Sunday, April 15, 2012

In My Mailbox (24)

Happy Sunday!

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 have purchased:

It's a funny story with this book. One of the giveaway winners got it as a prize and when I sent it from The Book Depository, I sent it to myself, too! I forgot to change the address. I corrected my mistake right away by sending it also to the winner. I am glad that I did. I received a paperback copy on Friday and turned the last page today. Loved it!

Wicked As They Come by Delilah S. Dawson

The review will probably be up tomorrow.

Have you ever heard of a Bludman? They’re rather like you and me—only more fabulous, immortal, and mostly indestructible. (They’re also very good kissers.)
Delilah S. Dawson’s darkly tempting debut drops her unsuspecting heroine into a strange faraway land for a romantic adventure that’s part paranormal, part steampunk . . . and completely irresistible.

When Tish Everett forces open the ruby locket she finds at an estate sale, she has no idea that a deliciously rakish Bludman has cast a spell just for her. She wakes up in a surreal world, where Criminy Stain, the dashing proprietor of a magical traveling circus, curiously awaits. At Criminy’s electric touch, Tish glimpses a tantalizing future, but she also foresees her ultimate doom. Before she can decide whether to risk her fate with the charming daredevil, the locket disappears, and with it, her only chance to return home. Tish and Criminy battle roaring sea monsters and thundering bludmares, vengeful ghosts and crooked Coppers in a treacherous race to recover the necklace from the evil Blud-hating Magistrate. But if they succeed, will Tish forsake her fanged suitor and return to her normal life, or will she take a chance on an unpredictable but dangerous destiny with the Bludman she’s coming to love?

Books I have received for review:

The House Of Order by John Paul Jaramillo

The review will be posted 25th of April

The House of Order, the first collection of composite stories by John Paul Jaramillo, presents a stark vision of American childhood and family, set in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Manito Ortiz sorts family truth from legend as broken as the steel industry and the rusting vehicles that line Spruce Street. The only access to his lost family's story is his uncle, the unreliable Neto Ortiz.

Smart Baby, Clever Child: Brain Building Games and Activities by Valentine Dmitriev

The review will be posted in May.
I usually do not review many non-fiction books, but that caught my attention, so as a parent I am looking very much forward to read it!

The purpose of this book is to help you, as parents, provide educational experiences for your child from birth to age three. Chapters will describe a series of step-by-step exercises, games, and learning activities geared to meet specific goals in accordance with normal developmental expectations.

Faythe Reclaimed by Lisa Sanchez
Release in May 2012
Well, no further details about this book today, but I can tell you that if you come and visit Me and Reading tomorrow, there will be Cover Reveal!!!! And I already have the book and can't wait to start reading it!

Cath Talarico knows a mistake when she makes it, and God knows she’s made her share. So many, in fact, that this Chicago girl knows London is her last, best shot at starting over. But bad habits are hard to break, and soon Cath finds herself back where she has vowed never to go . . . in the bed of a man who is all kinds of wrong: too rich, too classy, too uptight for a free-spirited troublemaker like her.

Nev Chamberlain feels trapped and miserable in his family’s banking empire. But beneath his pinstripes is an artist and bohemian struggling to break free and lose control. Mary Catherine—even her name turns him on—with her tattoos, her secrets, and her gamine, sex-starved body, unleashes all kinds of fantasies.

When blue blood mixes with bad blood, can a couple that is definitely wrong for each other ever be perfectly right? And with a little luck and a lot of love, can they make last night last a lifetime?

Released in June 2012.
I really liked Ruthie's first book Ride With Me and the review of About Last Night will be up 29th of May!

The Doornkob Society (Book #1 in Doorknob Series) by MJ Fletcher

Review will be posted in May

Chloe Masters’s world changed in a heartbeat - and all she did was touch a doorknob.

When she was young Chloe’s mother vanished. Wracked by feelings of abandonment and anger she lost herself traveling with her father's magic act, where illusions were part of her everyday life. Yet everything changes when they are pursued by a mysterious man in black out to kill her father. Touching a doorknob activates abilities she never knew she had and she finds herself thrust into a world of ancient societies and secrets.

When her father disappears it is a race against time to find answers before she loses what is left of her family. Now Chloe must choose who to trust, the man who will do anything for her or the one she can’t stop thinking about.

Book one of the Doorknob Society series.
That's all for today!
Happy reading!



  1. I don't think I would pick up these books, but I hope you enjoy reading them. :)

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  2. Have fun with your new books!

    I never sent a book to myself when it was supposed to go to a winner, but I did once sent the same book twice to a winner. I thought that my order Bookdepository wasn't successful so I did it again. I never noticed until the winner told me she got the book twice!

  3. The Ruthie Knox book looks good and I loved her first one. Enjoy your reads!

  4. Looking forward to your reviews..lovely mailbox,.
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  5. I'm thinking about Wicked as they Come, too. It looks fascinating. The Ruthie Knox is terrific. I enjoyed it so much I picked up her first book and read it too.
    Have fun with your new reads!
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  6. Oh I would love to read wicked as they come, I 've heard great things about it. Happy reading!

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