Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Verve & Stacking the Shelves (4)

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! How is everyone's winter? Here in Wisconsin, we've been getting tons of snow! If only I didn't have to leave the house, it would be perfect. I could curl up by a fire and just read. Alas, I have to spend more time shoveling and taking care of three sick kids. I'm longing for summer so I can read by the lake already. :P

Other than that, not much happening the past two weeks. Be sure to enter our current giveaways, especially the February New Release Giveaway, which ends Thursday, and The LUV'NV's Follower Appreciation Giveaway, which ends March 6th. You could win a $50 gift card and choice of book!

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 Fidelity Files by Jessica BrodyThe Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle MeadWhen You Give a Duke a Diamond (Jewels of the Ton #1) by Shana GalenA Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by G.R.R. Martin
Residue  by Laury Falter
Forty Days  by Stephanie Parent
Veiled Mist  by Eleanor T. Beaty
His Allure, Her Passion  by Juliana Haygert
Highland Defiance  by Sky Purington
The Truth About Letting Go  by Leigh Talbert Moore
Fallen Ruler  by Eleanor T. Beaty
Disconnect  by Imran Siddiq
Awakened  by Igner Iversen

Guest Posts:
A Character That is Hard to Like…At First  by Eleanor T. Beaty
A Planet I Would Like to Live On  by Eleanor T. Beaty

Cover Reveals:
Drowning in You  by Rebecca Berto
Bitter Angel  by Megan Hand
The Truth About Letting Go  by Leigh Talbert Moore

Books Bought:

The Indigo Spell  by Richelle Mead | Review
Gates of Paradise  by Melissa de la Cruz
Shatter Me  by Tahereh Mafi (I will finally start this series!)

eBooks Bought


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


Hugs to Jaime from Fic Fare and author Chloe Neill
for the awesome Chicagoland Vampires swag and a signed copy of Hexbound!

Thanks to Jennifer Anne Davis and Books Live Forever for The Voice
and to Alyssa Rose Ivy and Paige @ Comfort Books for Flight.

Received for Review

Much love and gratitude to Viola Ryan, C.J. Duggan, Jen Minkman, and Morgan from Entangled Publishing for these pretties!

An enormous "Thank you!" to Penguin Blue Rider Press, Scholastic Inc., Greenwillow Books,
HarperTeen, and Katherine Tegen Books for these lovelies!

Received to Review for Blog Tours

Up for Review & the Reading Queue:
Temping is Hell  by Cathy Yardley (Paranormal Romance)*
If You Give a Rake a Ruby  by Shana Galen (Historical Romance)*
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter  by Seth Grahame-Smith (Hist. Fantasy)*
Bittersweet Blood  by Nina Croft (Paranormal Romance)*
A Discovery of Witches  by Deborah Harkness (Fantasy)*
The Nightmare Affair  by Mindee Arnett
Excuse My Fairy  by Kinley Baker
The Culling  by Steven dos Santos
The Bane  by Keary Taylor
Strength  by Carrie Butler
Pushing Limits  by Steven dos Santos
First Visions  by Heather Topham Wood

Upcoming Tour Reviews:

Upcoming Excerpts and Giveaways:

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. Oh wow, amazing haul! So many great books. I got The Indigo Spell as well, can't wait to start it!

    Happy reading!
    My books.

  2. Wow! Awesome haul!! Congrats on winning the swag pack! Hope you enjoy all your fab new reads!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I love the Shatter Me series, its one of my all time favorite series. I hope you like all of your ooks :)
    old follower
    my StS

  4. Holy Hauls and I am excited you picked up Shatter Me and Grave Mercy..loved them. I am not far from you in Nebraska and I am ready for warmer weather too! The Sunday Post

  5. Such great books! I'm super excited to see Shatter Me there because I love that series. Your TBR list must be huge ;) Enjoy and thanks for stopping by, commenting and following!

    Ayana @ My Book Memoirs

    New GFC and Twitter follower too :)

  6. Loved Indigo Spell and am starting Shatter Me soon.
    Happy reading
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog