Sunday, 14 March 2010

In my Mailbox (11)

Thanks to Kristi at The Story Siren for hosting In My Mailbox every week.

Books Purchased:
I'm still trying to stay on a buying ban but we did end up buying 2 books this week.  Ant chose The Day of the Jack Russell by Bateman and I got Dark Protector by Alexis Morgan.  That is the first book in her Paladins of Darkness series - I won a signed copy of book 6 Defeat the Darkness which sounds great but I have to read the series in order!
Competition Prizes:
  1. I received a copy of Bad Faith by Gillian Philip from Strident Publishing after winning a contest on The Bookette - thanks Becky & Strident!  Becky wrote an amazing review for this & I'm looking forward to reading it.
  2. I also received a prize pack from author LM Preston after being lucky enough to win a giveaway she did on Books At Midnight.  The pack included an ARC of Explorer X-Alpha, poster, postcard, keyring, magnets & a badge.  I hadn't heard of this before reading LM Preston's guest post but it sounds like a fun read that I'm sure I'll enjoy.
  3. I was also really excited to win a signed copy of Defeat the Darkness by Alexis Morgan from DemonLover's Book Reviews.  I've had the Paladins of Darkness series on my wishlist for a while now so winning a signed copy of book 6 has given me the perfect excuse to buy the rest of the series (I hate reading a series out of order LOL)

For Review:
I had a couple of surprise books this week from Simon & Schuster UK that made my week!  The first one is Hex Hall which I can't wait to read, in fact it's next on my TBR pile!  I also recieved The Island which is one I've not heard of but sounds really good.  I'm planning to get reviews up for both of these next week.  I'd like to say a massive thanks to Simon & Schuster for sending these to me.


  1. Looks like you got great books this week Sarah! Hex Hall is definitely a lot of fun. And The Day of The Jack Russell looks interesting. Have a great reading week :)

  2. Hex Hall - oh I want to read this so badly! Lucky you! And, just to note, I think you have A LOT of sexy covers this week :)

  3. Great haul, Sarah! Hex Hall sounds sooo good, I can't wait to read it myself! Happy reading and I look forward to your reviews! :)

  4. I really want to read Hex Hall. I'll be keeping an eye out for your review next week :)

  5. Yay for Bad Faith! I really hope you enjoy it. Now I am so looking forward to your review of Hex Hall. Happy Reading!

  6. I look forward to your reviews of Hex Hall & The Island, they both sound like fantastic reads!

  7. Great books this week! Love that you received Hex Hall unexpectedly! :) Happy reading! :)

  8. I received Hex Hall and The Island too. Both sound great don't they. You had a great book week, enjoy and happy reading! :)

  9. I wouldn't mind reading Hex Hall and the Alexis Morgan series. I believe I have one but it isn't the first one, so I wait. Enjoy your books. Here'smine

  10. @ Serpentine Librarian - I'm just about to start Hex Hall & can't wait. I'd not heard of Day of the Jack Russell before but Ant spotted it & it does look like it will be a fun read. He's reading it now & I'm sure I'll get to it in the end :o)

    @ Dwayne - I love the covers of the Paladins of Darkness series - very HOT lol

    @ Jo - Can't wait to see what you think of Hex Hall! Hope you have a great birthday week :o)

    @ Chrissie - I'm going to be starting Hex Hall later (when I drag myself away from the internet lol). I've heard so many great things about it!

    @ Becky - Really looking forward to Bad Faith - thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    @ Leah - I'm looking forward to them both so fingers crossed :o)

    @ Corrine - It was such an amazing surprise :o) Hope you have a fab week!

    @ Book Chick City - I'm looking forward to them both! Hope you enjoy them too :o)

    @ Lori - I'm looking forward to reading the Paladins of Darkness series, they look great & I've seen some really good reviews for them

  11. I actually google-d the images. You're right. HOT!

  12. LOL if there is anything that is going to help convince me to buy a book a half naked sexy guy on the cover will probably do it hehe :o)

  13. I also got Hex Hall and the Island :) Be interested to see what you think (not that I've read them yet...)

  14. @ Yunaleska - I hope you enjoy them both! I loved Hex Hall but haven't read The Island yet



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