I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. --Groucho Marx

Monday, August 1, 2011

In My Mailbox (18)


In My Mailbox is something was that started over at The Story Siren and I think it’s pretty awesome. It’s a way to showcase the books that you gotten through different places. Books you gotten in the mail, brought from a store, borrowed from the library, received to write a review, or they can be in eBook form. Here's a link to see how it all started. 

 Brought:


Wolfsbane (Nightshade Book 2) by Andrea Creamer 

When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she’s certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer—one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack—and the man—she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

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This is what my book looks like but I love this the old cover better. 



















                                           For Review:


Glow (Sky Chasers Book 1) by Amy Kathleen Ryan


What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you'd been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue? 

Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth's collapse, the ship's crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader's efforts will fail. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don't know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them... 

Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in a husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he's the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth. 

But when the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren't all from the outside.


Brightwing by Sullivan Lee 

A Criminal Love Story
Edgar and Mallory Battle are on the run after a spectacularly violent escape. Now, with a trail of bodies behind them, they need a hostage against the inevitable standoff with the police. Their first doesn't last long, thanks to sociopathic Mallory. Edgar has been hiding his brother's crimes since they were kids. Now he's torn between family loyalty and self-preservation.

They carjack Lucy Brightwing, a criminal fresh from her own heist, with a fortune of uncut gems hidden in her vehicle. She could escape - but she won't abandon her millions. She could kill the Battle brothers, but she has to be careful. For one thing, if the law investigates, they'll find her ill-gotten loot. For another, her own life is sacred. She's the last member of a Florida paleoindian tribe thought to be extinct - the Tequesta. With her share of the money she plans to buy, bribe and blackmail her way into her own ancestral tribal lands in the heart of the Everglades: a Tequesta nation. 

Lucy leads the brothers into her beloved swamp, determined to kill them. But when she falls for Edgar she must decide whether to risk her heritage and the future of her tribe to save the doomed brothers.


Gypsy Knights by Two Brothers Metz 


Fourteen-year-old Durriken Brishen has lost his parents, his grandfather, and though he doesn't know it, his Gypsy culture's dangerous gift.

Taken in and raised on the rails by the first woman to pilot a freight train, Durriken has one remaining connection to his Romani roots: a small wooden box that hangs from the hammer loop of his overalls.

The last gift he received from his grandfather, the box contains the world's first chess set. But a piece is missing: the Red Queen. According to Durriken’s family lore, the complete set awakens the power of Tărie, a mercurial gift that confers unique abilities on each new Master.

When a suspicious fire erupts in the Chicago rail yard, Durriken's escape produces an uneasy alliance, though not without its silver lining. Dilia is a few inches taller, several degrees cleverer, and oh yes – very pretty. While Durriken is uneasy allying with a girl whose parents were convicted of sedition, there's no doubt she is a powerful partner. And while it's not immediately clear to either, her own Guatemalan culture and family history are deeply entwined with the ancient Romani mystery.


Reaching  (Green’s Hill Werewolves Book 3) by Amy Lane 


Teague Sullivan is putting his life as a member of Green’s preternatural hill together one piece at a time. He’s become Jacky’s lover, given Katy the go-ahead to try to mate with the two of them, and has proven himself as one of Lady Cory’s elite guard for the hill. Now all he has to do is allow his feelings for Katy and Jack take over in order to seal the deal.

But Teague’s whole life has been an exercise in living without: living without food, living without safety, living without love. Now that food and safety are guaranteed, will Teague learn that reaching for the people he loves can be just a simple? Or will his desire for the ultimate home be forever beyond his touch?






Biteless in Seattle by Holli Winters 


As a vampire, Rex shouldn't have anything in common with Paige, who is a feline shapeshifter. However, they're both top-selling romance writers and up for a top award at the Writers of Romance writing conference.

