In My Mailbox (8): A Little Bit of Everything
In My Mailbox is a Weekly Meme Hosted by: The Story Siren
Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is getting ready for a short work week (mine ends on Tuesday) and the upcoming Thanksgiving festivities. I know I’m ready; I have a few books that I plan to finish plus a new Xbox 360 Kinect game to review. This week’s in my mailbox features a few pretty interesting titles (See below). As always I am thankful for every book I receive, and this week I am sending special thanks to: THQ (for Leela), HarperCollins, Karice Bolton, Goddess Fish Blog Tours, and Bewitching Book Tours! And don’t forget to leave me a link so I can check out what’s in your mailbox this week!! Happy Thanksgiving!!
From the Author:
The Watchers Trilogy: Awakening (Volume 1)
By Karice Bolton
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- ISBN-13: 9780615535180
- Publisher: Purely Persistent
- Series Title: The Watchers Trilogy
- Series Number: 747067
Alone in snowy, remote Whistler village, Ana tries to build a new life since losing her parents. With a cozy condo, a sweet-faced bulldog and an evening job to leave the days free for the slopes, life slips into a great routine. If only she could shake the guilt for not remembering anything about her parents and banish the night terrors that haunt her every dream.
On a whim, Ana goes out with Athen, a guy she’s just met in the Grizzly Pub… The only problem is that she feels like she already knows him.
Within 48 hours of meeting Athen and his family, Ana’s world implodes. She falls for Athen quickly and before she knows it, a past life begins to resurface. As thrilling as the revelations appear at first, she fights against the chilling information that Athen is from the underworld. Soon she begins to struggle as her own supernatural gifts are slowly unveiled, and she realizes that the nightmares she’s been having might be premonitions and not dreams at all.
It is up to Ana to decipher between fact and fiction before it is too late, and her new love, Athen, follows in her same fate – one that is lost between two worlds.
From the Publisher:
By Dan Wells
- ISBN-13: 9780062071040
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Pages: 352
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The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.
Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what’s left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she’s not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.
Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulsepounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.
For Blog Tours:
By Leslie Soule
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- BN ID: 2940011217173
- Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Fallenwood—a land where magic is the life force, dragons are sages, and wizards good and evil battle for supremacy. When 16-year-old Ash is thrust into the middle of Fallenwood’s power struggles, she is also forced to face her own inner battles. Life on Earth was hard enough on Ash, who is locked in grief for her stepfather. Now, the fate of Fallenwood rests on her shoulders. She must destroy the Great Crystal—the catalyst for all the land’s magic. As the kingdoms prepare for war, Ash must look inside to find the power to save the world, and herself.
Bound (Book #1 Arelia LaRue Series)
By Kira Saito
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Sixteen year old Arelia LaRue lives in New Orleans where the music is loud, voodoo queens inhabit every street corner, and the ghosts are alive and well. Despite her surroundings, all she wants is to help her Grand-mere Bea pay the rent and save up for college.
When her best friend Sabrina convinces her to take a well-paying summer job at the infamous Darkwood plantation, owned by the wealthy LaPlante family, Arelia agrees.
However, at Darkwood strange things start to happen, and gorgeous Lucus LaPlante insists that he needs her help. Soon, the powers that Arelia has been denying all her life, come out to play and she discovers mysteries about herself that she could have never imagined.
Games for Review:
By Deepak Chopra
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Leela is Sanskrit for “pastime”, “sport” or “play”. Deepak Chopra’s Leela is a ground-breaking journey of mind and body that combines ancient relaxation and meditation techniques with the seamless technology of Wii. Leela uniquely combines physical activity and meditation to create a fully immersive experience infused with stunning landscapes and captivating sound-scapes to help instill a sense of focus and rejuvenation.
- Groundbreaking. Deepak Chopra’s Leela uniquely combines physical activity and meditation to create a fully immersive experience using game consoles.
- Controller-free. On Kinect, Leela allows players to utilize full-body gestures to relax the entire body.
- Chakra-based meditation. Through seven movements, users can focus their attention on specific parts of their bodies to relax and develop a “flow state.”
- Stillness in motion. In the “Stillness Meditation” tradition, the Kinect measures players’ breathing and provides gentle feedback and encouragement.
- Connected. On Kinect, users can create a personal mandala (an artistic expression of an individual’s essence and focal point for meditation) and share it on Facebook.
- Personal. Deepak Chopra’s Leela utilizes the player’s own abilities to help cultivate a healthier, harmonious and more balanced life.