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7.24.2010

In My Mailbox Vlog! egad!








Books Mentioned in this VLOG (in order of how I had them stacked on the table):

Captured by MoonlightCaptured by Moonlight by Nancy Gideon

IN THIS DARK THRILLER FROM NANCY GIDEON’S SULTRY NEW SERIES, SEXY NEW ORLEANS COP CHARLOTTE CAISSIE GOES HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH THE LAST NEMESIS SHE EVER EXPECTED: HER SUPERNATURAL BOYFRIEND.THEIR LOVE IS JUST BEGINNING.Detective Charlotte Caissie is growing used to the secrets that come with loving the mysterious leader of a shape-shifter clan. But that doesn’t mean she has to like it. She’s avoided complications of the heart all her life, but when it comes to irresistible Max Savoie, she’ll force the truth out of him if she has to. HIS TIME IS ALMOST UP.Hunted by the deadly trackers his nefarious father warned him about, Max is transforming into a preternatural force he can’t explain and Cee Cee will never understand. He’s tempting the dangerous limits of their love, but it’s her curiosity that could get them both killed. WILL THEY EVER REALLY BE TOGETHER?

When Max discovers the enemy’s true target is someone far more vulnerable than he, he must do the unthinkable to save his own flesh and blood. But he can’t fight this battle alone, and Cee Cee faces the ultimate test of loyalty: the man she’d sacrifice everything for . . . or the laws she swore her life to protect.

Entwined Entwined by Elisabeth Naughton

ZANDER — The most feared of all the Eternal Guardians. It’s rumored he can’t be killed, and he always fights like he has nothing to lose. But as a descendant of the famed hero Achilles, he’s got to have a vulnerability… somewhere.

Forces of daemons are gathering and have broken through the barriers of the Underworld. Now more than ever the Eternal Guardians are needed to protect both their own realm and the humans’. Zander can’t afford to think about what might have been with the bewitching physician he once regarded as his soul mate. But with eternity stretching before him, he also can’t fathom spending his life without the one woman who makes him feel most alive. Perhaps he’s found his weakness, after all…


Eve of Samhain Eve of Samhain by Lisa Sanchez

As a college senior and server at Hanaford Park's hottest nightclub, twenty-one year old Ryann Pierce's plan was simple: work hard, make lots of money, and avoid the ass-grabbers at all costs. What she never planned for was Quinn Donegan... the living, breathing advertisement for sinful behavior that waltzed into her life. With an angelic face, a hard body and a butt-load of charm, Quinn had a way with the ladies...a lot of ladies. Cursed with a deadly, addictive touch, his trail of indiscretion blazed across five hundred years. Tired and jaded, Ryann is a shocking revelation Quinn didn't see coming. Filled with desire, yet unable to touch one another, Ryann and Quinn embark on a daunting journey, battling frustrating physical limitations while exploring their new love. In a race against the clock, Ryann learns she must plead for Quinn's life before...the Eve of Samhain. Determined to end her lover's suffering, not even the danger dogging her every move can keep her from her mission. 


Generation Dead: Passing StrangeGeneration Dead: Passing Strange by Daniel Waters


Karen DeSonne is used to pretending to be something she’s not.  All her life, she’s passed as a normal all-American teenager; with her friends, with her family, and at school.  Passing cost her the love of her life.  And now that Karen’s dead, she’s still passing – this time, as alive

Meanwhile, Karen’s dead friends have been fingered in a high-profile murder, causing a new round of anti-zombie regulations that have forced nearly all of Oakvale’s undead into hiding. Karen soon learns that the “murder” was a hoax, staged by Pete Martinsburg and his bioist zealots. Obtaining enough evidence to expose the fraud and prove her friends’ innocence means doing the unthinkable: betraying her love by becoming Pete’s girlfriend. Karen’s only hope is that the enemy never realizes who she really is – because the consequences would be even worse than death.

Immortal QuestImmortal Quest  by Alexandra MacKenzie


It’s London, England, and Detective Nick Wilson finds himself confronted by a burglar who insists that Nick is his best friend suffering from amnesia, and that he, the burglar, is a 500-year-old immortal mage. Logic and reason force Nick to believe that this is simply impossible. Complicating matters further is the burglar’s claim than an evil mage named Vere has just been released from limbo, and wants three objects of power that could destroy humankind.


Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo by Michael J. Martineck

In Chicago, a transit worker now knows enough about the Aryan Brotherhood to mark him for death.
In Abu Dhabi, a playboy experiences modern day slavery.
A New York advertising executive shares the memories of a blind railroad working living in China.
And in Washington, a neurologist now studying the phenomenon must fight back the mystic memories invading her mind.
In a world of individuals, sudden intimacy is not for everyone. Some like the openness, some will even kill to keep their secrets.

Cinkarion: The Heart of Fire (Chronicles of the Karionin) Cinkarion: The Heart of Fire (Chronicles of the Karionin) by J. A. Cullum


Tamar is a world inhabited by nine humanoid races, plagued by racial and religious hatreds, and steadily moving towards an epic war.

