02.27.12

Mailbox Monday – February 27

Posted in Event at 7:27 am by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia at A Girl and Her Books for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. February’s host is Metroreader.

This week I picked up Headhunters by Charlie Cole. Simon Parks is a headhunter by trade, finding the best talent in the industry. Simon’s industry happens to be the international spy game. When tragedy rips his life apart he relocates to a new town and starts over, only to find that his old life has followed him home.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

01.30.12

Mailbox Monday – January 30th

Posted in Event at 7:59 am by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia at A Girl and Her Books for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. January’s host is At Home With Books.

At the end of December I got some books for my Kindle and forgot to post them. So here are the newest additions:

Loose Ends – A Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery by Terri Reid. Mary O’Reilly is a former Chicago police officer who died on the job. Given the choice to remain dead or go back to the light, she chooses life which gives her the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Now she’s a private investigator in a small town.

My Memories of a Future Life (Episode 1 of 4: The Red Season) by Roz Morris. A professional pianist is forced to stop playing after an injury and fears her life is over. Her soulmate shows up but is he real or a figment of her imagination?

The Soulkeepers by G. P. Ching. When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother’s car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can’t find his mother’s body. Made a ward of his uncle and thousands of miles from home, a beautiful and mysterious neighbor, Dr. Abigail Silva, offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. In exchange, she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a gifted warrior charged with protecting human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother’s disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths, and questions Dr. Silva’s motives for helping him.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

12.12.11

Mailbox Monday – December 12th

Posted in Event at 11:41 pm by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia at A Girl and Her Books for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. December’s host is Let Them Read Books.

I won A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life by Steven Kotler as part of LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer program.

Everything else arrived via electronic copy. First was Alice in Deadland by Mainak Dhar. Imagine Alice in an apocolyptic wasteland and I think you’ll be close to the plot of this book.

My last book was Give Me – A Tale of Wyrd and Fae by LK Rigel. A young witch tries to save two lovers in mortal danger but the spell ends in disaster.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

10.10.11

Mailbox Monday – October 10th

Posted in Event at 5:49 am by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia at A Girl and Her Books for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. October’s host is Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit.

This will seem like a lot of books because I’m behind two weeks in participating in the Mailbox Monday meme and had a trip to the comic book store during that time.

Korgi Book 3: A Hollow Beginning by Christian Slade. A former Disney cartoonist, Slade has created a nearly wordless series featuring Ivy and her Korgi companion, Sprout. This is the third book.

Mark Twain’s Autobiography 1910-2010 by Michael Kupperman. Imagine the adventures Mark Twain would have if he faked his death.

Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft Special Edition by Joe Hill. I’ve been interested in his work for a while but just haven’t picked anything up. He’s my age, grew up with Corgis and has a Corgi of his own.

Shadow Fall by Erin Kellison. This is the second book in her Shadow series and each is meant to read on its own. We follow each other on Twitter.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

09.05.11

Mailbox Monday – September 5th

Posted in Event at 12:51 pm by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia at A Girl and Her Books for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. September’s host is Amused by Books.

One book arrived for my Kindle this week. It’s Iodine by C.L. Hilbert. It’s a new version of Little Red Riding Hood from Drollerie Press.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

08.22.11

Mailbox Monday – August 22nd

Posted in Event at 3:24 am by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia at A Girl and Her Books for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. August’s host is Life In The Thumb.

Two books came into my home this week. The first was a gift from my husband. He prefaced it with the comment “I keep hearing about books at work you’d love to read but you don’t read anything I buy you anymore. I heard so much about this one I had to get it for you.” It’s The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritanceby Edmund du Waal. I’ll let the book speak for itself:

Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots—which are then sold, collected, and handed on—he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive.

And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire.

The second book is an ebook from Belle Bridge Books. I literally squealed when I saw it was available. It’s Blood Rock by Anthony Francis. I read Frost Moon, the first book in the Skindancer series earlier this year (review pending) and it was a page turner. The series is about Dakota Frost, a magic tattoo artist.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

08.01.11

Mailbox Monday – August 1st

Posted in Event at 10:18 am by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia at A Girl and Her Books for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. August’s host is Life In The Thumb.Murder Takes the Cake by Gayle Trent

One book came into my home this week. It was Murder Takes the Cake by Gayle Trent. After a disasterous marriage, Daphne Martin moves to a small town to make a new life for herself and pursue her bakery dream. Her first cake customer is found dead and everyone thinks the cake Daphne baked did it. If she ever wants to her life in order she’s going to need to clear her name.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

07.25.11

Mailbox Monday – July 25th

Posted in Event at 10:22 pm by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia at A Girl and Her Books for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. July’s host is A Sea of Books.

I stuck to my guns for a week before I let something new into my house. That’s an improvement, right? (insert chuckle here)

“Blindsight” by Kait Nolan. It’s a short story, so it shouldn’t get me behind in all my reading, right?

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

07.04.11

Mailbox Monday – July 4th

Posted in Event at 4:43 pm by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia at A Girl and Her Books for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. July’s host is A Sea of Books.

This past week three new books came into the house. The first is Goblin Tales by Jim C. Hines. It’s a short story collection featuring characters from his Jig the Goblin series. I’ve not read any of the books so this was my introduction to his goblin world. Jig is a nearsighted runt who lives by his wits.

The next book is Radiance: A Novel by Louis B. Jones which was sent to me by Julia Drake Public Relations for review. Mark Perdue, a physicist with Lyme Disease, accompanies his teenage daughter to a “Celebrity Singing Vacation”. Let’s just say the trip doesn’t go as planned.

The last book was sent to me by the author for review. The Path Home by Caedem Marquez. Its publication date is set for August 1st. It’s a romantic comedy which could be a pleasurable summer read. He’s looking for more reviewers so if you’re interested, let me know and I can get you in contact with him.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

06.27.11

Mailbox Monday – June 27th

Posted in Event at 12:11 am by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia at A Girl and Her Books for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. June’s host is Bluestocking.

It was a week of ebooks at my house. The first book to arrive was an ARC of The Egyptian by Layton Green. It’s the second book in his Dominic Grey series.

The next two were the remainder of Amanda Hocking’s Trylle series – Torn and Ascend.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

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