Welcome to In My Mailbox – March 27th edition. This weekly meme is hosted by The Story Siren, so if you want to join up – head over there, link your blog and wander from blog to blog find out what people are reading!
I have officially survived March break – Monday school starts up again! I really didn’t get much reading done – and I don’t think I managed to get any of my outstanding reviews written. I did receive 5 interesting books this week, however!
To start with, I got an e-book of a book that doesn’t have a cover yet! I feel like I’m on the cutting edge *grins*. Flat Out Love by Jessica Park sounds pretty interesting! I’m going to have a copy to give away during next weekend’s “Fool for Books” Giveaway Hop. Here’s the blurb:
Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it.
When Julie’s off-campus housing falls through, her mother’s old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side … and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.
And there’s that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That’s because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie’s suddenly lonesome soul.
To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that … well … doesn’t quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.
Next, I’m busy reading A Walk in the Snark by Rachel Thompson. It is the book that is going to be featured in the next Bestseller for a Day promotion. This is going to happen on April 6th. Be sure to join in the fun that day. You will be able to get a copy of this book on April 6th for 99 cents from Amazon as well as deals on other books and also be entered to win some prizes! It’s going to be a cool day, be sure to participate! For more details go to Bestseller 4 a Day.
I got one e-book that I need to read for a BLB eBook Tour coming to my blog on April 7th.
Mine by Jill Noelle sound pretty interesting also. Here’s the blurb:
In a decadent empire of the far distant future, Gabriella is chosen to serve as a sexual companion for the king. However, Brie has no intentions of joining the Select Few. In fact, she has another mission, entirely…one that is destined to alter the future of the kingdom’s poverty-stricken population.
Michel also serves the king. It’s his job to train Brie to suit the king’s sexual preferences. Trouble is, Michel wants Brie for his own.
The blurb from Goodreads is:
The bastard son of a nobleman, Julian Bellamy is now polished to perfection, enthralling the ton with wit and charm while clandestinely plotting to ruin the lords, ravish the ladies, and have the last laugh on a society that once spurned him. But after meeting Leo Chatwick, a decent man and founder of an elite gentlemen’s club, and Lily, Leo’s enchanting sister, Julian reconsiders his wild ways. And when Leo’s tragic murder demands that Julian hunt for justice, he vows to see the woman he secretly loves married to a man of her own class.
Lily, however, has a very different husband in mind. She’s loved Julian forever, adores the man beneath the rakish façade, and wants to savor the delicious attraction they share—as his wife. His insistence on marrying her off only reinforces her intent to prove that he is the only man for her. Obsessed with catching a killer, Julian sinks back to the gutters of his youth, forcing Lily to reach out with a sweet, reckless passion Julian can’t resist. Can her desire for a scoundrel save them both—or will dangerous secrets threaten more than their tender love?
Lastly, I won a copy of How Sweet it Is by Sophie Gunn from Kathy at I Am A Reader Not a Writer. Thank you so much Kathy! I’m really looking forward to reading this one! Here’s the blurb on Goodreads:
Single mom Lizzie Bea Carpenter learned long ago that no white knight was coming to save her. A hardworking waitress at the local diner, she’s raising her daughter to be like the independent women in her “Enemy Club”—high school rivals turned best friends, promising to always tell each other the whole truth and nothing but!
Yet part of Lizzie wishes she did have a man’s help, just for small stuff, like fixing up the house. Her fairy godmother must have been listening, because Dante “Tay” Giovanni soon appears. He’s sexy, kind, and offering assistance—no strings attached.
Slowly, steadily, Lizzie’s heart opens. But the grip of the past is fierce, and nothing in life is ever really free. Tay has his own tragedies to overcome, but if he can, he’ll fix more than Lizzie’s home. He’ll show her just how sweet it is to be loved by him.
Now…..I just have to find the time to read them all! What did you get in your mailbox this week?