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Stacking The Shelves

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!