Stacking the Shelves #65

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Close to the Wind – Zana Bell
What would you give to be free?
Georgiana da Silva is catapulted out of the Victorian drawing rooms and into a world of danger when she escapes her fiendish fiancé to engage in a mad dash across the world to save her brother before an unknown assassin can find him.Meanwhile, Captain Harry Trent is setting sail for New Zealand. With a mission to complete and the law on his heels, he’s got enough trouble of his own without further complications.Thrown together, unable to trust anyone, Georgiana and Harry are intent on fulfilling their missions despite the distractions of the other. But liberty comes at a price and the closer they get, the more they must question the true cost of being free.Masquerades, deceptions and subterfuge – and that’s just on the heroine’s part.
Metro, Boulot, Dodo – Nicola Doherty
Bons baisers d’Italie…
C’est décidément un été pourri : ma carrière d’éditrice est au point mort et je viens de me faire larguer par texto. Mais la chance me sourit enfin. Un séjour aux frais de la princesse dans une villa en Sicile pour aider Luther Carson, un acteur ultra sexy, à rédiger son autobiographie ? Voilà une offre qui ne se refuse pas. Manque de bol, Sam, l’agent de mon idole, me met des bâtons dans les roues : il ne souhaite pas que ce projet voie le jour.
Dur dur de remplir le contrat dans ces conditions… Jusqu’au moment où, sous ses airs de vacances, ma mission va prendre une tournure particulièrement imprévisible !

 

Parce que c’était nous – Mhairi MCFARLANE
Il ne peut pas retomber amoureux d’elle. Il n’a jamais cessé de l’aimer. Dix ans plus tard, elle ne l’a pas oublié.
Rachel et Ben. Le duo d’enfer. Ces deux copains de fac ont fait les quatre cents coups et sont restés inséparables jusqu’à la fin de leurs études. Alors que Rachel, casée depuis des années, était promise à un avenir tout tracé, Ben, lui, voulait partir à l’aventure.
Dix ans plus tard, Rachel se sépare de son fiancé et traverse une période de remise en question. Ben, quant à lui, a trouvé un boulot de rêve et une épouse parfaite ; sa vie est sur des rails.
Lorsque les deux amis se retrouvent, leur complicité d’autrefois est restée intacte. À mesure que les souvenirs refont surface, Rachel comprend qu’elle ne s’est jamais remise du jour où, sur un malentendu, Ben a claqué la porte de sa vie. Que vont-ils faire de leurs rêves d’autrefois ?

 

Une place à prendre – J.K. Rowling
Bienvenue à Pagford, petite bourgade en apparence idyllique. Un notable meurt. Sa place est à prendre… Comédie de mœurs, tragédie teintée d’humour noir, satire féroce de nos hypocrisies sociales et intimes, ce premier roman pour adultes révèle sous un jour inattendu un écrivain prodige. J.K. Rowling est l’auteur de la série Harry Potter, lue et traduite dans le monde entier.

 

 

 

Le Duc mis à Nu, Le Marquis mis à nu (Noblesse Oblige, #1 #2) – Sally MacKenzie
Si l’habit ne fait pas le duc…
À son arrivée en Angleterre, Sarah Hamilton se voit réserver un accueil assez étrange dans l’auberge où elle passe la nuit. À son réveil : stupeur ! Un homme nu partage son lit ! La voici compromise et mêlée aux dangereuses affaires de famille du séduisant duc d’Alvord…
… il ne fait pas le marquis non plus !
À la mort de son frère, Charles Draysmith devient le marquis de Knightsdale, et hérite de la garde de ses nièces. Incapable de s’en occuper seul, et soucieux de fuir les coureuses de dot, il va user de sentiments pour convaincre la belle gouvernante des demoiselles de l’épouser.

 

 

Servants of the Storm – Delilah S. Dawson

A year ago Hurricane Josephine swept through Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind nothing but death and destruction — and taking the life of Dovey’s best friend, Carly. Since that night, Dovey has been in a medicated haze, numb to everything around her.

But recently she’s started to believe she’s seeing things that can’t be real … including Carly at their favorite cafe. Determined to learn the truth, Dovey stops taking her pills. And the world that opens up to her is unlike anything she could have imagined.

As Dovey slips deeper into the shadowy corners of Savannah — where the dark and horrifying secrets lurk — she learns that the storm that destroyed her city and stole her friend was much more than a force of nature. And now the sinister beings truly responsible are out to finish what they started.

