Stacking the Shelves — March 25th, 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Curly Carla’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

Freebies on Amazon:

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  • The Secret of the Sphinx (Kid Quest Adventures Book 1) By J. K. Drew.  I got this book for my daughter, it’s still FREE!
  • Only A Kiss by Ines Bautista-Yao. This book was free on a promotional post I saw.  It looks like a cute short story. It’s back up to 2.99 now.
  • Insignificant (Anything But #3) By Lindy Zart.  I have the first two already and I can finish this series now! It went back up to 2.99.
  • 1981: Jessie’s Girl (Love in the 80s #2) by Lindy Zart.  It’s free as of today! It’s a short story standalone which I use in between finishing my series.
  • How to Cook Restaurant-Quality Burgers by Tony James Miller.  We love to experiment with burgers so I had to get this one.

Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley ARC Requests Approved:

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  • The Baby Bombshell (Shadow Creek Montana #2) by Victoria James from Entangled: Bliss (Entangled Publishing LLC) — releases April 10th, 2017.  I read book one in this series and thoroughly enjoyed it (see my review here), and I knew even then I would be keeping my eyes peeled for Jack and Lily’s story.
  • Incriminating Dating by Rebekah L. Purdy from Entangled: Crush (Entangled Publishing LLC) — releases April 10th, 2017.  I’m a sucker for most books in this line by Entangled, and I couldn’t help myself.
  • Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3) by Sara Wolf from Entangled: Teen (Entangled Publishing LLC) — releases May 2nd, 2017.  Another book that I’ve read the previous books in the series and absolutely LOVED them (see my reviews for Love Me Never and Forget Me Always), and have been waiting impatiently for what I believe is the final book.  I was so excited to get approved.

Preorders That Went Live:

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  • Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye #1) by Sarina Bowen — released on March 21st, 2017.  I adore this author, especially her M/M stuff, so I was definitely excited about a new one.  Can’t wait to fit this in.  She’s an author I’m hoping to meet at the Big Apple Author Event I will be attending.

New Releases:

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  • Mad About Matt (A Red Maple Falls Novel #1) by Theresa Paolo — released on March 18th, 2017.  This is an author that I have enjoyed in the past (especially the books she’s co-written with Cassie Mae), and so I grabbed this new release!  Especially since its being marketed as being similar to Katy Regnery’s Blueberry Lane novels, which I adore.

Recommended by a Blog I Follow:

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  • Altercation (Playmaker Duet #1, Prescott Family #2) and Breakaway (Playmaker Duet #0.5, Prescott Family #1.75) by Mignon Mykel — So I recently read this review by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse for Altercation, and I had been curious after her reviews of the two prequels (one of which is Breakaway), so when I saw Altercation was on a release sale of 99 cents, I figured I should go for it!  Here’s hoping this is another one of those times where my tastes match up!

 Got It On Sale:

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  • Rookie Move (Brooklyn Bruisers #1) by Sarina Bowen — I was able to read a NetGalley ARC of this book in the fall and enjoyed it (see my review here), so I put it on my wishlist.  So when I got an eReaderIQ alert that the price had dropped to $1.99 from its regular $2.99 I grabbed it (still on sale).  Honestly, I don’t think $2.99 is its regular price, or at least whoever has the Canadian rights does not have that as the price, since the other two books in the series are $7+ for me…  I totes would have bought this if it was $2.99 I’m sure, so I was just excited that the sale price was for me too and snatched it up.  Same author as above for Goodbye Paradise, gonna be getting a lot of books signed by her at the Big Apple Author Event.
  • Completely Yours (Opposites Attract #1) by Erin Nicholas — Another book I read the NetGalley ARC of and really enjoyed (see my review here), and I just finished book 2, which was fabulous as well (see that review here).  When I was writing up my review for book 2, I noticed the price drop on Completely Yours and so I snatched it up.  Not sure what the regular price is, but I can get down with $1.99.  🙂
  • Blissfully Married (Married #4) by Victorine E. Lieske — I follow this author on BookBub, so BookBub made sure to tell me that this book was free!!  I really need to get back into this series.  Alas, it was a one day deal and is now over.

