Saturday, June 21, 2014

Stacking the Shelves 50

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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.  



I have a lot to share so this is going to be a long post-just a heads up.  Patience is a virtue with this post but I hope you might find some good new books to read or be able to reminisce about one you already read.

       


For Review

 
Brothers, Bullies and Bad Guys "One troubled, the other trouble
One regrets, the other hates
One builds, the other destroys

Their parents are kidnapped in a home invasion and Christopher and Michael must unite or die in their quest to find them. Adventure turns to mystery when the brothers follow a hunch leading them over the Pacific Coast Mountains, across the ocean, and to a fortified island where they fight for their lives with tragic results."
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Sinners, Survivors and Saints (Boulton Quest, #2)"Christopher and Michael become multi-millionaires and their greed endangers Katherine's life. While Christopher, Michael and Thomas are racing to rescue her, Robert Cain’s army steals the mysterious machine and his frightening intentions become clear.

Can Michael beat his inner demons?

Will Katherine lose the will to survive?

In this exciting sequel to Brothers, Bullies and Bad the future becomes clear, and it seems things can only get worse."
 
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Jack Templar, Monster Hunter (The Templar Chronicles, #1)"Orphan Jack Templar has no memory of his parents and only the smallest details from his Aunt Sophie about how they died. The day before Jack's fourteenth birthday, things start to change for him. At first it's great: A sudden new strength helps him defend his nose-picking friend "T-Rex" from the school bully, and even his crush, Cindy Adams, takes notice. But then a mysterious girl named Eva arrives and tells him two facts that will change his life forever. First, that he's the descendent of a long line of monster hunters and he's destined to be in the family business. Second, that there's a truce between man and monster that children are off-limits...until their fourteenth birthday! Jack has only one day before hundreds of monsters will descend on his little town of Sunnyvale and try to kill him.

As if that weren't enough, things get even more complicated when Jack discovers that the Lord of the Creach (as the monsters are collectively known) holds a personal grudge against him and will do anything to see that Jack has a slow and painful death. To stay alive and save his friends, Jack will have to battle werewolves, vampires, harpies, trolls, zombies and more. But perhaps the most dangerous thing he must face is the truth about his past. Why do the other hunters call him the last Templar? Why do they whisper that he may be the "One?" Why do the monsters want him dead so badly? Even as these questions plague him, he quickly discovers survival is his new full-time job and that in the world of monster hunters, nothing is really what it seems."
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Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy (The Templar Chronicles #2)"After barely surviving the onslaught of monsters that tried to kill him the day before his fourteenth birthday, Jack Templar leaves his hometown on a quest to rescue his father and discover the truth about his past. Joined by his friends Will and T-Rex, and led by Eva, the mysterious one-handed monster hunter, Jack sets out for the Monster Hunter Academy where he hopes to find answers to his questions. Little does he suspect that the Academy is filled with dangers of its own, many of them more terrifying than anything he’s faced so far."
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Jack Templar and the Lord of the Vampires (Book 3)"After fighting a goblin army, befriending an ancient werewolf, and battling two fire breathing dragons during his adventures at the Monster Hunter Academy, Jack Templar hoped for a rest. No such luck.

In this third adventure of the Jack Templar Monster Hunter series, Jack embarks on a quest to track down and acquire the first of five mythical Jerusalem Stones, an ancient power source found by his ancestors, the Templar Knights. Only the reunited Stones can stop Ren Lucre, the Dark Lord who holds Jack’s father hostage and prepares for an all-out war against an unsuspecting human world.

A different Creach Lord holds each Stone, and recovering them will not be easy. Jack and his friends begin their quest by seeking out a powerful and terrifying adversary, the Lord of the Vampires. The fate of the world rests on Jack’s shoulders and he will be tested like never before.

Join Jack Templar on his most dangerous journey yet, but remember that doing so makes you part of his world. Read this book only if you are prepared to battle the Creach and live by the monster hunter motto. Because to survive, you must...
Do your duty, come what may!"
 
