In My Mailbox #3

In my Mailbox is a meme hosted by  The Story Siren, that features books I’ve received, and purchased during the current week. In My Mailbox is a great way for bloggers to socialize and network their blogs, it’s also a great way for bloggers to share upcoming releases!

Books received for review:


The Peculiars

This dark and thrillingadventure, with an unforgettable heroine, will captivate fans of steampunk, fantasy, and romance.

On her 18th birthday, Lena Mattacascar decides to search for her father, who disappeared into the northern wilderness of Scree when Lena was young. Scree is inhabited by Peculiars, people whose unusual characteristics make them unacceptable to modern society. Lena wonders if her father is the source of her own extraordinary characteristics and if she, too, is Peculiar. On the train she meets a young librarian, Jimson Quiggley, who is traveling to a town on the edge of Scree to work in the home and library of the inventor Mr. Beasley. The train is stopped by men being chased by the handsome young marshal Thomas Saltre. When Saltre learns who Lena’s father is, he convinces her to spy on Mr. Beasley and the strange folk who disappear into his home, Zephyr House. A daring escape in an aerocopter leads Lena into the wilds of Scree to confront her deepest fears.

May 1, 2012


Royal Street

As the junior wizardsentinel for NewOrleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ’s boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond.
Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters.
While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, the borders between the modern city and the Otherworld crumbled. Now, the undead and the restless are roaming the Big Easy, and a serial killer with ties to voodoo is murdering the soldiers sent to help the city recover.
To make it worse, Gerry has gone missing, the wizards’ Elders have assigned a grenade-toting assassin as DJ’s new partner, and undead pirate Jean Lafitte wants to make her walk his plank. The search for Gerry and for the serial killer turns personal when DJ learns the hard way that loyalty requires sacrifice, allies come from the unlikeliest places, and duty mixed with love creates one bitter gumbo.

April 10, 2012


Are you a fan of Carolyn Crane‘s Disillusionist’s Trilogy like I am?? Well if you subscribe to her newsletter then check your email because she surprised us devoted fans with a Simon novella for FREE!!!

Devil’s Luck


No wager is too outrageous for Simon Fitzgerald, the most reckless of the Disillusionists. His dark secrets drive him to take increasingly extreme risks, but he’s never lived so quite so dangerously as when he hooks up with Midcity’s most powerful prognosticator.

Fawna Brady is tormented by the destinies she sees for those around her. To Fawna, knowledge of the future is a cage she’d do anything to escape. She’s stunned to discover a taste of the freedom for which she yearns at the side of Simon, the one person in the world who despises everything she is, everything she stands for.

Simon’s defiant attitude toward destiny captivates Fawna, but will her love destroy him? And will Simon rush headlong into the delicious doom she offers? Thank you Carolyn Crane for being so awesome! ♥

February 28, 2012

Books I purchased this week:

So…..Tell What’s in your mailbox this week??


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Miss Vain

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27 Responses to In My Mailbox #3

  1. I have The Peculiars, too. Love the new cover vs. the cover on the ARC I got. Can’t wait to read this one! Also, Soul Screamers omnibus!!!! I want this so bad, even though I have all of the books thus far. I am a compulsive book-buyer! :P Great haul!

    • MissVain says:

      Hi Jen:)
      Hey I’m unaware of the previous cover of The Peculiars? I’ll have to research it. I love this cover too!;) I’m excited to read it too. So you love The Soul Screamer series?? I loved Vincent’s Shifter series…so I’m thinking I’ll love her YA series as well.;) I’m with you, I’m a compulsive book buyer too!!;) hehe

  2. OOOhhh nice mailbox this week. Don’t laugh at me but I just figured out I have a copy of The Peculiars on my kindle…Shame on me…

    Happy Reading!


    • MissVain says:

      Thanks for visiting Mary :)

      You silly pants!!!!! I know why you forgot about The Peculiars, because you had 700 books on your IMM post this week. Lol ;)

      Enjoy your books!

