Stacking the Shelves

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

Just the one new purchase this week . . .

I’ve caught bits and pieces of the movie trailer while fast-forwarding on the DVR, but the title – The Rhythm Section – didn’t make enough of an impression for me to rewind. And then I just happened to pick this up at the drugstore, pure curiosity while I was waiting in line, and . . . holy shit, where was Mark Burnell when I was scrounging book lists for female-fronted thrillers back in January? From a world of drugs and prostitution to the brutal world of international espionage – I need to read Stephanie Patrick’s story!

Review Titles

A quiet week on the review front, with just one new arrival – the finished paperback of Best Bondage Erotica of the Year (March 10th), edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. I already had a digital ARC for this, but it’s so much nice to hold a book in your hand. A great group of authors here, and the tease of TV anchors, NASA officials, a gender-bending bounty hunter, warring neighbors, and Arthurian magic have me excited for the read.

New Acquisitions: Digital Titles

A nice little handful of the erotic and exotic this week…

There were a few digital titles that caught my eye. Blood Lust: A Book of Underrealm by Garrett Robinson had a cover and a blurb that caught my eye but, in all honestly, it was a whiny 1-star review about pushing an agenda of homosexuality and gender confusion that convinced me to give it a read. I’ve enjoyed some giantess/shrinking erotica from Amber Collins in the past, so Late Night Size Club was an easy pick-up with the bizarre combination of an after-hours swingers’ club in a lab and a size-manipulation device.

Dear Laura by Gemma Amor is a dark and twisted tale about obsession and guilt that explores how far one woman will go to put ghosts to bed. I may have otherwise passed on the “bizarre acts of humiliation,” as potentially being exploitative, but with it being female-authored makes me curious. Hell’s Mercy by Katherine Wyvern is book that caught my eye through a Goodreads review, with talk of its sci-fi world-building, BDSM power exchange, and exploration of gender, and when I saw it was free on Kobo, I immediately downloaded it directly to my device.

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  1. I haven’t heard of The Rhythm Section before- not even the movie? Curious? Red Sparrow is a female fronted thriller but honestly I don’t really recommend it. Left me feeling very icky afterwards.

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      1. I think it would have been better is the main character had enjoyed or taken pride in her job. The way it was written she just seemed like a damsel in distress needing a man to whisk her away which annoyed me.

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