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, February 10, 2013

In My Mailbox (91)

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:

Hip Check  (New York Blades #10) by Deirdre Martin {ebook}

               Esa Saari is a hockey player for the New York Blades with a bad-boy rep both on and off the ice. But when he suddenly becomes the guardian of his eight-year-old niece, Nell, he knows his excessive lifestyle is about to get body checked.
          So he hires a live-in nanny. Her name is Michelle Beck, and she gets along great with Nell. What surprises him, though, is that he instantly hits it off with her, too. Getting romantically involved would be a bad idea, but he’s finding it impossible to ignore the intense connection between them.

           Michelle, however, takes her job very seriously, and must decide whether to listen to her head or her heart. And Esa’s got to decide if he can give up his bad- boy image for the love of a good woman… 

Unravel Me  (Shatter Me #8) by Tahereh Mafi {ebook}

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Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.
          She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

          Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.
          In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life

Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar  (Demon Hunting #3) by Lexi George {ebook}

               Rebekah “Beck” Damian runs a demonoid bar where everyone’s welcome—even a reformed flesheater who’s strictly vegetarian, a musical ghost who’s looking for a piano bar, and a feline harbinger of doom named Wampus Kitty who’s scaring the customers. So when a big strapping demon-hunter walks into the bar, Beck knows it’s not the end of the world. She’ll treat him like any other customer.
          If only she could. Conall Dalvahni is the toughest, meanest, sexiest demon-hunter Beck’s ever seen—and she’s finding it hard to hide her attraction. As far as Conall’s concerned, the feeling is mutual. But how can he trust a beautiful half-demon babe like Beck—when her demonic friends have the perfect weapon to destroy every hunter on earth?

Hot Ticket  (Sinners on Tour #3) by Olivia Cunning {ebook}

               There are things in bassist Jace Seymour’s past that he is unwilling to share with anyone. To cover his guilt and anguish, he seeks dominatrix Mistress V (Aggie) to temporarily placate his inner turmoil.
          Aggie doesn’t have much use for men–besides the power rush she gets when they’re begging for mercy at her feet–but Jace isn’t like her usual clients. His cool defiance and unexpected dominance in the bedroom drives her to distraction and quickly steals her heart.

           When circumstances threaten Jace’s position in Sinners, Aggie must help him regain his rightful place in the band while showing him that time and love can heal all wounds.

Marked in a Vision by Mary Goldberger {ebook}

               Emily and Sasha are sisters in every sense of the way except for in blood. Emily was adopted by their parents when she was only a baby, but the amazing thing is that Emily is human and they are werewolves. What happens when Sasha is considered as a possible mate to a soon-to-be Alpha? What about Emily who goes along to support Sasha? Then there is the fact that Emily is not just an ordinary human...


Feral Instincts (Feral Series #1) by Erin Ashley {ebook}

A young woman robbed of her very life and everything she holds dear...
          A rather gentle and soft hearted soul, Ava is content in her quiet little life. She has a good job and two friends that she loves dearly. She never suspected that it could all be taken from her in one fluttering heartbeat. Victim of a devious plot, Ava finds herself in the middle of a living nightmare. Taken captive by a monster, she awakes forever changed. Her life will never be the same again. Afraid of becoming a monster herself, she will have to learn to adapt to this brutal new world she has been thrust into. She will have to find the strength to embrace what she has become and to face her fears if she hopes to save herself and the beast who once saved her.
         
A man who's path has been chosen by fate...
          Sent by his pack to help the vampires with a rogue uprising, Teagan agrees to help them track the rogue leader. As the future alpha of his Lykan pack his responsibilities are clear... that is until he rescues a fallen angel from a rogue vampire out for power and revenge. He knows he can never have her but her unmistakable pull is hard to resist as is the beast that resides within him.
          They will have to put their reservations aside if they hope to survive what lies ahead. What would you sacrifice to save the person you love? Will the beast ultimately destroy the woman he would give his very life to protect? Sometimes we are forced to find strength we never knew we had in order to survive.

Feral Awakening (Feral Series #2) by Erin Ashley {ebook}

               Running her own business isn’t easy but Kat has managed to find success with the help of her two best friends. Everything is going well until her best friend Ava disappears one evening. Struggling to cope with her friend’s disappearance Kat is unaware of the dark hunter that has now focused its attention on her. With everything in her life about to be turned upside down, Kat discovers that things are not always as they seem, even herself.
          His beast always difficult to contain, Ronan chose to isolate himself from his pack and humanity. Deciding to live the life of a lone wolf, the last thing Ronan expected was to discover is a female Lykan living without the protection her pack . Convincing her to rejoin the pack isn’t going to be easy, especially since she doesn’t even know that she is a pureblooded female werewolf. Keeping his hands off of her and leaving her behind will be even harder. Especially once he discovers she was the one female that was destined to be his.

