Stacking the Shelves #40

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Giveaway – Concours

By the Light of the Moon (Lakeside, 1) – Laila Blake
Withdrawn and with a reputation for her strange, eccentric ways, young Lady Moira Rochmond is old to be unwed. Rumors say, she has been seen barefoot in the orchard, is awake all night in moon-struck rambles and sleeps all day. Some will even claim her ghostly pallor and aloof manner are signs of illness, of a curse or insanity.
The hopes of the peaceful succession to her father’s fief lie in an advantageous marriage. Moira, however, has a hard time attracting suitors. When one does show interest, her family pushes for a decision.
Almost resigned to the fact that she has no choice but to play the part she has been given in life, Moira is faced with Owain. A member of the mysterious Blaidyn creatures and a new guard in her father’s castle, specifically tasked to keep her safe. He is different from other people she knows and when one night under the full moon, she makes the acquaintance of the wolf who shares Owain’s soul, she starts to trust him and seek his presence. As he becomes one of the few individuals who doesn’t make her want to hide and retreat, she wants to learn more about him and they grow closer until they share a kiss one night under the moon.
Faced with feelings and desires that overthrow everything she thought she knew about herself, Moira knows non-the-less that they have to be kept utterly secret. However much they try, however, they continue to be drawn to each other until one night, Owain discovers something about Moira that shakes him to core.

Une passion hors du temps (Highlanders, 4) – Karen Marie Moning
En dépit de la farouche beauté des paysages, ce voyage en Écosse, en compagnie de couples du troisième âge, ne s’annonçait guère passionnant pour Gwen Cassidy ! Jusqu’au moment où, telle Alice basculant dans le terrier du Lapin blanc, elle est propulsée dans un déroutant pays des merveilles…
En voulant rattraper son sac tombé dans une crevasse, Gwen bascule dans le gouffre. Sa chute réveille un mystérieux Highlander, qui dormait au fond de l’anfractuosité !
De fait, un sort jeté cinq siècles plus tôt a plongé Drustan MacKeltar dans un sommeil surnaturel. Lorsqu’il reprend conscience, Drustan n’a pas la moindre idée de ce qui lui est arrivé. Mais la délicieuse créature qui lui est tombée dessus lui paraît tout à fait fascinante, avec ses idées extravagantes et ses vêtements si incroyablement impudiques …

 Dragon Bound (Elder Races, 1) – Thea Harrison

Half-human and half-Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful—and passionate—of the Elder Races.

As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they’ve ignited in each other.

Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul.

 After Dark (Execution Underground, 0.5) – Kait Ballenger

Shadow Hunter

Vampire hunter Damon Brock’s first assignment with the Execution Underground is Rochester, New York, a city crawling with the undead. But he isn’t the only hunter in town gunning for vamp blood. Tiffany Solow is fierce and ruthless when it comes to slaying the monsters that destroyed her family-and she works solo. But being alone is no longer so desirable when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf. As they work to massacre the local covens, the line between good and evil blurs when they are forced to decide between their lifelong beliefs… and their newfound hearts.

 Pitch Perfect (Boys of Summer, 1) – Sierra Dean

She’d be the perfect catch if he could take his eye off the ball.

Emmy Kasper knows exactly how lucky she is. In a sport with few opportunities for women at the pro level, she’s just landed her dream job as head athletic trainer for the San Francisco Felons baseball team. Screwing up is not an option.

She’s lost in thought as she pedals to the spring training facility, her mind abuzz with excitement as she rounds a corner—and plows head-on into two runners. The end of her career dances before her eyes when she realizes she’s almost run over the star pitcher.

As Tucker Lloyd watches the flustered Emmy escape with his bandana tied around her skinned knee, the view is a pleasant change from worrying about his flagging fastball. At thirty-six, the tail end of his career is glimmering on the horizon. If he can’t pull something extraordinary out of his ball cap, the new crop of rookies could make this season his last.

The last thing either of them needs is a distraction.

The last thing either of them expects is love.

Warning: Contains a down-on-his-luck pitcher, a good-girl athletic therapist, chemistry that’s out of the park and sexy times that’ll make them round all the bases.

 

19 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves #40

  1. Wow, I discovered your site from your review of Crave the Darkness (a book so on my TBR list) and I love it. This is the first bilingual book review site I have come across. Tres cool 😀

  2. The Karen Marie Moning series is awesome, and I love your cover for the Thea Harrison book. Glad you finally get to read those! And I want to read the Sierra Dean book myself as well 🙂

  3. Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander series is one I’ve really been meaning to get into!! I loved her Fever series! By the Light of the Moon & Dragon Bound look awesome too 😀 Congrats!

    Bonne lecture & bonne semaine Melliane

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