The weekly In My Mailbox post is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It is fun to see what everyone else gets in their mailboxes, shopping bags, and library visits. Click on the link to The Story Siren's site to see the rules and join in the fun.
I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the wonderful books everyone gets. You will discover lots of great blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.
I got books from a variety of sources this week. These are the ones I bought:
Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey is the latest anthology of Valdemar stories edited by Lackey. I usually like these anthologies because they tend to add depth to the world. I like Lackey's books about Valdemar. I have been reading them for years.
Dead of Alive by Tom Clancy is the next book about Jack Ryan. It has been years since Clancy has written a Jack Ryan book. This book is a monster. It must be almost three inches thick. But I am still eager to get back into the political thriller as done by Clancy.
Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown is romantic suspense by one of my favorite authors in the genre. I managed to get a copy of this at Amazon Marketplace for a very reasonable price. I can use it for next year's romantic suspense challenge since it will almost certainly be after January 1 before I will be able to read it.
Next are the books that I received for review this week.
Nocturne by Syrie James is a title that I received from the publisher along with a nifty press kit. This is a paranormal thriller and romance. It will be published on January 4, 2011.
Judgment Day by Wanda L. Dyson came from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. I won it in the October giveaway. The book was published on September 21. This sounds like an excellent suspense novel. I had a few minutes before a meeting and read the prologue. I had a hard time putting it down.
Love Me to Death by Allison Brennan was sent to me by a publicist after I signed up for the 2011 Mystery and Suspense Reading Challenge hosted by Book Chick City. I will be a stop on the author's virtual tour late in January. This one also sounds excellent. It will be published on Dec. 28.
And, as if that were not enough books, I went shopping in the Kindle store and chose these new free titles:
Crush by Alan Jacobson is the second in a series and is supposed to be an excellent thriller. The reviews hint at a shocking cliffhanger ending. I will have to hope that the third book is available when I finish this one.
Invisible by Lorena McCourtney is the first book in the Ivy Malone mystery series. Ivy sounds like a very unconventional detective and I look forward to reading this one.
Those are the books that got added to my TBR stack this week. What interesting things did you get in your mailbox?