few more weeks but there are still plenty of books to pick from!
List #14

The Cobra Event by Richard Preston
Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
Proof of Intent: A Charley Sloan Courtroom Thriller by William Coughlin, Walter Sorrels
The Darkness by Jason Pinter
Off Season by Jack Ketchum
The Color of Law: A Novel by Mark Gimenez
Atlantis by David Gibbins
Depraved Indifference by Joseph Teller
Lines of Defense by Barry Siegel
Must the Maiden Die (Seneca Falls Historical Myster) by Miriam Grace Monfredo
Gospel Truths by J.G. Sandom
The Summons by John Grisham - Audio CDs


Here is set #13 of "new" Used books!

Immortal Sins by Amanda Ashley
Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, Book 1) by Lisa Kleypas
Flamingo Diner by Sherryl Woods
Death Cruise (St. Martin's True Crime Library) by Don Davis
Bed of Roses (Topaz Historical Romance, Je 519) by Suzanne Simmons
The Angel by Carla Neggers
Ain't She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Anansi Boys by Neil Gairman
The Bone Garden: A Novel  by Tess Gerritsen
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Hellion by LaVyrle Spencer
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Pearl Beyond Price by Claire Delacroix
First, Best And Only by Barbara Delinsky
The Outside Man by Richard North Patterson
The Night We Met: The Panty Raid\Frame By Frame\Three Wishes (Harlequin Signature Select) Anthology
Pamela Morsi, Karen Kendall and Colleen Collins



This is a group of books I have had for several years but not gotten to read.  Since it doesn't look like I will get to read them for another year (or more!) I am passing them on. Although as I type them part of me still says "But you may want to read that some day!"  Yes, yes; along with the other 700 books I am housing! Must Let goooooo.....
Group #12
The Ripple Effect by Lynn Erickson
A Case of Need by Michael Crichton
First King of Shannara (Shannara Trilogy, Prequel)  by Terry Brooks
Seal Team Oneby Dick Couch
Motion to Suppress by Perri O'Saughnessy
Presumption of Death by Perri O'Saughnessy
McNally's Puzzle by Lawrence Sanders
The Sleeping Doll by Jeffery Deaver
Pandemic by Daniel Kalla
Lethal Practice by Peter Clement
The Undertaker's Widow by Phillip M. Margolin
The Burning Man by Phillip M. Margollin
Double Jeopardy by William Bernhardt
The Genesis Code: A Thriller by John Case
Death Takes Passage (Alaska Mysteries) by Sue Henry
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1) by Stephen King


Group #11
Cat's Eyewitness by Rita Mae Brown
Rainbow in the Mist by Phyllis Whitney
Hothouse Orchid by Stuart Woods - CD Audio
Taking the Fifth by J.A.Jance
Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
Reckless by Amanda Quick
Alien Chronicles - The Crimson Claw by Deborah Chester
Snow in April by Rosamunde Pilcher
Swan Road by Rebecca Brandewyne
The Protector by Madeline Hunter
Faery Magic Anthology (This has a red mark across the front where the book store marked it)
Looking Back by Belva Plain
The Ring on Her Finger by Elizabeth Bevarly
Rainmaker by John Grisham - Audio Tapes
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn (Oops - better make sure my daughter has read this one!)
Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy

PLEASE NOTE UPDATED RULES IN RED BELOW!

I am going to continue to include the full list updated with chosen books crossed off.  You can still go to the Friday Pick list link to see each post and the book pictures if you want!  I am happy to say that so far about 80 books have found new homes! YAY.  I pulled a couple of hardbacks and larger books as the postage cost was prohibitive. 

If you saw the pictures posted of my bookshelves and boxes you know I do have lots of books!  And that doesn't include the other eight or so boxes at my office!! And more books as I find deals too good to pass up! I am sharing my book bounty by the Friday Pick Giveaways.

I originally posted ten Friday Pick posts with 16 books each.  I will strike out the books as they are chosen. Some of the books may be chosen by winners in the SaSR weekly drawings. So it will be first pick to the one who claims it.  SaSR winners are announced Friday mornings (or afternoon if I get busy!) and it usually takes that person a bit of time to get back to me. That means the Friday Pick winner who is drawn Thursday night will usually get the choice named in their comment as I will have time to remove it from the file list before announcing the winner at SaSR.

