Stacking the Shelves #109

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Giveaways/Concours

Si Proche de Lui – Stephane Soutoul (INT)

Giveaway: signed copy of The Shadow Reader – Sandy Williams (US)

Giveaway: Signed In a Fix or Quick Fix by Linda Grimes (INT)

Ce qui nous lie de Samantha Bailly (FR & Be)

 

 

House Immortal (House Immortal, 1) – Devon Monk

One hundred years ago, eleven powerful ruling Houses consolidated all of the world’s resources and authority into their own grasping hands. Only one power wasn’t placed under the command of a single House: the control over the immortal galvanized….

Matilda Case isn’t like most folk. In fact, she’s unique in the world, the crowning achievement of her father’s experiments, a girl pieced together from bits. Or so she believes, until Abraham Seventh shows up at her door, stitched with life thread just like her and insisting that enemies are coming to kill them all.

Tilly is one of thirteen incredible creations known as the galvanized, stitched together beings immortal and unfathomably strong. For a century, each House has fought for control over the galvanized. Now the Houses are also tangled in a deadly struggle for dominion over death—and Tilly and her kind hold the key to unlocking eternity

The secrets that Tilly must fight to protect are hidden within the very seams of her being. And to get the secrets, her enemies are willing to tear her apart piece by piece.…

Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga, 1) – Deborah Blake

Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them…

Older than she looks and powerful beyond measure, Barbara Yager no longer has much in common with the mortal life she left behind long ago. Posing as an herbalist and researcher, she travels the country with her faithful (mostly) dragon-turned-dog in an enchanted Airstream, fulfilling her duties as a Baba Yaga and avoiding any possibility of human attachment.

But when she is summoned to find a missing child, Barbara suddenly finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and an unexpected attraction to the charming but frustrating Sheriff Liam McClellan.

Now, as Barbara fights both human enemies and Otherworld creatures to save the lives of three innocent children, she discovers that her most difficult battle may be with her own heart…

The Billionaire Cowboy – Mandy Baxter

Billionaire Ryder Blackwell has got it all under control. The wealthiest cattle baron this side of the Mississippi, he’s built an empire for himself in hopes of getting distance from a tortured past. But when a stunningly sexy—and strong-willed—new vet comes to town just in time for Christmas, Ryder knows he’s met the one spirit he just can’t tame…

Lara Montgomery doesn’t want to be involved with any man, least of all the rich, infuriating, and unbearably sexy Ryder Blackwell. She vows never to tangle with the charming rancher, but when he offers her the ultimate deal—one weekend at his ranch in exchange for a near-priceless horse—Lara cannot refuse. And as the nights get colder and their attraction gets hotter, Lara’s about to get all she’s ever wanted for Christmas…

 

Dead Things (Eric Carter, 1) – Stephen Blackmoore

Necromancer is such an ugly word, but it’s a title Eric Carter is stuck with.

He sees ghosts, talks to the dead. He’s turned it into a lucrative career putting troublesome spirits to rest, sometimes taking on even more dangerous things. For a fee, of course.

When he left L.A. fifteen years ago he thought he’d never go back. Too many bad memories. Too many people trying to kill him.

But now his sister’s been brutally murdered and Carter wants to find out why.

Was it the gangster looking to settle a score? The ghost of a mage he killed the night he left town? Maybe it’s the patron saint of violent death herself, Santa Muerte, who’s taken an unusually keen interest in him.

Carter’s going to find out who did it and he’s going to make them pay.

As long as they don’t kill him first.

Endgame : L’appel – James Frey & Nils Johnson-Shelton

ENDGAME EST UNE RÉALITÉ. ENDGAME A COMMENCÉ.

Douze jeunes élus, issus de peuples anciens. L’humanité tout entière descend de leurs lignées, choisies il y a des milliers d’années. Ils sont héritiers de la Terre. Pour la sauver, ils doivent se battre, résoudre la Grande Énigme.
L’un d’eux doit y parvenir, ou bien nous sommes tous perdus. Ils ne possèdent pas de pouvoirs magiques. Ils ne sont pas immortels. Traîtrise, courage, amitié, chacun suivra son propre chemin, selon sa personnalité, ses intuitions et ses traditions.
Endgame n’a ni règles ni limites.
Il n’y aura qu’un seul vainqueur.

Une quête survoltée aux quatre coins du globe, menée par la plume nerveuse d’un grand auteur. Addictif !

Au-delà d’une lecture intense, ce livre cache dans ses pages une super-énigme composée de codes et indices imaginés par de grands cryptographes. Menez votre propre quête en tentant de la résoudre. Déchiffrez, décodez et interprétez. Le premier d’entre vous qui y parviendra gagnera une véritable fortune en pièces d’or (Lire les règles du jeu Endgame sur www.endgamerules.com).

En parallèle de cette quête, un jeu mobile novateur conçu par le laboratoire Niantic de Google permet de jouer à Endgame dans le monde réel, en choisissant une lignée et en affrontant d’autres joueurs.

LISEZ LE LIVRE. TROUVEZ LES INDICES. DÉCRYPTEZ L’ÉNIGME.

The Vines – Christopher Rice

The dark history of Spring House, a beautifully restored plantation mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans, has long been forgotten. But something sinister lurks beneath the soil of the old estate.

