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In My Mailbox April 10, 2010

April 10th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

In My Mailbox is brought to you by The Story Siren.  I haven’t done a post in awhile so here is what I got recently:


The Fire Lord’s Lover by Kathryne Kennedy

Description from Fighting for control of a kingdom that is split into seven domains, Elven warlords use their human slaves to breed an endless supply of soldiers for their armies. Dominic Raikes, the half-blood son of the Elven Lord himself is one such warrior. Betrothed to Lady Cassandra, who has been raised in a convent to keep her pure, he little suspects that she’s been secretly trained as an assassin to murder his father…and him. Dominic and Cassandra soon discover that each one is not what they seem, but the price of trust may be their very lives, and the destruction of the magical realm each is desperately trying to save…


Epitaph Road by David Patneaude

Description from 2097 is a transformed world. Thirty years earlier, a mysterious plague wiped out 97 percent of the male population, devastating every world system from governments to sports teams, and causing both universal and unimaginable grief. In the face of such massive despair, women were forced to take over control of the planet–and in doing so they eliminated all of Earth’s most pressing issues. Poverty, crime, warfare, hunger . . . all gone.

But there’s a price to pay for this new “utopia,” which fourteen-year-old Kellen is all too familiar with. Every day, he deals with life as part of a tiny minority that is purposefully kept subservient and small in numbers. His career choices and relationship options are severely limited and controlled. He also lives under the threat of scattered recurrences of the plague, which seem to pop up wherever small pockets of men begin to regroup and grow in numbers.

And then one day, his mother’s boss, an iconic political figure, shows up at his home. Kellen overhears something he shouldn’t–another outbreak seems to be headed for Afterlight, the rural community where his father and a small group of men live separately from the female-dominated society. Along with a few other suspicious events, like the mysterious disappearances of Kellen’s progressive teacher and his Aunt Paige, Kellen is starting to wonder whether the plague recurrences are even accidental. No matter what the truth is, Kellen cares only about one thing–he has to save his father.


The Vera Wright Trilogy: My Father’s Moon / Cabin Fever / The Georges’ Wife by Elizabeth Jolley

Description from Set in 1940s wartime England, the trilogy follows young Vera, who leaves her cultivated Midlands home to become a nurse in a military hospital and is catapulted into adulthood through unorthodox love entanglements with both men and women, two illegitimate children, and finally emigration to Australia, where, from her new vantage point—now a doctor and writer—she looks back on her life’s journey. Combining the beauty of Virginia Woolf with the spare, heartbreaking insightfulness of Jean Rhys, the trilogy is both a literary tour de force and an accessible, universal portrait of a woman in search of sustaining love.

From NetGalley:


Her Vampire Husband by Michele Hauf

Description from An arranged marriage between a werewolf and a vampire.

There will be blood.

She may resist his bite, but she can’t resist his charms…

Werewolf princess Blu Masterson won’t allow her seductive vampire husband to consummate their marriage with his bite, marking her forever. Alone in a secluded estate with her sworn enemy, Blu curses the marriage arranged to bring their rival nations together, especially since Creed Saint-Pierre calls out to her most feral desires.

When Blu uncovers her pack’s secret plot to destroy the vampire nation—and Creed—she is forced to confront her growing feelings for her sexy undead husband. Will she choose the only life she’s ever known or accept his vampire bite?


The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter

Description from For weeks, Aeron, once an immortal warrior of the gods, has sensed a disturbing presence. A presence about to make herself known. Olivia is an angel–a demon-assassin–and rather than destroy him as ordered, she chooses to save him. The price, however, is high. Her wings are cruelly removed, and her immortality stripped. But for Aeron, who has always despised weakness, trusting–and loving–Olivia will mean ruin.


Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

Description from I’m Trella. I’m a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I’ve got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? Not like it’s all that dangerous – the only neck I risk is my own. Until I accidently start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution. I should have just said no…

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13 Responses

  1. A.J.

    Ooo I really want to read Epitaph Road! :D

  2. GABY

    Enjoy your reading. I’m like dying to read The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter and Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

  3. Manda

    I started reading Inside Out this week and so far it’s great. Hope you enjoy it and the others you got!

  4. Chasity @ LLL in the 808

    Her Vampire Husband and The Darkest Passion- I am seriously drooling over these!!=)

    As for your current read- Ive only been hearing great things about that one so I hope you enjoy!

  5. Chrissie

    I’ve just finished reading Her Vampire Husband and I really enjoyed it! Hope you enjoy all your books :)

  6. Kathy

    Wow! The Fire Lord’s Lover looks and sounds amazing. I’ll have to add it to my collection. I hope you enjoy all your new books. Happy reading!

  7. Alayne

    Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  8. Freda

    Some fantastic books there!

  9. Michelle

    I’m interested to hear what you think of Epithaph Road. I’ve read it (though have not yet reviewed it) but don’t want to taint your opinion of it by commenting on my feelings either way here :)

    I’ve got Inside Out on my ereader, I’m hoping to get to it in the coming month.

  10. dsuzuki

    Thanks everyone!
    Chasity-I just finished Before I Fall and it was great!
    Michelle-I am debating if I want to read Epitaph Road next or Inside Out next. Decisions…decisions.

  11. zia

    Epitaph Road Looks great! I just finished Inside Out and really enjoyed it. Happy reading!

  12. Serena

    Looks like you got some great books. Happy reading.

  13. Anna

    Enjoy your new books!

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