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Sunday, February 12, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? February 13, 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 books - with a couple started.  I posted four reviews, one interview, three giveaways, and one specials announcement.  As always I posted my regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books and the Sunday post. 

I ended up traveling to Port St. Lucie and Palm Beach Gardens the end of this week so I had lots of time in the car but little computer access for three days.  I did visits last Sunday night but didn't get any after that.

These were last week's posts plus Winner post not listed.
  • Book Review: Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.5. 
  • Book Review: The Lord of Illusion by Kathryne Kennedy; Fantasy Romance; my rating 4.25.  Ends 2/10.
  • Book Review: Baby, Baby by Karen Wiesner; Christian Fiction; my rating 4.25. 
Finished Reading

1. Kindle (NG)

by Kathryne Kennedy
Good world building; review and giveaway hop linked above.

2.  Kindle (NG)

by Michael J. Sullivan
I really like this! I will post a review this week.
Reviewing for Orbit through NetGalley.
Product Description
(See the link for full description.)

3. Kindle (NG)
by Shana Galen
Reviewing for Sourcebooks through NetGalley.
This is a wonderful swashbuckler romance. 
I will post the review this week.
Book Description
Publication Date: February 7, 2012

"Galen pulls out all the stops, striking a balance between romance and adventure that will leave readers breathless and highly satisfied."
—RT Book Reviews


Out to avenge the death of his mentor, Bastien discovers himself astonishingly out of his depth when confronted with a beautiful, daring young woman who is out for his blood...


British Admiral's daughter Raeven Russell believes Bastien responsible for her fiancé's death. But once the fiery beauty crosses swords with Bastien, she's not so sure she really wants him to change his wicked ways...

"Don't miss this historic treat filled with swashbuckling danger, adventure, and romance."
—Fresh Fiction

"Galen strikes the perfect balance between dangerous intrigue and sexy romance."

 4. Kindle (free read)

by J. Steven York
I read this as a filler
as I had to send some pdfs 
for conversion to read on my Kindle.
I enjoyed this surprisingly fun, if macabre, story!
It made me want to check out more by this author.  My rating 4.0 of 5.0
  Product Description
A twisted tale of several holidays from the National Best-Selling author! Want to know the secret of how Santa Claus gets down all those chimneys? So does someone else, and a confrontation on a frozen rooftop exposes many secrets.

Line Edits/Releases: Nothing completed but close.

Currently reading:

1.  Kindle

by Chris Karlsen
I am 30% in this and enjoying it;
wondering how they will get out of the time warp.
Reviewing for Bewitching Blog Tour
with Guest Post this Thursday, 2/16.
Product Description
London attorney, Shakira Constantine finally agrees to spend the day with her handsome client, Alex Lancaster. While riding in the countryside, the couple finds themselves caught in a time warp and transported back to the 14th century-and an England preparing for war. Everyone believes Alex is the Baron Guy Guisard, a baron who died in the upcoming battle.

If they can’t find a way to return to the 21st Century, Alex will have to sail with the army to certain death. Shakira will be left alone to survive in the alien and terrifying medieval world.

2. Print

by Michael
I like this and have to get back to it this week.
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?
For full description click on link.

3. Kindle
by Laura Lond
I chose this tour because this book sounded
and looked fun.
Reviewing for Bewitching Blog Tour on 2/21.
Book Description
Publication Date: March 1, 2011
***1st place Reader Views Literary Award 2010 winner in the Young Reader category***

Lord Arkus of Blackriver Castle readily admits that he is a villain and sees no reason why it should stop him from being the protagonist of this book. After all, Prince Kellemar, an aspiring hero, has defeated him in a rather questionable way. Bent on revenge, Arkus attempts to capture a powerful evil spirit who would make him nearly invincible, but a last-minute mistake leaves him with a Sparkling instead--"a goody-goody spirit that helps heroes, watches over little children, and messes up villains' plans." Bound to Lord Arkus for five years of service and sworn to act in his best interests, the Sparkling is not easy to get rid of, and of course his understanding of "best interests" is quite different from what Lord Arkus has in mind.

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 start Deuteronomy this week.

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

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

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? (May bump to March)  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

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. Holy smokes you have a lot of reads going on! Enjoy them Martha! :)

  2. I'd like to read Bleed For Me

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. Hope you have a fantastic week of reading!

  4. I caught the flu on Wednesday. I spent much of the weekend in bed reading. Please come see what I've read.

  5. Wow! You had a busy week! Come by and say hi sometime:)


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