Monday, July 11, 2011

In My Mailbox + Giveaway - July 11

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren. To see this weeks list of participants go here.

I get a number of books that come in that I don't get to right away but deserve to be recognized on the blog so that is what I plan on doing.

I received some great books this week.  Tell me which one you are most interested in for a chance to win one of these books! (US/Canada only, ends 7/18/2011, book may be shipped later so I can read it)  The ARC tour books are not part of the giveaway, sorry.

Winner from week #1:   Diana at The Lovely Getaway who I will be emailing soon who unless she has changed her mind will choose Original Sin. (Diana if you see this feel free to email me and let me know which book you want from this post.

I forgot to link up week 2 so there were no entries.  Those books are open to win this week as well so you can post those as a win this week, the post can be found here.

For Review:

The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma
Atria Books, Publish Date: 6/28/2012

A Map of Time by Felix J. Palma. Set in Victorian London with characters real and imagined, The Map of Time is a page-turner that boasts a triple play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H.G. Wells is called upon to investigage purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, including Dracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence. What happens if we change history?

Claim of Innocence by Laura Caldwell
Mira Books, Publishing Date: August 23, 2011

It was a crime of passion-or so the police say. Valerie Solara has been charged with poisoning her bet friend. The prosecution claims she's always been secretly attracted to Amanda's husband...and with Amanda gone, she planned to make her move.
Attorney Izzy McNeil left the legal world a year ago, but a friend's request pulls her into the murder trial. Izzy knows how passion can turn your life upside down. She thought she had it once with her ex-fiance, Sam. Now she wonders if that's all she has in common with her criminally gorgeous younger boyfriend, Theo.
It's Izzy's job to present the facts that will exonerate her client-whether or not she's innocent. But when she suspects Valerie is hiding something, she begins investigating-and uncover a web of secret passions and dark motives, where seemingly innocent relationships can prove poisonous . . .

In Search of the Rose Notes by Emily Arsenault
William Morrow, Publishing Date: July 26, 2011

A moody and engrossing mystery, In Search of the Rose Notes follows two best friends from childhood who once unsuccessfully investigated the disappearance of their teenage babysitter, and now, in their twenties, attempt once again to uncover the truth.  Readers who love the literary, female focused mysteries of Laura Lippman, Tana French, and Jennifer McMahon will be thrilled to add Emily Arsenault to their must-read lists.

Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog by Garth Stein
Harper Collins, Publishing: 5/3/2011

Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking?
Meet one funny dog—Enzo, the lovable mutt who tells this story. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them. He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and his daughter, ZoË, his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is just like being on the racetrack—it isn't simply about going fast. And, applying the rules of racing to his world, Enzo takes on his family's challenges and emerges a hero. In the end, Enzo holds in his heart the dream that Denny will go on to be a racing champion with his daughter by his side. For theirs is an extraordinary friendship—one that reminds us all to celebrate the triumph of the human (and canine) spirit.

Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Kensington Teen, Publishing Date: 7/26/2011

My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.
But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why—especially since I should have been the one who died. . .


The Lovely Getaway said...

hurrayy! I just saw your post :) on my way to email you now!


Tiffany Drew said...

This is my first time hearing about In Search of Rose Notes. It looks so good! I am adding this to my wish list right now. It sounds like something I would love. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Thank you for the chance at winning :)


Lieder Madchen said...

Ooh, great list of books! Thank you for sharing! I am most interested in Touch of Frost. :)


.Ambur. said...

Oooh! I've been wanting to read The Map of Time so bad, it sounds amazing! And I'm totally smitten with cover too! You received some awesome books this week! I hope you like them! :D

Marg K. said...

Interesting assortment of books. I definitely have my eye on Touch of Frost. Thanks for the giveaway!


Margaret said...

In Search of Rose Notes sounds really good! Thanks for this giveaway!


Carina L. Tai said...

What a wonderful collection of books! Thanks so much for sharing! The Map of Time looks very intriguing!

Carina L. Tai

fredamans said...

Congrats Diana!

I am most interested in The Map of Time, and Racing in the Rain.


Jessy said...

I think A Map of Sounds really cool. Thanks for the chance to win it.

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Anita Yancey said...

I am most interested in In Search of the Rose Notes. I just love mysteries. Thanks for having this giveaway.


Maureen said...

Claim of Innocence looks like a book I would enjoy.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Carol N Wong said...

Gee, that's a difficult decision!
Two that I really, really want are on the list. I pick 'In Search of the Rose Notes'


Karen said...

Claim of Innocence looks amazing, thanks!

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Julie said...

I would definitely like to read The Map of Time! It's gotten such mixed reviews that I want to find out for myself how I feel about it:)

jwitt33 at live dot com

P.S. Congratulations, Diana! I really want to read Original Sin, too, so let us know what you think of it!

Erinberry said...

I'm looking forward to Touch of Frost. Thanks for the giveaway!

erinberry12 at charter dot net

pandasrule said...

All of these books look amazing! Hm.......................... I think Touch of Frost interested me the most. I like the idea of heads being chopped off, demon heads that is.

ajiehuang1997 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks for this!

donnas said...

Claim of Innocence sounds really good.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

throuthehaze said...

Great books! I am dying to read Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Kristin said...

Wow, you have a nice stack of books this week in your mailbox.
Happy Reading,
Book Sniffers Anonymous

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this.

samantha35 said...

great giveaway
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Love to read touch of frost

mendy said...

I'd love to get my hands of Touch of Frost :)

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

The Map of Time sounds like one I'd like to read. Thanks for the giveaway!


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