Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mailbox Monday and In My Mailbox: A Week of Romance and a Project for Me!


Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at The Printed Page, is on a blog tour!

This month, Mailbox Monday is being hosted at Library of Clean Reads , 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!! :)

Lots in 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!

The Me Project: 21 Days to Living the Life You've Always WantedThe Me Project: 21 Days to Living the Life You've Always Wanted by Kathi Lipp ~ Non-Fiction ~ Available now~ Received courtesy of the Publisher and Kathi Carlton Willis Communications
Most women in the midst of careers, marriage, raising children, and caring for parents set their personal goals aside. The Me Project provides women with fun and creative ways to bring back the sense of purpose and vitality that comes with living out the plans and dreams God has planted in their hearts. Kathi Lipp’s warm tone and laugh-out-loud humor will motivate women to take daily steps toward bringing purpose back into their lives and give them the confidence they can do it in spite of busy schedules.

A woman who reads and applies The Me Project will

* discover the unique plan God has for her life and her role as a wife, mother, worker, or volunteer
* gather a community of like-minded women who want to make their goals a priority
* change her attitudes toward her roles in life, as well as how she approaches her personal goals

This handy guide coaches women to do one simple thing toward achieving their goals each day for three weeks, bringing a sense of vitality and exhilaration back into their lives.

Deadly LiesDeadly Lies ARC by Cynthia Eden ~ Fiction / Romantic Suspense  ~ Available March~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for review
She wants to hide the past
FBI Special Agent Samantha Kennedy is haunted by memories of the serial killer who abducted her. To keep the darkness at bay, she pretends to be a different, more confident woman. This Samantha doesn't fear every unknown face. So she throws caution to the wind and shares a night of unbridled passion with a handsome stranger.

He needs to uncover the truth
One night isn't enough for successful entrepreneur Max Ridgeway. He wants more of the sexy, smart, mysterious woman who slipped away before dawn. When they meet again, their attraction is undeniable-until his stepbrother goes missing, and Max realizes that Samantha isn't who she seems. But they must trust each other to trap a ring of bloodthirsty kidnappers before the nightmares that terrorize Sam become irrevocably real.

As a merciless criminal spins a web of . . .
DEADLY LIES

Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance)Eternal Rider ARC by Larissa Ione ~ Fiction / Paranormal Romance ~ Available March 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the Publisher For Review
They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.

Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can't-or won't-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman's safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara's life.

Never a Gentleman (The Drake's Rakes series)Never A Gentleman ARC by Eileen Dreyer ~ Fiction / Historical Romance ~ Available April 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review
HE HIDES HIS TRUE COLORS . . .

Miss Grace Fairchild is under no illusions about her charms. Painfully plain, she is a soldier's daughter who has spent her life being useful, not learning the treacherous ways of the ton. She may have been caught in a scandal with society's favorite rogue, but how can she marry him when it means losing herself?

WHILE SHE HIDES HER TRUE SELF . . .

Diccan Hilliard doesn't know which of his enemies drugged him and dumped him in Grace's bed, but he does know the outcome. He and Grace must marry. To his surprise, a wild, heady passion flares between them. Yet Diccan is trapped in a deadly game of intrigue Grace knows nothing about. Will his lies destroy Grace just as he realizes how desperately he needs her? And how can he hope for a future with her, when an old enemy has set his murderous sights on them both?

Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane)Notorious Pleasures ARC by Elizabeth Hoyt ~ Fiction / Historical Romance ~ Available Now~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for review
Their lives were perfect . . .
Lady Hero Batten, the beautiful sister of the Duke of Wakefield, has everything a woman could want, including the perfect fiancé. True, the Marquis of Mandeville is a trifle dull and has no sense of humor, but that doesn't bother Hero. Until she meets his notorious brother . . .

Until they met each other.
Griffin Remmington, Lord Reading, is far from perfect - and he likes it that way. How he spends his days is a mystery, but all of London knows he engages in the worst sorts of drunken revelry at night. Hero takes an instant dislike to him, and Griffin thinks that Hero, with her charities and faultless manners, is much too impeccable for society, let alone his brother. Yet their near-constant battle of wits soon sparks desire - desire that causes their carefully constructed worlds to come tumbling down. As Hero's wedding nears, and Griffin's enemies lay plans to end their dreams forever, can two imperfect people find perfect true love?

Seduced by DestinySeduced by Destiny ARC by Kira Morgan ~ Fiction / Historical Romance ~ Available March~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for review
SWORN TO REVENGE

All her life, Josselin Ancrum has been trained for combat, hoping to exact vengeance for her heroic mother, who was killed fighting the English. When asked to spy for the Scottish Queen, Jossy joyfully accepts. But when a handsome stranger rescues her from sudden danger, his charm distracts her from her mission.

SHROUDED BY SECRECY

On the surface, Drew MacAdam may appear to be nothing more than a carefree champion, but his heart harbors a dark secret: This Highland hero is actually a skilled English soldier with a hatred for war and for the Scottish. Yet from the moment he meets the feisty Jossy, he's captured by her fiercely loyal heart. He's determined the honey-haired lass will be his ultimate prize - until the tragedy of their entwined legacies is revealed. Are these star-crossed lovers to be divided by their pasts? Or will they be...

