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Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? December 5, 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.

Reading seemed slow in this busy week - I finished three and almost one other (the ebook).  I posted four reviews and three giveaways.  Plus I posted my regular Friday Pick Giveaway; Saturday Sharing Beyond Books, and Sunday posts. 

Looks like I will keep posting four reviews trying to keep up.  :-)

I did get to visit two handfuls of blogs early last week - which was good since I didn't get to visit at all later in the week. I'm still really busy at work and my assistant was out sick. Plus I had company this weekend. This week will continue to be busy as I try to get lots of work done before the end of the year. 
These were last week's posts plus Winner posts not listed.

Finished Reading:
1.  Print (Kindle)

by Amanda Forester
Very enjoyable.
Review and Arc Giveaway linked above. 

2. Print
by Jill Shalvis
A fun, sexy read.
I will be posting the review, mini interview
and giveaway on Thursday.
 Product Description
Series: A Lucky Harbor Novel | Publication Date: December 1, 2011
Breaking rules and breaking hearts
Free-spirited Chloe lives life on the edge. Unlike her soon-to-be married sisters, she isn't ready to settle into a quiet life running their family's newly renovated inn. But soon her love of trouble--and trouble with love-draws the attention of the very stern, very sexy sheriff who'd like nothing better than to tame her wild ways.
Suddenly Chloe can't take a misstep without the sheriff hot on her heels. His rugged swagger and his enigmatic smile are enough to make a girl beg to be handcuffed. For the first time, instead of avoiding the law, Chloe dreams of surrender. Can this rebel find a way to keep the peace with the straitlaced sheriff? Or will Chloe's colorful past keep her from a love that lasts . . . and the safe haven she truly wants in a town called Lucky Harbor?

3.  Audiobook MP3CD

by Leonard Rosen
read by Grover Gardner
This is a fine mystery including some tragedies and religious philosophical arguments!
I'll post the review this week.

Line Edits/Releases: I will be linking at least one print release if not both.

Currently reading:
1. ebook
A Clockwork Christmas Anthology
This is the first book I selected at NetGalley. 
I chose it for Christmas theme and to feed my Steampunk interests. 
Each story is good. I'll post a review this week.
Product Description
We Wish You a Steampunk Christmas
Changed forever after tragedy, a woman must draw strength from her husband's love. A man learns that love isn't always what you expect. A thief steals the heart of a vengeful professor. And an American inventor finds love Down Under. Enjoy Victorian Christmas with a clockwork twist in these four steampunk novellas.
Anthology includes:
Crime Wave in a Corset by Stacy Gail
This Winter Heart by PG Forte
Wanted: One Scoundrel by Jenny Schwartz
Far From Broken by JK Coi

2. Print
by Billy Coffey 
This is pleasant but moving slowly.
Reviewing for Faith Words
Book Description
Series: A Novel | Publication Date: November 9, 2011
Andy Sommerville seems no different than others in his rural Virginia community, but what sets him apart is that his best friend is an angel. The angel is God's answer to a childhood prayer Andy offered to a twinkling star that his deceased mother once called "the door to heaven." The first angelic proclamation instructs Andy to find the wooden keepsake box in his grandparents' attic. Over the years, he directs Andy to fill it with apparently meaningless objects from twelve people with who Andy randomly crosses paths.
Andy's world is turned upside down when a brutal attack leaves Andy burned and the boy he loved as a son dead. At this crucial juncture, the angel abandons him to loneliness and pain. All that remains is the wooden box Andy has always kept safe, and a new angel, who will use its contents to reveal truth to him as a result, he discovers the defining truth of his life, new hope in the community he loves, and greater trust in the God who sustains him.
The story is told from Andy's hospital bed, where he awakes feeling God has abandoned him. Without being preachy or saccharine, the author brings the small town to life and reveals a spiritual secret--the presence of angels--that helps a wounded man discover the defining truth of his life, place new hope in the community he loves, and trust totally in the God who sustains him. (2011)

3. Print (Kindle)

by Catherine Mann
I enjoyed Cover Me by this author so I'm looking forward to this.

Product Description

"Catherine Mann delivers an emotional and action-packed story that leaves you wanting more."
— Sherrilyn Kenyon, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author


The haunted eyes of pararescueman Hugh Franco should have been her first clue that deep pain roiled beneath the surface. But if Amelia couldn't see the damage, how could she be expected to know he'd break her heart?


Amelia Bailey's not the kind of girl who usually needs rescuing...but there are anything but usual circumstances.

I am also listening to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean. 
I am at Daniel 11 and Revelations 3.

Line Edits: I am still finalizing two Novellas for release and continuing to work on Smashword and print releases.

December - I have 11 or so books to read for review plus more to post if I get all the 'pendings' posted. So it looks like another busy month!

Scheduled events:
12/8  Head Over Heels - review, interview and Giveaway
12/12 Loveswept Giveaway Post
12/21 thru 12/27 Mid Winter's Eve Giveaway Hop

Giveaway for Timesplash!
     Hot Zone by Catherine Mann
     Carrie Goes Off the Map by Phillipa Ashley
     Demons Like it Hot by Sidney Ayers

NetGalley - Holiday Kisses Anthology

Additional Publisher Books Coming Up
     Three Day-Town by Margaret Maron
     Zero Day by David Baldacci 
Little and Brown:
         Help for Writers by Roy Peter Clark 
         Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson

Remaining Author Selections - I do plan to finish these this month/year!
Karen Wiesner -Souls on (B)oring Street [Denim Blues Mysteries Book 3]
Nathan Patrick Hardt - The Second Sonata

[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 soon.
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.]


  1. I'm really looking forward to your Jill Shalvis post. The book looks cute, hope it was! :D

  2. The Jill Shalvis book is all over the blogs. Waiting to see your review. Have a good week.

  3. Sounds like a pretty good week to me! Enjoy the books!

  4. I think this time of the year is frantic for everyone. Hope you get some reading done!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  5. some very interesting books I will have to check out have a great week

  6. stopping by from the It's Monday meme.

    Have a great reading week.


  7. I am so looking forward to Zero Day. Have a great reading week.

  8. Finals week has kept me busy. Please come see what I'm reading.


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