WHAT ARE YOU READING?

WeHammersmithBookClub002lcome back!  It’s December- Yay!  Everyone getting settled in and ready for winter?  I love Fall, but Winter is actually my favorite time to read and write (post to come on that later).  Speaking of reading, I made a comment to fellow blogger Carrie Rubin a few weeks ago that I was devoting all of December to indie authors.  That’s right, any review request from traditionally published authors will be put off until after the first of the year.  Sorry … but I’ve been neglecting my indies for a while and my Kindle is still in need of more storage, so I’m diving in.  But before I do, I just have to say, ladies … don’t be jealous, but I’m off to see these hotties tonight:)

IMG_9777[1]Yes, I totally stalk Mr. Farr on his Instagram 🙂 Okay, back to the stuff I’m supposed to be talking about!

WHICH NOVEL ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING & WHO IS THE AUTHOR?

The Fog by Shelby Nolan

WHAT IS THE OPENING LINE OF THE BOOK?

“Mom? Can I ride my bike? Seven-year-old Rusty came running into the kitchen where Rocky was placing bacon strips onto a microwave rack.

WHAT ARE THE HERO & HEROINES NAMES OR MAIN CHARACTERS NAMES?

Rocky & John

WHAT IS THE 1ST SENTENCE  OF THE SECOND PARAGRAPH OF CHAPTER 9?

“Let me see it first,” Arizona commanded as she moved quickly from one side of the attic storage room to the other.

WHAT IS NEXT ON YOUR TBR LIST?- Not only are these all Indie Authors, they are all Kentucky Authors!

Exposed Secrets by April Nichols Baker

Me and Jasper and the Summer of 86 (a preview of Adventures in Terror with Jasper Bohanon) by Aaron Saylor

Beautiful Strangers by Glenna Maynard

My Beautiful Suicide by Atty Eve

So what are you reading?  I’d love to know …

 

 

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

WeHammersmithBookClub002lcome Back!  November’s post of What am I reading comes to you from  The Great Smokey Mountains.  This is one of my families favorite places to visit because it’s just a couple hours drive and there are endless things to do.  The kids usually keep us busy riding go-carts and wandering through museums, but since it’s just the main man and I, we are taking it easy and enjoying the view.  So, what am I reading?

WHICH NOVEL ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING & WHO IS THE AUTHOR?

With a Side of Bride #6 in the Sexy Series by GiGi Marie

WHAT IS THE OPENING LINE OF THE BOOK?

“We are gathered here today to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments- the joining of two hearts.

WHAT ARE THE HERO & HEROINES NAMES OR MAIN CHARACTERS NAMES?

Patrick and April

WHAT IS THE 1ST SENTENCE  OF THE SECOND PARAGRAPH OF CHAPTER 9?

“I’m sorry, I didn’t want to have to do this.” Kat’s voice was soft but menacing as she looked down at the item in her hand.

WHAT’S NEXT ON YOUR TBR PILE? 

My Kindle and I have had a disagreement lately.  It keeps telling me I’m low on storage even though I scan and clean it regularly.  I’m sort of thinking it might have some issues, because surely I haven’t filled it full … okay, maybe I’m the one with issues.  I have a hard time passing up a good book and I’m constantly loading new ones thinking eventually I’ll get to them all.  This month, my goal was to make that little error triangle at the top disappear.  So, I hit my TBR pile hard and made a good dent in it.  And, yay!  More storage means more books right?

You’ll recognize a few of these left-over from last month, but I’m getting there.

Exposed Secrets by April Nichols Baker

The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Susan Meier

The Texans Christmas by Tanya Michaels

One Frosty Night by Janice Kay Johnson

A Last Chance Christmas by Vickie Lewis Thompson

Hot Secrets by Lisa Renee Jones

The Fog by Shelby Nolan

The Harvest Club by Iona Morrison

So what are you reading?  I’d love to know …

 

 

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

WeHammersmithBookClub002lcome back to, What I am reading? I’ve decided to keep this as a theme for my first post of each month.  The book reviews I post are usually done by request from either an author or as a courtesy to the publisher for a complimentary or advance copy that I’ve received, however I read more than what those entail and I’m going to try to gear this post to some of those lesser known titles or authors that I read.  Please note that whether I’m provided a copy or not, my reviews and/ or opinions are my own and will be honest.  However I do not believe in bashing an author or their work because I am well aware of the time, soul searching, and hard work that goes into writing and I honestly believe that if you are reading purely for enjoyment, you can usually find something good in almost everything written.

 

WHICH NOVEL ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING & WHO IS THE AUTHOR?

Moving On by Trisha Grace

Okay, I actually just finished this book, but since I have yet to start a new one and because I have a full weekend ahead, I’m writing this on Friday evening instead of Saturday like I usually do.  So it’s what we’re going with.

WHAT IS THE OPENING LINE OF THE BOOK?

“After what you’ve been through with your parents and grandmother, you shouldn’t have to be here,” William Hayes said through his oxygen mask.

