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Books Added to My Shelves This Week

I love when I get new books — and when that purchase helps someone else as well.  This week, among some serious Harlequin hoarding, I picked up an older series with sparkling new covers by Jill Shalvis.  It’s a series that I’ve been planning on reading… one day.  And because of Kensington Books donating a portion of the purchase of those books to the California Wildfire Relief efforts I decided that now is the time to buy them.

So this week in addition to 6 Harlequin titles I also picked up the Wilder series by Jill Shalvis – Instant Attraction – Instant Gratification – Instant Temptation

That’s it for this week – hope you found an awesome new book for yourself.  🙂

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Books Added to My Shelves This Week

October 28, 2018 thru November 3, 2018

It’s been a very quiet week on the spending money on books or NetGalley ARCs for  me.  Life happened – a ton of reviews to get up for publication days this past week (they’re scheduled in advance but the linking to Amazon and such is done on pub. day) – my son had another Spinraza treatment (for Spinal Muscular Atrophy) and that didn’t go well so tending to him… so my haul this week is rather small but still looking forward to diving into them.

I’m addicted to Heather Grahams’s Krewe of Hunters series — Paranormal anything is my first love in reading – so picked up Echoes of Evil

My pre-order in the multi-author series Return of the Blackwell Brothers arrived – so added The Rancher’s Fake Fiancee by Amy Vastine

And picked up two books in Melissa Fosters ‘Whiskey series – also added Tru Blue and Truly, Madly Whiskey

Plus there might have been a few Bookbub deals gathered up… I’m so bad with those free or 99 cent deals but I rarely pass up the good ones.

And of course, I rotated some books on my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Here are the covers – and if you’d like to check out the blurbs they are linked over to Goodreads.

That’s it for this week.  Hope you found some fantastic reads for your ever growing TBR pile.  🙂

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.  If you’d like to take part simply click on those links above or the graphic to discover what this fun event is all about.

Books Added to My Shelves This Week

So this week I discovered BookBub – well, I knew about it but this last weekend I went over to check it out, and guys, I am in so much financial troubles now! (giggles like a kid in a candy store).  I do love that so many authors will put their first book in a series up there (and other places) at no cost.  That lets me decide if I’m going to invest time and money in another series.  And let’s be real, I usually do.  But I have to be careful or my TBR is going to go from mountainous to a full mountain range.  Not even going to list those books ‘cos I went kinda crazy this first time.

I did pick up the newest Eve & Roarke in Leverage in Death

And RayAnne Thayne’s Season of Wonder

A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas by Maisey Yates

And, of course, Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actually, I sorta behaved myself this week – if you don’t count the no cost ones.  🙂  Picked up a couple titles from NetGalley – and, of course, my Kindle Unlimited replacements, but those are usually short novellas that don’t take much time at all to read.

I probably won’t get off so easy next week because I’m on the search for Halloween themed books.

Hope you found some amazing reads this week!

 

 

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Gah!  I am so horrible at keeping up to date with this.  But… it’s a new month and a new weekly habit to make.

So, this past week (May 27 to June 2, 2018) I went on a bit of a book buying spree.  Okay, so maybe that’s every week, but this one was heavier than usual.

Because Amazon is shutting down the Kindle Worlds program. and there are many KW titles that fit in with series that I follow… well, I might have gone a bit crazy getting the ones that I simply “have” to have at my fingertips.  I know many authors will re-publish their stories with the new guidelines but it won’t be the same without that connection to series that I love.  I’m not even going to list them because frankly it’s embarrassing and to see them lined up will remind me that the book budget is going to be rather slim in June.  Oh, well.

I am staying away from the “Find Titles” tab on NetGalley right now because my June reading schedule is rather packed already.  It’s hard, it really is but I’m trying…. I’m picking up only the titles that I know will release within days (a week at the most, mainly Tule Publishing titles) because, again, I’m addicted to series.

Having said all that… I did pick up some been waiting for and must have author books this past week.  I see many long reading nights in my future… but I’m not complaining.  🙂

First off had to start Jill Shalvis’ new series Wildstone So I picked up:

Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis

The Good Luck Sister by Jill Shalvis

And of course, once I started browsing Amazon I found other books that I just could not live without… no really, I needed these titles like I need air to breathe and coffee to drink.  Are you buying this?  Me either, I just wanted them.  🙂

And that wraps up this week’s buying spree for my Stacking the Shelves #3.  I shouldn’t but I know I probably will have more for next week’s post.  Guess we’ll find out.  Until then may all your stories have happy endings.

