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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - January 25,2015: It's a Big One

I have had a bit of an issue getting my posts up lately. I've been good this week and hope that is a positive trend for the future, but December and early January were not the best for me to spend on my blog.

With that in mind, this is my Stacking the Shelves with everything I have received since not quite mid-December. I know it's a lot, but keep in mind three things. The list contains books I got for Christmas, books I purchased because I did not get them for Christmas and a lot of eBooks as a result of my ongoing clean-up efforts with my eBook samples on my iPad and the titles on my wish list. It seems to be a never-ending struggle.

Anyway, without further first STS of 2015. Drum roll please......

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Books Purchased:
Altered by Jennifer Rush

Haven by Kristi Cook

Of Neptune by Anna Banks

The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler

Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas

The 20th Anniversary Nearly-Complete Essential Starchild by James A. Owens

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Complete Collection Volume 1 by Dan Abnett

Fables: The Deluxe Edition Book Four by Bill Willingham

Fables: The Deluxe Edition Book Six by Bill Willingham

Ensnared: Splintered Book Three by A. G. Howard

Christmas Gifts:
Monstrous Affections edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant

Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales by David Petersen

Reave the Just and Other Tales by Stephen R. Donaldson

Tales from the Perilous Realm by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Caller by Juliet Marillier

 Blu Ray of Death Comes to Pemberley adapted from P.D. James

Kindle Books Purchased:
Shadows on Snow: A Flipped Fairy Tale (Flipped Fairy Tales) by Starla Huchton, Jennifer Melzer – Free eBook

Sea of Shadows: Age of Legends (Age of Legends Trilogy Book 1) by Kelley Armstrong Holiday deal $1.99

The Resolution of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence Book 6) by Jessica Sorensen – Dropped to $2.99

The Certainty of Violet & Luke (The Coincidence Series Book 5) by Jessica Sorensen – Dropped to $2.99

Ella and Micha: Infinitely and Always (A Novella) (The Secret) by Jessica Sorensen – Dropped to $.99

The Prelude of Ella and Micha (A Novella) (The Secret) by Jessica Sorensen – Dropped to $.99
First & Forever (The Crescent Chronicles Book 4) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Beauty and the Beast (Faerie Tale Collection Book 1) by Jenni James – Free eBook

The Iron Trial (Book One of Magisterium) (Magisterium series 1) by Holly Black, Cassandra Clare – Kindle Daily Deal

Some of the Best from 2014: A Tor.Com Original by Various Authors – Free eBook

Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl – Hatchette eBook Holiday Deal

Icons by Margaret Stohl – Hatchette eBook Holiday Deal

Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper – Hatchette eBook Holiday Deal

Unbreakable (The Legion Book 1) by Kami Garcia – Hatchette eBook Holiday Deal

The Girl in the Steel Corset (The Steampunk Chronicles Book 1) by Kady Cross – Dropped to $2.99

Holidays with Jane: Christmas Cheer by Jennifer Becton, Melissa Buell, Rebecca M. Fleming,
Cecilia Gray, Jessica Grey, Kimberly Truesdale

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani, Iacopo Bruno – Dropped to $1.99

Attempting Elizabeth by Jessica Grey

Awake: A Fairytale (Fairytale Trilogy Book 1) by Jessica Grey

Compulsion (Heirs of Watson Island Book 1) by Martina Boone – Kindle January Monthly Deal

Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg – Kindle January Monthly Deal

Unhinged: 2 (Splintered) by A. G. Howard – Kindle January Monthly Deal

Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits Book 6) by Katie McGarry – Pre-ordered - Released 12/08/14

Wicked (A Wicked Trilogy Book 1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Pre-ordered - Released 12/08/14

From Me to You by Elizabeth Eulberg - Pre-ordered - Released 12/01/14, but I forgot to list it

Two of Us by Elizabeth Eulberg - Pre-ordered - Released 11/01/14, but I forgot to list it

A Hard Day's Night by Elizabeth Eulberg – Free eBook

Flat-Out Matt (Flat-Out Love Book 2) by Jessica Park – Dropped to $.99 on purchase date

What If (Entangled Embrace) (If Only...) by A.J. Pine – Priced at $.99

Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time Book 1) by Lisa T. Bergren – Deal at $.01 on purchase date

The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician Series, Book 2) by Charlie N. Holmberg – Kindle Daily Deal

Midnight in Austenland: A Novel by Shannon Hale – Kindle Daily Deal

Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern – Publisher discount - $1.99

The Very Best of Charles de Lint by Charles de Lint – Free eBook

Fool Me Twice: An If Only novel (If Only . . . Book 1) by Mandy Hubbard – The Big Deal: Kindle Books Up to 85% Off

Magnolia by Kristi Cook – Kindle Daily Deal

Cascade: A Novel (River of Time Book 2) by Lisa T. Bergren – The Big Deal: Kindle Books Up to 85% Off

Twin Roses: A Beau Rivage Short Story by Sarah Cross

Manga Purchased:
Infernal Devices Book 3: The Clockwork Princess

Kiss of the Rose Princess 2

Meteor Prince 1

Alice in the Country of Joker: The Nightmare Trilogy 2

Say “I Love You” 5

Alice in the Country of Clover: The Lizard Aide

 That's it for now, but I really do think it is more than enough.   At least for the time being.  TTFN!!


  1. Great haul. I managed to snag some of the same free/kindle deals.

    1. I love Kindle deals. The first day of the month is always so exciting and full of potential since they change the Monthly deals. The past couple of months I didn't find a lot, but January has ben a good month for Kindle deals for me.

  2. What strikes me most about this post is the amount of wonderful covers. They say never judge a book by its cover but I must admit that I can be heavily influenced by how much I like'dislike a books cover.

    1. I agree completely. Covers will pull me in. I'm kind of a visual person anyway. I surround myself with art and photos. I managed an art gallery for about 11 years. One of my responsibilities was to do custom frame jobs on the prints we had to sell. I always used lots of vibrant colors and cut shapes and designs into the matting.

      The visuals on a book are just as important to me. I tend not to buy books that have dull uninteresting covers, unless I'm already invested in the series or it is a really cheap or free book.

      And while perhaps the content of the book may not be reflective of the quality of the cover on the book, I still strongly base my purchasing choices on the design and presentation of the book.

      It has sometimes bitten me in the behind; gorgeous cover with content that doesn't live up to my expectation, but I'm willing to take that risk.

  3. Awesome haul! Hope you're able to dive in soon, as I'm looking forward to hearing all about them! And well done on your recent posts. Glad you're finding time to post after a rough December/January! Love your posts!

    1. I think this haul will take a while. Good thing I'm not buying too many books right now. Although I just can't resist a good Kindle deal.