Sunday, 18 April 2010

In My Mailbox (#5)

In My Mailbox
is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren

This week was fantastic! I finally received the books I have lately ordered or won in the last couple of weeks. Every single day the postman brought a new package, boy was I happy each time I saw him!! So rather to make a long post with introducing all books with their blurbs I thought I'd take a combined photo of them.


Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
Stray by Rachel Vincent
The Chief by Monica McCarty

Magic Burns & Magic Strikes (Urban Fantasy): some of you may remember my agonizing post when after finishing the 1st Kate Daniels novel Magic Bites I immediately wanted to order the following books from the Book Depo but both of them were out of stock for about a week and how I damned my prudence when I wanted to read the first book in the series and see that if I liked it, then I'll order the rest, and thanks to it I wasn't able to devour the sequels! grr. So now they have finally arrived, I have them on my shelves, and can't wait to gobble them up!!

Stray (Urban Fantasy): I haven't read anything by Rachel Vincent yet, but have heard great things about her UF series, so in one of my weak online-book-buying-shopaholic moment I ordered it too, can't wait to discover this series, at least there are many follow up novels! (I love it that when I like a book there are quite a number of books already available in the series and I don't have to wait for them to be published.)

The Chief (Historical Romance): I'm a huge fan of Monica McCarty! Her writing is extraordinary and her historical novels are so well researched and yet not dull or heavy, but very enjoyable. Her characterisations are well done and her tone is entertaining. So I was looking forward to her new trilogy being published. This is the 1st book in her new Highland Guard Series.

And now for the books I have won:

Cara Mia by Denise Verrico
Soulless by Gail Carriger
Mind Games by Carolyn Crane

Soulless (Steampunk, Victorian Paranormal): I have been eyeing this book for quite some time after all the raving praises I read about it on other blogs. The premise sounds interesting, but I was told it is Gail Carriger's writing style and extraordinary humour which really makes the Parasol Protectorate series outstanding and one of a kind. Can't wait to start reading it.

I won this from Jessica at Book Reviews by Jess at her 400 followers contest, thank you Jess! :-)

Mind Games (Urban Fantasy): Another book about which I am very very curious. The premise is unheard of and original (come on a hypochondriac heroine? lol), and though Carolyn Crane said that this book is only about 5-8% funny, after reading several interviews with her and cracking up laughing without fail at each one of them, I can't wait to see Carolyn's actual writing style, I have a feeling I'll be in for a treat! 

I won this from Doug at SciFi Guy, thanks!

Cara Mia (Paranormal): I haven't heard of this series before, but I think contests are a fantastic way to discover new authors and series, so I'll added it to my ever growing TBR pile (had to be divided in two as otherwise it would have toppled over).

Won this from Paranormal Haven, thank you ladies! And Denise even autographed it for me, thank you!!

So as you can see I'm a very happy cookie with so many new shiny books staring back at me, my only problem will be to decide which one to read first! ;-) lol

And what was in your mailbox this week?

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