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Sunday, August 2, 2009

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren is a way to share what new books you get each week. This week I received a LOT of books, some are for review and others were just additions to my personal collection.

Bought Books:

Night's Edge Anthology

Dancers in the Dark by Charlaine Harris
Dancer Layla Rue Le May's childhood prepared her to handle just about anything, including her aloof partner, Sean McClendon, a three-hundred-year-old redheaded vampire. Even so, when she somehow acquires a stalker, Layla Rue is surprised to find that Sean is the only one she can trust….
Her Best Enemy by Maggie Shayne
Kiley Brigham refuses to believe there's a ghost in her house, but when an unseen hand leaves a bloody message on her bathroom mirror, she's forced to turn to local psychic Jack McCain. As the two work to uncover a long-buried secret, Kiley finds that she's haunted not by spirits, but by thoughts of Jack….
Someone Else's Shadow by Barbara Hambly
Maddie Laveau worries about her young roommate, Tessa, when she stays late to practice ballet in the old Glendower Building…and when Tessa goes missing, Maddie enlists mysterious tenant Phil Anderson to help. But is Phil the white knight she needs, or the predator she fears?

Cry Mercy by Toni Andrews

I just want a normal life…even if I'm not entirely sure I'm human.
My name is Mercy Hollings and I'm a successful hypnotherapist in Balboa, California. The problem is, my good fortune is dependent on a dark secret. I can make people do whatever I want using telepathy, a power I call "the press." And that ability has hurt some people I never wanted to hurt, so I try to keep it under wraps.

I also try to keep people at a distance…at least, I used to. Recently a group of fearless characters broke through my self-imposed walls and became my friends: Sukey, my receptionist-turned-P.I.; Tino, a Chicano gang leader; Hilda, a wealthy society widow; Grant, a retired millionaire—and Sam, my sexy-as-hell ex-boyfriend.

But with friends comes drama. Tino has inadvertently led me into the dark world of gang violence, and Sukey has pushed me into searching for my biological parents, the only people who can finally tell me who—or what—I really am.

The Missing Ink: A Tattoo Shop Mystery by Karen E. Olson

When a woman requests a devotion tattoo from Brett and then vanishes, her disappearance is quickly linked to a series of murders involving tattooing equipment and rival shop Murder Ink. Brett's police detective brother, Tim, requests her expertise, and a murder at an engagingly excessive fictional hotel leads to Brett meeting its mysteriously handsome manager, Simon Chase, providing a solid base for further sleuthing and romance. Readers need not be conversant with street flash or other industry terms to enjoy the setting and follow Brett down a trail of needles and gloves to the dramatic finale.

Unclean Spirits by M.L.N. Hanover
Jayné Heller thinks of herself as a realist, until she discovers reality isn't quite what she thought it was. When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayné travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers -- and vaster than she ever imagined. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric left her a legacy of a different kind: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College.
Led by the ruthless Randolph Coin, the Invisible College harnesses demon spirits for their own ends of power and domination. Jayné finds it difficult to believe magic and demons can even exist, let alone be responsible for the death of her uncle. But Coin sees Eric's heir as a threat to be eliminated by any means -- magical or mundane -- so Jayné had better start believing in something to save her own life.
Aided in her mission by a group of unlikely companions -- Aubrey, Eric's devastatingly attractive assistant; Ex, a former Jesuit with a lethal agenda; Midian, a two-hundred-year-old man who claims to be under a curse from Randolph Coin himself; and Chogyi Jake, a self-styled Buddhist with mystical abilities -- Jayné finds that her new reality is not only unexpected, but often unexplainable. And if she hopes to survive, she'll have to learn the new rules fast -- or break them completely....

Leader of The Pack: Tales of an Urban Werewolf by Karen MacInerney

On the outside, Sophie Garou is living every woman’s dream: she has beauty, brains, and a big-time position in Austin’s most respected accounting firm (not to mention a very sexy, very successful new boyfriend). But there’s one Sophie would rather keep under wraps: she is a werewolf.

Sophie’s life gets a little more hairy when her long-estranged father, Luc, arrives in the Live Music Capital to attend the werewolves’ annual Howl and reconnect with his daughter. But Luc’s plans fall apart after he’s accused of murder and arrested by his archrival, Wolfgang, leader of the Houston pack (and one notoriously dirty dog). Wolfgang drools at the thought of Luc’s impending execution, but Sophie won’t let her father die without a fight. Determined to prove his innocence, she and her friends set out to find the real killer. Along the way, Sophie must deal with taboo attractions, Machiavellian intrigues, sinister agendas, and hair-raising betrayals.

Bengal's Heart by Lora Leigh

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Grimspace by Ann Aguirre-PaperBackSwap

Strange Brew Anthology

Where There's a Witch by Madelyn Alt

Books Won @ Life on The Fringe (One of Yasmine Galenorn's blogs)- Dancing in The Streets contest.

A tote bag containing a copy of every novel in both the Chintz ‘n China Series (the old covers) and the Otherworld Series. That’s 11 books !
For Review:
Alyzon Whitestar By Isobelle Carmody ( for
Red Gold Bridge by Patrice Sarath ( for Patricias-Vampire Notes)
Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak ( from the author)
What'd you guys get this week?


Lilibeth Ramos said...

WOW, that's alot! They all look so awesome, want to read Leader of the Pack so bad!

Windowpane Memoirs said...

Enjoy your books!


Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

You have a slew of books here, many are very interesting looking. Enjoy!

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I really want to read The Forest of Hands and Teeth! :)


BreiaB said...

B.A.M. The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a great book. I first read it at the library and enjoyed it so much I had to add it to my shelves.

Thanks everyone for the comments.

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
What great books.
Great summer-time reading!
All the best,

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week, the Forest of Hands and Teeth is a really good book. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

SusiSunshine said...

I've just ordered Leader of the Pack and Strange Brew. Can't wait to get them.
I’ve got a surprise for you at my Blog
Have a nice weekend,

Amy said...

dang! You got tons....
The forest of hands and teeth is a good one :-D