Saturday, 12 October 2013

Stacking the Shelves (12th October 2013)

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and 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!

For Review:

The Accidental Mistress by Portia Da Costa (The Accidental Trilogy #2)

After being mistaken for a high-class call girl when they first met, Lizzie now enjoys a fiery relationship with John, her gorgeous and incredibly rich older man. Devoted, romantic and devilishly kinky, John knows exactly how to satisfy her every need.

But John has a dark side - and a past he won't talk about. He might welcome Lizzie in his bed - and out of it - but will she ever be anything more than a rich man's mistress?

Dark Witch by Nora Roberts (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy #1)

Iona Sheehan has just taken the biggest gamble of her life. Leaving her job, her home and her family in Baltimore, she has come to Ireland in search of answers.

Iona has always felt a powerful connection to the home of her ancestors. So when her grandmother confesses an extraordinary family secret, she can't resist visiting County Mayo to discover the truth for herself.

Arriving at the beautiful and atmospheric Castle Ashford, Iona is excited to meet her cousins for the first time. What Iona doesn't realise is that her cousins have been expecting her for a long time. And they are about to discover that some old legends can return to haunt the present.

Broken Beauty by Chloe Adams (Broken Beauty #1)

Sometimes bad things happen to beautiful people.

When socialite party girl Mia Abbott-Renou wakes up in a garden she has little recall of the previous night -- except that she is naked...hurt...terrified. Not only has she been raped, but she knows one of her assailants: the son of a wealthy politician who happens to be her own father’s political ally.

Mia wants and needs justice. Except this privileged boy has an alibi and her father forbids her from going to the police. It’s a critical election year, one that his party might lose if his image as a doting father is soured due to Mia being labeled a lush or worse, promiscuous.

Devastated at not having the support of her family, Mia finds herself in a tug-of-war with her conscience over what to do, especially since she can’t remember exactly what happened that night. Worse, the men who attacked her have hurt several other girls, and Mia may be the key to stopping them.

Mia tries to forget, until the unthinkable happens, and she’s left reeling once again, faced with a new challenge that will force her to take more control of her life.

Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones (The Secret Life of Amy Benson #1)

At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loved to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she's finally dared to believe she is forgotten-even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets her guard down, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.

On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take "no" as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?

Kinked by Thea Harrison (Elder Races #6)

As a harpy, Sentinel Aryal is accustomed to dealing with hate, but Sentinel Quentin Caeravorn manages to inspire in her a burning ire unlike anything she’s ever known. Aryal believes the new Sentinel to be a criminal, and vows to take him out as soon as the opportunity arises. But the harpy’s incessant wrath has pushed Quentin to the limit, and forces him to make a deadly vow of his own.

To put an end to the conflict, Dragos, Lord of the Wyr, sends them on a reconnaissance mission to the Elven land of Numenlaur. Forced to work together, Aryal and Quentin’s mutual antagonism escalates. Each fight draws forth more passion—culminating in an explosively sexual confrontation. But when their quest reveals real danger, Aryal and Quentin must resolve their differences in ways beyond the physical, before the entire Wyr is threatened.

Dark Secret Love: A Story of Submission

'I knew what I wanted - Someone who wouldn't laugh or scowl or turn away in disgust when I confessed my darkest fantasies. Someone who had a brush, and a belt, and a set of cuffs and was not afraid to use them.'

Based on the author's real life experiences, this is a fictional account of a submissive and her quest for the perfect dominant. Dark Secret Love is a modern-day Story of O with a kinky fairy-tale twist.

Trick or Treats edited by Lori Perkins

Heat up those cold, dark Autumn nights with this collection of short stories of paranormal intrigue...

Full of fangs, claws and superhuman passion, these tales are guaranteed to give you goosebumps!

The Beauty of Surrender by Eden Bradley

The moments when Ava Gregory feels her most beautiful and complete are when she is tied up and bound.

Then she meets Desmond Hale, a master in the ancient Japanese bondage art of Shibari. He takes her to the very edge of ecstasy. But having learned the beauty of surrender, dare Ava risk her heart?


Sophie Hedley said...

Great haul - a few of them are on my TBR!

Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

A nice haul! I have been curious about Escaping Reality, I hope you enjoy your new books.

Happy reading :-)

Anonymous said...

I've read Escaping Reality. I enjoyed it, but it was a bit frustrating at times. I hope you enjoy your new books :-)

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

OOh nice! These are all new to me! Hope you enjoy them all!

My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

Grace Fonseca said...

Interesting selection. Lots of different kinds of books. There are some new books in here that I hadn't heard of before. Nice haul. Come visit me too.

Books of Love

kimberlyfaye said...

Nice haul! I got Escaping Reality a long time ago on NetGalley but I wasn't able to get into it. I'm still trying to decide whether to give it another shot or just DNF it. I hope you have better luck!

My StS.

Tsukikomew said...

I'm so excited for "Dark Witch". I hope you love it. Happy reading!

Tsuki’s STS

Ellen Alwaysyaatheart said...

Great book haul! You have several I'd like to read.

Melliane said...

I haven't read these ones but I hope you'll like them. I have the 2 first thea books, one day I'mll read them too!

Jillyn said...

Ooooh good haul. I've wanted to read quite a few of these myself. Enjoy them!

Jay Riv said...

Escaping Reality is on my to-read shelf and Nora Roberts is almost always fun to read. Enjoy your new books and Happy Reading!
Here are my newest additions .

Chyna said...

I never really took an interest to escaping reality :P enjoy your haul! Looks like I'll have to get a copy for escaping reality...:))

Stop by at mine too <3 We have tons of giveaways :)

Ula (Blog of Erised) said...

Nice haul! I need to start on Nora Robert's books.
Happy reading!

My haul

Shane Morgan said...

Nice haul. Hope you enjoy everything :)

Happy reading!

Charlotte Fiel said...

Oh wow! You've Escaping Reality. I hope it will work for you. I really didn't like the book due to reasons I wouldn't tell because it might stop you from reading it. Hahaha.

Have fun reading your books!

Thoughts and Pens STS

bibliojunkies said...

Nice haul - it looks like I've picked up on some ideas for my TBR! Here's our if you're interested in checking it out: BiblioJunkies Happy Reading!

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