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Sunday, March 31, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? April 1, 2013

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 had another busy week at work but good reading week. I finished five books. I posted four reviews, two with ARC Giveaways.  I also posted the Mailbox Monday meme, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I didn't get to visit last week. I will try harder this week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and ARC Giveaway: Free Fall by Catherine Mann; Military Romance; my rating 3.75. Ends 4/5/13.
  • Book Review and Feature: Cross the Line by Jack Patterson; Thriller; my rating 4.0. 
  • Book Review: Girl vs. Earl by Phillipa Ashley; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.25. 
  • Book Review and ARC GiveawayLast Chance Book Club by Hope Ramsay; Contemporary Romance (series); my rating 4.5.  Ends 4/5/13.
Finished Reading:

1. ebook/Kindle

Girl v. Earl
by Phillipa Ashley
Fun, British romance. 
Review linked above. 
US edition Published March 26th 2013.
Click on title for Book Description

2. Audio Book/MP3

Did You Miss Me [Audiobook, Unabridged]
Karen Rose (Author),
Marguerite Gavin (Reader)
I really enjoyed this. I will post the review this week; for Blackstone Audio, Inc. through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on title for Book Description

3. eBook/Kindle

by Judy Nichols
I enjoyed this mystery with its internet element
and different PI lead.
I will post a review this week.
Read for review at request of the Author.
Click on title for Book Description

4. Print

A Shot of Sultry
by Macy Beckett
Another fun romance series;
Read from Sourcebooks;
I will be post a review and ARC Giveaway this week.
Book Description
Release date: March 5, 2013 | Series: Sultry Springs
Click on title for Book Description

5. eBook/Kindle

In the Year 2889
by Jules Verne (Author), Michel Verne (Author)
I had this in my Kindle library since 2010.
I picked it as my Just For Fun read in March.
It is a short story showing what life might be like in 2889,
following a rich journalist through a day in his life.
Jules Verne has an absolutely wonderful imagination!
There is a tube transportation system,
telephoto connections (quite similar to Skype), animated housing features like the dining table and bathtub that appear in the bedroom.
This is a very quick read and I highly recommend it particularly to Vernes and Sci Fi buffs!

Line Edits/Releases:
We released another children's title last week:
Rudy Finds a Home by Lynne Bendoly

When Rudy decides to  leave the farm where he has lived all his life, to seek out a place to call his very own home, he encounters many disappointments and finally learns that the very best place to be was back on the farm with all his other cat friends.

Genre: Children's, 5-9 years
Pages: 36 with illustrations

Tomorrow we will release a Venetian Romance: Love is Not Proud by Monica Spense.

Currently reading:
1. Audio

Author: Mark Millar, Steve McNiven
I enjoy these Graphic Audios. 
I have just started this.
Reviewing for GraphicAudio
through Audiobook Jukebox.
The epic story that blows the Marvel Universe apart!
Iron Man and Captain America: two core members of the Avengers, the world's greatest super hero team.
After a tragic battle in Stamford Connecticut, the U.S. government demands that all super heroes unmask and register their powers.
To Tony Stark—Iron Man—it's a regrettable but necessary step.
To Captain America, it's an unbearable assault on civil liberties.
So begins the Civil War.

© Marvel

2. eBook/Kindle

Hammer of Angels: A Novel of Shadowstorm
by G. T. Almasi
I really enjoyed the first book in this series and am excited to read this.
I am reviewing this through NetGalley.

Book Description
Publication Date: November 25, 2014
In G. T. Almasi’s thrilling alternate reality, the United States, the USSR, and the Republic of China share a fragile balance of power with Greater Germany, which emerged from World War II in control of Europe and half of the Middle East. To avoid nuclear Armageddon, the four superpowers pursue their ambitions with elite spies known as Levels, who are modified with mechanical and chemical enhancements.

