Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mailbox Monday - 5/3

Mailbox Monday can be found at: The Printed Page

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 four book this week.  The first was from and is the first book in a series I am interested in reading: "Magic Lost, Trouble Found" by Lisa Shearin.  I am hoping that this will be a fun series.

The remaining three books were through the Amazon Vine program.  I got "Red Hot Fury" a debut novel by Kasey MacKenzie, "The Bumper Book of Nature" by Stephen Moss, and Discover Ireland (Lonely Planet).  A wide variety of books there!

See below for more information on the individual books.  Hope you all have a happy Monday and a great week reading.

Magic Lost, Trouble Found (Raine Benares, Book 1) by Lisa Shearin
Magic Lost, Trouble Found (Raine Benares, Book 1)  
First Sentence: "Sorcerers weren't normal, sorcery wasn't natural, and Quentin Rand didn't like either one.
"Raine Benares is a Sorceress Seeker of average ability until she comes into possession of an amulet that amplifies her powers-and her enemies."

Red Hot Fury (A Shades of Fury Novel) by Kasey MacKenzie
Red Hot Fury  
First Sentence: "Something seemed fishy about the corpse stretched out on the sand, and it wasn't the heavy odor of Boston Harbor hanging in the predawn air."
"Hell hath nothing worse than a Fury scorned...

As a Fury, Marissa Holloway belongs to an Arcane race that has avenged wrongdoing since time immemorial. As Boston's Chief Magical Investigator for the past five years, she's doing what she was born to: solving supernatural crimes.

It's far from business as usual when the body of one of Riss's sister Furies washes up in Boston harbor. Riss discovers that the corpse's identity has been magically altered, but as soon as she reports her findings, she's immediately--and inexplicably--suspended from her job. Then a human assassin makes an attempt on her life, and Riss starts to realize that someone may be trying to stir up strife between mortals and Arcanes.

When a Fury gets mad, she gets even, and Riss is determined to untangle this case. Without the support of the mortal PD, Riss turns to the one man she can trust to watch her back--shapeshifting Warhound Scott Murphy. But since Scott is also Riss's ex, she'll have to keep a tight leash on more than just the supernatural rage that feeds her power as they try to solve a murder--and stop a war..."

The Bumper Book of Nature: A User's Guide to the Great Outdoors by Stephen Moss
The Bumper Book of Nature: A User's Guide to the Great Outdoors  
First Sentence: "The great thing about the natural world is that it never stops."
"The Bumper Book of Nature is a gloriously designed treasure trove of nature activities, ideas and information to inspire the whole family to switch off the TV and computer and get outside, whether you live in the deepest inner city, by the sea or on a farm."

Discover Ireland by Lonely Planet
Discover Ireland (Full Color Country Guides)  
First Sentence: "For such a tiny country, Ireland get pretty big billing."
"Experience The Best of Ireland
Make the most of your trip abroad – Lonely Planet’s full color Discover guides highlight the best a country has to offer while still providing an authentic and memorable experience.

Full Color Throughout
Full of color images and maps – makes planning as inspiring as the journey itself
Color-coded navigation

Easy-To-Use Structure
Easy-to-use tools include: color-coded chapters, color thumb tabs, dynamic color spreads on major highlights and
Easy-to-read planning sections throughout

Special front-of-book chapter on the top 25 can’t-miss experiences
Features the must-see attractions and unbeatable experiences
Focuses on key cities and regions

Country-wide itineraries take you step by step though the country – broken out by interest, theme and length of trip
Region-specific itineraries help you plan more deeply for the regions you are most interested in

Local Experts
Major attractions include insights from local experts on what not to miss."


  1. Enjoy your new books! I'd love to visit Ireland.

  2. We are planning on a trip to Ireland soon so it was timely that I got offered this book through Vine! Thanks for your comment :-)
    - Karissa

  3. I love anything about Ireland...the cover of that book tempts me!

    I also got three Amazon Vines this week and a couple of others that were not.


  4. The Bumper Book of Nature looks good. PussReboots.

  5. I hope you're going to get to use Discover Ireland in Ireland!

  6. Is there a trip to Ireland in your future? Enjoy all your new books!

  7. You've certainly got a mix in your mailbox this week. The nature book looks terrific. I look forward to your reviews. :)

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