 

 

About that Kiss by Jill Shalvai

Sweet Sunrise by Kay Corral

Seaside Dreams by Melissa Foster

Fade to Black by Heather Graham

Stay With Me by Kristen Proby

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

StackingTheShelvesStacking 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 at Tynga’s Reviews If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

I swore I was gonna be good this past week.  *sigh*  But you know all about those best laid plans, right?  It’s that 1-click-addiction to free ebooks and the under $3.00 clicks that get me in so much trouble.  Plus I just might have gone a bit crazy on NetGalley’s Read Now section when I saw a couple series there… 80% level comes and goes so easily.  🙁   Ah, well.  At least they all qualify for the TBR Challenge ‘cos most were ones I’ve wanted for a while now.

From Amazon there was:

A Quick BiteAir Boundearth boundThe Witch Who Cried WolfFalling For A Wolf

And from the Read Now section at NetGalley I was tempted by:

Deja DateThe Catalain book of SecretsGetting It right

It could have been a lot worse.  And thankfully, a large majority are novellas so the reading will go fast.  Does anyone have a cure for the 1-click-blues?  😉

StackingTheShelvesStacking 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 at Tynga’s Reviews If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

My stack this past week is sorta low, for me.  I’ve been trying to get caught up enough to devote most of March to getting my To Be Read pile dwindled down considerably.  This post  I Vow ~ To Take Control of My TBR Pile! pretty much explains what that is all about.  Did I tempt you to check out another Challenge?

My Blood Runs Blue

“I’m still a cop, and my blood runs blue.” Officer Kristin Greene has always felt that something was missing from her life. Even though her job with the Fawn Hollow Township Police Department keeps her busy, she continues to feel as if there is something else out there she is meant to be doing. Kristin finds herself investigating a homicide where a young woman has had her throat ripped brutally out. As she begins to dig for the answers, she finds herself thrown into a world she never knew existed. When Julian and Alexander crash into her life, she finds herself being pulled into a love triangle that has been going on longer than she has been alive. Kristin in determine to figure out who they are and why they keep calling her Calista. Join Kristin as she fights to learn the truth about the recent murder, the two seductive men who have entered into her life and the real truth about herself in a suspenseful tale that weaves paranormal into to the realistic world of law enforcement.

So last week I picked up My Blood Runs Blue, which is the first book in a reissue of the series. My Blood Runs Blue was originally released in 2011. This 2014 version has been revised and re-edited. I missed it first time around so I figured I would read the first one and see if I want to continue the series.  And that is it.  I know.  Unbelievable, right?  It’s been too cold to walk down to the local library, and I’m basically book dollar broke for a bit, and since I just got my 80% badge at NetGalley (Yay) I’m trying to not get so overloaded there either.

Besides, I really need to concentrate on my TBR pile for awhile now.  So, it’s good to not have anything else to distract me.  Right.  *laughing at myself* — I’m going to go into withdrawals not picking up more books.  😉

And as far as the Monthly Wrap-up goes.  I’m not doing too badly.  I’ve been in a reading frenzy trying to get my NetGalley books not only under control (I kinda went crazy for a bit there), but to get my ratio numbers in a much better range.  It’s been so cold in Pennsylvania that going outdoors is only done on a need to basis – I’m such a summer person – so what better to do than read and work on getting this blog of mine in better shape.

That’s it for me.  Hope your stack was interesting this past week.  🙂

 

 

StackingTheShelvesStacking 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 at Tynga’s Reviews If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

This past week I gave into temptation.  I used up my Amazon Gift Cards from Christmas and indulged in getting some current series that I really want to read… now.

I know, I’m certifiable – but really so tired of not reading series in order… so I gave in.  But I’m a happy reader for indulging in the book binge.  😉

Now, I must not one click, I must not one click, I must not one click…. yeah, right.

PrintThe Heir KCThe Guard KCPrint

Scarlet MMThe Selection KCThe Prince KCThe One KC

Fairest MM

Cress MM

Cinder MM

StackingTheShelvesStacking 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 at Tynga’s Reviews If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

It wasn’t a huge haul for this week. In fact this post is a day late because of working on the blog – it’s a major pain to combine two blogs into one.  Anyway, here’s my short haul for the week of January 24 – 31.