Stacking the Shelves — March 18th, 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Curly Carla’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

eReaderIQ Freebies:

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Amazon Freebies:

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  • The Truth About Us by Allie Martin writing as TJ Hannah. I saw this being promo’d in one of the groups I’m and guess what? IT’S NOT A SERIES! So I snatched it up. You know how many books I’ve had to back away from because they were series? This challenge is killing me!

Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley ARC Requests Approved:

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  • Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers #3) by Sarina Bowen from Berkley (Berkley Publishing Group) — releases May 2nd, 2017.  I might have squeeeeed out loud when I got the approval for this one.  They are highly coveted, so I felt very lucky to be considered.  I love this author, and enjoyed the previous two books in this series (see my reviews for Rookie Move and Hard Hitter).  She’s another author I’m hoping to meet at the Big Apple Author Event I will be attending.

Preorders That Went Live:

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  • Operation Prom Date (Tactics in Flirting #1) by Cindi Madsen — released on March 13th, 2017.  I read an ARC of this book and ADORED it (see my review here), so of course I preordered it.

New Releases:

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Newsletter Signup Freebies:

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  • What a Kiss Is by Jolene Perry — This one was formerly published under the title Spill Over, which I actually already had.  But I wanted to sign up for Ms. Perry’s newsletter, so it all worked out.  If you want your own copy, check it out on InstaFreebie.
  • Wasted Words by Staci Hart — I’ve seen some mixed reviews for this book, but was still curious about it.  So when I saw it offered as a freebie on Penny Reid’s newsletter, I decided to take advantage!
  • Complicated (a Chaos Novella, Songbird #9.5) by Melissa Pearl — I actually got this one at the end of February, but I kind of forgot about it because I beta read it earlier in the month.  This is one of two free novellas offered to subscribers of Melissa Pearl’s Mailing List — you can subscribe here.  This is another book I need to get my review written for!  I’m so behind.  I don’t know why I didn’t write this one right away…I think because my laptop got stolen the day after I finished beta-reading it.

 Got It On Sale:

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Stacking the Shelves — March 11th, 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Because we missed last week’s Stacking the Shelves, these are the books we got from the last two weeks.

Curly Carla’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

eReaderIQ Freebies:

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Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley ARC Requests Approved:

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  • Fanning the Flames (Going Down in Flames #4) by Chris Cannon from Entangled: Teen (Entangled Publishing, LLC) — released March 6th, 2017.  I’ve read the first 3 books in this series and really adore Brynn, I can’t wait to read this next installment.
  • Until You (Bachelor Brotherhood #2) by Denise Grover Swank from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) — releases May 30th, 2017.  I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it (see my review for Only You here), so thought I’d continue on.
  • Royal Disaster (Royal Scandal #2) by Parker Swift from Forever Yours (Grand Central Publishing) — releases April 4th, 2017.  I recently read the first book, Royal Affair (see my review here), and enjoyed it despite reservations, so I’m curious what happens next for Lydia.
  • Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale by Ashley Poston from Quirk Books — releases April 4th, 2017.  Honestly, I requested this one so long ago I forgot about it and assumed I was getting rejected.  So now my April is busier than I expected.  First World Problems right?

NetGalley ARC Widgets Offered (and Taken):

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  • Swinging at Love (Suttonville Sentinels #2) by Kendra C. Highley from Entangled: Crush (Entangled Publishing, LLC) — releases March 13th, 2017.  I read the first book in this series and ADORED it (see my review of The Bad Boy Bargain here), and so I was offered a last minute widget for this book and I said heck yes!  Just started it.

Preorders That Went Live:

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  • A Boy Like You (Like You #1) by Ginger Scott — released on March 3rd, 2017.  I read an ARC of this book and ADORED it (see my review here), and now I can’t wait to meet Ms. Scott in May at Romancing the Falls and get a paperback copy too.

New Releases:

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  • Hear No Evil (Brotherhood Trilogy #3) by Jordan Ford — released February 28th?, 2017.  Another book I beta read!!  I don’t have reviews for the books I beta read in this trilogy because I ended up reading earlier copies and I want to go back and read the final copy before writing out a review.  Hopefully this summer.  But it was a fantastic conclusion, I highly recommend the series.

