29 April 2017

Stacking the Shelves #6

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It’s 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.

Springtime in the Rockies… ugh. Last weekend I was snowed in at my parents’ house, this weekend I’m mourning the loss of my tulips, iris’s and lilac bush, okay maybe ‘mourning’ is too strong of a word. Earlier in the week we had temperatures in upper 60’s and then last night a winter storm moved into Colorado Springs. I’m thankful I could cover my rose bush before the temperature dropped.



Time to move onto book talk... my long awaited order from Book Outlet finally arrived and these are the books I added to my shelves:


The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson – I picked this up purely for the cover. I do enjoy historical fiction, imagine my surprised when I found out this is a mystery based in the early 1900’s.

Imogen Robertson's break-out novel—a deep, dark and opulent tale of Belle Époque Paris, and the secrets and dangers hidden beneath its luxurious facade.

Fairest by Marissa Meyer – I’m almost finished acquiring the Lunar Chronicles series, only two more to purchase.

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye – Jane Erye by Charlotte Bronte is by far my favorite classic novel. I couldn’t resist picking this up, a reimagining of Jane Eyre as a gusty, heroic serial killer.

A sensitive orphan, Jane Steele suffers first at the hands of her spiteful aunt and predatory cousin, then at a grim school where she fights for her very life until escaping to London, leaving the corpses of her tormentors behind her. After years of hiding from the law while penning macabre “last confessions” of the recently hanged, Jane thrills at discovering an advertisement.  Her aunt has died and her childhood home has a new master: Mr. Charles Thornfield, who seeks a governess.

Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven – Book #3 in the Starcrossed series. New Adult Romance.

Liam Quinn is one of the biggest movie stars in the world…and the only man Elissa Holt has ever truly loved. After being out of her life for six years, he and his gorgeous fiancé are set to star in the new Broadway show Elissa is stage managing. The only trouble is, when late night rehearsals bring Elissa and Liam together, the line between what is and what could have been gets blurred.

What I added to my Kindle:

The House Mate by Kendall Ryan – I can always count on Kendall Ryan for a great romance, she is one of my favorite Contemporary authors. I also enjoy reading romance that features a single parent.

Max Alexander is nearing thirty-five. He’s built a successful company, and he’s conquered the professional world, but he’s never been lucky in love. Focusing so much time on his business and raising his daughter, adulting has come at the expense of his personal life.

Rosemary's Baby: A Novel by Ira Levin – 50th Anniversary and it was on sale, couldn’t pass it up, a classic horror.

Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and mostly elderly residents. Neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet soon come nosing around to welcome the Woodhouses to the building, and despite Rosemary's reservations about their eccentricity and the weird noises that she keeps hearing, her husband takes a shine to them.

Cinderella and the Colonel by K.M. Shea – Fairy tale re-tellings have been hit or miss for me, I’m hopeful this will be a good one. I have not read the two previous books in the Timeless Fairy Tales series and the books in this series take place in the same world and can be read all together, or as individual, stand-alone books.

Scratching out a living in a land recovering from war and a hostile takeover, Cinderella—an orphaned, destitute duchess—is desperate to save her lands and servants in spite of the terrible taxes placed upon her by the Erlauf queen, even if it means she must don servants’ clothes and work like a commoner.

Ebook borrowed from library:

Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen – Julie Klassen is one of my favorite Historical Romance authors and I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this ebook for borrowing.

One final cry…“God almighty, help us!” and suddenly her world shifted violently, until a blinding collision scattered her mind and shook her bones. Then, the pain. The freezing water. And as all sensation drifted away, a hand reached for hers, before all faded into darkness…

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has added to their shelves this week, thanks for visiting and happy reading. -J

6 comments:

  1. Oh no with all that snow!! sorry for your plants. Good pick ups from Book Outlet - I have a hard time not constantly ordering from there. Love the cover of that first one and like historical fiction too. I have thought about Jane Steele so many times. Maybe one day I will get it. Hope you enjoy all of these!!

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    1. I'm hopeful my plants will bounce back. I have to avoid Book Outlet, especially when they have sales. Have a wonderful week.

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  2. Wicked Heart looks really pretty! Also I need to get on reading the Lunar Chronicles cause everyone seems to be all about them! Awesome books this week.

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    1. Oh wow, someone else who has not read Lunar Chronicles... ;) I hope I enjoy them. Thanks for visiting.

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  3. I can't even think about snow. Too bad your plants had bloomed. I have a copy of Jane Steele to read and am looking forward to it. It lookes like you did well with the Book Outlet. Have a great week!

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  4. I went outside today to cut of the damaged blooms and noticed there are some healthy looking buds, we'll see next week if they bloom. I can't wait to read Jane Steele, I'm hope you enjoy it as well. Thank you for visiting.

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