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Stacking the Shelves #11

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves

A quick reminder that Stacking The Shelves is a wonderful way that we can share books we’ve won, bought, or been gifted in either printed or eBook form. It is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews that is generally posted on Saturdays.

Finally, another Stacking the Shelves post! It helps when I actually get books. 😛 I’ve been trying to limit how many books I buy since I have such a ridiculous TBR pile already, but I had to get a few pretties! So this will essentially cover my books for the last month:

Some Awesome eBooks

Print Books

I am so excited to read all of these new books, though I have already read The Wind Through The Keyhole and really enjoyed it (review here). The Demetri Martin book I just happened to see while in the cities a couple days ago but it looks like it should be pretty funny and a good change of pace from my seemingly constant barrage of fantasy/general YA.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you find something in that list of books that interests you! Please feel free to leave comments about my post or with your own Stacking The Shelves, I do read them all and would love to see your hauls for this week! Enjoy your weekend! :)


Stacking the Shelves #10

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves

A quick reminder that Stacking The Shelves is a wonderful way that we can share books we’ve won, bought, or been gifted in either printed or eBook form. It is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews that is generally posted on Saturdays.

Wow, it sure has been a while since I’ve done one of these! The amount of print/eBooks I’ve received since my last one way back on November 9th, 2012 is a tad ridiculous so I’m just going to do a recap of the print ones I’ve received/bought since the start of 2013 and include a select few eBooks as well. Sound good? Alrighty! Without further ado, my haul for the last month!

Some Awesome eBooks

Duplicity by Nikki Jefford

Shift by M.R. Merrick

Cold Hearted Son of a Witch by M.R. Mathias

Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Print Books (Bought)

Print Books (Won/Gifted)

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

The Dark Lord by Kathryn Le Veque

There you have it! Yes, I know it is an insane amount of books, especially in the “bought” group, but I can’t help it! They’re so pretty…oh boy do I have an addiction. Well, at least it is to books right?! Right? Anyone? Oh well…

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you find something in that list of books that interests you! Please feel free to leave comments about my post or with your own Stacking The Shelves, I do read them all and would love to see your hauls for this week! Enjoy your weekend! 🙂


Stacking The Shelves #9

Stacking the Shelves

A quick reminder that Stacking The Shelves is a wonderful way that we can share books we’ve won, bought, or been gifted in either printed or eBook form. It is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews that is generally posted on Saturdays.

Once again this week I have a ton of books to share! This week my eBook haul is again substantially bigger than my print one but I still got some great additions to my library! ^.^

The Freebies (eBooks)

Exiled by M.R. Merrick

Ignite by Kaitlyn Davis

Shaman, Healer, Heretic by M. Terry Green

Katia’s Stone by Ashleigh Blanchard

Ghosts: The Complete Series by Amy Cross

Blood, Smoke and Mirrors by Robyn Bachar

The Homecoming Masquerade by Spencer Baum

Lethal Takeout by Vered Ehsani

Eternal Vows by Chrissy Peebles

GPS With Benefits by Vanessa Morgan

The Selkie Enchantress by Sophie Moss

A Girl’s Guide to Demon Hunting by Emily Miles

Special Offers by M.L. Ryan

The Drake House by Kelly Moran

The Skeleton Song by Angela Kulig (no picture)

Revenge by Jack Parker (no picture)

Won in Giveaways (eBooks)

Forever Woman by January Bain

Moonbeams by Lakisha Spletzer

The Tempo by Lakisha Spletzer

Won in Giveaways (Print)

Sweet Sofie by Elizabeth Reyes

Lancaster House by Taylor Dean

Ascension by Sable Grace

The insane amount of eBook goodness continues! I want to give some major kudos to Sarah Elizabeth’s Bookshelf & Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for posting free eBooks every week, they are how I find the majority of my freebies. A few of the eBooks I won showed up this week. Forever Woman was won in a giveaway from Enchanted Book Promotions. Moonbeams & The Tempo were both won in the Fall Into Fantasy Hop at the Kishaz World stop.

