At this time I will no longer be taking any new review requests or participating in any memes. There will still be author interviews, blasts, guest posts and occasionally reviews posted (as I climb through by TBR pile!!). Life is kind of hectic and I have to focus on a few other commitments before coming back full-time to my blog. Thank you to everyone that has supported me and I won't be gone forever. I will still be around on my social media sites!

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS


My interview over at The Art and Craft of Writing Creatively is HERE

Purchase my book Images of America: Detroit Lakes HERE

Sunday, December 12, 2010

In My Mailbox: November 5-11

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or books that you've gotten at the library. If interested please click the link above and sign up!

WON
from Enna Isilee @ Squeaky Books
the gorgeous blog header you see above! Thank you SO much!

from Julie @ Manga Maniac Cafe
Enchanted IvyEnchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst
What Lily Carter wants most in the world is to attend Princeton University just like her grandfather. When she finally visits the campus, Grandpa surprises her: She has been selected to take the top-secret Legacy Test. Passing means automatic acceptance to Princeton. Sweet!
Lily's test is to find the Ivy Key. But what is she looking for? Where does she start? As she searches, Lily is joined by Tye, a cute college boy with orange and black hair who says he's her guard. That's weird. But things get seriously strange when a gargoyle talks to her. He tells her that there are two Princetons—the ordinary one and a magical one—and the Key opens the gate between them. But there are more secrets that surround Lily. Worse secrets.
When Lily enters the magical Princeton, she uncovers old betrayals and new dangers, and a chance at her dream becomes a fight for her life. Soon Lily is caught in a power struggle between two worlds, with her family at its center. In a place where Knights slay monsters, boys are were-tigers, and dragons might be out for blood, Lily will need all of her ingenuity and courage—and a little magic—to unite the worlds and unlock the secrets of her past and her future. 

from Jackie @ Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories a signed Sandra Brown bookmark and
At Grave's End (Night Huntress, Book 3)At Grave's End (Night Huntress, Bk 3) by Jeaniene Frost
Some things won't stay buried . . . at grave's end
It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield's life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she's successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat's worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover's finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.
As if that wasn't enough, a woman from Bones's past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat's about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she's learned as a special agent won't help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.

from Chasity @ LovLivLife Reviews
This gorgeous book jacket!
pics from Chasity's website


from Ashley @ Short Story Slore
Vanishing and Other Stories (P.S.)Vanishing and Other Stories by Deborah Willis
Vanishing and Other Stories explores emotional and physical absences, the ways in which people leave, are left, and whether or not it's ever possible to move on. Readers will encounter a skinny ice-cream scooper named Nina Simone, a vanishing visionary of social utopia, a French teacher who collects fianc├ęs, and a fortune-telling mother who fails to predict the heartbreak of her own daughter. The characters in this collection will linger in the imagination, proving that nothing is ever truly forgotten.


from Lady Q @ Let Them Read Books
The Dressmaker: A Novel  Untamed (MacKinnon's Rangers, Book 2) Ride The Fire (Leisure Historical Romance)
 
SECRET SANTA
I came home to a package from my Secret Santa! Her name is Rebecca @ Beck's Book Picks and she sent me:
Strange Candy  Wideacre : A Novel
Thank you so much Rebecca and  Merry Christmas!


FOR REVIEW
from Lori Pescatore a signed copy of:
Human BlendHuman Blend

Escaping from them had been difficult enough, now Laney needs to keep hidden. All she wanted was to be on her own. Laney is not like other girls... she has very special abilities that set her apart from others. How or why she came about these abilities is a mystery she has yet to unfold. Haunted by memories and flashbacks of the suffering she endured at the hands of her captors, she changes her appearance and hides out in a small town. Ignoring her own warnings, she begins a relationship with a local boy. The relationship turns dangerous when the boy begins developing similar abilities. This development does not fall under the radar of the men who are trying to recapture her. A young doctor's interest is piqued when he witnesses her mysteriously curing a young child's illness. He befriends her due to his growing fascination with uncovering the true nature of her abilities, but not without harboring secrets of his own. Laney's new life falls apart when she meets a young intern that seems to have all the answers to her questions. The information sends her into a tail spin. Thoughts of going on the run once again are thwarted as those whom she was running from find her. 

Thank you so much Lori! I can't wait to read this!

PAPERBACKSWAP

AutumnAutumn by David Moody
A bastard hybrid of War of the Worlds and Night of the Living DeadAutumn chronicles the struggle of a small group of survivors forced to contend with a world torn apart by a deadly disease. After 99% of the population of the planet is killed in less than 24 hours, for the very few who have managed to stay alive, things are about to get much worse.  Animated by "phase two" of some unknown contagion, the dead begin to rise. At first slow, blind, dumb and lumbering, quickly the bodies regain their most basic senses and abilities... sight, hearing, locomotion...  As well as the instinct toward aggression and violence.  Held back only by the restraints of their rapidly decomposing flesh, the dead seem to have only one single goal - to lumber forth and destroy the sole remaining attraction in the silent, lifeless world:  those who have survived the plague, who now find themselves outnumbered 1,000,000 to 1...

8 comments:

LJ said...

I also received Human Blend. Can't wait to read it. Autumn looks very intriguing! Enjoy your reads!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

That bookjacket is adorable! Love the colors,

Awesome books this week! I hope you enjoy them all :D

Gabrielle Carolina said...

Happy reading!

If you want to know what I got in my mailbox this week, check out my blog here-

http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/
Merry Christmas!
Gabrielle Carolina

Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books said...

I really want to read Enchanted Ivy! Hope you enjoy it!

Have a look what I got this week! Happy reading!

MiaandSofia said...

Great books. Happy reading :)
Check out what's In My Mailbox

Mia @GrippedintoBooks

Lori said...

I hope you enjoy the books you got. Happy Reading. Check out what I got In My Mailbox.

Christin said...

So many great books! I can't wait to read Enchanted Ivy, I've heard great things about Jeanine Frost's books, and I love Philippa Gregory. Happy reading!

GREYZ said...

Great books this week. Drop by Clandestine Sanctuary to find out what I got this week.

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