Sep 22, 2012

Stacking the Shelves

It's been quite some time since I have joined in a Stacking the Shelves post, but I felt it was time I jumped back in. My posting on the blog has been slacking lately, I'm sorry about that. October first we're having a Western Week sure to be lots of fun. I'm getting back into the swing of things and tackling my ever growing to read pile.  This Stacking the Shelves is quite the pile and it's two weeks worth. All titles link to good reads.

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tygna's Reviews. It's to show the new books we've bought, borrowed, knocked a friend over the head wait no, and books we've won :)

Twenty-Eight Teeth of Rage by Ennis Drake
I won this one on Library Thing. I have a weakness for horror.
One man ravaged by disease, the other by war, their stories--and fates--bound by an ancient entity that thrives on suffering.
For Detective Ernest Riley, the path to damnation begins with an anonymously mailed recording detailing a series of grisly murders. Can Riley unravel its secrets without sacrificing his humanity? Or will he surrender to the RAGE inside him?
Strom Wheldon has returned from Iraq a literal half-man. But he’s lost more than his legs to that desert Hell. He’s lost his will to live. Can love save him from the RAGE eating him from within? Or will a gift given in innocence cost him everything?

The Greatest Gift by Misty Wright
Another one from Library Thing, surprising this is a YA.
Alyssa is 26 and doesn't like the way all men mistreat her. She decides a change is needed and applies to be a jillaroo on a cattle station named The Oasis, which is located in outback Australia.
She meets a cowboy, Kent, who is a rodeo champion. They agree on a bet. Eventually both want out, but neither wants to be first.
Through a series of adventures that stretch from the city to a fast-flowing river in the outback where Kent must save Alyssa from drowning, love germinates in the middle of a storm.
In her heart, Alyssa is a woman who adores the city's nightlife, but as the sun sets on each day, the Australian outback becomes more enticing and the excitement of the city fades. Then she inadvertently saves The Oasis.
Love is growing between Alyssa and Kent, but then Brandt, Alyssa's obsessive ex-boyfriend, tracks her down. Can Kent save her one last time?

Dark Passage by Griffin Hayes
Yep you guessed it Library Thing
By the time insomniac Tyson Barrett becomes a test subject for a new wonder drug called Noxil, his life is already spiraling dangerously out of control. Months of no sleep has left his marriage in shambles, turned his young son against him and now threatens to send his business into bankruptcy.

It isn't long after his first injection that Tyson notices something he can't quite explain. Items from his dreams are showing up in his waking life. But if dreams come true then what's the catch? Tyson soon learns the hard way when he's forced to confront the dark past he's spent a lifetime trying to forget. But that evil was never far away. Now it's in his dreams, waiting to come through. And it wants the one thing Tyson will never give up: his son.

Meant for Her my Amy Gamet
Want to guess where I got this one? Yep that's right Library Thing. Really you should go join.
A code that only she can break… A man that only she was made for…
A raging fire consumes a Florida hotel room, leaving behind the charred remains of a mystery man and the key to a safe deposit box. What’s inside leads investigators to Julie Trueblood, a woman who is not what she seems, and a secret that only she can decipher.
Julie’s life has been devastated once before, and she has spent the last ten years trying to separate herself from history. The fire forces open the door to her past, bringing her face-to-face with her greatest fears, and her only hope for the future.
As the Navy investigator on the case, Hank Jared realizes he’s three steps behind the moment he walks in the door. While he works to unravel the truth behind his assignment, passion ignites between him and Julie. Will he choose the love of a woman he doesn’t completely trust, or the Navy career he has worked for his entire life?

Dead of Winter by Brain Moreland
This one I got fro the Library, ha, the bloody footsteps was enough for me to pick it off the shelves. It's from Samhain Publishing's Horror line.
A predator stalks the frozen woods.
At a fort deep in the Ontario wilderness in 1878, a ghastly predator is attacking colonists and spreading a gruesome plague—his victims turn into ravenous cannibals with an unending hunger for human flesh. Inspector Tom Hatcher has faced a madman before, when he tracked down Montreal’s infamous Cannery Cannibal. But can even he stop the slaughter this time?
In Montreal exorcist Father Xavier visits an asylum where the Cannery Cannibal is imprisoned. But the killer who murdered thirteen women is more than just a madman who craves human meat. He is possessed by a shape-shifting demon. Inspector Hatcher and Father Xavier must unravel a mystery that has spanned centuries and confront a predator that has turned the frozen woods into a killing ground where evil has come to feed.

Girl of Nightmeres by Kendare Blake
This is the sequel to Anna Dressed in Blood, which I loved. I can't wait to start it.
It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on.

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor.

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Okay I won't lie, this is the third time I have checked this title out from the library, the last two times I wasn't able to get through it. It's so slow. I hope to get through it this time. (I said that last time too.) All well, surely I'll get to it before City of Heavenly Fire comes out in 2014.
What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

Death is a Bitch by Cate Masters
This one I received in conjunction with a blog tour. In November.
Eternity can suck when it’s all work, work, work. Death harvests souls even when they stack up faster than pancakes in an all-you-can-eat-buffet.
As the patron angel of death and dying, Azrael works closely with Death, but is dying for true intimacy. She’s the only immortal who’s ever aroused such powerful emotions in him. One taste of her leaves him needing her like humans need air and food, but will a demon’s lies leave a bad taste?
No one escapes Death – except King Sisyphus. Twice. With the help of Damien the demon, Sisyphus tries again, and she’s determined to have justice. Some say Death’s a bitch, but only when she has to be. But will the price of justice be a broken heart?

Night Music by Margie Church
And wala another from FMB Blog Tours, my date is in October.
A quiet, lakeside vacation is just what Brielle needs to decompress after her busy concert season. She expects the weeks to pass uneventfully. Until she meets the men next door.
Tyler and Zeke are as adventurous and sexy as the Harleys they ride. The passion they hear in Brielle’s music draws them to her.
Convinced the hunks are gay, Brielle lets down her inhibitions. That turns out to be the best decision she’s made in a long time.

The Devouring~Kavachi's Rise by Nike Kearby
This one looks so good, and another blog tour.
A Dark Secret. Thomas Morehart and his sister, Kara are vampyre, not the undead, but creatures evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to mimic their prey, man. Then - rescued from a Nazi Prison Camp, Thomas and Kara are brought to the U.S. and forced to work inside government-owned mortuaries. Now -betrayed by the government sixty-seven years later, Thomas and Kara are in a race against time to transform back to their feral states or risk Exsanguination by government sanctioned hit squads.

The Calm Before the Storm by Tamaria Soana
I won't be reviewing this on the blog, she is one of my reviewers and one of my dearest friends. But I did buy it and with her donating 100% of her proceeds during the month of October to Haven House, a women's shelter to help awareness about domestic violence.
The last two years of Erica Bloom’s life have been spent looking over her shoulder. Sawyer Marsh promised the day she filed for divorce and left him, that if he couldn't have her no one would. Even though Sawyer hasn’t contacted her in two years she’s still feared for her life. She remembers all too well the nightmare their marriage was and what it felt to be on the receiving end of his wrath.
The news of Sawyer’s engagement allows Erica to finally let her guard down and enjoy her new life and budding relationship with Brock Maxwell.

While away relaxing at Brock’s vacation home on the Willow Lake, the past comes back to haunt her. Were the past few years just the calm before the storm?

Coming up this week? Um there's three tour stops, The Sky Pirate's Wife, The Midnight Cup and Binding Arbitration. Shades of Rose Marketing and FMB Book Tours (You're not a host? I bet they'd love to have you)

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