Dovey’s running out of time and torn between two paths. Will she trust her childhood friend Baker, who can’t see the threatening darkness but promises to never give up on Dovey and Carly? Or will she plot with the sexy stranger, Isaac, who offers all the answers — for a price? Soon Dovey realizes that the danger closing in has little to do with Carly … and everything to do with Dovey herself.

Something Wicked (The Psychic Detectives series, 2) – Angela Campbell

Psychic medium Alexandra King is sick of being pestered by her boss’s dead mother demanding help to reunite her two estranged sons. Determined to get some peace and quiet again, Alexandra follows a lead in finding the younger Collins brother to Charleston, South Carolina, where she immediately meets the hottest man she’s ever laid eyes on and finds herself a willing participant in seduction. Of course, her one-night-stand turns out to be none other than Dylan Collins — her boss’s younger brother and a homicide detective who believes psychics are a complete waste of time.

All Dylan wants is a few hours of pleasure to take his mind off of the case haunting him. A serial killer is stalking the streets of The Holy City — a killer who calls himself The Grim Reaper. When the woman he’d just spent the night with turns up and offers her services as a psychic consultant on the case, his ardor quickly cools. Last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a con artist.

It doesn’t take long for Dylan to realize Alexandra is the real deal – and the killer’s next target. Dylan’s protective instincts battle his reluctance to get too involved with a woman he isn’t sure he can trust. As they get closer to finding the killer, they also grow closer to one another, but will Alexandra’s secret agenda destroy their chance at happiness — if the killer doesn’t strike first?

Chaos Born (Chronicles from the Applecross, 1) – Rebekah Turner

A fresh and exciting debut novel introducing the Chronicles from the Applecross.

Lora Blackgoat, smuggler and mercenary, has been lying low after a job gone bad made her a laughing stock in the industry. When a childhood friend turns to her for help, Lora leaps to restore her reputation and starts hunting a killer who is stalking the gas-lit streets.

She never expects that her path will lead her to the Order of Guides, a sadistic militant religious organisation – or to Roman, a deadly and dangerously attractive half-angel warrior who also hunts the killer.

When Lora discovers that the killer has broken fundamental laws of magic to enter the city, she also uncovers a conspiracy that leads back into her own dark past.

Cold Light (After Trilogy, 2) – Traci L. Slatton

The end of the world brings chaos, madness, and psychic powers. For Emma and Arthur, separated by an ocean, it brings a love that demands everything. Emma’s beloved daughter is kidnapped by vengeful raiders, and Emma embarks on a soul-crushing journey to rescue her. When Arthur finds Emma, can she trust him? Against impossible odds, Emma draws near the rogue camp, where she also confronts the deepest choice of her heart..

 

Far Shore (After Trilogy, 3) – Traci

An old enemy wreaks new havoc at the end of the world…

After the mists’ lethal apocalypse, mankind’s only hope for survival lies broken and battered, the prisoner of a ruthless sociopath who will stop at nothing to hurt him. Emma sets out to rescue him. She faces an ultimatum and must relinquish everything she holds dear. As Arthur teeters on the brink of life and death, Emma’s healing ability fails. Her own despair tests her, and she must grow stronger than she ever dreamt possible as she confronts the truth of her own heart.

In a time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test…

A mystical odyssey, a haunting love…L.Slatton

Effacée (Slated, 1) – Teri Terry

Condamnée à avoir la mémoire effacée pour un crime dont elle ignore tout, Kyla part en quête de son passé.

2054. Les criminels de moins de 16 ans sont hospitalisés, leur mémoire effacée, leur agressivité gommée et leur béatitude renforcée. Ils doivent repartir de zéro, contrôlés par un appareil greffé sur leur bras.

Kyla, 16 ans, a ainsi été «réinitialisée» et doit tout réapprendre sous le contrôle sévère de ses nouveaux parents adoptifs. Malgré son effacement, elle fait d’étranges cauchemars et se découvre des aptitudes qu’elle ne devrait plus avoir. Comme si son passé s’obstinait à remonter à la surface…
Contrairement à la plupart des Effacés, Kyla est moins encline à l’obéissance, semble être capable de supporter des situations violentes et lorsque des lycéens commencent à disparaître, elle s’interroge…
Avec l’aide de Ben, effacé, lui aussi, elle décide de tenter de comprendre mais cela s’avère plus difficile que prévu. Et Kyla n’est pas certaine de vouloir assumer ce passé qu’elle sent progressivement revenir à elle…

The Informationist (Vanessa Michael Munroe, 1) – Taylor Stevens

A New York Times bestseller, The Informationist introduces Vanessa Michael Munroe, a brilliant new heroine, in a thriller for fans of Lisbeth Salander, Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne.

