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Saturday, February 25, 2012

In My Mailbox ~ The "It's a LONG one" edition

In my mailbox is hosted by the lovely Story Siren.  In my mailbox is our chance to show off the books that we've purchased, downloaded, received for review, got from the library, swapped or however else you obtain your books. 

The upside to this meme is there are always a TON of great books out there to be oggled through our computer screens.  The downside of this meme is that your wishlist will grow 10 fold.

I've got a couple of giveaways going on right now.  One is International (The Guess the Arrival giveaway) and one that is open to US and Canada (100 Follower giveaway).

Don't forget to leave me a link to your IMM so I can check out what you got this week!


A Brush of Darkness (Abby Sinclair, #1)
                                 The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares. Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.
The Shadow Reader (A Shadow Reader Novel, #1)There can only be one allegiance.
It’s her time to choose.

Some humans can see the fae. McKenzie Lewis can track them, reading the shadows they leave behind. But some shadows lead to danger. Others lead to lies.

A Houston college student trying to finish her degree, McKenzie has been working for the fae king for years, tracking vicious rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn’t her only secret. For just as long, she’s been in love with Kyol, the king’s sword-master—and relationships between humans and fae are forbidden.

But any hope for a normal life is shattered when she’s captured by Aren, the fierce and uncompromising rebel leader. He teaches her the forbidden fae language and tells her dark truths about the Court, all to persuade her to turn against the king. Time is running out, and as the fight starts to claim human lives, McKenzie has no choice but to decide once and for all whom to trust and where she ultimately stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)After getting expelled from yet another school for yet another clash with mythological monsters only he can see, twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is taken to Camp Half-Blood, where he finally learns the truth about his unique abilities: He is a demigod, half human, half immortal. Even more stunning: His father is the Greek god Poseidon, ruler of the sea, making Percy one of the most powerful demigods alive. There's little time to process this news. All too soon, a cryptic prophecy from the Oracle sends Percy on his first quest, a mission to the Underworld to prevent a war among the gods of Olympus.

Cover MePararescue jumper Wade Rocha is fast roping from a helicopter into a blizzard to rescue stranded climbers when he meets beautiful Sunny Foster, who insists she can take care of herself. As the snowstorm kicks into overdrive, she and Wade must take to the frozen wilderness in a race against time.

*Bound Books*

Hot ZoneMaster sergeant Hugh Franco lives only to save others, until he plucks beautiful attorney Amelia Bailey from the wreckage of an earthquake and finds himself embroiled in ways he never expected. On the run from kidnappers, Hugh must call on all his training to protect them. But Amelia's fiery touch threatens to crack his world—and his heart—wide open.

Hunter of Shadows (Moonlight, #5)
The secrets he knows about her could get him killed.
Transferring to the New Orleans Police Department, Detective Silas MacCreedy has a hidden agenda: to secure his clan's place once again in the Shifter hierarchy. What he didn't count on was stumbling upon a sexy assassin who could shred his best intentions and lead him into a dangerous dance that threatens to engage his heart.
But the ones he doesn't know . . .
Monica Fraser knows just how to make a man beg--for his life. But she has no clue how to fight her attraction to the fiercely intense detective who seems determined to get in her way, both professionally and intimately.
. . . could kill them both.

When emotional attachments to the past and an unexpected glimpse of a different future have her questioning her deadly purpose, Nica must discover the truth about her secret abilities in order to free herself from the forces that control her. But that freedom comes with a price--trusting those she's been ordered to eliminate.
Breaking the Rules (Troubleshooters, #16)
                                    Izzy Zanella wasn’t looking for another reason to butt heads with his Navy SEAL teammate, and nemesis, Danny Gillman. But then he met Danny’s beautiful younger sister, Eden. When she needed it most, he offered her a place to stay, a shoulder to cry on—and more. And when she got pregnant with another man’s child, he offered her marriage. But Eden’s devastating miscarriage shattered their life together—and made the intense bad blood between Izzy and Danny even worse.

Now Eden’s back, and she’s on a mission to rescue her teen brother, Ben, from their abusive stepfather. Even if she and Izzy can prove that their broken marriage is still in one piece, winning legal custody of Ben is a long shot. But they’re not alone: Danny and his girlfriend, Jenn, offer to help, and he and Izzy agree to bury the past and fight for Ben’s future.

