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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 only got one book this week and that was Burning Up by Angela Knight, Nalini Singh, Virginia Kantra, and Meljean Brook. I got this from vvb32 reads as part of her serial Iron Duke Challenge.
I also got three more books from the library: A Samurai Never Fears Death, Princess of the Midnight Ball, and Labyrinth.
See more details on the books mentioned below. I hope you all have a great week reading!!!
Burning Up by Angela Knight, Nalini Singh, Virginia Kantra, and Meljean Brook
First sentence: “Her hose was shredded, Ria thought, staring uncomprehendingly at the bottoms of her feet. Where were her shoes?”
From Amazon.com: “Bring these four authors together and it’s sure to ignite a spark…
Angela Knight pairs a vampire warrior and his seductive captor in a battle against demonic predators.
Nalini Singh returns to the world of her Psy-Changeling series as a woman in lethal danger finds an unlikely protector-and lover.
Virginia Kantra continues the haunting tales of the Children of the Sea in her story of a wounded soldier rescued by an enigmatic young woman.
Meljean Brook launches a bold new steampunk series about a woman who strikes a provocative-and terrifying-bargain for freedom.”
A Samurai Never Fears Death (Samurai Mysteries, Book 5) by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler
First Sentence: “Even if Tayo has not been deep in meditation, his blindness would have kept him from noticing when someone took his samisen.”
From Amazon.com: “For Seikei, the adopted son of the famous samurai Judge Ooka with a knack for solving mysteries, a trip home to see his real family isn’t cause to celebrate. His brother has become mixed up with local criminals who use the family’s tea shop as a front for a smuggling operation. His sister, meanwhile, has fallen in love with an apprentice to a puppet master who stands accused of murder. Somehow, Seikei senses the two are connected. His loyalties divided between his new family and his old, Seikei must find the real killer before it is too late.
Set against the eerie backdrop of the old Japanese puppet theaters, where life-sized marionettes were controlled by black-cloaked men, Edgar Award-winners Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler render their most satisfying mystery to date.”
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
First Sentence: “Because he had once been human, the King Under Stone sometimes found himself plagued by human emotions.”
From Amazon.com: “Rose is one of twelve princesses forced to dance through the night in an underground palace. The key to breaking the spell lies in magic knitting needles, an invisibility cloak, and—of course—true love. Inspired by “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,”this novel is as captivating as it is fresh. Enchanted readers are sure to clamor for the new companion, Princess of Glass, also publishing this season.”
Labyrinth (Greywalker, Book 5) by Kat Richardson
First Sentence: “Maybe he should have been more worried about the ghost detector going off.”
From Amazon.com: “Harper Blaine was your average small-time P. I. until she died-for two minutes. Now she’s a Greywalker, walking the line between the living world and the paranormal realm. There are others who know about her new powers-others with powerful tools and evil intentions, and now that the man who “killed” her has been murdered, the police are also paying close attention. That means Harper has to watch her step while searching for the ghost of her “killer”-who could be a valuable clue in the puzzle of Harper’s past and her father’s death, as well as a key to figuring out who’s trying to manipulate her new powers and why. But with her growing powers pulling her into the Grey, Harper might not be able to come back out…”