Saturday, May 9, 2015

Stacking the Shelves 81

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.


For Review 

DreamlandOdea Donahue has been able to travel through people’s dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person’s dream more than once. Dea has never questioned her mother, not about the rules, not about the clocks or the mirrors, not about moving from place to place to be one step ahead of the unseen monsters that Dea’s mother is certain are right behind them.

Then a mysterious new boy, Connor, comes to town and Dea finally starts to feel normal. As Connor breaks down the walls that she’s had up for so long, he gets closer to learning her secret. For the first time she wonders if that’s so bad. But when Dea breaks the rules, the boundary between worlds begins to deteriorate. How can she know what’s real and what’s not?



The Wizard Returns (Dorothy Must Die, #0.3)The Wizard left Oz in a hot air balloon—or did he? This digital original novella is the third installment in the prequel arc to the edgy and exciting New York Times bestseller Dorothy Must Die.
Dorothy Gale is back . . . and she's not the sweet little heroine of Oz anymore. She's power-hungry and vicious, and she leaves a trail of destruction beneath her spike-heeled, magical shoes. But she wasn't always in charge. There used to be a different ruler of Oz. Someone who also came from the Other Place, and who stole power for himself. They called him the Wizard.
The story goes that when a young Dorothy revealed the Wizard as a fraud, the man behind the curtain fled Oz in his hot air balloon. But in The Wizard Returns, he wakes in a field of poppies to find out that not only had he never left, but that he has no memory of who—or where—he is. As he undergoes a series of tests to uncover his memories, he finds that the very girl who threw him from the Emerald Palace is in control. And that Oz may be his destiny after all.
The Wizard Returns by Danielle Paige is a dark and compelling reimagining of a beloved classic and is perfect for fans of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Beastly by Alex Flinn, and Wicked by Gregory Maguire.


The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die, #2)In this dark, high-octane sequel to the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die, Amy Gumm must do everything in her power to kill Dorothy and free Oz.

To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die....

But Dorothy still lives. Now the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked has vanished, and mysterious Princess Ozma might be Amy’s only ally. As Amy learns the truth about her mission, she realizes that she’s only just scratched the surface of Oz’s past—and that Kansas, the home she couldn't wait to leave behind, may also be in danger. In a place where the line between good and evil shifts with just a strong gust of wind, who can Amy trust—and who is really Wicked?


City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother.

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris - but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee - even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned...

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!


Ebook Nabs

Seven Sisters (Seven Sisters #1)Carrie Jo has a secret—she dreams about the past. The handsome and wealthy Ashland Stuart has hired her to uncover the history and the secrets of Seven Sisters, an aging antebellum mansion in sultry downtown Mobile, Alabama. A series of dreams, an untimely death and the betrayal of someone she loves lead her back in time to uncover the truth about a missing young heiress and a web of secrets.

Will Carrie Jo slip into the shadows of Seven Sisters, following in the ghostly footsteps of the lost young woman, or can she solve this tragic mystery and find her own happiness?


Frozen Prospects (The Guadel Chronicles, #1)The invitation to join the secretive Guadel should have been the fulfillment of dreams Va'del didn't even realize he had. When his sponsors are killed in an ambush a short time later, he instead finds his probationary status revoked, and becomes a pawn between various factions inside the Guadel ruling body.

Jain's never known any life but that of a Guadel in training. She'd thought herself reconciled to the idea of a loveless marriage for the good of her people, but meeting Va'del changes everything. Their growing attraction flies against hundreds of years of precedent, but as wide-spread attacks threaten their world, the Guadel have no choice but to use even Jain and Va'del in their fight for survival.


The Cypher (Guardians Inc. #1)GUARDIANS INC.: THE CYPHER is two stories in one. A glimpse into a multinational company that is in reality the oldest of secret societies, one that spans close to seven thousand years of existence, weaving in and out of history, guiding and protecting humanity from creatures and forces that most of us believe are only mythology and fairy tales.

The other is the story of Thomas Byrne, a young man thrust into secrets he shouldn’t be aware of and dangers he shouldn’t face but, that he ultimately will, for he is a Cypher. The only one who can steer humanity’s future.

The ultimate conspiracy theory is that Magic is real. Kept in check by technology but, every five hundred years the balance can shift and, if it does, technology will fail and those creatures we’ve driven into myth will come back with a vengeance.

To protect the present, Guardians Incorporated needs to know the future.


Death's Angels  In a world of magic and gunpowder, the half-breed Rik must rise from simple soldier to the deadliest assassin the world has ever known.

