Saturday, February 8, 2014

Stacking the Shelves 32

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, every Weekend. This is to share books I have acquired from various sources. Physical books & ebooks both are welcome. If its something being sent to me by mail, I will not mention it until I actually receive it. 

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Voice Over!: Seiyu Academy, Vol. 4 (Voice Over!, #4)"Hime Kino's dream is to one day do voice acting like her hero Sakura Aoyama from the Lovely Blazer anime, and getting accepted to the prestigious Holly Academy's voice actor department is the first step in the right direction! But Hime's gruff voice has earned her the scorn of teachers and students alike. Hime will not let that stand unchallenged. She'll show everyone that she is too a voice acting princess, whether they like it or not!!

After days of grueling training at Yamad's special voice acting retreat, Hime can finally bring forth her prince voice! Now she's ready to start her next job as a recurring character in an exciting new anime. But her first day on the set doesn't go as she'd hoped. Why do her costars and the producers seem to hate her when they just met her?!"

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Sweet Rein, Vol. 2   "Sad at the thought of spending Christmas alone, Kurumi Sagara goes out for a walk. While she's crossing the street, a boy bumps into her, and a rein suddenly appears that binds them together. The overjoyed boy tells her she's his master and that she's a Santa Claus. Kurumi dismisses him as a crazy person, but then he transforms into a reindeer?!

Kurumi and Kaito have remained together for a year, but a Dark Santa appears, intent on breaking the two apart. Kurumi and Kaito's rein is severed, and the Dark Santa takes control of Kaito. Can Kurumi manage to get Kaito back, even when she's still unsure if he's truly happy as her servant?"

 

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  "Caught between life and death, all Callie wants is to live again.

Homicide detective Callie Saunders knows that death isn’t all pearly gates and angels. After being hit by a bus, she finds that it's the ancient gods and goddesses of Greek mythology who are in charge of everything.

So when Hades offers her a deal, she accepts. If she wants to be brought back to life, she’ll have to figure out who is trying to kill his son. But if she fails, both her soul and the world will be destroyed.
With the odds mounting against her, it’ll take everything she has within her to wake up from death. But the rules are constantly changing. And someone wants her to stay dead."

 

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Amazon Ebooks

The Flu (A Novel of the Outbreak) "Throughout history there have been several thousand different strains of influenza. Each year hundreds are active. Chances are, this year, you will catch one of those strains. You will cough, sneeze, and your body will ache. Without a second thought, you’ll take a double dose of green liquid, go to bed, and swear you’ll feel better in the morning.

Not this time.

In 1918 forty million people succumbed to a particular strain of swine flu. It appeared out of nowhere, and just as quickly as it surfaced, the Spanish Flu vanished. Gone for good. Or so we thought. Though mankind has anticipated its resurfacing for some time, mankind is ill prepared. Mutated and with a vengeance, the Spanish Flu returns.

In a world blackened with plague, a glimmer of light exists in the small town of Lodi, Ohio. They shine as a sanctuary because they are ‘flu-free’ In the wake of the reality that they are spared, the spirit and strength of Lodi is tested. It becomes a fight against what is morally right or wrong in an increasingly difficult battle to stay healthy and alive until the flu has run its course.

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The White Tree 

 "Secrets don't like to stay hidden. In the kingdom of Mallon, all knowledge of the death god Arawn has been brutally quashed--but a teen named Dante has just found the dark god's holiest book.

Within days, Dante's attacked in the streets. Not by the city guard. By Arawn's own servants, long-hidden. Two things save his life: a big-mouthed bodyguard named Blays, and his own growing skill with the nether, the shadowy power that fuels the world.

But the attacks on Dante are just the first stirs of a larger threat. In the far north, Arawn's followers are rallied by a priestess named Samarand. Mallon is burning. To save their homeland, Dante and Blays will have to travel to a half-ruined city and assassinate the woman driving her people to war."

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Space Junque (Apocalypto, #1)  "The DOGs want to destroy the world. The gods want to make a new one. The trick is to survive both.

At the end of the 21st century, civilization is at the brink of collapse. When hydroponics agronomist Char Meadowlark is warned of an impending attack by the eco-terrorist group Defenders of Gaia, she flees to the airport hoping to get off planet. The DOGs strike in the midst of Char’s escape, and pilot Jake Ardri offers her only hope of survival. He takes her to the orbiting Imperial Space Station, the seat of world government.

When the conflict goes global and the planet threatens to implode, ancient gods return to take control of humanity and impose a new world order. Char and Jake are caught up in a divine plan to save the world - but first they have to get through the apocalypse alive."

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Holly and Her Naughty eReader"What if all those brooding teenage vampires, hunky 19th-century aristocrats, and gorgeous dominating billionaires on your Kindle came to life as real people?

Holly Pritchett is a high school English teacher by day, and avid reader by night. Romance, erotica, sci-fi, horror, and more, Holly's Kindle is packed with thousands of titles and she reads a new novel every day.

