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June 13th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

As always, In My Mailbox is brought to you by the Story Siren.

This in addition to being a great library week was also a wonderful mail week.  I got…

From Hachette Book Group:

My Forbidden Desire by Carolyn Jewel


Description: 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.


One Scream Away from Kate Brady


Description: Killer Chevy Bankes is a master of disguise, and just paroled, he’s coming after the woman who sent him to jail, the beautiful antiques expert Beth Denison. A set of antique dolls brings Beth into his sight, and inspire Chevy’s disturbing crimes as he draws closer to Beth and her young daughter. Chevy sends the dolls to Beth one-by-one and she soon realizes that these antiques carry the same marks as his victims, signaling that the final piece in his collection will be for her.

Neil Sheridan gave up his FBI shield five years ago, but his best friend Rick, a cop, pulls him in as a consultant on a case involving a serial killer who is eerily similar to a murderer Neil encountered in the past. The investigation leads Neil to Beth’s doorstep, and he is certain she isn’t telling him the truth. Neil is the only one who can get through Beth’s defenses and, as they grow closer, discover the secrets that Beth is hiding about her fateful night with Chevy.

From Penguin Book Group:

City of Strangers by Ian Mackenzie


Description: Faith, family, and the weight of history intersect in this remarkable debut from a rising literary talent

A cold, gray Sunday dawns on New York City to find Paul Metzger trudging through the winter streets to visit his past. He goes first to see his estranged, decades-older half-brother; then his dying father, whose notorious early life still haunts his children; and finally the ex-wife he cannot help but continue to love. But a fourth encounter—violent, unexpected—sets in motion a chain of events that will forever change Paul’s life, as well as the family he’s struggled so long to understand.

The Promise of Lumby by Gail Fraser


Description: At Montis Inn, the success of Pam Walker’s on-location restaurant is leaving her overworked and frazzled. Meanwhile, Lumby’s only veterinarian, Dr. Ellen Campbell, has decided to sell her business, and the townsfolk are in full panic mode. Who could possibly replace her?

When animal doctor Tom Candor arrives in Lumby, he seems to be the answer to everyone’s prayers. But some residents are not so trusting of the shy, pensive vet, especially newspaper owner Dennis Beezer, who is determined to expose Tom’s hidden secrets. The repercussions lead to an unpredictable, over-the-top adventure, and a lesson the people of Lumby won’t soon forget…

From Pattie Garner:

The Black Parade by Pattie Garner


Description: I think at some time in our lives, we all struggle with why we are here. Or what our purpose will be in a troubled world – a fallen world. But now, I could see that in all my pain there was this healing, and his words gave meaning to my life again. He had been searching for purpose and had found me. And I, for the first time, had felt I was here for some cause. A reason maybe I wouldn’t understand tomorrow or until my time had ended. But I had found life again and a reason to live. There was no going back. Our lives were about to change. I could feel it. The knife and the cuts in my hands were only the beginning.

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10 Responses

  1. Rebecca

    Looks like you got some really good books this week. Enjoy.

  2. Fantastic Book Review

    Good Week! Happy Reading!

  3. Wrighty

    These all look really good! I have now added to my ever growing list, again. :) Enjoy!

  4. Jacqueline C.

    I’ve just got my review copy of My Forbidden Desire too. Here’s what I got

  5. drey

    wow! what a pile of books!!!!! i got my copy of my forbidden desire, too… & am almost done with it.. =P

  6. dsuzuki

    Thanks all!

    Drey-wow, it must be good then :)

  7. Callie (Handle Like Hendrix)

    Enjoy your books!

  8. Darcy (library lounge lizard)

    Great books…and a couple of “steamy” ones too! Enjoy

  9. the story siren

    fun book week! added a few to my list. hope you enjoy them all, happy reading!

  10. Belle

    What a lovely list of books! Sounds like you’ve got some very suspenseful reads, too. Happy reading!

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