Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hauling Sunday CIII

Whew, it's been a while since I wrote one of these posts :) However, it's time to get back into the routine :) Here are the books I got in the last month. It's not much and you know who I'm blaming...

Forbidden by Kelley Armstrong - Apparently, Ms Armstrong is going on a hiatus with her Women of the Otherworld series, but she is still writing some novellas and as long as she writes them, I will pick them up :) I was very excited about Forbidden because it's a Pack story and I love the Pack. And guess what? This one arrived exactly on December 24. Merry Christmas to me! The only thing that was a bit of bummer in this case was the art. Not really to my taste ^_^;

Amityville Horrible by Kelley Armstrong - Well this one really took me by surprise because I wasn't aware of its release. And then, it started popping up on Goodreads, blogs and well, Kobo. This novella features Jaime and Jeremy and therefore, it was a must. I love Pack and I love Jaime and Jeremy :P This novella is also interesting because the art was changed... Instead of illustrations, it was like pictures? Not sure how I feel about them, but still makes it interesting :)

A Breath of Scandal by Elizabeth Essex - I read Almost a Scandal and really enjoyed it, so picking up A Breath of Scandal was a no-brainer. Especially since the hero was a character in Almost a Scandal and I was curious to see the man he had become :)

Chance of a Lifetime by Jodi Thomas - I love Ms Thomas' contemporary romance and this series. As I said numerous times in my reviews, there's just something about her writing style that reaches me. It's gentle and a nice blend of slice of life story-telling and romance.

Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robson - This is the debut novel of Ms Robson and the start of a new UF series. The blurb sounded interesting and I'm always on the look-out for new UF series, which is why I decided to pre-order it. Also nice cover and published by New American Library, so I thought it was worth a try :)

And these are the new precious in my collection :) Except for Chance of a Lifetime, they were all purchased in 2012. So now, I'm starting to keep track fresh for 2013.

What about you? What did you get in the past few weeks? Anything I should rush to the bookstore and buy?


  1. Sorry about Forbidden but ya for it arriving exactly for Christmas, I LOVE when that happens. And yay for pack stories!! LOL

    Hope you like a Breath of Scandal, it sounds fun though the girl in the cover looks a little bit uncomfortable. Anyway, enjoy all the booksies

  2. Ohhh, nice bunch of books! I forgot that I have Chance of a Lifetime in my TBR already! I need to read it soon. :)

  3. You persuaded me to get FORBIDDEN! I've been eyeing it for a while, and you prompted me to check on Kobo where there is a 40% coupon (VoucherCodes40 valid until Jan 31, if you're interested).

    I read AMITYVILLE HORRIBLE - I do like Jaime :-)


  4. I really liked the Jodi Thomas a lot. Of course I just adore that series so I didn't expect otherwise. :)

    A Breath of Scandal was cute but I had some issues with the heroine. I wanted Antigone to stand up to her mother! lol

  5. Alex - Oh, I still enjoyed the story in Forbidden. Seriously, I don't really care about the art anyway, I buy for the story. It's just that, well, the cover is not great LOL. And yes, I was so happy it arrived for Christmas :)

    A Breath of Scandal was enjoyable :) However, there were some flaws that made it not as good as the first book in the series. Oh well. Still looking forward to the next book.

    Hilcia - I hope you enjoy it Hils! As usual, it was sweet :) I think the main storyline was better than in the last book :)

    Li - Li, it's Pack :) LOL. Can you ever get too much of Elena and Clay in this series? I also think it ties up well with Frostbitten and I was curious about Morgan! :) My only question about this book was where in the timeline was it set...

    I like Jaime too and of course, I like her even better when she's with Jeremy :) Always interesting to see more insight in their relationship :)

    Tracy - There's something special about that series, right, Tracy? :)

    I agree with you about the mother. I wished we've seen what would happen to her. I think the first half of the book was strong, but the second half starts to slide downhill a little ^_^; Still, it was an enjoyable book.

  6. Christine - I did the one I read so far :)