Monday, May 11, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Thank you to Marcia at the Printed Page for hosting Mailbox Monday every week.
Wow did I have a great mailbox week. Yes, I did buy a couple of books but I also had 2 books arrive from authors :-) & I won a copy of Left to Die by Lisa Jackson at J.Kaye's Book Blog; thanks J.Kaye {hugs}
Thank you so much to Rona Sharon & Tomi Akinyanmi for their generosity & kindness. I received a signed copy of their new books in the mail this week. Looking forward to reading both of them so please check back for reviews.
Royal Blood by Rona Sharon - (from author)
A vampire is on the prowl at the court of King Henry VIII’s. When one of the queen’s ladies is found dead with bite marks on her neck, Cardinal Wolsey assigns the Court’s tournament champion Sir Michael Devereux to hunt down the killer—and for personal reasons neglects to inform Michael it is a vampire they are after. But Michael has his own secrets—and now all the clues are leading straight to him! In a desperate race against time, Michael battles through an intricate web of court intrigue to get to the truth… but the truth is more bloodcurdling than he imagines - goodreads
A Worthy Legacy by Tomi Akinyanmi - (from author)
The Harmattan wind scorches across Nigeria, and an old man lies dying. His community gathers to pay its respects; their haunting songs echoing in the warm twilight. Tomi Akinyanmi, his eldest granddaughter, is present along with the rest of the family, and as she listens to Grandpa’s last words, she feels a resonance deep within her heart. For Grandpa doesn’t talk of regrets, or petty grievances, instead he talks softly about life; how to survive, how to be happy, how to achieve self-respect - book jacket
The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
An unforgettable story of the joy of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the hope of one extraordinary womanAt the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in post war London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while delivering babies all over London—from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives to the woman with twenty-four children who can’t speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side—illuminate a fascinating time in history. Beautifully written and utterly moving, The Midwife will touch the hearts of anyone who is, and everyone who has, a mother - Goodreads Afraid by Jack Kilborn
Welcome to Safe Haven, Wisconsin. Miles from everything, with one road in and out, this peaceful town has never needed a full-time police force. Until now... A helicopter has crashed near Safe Haven and unleashed something horrifying. Now this merciless force is about to do what it does best. Isolate. Terrorize. Annihilate. As residents begin dying in a storm of gory violence, Safe Haven's only chance for survival will rest with an aging county sheriff, a firefighter, and a single mom. And each will have this harrowing thought: Maybe death hasn't come to their town by accident - book jacket
Witch Fire by Anya Bast -
After a chaotic marriage and a rough divorce, all Mira Hoskins wants is stability and normality. But when sexy Jack McAllister enters her life, she discovers that what you want isn't always what you need. Jack is a powerful witch with the ability to command fire and is anything but normal. As the head of a security detail for The Coven, a national organization that governs national witches, Jack has been assigned to watch over Mira. She is a natural born witch with the ability to call the air. And although she is unaware of her talent, a group of renegade witches has discovered her existence and are determined to steal her power - and her life - Goodreads
This Pen For Hire by Laura Levine
In the first novel in her wickedly witty new mystery series, Laura Levine introduces Jaine Austen, a hip, jack-of-all trades writer who spends her days penning smarmy personal ads and daring declarations of passion--and her nights looking for Mr. Right in Hollywood's swinging singles scene - Goodreads


  1. What amazing new editions to your library!

    I hope they all turn out to be good reads!

  2. Ohh Royal Blood :)
    Have fun reading, and so curious about Jaine Austen

  3. Those all look fun!!! I love the cover of Royal Blood, and it's a vampire story to boot!! Have fun reading!

  4. You aren't kidding, you had a good week! Laura Levine is a riot. I love her writing. Enjoy!

  5. those looks like some great books...can't wait to see what you think. here's my mailbox:

  6. Everyone seems to be loving The Midwife - hope you do too.

  7. Hi There Teddyree!

    You have some wonderful new reads to look forward too. :)

    The first book sounds especially interesting for me.

    I hope you have a great day. Tomorrow, the latest book giveaway I'm running at my blog will be open to all so be sure to enter.

    Warm Regards

  8. A Warm Legacy, looks like an good read. I look forward to your review. Happy Monday.

  9. Some interesting titles there! I caught the Jaine Austen mention also.. And I am interested in the Royal blood, altoough I typically turn away from anything BLOOD but crap this has ROYAL too, so I am torn.
    And I love the Charlie Brown graphic, nostalgia hits home.
    (kinda looks like my toddler, tpp..sadly enough)
    My mailbox is up at The Burton Review

  10. That's a nice variety of books. Enjoy!

  11. Hi
    The boy in the striped pj has arrived now :D

  12. They look like fabulous new reads. Well done on getting signed ones from the authors.

  13. I loved the Laura Levine book! Enjoy!

  14. Enjoy your reads!!! Let me know what you think of Laura's book.

    Happy Reading!!!

  15. The Laura Levine had better be good Diane, I got it on the basis of one of your reviews LOL

  16. I'm desperately trying to get to Royal Blood in my TBR pile!

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  17. Looks like a lot of good reads. I have quite a few of the same ones too-Royal Blood, Tomi's book and Midwife. Happy Reading.

  18. These all sound good. Hope you enjoy them!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  19. I have a Worthy Legacy too and am looking forward to it.

  20. I bought Afraid because of this review. Witch Fire sounds good!


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