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Monday, September 19, 2011

It's Monday! What are you Reading September 19, 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 was so busy with the trip/touring that I didn't get to read as much as I thought I might. I only finished three books.  I posted three reviews, one with Giveaway.  As usual, I posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway; Saturday Sharing Beyond Books, and Sunday posts.

I didn't get to visit at all this week due to the spotty internet and cost to stay online.  These were last week's posts plus Winner posts not listed.
Finished Reading:
Genre:  Mystery
My Rating: 4.0
Ravaged by time and abandoned by the people who once flocked there in search of golden nuggets, Ragged-Ass Gulch is a ghost town. What’s left is a small, proud, and close pack of people who aren’t looking for change. But change seems to be afoot as several mysterious fires plague the town. That’s where the Nameless Detective comes in….

The Lonely Mile
by Allan Leverone
Good Thriller! Review to be posted 9/20. 
Reading for Pump Up Your Book Promotions.
Product Description
When struggling hardware store owner Bill Ferguson witnesses a kidnapping in progress, he reacts instinctively, breaking up the crime and saving a young girl. But the kidnapper, a sociopath known as the “I-90 Killer,” escapes and vows revenge, targeting Ferguson’s own daughter as his next victim. Now one terrified father must unravel a plot that may go much deeper than he realizes, racing against time to save his only child from an unthinkable fate.
Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and BeyondLife Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond
by Florence Henderson
This is quite lovely and lots of surprises for me. 
I hope to post the review on Wednesday the  21st.
Read for Hachette - Center Street.

Line Edits/Releases: 
This week we released Soylent Red by Jamieson Wolf
Owen is a schizophrenic with multiple personality disorder. Inside of him are three other personalities that fill up his waking and dreaming hours.
Residing inside of the Sunny Dale Rest Facility, Owen, at his doctors urging, begins to chronicle the pieces of his past with a black leather journal and a felt tip pen. She believes that through writing, and through movies, memories can be triggered and Owen can be cured.
But then the other personalities within him start writing for themselves.
When people begin to die in the SunnyDale Rest Facility, Dr. Miranda Stapleton knows that Owen may be responsible, but she is willing to do anything to hide Owen’s secret. But it is not Owen who is responsible. It is someone inside of him…
Told entirely in patient assessments, journal entries, poetry, pictures and pop culture references, Soylent Red is a dark descent into a human mind and one personalities quest to live beyond the skin.
After all, what is a little blood and death if you can live forever?

Currently reading:
by Isabel Cooper 
I am enjoying this.  
I hope to post the Review on 9/22.
Reading for Sourcebooks.
Product Description
It's Terminator meets My Fair Lady in this fascinating debut of black magic and brilliant ball gowns, martial arts, and mysticism.

England, 1888. The trees are green, the birds are singing, and no one has any idea that in a few hundred years, demons will destroy it all. Joan plans to keep it that way. All she has to do is take out the dark magician responsible-before he summons the demons in the first place. But as a rough-around-the-edges assassin from that bleak future, she'll have to learn how to fit into polite Victorian society to get close to her target.

Simon Grenville has his own reasons for wanting to destroy Alex Reynell. The man used to be his best friend-until his practice of the dark arts almost killed Simon's sister. The beautiful half-naked stranger Simon meets in the woods may be the perfect instrument for his revenge. It will just take a little time to teach her the necessary etiquette and assemble a proper wardrobe. But as each day passes, Simon is less sure he wants Joan anywhere near Reynell. Because no spell in the world will save his future if she isn't in it.
by Adina Senft

I will be starting this tomorrow. 
The Review and Author Q&A are set for 9/28.
Reading for Faithwords (Hachette).

Product Description
When a business offer turns into something more personal, Amelia is torn between what logic tells her is right, and the desire of her heart.

A widow with two small children, Amelia Beiler is struggling to make ends meet. She is running her late husband's business, but it's not what she was raised to do, which is run a home. When she gets an offer for the business from Eli Fischer, she's only too relieved to consider it-especially when it looks like Eli's interest might include more than just the shop. But when she begins to experience strange physical symptoms and is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, it's difficult not to question God's will. If she pursues the treatment she believes in, she risks going under the bann. But how can she allow Eli to court her when she can't promise him a future?
Includes instructions to make the quilt block featured in the novel.
A Christmas Gift

by Diane Craver
I had to get this converted for Kindle
so I hope to read it this week.
Reading for the Author.
Product Description
Justin Reeves is a man who has it all: a good job, a loving wife and children who are the center of his universe. Justin also has a secret he's hidden from everyone his entire life-or so he thought. Quite innocently his small daughter, Debby, stumbles upon his secret and is shocked by what she finds. She confronts her father with the awful truth, and together they embark upon a journey which takes her father from the darkness of shame into the light of victory.

Drawing from true events in her own childhood, author Diane Craver captivates the reader from page one to a stunning climax which will touch your heart and impact your life forever in this must-read story of love's triumph over adversity.


Immortal by Gillian Shield.

I haven't been able to download the rest because of the internet being weak on the ship.  So this is on hold.
This is another free summer download at AudioBook Community - SYNC YA Listening.

I have other audibles but haven't decided what to listen to yet.

by Amy Tupper

This will be the next in line.
Reading for the Author.

Product Description
Jules is running. With the death of her mother behind her, she arrives at college in Chapel Hill ready to focus on friends, classes, and Andrew, the sweetest guy a girl could crush on. But Nick, the campus rock star, is always around, pressing every last one of her buttons. Things get strange when Nick plays his guitar, and even stranger when Jules discovers he wears a pendant identical to her dead mother’s. She wants answers. When her family’s secret is revealed, Jules must choose between running away from the one person she has opened up to or running with him toward an unknown future.

I am also listening to The Listener's Bible NIV 
read by Max McLean. I am at Job 35, Isaiah 53 and Galatians 5.

Line Edits: Will be working on setting up print releases as soon as I return. If it's not one thing it surely is another. :-)

September Review Books - 13 or so - that should keep me busy. :-)


9/20  The Lonely Mile by Allan Leverone (Pump Up Your Book)
9/28  The Wounded Heart: An Amish Quilt Novel by Adina Senft (FaithWords)

Center Street
Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond by Florence Henderson
Forbidden (The Books of Mortals) by Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee

No Proper Lady by Isabel Cooper

Author Selections:
Karen Weisner - Love Is Blind and It Don't Pay the Bills Either (Denim Blues Mysteries, Book 2) (read)
and Souls on (B)oring Street [Denim Blues Mysteries Book 3]
Anne Patrick Renegade Hearts
Nibi Soto - The Chronicles of Quant
Diane Craver - A Christmas Gift
Amy Tupper - Tenderfoot
Nathan Patrick Hardt - The Second Sonata
Caedem Marquez - The Path Home

[To be posted:
These were read and ready for reviews for Authors. I am sending out interviews for these. I hope to post them all in September.
Quest for Magic by Jean Hart Stewart - Read; review to be posted with interview.
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 Jone. Read; review to be posted with author interview.]

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