Sunday, 13 February 2011

My Book Haul/In My Mailbox

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Only a couple of books this week: one of my pre-ordered books arrived this week plus my Mum lent me a book that I may pick up when I fancy a bit of a change from the usual speculative fiction reads :)

Killing Rocks (Bloodhound Files 3) - DD Barant
Publisher: St Martins Press
FBI profiler Jace Valchek's ticket home from the twisted parallel universe where she's been called to duty hinges on the capture of series killer Aristotle Stoker and an alliance with a sorcerer known as Asher. The problem: Asher has joined forces with some of the most dangerous creatures Jace has ever encountered. The solution: There is none, without Asher's help. Jace's goal seems simple enough to get her man, like always. But just hours after she arrives in Vegas, she s abducted... and she isn't even sure who the real enemy is. Now Jace has to wonder if she's the predator or the prey in a very dangerous game that could change not only her fate, but the world's... Meanwhile, a serial killer is still on the loose. And time has already run out...

I enjoyed the first two Bloodhound books - Dying Bites and Death Blows. Parallel universes are a favourite of mine along with time travel so this take on them where humans make up a mere 1% of the population dominated by weres and vamps is a pleasant change.

From Notting Hill With Love...Actually - Ali McNamara
Publisher: Sphere
 She was just a girl, standing in front of a boy ...wishing he looked more like Hugh Grant. Scarlett loves the movies. But does she love sensible fiance David just as much? With a big white wedding on the horizon, Scarlett really should have decided by now ...When she has the chance to house-sit in Notting Hill - the setting of one of her favourite movies - Scarlett jumps at the chance. But living life like a movie is trickier than it seems, especially when her new neighbour Sean is so irritating. And so irritatingly handsome, too. Scarlett soon finds herself starring in a romantic comedy of her very own: but who will end up as the leading man?

I actually bought this for my Mum at Christmas and she liked it enough to hand it straight back to me when she finished reading. Occasionally it's nice to pick up some Chick-lit fun and I'm always a fan of films!

So what have you picked up this week?


  1. Killing Rocks sounds good actually. Though the cover isn't really doing much for me. o.o Great IMM this week! :D

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  2. I love Notting Hill! I'm always in the mood to watch that one and I completely agree, it's sometimes nice to pick up a cute, fun chick lit book:) Hope you enjoy!

  3. From Knotting Hill With Love... Actually looks great! Hope you enjoy! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    In My Mailbox

  4. I think I have the first DD Barant book but I haven't read it yet. I have From Notting Hill... on my tbr pile, it sounded cute I had to get it.
    Happy reading.

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  5. Hope you enjoy your new books!! My IMM post is here. Happy Reading,

    Zakiya LadyWings

  6. The Notting Hill with Love Actually book sounds great. I love Notting Hill.
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  7. Looks like a few good books here. :) Killing Rocks looks good. :) Nice cover.

    Hope you have a great week and enjoy your books!

    (I should have Monday's Beginnings up tomorrow.)