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Sunday, August 7, 2011

It's Monday! What are you Reading August 8, 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 four books this week and I posted four reviews, one Giveaway and an author interview.  As usual, I posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway; Saturday Sharing Beyond Books, and Sunday posts.

My secretary was out last week and I was very busy at work - a mixed blessing as I have some big closings coming up. Unfortunately it meant that I didn't get to visit at all. I even missed the Wednesday Review link-up at Cym's. :-(  These were last week's posts plus Winner posts not listed.
Finished Reading: 
by Jennifer Haymore
Hachette Review and Giveaway on August 11.

by Abby Rike
Wonderful faith. 
I will be posting the review this week linked with Sheila at Book Journey.

A fun read. I really like this series. 
Read from my Audible Library.
Product Description.
Gail Carriger’s best-selling Parasol Protectorate series reimagines Victorian England with vampires, werewolves, and a dash of steampunk. Blameless is the third in the series starring the parasol-wielding Lady Alexia Maccon, formerly Alexia Tarabotti. After news spreads of her delicate condition—a surprise to everyone since

A charming Regency.
Reading/listening for Sourcebooks. Review to be posted 8/16.
Product Description
Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent woman, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community. Has she found her soul-mate, or is she playing with fire?

Line Edits/Releases: I have been teaching myself to format for Smashwords and Kindle while editing the novellas for the YA Prom Night anthology.

Currently reading:

by Kathryne Kennedy
I am just starting this. Reading for Sourcebooks
Product Description.
Acclaimed for her world-building, in Kathryne Kennedy's new series love miraculously prevails over strife.
Storm lord's daughter Cecily Sutton's powers over sea and sky have put her life at risk. Giles Beaumont is reluctant to protect her, until he falls under her enchanting spell...
by Pauline Baird Jones
I really like this series.! 
Reading for the Author.
Product Description
With all of time at risk, it's a bad time to fall in love...unless it's the only time... Robert Clementyne is going on a transmogrification machine hunt. He fears finding the machine will be as difficult as pronouncing the name. How can the steam-powered device perform as advertised, and how useful can any information be, coming from a steampunk themed bowling alley/museum? It's pretty crazy, but he's been there, done that, and thinks he can handle it. And then he meets the proprietor/curator...Emily Babcock. Emily grew up in crazy, still lives in it-hey, it's her freaking zip code. So no worries when Robert and his team walk into her bowling alley. The first visitors ever to her museum. But neither of them is prepared for what happens when they open the door to the past...and the future. With a side trip through Roswell...and a face-to-face meeting with an evil genius/wannabe-who is on his way to becoming evil overlord-of-everything...


I pulled this sequel in from my Audible library.
Product Description.
The first book of Day by Day Armageddon took us deep into the mind of a military officer and survivor as he made a New Year's resolution to start keeping a journal. The man kept his resolution and brought to us the fall of humanity, day by day. We see the man transition from the life that you and I live to the prospect of fighting for his very survival against the overwhelming hordes of the dead. We see him bleed, we see him make mistakes, we witness him evolve. The highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling underground cult classic, Day by Day Armageddon, begins where the first novel left off.
Armies of undead have risen up across the U.S. and around the globe; there is no safe haven from the diseased corpses hungering for human flesh. But in the heat of a Texas wasteland, a small band of survivors attempt to counter the millions closing in around them.
Day by day, the handwritten journal entries of one man caught in a worldwide cataclysm capture the desperation--and the will to survive--as he joins forces with a handful of refugees to battle soulless enemies both human and inhuman from inside an abandoned strategic missile facility. But in the world of the undead, is mere survival enough?
Tears of Gold
by Laurie McBain
This is moving slowly but it is interesting.
Reading for Sourcebooks.
Product Description
With millions of books in print, Laurie McBain has been beloved by generations of readers for her lush, epic storytelling. In this classic favorite, vengeance sends one man around the world in search of a notorious temptress, until meeting her in the flesh turns his need for revenge into passionate desire.

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 but I read Chapter 2 this week. ]
Instead we are listening to:
C.S. Lewis

We are enjoying listening to this in our young adult class. On part VII.

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

Line Edits: I am editing the second of eTreasures' Prom Night summer YA novellas for release this week.
I am finalizing edits/formatting on Life After the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair; then Soylent Red by Jamieson Wolf.
I didn't intend to fill up the month but I guess I did.
August Review Books:

8/11 Confessions of an Improper Bride by Jennifer Haymore. (Read - needs review.) Hachette Blog Tour Review and Giveaway.
8/16 The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer -
Venetia by Georgette Heyer (read - needs review) - I decided to do both of these for Heyer's birthday. Reading for Sourcebooks 
8/26 Get Er Done: The Green Beret Guide to Productivity by Michael Martel - Review with interview for Pump Up Your Book Blog Tour.

Sourcebooks (Seven more in not special order.)
Midnight on Julia Street by Ciji Ware
The Vampire Next Door by Ashlyn Chase
The Lady of the Storm by Kathryne Kennedy
Midnight Waltz by Jennifer Blake
Tears of Gold by Laurie McBain
Kingdom of Summer by Gillian Bradshaw (If I get time I will read the first in the the series, Hawk of May, before this.)

Reviewing for Authors:
Quest for Magic by Jean Hart Stewart - Read; review to be posted.
Seeing for the First Time (What You See is What You Get) and 
To See (What You See is What You Get) by Nicole Zoltack - Both Read; setting up author interview with reviews.
Steamrolled by Pauline Baird Jones

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