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

Sunday, March 11, 2012

In My Mailbox (48)



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:


Play of Passion  (Psy-Changeling #9) by Nalini Singh

            In his position as tracker for the SnowDancer pack, it's up to Drew Kincaid to rein in rogue changelings who have lost control of their animal halves- even if it means killing those who have gone too far. But nothing in his life has prepared him for the battle he must now wage to win the heart of a woman who makes his body ignite... and who threatens to enslave his wolf. 
            Lietenant Indigo Riviere doesn't easily allow skin privileges, especially of the sensual kind- and the last person she expects to find herself craving is the most wickedly playful male in the den. Everything she knows tells her to pull back before the flames burn them both to ash... but she hasn't counted on Drew's will. 

            Now, two of SnowDancer's most stubborn wolves find themselves playing a hot, sexy game even as lethal danger stalks the very place they call home.

Kiss of Snow  (Psy-Changeling #3) by Nalini Singh

            Since her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness: Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he lost the woman who would've been his mate long ago. Now he walks alone. 

            But Sienna stirs his primal heart, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf. Yet as they strip away each other's secrets, a deadly enemy is striking at everything the pack holds dear...but Sienna's darkest secret may savage the pack that is her home-and the alpha who is its heartbeat.



Unleashed  (The Amoveo Legend #1) by Sara Humphreys


            What if you suddenly discovered your own powers were beyond anything you'd ever imagined...
            Samantha Logan's childhood home had always been a haven, but everything changed while she was away. She has a gorgeous new neighbor, Malcolm, who introduces her to the amazing world of the dream-walking, shapeshifting Amoveo clans...but what leaves her reeling with disbelief is when he tells her she's one of them...
            And shock turns to terror as Samantha falls prey to the deadly enemy determined to destroy the Amoveo, and the only chance she has to come into her true powers is to trust in Malcolm to show her the way...



Midnight Enchantment  (Dark Magick #4) by Anya Bast


A quest for freedom may be derailed by their intense attraction... 

Niall Quinn, mage and the finest thief in the Black Tower, is the fae's best hope for freedom. Only he stands a chance of tracking down and retrieving the missing bosca fadbh pieces from the Summer Queen. But he meets his match in Elizabeth Cely Saintjohn, who has taken control of the pieces on the Summer Queen's behalf—and has refused to give them up. 

Elizabeth is an asrai, a rare English water fae, and she may be the only one in Piefferburg stealthier than Niall. She has her own reasons for guarding the two pieces and wanting the walls of Piefferburg to remain intact—even if it means denying her fae sisters and brothers their freedom. Her mother's life depends on it. 

Torn between his duty to obtain the pieces at any cost—and the shocking lust Elizabeth has stirred in him—Niall must convince Elizabeth to surrender the pieces, or else he may have no choice but to destroy her and all she holds dear.



Wild Cat  (Shifters Unbound #3) by Jennifer Ashley


When Feline Shifter Cassidy Warden saves detective Diego Escobar from plunging to his death, the naked Shifter woman takes his breath away. But she'd been breaking all kinds of human laws, and Diego, to save her from termination, has to promise his department he'll watch over her. 

Diego finds the task harder than he thinks--Cassidy is trying to find out what kind of mysterious hunter killed her mate two years ago, a hunter that could bring danger to all Shifters. Plus Cassidy has scent-marked Diego--essentially telling all other Shifter females, "Hands off." 

Diego risks his personal and professional life getting involved with Cassidy, but he realizes he'll do anything, even confront the deadliest of assassins and his own inner demons, to keep her safe.



Chosen By Sin  (Para-Ops #3) by Virna DePaul {Kindle}

The longest life isn’t always the happiest one… 

            Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and Otherborn—humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA—still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills. 
            For now, werebeast Dex Hunt serves on the Para-Ops team, but his true purpose is to kill the werewolf leader he blames for his mother’s death. Biding his time, Dex keeps his emotional distance from his team members and anyone else he might care for, including a mysterious vampire he met in L.A. 

