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'm back! Wow, I have not joined in this since October! So I have a ton to share. I will not be able to share everything in one week but hopefully over the next few weeks I will slowly get my books caught up. Right now I am still simply trying to play catchup with my blog but here are a few of the books I have acquired over the past 2 1/2 months. Many more to share on future STS's until I catch up listing them all and actually shelving them.
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"A blind traumatized teen learns of love, and becomes the catalyst for a revolution.
by her parents to live on the streets, Sadie never knew kindness
without first paying a terrifying price. The lessons from her childhood
fuel a paranoia that makes it impossible to trust anyone, or accept
their help. That all changes when she meets Fester, a young man with his
own painful past. After he saves her from freezing to death, Sadie
realizes that she must learn how to trust another if she wants to live; a
feat that is easier said than done.
Meanwhile, a war is brewing.
For decades the supernaturals have been plotting their revolt against a
tyrannical government that exploits them. After using her own
supernatural power against an attacker, Sadie and her friends soon find
themselves in the government's cross-hairs. To survive, they are forced
to team up with a criminal who has plans for Sadie and wishes to ignite
"For spoiled young
aristocrat Colin Harwood, the port city of Casmile is a buffet of easy
pleasures. But when he steps into a pub brawl to help a dangerously
outnumbered young man, he is drawn into the seedy underbelly of the city
the young man calls home.
Gabriel is a cutpurse and a knife for
hire, practically an urban legend. His vision of Casmile is touched by a
strange combination of faith and madness, driven by fairytale logic and
a capacity for love that he often must suppress to survive. He’s always
worked alone, but when a dashing dragon who calls himself Colin saves
him in a bar fight, he pulls Colin into his world.
city is nothing like the refined, socialite existence that bored Colin
senseless. Colin finds adventure and excitement there—and maybe even
love. But with his layers of finery stripped away, nothing remains to
protect him from poverty or danger—except Gabriel. So he must choose: go
back to the civilized young man he once was, or fly free as Gabriel’s
"Maddie Fynn is a shy
high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability: she sees a
series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she
encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it
takes her father’s premature death for Maddie and her family to realize
that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like
birthdays, everyone has one.
Forced by her alcoholic mother to
use her ability to make extra money, Maddie identifies the quickly
approaching death date of one client's young son, but because her
ability only allows her to see the when and not the how, she’s unable to offer any more insight. When the boy goes missing on that exact date, law enforcement turns to Maddie.
Maddie is entangled in a homicide investigation, and more young people
disappear and are later found murdered. A suspect for the investigation,
a target for the murderer, and attracting the attentions of a
mysterious young admirer who may be connected to it all, Maddie's whole
existence is about to be turned upside down. Can she right things before
it's too late?"
"Some might say he’s
courageous, while others would say he’s daring, maybe even a little
crazy. But when Joe Dearborne risked his life and ran into a burning
building to save a puppy, the local newspaper referred to him as
“fearless”—and that’s a pretty big title for a sixth-grader to live up
Plus, Joe already has plenty else to worry about. After other
daring feats in the past, Joe promised his father he wouldn’t do
anything dangerous again, and, alas, he’s just broken that promise.
whatever trouble he expects to get into with his father, and despite
the dangers he’s triumphed over in the past, nothing could prepare Joe
for what he’s about to encounter when a cold, bitterness creeps into his
A mysterious and peculiar woman named Mrs. Chill has just
been hired to care for Joe while his father is away on business. In no
time, however, Joe discovers that she’s up to more than cooking and
cleaning, and she has plans to destroy his family. Joe’s effort to save
them results in perilous, sometimes humorous, encounters, and leads him
on a journey through the threatening wilderness where he faces his
greatest challenge yet."
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(mostly free at the time I nabbed 'em)
"Women are missing . . .
the rising number of abused women who've gone missing a statistical
anomaly? Or is a serial killer targeting this vulnerable group of women?
the Milwaukee Police Department refuses to investigate because no
bodies have been discovered, Lisa Rayburn, the clinical psychologist who
discovers the anomaly, is drawn into an investigation to discover the
cause after one of her own clients goes missing. She finds herself
forming an unlikely alliance with a former policewoman turned security
consultant, TJ Peacock, and the husbands of two of the missing women who
may themselves be murderers.
When TJ is attacked, and a woman
looking remarkable like Lisa is found murdered, they know . . . someone
is willing to kill to protect his secret.
Can they reveal the killer before he gets to them?"
"Lured by the promise of "real" freedom and a new town to call their own, sharecroppers Ezekial Harban and his three daughters leave behind remnants of slavery in the war-torn south and set off for Nicodemus, Kansas. When they arrive, they are shocked to see that little of what they were promised actually exists. Many head back home, but Ezekial and his daughters are determined to build a new life in the stark territory. Dr. Boyle, a newly arrived doctor in neighboring Hill City, is called to deliver a baby in Nicodemus. He and his family are moved by the plight of the settlers there and vow to help. But the white pioneers of Hill City face problems, too. When the lives of these two families intersect, neither town will ever be the same."
consumes a town of isolationists, carving out a body-littered,
blood-splattered journey into madness. Seep, a gruesome reminder of the
fatal nature of life.
