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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).

Review Titles

A trio of review titles this week…

GUISED PASSAGE by James L. Boanerges is a 2021 release (cover and release date TBD) that sees 4 women stumble upon an unmarked canyon in a remote section of the Canadian Rockies, which the local Indigenous People hold as being full of haunting mythological lore. The decision their left with is no longer when but how to leave…

Post-apocalyptic fiction and submarine stories have always fascinated me, so the combination of the two in We Shall Sing a Song Into the Deep by Andrew Kelly Stewart immediately caught my eye. Remy lives with a devoted order of monks in an aging nuclear submarine from which they intend to trigger the Second Coming. As the only (secret) girl onboard, she’s been entrusted with the missile launch key, but her perspective shifts drastically when a captured surface-dweller reveals the truth about the world…

The Virgin was released earlier this year by Wol-vriey, but came on my radar when he invited me to a Splatter Club read group-read on Facebook. Hailey Osborne wanted to sell her virginity for $100k, but she’s offered a chance at $10M if she competes in a no-holds-barred underground game show where all she has to do is remain a virgin. There’s just two problems – 4 other women want that money, and there are 10 men looking to ensure they all lose.

New Acquisitions: Paperback Treasures

MacGyver: Meltdown by Eric Kelley & Lee Zlotoff is a new adventure for the classic, 80s-era hero in which Mac is called in to investigate the impossible mid-air disappearance of a top U.S. nuclear physicist. Drawn into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse against a billionaire thief, he must navigate between an old flame from Interpol and a beautiful but deadly young woman with some shocking revelations. I’m just glad to have my MacGyver back, and with Zlotoff, his original creator, behind the story, I’m sold.

I keep seeing the cover of The Princess Knight and getting drawn into the blurb, so I decided to step back and myself a copy of The Blacksmith Queen by G.A. Aiken so I can catch up. With the demise of the Old King, there’s a prophesy that a Queen will ascend to the throne of the Black Hills, which is bad news for the king’s sons, but bad news for blacksmith Keeley Smythe, whose younger sister looks destined to be chosen Queen. Aided by a clan of kilt-wearing mountain warriors, Keeley must protect her family from the enraged royals.

As for that copy of The Kingdom of Gods by N. K. Jemisin that I kicked myself for passing on at the thrift shop? Yeah, I went back . . . and it was gone.

New Acquisitions: Digital Titles

Juust a pair of digital downloads this week…

Forsaken: The Journey Home by Lily Lancaster is a lesfic survival novel about a group of women who must learn to survive in an alien environment, all while unraveling a mystery.

Slay Belles by Anton Palmer is the story of a bad husband who thinks he’s in for an evening of fun and games with the beautiful, sexy twins who run a remote inn, but their sick, twisted games are not designed for a Silent Night!

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