Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books we are adding to our shelves, whether they be physical or digital. This includes physical books bought, digital books downloaded, and those titles received for review.

Review Titles

A pair of review books this week...

Face of Truth is the first book of the new year from M.C. Questgend, so watch for my review next week

Charles Dane is a very prominent fixture in the world of technology; building an empire centered around protecting electronic data.  Often seen and heard in the security community and a regular in prominent business journals, Charlie gets all the exposure and attention he can stand, but there is more to Charlie than meets the eye.  He is a very private man.  Not because he wants to be… because he has to be.  He hides his vulnerabilities through his intelligent, strong willed, and often arrogant facade, and a unique way of staying hidden.  Running his company from a distance and relying on his Chief Operations Officer, Rebecca White to keep him informed, Charlie is free to enjoy his life any way he wishes.  

But for Sarah Baker, a new employee who embraces a challenge, Charlie is a mystery she just has to solve and he becomes the next challenge in her career.  She wants to learn more about him and the true secret of his success.  As she carefully stalks Charlie she discovers clues about who Charlie really is, and becomes torn by the professional admiration she has for Charlie and the pity she has for him.

This is a story branches outside the comfort zone of the author and involves the suspenseful journey of Sarah Baker as she attempts to learn more about Charlie and how COO, Rebecca White, tries in vain to divert Sarah’s attention elsewhere.

This novel touches more than an erotic nerve.  It touches a fearful one and will have you looking at your secrets and how successful you are at hiding them.



Unburied is an upcoming Collection of Queer Dark Fiction edited by Rebecca Rowland

In a bloody twist on the antiquated trope of "burying the gays,” the newest anthology from Dark Ink Books boasts brand new short stories spotlighting LGBTQ+ characters. Presenting the darkest of themes as explored by sixteen established and award-winning genre fiction scribes from around the globe, Unburied contains creature features and paranormal hauntings, shadow fables and dreadful delusions. This twisted box of curiosities serves the readers a cornucopia of chilling horror, sci-fi terror, and dark fantasy. Prepare to unearth your deepest nightmares.

Featuring brand new fiction from Felice Picano, Greg Herren, Daniel M. Jaffe, J. Askew, Laramie Dean, Laura DeHaan, Christina Delia, Sarah Lyn Eaton, Thomas Kearnes, Veronica Kirin, George Daniel Lea, Azzurra Nox, Elin Olausson, Robert P. Ottone, Louis Stephenson, M.C. St. John


New Acquisitions: Paperback Treasures

After last week's haul I decided to give Canada Post a break, but only a short one - lots more books coming next week!


New Acquisitions: Digital Titles

A handful of digital downloads this week...


Downton Abbey meets The Mummy in this sizzling romantic adventure, you say? Featuring an archaeologist's daughter who likes to get her hands dirty? There's just no possible way I could have passed up A Love That Never Tires by Allyson Jeleyne.

Carnival of Sin by Laila Fayre is an erotic dark fantasy novel about a woman who must conquer a deadly sexual gauntlet in order to rescue her best friend, knowing it could lead her to a race of immortals who pledge to feast on her corpse.

Princess Kink promises a dying man who is visited by a stunning, tattooed, curvy Angel of Death, and I'm excited to see how far she can punish and pleasure him as he's brought to the brink of death.


Hooker by M. Lopes da Silva is a retrowave pulp thriller full of action, ferocious friendship, and queer love featuring a woman who becomes a violent vigilante to exact righteous revenge for her sister's murder.

I'm not sure if NC-35 by Alan Spencer really is a horror novel that rocked the censors, spent 15 years in heavy litigation, and can't be blurbed for contractual and legal obligations or whether that's all a clever gimmick, but I'm curious!

Splatterpunk Bloodstains is the fourth anthology from Splatterpunk Zine, edited by Jack Bantry, full of Lovecraftian horrors lurking in lofts and local legends backfiring in small town America.

Comments

  1. I'm trying to figure out what's going on with the cover of Unburied, it actually sounds pretty good!

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    1. There's a bit of a bigger image on their site (https://rowlandbooks.com/unburied) but I'll get a better look when the print copy arrives. :)

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  2. I’ll have to look up Unburied. That sounds like my kind of book. I hope you enjoy these!

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  3. Oooh! All of these books sound interesting, especially the Bloodstains book!

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  4. Splatterpunk looks like it could be an interesting read!

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  5. Hope you get to enjoy them all soon! Thanks for visiting!

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