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).
After a couple of quiet weeks, the shelves are seeing some life again. A pair of review titles this week, but they’re both books I’ve been awaiting anxiously!
The Unbroken by C. L. Clark is an epic political fantasy unlike any other, in which two women clash in a world full of rebellion, espionage, and military might on the far outreaches of a crumbling desert empire.
Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, her only loyalty is to her fellow conscripts. But now, her company has been sent back to her homeland to stop a rebellion, and the ties of blood may be stronger than she thought.
Luca needs a turncoat. Someone desperate enough to tiptoe the bayonet’s edge between treason and orders. Someone who can sway the rebels toward peace, while Luca focuses on what really matters: getting her uncle off her throne.
Through assassinations and massacres, in bedrooms and war rooms, Touraine and Luca will haggle over the price of a nation. But some things aren’t for sale.
How do you like to be tied up? Silk scarves and designer stockings . . . nipple clamps, collars, and riding crops? Or are you the one with the key to the cuffs?
Best Bondage Erotica of the Year (Volume 2) brings you nineteen delectable adult stories of teasing, tantalizing, and begging for more. Award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel allows you to shamelessly delve into your forbidden desires—from the most innocent to the truly deviant. These sexy tales include a double-dom three-way in a locked escape room, an outrageous kitchen tryst, a couple discovering their penchant for the perverse, kinky commands in space, and a range of role-play scenarios, each wilder than the last.
Succumb to the thrill of surrender with this exquisite anthology from a collection of writers who have truly mastered the not-so-gentle art of sexual power and erotic restraint
New Acquisitions: Paperback Treasures
I swear, I only stopped at Chapters to pick up a clip-on light for reading on the couch during these dark winter evenings, but then I got to browsing . . .
Shadowblade by Anna Kashina was a complete impulse buy. The cover caught my eye and the blurb did the rest – Disguised as the legendary Princess Xarimet of Challimar, Naia must challenge the imperial family, and win. Naia is no princess, but with her desert-kissed eyes and sword skills she might be close enough…
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine is one of those books I’ve had my eye on for a while, but hadn’t picked up – an all around brilliant space opera that perfectly balances action and intrigue with matters of empire and identity. Finding it in trade paperback helped, as did news that A Desolation Called Peace releases in March.
New Acquisitions: Digital Titles
Just a pair of downloads this week…
Succubus in My Mum’s Basement by Lotte McLeod was a book I just couldn’t pass up! Always unlucky in love, a Mummy’s boy is gifted an ancient grimoire of demon summoning. Will his efforts to summon a succubus be a hilarious and mortifying failure, or will he finally find needed relief?