Now for the print books! I won my choice of Elizabeth Reyes’s books in a giveaway by A Book-lovers’ Review and I picked Sweet Sofie, this one also came with about ten awesome bookmarks that I was a bit too lazy to take a picture of, sorry! Lancaster House I won in the Spooktacular Giveaway at Taylor Dean Books. Finally, I won a signed copy of Ascension from Goldilox and the Three Weres which is freaking awesome. ^.^

It seems as if the cycle of giveaways ending and beginning never ends which is both awesome and pretty darn amazing. A big thank you to all of the blogs who are able to do them, someday I will do one I swear! Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you find something in that list of books that interests you! Please feel free to leave comments about my post or with your own Stacking The Shelves, I do read them all and would love to see your hauls for this week! Enjoy your weekend! 🙂


Stacking The Shelves #8

Stacking the Shelves

A quick reminder that Stacking The Shelves is a wonderful way that we can share books we’ve won, bought, or been gifted in either printed or eBook form. It is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews that is generally posted on Saturdays.

Once again this week I have a ton of books to share! This week my eBook haul is back to being substantially bigger than my print one but I still got some great additions to my library! ^.^

The Freebies (eBooks)

Survival by A.M. Hargrove

Beginnings, Prequel Novella to Survival by A.M. Hargrove

Rua by Miranda Kavi

Phantom Universe by Laura Kreitzer

Ladies and Gentlemen…The Redeemers by Michael Scott Miller

The Lost Girls by Jason Halstead

Legacy Forgotten by Nicole Hill

Why (A storyteller’s diary) by Michael Edward

Fearlings by Michael Edward

Fearlings: Book Two by Michael Edward

Fearlings: Book Three by Michael Edward

Enter Sandman by Michael Edward

The Beginning Of The End: Book One by Michael Edward

The Beginning Of The End: Book Two by Michael Edward

Beyond by Willow Rose

Autobiography of a Werewolf Hunter by Brian P. Easton

The Medium by C.J. Archer

Awaken: Dark Magic by Rachel D’Aigle

A Demon Made Me Do It by Penelope King

The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen

Won in Giveaways (eBooks)

Shadowborn by Jocelyn Adams

Won in Giveaways (Print)

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes

The Infects by Sean Beaudoin

Wow there sure were a ton of freebies this week! This was mostly due to the awesomeness that is Michael Edward who decided to make all of his books free for a day which I definitely took advantage of. I only had one eBook that I won actually make it to me (though I won a couple that for some reason haven’t been emailed to me yet >.<) which was Shadowborn courtesy of a giveaway by Dark Obsession Chronicles.

I also had a few print books that I won arrive this week. I won Crank in the Banned Books Giveaway Hop at the Sarcasm and Lemons stop. I got Two and Twenty Dark Tales from a giveaway by Brenda Drake Writes. Finally, I got The Infects which I can’t wait to read (if I ever get to it) which I won from Ginger-read Reviews in the Zombpacolypse Trick or Treat Hop. By the way I was informed I won that on Halloween and it already showed up, way to be on top of sending your books out Ali! ^.^

A bunch of giveaways and hops ended since October has come and gone so I’ve got a few more print books that I can look forward to coming in the next week or two. It seems like I’ll never have a week without at least one or two which is just crazy, but awesome. Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you find something in that list of books that interests you! Please feel free to leave comments about my post or with your own Stacking The Shelves, I do read them all and would love to see your hauls for this week! Enjoy your weekend! :)


Stacking The Shelves #7

Stacking The Shelves

A quick reminder that Stacking The Shelves is a wonderful way that we can share books we’ve won, bought, or been gifted in either printed or eBook form. It is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews that is generally posted on Saturdays.

