Monday, May 4, 2009

Mailbox Monday

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Yesterday was a beautiful day so me and Devin went to the zoo. We have our favorite animals we like to visit. One of my favorites is these cute as hell black monkeys and yesterday they were all lined up in a hug train. I love watching them.

Also, I wanted to say THANK YOU again to all of you who read Devin's little story! You guys are awesome and Devin was just so happy to read your comments. Thank you!

Now on to mailbox monday. With all the books I got this week only two of them actually arrived in my mail box. But one of them I have been eagerly anticipating and was so damn thrilled when I received an email wondering if I'd be interested in an ARC for review...Well, hell yeah!! Thanks to Kristie J for her super fine pimpin of Judith James's Broken Wing last year, I (and a whole lot of others) read a wonderful and beautiful romance. You can read my review here of Broken Wing. This September Ms. James has a new book book coming out, Highland Rebel and, man, does it sound good!

Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan also arrived in the mail last week! Now I can get started on this trilogy soon!

A lot of great books came out this past week! Last Tuesday I picked up 5 books, and then a coupon came in my inbox for 40 percent off at Borders and I earned my $5 Borders Bucks so I went back on Friday and bought 6 more books!All of my May 5th releases happened to be in. They were all also buy 4 get the 5th free. I need to not buy any new books for awhile, but there are still two more that I couldn't find. Donna Fletcher and Jennifer Ashley. Maybe I can find them at Walmart for 30% off! Save a few bucks, you know :).

Kathryne Kennedy - Enchanting the Beast
Christine Feehan - Burning Wild
Colette Gale - Bound By Honor
Beth Kery - Daring Time
Janet Chapman - Moonlight Warrior
Shannon K. Butcher - Burning Alive
Karen Ranney - A Scotsman to Love
Jo Davis - Under Fire
Elysa Hendricks - The Sword and the Pen
Angela Knight - Guardian
Kendra Leigh Castle - Dark Highland Fire

Your turn, what did you all get this week? With all the new releases that came out, did you pick any of them up?


Mandi said...

You picked up some good ones!

I was in a bookstore on Saturday and didn't buy a single thing!! What is wrong with me?? :)

Srsly - my tbr needs attention. I do want the new Sookie Stackhouse book and Mary Balogh book out later this month. Those will be hard to resist.

Amy C said...

Hi Mandi,
My mom and I were in Borders a few weeks ago.
We were in there for quite awhile talking about this book or that book. We ended up leaving without buying anything. I think just being there was enough!!

I hear you about the TBR needing some attention. I only have a few books coming out the ned of May and the beginning of June. So I don't see many new additions being added.

Lea said...

You bought Daring Time!

I'm giving copies away all week Ms. Amy!! lol

Oh well, I hope you love it and I hope you enter the contest anyway. Your other purchases look awesome and I hope you enjoy Amy!


Amy C said...

I know, Lea, but I wanted the book! And I don't much care for waiting...LOL! What if I didn't buy the only copy Borders had and then all week I tried my luck on your blog, only to lose! Then I don't have the book! And I want to get it read before June! LOL See, I had to buy it!

Blodeuedd said...

I am kind of glad that we don't have a good book store cos then I would be broke ;)
Some really good ones in there :D

And now you can start on the war trilogy, curious about your thoughts on that oen

Blanche said...

Hi Amy!

I didn't go to the bookstore at all this weekend! I do plan on going today though........gotta use my Borders Rewards!!:)

nath said...

Ohhh, very nice haul! I can't wait to see what you think of Warprize!

Michelle G said...


Very nice haul. I picked up the new Shannon Butcher and Angela Knight - have the new Ward and Harris on the way in the mail. Also picked up Small Favor and Turn Coat by Jim Butcher. I'm looking forward to the new Michele Bardsley. LOL My TBR shelf is groaning.


Christine said...

I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Bound by Honor. I've been eyeing that one on your sidebar for weeks now!

Anna said...

Wow you got some good stuff this past week. I can't wait to get Burning Alive, but they haven't put it out here yet.

I got quite a few last week. But I'm gonna wait till Friday to do my mailbox post.

VampFanGirl said...

WOW! You picked up some awesome reads Amy. I'm soooo jealous at the moment. Just picture me green. :)

Over the weekend I got an ARC of Dawn Halliday's upcoming release 'Highland Obsession'. I can't wait to dive in!

:) VFG

Tracy said...

Let's see - I got these in the mail this week
Smart Ass: Close Encounters by Amber Green and LB Gregg
Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre
Out of the Night by Robin T. Popp
Rewriting Monday by Jodi Thomas

Then this weekend at the bookstore I bought:
Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
Under Fire by Jo Davis
Always a Scoundrel by Suzanne Enoch

I won't list the books I was sent for review cuz I don't want to take up too much space! lol

You got a great list of books this week Amy! :)

Cecile said...

Well, you can see from my post that I kinda went nuts in the store!!! But that last books is the best though huh... Sexy Devils!!!
I can't wait to drive into Dairy of Cozetee nor Addicted... but omg my tbr pile is getting higher and higher... Will need more closet space! And I have a closet all to myself!!!

