January 18, 2015

Mailbox Monday #18

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: MailboxMonday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

We've had some light snow here near Pittsburgh Pa, We had some that did linger but it was gone in couple of day or it still there mostly because of the temperatures. Temperatures are all over the place -- below 30 and above 30 -- a real yo-yo. I hope everyone had a great reading week.

I'd also like to take a moment to have everyone reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement on Jan. 19, in honor of the holiday.

Join in by adding your Mailbox Monday post to the linky below: (as you can see we've had to mix things up with the linky -- Thanks WordPress)

Here what came in my mailbox this week 1/11/15 - 1/17/15

 Book Title: Fatete Return
Author: Christina Ow
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Published: January 2015 (E-book)
Book Source: I received from Author / Book Tour
Series: Dukkha Fates #1

Ashat is a werewolf who’s lived three centuries in sorrow and torment after his family was killed by an enemy-Baku. The only way he is able to bear his long life is drinking himself into a drunken stupor, women and hunting down Baku. His world suddenly changes when he meets Merilee and he is finally able to love and be happy again.

Merilee lost her family in a fire when she was five. However she isn’t too sure about that, her nightmares show her something very different to what her shrink has been telling her for thirteen years. She was raised by her two adoptive sisters Ann and Maria in an orphanage. She has a fear of letting people in and losing them. This fear makes her put up with an obnoxious boyfriend Steve until she’s finally gets the courage to get rid of him.
She finally meets a man who she instantly has a crush on and ultimately falls in love with after their first night together.

But Merilee and Ashat have met before in the worst of situations.

 Book Title: By Winter's Light
Author: Stephanie Laurens
Publisher: Mira
Published: October 28, 2014 (Hardcover, 352 Pages)
I won in giveaway I believe or requested it

It’s December 1837, and the young adults of the Cynster clan have succeeded in having the family Christmas celebration held at snow-bound Casphairn Manor, Richard and Catriona Cynster’s home. Led by Sebastian, Marquess of Earith, and by Lucilla, future Lady of the Vale, and her twin brother, Marcus, the upcoming generation has their own plans for the holiday season.

Yet where Cynsters gather, love is never far behind—the festive occasion brings together Daniel Crosbie, tutor to Lucifer Cynster’s sons, and Claire Meadows, widow and governess to Gabriel Cynster’s daughter. Daniel and Claire have met before and the embers of an unexpected passion smolder between them, but once bitten, twice shy, Claire believes a second marriage is not in her stars. Daniel, however, is determined to press his suit. He’s seen the love the Cynsters share, and Claire is the lady with whom he dreams of sharing his life. Assisted by a bevy of Cynsters—innate matchmakers every one—Daniel strives to persuade Claire that trusting him with her hand and her heart is her right path to happiness.

Meanwhile, out riding on Christmas Eve, the young adults of the Cynster clan respond to a plea for help. Summoned to a humble dwelling in ruggedly forested mountains, Lucilla is called on to help with the difficult birth of a child, while the others rise to the challenge of helping her. With a violent storm closing in and severely limited options, the next generation of Cynsters face their first collective test—can they save this mother and child? And themselves, too?

Back at the manor, Claire is increasingly drawn to Daniel and despite her misgivings, against the backdrop of the ongoing festivities their relationship deepens. Yet she remains torn—until catastrophe strikes, and by winter’s light, she learns that love—true love—is worth any risk, any price.

A tale brimming with all the magical delights of a Scottish festive season.

Book Title: The BeeKeeper's Son
Author: Kelly Irvin
Publisher: Zondervan
Published: 1/12/2015 (Paperback)
Received from Book Look Blogger
Series: The Amish of Bee County #1

Sometimes it takes a barren landscape to see the beauty of God s creation.

Phineas King knows better than to expect anything but shock and pity wherever he shows his face. Horribly scarred from the tragic accident that claimed his mother s life, he chooses to keep his distance from everyone, focusing his time and energy on the bees his family raises. If no one sees him, no one can judge him. So why does he start finding excuses to seek out Deborah Lantz, the beautiful new arrival in town?

Deborah can t get out of Bee County, Texas, soon enough. Once her mother and younger siblings are settled, she is on the first bus out of this dusty town. She is only waiting on the letter from Aaron, asking her to return to lush Tennessee to be his fraa. But that letter never comes. As she spends time getting to know Phineas hoping to uncover the man beneath the scars she begins to realize that she no longer minds that Aaron hasn t sent for her.

As both Deborah and Phineas try to come to terms with lives that haven t turned out the way they imagined, they discover that perhaps Gott s plans for them are more extraordinary than they could have dreamed. But they need to let go of their own past sorrows and disappointments to find the joy and beauty that lies just ahead for them both. "
Book Title: Max and Dax Meet
Author: Marissa Shortt
Won in a giveaway

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  1. Nice! Those are totally new to me! Hope you enjoy them all!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. OOh nice! Those are new to me reads! Hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. By Winter's Light has such a gorgeous cover! Enjoy...and thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. The Beekeeper's Son and by Winter's Light both look good. We haven't had any snow since before the holiday and I am ok with that. Have a lovely week!

  5. You've had snow?? UGH SO JELLY. Great looking additions to your book collection, though. I haven't read Stephanie Laurens in so long.

  6. I haven't read a Stephanie Laurens in ages but she was the very first romance I ever read. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

  7. Stephanie Lauren's book looks wonderful. I'm getting ready to do "Something" with my blog. Not sure what yet. LOL
    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/01/18/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-93-and-the-sunday-post/

  8. Oh - By Winter's Light makes me want to pull out a Lauren's from my collection of her books. :-) The Beekeeper's Son looks good too.
    Snow is pretty but too cold for me. Snuggle up and enjoy your reading!

  9. Enjoy the Stephanie Laurens, it has a beautiful cover!

  10. I hope you love your new books!

  11. Oh, I love the cover of that Laurens book. Enjoy!

  12. Fate reborn's cover is so beautiful ! Enjoy your book haul and have a great week ;)

  13. By Winter's Light has a beautiful cover.

    The Beekeeper's Son has an interesting title. I hope both books are enjoyable for you.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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