Stacking the Shelves #3

Posted January 24, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 16 Comments


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!

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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.  🙂



16 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #3

    • Marcy

      Yep. Have to admit that the 13 stories in one got my attention even at free 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by

    • Marcy

      Hi Christine,

      The two horror novels I got specifically for a reading Challenge. I prefer my horror in the movies these days :).

      Thanks for the visit. I’m heading over to your site right now.

  1. Great books on your list. I used to always read Dean Koontz, but I haven’t read anything recently. This looks good. Have a great week!

    • Marcy

      Hi Yvonne,

      There was a time when I read everything Dean Koontz put out. Then I just started moving toward other styles of reading and only now occasionally pick up a library book of one of his titles. I remembered really loving The Watcher when it first came out, so I’m looking forward to re-visiting that story again.

      Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

  2. I got Rushed as well a few weeks ago, as well. That is exactly why i need a Free Reading Challenge this year. I have so many one-click books that I want to read, but I never get to them. Hopefully this year it will be different. Happy reading!
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    • Marcy

      It is so, so hard to pass up the free e-books. It’s like I’m addicted. 🙂 I have read most of my free ones, so it’s worked out. But with the size of my to be read stack growing each day… if I don’t pick up another free book until June I might make a dent in it. There are just so many books that I want to read. Addicted for sure. lol

      Thanks for the visit.

    • Marcy

      Hi Lisa,

      Watchers by Dean Koontz just had such a combination of really good characters and story line. When a novel takes what is possible in science today and moves ahead in time just a little to the what if possibilities, it really will capture my attention.

      Yes, I am definitely looking forward to visiting with old friends in Watchers.

      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

    • Marcy

      Hi Ronnie,

      I confess I don’t usually either, I prefer horror movies to horror books (I can scare myself more with my own imagination with the printed word) 🙂 But.. it is a challenge so I picked an old favorite and took a chance on a new to me author. We’ll see how it turns out.

      Thanks for stopping by.

    • Marcy


      I love paranormal and the chance to get 13 stories at once, I just couldn’t pass up. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by

  3. I remember reading Watchers years ago. Love most of Dean Koontz’s books. This one was pretty good but it has been so long I don’t remember the details sadly. I actually have it on my shelves as well to re-read one day. Happy Reading!
    Here’s my STS.

    • Marcy

      Hi Jamie,

      I’m really looking forward to re-reading Watchers for the Horror Challenge. It was a favorite at one time, and I’m hoping to reconnect with the story again. Did you know there was a movie made from the novel? I remember thinking it didn’t follow the book exactly, but I do remember enjoying it.

      Thanks for stopping over. 🙂