Sunday, December 5, 2010

In My Mailbox #14

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 )




Two items of business this week .....

First, I finished the NaNo *YAY* and can now have some of my life back LOL It was an amazing experience and hopefully I can keep the momentum going and finish the novel completely. It felt so good that last time I did a word count and saw that I reached 50,000 words and I'm pretty sure I'm going to sign up again next year. Thanks for all your support guys :)

Second, *insert some mumbled words with the hope that no one understands it* LOL Ok I'll say it louder...


I fell of the no buying books wagon
and did it SPECTACULARLY!!


Here's some loopholes I thought of using -

1. I was in a Vicodin induced fog for a week and so any manic book buying is automatically forgiven
2. I don't know how they appeared on my Kindle. Must have been my Book Godmother. Aaah so nice to be loved.
3. I dreamed I was buying books and when I woke my Kindle was fuller (UGH that was really bad English)
4. "I was buying books? Wow how strange I thought I was *insert something lame and bizarre because I'm too tired to think*

For whatever reason, I fell hard and I'm left wondering whether I'll continue. LOL so *insert trumpet announcement* here's the damage!!!


Review

From author

Toil and Trouble by HP Mallory  (I was grateful to be part of the process and I LOVE it)
Wild Desire by Lori Brighton 

NetGalley

Pale Demon by Kim Harrison  - My BOOKgasm book of the week
Unveiled by Courtney Milan
Evangeline by Gwen Williams
Seducing The Governess by Margo Maguire
The Heiress by Lynsay Sands

From The Romance Reviews

To Kill A Vampire by Julianna Sage
Devour The Darkness by Alexandra Ivy


Gifted

This was a HUGE shock. I came home to find a package from Karen Ukraine at Hachette Books on my doorstep with no note. I open it up and out falls Sin Undone by Larissa Ione. This is where it gets real Twilight Zone - a week or so before I was tweeting about not ever reading it and then suddenly I have it in my mailbox. Thank you so much Karen - you made my day!

Talk about making my day, another package came to me with a new sexy installment of my book crush Vance Mangum. Blood Of The Witch was just released and the author (and my BFF) sent me a signed copy!! This one's especially special because I'm mentioned in the acknowledgments.


Free

Stuck in The Middle by Virginia Smoth
Once Bitten by Clare Willis
Law Of The Broken Earth by Rachel Neumeier
Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
The Bone Palace by Amanda Downum
Santa, Honey by Sandra Hill, Joy Nash, Kate Holmes


Bought

Highlander Protector by Hannah Howell
Awakened by Ednah Walters 
Tempted By Fate by Kate Perry
Secrets In The Shadows by T.L. Haddix
A Deadly Whisper by Stacey Kennedy
Laney (The Brookehaven Vampires) by Joann Sowles
Poison Kissed by Erica Hayes
Marked By The Moon by Lori Handeland
The Forest Of Hands And Teeth (umm not sure why I bought it)
A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas
Wolfsbane And Mistletoe - an anthology 
 
 
 
Just a few of this week's covers
 
 
 
 
All I can say is thank goodness NaNoWriMo is over because I have some SERIOUS reading to do. Happy reading this week!

27 comments:

Mel said...

WOW - quite a haul this week! Congratulations and hope you get time to read them all!

asamum said...

You sure did fall off the wagon in fantastic fashion lol. Enjoy your books. Hope you are better :D

TheBookGirl said...

Oh my that is some pile of books :)
When you end a ban, you do it in spectacular fashion, lol.
Hope you enjoy them all!

Jessica said...

Been hearing about Pale Demon and a few others being on Netgalley so I rushed over just now and tried to request them. Hopefully I'll get them!!

Here's my IMM

Anna said...

Amazing books!
Happy reading :)

nikkibrandyberry said...

OOOh if you liked Lori's first book you will like Wild Desire. Im about 60% in, loving it.

Great books this week!

jackie b central texas said...

