In My Mailbox #5

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

Books I received for review this week!

Chasing Magic

A DEADLY HIGHMagic-wielding Churchwitch and secret addict Chess Putnamknows better than anyone just how high a price people are willing to pay for a chemical rush. But when someone with money to burn and a penchant for black magic starts tampering with Downside’s drug supply, Chess realizes that the unlucky customers are paying with their souls—and taking the innocent with them, as the magic-infused speed compels them to kill in the most gruesome ways possible.

As if the streets weren’t scary enough, the looming war between the two men in her life explodes, taking even more casualties and putting Chess squarely in the middle. Downside could become a literal ghost town if Chess doesn’t find a way to stop both the war and the dark wave of death-magic, and the only way to do that is to use both her addiction and her power to enter the spell and chase the magic all the way back to its malevolent source.

Too bad that doing so will probably kill Chess—if the war doesn’t first destroy the man who’s become her reason for living.

June 26, 2012

Wicked As They Come

Have you ever heard of a Bludman? They’re rather like you and me—only more fabulous, immortal, and mostly indestructible. (They’re also very good kissers.) Delilah S. Dawson’s darkly tempting debut drops her unsuspecting heroine into a strange faraway land for a romantic adventure that’s part paranormal, part steampunk . . . and completely irresistible.

When Tish Everett forces open the ruby locket she finds at an estate sale, she has no idea that a deliciously rakish Bludman has cast a spell just for her. She wakes up in a surreal world, where Criminy Stain, the dashing proprietor of a magical traveling circus, curiously awaits. At Criminy’s electric touch, Tish glimpses a tantalizing future, but she also foresees her ultimate doom. Before she can decide whether to risk her fate with the charming daredevil,the locket disappears, and with it, her only chance to return home. Tish and Criminy battle roaring sea monsters and thundering bludmares, vengeful ghosts and crooked Coppers in a treacherous race to recover the necklace from the evil Blud-hating Magistrate.

But if they succeed, will Tish forsake her fanged suitor and return to her normal life, or will she take a chance on an unpredictable but dangerous destiny with the Bludman she’s coming to love?

March 27, 2012

The Seduction of Phaeton Black

In the gaslit streets of Victorian London, phantoms rule the night, demons dance till dawn, and one supernatural detective dares to be seduced by the greatest power of all. . .

He’s The Man With The Magic Touch A master of deduction, seduction and other midnight maneuvers, Phaeton Black is Scotland Yard’s secret weapon against things that go bump in the night. His prodigious gifts as a paranormal investigator are as legendary as his skills as a lover, his weakness for wicked women as notorious as his affection for absinthe. But when he’s asked to hunt down a fanged femme fatale who drains her victims of blood, he walks right into the arms of the most dangerous woman he’s ever known. . .

She’s The Devilish Miss Jones Pressing a knife to his throat–and demanding he make love to her–Miss America Jones uses Phaeton as a willing shield against the gang of pirates chasing her. As deadly as she is, with a derringer tucked in her garter, Miss Jones is not the vampiric killer he’s been staking out–but she may be just what Phaeton needs to crack the case.

As the daughter of a Cajun witch, she possesses uncanny powers. As a fearless fighter, she can handle anything from Egyptian mummies to Jack the Ripper. But when an ancient evil is unleashed on the world, she could be his only salvation. . .or ultimate sacrifice.

March 27, 2012

Sweet Evil

What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences?This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.Tenderhearted Southern girl, Anna Whitt, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test.

He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna. A cross-country trip to meet her father forces Anna to face the reality that hope and love are not options for her kind. When she confronts her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
May 1, 2012

Under Suspicion

She’s the new head of the Underworld Detection Agency’s strangest division. What a nightmare… Being a human immune to magic helped Sophie Lawson get promoted. It’s also made her a major, very reluctant player in a game that stretches beyond even the Underworld. Having handsome buttoned-down Englishman Will as her new guardian is one tempting blessing, especially…more
May 1, 2012

The Hunt

Don’t Sweat. Don’t Laugh.Don’t draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do,do not fall in love with one of them. Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood. Geneis a human, and he knows the rules. Keep the truth a secret. It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night—a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood.When he’s chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him. He’s thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible—and into a ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever—but is it worth the cost of his humanity?

May 8, 2012

Books I’ve purchased this week!

