Stacking the Shelves #121

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December 18, 2016 by ceresbooksworld

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is 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! It was created by Tynga’s review.

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Review
Peacock by Nora Flite and Allison Starwood

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The bet was simple: All I had to do was make a guy fall in love with me in one week. Normally I’d never take such a crazy dare, but I could REALLY use the cash… so how could I say no?
Then I met him: my mystery date.
Simon “Peacock” Cavanaugh. Or better yet, just call him Simon the C*#k. He’s rude, perverse, and his good looks make me hate him even more.
Falling in love with a guy like him… it might be impossible.
But that’s a relief, because really, why would I WANT to be head over heels for a man that’s more dick than heart? A guy who thinks a good first date is hooking up in an alley?
This simple bet is going haywire.
Simon is a player who says he doesn’t do romance. I know I’ll never let a bad boy like him close to my heart.
What if we’re both wrong?

Won Thanks Au Boudoir Ecarlate
Dropping Gloves by Catherine Gayle

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She left to follow her dreams, but came back to find her heart.

When Katie Weber decided to pursue her dreams in Hollywood, she left her heart behind in Portland. Now she’s back to make amends with Jamie Babcock, the only man she’s ever loved, but he isn’t willing to forgive and forget. Heartbroken, Jamie refuses to reopen old wounds—no matter how much he still loves her. At some point, he’s got to draw the line.

But Katie realizes she’s got the biggest battle of her life on the line—one she can’t win without Jamie by her side. In the game of love, all bets are off. Katie’s Dropping her Gloves to fight for both the life she craves and the man she loves. But is Jamie too proud to end the standoff so he can finally have the one he truly wants?

Life Before Damaged by H.M Ward

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BY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR HM WARD

Money. Power. Sex. 

The trifecta every man strives for and very few attain. I had these things and walked away from the endless stream of women, from the family fortune, from everything. It was all mine in a life long forgotten. The past can’t stay buried forever and hiding mine from Sidney is getting harder. I’m not the guy she thinks, and if she knows the truth I risk losing her.

The thing is, I feel those old ways pulling me back, and if Sidney is part of my life she has to know. If she doesn’t it could destroy us both.

The truth won’t set me free. No matter what my name is, I’ll always be a Ferro. But Sidney has a choice and I won’t steal it from her.

Everything I left unsaid by Molly O’Keefe

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Fans of Jodi Ellen Malpas, K. Bromberg, and Joanna Wylde will be unable to resist this sexy, deeply intimate tale of a woman running from her past, and the darkly mysterious man who sets her free. 

I didn’t think answering someone else’s cellphone would change my life. But the stranger with the low, deep voice on the other end of the line tempted me, awakened my body, set me on fire. He was looking for someone else. Instead he found me.

And I found a hot, secret world where I felt alive for the first time.

His name was Dylan, and, strangely, he made me feel safe. Desired. Compelled. Every dark thing he asked me to do, I did. Without question. I longed to meet him, but we were both keeping secrets. And mine were dangerous. If I took the first step, if I got closer to Dylan—emotionally, physically—then I wouldn’t be hiding anymore. I would be exposed, with nothing left to surrender but the truth. And my truth could hurt us both.

The billionaire wins the game by Melody Anne

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Librarian’s note: This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN: B005HXFVGS.

All newly published with deleted scenes and an additional 25 thousand words. See the first book of the Anderson Series.

Joseph Anderson has decided it’s time for his three successful sons to find brides. Joseph wants grandchildren to fill his mansion, and he wants them immediately. His eldest son, Lucas, is successful in all areas of his life, except love, and Joseph begins matchmaking. He finds Amy Harper and deems her the perfect daughter-in-law. He just needs to get her and Lucas to both realize they’re made for each other.

Lucas Anderson is wealthy, sexy, and stubborn. He has no desire to have any woman enter his life, causing chaos, or using his family’s name. Many women have tried, and he’s been successful in finding out who they are beneath their false smiles.

