Saturday, July 4, 2015

Stacking the Shelves 86

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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 I thought this would be a shorter post but then I had a bit too much book fun this week.   I think I am going to have to go on a book ban soon.  Or at least a limitation.  I will think how best to play it out over this next week and share some plan next week. Especially since I lave a large library pickup next week, plus more I still just did not get to due to technical difficulty.  

So with how many books I am listing, I challenge you to find at least 1 new book to add to your TBR on this post!

OH, I also want to say sorry for some formatting errors that may be ahead.  For some reason, colors and fonts kept changing and things weren't pasting (or not showing until later)  I spent over 10 hour on this post trying to straighten out whatever the heck blogger or my computer was doing but I only have so much time.  So be warned, oddities may be ahead! I tried to catch them all but I have to go to work in less than 8 hours so I need sleep!


     

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The Dogs
"Cameron and his mom have been on the run for five years. His father is hunting them. At least, that’s what Cameron’s been told.

When they settle in an isolated farmhouse, Cameron starts to see and hear things that aren’t possible. Soon he’s questioning everything he thought he knew and even his sanity.

What's hiding in the night? Buried in the past? Cameron must uncover the dark secrets before they tear him apart."





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The Darkling Child (The Defenders of Shannara #2)  "From New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks—the second stand-alone Shannara novel in the Defenders of Shannara series, following The High Druid’s Blade, easily accessible to new readers.

Paxon Leah has joined the Druid Order as a paladin, tasked with protecting the Druids with the aid of his magical sword. But Paxon’s toughest assignment will come when he must track down a young musician with newly-manifested magic before a rival sorcerer can corrupt the boy."
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Fable: Blood of Heroes"The official companion novel to the videogame Fable® Legends

Deep in Albion’s darkest age, long before once upon a time . . . Heroes are thought to be gone from the land. So why have the bards begun singing of them once more? For Fable newcomers and dedicated fans alike, Blood of Heroes delves into a never-before-glimpsed era, telling the tale of a band of adventurers who come together to defend a kingdom in desperate need.

The city of Brightlodge is awash with Heroes from every corner of Albion, all eager for their next quest. When someone tries to burn down the Cock and Bard inn, four Heroes find themselves hastily thrown together, chasing outlaws through sewers, storming a riverboat full of smugglers, and placing their trust in a most unlikely ally. As the beginnings of a deadly plot are revealed, it becomes clear that Heroes have truly arrived—and so have villains.

What connects the recent events in Brightlodge to rumors about a malicious ghost and a spate of unsolved deaths in the nearby mining town of Grayrock? Unless Albion’s bravest Heroes can find the answer, the dawn of a new age could be extinguished before it even begins."

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Fool's Quest  (The Fitz and The Fool, #2) "Acclaimed and bestselling author Robin Hobb continues her Fitz and the Fool trilogy with this second entry, following Fool’s Assassin, ramping up the tension and the intrigue as disaster continues to strike at Fitz’s life and heart.

After nearly killing his oldest friend, the Fool, and finding his daughter stolen away by those who were once targeting the Fool, FitzChivarly Farseer is out for blood. And who better to wreak havoc than a highly trained and deadly former royal assassin? Fitz might have let his skills go fallow over his years of peace, but such things, once learned, are not so easily forgotten. And nothing is more dangerous than a man who has nothing left to lose…"
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The Winter Girl "A scathing and exhilarating thriller that begins with a husband’s obsession with the seemingly vacant house next door.

