Sunday, 11 August 2013

Letterbox Love (#64)

As always, Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that I'm hosting on the blog and basically, the idea came out of a discussion with other UK book bloggers about the need to do a weekly meme with more of a British feel to it. Therefore, Letterbox Love was born and the logo was lovingly designed by Dark Readers. Letterbox Love is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about. Letterbox Love is intended to showcase upcoming books and build up some excitement for them as well as let you know what is available out there. It is not about competing with other bloggers or boasting of any kind (c'mon, we're British and we don't do drama!)

Review Books

Taken by Storm by Kelli Maine
I'm a huge fan of Kelli Maine and this is the UK paperback of Taken By Storm, the second book in her series which I highly recommend!!  Note that this is an adult book and as such, has adult content. You can find my review here.

Children of Fire by Drew Karpyshyn (Unsolicited) 
This is a dark fantasy book that I haven't heard of although it looks interesting and is well written from all accounts.  I can't guarantee that I'll read it but I'll take a look. 

Taken by Kelli Maine
Taken is the first book in Kelli's series and it's a book that remains one of my favourite adult stories. This is the UK paperback and you can find my review here.

Charade by Nyrae Dawn
This is a New Adult book that I believe started off as self published and has now been picked up by a traditional publisher.  It does sound interesting and I definitely want to read it.

The 100 by Kass Morgan
Ever since I heard about this book MONTHS ago, I knew I wanted to read it and so I was very pleased to be sent a copy! Billed as The Hunger Games meets Lost = SOLD!  The TV rights have been sold to the CW (home of Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle) and OMG I CANNOT WAIT.  I need to read this like NOW. 
Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne (Unsolicited)
I've never read a book by John Boyne but I did enjoy watching The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (although I inevitably cried at the horror of it).  This is set around the first world war and features a boy looking for his father. I did really appreciate the old fashioned sweets sent along with it and just FYI, sweets are ALWAYS welcome in this house. 

Thank You Publishers!!!

Books Bought
I have not bought any physical books this week apart from a pre-order of Infinityglass by Myra McIntrye, which I am waiting to be delivered next week. 


Sometimes Never by Cheryl McIntyre (Bought)
I hadn't intended to buy this as I was interested in Before Now but then I learnt that it was a companion novel to Sometimes Never and whilst it could be read alone, I liked the idea of starting from the beginning and so I bought this one and the novella in addition.

Blackbird by Cheryl McIntyre (Bought)
This is a novella from the Sometimes Never series and details what happens in the years between the final chapter and epilogue of Sometimes Never. Apparently, this can be read on its own but really, why would you want to? Better to read the first book and become invested in the characters. 

Before Now by Cheryl McIntyre (Bought)
I really liked the sound of this New Adult book as I love reading about bastards and the girls that break through their walls.  I also love challenging relationships and I think I'm going to find that in this book. 

Present Perfect by Alison Bailey (Bought)
I love stories about falling in love with your best friend and so this was a definitely must buy for me.  This is a New Adult story that has had a lot of positive reviews on Amazon. 

Luke: Complete Series by Cassia Leo (Bought) 
This was on sale for 77p and you get five books!  Billed as erotic romance, I liked the sound of it and you can't really go wrong for the price. 

Chase: Complete Series by Cassia Leo (Bought)
Same as above.

Saltwater Kisses by Krista Lakes (Bought)
This is marketed as "a billionaire love story" which immediately puts me off but after reading the description, it makes me think a little of the movie Cocktail - small town girl wins a vacation to a tropical island but has to go alone, she meets a handsome stranger who just so happens to be New York's most eligible bachelor but she doesn't know who he is *le sigh*.  Yeah, I think I'm going to like this one.

Rainwater Kisses by Krista Lakes (Bought)
I think this is a companion novel featuring the sister of the main character and it was only 77p at the moment, I thought I would get it.

Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross (Bought)
You may remember that Julie Cross wrote Tempest and this is her latest offering which is (I think) a contemporary YA story set in the world of gymnastics. 

Pulse by Gail McHugh (Bought)
This is the sequel to Collide, which I haven't read yet but both books sounds awesome and I think it was on sale or newly released so I bought it. 

Six Days by Jennifer Davis (Bought)
This is a New Adult book and I'm not entirely clear what it's about but it sounds like one girl's journey and how six days changes everything.

Breathless by Eve Carter (Bought)
This is a New Adult romance novel (on sale at the moment) about a bad boy professional motorcross rider and the woman who has caught his attention - only she's not interested.  I love that trope and so I had to get it. 

Deeper by Blue Ashcroft (Netgalley - For Review)
This is a New Adult novel about lifeguards and the girl who says she's never going to love again.  I'm thinking that's probably not going to last for long ;) 

Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves (Netgalley - For Review)
I LOVED On the Island and so I definitely wanted to read whatever book came next from this author. This sounds like more of an adult novel but I'm intrigued enough to read it. 

The Name on Your Wrist by Helen Hiorns (Netgalley - For Review)
This is the debut novel from the teenage writer and winner of the inaugural Sony Young Movellist Award.  I wasn't particularly interested until I read the synopsis and now I really want to read it!  I will say however that personally, I think the price is too high for an ebook from an unknown author but I'll be sure to let you know how good it is. 

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Netgalley - For Review)
I couldn't believe that I'd been accepted for this book as I've been desperate to read it since I first heard about it - I mean, an epic, romantic YA Space Opera?  SOLD, SOLD, SOLD.

I didn't realise that I'd bought so many eBooks this week but there you go!  I think I've got some great reads there and now someone just needs to invent a way of stopping time so that I can read them all!  I'm still busy editing my manuscript at the moment which it taking up a lot of my time.  I had no idea how many hours it would take just to complete twenty pages!  And I still foresee another rewrite in the near future.  Anyway, I'm simultaneously reading Soul Taken by my friend Katlyn Duncan and hope to have that review up soon.  I hope you've all had a great week for books and as always, please share your links below. 


  1. I actually really like the sound of 'Children of Fire' having checked it on Goodreads - I think I'll be looking out for that one at the end of the month when it comes out :)

  2. I love the sound of the new John Boyne book as I loved his last. Enjoy all your new lovelies!