Beautiful Disaster

Isn’t this cover fantastic? But in a grotesquely wonderfully disturbing way?? Well this has been recommended to me “for those Fifty Shades of Grey obsessed”……..Did you mention Fifty?? I’m there!

Slave to Sensation

Well, I’m already a huge Nalini Singh fan through her Guild Hunter series, so why have I not read these?? Well simply because I get overwhelmed and intimidated when a series has so many books already released, so I’ve decided if I don’t catch up now, I never will!;)


So, tell me What’s in your mailbox this week!!


So now that I’ve shared my books this week with you, please stop by and share yours!! If you’re a blogger please leave me your links so I can visit your post as well! Most importantly, if you’re not a blogger but your a reader that follows my blog please stop by and share your books you’ve received this week! I’d love to know what everyone is reading!!! ♥

Miss Vain

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! ♥


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22 Responses to In My Mailbox #5

  1. Fry says:

    Lucky. Some of those covers just make me -need- to read them.

    The Psy-Changeling book just looks so embarrassing. I would not want to carry a book covered in pink smoke and a hot man around. I have it on my Kindle.

    • MissVain says:

      Hi Fry!;)

      I have no shame. For me some of the most scandalous covers are the ones I prefer to read at the gym just to make people squirm. Lol. J/k

  2. You are going to LOVE Slave to Sensation. I actually started with the Psy-Changling Series before I even knew about the Guild Hunter Series. I can’t wait to see what you think.

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  3. Looks like some good ones! I didn’t buy any or get any from the library this week, that almost never happens ;) Just a few review ones… IMM

  4. Ooooohhh! I totally jealous of all your amazing books this week! ;) )

  5. Burgandy Ice says:

    Nice… you got Sweet Evil already!!! I don’t have my copy coming for some time!!! Argh!! :-) Enjoy your great new reads!!! Here’s my Sunday:

    • MissVain says:

      I’m excited for Sweet Evil too Laura :)
      Thanks for visiting!!!:) I hope you get your copy of Sweet Evil soon too!:)

  6. melliane says:

    Awesome! so many books I would love to read, you’re so lucky! I can’t wait to read your reviews!!! Happy reading!

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  7. Cathee says:

    I’ve seen Sweet Evil a lot around! It looks great :D Also, The Hunt looks great!

  8. The Muggle says:

    Some fantastic books this week! I love the cover of Wicked as they come :)

    The Muggle

  9. Wow!! Great IMM!! Sweet Evil and The Hunt are both very high on my need it list!! You also recieved so many pretty covers :) I hope you seriously enjoy your awesome reads!!
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  10. Ning says:

    That’s a really awesome haul there. Some of the review books look awesome and I hope you enjoy the Psy-Changelings! It’s one of my favorite series!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

    • MissVain says:

      Thank you for visiting Ning!;)

      I’m also looking forward to reading the Psy-Changellings series!!!! I have no doubt it will be excellent since Nalini is awesome!;)

  11. I have CM but I have to play catch up. I still have to get Books 2 and 3 because another blogger friend told me this series is good.

    The Dawson and Stone books looks cool and I’m curious about Beautiful Disaster too, will wait for your thoughts on the latter.

    Enjoy your reads!

  12. Tammy says:

    Oh my gosh. Your books all look awesome. Haven’t heard of Wicked as they Come but I’m totally adding that to my TBR list. Great reads – hope you enjoy them all.

  13. Great books! I’ve been looking at Slave to Sensation, too. Love her Guild Hunter series and so many people have recommended this series as well.

    Cool cover for Beautiful Disaster!

    Happy Reading!

  14. Sweet Evil looks so good and I am looking forward to read it. Happy reading, enjoy your books;)
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  15. Hey, I’m glad to see Beautiful Disaster up there. I know there has been a lot of controversies surrounding it but I loved this book.

    Hoping that you like it too.

  16. Shandy says:

    Awesome list I’m going to have to add some of those to my to buy list.

  17. Alexa says:

    SO many great books this week. I have Phaeton Black to read as well in the next week or so. I am hoping that it is really good and I have heard pretty good things so far. :)

    I can’t wait to read Sweet Evil, it sounds like an epic story and so many people have been amazed by it so far. I hope you enjoy it. :)

    I have Slave to Sensation, I agree that I’m scared to jump into a series that is so long but if it is an amazing series then it will be worth it in the end.

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