Saturday, July 14, 2012

In Manhattan: Stacking the Shelves (7)

Hello! Welcome to In Manhattan, a weekly recap of everything that's been going on in the blog. I've combined it with Stacking the Shelves, a weekly meme hosted by Tygna's Reviews.

This is composing of the last two weeks, since I forgot to do one last week!

Don't forget to check out my Blog Tour stop for Murder for Choir. Joelle Charbonneau stopped by the blog! 

Features:
Cover Reveals 
Trailer for Size 12 and Ready to Rock
Most Wanted (5)
Guest Post: Joelle Charbonneau

Reviews: 
Getting Over Mr. Right by Chrissie Manby 
Torn by Stephanie Guerra
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
Murder for Choir by Joelle Charbonneau
Morganville Vampires vol. 4 by Rachel Caine
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
ReVamped by Ada Adams

Bought: 

  Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward





Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood's bloodlines alive. As Primale of the Chosen, he is obligated to father the sons and daughters who will ensure that the traditions of the race survive, and that there are warriors to fight those who want all vampires extinguished.

As his first mate, the Chosen Cormia wants to win not only his body, but his heart for herself. She is drawn to the noble responsibility behind the emotionally scarred male. But Phury has never allowed himself to know pleasure or joy. As the war with the Lessening Society grows grim, tragedy looms over the Brotherhood's mansion, and Phury must decide between duty and love...





Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward



Caldwell, New York, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It's also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and owner of a notorious night club that caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he's approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King and leader of the Brotherhood.

Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood-even though his sister is married to a member, for he harbors a deadly secret that could make him a huge liability in their war against the lessers. As plots within and outside of the Brotherhood threaten to reveal the truth about Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world, Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him-and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.

ARC:


Mystic City by Theo Lawrence

October 9th, 2012  
**Thank you Random House!



Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City's two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents' sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud—and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics who dwell below in the Depths. But Aria doesn't remember falling in love with Thomas; in fact, she wakes one day with huge gaps in her memory. And she can't conceive why her parents would have agreed to unite with the Fosters in the first place. Only when Aria meets Hunter, a gorgeous rebel mystic from the Depths, does she start to have glimmers of recollection—and to understand that he holds the key to unlocking her past. The choices she makes can save or doom the city—including herself. 



Sneak by Evan Angler

September 4th, 2012
**Thank you Thomas Nelson

Logan Langly went in to get his Mark, but he backed out at the last minute. Now he’s on the run from government agents who will stop at nothing to capture him. But Logan is on a mission to find and save his sister, Lily, who disappeared five years ago on her thirteenth birthday, the day she was supposed to receive her Mark.

Logan and his friends, a group of dissenters called the Dust, discover a vast network of the Unmarked, who help them travel safely to the capital city where Lily is imprisoned. Along the way, the Dust receives some startling information from the Markless community, opening their eyes to the message of Christianity and warning that humanity is now entering the End of Days.

When the Dust finally arrives in the capital, it seems that all their careful planning is useless against a government that will do anything to bend its citizens to its will. Can the gentle words Logan has found in a tattered, banned Bible really stand against the most powerful military the world has ever known? Can Logan even sacrifice his own freedom, choosing to act through faith alone?

For Review: 

 Last Kiss in Venice by Martin Chushui


Beside a bridge over a canal in Venice, Charlie is spellbound not only by Caitlin’s absolute beauty but also by what seems like a mythical bond between them. The more he knows about her, the more mysterious she becomes. As they finally admit their love to each other in Paris, then move to settle down in Australia together, it looks like the start of Happily Ever After. But neither of them realizes that this is just the start of a heart-wrenching journey.

After a lifetime of searching, Caitlin finally finds her true love, settles down in the beautiful rolling countryside of outback Australia, and starts to raise a family, but her enemy is never far away. She loves Charlie deeply and is certain he is her soul mate, but she knows she can never reveal her secret; he must never know who she really is, and that is her downfall. Information in the hands of her enemy brings her life crashing down around her. To save all she has worked for, she must fight for her love and the right to survive.



Paraglide by Peter Kelley

 For siblings Jim and Erica Winters, a summer vacation to London promises adventure and a bit of freedom from their overprotective mother. But once they arrive, they end up with more excitement than they bargained for. Their mother is kidnapped and her captors demand the one thing they can’t produce – their long-absent father.

Unable to trust the authorities, Jim and Erica set off in pursuit of their father, racing across Europe and fending off mysterious assailants. As the trail of clues dries up, help arrives in the form of a raven-haired beauty. Is she the answer to their prayers or a romantic distraction?
With the kidnapper’s deadline looming, the truth about their father’s shadowy past is revealed. In a last ditch effort to save their mother, Jim and Erica must climb high into the Swiss Alps where a perilous choice confronts them. Can they trust their father who has repeatedly betrayed them?


Tiberius Found by Andrew Goodman






On his sixteenth birthday Daniel Henstock's parents are murdered and he discovers that his life, so far, has been a lie. He's been genetically engineered and those responsible want him back.

To survive Daniel has to run. And run hard. But it was never going to be easy or simple.

When his liberator is captured Daniel returns and puts his life on the line to re-pay the debt.



Premature Eradication by James W. Lewis



Way too often, the fire flickers out in a relationship. Many men become lazy, striving to get quick-draw, “drive-by” satisfaction from their partners. That leaves wives and girlfriends frustrated and wide awake, while their male companions lay satisfied and meeting the Sandman within minutes. Just another uneventful night of “dip, dive, and doze” that has become the routine.

Robert Johnson is no different with Tosha, his wife of five years. The marathons of the past have long become 50-yard sprints. When introduced to a new pill called Erectz, the mindless humping doesn’t improve; they just become more frequent. Fed up with the "male species," Tosha bands together with other like-minded women to expose men for what they really are—vile, selfish, lazy, and completely unnecessary. But they are good for one thing.




 

2 comments:

Eileen said...

Mystic City looks so good! I keep seeing it everywhere and I think I SHOULD be getting it, but the problem is that I have so many books I'd probably never get to read it LOL. I hope you enjoy though!

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Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Lot's of great books! I'd not heard of Sneak but it sounds good!


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