Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mailbox Monday and In My Mailbox: Disappearance and Zombies... and Hope

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

This month, Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Mari over at Mari 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!! :)

Three books for me last week!

Aftertime (Luna Books)Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield ~ Fiction / Post-Apocalyptic ~ Available Now ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review
Awakening in a bleak landscape as scarred as her body, Cass Dollar vaguely recalls surviving something terrible. Having no idea how many weeks have passed, she slowly realizes the horrifying truth: Ruthie has vanished.

And with her, nearly all of civilization.

Where once-lush hills carried cars and commerce, the roads today see only cannibalistic Beaters—people turned hungry for human flesh by a government experiment gone wrong.

In a broken, barren California, Cass will undergo a harrowing quest to get Ruthie back. Few people trust an outsider, let alone a woman who became a zombie and somehow turned back, but she finds help from an enigmatic outlaw, Smoke. Smoke is her savior, and her safety.

For the Beaters are out there.

And the humans grip at survival with their trigger fingers. Especially when they learn that she and Ruthie have become the most feared, and desired, of weapons in a brave new world….

Fade to Blue: An Otter Bay NovelFade to Blue: An Otter Bay Novel by Julie Carobini ~ Fiction / Christian / General ~ Available Now ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review
How do you restore a soul? One brush stroke at a time ...

Suz Mitchell is a determined dreamer, and won't allow her ex-husband's jail sentence to ruin their young son Jeremiah's life. An accomplished artist, Suz moves with her child across the country to California's central coast, and lands a job restoring priceless art for the historic Hearst Castle overlooking the sea.

But even dreams have shocking twists. To her surprise, a serious old flame, Seth, works at the castle and jumbles the new aspirations in Suz's heart. While sorting through their past and a palette of spiritual differences, an even bigger brush with yesterday awaits.

Suz must learn to let God be the true restorer of all that once seemed lost.

The Girl Who Disappeared TwiceThe Girl Who Disappeared Twice ARC by Andrea Kane ~ Fiction ~ Available May 31, 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review

If she'd only turned her head, she would have seen the car containing her daughter, struggling to get out. Struggling to escape her kidnapper.

Despite all her years determining the fates of families, veteran family court judge Hope Willis couldn't save her own. Now she's frantically grasping at any hope for Krissy's rescue. Her husband dead-set against it, she calls Casey Woods and her team of renegade investigators, Forensic Instincts.

A behaviorist. A techno-wizard. An intuitive. A former Navy SEAL. Unconventional operatives. All with unique talents and personal reasons for being part of Casey's group, they'll do whatever it takes.

Able to accurately read people after the briefest of encounters, Casey leads her crew to Krissy's home. There, she picks up the signs of a nervous spouse, a guilty conscience, a nanny that hides on her cell. She watches as secrets beg to creep into the open.

Forensic Instincts will dig through each tiny clue and eliminate the clutter. But time is running out, and even working around the clock, the authorities are bound by the legal system. Not so Casey's team. For they know that the difference between Krissy coming back alive and disappearing forever could be as small as a suspect's rapid breathing, or as deep as Hope's dark family history.

*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate. I get a very small amount for any purchases made when you click through a link from Wendi's Book Corner, which I then save up to buy more books. :)


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, I wouldn't know which one to pick up first...maybe The Girl Who Disappeared Twice.

They all look fabulous. Enjoy!!


Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

All three books looks very good. I am very curious to see what you think of all of them.

Anna said...

Enjoy your new books!

Anonymous said...

They all sound pretty good, nice mailbox.

Audra said...

Yes, I'm with Laurel-Rain -- I wouldn't know which book I'd want to pick up first either! They all sound really fabulous. I too think I'd go with The Girl Who Disappeared Twice -- following your blog and looking forward to the review!

Nicole @ All I Read said...

Nice. Enjoy your books!

CMash said...

Wow..some interesting books. Two that I may like to read so will be watching for your reviews in my google reader to see if they go on my tbr bucket list. Thank you for the prayers and stopping by.

Unknown said...

The Girl who Disappeared Twice looks like a great book. Must add it to my list.

Elysium said...

Fade to Blue sounds interesting. Enjoy all your books!

Amused said...

Fade to Blue looks great! Enjoy your new books.

Laurie said...

Such a variety: Which one will you devour first?!

Anonymous said...

Great variety. I hope you enjoy them.

Aisle B said...

The Girl Who Disappeared Twice appeals to my sense of mystery. How could this happen at all, boggles my mind.

Adding it to my list and can't wait to hear your thoughts next.

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

Great mailbox. The Girl Who Disappeared Twice sounds very good. I'm looking forward to your review.

Beckie B. said...

Thanks for stopping by. I have heard good things about Fade To Blue. Enjoy.

Jenny Q said...

Aftertime is on my wishlist! I've got the second book in the series for review, and I like to read 'em in order. Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading :)

Just Mom said...

I saw The Girl Who Disappeared Twice somewhere else today too - sounds so good! Enjoy your new books and thank you for stopping by my mailbox!

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

I've had Aftertime on my pile for a while, I have to get to it!
I hope you enjoy your new books, happy reading! :)

Julie said...

Great books! I really enjoyed The Girl Who Disappeared Twice, and the synopsis of Aftertime is very intriguing. Enjoy the reads!

DCMetroreader said...

A nice assortment of books -- enjoy!

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