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Sunday, November 11, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? November 12, 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.

The reading this week was good with four books completed. Plus I am more than midway on three titles for the coming week.  I posted five reviews, three with related giveaways.  I also posted an author voting feature and a BookBlast with Giveaway.  Plus, I posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I got to visit blog sites at the beginning of the week and some Saturday Snapshots on Saturday.
Thanks again to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Print Giveaway: The Trouble With Cowboys by Denise Hunter; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.0. Open US. Ends 11/16.
  • Book Review: Holiday Affair by Annie Seaton; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.25.
  • Book Review and ARC Giveaway: Enslaved by Elisabeth Naughton; Paranormal Romance; my rating 3.755. Ends 11/23.
Finished Reading:
1. Print

Enslaved (Eternal Guardians)
by Elisabeth Naughton

Solid paranormal romance for those who like this genre.
Review and ARC Giveaway linked above.

2. eBook/Kindle

Extraordinary Rendition
by Paul Batista
This legal thriller is alarming and engaging; the review is linked above.

3. Audio/MP3

Emily Goes to Exeter: The Traveling Matchmaker, Book One 
Author: Marion Chesney (M.C. Beaton)
Narrator: Helen Lisanti
Sweet fun Regency with romance and a bit of intrigue.  Review is linked above.

4. eBook/Kindle

A Lady By Any Other Name
by Jennifer Kitchens
Charming! Great little story. I'll be posting a review this week.  Reviewing for the author.
Book Description
Publication Date: July 2, 2012
A Woman in Hiding
Nicole Farrington's life had never been easy, but it had always been bearable. At least it had been until now. Faced with a horrible marriage her step-brother has contracted for her, she will do anything to get away. She’ll run…run to anyone who might be able to help her. But running blindly down an unknown path may take her to an unexpected destination.
A Man Seeking Answers
Julian Huntington, Earl of Foxley, wants nothing more than to have his carefree life back. Now he is left with a title, a child, and a future that he never expected would be his. He refuses to believe his brother's death was an accident, no matter what people say. Someone killed him and Julian plans to find out who and why. Maybe then he can go on with his life…his brother’s life. But will the answers he seeks be enough, or will he find love to be a worthier goal?

Line Edits: I am working on some formats to finish this week.

Currently reading:
1. Print

by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
This is an engaging mystery with young adult characters.
I won this over a year or so ago so it is my TBR 
and Just For Fun read this month.
Book Description
Publication Date: October 5, 2009
A BYU-Idaho choir tour in British Columbia turns out to be anything but ordinary when soloist Stacie Cox spots a kidnapped child from Rexburg during a performance. Before Stacie can alert the authorities, the little girl disappears. Stacie vows to find and rescue her, a choice that forces her to deal with her guilt-ridden past and another little girl that haunts her dreams. When the handsome Matt Brennan helps Stacie in the search, she tries to resist the attraction she feels for him. Yet as he gains her friendship and trust, her resolve to never fall in love begins to crumble. And after a series of harrowing events, Stacie must decide if she is willing to sacrifice her life - and a possible future with Matt - to save a stranger.

2. eBook/Kindle

Secrets of the Red Box
by Vickie Hall
There are secrets and tension in this story. 
I'm interested to see where it goes.
Reviewing for BookBlast tours.
Book Description
Publication Date: September 15, 2012
Bonnie has secrets to keep - secrets with the potential to destroy lives, including her own. Running from her destructive and pain filled past, she recreates herself, believing she has escaped the damning evidence hidden in the red box. When her former life is revealed by a cruel twist of fate, Bonnie faces losing everything, including Glen, the only man she’s ever loved. But is Bonnie the woman he thinks she is? Set against the backdrop of the 1940s, Secrets of the Red Box is filled with intrigue and suspense - sure to keep you guessing to the very end!

3. Audio CD/MP3

A Brew to a Kill: A Coffeehouse Mystery
Cleo Coyle (Author), Rebecca Gibel (Narrator)
I'm two thirds done in this.
It is  interesting and fun!
Reviewing for AudioGo
through AudioBook Jukebox.

Book Description
Publication Date: August 2012 | Series: A Coffeehouse Mystery
"Coyle's Coffeehouse books are superb" (Library Journal), and now the national bestselling author of MURDER BY MOCHA serves up a hot new Coffeehouse Mystery with A BREW TO A KILL.