It’s wintertime in the Hamptons, where Scott and his wife, Elise, have come to be with her terminally ill father, Victor, to await the inevitable. As weeks turn to months, their daily routine—Elise at the hospital with her father, Scott pretending to work and drinking Victor’s booze—only highlights their growing resentment and dissatisfaction with the usual litany of unhappy marriages: work, love, passion, each other. But then Scott notices something simple, even innocuous. Every night at precisely eleven, the lights in the neighbor’s bedroom turn off. It’s clearly a timer…but in the dead of winter with no one else around, there’s something about that light he can’t let go of. So one day while Elise is at the hospital, he breaks in. And he feels a jolt of excitement he hasn’t felt in a long time. Soon, it’s not hard to enlist his wife as a partner in crime and see if they can’t restart the passion.
Their one simple transgression quickly sends husband and wife down a deliriously wicked spiral of bad decisions, infidelities, escalating violence, and absolutely shocking revelations.
Matt Marinovich makes a strong statement with this novel. The Winter Girl is the psychological thriller done to absolute perfection."


     

  Freebies
The Singularity: Heretic - A Thriller (The Singularity Series #1)    "Book One in The Singularity Series! One thousand years in the future, humans no longer rule... In the early twenty-first century, humanity marveled at its greatest creation: Artificial Intelligence. They didn’t foresee the consequences of such a creation, however.

Deemed The Genesis, the Intelligence quickly decided humanity couldn’t continue in its current form, that if it did, destruction awaited the world. Resorting to drastic measures, entire generations of humans grew from laboratories, and within a thousand years, the threat of destruction evaporated.


Now, in a world where humans must meet specifications to continue living, a man named Caesar emerges. Not meeting specifications, indeed, thinking things no human should, eyes fall on Caesar, eyes that could kill him or lift him up, lead him to tragedy or revolution."
 

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Jim Morgan and the Pirates of the Black Skull (Jim Morgan #2) "Over a year has passed since Jim Morgan outwitted the King of Thieves and escaped from London with his friends, Lacey and the Brothers Ratt. Now, at long last, Jim is ready to return home to Morgan Manor.

But a dark vision haunts Jim’s dreams – a Crimson Storm with the face of a black skull. Soon, Jim is thrust into a deadly race against his father’s old enemies, Count Cromier and his son, Bartholomew. This time, he will face terrors beyond his imagination – pirate battles, hidden islands, sorcerers, and sea monsters.

New foes and magic forces will tempt and test Jim. For there are terrible secrets he has yet to learn, secrets about his father, the Treasure of the Ocean, and his own incredible destiny…

Adventure has a new name – Jim Morgan!"
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Murderess (Murder Too Close To Home)"The sisterhood can be a real killer.

Brittany, Hope, Shelly, Beth and Lindsay are headed up north for a ski trip to celebrate their high school graduation. There are laughs and good fun at every turn until the girls swerve onto an icy lake. The ice cracks and Lindsay disappears below the surface, never to be found again.

Five years later, the girls decide to commemorate Lindsay's death by visiting the ski resort again. It starts off well with laughs of days gone past as the girls catch up on what has been going on with their lives. But when Beth finds Lindsay's old necklace in Brittany's belongings, she begins to get suspicious. Soon, each girl begins to air their suspicions on what really happened that day.

And when a fire starts in their cabin, each of the young women find their own worst fears realized.

Lindsay's death was not an accident. She was murdered.

And now the killer is after them."
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Shadowline Drift"An Amazonian tribe that may or may not exist; a dangerous teenage sorceress; a beautiful anthropologist - and madness - conspire to stop Jake Kendricks from revealing the truth about a mysterious substance that will end world hunger.

Reality and illusion collide in this fast-paced fantasy thriller in the vein of Lost and Inception."
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The Other of One: Book One "It is the turn of the 20th century, Ireland, when a young boy - William Muldoon - happens upon a friendly Grogoch who shows him to his mythical home underground. There he meets the Dwelvin-Mites; a community of Imps whom he’d always been fascinated by through story.

His fascination soon wanes when their beautiful guide, Anun the Creator, explains to him how they are in hiding from an evil tyrant - a Wrythunn warrior and Pooka named Drevol Briggun - who has seized their subterranean home of Lythiann and how it is up to William to assassinate him, being the reincarnation of the only other Wrythunn in existence who has the potential to confront Briggun's power. What's more, a curse has been placed on William's home, and the only way for it to be reversed is upon Briggun's death.

