Tynga's Reviews has a meme to spotlight the books we receive each week. Visit her site to check out the linky and see what everyone gets. I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow.
This week I added three books to my collection:
No, you are not seeing double. (Well, yes you are but the they not the same.) I added a finished copy of Captain Vorpatril's Alliance to my Kindle so that I would always carry it with me along with the rest of the books in the Vorkosigan series. I also attended a signing on Saturday and had a lovely, shiny hardcover of the book signed and personalized to me by Lois. That one is for my keeper shelf on which I have signed copies of all of Lois's books.
I also got one ARC this week from the Amazon Vine program:
I chose Vlad All Over by Beth Orsoff. Here is the description:
Gwen Andersen loves being a schoolteacher, but she isn’t exactly raking in the big bucks. With her bank account shrinking by the minute, she needs a well-paying summer job if she’s going to hold onto the childhood home she inherited from her parents. So when the father of one of her students asks her to fill in as his au pair for the summer, she knows she should be thrilled. Alexander Romanescu is loaded, and Gwen adores his daughter Isabella. Plus, they’re planning to spend the vacation at their ancestral estate—in Romania!What did you add to your stack this week?
And yet Gwen can’t shake the nagging feeling that saying yes to this man could lead to more than she bargained for. She knows so little about him—and the idea of spending six weeks in the land of Dracula and Vlad the Impaler is more than a little creepy. But the legends of Romania will be the least of her concerns if she doesn’t make some money…fast. And so Gwen says yes: yes to the job, yes to a European excursion…and yes to a summer that will change her path forever.
With her trademark crackling dialogue, exotic locations, and knack for realistic characters, women’s fiction author Beth Orsoff delivers an engrossing tale of love, intrigue, and betrayal. This is not your typical chick lit tale. This is something new. This is gothic chick lit.