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Sunday, December 29, 2013

It's Monday What are You Reading? December 30, 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 work week was pretty quiet with the Holiday time off. 

I read four books and posted four reviews, two with Giveaways. 
I added a couple of Christmas posts to most of the regular weekly memes and posts (except the Saturday Snapshot and SBB which is delayed): Mailbox Monday, Friday Pick Giveaway, and Sunday Words.

I did some nice visiting early in the week but then time slipped away.
I really am determined to make a change in this for the new year - just have to figure out how.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Giveaway: Christmas in Lucky Harbor by Jill Shalvis, Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.25. US Print.  Ends 1/3/14.
  • Book Review and Giveaway: Carving Angels by Diane Stringam Tolley, Inspirational Fiction, Children, Family, Christmas; my rating 5.0.  US Print, Worldwide ebook. Ends 1/3/14.

Finished Reading:
1. Audible/MP4

Ten Things I Love About You
    by Julia Quinn
    Narrated by Rosalyn Landor
I do enjoy this author! This is a charming Historical Romance from my Audible library.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP4

Hammered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3
by Kevin Hearne
Narrated by Luke Daniels
This is another fun offering in this series; 
from my Audible library.
Publisher's Summary
Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully - he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.

One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona. There’s a vampire turf war brewing, and Russian demon hunters who call themselves the Hammers of God are running rampant.

Despite multiple warnings and portents of dire consequences, Atticus and Leif journey to the Norse plane of Asgard, where they team up with a werewolf, a sorcerer, and an army of frost giants for an epic showdown against vicious Valkyries, angry gods, and the hammer-wielding Thunder Thug himself.
Listen to Iron Druid Chronicles

©2011 Kevin Hearne (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

3. eBook/Kindle

Let Me Get This Off My Chest:
A Breast Cancer Survivor Over-Shares
by Margaret Lesh
This is entertaining and informative.
Click on book title for full description.

4. Print

Angel Christmas Anthology
by Patricia Rice, Mary Balogh & 3 more
I enjoyed all five stories.
I pulled this from my Christmas TBR box to read and share. I will post a review later with giveaway.
Click on book title for full description.

Line Edits/Releases:
I didn't get the proof copies in yet so still waiting to link up two new print releases.

Enter the bi-monthly drawings at eTreasures Publishing Facebook page.
This week's giveaway link:  to be linked.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

The Double Life of Incorporate Things (Magic Most Foul)
by Leanna Renee Hieber
This is intriguing.
I'll be posting a review later this week.
Book Description
Publication Date: November 27, 2013
"Just when we think our nightmares are over, the Society has invented a new horror. Around every corner a shadow, behind every whisper a demon. If we don't end what the devils began, we will die haunted..."

The finale in the acclaimed Magic Most Foul trilogy: The trauma and the terror of the Master's Society has only escalated for the dashing Lord Denbury and brave, feisty Miss Natalie Stewart, and a new terror has been unleashed in Manhattan. Together with their stalwart friends and unlikely heroes, they take the fight directly to the Denbury estate, where new evils have awakened. But are they prepared for all the sacrifices that shall be asked of them? With their very lives and the sanctity of their mortal souls at stake, Natalie and Jonathon are past the point of no return...

2. Audible/MP4

The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret to America's Future
by Jonathan Cahn
Narrated by Jonathan Cahn
I am so glad we are reading (listening) to this
for Ladies's Book Club.
The ladies are excited about the discussion next Saturday.

Publisher's Summary
Is it possible that there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future? That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy? That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America? That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come? Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel nine specific warnings and omens of national destruction - these same Nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications for America’s future and end-time prophecy.

Hidden in an ancient biblical prophecy from Isaiah, the mysteries revealed in The Harbinger are so precise that they foretell recent American events down to the exact days: the 3,000-year-old mystery that revealed the exact date of the stock market collapse of 2008… the ancient prophecy that was proclaimed from the floor of the US Senate and then came true…and more. The revelations are so specific that even the most hardened skeptic will find it hard to put down. Though it sounds like the plot of a Hollywood thriller - IT’S REAL.

