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Sunday, October 20, 2013

It's Monday What are You Reading? October 21, 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.

It seemed like a strange week but I accomplished different tasks each day.  Reading is still good. :-)  I finished three books and posted five reviews again.   I posted one book Giveaway and two Tour Feature Giveaways.
I also posted the weekly Mailbox Monday, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I did some visiting last week which I enjoyed.  None this weekend because we are watching grand kids. I'll have to try visiting through the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts plus win post:
  • Book Review, Feature and Giveaway Link: Lord Trowbridge's Angel by G.G. Vandagriff, Historical Romance; my rating 4.25. Ends 10/24.
  • Audible Book Review: The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick, Middle Grade, Fantasy; my rating 4.25. 
  • Book Review and Giveaway Link: Just Ella  by Annette K. Larsen, Historical Romance; my rating 4.5. Ends 11/5.
  • Book Review with Giveaway: The Christmas He Loved Her by Juliana Stone, Contemporary Romance, my rating 4.0. Open US and Canada; Ends 10/25/13.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Bargained-For Bride
by Marcia Lynn McClure
This is a cute, sweet romance.
Review as part of BookBlast Tour to post 10/24.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Print

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

This is an emotional romance;
I posted the review with ARC giveaway - linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible

A Reason to Live: A Marty Singer Mystery, Book 1
    by Matthew Iden
    Narrated by Lloyd Sherr
I really enjoyed this mystery which has good action and twists.
This week I'll be posting a review; 
received from the author.
Click on book title for full description.

Line Edits/Releases:
We had two print books released this past week at Amazon - The Late Great Benjamin Bale and There's a Monster in Mommy's Tummy.  They will be linked up at eTreasures (where the net payout is better without the Amazon fees) as soon as I have my copies in hand to make the final overlook. :-)
We also have an ebook that may be finalized for release this week.

Back to working on formatting some new 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. eBook/Kindle

No Escape (Texas Rangers)
Mary Burton
This is very suspenseful with good romance conflict!
Review, author Interview and Giveaway to post 10/29.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Print

Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait 
by Grace Burrows
This is starting out to be usual Burrows' charming.
I am reviewing for Sourcebooks to post with ARC Giveaway.
Book Description
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
A freshly wrapped Regency Christmas romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes.

What Lady Jenny wants for Christmas...
For Christmas, soft-spoken Lady Jenny Windham craves the freedom to pursue her artistic ambitions, though it will mean scandalizing her ducal parents and abandoning all hope of a family of her own. She confides her plans to successful artist Elijah Harrison when he's commissioned to paint a portrait of her small nephews, because assisting Elijah will bring Jenny that much closer to her heart's desire--won't it?

...Will break both their hearts
Elijah Harrison finds in his unlikely assistant not only an inspiring muse and unappreciated talent, but also a lovely and passionate woman. If Elijah supports Jenny's career, his own professional interests will suffer, but more significantly, he will lose Jenny forever. Both Jenny and Elijah must choose between true love and a lifelong dream.

3. Audible/MP3

Third Grave Dead Ahead
by Darynda Jones
    Narrated by Lorelei King
        Series: Charley Davidson, Book 3
I'm not enjoying the beginning
of this quite as much as the first two.
Maybe it will get better. This is from my own Audible Library.
Publisher's Summary

Third in the award-winning paranormal series that’s “hilarious and heartfelt, sexy and surprising.” (J.R. Ward)

Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back in Darynda Jones' Third Grave Dead Ahead! And she’s drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the parthuman, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hellbent on murder when the devil’s son just won’t give up?

4. Audio/MP3

Battle for LA
Author: CJ Henderson, Mark Sparacio
Narrator: Full Cast
Publisher: AudioComics
This is a comic audio that I received from the Publisher through AudioBook Jukebox.

In the early morning hours of February 25, 1945, US anti-aircraft shore artillery opened fire on an unidentified object in the skies above Los Angeles, California. Over the course of the next three hours, “swarms of planes” were reported as roaming the skies above the city of angels, though in the end the only actual damage was the result of traffic accidents, friendly fire from the attack, and in some cases, heart attacks caused by stress.

The public was later told that there the attack was a false alarm. Moonstone Books, however, has unearthed the government documents that show the real truth…and how some of the greatest heroes in pulp history fought back against the “event”…
Battle for LA is AudioComics’ second collaboration with Moonstone Entertainment, Inc., adapted from the illustrated novella by CJ Henderson and Mark Sparacio, and starring pulp heroes The Black Bat, Domino Lady, Secret Agent X, and The Phantom Detective, and classic comic character Airboy. America’s pulp and comic avengers pit their wits (and guns) against a menace from another world in a story actually inspired by true events!

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
10/24  BookBlast Tour Review: Bargained-For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure
10/29  Review with Author Interview and Giveaway: No Escape by Mary Burton (Joan Schulhafer Publishing & Media Consulting) (reading)
10/31 Review with Giveaway: I Accidentally Married a God

     Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait by Grace Burrows (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. I read Lady Jenny last week and enjoyed it. I am sure you had fun with your grandkids.

  2. This summer I went through all of the Darynda Jones books and enjoyed them. A good series but I want a little more naughty once in a while if you know what I mean. :)

    Have a great week!! It's Monday! What Are You Reading @ the Brunette Librarian

  3. Nice mix of reads. Enjoy them all.

  4. I have as yet to read a Marcia Lynn McClure book, although I do have one sitting on my Kindle to read.

  5. I read all of the Darynda Jones books and enjoyed them. Have a good week and enjoy your books.

  6. Amazing books!! Happy Reading.
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