Saturday, July 26, 2014

Stacking The Shelves #38: Cephrael's Hand, Alienated, Ruin and Rising, The Cowboy and the Vampire, Black Trillium, Merlin's Mirror, The Escape

Welcome to
Stacking The Shelves!!

This is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer, Lili,
Stephanie, Jon, and Tynga @  

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 link up,
just click on the link above.

Here's this week's haul!!   

Books for Review

This looks like a totally fascinating
fantasy read!  I was lucky enough
to interview McPhail for a
blog tour nearly two years ago,
and really enjoyed it!
You can find the interview HERE.

Books Purchased

I've been wanting to get this one into 
my collection for the longest
time now, because the reviews are
overwhelmingly positive!
Plus, I LOVE that cover!!

Having read and greatly enjoyed
the first book in this series,
Shadow and Bone, I am eager to 
continue with the second,
and then this one, which is the third!!

This is supposed to be a very funny 
vamp romance, so I'm really looking forward
to reading it!  I recently interviewed
the authors too, when they released the
third book in the series.
You can access the interview HERE.
(My copy has the old cover, so
I got it pretty cheap.  I prefer this one, though.)

Here's a unique book indeed!  Three
great fantasy writers have collaborated on
one novel!  This should be 
absolutely fascinating reading, and
I can't wait to dig in!!

I've always been fascinated by the tales of
King Arthur and Merlin!  This 
is a modern take on those timeless legends,
from F & SF great Andre Norton!

Mary Balogh is, for me, the Queen of
Regency Romance!!   I read and
reviewed the second book in  this series,
which I greatly enjoyed!
I love everything she writes!
To access my review of 
The Arrangement, just click HERE.

What do you think of my haul?
Please leave a link to your 
STS post so I can come over 
and check out yours!


  1. You got a lovely stack. These look fabulous. The Mary Balogh book looks great.

    Books of Love

    1. Hi, Grace!

      Thanks! Glad you like them! Yeah, they all look fabulous, and I can't wait to start on them!! I'm supposed to review "Cephrael's Hand" first, though. And yes, I LOVE the cover of the Balogh novel. I'm NEVEr disappointed when I read one of her books, so I know I'll enjoy this one!

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  2. Nice haul this week, a great mix of books! I read and loved Alienated, such a brilliant book and I adore the romance in that one. I hope you enjoy all your reads this week :) Here's my STS.

    1. Hi, there!

      Glad you like my haul! Yeah, I'm a very eclectic reader; I enjoy adult as well as young adult fiction,. And Ive been wanting to get "Alienated" for quite a while now.... I know it will be GREAT!!

      Thanks so much for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  3. Great haul! I love the variety. I read and enjoyed both Alienated and Ruin and Rising. It has been a while since I read anything by Mary Balogh but enjoy her work. Come see what I got at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

    1. Hi, Kathy!

      Glad you like my haul! Yes, I'm a very eclectic reader. I've been wanting to read "Alienated" and "Ruin and Rising" for a while now (well, I do have to read "Siege and Shadow" first, lol). As for Mary Balogh, she's my favorite Regency writer!

      Thanks for visiting and commenting!! : )

  4. I'm about 90% in the audiobook of Alienated and it's really good. Enjoy your books!

    1. Hi, Nereyda!

      Oh, I didn't know there was an audiobook edition! Well, if I really like this book, I'll also get the audiobook.

      I know I'll enjoy all these reads! Thanks for letting me know about the audiobook, and thanks as well for commenting back!! : )

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    1. Hi, Rachel!

      Yeah, isn't it? I'm ECSTATIC!! I know I'll enjoy them all!

      Thanks for commenting back!!! : )


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