Monday, August 03, 2009

Day 240 - Book Arrivals

So sorry everyone, I meant to post this yesterday. I'm so very thankful for all the generous bloggers out there who are having these awesome giveaways! I feel so lucky =) Hope it stays with me!!


From Book Mooch/Paper Back Swap:

Dhampir :: Barb and J.C. Hendee
Book one in the Noble Dead series
The launch of a major new vampire series-set in a classic fantasy universe...
A con-artist who poses as a vampire slayer learns that she is, in fact, a true vampire slayer-a dhampir-whose actions have attracted the unwanted attention of a trio of powerful vampires seeking her blood.

From Contests/Giveaways & Misc:

Water Witch :: Deborah LeBlanc
(Received for review from Anna from FSB Associates)

Dunny knew from an early age what it meant to be an outsider. Her special abilities earned her many names, like freak and water witch. So she vowed to keep her powers a secret.
Now, though, her talents may be the only hope for two missing children. A young boy and girl have vanished, feared lost in the mysterious bayous of Louisiana. But they didn’t just disappear; they were taken. By something far more dangerous than the ghosts and spirits living in the swamp. Something with very special plans for the children—and for anyone who dares to interfere . . .

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Book five in the Harry Potter series

The book that took the world by storm....In his fifth year at Hogwart's, Harry faces challenges at every turn, from the dark threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be- Named and the unreliability of the government of the magical world to the rise of Ron Weasley as the keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch Team. Along the way he learns about the strength of his friends, the fierceness of his enemies, and the meaning of sacrifice.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Book six in the Harry Potter series

The war against Voldemort is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.
And yet...
As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate -- and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.
So it's the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort -- and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Book seven in the Harry Potter series
It all comes down to this - a final faceoff between good and evil. You plan to pull out all the stops, but every time you solve one mystery, three more evolve. Do you stay the course you started, despite your lack of progress? Do you detour and follow a new lead that may not help? Do youlisten to your instincts, or your friends?Lord Voldemort is preparing for battle and so must Harry. With Ron and Hermione at his side, he's trying to hunt down Voldemort's Horcruxes, escape danger at every turn, and find a way to defeat evil once and for all. How does it all end?

To Beguile A Beast :: Elizabeth Hoyt
Book three in the Legend of the Four Soldiers series
(Thank you Cinnamon from A Journey of Books)

Reclusive Sir Alistair Munroe has hidden in his castle ever since returning from the Colonies, scarred inside and out. But when a mysterious beauty arrives at his door, the passions he's kept suppressed for years begin to awaken.
Running from past mistakes has taken legendary beauty Helen Fitzwilliam from the luxury of the ton to a crumbling Scottish castle . . . and a job as a housekeeper. Yet Helen is determined to start a new life and she won't let dust-or a beast of a man-scare her away.
Beneath Helen's beautiful façade, Alistair finds a courageous and sensual woman. A woman who doesn't back away from his surliness-or his scars. But just as he begins to believe in true love, Helen's secret past threatens to tear them apart. Now both Beast and Beauty must fight for the one thing neither believed they could ever find-a happy ever after.

My Forbidden Desire :: Carolyn Jewel
(Thank you Bridget from Readaholic)

Alexandrine Marit is a witch in mortal danger. An evil mage craves the powerful, mysterious talisman that supplies her magic, and the only person who can keep her safe is a dark and dangerous fiend called Xia. With his fierce animosity toward witches, he's hardly the ideal bodyguard. Yet as days turn into nights, she can't deny the white-hot passion between them.
Xia hates witches. They enslave and mercilessly kill his kind. But he's been ordered to protect Alexandrine, who, to his surprise, has a spirit he admires and a body he longs to possess. With the mage and his henchmen closing in, Alexandrine and her protector must trust the passion that can unite them...or risk losing everything to the enemies who can destroy them both.