Amy Harper was raised in tragic circumstances and doesn’t like pampered, rich men who have been handed everything with a silver spoon. She spent years finishing her education and then received a job with the Anderson Corporation. She instantly doesn’t like her incredibly sexy boss, who is arrogant and thinks every woman should fall at his feet.

When Amy becomes pregnant after one reckless night of passion, she’s scared he’ll take the baby and run. Lucas is demanding, and used to getting his way, but Amy has just the right amount of spark to ignite his fuse, and challenges him each step of the way.

Lucas’s father, Joseph, and his brothers Alex and Mark, offer laughter, love, and support. With the love of Lucas’s family, who aren’t only rich and successful, but also kind and giving, Amy starts to realize that being wealthy doesn’t make or break a man, and starts to picture the happily ever after she never believed in for herself.

Surrender by Melody Anne

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Alternative cover for ASIN: B00C4CSJCI.

Raffaello (Rafe) Palazzo takes what he wants with no regrets. Arianna (Ari) Lynn Harlow has led a charmed life until tragedy strikes her family. He’s looking for a no-emotions attached mistress, she’s looking for redemption.

They are not a pair that should ever work, but undeniable attraction and devastating tragedies bring them together in the city by the bay where he fights to keep their relationship nothing more than an enjoyable way to meet his needs, and she battles to not lose herself in him. Spending time with Ari starts cracking the hard shell that Rafe has built around his heart, but he denies the affect she has on him until it’s too late to stop the inevitable conclusion that their relationship is headed for.

Rafe once believed in happily ever after, coming from a large Italian family. He’s got the Midas touch, since every endeavor he tries turns to gold. That all ends when his wife walks out the door and leaves him blindsided. His devastation quickly turns to steel when he decides no woman will fool him again. From that point on he treats relationships as nothing more than business transactions where both party’s come out mutually benefited.

Just when Ari has sunk to the lowest she’s ever been she finds an ad in the paper announcing a job that’s too good to be true. It turns out she’s right. She makes it through the intense rounds of interviews only to find out the job is for a mistress to the powerful Rafe Palazzo, owner of Palazzo Enterprises. Rafe gives her a day to think about whether she wants the position or not, and she’s sent on her way, only to find out her mother’s near-terminal position has taken a turn for the worse. Her mom’s only in the hospital because Ari messed up, and her mother’s the one who paid the price. Is Rafe her savior, or will he take her with him straight to the depths of hell?

The Tycoon’s revenge by Melody Anne

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This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN: B005LVV5LQ

Jasmine Freeman’s world is about to tumble down around her and the one responsible for it is none other than her first love, Derek Titan. She hasn’t seen him in ten years, and they are both going to learn the truth of what happened back then.

Jasmine grew up wealthy and oblivious to the destruction her father caused all around him. Derek was from the wrong side of the tracks. In ten years their lives will be reversed. He is now a multi-billionaire tycoon and she works hard, but barely gets by due to her father’s unethical business practices.

Derek comes seeking revenge and instead finds out he has a half grown son and the woman he’s been angry with for so many years is not who he thought she was. They both fight against the passion they still feel for each other, but in the end it is irresistible.

Come take the journey with Derek and Jasmine as they rediscover a passion that never died and the lies that kept them apart.

Sweetest Scoundrel by Elisabeth Hoyt

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SHE’S TAKING CHARGE

Prim, proper, and thrifty, Eve Dinwoody is all business when it comes to protecting her brother’s investment. But when she agrees to control the purse strings of London’s premier pleasure garden, Harte’s Folly, she finds herself butting heads with an infuriating scoundrel who can’t be controlled.

HE’S RUNNING THE SHOW

Bawdy and bold, Asa Makepeace doesn’t have time for a penny-pinching prude like Eve. As the garden’s larger-than-life owner, he’s already dealing with self-centered sopranos and temperamental tenors. He’s not about to let an aristocratic woman boss him around . . . no matter how enticing she is.

BUT LOVE CONQUERS ALL

In spite of her lack of theatrical experience—and her fiery clashes with Asa—Eve is determined to turn Harte’s Folly into a smashing success. But the harder she tries to manage the stubborn rake, the harder it is to ignore his seductive charm and raw magnetism. There’s no denying the smoldering fire between them—and trying to put it out would be the greatest folly of all.

