Sunday, 20 May 2012

My Book Haul/Showcase Sunday

I've decided to join Books, Biscuits and Tea's Showcase Sunday to share my lovely book hauls each week. Have a look back at Vicki's link up to see what everyone is up too!

Double Cross (The Disillusionists Trilogy 2) - Carolyn Crane
Publisher: Spectra
Justine Jones lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she was lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard, who gifts her with extraordinary mental powers - dooming her to fight Midcity's shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves. But now serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity's new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will. As the body count grows, Justine faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men - one on a journey of redemption, the other descending into a pit of moral depravity.

I won this from Literary Escapism a few weeks ago and it just arrived - along with some few cool trading cards from the lovely Carolyn Crane!! I confess this is still a series that I haven't started yet - but with both Mind Games and now Double Cross on my reading shelf I have double the reason to start!

Dark Time (Mortal Path 1) - Dakota Banks
Sacrifice (Mortal Path 2) - Dakota Banks
Deliverance (Mortal Path3) - Dakota Banks
I won one of the Mortal Path Swag Bags!!  I was so excited to win and it arrived so quickly - it was all three books released so far, bookmarks, magnets, pens, calculator and a very high quality of tote bag. Thank you so much Dakota!

Robopocalypse - Daniel H Wilson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late.
When the Robot War ignites -- at a moment known later as Zero Hour -- humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united.

This just sounds like a lot of fun - I keep thinking of I, Robot meets The Terminator - and they were both great films!

On The Prowl - Patrica Briggs, Eileen Wilks, Karen Chance & Sunny
Publisher: Berkley
  Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs
The werewolf Anna finds a new sense of self when the son of the werewolf king comes to town to quell unrest in the Chicago pack- and inspires a power in Anna that she's never felt before.
Inhuman by Eileen Wilks
Kai has a secret gift of sensing thoughts and desires. What she senses in her neighbor Nathan could be dangerous. Because he has a secret gift, too, and it's about to be let loose.
Buying Trouble by Karen Chance
In a New York auction house, a Lord of the Fey crosses paths with a fiery redheaded mage named Claire. But in this strange underground society, the rarity up for sale is Claire herself.
Mona Lisa Betwining by Sunny
Among the children of the moon, Mona Lisa is of Mixed Blood- part Monere, part human, and destined to be alone. Then she meets a man who could be her salvation- or her downfall

I got this on a swap because I really wanted to read Alpha and Omega - I love the series but have never read the story that started it all!

What have you picked up this week?


  1. Great haul! Have fun with it!

  2. The Mortal Path Swag Bag rocks! Have fun with it :-)! And your post reminds me that Robopocalypse is still on my wish list ... damn you, book buying ban!!

  3. Robopocalypse has a seriously creepy cover! And what a great swag bag, I love that! :) Happy reading!

    My haul for this week

  4. wow you're sooo lucky! I need to try mind game, I have it in my TBR pile.I love your swag bag. Happy reading!

  5. I love the swag bag! :D

    Happy reading!

  6. Wow what a great swag bag!

    I love the look of On the prowl too. Hope you enjoy all your new goodies

    Showcase Sunday

  7. Absolutely green with jealousy, Mel! Like fluorescent green, I'm sure you can see me from London - that big green spot? It's me! I'm a huge fan of Dakota Banks, she is fabulous. READ THESE BOOKS QUICKLY! I really want to know what you'd think of her, but I still need to read Deliverance. Also Carolyn Crane is uber awesome - this ws the best book in the series! Enjoy all your books, sweetie! :)

  8. What an awesome swag bag! And the books all sound good. Happy Reading!

  9. Ooh cool swag bag- congratulations on your wins this week.
    Enjoy all your new books!

  10. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Here's my IMM =)

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  11. Great haul and congrats on the win. Love the sound of Double Cross, and I will also have to check out Dakota Banks. :D

    My Stacking The Shelves

  12. Congrats on your swag! I only read the PBriggs part on that anthology & I instantly fell in love with Charles & Anna... and I call dibs on Bran Cornick! LOL


  13. Most awesome swag pack ever :)

    And yay Crane!!!!

  14. Awesome haul! Looks like you have some wonderful reading in your future! :)

    Thanks for sharing,

  15. Oh thats right! I did see you won the swag pack. That is one amazing win! Hope you love it. And I do hope you enjoy Double Cross as much as I did. :) Have a great week.

  16. That is serious haulage, especially that swag pack.

    Have fun. :)