Once again this week I have a bunch of books to share! This week, due to a bunch of giveaway wins my print book haul is again almost as big as my eBook one which is always amazing! ^.^

The Freebies (eBooks)

Pride and Prejudice and Vampires by P.J. Jones

Word and Breath by Susannah Noel

Released by Megan Duncan

Deep Into the Soul by J. L. Vallance

Time to Dance by Melinda Killen

Dive: A Quartet of Merfolk Tales

Project ELE by Rebecca Gober

Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

Mortal Obligation by Nichole Chase

The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter: Part I by Jennifer Wright

The Soul Series by Julia Barrett

Won in Giveaways (eBooks)

Dark Promise by Julia Crane

Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec

Caged by Amber Natusch

Won in Giveaways (Print)

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer & Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride

Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster

A Whisper to a Scream by Karen Berner

Crewel, The Iron King & Lucid

Netgalley

Entangled by Nikki

Once again a ton of books to go through! I found a slightly smaller amount of eBooks than normal but there were still plenty of interesting ones that will now reside in my ridiculous electronic stack that I may or may not ever get to. o.o Now onto the eBooks that I won! I got Dark Promise from the Fall Into Fantasy giveaway hop, this particular one from Talia Jager who is one of the authors of the book. Seduction and Snacks I won in the Hot in Handcuffs giveaway hop and specifically from Ana from Beach Bum Reads. Finally, I won Caged in the Got Caged giveaway hosted by Maryann at Chapter by Chapter!

On to the print books! The two Lish McBride books which have some of the most beautiful covers I’ve ever seen (that cell phone picture does not do them justice) I won from Ed and Em’s Reviews and they are signed which is even more awesome! I won Kiss of Steel from a giveaway by Tynga’s Reviews which will be part of my toe dip into the world of Steampunk books. I got A Whisper to a Scream from a giveaway the author did at her blog Bibliophilic Blather and it is signed as well! Finally, I won a 20$ gift card which I mentioned in my STS last week and I asked people to comment as to which books I should get. The amazing trio of young women book bloggers (more on them in a post soon so look for that) really liked the books you can see above which are Crewel, The Iron King (book 1 in the Iron Fey series) and Lucid. I can’t wait to read all of them as they look amazing and I was already really excited for Crewel! ^.^ I also got Entangled from Netgalley because it was a “Read Now” option at the time. I will be doing reviews of some of these though no guarantees on which or how many. =)

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you find something in that massive list of books that interests you! Please feel free to leave comments about my post or with your own Stacking The Shelves, I do read them all and would love to see your hauls for this week! Enjoy your weekend! 🙂


Stacking The Shelves #6

Stacking The Shelves

A quick reminder that Stacking The Shelves is a wonderful way that we can share books we’ve won, bought, or been gifted in either printed or eBook form. It is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews that is generally posted on Saturdays.

Once again this week I have a ton of books to share! This week, due to a bunch of giveaway wins my print book haul is again almost as big as my eBook one which is always awesome! ^.^

The Freebies (eBooks)

The Initiate by Megg Jensen

Anathema by Megg Jensen

Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft by Jody Gehrman

Found Wanting by Joyce Lamb

Waiting For Midnight by Merrie Destefano

Ordained by Devon Ashley

Perception by Lee Strauss

Night of the Purple Moon by Scott Cramer

Take No More by Seb Kirby

Nordic Fairies by Saga Berg

Faith Creation by Christine Dougherty

Synthetic by Shonna Wright

Shadow Unit 1 by Will Shetterly

The Charmer by Autumn Dawn

Dreams Unleashed by Linda Hawley

The Prospect of My Arrival by Dwight Okita

Won In Giveaway (eBooks)

Love’s Providence by Jennifer H. Westall

The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton

Won In Giveaway (Print)

Tarnished by Karina Cooper

Run The Risk by Lori Foster

Jan Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes by Betsy Woodman

It’s a Waverly Life by Maria Murnane

Honey On Your Mind by Maria Murnane

Ransom River by Meg Gardiner

The Wind of Life – The Flyers by Oliver Neubert

Wheels by Lorijo Metz

From Netgalley

Swag

Alice in Zombieland bookmarks from Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Romance

