In My Mailbox

The weekend is here and I can’t decide which book to read first!!! Which one looks most enticing to you?

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme, hosted by the Story Siren, that allows book bloggers to show off all their newly acquired books!


Under Suspicion by Hannah Jayne

Synopsis: She’s the new head of the Underworld Detection Agency’s strangest division. What a nightmare…

Being a human immune to magic helped Sophie Lawson get promoted. It’s also made her a major, very reluctant player in a game that stretches beyond even the Underworld. Having handsome buttoned-down Englishman Will as her new guardian is one tempting blessing, especially since sexy fallen angel Alex is mysteriously MIA lately. But as a frightening number of demons start disappearing around the city, Sophie suspects that an Armageddon-level prophecy is about to become everyone’s nightmare. And her investigation is testing her bravery — and Will’s unexpected vulnerability — in ways neither could predict. Now Sophie and Will are fast running out of time as an unstoppable evil prepares to lay waste to demons and humans alike…

Idol Hands by Cynthia Hill

Synopsis: Tara can pinpoint the moment when everything in her life changed: it was when she fell in love with Aidan Forrest – who just happened to be a part of the biggest boy band in the world, Idol Hands. She spent two years as his “secret girlfriend,” hiding from the media to protect his career, until he broke up with her, breaking her heart, and leaving behind a secret that Tara has never shared. Fourteen years after their breakup, she’s in a bad marriage, and a dead-end job. When she sees a television documentary in which Aidan confesses that he still loves her, she makes a life-changing decision: she leaves her husband to go and find Aidan. With no real plan of attack it’s not going to be easy, but Tara knows that she can’t give up.


Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend in Vegas by Kyra Davis

Synopsis: Sophie Katz, bestselling mystery writer and amateur sleuth, has just discovered that Anatoly, her sexy Russian P.I boyfriend of six years is actually married to the daughter of a Russian mafia boss. Devastated by his betrayal, Sophie banishes him from their beautiful San Francisco Victorian home.

Desperate to distract their friend and pull her out of her depression, Dena and Marcus spirit Sophie away to Vegas for a “fun filled weekend” at a Sex Toy Trade Show. But bigger trouble awaits in Vegas. Anatoly is there; his beautiful Russian wife is there; and so is a dead body stuffed into a closet. And to make matters worse someone has gone out of their way to implicate Sophie in the murder. Sophie’s completely over her head and when a mysterious man offers her help she’s tempted to take it. But who is he and whose side is he on? It’s also clear that whoever the bad guy is he would have no problem killing Anatoly, and although she may want to kill him herself, no one else is going to hurt Sophie’s man.

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I hitched a ride on two blog tours and am so excited to start reading these books! On March 11, I’ll post a review for Ellen Byerrum’s newest installment in the Crimes of Fashion mystery series, Death on Heels. I’m especially interested in this book because Lacey Smithsonian is going back to her hometown in Sagebrush, Colorado. I can’t wait to see how she’s going to infuse her vintage ensembles with cowgirl flare!  Thank you Samantha, of Chick Lit Pus, for inviting me on the blog tour!

I’m also posting a review for Kimberly Lin’s debut novel, Recession Proof, on April 2. I’ve read nothing but stellar reviews about this book from my fellow bloggers, so I’m sure I’m going to love it.  I’m interested to see Helen’s journey from successful financial analyst to up-and-coming writer. Like Eat, Pray, Love, this is one personal transformation story that will probably make me think twice about getting too comfy with my station in life. Amanda over at Chick Lit = The New Black was kind enough to invite me along on the blog tour. Thanks, girl!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the Story Siren.

Death on Heels: A Crime of Fashion Mystery by Ellen Byerrum

Synapsis: When Washington, D.C., fashion reporter Lacey Smithsonian’s former boyfriend, cattle rancher Cole Tucker, is arrested for murder, she digs her cowboy boots out of her closet and flies to his defense. She is certain of his innocence-until he abducts her during a daring courthouse escape…

Recession Proof by Kimberly Lin

Synapsis: Sometimes going after what you want is the hardest thing you will ever do… Meet Helen. Smart, successful and obliviously trapped. For the past six years, Helen has given her life and her heart to her cushy corporate finance job and to Mark without question. However as the Recession sweeps the Nation, she is one of many left unemployed and with the burning question of what does she really want in life.

