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Sunday, June 23, 2013

It's Monday What are You Reading? June 24, 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.

The week was slower than I realized as I just finished the third book. I posted three audio and one print reviews, one Audiobook Week post and an unplanned Giveaway hop. I also posted the weekly Mailbox Monday meme, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I'm pleased I got to visit a bit at the beginning and end of the week. I still need to do more.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Audio Book Review: The Wolf Path by Judith Van Geison, Mystery; my rating 4.25. 
  • Book Review and Giveaway: The Magic of I Do by Tammy Falkner, Contemporary Romance; my rating 3.75. Ends 6/30.
Finished Reading:
1. Print

One Day on Apple Grove 
by C.H. Admirand
This is very enjoyable.
I will post a review with ARC Giveaway this week.
Click on title for Book Description.

2. eBook/Kindle

Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy: The Templar Chronicles: Book 2
by Jeff Gunhus
This is fun action. 
My review will be June 24 as part of Book Blast Tour, with a giveaway link.
Click on title for Book Description,

3. Audio/MP3

Hearts of Shadow
Author: Kira Brady
Narrator: Xe Sands
This is intense in battle and love.
I will post a review for Blackstone Audio;
received through AudioBook Jukebox.

Line Edits/Releases:
We have two more titles to post for print release and two we are completing formats on for release.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

The Bane (The Eden Trilogy) (Volume 1)
by Keary Taylor

I am three quarters completed on this and really enjoying it. I picked this up at NetGalley.
Book Description
Publication Date: February 28, 2013 | Series: The Eden Trilogy
Before the Evolution there was TorBane: technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter. It had the ability to grow new organs and limbs, to heal the world. Until it evolved out of control and spread like the common cold. The machine took over, the soul vanished, and the Bane were born. The Bane won't stop until every last person has been infected. With less than two percent of the human population left, mankind is on the brink of extinction. Eve knows the stories of the Evolution, the time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name. But she doesn't need memories to know this world is her reality. This is a world that is quickly losing its humanity, one Bane at a time. Fighting to keep one of the last remaining human colonies alive, Eve finds herself torn between her dedication to the colony, and the discovery of love. There is Avian and West – one a soldier, one a keeper of secrets. And in the end, Eve will make a choice that will change the future of mankind. The Bane is The Terminator meets The Walking Dead with a heart-twisting romance. Previously published as Eden, due to reader demand it has been revamped and rereleased as The Bane: book one in The Eden Trilogy.

2. Print

The Woman He Loved Before
by Dorothy Koomson
I have started this and am intrigued by the mystery.
I am reviewing this for Grand Central/Hachette
and have an extra copy for giveaway.
Book Description
Release date: May 14, 2013
Libby has a nice life with a great job, a gorgeous husband and a big home by the sea. But she's becoming more unsure of Jack's feelings for her - and if he is over the mysterious death of Eve, his first wife.
When fate intervenes in their relationship, Libby decides to find out all she can about the man she hastily married and the seemingly perfect Eve.
Eventually Libby stumbles across some startling truths about Eve. As she begins to unearth more and more devastating secrets, Libby becomes frightened that she too will end up like the first woman Jack loved. . .

3. Print

Haven Creek (A Cavanaugh Island Novel)
by Rochelle Alers
I will be starting this one next.
Reviewing (with copy giveaway) for Forever/Hachette.
Book Description
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
Home is where the heart is.
Architect Morgan Dane has always lived according to a plan, crossing off her achievements one by one. But when she's offered her dream job-the restoration of historic Angels Landing Plantation on beautiful Cavanaugh Island-Morgan's life takes an unexpected turn.
Carpenter Nathaniel Shaw once took a big chance on commitment-and lost. Needing the healing comforts of home, he returns to Haven Creek to join the family business. Nothing in the small town has changed-except for Morgan Dane. The wallflower he knew in high school has grown into a beautiful woman . . . and stirs feelings Nate isn't sure he's ready for.
Together Nate and Morgan find a happiness neither could have predicted. But when secrets from the past come to light, their budding relationship is threatened. Will they play it safe, or risk their hearts to build a life together?

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 had three print books move from May to June. Plus I have five additional print books, two tour books and three NetGalley titles. Plus Audios. I'm not sure what happened to my relaxing plan for June. Guess that goes into July. Sigh.

June Scheduled:
6/24 Review: Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy by Jeff Gunhus for Book Blast Tour


Hachette - Forever
    Haven Creek (A Cavanaugh Island Novel) by Rochelle Alers
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Molly Cannon
    The Woman He Loved Before by Dorothy Koomson (reading)
    A House Divided by Kimberly Lawson Roby

     The Bane (The Eden Trilogy) (Volume 1) by Keary Taylor (reading)
     Silent Warrior by Lindsey Piper

AudioBook Jukebox
  Hearts of Shadow  (listening)

Author Books received at March EPICon
     Convict Dad by P. Ryan Hembree

From TBR Collection - TBD
Won Book - TBD

Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


  1. Haven Creek sounds very interesting as does The Bane. I have added both of these to my list to read. Hope you get plenty of reading done this week.

  2. Sounds like some great reads. Hope you enjoy them.

    Happy reading!

    Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva

  3. I enjoyed the Apple Grove book too. Have a great week.


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