Lily Drake Swag form InkSpell Publishing

Swag from Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Swag Pack from Jessica E. Subject

This week has been insane with how many things I have received in the mail, it seemed like I was receiving multiple packages every day! I hardly even know where to begin. o.o I guess I will start with the eBook wins since that is smaller than normal. I won Love’s Providence in a giveaway held by the wonderful people over at Reading Addiction Blog Tours and I won The Forever Girl thanks to its author Rebecca Hamiltion. ^.^

Now for the print books I won, oh boy. I won Tarnished by Karina Cooper in a giveaway by My Bookish Ways and Run The Risk by Lori Foster courtesy of a giveaway by Reviews By Molly. Jan Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes, both Maria Murnane books and Ransom River were all in giveaways held by Girls Just Reading. Finally, I won The Wind of Life – The Flyers from Little Miss Bookworm and Wheels from a giveaway held by Read Review Smile. That sure was a ton of print books that came in! For anyone wondering the ones I might review are Wheels, Tarnished and Run The Risk though I don’t have definitive dates set for them yet.

As for the ridiculous amount of swag that I received, that was crazy! All of the links are already set up above so please do check out those amazing blogs, I know they’d appreciate it and so would I. ^.^ Oh, and I also won a 20$ Amazon giftcard from C.M. Brown‘s latest giveaway, still not sure how I’m spending it (will be on books but I am having such a hard time picking).

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you find something in that massive list of books that peaked your interest! Please feel free to leave comments about my post or with your own Stacking The Shelves, I do read them all and would love to see your hauls for this week! You can also suggest what book(s) you think I should get with my GC, I have no problem using a bit of my $ to make it two books instead of one. ^.^ Enjoy your weekend! 🙂


Stacking The Shelves #5

Stacking The Shelves

A quick reminder that Stacking The Shelves is a wonderful way that we can share books we’ve won, bought, or been gifted in either printed or eBook form. It is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews that is generally posted on Saturdays.

Once again this week I have a ton of books to share! This week, due to some giveaway wins my print book haul is actually almost as big as my eBook one, a nice change of pace if you ask me! ^.^

The Freebies (eBooks)

Branded (Fall of Angels) by Keary Taylor

Captured (The Captive Series Book 1) by Erica Stevens

Darkness Falls (Darkness Falls Series Book 1) by Jessica Sorensen

Inhale (A Just Breathe Novel) by Kendall Grey

Stained by Ella James

The Chosen of Gaia by M. Mariz

The Deepest Cut by J. A. Templeton

The Master of Verona by David Blixt

The Poet and the Murderer by Simon Worrall

Wander Dust (The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy) by Michelle Warren

Whisper Cape (Book 1) by Regan Walsh

Won In Giveaway (eBooks)

Broken City by D.D. Chant

The Promise by D.D. Chant

Dark Dates by Tracey Sinclair

Stitch by Samantha Durante

Won In Giveaway (print)

Burn For Burn by Jenny Han

Accidentally Demonic by Dakota Cassidy

Ascension by Caris Roane

Scorched: The Dark Forgotten by Sharon Ashwood

Rion (Pendragon Legacy Book 2) by Susan Kearney

Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall

Burning Up by Susan Andersen

Four Play by Maya Banks

Insatiable by Lauren Dane

Samson’s Lovely Mortal by Tina Folsom

Amaury’s Hellion by Tina Folsom

Gabriel’s Mate by Tina Folsom

In Exchange For Review (eBooks)

Here Lies Death by Harlan Vaughn

This was certainly another great week in terms of a book haul and was easily the biggest in regards to the amount of print books. ^.^ Now to try and break down the giveaway wins, oh boy here we go again, first the eBooks. Broken City and The Promise by D.D. Chant were won thanks to Sarah Morton. Dark Dates by Tracey Sinclair was won over on Faye’s A Daydreamer’s Blog. Stitch was won courtesy of the lovely people over at Passionate Book Divas, I may do a review of this one.

