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Sunday, October 13, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? October 14, 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.

Work continues busy for all three businesses. Reading is good but not as much this week.  I finished three books and posted five reviews which is good.  I was surprised that four of my reviews were audible.  I posted one book Giveaway and one Tour Feature Giveaway.
I also posted the weekly Mailbox Monday, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I did a some visiting last week which I enjoyed.  I hope to do more again.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts plus win post:
  • Audible Book Review: Helper 12 by Jack Blaine, Dystopia, YA; my rating 3.5. 
Finished Reading:

1. Audible

Firestorm: Destroyermen, Book 6

    by Taylor Anderson
    Narrated by William Dufris
        Series: Destroyermen, Book 6
Another good installment in this series!
This is from my Audible Library.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio

The Chronology Protection Case
by Paul Levinson
Quick time travel paradox tale!
I'll be posting a review soon for the Author through AudioBook Jukebox.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Just Ella
by Annette K. Larsen
This is a sweet historical.
My review will post on 10/18

as part of BookBlast Blog Tour.
Click on book title for full description.

Line Edits/Releases:
We have two print books releasing this week. Continuing to work on more print and Smashwords releases.

Enter the bi-monthly drawings at eTreasures Publishing Facebook page.
This week's giveaway link: Coming Home by Joy Brooks; part of Anthology set: Spring Historicals - Sweethearts in Bloom.

Currently reading:
1. Print

The Christmas He Loved Her (Bad Boys of Crystal Lake)
by Juliana Stone

This is an emotional romance; I am 2/3rds through.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks, to post with ARC giveaway.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook

Bargained-For Bride
by Marcia Lynn McClure
This will be my first book by this author.
Reviewing as part of BookBlast Tour for posting 10/24.
Book Description
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
“You’re the sweetest girl in Mourning Dove Creek, you know?” Jack mumbled as he paused in kissing Jilly a moment.

Jilly smiled. “And you’re the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek, you know,” she flirted in return.

Jack smiled. “I do know,” he said.

Jilly giggled. Jack Taylor was so predictable—and a little conceited. He really did think he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove—and he was, for the most part.

Secretly, however, if Jilly ever allowed herself to be completely honest about it (which she tried to avoid), there was one other man in Mourning Dove who always crossed her mind when the subject of the handsomest man in town arose. Yet there was no lingering on thinking of that man—no sirree! Not for a moment! Not for any reason—ever. And so Jilly just kept telling Jack that he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek. Besides, it was almost true—being that the other man lived outside of town and not right in town the way Jack did.

3. Audible

A Reason to Live: A Marty Singer Mystery, Book 1
    by Matthew Iden
    Narrated by Lloyd Sherr
I like how this has started - I am engaged in the mystery. 
Listening for review at request of the author.
Publisher's Summary
In the late 90s, a bad cop killed a good woman and DC Homicide Detective Marty Singer got to watch as the murderer walked out of the courtroom a free man. Twelve years later, the victim's daughter comes to Marty begging for help: the killer is stalking her now. There's just one problem: Marty's retired...and he's retired because he's battling cancer. But with a second shot at the killer - and a first chance at redemption - Marty's just found…a reason to live.

©2012 Matthew Iden (P)2013 Matthew Iden

4. eBook/Kindle

No Escape (Texas Rangers)
Mary Burton
This sounds really good.
Review, author Interview and Giveaway to post 10/29.
Book Description
Publication Date: October 29, 2013
He Was Taught How To Kill
Even behind bars, serial killer Harvey Day Smith exudes menace. Psychologist Jolene Granger has agreed to hear his dying confession, vowing not to let the monster inside her head. And Harvey has secrets to share—about bodies that were never found, and about the apprentice who is continuing his grisly work…

And Now He’ll Teach Them
He buries his victims alive the way his mentor Harvey did, relishing their final screams as the earth rains down. And as one last gift to the only father he knew, he’ll make the most perfect kill of all.

How To Die
Everything about this investigation is unnerving Jo, from Harvey’s fascination with her to the fact that she’s working alongside Texas Ranger Brody Winchester, her ex-husband. Harvey’s protégé is growing bolder and more vicious every day. And soon the trail of shallow graves will lead them to the last place Jo expected, and to the most terrifying truth of all…

Praise for Mary Burton’s The Seventh Victim
“Dark and disturbing, a well-written tale of obsession and murder.” —Kat Martin
“Burton delivers action-packed tension.” —Publishers Weekly

I am really lagging but still listening 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: I am working on poetry formatting this week.

I am enjoying adding stories from my own TBR. :-)
I now have seven titles ready for reviews so I hope to continue with at least five a week which I have tentatively calendared for each day.

October Scheduled
10/14  BookBlast Tour Review: Lord Trowbridge’s Angel by G.G. Vandagriff
10/18  BookBlast Tour Review: Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen
10/24  BookBlast Tour Review: Bargained-For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure (reading)
10/29  Review with Author Interview and Giveaway: No Escape by Mary Burton (Joan Schulhafer Publishing & Media Consulting) (reading)

     Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait by Grace Burrows
     The Christmas He Loved Her by Julia Stone (reading)

   I may browse for new choices.

AudioBook Jukebox 
   More to come

Authors - I have several requests to consider.

From TBR Collection - TBD
Won Book - TBD
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: When Night Falls - read. 


  1. No Escape sounds really creepy. I hope you are enjoying it. Come see my Monday Report if you get a chance. Happy reading!

  2. I couldn't post at all last week but I do so like visiting the blogs and seeing what other people are reading!

  3. I've been listening to more audio lately as I lay around and nurse my bad back. Have a great week.

  4. Great week for you.

    The Bargained-For-Bride looks good.

    Enjoy your reads and your week.

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

  5. i'm full on reading paranormal right now, i finished a book for review ( by kallysten) and now i'm not sure perhaps i will start seanan mc guire incryptid book 2

  6. The Christmas He Loved Her, Bargained-For Bride, and No Escape all sounded real good to me, I have added them all to my list to get.
    Hope you have a great week!


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