In My Mailbox (18)

In My Mailbox is a meme created by The Story Siren.
I am happy to share with you what I got in my mailbox this week.  I hope you had a great mailbox week as well.  Please feel free to leave me a link and I will stop by and see you.
For Review:

Life, In Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice
Overwhelmed by wave after wave of emotional trauma, Kristen Anderson no longer wanted to live. One January night, determined to end her pain once and for all, the seventeen-year-old lay across train tracks not far from her home and waited to die.

Instead of peace, she found herself immersed in a whole new nightmare.

Before the engineer could bring the train to a stop, thirty-three freight cars passed over her at fifty-five miles per hour. After the train stopped and Kristen realized she was still alive, she looked around—and saw her legs ten feet away.

Surviving her suicide attempt but losing her legs launched Kristen into an even deeper battle with depression and suicidal thoughts, as well as unrelenting physical pain—all from the seat of a wheelchair. But in the midst of her darkest days, Kristen discovered the way to real life and a purpose for living.

For anyone struggling to find the strength to go on, the message of this heart-wrenching yet hope-building book is a clear and extraordinary reminder that even when we give up on life, God doesn’t give up on us. 
Transforming Your Kitchen with Stock Cabinetry: Design, Select, and Install for a Custom Look at the Right Price

Make Your Dream Kitchen an Affordable Reality
Creating the kitchen of your dreams does not have to involve custom-made cabinetry and a budget-busting price tag. Cabinet and furniture maker Jonathan Benson shows you how to transform your kitchen by less for using money-saving stock cabinetry and a well-thought-out plan.
Benson takes you through the planning process that will help you create a kitchen space that meets the needs of all members of your family. With extensive input from his wife, Sherry, a former executive chef and restaurant owner, Benson shows you that working as a team can make a kitchen remodeling effort go smoothly, even when opinions differ.
Transforming Your Kitchen with Stock Cabinetry will teach you with what you need to know before going cabinet shopping, how to live in a construction zone, and the pros and cons of various countertop materials. The Bensons put you right in the heart of a remodeling project, which happens to be their kitchen, and guide you through the process to dream kitchen success.
Borrowed:
A Thousand Splendid Suns
After more than 189 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list for The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today.
Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.
Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman’s love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.
A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love
Gunpowder Green (A Tea Shop Mystery)
Tea shop owner Theodosia Browning knows that something’s brewing in the high society of Charleston—something other than her newest tea…
The Indigo Tea Shop, Charleston’s favorite spot of tea, has just come out with its latest flavor: Gunpowder Green. Theodosia Browning cannot wait to hear its praises as it is unveiled at the annual yacht race. But when she hears the crack of an antique gun meant to end the race, a member of Charleston’s elite falls dead. Theodosia has a hunch that his demise was no accident—and will go out of her way to prove it. But if she doesn’t act fast, Theo will find herself in hot water with some boiling-mad Charlestonians—and more than a little gun-chai…
Bought:
44 Cranberry Point (Cedar Cove)
Dear Reader,
I love living in Cedar Cove, but things haven’t been the same since a man died at our B and B. Turns out his name was Max Russell, and Bob had known him briefly in Vietnam.We still don’t have any idea why he came here and—most important of all—who killed him. Because it now appears that he was poisoned. I sure hope somebody figures it out soon!
Not that we’re providing the only news in Cedar Cove these days. I heard that Jon Bowman and Maryellen Sherman are getting married. And Maryellen’s mom, Grace, has more than her share of interested men! The question is: Which one is she going to choose? Olivia—I guess it’s Olivia Griffin now— is back from her honeymoon, and her mother, Charlotte (who’s in her mid-seventies at least), seems to have a man in her life, too. I’m not sure Olivia’s too pleased….
There’s lots of other gossip I could tell you. Come by for a cup of tea and one of my blueberry muffins and we’ll talk.
Peggy Beldon
311 Pelican Court (Cedar Cove)
Dear Reader,
One thing about Cedar Cove—people sure are interested in what other people are doing. Take me, for instance. Everybody in this town knows that my husband, Zach, and I recently got a divorce. Everybody also knows that Judge Olivia Lockhart decreed a pretty unusual custody arrangement. It won’t be the kids moving between my place and Zach’s. We’re the ones who’ll be going back and forth!
Olivia isn’t immune to gossip herself. Will she stay with Jack, the guy who runs our local paper, or will she get back with her ex? Inquiring minds want to know!
But the really big gossip has to do with the dead guy—the man who died at a local bed-and-breakfast. Who is he and why did he show up there in the middle of the night? Roy McAfee, our local private investigator, is absolutely determined to find out. I hope he does—and then I’ll fill you in! See you soon….
Rosie Cox
Eat Prey Love (Avon)

