Books Bought & Received - 8/9/09

I want to say thank you to everyone who stopped by and wished me happy birthday last week. Thank you!!! Your Awesome!!! The blogging community is such a wonderful place, full of great people and I'm so happy to have met all of you online.

Books Bought & Received:

The Cold Kiss of Death by Suzanne McLeod
Book 2, Series
I bought this book online at The Book Depository. I'm looking forward to the second installment this series.

Synopsis from author's website:

Genny Taylor works for
Making Magic Safe. But her own life is anything but safe!

‘The ghost grasped her shift and ripped it open. The three interlacing crescents carved red-raw and bleeding into her thin chest didn’t look any better than the last dozen times I’d seen them. The wounds weren’t lethal – they weren’t even recent; she’d been dead for at least a hundred and fifty years – but my gut still twisted with anger that someone would do that to a child.’

Being haunted by a ghost is the least of Genny’s problems: she’s also trying to deal with the witch neighbour who wants her evicted. Finn, her sort-of-Ex – and now her new boss – can’t quite decide whether he wants their relationship to be business or pleasure. And then there’s the queue of vamps inviting her to paint the town red; how long before they stop taking no for an answer?

Just when it seems things can’t get any worse a human friend is murdered using sidhe magic. Determined to hunt down the killer and needing help, she turns to one of London’s most capricious wylde fae and the seductive vampire Malik al-Khan.

But all too soon she realises she doesn’t know who she can trust – and now Genny’s the one being hunted, not just by the police, but by some of London’s most powerful and dangerous supernaturals.

Ghostland by Jory Strong
Book 1, Ghostland World
I bought this book at my local Borders. I've been wanted to read this book for awhile, well ever since kmont at Lurv à la Mode showcased this book.

Synopsis from author's website:

In a post-Apocalyptic world where supernaturals have emerged from hiding, wealthy humans delight in decadence while the religious gain power through temptation. For the masses, fear reigns from birth to death, and the afterlife holds beings that only the bravest can summon—or dare to desire…

Taken from her home and family, shamaness Aisling McConaughey has no choice except to enter the “ghostlands” in order to learn the fate of a wealthy man’s mistress. But there is always a price to pay for the use of her power. To save the woman’s life she must summon the Djinn prince Zurael en Caym—and yield to his savage, sensual rage.

Zurael fears nothing except being called and bound to a human’s will. He intends to kill Aisling after she’s served as bait to find an enemy in possession of an ancient tablet. But the more he tastes of her innocent spirit, the more he’ll use his fiery touch and seductive whispers to keep her hungry for his mercy—even as they weave an erotic spell that he cannot escape…

Powerful forces threaten both their worlds, leaving Aisling and Zurael with an unbearable choice. Follow their hearts…or stay true to their honor and risk losing an eternity of pleasure.

Queen of Song and Souls by C.L. Wilson
Book 4 of the Tairen Soul series
October 27, 2009
I received the galley pages from Dorchester Publishing for review. [insert fangirl squee!] The book gods were smiling down on me and decided to answer my prayers.

Synopsis from author's website:

The first deadly battles of the new Mage Wars have been fought, and victory has been won at a terrible price. As the toll of an unfulfilled matebond and the torment of war begins tips Rain towards madness, Ellysetta knows if she cannot find a way to defeat the darkness growing inside her and complete the truemate bond, Rain will die and she will become the prophesied monster Vadim Maur uses to destroy the Fey and enslave the World.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Book 1, Vampire Academy Series
I bought this book at my local Borders. My stepdaughter wants me to read these books, this is one of her favorite series. Yesterday she convinced me to check out the first book.

Synopsis from author's website:

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest and most dangerous vampires--the ones who never die.

The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir; she is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making her one of them.

After two years of illicit freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. Rose will continue her Dhampir education. Lissa will go back to being Queen of the elite Moroi social scene. And both girls will resume breaking hearts.