B you sure did fall off the book buying ban wagon and in a "big" way too! Nice that you at least got some freebies too and congratulations on the "surprises" especially and if you have not already finished "Sin" what are you waiting for!

Glad you stopped by today, my rounds are not done but am getting by everyone slowly again!

jackie >_<

Briana said...

Woah! You got so many awesome sounding books! :)

Hope you enjoy!

A. Knight said...

@The Bookish snob

Wow, that's ALOT of books! Lol. But your reasons for getting that much is completely understandable. Congrats on successfully completing NaNo by the way! It's cool that you got some of those gifts also...You must be thrilled! Great IMM this week! I hope I get half as many books as you next week *laughs* Happy Sunday and enjoy all of your new books!

~Asher

P.S. Thanks for commenting on the blog, by the way. Oh! and *pokes your follower count*

AtenRa @ Just Another Book Blog said...

The Forest Of Hands And Teeth is very good!
Enjoy :)

BrittLit said...

Loads of great sounding books this week. Happy Reading!

Aisle B said...

Great loot girl! Amazing to hear how the book Sin Undone arrived at your door. Your karma is great and Santa Karen gets big HURRAYS!

Sending you more positive karma and I know it will come to you in leaps & bounds.

The Slowest Bookworm said...

Well if you're gonna fall of the wagon, you might as well make it worthwhile! Lol. You've had a fabulous book week there :)

Zakiya LadyWings said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I hope you ejoy all of your books!

Happy Reading,
Zakiya

Missie said...

LOL! BOOKgasm! *snorts*

Ummm... yeah the writing in The Forest of Hands and Teeth is exceptional, but I didn't really like the story.

I'm drooling! You got a lot of great books! Enjoy!

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Hahaha, aw, well at least you tried your hardest. And you fell off the wagon in such a spectacular way, it can't be held against you! ;)

But whoa whoa, what's this about getting Fixing Delilah for free? How? :O

And yeesh. You had a GREAT mailbox this week - it's crazy how many titles you got! :D Happy readings, m'dear! <3

Here's what's in my mailbox this week!

Christin said...

WOW - so many books! I can't wait to see your reviews of all of these!

Ailsa said...

Wow, that is a lot of books.

I saw Pale Demon on NetGalley. I'd really like to ask for it, but I don't know if they'd give it to someone like little ol' me. I wanted to try and post a couple of review for other NG books first, but maybe I should just go for it... *needs to know what happens next* I love those books.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, I'm a new follower here :-)

Alison said...

Great reads! I love the cover for Toil and Trouble and I want to read Fixing Delilah.
My IMM

Maggie Desmond-O'Brien said...

That's hilarious! And awesome. =) The no-book-buying-wagon EXISTS to be fallen off of. Enjoy your books!

Julie said...

I was gonna say...I saw your name on the list and thought...wait a minute! I actually need to go on a book buying ban :) Great book selection and quite a lot, too. And likely story to blame the Vicodin! Happy reading. Here's my IMM.

Jessica (Firefly Book Loft) said...

Wow! You made out like a bandit with all the books in your haul. That's awesome. I hope there's a day where I have that many books to post on an IMM!

p.s. I love your background.

bibliophile brouhaha said...

Hahaha, oh yeah you fell off, but you did it in grand fashion! Wonderful haul! Lucky you on all the freebies!

-Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

Books for Company said...

Wow! Lots and lots of books, now to find time to read them all! Look forward to all the reviews

Stephanie :) (Books Are A Girl's Best Friend) said...

Congratulations on winning Nano! I started the young writer's programme but unfortunatly I didn't get very far because of school exams.

You got a fantastic haul this week- very large! I'm glad I was able to help you discover Crusade :)

Happy reading!

Julie said...

I can't wait to hear what you think of the Forest of Hands and Teeth - it's a great book!

Amy said...

Wow, so many great books. I hope you enjoy them all.