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Monday, March 28, 2011

Mailbox Monday and In My Mailbox: Back With Books and a Special Giveaway Preview... After A Bout With Pheumonia For Our Little One!

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

This month, Mailbox Monday is being hosted at I'm Booking It, 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!! :)

Sorry for being MIA over the past two weeks! Our little one ended up getting RSV, Rotovirus, and a double ear infection, then the RSV turned into pneumonia, so it has been a very busy and very tiring week trying to keep him at home and not in the hospital. The good news is that he is doing better and the doctors are very happy with his improvement.

Stay tuned for a GREAT giveaway I'm going to try to get up today or tomorrow! I don't think you will want to miss this one. :) I'll post a link here if I can get it up today!

Here are a majority of the wonderful books that have come into my house over the past two weeks, although I may add a few more as I straighten the house.

Billionaire Baby Dilemma (Harlequin Desire)Billionaire Baby Dilemma by Barbara Dunlop ~ Fiction / Contemporary Romance ~ Available Now ~ Received for review courtesy of Author Sound Relations
Family was everything. Control was everything else. So when Lucas Demarco discovered he shared custody of his orphaned niece, he was determined to change the situation at once. Especially since the baby's aunt, Devin Hartley, despised all the Demarcos.

Yet he'd underestimated Devin's devotion. She believed he only wanted the baby as part of a family power play. But Lucas had their niece's best interest at heart. Convincing Devin of that fact wouldn't be easy.

Especially when his desire for her was out of control—and about to turn them from enemies into lovers.

Demons Prefer BlondesDemons Prefer Blondes ARC by Sidney Ayers ~ Fiction / Romance / Paranormal Romance ~ Available June 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review in June
With demons the hottest new heroes in the romance category, this is a fantastic debut paranormal.

When beautiful half-succubus Lucy Gregory's antique chest unleashes a Pandora's box of demonic activity in a suburban beauty salon, brooding demon Rafe arrives to run damage control. He's darkly sexy and everything she's avoided-icy and reserved-but that only adds to his mysterious appeal. Being a demon, he knows he should be able to resist Lucy's charms, but his resistance is slipping at the worst moment. And Lucy has no idea of the power she possesses...

The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect Your Family from Hidden Household DangersThe Healthy Home by Dave Wentz and Myron Wentz ~ Non-Fiction / Healthy Living ~ Available Now ~ Received for review courtesy of FSB Associates
InThe Healthy Home, a father and son--Dr. Myron Wentz, well-known microbiologist and founder of the USANA Corporation, and Dave Wentz, CEO of the USANA Corporation--take readers on a tour of a specific home for a look at the surprising health risks posed by the everyday products and behaviors of a modern family. Beginning in the bedroom and ending in the garage and backyard, readers learn about the degenerative effects of toxins in the home and receive simple solutions to help minimize exposure without foregoing convenience.

The Healthy Home is not a comprehensive tome on modern health hazards; nor is it a treatise on eco-conscious living. Instead, the book focuses on the most important environment--the home--and the problems that can most easily be lessened or eliminated. Busy parents who suspect that they should be doing more to protect their family but don't know where to start will learn about practical changes they can make in the next fifteen minutes, fifteen days, or fifteen months to create a haven for healthier living.

Heart of the Highland WolfHeart of the Highland Wolf ARC by Terry Spear ~ Fiction / Romance / Paranormal Romance ~ Available June 2011 ~ Received for review courtesy of the publisher
Ian MacNeill is the laird of his clan and his gray werewolf pack, and he's about to lose his clan's ancestral home. Romance writer and red werewolf Julia Wildthorn has a serious case of writer's block that she hopes to banish at the ancient Argent Castle. Her family history leads to a clue about Ian's and a way to save his home, but can they put aside their differences and admit the sizzling chemistry between them?

Night RoadNight Road ARC by Kristin Hannah ~ Fiction ~ Available Now~
For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach—are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable.

Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for college and out of harm’s way. It has always been easy-- until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss. Nothing feels safe anymore; every time her kids leave the house, she worries about them.

On a hot summer’s night her worst fears come true. One decision will change the course of their lives. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget…or the courage to forgive.

Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, NIGHT ROAD raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. It is a luminous, heartbreaking novel that captures both the exquisite pain of loss and the stunning power of hope. This is Kristin Hannah at her very best, telling an unforgettable story about the longing for family, the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to forgive the people we love.

No Safe HavenNo Safe Haven by Kimberly and Kayla R. Woodhouse ~ Fiction / Christian / Suspense ~ Available Now ~ Received for review courtesy of the publisher
Jenna and Andi Tikaani-Gray are hoping for a fresh start. Though twelve year-old Andi has long struggled with a rare medical disorder, she and her mother have finally received good news from out-of-town specialists. It's news they desperately needed, especially after the recent death of Jenna's husband (Andi's dad) in a car accident.

But as they are flying home to Alaska, ready to begin again, the unthinkable happens. The pilot sabotages their small plane and crashes into Sultana, one of the most remote and dangerous mountains in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Even worse, a winter storm is headed their way along with someone who doesn't want to save them, but to kill them.

Only one man can keep them alive: Cole Maddox, the mysterious last-minute passenger who joined them on their flight. But trust doesn't come easy to Jenna or Andi√Ďand they both sense Cole is hiding something.

A relentless tale of survival and suspense unfolds, involving military technology designed by Jenna's late husband that some would do anything to possess.

Over the Edge: A NovelOver the Edge ARC by Brandilyn Collins ~ Fiction / Suspense ~ Available May 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for review
Torn from the front lines of medical debate and the author's own experience with Lyme Disease, Over the Edge is riveting fiction, full of twists and turns—and powerful truths about today's medical field.

