Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Some creepy books just in time for Halloween! It's Mailbox Monday hosted by The Printed Page and these are my goodies from last week. If you'd like to join in leave a link for the books you received in the mail.

Tall, Dark & Fangsom
Book 6 - Immortality Bites Series
by Michelle Rowen

Won at Bookin' With Bingo

A curse made Sarah Dearly a nightwalker, the most vicious vampire there is: the charm she wears to curb her deadly tendencies is losing it's juice: and a hunter from hell is turning up the heat. Gideon Chase will kill her loved ones if she doesn't obey his orders to break up with the master vampire Thierry and to turn Gideon immortal so he can escape eternal hellfire. But Sarah has growing feelings for Gideon, a bad boy with a vulnerable side. But is he for real? Will her dark side take over? Or can she cure herself of the curse and live happily ever after with Thierry...forever?

Dixie Divas
Book 1
- The Dixie Divas Mystery Series
by Virginia Brown

From LibraryThing Early Reviewer - due to a printer's error I received this earlier in the summer, but it was the wrong book in the right cover. This is the corrected version.

Middle-aged and divorced, Trinket Truevine moves home to live with her aging parents in genteel and historic Cherry Hill, Mississippi. The Dixie Divas, a rowdy group of local belles, embrace her like a long lost sister. Trinket and the Divas soon find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery surrounding the death of their pal Bitty's ex-husband, a philandering senator. Fun, fast-paced and very Southern.

The Cart Before the Corpse
Book 1 - A Merry Abbot Carriage Driving Mystery
by Carolyn McSparren

From LibraryThing Early Reviewer, a bonus book for the error with The Dixie Divas book.

Hiram Lackland is an internationally famous Southern carriage-horse trainer and a handsome widower who dies mysteriously after retiring to a farm outside Mossy Creek. His estranged daughter, Merry Abbot, also a horse trainer, arrives to solve the crime. Can Merry rein in the truth? What kind of horse play was her rakish dad involved in, and why would someone want to giddy-yup him into an early grave? (I did not make up those cute little quips!) :)

Vampire Academy
Book 1 - Vampire Academy Series
by Richelle Mead

Won from Literary Livewire

Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir who has a powerful blend of human and vampire blood. She is dedicated to protecting her best friend Lissa Dragomir, a Moroi princess and mortal vampire, from the Strigoi; the fiercest most dangerous vampires - the ones who never die. After two years of illicit freedom the girls are caught and taken back to St. Vladmir's Academy in the forest of Montana. Rose will continue her Dhampir education and Lissa will go back to being the queen of the elite Moroi social scene. But behind the iron gates their world is fraught with danger. The Moroi perform unspeakable rituals and carry dark secrets. Rose and Lissa must navigate through this dangerous world, confront the temptation of hidden romance and never let their guard down. The Strigoi are always waiting to make Lissa one of them forever...


  1. Great fall titles. Heres mine:

  2. I hope you chuckle over Dixie Divas as much as I did. That Cart before the Corpse looks good. I got Critters of Mossy Creek from the publisher. There must be a lot of books set there. Have a great week and happy reading.

  3. Dixie Divas looks like a good one! I hope you enjoy it.

  4. I think the book world has Vampires on the brain. I received a Vampire book too!

    The Dixie Divas looks like fun book.

    Happy Reading!

  5. I got Tall Dark & Fangsome this week too...and Vampire Academy is in my TBR pile!

  6. Vampires, vampires everywhere! Enjoy your books!

  7. Tall, Dark and Fangsome sounds cute. :) I'm seeing vampire books all over the place. . . didn't put it together with Halloween - LOL!

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  8. Looks like some good ones. Enjoy!

  9. Every time I see the Vampire Academy book I do a double take because the girl on the cover looks a little bit like Angelina Jolie to me.


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