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Sunday, August 11, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? August 12, 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 reading week- books moved along well and were interesting. I finished four books and posted three reviews one with ARC Giveaway. I also posted a Giveaway announcement for Sourcebooks. 
I  posted the weekly Mailbox Monday meme, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I hope to visit more this week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts (plus winner post):
  • Audible Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Dystopia, Futuristic Fantasy; my rating 5.0.
  • Book Review and ARC Giveaway: Flirting with Texas by Katie Lane, Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.0. Ends 8/16.
Finished Reading:

1. Audio

The Eye of Moloch
    by Glenn Beck
    Narrated by Jeremy Lowell

This is another good thriller listen.
I will be posting a review this week.
Received from Simon and Schuster through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on Title for full book description.

2. ebook/Kindle

by Joyce Faulkner
This is an eye opener as well as
a wonderful story of friendship.
I'll post a review this week.
Click on Title for full book description.

3. Print

by Debra Webb
This is good mystery and suspense. 
I'm glad I have the next book in the series. 
I will post a review with ARC Giveaway.
Click on Title for full Book Description.

4. Audible

The Giver
    by Lois Lowry
    Narrated by Ron Rifkin
        Series: Giver Quartet, Book 1
This is a different, thought provoking Dystopia.
From my own Audible Library;
review to be posted later this week.
Publisher's Summary
December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve-year-old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders. Jonas watches his friend Fiona named Caretaker of the Old and his cheerful pal Asher labeled the Assistant Director of Recreation. But Jonas has been chosen for something special. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man, the man called only the Giver, he begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world.

Told with deceptive simplicity, this is the provocative story of a boy who experiences something incredible and undertakes something impossible. In the telling it questions every value we have taken for granted and reexamines our most deeply held beliefs.
©1993 Lois Lowry; (P)1993 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Line Edits/Releases:
We are working on print, Smashword and Kindle releases.
Released at Smashwords for all ereader formats:
Three prom night short stories:
     Secrets in the Fog: Danny's First Love by Ellen Spain
     The Gift by Kat Deacon
     A Tale of Two Prom Dates by Evie Alexis
Enter the bi-monthly drawings
at eTreasures Publishing Facebook page
This week's giveaway link:
Seven Shades of Luminosity by Beth Bowland
Genre(s): Children's - Middle Grade, Fantasy
Print Pages: 228

Currently reading:
1. Print

Guilty as Sin
by Jami Alden
I am about 70 pages into this romantic suspense.
I'm enjoying the mystery and anticipating the romance.
Reviewing for Forever/Hachette
Book Description
Publication Date: July 30, 2013
For over a decade, a killer has been waiting, silent as death and . . .
Fourteen years ago, Kate Beckett was a teenager more interested in summer romance than babysitting. Then the unthinkable happened: her younger brother was kidnapped and murdered on her watch. Now she is an advocate for missing children, and her newest case brings her back to the small town where she lost her brother-and where she left behind the first boy she ever loved.

Tommy Ibarra's world fell apart after Kate broke his heart, and he's spent his adult life making sure that he'll never be vulnerable again. When a teenage girl vanishes, he offers his expertise as a high tech security expert to help find her. Although he's determined to keep his distance from Kate, it isn't long before he's falling under her spell all over again.

As they race against the clock, their investigation leads to a brutal killer with a shocking connection to Kate's tragic past. And this time, the killer has Kate firmly in his sites.

2. eBook/Kindle

      The Companions, The Sundering, Book I
by R. A. Salvatore
It took a couple of chapters to understand what was happening in this.
It is interesting and different fantasy.
I picked this from NetGalley for review.
Book Description
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
“The Companions is the best novel [R.A.] Salvatore has ever written. It’s insanely courageous, profoundly powerful, masterfully constructed, and easily Salvatore’s most ambitious work to date.”—Paul Goat Allen,
“After a quarter of a century, R.A. Salvatore just keeps getting better and better, and The Companions is another masterful leap forward for one of the greatest fantasy epics of all time.”
—Philip Athans, best-selling author of Annihilation and The Haunting of Dragon’s Cliff
This latest installment in New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore's beloved fantasy saga, The Companions moves Salvatore's signature hero Drizzt into a new era of the Forgotten Realms. As Drizzt's fate hangs in the balance, he reflects on the lives of the trusted allies who stood by his side throughout his early life--the friends now known as the Companions of the Hall. Meanwhile, the first stirrings of the Sundering begin.

3. Audio

Death of a Dyer
by Eleanor Kuhns
Reader: Richard Waterhouse
I've just started this.
Reviewing for AudioGo through Audiobook Jukebox.
Will Rees feels at home. It's been a long time since he last felt this way--not since before his wife died more than five years ago and he took to the road as a traveling weaver. Now Rees is back on his farm, living with his teenaged son, David, and his housekeeper, Lydia--whose presence contributes more towards his happiness than he's ready to admit. But his domestic bliss is shattered the morning a visitor brings news of an old friend's murder. Nate Bowditch and Rees hadn't spoken in many long years, but as children they were closer than brothers, and Rees feels his loss acutely. Asked to look into the circumstances surrounding Nate's death, Rees simply can't refuse. At the Bowditch farmstead, Rees quickly discovers that everyone--from Nate's frosty wife to his missing son to the shy serving girl--is hiding something. But are any of them actually capable of murder? Or does the answer lie elsewhere, behind stones no one even knew needed un-turning? Death of a Dyer once again proves Eleanor Kuhns' remarkable ability to spin a captivating story and capture the light and darker sides of human nature on the page.

I continue to listen to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean. [Reading and listening on MP3.] I have been remiss and not keeping up with daily reading 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 still have several print books carrying over from June now into August. I don't have quite so many new choices so I think I can wrap these carry overs up this month.

8/22 Review: A Most Devilish Rogue by Ashlyn Macnamara; Review and Author Guest Blog through Random House 

    (none scheduled unless I pick up at NetGalley)

Hachette - Forever
    A House Divided by Kimberly Lawson Roby
    Guilty as Sin by Jami Alden (reading)
    Ruthless by Debra Webb

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

Death of a Dyer by Eleanor Kuhns (listening)
Paradox Resolution by K.A. Bedford

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

Author Review titles:
     Double Click by Lisa Becker

From TBR Collection - TBD
Won Book - TBD
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


  1. A very organized week for you - I need help!!! My blog dashboard shows innumerable posts in Vietnamese. Any idea what I should do? How do I delete them?

  2. I am reading Hyde by Laura DeLuca, finished oberon's dreams very good boook and finished Maya Papyrus


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