Stacking the Shelves ~ 2/24/13

I saw a meme recently hosted by Tynga’s Reviews called Stacking the Shelves and thought, what a neat idea. In this meme I get to share with you the books that I have received or bought during the last week and which ones I’m really excited about. Cool right?! So here are the books that I got this week.

Received for Review:

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Wolf Spell: Book One by M.R. Polish

Release Date: December 14, 2012

Received as part of a SupaGurl Blog Tour

With a death starts a new beginning…

Eighteen-year-old Esmerelda thinks she’s just a normal girl, but all of that changes the day of her mom’s funeral, when a warlock, intent on using her special powers, kidnaps her. Powers she didn’t know existed. Thrown in the middle of a magical battle, Es struggles to learn her magic while fleeing both vampires and warlocks, at the same time, hunting for the witches that can help defeat her adversary. The only problem is that they are dead.
Thankfully, she has the help of Jarak—her Guardian—who quickly captures her heart, but she wonders if she can win his? Just when she thinks Jarak is the one for her, Ian appears with daggers drawn to save Es from a vampire attack. Ian is cocky and rude, but there is something magnetic about him—something that attracts her to him. With her heart torn between two men, she faces the foes that are out for her blood. Can Es do the unthinkable and awaken them from their graves before time runs out?
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Deception (The Transformed): Book One
by Stacy Claflin
Release Date: November 29, 2012
Received from the author

Alexis is not the average person because she’s exceptionally brilliant. When mysterious things start happening to her, she pursues the truth and learns is that she’s been lied to her entire life. She runs into deception at every turn.

What she finds on her own terrifies her and she questions whether she really wants to know the truth about herself…

Until she meets a stranger and they experience an instant connection. She feels that she’s known him her entire life, but she has never seen him before. At their first meeting, he knows more about her than she knows about herself. She begins to seek the truth about herself again and what she discovers turns her world completely upside down.

Everything that she believed to be false is suddenly her new reality.

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Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective by Christine Amsden

Release Date: May 15, 2013

Received from the author

Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.

“When sorcerers call the shots, what’s a girl without powers to do? Get ready for a ripper of a murder mystery full of romance and intrigue, where magic potions bubble, passions spark and vampires are definitely not your friend. Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective grabs you by the heart and won’t let go until the very last page. Well written, immersive and unputdownable. This is urban fantasy at its best. More please!”  –Kim Falconer, bestselling author of The Spell of Rosette, Quantum Enchantment Series

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First Bite (The Dark Blood Brotherhood): Book One – Novelette

By L.B. Shire

Release Date: September 9, 2012

Received from author

Madaline ‘Maddie’ Reed spends her restless and lonely nights exploring the eerie forest that borders her relatives manor. It is here in the unnerving shadows and darkness of these woods the fight for her life begins, and one kiss will change her fate forever.

Ashtine is an orphan taken in by the Dark Blood Brotherhood and trained to be a bounty hunter; he tracks and kills rogue wolves that hunt unsuspecting mortals who dare wander into the forests. This is where he finds Maddie. With one bite, he changes the course of his destiny. With one kiss, the course of his life.

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A Shade of Vampire

By Bella Forrest

Release Date: December 14, 2012

Received as part of Goodreads -> Making Connections YA Edition -> ARR (authors requesting reviews)

On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine. An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.

Will she succeed? …or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

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Oath of Servitude by C.E. Wilson

Release Date: September 2012

Received from the author

This is the story of Teague and Cailin, two teenagers who have been brought together by fate.  Teague, a human, struggles to come to terms with the consequences of a recent accident that has destroyed the happy life that he had once enjoyed.  Cailin, a pixi, is trying to stay true to herself while fighting against forces beyond her control that have exiled her from her home into this strange world of humans.  She fears the darkness.  He cannot escape it.  But when the two of them are thrown together, they begin to discover the light inside of themselves.

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Freshman Forty by Christine Duval

Release Date: February 21, 2013

Received from author

When eighteen-year-old Laurel Harris discovers she’s pregnant four weeks into the start of her freshman year at prestigious Colman College, she has all intentions of telling her father. But being away at school makes it too easy to hide. And while she can’t explain to her friends, or to herself even, the reasons why she doesn’t want the baby’s father to find out about the pregnancy, the rest of her world begins to unravel.

Freshman year is hard enough. Most girls get through by forming close friendships, finding new boys and a phone call from mom or dad on Sunday. Laurel has to navigate all of it while hiding an unplanned pregnancy from a summer fling…

An imperfect heroine plagued by bad choices and haunted by the memory of her deceased mother and grandparents, readers are sure to identify with Laurel as she navigates teen pregnancy, in secret, in a remote college setting.

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Grishma by Kelly Anne Blount

Release Date: February 28, 2013

Received from author

In the world of Necoh, everyone fears Grishma, a hideous murderous beast responsible for ruining or ending the lives of anyone who dare cross her.

As a young boy, Ryder lived with his family, deep in the caves underneath the Kadin Forest, unaware of the horrors of the world. His simple world was turned upside down one horrible night when Grishma attacked his family, killing his father and kidnapping his mother and younger sister.

From that night on, Ryder devoted his life to killing Grishma. He tracked the monster from Necoh, to our world, and back again. Unfortunately, during his quest, he accidentally transported Brooklyn, a high school junior into his tumultuous world, where she is mistakenly identified as Princess Sophie, the missing princess of Sumner.

Days after Princess Sophie’s return, Grishma plots and manipulates the King into drugging and marrying off his only daughter to Prince Algid of Dratun. Desperate to save Brooklyn, who now believes she is the long lost princess, his mother, and his little sister, Ryder embarks on the deadliest part of his quest.

Will he save Brooklyn? Will she ever regain her memory? What will become of his mother and sister?

​Through epic adventure, loss, and love, GRISHMA depicts the strength of the human spirit and the tight bonds formed by the unique creatures of Necoh.

Purchased:

Awaken: Empyreal Book One [Kindle Edition]

Water (The Akasha Series) [Kindle Edition]

Untraceable (The Nature of Grace, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

XII: Genesis (The XII Saga) [Kindle Edition]

Pre-Ordered: Requiem (Delirium) [Kindle
Edition]

So what did you get this week? Anything here that you haven’t heard of before? What are you adding to your TBR shelf?

We would love to hear from you!

About Meagan

Meagan is a Reviewing Wonderland founder and featured reviewer. Because reading books does not go far in paying the bills, Meagan is also an established certified public accountant (I know, right) and spends most of her time working or spending time with her family.
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2 Responses to Stacking the Shelves ~ 2/24/13

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  2. Laura says:

    All your books look great, i cant wait for the release of Requiem! Thank you for visiting my blog :)

    Laura @ Bookish Treasures

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