Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What Did I Receive?

I'm very happy-- for the second time in a month, I'm able to post a (short) list of books I received! True, it may not be as many as some bloggers receive, nor as often, but still, it is more than enough to make me very happy! And thankful, of course. Thank you Hachette Book Group for the books! Below are five book I've received today: 2 were from Hachette, 2 were books I bought myself (just thought I'd post them here as well) and the last one, though I did receive from Hachette, I will not be keeping because it's a duplicate of one they sent out 3 weeks ago. I've contacted Renee (the lady in charge of this area of the company) and I'm prepared to ship it back. IF she says "No, you can keep it" then I may be having a giveaway soon.... *hint, hint*. Keep checking back for updates about it. Okay, on to what I received!
Title: Seducing a Scottish Bride
Author: Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Gelis MacKenzie is one of the most desirable heiresses in all the Western Highlands. She is the youngest and much adored daughter of the indomitable Black Stag of Kintail, Duncan MacKenzie, who was the hero of Welfonder's novel DEVIL IN A KILT. Unfortunately, Gelis has been branded unmarriageable, but not for lack of masculine interest. No matter how lofty the ancestry, how deep the purse, or how mighty the sword arm, nary a one of her suitors is good enough for her father. Although he loves Gelis fiercely and knows he must someday see her settled and wed, Duncan isn't quite ready to let her go.
But now Duncan has received an offer for Gelis's hand in marriage that he is honor-bound to accept-and it comes from the worst possible quarter. The suitor, Ronan MacRuari of Castle Dare, is the last man Duncan MacKenzie would wish for a son-in-law. Known as the Raven, Ronan is the scion of a dark clan that has been marked by a deadly curse.
Ronan and Gelis are instantly attracted to one another, but they are immediately estranged. Ronan's last two wives have died abruptly and he doesn't want to see his vivacious newly-wed Gelis suffer the same fate, so he distances himself from her as much as possible. In the meantime, Ronan searches for the Raven Stone, a fabled treasure that he believes holds the power of the curse over his clan. But Gelis has fallen in love with her new husband, and she's determined to help him. Though Ronan doesn't know it, Gelis also has the gift of second-sight, and she has seen a future in which she is destined to help redeem her cursed husband
Title: Trouble in High Heels
Author: Leanne Banks
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Sorry, I couldn't find one on B&N and I'm a bit lazy (and busy) to try typing my own after only skimming the back cover blurb! But when I do my review later on, there will be a summary! Title: Highland Outlaw *Bought myself Author: Monica McCarty Series: Cambell Trilogy, Book 2 Summary: Handsome and dangerous, Patrick MacGregor is a wanted man, possessing the tough, tenacious spirit of his outlawed clan. He will stop at nothing to save his people from destruction, even if it means marrying Elizabeth Campbell, the daughter of his worst enemy. Yet the flaxen-haired beauty disarms him from the start. Her sweet, unspoiled softness touches the cold depths of his ravaged soul–and makes him want much more than revenge. Inside the shy and dutiful Lizzie is a passionate woman longing to emerge, a woman ready for love. So when the piercing emerald eyes and searing kiss of a stranger spark in her a desperate hunger, she surrenders to Patrick’s glorious seduction–unaware that his daring deception has just found its one and only chance for redemption: a love more powerful than hate. Title: Dark Victory *Bought myself Author: Brenda Joyce Series: The Masters of Time, Book 4 Summary: A dark, ruthless Highlander, the Black Macleod has refused his destiny. His life is revenge for the massacre of his family. His enemies' insults—that he is a man of stone—only amuse him. But fate is impatient, and when a woman from another time dares to summon him, he cannot resist her powers—or her.… A schoolteacher by day, Tabitha Rose uses her magic to protect others by night. When the vision of a dark Highlander, bloody and burned, appears to Tabby, she knows she has been called to help him, no matter how frightening he might be. But what Tabby doesn't expect is to be taken against her will to his dark, violent time. And when evil begins to stalk her, she realizes she must fight for far more than his destiny—she must fight for her love.…
The final book I received, which is a duplicate, was Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione. I've already read (and reviewed) this one, and loved it of course. Now, like I said before, if Hachette Group is okay with me keeping it anyway *doubtful, but we will see* then I will probably use it as the prize for my first ever Contest. Exciting, huh? Well, I promise to update as soon as I know for sure.
Until Next Time,


Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

You are so lucky! I want that McCarty and the Sue-Ellen Welfonder book! *major emvy*

The_Book_Queen said...

Ah, envy. I so enjoy provoking it in others! LOL. Not really, but hey, it's hard not to feel a bit..giddy when someone is envious of you, right?

I told myself when I went into the story today after work that I was just picking up necessities-- milk, eggs, chocolate, etc. But then I had to walk past our grocery store's small shelf of books, and Highland Outlaw called out to me, forcing me to pick it up and put it in my cart.

*SIGH* Will I ever gain control over my book buying? On second though, I hope not! Though it may make me go broke sooner, life wouldn't be fun anymore if I suddenly learned how to control my bookish ways. :)

If it makes you feel any better, I hope that you find those two books soon! :)


Anonymous said...

The Brenda Joyce book sounds good. Lucky you!!!

Erotic Horizon said...

All really good book - looking forward to the reviews.



The_Book_Queen said...

Barbara--- I've really enjoyed the previous novels in her Timemaster Series, so I have high hopes for this one too! Sexy, alpha males, Scottish to boot, and they can time travel? Seriously, can it possibly get any better? :)

EH---- Thanks! I'm sure I will. I was a bit hesitant about the Toruble in High Heels (Remember, I'm not usually a contemp kind of person) but I've flipped through it a bit and it looks like it may be better than I thought. Definitely on the lighter side, but that's not always a bad thing.

I'll be starting on them soon, hopefully by tomorrow, so expect the first reveiw around the middle of next week, at the latest.

UPDATE: Renee replied back and told me that I can keep my extra copy of Desire Unchained, so you know what that means: CONTEST! I'm not sure when yet, it may not be until next month, but I'm going to finally have my first giveaway!

Until Next Time,