Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mailbox Monday and In My Mailbox


Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at The Printed Page, is on a blog tour! Last month's host was Lady Q at Let Them Read Books, and she did a fantastic job (she posted some GREAT recipes!), and Library of Clean Reads will be up next in February.

This month, Mailbox Monday is being hosted at Rose City Reader, so stop by and join the fun!

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren!

It is so much fun to see what everyone is getting in the mail.

Thanks for taking the time to visit ~ I just love hearing from you! Please let me know if you have read any of these books - I'd love to hear how you liked them!! :)

Six for my mailbox last week, and I hope you'll stop and check out my new weekly feature called Weekly ARC Expo, Bringing New Life to ARCs via an ARC Swap... here is the current one!

Cowboy FeverCowboy Fever ARC by Joanne Kennedy ~ Fiction / Romance / Western ~ Available April 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the Sourcebooks for review
Cowboy Fever features a compelling love story between an independent woman and a heart-of-gold cowboy. A former Miss Rodeo Wyoming, Jodie Bryce thought all she ever wanted was to get out of town, After gallivanting for six years in the big city, Jodie realizes she’s ready to return to what she knows best, riding horses and her small town life. But she never expects to return home to find her childhood best friend, Teague Treadwell, a changed man—still ruggedly handsome, but perhaps something more…

Teague remembers Jodie before the beauty pageants, when she was just a girl looking for time to ride her horse, and while they were good friends, he always felt different about Jodie. When Jodie returns, Teague thinks her success has lifted her out of his reach, and he’s spent the last six years shedding his bad boy image to be worthy of the girl next door. Will Jodie believe he’s truly changed? And can Teague relate to Jodie after she’s been gone for so long?
Demons Are a Girl's Best FriendDemons Are A Girl's Best Friend ARC by Linda Wisdom ~ Fiction / Romance/ Paranormal  ~ Available April 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the Sourcebooks for review
Feisty witch Maggie enjoys her work as a paranormal law enforcement officer, until she’s assigned to protect Courtney, a teenager with major attitude and a sleazy boyfriend. A group of satanic Mayans priests has decided Courtney has a drop of divine blood in her—making her the virgin sacrifice they need to release their God and rule the world.

To prevent this catastrophe, Maggie must team up with half fire demon Declan, the proprietor of Damnation Alley, an underground club and busy demon portal. Declan will be damned if he’ll allow his demon race to be blamed for the malicious acts of some evil Mayans. He decides to seduce the sexy witch in an effort to discover what the law enforcement agency knows about the Mayan’s plans, but when things get more than a little hot, Declan finds himself entangled with the sexiest woman he’s ever met…
The Making of a Rogue ARC by Shana Galen ~ Fiction / Romance/ Historical ~ Available April 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the Sourcebooks for review
Equal parts action and passion, this third in a Regency romance trilogy by acclaimed author Shana Galen features the featuring the swashbuckling Sebastien Harcourt, Marquis de Valere. After escaping France on a privateer’s ship, Sebastian becomes the notorious privateer Captain Cutlass. But when a British Admiral Russell sets out to capture Cutlass, Sebastien may pay the price for his former master’s crimes with his life.

Daughter of the admiral and a nautical genius, Raven Russell believes Captain Cutlass is responsible for her fiancĂ©’s death. But when the fiery beauty crosses swords with the irresistible Sebastien, Raven isn’t so sure she wants him to change his wicked ways…
The Return of Black Douglas ARC by Elaine Coffman ~ Fiction / Romance/ Time-Travel ~ Available April 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the Sourcebooks for review
For years, readers have begged Elaine to tell the stories of the ancestors of the Mackinnons in the Scottish Highlands, and bring back the devious Black Douglas ghost… The Return of Black Douglas tells the tale of Isobella Douglas who is transported to 16th century Scotland by the powers of the mischievous ghost of Black Douglas, and finds herself among the Mackinnon ancestors. Dropped in the middle of a clan skirmish, Isobella is at Castieal Marrach, the seat of the Mackinnon clan.

Alysandir Mackinnon rules his clan with an iron fist. He has no time for softness or as he sees it, weakness, in his life. But when he encounters a bewitching English “spy,” with her strange magic contraptions—an iPod?—Alysandir’s hard heart softens toward the intriguing, if at times infuriating, lass. But the more time they spend together, the more Isobella begins to wonder if this is where she belongs after all…

The Tudor Secret (The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles)The Tudor Secret by C.W. Gortner ~ Fiction / Historical ~ Available February 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the the publisher and Pump Up Your Books Promotion for review Feb. 10th
The era of the Tudors was one of danger, intrigue, conspiracy, and, above all, spies.

Summer 1553: A time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan, is reared in the household of the powerful Dudley family. Brought to court, Prescott finds himself sent on an illicit mission to the king’s brilliant but enigmatic sister, Princess Elizabeth. But Brendan is soon compelled to work as a double agent by Elizabeth’s protector, William Cecil, who promises in exchange to help him unravel the secret of his own mysterious past.

