Sunday, 30 March 2014

Showcase Sunday #49

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea. The aim is to showcase our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week. 

Hello all!  Hope everyone has had a lovely week.  The weather here in Southern California has been beautiful and I visited The Huntington Gardens and Library yesterday! The camillas, wisteria, and roses were absolutely gorgeous and the tea was delicious!  Here are my books for the last couple of weeks:

Love Irresistibly (FBI / US Attorney, #4)  It Happened One Wedding (FBI / US Attorney, #5)  Written in Red (The Others, #1)  Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2) 

Thank you to Berkley Penguin Group!

I love Julie James classy, sassy romances so I was thrilled to get a copy of It Happened One Wedding. I just finished Love Irresistibly and loved it. Feed was thrilling! Thanks to our lovely readers for picking it in my poll.  I was riveted by the story, so I bought the audio of Deadline (book #2) and sadly I’m not enjoying it as much.  I’ve seen so much praise for Written in Red and the story sounds amazing so I finally bought a copy. 

Now over to Jasprit and her haul:


I had been meaning to buy some Aussie books in a while, so finally decided to order these two pretties. I have heard the best things about Leanne Hall, so can't wait to get stuck in and Melina Marchetta needs no introduction. A big thank you to Sam from Realm of Fiction for my signed copy of Half Bad! Isn't the cover gorgeous?

We love seeing book hauls, so feel free to leave a link to yours in the comments below and we'll be over to check them shortly.


  1. Oh yay! I hope you'll enjoy Written in Red, Rachel. And I'm a huge fan of Julie James as well. Is that a new series of hers?

    Gorgon in the Gully is so worth the read, Jasprit. Just the mere mention of Jonah's name makes me all tingly. Lol.

    Happy reading, ladies!

  2. I really want to read Written in Red. I've heard great things too!!

  3. Ooo, a signed copy of Half Bad! I have an ARC, but I haven't read it yet. I've seen so many positive reviews for that one! So I hope to get to it sometime (maybe in the summer). I hope you love all of your new books, ladies!

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  4. Rachel - I hope you'll love Written In Red. I enjoyed it and I absolutely LOVED the second book, Murder of Crows! :)

    Jasprit - The Gorgon in the Gully looks like a fun-read. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy a lovely week, ladies!

  5. Rachel: I've heard great things from Written in Red as well. Enjoy!

    Great haul, ladies! <33

  6. I'm so jealous of your copy of Half Bad, Jasprit - it's gorgeous!
    The cover of Deadline has me intrigued. I'm going to go check it out now.

    Happy reading, both of you!

  7. This is Shyness looks good, hope you enjoy!

  8. Half bad was an enjoyable book, but it was a good amount of plot building for the next book. I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

  9. I have a copy of Half Bad. I really need to get to it. I have heard great things! Enjoy your books, great haul! My <a href=">STS</a>

  10. I've seen a lot of praise for Written in Red too and even more for the sequel! Can't wait to see how you like it and Half Bad. Such a pretty cover :)

  11. Ohh, lots of awesome :D The Gorgon in the Gully! I loved that short little book. JONAH. A little bit of Jonah. So much love, hih. <3 Hope you enjoy everything :) Happy reading.

  12. Rachel, I'm so curious to see what you'll think of It Happened One Wedding. I can't wait to read it and I hope it's good. I also LOVE Written in Red, so I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed you adore it too! :)

    Jasprit, Half-Bad was fantastic and This is Shyness is SO GOOD. It's weird, granted, but I really enjoyed it. Am looking forward to comparing thoughts on that one soon, dear!

    Wonderful hauls, ladies - enjoy! :D

  13. Nice haul this week! I can't wait to see what you think of them! :) Happy Reading!

  14. What a gorgeous batch of books! I can't be too sure, but I think I accepted It Happened One Wedding for review. I really wish I had bought Love Irresistibly when it was on sale.

    I hope you both enjoy your books!

  15. I read the first book in the FBI/US Attorney series and had so much FUN but still haven't picked up any of the sequels yet .-.
    YAY for Written in Red, I got that a while back and am super excited to read it and cannot wait to see what you think Rachel!! :)

    YAY for This is Shyness!! :D I've had that one on my TBR list for a while and since I do love Aussie I really want to read it but haven't found the time or when I do, haven't been in the 'mood'. I really do hope you enjoy it! also double yay for the Marchetta book. Marchetta is the best. The Gorgon in the Gully is middle grade though right??

    Great haul, Ladies and Happy Reading!! :)

  16. Julie James's stories are always a good time! And Love Irresistibly is now in the final four at DWABA (or whatever that thing's called. I'm sorry my brain is foggy due to allergies & allergy meds!). And I hope you enjoy Written in Red!

  17. I'm a HUGE fan of anything by Melina Marchetta. She writes some of the most amazing stories! Great books, girlies!

  18. Oh you have got some amazing books girls. I love seeing Half-Blood there :) And cannot wait to see what you think of it Jasprit. Also yaya for Melina :) Rachel I need to get on with that Anne Bisho's series as everyone seem to love it.
    Great haul, girls :)

  19. I've seen Written in Red all over the place. Maybe it's a sign I should check it out. :)
    Oh a signed copy of Half Bad. Amazing! Great book!
    And of course Marchetta is an automatic buy. So much <3
    Great haul!
    Happy reading!

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  20. I think I'm going to have to pick up the first installment in that Julie James series. Sure sounds good and everyone seems to love it! Written in Red too... gotta get my hands on that. DEADLINE. Hope you love it. :)

    Look at all that Aussie goodness. And oh my gosh that little koala bear is too freaking cute.

    Happy Reading!!

  21. OOOOOOHHH Rachel! Written in Red sounds incredible...everyone's saying how it's all over the place so it seems I'm a little late to the party! Will check it out though :)

    And Jasprit! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Half-Bad :) I have a copy as well...hoping it's good!


  22. I've been meaning to try Mira Grant's Feed trilogy since last year and it's so great to know that you loved the first book, Rachel! I'm definitely planning on trying some zombie read this month, but I think I'm going to start with something that's more popular in that genre (This is not a test!). Too bad that Deadline suffers from a second book syndrome but hopefully Blackout will be much better. Great haul girls :)

  23. I still haven't got round to finishing the Newsflesh series, I loved Feed and I got to the end of Deadline wanting to know what happens next so I don't know why I haven''t!

  24. I absolutely adore Julie James! She writes such witty banter in her books and the chemistry between the hero heroine if off the charts. I have heard a ton of good things about Written in Red too. Great haul ladies! :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  25. Hope you enjoy Written in Red, it suppose to be very good.

  26. Wonderful haul, Jasprit and Rachel! I'm thrilled to hear that you loved Feed, Rachel. It's a very strange story and I just think it's not for everyone hehe. Half Bad is so good! Hopefully you're going to love it too, Jasprit. :)

    Happy reading! :)


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