Sunday, February 13, 2011

In My Mailbox (Feb. 13, 2011)

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.

There has recently been something of a kerfluffle about the very concept of IMM posts. I thought I would tell you why I post each week. The post serves two purposes. First, I want a reminder of what I am choosing to add to my book collection or accept for review. Second, I want to put books on other people's radar. So many books are available that it is easy to overlook a less publicized book that may well be a hidden gem.

This week I am still on a book buying ban. But I was weak and purchased one book.
I saw a great review of this book on someone's blog and fell in love with the cover. I can't resist romances where the hero is a professional athlete. I couldn't pass up Game for Anything by Bella Andre when I saw that the trade paperback was on sale for $5.60. I had intended only to put it on my Amazon wishlist and wait for my book buying ban to be over. And, not only did I buy it, but I have already read it. I loved the total escapism of this romance. My review will be posted on Feb. 17.

I also visited NetGalley this week and chose these books for review.
The Vampire Voss by Colleen Gleason had an intriguing blurb. Since I like vampire stories but haven't read anything by Gleason, I thought I would give it a try. This book will be published on March 22, 2011.

I also chose Spirit Dances by C. E. Murphy. This is another book in the Walker Papers series. I have read some of them but will have to do some checking to see if I am caught up. I do have a few books by C. E. Murphy still on the TBR stack. This one will also be published on March 22, 2011.

I was alerted to these titles via the Shelf Awareness daily email newsletter. This is a great news resource and a resource for finding ARCs in a wide variety of genres. I haven't read much science fiction lately but these intrigued me.
Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey seems like a traditional space opera with mysteries, various intrigues, and threats of war. Look for this one in books stores June 15.

The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham is high fantasy. The product description begins: "All paths lead to war..." Look for this one in bookstores on April 7.

Both of these titles are from Orbit. They have asked that no review be posted until two weeks before publication. I will be following the rules. So, look for my thoughts on these titles then.

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


  1. Awesome! I read The Vampire Voss as well and it was pretty good.

    Old Follower
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    Have a GREAT day!

  2. Enjoy the reading. My mailbox is also up.

  3. I'll hopefully be getting to my copy of Vampire Voss soon. The guys eyes on the cover kinda creeps me out but the book sounds really good.

    Stephanie G
    Paranormal Haven

  4. Game for Anything? He does look like he is quite ready for anything *blush*

    I haven't heard of those other 4--I am going to have to look them up!

  5. Me likes the look of Vampire Voss. What is this new one.

    Again I repeat seeing the cover of the first book made me think... ooops to hawt AGAIN!

  6. Great books- thanks for visiting my mailbox! I completely agree with your reasons for doing IMM. Enjoy :)

  7. Those look good.
    Here's mine

  8. Whoa. Great reads and you picked up a lot! Game for Anything has caught my interest. Gotta go check it out now, so thanks for that. And also, thank you for stopping by the blog.

    Oh, and read those Wondrous Strange books. I think you'll really enjoy them. But that's probably just because I'm bias and can't see the alternative.

    Anyway, have a great week, be safe, and happy reading!

    Asher K. (Paranormal Indulgence)

  9. Great mailbox! Totally agree with you about how IMM is an important tool for discovering new authors you might have otherwise missed. I need to get back to netGalley, as I didn't notice either of those titles last time I was there. You are bad for my TBR piles! *L*

    Alexia's Books and Such...

  10. Great bunch of books! Love the cover for Game for Anything, I'm glad to hear it was a good book, looking forward to your thoughts on it. I hope you enjoy your books!

  11. The cover of Game for Anything is yummy :9 I got Vampire Voos from NetGalley too, vut I didn't start it yet x_x'

    My IMM

  12. Not much which is a good thing. Vampire Voss sounds interesting so I look forward to your review. Enjoy your books :)


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