Saturday, July 5, 2014

Stacking the Shelves 51

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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.  




So this post is actually for TWO WEEKS (plus a bit from three weeks ago as Blogger and I were not on friendly terms while creating my last STS post)!  I was unable to post last weekend as I WAS GETTING MARRIED!!!  So now things are going back to normal.  With books streaming in at all angles.  So here we go!  Be forwarded, it is a lot!

       

For Review

Midnight Secretary, Vol. 6 Kaya Satozuka prides herself on being an excellent secretary and a consummate professional, so she doesn't even bat an eye when she's reassigned to the office of her company's difficult director, Kyohei Touma. He's as prickly - and hot - as rumors paint him, but Kaya is unfazed until she discovers that he's a vampire!!

Kyohei has finally admitted that he loves Kaya, and he's even stopped feeding on other women. But even though they've worked out their personal issues, their dual roles as boss/secretary and vampire/human are still a huge hurdle to overcome. Can Kaya and Kyohei stand up to the disapproval of the business world and the vampire world?!

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The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co., #2)In the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood & Co. hasn't made much progress. Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping in on Lockwood's investigations. Finally, in a fit of anger, Anthony challenges his rival to a contest: the next time the two agencies compete on a job, the losing side will have to admit defeat in the Times newspaper.

Things look up when a new client, Mr. Saunders, hires Lockwood & Co. to be present at the excavation of Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead. Saunders needs the coffin sealed with silver to prevent any supernatural trouble. All goes well-until George's curiosity attracts a horrible phantom.

Back home at Portland Row, Lockwood accuses George of making too many careless mistakes. Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in the ghost jar. Then the team is summoned to DEPRAC headquarters. Kipps is there too, much to Lockwood's annoyance. Bickerstaff's coffin was raided and a strange glass object buried with the corpse has vanished. Inspector Barnes believes the relic to be highly dangerous, and he wants it found.


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Sweet Rein, Vol. 3Sad 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?!

Spring is in full bloom, and the rein connecting Kurumi and Kaito has turned red. Kaito is in the midst of his mating season, and all human females are susceptible to his charms. Just as Kaito has been bewitched by her, Kurumi now finds herself bewitched by him!

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When White Fades to Black When a healthy, liberal U.S. senator suddenly falls ill at a political fundraising event, he is rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment, but dies hours after being stabilized. Miami-based FBI Special Agent Daniel Falcone is called in to investigate. He quickly suspects foul play. As he searches for evidence, a torrent of domestic terrorism is unleashed upon the nation. An African-American church is bombed. A mass shooting devastates an event to commemorate the Holocaust. Mayhem tears through a Mexican-American charitable foundation and a deadly explosion rocks the downtown Manhattan Federal Building.

As the pressure mounts, Daniel must race to protect the veritable future and freedom of America. A page-turning thrill ride, which pits the very best against the very worst of the United States. When White Fades to Black is a provocative, multi-layered and wildy engrossing tale that will captivate, resonate, entertain and haunt, long after the final page has been devoured.

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The Fire Wish (The Jinni Wars, #1)A jinni. A princess. And the wish that changes everything. . . . Beautifully written and accessible fantasy for fans of Tamora Pierce, Rachel Hartman, and Laini Taylor.

In this romantic and evocative fantasy, Najwa is a jinni, training to be a spy in the war against the humans. Zayele is a human on her way to marry a prince of Baghdad—which she’ll do anything to avoid. So she captures Najwa and makes a wish. With a rush of smoke and fire, they fall apart and re-form—as each other. A jinni and a human, trading lives. Both girls must play their parts among enemies who would kill them if the deception were ever discovered—enemies including the young men Najwa and Zayele are just discovering they might love.

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The House of the Four Winds (One Dozen Daughters, #1)The rulers of tiny, impoverished Swansgaard have twelve daughters and one son. While the prince’s future is assured, his twelve sisters must find their own fortunes.

