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Sunday, April 27, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? April 28, 2014

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.

I got some good work done this week and had enjoyable reading. I finished four books and posted five reviews; one with giveaway link and one print giveaway . Also posted the usual memes. :-)

I did get visiting done early in the week and at the end of the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and GiveawayThe Seducer by Madeline Hunter; Historical Romance; my rating 3.75. 
  • April Winners: Tall Dark & Fangsome, Unwillig Warrior, You're Not Safe, Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza and Hard to Handle
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

The Temptations of Anna Jacobs
A Dangerous Liaisons Novel (InterMix)
by Robyn DeHart
I really enjoyed the characters and the suspense in this story.  
Review and tour giveaway are linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible

After Dark: Ghost Hunters, Book 1
Written by: Jayne Castle
Narrated by: Joyce Bean
This was a satisfactory listen.

Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Fair Play: A Novel
by Deeanne Gist
This is absolutely DELIGHTFUL!

Click on book title for full description.

4. Audio

One Fine Day You're Gonna Die
Charlie D. Mysteries, Book 2
by Gail Bowen
These short mysteries are entertaining!
Click on book title for full description.

eTreasures Publishing New Release:
No new releases this week.
Enter the bi-monthly drawings at eTreasures Publishing Facebook page.
Current giveaway link:  Flick, Flick and Dreamer by Margaret Karmazin
Check for the new giveaway every two weeks.

Currently reading:
1. Print

The Windflower
by Laura London
I have started this but I think it may go a bit slowly.
Book Description
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
The classic tale of passion on the high seas, available in print for the first time in 20 years . . .

Merry Wilding is a lady of breeding, of innocence, and of breathtaking beauty. With high hopes for a holiday in England, she sets sail from New York-but the tide of her life is destined to turn. Mistakenly swept aboard an infamous pirate ship, Merry finds herself at the mercy of a wicked crew . . . and one sinfully handsome pirate. Soon she's spending her days yearning for escape, and her nights learning the pleasures of captivity.

Devon Crandall believes Merry is in league with his greatest enemy. He's determined to slowly urge her secrets from her. But along the way, he discovers her beautifully unbreakable spirit . . . and a desire unlike any he's ever known. She is hiding something from him, and yet, each day that passes brings her deeper into his heart. When fierce arguments give way to fiercer passion, can a pirate learn to love a woman? Or will true love be lost at sea?

2. Audible

Monster Hunter Vendetta
Written by: Larry Correia
Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
I have started this and it is a kick!
Publisher's Summary
Accountant turned professional monster hunter Owen Zastava Pitt managed to stop the nefarious Old Ones' invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones. The Condition is led by a fanatical necromancer known as the Shadow Man. The government wants to capture the Shadow Man and has assigned the enigmatic Agent Franks to be Owen's full-time bodyguard, which is a polite way of saying that Owen is monster bait.
With supernatural assassins targeting his family, a spy in their midst, and horrific beasties lurking around every corner, Owen and the staff of Monster Hunter International don't need to go hunting, because this time the monsters are hunting them. Fortunately, this bait is armed and very dangerous.
©2010 Larry Correia (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

3. ebook/Kindle

Sonata for a Scoundrel
Anthea Lawson
I received this as part of a review bundle.
Book Description
Publication Date: November 12, 2013
* 2014 RITA Award Finalist!*
The Muse...
Clara Becker is a supremely gifted composer - a talent of little to use to a woman in 1830s Europe. Her compositions only have worth when they are published under her brother's name, yet this deception barely enables them to scrape out a living in the poorest quarter of London.

Meets the Master...
Darien Reynard, the most celebrated musician in Europe, pursues success with a single-minded intensity. When he comes across Becker's compositions, he knows that this music will secure his place in history. Darien tracks the composer down and, with some difficulty, convinces the man to tour with him. Mr. Becker agrees, but with the most unusual condition that he bring along his sister...

Set against the glittering backdrop of 19th century celebrity, Sonata for a Scoundrel is the newest full-length historical romance novel from RITA-nominated author Anthea Lawson.

4. Audio/MP3

Written by: Ernie Lindsey
Narrated by: DJ Holte
This looks like a fun mystery with humor.
Publisher's Summary
From the USA TODAY and Amazon best-selling author of Sara's Game,..this is Harmless, an unconventional love story, a murder mystery, and a laugh out loud, hilarious work of fiction.
There's someone for everyone...even Steve.
Steve Pendragon is an eccentric (and sometimes delusional) used car salesman in love with Kerry, the quiet, secretive girl next door - only she doesn't know it. When the would-be love of his life turns up dead, all signs point to Steve.
Once the detectives hit a dead end in their investigation and he becomes the prime suspect, Steve is left with only a reluctant police officer and a crooked private investigator to help him prove his innocence. Could a kindhearted homeless woman and a cryptic note in Kerry's diary provide the key to the mystery?
©2013 Ernie Lindsey (P)2013 Ernie Lindsey

I am up to date on my daily Bible reading. I have disciplined myself each morning to read my Bible passage before I pick up print, Kindle or mp3. I am really enjoying the reading.

Line Edits: We are now finalizing formatting for two ebook re-releases, as well as working on two non-fiction releases.

This month I have more review books than from my own TBR. :-) 
I completed all five reviews from prior titles so last week's four books will have reviews for this coming week.  

April Scheduled -
5/3 Ladies' Book Club - we are reading Uncertain Heart by Andrea Boeshaar. I did not include it on my current reading list as I read and reviewed in 2010. I hope to have a book left over for giveaway next week.

NetGalley: I did pick up some more titles for April. 
Raptor 6 by Ronie Kendig
The Escape (Survivor's Club) by Mary Balogh

 Many requests to field and reply to.

AudioBook Jukebox (waiting on requests.)

From TBR Collection - The Seducer by Madeline Hunter (done)
Won Book - TBD
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords - TBD


  1. Can't wait to read Fair Play. I love her books.

  2. Monster Hunter vendetta sounds like a lot of fun! I've been trying to think of some good audibles to get, maybe this would be one...

  3. Martha
    Happy to hear you had a great reading week. Thank you for your visit to my blog. I have put Fair Play into my wishlist at Amazon as I see it comes out in May. Always good to get a trusted recommendation and I like anything with women doctors!

  4. I'm impressed by how much you accomplished last week!

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

  5. One Fine Die You're Gonna Die got my attention immediately ... great title lol. I like the sound of Fair Play and I like the cover of The Temptations of Anna Jacobs. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  6. Martha,
    Glad you had a great week. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great week.

  7. I'm almost certain I read The Windflower the first time it came out. I was reading a lot of historical romances then. I also love Jayne Castle's science fiction stories set on Harmony. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  8. Happy reading!
    Check out what we are reading this week.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

  9. lots of listening treats!
    enjoy your week's reading choices =)

  10. What a great week....I hope you are enjoying this week.

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


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