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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

A few new arrivals in the mailbox this week…

Grey Dawn by Nyri A. Bakkalian is a tale of war, abolition, union, and women who forge ties that carry them from one life into the next. With women loving women, time travel, and a tranwoman heroine, I’ve been anxiously awaiting this.

Goddess Of The Mountain by Brenda Gates Smith is the sequel to Secrets Of The Ancient Goddess, which I picked up last month. In a prehistoric age of barbarians, a peaceful farming village must choose between two women to represent them to the Great Goddess of the Earth.

Lord of the Fading Lands by C. L. Wilson, the first volume of The Tairen Soul, is a book I came across while looking for fantasy romances or paranormal romance with strong, alpha female heroines (more on that search below).

The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri S. Tepper is, of course, a classic of feminist fantasy, a post-apocalyptic story of life in a women’s only community.

Review Titles

A handful of review titles in the mail this week, 2 pleasant surprises, a highly anticipated sequel, and an exciting offer . . .

First up is a finished copy of Space Station Down by Ben Bova and Doug Beason, which I’ve had my eye on since it was first announced. Think Die Hard two hundred and fifty miles above the earth, with Kimberly Hasid-Robinson all that stands between the International Space Station and a terrorist plot to crash it into NYC.

Olive the Lionheart by Brad Ricca was a Goodreads giveaway (I don’t know the last time I won one of those) and another book I’ve been watching since its first press release.  The true story of a woman’s quest to Africa in the 1900s to find her missing fiancé, and the adventure that ensues.

Sorcery of a Queen is the second Dragons of Terra book by Brian Naslund, that rare sequel where the cover blurb (“They called her the Witch Queen…“) compelled me to go back and catch up with the first book, Blood of an Exile, which I loved far more than I expected, leaving me anxious to catch up.

The Witch’s New Dolly is a new standalone femdom horrotica tale from Regina Watts, which she was kind enough to share. With busty goth witches and a depraved Sabbath right full of shocking twists, “Come back in three days, on Saturday night, and I’ll make you a doll” was all the tease I needed.

New Acquisitions: Digital Titles

A few digital purchases to start things off, all of them coming out of that same search for alpha heroine romances…

Dithered Hearts by Chace Verity is the tale of a gender-confused farmer who is falling for her stepsisters, a closeted prince whose betrothal can win back the young woman’s farm, and a fairy godfather with a ton of secrets and no magic,

The Devil’s Submission by Nicola Davidson is the story of a fallen pleasure club owner who craves pain with his pleasure the the loving lady who failed at being a proper, obedient wife but who may be able to instruct him. As a huge fan of her Scandalous Passions, I’m eager for more!

Proper English by KJ Charles is a lesbian period romance with a touch of mystery that just sounds absolutely delightful.

On the digital freebie front, a few interesting acquisitions this week . . .

Iron Goddess is the first Shea Stevens Outlaw Biker thriller by Dharma Kelleher, and given how much I’ve enjoyed her Jinx Ballou Bounty Hunter series, I’m excited to gove this a read.

Siren’s Call is the first Dark Tides book by Devyn Quinn, and while it came up in my weekly search for archaeology adventures it was the mermaid element and the love-triangle romance that won me over.

Ascension Saga 1 is first in the Interstellar Brides® Program: Ascension Saga by Grace Goodwin, which caught my eye with the promise of a tale where women from Earth not only find their mates, but fight to rule the world.

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