            As a doctor, vampire Jesmina Martin has dedicated her immortal life to healing others. As a scientific researcher, she’s trying to prolong life spans, in particular those of her adoptive dragon-shifter family and the werewolf who saved her as a child. Her greatest hope lies with Dex, a werebeast she believes can gift immortality to others. 
            Only Dex knows nothing about his gift or the fact Jesmina wants to harness it. After a passionate night together neither expects to see the other again. Weeks later, they are reunited in France and forced to acknowledge a fragile miracle—a new life struggling to survive. At the same time, they must stop a group of rebel shape-shifters hoping to unleash every demon in hell. But before Dex and Jesmina can save their child or the world, they must relinquish their secrets, face their fears, and open themselves to love.



For Review:

 

The Song Remains the Same by Allison Winn Scotch

            One of only two survivors of a plane crash, Nell Slattery wakes in the hospital with no memory of the horrific experience-or who she is, or was. Now she must piece together both body and mind, with the help of family and friends, who have their own agendas. She filters through photos, art, music, and stories, hoping something will jog her memory, and soon, in tiny bits and pieces, Nell starts remembering. . . .
            It isn't long before she learns to question the stories presented by her mother, her sister and business partner, and her husband. In the end, she will discover that forgiving betrayals small and large will be the only true path to healing herself-and to finding happiness.



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The Danger That Is Damion  (Zodius #3) by Lisa Renee Jones

The diabolical General Powell created Kayla Martin, a beautiful super-soldier, to help him destroy his valiant enemies. But when Kayla is pitted against the renegade Damion Browne, she discovers that not only is her life in danger, but her heart as well. Enemies soon swarm around Kayla and she must trust the dangerous Damion to embrace her as his ally. As they struggle to defeat a madman, their trust in each other becomes the only chance they have to find peace...and love.

The Treachery of Beautiful Things  by Ruth Frances Long

The trees swallowed her brother whole. And Jenny was there to see it. Years later, when she returns to the woods where Tom was taken to say good-bye at last, she finds herself lured into a world where stunning beauty masks the most treacherous of evils, and strange and dangerous creatures await—creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with allegiances that shift as much as his moods. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack’s help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where nothing is what it seems, no one is who they say, and she’s faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice—and not just her own.



The Girl in the Clockwork Collar (Steampunk Chronicles #2) by Kady Cross
                      
In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling - or dangerous. 

Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her "straynge band of mysfits" have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. But Jasper is in the clutches of a devious former friend demanding a trade-the dangerous device Jasper stole from him...for the life of the girl Jasper loves. 

One false move from Jasper and the strange clockwork collar around Mei's neck tightens. And tightens.



The Shapeshifter's Secret  by Heather Ostler
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            Julia is finally discovering what–not who–she is. 

            Like any sixteen-year-old, Julia's used to dealing with problems. From her overprotective father to her absent mother to a teacher who definitely has it in for her. But everything changes when Julia's reactions become oddly vicious and angry---more animal than human. This action-packed adventure has it all: humor, romance, and a plot that will keep you guessing to the very last page.

Not Just Friends  by Kate Hoffmann

Come to Camp Winnehatchee!
For new experiences. (With 
boys!)
For the great outdoors. (Where you can find yourself in nature. With 
boys!) 
For adults-only activities. (Best shared with 
men!)


            For venture capitalist Adam Sutherland, attending Camp Winnehatchee's reopening was a no-brainer. He's even reuniting with former camp counselors to chip in and help revive the camp. What he isn't expecting is to find a girl sleeping in his bunk. Or that the girl is none other than Julia McKee, who went from shy and awkward Good Girl to scorching-hot babe….

           
But the good girl is all gone…and she's headed off to Paris! But before she goes, Julia intends to show her bad-boy childhood crush just how to put the "wild" back into the wilderness! And this time, he'll be the one left wanting more….

The Last Real Cowboy by Donna Alward

                       From the moment he turned up late to her charity's meeting, placating everyone with a tip of his Stetson and a lazy smile, Angela Beck knew that Sam Diamond was going to be Trouble with a capital T.  
                       Angela is the prickliest woman Sam's ever met—let alone had to work with! He'd love to still her sharp tongue with a kiss, but first he has to get close enough to awaken the complex woman beneath the deliberately cool exterior. And that's something only a real cowboy can do.…
  

A Callahan Wedding  by Tina Leonard

"Holy Smokes. I'm A Father."

