Saturday, November 20, 2010

In My Mailbox #13

Mailbox is a neat meme hosted by The Story Siren where we can celebrate some of the great books and treats we've received over the week. It doesn't matter if they were bought, sent through the mail or borrowed. It's a great opportunity to join in on the fun and share some of your "treasures" with everyone!!



( click on the title for my mailbox )



Update- NaNoWriMo challenge

It was a little scary at the beginning of the week because it seemed like all inspiration had disappeared but as of this second I've written 34,206 words - leaving a little under 16,000 words with 10 days left to finish. For the first time throughout all this, I can actually visualize myself completing it. My novel will be no way finished because my characters have hijacked the story but I'll have written the 50,000 words needed. I'm starting to think about what I want to do when it's finished as well. I know I have a loosely outlined book 2 and 3 that I'll need to start working on but after that who knows?  One step at a time right? Also for those interested, I posted the playlist I created for the novel Broken Promises music. I'm going to make a huge push tonight and tomorrow and if everything works out, I want to reach my goal by Monday so I can dedicate it to my BFF April who died November 22nd a year ago. Can't think of a better way to remember her :)


Week 4 in Book Buying Ban

I'm dedicating this week to my fellow Tweeple @NikiBrandyberry for her ingenious inventiveness in creating loopholes. Earlier this week I posted on FB and tweeted that I had read a book scene that was so vulgar to me, I wanted to take a blow torch to my imagination and burn it to the ground. This generated a pretty good conversation and the topic turned to the Demonica series. Seeing I hadn't read it, I was encouraged to check them out and when I mentioned I was on a ban @NikiBrandyBerry came up with this wonderful loophole - I needed to buy Pleasure UnBound for the "therapeutic recovery from the scars inflicted from the book." Who was I to argue with such great logic? LOL


Gratitude  Giveaway HOP

I'm giving away the first 3 books in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. Make sure you enter for your chance to win. Giveaway ends November 28th 2010


Now that I've completely bored you, here's what my mailbox looked like this week :)



Review




An Everlasting Bite by Stacey Kennedy - Liquid Silver via The Romance Reviews
Deadly Kisses by Brenda Joyce - Harlequinn via NetGalley
Deadly Illusions by Brenda Joyce - Harlequinn via NetGalley
Stone Kissed by Keri Stevens - Carina Press via NetGalley



Won



Crimson Stained by Quinn C. Keitt - from E.J. at From The Shadows



Free - Kindle



House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo
Lonestar Sanctuary by Colleen Coble
Love On A Dime by Cara Lynn James
The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead
Rebel by Zoe Archer
My Christmas Wish by Ember Case
Holiday Bound by Beth Kery
Pack Challenge: Magnus Pack by Shelly Laurenston
Twas The Night by Sandra Hill, Kate Holmes and Trish Jensen
On The Run by Bill Myers
Snowy Night Seduction by Arianna Hart
Avempartha by Michael J. Sullivan
Portal (Portal Chronicles) by Imogen Rose - saw it on Twitter email  PortalChronicles@hotmail.com for a copy

Also on Twitter - for a free PDF copy of Rachel Vincent's Reaper, a new Soul Screamers novella go to Books On Board. Make sure you register first and then click on the BUY tab. It'll give you the option then to download it for free. I'd hurry because it said it was for a limited time. You need Adobe Digital Edition and for those with NetGalley, you probably have the program already download. I did notice though when I downloaded it, I could save it as a regular PDF which tells me I can run it through my converter, change the format and download it to my Kindle. Good news for those that hate reading off the computer screen!

I want to give a HUGE shout out to Jackie from Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories. She's joined the my book buying ban commitment and made it a personal mission to help me find all the free ebooks she can find. AMAZING lady!!


Bought



Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione


So that's it for this week 

 Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

45 comments:

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Whoa wait, where can you get Portal for free? I looked at Amazon and it was .99!

Anyway, for being on a book buying ban, you get an awesome haul this week, lol! :P

TheBookishSnob said...

Let me quickly check *opens up my Twitter page and starts scrolling* If you email PortalChronicles@hotmail.com and ask for it, the author will send you it as a Kindle gift. That reminds me I should include that in the post and also the other freebie I found hiding on my Twitter :)

Chrizette @ All the days of said...

Oh, I have been watching PORTAL for a while now. I hope I can still request it - we will see.

Have a wonderful Sunday
Chrizette

Miss Page-Turner said...

Great mailbox! There are so many free kindle e-books? I didn't know that. I'm still thinking about which e-reader to buy...
Here is my Mailbox

And don't forget to check out my giveaway, ending on Nov 30th and open internationally, here!

Jamie said...

Great post! I put in a request for Stone Kissed on Netgalley...It looks very interesting.

Here are my IMM's for this week:

http://nittygrittydownanddirty.blogspot.com/2010/11/in-my-mailbox.html

http://jamielovesya.blogspot.com/2010/11/in-my-mailbox.html

asamum said...

Wow for someone on a buying ban you are doing really well for books :D
Enjoy

Kai @ Amaterasureads said...

Oh you got Portal! I want a copy too! Thanks for the tip, its in my wishlist. :)

You got awesome books this week, Happy Reading!!!

Check out what I got in my mailbox this week!

Julie Anne Lindsey said...