Disguising herself as Clarence, a sailor, Princess Clarice intends to work her way to the New World. When the crew rebels, Clarice/Clarence, an expert with rapier and dagger, sides with the handsome navigator, Dominick, and kills the cruel captain.

Dominick leads the now-outlawed crew in search of treasure in the secret pirate haven known as The House of Four Winds. They encounter the sorceress Shamal, who claims Dominick for her own—but Clarice has fallen hard for Dominick and won’t give him up without a fight.

Full of swashbuckling adventure, buoyant magic, and irrepressible charm, The House of the Four Winds is a lighthearted fantasy romp by a pair of bestselling writers.

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SoulminderIn this new book by the author of "Blackcollar "and the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling "Heir to the Empire, "Timothy Zahn imagines a technology that could alter our perception of life and death foreverFor Dr. Adrian Sommers, a split second of driving while distracted leads to tragedy--and obsession. His family destroyed, he devotes his entire being to developing Soulminder, a technology that might have saved his son as he wavered on the edge of death. Sommers's vision is to capture a dying person's life essence and hold it safely in stasis while physicians heal the body from injury or disease. Years of experimentation finally end in success--but those who recognize Soulminder's possibilities almost immediately corrupt its original concept to pursue dangerous new frontiers: body-swapping, obstruction of justice, extortion, and perhaps even immortality.

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The Young World (The Young World Trilogy, #1)After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he's secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind.

The tribe exchanges gunfire with enemy gangs, escapes cults and militias, braves the wilds of the subway and Central Park...and discovers truths they could never have imagined.

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PerfectedPerfection comes at a price.

As soon as the government passed legislation allowing humans to be genetically engineered and sold as pets, the rich and powerful rushed to own beautiful girls like Ella. Trained from birth to be graceful, demure, and above all, perfect, these “family companions” enter their masters’ homes prepared to live a life of idle luxury.

Ella is happy with her new role as playmate for a congressman’s bubbly young daughter, but she doesn’t expect Penn, the congressman’s handsome and rebellious son. He’s the only person who sees beyond the perfect exterior to the girl within. Falling for him goes against every rule she knows…and the freedom she finds with him is intoxicating.

But when Ella is kidnapped and thrust into the dark underworld lurking beneath her pampered life, she’s faced with an unthinkable choice. Because the only thing more dangerous than staying with Penn’s family is leaving…and if she’s unsuccessful, she’ll face a fate far worse than death.

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Shadow Swarm Aberthol Nauile doesn’t know that he once led legions in a war that had raged since the dawn of time, against an enemy that could not be killed. He doesn’t know that he rode on a dragon with his father, or that his mother died while giving birth to him. He doesn’t know that he once saved his great, great, great grandfather by defeating the black enemy on the slopes of a volcano.

Aberthol doesn’t know that he beheld the creation of the world, as his grandfather eight generations before took the planet, ravaged by a war of the gods, and began anew.

All he knows is that he awoke in a coffin deep within a tomb, and now the whole world thinks he is their savior. All he really wants to know is his name, and why he keeps hearing voices in his head.

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FeudsFor Davis Morrow, perfection is a daily reality. Like all Priors, Davis has spent her whole life primed to be smarter, stronger, and more graceful than the lowly Imperfects, or “Imps.” A fiercely ambitious ballerina, Davis is only a few weeks away from qualifying for the Olympiads and finally living up to her mother’s legacy when she meets Cole, a mysterious boy who leaves her with more questions each time he disappears.

Davis has no idea that Cole has his own agenda, or that he’s a rising star in the FEUDS, an underground fighting ring where Priors gamble on Imps. Cole has every reason to hate Davis—her father’s campaign hinges on the total segregation of the Imps and Priors—but despite his best efforts, Cole finds himself as drawn to Davis as she is to him.

Then Narxis, a deadly virus, takes its hold--and Davis’s friends start dying. When the Priors refuse to acknowledge the epidemic, Davis has no one to turn to but Cole. Falling in love was never part of their plan, but their love may be the only thing that can save her world.