Vanessa Munroe deals in information – covert information. With an extraordinary intellect, a physique that allows her to pass as either male or female, and ruthless martial arts skills, she offers a unique service to anyone – government or individual – who’ll pay her.

Now a Texas oil billionaire has hired her to find his daughter, who vanished in Africa four years earlier. Where international investigators have tried and failed, Munroe follows a cold trail far into the lawless lands of central Africa.

And then things spin out of control.

Pulled deep into the mystery of the missing girl, Munroe finds herself cut off from civilisation and left for dead. Her only hope of discovering the truth – and of getting out of Africa alive – is to face up to the violent past that she’s fought so hard to forget.

Lineage (Demons of Oblivion, 3) – Skyla Dawn Cameron

What’s a woman to do when her dad’s the antichrist, her grandma’s the devil, the end of the world is at her doorstep, and she’s out to avenge the murders of her husband and kids?

Kill everything in her way.

Quarter-demon Peri Takata exists with but one goal in mind: annihilate everyone responsible for the death of her family. Then—her need for vengeance quelled—she plans to take her own life.

Her mission brings her to the vampire Zara Lain, the only known survivor of the event that destroyed Peri’s family five years ago. Hunting down a secret society of those who don’t want to be found has its challenges, however, especially when forces are working to keep the antichrist’s daughter very much alive. The apocalypse is closing in and Peri may be playing a role in it whether she wants to or not.

But when a heart long-thought dead begins to beat again with love for another, she’s not so sure about anything anymore.

Werewolf Sings the Blues (A MIdnight Magic Mystery, 2) – Jennifer Harlow

The last thing Vivian needs is to be thrust into a werewolf war

If Vivian Dahl’s life had a soundtrack, every song would be the Blues. She’s pushing thirty, her singing career is going nowhere, and the partying lifestyle is taking its toll. Plus, a mysterious man is stalking her. But when she’s abducted from a singing gig, Vivian is surprised to see her stalker become her savior. Jason is her werewolf rescuer sent by the biological father who abandoned her as a baby. Finding herself on the run, Vivian drives across America with the enigmatic Jason and learns about the werewolf war her father’s pack is caught in. Now that an opposing pack has targeted her, Jason will stop at nothing to make sure Vivian’s song isn’t cut short.

The Last Boat Home – Dea Brovig

It is 1974 and Else’s father is struggling to make a living on his small fishing boat, losing himself to home-brewed moonshine, while her mother seeks solace in prayer. Stifled by this inward-looking community, fifteen-year-old Else dreams of another life. But that summer, when a circus arrives in a nearby forest, bringing with it tales from afar and promises of exotic escape, her life is changed forever.

Thirty years later, Else has built a life for herself, her daughter and grand-daughter, that withstands the village’s whispers; but the return of a figure from her past forces her to confront a time and a story she has kept hidden for thirty years.

 

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18 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves #65

  1. the psy detectives est la seule série qui m’attire réellement mais je devrait commencer par le premier tome bien sur^^ maintenant tes avis vont peut-être me faire augmenter ma liste

  2. I got chaos born too! Lots of lovely French books, can’t read it but the cover arts looks like those are romance stories. And is that Rowling’s Casual Vacancy?

    Happy weekend lady!

  3. This is such a cool haul, D., I don’t know where to start 🙂 First, The Informationist. I LOVE Vanessa. She is an absolutely kick ass amazing heroine, and I hope you love her just as much. Delilah S. Dawson’s book looks wicked too. At last, Lineage. I’m just reading Bloodlines and enjoying the heck out of it, so I hope I’ll be able to catch up to you. *hugs*

  4. J’ai adoré une place à prendre. Tu verras il se lit tout seul.
    N’empêche je suis fan des couv vo, tout tes livres me donnent envie.

    Tiens, j’ai croisé ce mot la dernière fois en parlant des livres vo : paperback ? Ca veut dire quoi ? ^^
    Bisoux

    • J’ai beaucoup aimé une place à prendre. En fait il y a plusieurs type de livre c’est comme broché et relié, Paperback c’est que la couverture est en normal, hardback c’est que la couverture est en carton dur.

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