January 3, 2010

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year!! I hope 2010 is filled with love, joy, health, everything that makes you happy and many books and pleasurable reading hours :)

For me 2010 has begun as 2009 was all year through and ended: with receiving books in the mail!

Author: Kristan Higgins
Title: Too Good to Be True
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: February 2009
Bought (via The Bookdepository)

When Grace Emerson's ex-fiancé starts dating her younger sister, extreme measures are called for. To keep everyone from obsessing about her love life, Grace announces that she's seeing someone. Someone wonderful. Someone handsome. Someone completely made up. Who is this Mr. Right? Someone...exactly unlike her renegade neighbor, Callahan O'Shea. Well, someone with his looks, maybe. His hot body. His knife-sharp sense of humor. His smarts and big heart.

Whoa. No. Callahan O'Shea is not her perfect man! Not with his unsavory past. So why does Mr. Wrong feel so...right?

Author: Debra Mullins
Title: To Ruin the Duke
Series: I suspect this is a stand alone novel
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: June 2009
Won in a contest at Courtney Milan's Blog

All of London is abuzz with the shocking exploits of Thornton Matherton, Duke of Wyldehaven, a man as sinful and wild as his name. He plays fast and loose with money, drink, and women. Or does he? An impostor has tarnished Thorton's good name, and the real duke will not rest until he has proven his virtue.

Abandoned by her aristocratic father when she was a child, Miranda Fontaine despises the nobility. Despite her distrust, she visits the Duke of Wyldehaven on an urgent mission. Miranda will do whatever it takes to pin down the notorious duke even if it means seducing him herself.

Desperate to escape the web of deceit and clear his name, Thornton cannot bear the distraction of Miranda's supple skin and alluring eyes. Her beauty will be his undoing...and her bed will be the site of his most wicked ruin...

Author: Anna Campbell
Title: Captive of Sin
Series: Again I suspect this is a stand alone novel
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: November 2009
Won over at Leontine's Blog in her first FROM THE NETHERLANDS, WITH LOVE giveaway

He pledged his honor to keep her safe...
Returning home to Cornwall after unspeakable tragedy, Sir Gideon Trevithick comes upon a defiant beauty in danger, and vows to protect her whatever the cost. He's dismayed to discover that she's none other than Lady Charis Weston, England's wealthiest heiress-and that the only way to save her from the violent stepbrothers determined to steal her fortune is to wed her himself! Now Gideon must hide the dark secrets of his life from the bride he desires more with every heartbeat.

She promised to show him how to love - and desire - again...
Charis has heard all about Gideon, the dangerously handsome hero with the mysterious past. She's grateful for his help, but utterly unwilling to endure a marriage of convenience-especially to a man whose touch leaves her breathless. Desperate to drive him mad with passion, she would do anything to make Gideon lose control-and fall captive to irresistible, undeniable sin.

Author: Courtney Milan
Title: Proof By Seduction
Series: series TO BE NAMED, book 1
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: January 2010
Bought (via The Bookdepository)

Jenny Keeble has never let her humble upbringing stop her. She’s made her way in the world as a fortune teller, one who convinces her clients her predictions are correct by telling them what they most want to hear. Business is good… until she meets her match in the form of Gareth Carhart, the Marquess of Blakely, a scientist and sworn bachelor.
Broodingly handsome, Gareth is appalled to discover his cousin has fallen under the spell of "Madame Esmerelda," and he vows to prove her a fraud. But his unexpected attraction to the fiery enchantress defies logic. Jenny disrupts every facet of Gareth's calculated plan— until he can’t decide whether to ruin her or claim her for his own. Now, as they engage in a passionate battle of wills, two lonely souls must choose between everything they know . . . and the boundless possibilities of love.

Author: Sarah Mayberry
Title: Her Secret Fling
Series: Harlequin Blaze
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Category Paperback
Release date: January 2010
Bought (via The Bookdepository)

Jake Stevens—star reporter and celebrated literary genius—is a snake. How else to explain the way he turns Poppy Birmingham's hero worship into loathing with a single conversation? So what if she's got a lot to learn about journalism? Aren't they coworkers now? On the same team? Jake can take his attitude and…

Then during a job-related road trip, their relationship goes from antagonistic to hedonistic in no time flat. And suddenly Poppy can't think of anything more delicious than having a secret fling with Jake. But with all this intensity, can she really keep it no-strings-attached?

