Jan 7, 2017

Stacking the Shelves -- Week of Jan 1

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


I ended up getting a lot more than expected this week, but I only paid for one of these and that was only $1.99 so I can't complain.
I got a lot of these from insta-freebie or being notified by authors that they were free for a limited time on amazon. I had to snag them up while I could even though I know it will be a while before I can read any of these :(


When Magic Sleeps
Tera Lynn Childs


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When magic sleeps, everything changes.

In her dreams, Winnie Price always visits a fae realm. Dark prince Cathair O Cuana will do anything to save his dying clan, even hide his love for Winnie. On midsummer’s eve her monthly visiting owl changes into Cathair. When magic sleeps, she sees his true form and may finally be in his reach. A palace traitor brings the kingdom to the edge of war. Will disaster drive them apart or pull them together?

Under the Trees

Under the Trees
Ashley Maker

Kindle- $2.99

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Desperate to prevent an abusive arranged marriage, Princess Araya flees to a neighboring kingdom, only to land at the mercy of the impulsive Crown Prince Thoredmund, who provides refuge in a secluded forest and teaches her survival skills. Her surprise at the unexpected hold the prince has on her heart mirrors his shock at falling for the one girl he can’t have.

As the young couple’s feelings for each other grow, the fragile alliance between the two kingdoms threatens to break apart. With a vengeful duke and an enraged king fast on their trail, Thor and Araya must decide how much they’re willing to risk for love.

Even if staying together means starting a war.

The Twelfth Keeper
Belle Malory

Kindle- FREE!

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When sixteen-year-old Kennedy Mitchell is proclaimed the world’s last keeper, she thinks it’s a cruel joke. Come on- her? Impossible. She’s no warrior. She isn’t wise beyond her years, or more importantly, capable of keeping Earth safe.

Except...no one will listen. And since all evidence says otherwise, the job is hers whether she likes it or not.

During the highly demanding training regime that follows, Kennedy struggles to fit in with Earth’s renowned protectors. Especially Phoenix Jorgensen, who openly despises her. Problem is, he may be the only one she can trust. The keepers have big secrets surrounding them. Secrets Kennedy isn’t comfortable knowing, much less being apart of. With Phoenix’s help, she’ll have to find a way out.

Either that, or die trying.


The Girl Who Came Home
Hazel Gaynor

Kindle- $1.99

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A voyage across the ocean becomes the odyssey of a lifetime for a young Irish woman. . . .

Ireland, 1912 . . .

Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Séamus, the sweetheart she left behind. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the few passengers in steerage to survive. Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that fateful night again.

Chicago, 1982 . . .

Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her great-grandmother Maggie shares the painful secret about the Titanic that she's harbored for almost a lifetime, the revelation gives Grace new direction—and leads both her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.

Inspired by true events, The Girl Who Came Home poignantly blends fact and fiction to explore the Titanic tragedy's impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants.

Fairy Eyeglasses
Emily Martha Sorensen


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When Cassie finds a magic pair of glasses that allow her to see fairies, she has to figure out where they came from . . . and what the fairies want her to do with them.

A 12,000 word children's fantasy story.


Desire in Frost
Alicia Rades

Kindle/Nook- $2.99

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CRYSTAL FROST recently discovered she can see ghosts and predict the future, yet the mystery of Hope Ross's abduction still haunts her dreams. While traveling to Florida for Thanksgiving, Crystal's visions of Hope only grow stronger. She enlists the help of her soon-to-be step-cousin Robin, a decision that complicates the entire picture—and her feelings. Can she figure out what happened to Hope and learn why Robin is so guarded, or will her newfound abilities fail her?


Talented (Book #1)

Sophie Davis

Kindle- .99¢

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Block it out. Impossible for Talia Lyons. When you’re a Mind Manipulator, it’s hard enough to block the thoughts of others, let alone your own.

Block it out. The pounding, siren-ready world Talia inhabits as she trains with her fellow Hunters, the country's top-secret covert operatives. The physical demands. The emotional toll.

