Sunday, 7 April 2013

My Book Haul / Showcase Sundays

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

This week was another week where all the books were good! I finished Tempest's Fury by Nicole Peeler - Jane comes to the UK! - and The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde - mind-bending, time defying fun! I also finished Like This, For Ever by SJ Bolton - atmospheric, tense and bloody brilliant!

So three books down this week. Not bad but as Amazon had a sale on kindle I cracked and bought a few! These were cheap - that's my only excuse and kindle books don't take up much space although they are dangerous as I already have a lot of books on my kindle I've not read!


The Man From Primrose Lane  -  James Renner
Publisher: Corsair
Rewind: Once upon a time in Ohio there lived an elderly recluse, 'the man from Primrose Lane'. He had no friends or family. He wore mittens all year round. And one summers day, he was murdered.
Fast-Forward: Bestselling author David Neff is a broken man, lonely, desolate and lost ever since his wife's suicide. But something about the man from Primrose Lane grabs his attention and he decides to investigate the mystery - only to be dragged back into a world he thought he had left behind forever.
Replay: As David gets closer to uncovering the true identity of the man from Primrose Lane, he begins to understand the terrible power of his own obsessions and how they may be connected to the deaths of both the hermit and his beloved wife.

I bought this on the Amazon Kindle spring sale as it captured my interest and some of the reviews said it makes a twist half way through and I enjoy twisty-turny stories!

The Silent Stars Go By -  Dan Abnett
Publisher: BBC Books
The winter festival is approaching for the hardy colony of Morphans, but no one is in the mood to celebrate. They're trying to build a new life on a cold new world, but each year gets harder and harder. It's almost as if some dark force is working against them. Then three mysterious travelers arrive out of the midwinter night, one of them claiming to be a doctor. Are they bringing the gift of salvation or doom? And what else might be lurking out there, about to wake up?

This was the definition of an impulse purchase. I saw the new episode of Doctor Who last week and got caught up in one of my favourite TV series. So I went online and picked this up on my kindle. I've never read any of the novels before - not too sure what to expect, but I am liking the cover and looking forward to meeting up with Amy & Rory again!

Seven Kinds of Hell - Dana Cameron
Publisher: 47North
Archaeologist Zoe Miller has been running from a haunting secret her whole life. But when her cousin is abducted by a vicious Russian kidnapper, Zoe is left with only one option: to reveal herself. Unknown to even her closest friends, Zoe is not entirely human. She's a werewolf and a daughter of the Fangborn, a secretive race of werewolves, vampires, and oracles embroiled in an ancient war against evil. To rescue her cousin, Zoe will be forced to renew family ties and pit her own supernatural abilities against the dark and nefarious foe. The hunt brings Zoe to the edge of her limits, and with the fate of humanity and the Fangborn in the balance, life will be decided by an artifact of world-ending power.

I spotted this on Kindle for 99p and seeing as I liked the short stories I've read in the Fangborn world, thought I would give the full length novel a twirl! 

Tooth and Claw - Jo Walton
Publisher: Cosair

A tale of love, money and family conflict - and everyone in the tale is a dragon, red in tooth and claw. 
A family of dragons gathers on the occasion of the death of their father, the elder Bon Agornin. As is custom, they must eat the body. But even as Bon's last remains are polished off, his sons and daughters must all jostle for a position in the new hierarchy. While the youngest son seeks greedy remuneration through the courts of law, the eldest son - a dragon of the cloth - agonises over his father's deathbed confession. While one daughter is caught between loyalty to her family by blood and her family by marriage, another daughter follows her heart - only to discover the great cost of true love...

This was a daily deal during the week and I've heard some good reviews of her most recent book Among Others, so it was a no brainer! 

So what have you picked up this week...?


  1. At first I thought why is Matt on the cover? And then I saw the who thing ;)

  2. I liked seven kinds of hell, interesting book even if I understand why some persons have problems with it. I didn't know the others but Happy reading!

  3. Wow, the first one sounds really intriguing. The author's name doesn't ring a bell but I'll make sure to check this out when I managed to make a dent in my review copy pile. :)

  4. Great haul :) I especially love The Silent Stars Go By - It looks really good and I hope you enjoy it :)

    Happy Sunday :)

    Megan xxx

    My Showcase Sunday if you'd like a look :)

  5. Kindle sales are dangerous territory indeed, the whole one click thing is an absolute killer as far as I'm concerned. I love a bargain too and never have the will power to resist. Enjoy your new books this week Mel.

  6. I liked The Man From Primrose Lane but it does go a bit bizarre at one point. I couldn't reisst Tooth and Claw for 99p!

  7. Aww, everyone and their dog bought Jo Walton! ;) I have another book for you, Mel! Queen of the World by Ben Hennessy is currently £1.02 on kindle which is what I bought instead. :)))
    Hope you enjoy Fangborn novel more than me. It's really interesting!

  8. really like that cover for The Man from Primrose Lane--that's a new one to me. Seven Kinds of Hell looks intriguing, too. Hope you enjoy all your books this week. :D
    Julie @ Bookaroo-Ju

  9. Seven Kinds of Hell sounds pretty good! Happy reading. :D

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

  10. I catching up on the Tempest series by Nicole Peeler, I need to start book 3 soon... Anyhow, looks like you had a great week. Happy reading! Book Savvy Babe