Friday, July 12, 2013

Stacking the Shelves 07/13/2013

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books we received over the course of the past week. As always, this is a fun way to share what books are coming out, and in no way should be considered bragging in any shape or form. 

Thank you SO much for visiting my blog and checking out the books I received over the past week! I hope you find something to add to your ever growing TBR Pile!

Received from (NAL Penguin)
*Keep following this blog for further information on how to win a copy on the Biting
Bad Blog tour which stops here on August 9, 2013!*
Merit has been a vampire for only a short while, but she’s already seen a lifetime’s worth of trouble. She and her Master, centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, have risked their lives time and again to save the city they love. But not all of Chicago is loving them back.

Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City come hell or high water.

Merit and her allies rush to figure out who’s behind the attacks, who will be targeted next, and whether there’s any way to stop the wanton destruction. The battle for Chicago is just beginning, and Merit is running out of time.

Expected Publication: August 6, 2013 by NAL Penguin
Received from Gallery Books - Finished Copy
A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals.

The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions—the bright lights mask the peeling paint; a carnie in greasy overalls slinks away from the direction of the Barker’s seductive call. It is a place of illusion—is that woman’s beard real? How can she live locked in that watery box?

And while many are tricked by sleight of hand, there are hints of something truly magical going on. One must remain alert and learn quickly the unwritten rules of this dark show. To beat the carnival, one had better have either a whole lot of luck or a whole lot of guns—or maybe some magic of one’s own.

Featuring stories grotesque and comical, outrageous and action-packed, Carniepunk is the first anthology to channel the energy and attitude of urban fantasy into the bizarre world of creaking machinery, twisted myths, and vivid new magic.

Expected Publication: July 23, 2013 by Gallery Books

Received from ROC Trade
Remy Chandler, angel private investigator, is trying his damnedest to lead a normal life in a world on the verge of supernatural change. He’s found a new love—a woman his dog, Marlowe, approves of—and his best human friend is reluctantly coming to grips with how...unusual...Remy’s actions can be. And he’s finally reached a kind of peace between his true angelic nature and the human persona he created for himself so very long ago.

But that peace can’t last—Heaven and the Legions of the Fallen still stand on the brink of war. Then one of Heaven’s greatest generals is murdered, and it falls to Remy to discover who—or what—might be responsible for the death, which could trigger the final conflict...a conflict in which Earth will most certainly be the beachhead.

The deeper he digs, the further he goes into a dark world of demonic assassins, secret brothels, and things that are unsettling even to a being who has lived since time began. But it is not in his nature—angelic or human—to stop until he has found the killer, no matter the personal price.

Expected Publication: August 6, 2013 by Roc Trade
Received from ROC Trade
The author of the diabolically clever A Matter of Blood returns with another gritty supernatural thriller featuring hard-boiled homicide detective Cass Jones…

A devastating terrorist attack has crippled London. To find a perpetrator who is more than human, Special Branch turns to Detective Inspector Cass Jones.

Cass is already investigating a series of student suicides, but saying no to Special Branch isn’t an option—even when he’s hit with a much more personal and deeply disturbing mystery: a message left for him by his murdered brother revealing that Cass’s nephew was stolen at birth.

Cass’s investigations and his search for the boy lead him down a dark labyrinth to the shadowy Mr. Bright and his otherworldly allies—and into the middle of an ancient and deadly feud, with no less than the fate of humanity hanging in the balance….

Expected Publication: August 6, 2013 by ACE Trade
Received via NetGalley and/or Edelweiss


As Dante Baptiste’s true identity as both True Blood and Fallen ripples throughout New Orleans, he and Heather struggle for their lives against different foes, fighting their way back to each other. To free herself from her father’s treachery, Heather accepts help from an ally–and steps into even greater danger. Dante, lost to his brutal past, wavers between his own sense of self and the Bad Seed-programmed S that lurks within, between the never-ending Road and the Great Destroyer. And the danger of becoming both.


Lucien searches frantically for the lovers, all too aware that time is running out. Dark forces continue to gather, eager to possess and manipulate the young vampire for their own ends. The fate of mortals, night-kind, and the Fallen pivots around Dante as he struggles to piece together his shattered psyche and gain control of his power before he rips all three worlds asunder.

Expected publication: September 24, 2013 by Pocket
Leave it to Maryah Woodsen to break the one rule that will screw up eternity: Never erase your memories.

