In My Mailbox (6) / Mailbox Monday (13)

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Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Library books don’t count, but eBooks & audiobooks do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring meme (details here). This month it is hosted by I’m Booking It.

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

In My Mailbox

             

Title: My Frankenstein
Author: Michael Lee
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Review copy provided by Bewitching Book Tours.

In a small village in early 19th Century young Eva is enthralled by the new young baron, Viktor Frankenstein. Viktor promises to transform the traditional little town into a beacon of science and gives the book loving Eva access to his fantastic library. Eva becomes his student and assists him in a secret experiment, though she is kept in the dark about its ultimate aim. Soon after that Viktor introduces Eva to his “cousin” Adam. Adam is horribly disfigured with stitches running across his face. Viktor claims he is mute and simpleminded, but Eva takes pity on him and sets out to teach him to speak.…What follows is a combination of tragic romance and classic horror as Eva is pulled between Viktor, who grows jealous and takes murderous steps to ensure his secret, and Adam, who possess tremendous strength and rage yet deep inside is innocent and vulnerable.

In his debut fantasy novel, Michael J. Lee retells the classic story by Mary Shelley as a dark romance with steampunk overtones.

Title: The Banishing
Author: Fiona Dodwell
Genre: Horro, Supernatural, Adult
Review copy provided by Bewitching Book Tours.

When Melissa first notices the change in her husband – subtle at first – she thinks it may be the stress of moving into their new home. Or working long hours. But soon he turns into something far darker, far more sinister.Who or what is the dark shadow living beneath her husband? What is haunting him?

Melissa must quickly find the answer to these questions, because Mark is changing, and fast. Soon her fight will be for her life, as well as for her marriage.

The Banishing is a dark, disturbing novel exploring the world of demonic possession, spiritual oppression and domestic abuse.

Title: Don’t Breathe A Word
Author: Jennifer McMahon
Genre: Horror, Supernatural, Paranormal
Review copy provided by HarperCollins.

Once upon a soft, summer night in a small New England town, a 12-year-old girl named Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again. Before she disappeared, she told her little brother Sam about a door—hidden among the ruins of an old town long forgotten—that led to a magical place. A place where she would meet Teilo, the King of the Fairies, and become his queen.Sam didn’t believe in fairies, ghosts, or anything supernatural back then, and now, 15 years later, he still doesn’t. It’s one of the many things that his girlfriend, Phoebe, loves about this practical, sensible man. Sam doesn’t have bad dreams, doesn’t avoid the shadows, and does not fear the dark. Instead, he helps her ignore her own dark nightmares.

But a series of eerie occurrences—beginning with a mysterious phone call—begins to challenge Sam’s hard-headed realism. Could there be a world beyond their own and is Lisa somehow a part of it? As events spin out of control, the couple finds themselves falling deeper into a vortex of evil and terror. And suddenly Sam is reminded of a terrible promise he made years ago . . . a promise that could to destroy them all.

Jennifer McMahon brilliantly interweaves family secrets, dark loves, and the allure and fear of the supernatural in an addictively powerful tale that will leave readers racing to the final page.

Title: Steam and Sorcery
Author: Cindy Spencer Papa
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Romance
Review copy provided by CarinaPress.

Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess.Miss Caroline Bristol is reluctant to work for a bachelor but she needs a position, and these former street children touch her heart. While she tends to break any mechanical device she touches, it never occurs to her that she might be something more than human. All she knows is that Merrick is the most dangerously attractive man she’s ever met—and out of reach for a mere governess.

When conspiracy threatens to blur the distinction between humans and monsters, Caroline and Merrick must join forces, and the fate of humanity hinges upon their combined skills of steam and sorcery…

Title: The Between Years
Author: Derek Clendening
Genre: Horror, Supernatural
Review copy provided by the author.

Randy and Carol Fuller face the worst horror parents can possibly face when they lose their six month old son, Kenny, to Sudden infant Death Syndrome during a freak snowstorm. In the following months, Randy wants a second chance at parenthood, but Carol isn’t ready. Their marriage disintegrates.However, Randy discovers his second chance, anyway, when he begins to see Kenny at age four. Then at age eight, twelve and eighteen. Soon it becomes apparent that Kenny is alive and growing up within the walls of Randy’s ancestral home.

Randy has the opportunity to be a father to Kenny again, although in ways he never expected. And he must face obstacles he never imagined. The Between Years is a novel of ghosts and memory, obsession and darkness, and the undying love only a parent can understand.

Title: Slate
Author: Brian Rowe
Genre: Humor, Romance
Review copy provided by the author.

Hollywood casting director Vivien Slate thought she had it all, until coming home one day to find her husband cheating on her with a younger woman. With her marriage on the rocks, she decides it’s the perfect time to recapture her sexual identity… by finding a younger man of her own.Vivien realizes she has a dating service right inside her own office-she’s a casting director, after all. She devises a scenario to make the town believe her newest film project is as real as any other. She populates the cast with male characters spanning the ages of twenty to forty and begins holding auditions with hundreds of Tinseltown’s most eligible bachelors.

Vivien stops at nothing to find her perfect younger man, even if it means leaving her morals behind and ultimately putting her life in danger.

Title: This Bird Flew Away
Author: Lynda M. Martin
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Literary Fiction
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Tours.

What is real love? The whole world wants to know. They should ask Bria Jean, because she has it all figured out. Opinionated, stubborn and full of woe, Bria would tell you real love is having one person you can always count on through thick and thin. For her, that’s Jack. And it doesn’t matter to her that she’s nine and he’s twenty-three-not one bit. When, at the age of twelve, Bria disappears, he and his Aunt Mary search for her, and when she surfaces, injured, abused and traumatized, Jack fights to become her guardian with no idea of the trials ahead of him. By then, Bria is thirteen going on thirty, full of her own ideas on how her life should run and with some very fixed notions about who is in charge.

Title: Unearthly
Author: Cynthia Hand
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Angels
I received this book as a present from my boyfriend.

In the beginning, there’s a boy standing in the trees . . . .Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there’s another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara’s less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she’d have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.

Comments

  1. So many good books!

  2. Wow, great IMM! Some of these I haven’t heard of yet, but I’m definitely going to be adding them to my list! I can’t wait to read Unearthly, and the cover for My Frankenstien is gorgeous! Enjoy all your awesome reads!

  3. I’ve heard amazing things on Earthly.

    Girl you done good this week. Fabulous IMM box 🙂

    PS doing international giveaway to celebrate 1 year of reviews over at aisle b.
    so if you don’t have a copy of Wither come on by. 🙂
    I’m giving away my slightly read ARC of Wither 🙂

  4. The Banishing sounds great! And Unearthly sounds good every time I see it. Great mailbox and have a great week!

  5. Wow nice! I have Unearthly in my pile. I might have to check out Steam and Sorcery.
    Thanks for checking mine out!

  6. Wow, you got a lot of great books! I adore the cover of Don’t Breathe a Word!

  7. Slate sounds like a fun read. Hope you enjoy it and all your books!

  8. Nice full mailbox this week. Most of them new to me.

  9. These look really good. I’m intrigued by THE BETWEEN YEARS. Can’t resist a ghost story. 🙂

  10. Wow! Your mailbox was filled with great looking books. Enjoy!

  11. Wow, what a mailbox! Have a great week, enjoy your new books and happy reading. My MM is here

  12. Nice haul of books. enjoy the reads.

  13. Your mailbox is a good one this week. I have mailbox envy. 🙂

  14. I love Jennifer McMahon! She is such a great author! I can’t wait for Don’t Breathe a Word!

  15. All your books have great covers and look very good. Enjoy them all.

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