After heiress and current owner Caitlin Chaisson is witness to her husband’s stunning betrayal at her birthday party, she tries to take her own life in the mansion’s cherished gazebo. Instead, the blood she spills awakens dark forces in the ground below. Chaos ensues and by morning her husband has vanished without a trace and his mistress has gone mad.

Nova, daughter to Spring House’s groundskeeper, has always suspected that something malevolent haunts the old place, and in the aftermath of the birthday party she enlists Caitlin’s estranged best friend, Blake, to help her get to the bottom of it. The pair soon realizes that the vengeance enacted by this sinister and otherworldly force comes at a terrible price.

The Ultra Thin Man – Patrick Swenson

In the twenty-second century, a future in which mortaline wire controls the weather on the settled planets and entire refugee camps drowse in drug-induced slumber, no one—alive or dead, human or alien—is quite what they seem. When terrorists manage to crash Coral, the moon, into its home planet of Ribon, forcing evacuation, it’s up to Dave Crowell and Alan Brindos, contract detectives for the Network Intelligence Organization, to solve a case of interplanetary consequences. Crowell’s and Brindos’s investigation plunges them neck-deep into a conspiracy much more dangerous than anything they could have imagined.

The two detectives soon find themselves separated, chasing opposite leads: Brindos has to hunt down the massive Helk alien Terl Plenko, shadow leader of the terrorist Movement of Worlds. Crowell, meanwhile, runs into something far more sinister—an elaborate frame job that puts our heroes on the hook for treason.

Crowell and Brindos are forced to fight through the intrigue to discover the depths of an interstellar conspiracy. And to answer the all-important question: Who, and what, is the Ultra Thin Man?

 

The Winter Long (October Daye, 8) – Seanan McGuire

Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score.

She was wrong.

It’s time to learn the truth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merci à la gentille Gilwen :

Nine Rules to break when romancing a rake (Love by Numbers, 1) – Sarah MacLean

A lady does not smoke cheroot. She does not ride astride. She does not fence or attend duels. She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen’s club.

Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried—and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she’s vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she’s been missing.

But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kiss—to do those things, Callie will need a willing partner. Someone who knows everything about rule-breaking. Someone like Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston—charming and devastatingly handsome, his wicked reputation matched only by his sinful smile.

If she’s not careful, she’ll break the most important rule of all—the one that says that pleasure-seekers should never fall hopelessly, desperately in love.

Un Prive sur le Nil (lasser, 1) – Sylvie Miller & Philippe Ward

1935 Le Caire. Jean-Philippe Lasser, détective privé de seconde zone, hante le bar de l’hôtel où il a posé ses valises et ses bureaux, en attendant le coup qui rapportera gros. Pour le moment, il ne décroche que des petites affaires, celles que tous ses confrères ont refusées… La dernière en date pourrait bien changer la donne : la déesse Isis en personne vient lui demander de retrouver le très convoité manuscrit de Thot. Or, si l’opportunité peut le rendre plein aux as, elle peut aussi le laisser sur le carreau. Malgré ses réticences, il n’est pas en mesure de refuser dans cette Egypte pharaonique où les dieux marchent parmi les hommes, quand les premiers ordonnent, les seconds obéissent. Délaissant son précieux seize ans d’âge, il se lance dans une succession d’enquêtes rocambolesques qui le verra peut-être devenir le seul, l’unique, détective des dieux !

Hors de Portée – Georgia Caldera

Sa spécialité ? Fuir toute relation. Et on peut dire que Scarlett est docteur ès « disparition au petit matin ». Inutile de lui parler relation sérieuse, confiance et stabilité, elle en est incapable. Si investissement il y a, c est dans la société de décoration d intérieur qu elle vient de créer avec sa cousine, ancienne mannequin déjantée, et qui lui prend le plus clair de son temps. Pourtant, face à son nouveau client, le très entêté et séduisant M. Mufle-Connard, plus connu sous le nom d’Aidan Stern, le savoir de Scarlett ne lui sera d aucun secours. Mais parviendra-t-il vraiment à guérir les blessures du passé ?

 

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33 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves #109

  1. Endgame, je ne connaissais pas. Le principe a l’air très sympa!!
    Hors de portée j’ai bien aimé, malgré quelques défauts, ce fut une lecture très agréable, qui m’a valu d’avoir mal aux genoux à force de me confesser!

  2. I got House Immortal for my collection a week or two ago and I’m looking forward to reading it. I had liked the sound of Wickedly Dangerous until it started talking about having a love story in it which has put me off. I’ve looked at Dead Things before and it’s on my wishlist so I hope to get it soon. Enjoy your books!

  3. quelle excellente semaine! le nouveau seanan mcguire, le nouveau devon monk et je suis irresistiblement attiré par celui avec baba yaga ( un dragon sous la forme d’un chien je ne peux que vouloir le lire^^)

    j’espère qu’ils tiendront tous leurs promesses et que tu auras beaucoup de plaisir à les lire

  4. Oh, elles ont l’air sympa les nouvelles sagas. Baba Yaga et Dead Things surtout. j’ai hâte de voir ce que ça donnera. End Game m’intrigue aussi pas mal. Bref plein de belles choses en perspective! Profites-en bien.

  5. Ah j’attends ton avis sur Wickedly Dangerous (je n’ai pas écrit le mien, bouhou)
    et j’avoue que Dead Things me tente bien (la couverture m’accroche bien l’oeil !)
    en revanche, le Caldera m’avait un peu déçu, on en reparle après lecture ? 🙂
    Bises

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