With little choice in the matter, William takes to the seemingly empty world of Lythiann to carry out this frightening task, only to discover that it's not as uninhabited as he first believed.

Singly joined by a friendly rabble, he learns more about himself, his past, his future, and how his transformation into the great Wrythunn warrior, Mysun Margyle, will not hold true without the Symphogram; a gramophone-like device which performs Mysun’s mighty theme. A composition known as the Banádh.

For this to happen, he needs to truly understand his cause, which isn't as easy as he once thought..."
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Broken Lines Omnibus: A Tale of Survival in a Powerless World
"No Power. No Rules.

The advancement of technology has allowed our society to grow in leaps and bounds. The fields of medicine, engineering, agriculture and countless others have benefited from the  applied science of high tech microprocessors and their data processing capabilities.   

This technology helps power our homes, cars, laptops, and phones. It is involved in every aspect of our lives, but as powerful and complex as these systems are there is one device that can cripple everything and bring the world as we know it to a standstill: EMP blast. 
After a week with no power whatever shred of humanity is left in people is slowly dwindling away. Gangs are forming, people are starving, and the whole country is in a free-for-all. 

Mike Grant, a veteran welder for a Pittsburgh steel company, finds himself on the road, fighting to stay alive. A single thought propelling him forward: get to his family. 

Accompanied by his neighbor, Nelson, Mike leaves Pittsburgh and heads to his family's cabin in Ohio. For Mike the only thing worse than not making it to the cabin is the fear of his family not being there when he does."


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The Android Defense (The Android Chronicles Book #1) "17-year-old Mandelie Miles - a typical California girl and assistant at her father Dr. Jason Miles's laboratory where the laws of possibility and science seem to bend all the time - is swept into a chain of events with Luke, the android at her father's laboratory, that lead up to a coming "android revolution" and a clash with Damian Foster, the billionaire tech tycoon who has an eye for cashing in on Luke's unique android technology"

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Malice (Malice #1)  "Samara Cavanaugh has grown up in a world filled with magic users. She’s used to bizarre and peculiar. But when a stranger checks in at The Bella Luna, the bed and breakfast her family owns, the strange occurrences in Granite Falls escalate.

Many people are leery of Levi, their new guest. He claims to be in town doing research but Samara’s friends aren’t so sure that his claim is as innocuous as it appears to be. When two of her classmates disappear, her friends seem convinced Levi had a hand in it.

Those closest to her have been keeping secrets from her. Those secrets put everyone close to her in danger.

Suddenly, her unrequited crush on her best friend, Tristan becomes the least of her troubles."


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The Crown in the Heather (The Bruce Trilogy, #1)  "In 1290, Scotland is without a king. Two families-the Bruces and the Balliols-vie for the throne.

Robert the Bruce is in love with Elizabeth de Burgh, the daughter of an adherent of the ruthless Longshanks, King of England. In order to marry her and not give up his chances of someday becoming King of Scots, Robert must abandon his rebel ways and bide his time as Longshanks' vassal.

But Edward, Longshanks' heir, doesn't trust the opportunistic Scotsman and vows to one day destroy him. While quietly plotting his rebellion, Robert is betrayed by one of his own and must flee Longshanks' vengeance.

Aided by the unlikely brilliance of the soft-spoken young nobleman, James Douglas, Robert battles for his throne. Victory, though, is never certain and Robert soon learns that keeping his crown may mean giving up that which he loves most-his beloved Elizabeth."

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Shades of Pearl (Pearl, #1) "Pearl Robinson, is a beautiful and smart documentary producer. She's forty, divorced and single and hasn't even had a date for over two years. She has given up on love.