Block it out. The secrets that Talia’s boyfriend is hiding. Talia’s unbidden feelings of frustration and annoyance toward her teammate, the Casanova of the compound. The wondering why she cares what he thinks.

Block him out. Ian Crane. The man behind the bloodshed marring Talia’s memories of her murdered parents. The man she’s determined to kill.

Block it all out. Focus.


Sophie Davis

Kindle- $3.99

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After her brush with death at Ian Crane’s compound, Talia Lyons feels like a prisoner, confined in her childhood home. Plagued with seizures- the result of an unidentified drug injected in her neck by Crane’s men- Talia must put her dream of becoming a Hunter on hold.

When Agency Director McDonough asks Talia to go undercover at the School for the Talented, to find the spy who set the trap for her in Nevada, Talia jumps at the opportunity.

Soon she learns that her newfound freedom comes with a price- working with Donavon on a daily basis. As if that isn’t awkward enough, her former teammate, Erik, also shows up at the School. But at least Talia has the unexpected company of her best friend Penny; to not only assist her in uncovering the spy, but also to deal with the complications that the guys create.

As Talia becomes more entrenched in her assignment, she quickly learns the lengths that the Agency and Mac will go in the name of war. With Crane’s influence spreading, Talia learns that there are few Operatives without ties to the Coalition. Forced to face hard truths and dangerous conclusions, Talia realizes that it is those closest to her who are hiding the biggest secrets. As the task of finding the traitor becomes more problematic, desperation and frustration rule Talia’s world. It becomes clear that Talia can’t do this alone. But who can she trust, when everyone around her is lying?

Curse of the Sphinx

Raye Wagner

Kindle- .99¢

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How long can a monster stay hidden in plain sight?

Seventeen year-old Hope Nicholas has spent her entire life on the run. But no one is chasing her. In fact, no one even knows she exists. With her mom, she’s traveled from town to town and school to school, barely staying long enough to meet anyone, let alone make friends. And she’ll have to keep it that way. It’s safer.

When her mother is brutally ripped away from her, Hope’s life shatters. Is this the fulfillment of Apollo’s curse, murder from the shadow monsters of the Underworld, or have the demigods finally found her? Orphaned and alone, Hope flees again, but this time there’s no one to teach her who to trust—or how to love.

Set in a universe where mythology is alive and well in the modern world, Curse of the Sphinx irresistibly blends action, suspense and romance.
That's all I got this week!!
What did you get??


  1. The covers for your books are beautiful. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. thank you! I know it will be a while before I can get to them but I am sure I will enjoy them!

  2. Great haul! I have heard good things about Curse of the Sphinx.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. It looks amazing, I hope to get to it in the next couple months!

  3. I really liked the descriptions for When Magic Sleeps and The Twelfth Keeper, so I downloaded them immediately! Thank you for sharing them. I also downloaded The Curse Of the Phoenix a few weeks ago. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I hear great things about the series. Have a wonderful week.

    1. I am glad I could help you get some goodies to enjoy!! Let me know how you like them!

  4. Wow you got loads of amazing books this week. I love the cover of the twelfth keeper. I really want to read the curse of the sphinx it sounds like something I will love.

    Megan @ reading away the days

    1. the cover is gorgeous!! It drew me to the book instantly and I have heard such good things about it since!

  5. OOh nice! I need to read that Tera Lynn Childs series! I have a few of the books already on my kindle! Hope you enjoy all the lovely new reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I have her mermaid series on my shelves but I sadly haven't gotten to them yet. Maybe I will just binge read all of her books one month!

  6. What a neat array of books you got! I admit, I haven't heard of any of them, but Under the Trees interests me. I think I might enjoy that one. I hope you enjoy all of your new books, Amber!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my STS post!

    1. I get emails that alert me of certain free books or discounted books so I snag them up when I can! It doesn't help me with my TBR pile though!! LOL!

  7. Great haul! I hope you enjoy your books.
    Diane @ Diane’s Book Blog


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