Monday, May 30, 2011
Mailbox Monday: May edition
Mailbox Monday is on tour and for April it is being hosted at Mari Reads. Head over there to share your links, or to see what everyone else has posted about this week.
Here's what I got this month:
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her own Making by Catherynne Valente - This book was available for a free download for a weekend. I have heard however that the illustrations and cover etc make this a book that you want to own the physical copy of! I loved the last book I read by Valente and have heard really good things about this one!
Sealed with a Kiss by Mary Margret Daughtridge - I remember not being interested in this one when it came out because I didn't read contemporary romance but that is changing so this is a chance for me to try this one.
Baby, I'm Yours by Stephanie Bond - Free download for the same reason as I downloaded Mary Margret Daughtridge.
Whispers in the Sand by Barbara Erskine and Midnight on Julia Street by Ciji Ware - For review from the publisher. I didn't like the only Barbara Erskine book I have previously read all that much, but I think she is one that I should like, so I will give her another chance. I have quite liked the other Ciji Ware books I have liked.
The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley - This is one of my most anticipated releases for this year, and I have to say I wasn't disappointed with it at all! Such a fun read. Thanks again Susanna
Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick - Another of my most anticipated releases for this year!
Before Versailles by Karleen Koen - for a blog tour later in the year.
The Dead Girls Dance, Midnight Alley and Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine - I bought all of these for the author signing event that I went to earlier this month.
Exposed: Misbehaving with the Magnate and Wife for a Week by Kelly Hunter - Kelly Hunter is an Australian romance author who has been nominated for a RITA award this year. I thought it was time I gave her a try.
Sanctuary of Roses, A Whisper of Rosemary, Lavender Vows, Victoria Gardella - Vampire Slayer and The Shop of Shades and Secrets by Colleen Gleason - These are all available from Smashwords. The Gardella book is a short story introduction to the Gardella vampire series which I read I few years ago. Have to say, the covers on the first thee are gorgeous for self published books! I have no idea what the quality of these will be as I suspect they were early writing that is now being published.
City of Fallen Angels and Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - I have already read Clockwork Angel but I bought both of these books to get them signed at the author event I went to this week. I ended up deciding that I couldn't queue up for more than an hour to get the books signed!
Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore - I have read both of these before but couldn't pass up the chance to get signed copies when Kristin was in town this week.