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I used to love show and tell back when I was a kid, especially after Santa spoiled me rotten with oodles of Barbies, Cabbage Patch Kids and My Little Ponies. Now thanks to The Story Siren, I can show off all my shiny new goodies (OMG I got a Nook Color!)  by taking part in this fun little meme. Basically this is an opportunity for book bloggers to spotlight all their new books and literary gadgets!  For more details, check out  The Story Siren.

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From Authors and Publishers

I’m not one to brag, but I think Santa kind of likes me! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a ton of reading to do! Which one should I read first?

In My Mailbox: The Pig and Me by Lindsay Frucci

Back when I started Weight Watchers (which by the way is the best diet out there!) I had to severely restrict all of my most favorite sinfully delicious treats – including chocolate brownies. It was incredibly hard – dare I say almost impossible – to swap out a sugary confection for a piece of fruit. But thanks to No Pudge Brownies, I didn’t have to go cold turkey! So you can imagine my excitement when the creator of these delectable treats offered to send me her new book! Even if you’re a skinny-minnie who can eat fat-laden goodies without permanently gluing a stick of butter to your hips –  this book is a great read for anyone interested in inspiring stories about fearless women who rise up and conquer in defiance of adversity – Ya Ya sisters!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the Story Siren.

Here’s a synapsis:

When a personal bankruptcy robbed her family of financial security, Lindsay Frucci decided the way back to marital and family bliss was to start a business that would make gobs of money. Out of the mantra “there must be something I can do” and a passion for fat-laden, fudgy brownies that made it hard to zip her jeans, an idea was born: healthy brownies for the masses. In a leap of faith borne on the wings of innocence and naiveté, she founded No Pudge! Foods, Inc., and began an epic journey of unexpected personal growth and discovery. Frucci owned No Pudge! for ten years, and when she sold it, her Fat Free Fudge Brownie Mixes were sold in every major grocery chain in the United States. The fairy tale is an enviable, business success story. The reality is the story of a woman who was raised hearing “you can’t” and found, to her surprise and great satisfaction, she could – and then some.

In My Mailbox: Chihuahua of the Baskervilles


I’m super excited to crack open this fun little mystery filled with adorable Chihuahuas, ghosts and quirky Scooby-Doo- like ghost-hunting travel writers! Since I’m a fan of mysteries involving quirky sleuths and their crime-solving pets, I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of enjoyment out of this book! Gizzy isn’t all too pleased about me reading two dog-themed books in a row, so I’ll have to make it up to him by reading a couple of Sophie Kelly’s Magical Cats Mysteries.

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the Story Siren.

Check out the summary from GoodReads:

When the glowing form of a beloved deceased Chihuahua appears, is it a ghost, or is someone teaching a dead dog new tricks – like murder?

Tripping Magazine is a quirky low-budget magazine that reports on travel destinations for believers in the paranormal. A few fake ghosts away from throwing in the towel, the Tripping staff get the tip of a lifetime when they get a call from Charlotte Baskerville, the rich founder of a clothing company for small dogs. Charlotte thinks that her Chihuahua, Petey, has come back from the dead, and she’s desperate for someone to come verify his appearances.

 The magazine’s three-person reporting team travels to Manitou Springs, Colorado, sure that the ghostly dog will be a work of fiction. But, when they arrive, they see evidence of Petey with their own eyes. And he’s not just floating by – he’s howling advice and spelling out threats with tiny paw prints. Is the ghost real, or is the whole phenomenon an elaborate ruse?

 The Tripping team must navigate the kooky world of coffin races, scheming husbands, and doggie fashion to solve the mystery – and get their story written at the same time. Uproariously funny and a great mystery to boot, Chihuahua of the Baskervilles is sure to leave you in stitches.

For more about this charming little mystery, check out Esri’s guest blog on Cozy Chicks.