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Monday, March 18, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? March 18, 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 know it is rather surprising I missed my Sunday post yesterday and am very late with this one today. I was en route home from 11:15am Pacific to 11:15pm Central yesterday. From Wednesday to Sunday morning I was in Vancouver having a wonderful visit with other publishers, editors and authors at EPICon 2013. We were in workshops or meetings (or eating) from 7am to 6pm each day. Then I did some more meetings (I am Treasurer of the group) and socializing in the eves. So I had very limited reading and blogging time. 

I only got to read on the plane trips so I only finished ONE book but am close to complete on the Audio and midway on another. I posted three reviews, on with Giveaway. There are also two special giveaways from Hachette.  I posted the Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway but not Sunday Words.

I had hoped to use airport time to visit but that didn't happen either. My layovers were about an hour so I had to rush from one to the other.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review: Lord of Darkness (Maiden Lane) by Elizabeth Hoyt; Historical Romance; my rating 4.25. Giveaway Five Print books - Full set Maiden Lane Series. Open US Only Ends 3/22.
  • Audible Book Review and Print Giveaway: White Picket Fences by Susan Miessner; Christian Fiction rating 4.25.  US Only. Ends 3/22.
Finished Reading:

Scent of Magic (The Healers)
by Maria V. Snyder
This was engaging fantasy.
I'll post a review tomorrow I hope.
Reviewed through NetGalley.

Line Edits/Releases:

We did get out the two wonderful releases last week and have one out for final proofs this week.

Currently reading:

1. Audio

Silver (An OgmiosTeam Adventure)
by Steven Savile
I am on the last few hours of this as the danger and climax builds.

I am reviewing this for
Crossroad Press through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on title for Book Description

2. Print and eBook/Kindle

Free Fall (Elite Force)
by Catherine Mann
I love how this series jumps into action. I am about 20% into this. 
Reading this from Sourcebooks;
I will be posting a review and ARC Giveaway.

Release date: March 5, 2013 | Series: Elite Force: That Others May Live
Click on title for Book Description

3. Print

Last Chance Book Club
by Hope Ramsay

I grabbed this print out of order to read on the plane. I am midway and enjoying the conflict. Reading for Hachette.

Book Description
Publication Date: March 26, 2013
After a painful divorce, Savannah White wants nothing more than to find her happy place. So when she gets the chance to pack up her life -and her son - and move to the idyllic town where she spent childhood summers, she jumps at the opportunity. Last Chance is just as charming as she remembered. She's even invited to join the local book club, where talk soon turns to Savannah's plan to bring the ramshackle downtown movie theater back to life. A new challenge is just what Savannah needs to move forward.. . .
Dash Randall wants to put his fortune to good use, but he remembers Savannah as the bratty "princess" who descended upon him each June, causing no end of trouble. But the teenager he remembered has grown into a gorgeous and generous woman, and it isn't long before Dash finds himself wanting to make brand new memories with Savannah. But first, Dash and Savannah will need to make peace with their pasts to find a new chance for love.

4. ebook/Kindle

The Persnickety Princess
by Falcon Storm
I am reading this for review on 3/23 as
part of Novel Publicity Book Tour.

High up in the tallest tower of the purplest castle in the Kingdom by the Sea, Princess
Lavender awaits rescue. Desperate as she may be, only the most dashing, well-dressed, properly mannered prince will do. Oh, and he must stand exactly four and three-quarters inches taller than her. A princess has got to have standards, after all.
When, finally, one such prince comes to her castle–not to rescue her, but her younger sister–Lavender refuses to be ignored. Instead of waiting for the next suitor to come along, she devises a plan to put herself in danger, thus forcing the upstart prince to forget her sister and rescue her instead.
Well accustomed to getting her way, there is only one thing, unfortunately, that this princess can’t control–her luck. When her plans go awry, putting her in very real danger, will she allow the prince to rescue her as he sees fit? Will he even want to try?
And will anyone be able to find a way to rescue Lavender from her persnickety ways once and for all? Find out in this comedic tale of princes, dragons, and dreams that just may come true.

5. eBook/Kindle

Sportsman’s Bet
by Judy Nichols
This looks like a good cozy mystery.
I am reading and reviewing at request of the Author.
Click on title for Book Description

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 an also doing more Smashword conversions.

Now for March I have 17 on the list + 2 TBRs still to be determined so it should go nicely at about four a week. Hmm- I may fall behind if I don't speed up this week. I still need to up the number of reviews each week to four.

MARCH Scheduled: 
3/20-25 2nd Annual Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop
3/23 Review: The Persnickety Princess by Falcon Storm (Novel Publicity)
3/27 Review, Interview + Cross the Line by Jack Patterson (Partners In Crime)
3/28+/- Review: Girl v Earl by Phillipa Ashley


     Free Fall (Elite Force) by Catherine Mann
     A Shot of Sultry by Macy Beckett


    Jake by R.C. Ryan

Thomas Nelson (through NetGalley invitation)

     An Angel by Her Side by Ruth Reid

  For Audiobook Jukebox
    Silver by Steven Savile
    Did You Miss Me by Karen Rose

(Maybe if I can fit it in) Hammer of Angels: A Novel of Shadowstorm by G. T. Almasi

     Sportsman’s Bet by Judy Nichols
     Girl v. Earl by Phillipa Ashley

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. Hope you enjoyed the break. Have a good week and enjoy all your books.

  2. I'm in the middle of the last chance series now. I've read the first two so far and have the third one when I'm ready to reconnect with the characters. Hope you're enjoying and I can't wait to hear what you think.

    Happy reading!


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