Sunday, July 31, 2011

In My Mailbox (July 31, 2011)

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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.

You know, I hadn't realized how many books I had pre-ordered that had a July 26 publication date until the packages started arriving this week. This was a very big mailbox full of physical books and ebooks that will keep my busy reading for quite a while. Here is what I got:
Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett was my Amazon Vine choice this month. I thought a retelling of a Greek myth would be an interesting change of pace for me. 

Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong is the finished copy of a book I read for review a while ago. I had to have it for my Women of the Otherworld collection.
I completed my collection of the Mindhunters series by Kylie Brant when these two books arrived this week. 

Waking the Dead by Kylie is the third book in the series and Deadly Intent is the fourth.
I was surprised but pleased to read on someone's blog that Felix Francis was continuing the tradition begun by his father Dick Francis and writing a new mystery. I am a huge Dick Francis fan and had to get Dick Francis's Gamble.

Since I loved Hard Spell, I had to get Sympathy for the Devil by Justin Gustainis. I love his urban fantasy and look forward to reading this series.
I have read quite a few of The Hollows books by Kim Harrison and was interested to see what Blood Work was like because it is an original Hollows story done as a graphic novel. 

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher is the 13th in the Dresden Files series. This was a bit of a departure because Dresden is dead and is a ghost in this one. There is less physical action but more introspection in this fascinating story.

I didn't neglect my Kindle this week.
I added this series by Jennifer Estep -- Karma Girl, Hot Mama, and Jinx. I thought the blurbs sounded entertaining.
Ilona Andrews recommended Silk is for Seduction by Loretta Chase as a funny and entertaining historical romance. I thought I would add it to my Kindle too.

Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost is a novella that was originally published in an anthology that I do not own. I like Frost's work and wanted this story too.

That is what I got in my mailbox. What did you get in yours?


  1. You will have to let me know what you think of Blood Work. I love the series and Kim Harrison says that the graphic novel is a must.

    Here is my IMM Happy Sunday!

  2. Bought Happily Never After a week or two ago. Haven't read it yet, TBR pile has turned into a mountain!

    Also got Spell Bound and cannot wait to read it!!

    Happy Reading! Here's my IMM

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Spell Bound and the entire Dresden Files series are ones I really want to read!

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  4. I got a Kelley Armstrong book this week too! You have a great mailbox! I hope you enjoy all you got! Here's my IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  5. I've not heard of Dark of the Moon. I'll have to look it up. There seems to be a bit of a Greek myth trend coming out at the moment.

    Your the first person to tell me they are a fan of Nora Roberts. I usually read YA so romantic suspense is a new venture for me. Who else writes like Nora Roberts?

  6. Oooo Happily Never After. I've purchased anthologies just for Frost's shorts and ended up not reading the other stories. I'm glad she did this one by itself in eformat.

    Paranormal Haven

  7. Great books! Silk is for Seductions sounds like I could like it ! :D

  8. I call dibs on Karma Girl!

    Actually I call dibs on all your books. :)

  9. Looking forward to your thoughts on "Spellbound" I've only read Kelley Armstrong's YA books but I like her YA books.


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