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Monday, June 13, 2016

Hello! I hope your Monday is marvelous thus far. I had a busy week reading and writing reviews, plus I designed and added envelopes to my Semicolon Butterfly Collection to match the stationery that I designed last week.

I also broke down and purchased the Semicolon Butterfly Pendant Necklace; it is one of my favorite product designs, and I want to see how the end product looks. I will make sure to post pictures of it when I get it.

I made some changes to the navigation menu; instead of showing links to the fiction, nonfiction, and sub-genres categories separately, these categories are now housed under "Genres." This gave me room to include a direct link to my Zazzle store, which should open in a new tab, in the blog's navigation menu.

Now that I have filled you in on what I have been doing besides reading, here is a look at which books I have been reading to review this week:

To be Reviewed this Week


I have been diligently working on my TBR pile so that I can begin accepting more requests from new authors, and it looks like I am a bit ahead this week.

Read, Pending Review

You may remember this author from a couple of reviews that I have written for him in the past. At his request, I snagged this book from the publisher on NetGalley; however, the publisher asked me not to review this book until it is released on June 21st. This does not mean that I cannot share the book's summary with you:
Malcolm Graves lives by two rules: finish the job, and get paid. After thirty years as a Collector, chasing bounties and extinguishing rebellions throughout the solar system, Malcolm does what he's told, takes what he's earned, and leaves the questions to someone else--especially when it comes to the affairs of offworlders.

But his latest mission doesn't afford him that luxury. After a high-profile bombing on Earth, the men who sign Malcolm's paychecks are clamoring for answers. Before he can object, the corporation teams him up with a strange new partner who's more interested in statistics than instinct and ships them both off to Titan, the disputed moon where humans have been living for centuries. Their assignment is to hunt down a group of extremists: Titanborn dissidents who will go to any length to free their home from the tyranny of Earth.

Heading into hostile territory, Malcolm will have to use everything he's learned to stay alive. But he soon realizes that the situation on the ground is much more complex than he anticipated . . . and much more personal. 
You will just have to wait until the 21st to find out what I thought of it.

To Be Read

My TBR list is a bit longer this week, because I have nearly finished the first book on this week's list. 

At the age of Ten, Following her fathers political decision, Annabelle is torn from her childhood home at the Duke's court at Calais and from her best friend the Dukes youngest son, Thomas. She comes to the English court and tries her best to avoid all courtly, ladylike occupations, and to follow scholarly pursuits usually reserved for boys. Her father, Lord Latimer's connection with the Duke diminishes and he decides to match her for marriage elsewhere. after an unsuccessful courtship event a letter arrives from the Duke asking Latimer, who is an Architect, to return to Calais and aide the Duke in constructing a grand chivalric monument. Annabelle who is by then found out to be competent at planing and sketching joins her father to be further educated there. Latimers mason falls under the Dukes influence and cannot assist in building the castle. latimer then recruits Thomas the Dukes son as a consultant and his own daughter as his assistant draughtsman. The Two after many obstacles and tribulations reluctantly and unwittingly fall in love. When Annabelle confronts the Mason for an error he had made in the construction it sets a course of events in motions that results in the banishment of her and her father. Will Annabelle and Thomas's love conquer all obstacles.

Sporty and her best friend, Harley, are two young horses who play basketball for Horsecitty's professional team called the Shorthorns. They're also superheroes.

After an eventful summer break, Sporty and Harley are back at basketball training, but they can't stay out of trouble for long! A series of break-ins at the Horsecitty Basketball Complex, a mysterious necklace, and a long-lost pal turning up in the most unlikely of places -- and those are just the start of their problems. What does it all mean? It means that Sporty and Harley are back in action against one of their deadliest enemies! The world may never be the same again...

If you like horses, if you like superheroes, if you like adventure and aliens, then you'll love Super Sporty and the rest of the Horsecitty gang.

Memory is a tricky business.

No one remembers Maddie May. That’s fine with her; just a side effect of Umbral magic. Unfortunately, she has to take the Magic Theory Lab at Providence Paranormal College. Maddie won’t pass if the Professor can’t remember her.

Henry Baxter’s a psychic vampire who can store total recall for himself and others. He’s been in business since 1986, but new regulations mean he needs a degree to keep operating. Going back to college after sixty years on earth is definitely a drag, especially since society treats vampires as second-class citizens.

The woman everyone forgets and the man who remembers everything seem a natural pair. While Maddie’s all for it, Henry keeps pushing her away. But what if the only way they’ll survive is together?

Return to Providence Paranormal College in this full-length novel. Extrahumans of all types abound on this urban campus on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island. This Ivy-League college recently opened its doors to anyone with enough talent. The Admissions Department at PPC enrolls humans with extraordinary grades, the magically and psychically inclined, vampires, werewolves, changelings, and even magic shifters like dragons and Kelpies. Come take a tour! If you like YA and NA Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy with strong romantic subplots, you’ll feel right at home here.
I admit that I am holding back on posting reviews on the blog because the 4th of July is coming up on us pretty quickly. I do not want to take a break from publishing; however, if Kyle gets the week before the 4th off, I do not want to spend all of my time online. 

If he gets the week before the 4th off, I will continue to publish two reviews a week on the blog. If he does not get the week off, then I will publish three reviews a week on the blog until I am caught up. 

For authors who are waiting to see reviews on Goodreads and Amazon, I will continue to post reviews on those sites as I finish reading your books.

I hope you have a marvelous Monday and a wonderful week!