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Saturday, September 3, 2011

In My Mailbox September 3, 2011

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren.  This is meme is where you post the books that you recieved in the mail, from the library, bought or however else you happen to obtain your books.  I ALWAYS find books to add to my wishlist through this meme!

This is what I got this week!


Changing the Game

An erotic new game from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Play.

Sports agent Liz Darnell will do anything to win back her number-one client, baseball pro Gavin Riley. And Gavin's more than ready- especially when Liz is offering herself as part of the bargain. But when love unexpectedly enters the playing field, neither Liz nor Gavin are ready for the biggest game-changer of all.

Giving Chase (Chase Brothers, #1)

Together they find a special love-can it survive the threat stalking her? Some small towns grow really good looking men! This is the case with the four Chase brothers. The home grown hotties are on the wishlist of every single woman in town and Maggie Wright is no exception. Maggie has finally had it with the men she's been dating but a spilled plate of chili cheese fries drops Shane Chase right into her lap. The sheriff is hot stuff but was burned by a former fiancie and is quite happy to play the field. After Shane's skittishness sends him out the door, Maggie realizes that Kyle Chase has had his eye on her from the start. Now that Shane has messed up, Kyle has no intention of letting anything stop him from wooing her right into his bed. Despite Maggie's happiness and growing love with Kyle, a dark shadow threatens everything-she's got a stalker and he's not happy at all. In the end, Maggie will need her wits, strength and the love of her man to get her out alive. Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, and some violent situations.

Once and Again (Petal, Georgia, #1)

Seven years ago, Lily Travis was only too glad to see her hometown of Petal, Georgia in her rearview mirror. Thanks to her father running off with a twenty-year-old, though, here she is, trying to pick up the pieces. First order of business: meet with her brother’s teacher in a quest to pull his grades out of a downward spiral.

Nathan Murphy is pretty much resigned to his bachelor status—until he looks up from his desk to see an all-grown-up Lily walking into his classroom. Of all the women who turned out to be totally wrong for him, she’s the only one who felt right. At least until his foolish, immature mistake drove her away.

Lily has to admit that time has been more than kind to gorgeous, sexy Nathan. Except there’s no room on her full plate for another complication. Especially with a man who broke her heart once before.

With a little help from his friends, Nathan has a plan to rekindle the flame. It isn’t long before they’re burning up the sheets. Winning her heart? That’s another matter.

Warning: Hot, sexy high school teacher in denim and boots. Strong-willed females abound. Bad words and naughtiness, too. Come on, you know you want to read it.

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Seduction of a Highland Lass (Highlander, #2)

A warrior is caught between family loyalty and forbidden love in book two of bestselling author Maya Banks’s sensual new trilogy featuring three indomitable Highlanders.
Fiercely loyal to his elder brother, Alaric McCabe leads his clan in the fight for their birthright. Now he is prepared to wed for duty, as well. But on his way to claim the hand of Rionna McDonald, daughter of a neighboring chieftain, he is ambushed and left for dead. Miraculously, his life is saved by the soft touch of a Highland angel, a courageous beauty who will put to the test his fealty to his clan, his honor, and his deepest desires.

An outcast from her own clan, Keeley McDonald was betrayed by those she loved and trusted. When the wounded warrior falls from his horse, she is drawn to his strong, lean body. The wicked glint in his green eyes ignites a passion that will follow them back to Alaric’s keep, where their forbidden love draws them deeper into the pleasures of the flesh. But as conspiracy and danger circle closer, Alaric must make an impossible choice: Will he betray his blood ties for the woman he loves?


Sioux Dawn: The Fetterman Massacre, 1866 (Plainsmen book 1)

No one captures the glory, adventure and drama of the courageous men and women who tamed the America West like award-winning author Terry Johnston. His Plainsmen series brims with colorful characters, fierce battles and compelling historical lore.

The Civil War was over, and a great westward march began. Settlers and soldiers poured out of the East along the Bozeman Trail, cutting deep into sacred Sioux hunting grounds. For Red Cloud and his warriors, there would be no choice but to fight for their ancestral rights.

Seen through the eyes of gruff Sergeant Seamus Donegan, here is the historically accurate tale of a tragic opening to the war between two great civilization: the Fetterman Massacre of 1866.

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)

The first book in Richelle Mead's brand-new teen fiction series - set in the same world as Vampire Academy.

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood.

The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)

Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.

One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.

Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them —Set— has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe - a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

*For Review*

The Taker


Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

What great books. Looking forward to your review of The Taker

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Great mailbox! I haven't read Vampire Academy yet -- I feel like the only person in the world! lol! I hope you enjoy!

Jamie said...

@Casey - I haven't read VA either yet. I was thinking of doing a Read Along or something along those lines.

@Jessica - The Taker looks REALLY interesting. From all that I've read on it it's a combination of romance, supernatural and mystery/thriller...All of which are right up my alley!

Carina said...

Looks like you got quite a few great books this week. I got Bloodlines as well and I totally loved it.

Enjoy all of your new books,

TG said...

You've got some great books! I like the cover to Once and Again. If you haven't read the Vampire Academy series, it's best to read the whole thing first before you read Bloodlines. Although I haven't read it yet, I know it's a spin-off so it may spoil the VA ending.

Annie @ TheBookHour said...

Vampire Academy is amazing! :)

I've heard really good things about The Taker, it's on my TBR.

Hope you have a great week, I'll be back to read your reviews!

Anonymous said...

Great Mailbox. I will be on the lookout for your review of The Taker.

Misty said...

The cover for Once and Again is adorable! I hate the over-the-top sexy covers with bare chests because they say nothing about the story and I would be embarrassed to be seen holding them... lol
That one, though, I could see myself picking up. Even if there is a *hint* of bare cheast.

Vampire Academy IS good, I caved awhile back and read it. I've since bought the rest of the series.

Amber (Books of Amber) said...

I love the Vampire Academy series, as well as Bloodlines! They're amazing. I hope you enjoy them!

Books of Amber

Michelle Santiago said...

i'm really excited to read the taker too. heard great things about it. great mailbox and happy reading :)


p.s. thanks for stopping by our IMM this week.

Brett @ Demons Read Too said...

You're reminding me to catch up on the VA books. I bought them all at once but I only got around to reading the first one.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Christy @ TheReaderBee said...

Awesome books in your mailbox this week! I loooooved Bloodlines! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

So many great books! I wouldn't know where to start if I were you. Happy reading!


Amber said...

That is quite a lot of half naked male in your mailbox! Looks like you got some great reads. I've got the Vampire Academy waiting around on TBR shelf and it's killing me because I hear it is awesome. Hope you enjoy!