Sunday, July 25, 2010

In My Mailbox (July 25, 2010)

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 cool books everyone gets. You will discover lots of wonderful blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.

Here is what appeared in my mailbox this week.
I got Cast in Chaos by Michelle Sagara. This is the book 6 in the Chronicles of Elantra series. I am an avid follower of the series and am eager to see what is next for Kaylin Neya as she learns more about the mysterious tattoos on her skin.

Black Magic by Cherry Adair has been getting good reviews and lots of attention on the blogs I read. I decided to jump on the bandwagon and see what the fuss is all about. It does sound like a really good paranormal romance.

Dark and Stormy Knights is an anthology. I am not a big fan of short stories but I am a big fan of Ilona Andrews, Carrie Vaughn, and Jim Butcher and hate to miss anything they write.

These were recommended by other bloggers and they convinced me that I should give them a try.

Lori at Lori's Reading Corner was talking about cozy culinary mysteries and highly recommended the A Gourmet Girl Mystery series. I read her post which included descriptions by the authors of how they came to write the books. I liked there writing styles and decided to give Steamed a try. I bought it for my Kindle.

Sheila at Book Journey has been pulling out her old reading journals and looking at what she read before she began blogging. She spotlighted A Skeleton on God's Closet as a memorable read. One of the reviews says: "a fascinating novel of archaeological adventure. The evidence seems incontestable: bones unearthed in an Israeli tomb are those of Jesus of Nazareth. But which is the hoax . . . the archaeological find or the Resurrection itself?." It sounded interesting and the hardcover was available form Amazon Marketplace for less then $4.00. I see that the paperback is bargain priced for $6.00 now too.

That is all I bought but I also got some books that I won this week.
I won autographed copies of the first four book in the Dark Days series by Jocelynn Drake as part of the Once Upon a Read-a-thon. Angel from Reading Angel sent them to me. I already had the first one buried somewhere in my TBR stack but was glad to get all four - Nightwalker, Dayhunter, Dawnbreaker, and Pray for Dawn.

That was my bulging mailbox. What did you get in yours?


  1. Glad you got the Jocelynn Drake books in! Hope you enjoy them!

  2. Very nice mailbox this week--you won some great books!

  3. The Gourmet Girl mysteries sound like fun! Will look forward to hearing what you think about Steamed.

  4. Wow - loads of books! I got a bunch too - I would love to read the anthology sometime after you finish it. Congrats on the great four pack win!

  5. Enjoy your new reads! I haven't heard of any of those, but they sound interesting.

  6. The Dark Days series looks good!

  7. I still have the 1st Dark Days book in my TBR pile also. I've heard a lot of good things about that series. I really need to get to it soon. Happy reading!

    Stephanie G
    Paranormal Haven

  8. I love cozy mysteries and the Gourmet Girl mysteries sound good. Can't wait to see you what you think.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Enjoy your books!

  9. Congrats on your wins! I like how you feature books you got as recommendations from other bloggers! Good stuff! Enjoy them all!

    FYI, I'm hosting my first giveaway. Check it out if you have a chance:
    The The New Me Giveaway!

    Happy Reading,
    The Unread Reader

  10. Wow, you got lots of great ones! Your so lucky you won the Jocelyn Drake books (jealous!).

  11. Steamed sounds goof. I want to start reading cozy mysteries so I'll be waiting for your review :)

  12. Nice mailbox! I didn't realize that Cast in Chaos was out yet. I'll definitely be adding that to the list! :) Hope you enjoy the rest of your books as well! I've been wanting to read Dawnbreaker, and Pray for Dawn for a while now too! Happy Reading! :)

  13. Great line-up! I've heard good things about Jocelyn Drake, but haven't read the series.

  14. I love the look of Cast in Chaos. Great books.

    happy Reading

  15. Wow great prize!

    I'm interested to see what you think of Dark Magic! I've never heard of it before.

  16. The Cast in Chaos by Sagara interests me most - I have the first one in the series, and I want to know whether to take the plunge and start reading them!

  17. Great books! I hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading! :)

  18. Hi Kathy,

    What a great mailbox this week and I can't wait to read your reviews!


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