In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I'm able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I'm able to give them the love they deserve. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information on the books.
This was a nice surprise in my mailbox, as I already pre-ordered a copy. Love Neil, love surprises, and love the sound of this one!
The Ocean At The End of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Ocean At The End of The Lane is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark, from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman. (Goodreads)
I've worked with Meryl L Moss Media Relations on several other blog tours and they're always great to work with, so decided to take a chance on this book. Outside my normal comfort zone of urban fantasy, but Marilyn was a fascinating woman so couldn't resist!
Marilyn's Red Diary by E.Z. Friedel
Marilyn's Red Diary is shocking, funny, scandalous and sad but always brutally honest. Marilyn Monroe is caught between intellectual giants - her award-winning playwright husband Arthur Miller and her dashing politician boyfriend Jack. Then along comes Jack's fiery brother Bobby. The world's dream girl relates her intimate adventures with many of the era's who's who. Marilyn's Red Diary is a touching portrait of a hard-working, extremely bright woman, trapped in her own sensuality and, tragically, born far ahead of her time. (Goodreads)
Jennifer Estep. Need I say more? :)
Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep
This one has been generating quite a bit of buzz and the synopsis sounds intriguing, so thought I'd give it a try. I really shouldn't log in to NetGalley anymore. I know I've said that before, but it keeps sucking me back in!
Indelible by Dawn Metcalf
Some things are permanent. Indelible. And they cannot be changed back.
Somewhere between reality and myth lies…THE TWIXT (Goodreads)
Several bloggers mentioned picking this up at BEA and it sounds fascinating! Sort of like a Reverse Rapture. Looking forward to reading this one!
The Returned by Jason Mott
With spare, elegant prose and searing emotional depth, award-winning poet Jason Mott explores timeless questions of faith and morality, love and responsibility. A spellbinding and stunning debut, The Returned is an unforgettable story that marks the arrival of an important new voice in contemporary fiction. (Goodreads)
What did you receive this week?