Had To Get the Next Book In The Series:

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  • Honored (The Té-trad Tale #2) and Conquered (The Té-trad Tale #3) by M.A. Wilder — I grabbed the first book in this series based on a recommendation, and then got sucked in so had to grab the next two as I was reading it.  🙂  These two have been already been read and reviewed, Honored here and Conquered here.

 Got It On Sale:

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  • All I Want (Alabama Summer #2) and When I Fall (Alabama Summer #3) by J. Daniels — I have the first book in this series, and I saw Deanna @A Novel Glimpse review this series at the end of December, so when I saw All I Want on a BookBub email for 99 cents from its regular $3.99, and knowing this author would be attending the Big Apple Author Event I will be attending, I snatched it up.  And then when I went to this authors Facebook page and saw that book 3 was also on sale for $1.99 from its regular $3.99 as well, I figured why not?  Sorry folks, this sale is over.
  • Appaloosa Summer (Island Series #1), Wednesday Riders (Island Series #2), Join Up (Island Series #3), and Faults (Island Series #4) by Tudor Robins — I’ve read ARCs of the first 3 books in this series and really enjoyed them, and I have the 4th book burning a hole in my pocket…so when I saw the author announce that these books would all be free for one day, I snatched them up!  Another sale that is over though.
  • From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon — Got an eReaderIQ alert that this one is on sale for $1.99 from its regular $3.99 (still on sale!), and even though I have the paperback, I always prefer reading on my Kindle (and keeping the pretty paperbacks for my shelf).
  • Dust in the Desert (Flipped Fairy Tales) by Starla Huchton — Another eReaderIQ alert, this one for free from its usual $2.99 (not still on sale).  I’ve read the previous book in this series of flipped fairy tales, and we saw hints of this story so I’ve been curious about it.

Stacking the Shelves — February 25th, 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Curly Carla’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

eReaderIQ Freebies:

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Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

Preorders That Went Live:

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  • Paint the Stars (Free Fall #3) by Christina Lee & Nyrae Dawn — released on February 20th, 2017.  I adore Nyrae Dawn, and while I’m behind on this series she’s writing with Christina Lee, I’ve been collecting them as they’re released.  And bonus points, a fabulous diversity read!
  • Nova (The Renegades #2) by Rebecca Yarros — released on February 20th, 2017.  I loved the first book (Wilder) in this new series by Rebecca Yarros, so of course I needed to have this one show up on my Kindle.  Course I’m not sure when I’m going to get to it…soon I hope.  Landon!!

 Got It On Sale:

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  • Undecided (Burnham College #1) by Julianna Keyes — Got an eReaderIQ alert that this one is on sale for $1.99 from its regular $3.99 (still on sale!).  I’ve seen a few bloggers recommend this one, and it sounds like something I would enjoy.
  • Tempered Hearts (Hearts of Valentia #1) by S.A. Huchton — I met this author at UtopiaCon a few years ago, and so I’ve been following her works.  So I got an eReaderIQ alert that this one is on for free from its regular $2.99 (still free!) and totally went for it.

Stacking the Shelves — February 18th, 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Curly Carla’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

New Releases:

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Freebies:

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Preorders That Went Live:

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  • Carlos’ Peace (Judgement of the Six Companion Series) by Melissa Haag. I flove this series.

Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley ARC Requests Approved:

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  • There’s Something About Nik by Sara Hantz from Entangled: Crush (Entangled Publishing, LLC) — released February 13th, 2017.  Entangled was super nice and offered me this book on release day.  See my review here.
  • Forever Mine (Opposites Attract #2) by Erin Nicholas from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) — releases March 28th, 2017.  I read the first book in this series through NetGalley, and so was offered the opportunity to request this book and I took it.  I enjoy the geeky aspects of the heroines.  See my review of book one here.

ARCs from Authors/PR Companies:

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  • Operation Prom Date (Tactics in Flirting #1) by Cindi Madsen — releases March 13th, 2017.  No preorder link yet.  Super excited for this one, it sounds adorbs.
  • Objects in Mirror by Tudor Robins — previously released and now being rereleased.  It sounds like a fabulous and heartbreaking book.

