Monday, June 20, 2011

In My Mailbox

Happy Monday, everybody!

It has been 2 weeks ago, since I last did IMM, so today I will cover the last two weeks of books.

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Each week I will post books (or book-related things) that I've bought, won in contests, or received in the mail.

This week's mailbox has been exciting, so many new books to read and also review!

Hot in HereBooks, I've won:

Hot In Here by Sophie Renwick

Summary from Goodreads:

A sizzling debut novel starring a sexy TV chef who steams up more than just entrees...

She wasn't his kind of dish-until someone turned up the heat...

Celebrity chef and infamous ladies' man Bryce Ryder can't believe the thoughts he's having about his old friend Jenna McCabe. She's always been the shy girlnext- door, but when some bad publicity threatens everything he's built, Jenna gets down to business- and shows a side of herself that is take-charge and totally irresistible.

Soon things are heating up in and out of the kitchen-and all of Jenna's secret fantasies about Bryce start coming true. But will she be the one to tame his heart, or is the sexy chef just indulging another one of his cravings?
To Kill A Warlock: Dulcie O'Neil Series
To Kill a Warlock by H.P. Mallory

Summary from Goodreads:
The murder of a dark arts warlock. A shape-shifting, ravenous creature on the loose. A devilishly handsome stranger sent to investigate. Sometimes working law enforcement for the Netherworld is a real bitch.

An Affair of the Mind by Jaquelynn Luben

Summary from Goodreads:
When Rosalind, an unfulfilled forty year old, observes the start of a romance, her mind takes off into flights of fancy and her thoughts are filled with the prospect of passionate encounters. But the outcome is something she did not envisage. A work of short crime from our Fingerprints line and the author of MAGGIES PLOT.

Russian Roulette by Mike Faricy
Summary from Goodreads:
Russian RouletteAt no surprise, dysfuntional PI Devlin Haskell falls in bed with his latest client. She's gone by the time he wakes and hasn't the foggiest notion that, from now on, he'll be dealing with the Russian mob. Along the way he finds himself at odds with a Russian butcher, local police and an FBI task force investigating human trafficking. In the process of getting answers Dev washes up on the far side of the law. He's shot, beaten, car bombed and used as a human shield, all in the name of justice, at least as he comes to see it. An entertaining tale of rank ineptitude and one night stands. Russian Roulette is another fast paced tale from the master of the bizarre, Mike Faricy.

Books I've received for reviewing from authors:
Bad Wolf by Tim McGregor
Bad WolfSummary from Goodreads:
Detective Lara Mendes’s hard work finally pays off when she gets the chance to join the homicide detail. There’s only one catch; she has to partner up with a cop no one wants to work with.

John Gallagher is a veteran homicide detective who loves stomping bad guys and hates partners. When the Lieutenant saddles him with this green kid named Mendes, his first reaction is to ditch her but a call comes in about a body on the river bank and the rotation says they’re up.

What they find are human remains, mutilated and partially devoured. Their investigation reveals a killer stalking the city with a pack of vicious, feral dogs.

And the suspect believes he is a werewolf.
But this is Portland, where crazy bastards outnumber normal ones ten to one. Except there’s another catch. The crazy werewolf guy? He isn’t crazy...

Awaken The Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney

Summary from Goodreads:
A man from another time...
Awaken the Highland WarriorFaelan is from an ancient clan of Scottish Highland warriors, charged with shielding humanity from demonic forces. Betrayed and locked in a time vault, he has been sleeping for nearly two centuries when spunky historian Bree Kirkland inadvertently wakes him. She's more fearsome than the demon trying to kill him, and if he's not careful, she'll uncover the secrets his clan has bled and died to protect...

Could be the treasure she's been seeking all her life...

When Bree inherits an old treasure map, she discovers a warrior buried in her backyard. But the warrior isn't dead. Bree shocks Faelan with her modern dress and her boldness, and he infuriates Bree every time he tries to protect her.

With demons suddenly on the move, Bree discovers that Faelan's duty as protector is in his blood, and that her part in this fight was destined before she was born. But nothing is ever what it seems...

Called Home: Two Hearts Answer by Gloria Schumann
Called Home: Two Hearts AnswerSummary from Goodreads:

Emma Benson's view of life was crafted by the death of her brother as a child, abandonment by her father and later, the man she trusted she would marry, until David Schlosser-back in town after years in New York writing best-selling novels-threatens her neatly tended life. Romance blooms. Emma and David eventually persevere in the face of tragedy, refusing to leave their dreams behind.

And that's not all of it!

I received a package on Saturday, which was sent to me from US by my very good friend Michele. In this package there were 5 books and several bookswags. So I took some pictures because I wanted to share all this with you.

These were the books what I won couple of weeks ago and now I'm glad to show them to you:
Dead on Delta by Stacey Jay
Scandal in Scotland by Karen Hawkins
Concrete Savior by Yvonne Navarro
Scarlet Nights by Jude Deveraux

And that's not all of it! Besides that I got:
A Rancher's Pride by Barbara White Daille which I won from Once Upon a Chapter who also sent their bookmark and pen. There was also a fridge magnet from the author. Loved it! I have already read the book and the review will come up soon!

That's still not all of it! I also received this:

It is a T-shirt which I won from Amy Fellner Dominy contest of her book OyMG at the Eve's Fan Garden. There was a little greeting from the author and also a bookmark. Love the tee!!

Last, but not least again something from Michele. Michele, I simply adore you!

I guess, I do not need to present for book lovers who these three pocket versions are, but just in case: I got myself Bella, Edward and Jacob!!!!! Michele, thank you so much!!!!

And that's it.

Happy Reading!


  1. Yeah!!! So glad to send the stuff to you Inga!! It is truely my pleasure!! Glad you liked the pocket people!! *Muaw*

  2. I loved the pocket people!!! I just had to add the photo here. Hopefully you don't mind!


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