Monday, November 15, 2010

Mailbox Monday - November 15

Mailbox Monday
is hosted by Julie @ Knitting and sundries(October Host)
We share what books that we found
in our mailboxes last week.

I bought these books from Barnes & Noble.  I had some gift cards from my birthday that I finally decided to use!

Peace of Me

Paperback, 288 pages

Published November 1st 2010 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

A teenage girl from Detroit's inner city vanished into thin air three years ago.  Some assumed she was a runaway and the investigation was closed. 

            When Celia discovers a link between Khalil and the missing girl, she revitalizes a search that may be more than she can handle. Khalil Alexander is incarcerated, but he is far from confined.  He has created an unusual business operation to feed his disturbed mind and fund his hopeful release. Kaleia Alexander hides her pain like a well worn diary.  The troubled sixteen year old daughter of Celia and Khalil heads down a destructive path, her actions are invisible in plain sight.  Tumultuous event follows another.   While a mystery unravels and truths unveil, Celia learns that her family's peace is depending on faith and wisdom.


The Golden Hustla

All of Georgia law enforcement is aware that WMM Advertising-also known as "We Make Millionaires" - is one of the biggest and hardest-to-penetrate fraudulent telemarketing firms in the state. 

But when a tape recording of a man's death surfaces that may involve WMM, Atlanta homicide detective Danny Houser realizes that he may actually have the smoking gun needed to go after the firm. All he needs is someone inside WMM to sniff out the company's secrets.

Soon he sets his sights on Alexis Greenspan, aka Nina Coles, the telemarketer's top sales associate. Approaching retirement, Houser will do everything in his power to manipulate Coles and solve this one last case... no matter who gets hurt in the process. (less)
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 28th 2010 by Grand Central Publishing (first published October 19th 2010)

Smooth Operator: A Novel

by Risque

Paperback, 240 pages
Lyfe is a black Adonis and one of the most powerful businessmen in the country. But there’s a catch: His superior is his gorgeous wife Payton, who “discovered” Lyfe when he was a mere delivery man and brought him from the mean streets to the boardroom. Though Lyfe’s more than proven his mettle, Payton never lets him forget who’s in charge.

Arri is a secretary by day. But at night, this voluptuous honey secretly earns extra cash to support her junkie sister’s five-year-old son by operating the Web site, With her webcam, she bares all for the men who log on. But besides the guys who pay for their pleasure, Arri has no connection to men in real life. Her past is too painful, and she doubts she’ll ever be able to trust another man again—until she meets Lyfe, her new boss, and soon to be her lover.

But will they both be able to break free from old wounds and forge something solid? It will be a challenge to protect their present bliss from Payton’s vindictive nature and from an unexpected menace, who threatens to tear Lyfe down and ruin every good thing—on the job and in the bedroom—he and Arri have tried to build. 
Published September 28th 2010 by One World/Ballantine

I was looking at the Barnes and Noble website for author signings and I found this author and looked up her book.  It sounded so good that I knew I had to get it!

Thrift Store Saints: Meeting Jesus 25 Cents at a Time

Paperback, 160 pages
Thrift Store Saints is a collection of true stories based on Jane Knuth s experiences serving the poor at a St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in the inner city of Kalamazoo, Michigan. At the outset of the book, Knuth is a reluctant new volunteer at the store, sharing that her middle-class, suburban, church-going background has not prepared her well for this kind of work. By the end of the book, Knuth has undergone a transformation of sorts, and neither she nor we can ever view the poor in the same way again. Knuth s transformation is rooted in the prevailing message of Thrift Store Saints: When we serve the poor, they end up helping us as much as we help them. Throughout the book we are introduced to new saints, as Knuth thoughtfully, at times humorously, describes how her encounters with the poorest people led her to the greatest riches of God s grace. 
Published October 1st 2010 by Loyola Press had a fundraiser and you could bid on books and the money is going to a fundraiser for Pakistan.  I won this book and it's an advance uncorrected proof signed by the author!  This book is not being published until January 2011.


by Julia Karr (Goodreads Author)
Paperback, 272 pages
In the year 2150, being a girl isn’t necessarily a good thing, especially when your sixteenth (read sex-teenth) birthday is fast approaching. That in itself would be enough to make anyone more than a little nuts, what with the tattoo and all – but Nina Oberon’s life has taken a definite turn for the worse. Her mother is brutally stabbed and left for dead. Before dying, she entrusts a secret book to Nina, telling her to deliver it to Nina's father. But, first Nina has to find him; since for fifteen years he's been officially dead. Complications arise when she rescues Sal, a mysterious, and ultra hot guy. He seems to like Nina, but also seems to know more about her father than he’s letting on. Then there’s that murderous ex-government agent who’s stalking her, and just happens to be her little sister’s dad." (less)
Published January 6th 2011 by Puffin/Speak

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