Monday, April 04, 2011

Mailbox Monday: March edition (Part 2 of 2)

Last week I posted about all the books I got in the month of March, except the books that I got at last weekends ARRC, and there is a lot. It is a sure sign of my addictedness that I got all of these books and I was still browsing in the bookstore at the airport ... I thought about buying a couple of books but I didn't!

Here's my ARRC haul:

The Collaborator by Margaret Leroy and Devil's Consort by Anne O'Brien - These two books were available from one of the trade tables on the first morning. The Collaborator is going to be released in the US under the title The Soldier's Wife.

Wings of Fear by Helene Young - on the Saturday morning of ARRC, Helene Young's book Shattered Sky was launched (one of numerous launches as far as I can tell). As interesting as Shattered Sky sounded, I can't read books out of order, so knowing that the heroine from the Shattered Sky appeared in Wings of Fear, so I went and bought this one.

That Christmas Feeling (Brenda Novak, Kathleen O'Brien, Karina Bliss) includes Colorado Christmas by CC Coburn - in the goodie bag (I think). Not exactly Christmas time now, but I have read a few Kathleen O'Brien books and enjoyed them I think.

Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole - in the goodie bag. I own the first book in this series but have never read it. Need to get onto this series.

The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie - I won this item (including the earrings) in the silent auction for the Queensland Flood appeal. When I got home I realised that I actually already own the book, just haven't read it yet. Oh well, the money went to a good cause!

Best Laid Plans by Constance O'Day-Flannery - either in the goodie bag or in the raffle prize. Can't quite remember where.

Expecting Miracle Twins by Barbara Hannay, Christmas at Candlebark Farm by Michelle Douglas and  Her Best Friend and Home for the Holidays by Sarah Mayberry - Aussie authors I haven't read before.

And One Last Thing by Molly Harper - This was the other item I won from the Silent Auction. Not 100% sure why I was bidding for it. I guess just because the cover looked fun.

Storm Glass by Maria V Snyder - won this in the raffle. I have read two of the Study books and both Inside Out and Outside In and loved them. Really need to read finish the the series so that I can move onto this series.

My Reckless Surrender by Anna Campbell - I have really liked the other Anna Campbell books I have read, but haven't read this one. Got this in the raffle too.

When Strangers Marry by Lisa Kleypas - On the Friday night, Kat from Bookthingo held an impromptu get together in her room where she allowed us to go through a big box of books she wanted to get rid of, and this was one of those books. This is one of only two Lisa Kleypas books I haven't read, so I claimed it straight away.

Dating the Millionaire Doctor by Marion Lennox - I have read one book by Marion Lennox (the RITA nominated Christmas with her Boss).

Take No Prisoners and Feel the Heat by Cindy Gerard - Cindy Gerard was one of the three big name authors who were guests at ARRC (the others being Nalini Singh and Anna Campbell). I haven't read her before with romantic suspense not necessarily being my favourite genre, but now that I have signed copies of these books I might give them a go.

Heat in the Outback by Suzanne Brandyn - either in the goodie bag or the raffle prize.

Blackout by Connie Willis - My friend actually got this in her raffle prize, at which point I went "I didn't see that there!" and she gave it to me! What a lovely girl she is.

Paycheque by Fiona McCallum - One of the breakout sessions II went to was about Outback and rural lit, and we were all given a copy of this book.

The Last Dance by Nora Roberts - this is a two in one book that includes Reflections and Dance of Dreams - in the raffle prizes.

Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson - either in the goodie bag or raffle prize - can't remember which!

The Relic by Maggie Nash - got a free download of this book during the Up and Coming Authors break out session.

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  1. Curious what you think about the O'Brien book on Eleanor.

  2. Devil's Consort looks so, so good! I will be excited to see what you think of it. You have had a very nice mailbox this week, and I am hoping that you enjoy all of your new books!

  3. And One Last Thing does have a fun cover! Blackout is on my to-read list. Enjoy your new books!

  4. That's an amazing mailbox list! I found a few new titles to add to my Look For list. I hope you enjoy them all :)

  5. Wow, well done! You have some lovely reads there, hope you enjoyed ARRC.