Saturday, January 30, 2010

Loot and Links




I figure it's that time again to announce what books I have been receiving these last few weeks. As if you really care, but hey... you just might. I had a coupon from Borders for 33% off of one book. I get these every week, but I finally decided to put it to good use. I chose Tortured by Amanda McIntyre. She is one of the authors who will be appearing at the RT Convention in Columbus Ohio. She writes for Harlequin's Spice line, which is a line I really enjoy - hello, Megan Hart - so I thought why not give it a try.

I also am a huge fan of Madeline Hunter. I bought Ravishing in Red, which is her latest release from her new series The Rarest Blooms. Kristie J has a fabulous review already posted here. Last but not least I bought Jennifer Ashley's Pride Mates. It is a new shifter series. Although, it hasn't gotten the greatest reviews, I still want to try it out for myself.


This week my turn finally came up for a few of the books on my wait list. I received the second book in Nora Roberts' Bride Quartet, Bed of Roses and A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh. I didn't have designs on Balogh's book but after reading Hilcia's review, I couldn't resist. Even though it's short, Hilcia says it still delivers.



Next up would be freebies! Whoot. Gotta love those! I received a copy of Truly, Madly by Heather Webber. This book is releasing February 2010 and is a debut novel. I read a review of it a month ago by Kris at The Reading Spot. It sparked my interest and a friend of mine sent me the book. I also had the good fortune to win Viking in Love by Sandra Hill from Book Binge. They had this crazy affair called the "Twelve Days of Christmas" offering contests each day. I was lucky enough to be the winner on one of the days. I love a good Viking book and they are few and far between, so here's to hoping this is a good one.



8 comments:

Anna ♥ said...

Oooh, Tortured looks amazing! What a cover! *fans self* I usually love Sandra Hill's books, she has a great sense of humor. :D Happy reading!

Jill D. said...

Thanks Anna! I am looking forward to all of these books. I can't wait to dive in!

Maija A. said...

I'm waiting for your review of Pride Mates. That book is on my wishlist :) I have to check a couple of reviews before I dare to buy it...

Hilcia said...

Jill, can't wait to read your thoughts on Bed of Roses and A Matter of Class. :)

I also love a good Viking book, but haven't read one in years, (can't remember the last one). I'll wait for your take on Viking In Love by Hill, and of course the Hunter. :) Great Loot!

Kristie (J) said...

I read Pride Mates and I'm working on my thoughts on it - but advance hint - you got a good one there *g*. I liked it much better than Mandi.

Jill D. said...

Maija - I'll keep you posted once I read Pride Mates. I really hope it's not a dud.

Hilcia - I just finished Bed of Roses, so I just need to write up my thoughts on it. Heads up - I didn't like it as much as Vision in White...

Kristie - Well, I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Pride Mates now. Way to peak my interest :)

nath said...

I agree with you Jill. Vision in White was better, but Bed of Roses wasn't too bad either.

Lucky you! You got Truly, Madly! That's the book I'm looking forward to :D

Jill D. said...

Nath - I am reading Truly Madly right now. So far it's cute... be on the look out for my review.