Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Verve & Stacking the Shelves (13)

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! It's been another short past two weeks—less reviews than usual. I'm sorry. :( We've been uber busy, many of the books were disappointing and WTF DNFs, and with a recent death in the family, I haven't read as much as I like. I've been spending time with family at "our" lake, which also means keeping an eye on the kiddos swim = barely any reading, but still a ton of fun. See------>

Hopefully the next few weeks will be better. You'll see changes around the site, as we recently said farewell to featuring fan fiction. We're slowing down on blog tours, focusing more on reviewing ARCs and featuring exclusive excerpts. We're also excited to introduce a new tour site. (More on that next Verve/Sunday post.)

Now check out The LUV'NV summary of the past couple of weeks and what to expect in next two, as well as what we've been stacking on our shelves. Another short—but sweet!—haul. Be sure to enter our current giveaways, also found in the sidebar.

** Click on the individual bookcovers for the respective book's review or Goodreads page **


15 Minutes  by Jill Cooper (YA Time Travel Romantic Thriller )
Romancing the R.A.  by Ashelyn Drake (NA Contemporary Romance)
Abberant  by Ruth Silver (YA Dystopia)
Fall for Me  by K.A. Last (YA Paranormal | Fantasy)
The Reluctant Goddess  by A.F. Firebird (Metaphysical Fiction | Fantasy)
Damaged 2  by H.M. Ward (NA Contemporary Romance)
Dragon Thief  by Susan Lute (Post-Apocalytic Paranormal Fantasy)

S.J. Pierce, author of Alyx Rayer Chronicles
A.F. Firebird, author of The Reluctant Goddess

Rift Healer  by Diane M. Haynes (Fantasy)



Much love to Elana Johnson for giving away and sending signed copies of her entire Possession  series, as well as swag. You are a doll!
Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret

Many thanks to Grand Central Publishing for this lovely!

Thanks to the authors, AToMR Tour, Reading Addiction Tours for these, and Xpresso Tours.



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. Sorry to hear about your loss. My thought are with your family.
    Enjoy the time with the kids.

    Great haul!.
    Happy reading..

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  2. Sorry to hear about the loss you experienced. That prize package you won from Elana Johnson sounds awesome.


  3. Sorry about your loss. Nice book package from Elana Johnson! Never read her books! Happy Reading!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. I tried reading the Possession series once, but I can't finish the first book. I just couldn't. But I hope you like them better than I did :D
    old follower
    my StS