Sunday, 22 January 2012

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!
I wasn't sure I would have anything to share this week but then Friday a couple of giveaway wins turned up and the some more of my internet purchases post-Christmas and post-buying banned turned up!

Bitter Night - Diana Pharaoh Francis
Crimson Wind - Diana Pharaoh Francis
Shadow City - Diana Pharaoh Francis
Publisher: Pocket Books
Once, Max dreamed of a career, a home, a loving family. Now all she wants is freedom...and revenge. A witch named Giselle transformed Max into a warrior with extraordinary strength, speed, and endurance. Bound by spellcraft, Max has no choice but to fight as Giselle's personal magic weapon -- a Shadowblade -- and she's lethally good at it. But her skills are about to be put to the test as they never have before....
The ancient Guardians of the earth are preparing to unleash widespread destruction on the mortal world, and they want the witches to help them. If the witches refuse, their covens will be destroyed, including Horngate, the place Max has grudgingly come to think of as home.
Max thinks she can find a way to help Horngate stand against the Guardians, but doing so will mean forging dangerous alliances -- including one with a rival witch's Shadowblade, who is as drawn to Max as she is to him -- and standing with the witch she despises. Max will have to choose between the old life she still dreams of and the warrior she has become, and take her place on the side of right -- if she survives long enough to figure out which side that is..

I was so excited to win all three books in the Horngate Witches series from The Quillery! I've had this series on my wishlist for ages and to win all three books is so great - very excited about these books!

Blood Drunk - Angela Lovell
With summer waning quickly before the start of his senior year, a family emergency forces Blue Knightly to leave his small Midwest town and travel to New York City to locate his rebellious sister. From the morgue to Central Park to the underbelly of New York, he quickly discovers the big city is the least of his concerns as he reluctantly takes sides within a warring faction of vampires to unravel the mystery of his sister’s disappearance. In their underground world of abandoned subway tunnels, Blue finds himself falling for a femme fatale vampire whose vibe is seldom clear. Not knowing who to trust, Blue finds himself battling not only the undead, but his own heart, as the family crisis escalates and every decision could be his last.

This was a win from Melissa at Book and Things - and looks intriguing. Most of the Urban
Fantasy I've read with male leads have been fantastic so looking forward to this!

Shadow Heir - Richelle Mead
Publisher: UK - Bantam 
Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham strives to keep the mortal realm safe from trespassing entities. But as the Thorn Land's prophecy-haunted queen, there's no refuge for her and her soon-to-be-born-children when a mysterious blight begins to devastate the Otherworld...
The spell-driven source of the blight isn't the only challenge to Eugenie's instincts. Fairy king Dorian is sacrificing everything to help, but Eugenie can't trust the synergy drawing them back together. The uneasy truce between her and her shape shifter ex-lover Kiyo is endangered by secrets he can't--or won't--reveal. And as a formidable force rises to also threaten the human world, Eugenie must use her own cursed fate as a weapon--and risk the ultimate sacrifice...

The final Eugenie book - as far as I know! It seems like the year for endings for Richelle Mead books which is sad but I'm looking forward to seeing what she does next now both Eugenie and Georgina series are over...

Kiss of Frost - Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Kensington
I’m Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Acad­emy, and I have no idea how I’m going to sur­vive the rest of the semes­ter. One day, I’m get­ting schooled in sword­play by the guy who broke my heart—the drop-dead gor­geous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invis­i­ble archer in the Library of Antiq­ui­ties decides to use me for tar­get prac­tice. And now, I find out that some­one at the acad­emy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to live by the sword—with Logan’s help—I just might die by the sword...

I've been waiting for this for so long... I loved Touch of Frost!

What have you picked up this week? :)


  1. I just got Touch of Frost and I can't wait to read Kiss of Frost! Enjoy :)

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  2. They all sound amazing! I am looking forward to your review of Blood Drunk. That one sounds really interesting :-)

  3. Congrats on the win of Diana's books, Mel! Excellent haul this week! I hope you enjoy all your reads! :) I so need to catch up with everyone on Frost series...

  4. Ooh, I just read Iron Crowned last week - Shadow Heir is really high on my want-list just now! I hope you like it. I haven't read any of those books by Diana Pharaoh Francis, but they look good.

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  5. Ok, I wanna read the Horngate series now, more to add to the TBR.... happy reading :) Book Savvy Babe’s IMM

  6. Yay! I love Mythos Academy too, I'm sure you'll like Kiss of Frost. I need to check out the Horngate Witches it looks right up my street.

  7. I love the Dark Swan serie!! Can't wait to read Shadow Heir!! :) :)

  8. Great books - I'm the other winner of Blood Drunk :-D

    Happy reading!!!

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  9. Great Mailbox! Hope you enjoy your new books. Hope you enjoy them!
    Happy Reading!
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  10. Great set! I really want to start reading Richelle's adult books. I love VA so want to try her others.
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  11. Oh wow. That is one heck of a mail box last week. :) Do hope you love them all!

  12. I am curious about those first books :D Enjoy!