When she hears about Alexandre Chevalier, a young French, Internet billionaire, she assumes he's a geek who wears a hoodie and keeps pet rats in his bedroom. How wrong she is! She bumps into him face to face and is stunned by his charm, beauty and sophistication, and startled by her strong feelings and desire for a man fifteen years her junior. His looks, wealth and worldwide triumph with his social media site, HookedUp, means he can get any woman he chooses, but there is something about Pearl he finds irresistible...

The couple begins a passionate affair and Pearl's body is awakened in ways she never imagined possible. She is consumed by him and his magical touch. But dark secrets, jealous family members and other external forces are threatening to pull them apart.

Erotic Romance for readers 18+ contains adult situations and strong language - full-length novel" 
  

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The Book of Beings Episode One (Book of Beings, #1) "What if your imaginary boyfriend got you pregnant--for real?

Seventeen-year old Manon knows she's not pregnant. After all, she's never had sex.

Except she is actually pregnant.

Nobody's roofied her. And probably there isn't a pervert on the loose hypodermically impregnating virgins. Manon's going to have to treat the whole thing as an act of God. Either that or an alien abduction. She can't decide which is more preposterous.

Whatever's happened, Manon may just as well give up her struggle to not be the weird girl at school. And she may as well give up on Elias, the mysterious boy who haunts her dreams.

Except it turns out Elias knows Manon's fantasies about him. In detail.

Like he's been inside her head while she's having them."
 

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Hunted  "Cora Silver walks through life alone not wanting to befriend a single soul. After being left on the doorstep of Child Protection Services at just one week old Cora struggles with her abandonment. Cora has been burned more times than she cares to remember and the only thing that makes her life worthwhile living is clinging onto the hope that someday she will fine her parents.

Once again she has to leave her current foster home in Idaho and is being relocated to Silver Gate, a small town in Montana, which sees snow falling for most of the year. Struggling to settle into Cooke High School and immediately taking a dislike to her foster father, Cora is unhappy. That is until Logan Hunter walks into her life. Another foster kid who Cora feels an instant pull toward. The connection between them sends sparks flying but as they fall in love they are blissfully unaware of the heartbreak that they will soon have to face.

Logan is the centre of Cora's world, the one person who has truly claimed her heart and the only person who understands her. But Logan has secret that he is forbidden to tell, especially to those he loves the most.

This is a young adult fictional story that includes mild language and sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up."
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Hope(less) (Judgement of the Six, #1)
"Gabby's brain is like a human fish finder. It comes in handy when she wants to avoid people. Mostly men. They seem to like her a bit too much. It's lonely being different, but she's adapted to it. Really. She just wishes she knew why she is different, though.In her search for answers, she discovers a hidden community of werewolves. She immerses herself in their culture, learning about their world until she meets Clay. He's unkempt, prone to mood swings, intense without saying a word, and he thinks Gabby is his.


It's going to take every trick she knows to convince Clay to go away, and every bit of willpower not to fall for him when she discovers the man beneath the rough exterior.
Judgement has begun..."

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(Mis)fortune (Judgement of the Six, #2)"Our world is being judged and even they remain unaware.

Michelle, another young woman with an unexplainable gift, finds herself surrounded by the previously undiscovered werewolf society. Kept prisoner for the predictions that torment her, she meekly follows orders waiting for her opportunity to run. When her stepfather dies, she takes a chance and escapes.

After witnessing Blake, her captor, grow canines, she knows he will do anything to find her. She needs a place to hide and someone to listen to her predictions so her head doesn’t explode, but knows there’s nowhere she can hide forever, and no one who can protect her… unless she can find someone just like him.

Part of the fur wearing faction wants to use her, another part strives to keep her safe. The second book of the Judgement of the Six series will raise more questions about the purpose of these gifted few and Michelle will need to fight for answers. Will what she discovers be enough to help her keep those she loves safe from an emerging evil?"

