Sunday, October 14, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (Oct. 14, 2012)

Tynga of Tynga's Reviews has a meme to spotlight the books we receive each week. Visit her site to check out the linky and see what everyone gets. I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow.

This week was a week filled with surprise book arrivals. I received these books for review:
I received Edge of Oblivion by J. T. Geissinger this week from Wunderkind PR. This was an unsolicited title. It is a a paranormal fantasy/romance featuring feline shape-shifters and sounds like the kind of book I enjoy. It is an Oct. 2 release but I won't get to it until sometime in November.

I won Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson in LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program which was something of a surprise because I didn't remember asking for it back in early September. It is also an October 2 release which has to get in line behind all the other books I have for review in October. 
As a long-time Star Trek fan, I was excited to get the opportunity to review Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years by David A. Goodman. It is a Dec. 4 release. "Assembled as a Special Exhibit on Memory Alpha, Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the United Federation of Planets.

This unprecedented illustrated volume chronicles the pivotal era leading up to Humankind's First Contact with Vulcan in 2063, the Romulan War in 2156, the creation of the Federation in 2161, and the first 150 years of the intergalactic democracy up until the year 2311. Meticulously researched, this account covers a multitude of alien species, decisive battles, and the technology that made the Age of Exploration possible. It includes field sketches, illustrations, and reproductions of historic pieces of art from across the Galaxy, along with over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence, Starfleet records, and intergalactic intelligence.

Housed in a pedestal display complete with lights and an audio introduction by Admiral Hikaru Sulu, this deluxe edition also features five removable documents from the Federation Archives, including Zefram Cochrane's early sketch of the warp-drive engine, a handwritten letter from young Jim Kirk, and the first-known diagram of a Trill symbiont.

Product Features:
     • Pedestal display featuring electronic lights and sound (13.5” x 13.5” x 4”)
     • Audio introduction by Admiral Hikaru Sulu
     • 176-page hardcover book with four-color illustration throughout
     • Envelope containing 5 removable artifacts
     • Over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence, Starfleet records, and intergalactic intelligence"

I got a PDF of the text portions and access to a couple of the illustrations that will be in the released version. 

I got a couple more books too but they weren't surprises.
I bought Skies of Steel by Zoe Archer for my Kindle this week. There are apparently a few shorter length books in The Ether Chronicles. I thought I would start with this one and see what I think of the series. 

I also downloaded The Scargill Cove Case Files: An Arcane Society Story by Jayne Ann Krentz to my Kindle. This one was free. I am a fan of JAK and had to get this one for my collection. I has been available since last December but I just heard about it this week.

Those were my additions to TBR mountain this week. What did you add to your stack?


  1. OOoh nice! These are new to me but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I didn't know Bout the Jayne Ann Krentz story either. Just downloaded.

  3. LOL! I wish I could get 'unsolicited titles', too. Edge of Oblivion has a super creepy cover!

  4. The Dee Henderson ought to be good!

  5. I haven't heard of any of those, but I like the idea of feline shifters!

    Hope you enjoy all your new books, and thanks for stopping by!


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