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Mailbox Monday 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 got four books this week. I bought Kitty’s House of Horrors when I found it on the bookdepositroy.com for really cheap. I am excited to read the latest installment in this series. The last three were books I acquired through paperbackswap.com. Lots of good reads for me.
Hope you all have a great week! And Happy Reading 🙂
“Kitty’s House of Horrors” (Kitty Norville, Book 7) by Carrie Vaughn
First Sentence: “I knew if I stayed in this business long enough, I’d get an offer like this sooner or later.”
From Amazon.com: “Talk radio host and werewolf Kitty Norville has agreed to appear on TV’s first all-supernatural reality show. She’s expecting cheesy competitions and manufactured drama starring shapeshifters, vampires, and psychics. But what begins as a publicity stunt will turn into a fight for her life.
The cast members, including Kitty, arrive at the remote mountain lodge where the show is set. As soon as filming starts, violence erupts and Kitty suspects that the show is a cover for a nefarious plot. Then the cameras stop rolling, cast members start dying, and Kitty realizes she and her monster housemates are ironically the ultimate prize in a very different game. Stranded with no power, no phones, and no way to know who can be trusted, she must find a way to defeat the evil closing in . . . before it kills them all.”
“Got Fangs?” by Katie Maxwell
First Sentence: What do you want to do first-have your aura photographed, or see the witch and have her cast a spell?” a girl asked.
From Paperbackswap.com: “I used to think all I wanted was to have a normal life. You know, where I could be one of the crowd and blend in, so no one would know just how different I am. But now I’m stuck in the middle of Hungary with my mom, working for a traveling fair with psychics, magicians, and other really weird people, and somehow, blending in with this crowd doesn’t look so good.
Fortunately, there’s Benedikt. Yeah, he may be a vampire, but he has a motorcycle, he likes the mysterious horse I suddenly acquired, and best of all, he doesn’t think I’m the least bit freaky. So I’m supposed to redeem his soul – if his kisses are anything to go by, my new life may not be quite as bad as I imagined.”
“Taboo” by Jess Michaels
First Sentence: “The Earl of Blackhearth, Nathan Manning, had once considered the heat of a summer’s day in India to be stifiling.”
From Amazon.com: “Cassandra Willows has made a name for herself as one of London’s most sought-after seamstresses—and as the creator of intimate “toys” much beloved in the bed chambers of elite ladies and lords. But her success cannot soothe her guilt and pain over a most devastating betrayal.
Nathan Manning, Earl of Blackhearth, will never forgive the exquisite Cassandra for abandoning him without a word on the day they were to elope. Now he is back in London and hungry for revenge. Armed with scandalous, provocative memories, the handsome, vengeful nobleman blackmails his former lover into a most illicit affair…and reignites the raging fire that once consumed them both.
But by losing themselves in the throes of erotic ecstasy reborn, Nathan and Cassandra are courting gravest danger—vulnerable to a past that threatens to destroy their lives and passion still; at risk from dark, unspoken secrets that are shockingly, perilously…taboo.”
“Dreams of the Dead” by Thomas Randall
First Sentence: “Akane Murakami died for a boy she did not love.”
From Amazon.com: “Sixteen-year-old Kara Foster is an outsider in Japan, but is doing her best to fit at the private school where her father is teaching English for the year. Fortunately she’s befriended by Sakura, a fellow outsider struggling to make sense of her sister’s unsolved murder some months ago. No one seems to care about the beautiful girl who was so brutally murdered, and the other students go on as if nothing has happened. Unfortunately, the calm doesn’t last for long. Kara begins to have nightmares, and soon other students in the school turn up dead, viciously attacked by someone . . . or something. Is Sakura getting back at those she thinks are responsible for her sister’s death? Or has her dead sister come back to take revenge for herself? This first book in a frightening new trilogy will have teens glued the page and scared to go to sleep.”