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Beneath 

Jess thought the old tales of dangerous creatures living beneath the water were just crazy stories, until her friend Freya was stolen. Desperate to rescue her, Jess enters the shapeshifters' world. There she meets Finn - a kelpie - who turns her life upside down. Finn sees her in ways that no one ever has. Not even Magnus, who's known her all her life. Caught between two worlds, Jess must choose between what she's always known and what lies beneath.

 

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Purchased

   
Suspending Reality (Five Fantasy Books)Read 5 different books from 5 different series. Click on the inside feature to view covers, read blurbs, and see book trailers.

1. (YA horror) The Zombie Chronicles
2. (Adult Paranormal Romance) Eternal Vows
3. (YA Vampire series) Crush
4. (YA Paranormal) Enchanted Castle
5. (YA Fantasy & Sci fi) Castaway

The Zombie Chronicles
Val was bitten by a zombie and now she’s scheduled for lethal injection. Breaking all the rules, eighteen year old, Dean Walters snags an experimental serum. But it can’t be tested until Val turns into a zombie: something authorities won’t allow. Her execution is scheduled to happen before transformation is complete, giving Dean only hours to break her out. When their helicopter crashes straight into the heart of Zombie Land, his rescue mission becomes a fight for survival…and giving up on Val is NOT an option.

Eternal Vows
Never marry a stranger...even if he is a drop-dead gorgeous immortal king.
Never pretend to be a princess.
And most importantly...never slip on an ancient wedding ring you know nothing about.

Sarah Larker returns to a cave where her sister disappeared ten years earlier. She walks through a portal and is mistaken for a runaway princess on the run by a dangerous immortal king in medieval times. Her plan is bold as well as daring—become this princess, wed the king, and slip on an ancient wedding ring that will unlock the portal back home. Then find her sister and run as fast as she can out of Dodge. But taking on the identity of Princess Gloria comes along with dangerous consequences; and slipping on the ruby ring comes with an even higher price.



Crush
His precious touch could prove deadly…

When Taylor Sparks moves from New York City to Big Bear Lake, California, her life is forever changed when she meets a hot guy with winter-blue eyes named Jesse. Their attraction is instant, the chemistry undeniable. But sadly, things aren't adding up. Taylor wonders what her 'crush' is hiding. When her new friend, Fred tells her his suspicions about Jesse being a paranormal creature, Taylor laughs. But when Fred turns up dead, she believes every warning he ever told her.

Taylor is shocked to learn that Big Bear Lake isn't just glittering lakes, towering pines, and breathtaking mountains...there's more...way more than meets the eye.

Will Taylor dive into a paranormal world she knows nothing about? To be with the one her heart can’t live without?

Or will her life spiral out of control when she learns her blood is needed...to lift an ancient curse from a group of supernatural beings.

Werewolves will serve as her guardians and protect her until the first full moon of the new year.

The night of her sacrifice- Will she accept her destiny?  Or will she refuse to let evil swallow her up?


Enchanted Castle
Zoey Sanders attends her senior year of high school at a mysterious, gothic castle in Scotland. As much as she loves meeting her Prince Charming, she begins to wonder if the castle is really haunted.

Castaway
The dream vacation that might just turn deadly...

Seventeen-year-old Casey Smith can't wait to embark on her summer vacation, not least because she's finally shed her tomboy image, and now heartthrob Mike seems interested. What starts out great, with lots of flirting, taking her a step closer to winning her crush's heart, soon turns into her worst nightmare. 


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What She SawWhat She Saw follows a young woman through the terrifying labyrinth of amnesia, where no one is who or what they appear to be. Claudia Rose and other characters from the Forensic Handwriting Mysteries series (Penguin/NAL) play an important role in unraveling the web of mystery and uncover what she saw that erased her memory.


