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

Wow, the review floodgates certainly opened this week, courtesy of St. Martin's Press, Gallery / Saga Press, Tor Books, and Bold Strokes Book!

Impeccably researched, and written like a thriller, Edmund Richardson's THE KING'S SHADOW is the extraordinary untold and wild journey of Charles Masson - think Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid meets Indiana Jones - and his search for the Lost City of Alexandria in the "Wild East" during the age of empires, kings, and spies.
St. Martin's Press
Apr 5, 2022
352 pages

A centuries-long peace is shattered in a matriarchal society when a decade passes without a single girl being born in SCORPICA by G.R. Macallister, a sweeping epic fantasy that’s perfect for fans of Robin Hobb and Circe.
Gallery / Saga Press
February 22, 2022
464 pages

Princess Malia Ausan cares only about two things: her military prowess and her elf girlfriend. The idealistic heir to the throne, she's fiercely protective, competitive, and loyal. But that fierce loyalty will be questioned when the Queen hands down punishment by sending her out on her Expedition years early and in disgrace in SOVEREIGN by Arcadian Barrett.
Crow House Press
Nov. 19, 2021
338 pages

The war against Osyrus Ward goes poorly for Bershad and Ashlyn. They are pinned in the Dainwood by monstrous alchemical creations and a relentless army of mercenaries, and running out of both options and allies. Brian Naslund's FURY OF A DEMON is the final installment in a fast-paced adventure series perfect for comic book readers and fans of heroic fantasy.
Tor Books
Aug. 31, 2021
464 pages

HER COUNTESS TO CHERISH is a f/nb Regency romance by Jane Walsh in which Beatrice and Georgina must risk giving up their secrets to finally have their heart’s desire. But is the risk too great to take?
Bold Strokes Books
Aug. 10, 2021
242 pages

150 YEARS OF GYNARCHY by Viola Voltairine is for men who worship women. It's for women who think feminism doesn't go far enough. It's for people of all genders who are fed up with male dominance. 
Indy Pub
March 1, 2021
224 pages

New Acquisitions: Paperback Treasures

Probably the last big used bookstore haul for a little while, as it's been suggested the floor is not adequate overflow shelving.

Sometimes you go looking for a certain book, and sometimes you just let the shelves speak to you. 

Raven's Shadow & Raven's Strike by Patricia Briggs look like urban fantasy but are actually epic fantasy featuring a world where magic is the only thing that stands between humanity and total destruction, and where Seraph, a Raven mage, must fulfill her ancestors’ oath. The Warrior's Tale by Allan Cole and Chris Bunch completes my Far Kingdoms Series, masterfully blending fantasy, feminism, and feats of breathtaking wonder, while The Sacred Band by David Anthony Durham completes my Acacia Trilogy, in which four royal children must navigate a web of hidden allegiances, ancient magic, foreign invaders, and illicit trade.

The 2 omnibus editions of Sing the Four Quarters/Fifth Quarter and No Quarter/The Quartered Sea collect all the Quarters novels by Tanya Huff, featuring princesses, bards, elemental magic, and twin assassins. Triad completes the Illumination trilogy by Terry McGarry, featuring Liath, a true mage on the most important journey of her life; Voyage of the Shadowmoon fills my opening gap in The Moonworlds Saga by Sean McMullen, featuring one of the most sophisticated vessels in the world, crewed by a lusty captain, a warrior-sorcerer, a priestesses and a chivalrous vampire; and The Dark Ferryman continues The Elven Ways by Jenna Rhodes, in which a river-borne slave and a street-savvy half-breed must avert a civil war.

Back in my high school days, I devoured John Norman's Gor saga, but skipped all the 'filler' novels to focus on Tarl Cabot's story arc. Now older, wiser, and more BDSM-savvy, I'm going back to explore the slave girls and panther girls within the pages of Captive of GorSlave Girl of GorKajira of Gor, and Dancer of Gor.

New Acquisitions: Digital Titles

No digital downloads this week...


  1. Congrats on getting a copy of Scorpica, that's one I'd love to read.

  2. King's Shadow and Scorpica sound interesting, love the NB rep in Her Countess to Cherish too, hope that's a nice read. And beautiful old paperbacks, as ever!


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