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Sunday, August 12, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? August 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 finished four books this week and have two moving along.  I posted five book reviews, two with giveaways and two with giveaway links. I also posted a Sourcebooks announcement and a Sourcebooks Heyer giveaway. As usual I posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words. 

I was tired and crashed Sunday night and sad to say my schedule was so tense last week I don't think I got to visit. Special thanks to the nice people who visited me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Giveaway: Nipped in the Bud by Susan Sleeman; Cozy Mystery, Christian; my rating 4.25.
Finished Reading:
1.  eBook/Kindle

by Diana Kemp and Gabriella Bradley 
Review and Giveaway linked above. 

2. Print/eBook Kindle

by Susan Sleeman
Review and  giveaway linked above.


by Kristin Billerbeck
I really enjoyed this. I will post a review this week.

4. eBook/Kindle

Wild Irish Rose 
by Deborah L. Weikel
This was another lovely read.
I will post a review this week. 4.25

Line Edits/Releases: .The Well and Finding Eden will be released and linked up for next week Monday post.

Currently reading:

1. Print 

by Skhye Moncrief
I won this book over a year ago and pulled it from my TBR books. I am a quarter into this and the story is different so far.
Book Description
Publication Date: December 4, 2007
He, Arthur, is a reflection of luck, an abomination. He can feel the love, the pain, the sorrow, and the joy of all the ages. If he doesn't save the Druid he is sent to find, all known history could change. Some things are worth dying for. But first a man must live. Arthur didn't count on becoming human. And now the fairies want him to break dragon law... He never expected his charge to push him to the edge of reason. But a man must live before becoming king. Fear not. The fairies have a plan. Trust not the fairies. Druids wed one soul for eternity to protect the integrity of the timeline. Druid Solas's soul mate was taken from her. Now, an 11th Century Irish bishop stalks her to serve as his mistress. She has nothing left yet everything to live for in creating the historical maps she was sent through time to make. She will break time-travel Code if she submits to another man by allowing even one paradoxical child to muddy history. Then Arthur arrives to save her. He is anything but a time guardian. And a fairy tells her to help him. To ignore a god's instruction could prove detrimental. Yet, every time guardian knows believing the Gods is wielding a double-edged sword. Since it is forbidden for Druids to wield weapons, her future relies on He of the Fiery Sword. King Arthur is born.

2. Audible/MP3
Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 | [Veronica Roth] 

Play Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2
Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2
I'm enjoying the second book in this series; not quite mid-way.
This is from my own Audible Library.
Publisher's Summary

One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable - and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

3. eBook/Kindle

by Diana Kemp and Gabriella Bradley 
I have just started this. Review for Pump Up Your Book - with Kindle Giveaway link posting 8/15.
Book Description
Publication Date: May 25, 2012
Aislinn and Dylan face the Nirvanan traitor Shakan to rescue Aislinn’s sister and discover his link to Vark.

Faced with Shakan’s treachery, Aislinn and Dylan must capture him and rescue Nashira, Aislinn’s sister. Realizing that Shakan is both possessed by the spirit of a corrupt ancestor and is in league with Vark to betray Nirvana, they devise a plan to rescue Aislinn’s parents using alien technology obtained during Shakan’s capture.

 4. eBook/Kindle

by Amelia Grey
I will read this one next for August 20
Review and Author Guest Post.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks.
Book Description
Publication Date: August 1, 2012

How can a lady avoid a scandal...

Just as Miss Isabella Winslowe is finally achieving comfortable respectability, the fascinating and decidedly unrespectable Earl of Colebrooke inconveniently appears...

When a gentleman is so determined to flirt...

The darkly handsome Daniel Colebrooke is intrigued and alarmed when an alluring young lady arrives at his door in need of assistance. In a moment of impetuosity, Daniel decides he must keep a close watch on Isabella, and what better way than to strike up a not–so–innocent fliration...

Together they'll cook up more than a little mischief when a disappearing dead body and a lascivious scandal spins their reckless game entirely out of control.

It is possible I will add one more book later in the week but again, I haven't selected it yet.

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 the reading is Romans.

Line Edits: Still hoping to train one of my assistants to upload conversions to Kindle and Smashwords.
I started August with 14 books to read and review. I have completed 11 books and I am posting 5 reviews a week to keep up with the reading. :-)

Scheduled for August:
8/15  Entity (The Samsara Chronicles Book 11) by Diana Kemp and Gabriella Bradley - Review for Pump Up Your Book - with Kindle Giveaway link
8/20  A Little Mischief by Amelia Grey w/ Guest Post (Sourcebooks)
8/22  Kindred (The Samsara Chronicles Book 12) by Diana Kemp and Gabriella Bradley - Review for Pump Up Your Book - with Kindle Giveaway link
8/27  Nexus (The Samsara Chronicles Book 13) by Diana Kemp and Gabriella Bradley - Review for Pump Up Your Book - with Kindle Giveaway link
8/30  I Own the Dawn: The Night Stalkers by M.L. Buchman w/ Author Interview (Sourcebooks)

Unscheduled for August:
Sourcebooks (read)

Thomas Nelson
Faithful to Laura (A Middlefield Family Novel) by Kathleen Fuller

Walnut Press: (read)

I did get one "Won"/TBR books in so far.:-)  

[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. My favorite book last week was Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  2. I look forward to your thoughts on The Scent of Rain. I enjoyed A Little Mischief, hope you do as well.

  3. Wow, I can't believe you've read 11 books already this month!

    I hope to get to Insurgent soon. I feel bad that I bought it right away but still haven't started it. Reading Free Four has reminded me that I need to move it up the TBR pile! The Kristen Billerbeck book looks like fun. I've usually enjoyed her chick lit novels.

  4. Well done on the reading and review posting, I tend to get behind in reviews when my reading picks up, can't keep up with both lol. Hope you love Insurgent as much as I did!
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  5. How do you keep up with all of that?! Wow. Overwhelming.

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will stop by!

  6. I feel for you with the crashing part. For me that happened Thursday. I fell asleep with a book in my hand :)

    Have a great week!!

  7. These look like some good books. That's a lot of reading!

    Here's my Monday Post and Giveaway.


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