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The Exile (Stones of Power Book 1)  "In a world where each person is born with a magic ability, the island of Denall is on the verge of an attack from a power hungry sorcerer, Mordyar, as he scours the world in search of the Stones of Power. While the stones are gathering and their power begins to be revealed, four boys leave their village on a rite of passage into adulthood and are swept into an adventure that will make men and heroes of them, if they can survive."

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Zombicorns (Zombicorns, #1)  
"(From novella introduction)

Dearest Reader,
This is a bad zombie apocalypse novella. It was written in a hurry. It is riddled with inconsistencies. And it never quite arrives at whatever point it sought to make. But remember: The $25 you donated to charity in exchange for this steaming mess of prose will help our species shuffle along, and I hope you’ll feel warmed by your good deed as you read. Thank you for decreasing the overall worldwide level of suck, and as they say in my hometown: Don’t forget to be awesome.

Best wishes!
John Green"
 
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Power (The Descendant Trilogy #1)"Thousands of years after the battle between the angels, when Lucifer was defeated by Michael in the Heavens, the war is still being fought on Earth by the humans who have their Power, and the demons that want it.

Allison Stevens, a 21 year old single mother, gets thrown into the middle of this battle when Damien, the Leader of the Rising, decides to hunt her down and kill her because he fears she is the descendant prophesied to save the world.

David, a member of the Order, takes Allison under his wing in order to show her the ropes, and hopefully groom her into being the one they have been waiting for. The only problem is that they start to grow more attached than they should.

Damien wants to open the Seven Seals and bring about the apocalypse and it’s up to Allison to not only save herself and her family, but save the world, all while trying to keep her heart from breaking.

No problem… right?

POWER is the first book in a New Adult Paranormal Romance Trilogy and is the debut novel for author Theresa M Jones."

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  Print purchases & Swaps

Captive Star (Stars of Mithra #2)"It should have been a piece of cake. All he had to do was pick up some pretty little bail-jumper who wasn't even bothering to hide. But cynical bounty hunter Jack Dakota soon discovered there was nothing easy about spitfire M. J. O'Leary—or about this case.
Someone had set them both up. Now they were handcuffed together and on the run from a pair of hired killers. And M. J. wasn't talking—not even when Jack found a gigantic blue diamond hidden in her purse. Everything told Jack this alluring vixen couldn't be trusted...everything, that is, except his captive heart."
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Forevermore
"On a misty cliffside, mystery and romance await. . . .

Ivy Calhoun's life has been turned upside down. Her new stepdad has uprooted Ivy and her mom, bringing them to live in an actual castle in the misty Scottish countryside. There are stone-faced servants and shadowy corridors, and the ancient walls seem full of secrets. Ivy is at once frightened and intrigued.

Especially when she meets Logan, a gorgeous, elusive ghost who has haunted the castle grounds for decades. Ivy is immediately drawn to him . . . but Logan is not the only spirit around. Something dark and deadly is afoot, and soon Ivy finds herself in mortal danger.

Is Logan exactly what he seems? Could his mysterious past be tied to Ivy's present? And can Ivy stop herself from falling in love with him?"
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The Wish "A modern-day fairy tale by the author of the Newbery Honor Book Ella Enchanted.

Wilma Sturtz is not popular. Luckily for her, she happens to bump into a witch who grants her a wish: to be the most popular girl at claverford Junior High. Almost instantly Wilma's phone is ringing off the hook, she has forty-two dates to the Grad Night Dance, and someone is even writing her love poetry. life is like a fairy tale until Wilma remembers she's graduating in just three weeks. Will the wish end? And just how far is Wilma willing to go to make sure she'll never be unpopular again?

Funny, painful and very real, this powerful novel by award-winning author Gail Carson Levine explores the question of whether we really want to be liked for who we are"



     

Winner & Gifted
 
Bad Boy: Naughty at Night (Bad Boy: Naughty at Night, #1)"Kindergarten teacher by day, sensual masseuse by night, Peter Davidson never thought things would get so tough that he’d need to give out sensual massages in secret in order to make ends meet. But when the school slashes his hours in half and with no other jobs available in town, he stumbles across the opportunity when fiddling around on an online dating site and a rather handsome older gentleman offers him money.

