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Sunday, May 12, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? May 13, 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.

This was another good week of reading.  I finished three books and posted four reviews, two with Giveaways. (In my brain I did four reviews but in reality I didn't.) I also posted the weekly Mailbox Monday meme, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I visited a handful of Monday posts early in the week and I visited Saturday Snapshot posts at the end of the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and ARC Giveaway: Cowboy Take Me Away by Jane Graves, Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.5.
  • Audible Book Review and Cassette Giveaway: Loyalty In Death by J.D. Robb, Crime Thriller, Futuristic; my rating 4.25.
  • Book Review: Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina, Steampunk; my rating 4.75.
Finished Reading:
1. Print

Undone (The Amoveo Legend)
by Sara Humphrey 
An enjoyable read.
Review and ARC Giveaway to post this week.
Click on the title for book description.

2. eBook/Kindle

Secretly Smitten Anthology
Colleen Coble (Author, Contributor), Kristin Billerbeck (Contributor), Denise Hunter (Contributor), Diann Hunt (Contributor)
All four titles are lovely. I will post a review this week.
Click on the title for book description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Brilliant Devices: A steampunk adventure novel (Magnificent Devices)
Shelley Adina

More danger and fun in this final installment.
I will be posting a Giveaway for a set of the books.
Click on the title for book description.

Line Edits/Releases:
New children's title: 
There's a Monster in Mommy's Tummy by J.D. Pooker, Illustrated by Christy Caughie
There seems to be a monster in mommy's tummy. It growls a lot, especially in the morning. What does it look like? Does it have one eye or two? Maybe it has long yellow claws and sharp white teeth. Mommy says to tame a tummy monster, you have to feed it.

There's a Monster in Mommy's Tummy is an adorable and fully illustrated children's book that reveals the answer to a question kids often wonder about. Why do tummies growl?
Genre: Childrens, 3-6 years

Currently reading:
1. Audible

Inherit the Stars, The Giants Series, book 1
by James P. Hogan
This is an older Sci Fi work that looked interesting.
Reviewing for Blackstone Audio through AudioBook Jukebox.

The man on the moon was dead. They called him Charlie. He had big eyes, abundant body hair, and fairly long nostrils. His skeletal body was found clad in a bright red spacesuit, hidden in a rocky grave. They didn’t know who he was, how he got there, or what had killed him. All they knew was that his corpse was fifty thousand years old—and that meant this man had somehow lived long before he ever could have existed.

© 1977 by James Patrick Hogan

2. Print

Barefoot in the Sun
by Roxanne St. Claire
The writing pulled me in to the story.
Reviewing for Forever, Hachette.
Book Description
Release date: April 30, 2013 | Series: Barefoot Bay (Book 3)
A Barefoot Bay Novel
When running is all you've ever known . . .
Caught between fight and flight, Zoe Tamarin has always picked flight. Since she was rescued from a nightmare childhood by her great-aunt Pasha, they've been on the move, never staying in one place long enough to risk exposing their precarious past. But now that they've reached the sun-baked shores of Barefoot Bay, Zoe may have to stay and fight-for her aunt's life . . . and for a love she ran from years before.
Sometimes the bravest act of all is to stand still.
Oliver Bradbury came to Florida to start over, as both a doctor and a father to his eight-year-old son. He never expected life to hand him a second chance with the woman he lost years ago-but one look at Zoe Tamarin and he knows he'll do whatever it takes to prove that this time, he can be the man she needs. But when demands of family and friendship threaten to shatter their rekindled passion, Oliver must heal Zoe's lifelong wounds with more than hot kisses . . . but will that be enough to keep her from flying off with his heart?

3. Print

Heart of Iron London Steampunk Book 2
by Bec McMaster
I am looking forward to this sequel Steampunk.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks.
Book Description
Release date: May 7, 2013
"Deftly blends elements of Steampunk and vampire romance with brilliantly successful results...darkly atmospheric and delectably sexy."—Booklist Starred Review for Kiss of Steel

In the mist-shrouded streets of London's dreaded Whitechapel district, werewolves, vampires, and a clockwork army are one step away from battle...

No One to Trust

Dangerous. Unpredictable. That's how people know the hulking Will Carver. And those who don't like pretty words just call him The Beat. No matter how hard Will works to suppress his werewulfen side, certain things drive him beyond all control. And saucy Miss Lena Todd tops the list.

Lena makes the perfect spy against the ruling Echelon blue bloods. No one suspects that under the appearance of flirtatious debutante lies a heart of iron. Not even the ruthless Will Carver, the one man she can't wrap around her finger and the one man whose kiss she can never forget. He's supposed to be protecting her, but he might just be her biggest threat yet...

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: Several more releases being prepared for the next few weeks. I am still doing more Smashword conversions in between print formatting.

I have fewer books lined up for May, so I can pick some more that I want. Eight Nine of these are print which means two print books a week that may be harder... I will probably get one or two of them on Kindle for quicker reading (listening). The print books are looming but I'm digging in.

May Scheduled:
May 22:  Review + Giveaway: New Wings by Donna Stanley (Glass Road PR)
Other Giveaway Hop to be added

Sourcebooks: (Both release 5/7)
     Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster
Hachette - Forever
     Barefoot in the Sun by Roxanne St. Claire

     The Woman He Loved Before by Dorothy Koomson 
     Haven Creek (A Cavanaugh Island Novel) by Rochelle Alers
     The Sweet Spot (Sweet on a Cowboy) by Laura Drake
     It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis 

    Complete for this month

     Better Than Chocolate (Life in Icicle Falls) by Sheila Roberts

     Inherit the Stars by James P. Hogan
     The Empty Mirror by James Lincoln Collier
     Hexed: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2 by Kevin Hearne

Author Titles

From TBR Collection - TBD
Won Book - Lady of Devices.

Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


  1. Wonderfull reading week for you.

  2. Have a great week, Martha!
    [hoping you got my reply with new links for the Vintage Teacup Club?] many thx

  3. Enjoy them all. I like the covers of your books! nice.

  4. the growling tummy kids book sounds cute. Enjoy your reads this week :)

  5. Secretly Smitten is screaming from my TBR shelf.
    Hope you have a wonderful week!


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