Sunday, March 04, 2012

Hauling Sunday LXXII

Yay!! So I finally got a really, really good week! You won't hear me complaining for, hmmm, a week maybe LOL.  Are you ready?

Back in November, I pre-ordered some books. I think it was a 5$ off of a purchase of 30 or 35$... I usually use these coupons to buy trade paperbacks and hardcovers, because the books online are already discounted. However, pre-ordering is tricky because if I want free shipping, then I have to select the "ship the whole order" together... unless the books are from different warehouses. But really, I have no way to find that out. So I usually have to group releases together. So it's always a lot of juggling to get the best price, but also the delivery time. Am I over-thinking this? LOL. Anyway, initially, Fair Game was supposed to come out in February, so it worked out well. However, since it was pushed back, it delayed the shipment of  Third Grave Dead Ahead. But it's all good now! The wait is over :)

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder - Thanks to Netgalley, I read and reviewed this book already. Actually, my decision to request Touch of Power was based on how I planned this order :) Yes, I might be over-thinking everything. Nonetheless, Ms Snyder is a great author and I love her Study trilogy. I keep hoping she'll come up with another a great fantasy romance. Touch of Power wasn't it, but it sets up a great world and the next book could be :)

Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones - I'm really enjoying this series. Charley is very funny, Reyes is absolutely yummy and the mystery aspect of this book is great! :)

Fair Game by Patricia Briggs - FINALLY!! FINALLY!! Anna and Charles are back!! I love the world Ms Briggs has created. I was so bummed out to hear she would be alternating between a Mercy Thompson and an Alpha & Omega book instead of releasing one of each every year. The wait has been long, but I'm sure it'll be worth it. Plus, don't you think the cover is great? Although I have to say, once I got the book in hand, I wished it'd be a bit thicker :P

So above were books I got through the mail. Here are books I got at the bookstore :) Chapters/Indigo is having a "Buy 3, Get the 4th free" sale till March 11. I was really happy to hear about it, especially since this time around, I have books to buy!! However, the problem with new releases is when and where will they come out! My life would be so much easier if one bookstore - to which I have easy access - would receive all the books I want  ^_^; But of course, it's not the case. Instead, the new releases are spread among three bookstores and the books I really want turn up in the one that has difficulty putting the books out on the shelves in a timely manner ^_^; Seriously, that bookstore, try to ask an employee to go into the backroom! They won't. It's like the Bermuda Triangle... they go and won't come out LOL. So that means more juggling from me, with my little notebook writing lists and figuring out options and combinations LOL. I have to say though, at the end of the day, to get the books you really want in hand, it's really rewarding. I complain about it, but I'm not sure I'd want it any other way LOL. And this time around, I totally scored!!

Angel's Flight by Nalini Singh - Love the cover of this book!! While I prefer the Psy-Changelings series better, the Guild Hunter series is still by Ms Singh and that means good writing, good stories... and that I'll be picking it up :) I'm looking forward to it because I have not read Angel's Pawn yet... And I'm really looking forward to Galen and Jessamy's story! By the way, I like these anthologies where novellas from a series are compiled into. However, I feel this came out too soon after Angel's Wolf was released in Angels of Darkness. Have I bought Angels of Darkness, I think I would feel ripped off at the moment ^_^;

Nice Girls Don't Bite their Neighbor by Molly Harper - I didn't think there'll be another book in this series, but I'll take it! Can't wait to see what Jane is up to :) I'm hoping for a very fun read :)

By a Thread by Jennifer Estep - I've been enjoying this series a lot :) I like the idea of an assassin as the heroine. While the last few books haven't wowed me because of how predictable they were, reviews have been great so far for By a Thread, so I'm really looking forward to reading it! :)

Doubletake by Rob Thurman - This is another one of my favorite urban fantasy series! Cal is a nice change from all the kick-ass heroines out there LOL. Also, if you want some bromance, this is the series to read :)

Finally, here are some ebooks I bought :)

Through a Crimson Veil by Patti O'Shea - This is one of my all-time favorite paranormal romance. It's been recently released as an e-book and I decided to support Ms O'Shea by buying an electronic copy. Plus, that means I have a back-up :)

Dark Awening by Patti O'Shea - This is a novella connected to Through a Crimson Veil. It's currently available for free at Amazon, All About Romance, Smashwords and Sony :) If you've never read Ms O'Shea, give it a try! :)

Now, this  is what I call a haul!! :) I feel so much better LOL.


