Saturday, May 4, 2013

Stacking the Shelves 4


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   Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, that I will be participating in every Weekend. This is to share with you my new books from the past week.  These are books I acquired from various sources  They can be from bookstores (new/used), trades/swaps, gifts, Arcs, from NetGalley, Amazon, Smashwords or anywhere else. Physical books and ebooks both are welcome. If it is something being sent to me by mail, I will not mention it until I actually receive it. 
This week I included a quick comment as to why I got the book :)

I thought I would be good this week, but then I came across a bunch of free books on Amazon.... 

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FROM NETGALLEY:
 

  • Untraceable by S.R. Johannes-Looks like a good mystery.
  • Dragonwitch by Anne Elisabeth Stengl- I didn't realize this book 5 of a series, but the cover looked great and I love books Bethany House does. 
  • Armored Hearts by Melissa Turner Lee and Pauline Creeden- Looks like a good book to check out Steampunk with.
  •  How I Got Him to Marry Me by Cherise Kelley- I got this just for some amusements sake, maybe find a touching story or two.
  •  Night Hawk by J.E. Taylor-Revenge is a dish best served cold? 
  • Perception by Lee Strauss-New Sci-Fi/Dystopian combo!!
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 Amazon-Kindle Books
(several of these were/are free) 
 Scar and the WolfHeldSurrender (The Ferryman and the Flame, #1)FiresongCaptured and Bred by the BillionaireThe Fire King (Alterra Histories, #1)Eternal Vows (The Ruby Ring, #1)Foreclosed (The Mitzy Neuhaus Mysteries, #1)Awaken (Fated Saga, #1)Brightest Kind of Darkness (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #1)Deep Into the Game: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND  (Episode 1) (Volume 1) by Saul TanpepperThe Accident at 13th and JeffersonBlood Calling (Blood Calling, #1)Shadowlove-Stalkers (Shadow Vampires, #1)Disconnect (Divided Worlds, #1)

Scar and the Wolf by Plainfield Press-recommended by someone, so I took a chance
Held by Kimberly A Bettes-  It seems rare to find a real horror novel these days
The Ferryman and the Flame: Surrender (1) by Rhiannon Paille-Pretty Cover + fantasy :)
FireSong by Terry Milien- Short story fantasy, Phoenix cover.
Captured and Bred by the Billionaire by Violet Savage-This just sounded different.  Dominating Romance.
The Fire King by C.S. Marks-Fantasy Recommendation
Eternal Vows by Chrissy Peebles- This just sounded like a really good fantasy romance, plus the cover is beautiful.
Mitzy Neuhaus Mysteries: Foreclosed (1) by Traci Tyne Hilton- New Christian Mystery series to check out
Fated Saga: Awaken (1) by R. H. D'aigle- I love books about twins.  Through in fantasy and it's even better
Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle- This looked really good, she sees the future!
Gameland: Deep into the Game (1) by Saul Tanpepper- One word:  Zombies!
The Accident at 13th and Jefferson by Brenda Carlton- Free recomendation
 Blood Calling by Joshua Grover-David Patterson-Vampires!
Shadow Vampires: Shadow Love Stalkers (1) by Claudy Conn- More vampires, Runaway from evil Daddy!
Divided Worlds: Disconnect (1) by Imran Siddiq- Free Sci-fi
Everville: The First Pillar (1) by Roy Huff- Cross Dimensions! Fantasy
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Read for Review
The Sinners and the Sea: The Untold Story of Noah's WifeDreamer (Book 1)The First Pillar (Everville, #1)

The Sinners and The Sea by Rebecca Kanner- This looks like it will be a neat Biblical-based novel. 
Chronicles of Marithe: Dreamer (1) by Patrick O/Scheen-I love Gaming, and fantasy! 
Everville: The First Pillar (1) by Roy Huff- Cross Dimensions! Fantasy
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Library
 The Awakening (Ghost Huntress, #1)Brisingr  (Inheritance, #3)
Ghost Huntress: The Awakening (1) by Marley Gibson-Got this so I can read The Journey (Bk 6) that I got from Netgalley (did not realize it was a series).  Both books look really good.
Inheritance: Brisingr (3) by Christopher Paolini- FINALLY I get to read the third installment!
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Contest/Giveaway Win
Genesis (Mark Taylor Series, #0)Reprobate - A Katla Novel (Amsterdam Assassin Series, #1)Silent Changes