Alright, now to the crazy print haul! Burn For Burn I won thanks to Ruth Gonzalez, that one I plan to likely do a review of in the coming weeks as well. Now ALL of the rest of the listed print books were from a giveaway by the amazing Kay Dee Royal who gave away an entire box of books mostly containing paranormal romance! I can’t wait to read them all if I can ever find the time! ^.^

Finally, I got Here Lies Death in exchange for a review which will be posted this coming week so look for that. That is all from me for now, look for my Sunday Post tomorrow with next week’s schedule and a recap of this week’s! If you’d like to follow me you can do so via the usual methods, and make sure to comment on any of the books I got or your own STS for the week, I do read them all! Thanks for reading and have a great weekend! 🙂

**After posting this I found out that I won an eBook copy of Owlet: Society of Feathers #1 by Emma Michaels which was just released on the 9th as part of the Owlet blog tour! I can’t wait to read it. ^.^


Stacking The Shelves #4

Stacking The Shelves

A quick reminder that Stacking The Shelves is a wonderful way that we can share books we’ve won, bought, or been gifted in either printed or eBook form. It is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews that is generally posted on Saturdays.

This week I again have a plethora of books to share! Most of these are the eBook variety, but I’m pretty excited to read them all (if I ever find the time).

The Freebies (eBooks)

Attic Clowns: Volume One by Jeremy C. Shipp

Attic Clowns: Volume Four by Jeremy C. Shipp

Always Remember to Tip Your Ninja by Jeremy C. Shipp

Aberrations: Horror Stories by Jeremy C. Shipp

The Sun Never Rises in the Big City by Jeremy C. Shipp

Here Be Monsters – An Anthology of Monster Tales by Multiple Authors

H10N1 by M. R. Cornelius

Zombified by Lyra McKen

Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

Whispers In Autumn by Trisha Leigh

SteamDrunks: 101 Steampunk Cocktails and Mixed Drinks by Chris-Rachael Oseland

Innocent Little Crimes by C.S. Lakin

Her Sweetest Downfall by Rebecca Hamilton

Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade

Fearless by Tawdra T. Randle

Dying To Forget (The Station) by Trisha Marie Dawson

Cadman’s Gambit (Shader) by D.P. Prior

Bought (print)

Dark Light of Day by Jill Archer

Won in Giveaway (eBooks)

Laiden’s Daughter (The Clan MacDougall Series) by Suzan Tisdale

Janus by John Park

The Selkie Spell (Seal Island Trilogy Book 1) by Sophie Moss

Pretty When She Dies: A Vampire Novel by Rhiannon Frater

Pretty When She Kills (Pretty When She Dies #2) by Rhiannon Frater

The Last Degree by Dina Rae

Won in Giveaways (print)

The Red Serpent Trilogy by Rishabh Jain

In Exchange For Review (eBooks)

The Reanimation of Edward Schuett by Derek J. Goodman

Yet again it has been a very good week for my book haul. ^.^ A big part of the freebie section was obviously Jeremy C. Shipp’s books so a big shout out and thank you go out to him for putting them for free the last week. Even though I did technically buy Dark Light of Day by Jill Archer it was done so with a 10$ Amazon gift card so it was basically free which is always awesome and it arrived yesterday just in time to add it to this post!

Now to break down all of the giveaway wins, oh boy. Laiden’s Daughter was from the Highlander Giveaway Hop and though that isn’t my usual genre by any means I thought it would be a good opportunity to expand my book tastes so I’ll give it a shot soonish. I won Janus courtesy of Suzanne Johnson over at Preternatura, she does a crazy number of giveaways each week and I finally won one from there, I can’t wait to dive into it! The Selkie Spell was from The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl blog and I’m looking forward to trying that one out too. Both books by Rhiannon Frater were won thanks to a giveaway by Book Loving Mom and I’ll be reading those in the next few days thanks to being part of Fraterfest, those had scary good timing. o.o The Last Degree was won from a giveaway on Full Moon Bites Book Blog, I’ll be expanding my reading horizons with this one too. Finally, The Red Serpent Trilogy was won from one of my favorite blogs, Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and I’ll be doing a review of that one either this week or the next.