All for you by Jessica Scott

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Can a battle-scarred warrior . . .

Stay sober. Get deployed. Lead his platoon. Those are the only things that matter to Sergeant First Class Reza Iaconelli. What he wants is for everyone to stay out of his way; what he gets is Captain Emily Lindberg telling him how to deal with his men. Fort Hood’s newest shrink is smart as a whip and sexy as hell. She’s also full of questions—about the army, its soldiers, and the agony etched on Reza’s body and soul.

. . . open his heart to love?

Emily has devoted her life to giving soldiers the care they need—and deserve. Little does she know that means facing down the fierce wall of muscle that is Sergeant Iaconelli like it’s just another day at the office. When Reza agrees to help her understand what makes a soldier tick, she’s thrilled. Too bad it doesn’t help her unravel the sexy warrior in front of her who stokes her desire and touches a part of her she thought long dead. He’s the man who thinks combat is the only escape from the demons that haunt him. The man who needs her most of all . . .

Ten ways to be adored when landing a lord by Sarah Maclean

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“Lord Nicholas is a paragon of manhood. And his eyes, Dear Reader! So blue!” Pearls & Pelisses, June 1823

Since being named on of London’s “Lords to Land” by a popular ladies’ magazine, Nicholas St. John has been relentlessly pursued by every matrimony-minded female in the ton. So when an opportunity to escape fashionable society presents itself, he eagerly jumps—only to land in the path of the most determined, damnably delicious woman he’s ever met!

The daughter of a titled wastrel, Lady Isabel Townsend has too many secrets and too little money. Though used to taking care of herself quite handily, her father’s recent passing has left Isabel at sea and in need of outside help to protect her young brother’s birthright. The sinfully handsome, eminently eligible Lord Nicholas could be the very salvation she seeks.

But the lady must be wary and not do anything reckless…like falling madly, passionately in love.

Nine rules to break when romancing a rake by Sarah Maclean

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A lady does not smoke cheroot. She does not ride astride. She does not fence or attend duels. She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen’s club.

Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried—and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she’s vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she’s been missing.

But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kiss—to do those things, Callie will need a willing partner. Someone who knows everything about rule-breaking. Someone like Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston—charming and devastatingly handsome, his wicked reputation matched only by his sinful smile.

If she’s not careful, she’ll break the most important rule of all—the one that says that pleasure-seekers should never fall hopelessly, desperately in love.

Eleven scandals to start to win a duke’s heart by Sarah Maclean

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There is no telling where a scandal might lead…

She lives for passion.

Bold, impulsive, and a magnet for trouble, Juliana Fiori is no simpering English miss. She refuses to play by society’s rules: she speaks her mind, cares nothing for the approval of the ton, and can throw a punch with remarkable accuracy. Her scandalous nature makes her a favorite subject of London’s most practiced gossips…and precisely the kind of woman the Duke of Leighton wants far far away from him.

He swears by reputation.

Scandal is the last thing Simon Pearson has room for in his well-ordered world. The Duke of Disdain is too focused on keeping his title untainted and his secrets unknown. But when he discovers Juliana hiding in his carriage late one evening–risking everything he holds dear–he swears to teach the reckless beauty a lesson in propriety.

She has other plans, however; she wants two weeks to prove that even an unflappable duke is not above passion.

Won Thanks to R.L Weeks
Struck Three by R.L Weeks

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In the small town of Stull, Mary and Billy visit the house that the Jones family died in exactly one year ago.
When they see Mr Jones there, everything changes. The small town of Stull may look pretty, but the town holds the world’s biggest secret.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once upon a cursed time by R.L Weeks

