Stacking the Shelves #47

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Giveaway – Concours

Initiation (Chroniques de Bonfire, 1) – Imogen Rose

Bienvenue à l’Académie Bonfire!

Située au pied des montagnes alpines de St. Moritz, cette école privée et huppée est ouverte à un type particulier d’élèves. Ce lycée privé surnaturel est peuplé d’élèves du monde entier provenant de la crème de la crème de la société. Ils ont la chance…et la malchance de descendre des familles les plus puissantes de la terre.

La règle est simple: Ne Faire Confiance à Personne. 

Thank you so much Karina!

Kiss Of Steel (London Steampunk, 1) – Bec McMaster

When Nowhere Is Safe

Most people avoid the dreaded Whitechapel district. For Honoria Todd, it’s the last safe haven. But at what price?

Blade is known as the master of the rookeries—no one dares cross him. It’s been said he faced down the Echelon’s army single-handedly, that ever since being infected by the blood-craving he’s been quicker, stronger, and almost immortal.

When Honoria shows up at his door, his tenuous control comes close to snapping. She’s so…innocent. He doesn’t see her backbone of steel—or that she could be the very salvation he’s been seeking.

Tarnished Knight (London Steampunk, 1.5) – Bec McMaster

In the steam-fuelled world of Victorian London, vampires, werewolves and slasher gangs stalk the night and a man made partly of metal is about to discover just how far he’ll go to protect the woman he loves…

After a vicious vampire attack left him struggling to leash the dark urges of the craving virus, John “Rip” Doolan thinks he’s finally starting to master the darkness within. The only thing that threatens to shatter his hard-won control is Esme, his closest friend and the only woman he’s ever wanted. If the stubborn beauty ever realized precisely what was going through his mind, their friendship would be ruined.

For six months, Esme has waited for Rip to recover and take her as his thrall, not daring to hope for more. Too afraid to put her heart on the line, she is devastated when Rip reveals that he never had any intentions of making her his.

But when a savage gang of Slashers start causing havoc in Whitechapel, Rip and Esme have no choice. They must face up to the depth of the passion that burns between them and forge a new relationship…or risk losing each other forever.

 Angelopolis (Angelology, 2) – Danielle Trusson

A decade has passed since Verlaine saw Evangeline alight from the Brooklyn Bridge, the sight of her new wings a betrayal that haunts him still. Now an elite angel hunter for the Society of Angelology, he pursues his mission with single-minded devotion: to capture, imprison, and eliminate her kind.

But when Evangeline suddenly appears on a twilit Paris street, Verlaine finds her nature to be unlike any of the other creatures he so mercilessly pursues, casting him into a spiral of doubt and confusion that only grows when she is abducted before his eyes by a creature who has topped the society’s most-wanted list for more than a century. The ensuing chase drives Verlaine and his fellow angelologists from the shadows of the Eiffel Tower to the palaces of St. Petersburg and deep into the provinces of Siberia and the Black Sea coast, where the truth of Evangeline’s origins—as well as forces that could restore or annihilate them all—lie in wait.

Conceived against an astonishing fresh tableau of history and science, Angelopolis plumbs Russia’s imperial past, modern genetics, and ancient depictions of that most potent angelic appearance—the Annunciation of Gabriel—in a high-octane tale of abduction, treasure seeking, and divine warfare as the fate of humanity once again hangs in the balance.

 Bitter Disenchantment (Coveted 0.4) – Shawntelle Madison

Werewolf Natalya Stravinsky’s outspoken sidekick, Aggie McClure, is featured in this prequel novella. Before Agatha set foot in South Toms River, New Jersey, she had the fight of her life to face. Destined to be the alpha female over her Manhattan pack, Aggie was fully prepared to take on her role until her father arranges a marriage without her consent. She wants out–but the only way is with money–something her new controlling husband won’t give her to escape. But such odds never kept a wolf like Aggie down. To sever the twisted tie, she finds herself pitted against raging wood nymphs and backstabbing brownies in an underground supernatural fighting ring. With every victory, the sweet taste of freedom is closer, but her husband isn’t willing to let her go that easily. Until the very end, Aggie must fight for the one thing she’s never had: a choice.

Le Tourment des Aurores (Anges d’Apocalypse, 1) – Stephane Soutoul

Deux corps pour une seule âme. Impossible selon vous ? C’est pourtant le fardeau que j’endure suite à la malédiction lancée par un sorcier. Tout ça parce que j’ai eu le cran de refuser ses avances. Pour la peine, je l’ai tué, mais en attendant quelle plaie ! La nuit, je suis Famine, l’un des quatre cavaliers de l’apocalypse, et ex-meurtrière qui s’est reconvertie dans la profession de garde du corps. Et lorsque vient le jour, je me trouve coincée avec l’identité de Samantha, une lycéenne des plus ordinaires. Comme si je n’avais pas déjà suffisamment d’ennuis avec deux vies à mener de front, la Cour des sorciers de Toronto vient de me confier la protection de son lord. Il faut dire que certains de ses dissidents se sont mis en tête de le supprimer. Cette fois-ci, je n’ai pas le droit à l’erreur, même si mon côté humain a choisi le mauvais moment pour s’enticher d’un étrange garçon, le genre craquant, mais véritable nid à problèmes… Je vous le dis : pas facile de gérer deux existences à la fois !

Shapeshifted (Edie Spence, 3) – Cassie Alexander

Nurse Edie Spence is once again called upon to save a life…and this time, it’s personal. Can her new community of zombies, vampires, and shapeshifters come to her rescue when she needs them most?

When Edie was fired from her paranormal nursing job at County Hospital, her whole world came crashing down. Now she’s is once again shaken to her core. Her mother is deathly ill and there’s only one thing that will save her: vampire blood. But with the paranormal community shunning Edie, where can she obtain it…without losing her own life in the process?