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Night Chill"Jack Tremont moves his family to the quiet mountains of Western Maryland hoping to leave behind a troubled past and restart his life. Instead, he finds himself caught up in a nightmare when his daughter Sarah is targeted by Nate Huckley, a mysterious and horrifying stranger driven by a dark power that will stop at nothing to possess Sarah. When Sarah goes missing, suspicion falls on Jack and he must uncover the secrets of the small mountain town of Prescott City and face the evil secret hidden there. As he digs further, he learns the conspiracy reaches more deeply than he could have imagined. Finally, he will have to face the question, What is a father willing to do to save his child? The answer? Anything. Anything at all." 
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Killer Within (An Allison McNeil Thriller)"Arnie Milhouse is a murderer. A millionaire with dozens of kills in his past and no one the wiser. But when his name surfaces in connection with the death of a D.C. call girl, Arnie knows it’s only a matter of time before the FBI puts the pieces together. As he makes plans to disappear and leave his life in Annapolis behind forever, he meets a beautiful, mysterious woman who takes an interest in him. The perfect final victim. He can’t believe his luck.

Only luck has nothing to do with it.

Allison McNeil has returned to Annapolis, a city that she promised herself she would never come back to, not while the cruel memories of her time at the United States Naval Academy still haunt her. But she’s willing to do just about anything to get close to Arnie, even if it means having to face down the demons of her past. Her plans work and soon she and Arnie find themselves locked in a dangerous dance of seduction and betrayal.

But Arnie isn’t the only one who carries a secret and the dark truth about Allison McNeil makes a final confrontation between them inevitable. Neither of them know it, but they're on a collision course that only one of them will survive."
 
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Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer
"All Iggy Rose wants is for the kids at the Naysayer Academy to like him, and one special girl in particular. But instead, he gets teased and taunted. Every day, he eats alone in the cafeteria and gets beaten up after school on the playground. But when a cruel prank leads to Iggy's escape from the academy, a wild, unimaginable adventure begins.

Why is King Naysayer offering a hefty reward for Iggy's capture? When Iggy joins forces with an eclectic cast of characters, he discovers the answer. But before he can escape from the kingdom of Naysayer, Iggy must first reclaim what is rightfully his."
 
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Prince Iggy and the Tower of Decisions"Iggy and his friends set sail for the Rose Kingdom. But Iggy isn't sure if he has what it takes to really be a prince. Well, he's about to find out...

When the Lucky Rose 2 blasts off into space, Iggy meets the Rose Star and literally has an out-of-body experience. And that's just the beginning. His adventures include confronting a hungry shark face-to-face, dancing in a live-or-die talent competition, and battling a blue dragon with very clean teeth.

And when Iggy finally makes it to the Rose Kingdom, Queen Victoria refuses to give up the throne. If Iggy wants to become ruler of the Rose Kingdom, he must enter the Tower of Decisions. Only problem is, very few people make it out alive.."
 
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The Cat Who Lost His Meow  
"Chester the lazy calico cat has suddenly lost his meow. He’s looking everywhere, but can’t seem to find his voice. When Chester puts himself in a frightening situation he not only finds his voice return, but he also finds his courage. This experience makes Chester appreciate things a little bit more than he had before."
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Gangsta., Vol. 3     
"Ergastulum is a tough town, the kind of place where the rule of law takes a backseat to the law of violence, and where Handymen like Nic and Worick make a living doing odd jobs for their clients, from routine deliveries to extrajudicial killings. Discreet, ruthless, and efficient, the men are respected by both the police brass and the Mafia dons, but it took many long, hard years for them to make their names. Behind those years is the hidden history of how the scion of an elite family and a boy soldier of the Twilights ranks formed an improbable, unbreakable bond." 
 
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Deadman Wonderland, Vol. 4
"Ten years have passed since the Great Tokyo Earthquake, and the people's memories of the disaster have faded. Ganta Igarashi, a middle school evacuee, has finally begun to live a normal life with his classmates. That is until the Red Man appears at school and Ganta's fate is changed forever! His entire class is brutally murdered, and although innocent of the crime, Ganta is sentenced to the death and sent to the bizarre prison known as Deadman Wonderland. An insane game of prison survival begins."

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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Vol. 7: The Labyrinth of Magic 
"Deep within the desert lie the mysterious Dungeons, vast stores of riches there for the taking by anyone lucky enough to find them and brave enough to venture into the depths from where few have ever returned. Plucky young adventurer Aladdin means to find the Dungeons and their riches, but Aladdin may be just as mysterious as the treasures he seeks.

Alibaba, now in possession of a new power, plunges forward. But even after this fierce battle, fresh challenges await him."
 

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Crimson Spell, Vol. 5  
"On his quest to find the one behind the curse on his sword, Vald manages to sneak into the empire's capital. His target is the greatest sorcerer in Zenedoura - Asterdol. However, in the midst of his search, Vald is captured by servants of the emperor. Fortunately for him, his capture brings an unexpected boon: the very sorcerer Vald is looking for comes straight to him! What will Vald do when he discovers that the man behind the curse looks exactly like Limris? And now that he's facing his greatest danger yet, will Halvir come to Vald's rescue?" 