Wait Until Twilight :: Sang Pak
(Recieved for review from author)

A hauntingly strange and powerfully affecting debut novel that heralds the arrival of a unique and captivating literary voice, Sang Pak's Wait Until Twilight is a coming-of-age story that explores the complex darkness infecting a damaged psyche in a small Southern town.
Not long after his own mother's death, sixteen-year-old Samuel discovers a set of deformed triplets hidden behind closed doors in his sleepy Georgia community. The babies—whose shut-in mother believes they were immaculately conceived and whose menacing brother is a constant threat—take control of Samuel's every waking and sleeping thought. His only escape, he realizes, will be to save the monster children. But to do so, he must rein in his darkest impulses as he undergoes a profound transformation from motherless boy to self-defined man—because sometimes the most terrible monsters are those that live inside us all.

Dirty Sexy Knitting :: Christie Ridgway
Book three in the Malibu and Ewe trilogy
(Thank you Anna from Anna's Book Blog)

Malibu & Ewe's owner, Cassandra Riley, is about to turn thirty and wants to celebrate with her knitting club and her newfound half-sisters, Nikki and Juliet, in a big birthday extravaganza. But with Juliet on her honeymoon and Nikki with her fiancé, it seems everyone's paired up—except for Cassandra. Until a series of near-death accidents causes Cassandra to run straight into the arms of the one man she's avoided most.

Good Things Come in Threes :: Anya Bast, Jan Springer, Shiloh Walker
(Thank you Anna from
Anna's Book Blog)

In these hotter-than-ever tales of bedroom bliss, three adventurous women discover that two men are twice the erotic pleasure....
Tempted by Two
Not only did Miranda just learn that she's a half-blood fae, but she's also got two — two! — deliciously muscular mates. she'd better adjust to all the sexy attention before a vengeful goblin tries to get in on the threesome....
Edible Delights
Now that red-hot redhead Allie Masters makes her own line of deliciously sexy thongs, Max and nick — partners at erotic apparel distributor impulse — want exclusive rights to the edible intimates she designs...and to her luscious body.
To fulfill his wife Ashlyn's fantasies, kye invites his best friend Connor, a brawny irish stallion, into their bed. When a car accident changes all of their lives forever, Connor and Ashlyn find comfort in each other...until a hot, arousing night leads to much more than they ever imagined.

Once Upon a Nightmare :: Lee Moylan
(Received for review from author)

On the night of October thirteenth, the Hunter's Moon descended upon the quiet town of White Chapel. As Sara Bishop drifted off to sleep under its soft illumination, the full moon seemed to have brought with it something far more sinister than a warm glow.
At once, the nightmare started. But this wasn't any ordinary nightmare… This one seemed real ─ as if she could smell it, feel it, taste it. It was one of those dreams ─ one that awakened her witch-like sense ─ a harbinger of heartbreak and now, horror. Together with Rebecca Parker, the only other person who understood her gift, someone who had experienced her own strange senses, Sara hoped to come to terms with this ominous nightmare. But her closest friend and next door neighbor was no where to be found ─ not since the night of October thirteenth.
And so it begins. With little help from her skeptical husband or local police, Sara finds herself virtually alone as her grisly dreams crawl from the darkness to become a sick and twisted reality ─ a reality where she has become the ultimate desire of a sadistic serial killer.
As images of death, phantoms and shadows surround Sara, she needs to listen to the whispers in her mind, use her gift to unmask those around her, for one of them is the man from her nightmare. And he sees her when she's sleeping… He knows when she's awake.
When the next full moon descends upon White Chapel, he will reveal himself to her. And under its silvery glow, a new nightmare will be born. Will Sara Bishop have to experience death itself to stop this killer? Or will her nightmare never end?

Happy Reading Everyone!!


Anna said...

Dhampir is a good book. One of my favorite series. :)

Cheryl said...

Congrats. It looks like you hit the motherlode.

I am hosting several giveaways. Check on the right side for Current Contests

Booklogged said...

Wow! You really did win a lot of books this week. Awesome.

Tynga said...

Dhampir sounds good! can't wait to see your review!

Melissa said...

Lots of great books there. I love me some Harry Potter! I'm considering listening to the audio book of Deathly Hallows soon on my commute because I really wanted to pick it up after reading Half-Blood Prince recently.

Happy reading!

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

The Noble Dead Saga is one of my most favorite series, I hope you like Dhampir. After I read it, I went directly to the bookstore and bought the rest of the series at the time. One of my son's friends introduced me to these books.

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