Monday, November 30, 2009

What's Happening This Week

Last week was crazy to say the least with high school final exams, three Thanksgiving feasts, teens invading my home like loud, food consuming shape shifters who never sleep and one 9 year old begging me to get out Christmas decorations. The extra teens are gone, my teens are done with exams, the feasts are finished and we have the Christmas decorations in place. Whew. Maybe now I won't fall asleep after reading two pages!

I've received some very cool books in the mail but missed In the Mailbox this week. so I'll just write a big recap of what's been dropped off at my house.

First, I won these great books:

-Crystal Clear Storm Ryder by Dana Warryck (Signed!) from Bitten by Books.

-Deathwish (Signed!) by Rob Thurman in a cool, quickie contest she had on her blog.

-Halfway to the Grave (Signed!) by Jeaniene Frost in another quickie contest from her blog. (I'm really excited because I gave my copy to my husband to read and he left it in the bathroom where it was drenched with water from someones shower. No one would 'fess up. NO ONE touches this copy but ME.)

-Stakes & Stilettos by Michelle Rowen from Enchanted by Books. (I also won a copy of Tall, Dark & Fangsome last week, so I'll wait for that one to read them both.)

-Bitter Night by Diana Francis from The Book Tree blog. She has a cool interview with the author here.

Now, I realize those are awesome books, but I went a little crazy on Paperback Swap and these came in the mail:

Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis, Bk 1)
Undead and Unwed (Queen Betsy, Bk 1)
Destiny Kills (Myth and Magic, Bk 1)
The Turning (Blood Ties, Bk 1)
The Taste of Night (Second Sign of the Zodiac, Bk 2)
Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson, Guardian, Bk 1)
When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, Bk 1)

You can see that I am starting out quite a few series that I haven't read before. I will review the books I've won first, then move on to the others.

I'm also VERY excited that I'll be participating in my first blog tour in December, and a second one as well.