  3. I can’t wait to see what you say about Soul Screamers. I always wanted to read it. You got some pretty interesting looking books for review. Have fun reading. Keep being AWESOME!!!.

    My IMM:

    • MissVain says:

      Hi Jennifer,
      I’m hoping her Soul Screamer series is great! Have you read her Shifter series?? It’s adult, sexy and excellent. Thanks girlie for visiting!!;)

  4. Ooo, I got that same Soul Screamers book too! I cannot wait to start reading this series!!!
    Enjoy your newbies :)

    Here’s my IMM:

  5. Soul Screamers looks AWESOME! :)

    See My IMM Here

    Tabby @Insightful Minds
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  6. Nice mailbox! :-) I received and reviewed The Peculiars recently and enjoyed it overall. I’m interested to hear/see what your thoughts are. I haven’t heard of the other books, aside from Wings of the Wicked, so I’m off to check them out on GoodReads.

    I hope you enjoy all our lovelies! Happy reading!

    My IMM:

    • MissVain says:

      Hi Katie:)
      Thank you for visiting my IMM post. :)
      I’m actually curious to check out yours as well. I’ll admit The Peculiars cover sold me as well as the Meljean Brooks man candy books lol.;))

  7. Cimmaron says:

    I almost got Soul Screamers this week too but I had to refrain because my current TBR pile is already so out of control and I’m way behind.

    • MissVain says:

      Lol. I should have refrained myself, but I had a coupon at B&N and I go there every Friday morning never fails to get a coffee so how could I not use my coupon while getting coffee to buy some great book??!!;) Not me…. Hehe.
      Is your IMM up yet?? Let me go check out Talk Supe!! hehe

  8. melliane says:

    I just love the cover of the Peculars, now I’m curious about this one! Royal street was awesome, I hope you”ll like it as much as I did. Enjoy all your new reads!

    My IMM

  9. I can hardly WAIT to get my hands on a copy of Royal Street. I really want to read the Iron Sea’s novels. I have the first one on my Nook I just have to buckle down and read it. Happy reading:) I hope you’ll drop by and check out my IMM and the giveaways that I’m hosting.

    • MissVain says:

      I’m hoping Royal Sreet is good as well!;) Oh my friends say The Iron Seas books are so fun, and sexy too!! I need to find the time to squeeze it in because the author of them is hilarious I follow her blog already!;) lol

      Have a great week!!;)

  10. Awesome books this week..they all look amazing :)

  11. FABR Steph says:

    It looks like there are some good times ahead for you. Great list of books. I missed out on reading Soul Screamers w/ my reading group, but still want to read it. I look forward to seeing what you think of it.
    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews

    • MissVain says:

      Hi Steph,

      I’m glad you stopped by!;) You reminded me to visit you!!:)
      I love Rachel Vincent’s adult series the Shifters so I figure I’ll love her YA as well!;) I look forward to seeing what you think as well.;)
      Happy reading!

  12. Alexa says:

    Oh I have had The Iron Duke on my shelf forever, tell me what you think. I just finished Angelfire yesterday and I had some problems with it in the beginning to middle but the ending really pulled everything together it is 4/5 for me.

    I have yet to read Soul Screamers even though I own that bind up. Let me know if you plan on reading that anytime soon. :)

    • MissVain says:

      Okay so I’m reading The Iron Duke now, and I’m already enjoying it but I’m going to try to get some extra reading in tonight of it so I can probably give you a much better update tomorrow! ;)

      Gosh beginning to middle?? That doesn’t sound too good, but it must have been pretty enjoyable if you still rated it 4 stars. :)

      Are you interested in buddy reading Soul Screamers or just asking? I want to catch up on it because I have a feeling the next Soul Screamers book will be coming up on netgalley soon, and I wanted to read it. I love Rachel Vincent’s adult series.

  13. The Peculiars looks amazing! I actually haven’t seen it before, so I’m glad you receied it this week. I love that one of the characters is a librarian (I’m not a librarian, just a teacher, but one day, maybe!). Enjoy your books.
    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction
    Awesome blog! Thanks for stopping by mine.

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