Stacking the Shelves #224


April 13, 2019 by ceresbooksworld

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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Internment by Samira Ahmed

Rebellions are built on hope.

Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens.

With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards.

Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

Charming by Jane Washington

Lilou Adler is a student at the Bastan College for Applied Physics: a magic school focussed on training adult witches and warlocks to become Enforcers. As an Enforcer-in-training, she is one of the many tasked with keeping each generation of fairy tale creatures on track with their fates.
There are just a few problems:
1. Being tasked with the all-important “Cinderella” tale as her first assignment had to be a clerical error.
2. Prince Charming is too busy chasing fairy “tail” to settle down.
3. Cinderella has sticky fingers and boundary issues.
4. A certain someone is hell-bent on taking her out of commission, but not even the High Warlock of Bastan can stop this witch when she gets started.

Arlo Demarcus is the High Warlock of Bastan and it’s his job to investigate magical crimes and to enforce magical law. It’s also his job to protect the next target in a string of magical murders: Lilou Adler.
There are just a few problems:
1. Lilou being tasked with the all-important “Cinderella” tale as her first assignment had to be a joke.
2. A certain someone is hell-bent on making his job a living hell, but there’s no way a twenty-something Enforcer-in-training is going to stop this warlock when he gets started.

This is a full, standalone novel. It is book #1 of the Bastan Hollow Saga, but each book CAN be read as a standalone.

The vixen’s lead by Tate James

I want vengeance so badly that I can almost taste it. It’s all I’ve ever wanted. So, I did what any privileged, adopted boarding school girl would do. I slapped on a secret identity and became an internationally renowned thief, known as The Fox. Nobody knows me. Nobody can catch me.

Or so I thought…

It turns out; I have what they want. Special abilities. And trust me, these abilities are coveted–and dangerous. Now, I don’t know who to trust or where to go. Peril lurks on every corner as I try to uncover my past and origin. Teaming up with unlikely allies may be my only chance at survival or my biggest mistake. Only time will tell.

I’m Kit Davenport and this is only the beginning.

** Warning: This book contains a kick-ass heroine with several sexy men (#whychoose), violence, bad-language and content which some readers may find triggering. **

Signed Gift
Pacifica by Kristen Simmons

Marin is corsario royalty, a pirate like her father and his father before him. Sailing the ocean to chase adventure is in her blood. But these days no one cares that the island town her people call home is named after her grandfather. They have a new leader, one who promises an end to their hunger – and one who thinks that girls are meant for the kitchen or the brothel. Marin knows she’s meant for more than that, and with the sudden influx of weapons on the island, and rumors of a pending deal with the enemy oil nation in her wake, she knows a big score to gain the council’s favor is the only way to save her people, and herself.

Ross lives a life of privilege. As the president’s son he wants for nothing, but he longs for a life of adventure. On a dare, he convinces his best friend Adam to sneak out to the Docks, the site of local race riots between the poor Shorlings and the upper class. But when Adam is arrested along with the other Shorlings, and not even the president is willing to find him, Ross finds himself taking matters into his own hands. He journeys back into the Docks, ready to make deals with anyone, even a beautiful pirate, if it means Adam’s safe return.

When Marin and Ross meet in dangerous Shoreling territory he sees a way to get his friend back and she sees her ticket home. The ransom a president’s son would command could feed her people for years and restore her family’s legacy. But somewhere in the middle of the ocean, Marin must decide if her heart can handle handing over the only person who has ever seen her as more than a pirate.

Soul in darkness by Wendy Higgins

People travel from afar to the small isle in the Aegean Sea hoping for a single glimpse of Princess Psyche. Their adoration for the mortal woman is so all-consuming that citizens begin to shower her with the very gifts and offerings they once left at the alter of Venus, goddess of love and beauty.

But gods are known for their jealousy.

Cupid, the god of love, takes pleasure in causing strife and mischief in the lives of humans. He uses love as a weapon, humoring in the weakness of people at the whims of their feelings. When his mother Venus approaches him about punishing the human girl who dares to steal her offerings and affections from the people, Cupid gladly accepts.

Psyche’s punishment is to be given to a mysterious creature who only comes to her in the dark of night under the pact that she will never lay eyes on him. She is terrified of this stranger, who the oracle described as a serpent. Her mate, however, is masterful in his dealings with his bride. He takes his time, morphing her fears into different sensations completely.

