December 27, 2009

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As it is the day after Christmas (here in the Netherlands we have 2 Christmas days) I've decided to also list my Christmas presents...One of which was a romance novel, gifted by my hubby, which I will list at the end of the post with the books. My jaw just dropped when I opened that present...actually it contained two books, but as I'm lacking in updating my wishlist and hubby really came to my blog and looked at my wishlist in order to buy me some books, he bought me a book that I'd already received but hadn't taken of the wishlist yet. But I was so surprised that he actually got me books that I don't care and it WAS my own fault for not keeping the list updated. He is, however, going to exchange the duplicate book for another one (I gave him a list this time...) tomorrow.

So back to the point...Below are the pictures of what I got for Christmas this year from hubby (the tea package was from my mother-in-law, even though we said no gifts, she still brought hubby and me something when the family came to our Christmas Brunch yesterday)

And now the books:


Author: Patricia Grasso
Title: Marrying the Marquis
Series: The Kazanov Series, book 7/Flambeau Sisters series, book 3
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: December 2009
Xmas gift from hubby!!!!
Daughter of a wealthy duke, Blaze Flambeau has no shortage of gentlemen vying for her hand in marriage-yet all she desires is her independence. She'd much rather devote her energies to caring for her prized thoroughbred than to the fortune hunters who knock down her door. But her father is ready to see her wed, so he makes her a bargain: she may participate in the racing season only if she gives each suitor a fighting chance at her heart.

One man, however, makes Blaze a far more scandalous proposition: her reputation or his bed! For Ross MacArthur, Marquis of Awe, knows something that could ruin her, and he will not hesitate to use it to win her. Blaze cannot let the Scottish rogue have his way-or her innocence-but never in her life has she been so tempted. Perhaps the Marquis's scheme doesn't pose such a dilemma after all...


Author: Susan Crandall
Title: Sleep No More
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: January 2010
Bought (via The Bookdepository)
The night was always Abby Whitman’s enemy. As a young girl she walked in her sleep, and one night, started a fire that scarred her sister for life and left Abby with unbearable guilt, and a loneliness that echoes within her

Now Abby has begun blacking out again—with apparently fatal results. A car accident has killed the son of a prominent family. Even though the evidence seems to exonerate her, Abby is plagued by doubts—and soon by mysterious threats. A young psychiatrist, Dr. Jason Coble, is intrigued by Abby and offers to help her explore the dark recesses in her mind. Through this terrifying journey, Jason’s interest turns to passion, and he yearns to give her the love she craves. But first, Abby must trust him—and shed light on secrets that will rock this Southern town and reveal a danger that threatens them both.

Author: Elisabeth Naughton
Title: Stolen Seduction
Series: Stolen Trilogy, book 3
Genre: Romantic Adventure
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: December 2009
Bought (via The Bookdepository)
The individual who collects all six statues and deciphers the code locked within will be awarded controlling interest in Roarke Resorts.

Hailey Roarke was never interested in her family’s fortune. That’s why she became a cop. But with her father and now her cousin dead, she’s suddenly on the wrong side of a police interrogation. The only way to clear her name is to solve the riddle before the real killer. Without getting killed herself.

Detective Shane Maxwell can’t deny the spark of lust he feels every time Hailey is near. But the woman is clearly hiding something. Trusting his gut—and the heat in her eyes—he joins her on an elaborate global treasure hunt staged by her late father. Caught between a sizzling seduction and a maniacal murderer, for Hailey and Shane the biggest reward of all will be making it out alive


Blodeuedd said...

Aww how sweet and clever of him :D

ErotRomReader (Janna) said...

Your husband is the sweetest! :)
Nice gifts and books! I'm gonna check out Sleep no more and I had my eyes already on Stolen Seduction. Can't wait to see what you think of them. Happy reading :)

Mandi said...

How cute!!

Hubs bought me some books too..I think it is cute when they do that :)

inthehammockblog said...

Great books! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas!!

Marissa said...

Great books! Hope you had a great christmas!

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

lol Sleep No More by Susan Crandall sounds kind of amazing. Must keep that novel in mind.
Awesome book finds this week! =D

Laughing Stars aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

Your hubby actually looked up your wish list on your blog? That man is a keeper!! :-) Happy reading.

Mine is here

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great books and other goodies!

Here's what I got:

Have a great New Year!

Donna [F.D. Ramblings] said...

Your hubby is good at getting you books for presents! Mine would be lost in the bookstore. ;)

Enjoy your new reads and gifts.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Nice haul! Enjoy the fun gifts and books!

Erotic Horizon said...

I agree Pearl - hang onto that man - I love your haul of books....

Happy season...


A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

It looks like you got a great pile of books! What a great guy you have! :) I have an award for you at My place

Smokinhotbooks said...

Mr. Pearl buys you romance books? He is a keeper.

My brother in law bought me romance books for my x-mas present, best gift he's given me in 5 years.

Patti said...

Your hubby is so sweet! Sounds like you had a nice Christmas!

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