Spring, 1927. Without warning, without
reason, insanity descends like a cloud of locusts on a small town in the
American Southwest. Neighbor turns upon neighbor and family members on
one another. The few who are not afflicted battle for their lives as the
stain of madness spreads unchecked. Soon, bodies litter the dusty
streets and the small town burns. Salvation, it would seem, is only for
Inspired by the true events that struck the village of
Pont-Saint-Esprit, France, over the summer of 1951, when a bizarre and
fast-spreading madness, possibly caused by ergot contaminated grain,
suddenly affected hundreds, concluding in seven deaths and leaving fifty
more interned to asylums."
"Stumbling off the bus in Midtown, Harley Martin thought she found an escape from her old life.
She soon realizes it was anything but that.
on cash and options, she manages to find herself a cheap but
surprisingly nice apartment. The catch? The last tenant, Brody Walsh,
Or did he?
As disturbing dreams and
hauntings start to occur, Harley realizes there may be much more behind
the previous tenant’s death than a simple suicide. She finds her life
further entangled with his when she learns that her new boss, Nolan, was
also his best friend. Could this handsome but evasive pub owner have
something to do with Brody’s death?
Trying to piece together the
events surrounding Brody’s death proves to be a daunting task, but
Harley can’t give up. Brody won’t let her. He is still in the apartment
with her, trapped in limbo until she finds his killer.
But he’s not waiting for revenge.
"Lesson #1 Life Happens When You're Busy Making Other Plans
Is what she finds out when brilliant university student Lynora Minnelli meets the hot new Professor, Simon Foster, on campus.
reaction isn't what you might think. He gets her fired her from her job
as a Teacher's Assistant all because of his shitty arrogant attitude.
claims he doesn't need her but that proved to be untrue as his hunger
for her stokes into a fire. She claims she doesn't like him but that
also proves to be false as her stubbornness falls prey to his carnal
Once the two come together there's a lot of lessons to
learn. Him with affairs of the heart and her with her knack to keep her
distance and for the first time in their life they come to love it.
would be very remiss of me if I didn't give you fair warning. Upon
reading this story you'll never look at showers the same and you'll
never look at the game Simon Says without the urge to crack mischievous
Teacher's Pet is a coming of age, new adult romance that
teeters on erotic romance. It's meant for a mature audience, 18 and
"When a dark power
rises, only a doomed prince can stand against it. "The War of the Black
Tower: An Epic Fantasy" is a dark, swashbuckling epic fantasy trilogy.
is the youngest son of the king of Havensrike, a land eternally at war
with the dark empire of Oslog to the south. Ruled by Gilgaroth, the
legions of Oslog have continually striven to tear down the works of man
and sweep the world in darkness. For eons the dark masses have awaited
their lord's Chosen One, he who will be appointed by Gilgaroth to usher
in the next age of shadow. That time is now. Baleron, though a womanizer
and rogue, the black sheep of the royal family one step from being
kicked out of the castle, is loyal to the kingdoms of the north and
wants only to redeem himself in his father's eyes. But as Baleron leads
his sister Rolenya's wedding party through the treacherous Aragst
Mountains, they're set upon by the dark powers, and the thralls of
Gilgaroth call out to Baleron in worship, calling him the Chosen One.
is just the beginning of Baleron's epic journey of action, romance,
wonder and discovery in "War of the Black Tower: An Epic Fantasy." He'll
know battle, hardship, the enmity of a terrible dragon, and all the
terror of Oslog before he can find out what it means to be the Chosen
One of Gilgaroth, and what it takes to throw off his dark destiny."
"In a dystopian future,
eighteen-year-old Levi returns from Denver City with his latest
scavenged treasures and finds his village of Glenrock decimated, loved
ones killed, and many--including his fiancée, Jem--taken captive. Now
alone, Levi is determined to rescue what remains of his people, even if
it means entering the Safe Lands, a walled city that seems anything but
Omar knows he betrayed his brother by sending him away, but
helping the enforcers was necessary. Living off the land and clinging
to an outdated religion holds his village back. The Safe Lands has
protected people since the plague decimated the world generations ago
... and its rulers have promised power and wealth beyond Omar's dreams.
their brother Mason has been granted a position inside the Safe Lands,
and may be able to use his captivity to save not only the people of his
village, but also possibly find a cure for the virus that threatens
everyone within the Safe Lands' walls. Will Mason uncover the truth
hidden behind the Safe Lands' façade before it's too late?"
This is just the beginning of my latest books. Sorry I do not have more of them to share. Hopefully next weeks list will contain many more. There are a few I am not including (a few more mature books, and a couple cookbooks and I might end up missing sharing a few digital manga I was loaned)
Also, while you are here I have several giveaways going on that can likely be worth your time to check out:
- January 2015 New Release giveaway Hop- INT
- Welcome Winter Giveaway Hop- Goodie and Arc package- US only
- Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop-Prize package- INT