Monday, October 12, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Thank you to Marcia at The Printed Page for hosting Mailbox Monday every week.

Two great books in my mailbox this week. How about you?

A Christmas Ball by Jennifer Ashley, Emily Bryan, Alissa Johnson

This one arrived in my mailbox courtesy of the wonderful Emily Bryan, thanks Em. Looking forward to my first anthology.

Headed by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ashley, A Christmas Ball contains three Regency-set novellas featuring the most talked-about ball of the year.

In Alissa Johnson’s “Traditions,” a man of exacting self-discipline must learn how to be spontaneous if he is to share a lifetime of Christmas “traditions” with the unconventional woman he loves.

In Emily Bryan’s “My Lady Below Stairs,” once a head groom learns the scullery maid he loves must pass as her well-born half-sister to accept a proposal of marriage for the good of the estate, there’ll be more than one party crasher at this ball!
In Ashley’s “The Longest Night,” Mary Cameron encounters Baron Valentin, the exotic man she met and fell in love with the year before. Valentin is back in England, ready to discover whether the tradition of the Longest Night of the year is true—that if he spends it with Mary, she’ll be by his side the rest of his life.


At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost

I bought this one from The Book Depository U.S (free postage) to complete my set of all the Cat & Bones action to date. I'm reading it immediately!!


It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield's life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she's successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat's worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover's finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.

As if that wasn't enough, a woman from Bones's past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat's about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she's learned as a special agent won't help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself - and Bones - from a fate worse than the grave.

To celebrate my 1st Blogoversary two lucky readers can take their pick from a choice of 6 books in this month's spookalicious competition. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.


  1. At Graves' End sounds really good. I like the premise.

    Happy Monday!

    Mondays: Mused/Amused etc etc

  2. I look the look of both of these. The Christmas one looks ideal for the coming season and At Graves End sounds like a fanstatic set of books.

  3. I'll probably get A Christmas Ball - love the idea of Regency novellas : )

  4. Greta mailbox :)
    regency love and Frost. Happy reading

  5. The Christmas Ball sounds like a great seasonal read!

  6. At grave's end sounds like a good one. looking forward to the review.

    here's my mailbox:

  7. These sound very appropriate to the season, with spook, etc. Nice tidbits you shared.

    My "Mailbox Monday" is at

    and I did a "What are you reading Monday? post at:

  8. I've been seeing A Christmas Ball a lot, might have to pick that one up. At Grave's End was terrific!!

  9. A Christmas Ball catches my eye...enjoy your books!

  10. Two great books! Enjoy reading them. :)

  11. "A Christmas Ball" sounds like a great book for the upcoming Christmas season!

    "At Grave's End" is an awesome read! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  12. I like the boots on that book cover ;)
    Enjoy your books!

  13. Ohhh - I love holiday books! A Christmas Ball sounds like a wonderfully fun book.

    :) Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  14. Two good looking books. I hope you enjoy them. Happy reading =)

  15. ok u can send to me both these books , I dnt mind reading them :D :D :D

  16. The Book Depository is awesome!

  17. Your mailbox was very good to you!!

  18. I don't tend to love anthologies because the stories are too short to be satisfying but I am a total sucker for Regency-set anything, so... :-)

  19. Great premise and I love the cover. I so want the outfit!


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