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Sunday, July 17, 2011

It's Monday! What are you Reading July 18,, 2011?

This meme starts at Book Journey!
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 finished five books again this week. I posted four reviews in conjunction with four of the Blogoversary Author Spotlights and Giveaways.  There are two announcements, one Sourcebooks and one Forever Romance Blog Tour. Then there are the regular Friday Pick Giveaway; Saturday Sharing Beyond Books, and Sunday posts.

I didn't get to visit much last week. Not sure what this week will be like as I am playing catch up at work and I will be finishing up blogoversary posts this week. These were last week's posts plus three Winner posts not listed.
Finished Reading: 
Touch If You Dare 
Touch If You Dare
By Stephanie Rowe
I like the primary characters but there are a few too many.
I will be posting the review and ARC giveaway during this week.  Reading for Sourcebooks.

by Catherine Mann
This was really good romantic suspense!
Sourcebooks review for July.

Reading from my Audible Library.
Another engaging story from MVS.

Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success   Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success
by Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield,
Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
This is really an excellent 
approach to change.
I hope to do this 
review later this week.

I like the legends in this tale.
I will be posting the review and Hachette giveaway on Saturday July 23.
Product Description
The second book in the Highland Warriors trilogy, in which three heroes make a pact to insure that a rival clan doesn't take over their glen and cause destruction. At the same time, three women will plot to marry these heroes to help insure peace.

In TEMPTATION OF A HIGHLAND SCOUNDREL, Kendrew Macintosh's reputation precedes him: he wields an ax with deathly precision, strikes fear into his enemies, and lusts after beautiful women. But Kendrew has never met someone whose passion rivals his own-until an unexpected encounter with a mysterious woman. Unfortunately, he soon discovers that the vixen is Isobel Cameron, daughter of an enemy clansman. Their relationship is forbidden and Kendrew breaks away immediately. Isobel has her own scheme. She has lusted after Kendrew for some time and plans to draw the fierce warrior back into her arms. But in the darkness, villainous forces are at play--an enemy is determined to keep the two lovers apart, even if it means death. 

Line Edits/Releases: -------

Currently reading:
Tamed by a HighlanderTamed by a Highlander By Paula Quinn
I like the characters but this gets busy sometimes.  2nd Hachette Forever Romance review book for July 23.
Product Description
Connor Grant left his first love in the Highlands, vowing to return after serving in the king's army. Seven years later, he is still fighting for the crown, and his victories are legendary-both in the battlefield and in the bedroom. Yet he's never forgotten his bonnie lass. And he certainly never expected to see her amidst the splendor of the British royal court: beautiful, breathtaking, and tempting him past the point of no return.

The night he left, Mairi MacGregor banished Connor from her life forever. Now her heart belongs only to Scotland. As part of a secret alliance, she journeys to London in search of information . . . only to find herself face to face with the one man she swore she'd never trust again. Though Mairi's body still craves Connor's touch, she can't forgive his betrayal. But a traitor lurks in their midst and to protect her beloved Highlands, Mairi must make a leap of faith and join forces with Connor-even if it means losing her heart to him again.

Lady of Seduction (Daughters of Erin)Lady of Seduction (Daughters of Erin)
by Laurel McKee
This is the third Forever Romance
book for review and giveaway July 23
Product Description
It's a mad, ill-advised journey that leads the usually sensible Lady Caroline Blacknall to the legendary isle of Muirin Inish, off the windswept coast of Ireland. Even so, she doesn't expect to find herself shipwrecked and then rescued by a man she believed she would never see again. A man who, long ago, held her life in his hands . . . and with it, her heart.

Reformed rake Sir Grant Dunmore knew he could never forget the beautiful woman he once endangered nor will he ever forgive himself. But history seems doomed to repeat itself, for as long as Caroline stays on the island, she is trapped in a secret plot that could forever free Ireland-or turn deadly for all. And yet, now that she is in his arms again, how can he dream of ever letting her go?

