Kinx's Book Nook: Stacking the Shelves (8)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (8)



Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

From an author for review:

The Lure of Shapinsay by Krista Holle

Ever since Kait Swanney could remember, the old crones of the village have been warning her to stay away from the selkies. They claim that like sirens of old, the seal men creep from the inky waters, shed their skins, and entice women to their deaths beneath the North Sea. But avoiding an encounter becomes impossible when Kait is spotted at the water’s edge, moments after the murder of a half-selkie infant. 

Unexpectedly, Kait is awoken by a beautiful, selkie man seeking revenge. After she declares her innocence, the intruder darts into the night, but not before inadvertently bewitching her with an overpowering lure. 

Kait obsesses over a reunion deep beneath the bay and risks her own life to be reunited with her selkie. But when she lands the dangerous lover, the chaos that follows leaves Kait little time to wonder—is it love setting her on fire or has she simply been lured?


From Dutton Books (contest):

The Lost Prince by Selden Edwards

From the author of the beloved New York Times bestselling novel The Little Book, comes a novel about a love that is capable of bridging unfathomable distances.
Recently returned from the experience of a lifetime in fin de si├Ęcle Vienna, where she met and tragically lost the first great love of her life, Eleanor Burden has no choice but to settle into her expected place in society, marry the man she is supposed to marry, and wait for life to come to her. As the twentieth century approaches, hers is a story not unlike that of the other young women she grew up with in 1890s Boston—a privileged upbringing punctuated by a period of youthful adventure and followed by the inevitable acknowledgment of real life—except for one small difference: Eleanor possesses an unshakable belief that she has advance knowledge of every major historical event to come during her lifetime.

But soon the script of events she has written in her mind—a script described by no less than Sigmund Freud as the invented delusions of a hysteric—begins to unravel. Eleanor Burden, at once fragile and powerful, must find the courage of her deepest convictions, discover the difference between predetermination and free will, secure her belief in her own sanity, and decide whether she will allow history to unfold come what may—or use her extraordinary gifts to bend history to her will and deliver for her the life she knows she is meant to have.

8 comments:

  1. Awesome haul! I admit I've not heard of either but they both sounds equally interesting. Looking forward to seeing your reviews. Have a great reading week.

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  2. Nice! Haven't heard of those but I hope you enjoy them!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I don't know these two books but I hope you'll enjoy reading them :).
    Happy reading !

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  4. Nice haul. Always love some man chest!

    Here's My StS!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Follower :)

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  5. Lots of great books this week. I hope you enjoy them!

    Mary
    http://sweepingme.com/2012/08/stacking-the-shelves-5/

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  6. I'm reading Holle next week and I added Lost Prince to my TBR, I love books set in the turn of the century.

    Happy Sunday!
    Talk Supe

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  7. The Lure of Shapinsay, hope you enjoy!
    My STS: World of Books

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  8. Great two books! That second one sounds really interesting and the cover too. Enjoy the books you got.

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