Stacking the Shelves #88

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Concours/Giveaway

5 Tomes de Lettres Ecarlates par Anne Bishop (FR&Be)

A book of your choice from Kait Ballenger (INT)

 

Crimson Veil (The Sisters of the moon, 15) – Yasmine Galenorn

We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is a wicked good witch with three gorgeous husbands. Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. And me? I’m Menolly, a vampire married to a scorching hot werepuma. And right now, we’re facing enemies on all sides…

It’s been a long and devastating week. Back in Otherworld, war has decimated the elfin city of Elqaneve, our father has gone missing, and Shadow Wing has managed to obtain another spirit seal. On the home front, somebody burned down my bar, the Wayfarer, killing eight people, including a friend.

To make matters worse, we still haven’t found a way to stop Lowestar Radcliff—the daemon in charge of a supernatural corporate power grab. He’s attempting to awaken Suvika, the lord of vice and corrupt businessmen, and we have to stop him. Our enemies are closing in on all sides, and this time, there’s no place to hide.

Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archives, 2) – Brandon Sanderson

In the first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war. Among those caught up in the conflict are Highprince Dalinar Kholin, who leads the human armies; his neice Jasnah, a renowned scholar; her student Shallan, a brilliant but troubled young woman; and Kaladin, a military slave who, by the book’s end, was beginning to become the first magically endowed Knight Radiant in centuries.

In Words of Radiance their intertwined stories will continue and, as Sanderson fans have come to expect, develop in unexpected, wonderfully surprising directions. The war with the Parshendi will move into a new, dangerous phase, as Dalinar leads the human armies deep into the heart of the Shattered Plains in a bold attempt to finally end it. Shallan will come along, hoping to find the legendary, perhaps mythical, city of Urithuru, which Jasnah believes holds a secret vital to mankind’s survival on Roshar. The Parshendi take a dangerous step to strengthen themselves for the human challenge, risking the return of the fearsome Voidbringers of old. To deal with it all, Kaladin must learn how to fulfill his new role, while mastering the powers of a Windrunner.

Les Stagiaires – Samantha Bailly

Pyxis est une société dynamique qui incarne le rêve de nombreux jeunes passionnés par la culture des jeux vidéo et des mangas. Tous les six mois, l’entreprise voit arriver des stagiaires issus d’horizons variés. Ophélie, provinciale fraîchement débarquée et perdue, Arthur, étudiant en école de commerce souhaitant faire une parenthèse dans la finance… Tous aspirent à la même chose : obtenir un emploi à l’issue de cette période. Néanmoins, les recrutements se font rares.

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much to my friend Carien:

Night Child (OSI, 1) – Jes Battis

FIRST IN A NEW SERIES.

Enter the night world of the OSI… OCCULT SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR

Tess Corday, Occult Special Investigator for Vancouver’s Mystical Crime Lab, is used to seeing dead vampires. But there’s nothing ordinary about this case. Not the lab results on the cause of death. Not the teenage girl living at the address found in the vamp’s pocket, who may well be in thrall to a demon. And certainly not Lucian Agrado, the necromancer who is liaison to the vampire community. Agrado is supposed to be part of the solution, but Tess suspects he might be part of the problem.

Soon she finds herself in the middle of a paranormal conspiracy that will change her life forever… and possibly end it.

Black Wings (Black Wings, 1) – Christina Henry

She’s an Agent of Death who really needs to get a life.

As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black is responsible for escorting the souls of the dearly departed to the afterlife. It’s a 24/7 job with a lousy benefits package.

Maddy’s position may come with magical powers and an impressive wingspan, but it doesn’t pay the bills. And then there are her infuriating boss, tenant woes, and a cranky, popcorn-loving gargoyle to contend with.

Things start looking up, though, when tall, dark, and handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in Maddy’s building. It’s probably just a coincidence that as soon as he moves in demons appear on the front lawn. But when an unholy monster is unleashed upon the streets of Chicago, Maddy discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Powers linked to a family legacy of tarnished halos.

