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Sunday, January 30, 2011

It's Monday! What are you Reading January 31, 2011?

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.

It was another good reading week with some fun and enjoyable reads! I finished  three review books and six reads for an anthology release.  I also posted three reviews with Giveaways, several blog tour announcements, an Enquiring meme post and my Sunday post.

I didn't get to reply to posts again last week which still frustrates me. I did visit a little through Cym's Wednesday and some other reviews but again not as much as I would like. I will keep trying.
These were last week's posts plus Winner posts not listed.
Finished Reading:
Kiss at Your Own Risk 
Print/Kindle: Kiss at Your Own Risk by Stephanie Rowe;  The review and Giveaway are linked above.

How Sweet It is 
by Sophie Gunn.
This is a very nice read.
Review and Hachette 
Giveaway on Wednesday 2/2.
Product Description
Single mom Lizzie Bea Carpenter learned long ago that no white knight was coming to save her. A hardworking waitress at the local diner, she's raising her daughter to be like the independent women in her "Enemy Club"--high school rivals turned best friends, promising to always tell each other the whole truth and nothing but!
Yet part of Lizzie wishes she did have a man's help, just for small stuff, like fixing up the house. Her fairy godmother must have been listening, because Dante "Tay" Giovanni soon appears. He's sexy, kind, and offering assistance--no strings attached.
Slowly, steadily, Lizzie's heart opens. But the grip of the past is fierce, and nothing in life is ever really free. Tay has his own tragedies to overcome, but if he can, he'll fix more than Lizzie's home. He'll show her just how sweet it is to be loved by him.

The Taste of Innocence CD (Cynster Novels)
Audio:  Based on the votes last week I listened to this on my trip:
The Taste of Innocence CD (Cynster Novels) by Stephanie Laurens.
I enjoyed the story. I'll post a review later this week. 
Historical Romance. 4.0 of 5.0.

Line Edits/Releases:
eTreasures is doing a fun Cupid Gone Wild Anthology for February.
I spent part of the week reading the stories. :-) Watch for a post on this in a day or two.

Currently reading:

Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane)Print/Kindle: Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane) by Elisabeth Hoyt;  Just started this for review and Hachette Giveaway on Thursday 2/3. I like the heroine but I think the hero may have to grow on me.
Their lives were perfect . . .
Lady Hero Batten,the beautiful sister of the Duke of Wakefield, has everything a woman could want, including the perfect fiancé. True, the Marquis of Mandeville is a trifle dull and has no sense of humor, but that doesn't bother Hero. Until she meets his notorious brother . . .

Until they met each other.
Griffin Remmington, Lord Reading, is far from perfect - and he likes it that way. How he spends his days is a mystery, but all of London knows he engages in the worst sorts of drunken revelry at night. Hero takes an instant dislike to him, and Griffin thinks that Hero, with her charities and faultless manners, is much too impeccable for society,let alone his brother. Yet their near-constant battle of wits soon sparks desire - desire that causes their carefully constructed worlds to come tumbling down. As Hero's wedding nears, and Griffin's enemies lay plans to end their dreams forever, can two imperfect people find perfect true love?

I Dream of Genies Print: I Dream of Genies by Judi FennellI am halfway into this and it is delightful.  I just had to set it aside to make sure I finished the two others scheduled this week. I may get this completed and posted by Saturday or next Tuesday. I am reading this for Sourcebooks.
He needs to change his luck, and fast!
Matt Ewing would gladly hunt down a fortune in lucky pennies if he thought it would help save his business.
But for all his hoping, Matt’s clueless when his long awaited lucky charm falls in his lap in the form of a beguiling genie. He just can’t believe that this beautiful woman could be the answer to his prayers…

She’s been bottled up for far too long!
Spending 2,000 years in a bottle would make any woman go a little stir crazy. So when Matt releases Eden from her luxurious captivity, she’s thrilled to repay him by giving him the magical boost he needs…
But for all her good intentions, Eden’s magical prowess is a little rusty and her magical mistakes become more than embarrassing. And though Eden knows falling in love will end her magic and immortality, she can’t help but be drawn to the one man who wants her just for herself…
In Love and WarKindle: In Love and War by Suzanne Barrett. I plan to finish this and do an author interview and post with Giveaway on February 8 or 10.  I am at 15% on this one and I really like the characters and story thus far.
Product Description
Embittered war correspondent Quinn Lawlor returns to his ancestral home in Ireland where he finds solace in the arms of Waterford dairy farmer Meaghann Power.

Meaghann must separate her daytime life as farmer and daughter of Irish rebels from nights of blazing desire for the one man she shouldn't love.

Will their passion prove strong enough to overcome a decades-old bitter struggle?
I started this on the way home last week and am now on Disc 4. This audio was won by Ricki.
Step on a Crack 
by James Patterson.
I am really liking this new character!
Step on a Crack... meet Detective Michael Bennett, NYPD.
Detective Michael Bennett is about to face the greatest challenge of his career. After the death of a beloved former first lady, the most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars of every kind are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and ruthless scenario.
Ten adopted kids.
Bennett–father of ten–is pulled into the fray but is then hit with devastating news: his wife is battling a terrible disease. As New York descends into chaos, he faces the prospect of losing the great love of his life and having to raise his children alone.
The crime of the century to solve.
Day after day, Bennett confronts the most ruthless man he has ever encountered, a man who kills without hesitation. As the entire world watches, Bennett has to find a way out–or face responsibility for the greatest debacle in history.

Destroyermen: Into the Storm by Taylor Anderson. I didn't listen to this at all this week and it will probably be on hold a bit while I get my scheduled February reads in.

Line Edits: I still have to finalize four more releases and go to edits.

February 2011 Books Coming Up
I have at least three reviews and author interviews from past books to get posted soon.

2/9 To Tempt A Rake (Circle of Sin) by Cara Elliott. Hachette Review and Giveaway.
2/15 A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor by Robert G. Pielke. Reviewing for blog tour.
2/17 The Big Show Stopper (A Pinky and the Bear mystery) by Ken Dalton.  Reviewing for blog tour.

I will list my 6-7 other unscheduled February Reads next week and will probably do one "Pick the Next Read" post later this week.

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