Viper Game by Christine Feehan GhostWalker Wyatt Fontenot knows the price he paid for the secret military experiments that gave him his special catlike abilities. After all, he left his bayou home a healer and came back a killer. While Wyatt and his GhostWalker brother Gator may have known exactly the sort of game they were getting into, Wyatt never anticipated where it would lead — or to whom.

Viper Game CF The swamps hold many mysteries, but few are as sinuously seductive as Le Poivre de Cayenne. The woman the locals call Pepper is every bit as enigmatic as the three little girls she’s desperately trying to protect. From what, Wyatt is soon to discover. Right now Pepper needs a man like Wyatt. Passionately. But her secrets are about to take them both deeper into the bayou than either imagined — where desire is the deadliest poison of all.

 

The Warning Sign M MarloweThe Warning Sign by Mia Marlowe

Sara’s been hurt. Badly. Her cheating ex has her doubting everything about herself. But after graduating from Boston College, she’s trying to start fresh with a new job. A new guy in her life seems more complicated than she needs right now.

But Ryan’s too hot to pass up. Too bad he brings new problems to the table. Which is something Sara totally doesn’t need–especially after she figures out an accidental drowning wasn’t so accidental and ends up on a mob hitman’s “to do” list.

And the only cop who’ll believe her is her cheating ex…

And from NetGalley:

Soul Crossed (of Demons and Angels, book 1)Soul Crossed (of Demons and Angels book 1) by Lisa Gail Green  Josh lived a reckless, selfish life, so upon his death, escaping the eternal torments of Hell by assuming the role of a powerful, soul-corrupting demon is an easy choice. His first soul assignment doesn’t seem too hard: the mortal Camden is already obsessed with weapons, pain, and torture. If only Josh wasn’t distracted by Cam’s beautiful friend, Grace.

Grace never expected to die violently at age sixteen, but now she’s an Angel, responsible for saving a soul. She can already see past Camden’s earthly flaws, so the job should be be easy. If only that handsome, playboy Josh would stop getting in the way.

It’s forbidden for an Angel to be with a Demon, so if Josh and Grace stop resisting each other, the results would be disastrous.

And only one can claim Cam’s soul.

Kittens Can KillKittens Can Kill (A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir) by Clea Simon The dead don’t keep pets. So when animal behaviorist expert Pru Marlowe gets a call about a kitten, she doesn’t expect to find the cuddly creature playing beside the cooling body of prominent Beauville lawyer David Canaday.

Heart attack? His three adult daughters angrily blame drug interactions, feline allergies—and each other. And begin to feud over their father, his considerable estate, and that cute ball of fluff. While the cause of death is pending, each sister has an axe to grind –with arguments that escalate when David’s partner reads out the will.

Pru’s special sensory talents and sensitivity to animals that caused her to flee the cacophony of Manhattan for the quiet Berkshires add further problems. The local vet is overwhelmed with money running out. There’s that needy Sheltie and some invasive squirrels? But the dead man’s kitten, his former partner, and his troublesome family keep drawing “wild-girl” animal psychic Pru back in.

Despite the wry observations of her trusty tabby Wallis, now the wrongfully accused kitten’s guardian, and the grudging compliance of her cop lover, this may be one time when Pru can’t solve the mystery or save the kitten she wants to believe is innocent. A single witness knows the truth about that bright spring morning. How far can Pru investigate without risking her own hidden tale?

I have to admit that when I saw the cover for Kittens Can Kill I immediately pictured my ragdoll Leia on that cover – it looks so much like her.  Only Leia is a hefty 25 pounds of muscle and fluff.  But she was a cute little kitten like that one, once.

So that’s my haul for the week.  What did you add to your growing piles.  🙂

 

 

 

 

StackingTheShelves

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!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

My Haul for the week of Jan. 18 – 24, 2015

Usually my reading and reviewing tastes lean toward Romance in any genre.  It’s easy to find a love story just about anywhere.  But this week I went looking for specific novels for a Challenge I’m taking part in, so my picks are not the usual ones for me.  🙂  My haul isn’t huge this week.  But what I did pick up I’m looking forward to.

