Welcome to Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews! I’m sad to say I’m one of those bloggers who lives on the West Coast, and so it’s very hard to even think about attending BEA. I did get to attend BEA once, back in 2008 when it came to Los Angeles for some reason. I don’t know if it’s ever going to come to the West Coast again, but it was one of the best days of my life. I don’t even think book blogging was around back then, so the attendance at BEA was mostly professionals: authors, publishers, librarians and publicists. I felt so out of place, but that didn’t stop me from grabbing as many galleys as I could!
So yes, I’m a little jealous of all the fantastic book hauls I’ve seen on my fellow bloggers’ websites this week. But I’m thrilled with the books I did get! Here’s what’s on my shelf (click on the book covers to go to Goodreads):
Rapture’s Edge by J. T. Geissinger. Release date: June 18 2013 (Montlake Romance). Boy oh boy was I excited when this came in the mail! I adored the last book in the series, Edge of Oblivion (which made my Top Ten last year! You can read my review here.) These are adult paranormal romance books, and I do mean adult! Man are they steamy! If you want a combination of hot romance and amazing writing skills/story arc, these Night Prowler books might be for you. Huge thanks to my Amazon contact, Susan!
The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearce. Release date: August 6 2013 (Strange Chemistry). Some of my favorite books lately have been published by Strange Chemistry and Angry Robot. I know I keep mentioning that, but it’s true. This new title just popped up on NetGalley and I grabbed it! Isn’t the cover lovely?? I am hoping that graphic covers like this one are going to be a future trend. I’m kind of getting tired of photos of models on covers. Big thanks to Strange Chemistry!
The Red Queen Dies: A Mystery by Frankie Y. Bailey. Release date: September 10 2013 (Minotaur Books). I’m getting a The Rook vibe from this title. Maybe because the covers are similar? I’m not sure, but this book sounds amazing, just click on the cover to read the Goodreads description! Alice in Wonderland and a futuristic drug that erases traumatic memories?? Yes please! Thank you Minotaur!
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Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes. Release date: July 2 2013 (Berkley Trade). I’ve been waiting for this book for ages, since I featured it in a Waiting on Wednesday back in March. The lovely Shaunta actually contacted me and asked if I’d like a copy to review. Then I was lucky enough to join the upcoming blog tour. All this started about three months ago, and I finally have the book in my hands! Yea! My stop on the tour is June 19th, so don’t forget to come back here and read my review. Thank you Berkley Trade!
Those are my latest and greatest! What’s on your shelves this week?