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!"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mailbox Monday (on Tuesday)

Mailbox Monday at The Printed Page (this month at Library of Clean Reads) 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.

We had a busy weekend with my son's basketball game and a visit to my brother's over the weekend. It was fun to get away but I got even further behind here. I still had to share the awesome books I got! I hope you found lots of goodies in your mailbox and had an extra special Valentines Day!

Angel Fire by Courtney B. Moulton
Won from Bewitched Books

This debut, the first novel in a trilogy, is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action.

When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.

A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capa
ble of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once.

While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember.

Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
From author

In this deft historical novel, Madame Tussaud (1761-1850) escapes the pages of trivia quizzes to become a real person far more arresting than even her waxwork sculptures. Who among us knew, for instance, that she moved freely through the royal court of Louis XVI, only to become a prisoner of the Reign of Terror? Her head was shaven for guillotining, but she escaped execution, though she was forced to make death masks for prominent victims. Novelist Michelle Moran covers this breathtaking period without losing the thread of its subject's singular story.

Cold Wind by C. J. Box
From Penguin Sweepstakes

When Earl Alden is found dead, dangling from a wind turbine, it’s his wife, Missy, who is arrested. Unfortunately for Joe Pickett, Missy is his mother-in-law, a woman he dislikes heartily, and now he doesn’t know what to do – especially when the early signs point to her being as guilty as sin. But then things happen to make Joe wonder: Is Earl’s death what it appears to be? Is Missy being set up? He has the county DA and sheriff on one side, his wife on the other, his estranged friend Nate on a lethal mission of his own, and some powerful interests breathing down his neck. Whichever way this goes…it’s not going to be good.


  1. Ooh, Madame Tussaud - I've heard that's great! Enjoy your new books.

  2. I was a date late posting too!

    I read Angelfire a little while ago and enjoyed it...I hope you do too!

    Here is my Mailbox

  3. The Madame Tussaud book sounds intriguing enough to make me want to read it and non fiction books about her life. I hope you have a great week and happy reading.

  4. C.J. Box always gets good reviews although I've never read any of his books but I think there's one hanging around here somewhere. Let me know what you think of that one.
    Stay warm and toasty, Tootsie!

  5. Those should be some good ones. Enjoy!

  6. Can't wait for your thoughts on Madame Tussaud! Happy reading!

  7. I am hoping to win Madame Tussaud on some blog!


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