As they plan their strategy, Izzy and Eden grapple with the raw passion that still crackles between them—while Danny and Jenn confront new depths in their own rocky relationship. But events take a terrifying turn after Ben befriends a girl fleeing a child prostitution ring. When the young runaway seeks refuge with Eden and Izzy, her pursuers kidnap Ben—and a deadly standoff begins. Now they must all pull together like never before and strike back, swift and hard, to protect their unconventional little family and everything they hold most precious.
Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters, #1)
                                 Ari has always been a little strange. She has long, thick, silver hair that remains unchanged no matter how much she cuts or dyes it. She has teal eyes that lure people in. And growing up with bounty hunting foster parents has taught her how to kick some serious butt. When she learns that her birth mother committed suicide in "New 2," the reincarnation of hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, Ari travels there to uncover her past. New 2, it turns out, is full of unsettling entities like half-spider creatures, sword-wielding strangers, and vampires--including the supersexy Sebastian. Ari seems normal in comparison--but every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly, is afraid of her. And when she finds out why, the truth is worse than she ever imagined....

A Beautiful Evil (Gods & Monsters, #2)
                                 Myth and mayhem inhabit a richly reimagined New Orleans in this sequel to Darkness Becomes Her.After the epic graveyard battle at the end of Darkness Becomes Her, Ari and her friends know what they’re up against: Ari is facing the Medusa curse and is haunted by the image of what she will become. To make matters worse, the heinous goddess Athena has kidnapped young Violet and is threatening to destroy Ari.

Ari, along with the superhot Sebastian, is doing everything she can to learn more about Athena and to get Violet back. But the battle of good and evil is bigger than she realizes, and she’s about to be pulled into a world more horrific than she could ever imagine....

                                   Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance.

But there's a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane's much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love?

An irresistible romance interwoven with a darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic Jane Eyre promises to enchant a new generation of readers.
Fever (The Chemical Garden, #2)
                                 Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.
Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.

The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the any means necessary.

In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price - now that she has more to lose than ever.

Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)
                                Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship--or an early grave.

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with six months to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word... especially after she finds her mother's diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family's destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate stars scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood -- not even from each other.
Mercy Kill (Mercy Gunderson Mystery #2)Former Black Ops army sniper Mercy Gunderson isn't adjusting well to the laid-back rhythm of civilian life on her family's ranch in South Dakota. To fill her time, Mercy accepts a temporary bartending gig at a local watering hole. Yet her attempts to settle in back home are tested when Titan Oil, a Canadian company proposing to run an underground pipeline through Eagle River County, sends Jason Hawley, Mercy's former army buddy, to the area to convince ranchers to get behind the project.
While local business owners support the pipeline, Hawley's presence riles the landowners, and Mercy is torn. After ugly threats and multiple altercations escalate tensions in the county, Mercy discovers Hawley's brutally mutilated body in the bar parking lot. When it appears Sheriff Dawson cares more about campaigning for reelection than investigating the case, Mercy vows to find Jason Hawley's killer--even if she has to run against Dawson for sheriff to ensure justice is served.
But Mercy soon learns her former military pal had plenty of secrets. Her search for the truth brings unwanted exposure to the county's dark side and risks deadly repercussions for the entire community.



  1. Great mailboX! Fever and Jane were both awesome reads for me so hope you'll enjoy them too.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and I hope that both Fever and Jane are really good. I've read a lot of really good things about them.

  2. Wow, you got some great books. I can't wait to see what you think of the Shadow Reader and Born Wicked. I want to read those two so bad. Thanks for stopping by my IMM.

    1. Thank you for stopping by. I've read a lot of really great things about Shadow Reader and Born Wicked so I decided to pick them up. They are both next up in my reading pile.

  3. Great haul! I really want Fever! Born Wicked and A Beautiful Evil look awesome too! I also really enjoyed the Lightning Thief series. Happy reading!
    My IMM

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm really excited about all the books I got this week and I can hardly wait to get to Born Wicked and A Beautiful Evil. I've heard really great things about the Percy Jackson series and I REALLY like the spin off series too.

  4. The Lightning Thief is amazing... and OMG A BRUSH OF DARKNESS, DARKNESS BECOMES HER, A BEAUTIFUL EVIL, and BORN WICKED...and I see FEVER in there as well(I also bought it)....GREAT IMM...