 Got It On Sale:

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  • Taboo for You (Friends to Lovers #1) by Anyta Sunday — This one was all Curly Carla’s fault.  She posted about this one being free on our page, and so I had to one-click.  I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by this author so far.  Still free!
  • The Cad and the Co-Ed (Rugby #3) by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid — I’ve only read the first in this series, and actually wasn’t blown away.  But I’m curious about the rest.  So when I saw in Penny Reid’s newsletter that this book was on a release sale of $2.99 from its regular $4.99 until February 17th, I figured I’d nab it.  Unfortunately that means it’s no longer on sale.  Both of these authors will be at the Big Apple Author Event in October 2017 that I will be attending.
  • Keeping Mr. Right Now (Kisses in the Sand #1) by Robin Bielman — Another eReaderIQ alert because I’m watching this author’s books, and this one went on sale for 99 cents from its regular $2.99 so I snatched it up.  A surfer and a klutzy bookworm?  Yup, that sounds like a Lenore book.  Still on sale!

Stacking the Shelves — February 11, 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Curly Carla’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley Approvals:

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  • Pillowtalk by Cassie Mae. Like this is a surprise. I’m almost done with it too!

Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley ARC Requests Approved:

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  • Pillowtalk by Cassie Mae from Loveswept (Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept) — releases April 4th, 2017.  I was actually able to read an early version of this book last fall and Aaron is seriously swoontastic.  I can’t wait to read the final version and swoon all over again.
  • Dancing in the Rain by Kelly Jamieson from Loveswept (Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept) — releases April 11th, 2017.  I’ve seen some bloggers talking about this author and how much they love her hockey books.  So when I saw her name, I figured why not give her writing a chance!

ARCs from Authors/PR Companies:

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  • Don’t Speak (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery from L. Woods PR — releases February 27th, 2017.  I have not had a chance to read her other Modern Fairytale stories, but she’s an author I love for her other contemporary romances, so I’m looking forward to this take on The Little Mermaid.  She’s another author I’m hoping to meet in May at Romancing the Falls.

New Releases:

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  • Sweet Tea and Summer Love by Regan Claire — I actually had the privilege of beta reading this mature YA, and so obviously I wanted the final copy for my Kindle.  Review coming soon!

 Got It On Sale:

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  • Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway — I’ve seen this one recommended by bloggers, and I’ve been intrigued.  So when I saw it was on sale in one of my The Rock Stars of Romance emails, I went for it.  Still on sale for $1.99 I think.
  • Beaus & Arrows: A Collection of Sweet and Sexy Stories by Various Authors — I bought this one solely for Rebecca Yarros’s short story about Bash’s proposal.  And quite frankly, it’s only 99 cents and the proceeds go to Pennies-4-Paws!
  • The Fine Art of Pretending (The Fine Art of Pretending #1) and The Natural History of Us (The Fine Art of Pretending #2) by Rachel Harris — I’ve had these two books on my wishlist for a while, because they’ve been recommended by friends and authors I love.  So when I got an eReaderIQ alert that they were both on sale for $1.99 from their usual $4.49, I said yes please!  Still on sale!
  • Fake Fiancée by Ilsa Madden-Mills — This is a new release that is apparently on sale for 99 cents for a limited time (still on sale), and I think I saw a blog blitz on one of the blogs I follow, and also saw it on a TRSOR email, and since this author will be at the Big Apple Author Event in October 2017 that I will be attending, I figured why not?

Stacking the Shelves — February 4th, 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Curly Carla’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

Kindle for Samsung:

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Amazon Freebies:

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  • In The Days Of The Comet by H.G. Wells. Perma Free. This is on my reading challenge.
  • Phase (Phoebe: The Untold Story) by Michelle Irwin.
  • Ethan (Prequel Novella BKOD) by P.T. Michelle. Perma free. This one had great insight to his character.

Amazon Paid:

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  • Scorpius Rising by Rebecca Zanetti. I had no idea there was a side novel out in this world. I love this series.
  • Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle. Fantastic series.
  • Lucid (book 2 BKOD) by P.T. Michelle. I had to purchase these books again because I had borrowed them originally.
  • Awaken (Book 5 BKOD) by P.T. Michelle. This is the last one!

Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley ARC Requests Approved:

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  • Off the Ice (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross from Entangled: Teen (Entangled Publishing, LLC) — releases February 28th, 2017.  I read a book by this author in the fall and really enjoyed it (see review here), so seeing a young adult book by her through Entangled about hockey was all I needed to know.

ARCs from Authors/PR Companies:

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  • A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott from Wordsmith Publicity — releases March 3rd, 2017.  I adore this author, and have no qualms signing up to get an early look at her books.  I preordered it too, b/c I’m that sure.  I’m hoping to meet her in May at Romancing the Falls.

 Got It On Sale:

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  • Tapping the Billionaire (Bad Boy Billionaires #1) by Max Monroe — I saw this series raved about on one of the new blogs I follow, A Novel Glimpse.  So when BookBub told me it was free from its usual like $5+, I dove on top of that.  Still free!
  • Armored (The Té-trad Tale #1) by M.A. Wilder — I recently did a live video on our Facebook page talking about my Diversity Challenges, and was particularly looking for Indie or small-press books with a black main character.  Lillian @ Mom with a Reading Problem recommended this one, and since it was free I said YES PLEASE!  Still free!

Stacking the Shelves — January 28th, 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

New Releases:

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  • Awaken (Brightest Kind of Darkness #5) by P.T. Michelle — Both Curly Carla and I have been waiting for the last book in this series for years it seems, and it’s finally here!  It’s a bit stretching my personal price range, but I know that authors rarely (if ever) put the final books in the series on sale, and since the author mentioned it was slightly cheaper for preorder and release day, I sucked it up.  Again, it’s NOT that I don’t think these books are worth this price, I’m just cheap.  It’s a personal flaw that has no bearing on the worthiness of the books.  🙂

 Got It On Sale:

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  • Amour Amour (Aerial Ethereal #1) by Krista & Becca Ritchie — Ever since I read the first few books in the Addicted series by these authors last year, and met them both at the Emerald City Author Event, I’ve followed them.  And as such, eReaderIQ sent me a notice that this book was on sale for 99 cents from its usual $3.99.  Still on sale!
  • The Hard Count by Ginger Scott — I received and read an ARC of this book this summer, but I always like having a final copy in my hands, so when eReaderIQ told me it was on sale for 99 cents from its usual $3.99, I snatched it up.  See my review here if you want to know why you need to take advantage of this amazing sale as well (bonus points, it’s a diverse read!).
  • The Debt by Karina Halle — This author will be attending the Big Apple Author Event in October 2017 that I will be attending, and while I’ve only read part of her paranormal series, I keep an eye on her books.  So when I saw this one on BookBub for $1.99 (though I think I got it for 99 cents) from its usual close to $5, I one-clicked it!!  I’ve really been wanting to read her contemporary romances, so might as well grab them for a deal.  And this one is still on sale!
  • Chase the Sun (Free Fall #2) by Christina Lee & Nyrae Dawn — I *just* got an eReaderIQ alert that this book is on sale for 99 cents from its usual $3.99.  I ADORE Ms. Dawn, and have even had the privilege of beta reading for her once, so I’m always up for reading more of her books.  I haven’t read book one yet, but I already have it.  This must be a sale to celebrate book three coming out in February.

Stacking the Shelves — January 21st, 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

Loaned to Me:

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  • Grin and Beard It (Winston Brothers #2) by Penny Reid — My lovely co-pilot on this blog, Curly Carla, loaned this book to me so I could fulfil the Body Diversity theme for January for the Platypire Diversity Challenge.  It was so amazing I immediately bought it upon finishing it so I wouldn’t lose all my highlights.  See my review here.

Preorders That Went Live:

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  • Chasing Polaris by Erica Cope and Autumn Doughton — Released on January 17th, 2017.  I haven’t stayed caught up with Ms. Doughton, but I’ve loved the previous books I’ve read about hers, so I keep buying her new releases.  And this one was only 99 cents (still is), so it was a no-brainer.  Now if only I could find some time to catch up.

More Book Outlet Craziness:

No sale this time from Book Outlet, just a few of the books I wishlisted but were then sold out came available, so I snagged them.

