In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren. It's a way to share and highlight all the books we receive, even if we don't review them. I plan on sharing books I buy, receive for review, get from the library, borrow from a friend, etc.
First up, a book that my friend Jax loaned me: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2, an anthology. Most of the authors are new to me (always fun). The main reason I'm interested in it is because it has a story by Kelley Armstrong, one of my very favorite authors.
I won a book on Twitter, thanks to Kensington Press.It's an ARC of Blood and Fire by Shannon McKenna. I've never read her before, so I'm looking forward to this.
I received several books for review, several print and one digital. You'll see some of these in the next few weeks, one in the fall and one probably not at all. Most of the books scheduled to be reviewed are books that I'm behind on, reviews that are owed. Occasionally I take on blog tour books that look too good to pass up. Doing so helps keep me fresh.
1) The Bad Always Die Twice by Cheryl Crane 2) Maximum Witch by Jodi Redford 3) Dark Taste of Rapture by Gena Showalter 4) The Kingdom of Childhood by Rebecca Coleman 5) Velva Jean Learns to Fly by Jennifer Niven (this was an unsolicited review book that just showed up; it's not really my type of book so I probably won't review it)
I also bought several books, which arrived this week and downloaded a bunch of freebies from Amazon for my Kindle plus bought a couple of e-books.
Spell Bound I had pre-ordered but it just arrived this past week, Archangel's Consort I got from PaperbackSwap (a wonderful swap site) and both Crossroads and Deadlock had been on my wish list for a few months.
The Amazon freebies were a varied bunch:
It was a good couple of weeks for books. I didn't even list my library ones. Maybe next time. In the meantime, if you can't find me, send food and drink for the cat and I. We're buried in books. :D