The Watchers D. KoontzThe Watchers by Dean Koontz

“From a top secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose…Bestselling author Dean Koontz presents his most terrifying, dramatic and moving novel: The explosive story of a man and a woman, caught in a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation…”

I entered a Horror Reading Challenge last week.  And ever since I’ve been trying to remember the horror classics that I once read constantly.  Dean Koontz’s The Watchers came to mind.  I loved the book, but details were sketchy so I decided to pick up a Kindle edition. (the nice part is that this covers another re-read challenge too – love it when that happens)

 

Rushed B. HarmonRushed by Brian Harmon

“Eric can’t remember the recurring dream that keeps waking him in the middle of the night with an overwhelming urge to leave, yet he spends each day feeling as if he desperately needs to be somewhere. With no idea how to cure himself of this odd compulsion, he decides to let it take its course and go for a drive, hoping that once he proves to himself that there is nowhere to go, he can return to his normal life. Instead, he finds himself hurled headlong into a nightmare adventure across a fractured Wisconsin as the dream reveals itself one heart-pounding detail at a time.”

Any time I’m on the Kindle pages at Amazon I have to check out the “free” book downloads.  It’s often a great way to read the start of a series or a new to me author.  I found Rush (Book 1) and that qualifies as horror read number 2, plus new to me author challenge too.

 

The Paranormal 13And finally, also at an amazing “free” price I picked up 13 Paranormals  which I realize will be the lead-in story to 13 paranormal series.  But that’s okay, it gives me a chance to find out if I want to buy any of the rest of the series novels.

 

That’s it for this week.  Not a big haul, but enough to keep me reading late into the night when most Horror and Paranormal novels would take me anyways.  🙂

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Week of January 10 thru 17, 2015

In the calmer days after the holidays, January is usually a slower month book buying-wise for me.  Spent too much on Christmas, and way too many after the season sales are normally my reasons.

But this week I am excited!  I was approved for NetGallley and actually got a few novels to review (which just blows me away ‘cos I’ve wanted that approval for so long now) and I did a little shopping on the Amazon/Kindle free e-books page.  So, of course, my To Be Read Pile has just jumped in level!  Right now it’s too cold in Pennsylvania to venture (walk) out to the library so at least I haven’t added library books to that towering TBR.  🙂  Maybe next week.

So my haul this week from Amazon Free e-books are:

The Brands who came for ChristmasThe Brands Who Came For Christmas by Maggie Shayne

I will read a grocery list written by Maggie Shayne (yes she is one of my favorite authors) so I’m looking forward to the next installment in the Brands family saga)

Curse of the AlphaCurse of the Alpha (Episodes 1 & 2) by Tasha Black

Often I find the most wonderful series through the free e-books list.  These are usually new to me authors and I cannot wait to enter their brand new worlds.

 

The Faerie GuardianThe Faerie Guardian (Touched Series Book 1) by Rachel Morgan

This one is also a new to me author and it really sounded good.  I love faeries, always have and always will (I even have another website devoted to nothing but faeries) so the idea behind this series intrigued me.  Looking forward to this read.

 

And that’s it for Amazon Free this week.

It would be so, so easy for me to take tons of free Amazon e-books, and I suppose I should at that price.  But there is only so much reading time in every day for me so I do need to be realistic here (darn it!)

Then Along Came NetGalley

I am so excited to be a part of NetGalley so I sincerely hope you will excuse my enthusiasm right now.  I am literally an over indulged kid on a sugar high over here.  🙂

Because I’m so new and am still learning the rules of NetGalley, dates when reviews go up (for me), what can and cannot be shown I’m going to play it so safe with this week’s list of MetGalley picks.  (I need to spend a day just reading every single page over there so I understand the no-no and can do the “Oh yes you can!” stuff.

So this is my NetGalley list for my first week:

1.  Of Shadow & Stone by Michelle Muto

2.  Untouched by Lauren Hawkeye

3. Vampires Never Cry Wolf by Sara Humphreys

4.  Riding The Odds by Lynda K. Scott

5.  Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster

6. Magic Found by Misha McKenzie

Every one sounds good to me and it is hard to resist vampires, werewolves and magic – so I’m gonna be in reading heaven on these titles.  Look for the reviews when they are allowed to be published.  🙂

So Now The Reading Orgy Can Commence

Looks like I’m in for a bit of reading this week.  How’s your week stacking up?

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