Powers that place her directly between the light of Heaven and the fires of Hell…

Close Encounters (Alien Affairs, 1) – Katherine Allreo

Kiera Smith is not like ordinary Genetically Engineered Persons . . .

The Bureau of Alien Affairs needed a special GEP agent with empathic abilities to handle their most extraordinary assignments—and a rogue geneticist saw to it that Kiera fit their specifications. But she turned out stronger, faster, smarter, and more impervious to harm than anyone anticipated. A reluctant « superhero, » Kiera wishes she were normal, but it is not to be.

On Orpheus Two, the indigenous Buri race faces extinction, a prospect the powerful Dynatec corporation welcomes and, in fact, may be actively hastening. It is Kiera’s job to protect these beautiful, exotic aliens . . . and to discover what there is on Orpheus Two that Dynatec feels is worth killing for.

But the magnetic allure of Thor, the breathtaking Buri leader, is proving a dangerous distraction. And now, to save Thor’s people, Kiera will need a power she’s never before possessed—something hidden in the unexplored recesses of her heart.

Zoo City – Lauren Beukes

Zinzi has a Sloth on her back, a dirty 419 scam habit and a talent for finding lost things. But when a little old lady turns up dead and the cops confiscate her last paycheck, she’s forced to take on her least favourite kind of job – missing persons.

Being hired by reclusive music producer Odi Huron to find a teenybop pop star should be her ticket out of Zoo City, the festering slum where the criminal underclass and their animal companions live in the shadow of hell’s undertow.

Instead, it catapults Zinzi deeper into the maw of a city twisted by crime and magic, where she’ll be forced to confront the dark secrets of former lives – including her own.

 

Blood BOund (Unbound, 1)- Rachel Vincent

By blood, by word, by magic…

Most can’t touch the power. But Liv Warren is special— a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood.

Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.

But when her friend’s daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can’t rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.

Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner…every touch…every kiss.

And more blood will be spilled before it’s over…

Nightwalker (Dark Days, 1) – Jocelynn Drake

For centuries Mira has been a nightwalker–an unstoppable enforcer for a mysterious organization that manipulates earth-shaking events from the darkest shadows. But elemental mastery over fire sets her apart from others of her night-prowling breed . . . and may be all that prevents her doom.

The foe she now faces is human: the vampire hunter called Danaus, who has already destroyed so many undead. For Mira, the time has come to hunt . . . or be hunted.

 

 

 

What Looks like crazy (Crazy, 1) – Charlotte Hughes

Psychologist Kate Holly’s own life has become the stuff of intensive therapy. She’s divorcing her gorgeous firefighter husband, she has an eccentric secretary, her mother and aunt have erected a vaguely sexual sculpture in her front yard, and her psychiatrist ex-boyfriend won’t stop calling to find out what color panties she’s wearing. Now, Kate’s being bombarded with mysterious threats, and the only person who can help her is the one man who always makes her lose her mind-and heart.

 

 

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40 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves #88

  1. I LOVED Black Wings! I liked Nightwalker but there was too much ‘I hate you’ stuff between the main characters which got boring and I stopped after book 2. Didn’t like Night Child and Blood Bound and both were DNF. Enjoy your books!

  2. I can’t believe I still haven’t read anything from Brandon Sanderson! All his books sound so engrossing and amazing, and I rarely hear anything negative about his writing. Great haul – have a great weekend and enjoy your books! 🙂

  3. Oh A-MAZING haul!! Looove Rachel Vincent’s books, so you got a good series going here! Jocelynn Drake’s series is incredible too! So intense and just, awesome!!

    Black Wings is another series that is my fave! You’re in for a treat here!

    I read Night Child too, some odd years ago. Not sure what I felt about it. It was read before blogging, so I have no resources to check. Really don’t remember much about it, so it might not have been a fave for me.

    Still, you got a lot of awesome reads here from what I can see! Enjoy!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  4. Looks like a lot of good paranormal books this week- and Words of Radiance too. I’m very curious about that series, I’ve been thinking of giving it a try. Looks like good reading…

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