  1. I do the same juggling with pre-orders... I actually was a bit annoyed that with the date for Fair Game pushed back a month, though, I was going to have to wait for everything else so I actually emailed and complained and they sent me my other books... I figured I have bought a lot of books from them over the years. They could do me this one favour...

  2. All of these look pretty good.
    I love the cover for third grave dead center! I think I'm going to check out that series since it sounds so fun!!!

  3. Awesome hauls Nath! I didn't make it to the bookstore this weekend so I'll wait until Tuesday, hopefully they'll have all the new releases out on time.

  4. Kailana - Oh, I didn't think about that. Well I wasn't in a hurry to get the Maria Snyder book, since I've read the galley... and I was hoping they'd still ship the book early LOL. Plus, it wasn't really the fault of the bookstore that the publisher pushed back the release date... so I didn't think of complaining to Chapters/Indigo. Maybe next time LOL.

    Alex - They are Alex :) Like this is the perfect haul. Not only a lot of books, but books I really wanted :)

    I'm really liking Ms Jones' cover. Not only are they pretty, but they're also fun and fit the series very well :) I hope you enjoy the series!!

    Leslie - Thanks Les!! :) Good luck on Tuesday! Hope you get your hands on all the ones you want :)

  5. I tried to post a comment earlier but lost it. grr. Hate when that happens. I'll try again. ;)

    Now, this is what I call a haul!! :) I feel so much better LOL.

    hahaha! I loved this! You are too cute! ^_^

    I am going to read that Darynda Jones series--hopefully sooner rather than later. Happily, my library has them!

    I will read FAIR GAME. Again hopefully sooner rather than later, but will read the HC from library.

    I will buy and read ANGEL'S FLIGHT. I haven't read any of the shorts in this series yet, despite having those two anthologies.. Such a pretty cover and I'm a Nalini fangirl, so I want the paper copy of the book for sure.

    Thanks for the heads up on Patti O'Shea's DARK AWAKENING. I'm going to try it!

    Enjoy your haul, nath! :D

  6. I can’t believe I paid $7.99 for one novella… I bought Angel’s Flight just to read Galen’s story because I had already read the other novellas. It was worth it just to stop wondering about Galen and Jessamy, but their story wasn’t that good, it was sweet and romantic, but a bit slow.

    I must read Patricia Briggs’ books, everyone keeps talking about them. The reason I haven’t read them yet is because they seem similar to the Kate Daniels books, too much urban fantasy and not enough romance.

    I’m off to get Dark Awakening!
    Can’t resist a free book! LOL

  7. Christine - Ugh, I hate it when it happens too Christine! So annoying no?

    No seriously, I was really growing desperate at what to read. And yes, I have tons of books... but it's not the same ^_^;;

    I hope you enjoy the Darynda Jones series. It's fun and quirky, so I think you will :)

    Are you on the waiting list for Fair Game?

    Oh that's great then to get Angel's Flight. I really like it when they compile it... of course, I'd like to know beforehand that's what they are going to do ^_^;

    And yay! hope you like Dark Awakening. Through a Crimson Veil is one of my favorite book ever :) I really enjoy Ms O'Shea's writing.

    Brie - Ouch, Brie. But that's love :) That's what a fangirl does! :) I was looking forward to Galen and Jessamy story too, even though I didn't realize it was this one. I thought it started out well, but the problem was it was a bit draggy ^_^; Especially in the middle. I could understand Galen getting angry the first time... but the 2nd time once they're out of the refuge and he let her go? I didn't get that.

    I think you should give Patricia Briggs UF series a try. I think it's more focused than the Kate Daniels series. It's closer to Kelley Armstrong's world in my opinion. And the romance is not super sweet, but it's there I think.

    Hope you enjoy Dark Awakening!