In My Mailbox: Heather Preorders and Wins

Posted 15 January, 2012 by Heather in Blog, Heather, meme, Uncategorized / 31 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.

Heather here again, I preordered three books that I’m super excited about and I won a book on Goodreads. (All book descriptions and links are to Goodreads)

I just got the sequel to Across the Universe in the mail this week: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

[box type=”shadow”]Godspeed was fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos.

It’s been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He’s finally free to enact his vision – no more Phydus, no more lies.

But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that’s growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.

In book two of the Across the Universe trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis mesmerizes us again with a brilliantly crafted mystery filled with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.[/box]

I’m pretty excited to start this one because I really loved Across the Universe.

I also preordered Tami Hoag’s newest book in her Oak Knoll series, Down the Darkest Road.

[box type=”shadow”]#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag returns with the latest entry in her riveting Oak Knoll series.

Deeper Than the Dead introduced Tami Hoag’s millions of fans to Oak Knoll, a small California town that, in the mid-eighties, seemed as idyllic as any . . . until the See-No-Evil killer shattered that notion. It took FBI agent Vince Leone and a new technique called “profiling” to put an end to the trauma.

Secrets to the Grave brought Leone’s teacher-turned-child- advocate wife, Anne, into a central role. Together with Vince and local sheriff ‘s deputy Tony Mendez, she solved an Oak Knoll murder with a particularly challenging mystery: The victim never existed.

And now Hoag returns once more to Oak Knoll for the third installment of this bestselling series. Through Leone’s pioneering, science-based investigatory skills, Hoag explores the early days of forensic police work. And through the chilling case at the heart of Down the Darkest Road, she hooks ever more readers into the meticulously crafted, all-too-terrifying world of Oak Knoll, where the scariest secrets of all can be found . . . Down the Darkest Road.[/box]

I’ve really enjoyed the previous two books in this mystery/crime thriller series, so I have hopes that this one will be great too.

Thanks to my smart sister who bought me an Amazon giftcard for Christmas, I also bought the latest book in Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta series, Red Mist.

[box type=”shadow”]The new Kay Scarpetta novel from the world’s #1 bestselling crime writer.

Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings. The murder of an Atlanta family years ago, a young woman on death row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people as far away as California seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding’s death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it. [/box]

I’ve been a faithful reader of this series over the years, but I’ve yet to read the previous book. But Iย lend them to my Grandmother so I went ahead and picked this one up too. I need to catch up with this series!

I won an autographed copy of Z Strain: A Zombie Love Story by Rutger Klamor on Goodreads.

[box type=”shadow”]When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth. Three days. Not much time. Hardly time to change anything, really. Lilith, Queen of the Whores, has three days. Three days to build an army. Three days to unleash Hell. Not much time. Certainly not to become a hero. That’s what Dee thought. Before the zombies. The eating. The dying. Before Lilith called to him. Before he loved her. Three days until the end of the world. What he would give to get those three days back. “Z Strain”. Book one of the “Zee Series Trilogy” by Rutger Klamor. Full of all the gritty realism any hard-core zombie fan craves. You know what I mean. Violence served cold. Sex served hot. And Zees. A whole army of ’em! This book isn’t for the faint of heart or easily offended. You’ve been warned. Hang on to your brain pans. Here come the Zees! This is gonna be one hell of a thrill ride![/box]

I’m a big fan of zombies, so I’m looking forward to digging into this one.



So those are the books in my mailbox, what’s in yours? Anyone dug into A Million Suns yet?


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31 Responses to “In My Mailbox: Heather Preorders and Wins”

  1. I still have not read Across the Universe yet but the series looks so good!!! Hope you enjoy them all and Happy Reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Heather 1/15/2012

    You haven't read Across the Universe? What are you waiting for? I really loved it and I reviewed it on this blog last January. I think Pushy will be reviewing it sometime soon her too.

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  2. Most excellent! I guess I really need to read Across the Universe and find out what all the squees is about.

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    Heather 1/15/2012

    Greta, seriously? Go to the library and give this one a shot. The first couple of chapters about gave me a panic attack with the whole getting buried alive with the freezing you to make you hibernate goo, but after that it's a murder mystery and sci-fi rolled into one. I think you'll probably enjoy it.

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  3. Z Strain. I don't know but now must look into. So lucky signed and all.
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    Heather 1/15/2012

    There are two Z Strains on Goodreads–one has the Love Story subtitle, so I don't know if they're different or not but they're by the same author and have different covers. I hope the one I won is good, and it sounds intriguing.

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  4. Fictitious Musings

    Z Strain sounds very interesting to me as I'm becoming a fan of zombie stories myself. Definitely going to check it out. Enjoy your books.

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    Heather 1/15/2012

    I'm a zombie lover myself, so I hope this one is good, but also unique.

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  5. bookchelle

    Woo! AMS. Great haul of books this week. I haven't read Tami Hoag yet, but I heard she's amazing. Maybe I'll pick it up and check it out.

    Happy reading!
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    Heather 1/15/2012

    I hadn't read Tami Hoag until I was asked to be a part of the book tour for the first book in the Oak Knoll series. I read "Deeper Than the Dead" and I loved it, and have been a fan ever since.

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  6. Heather

    I would definitely move it up my TBR if I were you, it was a really great book. Plus, now that the second book is out, you don't have to wait to dig into the next one ๐Ÿ™‚

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