A dark plot swirls around Elizabeth’s quest to unravel the truth about the ominous disappearance of her seriously ill brother, King Edward VI. With only a bold stable boy and an audacious lady-in-waiting at his side, Brendan plunges into a ruthless gambit of half-truths, lies, and murder. Filled with the intrigue and pageantry of Tudor England, The Tudor Secret is the first book in The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles.
When All My Dreams Come True (Colorado Runaway Series)When All My Dreams Come True by Janelle Mowery ~ Fiction / Romance ~ Available February 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the the publisher and CFBA for review Feb. 28th
Bobbie McIntyre dreams of running a ranch of her own. Raised without a mother and having spent most of her time around men, she knows more about wrangling than acting like a lady. The friendship of her new employer awakens a desire to learn more about presenting her feminine side, but ranch life keeps getting in the way. Ranch owner Jace Kincaid figures the Lord is testing his faith when a female wrangler shows up looking for work. Bobbie has an uncanny way of getting under his skin, though, and he?s surprised when she finds a home next to his heart. But when his cattle begin to go missing and his wranglers are in danger from some low-down cattle thief, can Jace trust God, even if it may mean giving up on his dreams? An adventurous novel of faith, hope, and love in the Wild West.

30 Comments:

Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree said...

Looks like you had a good week. Those are all new titles to me but romance is not my usual genre.

Mystica said...

I like your historical fiction books!

Majanka said...

So many novels! I didn't know Sourcebooks had a review group. I would love to read The Tudor's Secret novel, love the tudor era, and the summary sounds very intriguing. Lucky you, getting so many books to read! Here's my Mailbox for this week.

Mary said...

The Tudor Secret looks especially good to me!

Kaye said...

I've never read any of those, Wendi, so I can't give you any opinion. Looks like you got some good ones. Have a great week and happy reading.

bermudaonion said...

Enjoy all of your new books!

TheBookGirl said...

Great mailbox :)
I had seen The Tudor Secret around the blogosphere and thought it sounded good.

Hope you enjoy all your books!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ah, some luscious looking titles on your list! Hope you enjoy them all.

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Anna said...

Happy reading! Hope you enjoy them all.

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Historical fiction is always a nice world for me to dive into - enjoy your books! Here's my Mailbox: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...

Tasha said...

Great mailbox! I'm so looking forward to reading Cowboy Fever and Demon's Are a Girl's Best Friend... I wish I had requested The Return of Black Douglas as well, because it reads like it's going to be very interesting... Happy reading!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I almost jumped on to the Tudor Secret tour - it looks like such a great read ... but, I resolutely stuck to my 'no new review books until March' policy ... sigh .. but I can't wait to see what you think of it! Enjoy all of the new reads!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Looks like some great romantic reads are in store for you. Enjoy them all!

April said...

Great reads! C.W. Gortner's new one looks and sounds amazing! Linda Wisdom's looks like fun! Enjoy and have a great week!

Here is mine:

http://www.cafeofdreamsbookreviews.com/2011/01/mailbox-monday-1-24.html

purplg8r said...

I got Demons are a Girls Best Friend this week too. It looks good!

Here is my Mailbox

Holly said...

Can't wait to read The Tudor Secret. Great Mailbox!

Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Great, mailbox! Enjoy your new reads. I'm excited about the Shana Galen book.

Aisle B said...

You got the Shana Galen!

I keep missing my Fedex guy and it drives me crazy since I'm waiting for the ROGUE!

Congrats on this week's loot, I see lots I would love to covet ;)

Julie Anne Lindsey said...

Thanks for stopping at my blog and following! I'm an old follower of yours :) Great mailbox today!

Just Mom said...

I haven't read any of these but I read another by C.W Gortner and just loved it! Thanks for stopping by my mailbox!

Myckyee said...

The Tudor Secret looks interesting to me. Happy reading!

Laura Ashlee said...

I agree! The Tudor Secret looks good. You asked about Phantom Dream on my post. Phantom Dream is a manga by Natsuki Takaya (she wrote Fruits Basket, if you've ever heard of that). I loved Fruits Basket so I thought I'd try out Phantom Dream. It's pretty strange so far. I'm still feeling it out.

BLHmistress said...

First of all thanks for stopping by my blog, wow you had a great week too. All these books I would so read gonna add them to my list. Happy Reading.

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Guen said...

I'm really liking the sound The Tudor Secret!
and thanks for stopping by my blog :)
Happy reading

Dusky Literati said...

The book on the Tudors sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

CMash said...

Looks like not only did you have an active mailbox but a lot of interesting books too. Enjoy!

Esther Shaindel said...

Looks like you have some really sweet romances! I love them sweet - they're really feel-good books. Happy reading!

Amused said...

I think I could handle some Cowboy Fever ;)

Moonlight Gleam said...

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

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Crystal (I totally paused!) said...

The Tudor Secret has been on my list for awhile, I'm really looking forward to the chance to read it! Hopefully you enjoy it :)

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