Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Verve: Stacking the Shelves (2)

The Verve is our Sunday edition of Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews, featuring
the books we bought, borrowed, were gifted and given for review.
We also mention blog news from the past couple weeks
and what you might see in the next two.

Hello, everyone! Can you believe it's almost February already? The time has flown by, hasn't it? It has for us! We've gotten a new staff member: Speklez! She's a devoted non-canon gal, and you might have read her fics The Demon Mate  (Jasper & Bella), Never Saw That Coming  (Peter & Bella), Time Heals All Wounds  (Demetri & Bella)—just to name a few; she has a eleven TwiFics so far, and none are E/B. Please leave her warm welcome. We're thrilled to have her!

We've also been busy reading and setting up books and fics for you to check out. We have a ton of events, recs, and giveaways coming up in the next two months—one of which, we're especially excited for. To celebrate the month that's all about love, we're hosting The LUV'NV's Follower Appreciation Giveaway! We want to show some love to new and old followers for sticking with us through our dead zone, our sudden review belches, and all the changes happening on the site. Prizes are a $50 Visa gift card and a winner's choice of book from The Book Depository ($15 value). Giveaway starts February 14th and ends on March 1st. It's not happening in the next couple weeks, but we're too excited not to share the news. And if you're an "old" follower (one before the giveaway begins), you'll get another entry!

Until then, check out the right column for current giveaways. Here's what you might have missed the past two weeks and what to expect in the next two.

Recently reviewed:
The Reluctant Countess by Wendy VellaShades of Earth by Beth RevisThe Stranger by Kyra DavisThe Darkest Minds
Fallen by Laury Falter

The deviant month January is almost over, but that doesn't mean we don't accept Deviant guest reviews. Any pairing, any review count. Help us keep The LUV'NV's fan fiction side alive by submitting reviews of your favorite E/B and non-E/B fics. We'll post them during our next deviant month: April.

Recently featured Fan Fics:
Bonne Foi  by Amethyst Jackson | Deviant guest review by Credoroza
Unyielding Devotion  by WhiteWolfLegend | Volturi review by Speklez

ebooks Bought:

* Price subject to change without notice. Always check and confirm the price before purchasing *

* A huge thank you to Entangled Teen and Chapter by Chapter for this pretty! *

Received for Review:
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Up for Review* and the Reading Queue:
Binding Vows  by Catherine Bybee*
Perception  by Lee Strauss*
Pantomime  by Laura Lam*
Seven Night's in a Rogue's Bed  by Anna Campbell*
Double Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story  by Ally Carter*
Out of Nowhere  by Maria Padian
The Best of All Possible Worlds  by Karen Lord
Angel Bait  by Tricia Skinner
Scandalous  by H.M. Ward
Pushing Limits  by Katie McGarry
Time's Twisted Arrow  by Rysa Walker

Today's fic review and Advocate:
A Place Where No One Lives and The Spinner In Forks: Twilight by Habetrot
Advocated by Arianna-Janae

Today's book review and blog tour stop:
The End of All Things by Lissa Bryan

Upcoming Blog Tours, Excerpts, and Giveaways:
MacCoinnich Time Travel Trilogy by Catherine Bybee:

Whew! We had a major book haul the past two weeks. Hope you each enjoyed your January, LUVs, and are looking forward to February as much as we are.
Link us to your recent book stack. Share what you've added to your pile, book or fic.
Or let us know if there's anything you'd like to see reviewed soon from our pile.
We'd love to hear from you.


  1. Wow! What a haul! These are all new to me but I have seen a few around!

    Congrats on the win!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. So many great books.
    I can't wait to rea Dare You To!
    Here's what I got this week.