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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mailbox Monday/In My Mailbox 9-14-2009

Mailbox Monday is hosted at The Printed Page or In Your Mailbox at The Story Siren. Please stop by those posts and take a look at what packages everybody else got this week!

For those of you who pray - please pray for my daughter who is a freshman - she lost a friend/classmate this weekend. His name was Elijah. We are not sure yet how he died, but she has been pretty torn up all weekend. Please pray for his family also.

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Publisher: Avon

I received this through Paperback Swap.

About the book: Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father--the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.

In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner--are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her new found status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side. . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat. (back cover)

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, Book 1)
Publisher/Publication Date: Avon, October 2007
ISBN: 978-0-06-124508-4
384 pages

Menu for Romance by Kaye Dacus

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

I received this from Library Thing Early Reviewers.

About the book: After eight years of unrequited love, Meredith Guidry decides it's time to move on and try to find someone who'll lover her in return. So she makes a prayerful New Year's resolution to meet someone new and end her single status by year's end. And when the handsome contractor she hires to finish remodeling her house asks her out, it looks like her prayer may have been answered. But dating Ward doesn't seem to do anything to lessen Meredith's feelings toward a certain chef she works with every day.

Executive Chef Major O'Hara has sworn off relationships, knowing he could never saddle the woman he loves with a family situation like his. When he's offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to open his own restaurant--will he leave his comfortable job and Meredith--to chase his lifelong dream? And when it looks like he's about to lose Meredith Guidry to another man, can he concoct a menu for romance to win her back?

Will God serve up a solution before it's too late? (back cover)

Menu for Romance (Brides of Bonneterre, Book 2)
Publisher/Publication Date: Barbour Publishing, July 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60260-455-1
320 pages

Priceless: The Case that Brought Down the Visa/Mastercard Bank Cartel
by Lloyd Constantine

Publisher: Kaplan Publishing

I received this book from Meryl L. Moss Media Relations.

About the book: In a ground-breaking case that shook the business and legal worlds to their very cores, New York-based law firm Constantine & Partners sought to end a devastating credit monopoly that personally touched millions of consumers. Its efforts culminated in the largest federal antitrust settlement in U.S. history. Author and lead counsel Lloyd Constantine relates the dramatic account of backroom strategizing and courtroom conniving during the high-stakes litigation. Constantine, who led the team representing the plaintiffs, vividly describes how the case pitted retailers against credit card companies and pries the lid off dodgy debit card practices. The plaintiffs, including Wal-Mart, Sears Roebuck, The Limited, Safeway, and a class of five million stores, pitted their financial futures against Visa and Mastercard in this war between giants.

In the vein of breakout bestsellers like A Civil Action and A Confederacy of Fools, this fast-paced narrative, peppered with larger-than-life characters, tears open the case and shows readers hot the more than $3-billion settlement came about. The riveting story features cameos by lawyers, judges, and businessmen, including then University of Arkansas law professor Bill Clinton and New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. The triumph is also a David and Goliath tale, in which a small boutique law firm beats four of the largest firms in the world, including London-based giant Clifford Chance. (back cover)

Priceless: The Case that Brought Down the Visa/MasterCard Bank Cartel
Publisher/Publication Date: Kaplan Publishing, October 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60714-456-4
272 pages

The Travelers by Delaney Henderson

Publisher: A-Argus Better Book Publishers, LLC

I received this book as well as a whole package of goodies including bookmarks, magnets, pen from WRDF Reader's Club.

About the book: The lure of easy money and the icy thrill of breaking all the rules prove to be virtually irresistible attractions to young American tourists and their counterparts around the world. The combination of free access to copious amounts of drugs, sex, danger and excitement lead travelers to taste the forbidden fruits, and encourages them to partake in the chase of modern ecstasy; sometimes with fatal results. (back cover)

The Travelers
Publisher/Publication Date: A-Argus Better Book Publishers, LLC, April 2009
ISBN: 978-098190757-4
208 pages

Succeeding in High School: A Handbook for Teens and Parents plus a College Admissions Primer
by Joseph Adegboyega-Edun

Publisher: Outskirts Press

I received this book through Bostick Communications.

About the book: This book is about making the four most challenging years of K-12 education a pleasant adventure (most of the time) for high school students and their parents or guardians. Students will discover how to:

  • Lay a strong academic foundation in the ninth grade.
  • Develop good organization skills.
  • Establish successful study habits.
  • Select high school courses to fit their interests and post-graduation plans.
  • Handle stress.
  • Develop coping skills for handling emotional challenges and distractions.
  • Find appropriate extracurricular activities.
  • Use a step-by-step approach to the competitive college admission process which includes:
organizing college search, the application process, finding the right college, determining where to apply, and obtaining funds for college education. (back cover)

Succeeding in High School: A Handbook for Teens and Parents plus A College Admissions Primer
Publisher/Publication Date: Outskirts Press, July 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4327-1229-7
158 pages

Let's Walk the Talk: Girlfriend to Girlfriend on Faith, Friendship & Finding Real Love by Danae Dobson

Publisher: Tyndale House

I received this book for a First Wild Card Tour in October.

About the book: As girls, we all need someone to talk to about our "stuff." Parents. Guys. Grads. How we look, how we act, how we dress. There's a lot going on in your world--so wouldn't it feel great to download it all with someone who gets you? Someone you can trust to offer friendly advice, to really care, to understand the things that matter to you? That's where Danae Dobson comes in . A popular author and "big sister" figure, she's the one with the positive, Christ-centered insight on all the situations you encounter on a daily basis. IN Let's Walk the Talk!, she speaks straight to your heart about issues such as family dilemmas, peer pressure, dating, body image, clothing choices, and having a relationship with God. You'll also learn what others have to say through her conversations with girls, guys, counselors, and youth leaders. And she invites you to talk back through "what Say You?" questions at the end of each chapter. This book is like having a friend and sister right by your side--encouraging you on your walk, reminding you you're not alone, and inspiring you to keep the faith. (back cover)

Let's Walk the Talk!: Girlfriend to Girlfriend on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Real Love
Publisher/Publication Date: Tyndale House, Sept 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4143-0810-4
208 pages

What books found a home with you last week?


gautami tripathy said...

Interesting set of books. Priceless intrigues me.

Musing/Mailbox Mondays

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Menu for Romance sounds cute - I tried for it with LT but, alas, it was not to be :D
Have a great week!

Unknown said...

Wonderful selection of books this week. :)

Praying for your daughter and her classmates this morning!

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

bermudaonion said...

You got quite the variety of books! I hope you enjoy them all.

Unknown said...

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