Shiver of Fear (The Guardian Angelinos)Shiver of Fear by Roxanne St. Claire ~ Fiction / Romantic Suspense ~ Available April ~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for review
The legacy that haunts her . . .

The mystery she must solve . . .

A man who threatens to reveal her secrets . . .

and break her heart.

Burned by a failed marriage, former FBI agent Marc Rossi wants back in the investigation game with no emotional strings attached. Taking an assignment for his enterprising Angelino cousins, he heads to Northern Ireland to pry a key piece of evidence from a missing socialite-any way he can. But when the ice queen turns out to be warm, beautiful, and on a secret mission of her own, the job becomes a passionate reminder of what happens when duty and desire mix. The daughter of an infamous fugitive, Devyn Sterling has survived betrayal only to find that her mother has mysteriously disappeared. When her search uncovers secrets, lies, and threats, Devyn and Marc must trust each other when every instinct says they can't . . . and a terrorist wants to make sure they won't live to try.

The Sweetest Thing (A Lucky Harbor Novel)The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis ~ Fiction / Romance ~ Available April ~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for review
Two Men Are One Too Many . . .

Tara has a thousand good reasons not to return to the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. Yet with her life doing a major crash-and-burn, anywhere away from her unfulfilled dreams and sexy ex-husband will do. As Tara helps her two sisters get their newly renovated inn up and running, she finally has a chance to get things under control and come up with a new plan for her life.

But a certain tanned, green-eyed sailor has his own ideas, such as keeping Tara hot, bothered . . . and in his bed. And when her ex wants Tara back, three is a crowd she can't control-especially when her deepest secret reappears out of the blue. Now Tara must confront her past and discover what she really wants. If she's lucky, she might just find that everything her heart desires is right here in Lucky Harbor.

Treasure Me (The Legend Hunters)Treasure Me ARC by Robyn DeHart ~ Fiction / Historical Romance ~ Available March ~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for review
The Legend Hunters . . .

The Men of Solomon's meet in secret, their very existence only a rumor among the best of Victorian society. They are treasure hunters, men of wealth and title, seekers of myths and legends. And no legend is as captivating as the Loch Ness monster . . .

Graeme Langford, Duke of Rothmore, has always been torn between his beloved Scottish homeland and his duty to the English Crown. Yet his is truly an adventurer's soul-and he's determined to find a long-lost stone hidden near Loch Ness.

Bookish Vanessa Pembrooke heads to the Highlands to prove the existence of the legendary beast. Instead she finds the first man who has ever shared her hunger for adventure. Soon Graeme and Vanessa are fighting a dangerous battle as well as their own simmering attraction. As their passion grows, so does the danger. Ultimately, they must risk everything to keep the cursed stone out of a murderer's hands. But can they survive without losing the greatest treasure of all-their love?

Welcome to Last ChanceWelcome to Last Chance ARC by Hope Ramsay ~ Fiction / Contemporary Romance ~ Available March ~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for review
Dear Reader,

Yes, our town is way off the beaten path, but strange, wonderful miracles happen a lot around here.

I've owned the Cut 'n' Curl beauty shop for years, and I've seen folks come for a visit, then stay for a lifetime. Take Jane-that pretty firecracker of a girl who just arrived in town. I would swear she's running from something. She came with only five dollars in her pocket but she's worked real hard to make a fresh start. She's turned my son Clay's life upside down without even realizing it.

And thank goodness for that! Ever since Clay left his country western band, he's played everything too safe. He needs to take a chance on Jane. Besides, the more he tries to keep his distance, the more he'll realize that he and Jane are singing the same tune.

But I should quit ramblin' and go check on Millie's permanent wave. Next time you're in Last Chance, be sure to swing by. We've got hot rollers, free coffee, and the best gossip in town.

See you real soon,

Ruby Rhodes

*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate

13 Comments:

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

That's a lot of romance!!

mine

Mystica said...

Those are gorgeous covers! enjoy

Majanka Verstraete said...

Lucky you! You received so many gorgeous novels! I really like the first non-fiction one too, the 21 days project one. Lovely cover. Enjoy reading!

Here's my Mailbox.

Julie Anne Lindsey said...

What a great mix this week! You're in for a lovely reading week! I hope you love them all! You can find my mailbox here if you want to stop by ;) http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

TheBookGirl said...

You certainly got alot of great books this week!
Hope you enjoy them all.

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/mailbox-monday-shes-all-that.html

bermudaonion said...

Your mailbox was busy last week. I hope you enjoy all of them!

Wakela Runen said...

Sounds like you have some great reading ahead of you.

Mine are up at Wakela's World

Bree said...

Thanks to your post today, I clicked on The Me Project and wound up buying 4 books. I hope you get some credit.

Mary said...

Great mailbox list, Wendi! The Eileen Dreyer book is on my tbr list. I read and enjoyed the first book in that series.

Staci said...

romance is a good thing!! Your mailbox looks great!!

Ryan G said...

Have a great week! Happy reading!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Lots of romance in your mailbox! I hope you enjoy them all!

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