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Sunday, February 5, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? February 6, 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 three good books - seems like I read more but I guess that's because I am well into the fourth.  I posted four reviews, two giveaways, and one blog tour announcement.  As always I posted my regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books and the Sunday post. 

I had to travel to Tampa last Sunday and returned Monday night just exhausted. I appreciate those who visited my Monday post.  I didn't get to visit at all during the week. I'll try to do better this week.

These were last week's posts plus Winner post not listed.
  • Book Review: Firelight by Kristen Callihan; Paranormal Romance; my rating 4.5. 
  • Forever's Paranormal Blog Tour and Giveaway> Two Books, Three Winners; Mini Interview with Kendra Leigh Castle. Ends 2/10.
  • Book Review and ARC Giveaway: The Rook by Daniel O'Malley; Fantasy Thriller; my rating 4.25.  Ends 2/10.
Finished Reading
1. Print 

Review and giveaway posts linked above.

2.  Print (Audible)

The Whisperer  
by Donato Carrisi
Gripping is a good description.
Reviewing for Little Brown & Co. 
I'll post the review this week with 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. (See Link for full description)

3. Kindle
by Samantha Grace
A light romance read. 
Review and Author Interview to post 2/8.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks.
 Book Description
Publication Date: February 7, 2012


Debonair bachelor Lord Andrew Forest lives for pleasure and offers no apologies. But he receives a dose of his own medicine when his family's entrancing houseguest beds him, then disappears without so much as a by-your-leave. He'd like to teach the little vixen a thing or two about how to love and man...if he can find her..


After the dashing man of her dreams is revealed as a lying scoundrel, heiress Lana Hilary is ready to seek a match with a respectable gentleman-if only they weren't so dreadfully boring. Unable to rein in her bold nature for long, Lana flirts with trouble and finds herself entangled with exactly the type of man she's vowed to avoid.

Line Edits/Releases: Nothing completed but close.

Currently reading:
1. Kindle
by Kathryne Kennedy
Very engaging. I am three quarters complete.
Review to post 2/9 with special Elven Lord Blog Hop Giveaway with Sourcebooks.
Book Description
Publication Date: February 7, 2012 | Series: Elven Lords
"Sizzling...Kennedy's exquisite world building and terrific plotting make this a must-read."
Lord Drystan Hawkes dreams of fighting for England's freedom from the endless evils of the Elven Lords. But first he must find the beautiful slave girl who holds the secret to his quest.
Enslaved for years in a realm of illusion, Camille Ashton has learned to trust no one. But she's truly spellbound when she meets Drystan, and somehow when they are together, she can see what's true.
From Kathryne Kennedy, acclaimed by critics as "absorbing" and "impossible to put down," The Lord of Illusion opens ups to an enchanting world with characters that live and breathe between the pages.

2.  Kindle

by Michael J. Sullivan
I had to pause for this weeks scheduled books but I am looking forward to getting back to this interesting story. 
Reviewing for Orbit through NetGalley.
Product Description
(See the link for full description.)

3. Print

by Michael

I have read a couple of chapters into this and I think it will be suspenseful.
Reviewing for Little Brown & Co.

Book Description
Publication Date: February 27, 2012 | Series: Joseph O'Loughlin
She's standing at the front door. Covered in blood. Is she the victim of a crime? Or the perpetrator?

A teenage girl--Sienna, a troubled friend of his daughter--comes to Joe O'Loughlin's door one night. She is terrorized, incoherent-and covered in blood.

The police find Sienna's father, a celebrated former cop, murdered in the home he shared with Sienna. Tests confirm that it's his blood on Sienna. She says she remembers nothing.

Joe O'Loughlin is a psychologist with troubles of his own. His marriage is coming to an end and his daughter will barely speak to him. He tries to help Sienna, hoping that if he succeeds it will win back his daughter's affection. But Sienna is unreachable, unable to mourn her father's death or to explain it.

Investigators take aim at Sienna. O'Loughlin senses something different is happening, something subterranean and terrifying to Sienna. It may be something in her mind. Or it may be something real. Someone real. Someone capable of the most grim and gruesome murder, and willing to kill again if anyone gets too close.

His newest thriller is further evidence that Michael Robotham is, as David Baldacci has said, "the real deal--we only hope he will write faster."

I am again listening to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean. 
[Reading and listening on my new MP3.]
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 Numbers.

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

February:- I have fifteen books for certain plus a few more I may squeeze in.

2/1 Forever Paranormal Tour already posted with reviews of
          Firelight by Kristen Callihan and Midnight Reckoning by Kendra Leigh Castle
2/7 Follower Love Blog Hop
2/8 Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel by Samantha Grace, review with Interview (Sourcebooks)
2/9 The Lord of Illusion by Kathryne Kennedy, review with the Elven Lord Giveaway (Sourcebooks)
2/16 Journey in Time (Knights in Time) by Chris Karlsen, review with Guest Blog (Bewitching Blog Tours)
2/17 Random Acts of Kindness Blog Hop
2/18  Love to Water My Soul (Dreamcatcher Series #2) by Jane Kirkpatrick, review (Ladies' Book Club)
2/21 My Sparkling Misfortune by Laura Lond, review (Bewitching Blog Tours)
2/23 The Canker Death by James R. Bottino, review (Pump Up Your Book Blog Tours)

Little Brown & Co.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Currently Reading (see above):
Little Brown & Co.:  Bleed for Me (Joseph O'Loughlin) by Michael

Orbit:  (NG) Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sulllivan

The Rogue Pirate's Bride (NG)
Deliver Me from Darkness: A Novel of the Paladin Warriors (NG)
The Night is Mine by ML Buchman (NG)

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. I must confess I have not heard of one of these books. Sounds like you are having lovely weather-a little rain would be nice though-we have not had any all winter.

  2. Looks like you've had a productive week! Enjoy your upcoming books!

  3. The Whisperer looks fantastic and I love Source Books so curious about the hop!

  4. I tried Firelight but didn't get very far into it. It just wasn't for me.

    My daughter's homework requires reading out loud to me. Come see what she and I read together. I also got some other great books finished on my own time.

  5. Michael Robotham is a great thriller writer - I hope you enjoy Bleed For Me
    Wishing you a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. Oh! Thief of Swords and Bleed for Me look so good! I hope you enjoy all your reading this week!

  7. Great line-up of books! The Whisperer sounds like one I'd love and I like Michael Robotham's writing and he's an Aussie author so I should make an effort to read that one.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

  8. The Whisperer sounds really good! And I love that cover for Bleed for Me. Great books this week! Happy Reading :)

  9. You have some really good reading ahead.
    Have a great week!

  10. I want to read The Snow Child too. Have a great reading week.

  11. Looks like you have quite a busy month planned! I will be lucky to get through ten books this month I think.

    I hadn't heard of The Whisperer before but it sounds interesting. I will have to look for it. Have a great week and thanks for visiting my blog!

  12. You definitely had a great week of reading! I hope all your books are good and engrossing.


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