Sunday, June 3, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (June 3, 2012)

Tynga of Tynga's Reviews is starting a new meme to spotlight the books we receive each week. She explains at her site. She also does a very nice vlog each week showing her books.

I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the wonderful books everyone gets. You will also discover lots of great blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.

I added five books to my TBR mountain this week. I got three books for review.
I just found out that the latest in Laura Anne Gilman's PUPI series - Dragon Justice - was available at NetGalley from Harlequin Luna. I had to have it because I loved the first books in this urban fantasy series and can't wait until my print copy arrives to read this story. The book will be released on July 24.

I got Darkness All Around by Doug Magee for a blog tour that I am taking part in later in June. This tour celebrates the paperback release of this book. Here is what part of the book description has to say about this title: "Part murder mystery, part love story, Darkness All Around is a gripping exploration of the depths of the criminal mind, the fine line between the truth and a lie, and the bravery of the human heart." The hardcover was released on Oct. 18, 2011 and the paperback will be released on June 19.

Last I got Moonlight Secrets: A Werewolf Love Story by Lisa Tyler because the author sent it to me as a gift for my Kindle. It is only 14 pages long and was more or less a short story. It does feature my beloved werewolves but I found the story to be problematical for me for a couple of reasons. Because of that and because of the length, I won't be reviewing this one. I did make some comments about it on my LibraryThing account. This book was released on March 20 by the author.
I also purchased two books this week. 

A Night Like This by Julia Quinn is historical fiction by an author I enjoy. Here is the description:
Anne Wynter might not be who she says she is . . .

But she's managing quite well as a governess to three highborn young ladies. Her job can be a challenge—in a single week she finds herself hiding in a closet full of tubas, playing an evil queen in a play that might be a tragedy (or might be a comedy—no one is sure), and tending to the wounds of the oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodging unwanted advances, he's the first man who has truly tempted her, and it's getting harder and harder to remind herself that a governess has no business flirting with a nobleman.

Daniel Smythe-Smith Might be in mortal danger . . .

But that's not going to stop the young earl from falling in love. And when he spies a mysterious woman at his family's annual musicale, he vows to pursue her, even if that means spending his days with a ten-year-old who thinks she's a unicorn. But Daniel has an enemy, one who has vowed to see him dead. And when Anne is thrown into peril,he will stop at nothing to ensure their happy ending . . .
Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh marks the eleventh book in the Psy-Changeling series and her first hardcover in the series. It features the romance between two SnowDancer wolves. It also lets us catch up with some other characters from earlier stories and continues the arc about the disintegration of the PsyNet. I have already read this one and scheduled my review for later in June. Here is the (slightly inaccurate) product description from Amazon:
Adria, wolf changeling and resilient soldier, has made a break with the past--one as unpredictable in love as it was in war. Now comes a new territory, and a devastating new complication: Riaz, a SnowDancer lieutenant already sworn to a desperate woman who belongs to another.

For Riaz, the primal attraction he feels for Adria is a staggering betrayal. For Adria, his dangerous lone-wolf appeal is beyond sexual. It consumes her. It terrifies her. It threatens to undermine everything she has built of her new life. But fighting their wild compulsion toward one another proves a losing battle.

Their coming together is an inferno...and a melding of two wounded souls who promise each other no commitment, no ties, no bonds. Only pleasure. Too late, they realize that they have more to lose than they ever imagined. Drawn into a cataclysmic Psy war that may alter the fate of the world itself, they must make a decision that might just break them both.
That is what I got this past week. What did you add to your stack?


  1. Nice! Those are all pretty new to me, but have been seeing a lot of Nalini's book this week! Happy Reading!

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  2. Those are some great books! I might just have to add some to my TBR pile. It keeps growing and growing. :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and happy reading!!!

  3. Darkness All Around sounds really interesting, I'll have to check it out sometime.

    I hope you enjoy your books :)

  4. Tangle of Need! Seeing that makes me want to read it again. It was a really great book (or at least I thought so). I hope you like it!!

    Paranormal Haven

  5. These all look interesting. Hope you enjoy them!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and hope you have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  6. That's a great stack! I have A Night Like This on order and hope to receive it this week, but TBD orders are unpredictable. Nalini Singh is one of the authors whose name keeps popping up in people's STS. I really need to try one of her books!

    Thanks for stopping by my STS post. Happy reading!

  7. A Night Like This looks so good! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my Stacking the Shelves!

  8. I wish you liked that werewolf story. I got excited when I saw that cover!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  9. OMG I love the name of your blog!

    You got a great stack of books, enjoy reading them.

    I'm a new follower :)


  10. I really need to pick up a Nalini Singh book. Doesn't matter which.. I need to pick it!

    Anyway, great books this week!

  11. Awesome haul this week! I have to get my hands on Tangle of Need!

    Thanks for sharing,

  12. Moonlight Secrets' cover looks so good and it looks like it'll be an amazing read! :) I hope you enjoy!

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  13. Nice group of books. Thanks for visiting.

  14. Dragon Justice and Moonlight Secrets sound interesting, I'll have to add them to m TBR list! Thanks for stopping by my Letterbox Love!


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