STS# 68 Bought Borrowed and Bagged #18 – Barrons!!!

Posted 24 January, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Stacking the Shelves / 45 Comments

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STS #68 – Bought Borrowed and Bagged #18 – Barrons!!!

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is all about the latest additions to your library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  you will be reading soon. BB&B is a homage to to Barron’s Books and Baubles from Karen Marie Moning’s amazing Fever series, and is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe.

ARCs directly from author:

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Three, Two, One – J.A. Huss

One Girl.
Two Friends.
Three Soulmates.
****
ONE GIRL
Battered, barefoot, and huddled under a bookstore awning, trying to stay out of the pouring rain, Blue only knows one thing. After fifteen months of captivity, finally… she is free.
TWO FRIENDS
Self-made millionaires, JD and Ark, are not out to save anyone when they stumble upon the wet and shivering girl one early Sunday morning. But when you sell sex for a living and salvation rings your bell… you answer the call.
THREE SOULMATES
After years of searching, love lifts the veil of darkness, and three people—with three very big secrets—find themselves bound together in a relationship that defies the odds.
Or does it?
Love. Lust. Sex.
The trinity might be perfection… but not everything should come in 3’s.

Netgalley ARCs:

What a Lady Requires cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsWhat a Lady Requires (The Eton Boys Trilogy #3) – Ashlyn MacNamara

Unlike every other proper young lady, Miss Emma Jennings views marrying well as little more than a means to an end. Such a merger would provide her industrious father with social credibility, and Emma with a chunk of her vast inheritance. Emma’s practical views are shattered, however, when her father ties her to the fabulously handsome ne’er-do-well Rowan Battencliffe, a man she loathes on sight—from the smile that promises all manner of wickedness to the way he ogles her with those striking blue eyes.
Deep in debt, especially to his wine merchant, Rowan figures the sooner he gets his finances in order, the sooner he can go back to doing what he does best: burning through ridiculous sums of cash. Which is why Rowan agrees to marry the merchant’s daughter, a prim and proper woman with delightful curves and an ample dowry. But Emma seems to think it’s her business to reform him! Their marriage is a tinderbox—and it’s just too tempting to resist playing with fire.

Edelweiss ARCs:

Can Anybody Help Me cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsCan Anybody Help Me? – Sinéad Crowley

It was crazy really, she had never met the woman, had no idea of her real name but she thought of her as a friend. Or, at least, the closest thing she had to a friend in Dublin.
Struggling with a new baby, Yvonne turns to netmammy, an online forum for mothers, for support. Drawn into a world of new friends, she spends increasing amounts of time online and volunteers more and more information about herself.
When one of her new friends goes offline, Yvonne thinks something is wrong, but dismisses her fears. After all, does she really know this woman?
But when the body of a young woman with striking similarities to Yvonne’s missing friend is found, Yvonne realises that they’re all in terrifying danger. Can she persuade Sergeant Claire Boyle, herself about to go on maternity leave, to take her fears seriously?

 

Audio-ARCs:

Phantom's Dance audiocover - (un)Conventional Bookviews Phantom’s Dance – Lesa Howard

Christine Dadey’s family uprooted their lives and moved to Houston for her to attend the prestigious Rousseau Academy of Dance. Now, two years later, Christine struggles to compete among the Academy’s finest dancers, her parents are on the brink of divorce, and she’s told no one about her debilitating performance anxiety and what she’s willing to do to cope with it. Erik was a ballet prodigy, a savant, destined to be a star on the world’s stage, but a suspicious fire left Erik’s face horribly disfigured. Now, a lonely phantom forced to keep his scars hidden, he spends his nights haunting the theater halls, mourning all he’s lost. Then, from behind the curtain he sees the lovely Christine. The moldable, malleable Christine. Drawn in by Erik’s unwavering confidence, Christine allows herself to believe Erik’s declarations that he can transform her into the dancer she longs to be. But Christine’s hope of achieving her dreams may be her undoing when she learns Erik is not everything he claims. And before long, Erik’s shadowy past jeopardizes Christine’s unstable present as his obsession with her becomes hopelessly entangled with his plans for revenge.

