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"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mailbox Monday

This is a traveling meme and for November we welcome back our original host Marcia from Mailbox Monday.  Readers get to gather and share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

I've only read one book this week so it was a good thing I didn't get many new ones. I seem to be reading the same paragraphs over and over... Do you ever have one of those weeks? Maybe I'll get a chance to make up for it! I hope you had lots of goodies waiting in your mailbox!

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
Bought at library book sale

Life in Marblehead has had a pleasant predictability, until Diesel arrives. Rumor has it that a collection of priceless ancient relics representing the Seven Deadly Sins have made their way to Boston’s North Shore. Partnered with pastry chef Lizzie Tucker, Diesel bullies and charms his way through historic Salem to track them down—and his criminal mastermind cousin Gerewulf Grimorie. The black-haired, black-hearted Wulf is on the hunt for the relic representing gluttony. Caught in a race against time, Diesel and Lizzie soon find out that more isn’t always better, as they battle Wulf and the first of the deadly sins. With delectable characters and non-stop thrills that have made Janet Evanovich a household name, Wicked Appetite will leave you hungry for more.

Darkness, My Old Friend by Lisa Unger
Won from Bookin' With Bingo

The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Lies and Fragile returns to The Hollows, delivering a thriller that explores matters of faith, memory, and sacrifice.

After giving up his post at the Hollows Police Department, Jones Cooper is at loose ends. He is having trouble facing a horrible event from his past and finding a second act. He’s in therapy. Then, on a brisk October morning, he has a visitor. Eloise Montgomery, the psychic who plays a key role in Fragile, comes to him with predictions about his future, some of them dire.

Michael Holt, a young man who grew up in The Hollows, has returned looking for answers about his mother, who went missing many years earlier. He has hired local PI Ray Muldune and psychic Eloise Montgomery to help him solve the mystery that has haunted him. What he finds might be his undoing.

Fifteen-year-old Willow Graves is exiled to The Hollows from Manhattan when six months earlier she moved to the quiet town with her novelist mother after a bitter divorce.  Willow is acting out, spending time with kids that bring out the worst in her. And when things get hard, she has a tendency to run away—a predilection that might lead her to dark places.

Set in The Hollows, the backdrop for Fragile, this is the riveting story of lives set on a collision course with devastating consequences. The result is Lisa Unger’s most compelling fiction to date.


  1. I had a slow week, too, but that's a good thing. Both of your books look good to me.

  2. Looks like a couple of good ones. Enjoy!

  3. My mailbox was empty but that's ok - you know there is no shortage of books around here! I "won" Lisa Unger's book too from LT but it never showed up. Publisher slipped up somewhere. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Both great ones! I still need your address to mail you the Godiva chocolate you won :) Not sure of you got my original email.
    stacybooks at yahoo


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