Mailbox Monday 9/6/14

We’ve had some lovely winter days this week – it’s been really pleasant to sit outside and enjoy the sun (in moderation, of course). I couldn’t resist a little book splurge recently thanks to a discount voucher. Here’s what I bought – two very different books.

Lick by Kylie Scott
is an eBook, now paperback, that has been receiving a lot of good feedback of late. I’ve been intrigued by this tale of a woman waking up in Vegas to find she’s married to a rock star ever since Pan Macmillan hired male models to promote the launch in key Aussie areas (sadly, the closest I got was via Twitter). Sophie Hannah’s latest, The Telling Error, is a crime novel following Nicki, who has been arrested in conjunction with the murder of a controversial journalist. She didn’t do it, but she’s not innocent either…I like how Hannah has the story of the victim/accused in conjunction with that of the police.

I also received two books in the mail. Thanks to Bloomsbury Sydney for the copy of God is an Astronaut by Alyson Foster, which looks very well suited to me. Told entirely in emails, this is a book about a failing space tourism company and a failing marriage. It will be released in Australia next month. The second book was from Simon & Schuster – a copy of Kevin J. Anderson’s The Dark Between the Stars. This is a new space opera series, involving aliens, humans on faraway planets and evil. It’s quite different to my usual reading tastes, but I’ll give it a go (if my sci-fi friends don’t borrow it first!).

Do stop in at the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies. Overseen by Vicki (I’d Rather Be at the Beach), Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) and Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit), I’m sure you’ll find something you want to read, as well as more great books!

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15 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday 9/6/14

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  1. Nice haul. I need to give Kevin J. Anderson another chance – I like what he writes about, but find his tendency to short scenes/chapters annoying.

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  2. I liked Lick very much – it’s one of the better rock star romances. God is an Astronaut sounds wonderful! Have a great week, Sam 🙂

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