Sunday, 19 August 2012

My Book Haul/Showcase Sundays

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!
Another good week for me with only a lone pre-order from months ago adding to my reading pile!

Kitty Steals The Show (Kitty Norville #10) - Carrie Vaughn
Publisher: Gollancz
Kitty has been tapped as the keynote speaker for the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies, taking place in London. The conference brings together scientists, activists, protestors, and supernatural beings from all over the world—and Kitty, Ben, and Cormac are right in the middle of it. Master vampires from dozens of cities have also gathered in London for a conference of their own. With the help of the Master of London, Kitty gets more of a glimpse into the Long Game—a power struggle among vampires that has been going on for centuries—than she ever has before. In her search for answers, Kitty has the help of some old allies, and meets some new ones, such as Caleb, the alpha werewolf of the British Isles. The conference has also attracted some old enemies, who’ve set their sights on her and her friends.
All the world’s a stage, and Kitty’s just stepped into the spotlight.

Kitty is always one of my pre-order series as I love her normal attitude to being a werewolf and the supernatural. She's learnt a lot in the course of her adventures and now she's visiting my home town! I can't wait to see what she gets up too! :-)

Geist - Philippa Ballantine
Publisher: Ace
Between the living and the dead is the Order of the Deacons, protectors of the Empire, guardians against possession, sentinels enlisted to ward off the malevolent haunting of the geists...
Among the most powerful of the Order is Sorcha, now thrust into partnership with the novice Deacon, Merrick Chambers. They have been dispatched to the isolated village of Ulrich to aide the Priory with a surge of violent geist activity. With them is Raed Rossin, Pretender to the throne that Sorcha is sworn to protect, and bearer of a terrible curse.
But what greets them in the strange settlement is something far more predatory and more horrifying than any mere haunting. And as she uncovers a tradition of twisted rituals passed down through the dark reaches of history, Sorcha will be forced to reconsider everything she thinks she knows. And if she makes it out of Ulrich alive, what in Hell is she returning to?

I won this from Melissa at My World in Words and Pages as part of her blogging celebrations and it arrived this week! I've been reading Melissa's rave review of Philippa's books for a while and now I get to experience it!

What have you picked up this week?

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  1. AAAAH, you've got new Kitty, Mel! I want it badly because she comes to London this time :) and Pip Ballantine is another author who thanks to Melissa I really want to read. Enjoy all!

  2. Great haul, and another awesome book win! The Kitty Norville Series is one that I've always wondered if I should try, I've liked her other books.
    Enjoy your new books- well done for sticking to your buying ban!

  3. I'm so late in the Kitty Norville saga, I only read the first one. Happy reading!

  4. You're doing so well with your book buying ban Mel, I'm in awe of your will power! Kitty is one of those many series that I wish I'd kept up with but I'm so far behind now and I have so many books on my TBR I can't imagine I would ever get round to it.

  5. Congrats on your book win! The Kitty series look really enticing :)

  6. I hope you read geist soon so I will know :)

  7. I like that Ballantine book, I'm going to check it out.

    Talk Supe BB&B

  8. Yeah, Geist looks REALLY good! I have it on my list. Happy reading ^^

  9. YES! to both! I love Geist... hope you will too!!

  10. Yeah is showed!! :D Hope you enjoy the story as much as I have. :) Have a great week dear.

  11. Congrats on your win!!! I really hope you'll enjoy both of your books :) Happy reading and have a great week!