Mailbox Monday – March 1, 2010

Welcome to this edition of Mailbox Monday, hosted weekly at The Printed Page.

It is here that I share with you the books which have found their way to my doorstep over the last week. To link YOUR mailbox, or to see other bloggers’ mailboxes, visit Marcia today.

I had a fun week in books:

Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson arrived unsolicited from Joan Schulhafer Publishing and Media Consulting. This latest thriller by Jackson is due for release through Kensington Books in April 2010. Jackson is known for her creepy plots and creepier characters and has been called “the queen of  the modern-day suspense-thriller” by The Providence Journal. Without Mercy is set in the southern mountains of Oregon where a student goes missing at an elite boarding school. This one looks like an-on-the-edge-of-your-seat type read. To read more about Jackson and her work, visit the author’s website.

Magnolia Wednesdays by Wendy Wax arrived from Joy at  Joan Schulhafer Publishing and Media Consulting. This novel is due for release tomorrow through Penguin. Magnolia Wednesdays centers around a former broadcaster who leaves New York to return to her Southern roots after being shot in the behind on national television. At forty-one, Vivien Gray finds herself pregnant, jobless and in a dreadfully boring job in Atlanta – and it seems the only thing that can save her is a group of dance studio women. Known best for her humor and portrayal of women’s friendships, Wax has written five previous novels. Read more about Wax and her work on the author’s website.

I also received THREE books which I plan to give away in March for my Reading for a Cure event (want to be eligible to win these books and MORE? Visit this post):

First Daughter AND Last Snow by Eric Van Lustbader arrived courtesy of Tor/Forge. These are the first two books in the Jack McClure series (First Daughter was published by Forge in 2008, Last Snow was just released in February 2010). First Daughter introduces Jack McClure who is still grieving for his daughter Emma, recently killed in a terrible accident. When he is contacted by the President of the United States to investigate the kidnapping of the President’s daughter, he uncovers a conspiracy that reaches deep within the government. Last Snow picks up where First Daughter leaves off, but finds Jack traveling from Moscow across Eastern Europe and thrust into a global jigsaw puzzle of intrigue and danger. Van Lustbader is well known for his provocative thrillers and is the author of over 25 international bestsellers, including the last four Jason Bourne novels (the estate of the late Robert Ludlum contracted with Van Lustbader to finish the series). To learn more about Van Lustbader and his work, visit the author’s website.

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (brand new trade paperback) arrived from Random House through their promotional book club giveaways (I also got a bag of chocolates … but I’m planning to consume those myself!). Since I own the hard cover edition of this book, I decided I’d add this to my giveaways in March. I really enjoyed this book (read my review) about two sisters from China who immigrate to the United States. Lisa See has published 3 mysteries, 3 historical novels, 1 collection of short stories, and a non fiction book. To read more about See and her work, visit the author’s website.

What arrived at YOUR house this week?

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  1. I received Shanghai Girls and the choclates too. What a lovely package to get. I can’t wait to share them with my book club.

    • Andi on March 1, 2010 at 07:56

    Magnolia Wednesdays sounds like a really fun book. And as I admitted on my blog today, I’m shallow enough to be swayed by really pretty covers, and I love this one. 😀

    • Wendy on March 1, 2010 at 08:06

    Melanie: If I had a face to face book club I’d bring the chocolates to the next meeting – alas, my book club is completely on line! But, I guess I can eat them while I read the discussion emails *laughs* Hope you enjoy Shanghai Girls – it’s a good read!

    Andi: I am a total sucker for great covers too…I have to admit, half the reason I accepted the book was for the cover *laughs*

  2. Wow! A lot of great books there this week. As a matter of fact, all of them look like they might make interesting reads for me. I am hoping to see a copy of Shanghai Girls in my mailbox soon as well and hope that you really enjoy reading it! I will have to check back to see your review and see what you thought of it!

    • Wendy on March 1, 2010 at 15:03

    Zibilee: Oh, hope Shanghai Girls arrives for your soon – I really liked the book, hope you do too 🙂

    • Eva on March 2, 2010 at 19:40

    I LOVE that cover of Magnolia Wednesdays. I want that girl’s skirt!

    • Wendy on March 3, 2010 at 07:56

    LOl, Eva – you sound like me. I like the strappy little shoes myself 🙂

    • Lesley on March 3, 2010 at 12:58

    I also got a copy of Shanghai Girls and the aforementioned chocolates. (Sooo tempting but I am going to keep them to share with my library book club later this month). I think that’s a cute touch on the part of their marketing person.

    • Wendy on March 6, 2010 at 09:11

    Lesley: If I had a face to face book club, I would share my chocolates (promise!!!). It was great idea from marketing, I think!

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