Mailbox Monday

Another Monday, Another Mailbox!! This is a feature where we all share with each other the yummy books that showed up at our doors! WARNING: Mailbox Mondays can lead to extreme envy and GINORMOUS wishlists!!

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

'Ello dear readers!  I hope you are all doing well and I welcome you to another edition of Mailbox Monday!

This past week was a good one, although my UPS guy is starting to really dislike me and the flight of stairs he must climb in this horrid heat :) And now for the good stuff....

A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury
by Edith Pargeter

Release Date:  November 1, 2010
SYNOPSIS:  A masterful tale of 14th century England, as fans of Edith Pargeter's The Brothers of Gwynedd have come to expect. Henry Bolingbroke, banished and deprived of his inheritance by Richard II, returns and deposes the king to become Henry IV. He is aided by powerful lords, especially by his friend, Harry "Hotspur" Percy. But his triumph quickly fades in the face of ever-growing crises. Not only is Wales rebelling, but the question of how Richard II really died lingers, causing dangerous trouble. The king also has powerful enemies poised to pounce, as he and his kingdom are drawn inexorably to a bloody collision some two miles from Shrewsbury.

Child of the Northern Spring: Book One of the Guinevere Trilogy
by Persia Woolley

Release Date:  November 1, 2010

SYNOPSIS:  Among the first to look at the story of Camelot through Guinevere's eyes, Woolley sets the traditional tale in the time of it's origin, after Britain has shattered into warring fiefdoms.  Hampered by neither fantasy nor medieval romance, this young Guinevere is a fiesty Celtic tomboy who sees no reason why she must learn to speak Latin, wear dresses, and go south to marry that king.  But legends being what they are, the story of Arthur's rise to power soon intrigues her, and when they finally meet, Guinevere and Arthur form a partnership that has lasted for 1,500 years.

In Child of the Northern Spring, Gwen meets the characters who will accompany her and Arthur as they work to bring order to a country in chaos - Arthur's best friend Bedivere; Merlin, whose wisdom reeks of magic and superstition; the brashly courageous young Gawain; and Morgan le Fey, Arthur's half-sister who harbors much hatred for the young king.  This is Arthurian epic at its best - filled with romance, adventure, authentic Dark Ages detail, and wonderfully human people.

by Syrie James

Publication Date:  July 20, 2010


Syrie James approaches Bram Stoker's classic Dracula with a breathtaking new perspective--as, for the first time, Mina Harker records the shocking story of her scandalous seduction and sexual rebirth.

Who is this magnetic, fascinating man? And how could one woman fall so completely under his spell?

Mina Harker is torn between two men. Struggling to hang on to the deep, pure love she's found within her marriage to her husband, Jonathan, she is inexorably drawn into a secret, passionate affair with a charismatic but dangerous lover. This haunted and haunting creature has awakened feelings and desires within her that she has never before known, which remake her as a woman.
Although everyone she knows fears him and is pledged to destroy him, Mina sees a side to him that the others cannot: a tender, romantic side; a man who's taken full advantage of his gift of immortality to expand his mind and talents; a man who is deeply in love, and who may not be evil after all. Soon, they are connected in a way she never thought humanly possible.

Yet to surrender is surely madness, for to be with him could end her life. It may cost Mina all she holds dear, but to make her choice she must learn everything she can about the remarkable origins and unique, sensuous powers of this man, this exquisite monster, this ... Dracula!

That's my mailbox...what goodies came in yours?



  1. I received the first two as well.

  2. What a nice selection.
    Nothing historical other than romance here.
    LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON by Lisa Kleypas
    THREE DELAYS by Charlie Smith

  3. I wonder how Dracula, My Love will be. I am very curious as to what you will think. It sounds intriguing but sometimes these type of books just don't work.

  4. I always love your mailbox. Lucky again. Enjoy!!!

  5. I've had a Bloody Field at Shrewsbury on my list and now I'm adding Child of the Northern Spring. Sounds fantastic!

  6. oooh good one Amy I want Dracula In Love. I hope you enjoy them!

  7. You got James' Dracula book...I am jealous! Her book about Austen was excellent. Enjoy your book booty!


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