I'm a new follower! Wish I could get my hands on your Kindle! LOL. *jealous* You can fin my much emptier mailbox here http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

Jessica said...

Well at least you got some books!

Here's my IMM: http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com/2010/11/in-my-mailbox_21.html

nikkibrandyberry said...

*dances around madly* I got a mention on B's Blog!!! LMAO. I stand firmly behind my bad book experience therapy! I hope you enjoy Larissa's book! I will pimp her stuff any day! Here is my mailbox: http://nikkibrandyberry.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/in-my-mailbox-kinda-8/

♫♥LovLivLife Reviews♥♫ said...

Stacey Kennedy is on my WANT list and An Everlasting Bite is right up my alley!=)

O got all those free Kindle reads as well but when it came time to log it down I couldnt recall which one I recently downloaded. LOL!! Too many books too little time or maybe brain cells!=)


Enjoy your reads.

jackie b central texas said...

Anytime you can find a loophole as good as the one Nikki came up with Belinda I say go for it, especially where the Demonica's are concerned! However you will have your eyeballs scorched in a good way with these books, you are gonna love it and have to buy all of them soon!

My Books this week


jackie >_<

Zakiya LadyWings said...

Looks like you got a lot of awesome books to read this week. Hope you enjoy all of them,

Zakiya

Aisle B said...

Loved the loophole... got to remember to use that one for my Book Ban ;)

Another great look via Kindle and congrats on your win.

Darn will seriously have to invest in an E reader one day...

http://aisleb.tumblr.com/post/1633596756/in-my-mailbox-mailbox

Emma Michaels said...

Yeay! This is my first week of IMM! 

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
Emma_Michaels@hotmail.com
http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

The Slowest Bookworm said...

You did great for the Kindle freebies this week. Enjoy your haul!

thebookfairyhaven said...

What a fabulous selection of books you have. I'm beginning to think I really need to also get myself an E-reader and very soon too. Hope you enjoy your reads :)

Small Review said...

I love the idea of a book buying ban! Even with that, you did great this week with all those pretty books to read.

One More Page said...

A fab haul this week and great freebies! I can't wait to get my Kindle. Happy reading x

Kelsey said...

Great mailbox! I also received Stone Kissed from Netgalley and can't wait to read it! Congrats on your win! Don't you just love the free Kindle books, I am addicted to checking Amazon every day and looking for them..LOL! Happy Reading!!

Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Enjoy your new books! I'm interested in a new ereader, and there are so many choices!

Aylee said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Wow, look at all the free books you got for your kindle! Awesome!

Sally Sapphire said...

Congrats on your NaNoWriMo progress. I keep saying next year I'll take part . . . I think my novel is going to have to be about serious procrastination!

Some good reads. I just requested Stone Kissed myself.

Sally - Bibrary Bookslut

Christin said...

Lots of great books! I'll look forward to seeing your reviews!

Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

Ivy said...

The cover of Pleasure Unbound looks very intimate. What's the book about?

YA Vampire Books said...

Quite a bunch of books you got there! :)
I'll download Reaper rigt away! Thanks for sharing :)

Manga Maniac said...

An Everlasting Bite looks awesome!!

Loopholes are wonderful things, huh?

Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)

Jessica Lawlor said...

I haven't heard of many of these books, but I'm glad to hear that you're doing well with NaNo! I wasn't so lucky, lol.

Can't wait to hear more about you reaching the finish line!

Cem said...

Nice haul of books! Big yay for Reaper! I loved it. Thanks for already stopping by my IMM, and yes, BIG yay for Last Sacrifice and the Fever series!! Happy reading :)

Lisa (starmetal_oak) said...

Wow, great bunch of books! Grats :D

ajmitchell said...

You got quite a few books free for your Kindle. Hope you enjoy them all!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. I've been wanting to read House of Dark Shadows. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Book Sake said...

An Everlasting Bite looks like a good one!

Alison said...

Great job on Nano!
Looks like you got lots of neat free books.
My IMM

Krystal said...

Great looking books! The books you read always have hot and steamy covers! And hurray for your win. Thats exciting.
Happy reading this week!

Check out My IMM

Flippin' Fabulous said...

Got to love free e-books :-)

And yeah, I had to do something to make my book buying ban easier to follow with. 2 weeks on, 1 week off... unless I purchase one in which it cuts into my future weeks. Sounds complicated but it really lets me prioritize and read what I have (because I have a boat load of books I have yet to even begin to touch.)

Have a fab week!

Corrine said...

I love the loophole! I need to use that one! ;) Hope you enjoy all of the books you received this week! Happy reading! :D

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

These all have gorgeous covers! I've heard Larissa Ione is amazing - I need to check out some of her books! Great mailbox!

Ashley said...

Good job on the book buying ban. I wish I could do it, but I seriously don't have the will power I guess. Looks like you still got a lot of good books though!

Yiota said...

You got many things this week! Hope you enjoy them all! They are not really my style but happy reading:D

Lu said...

Great mailbox this week!

TheBookGirl said...

You sure have alot of titles lined up! Enjoy your reading :)

Uniquely Moi Books said...

GREAT books! Just a little jealous here... Thanks for stopping by! Have a graet week!

Candace said...

We'll find every loophole we can! I've been wanting to read The Demonica series for awhile. I think I'm going to check paperbackswap cause that's not a part of my ban.

Amy said...

I just have to say... that is brilliant logic!!!