Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - Episode 3, 2015

Stacking the Shelves is an awesome meme hosted by Tynga's Review.

Bloggers share the books they've received, bought, borrowed - and I collect more and more books for my 'must acquire' list.

I grabbed a few books for March/April, and *bought* a couple. Whoa!

Note: All blurbs are straight from Goodreads.

Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells

The last thing patrol cop Kate Prospero expected to find on her nightly rounds was a werewolf covered in the blood of his latest victim. But then, she also didn't expect that shooting him would land her in the crosshairs of a Magic Enforcement Agency task force, who wants to know why she killed their lead snitch.

The more Prospero learns about the dangerous new potion the MEA is investigating, the more she's convinced that earning a spot on their task force is the career break she's been wanting. But getting the assignment proves much easier than solving the case. Especially once the investigation reveals their lead suspect is the man she walked away from ten years earlier—on the same day she swore she'd never use dirty magic again.

Kate Prospero's about to learn the hard way that crossing a wizard will always get you burned, and that when it comes to magic, you should be never say never

Chelsea's Thoughts: I bought this on Amazon this week, an actual paperback copy! It's the first book in an urban fantasy series and I'm hoping it's awesome.

Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare

Your presence is requested at romantic Twill Castle for the wedding of Miss Clio Whitmore and . . . and . . . ?

After eight years of waiting for Piers Brandon, the wandering Marquess of Granville, to set a wedding date, Clio Whitmore has had enough. She's inherited a castle, scraped together some pride, and made plans to break her engagement.

Not if Rafe Brandon can help it. A ruthless prizefighter and notorious rake, Rafe is determined that Clio will marry his brother—even if he has to plan the dratted wedding himself.

So how does a hardened fighter cure a reluctant bride's cold feet?

● He starts with flowers. A wedding can't have too many flowers. Or harps. Or cakes.

● He lets her know she'll make a beautiful, desirable bride—and tries not to picture her as his.

● He doesn't kiss her.

● If he kisses her, he definitely doesn't kiss her again.

● When all else fails, he puts her in a stunning gown. And vows not to be nearby when the gown comes off.

● And no matter what—he doesn't fall in disastrous, hopeless love with the one woman he can never call his own.

Chelsea's Thoughts: The other book on my list that I bought (again a paperback copy), I found Tessa Dare after reading a recommendation by Felicia Day years ago. I'm happy to read another by this author!

Now, I picked up a STACK of books for review, so I'm just going list them all....

Crushed by Lauren Layne
Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster
Wicked, My Love by Susanna Ives
The Duke's Disaster by Grace Burrowes
The Lady Meets Her Match by Gina Conkle
Meant for You by Samantha Chase

Cowboy Heaven by Cheryl Brooks
Married to a Perfect Stranger by Jane Ashford
Kiss Me Hello by Grace Burrowes
Hero by Samantha Young
Slow and Steady Rush by Laura Trentham
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman

So yeah, I have a pretty full review schedule from now until mid-April! 

I think I'm most looking forward to Bec McMaster's Of Silk and Steam because it's the last book in the steampunk series and I'm so glad I got my grubby hands on it!

That's it for me this week. What's on your list this week?


  1. Woah, these books are all so new to me. I hope you enjoy them though. Stacking the Shelves #2

  2. Nice Haul :) I've read Tessa Dare and really enjoy her books. There are many on your list that I'm looking forward to reading myself. Enjoy your reading marathon.

    Also became a new Bloglovin' follower while I was here.

    Here's my STS for this week:

  3. Looks like a good haul this week! Haven't heard of most of these.
    Check out my STS