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, October 10, 2011

In My Mailbox (28)

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.


The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus #2) by Rick Riordan  

In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a blood-chilling quest:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea. . .

Percy Jackson remembers only his name and the name of Annabeth, a mysterious woman he associates somehow with the city of San Francisco. From those sparse clues, he must somehow complete a mission for the leader of the Roman camp even as he is being pursued by the two sisters of Medusa, who possess an apparently unquenchable thirst for vengeance: Even when killed, they spring back to life.

With an ever-expanding cast of brave-hearted heroes and formidable foes, this second book in The Heroes of Olympus series offers all of the action, pathos, and humor that Rick Riordan fans crave.

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (pdf)

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend America, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand. 

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the charming college co-ed. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’ apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

From Library:

Pale Demon (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows #9) by Kim Harrison

Condemned to death for black magic and shunned, Rachel Morgan has three days to somehow get to the annual witches convention in San Francisco and clear her name. If she fails, the only way she can escape death is to live in the demonic ever after . . . for ever after. 

Banned from the flight lists, Rachel teams up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack, headed for the West Coast for his own mysterious business. But Rachel isn’t the only passanger along for the ride. Can a witch, an elf, a living vampire, and a pixy in one car survive for over 2,300 miles? And that’s not counting the assassin on their tail. 

A fearsome demon walks the sunlight, freed after centuries of torment to slay the innocent and devour souls. But his ultimate prey is Rachel Morgan. While the powerful witch with nerves of steel will do whatever it takes to stay alive, even embracing her own demonic nature may not be enough to save her.

Hades (Halo #2) by Alexandra Adornetto

Heaven Help Her.

Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier’s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth’s release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well. 


Burned (Henning Juul #1) by Thomas Enger

A solitary tent is found to contain the body of a half-buried woman. She has been stoned to death, there are marks from lashing across her back and one of her hands has been cut off. Two years earlier the Internet reporter Henning Juul lost his son, Jonas, in a domestic fire. On his return to work he is told to cover the story of the woman in the tent, but despite the police making an early arrest, he seems convinced that the story is more complex than they think. Physically and emotionally scarred, Henning must battle to be taken seriously again as a reporter - by his old colleagues, his ex-wife and the police - and when another life is lost, he knows the stakes couldn't be higher.

Free From Amazon:

Bitten (Bitten #1) by Merrill Gemus

Ally is pumped for this year's Halloween festivities! As she finally heads to Flambe, she bumps into the hottest vampire she has ever seen. 

Dressed as a vamp herself, she is immediately drawn to the handsome dark stranger. Her friends disapprove, but Ally is unable to shake her attraction towards him. 

Is he the one? Who exactly is he? And, boy does he look hot in those tight fitting jeans!

Stolen (Bitten #2) by Merrill Gemus

When a shackled Ally awakes inside a cold, dank cell, she quickly remembers that her life took a sudden wrong turn. Her friends, also incarcerated, are swiftly brought up to date and now fear for their lives. How could Ally be stuck in a vampiric love triangle? Will they ever be freed? Worst still, Ally was in transformation and she was getting quite… thirsty. Benedict was possibly her only hope.

Diary of a Vampeen by Christin Lovell

It's October and the month that Alexa Jackson will turn sixteen. Most teens are anxious for this milestone to arrive, but for Lexi it will bring more than just a driver's license. It will throw her straight into the dangerous world of vampires, but not without a twist. Lexi will not be bitten once, but rather have her family's true heritage revealed and her identity transformed from a normal, outcast teen into a vampeen. Being an overly analytical girl, Lexi will question and answer the science of vampires and vampeens all while on a collision course with her destiny - Kellan.

The Vampire's Heart (The Legion Legacy#1) by Cochin Breaker

When a nameless man pulls himself out of an unmarked grave, with no recollection of his past, bar a brief memory of his wedding day, he will do anything to find his wife. None will be safe.
When a young witch escapes captivity and falls in with a pair of undesirables, she will find herself falling deeper into darkness. Revenge will drive her.
When a vampire with a secret witnesses a terrible future, he will do everything in his power to stop it. Sacrifices have to be made.
When a goddess abandons her faithful and turns her back on those that need her, a change will begin. The world will turn on her.

Enter a world where a religious war is only one mistake away.

A Reluctant Vampire by Carla Krae

Short Story. A secluded monastery should be the safest place for a blind man, and it is, until a vampire and her gang come calling. After meeting the femme fatale, Adamo receives the gift of sight, but it comes with a terrible curse, one that might have damned his soul. #1 of The Adam Chronicles. Part of The Sanctuary War series.


  1. I haven't read any of these books, but I LOVE the cover for Beautiful Disaster. Way cool! Nice haul. :)

  2. Awesome books haul... I haven't read any of these books but I would love to read "Hades" by Alexandra Adornetto. ... I Hope You Enjoy Reading Them

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