This month's Monday Mailbox is being hosted by Gwendolyn at A Sea of Books.
Caveat: Monday Mailbox can lead to an exponentially exploding TBR list. Here's what showed up in the past week chez moi:
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: August 2nd 2011 by Berkley Hardcover
ISBN 0425241432 (ISBN13: 9780425241431)
Clare's Village Blend coffee beans are being used to create a new java love potion: a "Mocha Magic Coffee," billed as an aphrodisiac. The product, expected to rake in millions, will be sold exclusively on Aphrodite's Village, one of the most popular online communities for women.
But at its launch, one of the website's editors is murdered. Clare is convinced a bitter killer wants the secret formula. Can she catch who's gone loco for mocha? Received from Berkley for review/giveaway.
A novel about a jilted bride who's about to discover that not marrying the wrong man can sometimes lead you to the right one. From Goodreads:
Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: August 2nd 2011 by NAL Trade
When Tallulah gets jilted at the altar, she gets very drunk and starts making passes at the male wedding guests. She even propositions the caterer. But in the next few weeks, reality comes crashing down around her. Her difficult mother becomes more impossible than ever. Her lesbian sister starts trying to have a baby. Nana Ida gets busy matchmaking. What Tallulah is about to discover is that happiness doesn't always come in the form of the perfect doctor- and that sometimes real love doesn't require a catered affair. Received from Nal for review.
Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: August 2nd 2011 by Berkley
New Orleans pastry chef Rita Lucero is out to bake her way to the top. But when she finds her almost-ex-husband killed with a chef's knife in his back, she becomes suspect number one. Now it's up to her to find the real killer before she winds up as the next victim served. Received from Berkley for review/giveaway.