What he thinks will be a onetime thing turns into a booming business at night, and Peter promises himself he’ll only do it long enough just until he gets caught up. He has nothing else going on in his life, after all.

Handsome, classy and educated as he is, Peter still hasn’t met The One. Until, that is, he meets Chip - the parent of a new student, who turns out to be more man than he’s ever dreamed of.

What will Chip say if he finds out what Peter is doing on the side? And, what’s worse, what will the school say when they find out this teacher has been a very bad boy?
 
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Wicked Little Secrets (Prep School Confidential, #2) "Anne Dowling becomes entangled in a web of secrets involving a missing student and a conspiracy at Wheatley Prep in this fast-paced, juicy follow-up to Prep School Confidential

Anne Dowling—a fresh, original, and funny new YA heroine whose knowing, irreverent voice will remind readers of Pretty Little Liars and Private—is back for her second semester at Wheatley Prep. Although things have settled (somewhat) since her roommate Isabella’s death, Anne's still kind of obsessed with the disappearance of Wheatley student Matthew Weaver thirty years ago, since she found a picture of him and his crewmates with the words “they killed him” scrawled on the back among Isabella’s things.

When Anne learns that her boyfriend Brent’s dad is one of the now-powerful Wheatley alumni who rowed crew with Matthew, and that the crew team continues to induct new members with a creepy-sounding ritual called “The Drop,” she knows further investigation could put her relationship with Brent in danger. Determined to discover the truth, she reaches out to Anthony, Isabella’s townie brother, who helps her delve deeper into the secrets in Wheatley’s past. Secrets someone would kill to keep hidden. As the school’s Spring Formal—and its notorious afterparty—approaches, Anne sees the perfect opportunity to do some off-campus digging into the lives of Wheatley’s VIPs in this thrilling, unputdownable read—but if she’s not careful, she’ll be the next student who never comes back."

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Nil (Nil, #1) "On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have one year. Exactly 365 days--to escape, or you die.

Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s lying naked in an empty rock field.

Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that to save their future, Charley must first save him. And on an island rife with dangers, their greatest threat is time."

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Rush (The Game, #1)  "So what's the game now? This, or the life I used to know?

Miki Jones's carefully controlled life spins into chaos after she's run down in the street, left broken and bloody. She wakes up fully healed in a place called the lobby - pulled from her life, through tiime and space into some kind of game in which she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures.

There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Every moment of the game is kill or be killed, and Miki has only the questionable guidance of Jackson Tate, the team's alluring and secretive leader. He evades her questions, holds himself aloof from the others, and claims it's every player for himself. But when he puts himself at risk to watch Miki's back, he leaves her both frustrated and fascinated. Jackson says the game isn't really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival. And the survival of every other person on the planet. She laughs. He doesn't. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn."
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Red Hill (Red Hill, #1) "When the world ends, can love survive?

For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can’t remember what it’s like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda’s biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals.

When reports of a widespread, deadly “outbreak” begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can’t outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy—an enemy who no longer remembers what it’s like to be human.

Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you’d die for becomes the one who could destroy you?

Red Hill grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go until its stunning conclusion."

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The Nightingale Circus (Broken People, #0.5)"Don’t be shy and come inside! The Nightingale is waiting to take flight!

Welcome to The Nightingale Circus! Listen to the singer with an enchanting voice. Watch the knife throwers who are also prosthetic builders. Here is a telecharger on the run and a ballerina with no lungs. There is a broken pole dancer and an Asian bot. You’ll be amazed by a regular girl who becomes exquisite and frightening at the same time.

They’re better known as the famous Nightingale, the Blade Masters, the Magician, the Swan, the Firebird, the Rocket Girl, and the Golden Lady.