    Thanks for checking MY IMM

    1. Thank you for dropping by! I can hardly wait to read The Lightning Thief! LOTS of AWESOME this week. Now off to put myself on an actual book buying ban! ;)

  5. Thanks for the visit! The Lightning Thief is an amazing novel! I hope you enjoy it!

    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments...

  6. Oh great IMM! I loved the Shadow reader and a brush of darkness. I hope it will be the same for you! I haven't read the others but I really need to check some.

  7. Fever is on my IMM too this week! So jealous that you have Born Wicked, been hoping to put it on my TBR shelf soon! I heard Darkness Becomes Her is amazing too! Awesome IMM this week! :)

    Happy reading! :)

  8. The Shadow Reader was amazing ! I hope you like it as much as I did ! :)

    Thanks for dropping by!
    Nick @ Nick's Book Blog

  9. You got a lot of great finds too! I love that Born Wicked cover. It's so pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  10. What a great bunch of books! I got some of those too but will have to look for Hot Zone, Hunter of Shadows, and Mercy Kill. Happy reading!

  11. Holy Cow. I'm ever so slightly jealous of you right now. I am dying to start the Nancy Gideon series. Gawd knows when I'll actually get round to it.

    Enjoy all your books!

    My IMM

  12. WOW SO MANY AMAZING BOOKS! Born Wicked, A Beautiful Evil, Darkness becomes her, WOW! AWESOME IMM! I'm jealous! I ordered born wicked and i can't wait to get it!

    - juhina

  13. I REALLY want to read Born Wicked!! And Fever seems like the book to get this week! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my IMM!

  14. I've really been wanting to read Born Wicked! I've heard so many good things!! Fever is AWESOME! I hope you enjoy it :)

  15. WOW! So many awesome books! I really, really want Fever, and A Beautiful Evil Yay Percy Jackson! I just picked up the box set of the first 3 this week :D Happy reading!

    Chapter by Chapter

  16. Awesome mailbox haul! Yay for Born Wicked and The Lightning Thief. So lucky you got Fever, I'm still waiting on my copy and I'm so jealous of your copy of A Beautiful Evil. I want to read that series so much. I'm a sucker for anything Greek myth.

    I hope you enjoy all your books! Happy Reading <3

    Thanks for stopping by

    Words, pages and books

  17. You went nuts!! I thought I was bad this week ;) I love going around and checking out the books, it's just hard for me to find blogs that fit "my style". I'm glad I found yours with the mix of UF and YA!!

    I'm seeing Shadow Reader more and more (crap, more TBR!). And Born Wicked is popular this week!! Sounds awesome!!

    New follower... My IMM
    Have a great week!! Kristin @myparahangover

  18. great mix of books this week!! whatever you're in the mood for, you're covered :D

    happy reading! hope you check out our IMM.


  19. Awesome haul. :) Been hearing a lot about Born Wicked, really looking forward to reading it whenever I get the chance. Hope you enjoy all the books you got this week.

  20. WOW! Amazing mailbox!! You've gor Fever <3 <3 So good!! and Born Wicked too!! :) Enjoy them all :) ;)

  21. ooh so many books! A BEAUTIFUL EVIL has a great cover!!! Fever is pretty popular eh? :)
    Giselle from
    My In My Mailbox

  22. Great mailbox! I am reading Born Wicked now, and I'm loving it! Enjoy!

  23. Great haul! I'm dying to get my hands on Fever. Hope you enjoy all your books :)

    New To My Stash -- Book Addict

  24. So many great books! I have several of those. I hope you enjoy them!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  25. Wowxa you had a great week! I really want to read Darkess Becomes her. It sounds SO good!!

    Xpresso Reads

  26. Hi :)
    So many great books this week. I have Allison Pang on my Tbr list. The Shadow Reader is Awesome and I hope you enjoy it as well. LOVE the cover for Cover Me....My friend loves the Kelly Keaton series and I also want to read it. Love mythology books!!
    Great books this week! Enjoy :)

    Glad you visited my IMM this week!! ;)

  27. Oh, awesome mailbox :D Fever is amazing. <3 And I'm getting Born Wicked soon, too :D Enjoy reading everything ;)
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  28. I love the Lightning Thief,and I have been dying to read Fever.

    Great haul! Hope you enjoy!

    My IMM

    Happy reading!

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time


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