The prophetic mysteries are factual but revealed through a riveting narrative the reader will find hard to put down. The Harbinger opens with the appearance of a man burdened with a message he has received from a mysterious figure called The Prophet. The Prophet has given him nine seals, each containing a message about America's future. As he tells of his encounters with the Prophet, from a skyscraper in New York City to a rural mountaintop to Capitol Hill to Ground Zero, the mystery behind each seal is revealed. As the story unfolds, each revelation becomes another piece in a larger and larger puzzle, the ramifications of which are, even now, altering the course of America and the world.

©2012 Jonathan Cahn (P)2012 Charisma House

3. eBook/Kindle

The Wanderers
by Cheryl Mahoney
Oops - Another week this was postponed.
I do expect to get to it this week.
It is written by a blog friend author.
Book Description
Publication Date: November 13, 2013
Click on book title for full description.

4. Print

In One Year and Out the Other
Cara Lockwood (Author), Pamela Redmond Satran (Author), Beth Kendrick (Author), Megan McAndrew (Author), Tracy McArdle (Author), Kathleen O'Reilly (Author), Eileen Rendahl (Author), Diane Stingley (Author), Libby Street (Author), Christina Delia(Author)
I had this pulled from my TBR last year but didn't get to it. 

Now I will.  It looks fun.
Book Description
Publication Date: November 28, 2006
Out with the old, in with the new, and on with the party!
Maybe it's just another midnight...or maybe there really is magic in the air when December 31st becomes January 1st, and confetti kisses and champagne toasts kick off a new year, a new romance, a new look, a new attitude.

Celebrate the start of something new with In One Year and Out the Other...a sparkling collection of all new stories by today's rising fiction stars:

Cara Lockwood puts self-improvement to the test with 528 resolutions -- not least of which is "Do not sleep with married men" -- in "Resolved: A New Year's Resolution List"...Pamela Redmond Satran instructs a single mom in the fine art of partying like the boys (have lots of sex, don't worry that you're too fat) in "How to Start the New Year Like a Guy"...Diane Stingley shows a twentysomething why there's more to life than waiting by the phone for a New Year's date in "Expecting a Call"...Megan McAndrew seizes the day -- or just a very special one-night stand -- for a single food stylist hungering for more in "The Future of Sex"...and more great tales from Kathleen O'Reilly, Beth Kendrick, Eileen Rendahl, Tracy McArdle and Libby Street.

I did not complete the Bible this year. I will start again in 2014 and try to keep up with daily reading with my DH.

Line Edits: We are finalizing several formats for two new eBooks.

I am still enjoying reading books from my own TBR. :-) I have a very open month for January but I have my eye on a couple of offered titles. 
My backlog for review is now five books so I might get caught up this week - but only if I double up.

January Scheduled-
1/2/14 The Double Life of Incorporate Things (Magic Most Foul)
1/4/14 Harbinger - Ladies Book Club

  A couple requests I thought I made but have to renew this week.

I have numerous requests to respond to.

AudioBook Jukebox 
   More to be requested.

From TBR Collection -TBD
Won Book - TBD

Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


  1. I love Rosalyn Landor as a narrator! I may have to check out this audio. Happy New Year.

  2. Your list looks enormous! enjoy them all and have a happy new year.

  3. I have the Julia Quinn book sitting on my iPod for ages, another book I must get to listen to. And yes like Rosalyn Landor as a narrator too, she does historicals really well.

  4. What a nice variety of books. I have a full YA blog in January and February too but I do have some open slots to browse my TBR mountain and my adult blog. It should be fun exploring. Come see my Monday Report here. Happy reading and happy new year!

  5. Tha Harbinger book is one I am curious about.

  6. I think it's easier to break it down, visit 5 blogs a day and by the end of the week you will feel you have accomplished a lot :)
    Happy new year!

    Have a happy reading week!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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