Sunday, November 14, 2010

In My Mailbox

Mailbox “In My Mailbox” is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

It´s a great way to share your recent books with your fellow bloggers.

 

This week I got:

 greyfriar_cover In the year 1870, a horrible plague of vampires swept over the northern regions of the world. Millions of humans were killed outright. Millions more died of disease and famine due to the havoc that followed. Within two years, once great cities were shrouded by the grey empire of the vampire clans. Human refugees fled south to the tropics because vampires could not tolerate the constant heat there. They brought technology and a feverish drive to reestablish their shattered societies of steam and iron amid the mosques of Alexandria, the torrid quietude of Panama, or the green temples of Malaya.

It is now 2020 and a bloody reckoning is coming.

Princess Adele is heir to the Empire of Equatoria, a remnant of the old tropical British Empire. She is quick with her wit as well as with a sword or gun. She is eager for an adventure before she settles into a life of duty and political marriage to man she does not know. But her quest turns black when she becomes the target of a merciless vampire clan. Her only protector is The Greyfriar, a mysterious hero who fights the vampires from deep within their territory. Their dangerous relationship plays out against an approaching war to the death between humankind and the vampire clans.

The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire is the first book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternate history. Combining rousing pulp action with steampunk style, The Greyfriar brings epic political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.

Finally! I´ve been waiting for this one for a long time, but it was very hard to get my hands on a copy here in Germany!

 

For review:

Black-Wings

 

Meet Maddy Black.
She’s an Agent of Death who really needs to get a life.
Escorting souls into the afterlife leaves Maddy little time for socializing—until devilishly handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in her building. But when demons start appearing on Maddy’s front lawn, she realizes there’s more to her new tenant than meets the eye.

 

Thanks so much to Christina Henry and Penguin Books for sending me a copy!

 

 

What was in your Mailbox this week? Can´t wait to see what you got!

6 comments:

Sarah said...

ooh I got Vampire Empire this week too! Doesn't it sound amazing :)

Kelsey said...

Great books! Happy Reading!!

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Black Wing looks great Christine, happy reading, hope you'll enjoy it! :-)

Oh and what's this new design, a new makeover? :-)

Hope you're having a great weekend! :-)

Crystal ♥ said...

Oh, both of these sound good!


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Jessica said...

OOh been curious about Black Wings, can't wait for your review!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Aaaa! Two great books! I am looking forward to Black Wings. Really hope you enjoy it. :)

Have a great week!

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