Monday, November 14, 2011

In My Mailbox: Mysteries and Romance and YA, oh my!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

This is my first In My Mailbox, and I'll let you know up front that I read a lot of small publisher books. I love the NYT Bestsellers ... I do! But small press books are a great place to find a gem that's outside the norm (and not break the bank doing it). I'm also quite eclectic, so you'll find a variety of genres popping up in my posts and in my reviews.

Now ... without further ado -- the books I got from various places this week:

You never forget your first...

In THE FIRST TIME, 25 young adult authors contribute 25 stories all about firsts: first loves, first kisses, first zombie slayings, and more. Featuring New York Times bestselling authors Carrie Ryan and Jessica Verday, plus a host of others. From humor to horror, and everything in between, these stories will make you laugh, cry, cheer, (and maybe even scream) as you experience something brand new from the authors that you love.

Father O'Fallon has been murdered, and police officer Jacinta Perez is arrested and charged. Detective Matt Gunnison, however, is not convinced and with the help of Susan, an ex-nun, he discovers a fascinating link between the priest's death and the death of a child 25 years ago. Will Matt be able to solve both murders?

For Leanne, infuriatingly charming firefighter Christian Welton is out of bounds. Not only is he too young for her, but his trail of broken hearts is legendary. Leanne's fought hard to be one of the boys, and won't let anyone see that Christian's smile makes her want to melt into his arms!

Christian wanted to discover the softer side of the tough-talking paramedic, but hasn't counted on how much the real Leanne affects him. He's vowed never to settle down, but under the mistletoe it's certainly the season to be tempted.…

What have you added to your TBR pile this week?


  1. Great haul! The First Time sounds great!

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  2. I love the cover on The First Time! And the book looks great too!

  3. Sounds like some interesting books! Have fun reading.

    Thanks for visiting my site!

  4. Love The First Time cover! First... zombie slaying?! Sweet!

  5. Great IMM!

    I love getting books from the library....except when I want to keep them!

    Thanks for visiting my IMM,

  6. first time i've heard of the first time (ha!). it looks pretty interesting. nice haul this week.

  7. The First Time sounds like a really great anthology!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  8. The cover for The First Time is gorgeous!!!

    I am a new blog friend here! :)

  9. The First Time looks awesome!
    I'm a new follower :-)

    Thanks for stopping by,

  10. Hello, and thank you for stopping by! :)
    I hope you enjoy your books! :)

  11. Wonderful books for your IMM list! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Reading!


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