Saturday, 19 October 2013

Stacking the Shelves (19th 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:

Not Another Happy Ending by David Solomons

With her debut novel, Happy Ending, Jane Lockhart pulled off that rare double act – critical acclaim and mainstream success. But now, with just the last chapter of the follow up book to write, she encounters crippling writer’s block. She has no idea how her story ends…

Struggling publisher Tom Duval, whose company is up against the wall, realises that the only way he’s going to get his star author to finish the final chapter is to make her life a misery. As he sees it, the trouble is that her success has made her too damned contented. So, to break her writer’s block, he sets about ruining everything in her life that’s making her happy…

Kindle Freebies:

Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Lux #0.5)

The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.

Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in. Captivated. Lured. Loved.

Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence…and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.

Selling Scarlett by Ella James (Love Inc. #1)

Elizabeth DeVille doesn't belong at a party like this - one where the gowns cost more than her Camry and cigars run higher than her grad school utility bills. Dragged out of seclusion by her best friend Suri, Elizabeth is merely playing dress-up, rubbing elbows with a crowd that banished her troubled family years ago.

Hunter West is tired. Tired of parties, tired of pretending, and tired of trying to right a wrong that haunts him every day. Bourbon heir and professional poker player by day, by night Hunter is gambling with his life in a high-stakes game of crime and blackmail.

When Elizabeth stumbles into Hunter's den of vices, she's a light in the darkness, a flame in the void. And, just like everything he touches, Hunter mars her in a record time. To rectify the damage done, Elizabeth needs money she doesn't have, and she's come up with a foolproof way to get it.

Follow Elizabeth - code-named Scarlett - to the lush Nevada brothel where she'll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that's not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face, with wicked hands and the devil's mouth. And a secret so dark that it could cost her life.

Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.

Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.

Starfire Angels by Melanie Nilles (Dark Angel Chronicles #1)

They've been coming here for thousands of years, using Earth as a sanctuary to escape threats from their own kind. Mankind knows them as angels, and one of them left a child upon her death to be raised as a human.

Raea is now a high school senior and her life as a human is about to end. The crystal shard she bears is not a pretty pendant; it's a collective of powerful entities who chose her as their Keeper, a protector of one of the four shards that power a machine capable of destroying whole worlds. Those who desire the Starfire's power have sent an agent to find her, but she's too busy evading a nosy reporter ready to exploit her secret and dating a hot new foreign student to notice. Nevermind learning what she really is.

Only one person on Earth can help her, the last person she ever expected. But he's not from Earth. Life as a human would be so much easier.


Anonymous said...

Great haul!! I'm currently reading Obsidian right now and it's amazing! Is it worth reading the novella?

Chrissie (Once Upon a Series) said...

Umm, I'm not sure yet to be honest as I haven't started reading it yet and I haven't read any of the rest of the series yet either. I have just been wanting to start the series for a long time and saw that Shadows was a kindle freebie so thought I'd get it lol. But I'm glad to hear you're enjoying Obsidian so much! :)

Andy Estrada said...

Looks like you have one heck of a week ahead of you. Happy reading! :D

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Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

Reviews from a Book Worm said...

Some great books this week, enjoy all your reading! Who doesn't love a good freebie! My STS

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