Monday, February 08, 2010

Mailbox Monday

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

My mailbox had a smile on its face last week and so did I. But this is 2 weeks worth of mailbox loot as I just didn't feel up to posting last week. How's your mailbox looking?


Roeing Oaks by Kristina Emmons
Contest win @ Alaine Queen of Happy Endings.
Thanks to the author Kristina Emmons for my copy :-)

In 1870 England, stolen inheritances were not unheard of among aristocratic circles, but one subject was best kept to the dim, brotherly confines of a gentleman’s club: selling one’s wife.

Lady Percy, with baby Kate barely formed inside of her, is unexpectedly taken to London’s notorious East End and auctioned off like cattle by her husband, a baron. Her only recourse is to go with the highest bidder. She is taken to live on a farm, where she keeps the truth from Kate for sixteen years.

Upon learning the truth, Kate desires reinstatement with her estranged family. She risks everything to walk the divide between two worlds, searching for a doorway into her birthright. But lies and law barricade the divide at both ends, and Kate finds herself trapped in a purgatory.

If anyone can come to her aide it is her beloved Mr. Roeing. Or will he cower behind a barricade with the others?


Wicked Persuasion by Tierney O'Malley
Contest win ~ thanks to the author Tierney O'Malley for my copy.

This time he’s the one after her…
The one missing her…
The one crazy in love…

For successful businesswoman, Diana O’Connor, it was love at first sight the moment she met Todd at the age of seventeen. She expressed her love through letters. But after a year of no response from him, she accepted the shattering truth that her brother’s best friend, Todd Fox, would never see as her more than an annoying brat. She moved on and loved another. Years later and unexpectedly, Todd expresses his love and asks for her hand in marriage. When she refuses to believe him, he tries all the wicked ways to make her accept his love. Including the most explicit sexual intimacy imaginable. This fuels her desire and sweeps her away.

Top-notch engineer, Todd William Fox, never intended to hurt Diana’s feelings by ignoring her letters. She was young and off-limits. Now, after years of watching her turn into a beautiful headstrong woman, he loses his heart to her. When Diana’s brother gives him the go signal to pursue her, he sets out on persuading Diana into his arms and into his bed.

But will chatterbox Diana give her heart the way she yielded her body to him—wholeheartedly?


Burn by Ted Dekker & Erin Healy
Review copy from Phenix Publicity

The past Janeal thought had burned away is rising from the ashes.

Years ago, the Gypsy Kumpania where Janeal Mikkado lived was attacked by outsiders. With her best friend about to be consumed by a fire, Janeal had two options: try to save her friend--at serious risk to her own life--or disappear with the million dollars that she had just discovered . . .

But the past is quickly coming back to haunt her. Both the best friend and the boyfriend that she was sure were dead have reappeared in her life, as has someone who knows about the money. There's a debt to be paid for the money she found, but there's an even greater debt she must face--and if the chaff isn't burned from her own heart, it will consume her.


Perseverance by Carolyn Rubenstein
Review copy courtesy of  Phenix Publicity

Can you imagine being in high school or college and suddenly learning you have cancer? You thought you had a lifetime ahead of you and the whole world at your feet, but suddenly you're told... maybe not. How would you cope?

That's the question the twenty young people in this book had to answer when they were diagnosed with childhood cancer. Perseverance tells of their trials and tribulations, of their triumphs, and of the unique challenges that day-to-day college life brings them. Perseverance also provides an intimate look at the lives and journeys of these young people and how their courage and strength have affected the lives of others.

These honest, first-person accounts lend amazing depth to the inspiring stories of these young men and women. Inside, you'll meet Zac York, who tells of climbing Mount Whitney—on crutches—after battling brain cancer. You’ll meet Alex Oden, who—just days after brain surgery—gave his 8th grade peers a graduation speech called “A Day Well Spent,” in which he challenged them to make a difference in just one day. You’ll meet Kristen Jones, who, while battling leukemia, was able to pass the MCAT and pursue her dream of becoming a pediatric oncologist.

Twenty unique and fascinating stories, with one common theme: perseverance. The stories of these heroes demonstrate how anyone can learn to live with energy and passion, regardless of the obstacles to be faced, and will remind us all that now is everything.


Your Family Constitution by Scott Gale
Review copy courtesy of Phenix Publicity

Just in time… a formerly stressed-out dad’s perspective provides a common-sense playbook to reach family harmony. As today’s parents cope with scores of competing obligations and responsibilities, raising kids with good core values is an extreme challenge. Combine this perpetual struggle with the effects of technological distractions, societal lack of discipline, and failures to communicate, and it is not hard to understand why so many parents throw up their hands in defeat and accept mere survival.

Author Scott Gale refused to settle for chaos. Instead, he designed a powerful tool that allowed him to alleviate family challenges through the thoughtful application of clarity, consistency and commitment (the “3Cs”). Your Family Constitution tells his story and provides a step-by-step process that parents can follow to balance schedules and produce time they never before had, improve family communication, relieve pent-up frustration, and wrap healthy boundaries around core values; applying rewards, consequences and accountability standards to maintain them.



Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
my own purchase from The Book Depository U.S.

Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)

Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever—or whoever— is hunting her?



This month on The Eclectic Reader one lucky reader can win The Iron King OR Ecstasy Unveiled OR Captive of Sin. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.

22 comments:

  1. Roeing oaks sounds interesting. Have a great week & happy reading! :)

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  2. Oh Strange Angels :D
    Happy reading

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  3. Well, you certainly won't be bored with that variety. Lovely MM.

    Happy reading! My MM is here

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  4. Burn looks like a good one - I hope you enjoy it!

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  5. I hope you enjoy all of your books!

    Here's my mailbox: http://www.passagestothepast.com/2010/02/mailbox-monday.html

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  6. Great selection of books.. good luck with Perseverance, I flipped through it & I don't think my heart could take the stories. Weep.

    I've seen Burn everywhere, hope you enjoy your reads!
    My Mailbox

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  7. I received Burn as well. Great Mailbox. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  8. Perseverance had some interesting stories in it. I'd hate to go through what they did, but they do seem stronger for the experience.

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  9. Nice mailbox! I'm going to look for Roeing Oaks.

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  10. Perseverance sounds so sad. :( I don't think I could handle that one.

    Enjoy all of your books!

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  11. You received a nice batch of books this week! Can't wait to hear what you think of Ted Dekker's book. I really liked "Green" and look forward to reading more of his work.

    If you'd like to see mine, my mailbox is at: http://tweezlereads.blogspot.com/2010/02/mailbox-monday_08.html

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  12. You received a great assortment of books! I hope you enjoy them all.

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  13. Lots of goodies this week! I really liked Strange Angels and look forward to the sequel. Burn looks very creepy! Hope you enjoy them all and have a great week!

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  14. You've got some great reads these past few weeks. I've been told by a friend that Burn is awesome. Can't wait to read my copy too!

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  15. Nice collection of books! Love Lilith Saintcrow, so hope you enjoy Strange Angels!

    Happy reading!

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  16. The first one looks so good.... I will look up that book...

    Enjoy..

    E.H>

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  17. I just read Strange Angels, it was awesome.

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  18. i <3 your taste in books...that is all i will say

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  19. Teddyree!

    I loved Strange Angels, it's a different read, dark YA urban fantasy. I'm going to pick up Betrayals too. Excellent read, hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

    Dottie :)

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