Monday, October 1, 2012

Mailbox Monday

This is where we spotlight the books that came to our home in the last week. Caveat:  Mailbox Monday can cause your TBR pile to increase exponentially. You can leave your link at Mailbox Monday meme.

Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages

Published September 25th 2012 by Tor Books

ISBN: 0765367599 (ISBN13: 9780765367594)
edition language English

From the publisher: ( who for some unknown, bizarre reason has sent me 3-4 of this type of book, not something I would ever read)

Farran de Clare, loyal member of the cursed Knights Templar, wants nothing to do with predestined mates. Even the Almighty won’t turn him into a fool again—he’d rather sacrifice his soul. Yet in the scientist Noelle Keane, a devout atheist, Farran meets the seraph designed for him.

Ordered by the archangel Gabriel to protect Noelle, the possessor of a sacred relic that could give Azazel incredible power, Farran swears to do his duty—but in name only. Fighting an attraction that grows with each day, he’s determined that he’ll never pledge himself to her.

As they war over her future, their mutual passion ignites a conflict far more damning. But before Noelle will agree to eternity with him, she demands the ultimate sacrifice – his heart.

Paperback, 368 pages

Published September 4th 2012 by Zebra (first published September 1st 2012)

ISBN: 1420121707 (ISBN13: 9781420121704)

From the publisher:

The leaves are falling and there’s a chill in the air in Willow Ridge, Missouri, the quaint, quiet Amish town where love, loyalty, and faith in the Old Ways are about to be put to the test ...

Winds of change are blowing through Willow Ridge, and they’re bringing a stranger to the Sweet Seasons Bakery. At first, widowed Miriam Lantz has misgivings about Ben Hooley, a handsome but rootless traveling blacksmith. But as she gets to know the kind-hearted newcomer, she wonders if his arrival was providential. Perhaps she could find love again—if only there weren’t so many obstacles in the way. With Bishop Knepp relentlessly pursuing her hand in marriage and the fate of her beloved café at stake, Miriam must listen to God and her heart to find the happiness she longs for and the love she deserves.  Received from LT/Zebra for review

Paperback, 432 pages
Expected publication: January 2nd 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 006212255X (ISBN13: 9780062122551)
From the publisher:

The summer of 1985 changed Reggie's life. Thirteen, awkward, and without a father, she finds herself mixed up with her school's outcasts-Charlie, the local detective's son, and Tara, a goth kid who has a mental hold over Reggie and harbors a dark secret. That same summer a serial killer called Neptune begins kidnapping women. He leaves their severed hands on the police department steps and, five days later, displays their bodies around town. Just when Reggie needs her mother Vera-an ex-model with many "boyfriends" and a thirst for gin-the most, Vera's hand is found on the steps. But after five days, there's no body and Neptune disappears.

Now a successful architect who left her hometown behind after that horrific summer, Reggie doesn't trust anyone and lives with few attachments. But when she gets a call from a homeless shelter saying that her mother has been found alive, Reggie must confront the ghosts of her past and find Neptune before he kills again.

With her signature style, Jennifer McMahon portrays the dark side of adolescent friendship and introduces characters who haunt the imagination, along with a disturbing web of secrets, betrayals, and murder.
Received from SA/William Morrow

So, that's it for this week. What exciting or unexpected books showed up in your mailbox?


  1. Looking forward to the new McMahon book - I have the eGalley - sounds good. enjoy Kaye

  2. The One I Left Behind catches my eye....hope you enjoy them all!


  3. The last two sound like my cup of tea, but not the first one, I couldn't drink that cup, to bitter!

    1. Exactly! I don't know why Tor has sent me some books like this.

  4. You got quite the variety! I got The One I Left Behind too.

  5. GREAT Mailbox...ENJOY!!!

    Hope you can stop by my blog to read my post about the book conference I attended in New York City this past Saturday.

    A giveaway is also directly below my Mailbox Monday post.

    Silver’s Reviews

  6. The One I Left Behind looks fantastic. Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

  7. You got a great mailbox! Hope you enjoy all your books!

    Here is my mailbox post!!

  8. The One I Left Behind sounds amazing! I need to see if I can find that one when it comes out!

  9. if you just look at those covers, your books tell an odd and interesting tale of reading.

  10. The One I Left Behind looks good. I couldn't read that first one either!

  11. I wonder what the lady on the second cover would do if she met the gentleman on the first cover! Ha!

  12. I laughed when i saw the shirtless guy!!! Hey the cover looks good!! Enjoy!


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