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The Demon: Episode 1 (Sacrifice Me, #1)On her twenty-first birthday, Franki Smith receives a dozen black roses and an unsigned invitation to a nightclub that doesn't seem to exist. Two handwritten words near the top haunt her. "Little Bird." Her mother's nickname for her.

Only, Franki's mother disappeared without a trace exactly three years ago to the day.

Who sent this dark gift? Franki's need to answer this question will lead her to the doorway of a strange, dangerous, and sexy new world. A world her mother went to great lengths to keep hidden.


A world someone desperately wants Franki to discover.

See the world of Peachville High Demons series from the eyes of a brand new, kickass heroine. You do NOT need to have read the original Peachville series to understand this one!


Sacrifice Me is a serial new adult paranormal romance with twists and turns that will pull you in and keep you guessing until the last installment. There are six episodes total.

Unlike the Peachville series, this is NOT a young adult story. Due to some language and sexual situations, it is appropriate for readers 16+

 

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Poor Little Dead GirlsPerfect people aren't just born. They're made.
The first time she is blindfolded and kidnapped, star-athlete and posh boarding school newbie Sadie is terrified. She wakes up in a dark room surrounded by hushed whispers, hooded strangers, and a mysterious voice whispering not-so-sweet nothings in her ear.

But once the robes come off, she realizes it’s just an elaborate prank designed to induct her into the group that’s been pulling the strings at Keating Hall for generations. The circle has it all--incredible connections; fabulous parties; and, of course, an in with the brother society’s gorgeous pledges.

The instant popularity is enough to make Sadie forget about the unexplained marks on her body, the creepy ceremonial rituals, and the incident that befell one of her teammates the year before. So the next time Sadie is kidnapped, she isn’t scared, but she should be. The worst of Keating Hall is yet to come.

 

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WhisperIt was supposed to be a fresh start. A place for Steve & Melody Samson to begin their new life together away from the noise and crime of the city. However, their new home – an idyllic cottage nestled deep within the dense solitude of Oakwell forest-has a disturbing history, hidden for generations by the locals. There is evil in Hope House, and the cursed forest that surrounds it. Evil that has awakened after lying dormant for decades, and has terrifying plans for the young couple.

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INK: Sketches (Book 0 - Part 1)Twenty-one year old Shay Baynes has always had a different view of the world. But her world view starts to change when her scariest nightmares bleed over into the real world.

No one understands what's happening or why people are dying, not even Shay. How far is she willing to go to fulfill her dream of being a comic artist? What is she willing to compromise for happiness. 

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Dark Prince (Dark, #1)Enter the enchanting world of the Carpathians, where dark adventure, mystery, and love await, and the desires of two daring hearts unite in one irresistible passion.

A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks on a vacation far from home.

Mikhail Dubrinsky is the Prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. Engulfed by despair, fearful of never finding the mate who can save him from the encroaching darkness, his soul cries out in loneliness. Until the day a beautiful voice full of light and love responds, softly soothing his pain and yearning.

From the moment they meet, Raven and Dubrinsky are helpless to resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them and their fragile love. Yet even if they survive, how can these two lovers—Carpathian and human—build a future together? And how can Dubrinksy bring Raven into his dark world without extinguishing her beautiful goodness and light?

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The Faculty Club: A ThrillerAt the world’s most exclusive law school, there’s a secret society rumored to catapult its members to fame and fortune. Everyone is dying to get in . . .

Jeremy Davis is the rising star of his first-year class. He’s got a plum job with the best professor on campus. He’s caught the eye of a dazzling Rhodes scholar named Daphne. But something dark is stirring behind the ivy. When a mysterious club promises success beyond his wildest dreams, Jeremy uncovers a macabre secret older than the university itself. In a race against time, Jeremy must stop an ancient ritual that will sacrifice the lives of those he loves most and blur the lines between good and evil.

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Deception (Venom, #1) 

Life for Ashleigh Stevens is mundane, dull, ordinary - just the way she likes it.
That is until Elias comes to town, and brings with him a bitter dose of reality, proving to Ashleigh that the world around her is a lie and that the truth is much darker than anything she could have imagined.
The first in the Venom trilogy.

