Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I

Mailbox Monday has moved over to Knitting and Sundries, for the month of November and In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted at The Story Siren.

I received three books, in the past week, thanks to authors/publicists:

at the Crossroads of terror by Lenny Emanuelli: Charlie Johnson, a man suspected of killing a local merchant, reluctantly teams up with a television street reporter, Sherry Mann, trying to prove, he is innocent which takes them both deep into the world of an organized Asian street gang, who is on the verge of making their biggest stride, in their drug business. At the Crossroads of Terror is a very contemporary action filled thriller that crosses over to many genres. The story captures action, crime, suspense, and romance with a touch of comedy. 

Remedies by Kate Ledger: Baltimore physician Simon Bear is a confident, magnanimous man with an inflated view of himself and his abilities. His wife, Emily, a star public relations executive, handles corporate crises with an ease, but can't find a way to connect with their moody adolescent daughter, Jamie. While the Bears outwardly appear an enviably successful couple, neither Simon nor Emily has ever resolved the tragic and early death of their firstborn. Simon buries himself in work and with all-consuming hobbies (his latest is winemaking). Emily, too, is consumed by work, though she's privately devastated about her shortcomings as a mother and tempted by another man. Jamie, meanwhile, presses her mother's buttons, knowing she can never make up for the loss of the dead brother she never knew.

We Can Pull It off by Suresh Taneja: It was the most unusual vacation for Vikram, Yuvika, Manisha and Akshay the G4, as they called themselves. In the first few days of the vacations, they experienced some shocking incidents of declining moral values and corruption. These completely shook them up when they understood the implications. They dreaded the thought of being labelled as citizens of a corrupt country. G4 found this deplorable and decided to plunge into action. They had two weeks of vacation, which they productively used to start an initiative to address this issue. They used their creativity and a number of unique strategies which left an indelible mark on the public, making their initiative a mass movement. 
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I finished two albums of Tintin. 


Slowly, slowly...baby steps towards that reading again. Wish me luck, Folks! I need it...

18 comments:

bermudaonion said...

All of your new books look good to me, especially Remedies. Enjoy!

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Jan von Harz said...

Congrats on all the new books. Hope you are getting your read on. Have a great week.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Great looking reads! Just when I think my TBR could get no larger I find new titles like these! :)

Have a super week!

Alakaline said...

GT, hats off to your energy and persistence.. I am too sporadic a blogger..

cheerz,

Farrah from The Book Faery Reviews said...

Haven't heard of these titles yet but they look interesting.

Suko said...

Excellent mailbox this week. I hope you enjoy each of them.

Tribute Books Mama said...

I received for review Season of Seduction by Jennifer Haymore from The Book Tree.

Although the widowed Lady Rebecca has sworn off marriage, men are another matter. London's cold winter nights have her dreaming of warmer pursuits-like finding a lover to satisfy her hungry heart. Someone handsome, discreet, and most importantly as uninterested in marriage as she is. Someone like Jack Fulton.

A known adventurer and playboy, Jack seems like the perfect choice. There's just one problem: Jack isn't interested in an affair. He needs the beautiful, mysterious Lady Rebecca to be his wife. And he doesn't have much time to persuade her. A secret from Jack's past is about to surface, and by Christmas Day he'll be either married to Rebecca or dead.

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I received for review A Very Simple Crime by Grant Jerkins from Berkley Trade.

A twisting debut novel of murder and dark family secrets from a riveting new voice in crime fiction.

A murdered woman. A grieving husband. And their son-a mentally handicapped adult with a history of violent outbursts. A very simple case. Or is it?

Leo Hewitt, an Assistant DA once blamed for setting free a notorious child-killer, is eager to redeem himself with this intimate and grisly crime. As he digs below the surface he discovers more than he ever anticipated-including an emotionally disturbed wife, a husband who'd do anything to escape his disastrous marriage, and an accused young man with no apparent means of defense. But with each shocking new revelation, Leo is only led deeper and deeper into the darkness-an inescapable trap of blood bonds and twisted family secrets.

leeswammes said...

They all look like great books. Enjoy them!

Maree said...

Good luck with your reading!

Mystica said...

A lovely mix of books. enjoy the reading. You have another new SA author for me!

Bev Hankins said...

Intersting book list this week! I hope you enjoy!

Teddyree said...

Glad to see your reading mojo is returning. Have a great week, enjoy your books!

Kah Woei said...

Good luck on your reading!

Novroz said...

I like that cover of we can pull it off. looks great

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I haven't read any of these, but I hope u enjoy them.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I had not heard of these before, but they all sound very good! Enjoy!

Alice Teh said...

They all sound very good! Happy reading!