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Sunday, December 23, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? December 24, 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.

We are having a wonderful, relaxing visit in Hawaii with our son, d-i-l and new baby, Victoria! 
I only finished three books because one I'm reading is really long so I am not quite done. I posted four reviews, one with giveaway and one with giveaway link. I posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I finally got to do some visiting this week which is fun - it is great to take time to see what others are doing.
Thanks again to all the nice people who visit me too. I do enjoy your commenting.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and PDF Giveaway: Christmas Magic Anthology by Linda Carroll-Bradd, Terri Rochenski, Lindsay McFerrin; Contemporary, Holiday Romance; my rating 4.5. Ends 1/4/13.
  • Audio Book Review: Colony Scott Reeves; Sci Fi; my rating 4.25.
  • Book Review and Giveaway: Hunk for the Holidays by Katie Lane; Contemporary, Holiday Romance; my rating 4.5. Ends 12/28
  • Audio Book Review: Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck; Thriller; my rating 4.0.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

by Linda Carroll-Bradd, Terri Rochenski, Lindsay McFerrin  
Very delightful reading.
Review with Giveaway link is linked above.

2. Audio CD

Agenda 21 
by Glenn Beck (Author),  January LaVoy (Reader)  
A bit of surprise - thought provoking!
The review post is linked above. 

3. eBook/Kindle

Christmas Night, A Holiday Novella
by Niina C at For The Love of Reading
Pages: 15 pages
Publisher: Free Read / Self-Published
Published: December 19th, 2011
Form: E-book
Series: Night #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
My Rating: 4.0 of 5.0
Aiden De Drago has spent the past fifteen hundred years being trained to be the king of the Drago Clan and then claiming his crown after his father passed away. A man proud of his control is about to lose it all when on Christmas Eve he catches the scent of his mate.

Laura Saari came to Budapest to escape spending her first Christmas without her family, when a man offers to escort her back to her hotel, sure of herself and a little smitten with the dark and handsome man, she agrees. When the evening ends with her fingerprints on a murder weapon and her dark and handsome man sporting talons, she begins to question wanting a different Christmas.

I enjoyed this very quick, sweet romance. I like the Dragon shifter, although he never fully shifted in this story.  The story introduces the couple and there is some action when they are attacked while he is walking her home. The characters are likeable and their meeting and romance is sweet moving to sensual. I like the writing voice although there were several run on sentences, a few repeated words and it needed punctuation and editing polish.  I guessed that it might have been written by a young author who was not a native to English and that is correct. 
Still it was a nice read. I read this as my Just For Fun Read this month.

Line Edits: I sent out two galleys for final review and am still working on a couple more formats.

Currently reading:

 1. eBook/Kindle

Godspeed: a love story  
by Dan Chabot
I am enjoying this unusual story although it is a bit long so I am not quite finished (74%). I do expect to complete it and post the review by the end of the week. Reading for the Author to post in December.  

 2. eBook/Kindle

 Perfection Unleashed (Book 1 of the Double Helix series)
Jade Kerrion
I will be starting this for Review and
Bewitching Blog Tour Blitz to post 12/29.

Book Description
Publication Date: June 23, 2012
What would you do if you came face-to-face with perfection, and it looked just like you?

Two men, one face. One man seeks to embrace destiny, the other to escape it.

Danyael Sabre spent sixteen years clawing out of the ruins of his childhood and finally has everything he wanted--a career, a home, and a trusted friend. To hold on to them, he keeps his head down and plays by the rules. An alpha empath, he is powerful in a world transformed by the Genetic Revolution, yet his experience has taught him to avoid attention.

When the perfect human being, Galahad, escapes from Pioneer Laboratories, the illusory peace between humans and their derivatives--the in vitros, clones, and mutants--collapses into social upheaval. The abominations, deformed and distorted mirrors of humanity, created unintentionally in Pioneer Lab's search for perfection, descend upon Washington D.C. The first era of the Genetic Revolution was peaceful. The second is headed for open war.