Before entering this life, Maryah did the unthinkable—she erased. Now, at seventeen years old, she’s clueless that her new adoptive family has known her for centuries, that they are perpetually reincarnated souls, and that they have supernatural abilities. Oh, and she's supposed to love (not despise) Nathan, the green-eyed daredevil who saved her life.

Nathan is convinced his family’s plan to spark Maryah's memory is hopeless, but his love for her is undying. After spending (and remembering) so many lifetimes together, being around an empty version of his soulmate is heart shattering. He hates acting like a stalker, but has no choice because the evil outcast who murdered Maryah in their last lifetime is still after her.

While Maryah’s hunter inches closer, she and Nathan make assumptions and hide secrets that rip them further apart. Maryah has to believe in the magic within her, Nathan must have faith in the power of their love, and both need to grasp onto the truth before they lose each other forever—and discover just how lonely eternity can be.

X-MEN meets MY NAME IS MEMORY in Karen Amanda Hooper’s latest young adult release/

Released: May 25, 2012 by Starry Sky Publishing (Re-released in 2013)
Borrowed from the Library
When Nowhere Is Safe

Most people avoid the dreaded Whitechapel district. For Honoria Todd, it's the last safe haven. But at what price?

Blade is known as the master of the rookeries—no one dares cross him. It's been said he faced down the Echelon's army single-handedly, that ever since being infected by the blood-craving he's been quicker, stronger, and almost immortal.

When Honoria shows up at his door, his tenuous control comes close to snapping. She's so...innocent. He doesn't see her backbone of steel—or that she could be the very salvation he's been seeking.

Published: September 4, 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Nothing lasts forever---and immortality isn't all its cracked up to be.

When her brother Val gets in over his head in an investigation of Half-Blood disappearances and goes missing himself, it's up to Xandra, newly crowned Goblin Queen, to get him back and bring the atrocities to light. Xandra must frequent the seediest parts of London, while also coping with what she is, the political factions vying for her favor, and the all too-close scrutiny of Queen Victoria, who wants her head. Add this to being a suspect in a murder investigation, a werewolf boyfriend with demands of his own, and a mother hell bent on destroying the monarchy, and Xandra barely knows which way is up. One thing she does know is that she's already lost one sibling, she's not about to lose another.

Published: February 5, 2013 by Orbit


  1. Shelly, You have a fabulous haul this week. I hope you enjoy all of your books. I just moved to self-hosted WP so I'm still transitioning.\

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  2. You always get the coolest books every week!
    My STS

  3. Amazing books this week! Carniepunk looks great. Happy Reading :-)

  4. Awesome haul! Envious of Biting Bad, really wished I entered for the blog tour but I felt like I might not have been chosen since I was on the last one!

    Envious of Carniepunk as well! Preordered that one!

    Still need to read The Queen is Dead myself!

    Fab haul! Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I'm a big fan of KISS OF STEEL! Hope you enjoy!

  6. Yay, we are on the Biting Bad Tour together. So exciting. I've heard Kiss of Steal is great.

  7. I keep seeing the Kate Locke and Bec McMaster series and I've been trying to fit one in. I hope you love them!

    Tsuki's STS

  8. I really need to catch up on the Chloe Neill books. I've only read the first one :) Great haul!

    My Haul!

  9. I've heard a lot of good things about Chloe Neill's books.
    Enjoy all your books! (:

    My STS

  10. I'm definitely curious about those Katie Locke books. They covers make the books look like so much fun.

    Anyway, enjoy your goodies and happy reading :)

  11. I've read Grasping At Eternity and it was pretty good even though the boyfriend annoyed me cause he was mean to her when she didn't remember what happened. It was kind of complicated LOL I've been wanting to start the Chicagoland Vampires series forever. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

    Some Like It Paranormal

  12. Love Adrian Phoenix's series. Depressing as all heck most of the time but amazing. Plus she's one of the nicest authors I've ever had the pleasure of talking to.

    Paranormal Haven

  13. A nice haul! I can't wait to read Biting Bad! I love the Chicagoland Vampires series.

    Happy reading & have a great week :)

  14. Biting Bad! Still need to read the last one but hoping to get my hands on it soon. :) Happy Reading!

  15. Okay, I may have to look into Carnie Punk just for Rachel Caine :) Nice haul. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.