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Monday, May 9, 2011

It's Monday! What are you Reading May 9, 2011?

This is late posting because my internet link went out at home last night. 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 really had a great reading week. I finished five with two more almost completed as well. The Audible books go pretty quickly sometimes. I posted three reviews, one with ARC Giveaways; a Celebrate Children's Giveaway; a Free eBook For Mother's Day; the Friday Pick giveaway; a blog announcement; Enquiring Mind Meme, Sunday post and winners' post.

I only visited a handful of blogs last week but I chatted a little on Linkedin event with eTreasures' authors and editorial staff.

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

Finished Reading:
Elizabeth and the Prince of Spain (Elizabeth I Trilogy) Print:
By Margaret Irwin
Interesting but a bit slow.
Review and ARC Giveaway linked above. Sourcebooks review.

Holy Guacamole Print:
by Dan Harmer
and Denise Harmer
A very fun Read.
Review and Giveaway
linked above.
Glass Road PR Tour.

by Stephen R. Lawhead
Interesting but not quite what I expected.
We will have ladies bookclub meeting on this Saturday.
I will post a review later in the week.
My own TBR.

One Foot in the Grave Night huntress Book 2 
by Jeaniene Frost
I love the characters and the plotline of this series.
Unfortunately the language is raw 
and the sexual encounters push the envelope 
and are more graphic than I need to read. 
I may not do a full review on this one. 
I'll rate as 3.75.
My own TBR.

by Karen Marie Moning
Dangers from the Fae.
Good characters - enjoyable plot.
My rating: 4.0 of 5.0. 
 My own TBR.
MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary 21st-century woman.
Or so she thinks...until something extraordinary happens.
When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death - a cryptic message on Mac's cell phone - Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers.
The quest to find her sister's killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed - a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae.
As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister's death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane - an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women - closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac's true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book - because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds.
Line Edits/Releases:

Silicon Self 
by Kirtimaya Varma
Sci Fi Fantasy

by Joy Brooks
Novella, Sweet Historical Romance

Currently reading:

An enjoyable Highlander tale.
Review, Author Q&A and 
Hachette Giveaway later this to post 5/11.
Four fearless warriors return to the Highlands to claim their lands and legacies. But all their trials on the battlefield can't prepare them for their greatest challenge yet: winning the hearts of four willful Scottish beauties.
After years of fighting abroad, Ian MacDonald comes home to find his clan in peril. To save his kin, he must right the wrongs from his past . . . and claim the bride he's long resisted.
As a young lass, Sìleas depended on Ian to play her knight in shining armor. But when his rescue attempt compromised her virtue, Ian was forced to marry against his wishes. Five years later, Sìleas has grown from an awkward girl into an independent beauty who knows she deserves better than the reluctant husband who preferred war to his wife. Now this devilishly handsome Highlander is finally falling in love. He wants a second chance with Sìleas - and he won't take no for an answer.
by Sibel Hodge
A good female PI story.
Reviewing for the author.
Will post this week.
For fans of Janet Evanovich, Kate Johnson, and Gemma Halliday...
Armed with cool sarcasm and uncontrollable hair, feisty insurance investigator Amber Fox is back in a new mystery combining murder and mayhem with romance and chicklit…
Three deaths.
A safety deposit box robbery.
The boxing heavyweight champion of the world.
Somehow, they’re all related, and Amber has to solve a four year old crime to find out why.
As she stumbles across a trail of dead bodies and a web of lies spanning both sides of the social divide, it’s starting to get personal. Someone thinks Amber’s poking her nose in where it’s not wanted, sparking off a game of fox and mouse – only this time, Amber’s the mouse.
Amber’s forced to take refuge in the home of her ex-fiancé, Brad Beckett, and now it’s not just the case that’s hotting up. So is the bedroom…
All Levi Carter wanted to be was the boxing heavyweight champion of the world, but at what cost?
All Carl Thomas wanted was to be rich, but would his greed be his downfall?
All Brad Beckett wants is to get Amber back, but there’s a reason for the ex word.
Be careful what you wish for…you might just get it.
Print and Kindle:
by Katie Lane
I am just starting this for next week review, Author Q&A and double book Hachette Giveaway.
Product Description
Faith Aldridge wants answers. Bramble, Texas is the only place she can find them . . . as well as Hope, the identical twin sister she never knew she had. But the townsfolk reckon that shy city-girl Faith is really her long-lost sister Hope, back in Bramble at last. And they're fixin' to do whatever it takes to heat things up between her and Hope's long-time flame, Slate Calhoun. If that means rustling her car, spreading rumors like wildfire, and reining in some explosive secrets, well, there's no way like the Lone Star way . . .
But Slate's no fool. The woman in his truck may look like Hope, yet the way she feels in his arms is altogether new. He's determined to keep this twin in his bed and out of his heart. Trouble is, the real Hope is headed home, and she's got her own designs on Slate. If Faith wants to avoid heartbreak, she'll have to show a certain ruggedly handsome cowboy that this crazy-impossible love is worth fighting for.

by Katie Lane
I will also be reading this one for next week review,
Author Q&A and double book Hachette Giveaway.

Fancy Pants 
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
I am reading this from my own TBR.
For Francesca Day, it's not the end of her world, but close to it. She's London-bred, wealthy, and sophisticated, but fate leaves her flat broke and stranded on a back road in Texas. Now she's got to deal with reality without her rich girl props. How can she do it?In Dallas Beaudine, gritty and handsome, lies the answer. He stops his car to help Francesca, whose life needs a tune-up, as well as her car. Stopping could lead to the biggest mistake, or best time, ever.

I am listening to The Listener's Bible NIV 
read by Max McLean. I am at Ruth 1, Psalm 110 and Luke 22.
Line Edits:  I am almost complete on the formats on Desperate Measures by Cindy Comer. I also have to finalize formats on Soylent Red by Jamieson Wolf, Sword of Virtue by Joy Brooks and Life After the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair.

Review books for May:
May 11: The Guardian (Return of the Highlanders) by Margaret Mallory; Hachette Review, Giveaway and Author Q&A.
May 18:  Going Cowboy Crazy (A Deep in the Heart of Texas novel) and Make Mine a Bad Boy (A Deep in the Heart of Texas novel) by Katie Lane. Hatchette Review, double Giveaway and Author Q&A.

Unscheduled for May:
SEALed Forever by Mary Daughtridge

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