Monday, November 24, 2008

Mailbox Monday - November 24th

Whew! It is so good to be back online and I'm attempting to get back on my routine of things, especially special posts like this one, Mailbox Monday hosted by the PrintedPage. Of course, I'm missing a few things here and there, with the books that have arrived in the last couple weeks or so... A couple that I know of the top of my head are:

From - Stephen Lawhead's The Song of Albion Book #1 The Paradise War and Tracie Peterson's Kansas, a Barbour novella omnibus.

Also, the first book I received at home was Christmas Promises by LeAnn Weiss curtesy of Tracy McCarter of

Other than that... let me think... Oh, there was The Jesus Who Never Lived, that one is for a FWC (First Wild Card) tour coming up soon... Deeper Water by Robert Whitlow, for a tour... A Taste of Murder by Virginia Smith that Ginny sent me herself when I won it from a contest. There was also a few others that are here somewhere that I know I'm missing... *sigh* Oh, I bought Alaska Brides from Wal-Mart by Mary Connealy, Kathleen Y'Barbo, and Cathy Marie Hake, I was astonished it was a better price than for once!

I also bought My Heart is in the Lowlands by Liz Curtis Higgs when I was at the Lifeway at the Mall of Georgia at the book signing for Chris Coppernoll's A Beautiful Fall and Ginger Garrett's In The Shadow of Lions. Ginger did not get there until after I had to leave (I waited two hours!!! - until DH couldn't take any more, too much book talk he said... lol). There are probably others, but I'll stop there.

And now, specifically last week...

Oklahoma Brides: Sooner or Later/The Bounty Hunter and the Bride/A Wealth Beyond Riches (Heartsong Novella Collection)From Vickie McDonough herself, I received an autographed copy of Oklahoma Brides that I won from author Trish Perry's blog. It is a Barbour omnibus of three previously Heartsong Presents published romance novellas. I love Barbour books!

Zondervan sent a copy of Brandilyn Collins' Dark Pursuit, I love the cover of this one, simple, green, and dark.

And then, lastly for Monday, I received a copy of Assaulted by Joy by Stephen Simpson from Danielle Douglas, for a FWC tour.

Tuesday (my birthday):
For a FWC tour, I received Marketplace Memos, written by a father and son team David & Jonathan Shibley. This is definitely not a normal type book for me, but it looks useful to those which it applies. This one comes to me thanks to Robert Parrish of New Leaf Publishing Group.

Overdue, but none the less excited to receive via forwarded mail Enoch by Alton Gansky. I cannot help it, this one just looks cool. This comes to me thanks to LeAnn Hamby of Strang Communications. This is for a FWC tour taking place next Monday, November 24th, although I cannot promise to have read it in it's entirety by then.

From Whitaker House for two FWC tours, I received ARCs for Hannah Grace
(Daughters of Jacob Kane, book #1) by Sharlene MacLaren and Cursebreaker (The Order of the Scrolls Series) by Nancy Wentz. These both look fabulous! I first heard of Hannah Grace from Deena's A Peek at My Bookshelf and have been craving it ever since.

I also received a book that is very exciting to me! The Gates of Trevalyan by Jacquelyn Cook from BelleBooks. This is book two in a series, but I do not care, it looks fabulous, plus I am really exicted that I have found BelleBooks, a local Georgia publisher with mystery, urban fantasy, and romantic women's fiction. It is also my understanding that Jacquelyn has some titles published through Barbour Books.

Hah! If I was not happy enough, Miriam Parker from Hatchette Book Group USA decided to make my day with a box of goodies containing the following:
Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Conner by Brad Gooch, coming February 2009 from Little, Brown & Co.
Drood [about Charles Dickens life] by Dan Simmons, coming February 2009 from Little, Brown & Co. This book is huge!! A good 773 pages.
The Cradle by Patrick Somerville, coming March 2009 from Little, Brown & Co.
Be Strong & Curvaceous (All About Us #3) by Shelley Adina, coming January 2009 from FaithWorks
Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly, coming February 2009 from Grand Central Publishing
The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano, coming March 2009 from Grand Central Publishing
The Alexander Cipher by Will Adams, coming March 2009 from Grand Central Publishing
YAY for ARCs!!!!!

This morning I was surprised early, by UPS at noon. I had a package from a new friend over at Hatchette Book Group USA, a Jillian Jossem and did she have some treats for me!

The Beginner's Guide to Bears by Gillian Shields and Sebastien Braun, from Little, Brown & Co. Kids. Click here, to go back to Friday and read my review.
Toot & Puddle: I'll Be Home for Christmas by Holly Hobbie
, from Little, Brown & Co.
Night's Nice by Barbara and Ed Emberley from Little, Brown & Co. Click here, to go back to Friday and read my review of this FABULOUS Bedtime Book.
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X: The Greatest Superpower... Is the Power to Create by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge from Little, Brown & Co.
The Devouring by Simon Holt, from Little, Brown & Co.
These all look intriguing and the kids' books cute! I have already read the Bear book and love it. I'm eager to read the rest.

Then in the mail, I got The Mark of Salvation (The Scottish Crown Series, book #3) by Carol Umberger from Click the link on the right to go there...

11 comments and creative thoughts:

Bookish Ruth said...

You got a lot of fantastic books this week! I really want to read Drood.

Cathy said...

Lots of good reading ahead for you! I'd like to read Drood, too.

Lindsey said...

WOW! lol And my husband thinks I get a lot of books! :-)

I received and am currently reading Hannah Grace, too! As well as The Beginner's Guide to Bears, Night's Nice, and Toot and Puddle: I'll Be Home For Christmas. I LOVE the illustrations in Toot and Puddle!

My Mailbox Monday post is up too... I made it a whole literary update post, though. :-)

God bless!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I think you beat me. Happy reading!

Callista said...

That's a LOT of books. All those books and not one overlap with mine

Carol said...

You really had a great week! Enjoy all your new books! :)
Carol M

Alyce said...

You sure got a lot of books this week! I can't wait to read Galway Bay.

Memory said...

WOW, is that ever a lot of books! Happy reading!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

You had a wonderful week! I've got Hannah Grace and Marketplace Memos, both for WildCard tours.

:) Wendi

Anna said...

What a haul! I'm really interested in what you think of the Flannery O'Connor book.

Diary of an Eccentric

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by the 'mailbox' this week. Looks like another great week of book hoarding for you.

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