In My Mailbox: The Dog Ate My ARC Edition

Hola amigos, In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.


For Review:

If Jack’s In Love by Stephen Wetta (accepted review copy which the dog thinks tastes great)


Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

A Lady’s Lesson In Scandal by Meredith Duran

The Lion’s Lady by Julie Garwood

Ransom by Julie Garwood

The Secret by Julie Garwood

The Scent of Jasmine by Jude Deveraux

Empress by Karen Miller

The Reluctant Mage by Karen Miller

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. That is funny how your dog ate the book. At least it still looks readable! lol

  2. Poor ARC, but at least it was only the cover!
    I LOVE the Fever series. It’s so great and there’s lots of sexy times! I hope you love them.

  3. SO TRUE. book recs from real people are usually the worst.
    and for the love, why in the world don’t publishers make it more obvious what books are in a series and what number they are in a series? life would be so much easier.

  4. What a great week you had. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog. I think you will be surprised at how much I got.

  5. Ginger @ GReads! says

    Oh your poor book, haha. I would have been SO PISSED if Daisy chewed one of mine. Thankfully she hasn’t (yet) but I’m sure there will come a day… eeeek!

  6. Haha, my dog would totally do that if she could get ahold of a book. She loves shredding paper! Great IMM this week! Here is mine: Pawing Through Books

  7. Aww that’s sad your dog ate the cover of that book because it looks really good! I hope you enjoy all you got! Here’s my IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!
    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  8. Oh no! My dog ate my copy of Hard Times by Dickens but luckily it wasn’t a new book. At least your book is still readable. πŸ™‚

  9. Secret & Ransom are two of the Garwoods I’ve read. I liked them both! They’re companions aren’t they? I think Secret was my favorite of the two.

    Also…hell yes Red Skies! Now the pressure is on, you better like Locke Lamora as much as I think you will πŸ™‚

  10. Hahahaha. I had to CONSTANTLY be vigilant with my ratties, because books were apparently very tasty. And clothes. Constant mantra was ” We do not eat fiction! Or fashion!”
    I agree with your friend, Darkfever is awesome. You’ll like it.

  11. I love rec’s from family and friends – although unfortunately I’m yet to have a IRL friend who reads anywhere near as much as I do *lol*
    Too funny about your dog; at least he only got the cover!

  12. Am I weird because I haven’t heard of ANY of these?? Lol, enjoy all your books, including the dog-bitten one πŸ˜€

  13. Great set! Hope you love Darkfever. Such a fun series.
    My IMM

  14. Oh I recall enjoying Jude Deveraux during my university years (which was like … quite a number of years back, hahahaa). I am sure you’d enjoy your loot for the week.

    Here’s my IMM:

  15. I’m so glad my dog does not have an appetite for books.
    Great books this week! Looks like you are doing very well at all of these Borders sales.

  16. Fab books this week. Hope you enjoy them all! You can see what I got in my mailbox here.

  17. I think that I might kill my animals if they ever thought it was okay to eat my books.
    Well, not kill them, but get very angry, like the time my cat thought it was okay to hide my Nook charging chord under my bed and I couldn’t find it for 3 days. That was awesome.
    Anyway, awesome mailbox! Well, more like awesome shopping :]

  18. the lion’s lady & the secret by julie garwood are fantastic, but ransom blech. actually, all of her historical romances are great but anything recent just makes me sad and yearn for the past when her books made me happy.

    ha, that was dramatic but it got the point across.

  19. I just picked up the first four books in the Fever series last night along with some other romance novels. Hope you enjoy Darkfever and the rest of your books. If you ever need historical romance recommendations let me know. There are so many great authors out there. πŸ™‚

  20. Yay Ransom and The Secret!!! Two of my favorite Garwood books.

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