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Sunday, July 13, 2014

It's Monday! What are You Reading? July 14, 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 guess every week is busy it seems. I was in the office Saturday to work on publishing tasks.
This week coming is really going to be a doozy with three days of court hearings and hopefully several commercial closings.

Reading and listening was good.  I finished three books and am mid-way+ in two others. I posted three reviews at the end of the week, one with print giveaway.  I also posted the usual memes. :-)

I was glad to visit early in the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Audible Book Review: Jenning's Diary by Anthony Buckeridge; Juvenile Fiction, Classic; my rating 4.0.  
Finished Reading:
1. Audible

Deadly Shores: Destroyermen, Book 9
Written by: Taylor Anderson
Narrated by: William Dufris
More great action and imagination.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

Take Back the Morning
by Evan Howard
This is an interesting story presenting 
a strong Christian message. I'll post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audio/MP Player

The Divine Inspiration of the Bible
Author: Arthur W. Pink
Narrator: Ralph Cosham
This is wonderfully edifying and encouraging.
I received this from Audiobook Jukebox.
Publisher/Date: Blackstone Audio, 05/06/14
“Deny that the Bible is, without any qualifications, the very word of God, and you are left without any ultimate standard of measurement and without any supreme authority.”—from the book
The Bible is the foundation of Christianity. In The Divine Inspiration of the Bible, Arthur Pink sets out to defend the belief that this holy book is, in fact, the true word of God. In doing so he examines the idea of divine inspiration and presents various arguments that aim to prove God Almighty is the author of the Bible.
This book not only examines evidence for the trustworthiness of scripture and what belief in inspiration means but also helps Christians achieve a firmer understanding of the Bible’s authority.
Originally published in 1917

eTreasures Publishing New Release:
Two print releases are out but we have to link it up at the website.
Two ebooks out for galley proofs.

Currently reading:
1. Print

Every Time I Love You
by Heather Graham
I am about 3/4ths complete in this enjoyable 'double' romance.
Every Time I Love You is the captivating tale of a modern couple and their struggle with ill-fated past lives.

2. eBook/Kindle

Half a King
by Joe Abercrombie
I am mid-way in this very engaging fantasy.
I received this from Del Rey through NetGalley.
Book Description
Publication Date: July 15, 2014
“A fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go.”—George R. R. Martin
“I swore an oath to avenge the death of my father. I may be half a man, but I swore a whole oath.”

Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains, and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea. And he must do it all with only one good hand.

The deceived will become the deceiver.
Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge.

The betrayed will become the betrayer.
Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast and the lost, he finds they can do more to help him become the man he needs to be than any court of nobles could.

Will the usurped become the usurper?
But even with loyal friends at his side, Yarvi finds that his path may end as it began—in twists, and traps, and tragedy.

3. Audio

Lightning Fall, A Novel of Disaster
Author: Bill Quick
Narrator: Johnny Heller
I have just started this Sci Fi - post apocalyptic.
I received this from Audiobook Jukebox.
Publisher/Date: Blackstone Audio, 04/29/14
Three terrorist attacks are launched from freighters against the United States. Only one fully succeeds, but in the blink of an eye all of the country west of the Rocky Mountains is transformed into the technological equivalent of the eighteenth century—no electricity, no computers, no electronics of any kind, or any of the amenities of modern life that depend on them. This is the story of ordinary and extraordinary people, high and low, who struggle to survive in a mortally wounded nation, as America’s enemies within and without circle for the kill.
A Latino gangbanger becomes mayor of a devastated Los Angeles; a gay survivalist fights for his life in San Francisco; an ordinary Indiana housewife and her three children struggle to keep their lives together in a crashing economy; a shrimp fisherman in Louisiana watches a mushroom cloud rise over New Orleans; the admiral in charge of the military defense of the nation faces a storm of enemies from every corner of the compass; and the president of the United States and the Speaker of the House of Representatives battle for supremacy as the lives of sixty million Americans hang in the balance.
Lightning Fall tells a story of terror, tragedy, and triumph that you will never forget.
© 2014 by Bill Quick

The next eBook will be Sky Zone A Novel by Creston Mapes (David Cook).

I am a day ahead 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: Slight delay as we have staff changes. We are still finalizing formatting for four ebook re-releases, two fiction and two non-fiction. We are also working on releasing several novels in print.

I still have some books carried forward. It doesn't look to good for getting my own TBRs this month. Ah well.
I completed three reviews and have three new ones so the outstanding number is five. Guess I need to try to get at least four done this week.

June Scheduled -
Planning on an unscheduled giveaway soon.

NetGalley - May Picks to be read in June/July:
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie (Reading)
Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve, Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre
Sky Zone A Novel by Creston Mapes  (David Cook)
SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Wolf by Don Mann A SEAL Team Six Novel (Mulholland Books)
Neverhome by Laird Hunt (Little, Brown and Company) 
The Night Visitor by Dianne Emley (Random House)

The Freezer (The Tanner Sequence) by Timothy S. Johnston

From Story Bundle -  I am enjoying the romance bundle and so glad I got these.  There are several other Bundles available now.
Huntress For Hire by Terry Spear
Peter's Christmas by M. L. Buchman
The Death of Davy Moss by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Shades of Moonlight by Karen L. McKee

Still many requests to field and reply to.

AudioBook Jukebox
The Divine Inspiration of the Bible by Arthur W. Pink (Ready for review)
Lightning Fall by Bill Quick (Listening)
Of Neptune: Syrena Legacy, Book 3 by Anna Banks

Post Hypnotic Press
I have several more audiobooks from this publisher that I will be reviewing.

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


  1. Another week where you accomplished so much. I like the look of Heather Graham's book - a good old fashioned book cover there! All the best for the coming week in all your endeavours.

  2. I think I am going to follow you on your Netgalley selection!

  3. I am curious about Half A King, I debated requesting it but couldn't fit it into my schedule.

    Have a great reading week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. I'm curious about Half a King, it sounds like my type of read. Hope you manage to squeeze some reading in with your crazy, busy week.

  5. I hope you can fit in some reading time during your busy week. Looks like you have good books on the stack. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  6. I like Half A King. It seems exciting. The Shattered sea caught my interest and the motivations of the characters.


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