WHAT ARE THE HERO & HEROINES NAMES OR MAIN CHARACTERS NAMES?

Kate & Tyler

WHAT IS THE 1ST SENTENCE  OF THE SECOND PARAGRAPH OF CHAPTER 9?

He looked over at Kate.

WHAT’S NEXT ON YOUR TBR PILE? 

Looking back on my list from last month, I haven’t made a very big dent in my TBR list.  If anything, I took on a few more reviews and then have books by friends that were recently published that I have added as well. The good thing about this, is that I’ve been writing more and when I’m writing, I don’t read as much.  Good for me, not so good for those I’ve promised reviews to.

The Ravishing of Beauty by Jessica Satin

The News Sorority by Sheila Weller

The Unexpected Honeymoon by Barbara Wallace

Exposed Secrets by April Nichols Baker

Christmas With A SEAL by Tawney Webber

Paper Love by Sarah Wildman

Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery

The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Susan Meier

The Texans Christmas by Tanya Michaels

One Frosty Night by Janice Kay Johnson

A Last Chance Christmas by Vickie Lewis Thompson

Lost & Found by Brooke Davis

Hot Secrets by Lisa Renee Jones

A Husband For Danna by Christina Lorenzen

The Sexy Series by Gi Gi Marie

Well … that’s this month’s post of what I’m reading.  Hopefully I’ll be well onto my Christmas reads by the time next month rolls around, but who knows!

So what are you reading?  I’d love to know …

 

 

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

What I am reading?

I’m glad you asked.  Because in my attempt to be more blogger friendly, I’m happy to kick off a monthly post about a book I’m currently reading.  I know my blog is supposed to be about me and my journey through writing, but I’m terrible about talking about myself.  I despise it.   Yes, I know, sometimes you have to toot your own horn or blow the whistle to get some attention.  I get that, I’m still trying to market my own book.  Which by the way, no one knew I was writing until after I had a contract signed, well except my husband, of course.  So it’s safe to say I have a problem with sharing.  My stuff, that is.  Other’s work, especially that I’m passionate about … no problem!

WHICH NOVEL ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING & WHO IS THE AUTHOR?

Five Days Left by Julie L. Timmer

I could have not picked a better book to begin this post with.   I was provided a copy of Five Days Left by Penguins First To Read Program.  With things being hectic lately, I’ve been trying to cut back on my review obligations, so I don’t remember requesting a copy, nor do I remember the email saying “You’re approved.”  I did however receive the notice that said, “You’re feedback would be greatly appreciated by _____.”  That was my warning that the release date is soon approaching and that since they so graciously gifted me an early copy, that I’d better hold up to my end the bargain and review the book.  So without knowing anything about Five Days Left, I clicked download and magically it was sent to my laptop, where it sat for a few days longer.  Then knowing the deadline was lurching, a couple of nights ago, I finally opened it up and dug in.

WHAT IS THE OPENING LINE OF THE BOOK?

Mara had chosen the method long ago:  Pills, vodka, and carbon monoxide.

Kuddo’s to Ms. Timmer for her opening line.  It grabbed my attention and had me Googling the book to read the blurb, because I automatically assumed this was a romance novel  and after reading the first line, I was thinking, please don’t let this be about some poor sappy chic on the verge of killing herself over a man.

WHAT ARE THE HERO & HEROINES NAMES OR MAIN CHARACTERS NAMES?

Mara and Scott

Although, I want to add that this is not a romance.  It’s a journey of two separate people who are counting down five very important days in their lives.

WHAT IS THE 1ST SENTENCE  OF THE SECOND PARAGRAPH OF CHAPTER 9?

“He listened for another few seconds, and then opened his favorites lists and clicked open the Not Your Father’s Family forum, the online support system he had relied on since the night he and Laurie agreed to keep Curtis for a year.”

I’m about a chapter away from this section of the book and let me say, it’s an emotional tale.  Within the first couple of pages, I was already bawling my eyes out like a baby.

WHAT’S NEXT ON YOUR TBR PILE? 

I said I was cutting back on my review obligations, and I had been doing so well for a while, but then several grab my attention and I just couldn’t say no.  At least I’ve promised no deadlines 🙂  As you can see my taste vary and I’m usually willing to try anything.  Here’s a few on my list:

Save Riley by Yolanda Olson

Dead Man Falling by Desmond Cory

Moving On (Ghost of the Past, #1) by Trisha Grace

Tea Can Wait by Jacqueline Coote

The Ravishing of Beauty by Jessica Satin

Exposed Secrets by April Nichols Baker

That’ this months’ post of what I’m reading.  I wonder where I’ll be at in my TBR list next month or if I’ll have them all tucked away by then.  Who knows …  But for anyone interested, Five Day’s Left releases September 9th.  I’m only a third of the way in and already I recommend this book.  You can pre-order it on Amazon

So what are you reading?  I’d love to know …