Nineteen-year-old Alix Nico, code-named Scarlet, is a kick-ass superheroine with killer Mods and an attitude to match. She’s considered one of America’s top Levels, even though her last mission nearly precipitated World War III. So now Scarlet and her new partner, Darwin, have been sent to Greater Germany to help sow the seeds of anarchy and prevent Germany’s defection to Russia and China.

But where Scarlet goes, chaos follows—and when her mission takes an unexpected turn, she and Darwin must go ever deeper into enemy territory. As Scarlet grapples with a troubling attraction to her new partner, explosive information comes to light about the German cloning program and one of its prisoners—a legendary American Level who just happens to be Scarlet’s father.

“First-rate . . . a hell-bent-for-leather mash-up of spy novel and SF.”—Eric Van Lustbader, on Blades of Winter.

3. Print

Jake (A Wyoming Sky Novel)
by R.C. Ryan
I just started a few pages and like the style so far.
Reviewing for Hachette.
Book Description
Release date: February 26, 2013 | Series: A Wyoming Sky Novel

Wild at Heart . . .
Jake Conway is good with his hands. A veterinarian known for his gentle touch, he's also the most eligible bachelor in Wyoming. But like any wild animal, Jake longs to roam free . . . until a sultry redhead with a smile from here to heaven turns up in town.
When her estranged father dies, Meg Stanford inherits his rustic ranch-and all the painful memories that come with it. She's determined to settle the estate and face down the ghosts of her past. But a series of midnight break-ins have Meg running from the ranch-and into the arms of the sexy cowboy next door. As their passion grows hotter, the attacks grow bolder. Can Jake keep her safe, or will he lose the only woman he's ever loved?

I continue to listen to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean. [Reading and listening on MP3.] I am studying with the Tyndall One Year Bible this year, hoping to read daily along with my DH.

Line Edits: We are doing well with several more releases being prepared. I am also doing more Smashword conversions.

I completed 15 books in March and several have been moved to April.  Now I have only lined up 13 + two TBR for April so I can add others if I have time. There are five print books, three audios and five eBooks on the list.

Three Reviews carried over from March.

April Scheduled: 
4/1 No Joke April Fools Kindle Fire Giveaway
4/7 April Author/Blogger Kindle Fire Giveaway
4/16 Review: Scorned Justice: The Men of the Texas Rangers by Margaret Daley (PUYB)
4/22 Review: The Forever Knight by John Marco (TLC)

Jack Absolute by C.C. Humphreys

Jake by R.C. Ryan
Cowboy Take Me Away by Jane Graves

For Audiobook Jukebox
    Civil War - Graphic Audio
    That Night on Thistle Lane - AudioGo (now Blackstone)
    Hunter: A Thriller - Robert Bidinotto

     Hammer of Angels by G.T. Almasi

     An Angel by Her Side by Ruth Reid 
     The Sword in the Stars (Book1) in The Dark Sea Annals Series by Wayne Thomas Batson
     The Wolf of Tebron by C. S. Lakin

From TBR Collection - TBD
Won Book - Lady of Devices, a steampunk adventure novel (Magnificent Devices)
by Shelley Adina
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


  1. You had a busy week last week reading and what looks like it'll be another busy one this week. I hope you enjoy all your books!
    Come see my It's Monday Post :)

    - Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  2. Your post is in a lovely format that makes it easy to read. I must be off to see if I can find out how you did this! :-)

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

  3. A great reading week. Always like Brit Lit! Hope April is another great reading month for you.

  4. These sound like great reads. Lots of books on your pile! Enjoy.

    Take a look at what I'm reading this week.

  5. My first visit to your blog. You have been busy.
    I started a new book last week called Fat Profits. It has been a good book.

  6. The short by Jules Verne - is this the Verne that wrote in the 1800's ?! if so, that man really did have an amazing future imagination. Wow. If this is the same guy, imagine his thought processes, because he also wrote 20000 leagues under the sea, Around the World in 80 days, and other very cool books.


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