           Will Kat be able to tame the beast within him before it is too late?

The Rocker That Holds Me by Terri Anne Browning {ebook}

Touring with four rockers is the thing of dreams…
              
At least that is what people tell me. To me those four rockers are my family. They have watched over me from the time I was five years old. Protecting me from my mother and her drunken, drug addict rages. When they made it big they still watched over me. And when my monster of a mother died they took over as my guardians.
           
In the six years since that happened I have watched over the four men that mean everything to me. I take care of them just as they once took care of me. I handle all the dirty work behind the scenes of a rockers life. It isn’t always pretty. At times it came be damn near disgusting, especially when I have to get rid of their one night stands. Ugh!
          Taking care of them doesn’t bother me though. I mean it’s not like I’m in love with one of them. That would be crazy. Falling for a rocker is NOT smart. 
           Okay, so I’m not smart. I love my guys, and one of them kind of holds my heart in his big old rocker hand. But I’m dealing. I’ve been able to keep it my little secret for years now. 
          I’m not, however, dealing with this bug that I seem to have caught. It scares the hell out of me. I hate doctors, but I’m suddenly more worried about finding out what is wrong with me than what the doctor might do to me. 
          When I get my test results back my life will never be the same again…


Fighter (Outsider #3) by Micalea Smeltzer {ebook}

First she was an Outsider.
          Then she became an Insider.
And now… she’s going to have to be a Fighter.
          Nothing goes as planned for Sophie Beaumont. She thought that Travis had been defeated. She believed that they would all finally be safe. But Travis never left. He has a plan and it's one that no one could have ever guessed. It will take everything Caeden and Sophie’s pack has to take him down and make sure his heart never beats again. This will be the greatest fight that they have ever experienced. An all out war. Who will live? And who will die?

Worth Everything (Worth It#4) by Karen Ericson {ebook}

Can two lost souls find their way to love?
         
Anastasia Renaldi’s life is a complete lie. Disinherited from the family fashion-accessory business and informed she’s the illegitimate daughter of the famous—and long-dead—Michael Worth of Worth Luxury, she has no one to turn to. No real family, no job, no identity to claim. Lost and confused, she turns to the one man who can help her obtain what is rightfully hers.
          Attorney Gavin Westmore is hired to discover the truth. Does Stasia Renaldi have a stake to claim in the Worth empire? From the moment he meets her, Gavin knows what sort of woman Stasia is. Calculating, devious—she won’t let anything or anyone get in the way of her pursuit of a fortune. As long as he can collect his generous fee, he’s fine with it.

           But Gavin soon discovers his perception of Stasia is wrong. She truly is confused, a sweet, ambitious woman who wants what rightfully belongs to her. Soon they’re spending lots of time together—and it goes beyond the attorney/client type meetings. The only question is, after untangling the web of lies to get to the truth, whether there will be any room left for love. 



Release Me (Stark Trilogy #1) by J. Kenner {ebook}

He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist. 
 
          Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me.

          Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past—and risk breaking us apart.

          But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him—and us—forever.


Reaper by L.S. Murphy {ebook}

               There's no way sixteen year old Quincy Amarante will become the fifth grim reaper. None. Not over her shiny blue Mustang. Her Jimmy Choos. Or her dead body.
          She’s supposed to enjoy her sophomore year, not learn about some freaky future Destiny says she has no choice but to fulfill.

           It doesn’t take long for Quincy to realize the only way out of the game is to play along especially since Death can find her anyway, anywhere, anytime. And does.
          Like when she’s reassuring her friends she wants nothing to do with former best friend Ben Moorland, who’s returned from god-knows-where, and fails. Miserably.
           Instead of maintaining her coveted popularity status, Quincy’s goes down like the Titanic.
Maybe ... just maybe ... that’s okay.
          It seems, perhaps, becoming a grim reaper isn’t just about the dead but more about a much needed shift in Quincy’s priorities—from who she thinks she wants to be to who she really is.

Bent  (Back to Brooklyn #1) by H.B. Heinzer {ebook}

               If there’s one thing Julia Wilson has learned in life, it’s that you can’t push your own dreams to the background for anyone. Newly divorced, Julia returns to the hometown she once swore would never see her again. Her plan is simple; enjoy the cheap rent her friend is offering and stay just long enough to develop a plan to make her own dreams come true. 
       It doesn’t take long before Julia realizes she’s made a big mistake. 