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Eleven bestselling authors put their unique spins on your beloved childhood Fairytales. Fourteen stories, fourteen escapes from reality. Ugly Scars Some people will do anything for beauty. Chiselling away at her own face, one woman became so obsessed with being beautiful that she made a deal with a demon. Milly Swan is about to find out what happens when you come face to face with the Ugly Duckling. Path of Thorns All Ellie and Jack have ever known is the harsh life in a Truro workhouse; all they’ve dreamed of is a good meal and a comfortable bed. When they’re sent out as part of a working party, a wrong turn brings them within grasp of those very things. But they soon learn that the wild beauty of the Cornish moorlands masks a dark and greedy heart. Beauty and the Beast Within When Beauty lost her mother, and her father lost the family wealth, she resigned herself to live a quiet life in the country. But after disobeying the commands of the cursed ruler, Beauty’s father is forced to make a terrible agreement. When Beauty arrives at the castle, the beast’s heart beats with excitement. Could she learn to love him and break the curse, or will the curse consume Beauty? Pin Step into the twisted mind of “Pin.” She’s had it with being a wooden girl. Pin’s only wish is to turn into a real girl, and she’ll do anything to make that happen. J.L. Clayton takes the beloved fairy tale “Pinocchio” and carves out a unique tale of horror. The Ink-washed Cat “A young Shinto chokkai visits the ruins of a sacred temple only to discover the true cost of ancient magic.” The Ink Washed Cat – A twisted fairy tale by R. B. Wood based on the Japanese fairy tale “The Boy who Drew Cats” Let Down Thy Hair Let down thy hair is a retelling of the classic fairytale, Rapunzel, by Genevieve Moultrie. Rapunzel lets down her hair. But never expected who climbs up! Awakened by a Kiss Awakened by a Kiss is a retelling of the classic fairytale, Sleeping Beauty, by Genevieve Moultrie. A sleep so deep she could never awaken. Or could she? Hooded Red Deep in the Enchanted Forest lives Ruby with her horrible brothers and doting father. When a wolf offers her a deal to rid her of her brothers, she can’t help but agree. However, Ruby will quickly realise that you should never make deals with your own demons. Skinderella Eleanor was a beauty, loved by all until her father passed away and her stepmother’s true nature clawed its ugly way to the surface. But when the King of the land throws a ball for all of the young ladies in this kingdom to find a bride for his son, how far will the stepmother go to make her ugly daughters beautiful? Some people will go to extreme measures to look beautiful. Prince Recreant “The Princess and the Pea” as retold by Steven Evans in “Prince Recreant” Three Women. Three Tests. One Crown. A Game of Roses “A Game of Roses: Bocephus’ Revenge” A brother’s love tainted by shame and smeared with blood. Rumplestiltskin will never be the same. Kiss Catherine is trapped helping her father pay off his farm debt. It would take a miracle to change her life path. Then one day she spots a talking frog in the royal garden. For some reason, the prince has been turned into a frog, but is it also true that by kissing the frog you will become his wife? Muerte de los Corazones They are summoned every night all over the world. The darkness that binds the two mythical beings becomes more dangerous as their rotten relationship escalates go unexpected heights. As La Llorona and El Cucuy snatch the souls of children in the heart of Mexico, they must beat the wits of their son in order to stay alive. Phantom Whispers Greediness can be one’s downfall as Bastien is about to find out. In this cleverly woven tale, based on the classic fairy tale “White Snake.” We are all lured by poisonous things.

Journey to neverland by R.L Weeks

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Lori finally got her revenge, but it wasn’t everything that she had hoped it would be. With an emptiness in her heart, she focuses her attention on gaining more power.
Meanwhile, Snow gets a special weapon from the Ice Queen and travels to Neverland to find Lori.
However, Neverland has changed and you don’t want to end up trapped there.
Rapunzel, Red, Snow, Bella, and Gallisa end up trapped in the middle of dark sorcery. Meanwhile, Lori, Stilt, and Hook are on the hunt for the Pied Piper. Careful not to become entrapped by his melodies, they must retrieve the key to Neverlands undoing to get their happy endings.

