Welcome to the first edition of My Monthly Mailbox, a new feature that is going to replace In My Mailbox! Each month I will showcase the books, swag, games and other goodies I receive, win or purchase. By doing this feature monthly, I hope to give everyone a glimpse into what reviews they can expect coming up on the blog, books I receive for future giveaways, things I’ve unexpectedly won, and games that I am currently playing!


April was quite a surprise as I received some cool gamer swag, exciting debut author novels, and I won a few books too. So take a peek inside my mailbox and see this month’s haul!!







April Hotness…




Books From The Publisher For Review:


This month I received 2 really awesome surprise metallic red packages in the mail. Low and behold I’d been selected to participate in the Fierce Reads Tour Program from Macmillan Teen featuring some of the hottest debut authors & novels coming out this year. You can see the authors who are going on tour and their schedule HERE. Too bad they aren’t coming to NC, nevertheless its okay because I still get to read their awesome books! I’d also like to thank Angry Robot, Harlequin Teen, St. Martin’s Griffin, and Pyr Books for also stacking my shelves this month!



Struck (Struck #1) by Jennifer Bosworth (Fierce Reads)

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (Fierce Reads)

The Hunt (The Hunt #1) by Andrew Fukuda (St. Martin’s Griffin)

Cuttlefish  by Dave Freer (Pyr Books)

vN: The First Machine Dynasty (The Machine Dynasty #1) by Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot)

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)  by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin Teen)






From Authors For Review:


Both of these fabolous authors will be guests on the blog this May. So make sure you stay tuned for their features and giveaways!



The Young, Black, and Educated: A Collection of Stories by Titus K. Rogers

(Barnes & Noble Gift Card Giveaways Coming Soon)

Sweet Savage Blood by Carolina Courtland






Blog Tour Books:


My Merlin Awakening (My Merlin #2) by Priya Ardis (Tour Stops Here: May 22)








Books Won:


This month I won 2 books from the Goodreads First Reads Program, Star Wars: Scourge and Tricked. Next I won It’s Time from the LibraryThing Early Review Members Giveaways. I also won Mockingbird from Books, Biscuits, and Tea and The Hypnotist’s Love Story from Shelf Awareness Pro. Super winnings right???



Star Wars: Scourge by Jeff Grubb

Tricked (Iron Druid Chronicles #4) by Kevin Hearne

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

IT’S TIME: Writing On The Wall by Pavel Kostin







Goodies Gifted to Me:


My good friend @Shudonen26 knew how badly I wanted to go to PAX East this year, but due to unforeseen circumstances I was unable to attend (*tear*). So being the AWESOME friend that he is, he sent me a little goodie bag full of EPICNESS!!! As you can see I received a Magic the Gathering bag, RIFT the game, a Rock Band Blitz patch, and a cute little poster. Can we say score










That’s it for this month! Stay tuned for May and make sure you leave your links so I can see what’s in your mailbox!!






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  • http://okbolover.wordpress.com Karoline

    great swag!!!! gonna have to check out this Fierce Reads Program..sounds like something I’d like.. :)

    • http://mothergamerwriter.com Diayll – MotherGamerWriter

      Definitely check it out. I’ve heard good things about all the authors and their books. Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://reviewsfrommyfirstreadsshelf.blogspot.com/ AimeeKay

    Loving the books and the goodies! Love the cover of Sweet Savage Blood!

    • http://mothergamerwriter.com Diayll – MotherGamerWriter

      Thank you!! We got lots of cool stuff this month!

  • http://justalillost.com Michele // Just a Lil Lost

    Oooh I totally want to read Struck! I got the eARC for The Hunt.. looks really good!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    Michele | Stacking the Shelves

    • http://mothergamerwriter.com Diayll – MotherGamerWriter

      Not a problem, thanks for checking me out!