Mark Taylor: Genesis by M.P. McDonald-Thriller
Amsterdam Assassins: Reprobate (1) by Martyn V Halm-Thriller/Assassins
Silent Changes by Melissa Murphy-Dystopian, Looks Really good!
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 So there is my haul, from Sat-Thur (sorry this does not include the rest of the week as I will be very busy, so I prepped this early)

What did you get this week?  Any of these look interesting?  Any recommendations?



60 comments:

  1. I loved Perception! Sworn to Raise looks good. Enjoy!
    My Stack

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    1. I now have the entire trilogy for Sworn to Raise. Still need to read perception though. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I got Brightest Kind of Darkness a little while ago but not managed to read it yet. I hope you enjoy all your books!

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    1. I STILL haven;t read it sadly. It is still waiting on my kindle... Thanks!

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  3. Brightest Kind of Darkness sounds great. I also like the covers of Shadow Love (not the text, just the manip) and Everville. Happy reading! :)

    - Christie @ The Shadower's Shelf

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    1. The manip? The Brightest Kind of Darkness is still on my TBR even after all this time. Thanks for having stopped by.

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  4. Nice haul! Untraceable and The First Pillar both sound really good. Happy reading and thanks for the follow! I'm following back.

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  5. WOW. Lots of amazing titles I see here. Nice haul. I see several that i want right now.

    Grace

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  6. I want to read Eragon at some point, though I remember starting it and not getting into it. Who knows, though, maybe I'd like it by now. Nice haul :)

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    1. Avoid the movie (at least until after you read the book) if you haven't seen or read the story yet. I really loved the first book.

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  7. Looks like you got some good books this week! There's a few I haven't read but I've been meaning to. I hope you enjoy them!

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  8. Wow, what a haul! Untraceable has been on my tbr list for a while. Sounds so good! I also need to check out those freebies.

    New Bloglovin Follower :)

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    1. Hope you found some freebies you'll like :)

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my STS! A lot of these are new to me but I received Untraceable too. Surrender is also on my TBR list. Happy reading!

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  10. I'm still waiting to hear back to see if I got approved on Perception, but I hope I do! It sounds great.
    Hope you enjoy it!

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  11. Great Haul for the week. I have but haven't read yet Eternal Vow. It sounds really good! I've been wanting to read Dreamer, looks good!

    Thanks for stopping my my STS! :)

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    1. Dreamer was pretty good. Thanks for the return stop!

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  12. Goodness - lots of books! I haven't read like, any of them. Though I know my sister owns Brisingr. Well. I hope you enjoy all of those!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! :D

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  13. We try so hard to be good, but the books are so tempting, every single time! Some of yours look yummy, I understand completely.
    Thanks so much for stopping by my STS

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    1. So very true. Thanks for the return stop.

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  14. Perception looks cool! I read Starflower by Ann Elisabeth Stengl, which is book four in the series but it was a prequel to the others so it wasn't necessary to read books 1-3 first - it was really good! My review is here if you'd like to check it out. :)

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by! :)

    Myra @ Pieces of Whimsy

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    1. I still need to read Stengl's series! Good to know I don't have to read in order. I was never sure. :)

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  15. Wow, that's a lot of books! Happy reading! :D

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    1. This was actually not that big a haul for me compared to many other weeks since...

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  16. A lot of books, but I don't know most of them lol. :P Happy reading!

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  17. Wow, so many great wins. I haven't read any, but they look good. Happy reading.

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  18. Unfortunately I haven't read any of these so I can't really recommend to read anything asap. I did like Eragon though. I hope you'll have fun with the third installment :-)

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

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    1. Another Eragon fan. Yay! Thanks!

