Monday, December 21, 2009

Mailbox Monday -- December 21st

Thanks to Marcia at The Printed Page I'm participating in the Mailbox Monday round up. This week I received the following advance review copies:

1) Rion by Susan Kearney. Publisher's Summary. Marisa Rourke is a beautiful, fearless telepath who tames dragonshapers on Earth. Rion is a tall, dark, and sexy space explorer whose home planet is a galaxy away. The attraction between them is undeniable, but Rion is hiding a desperate secret that will change Marisa's life forever.

Marisa's gift is the only way Rion can communicate with his people, enslaved by a powerful enemy. He knows that kidnapping her is wrong, but saving his planet is worth sparking the fiery clairvoyant's fury. Yet hotter-and more explosive-is the psychic bond growing between Marisa and Rion. Could their passion be the key to freeing Rion's people? Only if he and Marisa can discover how to channel their desire . . . before a vicious enemy destroys them all.

2) A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents by Liza Palmer. Publisher's Summary. Grace Hawkes has not spoken to her previously tight-knit family since her mother's sudden death five years ago. Well, most of the family was tight-knit-- her father walked out on them when she was 13 and she and her two brothers and sister bonded together even closer with their mother as a result.

She's been doing her best to live her new life apart from them, but when their estranged father has a stroke and summons them, Grace suddenly realizes she's done the same thing he had done...abandoned those who need her most.

And need her they do, for inside the hospital walls, a strange war is unfolding between the pseudo-kindly woman who is their father's second wife and the rest of the original Hawkes clan. Upon reconnecting with her brother and sisters, Grace will find a part of herself she thought was lost forever. As they unravel the manipulative deception of the second Mrs. Hawkes, Grace will finally be able to stand up for her family-- and to remember what a family is, even after all these years.

Thanks to Hachette Book Group.


  1. I'm sure A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents is good, but the title really bothers me at this point in my life. I hope you enjoy it.

  2. A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents sounds good, but like bermudaonion, I hate that title!!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!! Happy Reading! :)

  3. Nice books, Rion sounds very intriguing. Enjoy! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  4. Interesting titles! I agree with Crazy-for-Books, not bowled over with the "Field Guide" title. But if the story makes up for it, who cares?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

    Laura Hartness
    The Calico Critic

  5. These sound great, but I agree with the other's thoughts on Field Guide...Yikes!

  6. Happy reading! And Happy Holidays! :)

  7. The story of the second book sounds great unlike the title. Initially I skipped reading the synopsis because of it. It's true that we judge books by their covers and titles. Enjoy!

  8. I do like the sound of the first one, I hope it is excellent!

  9. Never heard of those but hope you enjoy them!

  10. I have Rion in my TBR and it really looks good. Enjoy!

  11. I haven't heard of these, so I'm looking forward to your reviews. Hope you enjoy them.

    Diary of an Eccentric