Wanted: Bride. Must love children. Mortals need not apply.
Carlos Panterra is looking for a mate, a woman who will love and care for the young orphans he’s recently taken under his wing (or paw, as the case may be). When the shape shifter spies the beautiful Caitlyn, it’s like sunshine amidst the darkness. At last, he’s found the perfect woman, except . . .
Caitlyn Whelan is mortal. Worse, her father is the head of a CIA agency bent on hunting the undead. Still, Caitlyn knows that Carlos is the man for her, shape shifter or not. So she jumps at the chance when her sister offers her a job to work with him, determined to show Carlos their attraction is more than just animal magnetism. But danger lurks in the night, and their unleashed, untamed passion might just get them both killed . . .

Won:

Duchess of Sin (Daughters of Erin)
Blonde and beautiful Lady Anna Blacknall is in the mood for mischief. Entering Dublin’s most notorious den of vice, she finds herself in the arms of a mysterious, emerald-eyed Irishman. And although he is masked, his tender kiss is hauntingly familiar.
Conlan McTeer, Duke of Adair, has come to Dublin to fight for a free Ireland. But he’s suddenly reunited with the young Englishwoman who had once claimed his heart, and his passion turns from politics to pleasure. When their sizzling encounter brings danger to Anna’s door, she must decide where her loyalties lie-and quickly. For someone will do whatever it takes to destroy Conlan . . . and anyone he dares to love.
Taste Me
TASTE ME is the first book in a gritty, fast-paced, and sexy urban fantasy romance series featuring a world where incubi, sirens, valkyries, vampires, and werewolves live undetected alongside humankind. Someone has to keep the peace-and the secrets.
Siren rock star Scarlett Fontaine is finally home after an exhausting year on tour with her band. Incubus security guru Lukas Sebastiani has more urgent problems than protecting the stubborn diva, but now that they’re forced into close proximity, they’re fighting an attraction that leads them to the brink of disaster…
Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane)
Their lives were perfect . . .
Lady Hero Batten, the beautiful sister of the Duke of Wakefield, has everything a woman could want, including the perfect fiancé. True, the Marquis of Mandeville is a trifle dull and has no sense of humor, but that doesn’t bother Hero. Until she meets his notorious brother . . .
Until they met each other.
Griffin Remmington, Lord Reading, is far from perfect – and he likes it that way. How he spends his days is a mystery, but all of London knows he engages in the worst sorts of drunken revelry at night. Hero takes an instant dislike to him, and Griffin thinks that Hero, with her charities and faultless manners, is much too impeccable for society, let alone his brother. Yet their near-constant battle of wits soon sparks desire – desire that causes their carefully constructed worlds to come tumbling down. As Hero’s wedding nears, and Griffin’s enemies lay plans to end their dreams forever, can two imperfect people find perfect true love?
NetGalley:
A Kingdom Besieged: Book One of the Chaoswar SagaBumped
What about you….what was in your mailbox this week?  Leave me a link I want to check out your finds this week!

In My Mailbox (17)

In My Mailbox is a meme created by The Story Siren.

I am happy to share with you what I got in my mailbox this week.  I hope you had a great mailbox week as well.  Please feel free to leave me a link and I will stop by and see you.
Won:
Bound Darkly (Volume 2)Right Next DoorThe Cries Of Vampira: (The Horror Of Gaad Grey, The Evil Alpha Werewolf)Dying LightRaven Wings and 13 More Twisted TalesThe Dumpster: One Woman's Search for LoveThe Adults: A NovelLittle Bitty Lies: A NovelSecret FantasyTrue Love and Other DisastersGuilty as Sin: A Novel
Borrowed Audio Books
The Lovely Bones
For Reveiw:
Overprotected
What about you – what’s was in your mailbox this week?

In My Mailbox (16)

In My Mailbox is a meme created by The Story Siren.

I am happy to share with you what I got in my mailbox this week.  I hope you had a great mailbox week as well.  Please feel free to leave me a link and I will stop by and see you.
 
For Review:
 
 
Into the Shadows (a young adult paranormal novel)UTOPIA TEXAS
Won:
Like MandarinShineThe MockingbirdsHigh Stakes (Vegas Vampires, Book 1)
Bought:
Pale Demon (The Hollows, Book 9)The Sworn (The Fallen Kings Cycle)Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5)
I bought Pale Demon for a book signing – which was amazing and I still have a post coming about it.  I have some video that I am trying to work the kinks out of.
So what was in your mailbox this week?