Saturday, September 12, 2015

Stacking The Shelves #42

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Stacking The Shelves!!

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Here's this week's haul!!   

Books Received For Review

Printed Books

I have to thank Mira Books for this novel, 
which arrived this past week!  
I need to read and review it soon!

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From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent comes a richly imagined, provocative new series set in the dark mythology of the Menagerie…

When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger's Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah in her black swan burlesque costume is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she's forced to "perform" in town after town.

But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival. Gallagher, her handler, is as kind as he is cryptic and strong. The other "attractions"—mermaids, minotaurs, gryphons and kelpies—are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity. And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she'll discover a strength and a purpose she never knew existed.

Renowned author Rachel Vincent weaves an intoxicating blend of carnival magic and startling humanity in this intricately woven and powerful tale.

Kindle Books Purchased
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Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you…

Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen-year-old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago.

Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her. Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity.

Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her,’ Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendants of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she.

But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love.

She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesied to be a part of. The fate of all the descendants will forever depend upon it.

 *New Adult Contemporary Romance*

Serena has learned to live with her past, locking her secrets and nightmares deep inside her. But when her boyfriend of six years abruptly leaves her, she’s catapulted back into pain, nursing a broken heart. When indulging in mountains of chocolate doesn’t work, Serena decides the best way to deal with her shattered heart is to indulge in something else. A rebound . . .

The night she swaps her usual Sprite for tequila, she meets James. The encounter is breathtaking.
And best not repeated.

James is a successful entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. A man who has amassed a fortune by taking risks. A man who has shunned commitment completely, and still does. He’s the exact opposite of Serena. But sometimes opposites attract. Sometimes they give in to burning passion. Sometimes opposites are perfect for each other.

James is everything her damaged soul could want. His kisses are intoxicating, his touch out of this world. He makes her forget. He grants her peace from her pain. But as they grow closer, Serena discovers she isn’t the only one with a past. James carries the scars of a past much darker than hers. One that has left him damaged, hurt, and wary of love. A past that gives him the power to shatter her.

Now James and Serena must find a way to mend one another. Or risk losing each other forever.
They told 20-year-old Charlie O’Malley that they had a cure for the rare blood condition that would eventually kill her -– an untested, experimental cure. All they wanted in return was for her to join their elite military team and train to kill the Undead.

She took the deal, not because she cared so much about extending her life, but because it would make her strong -– stronger than ordinary humans. Strong enough to kill the vampire who’d pretended to love her, taken her blood, used her body, and murdered her mother.

Killion was the last of his kind, or so he thought. When he found Charlie, he felt the pull. She had the rare Belladonna Antigen all vampires had as humans. Vampires were compelled to protect those rare mortals they called The Chosen. But with Charlie, the bond was different, more powerful than anything he’s felt before, and impossible to resist, even though surrendering to it will probably get him killed.

Ancient vampire elders Rhiannon and Roland come out of exile, risking their lives to help their mortal friend Roxy reclaim her granddaughter. But before the tale ends, their lives will be forever changed.

Join Maggie Shayne as she returns to her most beloved series of all time with this new beginning….

Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Wood's life is turned upside down when her boyfriend kills himself the day after she dumps him.
Blamed by the townsfolk of Broadwater and ostracized by her friends is bad enough. But the fallout from dealing with her mom's increasingly frequent psychotic episodes sends her fleeing to New York City to live with her aunt, a Wicca High Priestess.

Alyssa doesn't believe in magic, not any more.

She has a new life to lead: a new BFF in Seth and a major crush on Ronan, the sexy geek saxophonist who tutors music at her high school.

Can she leave her old life behind or will the ghosts of the past continue to haunt her?

Gracie Ambrose has only vague memories of her father, who mysteriously disappeared on her sixth birthday. As she prepares to graduate high school and face the loneliness of losing her best friend, Kellan -- who is moving across the country to attend college in Connecticut, she decides to go in search of answers about her long-lost father. Gracie's quest soon leads her to the very town where her best friend, and secret crush has gone… Asylum Hill. There, in the little picturesque town, Gracie finds more than she has bargained for, and is drawn into a world that is made of her nightmares.