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  19. Interesting list of books! I haven't heard of ANY of these. Except Brisinger. I hope you enjoy then all! Thanks for visiting my StS.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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  20. I read and enjoyed Untraceable. Hope you do too! Thanks for visiting.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the return visit.

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  21. Brightest Kind of Darkness was good. I need to read the second one Lucid. Sworn to Raise and Armored Hearts look promising. Thanks for for visiting our StS.

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    1. Glad you found some that caught your eye. Thanks for the return visit!

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  22. You're right! You did get a bunch of books, too. My super-sized haul ought to make you feel a little better, though. I know I have a serious problem!! Thanks for stopping by Ali's Book! I'm following you via email. Hope you'll follow back!

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    1. I swear collecting new books is almost as much fun as reading them!

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  23. Well, I sure have to say, "WOW!!!" WHAT a haul!!! Tbese all look terrific!! However, I'm going to check Amazon to see which ones are available ni print editions, because I don't read digital books. Why not? Because I prefer REAL books, that I can hold in my hands. (Heck, sometimes I even HUG them!! Lol.) I also prefer turning real, paper pages to scrolling and scrolling on a machine. So I'm hoping that most of these are, indeed, available in print!

    Thank you SO much for visiting my STS and commenting! And a special thank you for following my blog!! I'm now following you back!

    Hope you enjoy reading all your books!! :)

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    1. I prefer my books in print as well. It isn't easy to find as many anymore. I am working on slowly adapting my way over but it isn't the same thing at all. Give me a physical book I can touch, turn pages, smell etc any day over a screen. :)

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    2. I used to have the same attitude, until I started self-publishing my novels. Turns out that publishing in print, even Print-On-Demand, is quite expensive, so a 4.99 e-book would become 14.99 in print!
      Also, e-books are easier to distribute, often feature text-to-speech, have adjustable fonts and font sizes (handy if you're near-sighted or forgot your glasses), and the contrast in E-ink is much better than in most books.
      Many people who dislike e-books have never tried reading an e-book on a dedicated e-ink e-reader.
      I currently own both a Kindle and an iPad. Reading on the iPad screen, while comfortable, is much more eyestrain-inducing than the e-ink Kindle.
      I still buy/loan books, but the majority of my reading is e-books now.

      Martyn V. Halm, author of the Amsterdam Assassin Series.

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    3. I fully understand the cost difference but I am still old fashioned about what my preferred method is. Plus I wonder, what happens to all me ebooks when in 5,10 whatever years when they stop making ereaders. Like VHS, and cassettes, my ebooks are then unaccessable to read easily. Or what happens when someone hacks into your Amazon account. My only threat to physical books is a fire or leaving one lying around in a public place (which is still only a loss of one vs several).
      So while I do own several hundred ebooks, I just prefer an actual paper book. I can take it anywhere and not worry about theft much, if I drop it, it won't break, etc. I would much rather replace a $10 item the a couple hundred dollar one. Not to mention the atmosphere setting is just different. But, like I said, I am old fashioned like that. :)

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  24. P.S. Now that I've taken my time looking at these books, I see that "Brisingr" is included. Now that one is available in print, for sure! I've been wanting to read it for a loooonng time, too!! :)

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  25. Wow, that is a lot of books! Happy reading.

    Sarah

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  26. Wow, nice haul! Silent Changes looks interesting. Thanks for commenting on my blog! :)

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    1. Thanks for the return comment :)

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  27. So many great books! I really need to read Brisingr. Loved the first two books and am sure it only gets better.

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    1. I hope you have had the chance to read it now and hope you loved it (or if you haven't that you get the chance soon).

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  28. Great haul! Enjoy your books.
    Thanks for visiting My Stacking the Shelves

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  29. I picked up Untraceable too, as I won Book 2 ages ago. You have a MASSIVE haul!! How do you do it? Best of luck!!

    Thanx for visiting my StS and Sunday Post!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. I seem to get books in monthly bursts. Really busy one month, then slower the next, giving me time to read some. :)

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