Coffee. It can get a girl killed.
A shocking hit-and-run in front of her Village Blend coffeehouse spurs Clare Cosi into action. A divorced, single mom in her forties, Clare is also a dedicated sleuth, and she's determined to track down this ruthless driver who ran down an innocent friend and customer. In the meantime, her ex-husband Matt, the shop's globetrotting coffee buyer, sources some amazing new beans from Brazil. But he soon discovers that he's importing more than coffee, and Clare may have been the real target of that deadly driver. Can ex-husband and wife work together to solve this mystery--or will their newest brew lead to murder? Includes recipes.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

4. Print

Untamed (The Amoveo Legend)
by Sara Humphreys
I'm looking forward to reading this as I have enjoyed the prior books in the series.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks.
Book Description
Release Date: November 6, 2012 | Series: The Amoveo Legend
An ancient race of shapeshifters has lived secretly among humans for thousands of years...they are...the Amoveo

Layla Nickelsen has spent years hiding from her Amoveo mate and guarding a devastating secret. But Layla's worst fear is realized when the man who haunts her dreams shows up in person ...

William Fleury is as stoic as they come, until he finds Layla and his feelings overwhelm him. She won't let him get close, but then an unknown enemy erupts in violence and threatens everything Layla holds dear...

5. eBook/Kindle

Guardians of Stone (The Relic Seekers)
by Anita Clenney
I expect to start this for next week.
Review, Author Interview and Giveaway
set for November 20.
Book Description
Publication Date: December 4, 2012
Kendall Morgan is a human bloodhound. Spending her childhood hunting relics with her ambitious archeologist father, she knew the two of them shared a sixth sense for the history and location of objects—sometimes even people. What she didn’t know was that their paranormal gift could ultimately be their undoing.

After the tragic plane crash that killed her father as well as her childhood best friend, Kendall dedicated her life to finding and protecting relics. When mysterious, sexy billionaire Nathan Larraby hires her for his latest expedition—the search for four powerful relics—she’s thrown into a world of high-octane danger. He sends brooding mercenary Jake Stone to watch Kendall’s back, but he may have created danger of a different kind.

As the team chases down clues, a man called the Reaper makes a play for the artifacts and will stop at nothing to put them to his own sinister use. What’s worse is that Nathan hasn’t told the whole story, and the dark secrets he’s keeping could cost them the mission…and their lives.

I will probably be starting another audio this week too.

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. The reading this week is Hebrews.

Line Edits: Waiting on some illustrations and completing formats this week.

I started with 20 or so titles planned for November. Seven have been read (six posted). That leaves me working on 13 to post during the month. I really do intend to get smaller lists going into December!

Review to post:
Review with Giveaway: Trouble with Cowboys by Denise Hunter

Scheduled for November
11/12 Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop
11/15 Secrets of the Red Box by Vickie Hall Review and (BookBlast) Giveaway Links
11/15 Gratitude Giveaway Hop
11/20 Guardians of Stone (The Relic Seekers) by Anita Clenney - Review and Interview
11/27 Five Days of Fear by David Kovach - Review (TLC Tour)
11/28 BookBlast - First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch by Samuel Ben White

Unscheduled for November
Untamed (The Amoveo Legend) by Sara Humphreys

Where Angels Rest by Kate Brady

Thomas Nelson
His Love Endures Forever (A Land of Canaan Novel) by Beth Wiseman

AudioBook Jukebox
A Brew to a Kill: A Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle
The Crooked Wreath by Christina Brandt

Uninvited by Heather Graham
Forged In Death, Book 1 of The Death Wizard Chronicles by Jim Melvin

Shards of Ashley (Book 5 of Family Heirloom Series) by Karen Weisner

I'd like to read at least one "Won"/TBR book and one free Kindle book.:-)
Older Won Book:  Missing by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
Kindle Read - TBD

Others in line up if time permits
Double Danger (An A-Tac Novel) by Dee Davis (Nov/early Dec)
The Blessed and the Damned (Righteous Series #4) by Michael Wallace
Won TBR: The Shifters of 2040, a Shifter Dystopia by Ami Rebecca Blackwelder - carry forward

[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. Nice variety of genres last week. I see a couple that caught my attention.

  2. The Travelling Matchmaker and Missing are the two which caught my eye!

  3. I have a (print) library copy of A Brew to Kill sitting on my shelf. Listening to it as an audio sounds tempting.

  4. You have a nice list of books to read. I'm really intrigued by The Travelling Matchmaker and Enslaved. I've started to venture into the romance genre, trying out the different sub-genres, and I think those two would be a nice addition to me reading list.

  5. Well the cover of Untamed sure got my attention lol. Enjoy your just for fun read. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  6. I don't see how you could be any busier! Enjoy!

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

  7. I'll have to check out that Wiseman book, I am reading the bible for the first time now and should finish Exodus soon, using a 180 Days plan. If I can handle this, I shall be looking for Study bible/plans next (& I'm slightly lost in that regard).

    Also your Regency Romance caught my eye. Enjoy your week!
    My Monday post.

  8. I am so far behind in the Coffeehouse Mysteries, I can't believe it. There's always next year right, lol.

    Happy Reading!!

  9. I just picked up the first book in the Guardians series while it was free at Amazon

    Wishing you a happy reading week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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