Sunday, 10 June 2012

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged (6)

Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is a weekly event hosted by Talk Supe where you can share the books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (won) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews and on going events. 

Bagged (eBooks):
All He Saw Was The Girl by Peter Leonard.
All He Saw Was The GirlReceived for review as part of the book tour.
Rome: McCabe and Chip, two American exchange students, are about to become embroiled with a violent
 street gang, a beautiful Italian girl and a flawed kidnapping plan.Detroit: Sharon Vanelli's affair with Joey Palermo, a Mafia enforcer, is about to be discovered by her husband, Ray, a secret service agent.Brilliantly plotted and shot through with wry humour, All He Saw Was the Girl takes place as these two narratives converge in the backstreets of Italy's oldest city. A thrilling ride, it once again displays Peter Leonard's genius for exploring the wrong turns that life can take.Peter Leonard's growing fan base includes greats such as Carl Hiaasen ('great storytelling') and Michael Connelly ('clever plotting and blood and guts characters'), and publications as diverse as Uncut ('sensational'), the Daily Mirror ('stunning') and the Big Issue ('brilliantly snappy').
Amazon: UK | US
Few Are Angels by Inger Iversen.
Received for review from the author.
Few Are Angels (Few Are Angels, #1)After a fatal hit and run accident, Ella Monroe fears that she’s lost more than her beloved parents. Horrifying visions of a past life and a disturbing voice in her head have psychiatric professionals convinced that she’s lost her sanity as well. But when Kale--a dark and handsome stranger with a mysterious past--reveals the true meaning of her visions and the tremendous power she wields through them, Ella must come to terms with the devastating truths of her own past, while eluding an ancient Dark Prince who seeks to control not only her future, but all of mankind’s, by means of abilities that Ella is only beginning to understand. Enter the shrouded world of an age old battle between an ancient race known as the Immortals and their bitter enemy Laurent, the so-called Dark Prince, who commands an army of half-breed vampires known as Chorý. Both sides have been desperately searching for the prophesied emergence of the Arc, a clairvoyant with unparalleled power to recall the past and a soothsayer with clear vision into the future. The Council of Immortals has sworn to protect the Arc, whom they have identified as young Ella Monroe, a college freshman from Virginia living quietly and unaware of her powers or her past. But a renegade Chorý has other plans for the protection of a girl he has loved through the ages. Can Kale convince Ella of who she is, what she is destined to become, and what he once meant to her? Is he truly the best protector to shield the world from the devastating misuse of her powers that Laurent is bent on controlling? Or will the forbidden love they share and Kale’s cursed condition as a retched and hated Chorý be used against them both? This paranormal romance told from the heroine’s perspective builds in intensity and intrigue to a finale you won’t see coming. Heart pounding action mixed with heartwarming friendships and heartbreaking romance will leave you breathless and begging for more.
Amazon: UK | US

Bagged (Won):
Edge of Light by Cynthia Justlin.
Thanks to Brianna(The Book Vixen).
Edge of Light 
Taken prisoner by a ruthless group of anarchists deep in the Cambodian jungle, anthropologist Jocelyn 
Hewitt is isolated in a dark prison cell. Without chance of rescue. Or hope. Until the man in the next cell reaches out to let her know she’s not as alone as she thinks. CIA agent Oliver Shaw has been held prisoner for over two years. Forced to witness the brutal torture and slow murder of his entire team, his spirit is not just broken, it’s crushed. He no longer believes in hope. Until he hears Jocelyn through the wall, and suddenly feels like a glimpse of light is trying to reach in… Jocelyn’s heart aches for the tortured man whose presence and voice give her the courage to risk their escape. But first she’ll have to remind Oliver who he once was, what he once loved, and bring him back to life. Only then will they have a chance for freedom—and the kind of love neither ever thought possible.
Amazon: UK | US

A Skinwalker's Legacy by Shae Wynters.
I can't seem to find my email from the blog, just the author so if its you then thank you!
A Skinwalker 's Legacy Lexia Torrance is a young woman with the gift of second sight. Her ability allows the Phoenix Police Department to solve crimes based on the gift of touch. Her latest case leads her to the body of a local man left with the killers' calling card—an emblem burned on the victim's chest in the shape of a sun. She soon finds herself facing five men looking for the necklace with the same emblem…and they are determined to find her as well... Galen Cortes knows the immense ability deep inside Lexia as well as her destiny to take the throne as Skinwalker Chieftess to the southwest tribe. As a guard of the tribe, Galen has sworn to protect Lexia and teach her the truth about her powers. Despite what his heart feels, he knows a guard isn’t supposed to get too close to a betrothed Chieftess. But his fiery passion may soon override his rational thought. With a murderous Lycan tribe on their tail and only a few hours to spare once Lexia learns her birthright, Galen will only have a day to teach her what those before her learned in a lifetime. Before their time is over, passion will erupt between the guard and his ruler, a fateful battle will dawn between two tribes and a new Chieftess will arise within the nocturnal hours…
Amazon: UK | US

