Monday, September 5, 2011

Mailbox Monday: September 5

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.

Went on a bargain book buying spree last week!
(Hey, I'm supporting the economy :)

Scooped up nine at Borders and four at Books-A-Million. Our Borders is closing and our Books-A-Million just opened--in the space recently vacated by Joseph-Beth Booksellers. BAM has a HUGE bargain books section. I was very happy :) In the interest of brevity, I'm just posting the cover images. Click the pics to see the Amazon descriptions.

The Borgia Betrayal: A Novel (Reading Group Gold)The Poison Diaries (The Poison Diaires)The Angel of Blythe Hall: A Historical NovelA Bloody Field by Shrewsbury: A King, a Prince, and the Knight Who Betrayed Their Dynasty

NocturneImmortal (Immortal (Quality))

Duchess of Sin (Daughters of Erin)Libertine's Kiss (Hqn)Highland SurrenderSeducing the Highlander
Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks, Book 1)Nightwalker (Dark Days, Book 1)Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, Book 1)

Then I got my Amazon Vine selections:

Daughter of Smoke and BoneAround the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

The Girl of Fire and ThornsOnce a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior, and he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.

That's it for me!
Have you read any of these books?
If so, I'd love to know what you thought.
Please leave a link to your Mailbox so I can visit!


  1. I'm not familiar with any of these novels, but I hope you enjoy them!

  2. Great haul! I'm so hoping that a Books-A-Million goes in where our Borders was. *fingers crossed*

    I'm so behind on my Amazon Vine reviews. I need to focus!

    Enjoy your books!

  3. I'm glad you're out there helping the economy! I hope you love your new books!

  4. I got The Girl of Fire and Thorns from NetGalley. It is next on my list to read. Happy reading!

  5. I helped the economy too. I couldn't pass up a trip to Borders. I'll be sad when that is no longer an option. Enjoy your treasures.

  6. I say that's the best way to spend an afternoon - a bookstore with bargains! I would have to drive to Vermont to get that type of deal - lucky you!

  7. I am sooo jealous of your haul!! So many great looking books!

  8. Wow, it looks like you made out at the store! I am super impressed (and kinda jealous!). Enjoy all of your new reads.

  9. Great looking mailbox this week! Enjoy all your new goodies.

  10. That's what I told my mom after my last trip to Borders- that I was supporting the local economy.

    Angel of Blythe Hall and Bloody Field both sound interesting. Enjoy your books =)

  11. I could read all of those! Hope you enjoy those :)

  12. I have been trying to avoid going to the local Borders because I soooooo don't *need* those books, lol. I might have to head out there though ;)

  13. It's fun shopping for books especially when they are a bargain. You got a great stash. Enjoy them all!

  14. I so wish we had Boarders in Canada. I found out you can get a brand new Kobo for $40.00.

  15. I've read some in the Kim Harrisson and the Jaz Parks serie, and really love it ! I hope you too ! I don't know your others books, but I'm curious to know more about them.

  16. wow you got so many amazing books this week! hope you enjoy them all.

  17. I love BAM's bargain section! You found some good-looking books. Enjoy!

  18. Wow! What a great selection! I had my grandbebes go to my TBR shelves to pick out my Just For Fun Reading Challenge book this month, and they picked The Borgia Betrayal, so I'll be reading that one soon! Enjoy them all!


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