Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mailbox Monday: March 21

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Library books don’t count, but eBooks & audiobooks do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ The Printed Page,
is on a blog tour! This month's host is Laura @ I'm Booking It.

I'm way behind in sharing my recent acquisitions, and since this is my first Mailbox Monday in a month, I'm afraid it's a doozy!

Snagged these babies off my library's sale cart for 10 cents a piece!

Marriage Most Scandalous  Sleepless at Midnight (Mayhem in Mayfair, Book 1)  Beloved Enemy
Fanning the Flame  Beauty for Ashes (Steeple Hill Women's Fiction #9)
Primal Heat (Primes Series, Book 5)  The Rogue Hunter (Argeneau Vampires, Book 10)  The Vampire's Bride (Atlantis, Book 4)

All but Feather and Martin are new-to-me authors, though I've been wanting to try out Showalter, Sands and Lindsey for a long time!

Got s surprise Amazon gift card and put it to good use:

The Duke and I (Bridgerton Series, Book 1)  Bound by Your Touch
Not Quite a Husband  On the Edge (The Edge, Book 1)  Bayou Moon (The Edge, Book 2)

And this one, which has been on my wishlist for a while,
 and I hope it's as great as it sounds:

The Midnight Guardian: A Millennial NovelIt’s 1938, and Hitler's tentacles have commenced their stranglehold on Europe. The Nazi empire will soon be purged of all "tainted" bloodlines…including vampires.

London’s ancient tribunal of vampires is aghast at the destruction taking place on the Continent and resolves to send its five most formidable vampires— immensely powerful "millennials" who have lived more than a thousand years— to infiltrate and destroy the Nazis. Brilliant and beautiful millennial Brigit is loath to go, for it means leaving behind her vampire lover Eamon, whom she made eight centuries ago. But go she must; her powers are needed if the mission is to have any chance of success.

As the millennials attempt to penetrate and sabotage Hitler’s armies, they discover that the Nazis are more capable and more monstrous than they'd ever imagined. Forced to take bolder, more dangerous steps, they soon attract the attention of specially trained vampire hunters loyal to Hitler and his vision of a vampire-free world. Exposed, deep inside enemy territory, with vicious Nazi officers and hunters at her heels, Brigit must attempt a daring escape from the Continent, guarding precious cargo that marks the only hope of salvaging their mission.

Picked up from Borders regular bargain racks:
(My local store is not closing)

Queen of Dragons (The Drakon, Book 3)   The Piano Teacher: A Novel

And this one from Amazon Marketplace. I read and fell in love with The Proud Breed last month (read my review), so I treated myself to another of her out-of-print sagas:

Wild SwanSweeping from England's West Country during the Napoleonic wars when smuggling flourished, to Maryland's lush horse country-a golden land shadowed by slavery and soon to be ravaged by civil war-this is the story of unforgettable Alexandria Thaine and the generations of two families interwoven by fortune and fate. Across an ocean, through decades of danger and desire, this is Alexandria's life-the life of an indomitable woman who gives her tormented heart to two bold men, who travels to distant America in search of a dream and in flight from a love that would follow her to the end of her days, and who creates a dynasty in the years preceding the Civil War.

And finally, I received two for review:

ProphecyFrom Doubleday, to be published May 2011. Second in the Bruno Mystery Series. It is the year of the Great Conjunction, when the two most powerful planets, Jupiter and Saturn, align—an astrologi­cal phenomenon that occurs once every thousand years and heralds the death of one age and the dawn of another. The streets of London are abuzz with predictions of horrific events to come, possibly even the death of Queen Elizabeth. 

When several of the queen’s maids of honor are found dead, rumors of black magic abound. Elizabeth calls upon her personal astrologer, John Dee, and Giordano Bruno to solve the crimes. While Dee turns to a mysterious medium claiming knowledge of the murders, Bruno fears that some­thing far more sinister is at work. But even as the climate of fear at the palace intensifies, the queen refuses to believe that the killer could be someone within her own court.

Bruno must play a dangerous game: can he allow the plot to progress far enough to give the queen the proof she needs without putting her, England, or his own life in danger?

The American Heiress: A NovelFrom St. Martin's Press, to be published June 2011. Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage.

Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora’s story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James.

whew! That's it!

Have you read any of these books?
If so, I'd love to know what you thought of them!


  1. You actually get books for ten cents! you are lucky. Enjoy the reading.

  2. Wow! Great books you got! I love Lynsay Sands and actually own every book in the Argeneau Series and her Rogue Hunters....

  3. Wow, awesome mailbox!!
    I have read the Ilona A books and they are awesome

  4. You snagged books for 10 cents! SOS need to come to rescue you... move over going to do some buying with YOU!

  5. Wow, you cannot beat a 10 cent library book sale! And I'm so glad to hear your Borders isn't closing. We are pretty much losing all of them in the Chicago area :(

  6. Library sales are the best! Enjoy your books!

  7. Great finds! The Midnight Guardian sounds really good. Enjoy!

  8. Here's hoping you enjoy your books, stop and see mine.

  9. Wow...10 cents..I'd say you hit the jackpot. Happy reading!!

  10. I LOVE library sales! What a steal at 10 cents a book! Enjoy...

  11. 10 cents - what a deal! Good for you! Enjoy them all.

  12. Hope you enjoy The Piano Teacher - I found it really good, very moving. Enjoy your other reads!


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