02 October 2011

In My Mailbox (21)

Welcome to In My Mailbox! Hosted by The Story Siren, it is a way to showcase books received for review or won, picked up at the library, or purchased. Titles link to Goodreads.

I have been used to the "drought" weeks. Being so busy I haven't had as much time to get to the library or dig into review titles, however the last couple of weeks has brought a bounty of books!

Won:


Heart of Darkness by Lauren Dane. Won from Goodreads, and I am looking forward to this one. I really enjoy her on Twitter, but this will be my first time reading her work.

Cheat the Grave by Vicki Pettersson. Won from Bitten By Books. If you like fantasy titles of all shapes, you will love this blog and the contests, interviews and books covered. I really loved this series and not only got the book but two of the special poker chips based on the last book's cover (series is based in Las Vegas).

For Review:


Switched by Amanda Hocking. Sent by St. Martin's Press (Sent to work, even. I never get titles at work!). Books that were self-published ebooks by Hocking, who went on to get a great publisher's deal. 

The Real Werewives of Vampire County by Alexandra Ivy, Angie Fox, Jess Haines and Tami Dane. The title certainly gives me a giggle, and I hope this collection is as crazy as the tv series that inspired it.

Borrowed:


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Girlfriend came through for me again (plus I read faster than she does :). I was led to this by the terrific review on Stacked. Computer games and 80s references - count me in!


Divergent by Veronica Roth.
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray.
Awakened: A House of Night Novel by P.C. and Kristin Cast.
I Came Out For This? by Lisa Gitlin.
Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs.

I was able to get to the library right when it opened last Saturday morning and hit the jackpot in the YA section display. I had been hoping to get hold of most of these titles. Plus a lesbian and favorite mystery series title on top of it.



These two titles were picked up to help with a chapter proposal I am writing for publication. I was fortunate to work with a couple colleagues and co-authored a chapter two years ago, and have been interested in continuing to write again. I need to get to work!

Happy Reading!