If (won't say that...) when Brooke goes, maybe she can stuff Devin in her suitcase and take her with him!!! LOL!!

Amy C said...

Hey Blodeuedd, I hope to start Warprize in a few more books!

Yes, Blanche, I love those borders bucks! I hope you get something good!

Hi Nath, I'd like to start Warprize soon!

Amy C said...

Hey Michelle, I just love that groaning sound though! :P I wasn't very thrilled with the last Angela Knight book, Warrior. It had a bit too much action, but I have most all her books and couldn't help but get this one too! I am looking forward to her next Magverse book though. I really enjoy that series of hers.

Christine, I did read the first few chapters on Bound by Honor. It's a doozy! I think it's going to be good :). I love the cover!

Amy C said...

Yes, Anna, I was looking at Burning Alive and almost picked it up to read, but decided on Desire Unchained, since i still haven't read it yet!

Hey VFG, Highland Obsession? The name alone has me interested! I think I've heard of this book. I must look into it :).

Hi Tracy, I keep thinking about getting Erin McCathy's first one in that series, but I keep thinking I wouldn't like it. I don't know.

Amy C said...

HAHA, Cecile, yes you did! But it's fun to do that sometimes. It's good for the soul :).

I think Devin may just take you up on that! He has all these plans of traveling overseas. He was just telling me yesterday that he is taking me to Italy. He's actually buying my plane ticket too! A few months ago he said he wanted to live in France! I would love to take him on a European vacation when he is older!

Cecile said...

OMG... okay Devin and Brooke are SO on the same wave length... She was telling me that last week that she wants to go live in France... or at least stay there for a few months. Have her and Devin been chatting.. hummm... LOL!!!
They are something else!!!

Amy C said...

That's funny! Some of the places Devin says he wants to travel to, I have to shake my head and hope he never does!! It's very neat to see him so into the world though.

Anna said...

Well Desire Unchained is a good choice too. ;) I enjoyed that one.

Kristie (J) said...

*Heavy sigh*

Ahhhhhh - that first one!!! I'm going to just treasure and savour it for a while first.

And as to the others - great haul there!! There are a number that I want.

Eva S said...

Great books you found! My only new one was Jennifer Ashley's The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie,my other books were two of Lora Leigh's Nauti books and 22 Nights and Bride by Command. I should perhaps have read the other series first...

I'd love to find books in a bookstore, it's not the same when they arrive in your mailbox...

Amy C said...

Hi Kristie, I hear you! Not sure when I'm going to read it, but I am definitely looking forward to it! I still need to pick up The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie. I have yet to see it in the stores here :(.

Hey Eva, I adore Linda Winstead Jones's fantasies. I really hope there is going to be another trilogy :). Yes, if you haven't read the first two trilogies, I would go back and read them too!

Do you not have a bookstore near you that you can browse in?

Blodeuedd said...

Hi Amy,
I got Dagger Star today :D Thank you so much, and that book thong was so beautiful, I haven't seen anything like that :)

Also, finally had the time to start reading Spirits unveiled, haven't read that much yet but I am liking it :)

Eva S said...

Hi Amy,
my nearest bookstore is about 40 minutes away, but not many here read historicals or paranormals...Mostly suspense, contemporary or non-fiction. Lots of books in finnish or swedish of course but no paranormals in these languages...

Christine said...

Did I miss what book you were offered as an ARC? Judith James' upcoming September release?

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Looks like a good collection :)
You got an award waiting :)

Erotic Horizon said...

Did you leave anything in the store Amy..

you have a lot and still left two... I will be looking out for your thoughts on them, especially Angel Knight- Guardian . She has a sweet writing style..

Enjoy your read..


Amy C said...

Hey Eva,
40 minutes, that's quite a drive. You probably don't get there often then? When I'm at the bookstore, I very seldom ever see anyone browsing the romances. I'm so happy that my mom lives near me now. We spend alot of time together in the bookstore. And then a former B&N employee formed a romance book club, but it's on hiatus until September. It's also nice having the internet as an outlet to talk about books and meet others that share the same interests as you!

Yes, Christine :)! Highland Rebel was offered to the Quester's from Kristie's blog a few weeks ago!

Thank you, DesertRose!

Haha, EH! Not much, eh? I don't usually buy that many books in such a short period of time, but with coupons and borders bucks, I coudln't help myself.

Fantasy Dreamer said...

I just added Shannon K. Butcher - Burning Alive to my TBR. =)

I received:
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh
The Dangerous Book For Demon Slayers by Angie Fox
Ghost of a Chance by Yasmine Galenorm

Amy C said...

Hey Fantasy Dreamer! I hope that Shannon K. Butcher book is a good one. I read one of her contemps. It was really good. I have Angels' Blood but not so sure I'm going to read it. I don't think it's my kind of book. I love her Psy/Changeling books, but this one is different.