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
A trio of new arrivals in the mailbox this week…
Memory is the latest addition to my Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold, a series I’ve intended to read for what seems like ever . . . yet never quite seemed to find the time. In all honesty, I’m far more interested in Cordelia Naismith and Bel Thorne as characters than Miles Vorkosigan, so I’ll likely be skipping around the series.
Innovation, the latest Queer Scifi flash-fiction anthology edited by J. Scott Coatsworth, actually arrived a few days ahead of the release date, which was a nice surprise. If you happen to pick up a copy, you can find my story – “Expectations Not Guaranteed” – on page 181. 🙂
I pre-ordered The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite back in May, long before I fell in love with The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics, the first Feminine Pursuits romance, so I was a bit miffed when it didn’t arrive last week, but better late than never, right?
I’ve done a good job of reigning in the ARC requests lately . . . but there have been some review submissions I just couldn’t turn down.
Hear Me Roar, a fantasy anthology edited by Rhonda Parrish [September 22nd 2020], is my one ARC request for the week. In all honesty, I was hooked the moment I read the “There are no damsels in distress here!” tagline, and the promise of empowered women and empowered women dragons had me all over that request button.
I still need to review My Girlfriends are Pirate Elves!: Book 2 by Eden Redd, but as a loyal member of her Redd Light District ARC Group I’m excited to have My Girlfriends are Pirate Elves! Book 3 [August 10th 2020] for an early review as well. Look for plenty of humor, outlandish adventure, dating, swashbuckling, and more next week!
Prince(ss): A fair(l)y (odd) tale by Sara Gravatt-Wimsatt is a book that came my way via a recommendation from a blogger friend who didn’t have time for it, but who knew it’d be perfect for me. A queer NB femme author, a high fantasy novel with female leads, and a gender-transformation curse.
It’s somehow been about 5 years since I last read Kara Jorgensen, so when she offered up a copy of Kinship and Kindness, her first Paranormal Society Romance, I was quick to accept. Paranormal romance, werewolves, and a trans masculine protagonist – enough said!
Terry M. West is always a great read, so I was excited to have a copy of The Plumbers come my way. A horror/dark comedy novella with a twist on plague zombies, it promises to be a whole lot of gory, vulgar fun.
New Acquisitions: Digital Titles
A handful of digital downloads this week, starting with 2 picks from the BookFunnel collection of thriller novels featuring kickass women, and finishing with a few Kindle freebie finds.
Never Die Twice is the first Natalie Nicks thriller by Mark Caldwell Jones, a cinematic spy thriller featuring a spy with bionic limbs, a stolen weapon, and a a lethal international conspiracy.
Aimpoint is a prequel to the Regan Chase thrillers by Candace Irvin, featuring a US Army CID Special Agent who must determine whether one of the Army’s elite soldiers has turned terrorist.
Chasing Rabbits: The Lost Fae Princess is the first Underground fantasy romance by Erin R. Bedford, a modern retelling of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but with human/Fae hybrid heroine.
Vampire Hunt by Alan Hardy promises a vampire story like no other, featuring an old associate of a famous vampire-killer who is searching for his first and only love who vanished years ago, while on a personal quest to prove the existence of vampires