December 6, 2009

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren

After two weeks of receiving 2 books, this week starts the flow of some orders I placed about a week and a half ago. Every end of the month (as soon as the paycheck comes in...) I place my monthly order of books that are on my release- and wishlist. With a 10 % off sale at The BookDepository I went a little crazy and in the past week I received one or more books every day...I really liked my mailman this week LOL

Author: Lacey Alexander
Title: What She Needs
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Erotica
Release date: November 2009
Bought at The Bookdepository

Welcome to the Hotel Erotique, where sex is the main amenity.

Mild-mannered Jenna Banks has never considered sex a recreational sport, preferring instead to share herself one-on-one with a man she respects and loves. Then a friend secretly enters her in a contest—and to Jenna’s dismay she wins. It’s a two-week stay at the notorious Hotel Erotique, where every sexual fantasy comes true—in room after room, with stranger after stranger.

Even more unnerving for Jenna is Brent Powers, her wildly sensual personal guide, who can’t wait to put his degree in sexual psychology to work—by tapping into Jenna’s unspoken fantasies, and by allowing her to surrender her inhibitions and discover her true sense of freedom. But with the slow and steady seduction of Jenna come feelings that neither of them expected. And now where the final fantasy takes them depends on how far Jenna and Brent are really willing to go.

Author: Cheyenne McCray
Title: Luke
Series: Armed & Dangerous Series, book 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: November 2009
Bought at The Bookdepository

After four years abroad, Trinity MacKenna has returned home to her family's ranch in southeastern Arizona. Everything in her life is going just the way she planned it—a home in London, a brilliant career, and she's practically engaged to a gorgeous English gentleman. But when Trinity meets Luke, the cowboy turns her perfect world upside down. Everything about him is virile and sexy, dark and dangerous—and definitely not part of Trinity's carefully arranged plans.

From the moment Luke Denver sees the sensual strawberry blond, he knows he's got to have her. Luke is intrigued by Trinity's combination of sophistication and innocence, boldness and shyness. Even when Trinity tells him she's taken, Luke doesn't let that stop him, because he's determined to make her matter the cost.

Author: Stephanie Tyler
Title: Hard to Hold
Series: Hold Trilogy, book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Military Romance
Release date: November 2009
Bought at The Bookdepository, I read an ARC of this book but of course had to have my own copy...

Cover blurb:

Maximum danger.
Maximum desire.
And holding on for dear life…

The Special Ops hero feared nothing -until he met a woman too hot to hold…

Lt. Jake Hansen has survived some of the riskiest missions known to man. But now the wounded Navy SEAL faces his toughest job yet: Smuggling Dr. Isabelle Markham out of Africa without triggering an international incident. Not easy to do when the gorgeous hostage happens to be a senator’s daughter —and about as easy to resist as an oasis in the desert…

If it weren’t for Jake, Isabelle would still be halfway across the world, where rebel forces left her for dead. The Special Ops warrior may have saved her life, but she doesn’t need him to protect her now. Tell that to the ruggedly handsome hunk in full battle fatigues who’s just been assigned Isabelle’s personal bodyguard. Close quarters aside, Isabelle won’t let Jake anywhere near her heart — until danger throws them together again…and nothing in the jungles of wildest Africa could prepare them for a passion this wild. This crazy. This hot….

Author: Susan Donovan
Title: Ain't Too Proud to Beg
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: November 2009
Bought at The Bookdepository

Josie Sheehan collects failed relationships the way some women collect designer handbags. Now, at thirty-five, she has exactly one male in her life: her Labradoodle, Genghis. In fact Josie, along with the three very single women in her dog-walking group, has recently sworn off men, resigning herself to long walks in the park with her devoted, four-legged friend.

All bets are off, however, when she meets Rick Rousseau, a pet-company CEO who is smart, sexy, and, best of all, head-over-heels for Josie. Even Genghis, an excellent judge of character, seems to know that Rick is the real deal. But just when Josie starts to think that she has found something more enduring than puppy love, she discovers that Rick has a complicated past - and a secret that could put the woman he loves in serious danger...

Author: Kristan Higgins
Title: Catch of the Day
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: 2007
Bought at The Bookdepository

Sparks will fly, but this catch of the day could be the dish of a lifetime!
First Date a la Maggie

Take one lovelorn diner owner (me)
A generous helping of nosy local gossips
A dollop of envy at married sister's perfect life
A splash of divine intervention (my matchmaking priest)
Combine ingredients and add one strong-but-silent lobsterman with a hidden heart of gold.

Author: Nalini Singh
Title: Blaze of Memory
Series: Psy/Changeling Series, book 7
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: November 2009
Bought at The Bookdepository

Dev Santos discovers her unconscious and battered, with no memory of who she is. All she knows is that she’s dangerous. Charged with protecting his people’s most vulnerable secrets, Dev is duty-bound to eliminate all threats. It’s a task he’s never hesitated to complete…until he finds himself drawn to a woman who might yet prove the enemy’s most insidious weapon.

Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor, and programmed to carry out cold-blooded murder, Katya Haas is fighting desperately for her sanity itself. Her only hope is Dev. But how can she expect to gain the trust of a man who could very well be her next target? For in this game, one must die…

Author: Shayla Black
Title: Possess Me at Midnight
Series: Doomsday Brethren, book 3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: November 2009
Bought at The Bookdepository

As a mysterious dark cloud drains the life of her beloved brother, Doomsday Brethren leader Bram, Sabelle Rion can think of little else. Still, every time she meets Ice Rykard’s intense green gaze, her body aches with need for the sexy warrior. Their attraction is explosive, incredible—and forbidden. As dangerous as he is unpredictable, Ice is her brother’s sworn enemy. But as Bram weakens, a more sinister force is gaining power.

Evil Mathias and his ruthless Anarki army are on a bloodthirsty hunt for the Doomsday Diary. Sabelle must guard the potent book with her life—and Ice vows to protect the beautiful witch with his. Duty demands that Sabelle deny her lover’s fiery call of possession and mate with a man who can sway the magical Council against the impending rebellion. With the fate of magickind hanging in the balance, will she forsake the burning desires she can’t ignore or turn her back on her people for the courageous man she can’t resist?

Author: Kathryn Smith
Title: Dark Side of Dawn
Series: The Nightmare Chronicles, book 2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: December 2009
Bought at The Bookdepository

Life can be a Nightmare – literally...

Dawn Riley saved herself and her boyfriend Noah from a Night Terror bent on crossing over into the real world. You'd think she would be safe now, but now there's a price to be paid. The Nightmare Council claims she's broken their laws and is threatening to have her 'unmade' And as if that's not bad enough, there's a real world villain whom Dawn needs to find before he finds her. At this point the best Dawn can hope for is not to die in her sleep.


SusiSunshine said...

Wow, that's a great loot! I have a few on my wishlist! Enjoy your books hon!

Marissa said...

Great loot! I have received some of your books as well LOL... Enjoy your new reads!

Sophia (FV) said...

Score! You've got some good ones there. Enjoy!

Kathy Martin said...

Great books! They all look amazing! I want to read all of them but I'm trying to show some restraint until the TBR pile is under 400. (But I can still add some to my wishlist, right?)
Happy reading!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Great mailbox! The Higgins cover is so cute!

Unknown said...

What a great haul! Lots of lovely books to read - have fun! :)

Janna said...

That are some great books! I like the cowboy novels of Cheyenne McCray and I'm curious about this one. The Stephanie Tyler is on my TBR pile, I think I will save it for your Contemporary challenge now ;)
Enjoy your books, hon!

Patti (@TheLoveJunkee) said...

Great mailbox! I haven't read anything by Cheyenne McCray but they have a couple of her stuff at my local used bookstore - have you read anything else by her? Also lovin' the Kristin Higgins cover - that book's on my want list. Justs bought Ain't Too Proud to Beg but haven't read yet - looking forward to your thoughts.

Mad said...

Lacey Alexander's books...I've tried to read them but come away feeling she's just having sexsexsexsexsex without a real story. Nothing against the sex scenes but I like a plot to go along with my sex'ing so I haven't completely read a full book by her.

Milka said...

Wow, you got a lot this week. :)
The book by Kristan Higgins sounds great! I will add it to my TBR pile. :)

Maija said...

You're not the only one! :) I also went a little crazy while ordering from Book Depository. That 10 % off sale meant a couple of extra books... ;) I'm waiting for my order, it should arrive within a couple of days.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Catch Of The Day looks good!

Donna said...

Wonderful loot this week! I'm drooling over Singh, Smith and Black's books. They all look so good.

Enjoy your new reads!

Alexia561 said...

You received one or more books every day? Bet your mailman wasn't happy having to deliver all those books! *L*

Looks like some great titles. Enjoy!

Mandi said...

Nice load Pearl!! I still need Blaze of Memory and I read a review of a Lacey Alexander book at Stacy's that looks good.

Leontine said...

Wow, Pearl, you've had a very good MB week. I so dig the cover of Kathryn Smith's DARK SIDE OF DAWN ;D

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  • Darkness at Dawn - Elizabeth Jennings
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  • No Mercy - Lori Armstrong
  • Animal Magnetism - Jill Shalvis
  • Crazy for Love - Victoria Dahl
  • Kink - Saskia Walker/Sasha White
  • So Sensitive - Anne Rainey
  • Dark Taste of Rapture - Gena Showalter
  • The Darkest Secret - Gena Showalter
  • Vampire in Atlantis - Alyssa Day
  • Vampire Dragon - Annette Blair
  • Captive Spirit - Anna Windsor
  • Chosen by Blood - Virna DePaul
  • Rebel - Zoe Archer
  • Stranger - Zoe Archer
  • A Taste of Desire - Beverley Kendall
  • Mistress by Midnight - Maggie Robinson
  • To Desire a Devil - Elizabeth Hoyt
  • To Tame a Dangerous Lord - Nicole Jordan

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  • Driven - Jayne Rylon (reread)
  • Shifting Gears - Jayne Rylon
  • Beg Me - Shiloh Walker
  • Tempt Me - Shiloh Walker
  • Jazz Baby - Lorelie Brown
  • Playboy Prankster - Pamela Britton
  • Just Like That - Erin Nicholas
  • Sweet Inspiration - Penny Watson
  • Breathe - Donna Alward
  • My Gigolo - Molly Burkhart
  • Scent of Persuason - Nikki Duncan

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