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Happy Marriage?!, Vol. 7"In order to help her father, Chiwa Takanashi agrees to an arranged marriage with the company president, Hokuto Mamiya—a man she doesn’t know—at the request of Hokuto’s grandfather. Chiwa believes the arrangement isn’t binding, but her new partner seems to think otherwise. Can two strangers living together find their way to a happy marriage?!

Hokuto is working harder than ever after his promotion, and the couple rarely spends time together anymore.

Chiwa continues working at Ai-Max with Asahina, a guy she dated in college. Asahina knows she's married to Hokuto, but he still has feelings for Chiwa"
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Clariel (The Abhorsen, #4)"Clariel is the daughter of the one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen and, most importantly, to the King. When her family moves to the city of Belisaere, there are rumors that her mother is next in line for the throne. However, Clariel wants no part of it—a natural hunter, all she ever thinks about is escaping the city’s confining walls and journeying back to the quiet, green world of the Great Forest.

But many forces conspire against Clariel’s dream. A dangerous Free Magic creature is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan. When Clariel is drawn into the efforts to find and capture the creature, she discovers hidden sorcery within herself, yet it is magic that carries great dangers. Can she rise above the temptation of power, escape the unwanted marriage, and save the King?"
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Voice Over!: Seiyu Academy, Vol. 6  "Hime Kino's dream is to one day do voice acting like her hero Sakura Aoyama from the Lovely ? Blazers 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!!

Hime has been working as hard as she can in order to put in a good performance for her first voice-acting gig, Beast Renjai . But while she’s striving to earn the respect of her fellow cast members and the director, she’s falling dangerously behind in school! What will happen to her chances if she flunks her upcoming finals?!"
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Spell of Desire, Vol. 1   "Kaoruko Mochizuki runs an herb shop in a small seaside town. One day, a mysterious man dressed in black named Kaname Hibiki enters her shop and reveals that Kaoruko is actually a witch. And what’s more, Kaoruko needs Kaname to help control her awakening power!

Among the shocking news that Kaname imparts is that Kaoruko’s mother is still alive and has entrusted Kaoruko with the immense power of the Witch Queen. As long as Kaoruko has that power, she will be the target of humans and demonic spirits alike. Kaname claims to be a “knight” that protects witches, but then he steals a kiss from Kaoruko…!"
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Rosario+Vampire: Season II, Vol. 13"Average human teenager Tsukune accidentally enrolls at a boarding school for monsters--no, not jocks and popular kids, but bona fide werewolves, witches and unnameables out of his wildest nightmares! On the plus side, all the girls have a monster crush on him. On the negative side, all the boys are so jealous they want to kill him! And so do the girls he spurns, because he only has eyes for one of them--the far-from-average vampire Moka. On the plus side, Moka only has glowing red eyes for Tsukune. On the O-negative side, she also has a burning, unquenchable thirst for his blood...

When villains' true identities turn out to be nested like Russian dolls... a. dance the squat dance b. find a new body to inhabit yourself c. count your blessings"
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Food Wars!, Vol. 1: Shokugeki no Soma 
"Soma Yukihira's old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town.  Aiming to one day surpass his father's culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school!  Can Soma really cut it in a school that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?!"
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Angel Fire East (Word & Void, #3) "As a Knight of the Word, John Ross has struggled against the dark forces of the Void and his minions for twenty-five years. The grim future he dreams each night-- a world reduced to blood and ashes--will come true, unless he can stop them now, in the present.

The birth of a gypsy morph, a rare and dangerous creature that could be an invaluable weapon in his fight against the Void, brings John Ross and Nest Freemark together again. Twice before, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance, the lives of Ross and Nest have intersected. Together, they have prevailed. But now they will face an ancient evil beyond anything they have ever encountered, a demon of ruthless intelligence and feral cunning. As a firestorm of evil erupts, threatening to consume lives and shatter dreams, they have but a single chance to solve the mystery of the Gypsy morph--and their own profound connection."

