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Sunday, July 14, 2013

It's Monday What are You Reading? July 15, 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 a good reading week even though a busy work week.  I finished four books and am a various stages into four for this week.  I posted three reviews, one with Giveaway. I also posted the weekly Mailbox Monday meme, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I am disappointed with myself - I didn't get to visit at all last week.  I hope to do better this week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review: Silent Warrior by Lindsey Piper, Urban Fantasy; my rating 4.25. 
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Silent Warrior

by Lindsey Piper
An exciting read - review is linked above.
Click on title for full Book Description.

2. Audible

The 5th Wave
    by Rick Yancey
    Narrated by Brandon Espinoza, Phoebe Stro
Engaging post apocalyptic story/YA.

I'll post a review this week.
Click on title for full Book Description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Amarias Adventures: Book 1 by Amy Green
A fun adventure read; good for younger folks
(and the young at heart).
I'll be posting a review this week.
Click on title for full Book Description.

4. eBook/Kindle

West Palm I: The Undertaker's Apprentice
by Joss Cordero
Different, murder mystery, or piece of one.
I'll post a review this week.
Book Description
Publication Date: June 3, 2013
The first in a four-part, fast-paced serialized psychological thriller, from a talented author who captures quirky South Florida in the bestselling tradition of Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen.

Zach often hears his great aunt Emmy’s hauntingly sweet voice singing in his head. His calling has been to make the dead look beautiful. As a security guard at a West Palm funeral parlor, he strolls alone among the corpses, artfully decorating them…Zack knows the spirits of the dead need his help as they transition to the netherworld. But when his bizarre rituals are discovered, he flees. Not deterred, he comes upon a tall, beautiful woman alone on a yacht and knows she needs the kind of help only he can provide...

With its taut pacing and sly humor, Cordero’s West Palm serialization is relentlessly addictive, peopled with a South Florida psychopath, a burnt out police detective turned P.I., and one gorgeous but tough woman, in a city where trash mingles with class.

Line Edits/Releases:
I finally worked out the last details for a couple of releases this week.

Currently reading:
1. Audible

The Deliverers: Sharky and the Jewel
    by Gregory S. Slomba
    Narrated by Jimm Singer
This is a fun adventure. 
I am reviewing this for the author through Audiobook Jukebox.
Publisher's Summary
Twelve-year-old Eric Scott is called by Stig, a talking owl, to journey to another world to save a fishing village from a band of bloodthirsty pirates. Once there, Eric discovers that delivering the town is but one of the problems he'll have to solve.

Can a 12-year-old boy, a talking owl, a headstrong girl and an outcast dwarf save a village, much less an entire world? Find out as they set out on the journey of a lifetime to defeat an immortal pirate, face their fears, and fulfill an ancient prophecy.

2. eBook/Kindle

Blood and Bone
by Don Hoesel
This reminds me a little of an Indiana Jones adventure.
I will be posting a Giveaway 7/15 
and the review on 7/19 as part of BookBlast.
Book Description
Publication Date: July 1, 2013
More Archaeological Adventures from Popular Suspense Writer Don Hoesel

A decade after Serpent of Moses, Jack is married to Espy and back teaching at Evanston University. They have two sons, one of whom has cystic fibrosis. Despite this challenge, life is comfortable. But that all changes when the CIA, while combing through the papers of the late Gordon Reese, uncovers the secret of Elisha's bones. Jack's world is then turned upside down by an urgent call from his old friend Duckey, who's been alerted to the CIA's probing by one of his former contacts. Jack and his family escape from their home just ahead of the CIA, and he decides to do what he should have done long ago: recover the bones and destroy them. Except the bones aren't where he left them.

So now Jack is in a race, for the last time, to find the bones. And he's not the only one. Pitted against both the CIA and an organization that will kill to protect their secrets, Jack and Espy follow hard-to-decipher clues across the globe before arriving in the catacombs of Paris for a final showdown that will either save their family--or tear apart everything they hold dear forever.

3. Print

Flight of the Raven (Mysteries of Sparrow Island Series #2)
by Ellen Harris
I am reading this for Ladies' Book Club meeting July 20.
Book Description
Publication Date: February 15, 2007
A small plane disappears from the sky above Sparrow Iland, and Abby knows she must do something to help. Together, she and Sergeant Henry Cobb, set off to hunt for survivors. They find the plane but not the passengers - who it seems don't want to be found. Abby's wilderness skills are put to the test as she and Henry go on a chase to try to uncover the secrets of the passengers' hidden pasts. An exciting, suspense-filled story, "Flight of the Raven" is a riveting tale of determination, ingenuity and courage.

4. Print

Crazy Little Thing Called Love
by Molly Cannon
I had started this and then remembered book club.
So far it seems fun.
Book Description
Release date: June 25, 2013
 Here comes trouble...
Etta Green kissed Everson, Texas, goodbye years ago. A big city chef, she intends to return only long enough to settle her beloved grandmother's estate and then hightail it back to Chicago. But Grammy Hazel had other plans. In her will, she left Etta part-ownership of a B&B that's about to go bankrupt before it even opens. And what's worse--Etta's partner is Donny Joe Ledbetter, a handsome devil with some serious bad boy charm. Growing up, Donny Joe didn't give Etta a second glance. Now, she's got his whole attention.

A far cry from the shy bookworm he once knew, sexy, spirited Etta Green is nothing but trouble. Yet Donny Joe decides to play nice. After all, the quicker they open the B&B, the faster this exasperating--and irresistible--woman will be on her way. Donny Joe has never been a one-woman kind of man. But one crazy little moment of unforgettable desire may change his mind--if he can convince Etta to stay for good...

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

I have several print books carrying over from June to July and new ones added. The new additions push the total beyond what I wanted so we'll see how things go week to week.

July Scheduled:

7/15 Book Blast Blood and Bone by Don Hoesel
7/19 Review Blood and Bone for Book Blast
7/22 Book Blast The Hero’s Lot by Patrick W. Carr
7/26 Review The Hero’s Lot for Book Blast

    (none scheduled unless I pick up at NetGalley)

Hachette - Forever
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Molly Cannon
    A House Divided by Kimberly Lawson Roby
    Flirting with Texas by Katie Lane
    Guilty as Sin by Jami Alden
    Revenge by Debra Webb

NetGalley: (July and early August)
      The Companions, The Sundering, Book I by R. A. Salvatore
      The Godborn, The Sundering, Book II by Paul S. Kemp
      Windshift by Joyce Faulkner

AudioBook Jukebox (July and early August)

    The Delivers and Starkey by Gregory S. Slomba, Narrated by Jimm Singer
    The Maiden Flight of the Rio Grande by Michael Coorlim, Narrated by Wayne Farrell
    The Eye of Molech by Glen Beck, Narrated by Jeremy Lowell

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

Author Review titles:
     Click: An Online Love Story by Lisa Becker 
     Double Click by Lisa Becker

From TBR Collection - TBD
Won Book - TBD

Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


  1. I get tired just looking at that list. Enjoy your books.

  2. Such a busy person!

    Here's my It's Monday. Love to have you stop by!

  3. Blood and Bone sounds very intriguing. Love the cover as well. Enjoy your reads!

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

  4. I like the variety you read. Come see what I read last week at Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  5. Enjoy your books this week. I finished What the Spell? by Brittany Geragotelis (4/5 stars) last week. This week I'm reading Solaris by Stanislaw Lem, Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan, and OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu.

  6. You always have a variety that you read and I always fid something to add to my list. Hope you get most of what you want to do thus week done. Enjoy your books!

  7. ENJOY your week. Flight of the Raven looks good...I love mysteries.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading


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