Sunday, October 14, 2012

In My Mailbox - 2 & Sunday Post - 1

In My Mailbox is a weekly post hosted by The Story Siren, where bloggers can share what books they got that week.

This is week 2 of my book blog.  I needed a much slower week of books coming in in order to give me a chance to read some of what came in last week (check out In My Mailbox 1).  However, I still couldn't pass up the opportunity to get a couple.


 Succubus Blues
By: Richelle Mead
Published: March 1, 2007 by Kensington
Source: Owned on Kindle (Purchased via Amazon for $1.00)
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Summary:
Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid.

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?

But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. Her immortal best friends haven't stopped teasing her about the time she shape-shifted into the Demon Goddess getup complete with whip and wings. And she can't have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy's life. At least there's her day job at a local bookstore--free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can't.

But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle's demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won't help because Georgina's about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny...



The Vampires Daughter (Of Light and Darkness #1)
By: Shayne Leighton
Published: June 26, 2012 by Decadent Publishing
Source: ARC on Netgalley
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Summary:
When one human stands before an army of impossible obstacles, the likelihood of overcoming them in this coming-of-age modern fairytale may result in war between light and darkness.

Abandoned as an infant in Prague, naive and strong-willed Charlotte Ruzikova was raised by one of the last Vampires left alive. As a human, she knows no other home than the one nestled deep in the woods of Eastern Europe, where Witches drew spells of enchantment, Phasers threw tea parties, and Elves are the closest in kin. Charlotte has lived her life in the dark with her Guardian, content to having him to herself and reveling in his attention, until she's realizes she wants more...

Resident medical doctor and Vampire, Valek Ruzik fears the day his ward would come of age and blossom into a fine woman, and he is forced to confront his own motives as time is of the essence once his past catches up to him, and their lives become endangered...

As genocide and war threatens their secret society, the dictator in power is ready to wipe out Valek's race, but Charlotte will not allow that to happen. Fighting for the only one she's ever loved and truly believed in, she will do whatever it takes to save their love...before the sun comes up and light takes over.


Pushing the Limits
By: Katie McGarry
Published:
Source: ARC via Netgalley
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Summary:
No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.







Sunday Post is a weekly post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  Book bloggers participate each week to share upcoming news, recap the past week, and showcase books we've received.

Since I've showcased the books I received above with In My Mailbox, below is my recap of last week and what's ahead with my blog this week.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Sunday: I participated in my very first In My Mailbox post.  Updated Fraterfest Goals.

Monday: Final Fraterfest update.

Tuesday: I participated in my very first Top 10 Tuesday post, in which I chose Fictional Crushes.

Wednesday: I participated in my second Waiting on Wednesday post, featuring The Indigo Spell.
I also joined The Army of Ten and completed 3 challenges earning the rank of Lieutenant. 

Thursday: Review Infamous (Chronicles of Nick #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (3.8 stars).

Saturday: Review Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (5 stars!!!) and Review Deadlocked by A.R. Wise (4.5 stars!)

WHAT'S AHEAD:

Tuesday: Top 10 Tuesday

Wednesday: Waiting On Wednesday...come back to see what I'm waiting on this week!

Thursday: Review 

I don't plan too much ahead because I do not want to be stuck to a strict schedule with my blog.  However, I am reading daily to catch up on all these great books I've received and still have on my night stand and hope to have 2 reviews to share this coming week!

What books did you receive last week?  Have book news to share?  Leave me a comment and a link!






29 comments:

  1. Great week for you! You definitely got a lot accomplished this week, and got some good books in. I'm so glad you loved Pushing the Limits. And I'm glad you got Succubus Blues too. I'm interested to start that one myself.

    Happy reading!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. I couldn't pass up a $1.00 deal on a book that's been on my TBR list for forever!! :)

      Pushing the Limits - definitely one my top favorite books of all time!

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  2. excellent week :) I love the Succubus series by Richelle Mead, hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my sunday post, Book Savvy Babe

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    1. I'm a big fan of Richelle Mead's YA books and have wanted to read her Succubus series for a long time. Who can pass up a $1 book?!

      Thanks for commenting!

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  3. O.o awesome book haul and delighted to have you linking to the The Sunday Post I love being able to see what I missed and glancing at the week ahead. You are doing awesome, now don't get burned out!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment!

      Don't anticipate a burn out, which is why I don't want to stick to some strict schedule. :)

      Thanks for taking the time to comment!!

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  4. Pushing the Limits seems like interesting. I'm gonna have to check that out. Feel free to stop by my blog and check mine out
    http://asoutherngirlsbookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/10/imm-in-my-mailbox-2.html

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    1. Thanks for commenting and following Monica!!

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  5. OMG I've been wanting to read "Pushing the Limits"!!! I just requested it on Netgalley!! Crossing my fingers I'll be accepted! :)

    Here's my IMM:
    http://romancebookie.blogspot.com/2012/10/imm-11.html

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    1. Have tissues handy when you read it!!!

      Thanks for commenting!

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  6. Pushing the Limits was so good! Looks like quite a few people got Succubus Blues this week.

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    1. Oh yes, I sooooo enjoyed Pushing the Limits. My review is HERE


      Thanks for commenting!

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  7. I have never read any of Richelle Meads's adult stuff, but I am a huge fan of hers, so I would like to try them!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for following. Followed you back!

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  8. New follower. Great haul. Richelle Mead is awesome. I love everything that Richelle Mead writes. Pushing the Limits was one of my favorite YA's this year.

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    1. Thank you so much for the follow!

      If interested my Pushing the Limits review is HERE


      Thanks for commenting!

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  9. Nice haul!
    I really liked Pushing the Limits. Hope you'll enjoy it, too!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog&happy reading!
    :)

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    1. I LOVED Pushing the Limits. My review is HERE


      Thanks for commenting and for the follow!!

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  10. I enjoyed Pushing the Limits too:)I keep seeing the Of Light and Darkness Series everywhere. Maybe it's a sign I need to give it a look-see:) And I think I may be one of the last people around who hasn't tried Richelle Mead's succubus books (but I enjoyed her VA books and her latest series!)

    Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post earlier!

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    1. I have yet to hear someone say they didn't like Pushing the Limits. That would surprise me big time!

      Thanks for commenting!

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  11. Thank you for stopping by my IMM and becoming a follower. I also followed you in return. Great books this week, I love the Georgina Kincaid series and have read them all except the last one. Can't wait to read your reviews.
    Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for the follow back and comment!

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  12. I've been meaning to read Pushing the Limits and Of Light and Darkness looks way cool. I liked reading your fictional crushes post even though I violently dislike most of the choices, lol. Thanks for stopping by our blog!

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    1. Violently dislike....that's pretty strong. Ha Ha To each their own (crush).

      Thanks for commenting!!

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  13. I loved the Georgina Kincaid series and Pushing the Limits was awesome (especially because usually I only read paranormal!!)

    Thanx for visiting my StS and Sunday Post!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. I'm like you, typically only read Paranormal type stuff, but I'm so glad I branched out with Pushing the Limits!!

      Thanks for commenting!

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  14. I wasn't totally wowed by Pushing the Limits like everyone else, but I hope you like it!

    Thanks for visiting my Weekly Recap post!

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