 

See no evil, do no evil by R.L Weeks

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Connie is recovering in a lunatic asylum after a life changing murder.
Everyone’s convinced that it was all in her head. But she knows the truth.
She must go back there to save Jade.
Another innocent could be claimed.
But she’ll be fine. As long as she doesn’t open her eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

One way out by R.L Weeks

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Laura’s doing everything to save her dog after an attack on the neighbours, but things aren’t always what they seem.
When she dragged towards an old house littered with ghost stories, she quickly realises that no matter where she runs, there’s only one way out! She has to decipher one of the oldest ghost stories and trust her instincts before it’s too late.

 

 

 

 

The unforgiven anthology by R.L Weeks

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Seeing Red, by J.L.Clayton
All her life, Challis has been bullied by the people around her, and now the thin string holding her sanity intact has snapped…The only thing she sees is crimson. They say revenge is best served cold, but Challis will take hers: hot, sticky and red! Come along for one horrific ride as author J.L.Clayton takes a forsaken girl and turns her into a heartless killer. Seeing Red has never looked so frightening.

Twisted Insanity, by R.L.Weeks
Author R. L. Weeks brings you Twisted Insanity. It cannot be reasoned with. It cannot be bargained with. Jacob has been locked up for ten years, waiting for his chance to take his revenge on Gale, his ex-wife. After persuading the mental health team that he has recovered, he goes on a killing stint. Gale is about to find out the extent of his twisted insanity.

Truth or Dare, by KL Humphreys
Taken to a psychotic man’s playground, Becca only hopes her husband can get help to save her, before she ends up like the others.The Missing Persons Unit team know that unless they stop a madman and find missing Becca, they will be finding body parts in the forest. Author KL Humphreys will have you looking over your shoulder wondering what is really going on in the minds of those you call family.

Hell House, by Becca Moree
A walk through the Hell House leaves Erin questioning if visiting the Carnival of Darkness was a good idea after all. The sounds pouring from the mouths of the actors in each room were just a little too good.A little too…real. Step into a world of unthinkable torture as author Becca Moree takes yone innocent college student on a Halloween outing she will never forget.

Poison Pen, by R.B.Wood
“Upset the author at your own peril.”
A young down-on-his-luck author makes a demonic deal to remove a few obstacles from his writing career and stardom.

White Wedding: Reckoning, by Steven Evans
Jen’s best friend, Jess, is an emotional train wreck. Too weak and afraid of her abusive father and now forced to marry a man she doesn’t love, Jess’ life is spiraling out of control. Jen desperately wants to help her friend but… What’s a doll to do?
Steve Evans brings a wickedly sweet twist to a tale of friendship in “White Wedding: Reckoning”.

The enchanted kingdoms by R.L Weeks

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Edward was cursed to be a frog after breaking Lori’s heart. Now he wants his happy ending back, and he doesn’t care how many happily ever after’s he ruins trying to get it. The Evil Queen, Lori, is out to make sure that Edward never finds happiness. Stilt will use any means necessary to get what he wants after a disastrous incident which left his wife childless and heartbroken. Belle, Snow Ariel, James, and many more characters find themselves as pawns in a dangerous game played between the most powerful sorcerers in all the lands.

 

 

 

Into the myth by R.L Weeks

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College can’t come soon enough for Lily. That is until Kyle, the new transfer, shows an interest in her. Except, since he’s been in town, strange accidents have been happening. Accidents that Kyle seems to be insinuating are Lily’s fault.

When she learns the truth, she is thrown into a world she didn’t believe to be true, but she is in danger. There are many forces against her, ones she has to try and protect herself and her loved ones from. The problem is, the biggest threats could be concealed in the lies of the people she loves. She has to quickly decipher who she can trust and who’s against her, if not, she could lose a lot more than her life.

You’re next by R.L Weeks

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What happens when someone decides to play a dangerous game on the world’s biggest networking site? It gives everyone else a gateway to do the same. Follow the accounts of three sets of people as they all play their parts in the #yourenext hashtag with dire consequences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week is kinda crazy.

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One thought on “Stacking the Shelves #121

  1. Oooo, I love the Maiden Lane series! Hoyt is SUCH a talented HR writer. Definitely try the rest of the series, if you have not read the books! Books six and ten are my favorites. 😀 I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Carine. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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