Saturday, October 26, 2013

Stacking The Shelves #26 (Halloween Edition): Hellsbane, Out For Blood, A Bite to Remember, How to Marry A Millionaire Vampire, Replacing Gentry, Much Ado About Vampires

Welcome to the Halloween Edition of
Stacking The Shelves!!

This is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer, Lili,
Stephanie, Helen, and Tynga @ Tynga's Reviews!

As the title implies, this is all about
sharing the books you're adding
to your shelves, be they physical or virtual.
For the complete rules, and to sign up,
just click on the link above.

This week's haul!! 

Books Purchased

I discovered the following book through
Bewitching Book Tours!

I first saw the sequel, Heaven and Hellsbane,
on a Bewitching blog tour.
It looked great, but the tour filled up fast,
so I didn't have a chance to
be part of it.
So I looked for the first book
on Amazon, and bought it.
I've just started reading Hellsbane, 
and will move on to the rest of the trilogy!

This is the fourth book in the
House of Comarre series,
which has a very original take on
vampire mythology,
as well as wonderful romance!
I've only read the first book so far,
but do have all four of them now,
so I'll be completing the
whole series someday soon!

This is part of the acclaimed Argenau series,
by the very talented Lynsay Sands!
This author has a very original, and
frequently funny, take
on the most famous paranormal
creatures of all: vampires.
If you think that vamps and humor
don't mix, be sure to pick up
one of these books, and
you'll soon change your mind!

This is my recently acquired copy
of this book.

This is the Gollancz edition, which I
discovered while preparing
this post!!
I've just ordered it, too, through
Barnes & Noble!!
(It's from a UK third-party seller.)

This is the first book in the
Love at Stake series, by
the equally funny Kerrelyn Sparks!
She, too, has a very original
vampire mythology,
and lots of humor and romance!

This is another Bewitching discovery!
(Pun intended, too.)
I first saw during the blog tour,
in which I was able to participate!
This is a Gothic tale in the tradition
of Jane Eyre and Rebecca!
Since I love both of those novels, I
knew I had to buy this one!

Katie McAllister also writes humorous
vampire romances,
so of course I had to add this one
to my collection!
Besides, that cover is seriously...
well, serious.  Ahem!
This novel is part of McAllister's
much-praised Dark Ones series.
This author is fairly new to me, and
I'm very happy about
having discovered her books!!

What do you think of my haul?
(One of these is on the way!)
What fabulously exciting books
did you stack on
your shelves
this week before Halloween?


  1. Awesome haul. The Kristen Painter series is really good. I've only read the first two books in that series and loved them. Come check out my haul as well.

    Books of Love

    1. Hi, Grace! So glad you like my haul! I really have to continue with the Kristen Painter series.....I've only read the first book, and that was last year! It's great that you like these books, too!

      I've already checked out your haul. As usual, it's jaw-dropping GOOD. I've gotten into the habit of bookmarking your STS posts. Yup, I like them THAT much!

      Thanks for commenting!! : )

  2. I haven't read any of these yet BUT I love the covers of the House of Comarre series. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy reading!

    Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

    1. Hi, Chel!

      Yeah, this particular series has some of the most beautiful covers I've ever seen! Dark, yes, but beautiful just the same. I need to continue with the series -- I've only read the first book.

      You're very welcome for my visit, and thanks for commenting back! Happy reading to you, too!! : )

  3. Lovely haul, a lot of lighthearted, funny books here, Maria! Hope you enjoy them all and happy Halloween!

    1. Hi, Kara!

      Thanks for the compliment! Yes, I prefer "Halloween Lite". Lol. That means no Stephen King, no "Night of the Living Dead", no "Friday the 13th", and definitely NO "The Silence of the Lambs". I can't stand the horror genre!! I like vamps and werewolves if they're the romantic kind, not the horror kind. I also like the funny, romantic kind.

      As for zombies.....I only like the ones in the "Until I Die" series, by Amy Plum. In those books, they're known as "revenants". And, instead of trying to eat people, they SAVE them. In the process, they get killed themselves. But they keep coming back!

      There are zombies in the Demon Trappers series, too, but they're totally harmless. In fact, they've been revived for the purpose of becoming servants to the rich. So I actually feel sorry for them!

      I do have two semi-scary books in this collection: "Hellsbane" and "Replacing Gentry". The first one has demons, and quite a bit of violence. The second one involves a mystery, which is announced by a cadaver.....yeah, a zombie. But he disappears pretty early on in the story.

      The other books are indeed lighthearted and funny. I LOVE my funny vamps!!

      Thanks for commenting!! Happy Halloween!! : )


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