In Death's Angels, Rik and his fellow soldiers of the Seventh Infantry uncover a sinister conspiracy to waken an ancient slumbering evil. They encounter the lovely and terrible Lady Asea, immortal sorceress and ultimate manipulator of men and nations. Their deadly quest will eventually take them to the haunted city of the cannibalistic Spider God to face the hidden peril lurking there.

Death's Angels is a thrilling tale of muskets and magic blending Lovecraftian horror with adventure in the tradition of Sharpe by the bestselling creator of Gotrek and Felix.

A thousand years ago the world of Gaeia fell to the Terrarchs, cruel and beautiful alien invaders with a deadly secret. Masters of sorcery and intrigue they have ruled humanity with a fist of steel inside a glove of velvet. For a thousand years, ancient demons have slept, waiting for the moment of their return. Now the stars are right. Old and evil gods are wakening. New revolutions are being born. A genocidal war that will destroy civilization sweeps ever closer.

Born a Shadowblood, one of a clan of genetically engineered super-assassins created to serve a long dead Dark Lord, the outcast Rik must master his deadly birthright before his own lost kinfolk can kill him. 


When We Were Dragons  Paramis, a remote planet from across the galaxy, collides with Earth with the aid of powerful magic. The God, Cerras, a giant made of amber quartz, stirs, restless in his century-long slumber. Dragons are now living side by side with men on New Earth and Paramis Altered.

But all is not well.

Lane, a traitorous dragon to her own kind, is turning dragons against men, and men against dragons. She longs to usurp the throne of Cerras, hoping to destroy the Giant God with his own power. Yet fate lies with little Charlie Underhill, a nine year old boy, who - since the collision - harbors a special kind of magic all his own.

Told from the point of view of Justin Silas, a dragon from Paramis, When We Were Dragons is an extremely original, imaginative, and touching story about the face of change, a fairy-tale of the modern world.


Knowing His Secret (Year of the Billionaire, #1)He looked like the kind of man even my mother would call smokin' hot. Eventually, she did.

He felt like the kind of man who didn't just break the rules, but made new ones. He led and it was follow or get out of the way.

Why did a billionaire with a voice like liquid silk and a face like a bad angel take a second look at a girl in no-name jeans, with a fifteen-dollar haircut and a beat up car she calls her "Eep" because the 'J' fell off long ago?

I didn't want to know why and when I thought I knew I didn't want to admit it. By the time I found his secret, it was already too late. His passion had me hooked like a drug. It didn't hurt that he pulled the people I love the most out of harm's way. A girl can get used to a knight in shining armor even when the armor has some very large dents in it.

This 33,000 word novella is part of a series, although this book can be enjoyed as stand alone work. This is adult fiction with explicit sexual content and is intended for mature readers only.


Nightclans  Join Wollfen in this fantasy drama as he journeys through the mountains on a quest to save the Nightclans from the orcs. The Nightclans are a proud warrior race with their own rich culture eking out a living in the harsh wilds of the mountains to the east of the Kingdom. Unbeknownst to him there are rumblings of gathering evil forces bent on destruction. Will Wollfen recognize what is going on in time? Is Raven his new partner able to set aside her loyalties to her clan to serve a greater good?
Maybe the elves of the Enchanted realms have some answers. All Wollfen knows is that things are not as they should be and even the leaders of the clans are troubled by the signs that are starting to show. Can anyone stop what is to come?


Witch Hunt (The Gryphonpike Chronicles)A mute elven archer known only as Killer. Azyrin, a half Winter-orc shaman and his human swordswoman bride, Makha. Drake, the charming, swashbuckling rogue. The fireball-slinging pixie-goblin, Rahiel, and her mini-unicorn, Bill. These are the Gryphonpike Companions.

Arriving in Strongwater Barrow, the Companions find the town riddled with plague and death. Ending the curse and saving the survivors means going into the swamps where monsters lurk and witches wait. Sounds like exactly their kind of day.

Witch Hunt is an adventure fantasy novella.


Water Saga (Water Saga #1)Part One in the Series Water Saga

Sisters Mabel and Tess live in what remains of southern Appalachia. They are eking out an existence among a small group of villagers. No one knows when the rains began, it has just always been. There is a legend passed down by the elders of a land with blue skies. Every 2 years the leaders send out a scouting party in search of this legend. Does it exist or is it just a myth? No one knows, so far no one has ever returned. 


Chronicles Of Kilix (The Chronicles Of Kilix Book 1)In the year 2055 society suffered from a technological blackout on a global scale. Forced to destroy all advancements in technology; humanity had to start over by getting rid of all the legacy code that ran and powered every artificially intelligent system world-wide. Forty years later trouble brews in the city of Tribon when sixteen-year-old Kilix stumbles upon some left over legacy code and uses it to build himself an unbridled Artificial Intelligence.

