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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. ^.^


Sunday Post #2

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I post my books that I receive in my Saturday Stacking The Shelves post so for my part I focus on the recap/preview parts of Sunday Post.

Last Week

Conner by Miranda Stork – “Play-By-Play” Review (3/5)

Fraterfest Read-A-Thon – Main Post

Full-Throttle Space Tales #6 – Space Battles – Review (5/5)

Waiting On Wednesday – Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson

Shades of War by Sarah-Jane Lehoux – Review (5/5)

Fraterfest Read-A-Thon Schedule – Challenges & Reading List

Attic Clowns: Volumes 1 & 2 by Jeremy C. Shipp – Mini Review (5/5)

This Week (Planned but Subject to Change)

Monday – Fraterfest Recap & thoughts

Tuesday – The Red Serpent Trilogy Review

Wednesday – Waiting On Wednesday

Thursday – Dark Light of Day Review

Friday – The Reanimation of Edward Schuett Review

Saturday – Stacking The Shelves

As you can see it will be another highly active week from me. ^.^ I may also do my first ever Feature & Follow Friday next week but I have yet to decide on that, will depend on how I’m doing with my reviews and everything else going on prior. I’m really excited to read Dark Light of Day as I was able to read the first three chapters in an Ace/Roc sampler I won before it came out and it seems fantastic! You can likely expect a gushing review on that one unless something weird changes. =)

That’s all from me for this post, I hope the schedule for next week looks interesting and fun-filled enough for you to want to stop on by again! Follow me if you like via any of the usual methods, oh and comment! I read all the comments and if you have a Sunday Post feel free to link me up so I can check it out! As always thanks for reading, enjoy your Sunday! 🙂


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! 🙂


Fraterfest Read-A-Thon

Fraterfest Read-A-Thon

Fraterfest Read-A-Thon is a fun way for bloggers to attack their TBR piles, specifically the books that contain “things that go bump in the night” (think vampires, zombies, werewolves, shapeshifters, ghosts, etc.) and is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

If you want to participate you can click on the link above to learn more, if you’d rather not or you don’t have a blog you can participate on twitter by using the hashtag #FraterFest! There are going to be prizes over on Kimba’s blog for read-a-thon participants. In order to qualify as one you must post your goals and results and participate in a minimum of one challenge. You don’t have to have a blog for this, you can participate via Facebook , google+, goodreads, or a personal blog. The more detailed and up-to-date schedule will be released over on Kimba’s blog on the 5th but feel free to join up before then!

As for what I am going to do it will depend on what Kimba posts of course but I do plan on reading a few select books that fit rather well in this genre. I mentioned on my Sunday Post that I would be doing a review of Attic Clowns:Volume Two (I may add Volume One as I just got that for free today) and those fit in perfectly! I have a few more that I am considering which include the very popular freebie Sweet Venom, Here Be Monsters, Aberrations: Horror Stories, Zombified, Blood Singers, The Wicked and/or Monsters (The Bloodless). By the way Attic Clowns Volume One & Two are both free as are Sweet Venom, Here Be Monsters (today only!), Aberrations (today only!), and Zombified. Blood Singers is a dollar and The Wicked & Monsters (The Bloodless) are the standard 3$ if you wanted to purchase any of them!

I hope you will join me in Fraterfest and we can dive into some horror wonderment together! Until next time, thanks for reading, and leave comments! I read every one even if I don’t respond often and I do appreciate them!