            Sabrina McKinley broke Jonas's heart when she left him for another man. Then the eldest Callahan brother gets the surprise of his life when he sees her again…holding his son. Even at six months, his bouncing baby boy was wearing the legendary Callahan smile!
            Which means Sabrina has got to marry him, even if Jonas has to drag her to the altar.

                         Sabrina's been head over heels for the hunky cowboy doctor since the day she first came to Rancho Diablo; it's always been Jonas keeping her at arm's length. She won't settle for anything less than the real deal—the love and happiness that Jonas's five brothers have found.
            But when a revelation about a family secret comes out, Sabrina can see Jonas is ready to look toward the future. He won't be the last bachelor on the ranch. After all, he's a Callahan!       

Summer Days (Fool’s Gold #7) by Susan Mallery

            Locked in an unexpected land dispute, Rafe Stryker is trapped in the one place he vowed never to return to – the Castle Ranch in Fool’s Gold, California. He made millions facing ruthless adversaries in the boardroom, but nothing could’ve prepared him to go head-to-head against stubborn, beautiful Heidi Simpson.
            No one is more surprised than Rafe to discover that he’s finding Heidi – and life as a cowboy – much more compelling than he wants to admit. For Heidi, the Castle Ranch is the home she’s always wanted. After a life on the road, the vivacious blonde has finally put down roots. She won’t give that up without a fight, not even for a man whose late-night kisses make her yearn to be a little less…wholesome. As the two turn from passionate adversaries to passionate, period, they’ll discover that summer love can last a lifetime.
           
Undone by Her Tender Touch (Pregnancy & Passion #4) by Maya Banks

            Just one night? Yeah, right. Pippa Laingley should have known better. When an unplanned evening of passion with Cameron Hollingsworth results in unplanned pregnancy, she's at a crossroads. She knew going in that the enigmatic entrepreneur had built a fortress around his feelings. What she's just discovered is that he's loved and lost before—wife and child. Tragically. 
            Now Cam stands to lose it all again. If he lets Pippa get too close. If he pushes her away with loveless arrangements of financial support. Either way, he's doomed…unless he can let himself love again.

The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland

            Elizabeth Margaret—better known as Em—has always known what life would contain: an internship at her father’s firm, a degree from Harvard and a career as a lawyer. The only problem is that it’s not what she wants. When she gets the opportunity to get away from it all and spend a month with the aunt she never knew, she jumps at the chance.
            While there, Em pursues her secret dream of being a chef, and she also learns that her family has kept some significant secrets from her, too. And then there’s Cade, the laid-back local surfer boy who seems to be everything Em isn't. Naturally, she can’t resist him, and as their romance blossoms, Em feels she is living on her own terms for the first time.
           
Tomorrow Land by Mari Mancusi

         Imagine finding your first love, only to be ripped apart by the apocalypse. Peyton Anderson will never forget the day she was forced to make a choice--between her family--and Chris Parker, the boy she'd given her heart. Now, four years later, as she steps from the fallout shelter and into a dead and broken world, he's the only thing on her mind. 

All Chris "Chase" Parker wanted was to take Peyton away and keep her safe from harm. But he waited for hours in the rain on judgment day and she never showed--breaking his heart without ever telling him why. 

Now the two of them have been thrown together once again, reluctant chaperones to a group of orphan children in a post-apocalyptic world where the dead still walk...and feed. As they begin their pilgramage to the last human outpost on Earth, can they find a way to let go of old hurts and find the love they lost--all while attempting to save what's left of the human race?                         

Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan

With a fresh contemporary voice, Sarah Rees Breenan evokes the atmosphere of Gothic novels from Brontë and du Maurier to Mary Stewart and Barbara Michaels. Fans of Beautiful Creatures will eat this one up. 

            Kami Glass is in love with someone she's never met—a boy she's talked to in her head since she was born. This has made her an outsider in the sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, but she has learned ways to turn that to her advantage. Her life seems to be in order, until disturbing events begin to occur. There has been screaming in the woods and the manor overlooking the town has lit up for the first time in 10 years. . . .
            The Lynburn family, who ruled the town a generation ago and who all left without warning, have returned. Now Kami can see that the town she has known and loved all her life is hiding a multitude of secrets—and a murderer. The key to it all just might be the boy in her head. The boy she thought was imaginary is real, and definitely and deliciously dangerous.


