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Sunday, December 11, 2011

It's Monday What are You Reading? December 12, 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.

Two books went really fast while the others were slower.  Again I finished three and am 2/3rds through two.  I posted three reviews, and three giveaways, including a Flash Giveaway.  I also posted my regular Friday Pick Giveaway; Saturday Sharing Beyond Books, and Sunday posts. 

I didn't get the fourth review in last week so I may have to add an extra this week.

I am disappointed to have to say that I didn't get to visit at all last week. Each time I started to go online to visit I was interrupted by work - of all things!  I hope I can do better this week.
My assistant took an extended weekend so she won't be in until Wednesday. I expect to have another busy week - a mixed blessing. :-)
These were last week's posts plus Winner posts not listed.

Finished Reading:
1. ebook
This is the first book I selected at NetGalley. 
Review linked above.  

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 (Kindle)

by Catherine Mann
I zipped through this great action romance. I'll post a review and ARC giveaway this week. 
Read for Sourcebook.

3. Print (Audible)

by David Baldacci
I started this and it was 
another very fast action thriller!
I will post a review and giveaway this week.
Read for Hachette.
Product Description
Publication Date: October 31, 2011
From David Baldacci-the modern master of the thriller and #1 worldwide bestselling novelist-comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation.

And Zero Day is where it all begins....

John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division. His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth.

Now, Puller is called out on a case in a remote, rural area in West Virginia coal country far from any military outpost. Someone has stumbled onto a brutal crime scene, a family slaughtered. The local homicide detective, a headstrong woman with personal demons of her own, joins forces with Puller in the investigation. As Puller digs through deception after deception, he realizes that absolutely nothing he's seen in this small town, and no one in it, are what they seem. Facing a potential conspiracy that reaches far beyond the hills of West Virginia, he is one man on the hunt for justice against an overwhelming force.

David Baldacci is one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 110 million copies in print. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at and his foundation at, and to look into its program to spread books across America at

Line Edits/Releases: 

I uploaded the Brides and Dark Secrets Anthology
Also I am waiting for approval on print release of Love From the Ashes.

Currently reading:
1. Print
by Billy Coffey 
This is slow but that is okay as it is worth savoring.
I am 2/3rds done. 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)

2. Print (Audible)
I started this and it has moved quickly.  
I am 2/3rds in on this interesting mystery.  
Reading for Little Brown & Co div of Hachette.
Book Description
Publication Date: October 6, 2011
Tracy Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective-a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town. Both appear miserable and better off without each other-or so decides Tracy, in a snap decision that surprises herself as much as Kelly. Suddenly burdened with a small child, Tracy soon learns her parental inexperience is actually the least of her problems, as much larger ones loom for her and her young charge.

Meanwhile, Jackson Brodie, the beloved detective of novels such as Case Histories, is embarking on a different sort of rescue-that of an abused dog. Dog in tow, Jackson is about to learn, along with Tracy, that no good deed goes unpunished.

3. Kindle
I will start this in a day or two. 
Reading for Sourcebooks. 
Book Description
Series: Demons Unleashed | Publication Date: December 1, 2011
Serah SanGermano runs a successful catering company in a Midwestern town. After she inadvertently helped her friend unleash a legion of demons, she's been trying to hide her own newly discovered powers. Matthias Ambrose, a mysterious demon mercenary sent to protect her, has his own secret- one that will embroil them both in the scandal from hell.


I am also listening to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean. 
I am at Obediah 1 and Revelations 7.

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:
12/12 Loveswept Giveaway Post
12/21 thru 12/27 Mid Winter's Eve Giveaway Hop

     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

Little and Brown:
     Help for Writers by Roy Peter Clark 

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 really want to read Kate Atkinsons book. Unfortunately Demons Like iT hot wasn't for me

    Wishing you a great reading week!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. Some days at work definitely interrupt blogging time. I have to remind myself I'm lucky I have a job and also love what I do 'for the most part'.

    Enjoy your week

  3. Hot Zone looks good! Hoping to read it soon. :) A little jealous :P

    Happy reading this week!

  4. You have a heavy week ahead of you - this week as well.

  5. You did well reading and reviewing ;) I'm still only mangaging 2 reviews a week. Kate Atkinson's book looks good, hope you enjoy it. Have a great week and happy reading :)

    PS of course you can use the guinea pig with the santa hat reading a book pic ... can't remember whether it was a google image search or a shutterstock image?

  6. Nice list of books! I've been wanting to read that Kate Atkinson book. I'm really overdue for her suspense....thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  7. Ooh Brides and Dark Secrets Anthology looks like a good one. I'm excited to see what you thought.

  8. I enjoyed Hot Zone too. I look forward to Zero Day. Have a great reading week.


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