Sunday, August 12, 2012

In My Mailbox {051}

Weekly Recap
REVIEW: The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer
REVIEW: Revived by Cat Patrick 
REVIEW: Blade Song by J.C. Daniels

  

Kept (Coveted #2) by Shawntelle Madison
For Review, From Netgalley & Ballantine Books
Fresh from defending her pack in battle, Natalya Stravinsky, a whip-smart werewolf with a lovable neurotic streak, wants a little rest and relaxation. Once an outcast, she’s now eager to rejoin the ranks of her New Jersey pack, and has even gotten a handle on her obsessive urge to hoard holiday ornaments. Yet Nat barely has time to revel in her progress before the next crisis comes howling at her door.

Nat’s father has suddenly gone missing, captured by the Russian werewolf mafia. And as Nat steps up to save her dad from a mob boss’s deadly game, two men step in to play another round for her heart: her gorgeous alpha ex-boyfriend, Thorn, and her new flame, the sweetly sensitive wizard Nick. With her life growing more harried by the minute, Nat must stay cool, calm, and collected . . . or else risk losing everything.
I have yet to read Coveted, but I really want to. It caught my eye when it came out and now this while give me the little push to finally read it. 


Katya's World by Jonathan L. Howard
For Review, From Strange Chemistry
The distant and unloved colony world of Russalka has no land, only the raging sea. No clear skies, only the endless storm clouds. Beneath the waves, the people live in pressurised environments and take what they need from the boundless ocean. It is a hard life, but it is theirs and they fought a war against Earth to protect it. But wars leave wounds that never quite heal, and secrets that never quite lie silent.

Katya Kuriakova doesn’t care much about ancient history like that, though. She is making her first submarine voyage as crew; the first nice, simple journey of what she expects to be a nice, simple career.

There is nothing nice and simple about the deep black waters of Russalka, however; soon she will encounter pirates and war criminals, see death and tragedy at first hand, and realise that her world’s future lies on the narrowest of knife edges. For in the crushing depths lies a sleeping monster, an abomination of unknown origin, and when it wakes, it will seek out and kill every single person on the planet.
Doesn't this one sound awesome? Pirates, war criminals and monsters, oh my. I've got a good feeling about this one, guys.


In a Fix by Linda Grimes
For Review, From Netgalley & Tor Books
The start of an original new urban fantasy series starring human chameleon Ciel Halligan

Snagging a marriage proposal for her client while on an all-expenses-paid vacation should be a simple job for Ciel Halligan, aura adaptor extraordinaire. A kind of human chameleon, she’s able to take on her clients’ appearances and slip seamlessly into their lives, solving any sticky problems they don’t want to deal with themselves. No fuss, no muss. Big paycheck.

This particular assignment is pretty enjoyable... that is, until Ciel’s island resort bungalow is blown to smithereens and her client’s about-to-be-fianc√© is snatched by modern-day Vikings. For some reason, Ciel begins to suspect that getting the ring is going to be a tad more difficult than originally anticipated.

Going from romance to rescue requires some serious gear-shifting, as well as a little backup. Her best friend, Billy, and Mark, the CIA agent she’s been crushing on for years—both skilled adaptors—step in to help, but their priority is, annoyingly, keeping her safe. Before long, Ciel is dedicating more energy to escaping their watchful eyes than she is to saving her client’s intended.

Suddenly, facing down a horde of Vikings feels like the least of her problems.
When I was sent the description for this one, I knew I just had to review it. Doesn't it sound awesome?



 Torn (Torn Trilogy #1) - Erica O'Rouke
Purchased
Everyone has secrets.
Even best friends.


Mo Fitzgerald knows about secrets. But when she witnesses her best friend's murder, she discovers Verity was hiding things she never could have guessed. To find the answers she needs and the vengeance she craves, Mo—quiet, ordinary, unmagical Mo—will have to enter a world of raw magic and shifting alliances. And she'll have to choose between two very different, equally dangerous guys—protective, duty-bound Colin and brash, mysterious Luc. One wants to save her, one wants to claim her. Which would you choose?
I've actually already read (and loved!) this, but I needed the first book to complete my collection. When I saw it on sale at amazon for $3 and some change, I swooped it up.



3 comments:

Becki @ TheFlutterbyRoom said...

It looks like you've got some brilliant books. Katya's World sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy reading them all.

Sandy said...

Looks like you had a good week. I'm not familiar with some of these, but I'll definitely be adding to my TBR list. I know this isn't from your mailbox this week, but Flight that you have marked as currently reading has a great cover.

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Bookish said...

Great books this week! I'm really looking forward to Katya's World as it sounds so good!

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