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, August 19, 2012

In My Mailbox (71)


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:

Croc And The Fox  (Furry United Coalition #3) by Eve Langlais {ebook}

Warning: An ornery croc discovers he does have a pulse when a hot to trot fox decides to latch on, and never let go. Tongue in cheek humor, sizzling moments and a tiny, evil villain await.

            A career military man, Viktor lives for the next mission – and his collection of weapons -- but a raid on an experimental lab makes him an unwilling protector, mostly because he can’t peel Renee off. A cold blooded croc, he never intended to settle down, but he didn’t count on a foxy lady warming his heart.
            The world outside the laboratory was a big scary place. Unsure of how to deal with it, Renee latches onto the biggest, baddest, and sexiest, warrior around. Sharp toothed and with ice in his veins, Viktor’s violent side should have sent her running, but instead, she finds the courage to face her fears –and tame the lizard.

           When danger comes knocking, with the intention of turning her lizard into a high priced fashion accessory, will Renee embrace her foxy side and show a croc she’s got what it takes to be his mate?

            And will they finally vanquish the evil known as mastermind?

Jocelyn's Choice  by Ella Jade {ebook}

              Jocelyn Andrews, a shy, awkward, high school senior, has never even been on a date until she meets Alex Jordon, the older, more experienced brother of her best friend Evan. Jocelyn falls hard for the charming player and wants to explore all of the “firsts” that go along with young love. Alex has no problem showing her what she's been missing.
            Alex is captivated by young, innocent Jocelyn and to his own surprise, only has eyes for her. One night of careless passion leads to a life-altering dilemma. Alex must head back to Yale to finish an internship, having no idea what he's left behind. Jocelyn must decide what to do on her own, forcing her to grow up much faster than she anticipated.
          Reality sets in, decisions are made and Jocelyn has to live with her choices. Alex returns home to more than he ever bargained for. Young love has never been more complicated as they deal with a teen pregnancy, social barriers, and concerned family members. Life sometimes throws a curve ball, but the unexpected isn't always bad.
        
Taste Kate Evangelista {ebook}

               At Barinkoff Academy, there's only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans.
            When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn't realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.

Nothing Less Than Love by Lilly LaRue {ebook}

               Jordan has always disapproved of Gwyneth. They can't be in the same room without arguing... or kissing. One night, they make love. It's only the next morning that she realizes he was delirious from fever and doesn't even remember their night together. He thinks she is involved with his brother, making Gwyneth wonder if Jordan will believe her when she tells him their night has lasting consequences.


My Heart for Yours  by Steph Campbell & Jolene B. Perry {ebook}

                          For Tobin and Delia, everything was always equal. 
            A bargain, a trade, a deal to be struck.

A kiss for a kiss.
Your shirt for mine.
Break my heart, I’ll break yours.


            Their disastrous split was no different. Tobin’s spent the last year pretending Delia never existed, and Delia’s been in D.C., pretending to be anything but the country girl that she is.

            When tragedy brings her back to town, Tobin and Delia realize that time apart hasn't healed either one of them. But staying away from each other is harder than they imagined, especially in small town Louisiana, and old feelings are quickly brought back to the surface.

          In the mess they’ve created, is there anything to be salvaged of a love that they both thought would be forever?
               
A Love Stolen  Ella Jade {ebook}

              Lila Crofton flees the town of Steeple when she learns of her boyfriend, Trevor Matheson's, betrayal. Trevor's one-night stand proves to be too much for the young lovers. Lila won't stick around and watch the only man she's ever loved move on with another. She heads to the city and starts over.
            Six years later, recently divorced Sheriff Trevor Matheson is picking up the pieces of his life. When his high school sweetheart, Lila, returns to Steeple to bury her father, Trevor sees it as a sign. He's getting over a failed marriage and she's grieving the loss of her dad. They need one another. The timing couldn't be more perfect.
           Can the two overcome the ghosts of their past and rekindle a love lost? Is there a second chance in their future, or is their stolen love gone forever?  

Won:


Red Dawn  (Crossroads Academy #2) by J.J. Bonds

              Katia’s done running. She’s fought fiercely to protect her identity, her secrets, and those she loves most. And while it hasn’t been easy, she’s finally making peace with the past. Katia’s even looking forward to the start of a new school year at Crossroads Academy.
            Too bad things at Crossroads are going to be a little different this fall. There are new rules, new students, and new relationships. Katia quickly discovers that navigating the halls of Crossroads is as complicated as ever.
          When a friend’s life is at stake, Katia will be forced to choose between the safety of Crossroads and an enemy more dangerous than any she’s ever faced. Will Katia have the courage to risk it all -including her life- for a friend?