Because postage to overseas can be prohibitive I am willing to give a $5.00 book certificate to international winners - Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, TWRP, ClassAct Books, eTreasures, Desert Breeze, etc....you tell me where and I'll set it up. So for my overseas visitors your comment may indicate a smaller book and I'll check postage or note your choice of gift card.
TO ENTER:

Leave a comment and tell me WHICH BOOK you would like to get from the Friday Pick lists (less whichever books might be picked by the comment or SaSR winners each week).  PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM SETTING A NEW CUT OFF TIME AS THURSDAY  NIGHTS AT 10:00 PM CENTRAL so I do not have to stay up past midnight to do the winner post!
I will randomly pick two winners to announce the next Friday.
ALSO, TO SAVE ME EXTRA WORK, I WILL ASK THE WINNERS TO CHECK THE WIN POST ON FRIDAYS AND E-MAIL ME THEIR ADDRESSES at mesreads@gmail.com.  I will confirm receipt of the addresses.  If I have the winners e-mail I will send a reminder over the weekend but I won't be so rushed on Fridays!  So I still recommend that you leave your e-mail especially if you are new and I don't have a way to find it!


Thanks for helping these books find a new home!!

Repeating this helpful blog tip: You can right click on a link and you will be given the choice to open the link in a new window or tab so you do not navigate away from the screen you are on!! I use this all the time!

List 1
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Married at Midnight (Anthology) Kathleen Woodiwiss, Jo Beverley, Tanya Anne Crosby & Samantha James
A Jockey's Life by Dick Francis
Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
Circle of Stars by Anna Lee Waldo
Net Force - One is the Loneliest Number by Tom Clancy
Everlasting by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peritti
A Time to Kill by John Girsham
Unlaced by Kristina Cook
Love in Bloom by Shelia Roberts
Tamed by a Laird by Amanda Scott
Jerusalem Vigil by Bodie & Brock Thoene
Whispers and Lies by Joy Fielding
Never Seduce a Scoundrel by Sabrina Jeffries
Almost Single by Advaita Kala

Pick#2
Love Me Forever by Johanna Lindsey
It Had to be you (the Gossip Girl prequel) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
Breaking Point by Suzanne Brockmann
Lord of a Thousand Nights by Madeline Hunter
On the Run by Iris Johansen
The Crush by Sandra Brown
The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross
Abandon by Carla Neggers
Shadows in the Heart - A Jewels of the Quill Halloween Anthology *PA*
Bait by Karen Robards
The Lighthouse by Mary Schramski
Listen to the Silence by Marcia Muller
Kissing Midnight by Emma Holly
The Lightkeeper by Susan Wiggs (I loved this historical romance and it got me to reading all of Susan Wiggs!)
It's Always Something by Gilda Radner - Gilda's poignant battle with cancer.
11th Hour by Bradley Warshauer

Pick #3
Put Your Dreams First - Handle your [entertainment] business HY[E]B by Thembisa Mshaka
Delivered by Christmas Anthology - Linda Howard, Joan Hohl andSandra Steffen
The Woman Next Door by Barbara Delinsky
Until Prove Guilty by J.A. Jance
One Night with a Prince by Sabrina Jeffries
Maverick Wild by Stacey Kane
Red Fire by Dierdre Knight
Cloud Nine by LuAnn Rice
The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe
One Eye Closed by Karen Whiddon
Under the Mistletoe by Mary Balogh
The Bartered Bride by Mary Jo Putney
Isle of Palms by Dorothea Benton Frank
Payback by R.I. Kaiser
The Angels of Darkness by Caleb Carr
Dream in Color - How the Sanchez Sisters are Making History in Congress

Pick #4
Honeymoon by James Patterson
Talking God by Tony Kellerman
Twelve Acres by Barbara Delinsky
Black Ice by Anne Stuart
Everything to Gain by Barbara Taylor Bradford
CORRECTION:  This was not The Last of The Mohicans based on the Novel by James Fenimore Cooper - although I do have that;  The book in the group is The Sixth Sense (a book my son left me when he went off to the service).
A Cowboys Redemption by Jeanie Watt (PA)
Three Weeks in Paris by Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
Tripwire by Lee Child
The Shadow by Shelley Munro (PA)
Children of the Wild by Orson Scott Card
Until Death Do Us Part by Christine Mcquire
Warning Signs by Stephen White
The Forgotten by Faye Kellerman
Swear by the Moon by Shirley Busbee
Montana Bride by Barbara Clark (A)