 

Kindle Purchases:

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Burned (Fever #7) – Karen Marie Moning

It’s easy to walk away from lies. Power is another thing.
MacKayla Lane would do anything to save the home she loves. A gifted sidhe-seer, she’s already fought and defeated the deadly Sinsar Dubh—an ancient book of terrible evil—yet its hold on her has never been stronger.
When the wall that protected humans from the seductive, insatiable Fae was destroyed on Halloween, long-imprisoned immortals ravaged the planet. Now Dublin is a war zone with factions battling for control. As the city heats up and the ice left by the Hoar Frost King melts, tempers flare, passions run red-hot, and dangerous lines get crossed. Seelie and Unseelie vie for power against nine ancient immortals who have governed Dublin for millennia; a rival band of sidhe-seers invades the city, determined to claim it for their own; Mac’s former protégé and best friend, Dani “Mega” O’Malley, is now her fierce enemy; and even more urgent, Highland druid Christian MacKeltar has been captured by the Crimson Hag and is being driven deeper into Unseelie madness with each passing day. The only one Mac can depend on is the powerful, dangerous immortal Jericho Barrons, but even their fiery bond is tested by betrayal.
It’s a world where staying alive is a constant struggle, the line between good and evil gets blurred, and every alliance comes at a price. In an epic battle against dark forces, Mac must decide who she can trust, and what her survival is ultimately worth.

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Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates #1) – Felicity Heaton

Olivia thinks it’s her lucky night when a dangerously handsome unconscious fae ends up on her inspection table. He’s her chance to redeem herself with her employer, the demon-hunting organisation, Archangel. But when the tall, dark and deadly immortal warrior awakes, she gets much more than she bargained for…
Attacked by his enemy in the elf kingdom, the last thing Prince Loren expects when he comes around is a beautiful angel watching over him and medical technology of the mortal realm. Hazy from his injuries, all he can focus on is the pulse ticking in her throat and the sweet allure of her blood.
One single bite reveals she is his eternal mate, triggering a bond between them that will leave him weakened until it is complete… or broken, and pulling Olivia into the crossfire of his ancient feud.
To protect his people and his mate from the machinations of a madman, Loren must risk everything by working with Olivia at Archangel to find a way to break the bond blossoming between them.
But will Loren be strong enough to place duty before desire and give up the one thing he has waited millennia for and craves above all others—his eternal mate? And will Olivia be able to resist the incredible heat that burns between them and the temptation of her dark prince’s kiss?

 

Audio Purchases:

Burned Audiocover - (un)Conventional BookviewsYeah, I had to have this in audio, too, because Loupe @ Hot Listens told me the narrator made her spine align differently 😉

 

I’m really excited about my books this week. I’ve already started Burned, and I can’t wait to dig into Three, Two, One.

Did you get some exciting-looking books this week? Remember to leave me your link so I can check out your Stacking the Shelves and or Bought, Borrowed and Bagged post, too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Have a spectacular Saturday.

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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45 responses to “STS# 68 Bought Borrowed and Bagged #18 – Barrons!!!

    • I totally loved Burned, Loupe, and I can’t wait to listen to Phil.. Good thing I’m participating in the audiobook challenge, so I had a good excuse to get two copies of the same book 🙂
      Happy reading.

    • I finished reading Burned a couple of days ago, and I loved it! I can’t wait to listen to it 🙂 And Phantom’s Dance is one I look forward to as well 😀

    • I actually really enjoyed Burned, Jeann. I read it as soon as it arrived on my kindle. I was so happy to be back in Dublin, and to see Mac, Barrons, Dani, Ryordan and the others. The storylines appealed to me, and I was happy all through the book.

    • I loved Burned, Shelley, even if it’s true that Dani wasn’t the only main character. I thought the story and the overall plot was really well done.

  1. I am looking forward to hear what you think of Three, Two, Ones. JA Huss her books have been a bit of a hit or miss for me lately, but I do plan on picking up this one as it sounds really good.
    I hope you enjoyed Burned! I am really looking forward to it, although I read a few less positive reviews, which makes me sad as I really love that series so far. And I heard it’s not about Dani anymore, I thought she was writing 2 more books from Dani her pov.

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    • Oh my goodness, Lola! I loved Three, Two, One so much! It was so good 🙂 And Burned was amazing as well! It’s true that there was less about Dani, but the story was really good.

    • Oh my goodness, Jennifer, you are going to LOVE Three, Two, One. It is amazingly dark and twisted, and of course, beautifully written!

    • Oh my gosh, yes, 321 was AHmazing!!! I’m looking forward to Kissed by a Dark Prince a lot 🙂 And Burned was great, too!
      *BIG HUGS* Brandee.

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