So in exchange for a cupcake and a trip to my local Trader Joe's <--live near one of these and friends will find all kinds of excuses to come visit you, my book fairy gave me a very generous stack of some really awesome books. Check out this stack of books!
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The books in RED are books that I'm so excited to read, but I'm truthfully interested in reading every single one of these!
On the left, from left to right:
Liar* by Justine Larbalestier
Girl In The Arena by Lise Haines
Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble
Indiscreet by Carolyn Jewel
With Seduction In Mind by Laura Lee Guhrke
When Seducing A Duke by Kathryn Smith
The stack in the middle, from bottom to top:
Renegade Hunter by Lynsay Sands
Finding The Lost by Shannon K. Butcher
Winter Kiss by Deborah Cooke
Dark Curse by Christine Feehan
Lucan by Susan Kearney
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
Seduced by Shadows by Jessa Slade
Demon Forged by Meljean Brook
Skin Game by Ava Gray
On the right, from left to right:
Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan
The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide** by J.R. Ward
*My book fairy's copy of Liar is an ARC version with the original cover art (shown left) before the publisher changed it to a more accurate portrayal of the main character who is a young black girl (shown right), a decision I understand made as a result of readers or other book people upset. Of course, it would have been ideal for Bloomsbury to use cover art of a young black girl from the start, but I still think it's great that Bloomsbury followed through with a correction and changed the art. Considering the controversy over the cover art and its resultant change, the ARC with the original cover art is somewhat of a collector's item, so this one is a loaner and will be returned to my book fairy after I've finished reading it.
**The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide by J.R. Ward is a book that I asked my book fairy to buy for me at the NJ RWA Literacy Signing last year, and she had even got it signed for me by the author.
There are a handful of others she gave me, but I didn't include them in the photo. One was a Sherrilyn Kenyon hardcover of a paperback I already own, and the others were middle grade books that I'll pass on to my 10 year old.
Isn't my book fairy the greatest? Thank you, book fairy!!! *muah!*