Free From Amazon:




            After living in peace for over one-hundred and fifty years, a family of peaceful werewolves is threatened by evil, outside forces and must risk everything to defend themselves from intruders and keep their home a peaceful sanctuary. 
            Rose was just an ordinary young woman with an ordinary job and no plans or hopes for the future. She had no friends and her family was gone. She wanted nothing more than to abandon everything and start a new life. Then, one fateful night, she did... 

            Rose discovered a world that she never thought could exist. It was the complete opposite of the cruel world that she had been a part of her whole life. After spending a short amount of time there, she knew she had finally found her true home, made some new friends, and became a part of their family as well. 
            This was no ordinary group of people, however. They possessed a gene that allowed them to shape shift into wolves and live forever; a gene that could be considered a gift or a curse, and either way, was feared by most humans. 
            This misunderstood race of werewolves, called Rougarou, is a peaceful race by nature. However, there are exceptions. Shortly after Rose found her new home 
among the family of Rougarou, they are confronted by vicious outsiders who defy everything that their race stands for and threaten their very well being. Now, the family must unite with others of their kind and stand up against these dangerous enemies, for if one of them strays, it may be the last mistake they make... 
            Step into the lives of these amazing people, whose tales are filled with adventure, love, laughter, and sorrow as they struggle to protect their loved ones and keep the world they love from falling apart...

The Princess and the Curse  by Shirley Martin

Nolan Tremaine is a fisherman, a man who likes to brag about things he's never done and places he's never seen. When a tavern stranger dares him to sail to the faraway land of Connachta and bring back the Blessed Bell of Bellarmine, he knows he is trapped. He can't refuse the challenge. But where is Connachta, and where can he find the Blessed Bell of Bellarmine? 

After sailing across the world, he comes to the land of Connachta. There he finds that the Bell of Bellarmine is really a belle, Princess Leslie. 

The princess is a most unhappy woman. She must marry a man she loathes, an evil prince who has put a curse on the land, that all the women will remain barren. Only by her marriage to him will he lift the curse. But who can save her from this terrible fate? 

Nolan to the rescue! But can a humble fisherman and a princess find happiness together?

Once Wolf Bitten  by Calle J. Brookes

Jason Taniss was a family man, first and foremost. He loved his grown daughters and he was learning to tolerate his vampiric sons-in-law. But as a Lupoiux werewolf he longed for his own mate. She was out there waiting for him, somewhere. He just had to find her. 

Dr. Annabelle Macgregor ran faster than she ever had before. Her scientific mind refused to accept what she'd seen. Werewolves did not exist. 

Jason knew the rogue wolves wouldn't stop until they caught the lone female human; he knew what they would do to her if they caught her, too. As an employee of Taniss Industries, the woman was his responsibility to protect. He'd do just that. 

But when Jason caught Anna's scent, one thing became clear...she was his mate... 

Anna had been in a relationship with a dominant man before, and that experience was the last thing she wanted to repeat. She'd had to start over before, and it wasn't something she ever wanted to do again. 

Jason would do anything to change her mind. 

Here, Have a Husband  by Heather Gean

            Here, Have a Husband tells a story of the prospect of marriage in a society plagued by a strict, government matchmaking program that pairs and binds applicants to the perfect partner from a simple questionnaire. Told from the sarcastic point-of-view of strong-willed Rainy Clarke, the story begins when the fresh-out-of-college heroine receives the news of her government-assigned engagement to one of the most eligible bachelors in the country.
            Caught up in a high-profile engagement turned government publicity stunt, Rainy begins to realize that love and marriage are not always the same things, especially in the eyes of the government. The fight to reverse the strict marriage matchmaking system, that seems to be a thorn in the lives of not only her but those around her, falls on Rainy’s shoulders. Filled with relationships that shape every part of existence, Here, Have a Husband triumphantly proves that the right to happiness is something worth fighting even the most formidable opponent for.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, everything in your mailbox looks great!! Hope you enjoy all you got :)

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  2. Great set! I've heard fab things about Singh's books. I'd like to read them.
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