Sunday, October 17, 2010

In My Mailbox, Contests and other stuff

MailboxIn My Mailbos is a weekly meme hosted by the Story Siren

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Check out what I got this week:

 

 

 

Bought;

Grave Witch

 

As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she’s on good terms with Death himself—who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans—nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high profile murder when she’s attacked by the ‘shade’ she’s raising, which should be impossible. To top off her day, someone makes a serious attempt on her life, but Death saves her. Guess he likes having her around…
To solve this case Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews. Falin seems to be hiding something—though it’s certainly not his dislike of Alex—but Alex knows she needs his help to navigate the tangled webs of mortal and paranormal politics, and to track down a killer wielding a magic so malevolent, it may cost Alex her life…and her soul.

 

Alpha

 

YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE FAYTHE...
The unscrupulous new Council chair has charged Jace, Marc, and me with trespassing, kidnapping, murder, and treason. Yeah, we've been busy. But now it's time to take justice into our own hands. We must avenge my brother's death and carve out the rot at the heart of the Council.
It's not going to be easy, and loss seems unavoidable, but I have promised to protect my Pride, no matter what. With a target on my back and Marc at my side, I'm heading for a final showdown that can--that will--change everything forever. A showdown I'm not sure I'm ready for.
But life never waits until you're ready.

 

 

Angel Weatherly

 

In a world where angels are beyond redemption, Alex thinks he's found one that might deserve mercy. Alex is a ruthless assassin - of angels. Forget everything you've heard about them before. Angels are not benign celestial creatures, but fierce stalkers whose irresistible force allows them to feed off humans, draining them of their vitality until there is barely anything left. As far as Alex is concerned, the only good angel is a dead angel...until he meets Willow. She may look like a normal teenager but Willow is no ordinary girl. Half-angel, half-human, Willow may hold the key to defeating the evil angels. But as the hunter and the hunted embark on an epic and dangerous journey and Willow learns the dark and terrifying secrets of her past, Alex finds himself drawn to Willow...with devastating consequences. Eoin Colfer reinvented the fairy, Stephenie Meyer reinvented the vampire, L.A. Weatherly reinvents the angel! This is a heart-pounding, knuckle-whitening, paranormal romance action-adventure for fans of the "Twilight" series. This is the first in a devastating new trilogy.

 

 

Iron Duke

 

After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power — and fear — of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession.
Mina can’t afford his interest, however. Horde blood runs through her veins, and despite the nanotech enhancing her body, she barely scratches out a living in London society. Becoming Rhys’s lover would destroy both her career and her family, yet the investigation prevents her from avoiding him…and the Iron Duke’s ruthless pursuit makes him difficult to resist.
But when Mina uncovers the victim’s identity, she stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone in England. To save them, Mina and Rhys must race across zombie-infested wastelands and treacherous oceans — and Mina discovers the danger is not only to her countrymen as she finds herself tempted to give up everything to the Iron Duke.

 

ecstasyindarkness

 

New York Times bestselling sensation Gena Showalter enthralls with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, powers beyond imagining, and a seductive vampire undone by his insatiable hunger for one woman. . . .Growing up poor on New Chicago’s meanest streets, Ava Sans had two options: be the predator or be the prey. No contest. Now, working for Alien Investigation and Removal, she’s been ordered to capture the biggest, baddest warrior of all—a vampire too beautiful to be real, with the abilityto manipulate time. Once the leader of the entire vampire army, McKell has been deemed savage and unstable, spurned even by his own kind.To McKell, humans should be nothing more than sustenance. Yet the petite, golden-skinned Ava is a fascinating contradiction—vicious yet witty, strong yet vulnerable, lethal but fiercely loyal. Against his better judgment, McKell craves that loyalty, and much more. When the chase leads to seduction, McKell and Ava will race to discover the truth about his past. But the answers will come at a price, even for a woman who thought she had nothing left to lose. . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For review:

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Gabriella's past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a supernatural specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she has always been ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she has always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a supernatural specialist hasn't given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her.

As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won't see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold before her as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of it is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all.

 

 

Soul Stalker

 

Being the Illuminator is not all happiness and light, especially when everyone thinks you are dead. When Gabriella decides to finally let her angels know that she is alive, Joseph and an unexpected friend help her. The Darkness Illuminator is not as in control of her power as she believes, which makes for a very comedic and endearing relationship that blooms between the three. A fender-bender debacle, a run-in with the cops, and a hiccup at the airport seem to all be worth it until Gabriella finds out her plan has backfired.
The three angels are missing, more mysteries pile up, and a new evil is brewing – so terrifying, in fact, that even the Soul Stalker herself is cowering in fear. Our heroine begins a jarring, romance-filled, heart-breaking journey that will lead her back to Italy, and ultimately to the answers she is desperately searching for. What will she do when they aren’t the answers she expected? What happens when she unveils a truth, so deeply hidden, that it causes an angelic war?

 

 

Quite a lot this week… Have you seen Ecstasy in Darkness? And do you still remember “Are you ashamed of what you read?” This week, I´m taking it out for a bus ride! :) Let´s see how this turns out for me!

There´s one last thing I want to share with you: Larissa over at Larissa´s Bookish Life is having another contest.  At first I didn´t want to share t woth you to limit the competition, but well. (Just kidding) It´s seriously  awesome. You might have noticed the new button on the sidebar, but here it is again:

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It´s international, ends November 1st and has really awesome and funny prizes, Go and check it out!

8 comments:

♫♥LovLivLife Reviews♥♫ said...

OMG... my eues are Happy Happy Happy!!

I am lovin' your stash. Alpha was Rockin. I have Uron Duke waiting on my shelf- I can barely finish my current assignment with out wanting to grab it.
Angel and all the other books are awesome. I want them ALLLLLLL!!!


Enjoy your reads.

Here is my stash:
http://lll808.blogspot.com/2010/10/in-my-mailbox-32-got-books-sunday.html

Jessica said...

OOh you'll LOVE Alpha and Grave Witch! Both were GREAT reads!!

Here's mine: http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com/2010/10/in-my-mailbox_15.html

Anna said...

Amazing books you got this week!I'm especially drooling over Angel though...!

chelleyreads said...

awesome pnr books. i've been wanting to check out meljean brook for a while--the iron duke looks and sounds so good!

our IMM is here: http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com/2010/10/in-our-mailbox-sept-4-16.html --we hope you check it out if you have time. :)

michelle

Savannah said...

Can't wait to read your review on Alpha! Great books!!

Midnyte Reader said...

I heard great things about Gravewitch and Alpha. I can't wait to hear more stories about taking your books out in public, lol.

Thanks for the heads up about the contest ; )

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

Ohh nice mailbox. I've been dieing for Grave Witch. What is the title of the second to the last book? I couldn't read the title but it sounds good.

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

YAY! you got Alpha! cant wait to see ur review!!

Thanks for the shout out hon =D

xoxo