Janessa McNeil’s husband, Dr. Brock McNeil, a researcher and professor at Stanford University's Department of Medicine, specializes in tick-borne diseases—especially Lyme. For years he has insisted that Chronic Lyme Disease doesn't exist. Even as patients across the country are getting sicker, the committee Brock chairs is about to announce its latest findings—which will further seal the door shut for Lyme treatment.

One embittered man sets out to prove Dr. McNeil wrong by giving him a close-up view of the very disease he denies. The man infects Janessa with Lyme, then states his demand: convince her husband to publicly reverse his stand on Lyme—or their young daughter will be next.

But Janessa's marriage is already rocky. She's so sick she can hardly move or think. And her husband denies she has Lyme at all.

Welcome to the Lyme wars, Janessa.

The Quilter's BibleThe Quilter's Bible by Linda Clements ~ Non-Fiction / Crafts / Quilting ~ Available Now ~ Received courtesy of FSB Associates for review
The Quilter's Bible presents essential know-how together with a wide range of inspirational projects, tips and ideas collected from international top-name quilters. Ideal for both the beginners looking for trustworthy advice in a single volume and the committed quilters searching for authoritative reference for seldom used techniques. Over 15 projects featured including cot quilts, bed quilts, lap quilts, bags, cushions, wall hangings, table mats and runners, and other beautiful projects for the home.

That's When I Talk to GodThat's When I Talk to God by Dan and Ali Morrow ~ Fiction / Children's Book ~ Available April 1, 2011 ~ Received courtesy of The B & B Media Group for review
A little girl discovers that prayer is more than a bedtime ritual; she can talk to God anytime, in any place, and about any thing.

As a little girl says her bedtime prayers, her mother asks a simple question that sparks a powerful discovery: “You know we can pray to him any time we want to, right?” With that, the little girl suddenly finds things to talk to God about everywhere—in her garden, in a friend’s backyard, and on the soccer field. The girl’s prayer life will never be the same.

That’s When I Talk to God is a sweet story that will deepen the prayer lives of children four to eight. This charmingly illustrated tale steps beyond explaining prayer and models constant communication with God.

Wolves Among Us: A Novel (Chronicles of the Scribe)Wolves Among Us by Ginger Garrett ~ Fiction / Historical ~ Available April 1, 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for review with CFBA March 30 - April 1
This richly imagined tale takes readers to a tiny German town in the time of “the burnings,” when pious and heretic alike became victims of witch-hunting zealots. When a double murder stirs up festering fears, the village priest sends for help. But the charismatic Inquisitor who answers the call brings a deadly mix of spiritual fervor and self-deceptive evil. Under his influence, village fear, guilt, and suspicion of women take a deadly turn. In the midst of this nightmare, a doubting priest and an unloved wife—a secret friend of the recently martyred William Tyndale—somehow manage to hear another Voice…and discover the power of love over fear.

Dinfoil, Germany, 1538. In a little town on the edge of the Black Forest, a double murder stirs up festering fears. A lonely woman despairs of pleasing her husband and wonders why other women shun her. An overworked sheriff struggles to hold the town—and himself—together. A priest begins to doubt the power of the words he shares daily with his flock. And the charismatic Inquisitor who arrives to help—with a filthy witch in a cage as an object lesson—brings his own mix of lofty ideals and treacherous evil. Under his influence, ordinary village fears and resentments take a deadly turn. Terror mounts. Dark deeds come to light. And men and women alike discover not only what they are capable of, but who they are…and what it means to grapple for grace.

And I received a very special package in the mail from Pure Pearls for review and giveaway! Watch for my review and giveaway over the next day or so!!

They sent me a beautiful lavender pearl necklace for review, and they are going to let me host a giveaway so that one lucky reader will win their choice of white, pink or lavender pearl necklace (Retail Value $505, Sale Price $101) - Don't miss out on this one!!

(I'm going to try really hard to get this one up today, but have one last doctor appointment -- hopefully -- for our little one's pneumonia)

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Farrah from The Book Faery Reviews said...

I got Demons Prefer Blondes too. New author for me so I look forward to reading it soon.

Anonymous said...

AWesome books! I have a couple of them on my TBR stack now and can't wait to get to them. And awesome on that necklace!!! :-)


Holly said...

Wolves Among Us sounds fantastic! Glad your little one is feeling better :)

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

Yay! You got Over the Edge! I absolutely LOVED that book... in no small part because it speaks the truth about Lyme. But it was also really well written. Hope you love it as much as I did!

Jules said...

You got so many!! :)

I love the sound of night road, one that I haven't heard about but I look forward to your review.

Happy reading


Elysium said...

Great mailbox! Wolves Among Us sounds really good. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Sounds good,come by and see mine.

bermudaonion said...

Wow, what a week!! You got such a great variety too!

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

Night Road sounds good. I hope your son is much better. Ear infections are so hard on little ones. My son used to suffer a lot with them but he is much better now.

CMash said...

I hope you enjoy Night Road as much as I did. Thought it was a great read!!!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I hope the baby is feeling better and you too. My middle son had rsv and pneumonia and ended up in the hospital at 3 months old. It was frightening at the time. I hope you are both getting some much needed rest.

Donna said...

You got some great books - I see a few that interest me. Enjoy!

Nikki in Niagara said...

You received quite a selection there! I got No Safe Haven a few weeks ago; it looks promising.

Laura @ I'm Booking It said...

I like the variety of books you have there!

Enjoy your reading, and I hope your little one gets better soon.

Thank you for participating in Mailbox Monday.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Ooh, so many great looking books. I hope you enjoy them all!

Unknown said...

Wolves Among Us sounds like good one!

Mystica said...

I do hope the little one improves fast.

Kristin Hannah's book is the one I am envious about!

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