I also got an ARC eBook of The Reanimation of Edward Schuett thanks to Derek J. Goodman in exchange for an honest review which I’ll be doing this coming week sometime. That was possible thanks to twitter, if you follow enough awesome bookish people stuff like that will just fall in your lap! ^.^

As you can see I’ve got a ton of books to read from this week, and a few of those which I’ll be reviewing. The horror ones I either have or will be reading almost all of during the next few days while I participate in Fraterfest so that will be pretty fun combing through that part of my TBR pile. That’s all from me for now, look for my Sunday Post tomorrow with next week’s schedule and a recap of what I did this week, and if you would like to please check out my other posts including my last review and the challenges I am participating in this weekend for Fraterfest! You can also follow me via the usual methods if you like what you see so you don’t miss any cool posts. As always thanks for reading and let me know what you got in the comments, I read every one! Enjoy your weekend! 🙂


Stacking The Shelves #3

Stacking The Shelves

A quick reminder that Stacking The Shelves is a wonderful way that we can share books we’ve won, bought, or been gifted in either printed or eBook form. It is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews that is generally posted on Saturdays.

For Stacking The Shelves this week I have a ton of different books to mention, mostly the eBook variety, but in a bunch of different genres!

The Freebies (eBooks)

A Maid of Kirin by Simon Halliday

Blood Singers by Tamara Rose Blodgett

Conner by Miranda Stork

Don’t Let Me Go by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Emanare by Taryn Browning

Flame Moon by K.J. Jackson

Kindred by Erica Stevens

Paradox – Progeny of Innocence by Patti Roberts

Prom Night In Purgatory by Amy Harmon

Rae of Hope by W.J. May

The Fall of the Misanthrope  by Louise Wise

The Toadhouse Trilogy: Book One by Jess Lourey

Wheels by Lorijo Metz

Window by Simon Halliday

Bought (eBook)

Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle

Won In Giveaways (eBooks)

Fatal Distraction by Diane Capri

CIA Fall Guy by Phyllis Zimbler Miller

A Dead Red Oleander by R.P. Dahlke

Demons by Heather Frost

In Exchange For Review (eBooks)

Thief by Sarah-Jane Lehoux

Shades of War by Sarah-Jane Lehoux

In Exchange For Review (Print)

Space Battles by Flying Pen Press Publishing, Edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

As you can see it has been a crazy week for my little blog and book collection! I speak with Sarah-Jane Lehoux fairly regularly on twitter and when I tweeted out that I would do an honest review of a book in exchange for a free copy she generously offered not one but TWO of her amazing books, Thief and Shades of War. If you’ve read my other posts you’d know I already reviewed Thief and thought it was wonderful and Shades of War will, I’m sure, be just as fantastic. I received Space Battles through the same tweeting process from the kind folks at Flying Pen Press who gave me a whole list that I could choose from in exchange for an honest review and this is the first one I chose! I’m currently working on one of the freebies I listed above, Conner by Miranda Stork, but after that I’ll be working on my review of Space Battles.

I participate in a ridiculous amount of giveaways and thanks to some good fortune on my part I won a few this week! I already received 3/4 of the eBooks I won from Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews blog which was participating in the Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop. Those were Fatal Distraction, CIA Fall Guy and A Red Dead Oleander which I’ll read and possibly review though I haven’t decided that yet. I also won Demons by Heather Frost thanks to a giveaway by Book Haven Extraordinaire which I may or may not review as well.