For Review:
Dare To Act  by Leigh Ellwood

            When actor Parker Stigwood stuns the world by doing the unthinkable on live television, he's convinced his career is over. Disgusted by Hollywood hypocrisy, he pushes the pause button on his life and retreats to his parents' home in Dareville to contemplate his future. Little does he realize, various forces have plans for him on a personal and professional level.
            Luke Hall is excited to direct his first play for the local arts center, more so when the handsome movie star volunteers to watch rehearsals and offer pointers. Luke would rather watch Parker, but there are interruptions to his viewing pleasure. When a well-meaning friend seeking benefits places doubts in Luke's head about Parker's intentions, Luke wonders if their relationship will bomb at the box office.
            On and off-stage, Luke and Parker's passion sizzles. But will Parker dare to act on his feelings for Luke and leave his star behind for good?
  

Witch Born  (Witch Song #2) by Amber Argyle

               Brusenna thought it was finished. 
            She defeated the Dark Witch, saving the Haven Witches from imprisonment and death. She found love and a place to belong. 
            She was wrong. 
            Haven is not the sanctuary it appears to be. Even love is in danger of slipping away like water through cupped hands. 

            Some things can't be saved. 
            A new threat merges with the old as the Witches’ dark history begins to catch up with them. Only Brusenna knows the extent of the danger and how to stop it, though doing so might cost her everything.

            Including her life. 
            Will Brusenna be required to make the ultimate sacrifice?


NetGalley:

Shadows  (Ashes Trilogy #2) by Ilsa J. Bick



The Apocalypse does not end. The Changed will grow in numbers. The Spared may not survive.

            Even before the EMPs brought down the world, Alex was on the run from the demons of her past and the monster living in her head. After the world was gone, she believed Rule could be a sanctuary for her and those she’d come to love.
            But she was wrong.
            Now Alex is in the fight of her life against the adults, who would use her, the survivors, who don’t trust her, and the Changed, who would eat her alive.
 

Welcome to Shadows, the second book in the haunting apocalyptic Ashes Trilogy: where no one is safe and humans may be the worst of the monsters.



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Married by Mistake  by Abby Gaines

              Do not adjust your set. That really was Casey Greene being jilted by her fiancé on live TV And that really was Memphis's most eligible bachelor who stepped in to marry her instead.
            Millionaire businessman Adam Carmichael wanted only to help Casey save face. He isn't prepared for the news that their "fake" wedding is legal and binding.
            While they secretly wait for an annulment, media and family scrutiny forces them to put on their best loving-couple act. Except by now, neither one is quite sure who's acting....

A Baby of Her Own  (Dundee Idaho #1) by Brenda Novak


What Delaney wants...
...is a baby.


            A baby of her own. At thirty, she longs to break away from the constraints of her life. Longs to reach out for her heart's desire. She'd prefer marriage as well, but there's no man in Dundee, Idaho, she's interested in marrying.
            Then one winter night she and her best friend, Rebecca, go to Boise with the intent of finding a man for Delaney. She meets a handsome stranger named Conner, a man who might be able to provide her with the solution she needs...and the baby she wants!

           Afterward she thinks she must have been out of her mind. But it's too late. Because she's pregnant. And because the stranger isn't a stranger anymore. Conner Armstrong is now living on a ranch just outside Dundee. 

5 comments:

  1. Wow, lots of great books! Love the cover of Red Dawn and added bk 1 to my wishlist. Happy reading!

    In My Mailbox!

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  2. A lot of books about pregnancy!

    Great haul!
    I got a free book by Brenda Novak recently, but it wasn't that one, It was called When We Touch! :)

    here's my IMM:
    http://romancebookie.blogspot.com/2012/08/imm-9.html

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  3. Wow great haul! I really want to read Taste. (: It looks very good.

    Here's my IMM!

    (I'm a new follower by the way, I love your blog! (: )

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  4. I've been eyeing taste for awhile, hope you enjoy it, it looks fantastic and Kate is super amazing!

    Chelsea @ Rand0m Girl

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  5. Awesome haul! I really want to pick up a copy of Ashes. It sounds pretty good. :)

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