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The Inheritor (Occult Tales, book 2)"Leslie Barnes has just bought her first home, overlooking San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. It seems the perfect place for Leslie and her sister, a brilliant young musician...but as soon as they move in, a plague of dark events begins, unsettling both women. To her horror, Leslie realizes that she is living in a vortex of magickal power. She must become the guardian of that power and protect it from those who seek to use it for evil. Trained as a psychologist, Leslie is in over her head when dealing with the occult—until she meets Claire Moffatt, a charming medium, and Claire's mentor, Colin MacLaren, world-famous psychic investigator. Together they stand against evil and enable Leslie to claim her full inheritance." 

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Killing Fear (Prison Break Trilogy, #1)"FEAR NEVER DIES

Theodore Glenn loves to inflict pain . . . both on his victims and on those who later find the mutilated corpses. At his trial seven years ago, Glenn vowed vengeance on Detective Will Hooper, the cop who nabbed him, and beautiful Robin McKenna, the stripper whose testimony put him behind bars.

When a catastrophic disaster sets Glenn free, he blazes a freshly bloodied path across San Diego County. But the death he craves most is Robin McKenna’s.

Putting aside their past troubled relationship, Will rushes to protect Robin, now a savvy businesswoman operating an upscale club. As the killings mount and Glenn proves a master manipulator, Robin and Will become snared in a twisted web of horror. But the shocking truth is even worse: The evil they are to face is even deadlier than they fear."

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Myth-ion Improbable (Myth Adventures, #11) 

"Apprentice magician Skeeve, his scaly mentor Aahz and beautiful ex-assassin Tanda are back—and this time they're treasure hunting in a dimension that combines the Wild West with the vampire-cursed hills of Transylvania—where gold is common as dirt, and danger lurks behind every sagebrush." 

 

 

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Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. (Myth Adventures, #12)"Revolution is in the air. The king's court sorcerer is being eyed with suspicion. Not for dabbling in the black arts...not for consorting with a demon...not for having a dragon as a pet...not even for being mobbed up. But for the greatest crime of all: raising taxes.

Who is this terrible tyrant? None other than Skeeve the Great.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen..."

 

 

 

       


Ebook

Reap it and Weep 

Life's a bitch, and then you die.


Unfortunately, the afterlife isn't much better.


Mallory St. Clare is about to discover there's more to death than meets the eye. With her paperwork missing and the pearly gates locked, Mallory must get a job as a Reaper. The more souls she helps reach the afterlife, the closer she gets to earning her place in Heaven. She and her miserable new partner, David, must face Hell hounds, Angels, and Mallory's bumbling case worker.


Will she make it through the gates? Or will Mallory be dragged into the pit?

 

 

Okay-There are more but I am stopping here.  Computer/Blogger acting up.  The last 3 books have taken over an hour to copy/paste.  So the rest will have to wait.  Sorry.  Extra on my next STS.  Which could be could as I really need to behave in July.....Lots of catch-up reading to do. :)

 

I have a lot of great giveaways running right now and a couple more starting within the next  week. 

Current givaways running:

 
Check the upper right column for full list of current giveaways. 
 
 

 





22 comments:

  1. The Jack Templar books sound fun. Enjoy! And ooh, I am so jealous about Clariel.

    My StS.

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    1. The Jack Templar books were really enjoyable.
      Still need to read Clariel though... :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Happy Marriage sounds interesting. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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  3. Wow, large haul this week. Most of these are new to me. I am excited for Clariel but will require a reread of the other books, I can barely remember them now. I hope you have a great reading week and enjoy all of your new additions :) Here's my STS.

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    1. I am the same about Clariel. It has been so long so past rereads are needed. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. i don't read a lot of graphic novels but i really like the look of some of the ones you got. voice over and happy marriage look really cute and it looks like crimson spell will have some gorgeous art in it. happy reading :)

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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    1. Crimson spell art is gorgeous. Wish the story matched. Happy Marriage is cute a lot of the time. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I see Happy Marriage and Crimson Spell, loved those two :D The rest are unfamiliar to me but they look interesting.

    My additions this week ;)

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    1. Happy Marriage I like so far. Crimson Spell could use some improvement but it has gotten a bit better throughout the series. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. I am curious to see what you think of Angel Fire East. I've had it on my TBR but have put off reading it.

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    1. I still need to read it after all this time. I still plan to but my swap tend to get lesser priority a lot of the time. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I haven't read the books, but the manga is familiar to me. Great picks.

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  8. I haven't read these bu I'll def check them out now. Thanks!!

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  9. I really want to read voice over!! What do you think of it?

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  10. Awesome books you've got! Happy reading :)

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  11. Awesome books you've got! Happy reading :)

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