From the moment they meet, sparks fly, but since they're rivals . . . well, things aren't smooth between them. She's out to expose him for what he is-a vampire. He is perturbed that she has been signed to his publishing company when he should be the main attraction. When he confronts her, things heat up, and they're soon all over each other. But is sex just going to complicate things? Rex has to figure out how he could be attracted to a woman who's out to destroy him, while Paige is wondering why she can't get enough of him.





Surviving Eden (Sequel to Ruling Eden) by Michelle Picard 


Rachel Rieh wields enough power to make a goddess jealous, or so she learned three weeks ago when she thought she was an ordinary, reclusive,and short tempered gal from Boston.In this second story of Eden's Court, Rachel, now the new ruler of the Kesayim, (angels, demons, dragons, faeries,vampires, shapeshifters and witches—the goddess created protectors of mortalkind)finds herself faced with the task of stopping vampire hunters from annihilating the vampire race. Her lover Gabriel, half angel, half demon stands by her side to help escape if she can her obsession to protect him at all cost. Earth is already on the verge of destruction within six months because magic is out of balance. The new threat to the vampires destabilizes the situation more.But is the coldhearted goddess intent on turning Rachel into her image the greater threat to Rachel and everyone she loves?



                                                     From Library:



Enchanted Ivy (Swoon Book 1) by Sarah Beth Durst   

What Lily Carter wants most in the world is to attend Princeton University just like her grandfather. When she finally visits the campus, Grandpa surprises her: She has been selected to take the top-secret Legacy Test. Passing means automatic acceptance to Princeton. Sweet! 

Lily's test is to find the Ivy Key. But what is she looking for? Where does she start? As she searches, Lily is joined by Tye, a cute college boy with orange and black hair who says he's her guard. That's weird. But things get seriously strange when a gargoyle talks to her. He tells her that there are two Princetons—the ordinary one and a magical one—and the Key opens the gate between them. But there are more secrets that surround Lily. Worse secrets. 

When Lily enters the magical Princeton, she uncovers old betrayals and new dangers, and a chance at her dream becomes a fight for her life. Soon Lily is caught in a power struggle between two worlds, with her family at its center. In a place where Knights slay monsters, boys are were-tigers, and dragons might be out for blood, Lily will need all of her ingenuity and courage—and a little magic—to unite the worlds and unlock the secrets of her past and her future.
 


Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family Book 1) by Melissa de la Cruz

  

The three Beauchamp women--Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid--live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret--they are powerful witches banned from using their magic. Joanna can resurrect people from the dead and heal the most serious of injuries. Ingrid, her bookish daughter, has the ability to predict the future and weave knots that can solve anything from infertility to infidelity. And finally, there's Freya, the wild child, who has a charm or a potion that can cure most any heartache. 

For centuries, all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married to the wealthy and mysterious Bran Gardiner, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. They unearth their wands from the attic, dust off their broomsticks, and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them. 


                                     From NetGalley:


Motor City Wolf by Cindy Spencer Pape 

Less than a year ago, Fianna Meadows was a pampered noble in the Faerie court. Then she was exiled, turned mortal and forced to work for a living—in a werewolf bar in Detroit, no less! Still, Fianna has to admit her new life isn't so bad...particularly when it comes to Greg Novak, the bar's sexy owner.
For Greg, keeping his hands off Fianna has been a challenge. But his sense of honor won't let him get involved with a woman put in his care, even if Fianna is eager to explore her new feelings of lust. Resisting the temptation to claim her gets even harder when Greg's grandfather, the region's Alpha, orders him to marry and Fianna agrees to pretend to be his chosen mate.


Fighting his attraction to Fianna isn't Greg's only problem. Someone is killing werewolves and attacking other paranormal beings in Detroit. He vows to do whatever it takes protect both his pack and Fianna—even if that means giving her up...




3 comments:

  1. Great haul. I hope you enjoy them.
    Have a good week.

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  2. Nice mailbox. I really want to read Wolfsbane.
    I hope you enjoy all your new books,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  3. I'm got "Nightshade" on hold at my local library as I've been seeing "Wolfsbane" in so many IMM this week so can't wait. I'm also wanting to get "The Witches of East End" and "Glow".

    Enjoy ;)

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