Pick #5
See Jane Lead by Lois P. Frankel
Jake's Return by Liana Laverentz (A)
The Jester by James Patterson - Audio Tapes
Firestorm by Nevada Barr
Manhunt by Janet Evanovich - Audio CDs
Bloodlines by Dinah McCall (slightly creased "SC")
The Darkroom by Minette Walters
Wish You Well by David Baldacci - Audio Tapes
The Daddy Spell by Patti Ann Cole
Ice Hunt by James Rollins
Surrender a Dream by Jill Barnett
Irresistible by Mary Balogh
Misfortune by Nancy Geary
False Prophet by Faye Kellerman
Cold Hit by Linda Fairstein - Audio Tapes
A Kiss of Fate by Mary Jo Putney (SC)

Pick #6
Best Kept Secrets by Sandra Brown - Audio CDs
Demon Rum by Sandra Brown
Tin Man by Dale Brown
Song of the Beast by Carol Berg
The Marshall Takes a Bride by Renee Ryan *PA*
The Torment of Others by Val McDermid
On Bear Mountain by Deborah Smith
The Edge of Town by Dorothy Garlock
The Hostage Bride by Jane Feather
Gypsy Lover by Edith Layton
The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks
The Elusive Flame by Kathleen Woodwiss
The House of Women by Alison G. Taylor
The Healer by Dee Henderson - Audio Tapes
Elusive Love by Catherine Lanigan
Mistletoe and Mischief by Patricia Wynn

Pick #7
Desperate Duchess by Eloisa James
In Her Defense by Stepehn Horn - Audio Tape
A Perfect Gentleman by Barbara Metzger (slightly creased)
Scarred by William Heffernan (spine creased)
When A Stranger Loves Me by Julianne Maclean (Autographed)
Prey by Michael Crichton - Audio Tape
The Path to Her Heart by Linda Ford (Personally Autographed)
Deception Point by Dan Brown
Barbarians of Malka by Justus Roux
X-Men 2
Hunted by William W. Johnstone (spine frayed at top)
Wedded in a Whirlwind by Liz Fielding (Autographed)
Man of My Dreams by Johanna Lindsey (spine frayed a bit at bottom)
Kisscut by Karen Slaughter - Audio Tape
Princess Charming by Jane Heller (slightly creased)
The Janson Directive by Robert Ludlum 

Pick #8
(sc) = slightly creased on binding otherwise all in good shape
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
The Jury by Steve Martini - Audio Tapes
Dream Chaser by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Stormy Weather by Carl Haasen - Audio Tapes
The Vision by Heather Graham (sc))
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
Fool Me Once by Fern Michaels
Midnight Come Again by Dana Stabenow (sc)
Speak No Evil by Allison Brennan (sc)
Into the Forest by Jean Hegland - Audio Tapes (box creased but tapes good)
Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian (sc)
Silent Thunder by Iris Johansen (sc)
The Nosy Neighbor by Fern Michaels
Born of Fire by Sherrilyn Kenyon
No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson - Audio Tapes
Vertical Run by Joseph R. Garber (sc)

Pick #9
Spyder Web by Tom Grace - Audio Tapes
The Closers by Michael Connelly
Three Weddings and a Kiss - Anthology
The Rogue and the Rival by Maya Rodale (Personally Autographed)
Final Appeal by Lisa Scottoline (spine creased)
The Lost World by Michael Crichton - Audio Tapes
Evil Whispers by Owl Goingback
Her Highness My Wife by Victoria Alexander
On Treacherous Ground by Earl Murrray
Darkfall by Stephen Laws
Runaway Heart by Stephen J. Cannell
Guardian by Dee Henderson - Audio Tapes
Grace in Autumn by Lori Copeland and Angela Hunt
The Lottery Winner by Mary Higgins Clark
Time to Hunt by Stephen Hunter - Audio Tapes
Vanity by Jane Feather

Pick #10
Night by Elie Wiesel
Cruel & Unusual by Patricia Cornwell (slightly creased -sc)
The Third Twin by Ken Follett (spine creased)
Double Blind by Ken Goodard
Fool's Paradise by Tori Phillips
Deep Black by Stephen Coonts
The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodwiss (spine creased)
A Stranger in The House by Gloria Murphy
The Hunter by Gennita Low (sc)
Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief by Dorothy Gilman - Audio Tapes
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
The Trouble with Mary by Millie Criswell
Dreams Gather by Kathryn Collins (sc)
Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Aristocrat by Catherine Coulter (I have most of her books and this is a duplicate!)

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