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).
Kicking things off this week, I was approved for one e-ARC . . . which turned out to be a reprint.
Fiends of Nightmaria comes advertised as a “new novella from New York Times bestselling author Steven Erikson, set in the world of the Malazan Book of the Fallen,” but it’s really a reprint of the 6th book in The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach. As it turns out, I already had it in my Second Collected Tales of Bauchelain & Korbal Broach trade paperback collection, but it’s a good excuse to give that a read!
New Acquisitions: Paperback Treasures
We stopped in at Indigo on our anniversary staycation last weekend, so I picked up a pair of new reads.
Kushiel’s Avatar is the latest of the new editions of Kushiel’s Legacy by Jacqueline Carey, which completes my set and gives me an excuse to fall further behind in the review TBR – as if I needed it!
Indigo had a 25% sale off all their Stephen King titles, and since I don’t have much horror on the Halloween TBR, I decided to finally take a chance on revisiting Danny Torrance and Doctor Sleep. I was reluctant, because Kubrick’s movie soured my memories of The Shining, but so far it’s dark and weird and vintage King.
New Acquisitions: Digital Titles
A few kinky indulgences this week . . .
I saw part of The Maid Boy’s Story on sale as a freebie this week, but I’ve been anxious to read more Brigid Hart so I splurged on the whole box set. I love that she writes safe and healthy erotica, complete with safe words and aftercare, and her covers are always so pretty!
Entrapped is the first part of The Chastity Contract by James Hardcourt, and its kinky twist on An Indecent Proposal caught my eye. A young married couple, a wealthy widow, an offer that could change their lives . . . but what are their twisted benefactor’s real motivations, and what will they give up to gain their freedom?
The Gifts of Abundance was another case of a freebie leading me into a box set, but Alison Osias writes such wonderful erotic fantasy and kinky sword-and-sorcery that I just couldn’t resist the allure of her size difference lesbian Amazon fantasy.
I was actually looking for a different title by Nikki S. Jenkins, a new release teased on her blog, when I came across her Dark Elf War – erotic epic fantasy, sexual sword & sorcery, and transgender trouble – and immediately bought all three parts.