Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mailbox Monday: September 19

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 @ A Girl and Her Books, is on a blog tour! This month's host is Amused By Books.

Treated myself to a new release from my wishlist.
Werewolves on the Titanic? No way I could pass that up!

Eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy, troubled family she serves. It’s 1912, and Tess has been trapped in the employ of the Lisles for years, amid painful memories and twisted secrets. But now the Lisle family is headed to America, with Tess in tow. Once the ship they’re sailing on—the RMS Titanic—reaches its destination, Tess plans to strike out and create a new life for herself.

Her single-minded focus shatters when she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly. But Alec has secrets of his own. He’s in a hurry to leave Europe, and whispers aboard the ship say it’s because of the tragic end of his last affair with the French actress who died so gruesomely and so mysteriously. . . .

Soon Tess will learn just how dark Alec’s past truly is. The danger they face is no ordinary enemy: werewolves exist and are stalking him—and now her, too. Her growing love for Alec will put Tess in mortal peril, and fate will do the same before their journey on the Titanic is over.

In Fateful, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray delivers paranormal adventure, dark suspense, and alluring romance set against the opulent backdrop of the Titanic’s first—and last—voyage.

Bought the first ebook in a series I've long been wanting to read after seeing it advertised at a big discount on Twitter:

My name is Gin, and I kill people.

They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South — when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

Now that a ruthless Air elemental has double-crossed me and killed my handler, I'm out for revenge. And I'll exterminate anyone who gets in my way — good or bad. I may look hot, but I'm still one of the bad guys. Which is why I'm in trouble, since irresistibly rugged Detective Donovan Caine has agreed to help me. The last thing this coldhearted killer needs when I'm battling a magic more powerful than my own is a sexy distraction...especially when Donovan wants me dead just as much as the enemy.

And I had my first Twitter win! I won a set of two paperbacks from Penguin's summer releases and here's what showed up.

Been seeing a lot of buzz on The Postmortal and I've actually never read James and the Giant Peach, but now I've got a gorgeous anniversary edition so there's no excuse!

That's it for me, and I am officially on vacation and on my way to Myrtle Beach to squeeze out the last bit of summer! Have a great week, ya'll :)


  1. Fateful looks amazing. I really want to read that one. Enjoy!

  2. i can't wait to read fateful!!!
    stop by my blog! i have some original stock photos i found that were made into book covers!

  3. What an excellent choice to treat yourself to this week! :) Fateful is on my wishlist, too! I hope you enjoy it and the other books you've received this week. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Have a nice vacation and enjoy the books

  5. I really want to read Fateful also, and I picked up Spider's Bite on sale. James and the Giant Peach is one of my favorites. I performed it in Reader's Theater in high school. I was the Earthworm, and it was quite memorable because we won a state drama award :)

  6. James and the Giant Peach is a classic! Man, I haven't read it for years. Enjoy!

  7. It sounds really too good fren..It was really good take away. Cheers !!

  8. James and the Giant Peach is a wonderful classic! I think it is one of those stories that both kids and adults love!

  9. Oooooohhhhh! I want the Dahl anniversary edition! Cool win!

    Rose City Reader

  10. I'm curious about Fateful, so I'm looking forward to your review. My daughter loved James and the Giant Peach. Happy reading!

  11. Enjoy! your reads.

  12. Is James and the Giant Peach a graphic novel? I read it eons ago when my kids were small. They loved it!

  13. Great books. I haven't gotten into werewolf tales yet. Nothing has peaked my interest just yet. How great you won from Twitter, didn't know such a thing existed on Twitter.

  14. you are so going to love James & the Giant Peach - Dahl is impeccable and I can't wait to hear what you thought ;)

  15. Oh you will see the Jennifer estep series is very great ! I hope you will like it !


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