Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books we are adding to our shelves, whether they be physical or digital. This includes books bought (my wife would say I buy too many), borrowed (a rare occurrence), and received for review (which I’m trying to reign in).
New Acquisitions: Paperback Treasures
Okay, so technically I didn’t buy any books this week, since this was part of my online order from last week, but it’s still a new arrival. 🙂
The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton has been republished as part of the Star Wars Legends collection, which means Disney has decided it’s not canon, but I couldn’t really care less. A good story is a good story, and I’m used to tie-in novels not necessarily being an accepted part of the series. All that matters is that this is a Star Wars romance (I like that), featuring the Witches of Dathomir (I like that a lot), with 2 matriarchal societies where slave-husbands supplicate themselves to women (I love that).
Once the Greeks forced their male gods upon the world, the belief in the power of women was severed. For centuries it has been thought that the wisdom of the high priestesses perished at the hand of the patriarchs—but now the ancient Book of Sophia has surfaced. Its pages contain the truths hidden by history, and the sacred knowledge for the coming age. And it is looking for Skylar Southmartin.
I get a lot of review requests, but this feels like one where the publicist 100% gets what I’m about. If you missed it, Stacy stopped by earlier this week to talk Truth in Myth: How Mythology Lives Within Us and it’s a great post.
Goldilocks by Laura Lam (May 5th) is one of my most anticipated reads of the year, described as “The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Martian” with all-female space mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone in order to save humanity.
POWEЯ by C.S. Alleyne (Dec 7th) is a short read about Maude Caulkin, a poor woman in Victorian London who escapes her abusive stepfather only to fall prey to a pornographer and his sadistic customer . . . before turning the tables with what she’s learned from the freak shows. Honestly, how could I resist that?
Shadow Alliance by Eden Redd (forthcoming) is the 3rd book in the Succubus Dungeon saga, which I got as part of her Redd Light District ARC Group. No official blurb yet, but it’s been a fun Erotic LitRPG Adventure so far, and I’m reading as much for proofing as to review, so I’ll be diving in soon.
Last we have a Mark Lawrence double-bill with a finished mass market paperback for Holy Sister (Feb 25th), the final Book of the Ancestor, and an electronic ARC of The Girl and the Stars (April 21st), the first Book of the Ice. Now my only dilemma is whether to finish one trilogy or go ahead and start on the other!
New Acquisitions: Digital Titles
A nice little handful of the erotic and exotic this week…
An interesting trio of titles this week. Gamer Girl Caught in the Game by Cat Wilder is an erotic LitRPG adventure that was recommended to me in a conversation over my review of Divine Overlord, the 2nd Succubus Dungeon story by Eden Redd.
The Hit Girl by Amber Vey was a freebie that caught my eye because of its transgender female protagonist. The Writer and The Baroness by Annabelle Locke is full-length BDSM romance novella, and the first in a 4-book series, another freebie that intrigued me.