           Micah Anderson came closer to breaking Julia than anyone else ever had. After promising her forever, he broke her heart the week before she left for college. Now, Julia’s back in town and he’s going to have to tell her the truth about why he left her. It’s not possible to hide a twelve year old child when you live in a town of 5,000 people. 
          Is following your dreams worth it if it means giving up on a second chance with her first love? Is trying to make a relationship work worth it if his past becomes a threat to her safety?

Asking For It by Alyssa Kress {ebook}

What happens when Mr. No-Good meets Ms. Do-Good?

          Griffith Blaine is a workaholic land developer who believes money is the ticket to happiness. But in his scrapping over a deal, the fighting gets dirtier than usual and Griffith ends up kidnapped and then stranded on a mountain right above the land he wants to develop.
          Kate Darby is a dedicated camp director desperate for a body over the age of eighteen to keep her camp legally open. When Griffith wanders into her camp dining hall, bruised, tattered ‑‑ and arrogant, Kate rationalizes the smooth-talking businessman can afford to take two weeks out of his life to help those less fortunate than himself. Stunned, Griffith rationalizes using any means possible to escape, including seducing the prickly Kate.

           While Kate underestimates the ability of one charismatic man to wiggle through her emotional defenses, Griffith doesn’t take into account the power of fifty boys ‑‑ and one good woman ‑‑ to change his entire life outlook.
          If only Kate’s beloved camp didn’t depend on the stream he’s going to divert to feed his housing project in the valley below…
          
Working on a Full House by Alyssa Kress {ebook}

Can ‘one night only’ become ‘until death do us part?’
          Sensible pediatrician Valerie Kendrick would never dream of marrying a rootless gambler she meets at a bar in Las Vegas. But spending one night in the arms of this fascinating stranger is a fantasy too tempting to resist. For one night, she can pretend to be a femme fatale.
          Professional gambler Roy Beaujovais has made millions of dollars, but never enough to feel complete. He’d hoped the woman with whom he spends one magical night might be the answer, but she deserts him in the morning.
Only after Valerie returns, and reluctantly admits she’s pregnant, does Roy know what will finally fill the lonely hole in his life: becoming a father. He’ll have to play his best hand ever, though, to get the skittish Valerie to include him in the game.


The Purrfect Plan (Australian Shifters #) by Angela Castle {ebook}

          Fed up with men, but wanting a baby, Storm Wellington decides to take matters into her own hands, randomly selecting an obscure little town to find an unknowing sperm donor. Unknowingly, Storm walks into a town run and owned by big cat shifters. River Black, Alpha of Blacktown can’t believe his luck, finding his mate in his own town, even better, the lovely lush woman is more than eager. After a passionate night, Storm disappears without a trace, leaving River desperate to find her.
          Finally, tracking her down, River discovers the evidence of her single parenthood plans and is now pregnant with his cubs. River persuades Storm to return to Blacktown with him, but another has her eye on River and is determined to rid the town of any rival. In the sweltering heat of the Australian Summer, River must convince Storm to be his mate and protect her or risk losing her forever.


For Review:

Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster {ebook}

          The countdown clock reads ten days until the end of the world. The citizens are organized. Everyone's been notified and assigned a duty. The problem is . . . no one knows for sure how it will end.
          Energy-hungry Mages are the most likely culprit. They travel toward a single location from every corner of the continent. Fueled by the two suns, each Mage holds the power of an element: air, earth, fire, metal, water, or ether. They harness their powers to draw energy from the most readily available resource: humans.

           Ashara has been assigned to the Ethereal task force, made up of human ether manipulators and directed by Loken, a young man with whom she has a complicated past. Loken and Ashara bond over a common goal: to stop the Mages from occupying their home and gaining more energy than they can contain. But soon, they begin to suspect that the future of the world may depend on Ashara's death.

NetGalley:

Wolf with Benefits  (Pride #8) by Shelly Laurenston

               Ricky Lee has no plans of getting serious about anyone, but he will protect Toni Jean-Louis Parker. Not just because he’s been hired to do so, but because it’s the right thing to do. And if that means traveling around the country with one complicated She-jackal, dealing with chocolate-eating wild dogs, instigating trouble between his brothers, and having the most amazing sex he’s ever had…well, who said his job didn’t have perks?
          Toni doesn’t know how she keeps getting herself into these situations. But even she has to admit there’s something about Ricky Lee Reed that she finds kind of interesting…and downright sexy. Now they just have to survive long enough to figure out if what they have is worth fighting for…     

3 comments:

  1. Whoa, so many books! I haven't read any of them. Enjoy your goodies. Happy reading :)

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  2. Wow, so many great books there!I hope you enjoy them!
    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog
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  3. You got a lot of books this week! I hope you enjoy Unravel Me! I have Shatter Me on my bookshelf, I just haven't gotten to read it! Enjoy your books!

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

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