 

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A Grant of Arms (The Sorcerer's Ring, #8)Thor is caught between titanic forces of good and evil, as Andronicus and Rafi use all of their dark sorcery to attempt to crush Thor’s identity and take control of his very soul. Under their spell, Thor will have to battle a greater fight than he has ever known, as he struggles to cast off his father and free himself from their chains. But it may already be too late.

Gwendolyn, with Alistair, Steffen and Aberthol, ventures deep into the Netherworld, on her quest to find Argon and free him from his magical trap. She sees him as the only hope to save Thor and to save the Ring, but the Netherworld is vast and treacherous, and even finding Argon may be a lost cause.

Reece leads the Legion members as they embark on a near-impossible quest to do what has never been done before: to descend into the depths of the Canyon and find and retrieve the lost Sword. As they descend, they enter another world, filled with monsters and exotic races—all of them bent on keeping the Sword for their own purposes.

Romulus, armed with his magical cloak, proceeds with his sinister plan to cross into the Ring and destroy the Shield; Kendrick, Erec, Bronson and Godfrey fight to free themselves from their betrayal; Tirus and Luanda learn what it means to be traitors and to serve Andronicus; Mycoples struggles to break free; and in a final, shocking twist, Alistair’s secret is finally revealed.

Will Thor return to himself? Will Gwendolyn find Argon? Will Reece find the Sword? Will Romulus succeed in his plan? Will Kendrick, Erec, Bronson and Godfrey succeed in the face of overwhelming odds? And will Mycoples return? Or will the Ring fall into complete and final destruction?

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Wins!

 Concrete Evidence (Evidence, #1)Body of Evidence (Evidence, #2)Withholding Evidence (Evidence, #3) 

All signed by the author.  Giveaway hosted by Shannon @It Starts at Midnight.

The Deviant Underground (Time Bandit #1) 

Won as a Firstreads novel from Goodreads

       

Library

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

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Swaps 

Bookmooch/Paperbackswap 

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear at the U.S. Capitol Building. His planned lecture is interrupted when a disturbing object—artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the building. Langdon recognizes in the find an ancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerous wisdom. When his mentor Peter Solomon—a longstanding Mason and beloved philanthropist—is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that the only way to save Solomon is to accept the mystical invitation and plunge headlong into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and one inconceivable truth . . . all under the watchful eye of Dan Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced story with surprises at every turn--Brown's most exciting novel yet.

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The Kite Runner Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashums. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir's choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.

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The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1)When the three Grace children -- Mallory, Jared, and Simon -- and their mom move into Aunt Lucinda's old house, readers know there's magic afoot. The kids uncover a nest of assembled junk, and on a visit to the secret library via the dumbwaiter, Jared finds a note describing "my secret to all mankind." After a few mysterious pranks that get blamed on Jared, the boy finally digs up the real prize: Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You. Fortunately enough, the kids meet one of the critters listed in the guide -- a brownie named Thimbletack -- who makes it all "real" and helps provide the book's suspenseful conclusion: "'Throw the book away, toss it in a fire. If you do not heed, you will draw their ire.'"

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Original Sin (The Seven Deadly Sins, #1)Haunted by chilling memories of demonic possession and murder, Moira O’Donnell has spent seven years hunting down her mother, Fiona, whose command of black magic has granted her unprecedented control of the underworld. Now Moira’s global search has led her to a small California town that’s about to become hell on earth.

Tormented by his own terrifying past and driven by powers he can’t explain, ex-seminarian Rafe Cooper joins Moira’s dangerous quest. But Fiona is one devilish step ahead. Hungry for greater power, eternal youth, and stunning beauty, the sorceress is unleashing upon the mortal world the living incarnations of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Together with a demonologist, a tough female sheriff, and a pair of star-crossed teenagers, Moira and Rafe are humanity’s last chance to snatch salvation from the howling jaws of damnation.

