Sunday, August 14, 2011

In My Mailbox (13)

Happy Sunday, everybody!

I haven't been doing IMM from the mid-July and I have got tons of books in the meantime. I decided not go back a whole month, because otherwise the post would be way too long, so I am only taking the books what I have got from the beginning of August.

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.

Books, I've won:

Indivisible by Jessica MqQuinn
I won it on author Lisa Sanchez's blog when she had Jessica writing a guest post and giving away her book Indivisible. I received the book together with some other goodies: notebook with the Indivisible book cover, a pen, a keyring and also a bookmark.
Summary from Goodreads:
IndivisibleCharlie and Gideon Cooper's story begins where most romance stories end: at the happily ever after. Gideon's protective nature makes Charlie feel safe and happy in her new life as the wife of a Navy SEAL—until her happily comes crashing down around her. And though she’s surrounded by loving family and friends, instead of pulling together in the wake of Charlie’s ordeal, their secrets and wrong perceptions threaten to break them all apart. The experience will test the bond they share and determine whether Charlie and Gideon are truly Indivisible.

Jessica McQuinn skillfully pulls readers into the conflicting emotions of an entire family—the traumatized wife, the far-away husband, the inadequate younger brother, the over-nurturing mother. McQuinn lets readers see their strengths and their vulnerabilities—everything that makes them human. And all the while, she deftly weaves in entertaining interactions so readers get to know and adore the characters’ lighter sides, even as the story ventures into dark territory. Indivisible is an unforgettable story of the power of love and the importance of trust.

Dead, Undead or Somewhere in Between by J.A. Saare
I won an e-copy of the book at the Summer Giveaway Hop.

Summary from Goodreads:

No one knows that better than Rhiannon Murphy.

Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in BetweenShe left behind the flash and sass of Miami for the no-nonsense groove of New York City, eager for a clean slate and a fresh start. A bartender by trade, a loud mouth by choice, and a necromancer by chance; she managed to keep her nifty talent hidden from those around her—until now.

The deliciously good-looking vampire, Disco, knows her secret. When he strolls into her bar to solicit help investigating the mysterious disappearances of his kind from the city, Rhiannon discovers he’s not the kind of person that appreciates the significance of the word no.

But in a world where vampires peddle their blood as the latest and greatest drug of choice, it’s only a matter of time before the next big thing hits the market. Someone or something is killing vampires to steal their hearts, and unlike Rhiannon, this isn’t their first stroll around the undead block.

My Perfect Wedding by Sibelle Hodge

Summary from Goodreads:

My Perfect WeddingHelen Grey is finally getting everything she wants. She’s about to have the perfect dream wedding and begin an exciting new life abroad on the sunny Mediterranean island of Cyprus. But living the dream isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

After a mix-up at the airport, Helen finds herself drawn into the midst of an elaborate plot to steal an ancient statue and assassinate a local businessman. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, her wedding dress is AWOL, the statue seems to be cursed, and Helen is wanted by the police.

With the big day rapidly approaching, a roller-coaster of mishaps, misunderstandings, and disasters threatens to turn the newlyweds into nearlyweds.

Can Helen prevent an assassination, save the statue, and have the perfect wedding? Or will the day to remember turn into one she’d rather forget?

How to Dump Your Boyfriend in the Men's Room (and other short stories) by Sibelle Hodge

Summary from Goodreads:
Welcome to My World...

How to Dump Your Boyfriend in the Men's Room (and other short stories)I'm an author of chick lit romances and mysteries. In my spare time I'm Wonder Woman! My world is sometimes wacky, quirky, and very accident-prone.

This is a collection of five humorous short stories - what I like to call true fiction. Some are true, some are fiction, and some are a mixture of both. I guess you have to decide which is which!

I often get asked if I'm like any of my characters in my novels, and I have to groan and say, yes. When you read these stories you'll realize how, and a lot of them have inspired scenes in my novels, although names have been omitted or changed to protect me against lawsuits!

Are you ready to find out "how to dump your boyfriend in the men's toilets", why "yoga is bad for your house", what the "S-Word has to do with your lady garden", why you need to "follow that goat", and whether "kismet" does really exist?

(Short stories total 6,500 words. Includes bonus material and chapters from my novels, Fourteen Days Later, My Perfect Wedding, The Fashion Police, and Be Careful What You Wish For).

