Sunday, 28 November 2010

My Book Haul/In My Mail Box

This is a weekly meme started by Story Siren where bloggers can share what goodies they've picked up this week - If you get a chance head over to The Story Siren and check out what everyone is up to!
This week I discovered netgallery and the idea that I could request free digital copies of book for review! So excited to get books on my kindle so I went a little mad with the requests and asked and received five books! Now I just have to get busy reading them! :)
Haint Misbehavin'(Ghosthandlers 1) - Maureen Hardegree
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (January 2011)
It's hard enough being fourteen years old without having ghosts bugging you for stuff. Heather Tildy can't escape them; she's a ghost magnet, a natural "ghost handler" and so the spookies not only demand her advice, they meddle in her life. Which makes family stuff, boys, and high school even weirder than they already are. Welcome to The Ghost Handler Series, following Heather's adventures as BFTG-a Best Friend To Ghosts.
What's a girl to do when puberty arrives with a complaint worse than cramps and bloating... a mischievous ghost friend?

This looks like a fun book!

Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Sausages - Tom Holt
Publishers: Orbit Books (February 2011)

Polly is a real estate solicitor. She is also losing her mind. Someone keeps drinking her coffee. And talking to her clients. And doing her job. And when she goes to the dry cleaner's to pick up her dress for the party, it's not there. Not the dress - the dry cleaner's.
And then there are the chickens who think they are people. Something strange is definitely going on - and it's going to take more than a magical ring to sort it out.

Generally I'm a fan of Tom Holt for some comic fantasy based in the 'real' world, he can't be beat so I'm looking forward to trying this out

Lost Voices - Sarah Porter
Publishers: Harcourt Books (April 2011)
Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of her grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation and becomes a mermaid.
A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is thrilled with her new life until she discovers the catch: the mermaids feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the rocks. Luce's own remarkable singing talent makes her important to the tribe—she may even have a shot at becoming their queen. However, her struggle to retain her humanity puts her at odds with her new friends. Will Luce be pressured into committing mass murder?
This seems like an intriguing book - I haven't read many books based on mermaids.

Storm Warning - Toni Anderson
Publisher:  Carina Press (November 2010)

Sorcha Logan is looking for peace.
Recently returned to her hometown on Scotland's craggy coast, Sorcha wants to tame the spirits that made her flee. When she finds a corpse in the surf, however, she can't suppress the memory of discovering her father's body. Nor can she suppress the ghosts that haunt her-or the town's conviction that she's dangerous, and a witch.  
Ben Foley is looking for a killer.
An American DEA agent, Ben is in town to investigate the suspicious death of his partner. He's sure that Sorcha knows more than she's letting on-but the more time he spends with the sexy suspect, the less he can fight their illicit attraction. And the less certain he is she's involved with a drug cartel.
But can Ben protect Sorcha from being set up? Or worse-killed?

A little romance, a little mystery and a little danger - sounds good to me!

Night of the Vampires - Heather Graham
Publisher: Harlequin Books (November 2010)

As a soldier, Cole Granger fights to restore peace to a world divided by war and evil. His extraordinary talents are enlisted to prevent the president’s horrific premonition from becoming reality. Nothing—and no one—will stop him from fulfilling his duty. Especially the mysterious young woman who claims to be his comrade’s sister. Enemy or ally, he can’t yet determine. But one thing he knows for certain is that he must keep her close. Very close.
Megan Fox’s quest to uncover a family secret leads her to the center of vampire riots in West Virginia. To find the answers she needs—and clear herself of suspicion—she must join forces with Cole. They work undercover to bring justice, but they can’t disguise the potent attraction and need that draw them together. Yet trust doesn’t come easily for Cole…and when Megan unearths the grim, dark truth, can she trust him to believe her?

I've read a few Heather Graham books before and found them diverting enough.

So what have you got this week? :)

*Shameless Plug* - Stop by tomorrow for my first-ever Author Interview where I will be grilling Katrina LaCroix, author of Loose Lips Sink Ships!


  1. I've npt heard of any of these - i'll need to check it out

  2. I haven't heard of any of these before. Loving the cover of Storm Warning. That looks intruiging. Looking forward to reading your review of that one in particular.

  3. YESSSSS you got the heather graham Night Of The Vampires book that I cannot wait to read and have not gotten a copy of yet! Review it for me Mel so I can see if it is a must have or it can wait awhile! Thanks for stopping by my post earlier, not out and about much today online so late with my rounds...

    jackie >_<

  4. ANything I can do to help! :) Both Night fo the Vampires and Storm warning have gone straight to the top of my reading list so should have reviews for by the end of December. :)

  5. Lost Voices looks so intriguing. I'll have to add it to my "to be read" list!

  6. I am super-jealous of Lost Voices. It's on my TBR list. Can't wait to hear what you think of it. Happy reading!

  7. Yeay! I love IMM. My to-reads list is growing by leaps and bounds today!!! Hope you will stop by mine!

    Emma Michaels