Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hauling Sunday XCVII

Hi everyone!

How are you doing? How's your week-end going? Well mine sure is relax :) I'm trying my best not to cheat, but it's seriously hard. The dizziness is still not gone. Is it better? Hard to tell, but it's not worst, so that's something right? I read that sometimes the symptoms can last a few weeks after the injury and that's what I think is happening. It'll probably be just like my vertigo, just disappear one day. But I'm being careful. It helps that I work right next to the hospital emergency and also, I have an appointment with my family doctor next week. Plus this week is not so busy... So we'll see.

In the meantime, here are the books that I got, but cannot read :(


Here are my pre-orders of the week:

The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts - It's Nora Roberts, what can I say LOL. Got to get it. I admit this is not Ms Roberts' best trilogy, but it's still enjoyable. Curious to see how the relationship between Hope and Ryder will develop :)

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones - Ms Jones was my find last year. I really enjoy her style of writing as well as the series. I'm curious to see what will happen to Charley and Reyes! I also find the cover concept interesting :)

Lord's Fall by Thea Harrison - Well I got the print and the audiobook. I figured if I couldn't read, I could at least listen... Hmmmm. I'm not a huge fan of The Elders Race series, but like many readers, I was curious to see Ms Harrison coming back to Pia and Dragos.


I've been waiting for a while for the bookstore to have a promotion... and they finally did :) They were promoting holidays shopping, so from Thursday to Sunday, they have those "Reveal the Magic" cards where you can win 10% to 100% off your purchase. Plus, 25 lucky customers at each bookstore would get something special on Thursday evening... which turned out to be 5$ off your purchase. Yep, I was one of those 25 lucky customers :) Woohooo. So here is what I got:

Lord of Temptation by Lorraine Heath - I've really enjoyed Ms Heath's last series and I love the premises of this one. I'm kind of looking forward to reading this one, but at the same time, I have some apprehensions because of the reviews I've read. Also, haven't really been in the mood for historical romances... that's why I've held off so long before buying it.

Midnight's Daughter, Death's Mistress and Fury's Kiss by Karen Chance - This is a spin-off series from Ms Chance`s popular Cassie Palmer series. Li is a huge fan of Ms Chance and I tried the first Cassie Palmer book, but meh. Also, not a huge fan of love triangle. However, I gotta say, this spin-off series sounded interesting based on the blurb :) I mean, the first book, Midnight's Daughter, is about Dory, a dhampir, taking down her uncle... Dracula. Anyway, long story short, I decided to give this series a go because I was in the mood for some urban fantasy. I quite enjoyed all three books and therefore, decided to buy them :)

With the promotion and the 5$ off, it was as if I bought 3 books and got the 4th free :) So good shopping for me. I'm debating whether to return today or not. There are some books that I want, but I don't really need right this moment. So perhaps I can still wait for a real "Buy 3, get the 4th free" instead of getting only 20% off the books?

What about you? What good books did you get this week?


  1. Good haul. I love that you're still buying books even though you're not allowed to read them!

    I haven't actually seen all three Dory covers together before (mine are all ebook editions!) - I like the consistent look and feel! So have you read them then?

    Juliet Marillier's FLAME OF SEVENWATERS arrived on my doorstep this week and made me very happy :-)

  2. Looks like you scored big this week!! I hope you enjoy them all :D

  3. Li - Hey, you can't take everything away!! and the not reading is just temporary, right? :) But seriously, I was really happy to score those books last week :)

    I like the consistency in the covers as well :) and LOL, it helped because when I went to the bookstore last week, they hadn't put Fury's Kiss on the shelves yet!! So the girl asked me what the cover looked like... and I was like: Like this one (Death's Mistress), but purple-ish LOL. By the way, I did read them all. I really enjoyed book #2 and #3 because of the humor LOL. Stories are still a bit confusing in my opinion though... but the LOL moments are priceless. And in Fury's Kiss, I like that Mircea and Dory are getting closer, that their relationship is mending.

    I know how much you like Juliet Marillier, so yeah, I imagine it made you very happy :)

    Alex - Yep yep :) Finally, it's been a while since I scored this big :)

  4. Nath, I hope you are taking care of yourself! Don't overdo it, take things nice and easy. Okay?

    I see you did some shopping, finally. I haven't purchased the NR book yet. I'm going to read it, but am not in any hurry to do so. Sigh... maybe this next weekend?

    I've read a few historical romances here and there, but am holding a few of them on the wings too. I'm in a contemporary erotic romance binge at the moment brought on by reading Tart by Lauren Dane. *g*

  5. Oh, I'm glad you like the Dory books - I was a bit nervous about my rec for you! Yes, totally with you on the convoluted plotlines, but yes, there are some very funny lines and I'm looking forward to the future storylines.

    It probably wasn't obvious to you but Cassie (from the other series) made an appearance in the third book - she was the blond that got annoyed at Dory when Mircea was recovering, and shifted her somewhere else. Cassie and Dory don't actually know of each other's existence yet, so it is getting interesting...


  6. I'm going to read that "Grave" series by Darynda Jones for sure. It consistently gets very good reviews and my library gets the books! Bonus!

    Can you believe I'm FINALLY reading the Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassin series?! ?! Wow, me, neither. lol!

  7. Li - I love the humor in the books. There are some parts that I find really hard to follow, but they are offset by the LOL moments. And yes, I did figure out that the blonde was Cassie. I'm a bit apprehensive because both doesn't seem to know about each other... Looks like Mircea is really playing with fire ^_^;

    Christine - Yay, Christine! I'm sure you're going to enjoy them :) It's awesome that your library does have them.

    Go you indeed! So, how are you liking the series so far?

  8. Hilcia - Yes, I finally bought some books! Yay me! It cheered me up. And I'll probably be buying more this week-end :P

    I hear you about being on binge. I just did one of contemporary romance. By the way, how did you find Tart?

  9. I'm halfway through Web of Lies. I like it a lot.. not blowing me away, but certainly action packed, interesting and FUN.

  10. Christine - Nod nod. I'm glad you're enjoying it :)