Saturday, October 23, 2010

In My Mailbox (Oct. 24, 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.

This was another good week for me.
I finally received my print copy of Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold. This one also includes a CD-ROM that has all the previous Vorkosigan novels and all sorts of other information too. Quite a deal for just $13.99. I read the eARC in August and am very tempted to read the print version again. Bujold is one of those authors that I can read again and again. Each time I'm swept into the world and see something I didn't see on any previous reading.

Weight of Stone by Laura Anne Gilman is the second in the Vinehart War series. I enjoyed the first book even though I have no knowledge of or interest in wine making and want to make time soon to read this one. I am fascinated by the system of magic Gilman has created for these books. 
I received an ARC of Eternal Hunger by Laura Wright from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. I am reading it now and finding it very good. It is the first in a new series of urban fantasy/paranormal romance by this debut author.

I also went shopping at the Kindle Store for free books and added a few. 

Chinatown Beat by Henry Chang is the first in the Detective Jack Yu series of mysteries. It sounded like it would be something different. I like visiting places I would never otherwise see when I read. New York's Chinatown is one of those places.
The 7th Victim by Alan Jacobson is a psychological thriller that got mixed reviews. It sounded like another change-of-pace book for me.

Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey was free when I downloaded it but now I see that it is priced at $7.99 again. But look around, the free version with bonus content is still available. This is a noir thriller that is supposed to be over the top and funny. 
The Bite Before Christmas by Heidi Betts was also free but now is listed for $8.96. It contains three Christmas themed vampire stories. 

The Ghost Shrink, The Accidental Gigolo and The Poltergeist Accountant by Vivi Andrews. I love the warning: Warning: This book contains cheesy pick-up lines, amateur stripteases, and voyeuristic intentions – all by dead men. And the living behave just as badly…
I was also lucky enough to win these two ebooks in a contest at Chrissie's Corner. I was pleased to add them to my Kindle too. Both are by H. P. Mallory - Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble and To Kill a Warlock. The covers make them look like light paranormals but the book descriptions on Amazon don't sound that way. I'm eager to see what the books are really like. 

That was my week. What did you get in your mailbox? While you are here don't forget to enter my ARC Giveaway. This contest to clean my shelf of ARCs ends on 10/31.


  1. The 7th Victim and Sandman Slim were offered for free for my Nook last week, so I grabbed those up! The Mallory books were being offered for only $2.99 each, so I just bought those this week as well. Gotta love those ebook deals!

  2. Ooh, great books! Curious about Sandman Slim. Enjoy your books!

  3. Eternal Hunter again. I think it's a sign that I must buy it. :-) I'll keep an eye out for your review!

    Stephanie G
    Paranormal Haven

  4. I am a fan of HP Mallory's books. I hope that you enjoy your books. Check out what I got In My Mailbox. Happy reading.

  5. The Mallory books look like such a funny read, I hope they turn out to be as fun as their covers!

  6. Looks like you got some great books.

    I love being able to look for free Kindle books :)

  7. If I were to get Eternal Hunger, I'd be way too busy staring at that cover to ever get any reading done. ;)

  8. Excellent books this week! I really need to read Sandman Slim one of these days. I hope you enjoy all of the books you received this week. Happy reading!


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