Can't Buy Me Love by Molly O'Keefe.
Thanks to Sue (Romance at Random).
Can't Buy Me LoveIn Molly O’Keefe’s captivating new contemporary romance, a woman with a past and a man without a future struggle to find a place where they belong. A girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Tara Jean Sweet knows that opportunity will never knock; she’ll have to seize it. Elderly Texas rancher Lyle Baker has a dying request: He will give Tara Jean a stake in his leather business in exchange for a little family subterfuge. All Tara Jean has to do is play the part of a gold-digging fiancée to lure Lyle’s estranged children home. The mission is soon accomplished. Now Lyle’s gone—and his ridiculously handsome son, Luc, an ice hockey superstar sidelined by injuries, is the new owner of Crooked Creek ranch. He’s also Tara Jean’s boss. But being so close to sinfully sweet Tara Jean does crazy things to Luc’s priorities, like make him want to pry her deepest secrets from those irresistible lips. But when Tara Jean’s past demands a dirty showdown, will Luc stay and fight?
Amazon: UK | US

Can't Hurry Love by Molly O'Keefe.
Can't Hurry LoveThanks to Sue (Romance at Random).
From award-winning author Molly O’Keefe comes a wonderfully written contemporary romance about second chances at life and at love. Tori Baker, the penniless widow of a disgraced financier, is ready to stand up, be counted, and make a new life for herself and her beloved son in Texas. She’s taking over Crooked Creek ranch, her birthright, and turning it into something special. All that stands in her way is Eli Turnbull, a rugged, too-handsome cowboy who wants the land just as badly. If Tori wants a fight, Eli will give her one. He’s devoted his life to Crooked Creek, and he’s not about to let some pampered city girl—even one as brave and beautiful as Tori—turn it into some silly spa. But Tori’s and Eli’s burning anger and frustration only fuel heat of another kind: uncontrollable passion. And soon they each realize that the person standing in their way is the one they can never do without. 
Amazon: UK | US

This week I read and finished:
Free Four: Tobias tells the Story
and started:
Dark Kiss

In other news:
Well I did it, the Fanatical About Fiction YouTube account is up and running in all its glory, all six of us have now uploaded our introductory videos so don't forget to stop by to get to know us and say hi. At the end of my video I'll be posting a "Currently Reading" segment each time where I tell you what I'm currently reading so you can ask questions about it and/or share your opinions and thoughts on the book which I can then comment on next time round. As we're still taking baby steps I expect it to be a while for that feature to get a lot of response but you never know.
Below is my introductory video but please go and check out the others!

I have a few questions that I'd like some answers too because I want your help to make this blog better in any way possible!
1. When I post my weekly round ups do you like that I include the synopsis or would you rather just the links to GR and Amazon so you can check it out?
2. Would you like me to share all of Fanatical About Fiction's videos on this blog every Friday or would you prefer it every two weeks? (We're each posting one video every two weeks)
3. Anything new you'd like to see, or anything you'd like to see more of?


  1. Few are angels sounds really cool! I love the cover. I think I heard of the Molly O'Keefe books. I haven't read them though. Enjoy!

    Oh you're vlogging now? I am hoping to start doing that soon, though not sure when :p

    1. Yeah I asked for a people to sign up so I could create a group one because I'm really shy knew I'd end up like a headless chicken :)

  2. I hope you enjoy all of the books in your haul! Divergent is amazing - I hope you love it too! xD

  3. Lauren you are so cute and I'm sure you get this a lot but I am totally digging your accent!! I am excited for Prometheus too, I want to be caught in an Elba-Fassy sandwhich! LOL I am loving the sound of those Molly O'Keefe books!

    Talk Supe

    1. WHAT IS IT WITH PEOPLE AND MY ACCENT? I do get it a lot and I don't understand at all, but thank you :') Prometheus was great and Fassbender was magical! I had no idea he was playing the android but I have never seen a more perfect robot :o
      I'm not normally into to romance books, I don't even remember entering to win but hey may as well try something new ;)

  4. Lauren you are so cute! Enjoy the Stephen King books. He is the Master of horror, suspense. I remember spending many sleepless nights when I was a teen reading his books or freaked out by all the movie adaptations. Warning….don't ever watch "It" That movie scared me for life. LOL.

    1. Again, cute? What is this? :P Thank you. He really is, I have Cell and Misery on my shelf that I need to get to. I've not seen or read It maybe one day ;)

  5. Wow fantastic haul and I love the King!! Thanks for stopping by The Sunday Post

    1. He is amazing. I think considering I've only read 3 and had such positive outcomes of all, it really does show how great he is at writing.

  6. Great books not heard of most of them though. Hope you enjoy your new books and thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    1. That's the joy of winning books I guess ;) I always try to look for ones I've not heard of but sound interesting.

  7. I don't think you need to post the synopses but that's just me! YES MOAR VIDEOS x

    1. Thank you :D I'm going to stop then because its so time consuming. I'll still provide the links so people can read up if the want :D
      Okay I'll make dedicated FAF posts on Saturdays then :D x


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