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Sunday, October 9, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? October 10, 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 blog
gers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I had a good reading week - I finished six books.   I posted three reviews, one with art feature. Also I posted two giveaways and the usual regular Friday Pick Giveaway; Saturday Sharing Beyond Books, and Sunday posts.

I only got to visit a little last week. I'll do better this week with tomorrow sort of a holiday.
These were last week's posts plus Winner posts not listed.
Finished Reading:
1. Print:
by Candace Hall
Review linked above.

2. Audio 
Storm Runners
by Roland Smith
This is a story for 9-12 age.
Full of action. This was another SYNC YA Listen download from AudioBook Community.
I will post a review soon.
My Rating 4.0

3. eBook:

Review and art feature linked above.

4. Audio
by Maggie Stiefvater

    Interesting YA wolf-shifter story.
    Now that I have finished
    I think I want to read the next one.
    This was another SYNC YA Listening download from AudioBook Community.
    Product Description: For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.
    Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.
    5. Print:

    Where Tomorrow Waits by Jane Peart
    A very fine Pioneer tale.
    I'll post a review with giveaway this week. 

    6. One undisclosed book. 

    Line Edits/Releases:
    We released the first book in the Dark Brides and Secrets Anthology. Ketchikan Man
    by Ciara Lake

    Leea, a young woman from Oklahoma engages in a heated sexting relationship with a man from Alaska. Lucan, on a hunt for his mate, advertised for a mail order bride. Leea aware of the risks, is still drawn to the Ketchikan man and his nightly naughty texts. Leea’s believes she’s behaved shockingly via text, now she’s embarrassed by the explicitness she shared with this virtual stranger. When she arrives in Alaska, she encounters an absolutely gorgeous male. Overwhelmed, she’s suddenly inhibited by timidity. However, Lucan is patient and determined to reveal Leea’s inner siren. His unique instincts tell him that she's his.
    Lucan is a local artist, a talented man. He’s part Native American with an extra component in his genes.  Unknown to Leea, his honored ancestor passed a special gift to him.
    Will Leea and Lucan’s passion survive the wilds of Alaska?

    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    pages: 74, Novella

    Currently reading:

    Kiss of Night 
    by Debbie Viguie'
    This is reading very quickly. 
    I will post the review Wednesday, October 12.
    Reading for FaithWords - Hachette.
    Product Description: Centuries ago, Raphael was a blasphemous knight who fought in the Crusades purely for his own mercenary benefit, and to satisfy his taste for killing. Now, condemned for his evil passions and hypocrisy, he wanders the earth a vampire, cursed with first-hand knowledge of the supernatural world he once denied existed. The powerful relic he still possesses from his days as a Crusader has been stolen by a rival vampire who has recruited an army of soulless underlings to aid him in spreading evil. At the time he learns this, Raphael has been hunting this vampire for nearly a century, and it seems the final battle is destined to take place in Prague.

    For help in this quest, Raphael must enlist the aid of two humans, David and Susan, who suddenly find themselves immersed in a world they never imagined, entangled with supernatural forces they can’t control. Susan, in particular, finds herself conflicted as she struggles with her inexplicable attraction to Raphael. In the end, both Susan and Raphael will be called upon to exercise courage and faith, and in the process, the question What would happen if a vampire truly accepted God? is answered.

    Unmeasured Strength
    by Lauren Manning
    This is a remarkable story.
    I am reviewing this for Audiobook Jukebox
    Product  Description: A survivor's awe-inspiring story of how she overcame tragedy and re-created herself as a wife, mother, and woman
    She was a hardworking business woman, had a loving husband and an infant son, and a confidence born of intelligence and beauty. But on 9/11, good fortune was no match for catastrophe. When a wall of flame at the World Trade Center burned more than 80 percent of her body, Lauren Manning began a ten-year journey of survival and rebirth that tested her almost beyond human endurance.
    Long before that infamous September day, Manning learned the importance of perseverance, relentless hard work, and a deep faith in oneself. So when the horrific moment of her near-death arrived, she possessed the strength and resilience to insist that she would not yield—not to the terrorists, not to the long odds, not to the bottomless pain and exhaustion. But as the difficult months and years went by, she came to understand that she had to do more than survive. She needed to undergo a complete transformation, one that would allow her to embrace her life and her loved ones in an entirely new way.
    Fleeing the burning tower, Manning promised herself that she would see her son's face again. Courageous and inspiring, Unmeasured Strength tells the riveting story of her heroic effort to make that miracle—and so many others—possible.

    The Goblin King
    by Shona Husk
    I am  Preparing this for review and author Q&A on Monday October 17.
    Reading for Sourcebooks.
    Product Description: Cursed by a Druid millennia ago, Roan lives a bleak existence in the Shadowlands, desperately trying to retain his soul and not succumb to the goblin horde. When a beautiful human summons him to grant a wish, he sees a glimmer of hope. But will she ever agree to be his queen?

    I am expecting two more Audio books for review. 
    If I don't get them this week I will pick a new Audible
    but I'm not sure which yet.
    I'm ready for the next Eve Dallas or Mercy Thompson book 
    but I am also interested in Linger and the next Sookie book. 
    Glad I have two credits and get two more on the 19th. :-)

    10/14-15 I'm attending Women of Faith Conference in Tampa for BookSneeze! Anyone else going?

    I am also listening to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean.  I am at Jeremiah 10 and Thessalonians 1.

    Line Edits: Working on more of the Dark Bride Anthology series for October and continuing to set up print releases.

    Scheduled Events in October:
    10/17 The Goblin King Review with Author Q&A - Sourcebooks
    10/18 The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo - Little Brown
    10/26 Mind Over Matter - Author Guest Post and Giveaway - Bewitching Book Tours

    Additional Sourcebooks Review Books:
    The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
    In Winter's Shadow by Gillian Bradshaw
    Utterly Charming by Kristine Grayson
    Unleashed by Sara Humphreys

    Additional Hachette Titles (just received):
    Help! For Writers by Roy Peter Clark - Little Brown
    The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen - Mulholand/Little Brown

    Remaining September 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
    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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