Hidden Currents
Another Audible picked up at the $5.95 sale.
I have been wanting to read this author. I'm about 1/2 into this and have mixed feelings.
Product Description
Strong telepath Elle Drake has gone missing. Even her six magical sisters cannot find her. They all agree that she is alive and something terrible must have happened or she would have contacted them. Jackson Deveau, a deputy sheriff in the small village of Sea Haven, off the northern California coast, has known that Elle is destined for him. When she disappears, he gathers with his friends, Jonas Harrington and Ilya Prakenskii, and Elle's sisters to find her and bring her safely home. But Sea Haven is no longer safe for any of them and it takes every bit of strength the combination of all the Drakes and their men to survive the coming storm.

by Abby Rike
During the first disc 
I have been going "oh wow".
Reading For Hachette Review.
Product Description.
In 2006, Abby Rike lost the life she knew and loved when her husband and two young children were killed in a car accident. Devastated and numb, she shut down. For nearly three years she walked through life like a spectre, present in body only. As she descended, so did her health.
Fortunately, Abby was not alone. She had loving parents, supportive friends, and a faith that continued to sustain her. Little by little she found the courage to return to life. Joining The Biggest Loser proved a catalyst for the physical and emotional changes she needed to make. In fact, against all odds Abby gained strength, courage, wisdom, and continued her steadfast relationship with God. Instead of anger, she found herself slowly but steadily healing. She lost a hundred pounds but gained hope.
In this riveting book, Abby tells her story--from her joyous life before the accident to the unbearable pain that followed it and her eventual emergence as a woman reinvigorated by her faith in God. Today Abby's resilience and positivity are a testament to the power and importance of faith in the darkest hours.
The Fear Principle (Jaguar Adams)
The Fear Principle (Jaguar Adams)
by B.A. Chepaitis
I will be starting this before the end of the week. 
Reviewing as part of Pump Up Your Book Promotion.
Product Description
Dr. Jaguar Addams knows about fear. On a satellite prison called Planetoid Three, she establishes a telepathic link to her subjects. She confronts their demons. And makes them her own . . . They were known as the Killing Times, when serial murder reached epidemic proportions. Victims of hard-edged crime demanded hard-wired punishment, and the new prisons were born. Now one determined woman, a survivor of that dark age, tries to rehabilitate killers by tapping into the source of their obsessions: their worst fears. Her name is Jaguar Addams, and she is about to face the most challenging subject of her career. The ultimate assassin. A dangerously disturbed woman who will teach Jaguar the true meaning of fear.
Harlequin American Romance (a doctor story) - the survey has to be answered the end of the week so I will finish this one this week.

The Screwtape Letters: First Ever Full-cast Dramatization of the Diabolical Classic (Radio Theatre)The Vision and Beyond, prophecies fulfilled and still to comeby David Wilkerson was put on hold.

We are listening to this in our young adult class.

I am also listening to The Listener's Bible NIV 
read by Max McLean. I am at 1 Chronicles 25, Isaiah 5 and Romans 5.

Line Edits: Editing the first of eTreasures' summer YA novellas for release this week.
Finalizing the Sword of Virtue by Joy Brooks  for release soon.
I am finalizing edits/formatting on Life After the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair; then Soylent Red by Jamieson Wolf.

July 2011 Scheduled reviews:
July 23 for review and Giveaway!
Forever's hot Historical Romance Group Blog Tour
Lady of Seduction (Daughters of Erin) by Laurel Mckee
Tamed by a Highlander by Paula Quinn - 80% complete
Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel (Highland Warriors 2) Sue-Ellen Welfonder - Read

July 27  So You Want to Write a Guest Post: An Author's Guide to Promoting with Guest Blogging 
by J.L. McDougall
Pump Up Your Book Promo
July 28 The Fear Principle (Jaguar Adams) by B.A. Chepaitis
July 29 The Fear of God: Jaguar Series by B.A. Chepaitis

Unscheduled Review books: 
In the Heat of the Bite - read needs review.
Touch If You Dare by Stephanie Rowe - read needs review.
Cover Me by Catherine Mann - read needs review.
A Gentleman Never Tells by Amelia Grey

Quest for Magic by Jean Hart Stewart - August Release

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