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  • Under the Spotlight (The Jamieson Collection #3) by Angie Stanton — I completed my collection!!  This is the one book in the series I haven’t read yet, but I knew I was going to want all of them.  But seriously, I need to finish this series.
  • Geek Magnet by Kieran Scott — My favourite author recommended this one, and that was good enough for me.  Especially when I can get the paperback for cheaper than the Kindle version.
  • Love Me Never (Lovely Vicious #1) by Sara Wolf — I’ve read this book twice, once when it was indie-published, and then again when it was picked up by Entangled Teen (see my review here).  I adore Isis, so needed this one.  I was kind of disappointed that someone wrote on the cover though… 😦
  • Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross — I recently read Chasing Truth by this author and really enjoyed it, so thought I might try another book by this author.  It was only $2, so I figured why not.
  • A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray — I’ve seen a lot of buzz about this book, and it sounds intriguing, but as always the Kindle book is above my price threshold.  So I took a chance.

 Got It On Sale:

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  • Alex (Cold Fury Hockey #1) by Sawyer Bennett — I was actually cleaning up my wishlist and had ordered my books from lowest to highest priced (because then I can find the ones now unavailable), and I saw this one for 99 cents.  Eventually I also saw it on BookBub, still on sale for 99 cents from its usual $4.99.  I recently read a NetGalley ARC of a later book in this series, Max, and really enjoyed it, so definitely wanted to read more from that series.
  • Her Secret Prince (Royal Holiday #2, Rags to Riches) by Madeline Ash — Last Christmas (ie Christmas 2015) I read You for Christmas by this author (part of the Rags to Riches series) and really enjoyed it.  I noticed some characters that I was sure had their own stories, and tracked those down and wishlisted them.  So when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this book was free from its usual $2.99 (still is), I one-clicked the bejeezus out of it.
  • Phase (Phoebe Reede: The Untold Story #1) by Michelle Irwin — This one was recommended to me on a gazillion fronts!  I saw it on My Book Cave email for free from regular $3.99 (still on sale) and was intrigued.  And then Curly Carla shared the sale on our Facebook page b/c she knows the author, and that was the straw that broke my one-click finger…:)

Stacking the Shelves — January 14th, 2017

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(Images link to Goodreads, Titles link to Amazon using Amazon Affiliate links)

Stacking The Shelves is feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Curly Carla’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

ARCs from Authors:

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  • Make Lemonade (a Hope Falls Kindle World novella) by Cassie Mae — released January 12th, 2017.

Kindle for Samsung:

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Amazon Freebies:

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Loaned to Me:

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  • Thomas’ Heart (Judgement of the Six Companion Series #4) by Melissa Haag.

Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley ARC Widgets Offered (and Taken):

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  • One Wild Night (One and Only Texas #3) by Melissa Cutler from St Martin’s Paperbacks (St. Martin’s Press) — releases March 7th, 2017.  I recently read Ms. Cutler’s If Santa Were a Cowboy (One and Only Texas #2.5) and enjoyed it, so I’m definitely interested in reading more!
  • Jordan Reclaimed (Preload #1) by Scarlett Cole from Swerve (St. Martin’s Press) — releases February 28th, 2017.  This is a spin-off series from the Second Circle Tattoos series, of which I’ve read The Strongest Steel (Second Circle Tattoos #1) and The Darkest Link (Second Circle Tattoos #4), so I’m definitely interested in learning more about one of the side characters.
  • Hot Licks (Off Beat #3) by A.M. Arthur from Swerve (St. Martin’s Press) — releases February 7th, 2017.  I read Ms. Arthur’s Steady Stroke (Off Beat #2), and despite a few issues here and there, I’m definitely interested in finding out about the other characters.

New Releases:

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  • Speak No Evil (Brotherhood #2) by Jordan Ford — I beta read this book!!  I need to add it to my Goodreads list of books that have my name in them…;)  Such a great book, if you haven’t started this series, I definitely recommend it!  Released on January 11th, 2017.
  • Make Lemonade (a Hope Falls Kindle World novella) by Cassie Mae — Another book I beta read!!  This one is so short and sweet, I adored it.  Check out my review here.  Released on January 12th, 2017.

