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Sunday, April 24, 2011

It's Monday! What are you Reading April 25, 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.

I had another good reading week. I finished four books; posted four reviews, two with Giveaways; Friday Pick giveaway; an Easter Blog Hop Giveaway; a Blog Tour announcement; a Sourcebooks announcement; Enquiring Mind Meme, Sunday post and winners post.

I had a rather strange week with our son home. Every night over the past two weeks we watched TV series. First Firefly and its wrap up movie Serenity; then Jericho. Pretty interesting even if we railed at some obvious errors. So that cut into computer time.
I did get to visit a little bit  but of course still want to do more.

These were last week's posts plus Winner posts not listed.
Finished Reading:
Face of Danger (Guardian Angelinos)  
Face of Danger (Guardian Angelinos)
by Roxanne St. Claire
A sexy Romantic Suspense.
Review, Giveaway and Author Q&A
linked above. 

Never a Gentleman (The Drake's Rakes series)  
Never a Gentleman (The Drake's Rakes series)
by Eileen Dreyer
Review and Giveaway
linked above

I enjoyed this second in the series.
I have the paperback so I'll
do a giveaway with my review soon.

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Book 1)
by Patricia Briggs
Mercy is a Coyote shifter.
This is well done.
I will post a review soon and 
get more in the series. :-)
Product Description
Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

Line Edits/Releases:
Still finalizing formatting of Silicon Self by Kirtimaya Varma.

Currently reading:

Elizabeth and the Prince of Spain (Elizabeth I Trilogy)Elizabeth and the Prince of Spain (Elizabeth I Trilogy) 
by Margaret Irwin
This has started well, introducing Prince Philip-
an interesting character portrayal.
I plan to post this review and 
ARC Giveaway during the week.
This is a review for Sourcebooks.
From the Publisher:
First published in 1946, Elizabeth and the Prince of Spain continues the “vivid, psychologically brilliant” (Times Literary Supplement) journey begun in Young Bess and Elizabeth, Captive Princess. Philip, Prince of Spain, the unwilling bridegroom of Queen Mary, has been warned about the young Elizabeth. According to all reports, she is a heretic, a rebel, and a potential enemy—but she’s also alluring. Accused of treachery by Mary, Elizabeth finds herself teetering between Mary’s vengeance and Philip’s uneasy ardor, with her life in the balance.


by Cym Lowell
This international thriller 
is moving pretty fast -
good Mystery.
Reading from my TBR.
Product Description
Riddle of Berlin is the story of John C. Jaëgerman. At the plateau of middle age frustration. In Paris, a voice in the water entices his leap from a parapet overlooking the Seine River at Notre Dame. A disfigured body without memory is lifted from the water days later by a gypsy nurse (Carmen) seeking her own path, embodiment of the voice.A campaign of terror engulfs the world. Thousands perish in terrorist incidents in Europe and California. Government is impotent to protect innocent citizens from brutal evisceration.Instigated by a shadowy arms trader, cleverly casting responsibility on others through an Internet site, insurance money laundering and government customers.Riddle of Berlin puts the integrity of NATO on the line, led by popular black American Vice President Lucius Alcorn.A man without fingerprints or history awakens on the Danube. Carmen calls him Del, my deliverer. Orange Girl at the Louvre attracts attention to the declared death of her father on the streets of Paris, becoming engulfed herself in the Riddle.Jaëgerman is deemed the terrorist. Del crafts resolution of the Riddle. Reliving thrills of danger as he tastes new love with Carmen. Denouement brings the choice of everyman. Home is where it was, is or could be? Can we ever return?
First Comes Marriage by Mary Balogh
the next JD Robb, Immortal in Death (In Death, Book 3)
the next Mercy Thompson, Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, Book 2) (Patricia Briggs)

I am listening to The Listener's Bible NIV 
read by Max McLean. I am at Joshua 22 and Psalm 80 and Mark 16.

Line Edits: Next I will work on finalizing formats on Soylent Red by Jamieson Wolf. Ready to complete the formats on Desperate Measures by Cindy Comer too.

Review books for April:
Only one to be completed and posted.

First Review book for May:
Holy Guacamole by Dan & Denise Harmer; Glass Road PR Blog Tour post for May 5.

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