Sunday, March 20, 2011

In My Mailbox #12

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren. Thank you Kristi!

This week I got the following books for review:

Mystical Circles by S.C. Skillman

Concerned that her sister Zoe has become involved with the charismatic leader of a dubious New Age spiritual group, Juliet sets off for the Cotswolds to investigate. Upon arrival she soon comes to realise how complex the people and events are which shape the life of this place, under the distinctly flawed leadership of Craig. As her investigations deepen, relationships in the community are forged and shattered, with dangerous consequences for Juliet.

(one for future giveaway)
Who shot the disk jockey while he was on air? No one saw the killer, but many heard the murder on the radio. Local police are mystified and ask Psychology professor and acoustics expert Pamela Barnes to assist them in investigating the crime. Can she determine who shot the deejay just by listening to the radio station’s audio recording of the killing? And how does this crime connect to the impending death of a wealthy carpet manufacturer hundreds of miles away? And the driven behavior of his conscientious son who hides a very important secret? Unknown to Pamela, another thread of this strange mystery is about to unravel. Will she be able to solve it before another victim is claimed? In FM FOR MURDER, the second in Patricia Rockwell's acoustic mystery series, we follow feisty amateur sleuth Pamela Barnes who doesn’t let academic duties prevent her from fighting crime. And Pamela fights crime with the tools she knows best—sound waves.

 The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush by Howard Blum

(ARC from Shelf Awareness)

It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been tamed and its fierce, independent and often violent larger-than-life figures – gun-toting wanderers, trappers, prospectors, Indian fighters, cowboys, and lawmen –are now victims of their own success. They are heroes who’ve outlived their usefulness.
But then gold is discovered in Alaska and the adjacent Canadian Klondike and a new frontier suddenly looms - an immense unexplored territory filled with frozen waterways, dark spruce forests, and towering mountains capped by glistening layers of snow and ice.....

.... At once a compelling true-life mystery and an unforgettable portrait of a time in America’s history when thousands were fired with a vision of riches so unimaginable as to be worth any price, The Floor of Heaven is also an exhilarating tribute to the courage and undaunted spirit of the men and women who helped shape America.

Bleeder, A Romantic Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy (Apocalypto 3) by L.K. Rigel


The third book in the Apocalypto series (includes Blue Amber)

Novel, 106K-plus words
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With a brood queen like that, a man could rule the world — but which man?

It’s been a hundred years since sea-level rise and global nuclear war wiped out most of humanity.

Mallory is a chalice, one of the world’s rare fertile females who contract with the kings of the Concord Cities to provide natural-born heirs.

It was supposed to be a pampered life, but now the King of Garrick wants to kill her.

Worse, the King of Allel wants to love her.

Worst, shapeshifters stole her baby’s soul!


Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy) by Ken Follet
The Piano Teacher: A Novel by Janice Y. K. Lee

I'm so excited about all the books I've gotten this week. Thank you so much to everyone who sent me a book this week!

So, what did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Great reads! Mystical Circles sounds especially interesting.
    My IMM

  2. Hey - just wanted to stop and say hi! I found your blog through the IMM meme - I'm a new follower :)


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