Friday, August 23, 2013

Stacking the Shelves 8/24

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.
Hosted by Tyngas Reviews, visit her site to get all the guidelines, and to add to the linky list if you want to participate.

In the Shadows of Eden

by Rebekah Armusik

This copy is signed by both the author, and her husband Eric who did the oil painting of the book cover. Isn’t it gorgeous? I love that all the covers will be unique to this series, not re-use of models for covers like you see all over the place. I also was so honored that on the back cover there is a piece of my review from previous books, how exciting!!
I also received a ebook version for review, now I can keep the signed one in mint shape by reading the ebook instead.

In the fifth novel of the epic Gothic tale, Nadija and Alexei are given back their memories and graces by Saint Michael. During their voyage into the past, they remember all the secrets buried deep within the shadows of Eden that bolstered the epic fall. Armed with this new knowledge, they are more prepared for battle as they discover even more disquieting revelations, sickening deceit and hidden treasures.



Andromeda Rising (Signed Paperback!)

by James Ramsey 

Won the print book signed in a giveaway, I already had the ebook for a book tour, you can read my review, here if you want, with an excerpt too.

I should have been paying attention. Growing up on the run from religious fanatics gave me more than a few good reasons to be careful, but I was just too tired to be as vigilant as I should have been. My mind was occupied with my latest case—a missing nine year old girl. I was usually good at my job, but sometimes I needed a little extra help from magick. I always managed to track down a cheating spouse or the occasional runaway, but now it seemed more children were missing from the streets of Seattle and nothing I did worked.

A cat jumped on my shoulder and jerked me from my exhaustion induced stupor. I spun into a defensive crouch only to see the cat had landed on the sidewalk behind me.

Time seemed to stop for a moment when the cat spoke.


My name is Jocelyn Matthews and if I live through tonight, I’ll tell you all about my life as a witch.

Chronicle: Before the Books of Eva (Books of Eva 0.5)

by Heather Terrell

Received Free from authors website, here

This is our second—and last—chance. Thanks to the Gods, and thanks to the Testing.

Each year, the finest Gallants in New North embark on the Testing, a harrowing rite of passage through the frozen wastelands to recover Relics, artifacts from the evil time before the Healing. About these Relics the Testors construct their Chronicles, illustrating mankind’s depravity, his Vanity, his love of Tech, his sins too numerous to count. All true Chronicles are collected and made part of the Lex’s Holy Truths, year by year.

The Chronicle. Nothing is more vital to the resolve of the inhabitants of the New North, the last inhabitants of an Earth flooded by the Healing. But not all Chronicles are deemed True. And not all Testors are Gallants. One year there was a Maiden, Madeline, the first but not the last. Braving the perils of the Testing, she discovered a Relic that, if Chronicled, would be the New North’s downfall..

Darkness Haunts (The Sensor #1)

by Susan Illene 

Received for the book tour , my stop Sept 9

Book one of The Sensor Series.

Melena Sanders faced her fair share of danger with insurgents and terrorists when she served in the U.S. Army, but now she is about to go up against a new threat. Her best friend, Aniya, has disappeared while on a trip to Fairbanks, Alaska—a supernatural haven. Most humans have no idea darker races lurk amongst them. Mel knows better. If she wants to get her friend back, she’s going to have to go in alone—but not unarmed.

Melena has a few special skills the Army didn’t provide, but the odds are still against her. She’s got to come up with a plan fast that doesn’t involve her, or her friend, dying. But danger likes to play it rough. A war for power is about to rise in Fairbanks and if she wants to get Aniya back, she’s going to have to step right into the middle of it.

Darkness Taunts (The Sensor #2)

by Susan Illene

Received for book tour, my stop Sept 9

Melena Sanders has managed to avoid all things inhuman for most of her life, but after coming to Fairbanks, Alaska to rescue her best friend from supernaturals she hasn’t been allowed to leave. That is, until her long-time nemesis comes to collect a favor she owes him. Lucas might be half angel, but he’s all bad as far as she’s concerned. 