Although the genetic future of the human race pivots on Galahad, Danyael does not feel compelled to get involved and risk his cover of anonymity, until he finds out that the perfect human being looks just like him.

3. Print

Double Danger (An A-Tac Novel)
by Dee Davis
I am mid way in this title by an author I like.
Reviewing for Forever, Grand Central Station, Hachette.

Book Description

Publication Date: December 18, 2012
Ignoring his instincts once cost Simon a vital op-and the life of his best friend, Ryan. Now as escalating, violent attacks hit A-Tac, another person he loves is in danger. Homeland Security agent Jillian Montgomery's investigation has suddenly brought her back into Simon's life, and unless they can learn to trust each other, their dangerous mission will fail.

After her husband Ryan's death, Jillian dedicates herself to saving others. She can't afford to be tempted by Simon, even though his every touch reignites the desire they once shared. But in the last desperate minutes before disaster strikes, their second chance at love might be the most lethal trap of all . . .

4. Audio

The Broken Token
by Chris Nickson (Author), Steven Pacey (Narrator)
I have just started this and 
I like the narrator and story so far.
Reviewing for Creative Content 
through AudioBook Jukebox.

Publication Date: October 1, 2012
Publisher's Summary
Pickpockets, pimps, and prostitutes: All in a day’s work for the city constable – until work moves too close to home…. When Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds, discovers his former housemaid murdered in a particularly sickening manner, his professional and personal lives move perilously close. Circumstances seem to conspire against him, and more murders follow. Soon the city fathers cast doubt on his capability, and he is forced to seek help from an unsavoury source. Not only does the murder investigation keep running into brick walls, and family problems offer an unwelcome distraction; he can’t even track down a thief who has been a thorn in his side for months. When answers start to emerge, Nottingham gets more than he bargains for….

5. eBook/Kindle

Christmas Promises: The Christmas Eve Bride\A Marriage Proposal for Christmas\A Bride for Christmas
by Lynne Graham, Carole Mortimer, Marion Lennox
I hope to start this and get it done by the end of 2012!
Received through Netgalley.
Book Description
Publication Date: October 1, 2012
The Christmas Eve Bride by Lynne Graham
Rocco thought he was done with Amber after her betrayal two years earlier. But when he unexpectedly runs into her, the attraction is still strong—so he asks her to become his mistress! Amber only accepts so her baby boy can have a better Christmas. But Rocco's plan for revenge changes as he begins picturing a future with Amber…and their son.

A Marriage Proposal for Christmas by Carole Mortimer
Cally Turner thinks Noel Carlton is an egotistical playboy! The only reason she's agreed to work for him is so she can give her daughter a Christmas to remember. But as she spends more time with Noel, she begins to wonder what's more irritating—his infuriating arrogance or unexpected tenderness?

A Bride for Christmas by Marion Lennox
Wealthy businessman—and contented bachelor—Guy Carver is in Australia to take ownership of Jenny Westmere's wedding salon. It's strictly business. So no one is more surprised than Guy himself when he realizes that the deal he really wants to ink is making Jenny and her little boy his family by Christmas!

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 Revelation.

 Line Edits: I have three books that I am completing formats on this week.
I started with 15 books set for December and have completed ten with four or five to finish this week. Still, it looks like I'll have a couple of carry overs.

Scheduled for December
12/29 Blitz and Review: Perfection Unleashed (Bewitching Blog Tours)  

Sourcebooks: Hachette
Double Danger (An A-Tac Novel) by Dee Davis
Last Chance Christmas by Hope Ramsay

Audiobook Jukebox
Broken Token

Uninvited by Heather Graham - I started it but need to try again.
Christmas Promises Anthology  

The Blessed and the Damned (Righteous Series #4) by Michael Wallace

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


  1. Enjoy your visit in wonderful Hawaii.

  2. I like the holiday novella story. Enjoy the holidays and have a wonderful Blessed christmas.

  3. Visiting today in between wrapping presents and supervising the house cleaning for our family get together tonight.

    Merry Christmas!!


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