Author: Gena Showalter/Maggie Shayne/Susan Krinard
Title: Heart of Darkness (ANTHOLOGY)
Series: only know that the Gena Showalter story is part 6 of the LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD series
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: January 2010
Bought (via The Bookdespository)

The Darkest Angel by Gena Showalter/A Lords of the Underworld tale
An iron-willed demon assassin, the angel Lysander has never known lust - until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of Lucifer, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the pure-hearted Lysander into temptation..

Love Me to Death by Maggie Shayne
Twenty-two years ago four teenage boys were convicted of a young girl's murder. Now, in the form of a beautiful woman, the "victim" is seeking vengeance. And only one man dares to dig into the past to uncover its secrets. and set her free.

Lady of the Nile by Susan Krinard
Lady Tameri believes herself to be the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian princess, and Leo Erskine has set out to prove her wrong.never dreaming that the two of them are about to discover a prophecy that will bind them together forever.

I also received my order from Dorchester Publishing. They had a 70%-off sale in December and as I'm a sucker for bargains (who isn't?) I grabbed my chance to order some books for very little money.

Anne Marsh (The Hunt)
Christie Craig (Divorced, Desperate and Deceived - Divorced Desperate and Dating) *)
*I also ordered Divorced, Desperate and Delicious but because of a little mix-up it wasn't included in the package. After an email to DP's customer service I was told it will be sent to me soon!
Kate Angell (Strike Zone - Squeeze Play - Curveball - Sliding Home)

What books did you get in the last days of 2009 and first days of 2010?


Book Chick City said...

Proof by Seduction and Her Secret Fling look fun reads! hope you enjoy all your lovely books :)

Anonymous said...

Great list!

Kris said...

ooooo.Good books! I'll be posting mine in a bit at http://thecajunbooklady.blogspot.com/

inthehammockblog said...

I've heard so much about the Courtney Milan book! Can't wait to read your review!

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great books! Too Good to be True looks really interesting.

Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox-1-3-10.html

Have a good one!

Kathy Martin said...

The Kate Angell books were good reads. I'm a sucker for romances with professional athletes. Happy reading!

Alexia561 said...

I've brought home a few Gena Showalter books recently, but haven't read them yet. Enjoy!

Mandi said...

I really want to read Sarah Mayberry..nice load!

Leontine said...

Wow, you've got quite a few books in your MB and I also received Proof By Seduction. I actually found my virtual gift certificate code (win of kresley cole contest) yesterday which gave me 22 dollars to spend, I bought me 5 e-books with it *grin* Enjoy all your books, Erin from Dorchester really was excited about Christie Craig's books, have lots of fun reading all of them :)

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

I just bought Heart of Darkness for myself also not too long ago, can't wait to dig into it. Enjoy your new reads!

SusiSunshine said...

Got Proof by Seduction and Heart of Darkness this week too! Can't wait to hear what you think.

Nice to meet you!

My Photo
39, married to my real life romance hero, addicted to TV shows, reading romance novels and Twitter. I'm a chronic (e)book hoarder and my absolute favorite genres within romance fiction are contemporary romance and romantic suspense, but I don't shy away from historical, paranormal or erotic romance either. Even the occasional (urban) fantasy romance, futuristic and sci fi romance may make it to my Mount TBR. This is my corner of the world wide web where I let you know what books I'm hoarding, reading and reviewing.
View my complete profile

Search This Blog

Reviews by Author

Reviews by Rating

Fellow Bloggers

Powered by Blogger.

GR Reading Challenge

2011 Reading Challenge

Pearl has read 10 books toward her goal of 50 books.

On My TBR Shelf

  • Unforgivable - Laura Griffin
  • Snapped - Laura Griffin
  • Darkness at Dawn - Elizabeth Jennings
  • Sizzle and Burn - Alexis Grant
  • 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

Digital TBR Next

  • 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

Grab My Button!


Follow by Email


You're from...

The ROOB Posse

Leontine's Book Realm

Marissa's Romance Retreat

Realms On Our Bookshelves

Blog Archive