But war is not new to Cibata, the largest continent in the Southern Hemisphere, where only one human nation, Cassinga, survives when once there were three, and the Senangan Empire, ruled by the tiger folk, has vowed to see its destruction.

Saranith Kamrasi, a member of Senanga's royal family and an officer in its navy, is summoned by Cinkarion, one of eight living crystals. It brings her great power, but destroys her lifelong companion.

Yet the Wizard Nathan, also born a Kamrasi but abandoned by his parents for lack of weresight, defends Cassinga despite his tiger blood.

When the Wizard Elgan's apprentice is taken by the Senangans, Nathan and Elgan must turn to Jerevan Rayne, the man who hadn't wanted to be a wizard, and enter the heart of Senanga to rescue her, with the ultimate fate of Cassinga at stake.

Cinkarion is the second book of the Chronicles of the Karionin trilogy.
 
Avim's Oath (Okal Rel Saga) Avim's Oath (Okal Rel Saga) by Lynda Williams
 
The Queen is dead, and two princes, Amel and Erien, are pushed centre-stage and made to vie for power that neither brother wanted. Driven by vengeful princesses, most notably the beautiful and dangerous Alivda, the brothers must prove themselves, choosing between the lives they wanted and the roles that people demanded of them.



Being Jamie BakerBeing Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

An accident that should end in tragedy instead gives seventeen-year-old Jamie Baker a slew of uncontrollable superhuman abilities. To keep her secret safe Jamie socially exiles herself, earning the title of Rocklin High's resident ice queen. But during a supercharged encounter with star quarterback Ryan Miller she literally kisses anonymity goodbye. Now the annoyingly irresistible Ryan will stop at nothing to melt the heart of the ice queen and find out what makes her so special. Unfortunately, Ryan is not the only person on to her secret. Will Jamie learn to contain her unstable powers before being discovered by the media or turned into a government lab rat? More importantly, can she throw Ryan Miller off her trail before falling in love with him?

21 comments:

Book Lover said...

good job sowan is how you pronounce that stupid title but I know what you mean it's confusing. Definitely will look forward to more of your imm

ParaJunkee said...

So-wan - I'm sure that a lot of us "readers" have the pronunciation problem. You see it printed a million times, but never spoken aloud. So when you finally find a use for it in a sentence you sound like a deet.

Literary Cravings said...
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brandileigh2003 said...

You have some great reading in your future. Here’s what I got

Literary Cravings said...

Great Vlog, you should do it more often!!! Great books you have there, can't wait for your reviews. Being Jamie Baker sounds really good & Passing Strange, putting it on my tbr pile! Come check out what I got this week!!

www.literarycravings.com

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

awesome Vlog debut rachy! you're sooo cute LOL =)))

xoxo

Lu said...

Love the Vlog!

Kah Woei said...

Of the books you got, liked the sound of
Being Jamie Baker. A superhero story. LOL.

Glad to hear you're enjoying it.

Lisa said...

Awesome vlog post! You are adorable!

Sorry about the confusion with the correct pronunciation of my title. Samhain is pronounced "Sew" like sewing, or the word "so" and "en."
Hope that helps!

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

I was beaten to the pronunciation help! But I did want to say I love that you made a video! I like seeing what people look like when they are from blogs that I adore. ;)

Oh, and I totally agree with you about the weird way the webcam works!! I was using my husband's MacBook last week to try it out for my IMM and the camera is like, totally reversed from the way you think it'll go! Argh! Trying to get the covers into the shot was a nightmare and took a lot of retakes and editing. ;) Do another one though I will watch!!

Tina said...

You are a natural on the vlog...:D I got the Edge books as well...I was like what where did these come from...:D We'll have to compare thoughts!!!

The Book Vixen said...

I love your accent!!

Kris said...

Loved the vlog! I had made one a while back but my accent was so heavy I didn't want to post it LOL! You sounded good in yours!

Leann said...

Wow looks like A LOT of reading. Have fun. Oh an I gave you an award http://katiepea.blogspot.com/2010/07/saturday-what-is-happenings-today.html

Missie said...

PJ! Thanks for sharing on a vlog! So cool! Can you teach us how to do this on BB101?

Great new pile of books! Hope you enjoy!

Tynga said...

Great week girl! I like the vlog =) It's great to see what Parajunkee looks like ^^

Kathy Martin said...

What a great assortment of books. I hope you enjoy all of them. My mailboxes are at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

Elie said...

I agree with Tynga, it is fun to see what you look like. I am not sure which Passing Strange cover I like better, I didn't realize it was the same book until you pointed it out.

happy reading.

Emily said...

Nice job Rachel! I'm intrigued by the Edge titles as well- a couple of them are definitely intriguing. And as soon as I'm moved and settled, I'm catching up with Nancy Gideon's series too! Enjoy your books!

Chrizette said...

Loved the VLOG, Rachel. It is so much fun hearing the voice (and the accent for us from outside of the USA) from a fellow blogger. You did a great job - hope there will be more in future!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Some really great books here. This looks like it was a wonderful week for collecting books, so many. :)

If you would like to stop by and check out my Monday's Beginnings, please feel free. :)
http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2010/07/mondays-beginnings-48.html

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