Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Verve: Stacking the Shelves (3)

The Verve is our Sunday edition of the weekly memes "The Sunday Post," hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer,
and "Stacking the Shelves," hosted by Tynga's Reviews. We feature the books we bought, borrowed, were gifted and given for review,
as well as share blog news from the past couple weeks and what you might see in the next two.

Hi, LUVs! We have a new book reviewer: Amanda, a.k.a. LadyAlistair89! Please leave her warm welcome. We're so excited to have her join our little blog. Nothing much else has been going on with us. Just reading and reviewing and getting ready for The LUV'NV's Follower Appreciation Giveaway coming up on the 14th and our first giveaway hop on the 15th! Prizes include a $50 Visa gift card and a winner's choice of book from The Book Depository ($15 value). Be sure to leave a comment and follow before the giveaways; you'll get more entries. Until then, check out the right column for what's currently being given away.

Now, here's what you might have missed the past two weeks and what to expect in the next two, as well as what we're stacking on our shelves.

Recently reviewed:
The End of All Things by Lissa BryanBinding Vows by Catherine BybeeScandalous by H.M. WardPerception by Lee StraussThe Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell
Binding, Silent, and Redeeming Vows  (The MacCoinnich Time Travel Trilogy) by Catherine Bybee
Beauty from Pain  by Georgia Cates
The Boys of Summer  by C.J. Duggan
A Song for Julia  by Charles Sheehan-Miles
Flight  (The Crescent Chronicles #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Guest Posts:
Inspiration for Leopard Moon  by Jeanette Battista

Recently featured Fan Fics
A Place No One Lives  by Habetrot — Advocated by Arianna-Janae
To Belong  by quickbunny01 — Volturi/Nomad review by Speklez

Books Bought:

Warm Bodies  by Isaac Marion
Tuf Voyaging  by George R.R. Martin

eBooks Bought


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


A huge thank you to JoAnn Arnold for hosting a giveaway for one of her books and signing it!

Thanks to Amy Lignor and Tribute Books for Until Next Time  and to Alyssa Rose Ivy and Anatea's Bookshelf for Veer

Received for Review

An enormous "Thank you!" to David Litwack for sending me a paperback copy of his book, There Comes a Prophet

Much love and gratitude to Cathy Yardley for the digi of her pretty, Temping is Hell

Thanks to Seven Guns Press, Scholastic Point, Grand Central Publishing, Month9Books LLC, Washington Square Press,
Scholastic Press, Random House Publishing Group, and Sourcebooks Casablanca for these lovelies!

Received to Review for Blog Tours

Thanks to each of the authors, Xpresso Book Tours, and I Am A Reader, Not a Writer for these!

Up for Review & the Reading Queue:
Beauty from Pain  by Georgia Cates*
The Fidelity Files  by Jessica Brody*
The Indigo Spell  by Richelle Mead*
Lord of Darkness  by Elizabeth Hoyt*
A Game of Thrones  G.R.R. Martin*
The Grimm Chronicles  by Isabella Fontaine
Surrender & Justice  by Rhiannon Paille
If You Give a Rake a Ruby  by Shana Galen
Temping Is Hell  by Cathy Yardley
Blood Flows Deep in the Empire  by N. Isabelle Blanco
Heaven's Night  by Harry Aderton
Excuse My Fairy  by Kinley Baker

Today's blog tour stop:
Residue  by Laury Falter — Enter to win a SIGNED copy!

Upcoming Blog Tours, Excerpts, and Giveaways:
Eleanor T. Beaty tour:
Veiled Mist, Fallen Ruler, and Souls of Darkness

What did you haul in this week?
Link us to your recent Stacking the Shelves or Sunday Post, or share in a comment what you've added to your pile (book or fic).
Is there anything you'd like to see reviewed soon from our pile? Let us know. It's always wonderful hearing from you.
Until next time ...


  1. I do not know where to start, awesome books all around

  2. Wow! What a haul! Haven't read any of those but definitely getting curious over Warm Bodies! Happy Reading!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Awesome haul! I'm participating in some of the same book tours as see you at the tours!

    My Sunday Post

  4. Sending a happy greeting to LadyAlistair89.... That is one awesome haul. Happy reading.

    Thanks for stopping by my SP
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday

  5. so many awesome books!!! i have lord of darkness too and i'm can't wait to read it (it will be my first book by elizabeth hoyt). happy reading :)

    my StS.


  6. Beauty from pain looks good.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  7. Wow so many fantastic looking books! My boyfriend just finished Warm Bodies and said it was really good, so now I have to read it too. Also welcome Amanda!
    I'm following via Twitter and Facebook.

  8. Welcome Amanda! OoO and I am just spinning from looking at all the lovely books in your haul. I want this one and that one and cannot wait for your review of this one! Sweet haul! I still need to read Warm Bodies. Have an amazing week! The Sunday Post

  9. Wow, what an impressive haul. I really enjoyed Warm Bodies, and I thought the movie stayed pretty true to the book. Hope you enjoy all your new reads! And welcome, Amanda! :D

  10. Wowza!! What a huge haul!! I won Lichgates form the author and it was great. Loved it.