Preorders That Went Live:

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  • Finding Kyler (The Kennedy Boys #1) by Siobhan Davis — Released on January 9th, 2017.  I discovered this one from a post by Lillian @Mom With a Reading Problem, and it sounded like something that would tickle my fancy.  And since it was only 99 cents, I said CLICK!
  • #Blur (GearShark #4) by Cambria Hebert — Released on January 10th, 2017.  I’m a super fan of this series, even if I’ve only read the first two, so I’ve been looking forward to Arrow’s book for awhile.  Course, now I’m super behind on all my reading, so who knows what I’ll get to this one.  😦

Jingle Bell Book Exchange:

I mentioned the Jingle Bell Book Exchange a few weeks ago, and one of the lovely ladies participating sent me a book in the mail!!  I actually completely forgot about it because of how slow mail is to Canada, so when it arrived I was so confused!!  Thanks again Platypire Bob (aka Valari)!

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  • From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon — I adore this author, and although I’m not a huge historical fan, I am truly intrigued by this one.

My Boxing Day Book Outlet Craziness:

So Book Outlet had another sale for Boxing Day where if you spent like $30, you got $10 off, and if you spent $50, you got $20 off…so of course you know I went for the $50.  Saved more than the shipping.  Of course then two of the books didn’t ship, but I still got a fricking amazing deal, don’t you think?

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  • Bleed Like Me and Fault Line by Christa Desir (or C. Desir) — One of my friend authors adores this author and even co-wrote a book with her, so I figured I should give her a shot!
  • What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton — I’ve had this one on my wishlist on Amazon for quite some time, as it was reviewed well by people I follow on Goodreads.  But I’d lost hope it would go on sale, so I figure if I can get the paperback for much less than the Kindle version, why not?
  • Modern Monsters by Kelley York — I’ve loved other books I’ve read by this author, really affecting stuff.  I actually recently got this one on sale for Kindle, but I figured since this was such a great deal, I would hedge my bets that I’ll want the paperback too.
  • Searching for Beautiful (Searching For #3) by Jennifer Probst — This is an author that will be attending the Big Apple Author Event in October 2017 that I will be attending, and I’ve only read one book by her but enjoyed it.  So I took a chance on this one because I love friends to lovers stories.
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and This is What Happy Looks Like (This is What Happy Looks Like #1) by Jennifer E. Smith — I read and thoroughly ADORED This is What Happy Looks Like, so obviously wanted it in paperback…and I figured I would try another book by this author as well.  I actually really wanted The Geography of You and Me, but apparently they oversold and so I didn’t get it (even though I thought I did).  Darn internets failed me.  But really, like I needed more books.
  • The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler — This book was in a bunch of Top Ten Tuesday lists for a few different topics, and so I listened to their recommendations and said “yes please!”
  • Detours, Do-Overs, and Dares – A Morgan Matson Collection: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour; Second Chance Summer; Since You’ve Been Gone — Everyone and their dog recommends Morgan Matson to me, so a collection for cheap?  Again, “yes please!”

 Got It On Sale:

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  • Lured In (Fishing for Trouble #2) by Laura Drewry — I actually got an ARC of this book from NetGalley (see my review here), and I really enjoyed it!  So I wishlisted it, and eReaderIQ let me know that it was on sale for 99 cents from its regular $3.99, so I snapped it up.  Still on sale!
  • My Perfect Mistake (Over the Top #1) by Kelly Siskind — I got book two in this series from NetGalley (see my review here) and loved it, so I put this one on my wishlist.  And again, got an eReaderIQ email letting me know it was on sale for 99 cents from its regular $3.99!  Also still on sale!
  • Snowflake Kisses: A Kpop Romance Novella (Kpop Romance Novellas #1) by Jennie Bennett — This author and I have mutual friends, and we’re part of a group together, and I find her delightful.  Her second Kpop novella recently released, so she put this first one on for 99 cents and I snatched it up.  Alas, the sale is over.
  • Defective (The Defective Trilogy #1) by Autumn Kalquist — So I actually got an ARC of this one in November, but then I got an email that it was going to be free for, like, a day, so I snatched it up so when I finally get to it, I’ll have that nice verified purchase beside my review.  😛  But alas, the sale is over.
  • Leo Tops Aries (Signs of Love #1.5) by Anyta Sunday — I nabbed book one in this series from NetGalley, and I know as soon as I read that I’m going to want to read this one, so since it was free I snagged it!