The Printed Page and now a traveling meme) is at At Home With Books this month and is the gathering place for readers to 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 hope your holidays were very happy! I didn't get a single book but I didn't need any. (I didn't say I didn't want any though!) I've got plenty now plus the (small) pile from the library and all the free ebooks that keep teasing me. And now that the cold weather and snow have finally hit maybe I'll cozy up and get more of them read. I do need to take down the tree, put away the decorations and lots of other stuff but that's just not any fun. I hope you are enjoying your new goodies!
Won from Bites
Han Alister thought he
had already lost everyone he loved. But when he finds his friend Rebecca
Morley near death in the Spirit Mountains, Han knows that nothing
matters more than saving her. The costs of his efforts are steep, but
nothing can prepare him for what he soon discovers: the beautiful,
mysterious girl he knew as Rebecca is none other than Raisa
ana’Marianna, heir to the Queendom of the Fells. Han is hurt and
betrayed. He knows he has no future with a blueblood. And, as far as
he’s concerned, the princess’s family killed his own mother and sister.
But if Han is to fulfill his end of an old bargain, he must do
everything in his power to see Raisa crowned queen. Meanwhile, some
people will stop at nothing to prevent Raisa from ascending. With each
attempt on her life, she wonders how long it will be before her enemies
succeed. Her heart tells her that the thief-turned-wizard Han Alister
can be trusted. She wants to believe it—he’s saved her life more than
once. But with danger coming at her from every direction, Raisa can only
rely on her wits and her iron-hard will to survive—and even that might
not be enough.The Gray Wolf Throne is an epic tale of fierce loyalty,
unbearable sacrifice, and the heartless hand of fate.
The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister by Nonna Bannister (ebook)
Free from Barnes & Noble
Nonna Bannister carried a
secret almost to her Tennessee grave: the diaries she kept as a young
girl experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust while learning compassion
and love for her fellow human beings. Nonna's writings tell the
remarkable tale of how a Russian girl, born into a family that had known
wealth and privileges, was exposed to the concentration camps and
learned the value of human life and the importance of forgiveness.
Hereafter by Tara Hudson (ebook)
Bought on sale from B&N
Can there truly be love after death?
in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows
for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life—or
her actual death—she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of
this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in
her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.
and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange
circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held
her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond
hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing
everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag
Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.
Thrilling and evocative, with moments of pure pleasure, Hereafter is a sensation you won't want to miss.
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (ebook)
Bought on sale from B&N
In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel
blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and
faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to
her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.
visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a
new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be
the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into
place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy,
Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.
As Clara tries
to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters
unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between
honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her
vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.
Succubus Blues from Richelle Mead (audio)
Free from Audible.com
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:
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...
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