Fear made Lissa and Rose run away from St. Vladimir's--but their world is fraught with danger both inside and out of the Academy's iron gates. Here, the cutthroat ranks of the Moroi perform unspeakable rituals and their secretive nature and love of the night creates an enigmatic world full of social complexities. Rose and Lissa must navigate through this dangerous world, confront the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their guard down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever...


Tynga said...

Well your nice is right! VA is my favorite series. And books gets better and better as the series progess. 4th book is out at the end of the month!

Brooke Reviews said...

Ah, I need to pick up Ghostland. :) Great week!

Michelle Greathouse said...


I have Ghostland on my wish list. I can't wait to read your review. :)


Suzanne McLeod said...

Many thanks for buying my book, Donna I hope you enjoy it :-)

I love the cover on Ghostlands, very evocative, so I'll also be interested in your review.

MrsMixx said...

I really need to read Ghostland!

I bought The Cold Kiss Of Death 2 weeks ago but i keep pushing back reading it, because i know i'll want more, so i'm trying to make it last lol (weird huh?!)

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

I haven't been able to finish Ghostland yet. I found the sexual attraction forced so I'm not a fan of it :( I'll probably finish sometime but not soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi :)
Thanks for sharing.
Those are some great books.
I hadn't heard of Ghostland before but it definitely sounds intriguing.
I'll be awaiting your review.
Love and best wishes,

Mandi said...

I want Ghostland and Cold Kiss of Death!!! All of them look great! :)

Donna said...

Hey Tynga thanks for the input, my stepdaughter is just as enthused as you are about the series.

Hi Brook & Michelle G I've been wanting this book for awhile too.

Hi Suzanne you're welcome, I'll be diving into The Cold Kiss of Death soon. And I agree with you on Ghostland's cover, very alluring.

pattepoilue no, I don't think that is weird. I've done the same thing in the past. :)

Hey Jess thanks for the input, I really appreciate it.

Thanks for stopping by RKCharron! Glad I could point you to a new book.

I'm hoping they are all great reads Mandi. :D

Blodeuedd said...

Great week :D
I so wanna read Ghostland, and I do hear that the Mead books are great

Pearl said...

Yay for new books!!
Funny your going to review C.L. Wilson's newest book and I am starting this month with the first one, as part of my reading challenge. Have all three books since the day they were released but everytime I want to start them something gets in the way so I put LOTFL on my reading challenge list!

Happy reading!

ediFanoB said...

It is always nice to see which books other people buy and/or receive. Last week I got an amazon gift coupon from my colleagues and spent it for books.
My Amazon gift coupon and me.

Leontine said...

What a interesting books Donna and CL Wilson wow, that is gonna give you so much reading pleasure!!! Enjoy them all :D

Amy C said...

Lucky, lucky!! An ARC of Queen! I can't wait to read that one! I think that is my most anticipated book for the year :).

Donna said...

Hi Blodeuedd I've Ghostland on my radar for awhile and I'm actually quite surprised Borders had the book. I guess I just lucked out.

Hi Pearl, I'm real happy about getting an early of QUEEN! I hope you like Tairen Soul series as I much as I do.

Yes, ediFanoB I agree it is fun sharing our book stash. Especially if was a gift.

I can't wait to read QUEEN Leontine, I'm going to read it on a day that I have no one to disturb me. :)

Believe me Amy, I was soo surprised about getting QUEEN. I did a happy dance at work. Just a quick little jig. I then told tell everyone I work with about getting book. I work with all men, I got a couple of blank stares. LOL! But they were happy for me I think because I was so happy.

Christine said...

Ooo la la! Galley's of C.L. Wilson's Queen! Can't wait to read your thoughts.

Donna said...

Hey Christine I'm very, very happy about getting QUEEN. You couldn't slap the smile off my face. ;)

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

Yay you got Ghostland =) I can't wait to see what you think. My copy is so lonely waiting to be read, lol I'll get to to it soon.

Every other book = I WANT!


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