Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at The Printed Page, is on a blog tour!
This month, Mailbox Monday is being hosted over at The Bluestocking Guide, 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!! :)
So over the past two weeks I've gotten eight books... and a few GREAT products to review! ... so stay tuned for some fun reviews and GREAT giveaways!!
Black Ties and Lullabies by Jane Graves ~ Fiction / Romance / Contemporary ~ Available July 1st ~ Received from the publisher for review
A good girl can be bad for one night...
Bernadette Hogan doesn't make mistakes. Not when it comes to caring for her mother, and not at her job protecting Texas's most eligible--and infuriating--bachelor. Maybe that's why she's overcome with guilt after one tiny indiscretion: a passionate fling with her boss that's left her confused, intrigued...and pregnant.
but can a bad boy be good for a lifetime?
To self-made millionaire Jeremy Bridges, women are like fine wine: if held for too long, they sour. But one wild night with Bernadette changed all that. She makes him laugh, she makes him think, and soon she's going to make him a father. For the first time, Jeremy wants to be a one-woman man. So how can he convince the fiercely independent Bernadette he's ready to change from partying playboy to dependable dad--and become the loving husband she deserves?
The Chair: A Novel ARC by James L. Rubart ~ Fiction / Christian / Suspense ~ Available Sept. 15, 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review
If someone gave you a chair and said it was made by Jesus Christ, would you believe them?
When an elderly lady shows up in Corin Roscoe's antiques store and gives him a chair she claims was crafted by Jesus, he scoffs. But when a young boy is miraculously healed two days after sitting in the chair, he stops laughing and starts wondering . . . could this chair heal the person whose life Corin destroyed twelve years ago?
As word spreads of the boy's healing, a mega-church pastor is determined to manipulate Corin into turning over the chair. And that mysterious woman who gave him the piece flits in and out of his life like a shadow, insinuating it's Corin’s destiny to guard the chair above everything else. But why?
Desperate, he turns to the one person he can trust, a college history professor who knows more about the legend of the chair than he'll reveal. Corin's life shatters as he searches for the truth about the artifact and the unexplained phenomena surrounding it. What’s more, he's not the only one willing do almost anything to possess the power seemingly connected to the chair.
Hit List: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel by Laurell K Hamilton ~ Fiction / Paranormal / Vampire ~ Available Now ~ Saw something on Facebook or Twitter about Dreamonus and joined and entered! I won a copy from Dreamonus for review
A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect "monsters" are involved, and have called in Anita Blake and Edward, U.S. Marshals who really know their monsters, to catch the killer.
Kiloton Threat: A Novel ARC by William G. Boykin and Tom Morrisey ~ Fiction / War and Military / General / Suspense ~ Available Sept. 1, 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review
Taken from what could be tomorrow's headlines, Kiloton Threat is a novel that explores the frightening potential of nuclear weapons in the Middle East today. Out of the house churches of rural Iran, a Christian masquerading as a Muslim gains the confidence of a high-ranking leader in the Iranian nuclear program and opens his eyes to Christianity. The man’s newfound faith stirs his desire to flee to the West, taking with him intelligence that would allow Coalition forces to neutralize his nation's devastating capabilities. But no one in such a position could ever escape unnoticed.
Enter Blake Kershaw, a highly trained U.S. Special Forces officer who has already made extraordinary sacrifices for his country that include faking death and losing his true identity. His mission to infiltrate Iran and extract the high-value defector strains the relationship with the woman he loves—one of the few people on earth who knows his real story. With even more intensity, it shows the price that must sometimes be paid when political correctness fails and a man has to stand up for what is right.
Red's Hot Cowboy ARC by Carolyn Brown ~ Fiction / Romance / Contemporary ~ Available August 1, 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review
When Pearl Richland inherits her aunt's 1950s motel she returns to her roots. Tired of the big city, she's ready for small town life, especially when sexy cowboy Wil Marshall comes in to escape an ice storm. Pearl never thought she'd turn in her high heels and start dating a cowboy, but Wil's got an awful lot to offer if a girl's available for a whole lot of fun, sizzle, and unexpected trouble...
The River Queen ARC by Gilbert Morris ~ Fiction / Historical / Romance / Christian ~ Available November 15, 2011 ~ Recieved courtesy of the publisher for review
Julienne Ashby, 24, must change her pampered ways after her father, a prominent businessman in Natchez, Mississippi, loses their fortune and family home to a bad gambling habit in 1850. Like a fish out of water, she aims to refit their one remaining possession, an old riverboat, in hopes of making a profit and restoring the Cuvier name along the mighty Mississippi.
Desperate for help in doing the restoration work, prideful Julienne hires Dallas Bronte, a humiliated captain whose drinking problem stopped his water ways many years ago. Despite initial success, the struggles they will face with other ship owners are almost as challenging as the fiery feelings - of love and hate - that they must sort out for each other. When the riverboat and all aboard meet what looks like certain destruction, God shows Julienne and Dallas only one of those emotions is unsinkable.
She Makes It Look Easy: A Novel by Marybeth Whalen ~ Fiction / Contemporary ~ Available Now ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review with CFBA
Ariel Baxter has just moved into the neighborhood of her dreams. The chaos of domestic life and the loneliness of motherhood, however, moved with her. Then she meets her neighbor, Justine Miller. Justine ushers Ariel into a world of clutter-free houses, fresh-baked bread, homemade crafts, neighborhood playdates, and organization techniques designed to make marriage better and parenting manageable.
Soon Ariel realizes there is hope for peace, friendship, and clean kitchen counters. But when rumors start to circulate about Justine’s real home life, Ariel must choose whether to believe the best about the friend she admires or consider the possibility that “perfection” isn’t always what it seems to be.
A novel for every woman who has looked at another woman’s life and said, “I want what she has,” She Makes It Look Easy reminds us of the danger of pedestals and the beauty of authentic friendship.
Sylvester: or The Wicked Uncle by Georgette Heyer ~ Fiction / Romance / Historical ~ Available Now ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review
Sylvester, Duke of Salford, has exacting requirements for a bride. Then he meets Phoebe Marlow, a young lady with literary aspirations, and suddenly life becomes very complicated. She meets none of his criteria, and even worse, she has written a novel that is sweeping through the ton and causing all kinds of gossip... and he's the main character!
SodaStream Fountain Jet Soda Maker Starter Kit and Syrups ~ Kitchen Gadgets ~ Available Now ~ Received for review from the manufacturer
Enjoy freshly made, great tasting sparkling water/seltzer in less than 30 seconds with no mess
Starter kit includes SodaStream Jet soda maker in black/silver, one carbonator (good for making up to 60L of soda), and one BPA-free plastic bottle
Requires no electricity or batteries--great for using in RVs and boats
Reusable carbonating bottles last for three years with hermetically sealed caps to keep drinks fresh and fizzy
Add a pocket to the Original eReader Bag by Borsa Bella® and what do you get? The Roo bag! It fits the Kindle 1, 2 and 3 by Amazon AND the Nook by Barnes and Noble with most covers, and now you can carry your book light, chargers, or cell phone. You name it...as long as it can fit in a 4.5" by 10.5" pocket!
This petite bag can also serve as the perfect multi-function accessory. This bag can be used as a wristlet, diaper carrying case, cosmetic bag or accessory case. Borsa Bella® Roo Bags are made with extra padding and a soft quilted cotton fabric interior insuring its durability is on par with its sense of style. The interior lining will be either black, gray or brown.
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