Sunday, 29 July 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!
I'm still doing well on my non-purchasing of books but this doesn't mean no books came into the flat this week!

Heart of Steel (Iron Seas #2) - Meljean Brook
Publisher: UK - Berkley
As the mercenary captain of Lady Corsair, Yasmeen has learned to keep her heart as cold as steel, her only loyalty bound to her ship and her crew. So when a man who once tried to seize her airship returns from the dead, Yasmeen will be damned if she gives him another opportunity to take control.
Treasure hunter Archimedes Fox isn't interested in Lady Corsair—he wants her coldhearted captain and the valuable da Vinci sketch she stole from him. To reclaim it, Archimedes is determined to seduce the stubborn woman who once tossed him to a ravenous pack of zombies, but she's no easy conquest.
When da Vinci's sketch attracts a dangerous amount of attention, Yasmeen and Archimedes journey to Horde-occupied Morocco—and straight into their enemy's hands. But as they fight to save themselves and a city on the brink of rebellion, the greatest peril Yasmeen faces is from the man who seeks to melt her icy heart.

I won this from the wonderful Meljean Brook herself who was having a giveaway on her blog a couple of week ago. Not only is it signed but she also sent some lovely swag as well...

Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues - Diana Rowland
Publisher: Daw Books
Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she's beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that's right--the zombie mafia.
Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel's going to need all of her brainpower--and maybe a brain smoothie as well--in order to get through it without falling apart.

I won the half year blog hop over at Books with Bite so Savannah bought me this book of my choice. It arrived this week and I'm so happy!

The King's Spy - Andrew Swanston
Publisher: Bantam
Summer, 1643. England is at war with itself. King Charles I has fled London, his negotiations with Parliament in tatters. The country is consumed by bloodshed. For Thomas Hill, a man of letters quietly running a bookshop in the rural town of Romsey, knowledge of the war is limited to the rumours that reach the local inn. When a stranger knocks on his door one night and informs him that the king's cryptographer has died, everything changes. Aware of Thomas's background as a mathematician and his expertise incodes and ciphers, the king has summoned him to his court in Oxford. On arrival, Thomas soon discovers that nothing at court is straightforward. There is evidence of a traitor in their midst. Brutal murder follows brutal murder. And when a vital message encrypted with a notoriously unbreakable code is intercepted, he must decipher it to reveal the king's betrayer and prevent the violent death that failure will surely bring.

I got this as part of the Transworld Historical Reading Challenge. It's an arc copy and is a book I plan on starting very soon! :-)

So have you picked up anything this week?


  1. I've not heard of any of these book. I'm into zombie books in a big way at the moment, so I will have to check out the White Trash Zombie one, it looks kinda quirky :D Happy reading!

    Jenny - Chocolate Chunky Munkie

  2. That zombie book sounds awesome, good job not buying any books this week! I'm trying to stay away from that too :)

  3. I really want to read that freaky zombie book :)

  4. AAAH I want to read the Meljean Brook books! So curious to learn more, I'm jealous. Happy reading!

  5. How amazing is Meljean Brook? She once sent me a whole pile of bookmarks all the way from the States. I'm very jealous you have the Uk cover bookmark though!

    Well done with the book ban Mel.

  6. What a great batch of books! I haven't picked up any of these, but they definitely look interesting!!! Great haul :D

    Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Great haul! Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues sounds very interesting! :D I hope you'll enjoy all your books!! x

  8. Awesome haul this week! I have already added a few of them to my TBR list.
    Happy Reading,

  9. Heart of Steel: I'll be checking this out. Don't you just love Steampunk?!

    TS BB&B

  10. Oh I do love the character cards for the Iron Seas series. And congrats! I love the UK cover of that book. :) Do hope you enjoy!