Sunday, March 23, 2014

Book Gathering #31

Happy Sunday, darlings!

Another Book Gathering for today. 


Book Gathering #31

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9897716Title: Hellbound

Author: Tim Hawken

Genre: Horror/Fantasy

Publication Date: November 28, 2010

Pages: 228


"You look very confused when I say I'm just trying to help these lost souls make their way to Heaven," he said. "The reason you're confused is that you think I'm speaking metaphorically. Well, my dear friend, take it very literally. 
 You see, I may have introduced myself as Asmodeus, but let me run off a few of my more well known aliases. Now, let's see, we have Mephistopheles, Beelzebub, Bafomet, Iblis, The Fallen One, Lucifer, The Morning Star, Lord of the Dark, The Devil, oh and my favorite; Satan." Face to face with Satan, Michael has awoken in the bowels of Hell with no memory of who he is, or why he has been damned. Hell, however, isn't what he expected. Rather than the fires of torment, he finds a hedonistic city of gambling, sex, murder and revenge. 
With the Devil as his guide, Michael embarks on a quest of self-discovery and self redemption. But will he get a second chance at salvation? And why is Satan helping him? Hellbound is a contemporary view of Hell, exploring today's idea of sin and religion, through witty dialogue and bursts of descriptive prose. Dark, funny and philosophical.

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17899948Title: Rebecca

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Genre: Classics

Publication Date: 1938

Pages: 448


The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

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Jane's Melody
18632103Title: Jane's Melody

Author: Ryan Winfield

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: October 7, 2013

Pages: 336


What boundaries would you cross for true love?

That's the question a grieving mother must answer when she takes in a young street musician she believes can shed light on her daughter's death—only to find herself falling for him. A sexy but touching love story that will leave you both tantalized and in tears, Jane's Melody follows a forty-year-old woman on a romantic journey of rediscovery after years of struggling alone.

Sometimes our greatest gifts come from our greatest pain. And now Jane must decide if it's too late for her to start over, or if true love really knows no limits.

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If Only
20798976Title: If Only

Author: A.J. Pine

Genre: New Adult Romance

Publication Date: March 24, 2014

Pages: 342


Sometimes it takes crossing an ocean to figure out where you belong.

It's been two years since twenty-year-old Jordan had a boyfriend—which means it's been forever since she, well, you know. But now she’s off to spend her junior year in Aberdeen, Scotland, the perfect place to stop waiting for Mr. Right and just enjoy Mr. Right Now.

Sexy, sweet (and possible player) Griffin may be her perfect, no-strings-attached match. He’s fun, gorgeous, and makes her laugh. So why can’t she stop thinking about Noah who, minutes after being trapped together outside the train’s loo, kisses Jordan like she’s never been kissed before? Never mind his impossible blue eyes, his weathered, annotated copy of The Great Gatsby (total English-major porn)…oh, and his girlfriend.

Jordan knows everything this year has an expiration date. Aberdeen is supposed to be about fun rather than waiting for life to happen. But E. M. Forster, Shakespeare, and mistletoe on Valentine’s Day make her reconsider what love is and how far she’s willing to go for the right guy.

The Starlight Club
18695122Title: The Starlight Club

Author: Joe Corso

Genre: Crime

Publication Date: September 9, 2012

Pages: 297


The Starlight Club was jumping... "They looked like mob guys. They had that arrogance exuded by those who liked to intimidate - those who were the proud purveyors of fear." Amidst the nightly gaiety was the back room, where business deals were made, hits were ordered, and territories were divided. Trenchie, not being a "rat" is just released from his ten-year prison sentence. A new life is waiting - complete with envelopes of money and a steak house to call his own. He finds the woman of his dreams who brings along ex-husband baggage. 
Hit man Jimmy The Hat finds unexpected fame and fortune in Hollywood, yet always stays true to the "boys", especially Trenchie. His loyalty costs him his life. "Crazy Joey Gallo" and his brothers break away from the Profaci family and go "rogue, on their own now. They split their gang into several small groups and spread them out over the five boroughs." Harsh punishment awaits those who talk. "The colt 45 caliber bullet did its deed, taking with it a sizable portion of Rag's brain, forming a pink mist, mixed with bone and grey matter that puffed in front of Rag's head like a small mushroom, deflating when it met the chilly evening air. The current would soon carry his body at least a mile away."

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Scary Mary
9475805Title: Scary Mary

Author: S.A. Hunter

Genre: YA Paranormal

Publication Date: April 18, 2010

Pages: 144


Mary just wants to be left alone, but the cheerleaders, jocks, guidance counselors, and ghosts won't stop harrassing her. When a new boy starts school, he surprises Mary by befriending her. That's a rare thing for the school freak, but her unusual abilities put a rift in their budding friendship when Mary has to tell Shy that his home is haunted and not by Casper, the friendly ghost. Mary has to get rid of the ghost, thwart the school bully, do her homework, and not get detention. Mary's sure she can do all of that except for the last part.

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Until Next Blog,

Read On! 


  1. Jane's Melody and If Only both look right up my alley, I hadn't heard of them before but I'm definitely going to check them out!

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  2. Great haul! I've been meaning to read Rebecca for a while now as it's a 'classic' but I haven't found the time. Hope you enjoy all your books!!

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    Laura @ What's Hot?

  3. Great books for you this week! I hope you enjoy them!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
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  4. Scary Mary definitely seems creepy. Hmmm....
    Hope you enjoy all your books!
    Happy reading!