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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.
This week I got two books. Kind of a slow week, but I need those once in a while to catch up on the billions (okay really only hundreds) of other books I have around the house to read. The first book I got through the Amazon Vine program is “Wish” by Alexandra Bullen, it looks to be a cute read and will go towards my Debut Author Challenge.
The second book I got was “Bad to the Bone” by Jeri Smith-Ready. I have the first book in this series “Wicked Game” but have not read it yet. I found “Bad to the Bone” on clearance at Borders for a mer $1.99…so I had to get it. I figure if I read the first book and hate it…well then I can swap this one for a different book on paperbackswap.com.
So a couple fun books for me this week. Hope you all got great books and have a fun week of reading 🙂
Wish by Alexandra Bullen
First Sentence: “You must be Olivia.”
From Amazon.com: “For broken-hearted Olivia Larsen, nothing can change the fact that her twin sister, Violet, is gone… until a mysterious, beautiful gown arrives on her doorstep. The dress doesn’t just look magical; it is magical. It has the power to grant her one wish, and the only thing Olivia wants is her sister back.
With Violet again by her side, both girls get a second chance at life. And as the sisters soon discover, they have two more dresses-and two more wishes left. But magic can’t solve everything, and Olivia is forced to confront her ghosts to learn how to laugh, love, and live again.
In a breathtaking debut from Alexandra Bullen, WISH asks the question: If you could have anything, what would you wish for?”
Bad to the Bone (WVMP Radio Station, Book 2) by Jeri Smith-Ready
First Sentence: “The things I believe in can be counted on one hand-even if that hand were two-fifth occupied with, say, smoking a cigarette, or making a bunny for a shadow puppet show, or forming ‘devil horns’ at a heavy metal concert.”
From Amazon.com: “If you’re just joining us, welcome to radio station WVMP, “The Lifeblood of Rock’n’Roll.” Con-artist-turned-station-owner Ciara Griffin manages an on-air staff of off-the-wall DJs — including her new boyfriend Shane McAllister — who really sink their teeth into the music of their “Life Time” (the era in which they became vampires). It’s Ciara’s job to keep the undead rocking, the ratings rolling, and the fan base alive — without missing a beat.
For Halloween, WVMP is throwing a bash sure to raise the dead. They’ve got cool tunes, hot costumes, killer cocktails — what could go wrong? Well, for starters, a religious firebrand ranting against the evils of the occult preempts the station’s midnight broadcast. Then, when Ciara tracks down the illegal transmission, the broadcast tower is guarded by what appears to be…a canine vampire? And behind it all is a group of self-righteous radicals who think vampires suck (and are willing to stake their lives on it).
Now Ciara must protect the station while struggling with her own murky relationship issues, her best friend’s unlikely romance with a fledgling vampire, and the nature of her mysterious anti-holy powers. To make it to New Year’s in one piece, she’ll need to learn a few new tricks….”