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Sunday, August 30, 2009

In My Mailbox (4)

This is my book haul for the last 2 weeks.

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren . This meme focuses on books we've bought, checked out from the library, received for review or won in contests.


Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs

Mated to werewolf Charles Cornick, the son -and enforcer -of the leader of the North American werewolves, Anna Latham now knows how dangerous being a werewolf is, especially when a werewolf opposes Charles and his father is struck down. Charles's reputation makes him the prime suspect, and the penalty for the crime is execution. Now Anna and Charles must combine their talents to hunt down the real killer -or Charles will take the fall.
Wolf Tales VIII by Kate Douglas

In the shadows they transform into beasts possessed of boundless sexual energy, with the strength and stamina to indulge every primal urge. Now, six new Chanku have appeared - bold, brash, and very much in need of their elders' wisdom. It is decided to split the young pack: three will travel to Montana to learn from Anton Cheval, and three to Colorado to be mentored by Ulrich Mason and his mate, Millie...Having weathered a series of vicious attacks, the Montana pack welcomes the distraction of breaking in the novices. But everything changes with the arrival of a mysterious stranger whose connection to Millie will bring the she-wolf, her partner, and their proteges - including Matt, the sensitive alpha Millie has brought to his sexual peak - to Montana. The time has come for Millie to confront her past, even as the young Chanku prepare for a future of power, pride, and pure pleasure.

The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

It happens quietly one August morning. As dawn's shimmering light drenches the humid Iowa air, two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night.

Seven-year-old Calli Clark is sweet, gentle, a dreamer who suffers from selective mutism brought on by tragedy that pulled her deep into silence as a toddler.

Calli's mother, Antonia, tried to be the best mother she could within the confines of marriage to a mostly absent, often angry husband. Now, though she denies that her husband could be involved in the possible abductions, she fears her decision to stay in her marriage has cost her more than her daughter's voice.

Petra Gregory is Calli's best friend, her soul mate and her voice. But neither Petra nor Calli has been heard from since their disappearance was discovered. Desperate to find his child, Martin Gregory is forced to confront a side of himself he did not know existed beneath his intellectual, professorial demeanor.

Now these families are tied by the question of what happened to their children. And the answer is trapped in the silence of unspoken family secrets.

From @janicu Alphas by Lisi Harrison along with a cool Alphas t-shirt which my demon spawn promptly swiped and took into her cave of horrors.

Won in Contests:

From @BookReaderTimes

Sunlight, Moonlight by Amanda Ashley along with a cool booklight.

The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel by Maureen Lindley from Bloomsbury c/o Shelf Awareness


Alexia561 said...

Great selection of books this week! I've got Hunting Ground on order and can't wait to read it! Love Charles and Anna!

The Weight of Silence sounds fascinating. Looking forward to your review, as books like this could be either really good or really disappointing.

Enjoy all of your books!

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

A nice variety of books you received this week. Happy reading!

Serena said...

Looks like you got some great books...happy reading.

Book Chick City said...

All your books look great! Especially Hunting Ground. Enjoy!