In My Mailbox – Heather’s Fun Filled Weekend Edition

Posted 18 March, 2012 by Heather in Heather, meme, Uncategorized / 8 Comments

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Weekly meme from The Story Siren. The idea is to post the books you got this week,whether you bought them, got them as a gift, from the library, or received them to review.

Happy Sunday, everyone. Heather here again, and I’ve had such a wonderful weekend visiting with my BFF and old friends from Grad School that I just now had a moment of panic. I realized that I’d forgotten to do something. And this post was what I’d forgotten. Luckily, I’ve been a good girl financially and haven’t bought any books in the last three weeks. (All book descriptions and links are to Goodreads)

Let’s start with the book I’ve received for review from the author. I just got an ARC of the third book in the Songs of Magic Series by JL Bryan, Fairystruck.

I’ve really enjoyed this middle grade series so far, and I can’t wait to dig into the third installment. Click the covers for my reviews of the first two books, Fairy Metal Thunder and Fairy Blues.


Finally, I won an autographed copy of Grave Refrain: A Love/Ghost Story by Sarah M. Glover on Goodreads.

Andrew Hayes, a brilliant but troubled guitarist in an up-and-coming band, has been haunted since childhood by the presence of his muse. One night during a performance in San Francisco he spots her–but she vanishes before he can catch her.

Desperate to find her, he accepts a curious offer to stay in the city, moving into a dilapidated Victorian undergoing renovations that stir up far more than dust.

Andrew’s life soon becomes even more chaotic with the arrival of martini-swilling ghosts and a troupe of flesh-and-blood stoner spiritualists bringing bad tidings from the Great Beyond.

The dark side of his obsession creates visions both thrilling and menacing. As he struggles to solve the mysteries threatening the woman he loves, Andrew discovers his life is repeating a refrain more deadly than he’d ever imagined.

Inspired by the sexy noirs and comedies of the past, Grave Refrain transports the reader to where the things that go bump in the night not only thrill you, but might just take your breath away for good.

I’m really excited to read this one. It looks like it has musicians, romance, ghosts, mystery–all things that I love to see in a book.

So that’s what’s in my mailbox. Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend and your week a head isn’t too stressfull.


I’m a PhD chemist who loves sarcasm, music, and books-paranormal, mystery, thriller, suspense, horror, and romance. Most of my free time is spent at the martial arts studio these days–whether practicing Combat Hapkido or reading books while watching my son’s Taekwondo classes, or even working up a sweat with Kickboxing for fun.

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8 Responses to “In My Mailbox – Heather’s Fun Filled Weekend Edition”

    • Heather-

      I saw the new Fairy Metal Thunder cover. I really like the purple color theme across the series. And I loved the expanded parts where they were deeper in Faery. I can’t wait to dig into Fairystruck. Can’t wait to see what you think of this one too.

      Grave Refrain looks really good. The only drawback as I flipped through the book is that the print is kind of small and the book is almost 500 pages long. It’s going to take me a while to get through this one, LOL.

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    • Alison-

      JL’s books are great. This fairy series is more middle grade, but he also has a fantastic YA series that leans a bit adult called the Paranormals series (Jenny Pox, Tommy Nightmare, and Alexander Death). i highly reccommend anything written by JL Bryan. I’ve been a fan and supporter since day one, and he’s a fantastic author.

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  1. I love winning books from Goodreads, not that it happens very often, but nevertheless it’s cool.
    And I saw the JL Brian books on other blogs and they look and sounds interesting. Do you enjoy them?

    • Nimue-

      This is only the third book I’ve won from Goodreads, but it’s always nice to get a signed book in the mail for free.

      I’ve enjoyed every single book by JL Bryan and I highly reccommend all of them. If you just type in his name to the search bar on, you can find all of my reviews for his books and the interviews I’ve done with the author over the last couple of years. He’s a great author and a really nice guy!

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  2. Hi Heather!
    I love the cover of Grave refrain. it reminds me of the great bad girls don’t die series.
    from the synopsis, that book sounds great. I wish i could win from goodreads, I love the anime covers of the JL bryan covers.
    I hope you enjoy your books!
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    • Rachel-

      The cover for Grave Refrain is really nice. And the covers of the Songs of Magic series are really nice too. They really fit the tone of the books. I’ve only won three books from Goodreads over the last couple of years, and they’ve been books that had many copies to giveaway or much fewer people entering. Thanks for stopping by!

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