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Sunday, August 10, 2014

It's Monday! What are You Reading? August 11, 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 had another good week. Tonight we had a special 2 and 1/2 hour service so I am late getting this up.

Reading and listening was good. I was glad to complete four book reviews with two print giveaways and one tour giveaway. 
I also posted the usual memes. :-)

I did a little visiting early in the week, but again not as much as I would like to.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Tour $25.00 Giveaway: Son of War, Daughter of Chaos by Janette Rallison; YA Fantasy, Thriller; my rating 4.5.  Open Worldwide. Ends 8/24/14.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Son of War, Daughter of Chaos
by Janette Rallison
This is a YA love triangle with strong characters and a different plotline.
My review and a tour giveaway are linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Print

Romance Rides the Range (Truly Yours Digital Editions)
Colleen L. Reece

This is a sweet historical romance and an easy read.
My review and the print giveaway are linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible/MP

Sixth Grave on the Edge: Charley Davidson,
Book 6
Written by: Darynda Jones
Narrated by: Lorelei King
Another fun and entertaining installment in this sassy series. I'll post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

4. eBook/Kindle

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

This author really does high action suspense!
This is another good mystery. I'll post my review this coming week.
Click on book title for full description.

eTreasures Publishing New Release:
Two print releases going through final adjustments before we link them up at the website.
Two more ebooks still out for galley proofs.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy)
by Anna Banks
I really enjoyed this Audio from my own Audible Library.
I hope to post a review this week.
Book Description
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm. Syrena law states all Half-Breeds should be put to death.
As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance in the Syrena world turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?
Once again, Anna Banks infuses Emma and Galen’s points of view with humor, intrigue, and waves of romance.

2. Audible/MP3

Forsaking Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 4
By A. American
Narrated By Duke Fontaine
Series: Survivalist, Book 4
I am enjoying the continuation of this series.
This is also from my own Audible Library.
Release Date: 06-24-14
Morgan Carter has weathered the weeks after the collapse of the nation's power grid, reuniting with his family and ensuring their safety, but his struggle isn't over yet. Carter must focus on survival in an increasingly unstable society - but the challenges he faces are beyond his wildest imagination. Meanwhile, the enclosed quarters of the nearby government-run refugee camp make for an environment where injury, assault and murder are the norm.

3. Audio/MP3

Of Neptune: Syrena Legacy, Book 3
Author: Anna Banks
Narrator: Rebecca Gibel
Publisher/Date: Blackstone Audio, 05/13/14
I am looking forward to finishing this series.
I received this download from Blackstone Audio through Audiobook Jukebox.
Emma and Galen’s kingdom—and their love—is threatened by long-lost Syrena in the brilliant conclusion to Anna Banks’ bestselling trilogy.
Emma, half human and half Syrena, and her Syrena love, Galen, need time together—alone. Away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma’s grandfather, the Poseidon king, suggests the two visit a small town called Neptune.
Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half-Breeds alike. But Emma and Galen didn’t sign up to be peacemakers between the ocean and the land-dwelling, freshwater Syrena. They didn’t bargain for meeting a charming Half-Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma. And they especially didn’t expect to find themselves in the middle of a power struggle that threatens not only their love but their ocean kingdoms.
In this stunning conclusion to her bestselling Syrena Legacy, Anna Banks thrills fans with more action and romance than ever.
© 2014 by Anna Banks

4.  eBook/Kindle

SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Wolf
by Don Mann A SEAL Team Six Novel
I picked this up to read through NetGalley.
Book Description
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
Navy SEAL Team Six commando Don Mann infuses his debut military thriller with the real-life details only a true insider can reveal.
In the midst of a grueling training exercise, Thomas Crocker, USN, unearths a pocket of terrorism that leads straight from the slopes of K2 to the cities of Europe and the Middle East. Crocker and his team, who are trained for the most intense kinds of combat in the most extreme environments, must blaze through a perilous web of terrorist cells to track down a ruthless sheikh who is running an international kidnapping ring before his captives pay the ultimate price.
HUNT THE WOLF is an adrenaline-packed novel sure to appeal to fans of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, featuring the world's most elite soldiers and based on the experiences of renowned SEAL Team 6 commando Don Mann.

I am one 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.  I hope to read a few of my own TBRs this month. 
I completed four reviews last week. I expect to post at least three this week.  

August Scheduled -

NetGalley - June Picks to be read in June/July/August:
Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve, Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre
SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Wolf by Don Mann A SEAL Team Six Novel (Mulholland Books) (reading)
Neverhome by Laird Hunt (Little, Brown and Company) 
The Night Visitor by Dianne Emley (Random House)


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
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 - TBD
Won Book - TBD
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords - TBD


  1. You achieved much! If you enjoyed the Darynda Jones book, it sounds like I really should try that series - by starting of course with number one.

    Have a great week again.

  2. Looks like you had a busy week. I just completed Lone Survivor about Seal Team 10 and loved it. I hope you enjoy all of your books.

  3. Oh my goodness, you got through so many books this week! Go you! :)

    Of Triton and Of Neptune sound really good and the covers are gorgeous. Hope you enjoy!

    Here's my week

    Happy Reading!


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