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Sunday, July 20, 2014

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

Another busy week that left me exhausted by the end.
I enjoyed Saturday morning with my DH during rain storm. Then I spent several hours finalizing some documents I needed at work.

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 comment giveaway.  I also posted the usual memes. :-)

I was late at work every night and didn't get to visit. :-( I hope to do better this week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Comment Giveaway: Sunshine by Janet Spaeth; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.25. Comment Giveaway Open Worldwide. Ends 7/22/14.
Finished Reading:
1. Print

Every Time I Love You
by Heather Graham
This got more exciting as it went along.
I will post a review with book giveaway soon.
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
Twists, betrayals and 
varied characters keep this interesting.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Print

(I'll have to take a picture of my cover from the 1992 version)
by Christina Dodd
I really liked these characters and this read quickly.
I picked this title from one of my collections.
Book Description
Publication Date: March 17, 2009
Headstrong and adventurous, Bronwyn Edana regularly stuns polite society with her reckless exploits. But there is one type of exploit the fiery beauty has never experienced. Still innocent when it comes to men and their roguish ways, she can barely believe the breathless desire she has begun to feel for Adam Keane, a distinguished nobleman and a man with more than his fair share of liaisons in his past . . .
Now branded by a haunting tragedy, Adam will not rest until he lures Bronwyn to his bed. When a shocking conspiracy threatens their lives, he'll bring her from the dangerous streets of London to the sweeping countryside—for he has seen enough of the world to know that a passion like theirs is priceless.

eTreasures Publishing New Release:
Two print releases waiting for author proof before we link them up at the website.
Two ebooks out for galley proofs.

Currently reading:
1. Audio

Lightning Fall, A Novel of Disaster
Author: Bill Quick
Narrator: Johnny Heller
This has a strong sense of reality
for a post EMP disaster story.
I am about 60% along.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

Sky Zone: A Novel (The Crittendon Files)
by Creston Mapes
This is an exciting Christian thriller. 
I am about 75% of the way through.
Book Description
Publication Date: June 1, 2014
A rally for a controversial presidential candidate.
A terrorist threat.
A nightmare of cataclysmic proportions.

Jack and Pamela Crittendon have hit the breaking point. After months out of work as a reporter, Jack is playing Mr. Mom and working part-time at Festival Arena with his survivalist friend Brian Shakespeare. Meanwhile, Pamela has gone back to work full-time while eight months pregnant. Having her recently widowed mother on hand isn't making matters any easier.
With financial pressures boiling, Jack reports for duty at a rally for controversial presidential candidate Martin Sterling where he expects a mindless night on the job. But when Homeland Security picks up intel about a potential terrorist threat, Jack and Shakespeare are thrust into a life-or-death battle to save their own lives--and the lives of thousands of innocent people.

This third book in The Crittendon Files reminds us of the power of family, friendships and faith--and why we are never in as much control as we think.

3. Print

The Lady's Maid (Prairie Dreams)
by Susan Page Davis

I will be starting this on Monday.
This is for Ladies Book Club for 8/2/14.
Book Description
Publication Date: October 1, 2011
Travel along with Elise Finster and her British mistress, Lady Anne Stone, as they search for the new but missing earl of Stoneford. Determined to follow David Stone’s somewhat cold trail leading to Oregon, greenhorns Elise and Anne secure livestock and supplies to join a wagon train. Will the ladies succeed in their quest or succumb to the malfeasance of the mysterious man dogging their heels? Scout Eb Bentley’s initial disgust with these ill-prepared women eventually turns into admiration for one lady in particular. Can he protect her long enough to win her over, or will prairie dreams turn into a Wild West nightmare?

The next e-book will be The Freezer (The Tanner Sequence) by Timothy S. Johnston.

I am still 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:
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 too good for getting my own TBRs this month. Ah well.
I completed three reviews and have three new ones. I miscounted somewhere and I currently have four outstanding. 

July Scheduled - completed.

NetGalley - May Picks to be read in June/July:
Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve, Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre
Sky Zone A Novel by Creston Mapes  (reading)
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
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; Priceless
Won Book - TBD
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords - TBD


  1. Some weeks are busy and the important things have to be done first! Hope you enjoy your reading and get some time for relaxation this week.

  2. Wow, I'm not usually into the thriller genre, but Sky Zone sounds very intriguing! Is there anything in particular that first drew you to this series?

    Here is my It's Monday post.

  3. I think that my review books are going to start overwhelming my plan to read from my TBR stack. I said yes way too often without looking at the book's release date. Come see my week. Happy reading!

  4. I like the title Everytime I love You.

  5. A lot of great looking books to read or to be read. :) I have Olvier and the Seawig to read also, it looks so cute. :) Happy rading.


  6. I love Heather Graham but I read mostly her Krewe of Hunters books. They are nice paranormal romances with a bit a suspense. Enjoy your week!
    It's Monday, What are you reading?

  7. Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay, a really good who done it.


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