Somewhere My Lass by Beth Trissel

Summary from Goodreads:
Somewhere My LassNeil MacKenzie's well ordered life turns to chaos when Mora Campbell shows up claiming he's her fiance from 1602 Scotland. Her avowal that she was chased to the future by clan chieftain, Red MacDonald, is utter nonsense, and Neil must convince her that she is just addled from a blow to her head--or so he believes until the MacDonald himself shows up wanting blood.Mora knows the Neil of the future is truly her beloved Niall who disappeared from the past. Although her kinsmen believe he's dead, and she is now destined to marry Niall's brother, she's convinced that if she and Neil return to the past, all will be right. The only problem is how to get back to 1602 before it's too late. The balance of the present and future are in peril if she marries another, and the Neil of the present will cease to exist. An ancient relic and a few good friends in the future help pave the way back to the past, but will Mora and Neil be too late to save a love that began centuries before?

Snow's Heat by Nicole Hicks

Summary from Goodreads:
When your husband declares you aren’t enough after ten years, don’t get mad… Get a Bic and start a bonfire!

When Sabrina’s husband decides to move on to greener, and freer pastures, she knows she has to move on herself. Wounded and alone, she escapes to a friend’s cabin to think about her future…and burn her past. Literally.

Snow's Heat (Prowling Around)Can she rise from the ashes of her marriage a new woman, or did she lose too much trying to salvage an illusion? Dealing with the heartache of her new reality, she meets a mystery man in the backwoods. One that makes her burn with desire.

Once just a soldier, now Travis is something…more. His last tour changed him in more ways than one. Can he come to terms with what he is, while dealing with the mixture of lust and possessiveness Bree brings out in him? Or is her past too much for him to handle?

Books I've bought:
Lancelot's Lady by Cherish D'Angelo aka Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Summary from Goodreads:
Lancelot's LadyWhen palliative care nurse Rhianna McLeod is given a gift of a dream holiday to the Bahamas from her dying patient, billionaire JT Lance, she has no idea that her 'holiday' will include being stranded on a private island with Jonathan, an irritating but irresistibly handsome recluse. Or that she'll fall head over heels for the man.

Jonathan isn't happy to discover a drop-dead gorgeous redhead has invaded his island. But his anger soon turns to attraction. After one failed marriage, he has guarded his heart, but Rhianna's sudden appearance makes him yearn to throw caution to the wind.

To live fully in the present, Rhianna must resolve her own murky past, unravel the secret that haunts JT, foil the plans of a sleazy, blackmailing private investigator and help Jonathan find his muse. Only then can Rhianna find the love she's been searching for, and finally become...Lancelot's Lady.

Books, I've received for reviewing:
Everblue: Mer Tales #1Rowena Through the Wall (Volume 1)Geronimo's Skull: a novelUnder a Texas StarDream WalkerSwirls (The Outsiders)No Evidence of a CrimeUncle Si's SecretReticence of RavensDeath of a Perfect ManYour Child's Writing Life: How to Inspire Confidence, Creativity, and Skill at Every AgeConsumption: A NovelTrophies (The Ellandun Wars)Vonnegut and Douglas Adams rewrite Brave New World and find The Future Perfect
Awakened (Book One of the Guardian Legacy)Betrayed (The Guardian Legacy)Dangerous Designs (Book 1)Tuesday's Child (Psychic Visions, Book 1)Vampire in Denial (Blood Ties)Witches Anonymous: A Tickle My Fantasy storyDoodling
Everblue by Brenda Pandos
Rowena Through the Wall by Melodie Campbell - review done
Geronimo's Skull John M. Daniel
Under a Texas Star by Alison Bruce
Dream Walker by Velda Brotherton
Swirls by F.A. Herhsey
No Evidence of a Crime by Susan Connell Vondrak
Uncle Si' Secret by Madeline M. Gornell
Reticence of Ravens by  Madeline M. Gornell
Death of a Perfect Man by Madeline M. Gornell
Your Child's Writing Life by Pam Allyn - review done
Consumption: A Novel by Greg Johnston
Trophies by J. Gunnar Grey
The Future Perfect by Kirk Mustard
Awaken by Ednah Walter
Betrayed by Ednah Walters
Dangerous Designs by Dale Mayer
Tuesday's Child by Dale Mayer
Vampire In Denial by Dale Mayer
Witches Anonymous by Misty Evans
Doodling by Jonathan Gould

28 books. Maybe one comment here for the books to be reviewed. These books will be reviewed during August-September.

Besides these books, I have approximately 10 more books which I will read for the book and blog tours.

Happy reading!


  1. I love the cover of Everblue. Enjoy your haul :D

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  2. Great set! Indivisible sounds good. I love the cover for Everblue.
    My IMM

  3. You got a nice list of books this week in your mailbox. How to Dump Your Boyfriend looks like a good book.
    I hope you like your new books,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  4. Holy heck in a handbasket! you got alot of nice books there!