Paying him back might get her out of town for a while, but her new destination will be anything but enjoyable. Mel’s got to help the nephilim take care of a demon possession outbreak in Juneau. Although something like this hasn't happened for thousands of years, Lucas is certain Melena’s rare abilities are the key to solving the problem.

With violence in the capital city growing, she’s going to have to figure out how to stop it fast before the trouble spreads to other places. Not only that, but working closely with Lucas is changing the dynamics of their hate-hate relationship—worrying her more than the demons. Getting back to her captivity in Fairbanks never looked so good.

Wind and Shadow (The Talbot Trilogy, Book 1)

by Tori L. Ridgewood

I received this book from the author for my honest review.

Rayvin Woods, photographer and natural witch. She just wanted to start her life over again after a series of misadventures. She didn't count on rekindling a lost love when she came home to Talbot...or battling a malevolent vampire and his coven for her life.

Grant Michaels, police officer. He thought Rayvin was a murderer. He will do whatever it takes to protect the community he loves from danger...but will he learn to trust his heart, and the word of a witch, before it's too late?

Malcolm de Sade, cunning vampire, imprisoned underground for a year by Charlotte Fanning and Pike Mahonen ("Mist and Midnight", Midnight Thirsts). His accidental release unleashes his hunger and ambition on a small, sleepy town…


Facing the past can be a nightmare. It's worse when a vampire is stalking you.


Into the Deep (Into the Deep #1)

by Lauryn April 

I received this book from the author for my honest review.

Ivy Daniels is a high school junior still learning who she is. After an accident, Ivy finds herself with an ability she doesn’t want, an ability to uncover secrets which quickly begins to redefine what she thinks about the people around her as well as herself. Because of this ability, Ivy becomes the one thing that stands between an angry teen and the death of every student on campus. The only problem is she doesn’t know who wants everyone dead. Will she figure out who has this dark secret, or will she fail to find him in time?

Through her search to do the right thing, Ivy discovers that knowing the thoughts and secrets of those around her may just tear her apart.

The Liberator (Dante Walker #2)
by Victoria Scott 

I received this book from the Publisher for review, I received an ARC, More of a ARC giveaway for reviewers I believe. I am happy, been wanting to read this, so will get to is asap.

Bad boy, meet bad girl.

Dante has a shiny new cuff wrapped around his ankle, and he doesn't like that mess one bit. His new accessory comes straight from Big Guy himself and marks the former demon as a liberator. Despite his gritty past and bad boy ways, Dante Walker has been granted a second chance.

When Dante is given his first mission as a liberator to save the soul of seventeen-year-old Aspen, he knows he’s got this. But Aspen reminds him of the rebellious life he used to live and is making it difficult to resist sinful temptations. Though Dante is committed to living clean for his girlfriend Charlie, this dude’s been a playboy for far too long…and old demons die hard. 

With Charlie becoming the girl she was never able to be pre-makeover and Aspen showing him how delicious it feels to embrace his inner beast, Dante will have to go somewhere he never thought he’d return to in order to accomplish the impossible: save the girl he’s been assigned to, and keep the girl he loves.

Have more questions about the romance in THE LIBERATOR? Read a note from the author about Aspen's involvement in the story: 


  1. Wow great haul! And congrats on being on the back of the book(: That's so amazing!!!
    Happy Reading,

    (and don't forget to stop my tomorrow for mt STS)

  2. thanks, and I will stop by for sure. Thanks for stopping in. :)

  3. thanks for stopping by, I think I will enjoy them for sure.

  4. Nice group of books. I'll have to check out Andromeda Rising. It sounds especially good to me. Come see what I got this week at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

  5. Lovely haul. The first books cover is amazing. I love the detail of it. Your other books sound very good.

    Books of Love

  6. I haven't heard about any of these books, Michelle! But I do hope that you enjoy them! :D

    Have a fab Monday!

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