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While Garth, the victim of an ancient spell, searches desperately for the key that will free him from his family's ancient secrets, Miranda eludes the secret admirer who is dogging her path.

 

 

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Speak No Evil (No Evil Trilogy, #1)Silence is deadly.
The murder of eighteen-year-old Angie Vance was exceptionally vile-her mouth was sealed with glue, an obscenity scrawledwas across her skin, and she was suffocated in a garbage bag. The killing seems personal, so police detective Carina Kincaid focuses her efforts on the victim's much older ex-boyfriend, Steve Thomas. But without physical evidence, Carina can't make a collar or a case. She also can't stop Sheriff Nick Thomas, the prime suspect's brother, from conducting his own unwelcome investigation.
Though Nick is still scarred and unsteady from a recent confrontation with a serial killer, he's determined to prove his brother's innocence. But his confidence is shaken when he learns of Steve's dark side, and when a friend of the murdered girl meets a similarly gruesome fate. With no time to lose, Carina and Nick work together to trap a psychopath, before another unlucky woman faces an unspeakable end.
Evil has spoken. Now see what it can do.

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So that's it.  What do you think?  Any of these sound interesting?  Have you read any of them and if so what did you think?  What books have been added to your shelves recently?

 

Also,be sure to check out my current giveaways!  Lots of great prizes to be won.  A new one starts Monday (July 7).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

69 comments:

  1. That box set of books from different series sounds kinda awesome -- it's a great way to try stuff out. I hope you enjoy all of these!

    My StS.

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  2. Wow! That's an impressive haul. I hope you enjoy all of your new additions.

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  3. Oh my! That is a lot! Congratulations on your marriage :). The Fire Wish sounds amazing. I love Jinni's! The Kite Runner is a book that I greatly recommend, it was beautiful.. I added a lot of them to my wishlist too. Happy reading!

    My Stacking the Shelves

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      My Stacking the Shelves

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    2. Thanks on the congrats. Fire Wish is one I still need to read. My husband said he gets to read the kite runner first :)

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  4. Congratulations on getting married!!! That's a great two week haul! So many awesome books! I haven't heard of Perfected or What She Saw, but they both sound intriguing. Happy reading! And hope your honeymoon was awesome! :)

    Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such...

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    1. Thank you!! I meant to have read Perfected but the past couple months have kept me busier than I expected.

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  5. Allison Brennan is one of my favorite authors. Have not read those ones yet.

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    1. I still haven't read her but heard enough good things to try a few :) Any particular titles you highly recommend?

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  6. Yes that's a legit reason. Congratulations!!!!

    My new pretties :)

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  7. Congratulations on your marriage :)
    I haven't read any of these books,but they sounds very good :)

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  8. Wow! What a huge haul! Some awesome titles there! Hope you enjoy reading them all.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Have a great week and happy reading :-)

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  9. Heard good things about The House of the Four Winds.

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  10. Most of these are new to me. I really want to read Perfected! And the Mortal Instruments is a great series! I need to catch up on the last two books. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I meant to have read Perfected by now...so I need to focus to make time for it this month! Thanks for the return stop.

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  11. I really want to read Feuds and Perfected! I also got The Whispering Skull to review and I'm really looking forward to reading it :)

    Enjoy your new books! :)

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My STS Post!

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  12. I just finished Perfected, so I'm curious to read your thoughts on it. I liked it a lot but the ending drove me a little bonkers lol. Enjoy your new books!

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    1. I had hoped to have read it by now but crisis' have put me WAY behind. I have it on the calendar for later this month with any luck.

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  13. Congratulations on your marriage!

    That's an incredible haul. The House of the Four Winds looks really good, and I really want to read The Fire Wish. It sounds amazing. I hope you enjoy your books!

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  14. Happy Wedding Bells! :)

    I have the first Lockwood & Co book on my to-read list, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I loved Stroud's Bartimaeus Trilogy books, though, so am looking forward to reading his new series!

