Monday, December 21, 2009

Mailbox Monday - 12/21

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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 two books this week.  Another light week for books, which is good since I already have so many to read.

The first was Viscous Circle (Felix Castor, Book 2) by Mike Carey; acquired through I have heard wonderful things about the Felix Castor series and really look forward to reading it.

The second was "Explorer X-Alpha" by LM Preston; this one I got direct from the author to review.

Check out both books below. Hope you all have a great week! Happy Holidays to you all :-)

"Vicious Circle" (Felix Castor, Book 2) by Mike Carey

First Sentence: "The incense stick burned with an orange flame and smelled of Cannabis sativa."
From "Felix Castor has reluctantly returned to exorcism after a successful case convinces him that he really can do some good with his abilities---"good," of course, being a relative term when dealing with the undead. His friend Rafi is still possessed, the succubus Ajulutsikael (Juliet to her friends) still technically has a contract on him, and he's still dirt poor.
Doing some consulting for the local cops helps pay the bills, but Castor needs a big private job to really fill the hole in his bank account. That's what he needs. What he gets is a seemingly insignificant "missing ghost" case that inexorably drags him and his loved ones into the middle of a horrific plot to raise one of hell's fiercest demons.
When satanists, stolen spirits, sacrifice farms, and haunted churches all appear on the same police report, the name Felix Castor can't be too far behind..."

"Explorer X-Alpha" by LM Preston

First Sentence: "He ran his tongue against his teeth as the inside of hid lip burned and tingled with the sensation of pain."
From "For most kids, a trip to space camp is the trip of a lifetime for Aadi it was life altering. After receiving a camp immunization needed for travel to Mars, Aadi finds that the immunization is the catalyst of an insidious experiment. He realizes what is happening too late for a change of fate. The full experiment is set in motion when he and his co-pilot, Eirena, crash in a distant galaxy called Shrenas, where they change and realize the full extent of their power. This turn of events forces him to grow up quickly, accept his change, and to decide to save a world, or to do what he was trained to do dominate it. His power is coveted by the warring leaders of Shrenas, and he is forced to choose sides a decision that may prove just how much humanity he has left. "


  1. I haven't heard of either of these books, but I hope you enjoy them!

  2. Nice books, love the new background!
    My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  3. Alayne,
    Thanks! I thought it was about time I got rid of the boring black :-)
    I want to do something more customized later, but I haven't had time...