If you want to check out any of the books the links are available above. You can also check out the fabulous blogs where I was lucky enough to win books to see their other posts and any current giveaways they have going on. Make sure to check out the other blogs participating in Stacking The Shelves at Tynga’s Reviews and, if you’d like, join in on the fun! Feel free to comment about what you think of any of these books or link to your own STS post, I do read them all. 🙂 Happy Saturday!


Stacking The Shelves #2

Stacking The Shelves

A quick reminder that Stacking The Shelves is a wonderful way that we can share books we’ve won, bought, or been gifted in either printed or eBook form. It is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews that is generally posted on Saturdays.

For stacking the shelves this week I sadly can not report any physical books to “stack” as the one I am waiting on (Blackhearted Betrayal by Kasey MacKenzie) hasn’t shown up yet. However, I did add to my eBook “stack” this week!

The Freebies

‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy by Leslie Langtry

‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy is about single mother Gin Bombay who happens to be an assassin from a long family line of killers. She is invited to a family reunion which is where all the craziness happens and everything goes downhill at a rapid rate. Gin’s five-year-old daughter must undergo a blood initiation to join and be bonded into the family legacy, Gin herself has been hired to eliminate a spy in the family which might be her brother, and one of her marks also just happens to be a client of her new boyfriend. Needless to say this book is action packed to the extreme!

Become (Desolation #1) by Ali Cross

Become (Desolation #1) centers on sixteen-year-old Desolation Black who enjoys Hell where she is isolated and cold but is forced to go to Earth instead. There she has to face all of the evils that are going on that she can’t stand and the good which completely freaks her out. She finds what she least expects to in this alien world, a friend, one that gives her a reason to change from the demon she is inside into something that may no longer resemble her father, Lucifer. I am thrilled to have found this for free and will be reading it shortly, most likely with a review to follow.

The Choice (Walk the Right Road) by Lorhainne Eckhart

The Choice (Walk The Right Road) is a fascinating book about Marcie who has a strong connection to the spiritual. She feels that she has a connection such as this with her boyfriend Dan but he distances himself right from the get go. After separating Marcie is waiting at an airport for her luggage when she is mugged, during which she forgets who she is. Luckily for Marcie a DEA agent named Sam witnessed the whole event and decides to care for her until she regains her memory. As they spend time together they develop feelings for each other, but when Marcie regains her memories will it tear them apart? The Choice seems like a nice easy read and I look forward to reading it if I can ever make it through my very large eBook TBR pile!

Giveaway Prize

Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye by Shari Brady

Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye is about a family who lost a loved one because of addiction. The story is told from sixteen-year-old Carmella’s point of view as she tries to overcome the loss of her older sister and move on with her life. The book is filled with emotion, really delving into what it is like to lose someone so close to you and all of the turmoil you deal with as you try, not to forget, but to accept the person you’ve lost is gone and to attempt to move on with your existence. I’ve heard many great things about this book and so I was thrilled when I found out that I won an eBook copy of Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye. I will definitely be doing a review of this one as well.

That is all for this week, thanks for stopping by and enjoy all of the other fabulous blogs as we join each other in Stacking The Shelves!


Stacking The Shelves

First off Stacking The Shelves is a wonderful way that we can share books we’ve received lately, generally within the past week and is a weekly meme begun by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews! I’ve been fortunate enough lately to have won a few books; an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) of Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson @amandaccarlson, an Ace/Roc Sampler which includes 2-3 chapters of 6 different books including Dark Light of Day by Jill Archer @archer_jill and Blackhearted Betrayal by Kasey MacKenzie @kaseymackenzie. So far I have received the first two and when I got my ARC of Full Blooded I got a surprise inside! Three Bookaholic Cat @BookaholicCat bookmarks! They have ribbon and beads people! Ribbon AND Beads! So ya I’m excited. 🙂

I fully recommend getting all of the books I mentioned and I will be reviewing Full Blooded as soon as I finish reading it…which is after I finish The Ups and Downs of Being Dead by Marsha Cornelius @marshacornelius…but I’m not busy or anything. Weeeee!