    ~Merin @ Read and Reviewed~

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    1. Thank you. I still need to read the Lockwood books. I loved Stroud's Bartimaus books so I hope this lives up to his past works.

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  15. Congratulations on getting married!
    And you got a nice haul, hope your reading week is great!

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  16. Congratulations on your marriage! That is so wonderful :) Also, I am glad you got the books, and I hope you enjoy them!! I am so excited to read Perfected, and The Young World sounds pretty good too. You have so many great books to read, hope you enjoy them all :)

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    1. Thank you! I plan to enjoy them! I still need to read Perfected really soon. I meant to read it in August but fell behind.

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  17. Congratulations on getting married! :) You have a big haul there. From the blurbs, I think I also want to read Perfected, Feuds, The Zombie Chronicles and What She Saw. They sound interesting. The Kite Runner is on my TBR. Hopefully, I will be able to read it soon. :) Enjoy your day! :)

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    1. Thank you. For 2 1/2 weeks, for me this is actually really good. I have a slight collecting problem. Great to see that you like some of the same titles :)

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  18. wow many books for you there. I have only one but I read the Midnight Secretary series, it was fun. Happy reading!

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    1. I like that series too! I just read the last volume the other week.

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  19. I haven't read any of those but there's lots of titles that perked my interest. I hope you enjoy of them! Happy reading :)

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  20. Oh my goodness, Jay! That's a whole lotta books! Congratulations on your wedding, I wish you happiness and love with your chosen one :)

    I also have The House of Four Winds, but I haven't started it yet. I just requested Feud this week, because it looks awesome :) And I loved The Kite Runner, it's a pretty tough story to read, though, both sad and hard.

    Thanks for stopping by earlier. Happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. For 2 1/2 weeks its actually small ,lol. Thanks for the congrats and well wishes!
      I still (after all this time) need to read The House of Four Winds. My husband has declared that he gets to read The Kite Runner first :)
      Thanks for the return stop!

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  21. You were right - that was a lot! I haven't heard of Whisper, but I like that creepy cover.

    I'm very excited for The Young World, and I'm glad to hear that so many others are, too.

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    1. RE: Whisper: It has a shudder-worthy cover, doesn't it?

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  22. So many books that I want to read! I will be checking back for reviews :D

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. I've read Perfected and had mixed feeling about it - it was a bit slow in the beginning, but I loved the 2nd half! Hopefully you enjoy it! Feuds & Beneath look great, and I'm extremely interested in checking out The Young World, it's sounds like it could be a great dystopian!

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    1. I still need to read Perfected. Beyond on my reading task list.... The Young World I am especially excited for!

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  24. Great haul there! You'll be busy! :) Happy reading! Thanks for checking out my STS.

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    1. Yep! Still keeping busy with them! Thanks for the return stop!

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  25. Wow, that's quite the haul! I have the first Lockwood & Co book (signed) but haven't read it yet. Enjoy your reads!

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    1. Thanks! I still need to read the Lockwood novels too!

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  26. You got a great haul! Thanks so much for stopping by my page, I'm now following you via GFC :)

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    1. Thanks for the return follow and stop! :)

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  27. I need to read those Lockwood books. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy!

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  28. Ooo, you are in for a treat with The Fire Wish! I loved that book a lot :D I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I am still needing to read that one but excited for it. Thanks for the return stop!

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  29. Congrats on your wedding! I need to read The Young World as well :)

    - meghann

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  30. I'm actually looking forward to reading The Lost Symbol (or any by Dan Brown) and The Kite Runner. They've been in my to-read list for a while now. Great haul btw! :)

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    1. I still need to read Dan Brown books too. My husband declared that he gets to read The Kite Runner first :)

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  31. You have some good ones there! Hope you enjoy them all. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  32. Jamie CoudevilleJuly 15, 2014 at 4:56 AM

    Wow that is a lot of books. I can't wait for your review of The Young World

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