Based on the Roman/Greek mythology of Cupid and Psyche by Lucius Apuleius, New York Times bestseller Wendy Higgins brings the tale to life, weaving layers that show exactly how a sacrificial lamb can be enchanted by an unseen monster.

Adult Historical Fantasy. Standalone.

Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins

When seventeen-year-old Zae Monroe gets cheated on by the only guy she’s ever loved, then watches her parents’ marriage crumble, she decides to forget about relationships and turn the tables on the boys of the world. It’s time to take what she wants, and what she wants are kisses. Athletes, musicians, poets, and bad boys—their lips are all on her agenda, and it’s time to collect.

Zae proposes a contest with her friends to see who can kiss the most boys during spring break. But what starts as a harmless competition leads to a downward spiral she can’t seem to break free of. As family, academic, friend, and guy drama come to a head, Zae is forced to face the reasons behind her boy angst, and starts to wonder if she was wrong about the male race…or at least some of them.

Service presse
Cameron de Linda Saint Jalmes

Après plus de cinq siècles d’éternité à voir les siens disparaître autour de lui, Cameron est enfin libéré de son châtiment, et fait le souhait de rentrer chez lui. Cependant, ce souhait n’est pas le seul, car dans un souffle troublé, et avant d’être propulsé dans le vortex du temps, il émet le désir fou qu’Elenwë, fille légitime des déités qui s’est sacrifiée pour réparer les torts de ces dernières, vive à nouveau. Dès son retour en 1416, le destin de L’Enfant Unique commence, et il va bientôt être épaulé par des compagnons dont il n’aurait voulu pour rien au monde ! Le temps est compté, car dans l’ombre, un Dieu des ténèbres a vu le jour et s’apprête à avilir le monde des hommes. Cameron est dorénavant l’ennemi à détruire ou… à asservir.
Ricochet by Kathryn Berla

When seventeen-year-old Tati sends a saliva sample to a DNA ancestry testing site her results come back inconclusive. What’s wrong with her DNA? And what does it have to do with her unexplained seizures and the beckoning tunnel she sees during them?

What Tati discovers is more than she could have ever imagined possible. Parallel universes exist and her abnormal DNA compels and condemns Tati and her other selves—shy Ana—privileged Tatyana—and on-the-run Tanya, to a lifetime of ricocheting between their parallel lives in the multiverse.

With knowledge of their existence a deadly threat in every universe, the only chance all four have to survive is to work together to take down the scientist responsible: their father.

Magnetic Desires de Kristen Rivers

Un désir aussi irrésistible que dangereux.

Serveuse dans une petite ville d’Espagne, Emilia joue le rôle de la jeune femme insouciante et légère.
En réalité, elle est constamment sur le qui-vive et craint chaque jour d’être rattrapée par un passé traumatisant, sanglant. Elle prépare déjà son départ prochain afin de brouiller les pistes.
Sauf que Gregory fait irruption dans sa vie comme une tornade. Elle devrait normalement le fuir comme la peste, lui qui est arrogant, insupportable… et décidé à la séduire !
Si Emilia se laisse aller au désir, elle risque de le payer de sa vie…
– Viens ici, Emi, grogne-t-il d’une voix rauque.
Je ne me le fais pas répéter deux fois et m’avance vers lui. Il me tend les bras pour m’aider à me hisser et je m’assieds sur lui, encerclant sa taille de mes jambes écartées. Ma fente nue et déjà humide repose sur son sexe gonflé, dont je peux sentir l’excitation à travers son boxer.
Je commence par prendre possession de sa bouche gourmande, dont le goût m’enivre et me transporte. Puis, je dépose une pluie de baisers sur sa mâchoire. Du bout des lèvres, je découvre la texture de cette veine qui tressaute à son cou lorsqu’il est ému, agacé ou excité. Je me repais de l’odeur de la peau de son torse, qui me fait perdre la tête. Folle de désir, je me frotte à lui, tandis que ses mains descendent de plus en plus bas sur mon dos, jusqu’à la jointure de mes fesses, pour les englober.

Magnetic Desires, de Kristen Rivers, histoire intégrale.

The resistance by T.H Hernandez


5 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves #224

  1. WOW – you got a lot of books by authors I haven’t heard of before, Carine! I really want to read Wendy Higgins, I need to get on that 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy all your new books.
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.

  2. Greg says:

    Looks like a nice haul of books- I think Charming looks fun. 🙂

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