They are all waiting to tell you their story about how they came to the circus and why they stayed.
This is a companion short story collection to Broken People."

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The Impaler's Revenge (The Impaler Legacy, #1)
"In a world crawling with vampires, Romania is the safest place left on earth. Thanks to the Little Council, there hasn't been a vampire on Romanian ground in over five centuries. But one day, Liana Cantacuzino, also a member of the Little Council and a descendant of one of the old noble families, is ordered to bring one in, covertly. Enter Maximilien Hess, a thousand years old vampire determined to ruin the existing order of things.

Suddenly, Liana finds herself forced to protect Hess, instead of having the pandurs kill him. With the help from her trustful friends, Rodica Ghica and Ştefan Sturdza, and that of an innocent bystander, Dr. Jesse Carver, Liana has to find out what is going on and what the President is hiding from her. When all is revealed, Hess's secret changes everything.

The first novella in The Impaler Legacy series, a vampire saga like no other"
 
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The American Heiress
""Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin’s The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." --Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don’t Know How She Does It and I Think I Love You
Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage.

Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora’s story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James." 
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Dead of Night (Hidden Faces Series, #3) 
"All words fell away. I pushed myself off the path, noticing for the first time the signs of earlier passage the matted earth, broken twigs. And I knew. My mouth turned cottony. I licked my lips, took three halting steps. My maddening, visual brain churned out pictures of colorless faces on a cold slab Debbie Lille, victim number one; Wanda Deminger, number three . . . He d been here. Dragged this one right where I now stumbled. I d entered a crime scene, and I could not bear to see what lay at the end. . . . This is a story about evil. This is a story about God s power. A string of murders terrorizes citizens in the Redding, California, area. The serial killer is cunning, stealthy. Masked by day, unmasked by night. Forensic artist Annie Kingston discovers the sixth body practically in her own back yard. Is the location a taunt aimed at her? One by one, Annie must draw the unknown victims for identification. Dread mounts. Who will be taken next? Under a crushing oppression, Annie and other Christians are driven to pray for God s intervention as they ve never prayed before. With page-turning intensity, Dead of Night dares to pry open the mind of evil. Twisted actions can wreak havoc on earth, but the source of wickedness lies beyond this world. Annie learns where the real battle takes place and that a Christian s authority through prayer is the ultimate, unyielding weapon."
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10 comments:

  1. I get depressed just thinking about book bans and limitations! I do know how it feels to have tbrs raging out of control and needing to be tamed! Enjoy your books!

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  2. I was really disappointed with Fool’s Assassin, so I'm hoping Fool's Quest is a return to form.

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  3. Wow!! Lots of books!! These are pretty much all new to me reads except for Nil! Which I still need to read! LOL! Hope you enjoy them all!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. WOW! HUGE haul! I kind of had to limit myself a bit because I've gone a little crazy lately. But, your books are fabulous and I'm going to go check out The Nightingale Circus. Have a great weekend! Happy reading!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My StS

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  5. Lots of goodies! I liked Nil and have been meaning to read Rush! Enjoy!

    My Stack

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  6. Can't wait to read reviews for all the books and I love Red Hill. :)

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  7. Great haul! I have wanted to check out Nil for a while because it seems like something I'd enjoy. Rush was an okay read.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  8. Great haul! I haven't read any of those books yet, but I hope you enjoy them! I really want to start Robin Hobb's books soon though!
    My StS

    Lizzie @ Lizzie the Sarcastic Blonde

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  9. I hadn't heard of any of these but Murderess looks interesting! I like that cover. I hope you enjoy all of these :) Have a good week!

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  10. i'm in book ban since january and with all that happened ( computer and internet crashing, huge vet bills etc) it won't change any time soon

    i didn't know there was a book in FABLE universe, pmy brother loved that game so i will perhaps take that for its christmas gift, thank you for teh discovery

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