Sunday, 16 January 2011

In My Mailbox/ My Book Haul

The Story Siren hosts a weekly meme where bloggers can share what goodies they've purchased/received this week. If you get a chance head over to The Story Siren and check out what everyone is up to!
This week brought a couple of packaging from Amazon delivering me the books from my wishlist I ordered after Christmas - most of which I can't get in the shops over here, so I'm looking forward to trying them out!

Masques - Patricia Briggs
Publisher: Ace Books (September 2010)
When the peaceful kingdom of Reth is overrun by Geofrrey ae'Magi, the evil master of illusion, Aralorn, weaponsmistress of the shapechanging race, and her companion, Wolf, attempt to overthrow him.

Bayou Moon (Edge 2) - Ilona Andrews
Publisher: Ace Books (September 2010)
Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan’s long-time rivals are suspect number one.
But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge—and Cerise’s life . William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation’s spymaster.
When William’s and Cerise’s missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly—but they’ll have to work together if they want to succeed…and survive.

Secret of the Demon (Kara Gillian 3) - Diane Rowland
Publisher: US - Daw Books (January 2011)
Homicide detective Kara Gillian has a special talent: she can sense the "arcane" in our world, and there's quite a bit of it, even in Beaulac, Louisiana. She's also a summoner of demons, and works on a task force that deals with supernatural crimes. Her partners are attractive and smart FBI agents, but they're not summoners, and they're not telling Kara why they are on this special force with her.
To make things worse, Kara has pledged herself to one of the most powerful of demons-a Demon Lord-who helped save her partner's life, but now expects things in return. Meanwhile, she's trying to solve a string of murders that are somehow tied together by money, sex, rock music and...mud. But how can she concentrate on the case when she's not even sure who-or what-her partners are?

I really enjoyed the first two book about Kara esepcially the detective element of them, so I've had this on preorder for a while! So happy when it arrived this week! :) 
So what have you recieved this week? :)


  1. What a cool mailbox this week. Hope you have fun reading :)You can find my IMM at The Bookishsnob

  2. I really must try one of Ilona Andrews books. I keep seeing her name pop up but I haven't actually come across them in the book shops. I must look them up. I haven't actually heard of any of those! Hope you enjoy your bookhaul this week.

  3. Cool Haul this week! All the covers look amazing. Happy Reading!

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  4. I adore Patricia Briggs! I've only read her Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series, but since I love her so much I should probably give the other books a try as well! Looking forward to seeing what you think of Masques:)

  5. Great reads. I really want to get to P. Briggs and I. Andrews.
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  6. Oooh, I love the cover for Masques, it sounds really interesting too. I hope you enjoy your books!

  7. Bayou Moon was one of my favourite books of last year, i love Ilona Andrews work.

    I just read secrets of the demon last week, i think this series is totally underrated (and i really wish we didn't have to wait a year between books).

  8. I liked Bayou Moon a lot more than The Edge. It was William, he was just so earnest and cute... and very deadly, but cute!

    Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)

  9. I haven't read either of the Edge novels by Ilona Andrews yet, but I'll definitely pick them up sometime, I love her writing in her other series.
    I've seen Secrets of the Demon around, but haven't read either of the earlier books, so I need to find them first before I get to this one.

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