Sunday, 1 April 2012

In My Mailbox {5}

Hi again everyone. It's Sunday so time for the weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren that gives all us bloggers a chance to show off the books we have received/ bought/ borrowed for the week! This weeks IMM still contains some of last months books because I neglected this meme for a time. This should be my last catch up post!

Books I've received for review:

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (ARC) - received from the publisher.
2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else portals between worlds, 18-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, she has been abandoned by her parents. She can’t travel to other worlds, but she can watch their vids, and she knows all the jokes they make. She’s an ‘ape’, a ‘throwback’, but this is one ape girl who won’t give in.
Jarra invents a fake background for herself – as a normal child of Military parents – and joins a class of norms that is on Earth to excavate the ruins of the old cities. When an ancient skyscraper collapses, burying another research team, Jarra’s role in their rescue puts her in the spotlight. No hiding at back of class now. To make life more complicated, she finds herself falling in love with one of her classmates – a norm from another planet. Somehow, she has to keep the deception going.
A freak solar storm strikes the atmosphere, and the class is ordered to portal off-world for safety – no problem for a real child of military parents, but fatal for Jarra. The storm is so bad that the crews of the orbiting solar arrays have to escape to planet below: the first landing from space in 600 years. And one is on collision course with their shelter. 

I've already started this and am really enjoying it! Look out for my review to come!

Shafted by Kymber Morgan (a Bandit Creek Novel) - I received this as part of a Bewitching Book Tour
Is her love real or just a myth?
Returning to her summertime home of Bandit Creek, Callie Jamison discovers there’s a lot more involved to her grandmother’s legacy than a few cabins and some land, including a curse. The last thing she needs now is to fall in love.
Anteros, dark twin of Eros is responsible for avenging unrequited love, a job that’s been a lot harder since his brother succumbed to ambro-fever and has been running amok shooting all the wrong people – including Anteros.
The clock is ticking, not only on his immortality and Callie’s free will, but their hearts as well. Soon they’ll each have to decide if the overwhelming attraction they feel is the real deal or if they’ve simply been ‘Shafted’ and it’s all a cruel illusion.

Books I've Bought:

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton (Anita Blake Series, book 1)
Anita Blake may be small and young, but vampires call her the Executioner. Anita is a necromancer and vampire hunter in a time when vampires are protected by law—as long as they don't get too nasty. Now someone's killing innocent vampires and Anita agrees—with a bit of vampiric arm-twisting—to help figure out who and why.
Trust is a luxury Anita can't afford when her allies aren't human. The city's most powerful vampire, Nikolaos, is 1,000 years old and looks like a 10-year-old girl. The second most powerful vampire, Jean-Claude, is interested in more than just Anita's professional talents, but the feisty necromancer isn't playing along—yet. This popular series has a wild energy and humor, and some very appealing characters—both dead and alive.

I lost my original copy so bought this one as a replacement - found it in a charity shop for £1.99... a good find I think :) 

Books I downloaded for free from

Pyxis by K.C. Neal (Pyxis series, book 1)
Corinne lives an average teenage life working at her dad’s cafe, hanging out with her best friend, and trying to forget a falling-out with her almost-boyfriend Mason. Things take a strange turn when she uses her late grandmother’s food dyes for a bake sale, and her customers suddenly find her irresistibly alluring. Then she discovers she and Mason are haunted by the same dreams of a dark force that consumes everything in its path.
Pursued by shadowy figures and a crazy woman with secrets from the past, Corinne must find out who her grandmother really was. In her quest to unravel her family’s history, she learns she is destined to protect this world--and the dark world of her dreams. She races to find the answers she seeks before her nightmares break free.

Smokeless Fire by Samantha Young (Fire Spirits, Book 1)
For the last two years Ari’s life has been anything but normal and on her 18th birthday, when her friends surprise her with a gimmick genie claiming to grant wishes, Ari discovers the truth. The tragic and strange occurrences surrounding her 16th birthday were not coincidental and her life is never going to be the same again. 
Ari’s real parents are not normal. They are not loving. They are not human. 
They are myth. 
They are Smokeless Fire. 
They are Jinn.

I was particularly drawn to this cover out of all the free books on offer, it's so pretty :)

Right well that's my lot for this week, let me know what goodies you received this week :)


Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

Earth Girl sounds really good, can't wait to read your review.

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Addicted2Heroines said...

These look great. My copy of Guilty Pleasures is so used and beat up looking that I've often thought about replacing it with another one ;) Enjoy your books.

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Tanya Patrice said...

The cover for Earth Girl is gorgeous. Hope you enjoy it and your other books :-)

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