Saturday, 27 March 2010

In My Mailbox (#4)

In My Mailbox
is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren

This week has flown by quite quickly, the weekend was here in a blink of an eye (for which I was grateful), but unfortuantely it is already Sunday, which means that tomorrow will be Monday, and I'll have to wait a whole week before being able to read without interruptions again :-(

Anyway, let's still enjoy the weekend while it lasts :-)

Today is my little sis' birthday and guess what she got from me: one of her presents was Before I Fall (she liked the theme of the novel), so I can't wait to hear how she enjoyed it /and of course to ask her to lend it to me ;-)/

This week I succeeded in staying strong and not incurring any more debts by buying more books. Truth be told, circumstances helped me, because when I accidentally saw that Monica McCarty's latest novel was finally released this week (The Chief) I so desperately wanted to buy it, but it seems it is only available in the US right now, on the Book Depository the release date is set to 1 August 2010! :-( So I'll have to wait.. grr! *sniff*

So let's see what I got this week:

Won:

Thaw by Fiona Robyn

Goodreads appetizer: Ruth is thirty two years old and doesn't know if she wants to be thirty three. Her meticulously-ordered lonely life as a microbiologist is starved of pleasure and devoid of meaning. She decides to give herself three months to decide whether or not to end her life, and we read her daily diary as she struggles to make sense of her past and grapples with the pain of the present. "Thaw" explores what makes any of our lives worth living. Can Red, the eccentric Russian artist Ruth commissions to paint her portrait, find a way to warm her frozen heart?
I love the cover of Thaw, the colours are so strong and yet peaceful, I can't wait to read this and see the story behind the cover! I won this from Helen at Helen's Book Blog, thank you Helen /and for the nice postcard too! :-)/!


Inked
Goodreads appetizer: From today's most provocative authors come four tales of urban fantasy and paranormal romance exploring body art that is more than it seems-in a world of magic and mayhem that always leaves its mark.
This captivating tattoo theme surrounds each author's popular characters and worlds: Karen Chance's war mage Lia de Croissets, Marjorie M. Liu's demon-hunter Maxine Kiss, Yasmine Galenorn's Otherworld Intelligence Agency operative Camille D'Artigo, and Eileen Wilk's Lupi world.
This was the first book I won as a blogger, from Stacy at A Romantic Heart, thank you Stacy! (Stacy's having a 100 followers contest right now, so head on over for your chance to win a New Moon DVD and a 15 dollars iTunes card.)

Received for review:


Random by Craig Robertson

Goodreads appetizer: Glasgow is being terrorised by a serial killer the media have nicknamed The Cutter. The murders have left the police baffled. There seems to be neither rhyme nor reason behind the killings; no kind of pattern or motive; an entirely different method of murder each time, and nothing that connects the victims except for the fact that the little fingers of their right hands have been severed. If DS Rachel Narey could only work out the key to the seemingly random murders, how and why the killer selects his victims, she would be well on her way to catching him. But as the police, the press and a threatening figure from Glasgow's underworld begin to close in on The Cutter, his carefully-laid plans threaten to unravel - with horrifying consequences.
I received this ARC from Simon & Schuster UK because I particpate in the Suspense & Thriller Reading Challenge over at The Book Chick City.


Land of Falling Stars by Keta Diablo
Goodreads appetizer: Penniless, her parents and brother dead, Sophia Whitfield struggles to save her beloved childhood home during the Civil War. Another bluecoat is staggering down the hill, but before Sophia allows him to rob and pilfer like the others, she shoots him. How is she to know it is Gavin, the dark knight of her youth, carrying secrets too horrific to imagine and a passion that ignites her deepest desires?
As Sophia gradually learns Gavin's secrets-and enjoys his talents in the bedroom-she discovers how to finally know her own heart. Can she save the Land of Falling Stars, or will she lose it all to the horrors of the War and Reconstruction? And will the Southern lady and the Yankee soldier be able to recapture the bliss of their youth - this time in each other's arms?
 I received this eBook from CherryD for review, thank you!

And what was in your mailbox this week?

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