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Sunday, April 15, 2012

It's Monday What are You Reading? April 16, 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.

This was another good week of reading. I finished four books;  posted three (it was four in my head but three in reality) reviews, a guest post with tour giveaway, an interview with giveaway, and a D.E.A.R. children's giveaway.  I also posted my regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words. 

I had fun visiting 26 or so blogs last week, most on Sunday and a few later in the week.  Thanks once more to the nice people who visited me too. :-)

These were last week's posts plus Winner post not listed.
  • Book Review: Seeking A Scribe by Marsha A. Moore; Fantasy Romance; my rating 4.25.
  • Book Review: A Lady's Revenge by Tracey Devlyn; Historical Romance;  my rating 4.0.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle 
by Marcia A. Moore
Fun reading.
Review, Guest Post and 
Tour Giveaway are linked above. 

2. Print and Audible

by Frank Peretti
This was a wonderful read. I will post the review and giveaway on April 17.   (Reviewing for Handlebar Marketing.)

3. Audible (MP3)
by Taylor Anderson
Narrated by William Dufris
I really enjoyed this action sci fi.
I will post the review this week. (From TBR list.)

4. Audio Download (MP3)

Tar The Wandering
Author: Helen Sea
Narrator: Julia Franklin
This is lovely lyrical listening.  
I will post the review this week.
(Reviewing through AudioJukebox.)

Line Edits/Releases: No new releases finalized this week.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG)

I am 22% on this and enjoying Ms. Ware's writing.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks through NetGalley.

Book Description
Publication Date: March 1, 2012
A secret may hold for a hundred years... and then it's time for the past to take revenge
Daphne Duvallon vowed never to return to the South years ago when she left her philandering fiance at the altar. Now family has called her back to Natchez, Mississippi, a city as mysterious and compelling as the ghostly voices that haunt her dreams.
From a time when the oldest settlement on the Mississippi was in its heyday and vast fortunes were made and lost, Daphne begins to uncover the secrets of an ancestor whose fate is somehow linked with her own. In a compelling and mesmerizing tale, now Daphne must right the wrongs of the past, or follow the same path into tragedy...

2. Print

I just started this and it is starting with good conflict.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks.
Book Description
Publication Date: April 3, 2012

Sent to Scotland to be the king's mistress and produce an heir, Clarrisa of York has never needed a miracle more. But the brusque Highland laird who kidnaps her is a bit too rough to be considered divine intervention.

With rival lairds determined to steal Clarrisa from him and royal henchmen searching for her all over the Highlands, Laird Broen MacNicols has a mess on his hands. Worse yet, there's a magnetic attraction between them, although he's betrothed to another. But even an independent–minded lady like Clarrisa knows that a Highlander always claims his prize...

3. eBook/Kindle (NG) 

 Rise of Empire (Riyria Revelations)
by Michael J. Sullivan 
I am looking forward to starting this later in the week. Reviewing for Orbit through NetGalley.
Book Description
Publication Date: December 14, 2011 | Series: Riyria Revelations (Book 2)
Royce and Hadrian have been called upon to aid the struggling kingdom of Melengar as it alone stands in defiance against the newly formed empire. As war approaches a desperate gamble behind enemy lines is their only chance at forming an alliance with the Nationalists to the south.

But Royce has plans of his own and uses this opportunity to discover if an ancient wizard is using Riyria as pawns in his own bid for power. To find the truth, Royce must unravel Hadrian's hidden past. What he discovers will lead them to the end of the known world on a journey rife with treachery and intrigue.

And so continues the second 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.

Theft of Swords (The Crown Conspiracy & Avempartha)
Rise of Empire (Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm)
Heir of Novron (Wintertide & Percepliquis)

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 around 1989 so I will enjoy it again. This week's reading will be the book of Job - another book I love to read!

Line Edits: My goal is for a release on one print book and a galley on edits for another this week.

I carried over two books to read from March. There are 11 new titles lined up for April so minimum of 13 to read. Adding the two review posts carried from March, it looks like I will still be doing at least four reviews a week. There are several repeat author books I am looking forward to and some new ones too.
4/15 Seven read, three this week, four+ to go.

April Scheduled:
April 17: Review and Giveaway: Illusion by Frank Peretti
April 17-22: No Strings Giveaway Hop
April 26:  Author Interview and Review Untouched by Sarah Humphreys (Sourcebooks)

Unscheduled but Planned for April:
A Light on the Veranda by Ciji Ware (NG) (carry over from March)
The Highlander's Prize by Mary Wine (Print)

Orbit - Rise of Empire (Riyria Revelations) by Michael J. Sullivan
Little Brown & Co:  The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O'Melveny (With Giveaway!)
Possibly - one additional received but it will go on May list.

The Withering of Willoughby and the Professor by Joe Bevilacqua

Author Reviews:
Much Ado About Marshals by Jacquie Rogers
April/May additions if they fit:
Creative Spirit by Scott Nicholson
Foolish Games (Book 3 of the Family Heirlooms Series) by Karen Wiesner

[To be posted - I am setting these up 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.]


  1. Glad you liked Illlusion. i just brougt it home on audio.

  2. It looks like you had another busy week! Enjoy your upcoming books :)

  3. All the books sound so good! Have a great week!

  4. Illusion caught my eye and I'm looking forward to your thoughts on A Light On The Verandah.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

    PS sent you email regarding your win of copy of Frantic and about being unable to comment. Disregard that last bit, I don't know what the problem was yesterday but it's all good today :)


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