As Gracie nears her eighteenth birthday, she discovers that her father was not just an average man, and she is not just an average teenage girl. She is a precious commodity and there are some who would stop at nothing to possess her. Gracie's feelings for Kellan are soon put to the test when she meets the handsome yet unexplainably familiar, Liam Kingston. With his unique ice-blue eyes he captured her heart, and awakened a fated love that was doomed from the start.

Stepping out of the shadows of obscurity and into a whole new world where her dreams can mean the difference between life and death, Gracie grapples with the revelation of what she is about to become, and the dreadful choice she must make that will consume her heart forever.

Zoe Jabril could be just another 17-year-old girl attending parties with her friends and checking out cute guys — except her best friend is a Guardian Angel, and the boy she crushes on is a Nephilim, half-angel, both sent to Earth to protect her. A high school classmate happens to be a trendsetting shopaholic fairy. And now there’s a new werewolf in town.

Zoe has to deal with her feelings toward Shay, who spreads a strange electrical current through her body every time he touches her. Now Zoe is under constant attack from demons, trying to kill and stop her from fulfilling the Prophecy: a girl will be born who will unite the Enlightens to battle evil. Then on top of that, between boring homework and drama with girls at school, she has to control new found talents if she’s to prevent the devil from escaping Hell.

In order to do so, Zoe must devise a kick-butt plan ASAP or watch everyone die, because she’s running out of time. She turns eighteen in two months—the date Armageddon kicks off.

What do you think of my haul
this week?
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  1. You got a few freebies that I hadn't seen. I'm going to grab a few of these books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. Hi, Grace!

    Hope you can get them! All of these were free a week ago, but I found only two that were still free this week.

    I'm glad you like the books I got!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  3. Oh I am going to look forward to your review on Menagerie! Someone posted a teaser from it last week and Delilah sounds wonderful!

  4. Hi, Verushka!

    I'm really looking forward to reading this book! Yes, Delilah does sound wonderful!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  5. Great books for you this week! Lots of pretty covers on them. I hope you enjoy them!
    Britt @ Spare Time book blog
    My STS:

  6. Hi, Britt!

    I'm glad you like my books! And yes, these covers are indeed pretty! I know I will enjoy them all!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  7. The Menagerie looks and sounds great. Happy reading.

  8. Hi, there!

    Yes, it does!! I can't wait to start on it!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!! : )

  9. These books look really good.

    Menagerie is making me think about how stories about carnivals have played such an interesting part in modern mythology. We imagine them as such dark and mystical things. We also seem to tie them with stories of escape involving people running away and joining them.

    My personal favorite carnival story is Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes.

  10. Hey, Brian!

    You know, somehow carnivals have acquired quite a sinister reputation, especially in popular literature. I know of a couple of books in which carnivals are fun on the surface, but underneath, are full of horrible events and creatures.

    One book I read, titled "The Forbidden Game", featured carnival grounds. The characters went there at night, so the rides weren't working, nor were there any other people there. This book is an omnibus -- a collection of three books in a series -- written by L.J. Smith, who's also the author of "The Vampire Diaries". Amazingly, this collection is actually in the horror genre, and i read it! I, who utterly despise the horror genre!! But Smith's writing was so compelling, the plot so original and fascinating, that I just HAD to keep reading..... And well, the tale does have a happy ending.....except for one character in particular.....

    In spite of the fact that Bradbury is one of my favorite authors, I think his novels and short story collections do have an undercurrent of horror that makes me feel VERY uneasy. In "The Illustrated Man", for instance, there's a story about a family that purchases "wall TV" -- something found in "Fahrenheit 451", as well -- that turns out to be too close to reality for comfort....and the children of the family are not as sweet and childlike as they seem.....SHIVERS!!

    Having said the above, of course I've never even gone near "Something Wicked This Way Comes:, not to mention "The October Country".

    Isn't it interesting that I LOVE vampire romances, in spite of my dislike of the horror genre? Could it be that I like "horror lite"? Lol. Well, as long as the vamps are like Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga, I have no problem with them. Dracula clones are quite another matter! Lol.

    Thanks for the great, thought-provoking comment!! : )


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