Sunday, 11 December 2011

My Book Haul/ In My Mailbox

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!
So the book buying ban is still going strong - yay me! But a few wins arrived in the post so that means I do have a couple of books to share this week...

The Crimson Shard - Teresa Flavin
Publisher: Templar
 During what seems like an ordinary museum visit, tour guide Throgmorton lures Sunni and Blaise through a painted doorway into eighteenth-century London. When Throgmorton demands secret information from the pair about their Blackhope escapades, they attempt to flee, encountering body snatchers, art thieves and forgers in this gripping time-travel adventure.

I won this from the Templar Publishing facebook page. I love time travel and stories set in London so this looks like a real winner for me!

The Monster's Corner - Edited by Christopher Golden
Publisher: Piatkus
In most stories we get the perspective of the hero, the ordinary, the everyman, but we are all the hero of our own tale, and so it must be true for legions of monsters, from Lucifer to Mordred, from child-thieving fairies to Frankenstein's monster and the Wicked Witch of the West.  From our point of view, they may very well be horrible, terrifying monstrosities, but of course they won’t see themselves in the same light, and their point of view is what concerns us in these tales.  Demons and goblins, dark gods and aliens, creatures of myth and legend, lurkers in darkness and beasts in human clothing…these are the subjects of The Monster’s Corner.  With contributions by Lauren Groff, Chelsea Cain, Simon R. Green, Sharyn McCrumb, Kelley Armstrong, David Liss, Kevin J. Anderson, Jonathan Maberry, and many others.

I won this from the lovely Carolyn at Book Chick City as part of her All Hallow's Eve event. It has some fabulous authors that I love and I can't wait to dive into it!

Sins of the Angels - Linda Poitevin
Publisher: Ace Fantasy
Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis answers to no one. Especially not to the new partner assigned to her in the middle of a gruesome serial killer case—a partner who is obstructive, irritatingly magnetic, and arrogant as hell. Aramael is a Power—a hunter of the Fallen Angels. A millennium ago, he sentenced his own brother to eternal exile for crimes against humanity. Now his brother is back and wreaking murderous havoc in the mortal realm. To find him, Aramael must play second to a human police officer who wants nothing to do with him and whose very bloodline threatens both his mission and his soul. Now, faced with a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse, Alex and Aramael have no choice but to join forces, because only together can they stop the end of days.

I was so excited when I found out I won the international part of Linda's blog tour. I love the sound of this book - it's right up my Urban Fantasy street and I can't wait to read it! Plus Linda very kindly signed it for me - yay!

What have you picked up this week?


  1. Oh, I love the first one, it sounds really good! I haven't heard about it before but it can't be bad if it's set in 18th-century London :) I hope you enjoy all your books!

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  2. The Crimson Shard sounds really good. Will be looking out for your thoughts on that one and might even buy it myself!

  3. I hope you enjoy everything this week! Come check out my IMM!

  4. Love the look of Crimson Shard, Mel! I hpe you enjoy all your books, darling, and have a lovely week! ;)

  5. Yay, i hope you will like Sins too :D
    great looking books this week

  6. Never heard of these books before but I'll need to chem them out. Enjoy your reading!

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  7. crimson shard has an awesome cover. great books this week. enjoy :)

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  8. Review Monster's Corner! I so want to know what it is like!!

  9. Ooh the Grimson Shard sounds really interesting!

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Reading! ;)

  11. Hear great things about Sins of the Angels, hope you enjoy it!
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