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Sunday, May 1, 2011

It's Monday! What are you Reading May 2, 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 a slower reading week it seemed as my print book went slowly. I finished one Kindle and two Audible books; posted three reviews, one with Giveaway; Friday Pick giveaway; a personal family announcement :-); Enquiring Mind Meme, Sunday post and hop winners' post.

I did get to visit over ten blogs last week. That was better but I'll keep trying.

These were last week's posts plus a Winners' post not listed.

Finished Reading:
Print: -------
Riddle of Berlin

Riddle of Berlin
by Cym Lowell
Good Thriller.
Review linked above.
First Comes Marriage
by Mary Balogh
I enjoyed this historical romance
although the narrator wasn't
my favorite. I hope to review soon.
Against the scandal and seduction of Regency England, New York Times
best-selling author Mary Balogh introduces an extraordinary family - the fiery, sensual Huxtables. Vanessa is the second daughter, proud and daring, a young widow who has her own reason for pursuing the most eligible bachelor in London. One that has nothing to do with love. Or does it?
The arrival of Elliott Wallace, the irresistibly eligible Viscount Lyngate, has thrown the country village of Throckbridge into a tizzy. Desperate to rescue her eldest sister from a loveless union, Vanessa Huxtable Dew offers herself instead. In need of a wife, Elliott takes the audacious widow up on her unconventional proposal while he pursues an urgent mission of his own. But a strange thing happens on the way to the wedding night. Two strangers with absolutely nothing in common can't keep their hands off each other. Now, as intrigue swirls around a past secret - one with a stunning connection to the Huxtables - Elliott and Vanessa are uncovering the glorious pleasures of the marriage bed...and discovering that when it comes to wedded bliss, love can't be far behind.

by J.D. Robb
Another good Eve Dallas Mystery.
Eve tracks a drug related killer
as she and Roarke prepare to marry.
She was one of the most sought after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted - even another woman's man. And now she was dead, the victim of a brutal murder. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas put her professional life on the line to take the case when suspicion fell on her best friend, the other woman in the fatal love triangle.
Beneath the façade of glamour, Eve found that the world of high fashion thrived on an all-consuming obsession for youth and fame. One that led from the runway to the dark underworld of New York City where drugs could be found to fulfill any desire - for a price.

Line Edits/Releases:
I have finalized formats of Silicon Self by Kirtimaya Varma. Once the author does the last review then the book will be released this week. :-)

Currently reading:

Elizabeth and the Prince of Spain (Elizabeth I Trilogy)Elizabeth and the Prince of Spain (Elizabeth I Trilogy) 
by Margaret Irwin
This really been slow reading for me.
The writing is good but I don't think I've been 
in the mood for royal politics.
I hope to post a review and 
ARC Giveaway later this 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.
Holy GuacamolePrint:
by Dan Harmer, Denise Harmer
This is such a fun and fast read!
This is for Glass Road PR Blog Tour

posting May 5.
Product Description
Nestled along San Diego's coast, the former romantic getaway of the silver screen's most notorious lovers is now the sizzling hacienda of Bonnie Miller's culinary boot camp. "If you are what you eat, make it hot, spicy and irresistible," is her motto, and this queen of Southwestern cuisine enjoys quite a savory life; success, fame, and a reputation for the finest palate west of Barcelona. That is, until a pot-rattling bang causes Trace Domingo, a washed-up sports writer, to crash into her life. His arrival turns up the heat at the culinary boot camp as Bonnie discovers in life's recipe book, it is not the spices which add the most flavor, but how truly hungry you are.
Hood (The King Raven Trilogy, Book 1)Kindle:
Hood (The King Raven Trilogy, Book 1)
by Stephen R. Lawhead
This different "Robin Hood" story is interesting.
I am reading this for our church ladies' Book Club.
I will post a review and Giveaway later this week.
Robin Hood: The Legend Begins Anew
For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. Now the familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting.
Hunted like an animal by Norman invaders, Bran ap Brychan, heir to the throne Elfael, has abandoned his father's kingdom and fled to the greenwood. There, in the primeval forest of the Welsh borders, danger surrounds him—for this woodland is a living, breathing entity with mysterious powers and secrets, and Bran must find a way to make it his own if he is to survive.
Like the forest itself, Hood is deep, dark, and at times savagely brutal—yet full of enchantment and hope. Internationally-acclaimed author Stephen R. Lawhead has created a lyrical rendering of a time-honored story that will lead you down strange pathways into another time and place.

by Jeaniene Frost
I am reading this from my own TBR.
Publisher's Summary
You can run from the grave, but you can't hide. Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She's still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her.
But when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.
Being around him awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline kick of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or half-alive—means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard she tries to keep things professional between them, she'll find that desire lasts forever and that Bones won't let her get away again.

I am listening to The Listener's Bible NIV 
read by Max McLean. I am at Judges 11 and Psalm 100 and Mark 6.

Line Edits: I am doing a quick format on the first of eTreasures spring novellas: Coming Home by Joy Brooks. I am ready to complete the formats on Desperate Measures by Cindy Comer too. I also have to finalize formats on Soylent Red by Jamieson Wolf.

Review books for May:
May 5: Holy Guacamole by Dan & Denise Harmer; Glass Road PR Blog Tour. May 11: The Guardian (Return of the Highlanders) by Margaret Mallory; Hachette Review, Giveaway and Author Q&A.

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