Sunday, 21 October 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!
I've been lucky this week with a few gifts from friends - and a little treat for myself!

City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #3) - Stacia Kane
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Chess Putnam has a lot on her plate. Mangled human corpses have started to show up on the streets of Downside, and Chess’s bosses at the Church of Real Truth have ordered her to team up with the ultra-powerful Black Squad agency to crack the grisly case.
Chess is under a binding spell that threatens death if she talks about the investigation, but the city’s most notorious crime boss—and Chess’s drug dealer—gets wind of her new assignment and insists on being kept informed. If that isn’t bad enough, a sinister street vendor appears to have information Chess needs. Only he’s not telling what he knows, or what it all has to do with the vast underground City of Eternity.
Now Chess will have to navigate killer wraiths, First Elders, and a lot of seriously nasty magic—all while coping with some not-so-small issues of her own. And the only man Chess can trust to help her through it all has every reason to want her dead.

I've had a bit of a tough time recently and have been feeling very down. One of my lovely friends sent me this book to cheer me up! It's the third book in a series I started earlier this year - and having loved the first book I want to get through book two and onto this as soon as possible! Thanks Karen!

Dark Angels (Black Sun's Daughter #2) - M.L.N Hanover
Publisher: Orbit
When Jayné Heller's uncle Eric died, she inherited a fortune beyond all her expectations — and a dangerous mission in a world she never knew existed. Reining in demons and supernatural foes is a formidable task, but thankfully Jayné has vast resources and loyal allies to rely on. She'll need both to tackle a bodyswitching serial killer who's taken up residence in New Orleans, a city rich in voodoo lore and dark magic. Working alongside Karen Black, a highly confident and enigmatic ex-FBI agent, Jayné races to track down the demon's next intended host. But the closer she gets, the more convinced she becomes that nothing in this beautiful, wounded city is exactly as it seems. When shocking secrets come to light, and jealousy and betrayal turn trusted friends into adversaries, Jayné will soon come face-to-face with an enemy that knows her all too well, and won't rest until it has destroyed everything she loves most...

Earlier in the year I read and loved Unclean Spirits the first book in this series. As a slightly-belated birthday present a couple of friends got me the rest of the series! So as well as Dark Angels I also got the next two books! (In order to avoid spoilers I'm not putting the summaries up of the next two!)

Vicious Circle (Black Sun's Daughters #3) - M.L.N Hanover
Publisher: Orbit

Killing Rites (Black Sun's Daughter #4) - M.L.N Hanover
Publisher: Orbit

The Iron Wyrm Affair - Lilith Saintcrow
Publisher: Orbit
Emma Bannon, forensic sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission: to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath. His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable. It doesn't help much that they barely tolerate each other, or that Bannon's Shield, Mikal, might just be a traitor himself. Or that the conspiracy killing registered mentaths and sorcerers alike will just as likely kill them as seduce them into treachery toward their Queen. 
In an alternate London where illogical magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, Bannon and Clare now face hostility, treason, cannon fire, black sorcery, and the problem of reliably finding hansom cabs. 
The game is afoot...

I treated myself to this after a pretty miserable week. Amazing how despite huge piles of books to read, a little book buying does cheer me up! :-)

What have you picked up this week?

Oh, and stop by again tomorrow as I have a fabulous giveaway - and three winners can win two books each!


  1. Iron Wyrm Affair has been on my list forever!! I'd love to hear what you think. Enjoy!

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  2. I really want to read the Hanover books and Saintcrow, lucky you :D

  3. You are my kind of girl, Mel! I do hope you'll like City of Ghosts, that series just keeps getting better and better and I can't get enough of it. I'm sorry to say that I didn't really love the first Black Sun's Daughter book, but I've started BAnnon & Clare and it looks very promising.
    Happy reading!

  4. I hope you're ok Mel, it sounds like you've had a really crappy week. A little book buying is always a bit of a lift I think. Hope this week is a little better for you:)

  5. I love historical fiction, my history major is showing, and Saintcrow looks like just the right mix of history and paranormal/fantasy. I really don't need to add more books to my TBR pile but I just might have to add this to the list.

    Here's my Sunday Showcase if you want to check it out.

  6. I hope you feel better next week, Mel! Book buying will definitely cheer you up. I recommend adding a chocolate dessert and a glass of very nice wine - never fails! :) *hugs* Enjoy your gorgeous reads, and I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Lili's book.

  7. OOOh, I read the M.L.N Hanover three first books but I have a problem with this series... Or maybe it's the french translation but well I'll see your opinion. I also have The Iron Wyrm Affair to read I can't wait to see how it is! And I have the second stacia Kane to get into, I'm sooo late lol. Happy reading!

  8. The Iron Wyrm Affair looks so good!!! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

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  9. I feel the same way about buying new books :) Hope you're OK! And I hope next week will be less miserable for you. Big hugs!

  10. Eeeppp!! The Iron Wyrm Affair! Awesome haul! :D

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  11. I haven't heard of any of any of these books before, but I hope you enjoy them! City of Ghosts sounds really cool too :)

  12. Cool haul from Orbit, their books are always kick ass.

    Happy Sunday!
    Talk Supe BB&B

  13. What a lovely recap for the week! So many great books there. Happy Reading!!! My Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers

  14. I've had The Iron Wyrm Affair on my Wishlist for a while. Love the cover for that one.

    Hope everything turns out okay for you and enjoy your reads.

  15. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week!

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  16. Ha ha. All these are on my shelf waiting for me too! :D Great haul!