But when she returns to her hometown for her 10-year reunion and meets up with an old friend who dabbles in witchcraft, Holly's Kindle becomes much more than an eReader. No longer a passive observer to the many stories from the Amazon store, Holly becomes an active participant in the books on her Kindle, living the experiences of the characters.

That hot billionaire with a troubled past? Now it's Holly who's donning the leather and lace so he can teach her how to live. That beautiful werewolf with the heart of gold? Now Holly is the one who will help him find his true self.

For Holly, life with a magic eReader is a dream come true, until one domineering billionaire takes too keen an interest in her, and the fantasies on her Kindle start spilling over into reality.

Part romance, part adventure, and part satire of literary culture in a digital age, Holly and Her Naughty eReader is a novel for anyone who ever got so lost in a good book they forgot where reality ended and fantasy began."

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The Woodlands"When being unique puts you in danger and speaking your mind can be punishable by death, you might find yourself fighting to survive. Sixteen-year-old Rosa lives in one of the eight enclosed cities of The Woodlands. Where the lone survivors of a devastating race war have settled in the Russian wilderness because it’s the only scrap of land left habitable on the planet. In these circular cities, everyone must abide by the law or face harsh punishment. Rosa's inability to conform and obey the rules brands her a leper and no one wants to be within two feet of her, until she meets Joseph. He's blonde, fair-skinned, green-eyed, and the laid-back complete opposite of Rosa. She's never met anyone quite like him, and she knows that spells danger.
But differences weren't always a bad thing. People used to think being unique was one of the most treasured of traits to have. Now, the Superiors, who ruthlessly control the concrete cities with an iron fist, are obsessed with creating a 'raceless' race. They are convinced this is the only way to avoid another war. Any anomalies must be destroyed.

The Superiors are unstoppable and can do anything they want. After all, they are considered superheroes by the general public. But not everyone sees them this way. When they continue to abuse their power by collecting young girls for use in their secret, high-tech breeding program, they have no idea that one of those girls has somehow managed to make friends even she didn't know she had. And one man will stop at nothing to save her."

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The King of Clayfield (Volume 1)"In the small town of Clayfield, Kentucky, an unsuspecting and unprepared museum curator finds himself in the middle of hell on Earth. A pandemic is quickly spreading around the globe, and in less than a day has turned most of the residents of Clayfield into murderous zombies. Having no safe haven to which he can flee, he decides to stick it out in his hometown. However, zombies are not his only concern. He must also contend with other survivors, his lack of skills, and his own conscience.

If he is smart, and a little lucky, he can do more than survive; he can live like a king."



Any look interesting?  Do you have any of these?

 
I have TWO GIVEAWAYS running this week. Check the links to the upper right or see the 2 posts below this one to enter.  HAPPY READING!

33 comments:

  1. I miss reading Manga's so much. It's such an expensive hobby in the UK.
    Enjoy!

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    1. It can be expensive anywhere with how much a volume cost and how many can be in a series. And from what I have heard for shipping costs there I can just imagine!

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  2. Sounds like some exciting reads! The Flu looks terrifying, though. XD I watched a massive flu epidemic movie and it freaked me out! My StS!

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    1. Yea, I am excited to read it but I will have to be in a certain mood for that one to take proper effect.

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  3. OOoh nice haul! These look like intriguing reads! They're all new to me! Hope you enjoy them!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. Some interesting ones there, hope you enjoy them! The flu one would scare me silly, but it sounds interesting.

    My STS, if you're interested!

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    1. The Flu one I hope lives up to how it sounds. I can use a good scare once in a while! :)

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  5. A few of your books are brand new to me, but I enjoyed Death is But A Dream. That was a very good book. Come visit me as well.

    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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    1. Good to know! I love getting ideas for what books are enjoyable so I know where to start reading!

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  6. My word, that cover of The Flu looks absolutely terrifying! I must admit, I love books about outbreaks wiping out the population. Thanks for putting in on my radar. Awesome haul.
    MY STS

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    1. I like the population wipe-outs too! If you read it, I hope you enjoy!

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  7. Woah, lots of unique reads this week especially that Flu one! I haven't heard of it but it kind of sounds freaky.

    Here's my STS.

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    1. I enjoy finding oddball books that sound interesting. They are often good reads. The Flu is one I am extra excited about.

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  8. Happy Reading! If you'd like, you can stop by my STS Following your blog and,if you're not already following mine, would love a follow back please, :-)

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    1. Thanks! And happy reading to you as well.

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  10. Great haul! The Woodlands looks really good and I love the cover. I hope you enjoy all of your books :) My STS.

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    1. Woodlands grabbed my attention right from the start. I hope it is good. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. So excited for Death is but a dream!!!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance!

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  12. Exciting books! I hope you enjoy them all. :-)

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  13. Death is But a Dream sounds really good! Enjoy your new reads =)

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    1. Thanks. Death is But a Dream was one I was excited to get.

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  14. Sweet Rein sounds so adorable!!! I haven't seen a manga based with a christmas theme before.

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