Sunday, January 23, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren

I didn't buy any books this week but I did receive 6 for review

It is 1962, and Agnes Hayden Bashford, Haddie, a brainy Southern teen from a tradition-bound family, dreams of breaking free from suffocating expectations placed on girls and from Wicomico Corners. She vows to escape to the exhilarating world beyond its narrow borders, like her handsome, older friend Gideon Albright who is going to Vietnam. A series of shocking incidents brings the outside world crashing down on her peaceful village, exposing long-buried family secrets and setting Haddie on a collision course with an unstable firebrand who will have to silence her to protect his identity. Haddie witnesses the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white down-on-his-luck farmer trying to protect his retarded son. The resulting murder trial attracts outside agitators and political aspirants, and pits townspeople against each other. Excited about being a witness in the trial, Haddie sees her moment of notoriety dissolve into frustration and discomfort and tragedy claim the people around her. The racially-charged case exposes civic fault lines and secrets within Haddie's own family, shattering her comfortable home life, and unleashes an arsonist who terrorizes the community by night. In Deed So, a young girl and an entire town lose their innocence in the last year of innocence, the year before the Kennedy assassination, the civil rights struggle, feminist activism and the Vietnam War changed America forever. Release Date: Nov. 18th, 2010

For anyone who has ever loved and lost a dog.

"Once In A Lifetime Dog, My Borisangel", is the true, heartwarming story of Chantelle Hildreth’s journey into adulthood with her dog, Boris, a massive, elegant white beast with more personality, grace and charm than most people you’ll ever meet.

He was her companion and best friend, at her side every step of the way. Boris was Chantelle’s study partner through the rigors of law school, her backbone in her first teaching position and the inspiration for the purchase of her first home. He was the first child of her marriage and an infallible source of comfort and strength through the trials of her pregnancy.

In this touching and humorous story about the deep connection between an extraordinary dog and his owner, Chantelle battles rats, adopts a fashion statement that incorporates dog hair and bases her life’s decision making in devotion to her special dog.

"Once In A Lifetime Dog, My Borisangel" is a true story of unconditional love, the heartache of loss and the astonishing and uncanny ability of the special animals in our lives to teach some of the most profound life lessons.

It is a love story. A story of how much a dog loved his owner and just how much she loved him, a love that changed her forever. Boris stood by the one he loved, so in the end, when he left her, she could stand-alone. Release Date: Nov.26th, 2010

It's been three years since the devastating accident ... three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Julliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future - and each other.

Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance. Release Date-April 5th,2011

Lily is a dreamer. In fact, her dreams of Jane Austen have gotten a little out of control. Not only has she been let go of he job for reading Northanger Abbey when she should have been doing work. She's taken to having an imaginary friend give her advice-Jane Austen herself. This is all because Lily's been having some tough tims. For one thing, her boyfriend has just abandoned her for another woman.   So when she ger the amazing opportunity to travel to London to re-enact Austen's Mansfield Park, she leaps at the chance. But though it seems Lily will be escaping her troubles, the truth is she'll begin facing-and dealing-with them....with a little help from Jane, of course. Release Date: March 3rd, 2011

Nick Radford is a reluctant werewolf who's been fighting the Beast within for nearly 500 years. He's never killed a human, but the Beast is gaining strength and Nick may not be able to ward off his inner demon much longer.

Kyla Yaeger is an elite were-hunter with a scarred past. Her life's mission is to slay the werewolves that slaughtered her parents. Her quest has brought her to Maine, where she's been summoned to destroy the werewolf terrorizing the quaint little village of Heavensent. The last thing she needs is to get distracted by her mysterious—not to mention hunky—new neighbor, Nick Radford.

By the time Kyla learns Nick is her target, she's already fallen for him, making her task of killing him that much harder. She is torn between her love for him and her duty to kill her sworn enemy. Nick fights his forbidden love for Kyla, knowing she is duty-bound to kill him. Kyla and Nick must join forces to fight an even bigger threat—one that will destroy all humanity. Only by their combined powers, can they destroy the evil and bring an end to a centuries old curse. Release Date: December 20th, 2010(e-book)

Lexie Cortese is in Rome to forget. The last thing she expects is to meet a sexy Interpol agent who suspects her of being part of a terrorist plot involving a stolen diamond. Suddenly thrust into a world of murders, muggings, and kidnappings, Lexie doesn’t know what to think—or who to believe.

Dominic Brioni’s assignment is simple. Befriend the American and bring her to justice. Only Lexie seems like the most unlikely terrorist Dominic has ever met. Sweet, determined, and direct, she faces life with courage and fire, a fire that sparks his protective instincts and a longing for something more—something he allowed himself to hope for only once before.

But that woman betrayed him, and his boss isn’t about to let him forget it. With his career on the line and Lexie in danger, will Dominic learn to trust his heart before they both get killed? Release Date: December 14th, 2010(e-book)

That's it for me this week. What's in your Mailbox?

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  1. YOU GOT WHERE SHE WENT?!?!?!?! *dies from jealousy* Wow you are SO LUCKY! I'll be looking out for your review on it! :)

  2. love the cover to Where She Went. I hope you enjoy all your goodies. :)

  3. Awesome Haul! Thank you for sharing, I look forward to your reviews!

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