Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week.
Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Your host for March 2013 is: Caitlin over at ’Chaotic Compendiums’
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
My mailbox this week, is again entirely thanks to Stephanie Taylor, of Astraea Press. Astraea was formed in 2010 when Stephanie saw the need for a non erotic, e-publisher that offered wholesome reads but still maintained the quality of mainstream romance.
The first titles for Astraea were launched in February 2011, with just a handful of participating authors, (some of whom I reviewed for) representing a scant one or two genres of fiction writing. Now, in February 2013, celebrating its second birthday, Astraea has gone from strenth to strength, boasting a healthy stable of authors, representing seven individual genres of non erotic titles.
As part of the birthday celebrations and to thank their loyal customers and authors, Astraea have been giving away two books every day for the entire month of February, courtesy of Mark Coker and the gang at ‘Smashwords’, the world’s largest distributor of indie books.
Clutz that I am, I didn’t discover this great daily offering until well into the month, however I have still managed to acquire some excellent titles over the last few days … in fact I have needed two ‘Mailbox Monday’ posts to let you know about them all!
Day 25 – ‘New Bay Wedding’ by Nell Dixon
Emma has been busy organizing her older brother’s lovelife but now Noah plans to turn the tables on his meddlesome match-making sister.
But is Ian the best man for this very particular bridesmaid?
Day 25 – ‘No Room At The Inn’ by B.G. Lashbrooks
Greta Nole loved the old hotel more than any other place on earth. If the new owners close it down, she’d be out of a job and her beloved hotel would be gone forever. She’d do whatever she had to do to get the hotel in tiptop shape before the new owner arrived after Christmas. But first she had to survive Stormzilla, the nastiest snowstorm to hit southern Indiana in years.
Owen Levi III had no clue why his father would buy such a relic as the Jubilee–and then send Owen out there to check it out so close to Christmas. Had his dad finally lost his mind? The hotel was nothing more than an albatross around Levi Industries’ neck and the only recommendation Owen could make was to tear it down! Quick. Owen’s staring out the window, mentally going over what would need to be done to even get the hotel habitable when he sees an idiot woman walking through the storm. When she trips and hits her head Owen’s outside to rescue her faster than he can think.
Greta and Owen have tangled over hotels before, and neither would ever admit defeat!
Day 26 – ‘The Samurai’s Garden’ by Patricia Kiyono
I am really looking forward to reading all of these great sounding books, however if I was forced to choose just one, then I guess ‘The Samurai’s Garden’ has the premise that intrigues me the most.