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Monday, January 30, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? January 30, 2012.

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 completed four more good books; posted four reviews, two with giveaways, and one blog tour announcement.  (Again I was hoping to post five reviews but it didn't happen -*sigh*.)  As always I posted my regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books and the Sunday post. 

I visited a dozen or so blogs last Sunday night and one or two during the week. I won't get to visit any tonight since it is late and I need to get to bed. Hopefully I can visit Monday night.

These were last week's posts plus Winner post not listed.
  • Book Review and 2 Copy Giveaway: Deeper Water by Robert Whitlow; Christian Mystery; my rating 4.75. Ends 2/3.
  • Book Review and ARC Giveaway: A Demon Does it Better by Linda Wisdom; Paranormal romance; my rating 4.5. Ends 2/3.
Finished Reading:

1. Kindle  

Another enjoyable family story. 
I will be posting a review this week. 
Read for the Author.

2. Kindle

by Shannon Stacey
Fun second chance romance!
Read for Harlequin through NetGalley.
Will post a review late this week.
Product Description
When Keri Daniels's boss finds out she has previous carnal knowledge of reclusive bestselling author Joe Kowalski, she gives Keri a choice: get an interview or get a new job.

Joe's never forgotten the first girl to break his heart, so he's intrigued to hear Keri's back in town—and looking for him. He proposes an outrageous plan—for every day she survives with his family on their annual camping trip, Keri can ask one question.

The chemistry between Joe and Keri is as potent as the bug spray, but Joe's sister is out to avenge his broken heart, and Keri hasn't ridden an ATV since she was ten. Who knew a little blackmail, a whole lot of family and some sizzling romantic interludes could make Keri reconsider the old dream of Keri & Joe 2gether 4ever?

3. Print/Kindle

Nice paranormal! 
Read for Forever Romance Paranormal Blog Tour 2/1.
Visit for Review, Q&A and Giveaway!

4. Audio MP3

by Timothy Woods
I really found this interesting.
I hope to post the review by the end of the week.
Reviewing for Crossroad Press through AudioJukebox.

Line Edits/Releases: Nothing new this week.

Currently reading:

1. Print 

Another good paranormal read with a Gothic feel.
Reading for Forever Romance 
Paranormal Blog Tour 2/1.
Book Description
Series: Darkest London | Publication Date: January 31, 2012
London, 1881
Once the flames are ignited . . .
Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman.

They will burn for eternity . . .
Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

2.  Kindle

by Michael J. Sullivan
This is a bit longer (585 pages) but I am very engaged by the characters at 10% in.
Reviewing for Orbit through NetGalley.
Product Description
Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles--until they are hired to pilfer a famed sword. What appears to be just a simple job finds them framed for the murder of the king and trapped in a conspiracy that uncovers a plot far greater than the mere overthrow of a tiny kingdom.

Can a self-serving thief and an idealistic swordsman survive long enough to unravel the first part of an ancient mystery that has toppled kings and destroyed empires in order to keep a secret too terrible for the world to know?

And so begins the first tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend.

When author Michael J. Sullivan self-published the first books of his Riyria Revelations, they rapidly became ebook bestsellers. Now, Orbit is pleased to present the complete series for the first time in bookstores everywhere.

3.  Print (Audible)

The Whisperer
by Donato Carrisi
I have really been captured by 
the beginning of this thriller.
Reviewing for Little Brown & Co. 
[And I have an extra for giveaway. :-)]
Book Description
Publication Date: January 5, 2012
A gripping literary thriller and smash bestseller that has taken Italy, France, Germany and the UK by storm.

Six severed arms are discovered, arranged in a mysterious circle and buried in a clearing in the woods. Five of them appear to belong to missing girls between the ages of eight and eighteen. The sixth is yet to be identified. Worse still, the girls' bodies, alive or dead, are nowhere to be found.

Lead investigators Mila Vasquez, a celebrated profiler, and Goran Gavila, an eerily prescient criminologist, dive into the case. They're confident they've got the right suspect in their sights until they discover no link between him and any of the kidnappings except the first. The evidence in the case of the second missing child points in a vastly different direction, creating more questions than it answers.

Vasquez and Gavila begin to wonder if they've been brought in to take the fall in a near-hopeless case. Is it all coincidence? Or is a copycat criminal at work? Obsessed with a case that becomes more tangled and intense as they unravel the layers of evil, Gavila and Vasquez find that their lives are increasingly in each other's hands.

THE WHISPERER, as sensational a bestseller in Europe as the Stieg Larsson novels, is that rare creation: a thought-provoking, intelligent thriller that is also utterly unputdownable.

I am again listening to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean. 
[Reading until I get a new player but I got behind this week.]
Instead of studying with the Tyndall One Year Bible this year I am studying with Through the Bible in One Year by Alan B. Stringfellow. It is a Study that I used for teaching back in around1989 so I will enjoy it again.  I am at Leviticus.

Line Edits: I am continuing to work on Smashword and print releases and making special arrangements for a children's book.

January -One left will move into February. I will post February's schedule next Monday.

Shadow Boxing [Family Heirlooms Series Book 2] by Karen Wiesner

[To be posted - I am setting these up soon for interview/feature days.
These were read and ready for reviews for Authors.
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. Baby, Baby and The Whisperer are the two which have caught my eye! I hope you have a good week.

  2. Great reading week. The Whisperer sounds good.


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