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Sunday, April 22, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? April 23, 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.

Interesting that last week's reviews were all Audios! Reading this week seems little at two books but A Light was good length and I have read about 240 pages into Rise of Empire. I also posted a Giveaway Hop with my 2012 year to date Reading to refer to.   As usual I posted my regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words. 

I had fun visiting a dozen 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. I apologize that when first posted the comment was turned off.:-)

These were last week's posts plus Winner post not listed.
  • (Audible) Book Review and ARC Giveaway: Illusion by Frank Peretti; Paranormal, Christian Fiction; my rating 4.5.
Finished Reading:

1. eBook/Kindle (NG)

A nice mix of contemporary and historical. 
I will post the review this week.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks through NetGalley.

2. Print

This is a light read, nicely sensual.
I'll post the review this week.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks.

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

Currently reading:

1. eBook/Kindle (NG) 

Rise of Empire (Riyria Revelations)
by Michael J. Sullivan 
I am enjoying the intrigue and adventure of this story. It is long (816 pages); I am at 30%. 
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.
And so continues the second tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend.
(Click on the title for full description.)

2. Print 
by Sarah Humphreys
I started this and like the characters!
I will post review, author interview and Giveaway on Thursday 4/26.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks.
Book Description
Publication Date: April 3, 2012 | Series: The Amoveo Legend

Kerry Smithson's modeling career ensures that she will be admired from afar, which is essential since mere human touch sparks blinding pain and terrifying visions.

Dante Coltari is hired to protect Kerry from those who know who she is—or more importantly what she is—and want her dead because of it. Nothing could have prepared him for the challenge of keeping her safe. But, strangely, his lightest touch brings her exquisite pleasure rather than pain, and Dante and Kerry have an otherwordly connection that might just pull them through.

Praise for the Amoveo Legend series:
"Sizzling sexual chemistry that is sure to please."—Yankee Romance Reviews
"A moving tale that captures both the sweetness and passion of romance."—Romance Junkies, 5 Blue Ribbons
"Fascinating...the characters haunted my dreams...I'm dying for the sequel."—Long and Short Reviews Best Book

3. Audio

by Joe Bevilacqua  
I will be starting this tomorrow and I am thinking this will be a fun listen.
As heard on Sirius XM Radio and NPR stations!

This is epic science-fiction fantasy comedy, in the Monty Python/Terry Gilliam vein, about a boy and his professor who travel willy-nilly across time and space in a failed attempt to ''cure the world of all its ills''. Produced, directed, and voiced by Joe Bevilacqua, with David Garland and Margaret Juntwait, written by Joe Bevilacqua and Robert J. Cirasa, theme music by David Garland, musical numbers written by Joe Bevilacqua, performed by the Paul Salomone Trio with Paul on piano, Ed Fuqua on bass, and Jim Mason on drums.

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 Psalms which I will enjoy!

Line Edits: I still have that goal for a release of a one print book this week. Just doing final tweaks.

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.
4/22 Nine read, three this week, + others to roll to May..

April Scheduled:
April 26:  Author Interview and Review Untouched by Sarah Humphreys (Sourcebooks)

Unscheduled but Planned for April:

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. A Light on the Veranda looks really good. I've got a couple of Ciji Ware's books but I haven't read them yet. I hope you have a fantastic week!

  2. I've not got to the first Ciji Ware book yet and now I think this is the third one! Have a good week.

  3. LOVE audio and looks like you had some good ones! Have a super week!

  4. I am very intrigued by A Light on the Veranda - looking forward to reading your review of it.

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  5. The Withering of Willoughby and the Professor sounds like a lot of fun! Happy Reading (and listening)!

  6. These all look good. Thanks for stopping by to visit!
    Have an awesome week!!

  7. The Highlander's Prize has a cover that made me do a double take big time!!! I'm huge into audio books right now too!! Looks like you have some great reading going on!!

  8. The Ciji Ware looks good. Have a great week!


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