Kilix begins his freshman year at a new school in the city of Tribon. With a clean slate, he hopes to create a new image for himself leaving his past behind. Trouble begins when a group of kids become suspicious of his unnatural abilities in the beloved Virtual Reality game of Slam Ball. Struggling to keep his biggest secret under wraps, Kilix’s mother’s health begins rapidly deteriorating forcing Kilix to risk everything.


The Time Travel Trailer  Lynne McBriar’s separation from her husband doesn’t help her relationship with her fourteen-year-old daughter, Dinah. If she can just get Dinah away with no distractions, maybe she can restore their former happy rapport. When Lynne has a chance to purchase a vintage travel trailer from an old friend, she jumps at it and begins to restore it to its original condition. But the first camping trip in the trailer holds an unexpected surprise. Lynne wants time alone with her daughter but doesn’t expect it to be in a different decade. Further remodeling and later trips bring more adventures than Lynne had bargained for, until she may lose her daughter for good.


The Impressionist  Middle aged, disappointed and self-loathing, Adam Camp is anything but the picture of a successful man. With his wife threatening to leave him and their son addicted to drugs, Adam teeters on the verge of absolute despair—questioning his own existence and purpose for living.

After an explosive argument with his wife, Adam searches for an escape as he sets out on a journey that will dramatically recolor his world. While walking through the city park, Adam is approached by an old painter. The mysterious artist convinces Adam to let him paint his portrait and what happens next is nothing short of a masterpiece.


SOAP MAKING: Soap Making For Beginners - SOAP RECIPES INCLUDED!: How To Make Luxurious Natural Handmade Soaps (DIY Soap Making - Soap Making - Soap Making ... Cleaning And Organizing - DIY - Self Help)Organic Soap Making: DIY Soap Making Guide To Make Handmade Soap Safely, Quickly And Naturally

Soap making falls somewhere between a chemistry experiment and cooking (though some might tell you that there’s not much difference between those two), and in either activity, you’ll need certain equipment and the right ingredients.

First, you can start by pillaging your cabinets for old cooking gear that may be sitting around getting dusty. An old steel pan, things like spoons or whisks, and other miscellaneous containers or jugs, will go a long way.

If you need to assemble some hardware, consider local thrift shops or yard sales before spending big bucks on specialty equipment you may not need.

That said, you certainly don’t want to go into this process under-equipped: soap making involves serious chemistry, and the beginning of safety for all involved is respect for the processes involved.

As you indulge yourself into more information and practice in this field, you will soon master the soap making art.


Here’s a quick look at some of the things that you’ll get with this book:

Learn The Basics of DIY Soap Making
Understand The Meaning of Natural Soap
Learn The Rules of DIY Soap Making
Discover The Absolute Necessities of Soap Making
Get Step-By-Step Instructions on Soap Making
Learn About The Weighing And Measuring Requirements
Learn About Soap Making Safety And Protective Gear
Discover Soap Making Equipment
Discover Soap Making Ingredients
Discover The Uses And Benefits of Various Soap Making Ingredients
Learn How To Formulate Your Own Soap Recipes
Learn How To Purchase Soap Making Supplies
Learn How To Make Soaps From A Variety of Ingredients
Enjoy your FREE BONUS GIFT: DIY Soap Recipes To Get You Started


  1. OOoh nice! I still need to read those two from Danielle! I loved Dorothy Must Die and prequel novellas! Hope you enjoy your many new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Awesome haul. I have never read those prequel novella's, but they do sound very good. Enjoy your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. Great books! I looking forward to reviews. I am especially looking forward to a review for City of Heavenly Fire. :)

  4. Great haul this week! I can't wait for Dreamland, so I will definitely be looking forward to your review of it. It sounds so amazing. Happy reading! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. Ohhh fabulous haul! I am really curious about Dreamland, but I am trying not to request *too* many books. I want to wait for a few reviews, at least. I have heard great things about The Wicked Will Rise too, so I hope you enjoy it and all the other books. Have a fabulous week :)

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  6. Good haul! Hope you enjoy all of these.

  7. Great haul. I attempted to read the Dorothy Must Die series but I didn't get very far. Happy reading

  8. I need to finish the rest of the little novellas that go with Dorothy Must Die. Great haul this week!
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  9. Lovely selection of books. I hope you enjoy them all when you get around to them. :-)

  10. Wow that is one huge pile of books - I've heard great things about Dorothy Must Die. Happy reading

  11. I heard nice things about many of these books so I hope you'll enjoy them. Happy reading:

  12. Already hearing good things about Dreamland.

  13. Dreamland sounds really good!


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