From the Shelf to the Page: This Week in the Ruins

A busy week in the Ruins this time around, with some very exciting posts:
Our giveaway of Kushiel's Dart ends Sunday at midnight, so you still have time so snag a copy of the new trade paperback re-release.


Stacking The Shelves and Mailbox Monday are a pair of weekly memes that are about sharing the books that came your way over the past week, and which you've added to your shelves - whether they be physical or virtual, borrowed or bought, or for pleasure or review.

After being so good, so diligent, and so strong, I completely fell of the wagon this week when it comes to my book addiction. New titles on the review front that I just couldn't resist include:

Ours Is the Storm by D. Thourson Palmer (an exciting new fantasy about a prophesied heir who doesn't realize the prophecy is a lie)

Three Strikes and You're Dead by Michael A. Draper (a baseball thriller sounds just about perfect this time of year)

The Wolf at His Door by Adrian Lilly (a really intriguing werewolf tale that will bring Adrian by on a March book tour)

Dead Heat by Ren Thompson (a Canadian-based zombie horror that Ren will be stopping by to chat about later this month)

When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner (an early ARC of a May release that's already been blurbed by Brian Staveley)

On the pleasure reading front, I also snagged a pair of titles from a used charity book sale:

77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz (it's been a long while since one of his novels caught my eye, but I love the idea of a luxury apartment building plagued by "madness, suicide, mass murder, and whispers of things far worse")

The Tiger Warrior by David Gibbins (it's not often I stumble across a Jack Howard adventure in paperback, so I'm excited to catch up with one of his older adventures, involving "an artifact that might have been better left buried")

Dispatch by Bentley Little (I'm always up for a new Bentley Little read, and I love the idea of a man with a gift for writing letters that get results . . . leading to a job that consumes his very soul)


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is another weekly meme, this time focused on what books are spending the most time in your hands and in your head, as opposed to what's been added to your shelf.

Dark Intelligence by Neal Asher
A man brought back from the dead, an alien war, a rogue AI, and a mob queen turning part AI, and a desperate hunt for revenge.

Wrapped in Plastic: Twin Peaks by Andy Burns
An exploration of the groundbreaking stylistic and storytelling methods that made Twin Peaks one of the most influential shows of the past quarter-century.

Outcast by Marc Saville
A genetically engineering BDSM mistress-slave, addicted to a lethal new drug, joins a band of underground Strays who are working to strip back the utopian façade.

What's topping your shelves this week?


  1. WHEN THE HEAVENS FALL have alluring cover for sure

    1. Yeah, that was a nice surprise to have land on my doorstep, and the cover blurb sounds amazing.

  2. Dispatch sounds good-one of the many already sitting on my tbr. I always like to try a zombie book but the cover looks more romance than zombiefest which puts me off a bit. Enjoy your books!

    1. I can see that - not exactly the cover I expected on Dispatch either, but the publisher sold it as a "horror/zombies/lesbian novel" with a "trigger warning for dark themes and also for snuff." I am suitably intrigued . . .

  3. I got the Marc Turner ARC too, at first I thought it was new to me, but it appears I had tagged it on my Goodreads shelf as interested/wishlist. So I'll definitely check it out as well.

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  4. Ooh, I need to get a good look at the new cover of Kushiel's Dart...

    Looks like a good week for books! Hope you enjoy 'em.

  5. Oh they're all new to me this week I confess. I hope you'll enjoy them all. Happy reading!

  6. Most of your books aren't of a genre I usually read, but the Twin Peaks book interested me as I loved the series and have been intrigued by the news it's returning!

  7. I'll be interested in seeing what you think of 77 Shadow Street.
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  8. When The Heavens Fall sounds interesting. I had mixed thoughts about 77 Shadow Street, but I hope you enjoy it.

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  9. Looks like a good mailbox.

    ENJOY your reading week.

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