Stacking The Shelves, hosted gracefully by Tynga’s Reviews, is a weekly feature. It 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!
This week I received 2 ARCs and finally got the last two review copies of the German translations I’ve waited for sooooo long. \^.^/ This time I didn’t bought so many books. XD I received a lot xDD *laugh*
Therefore my manga review copies arrived… and don’t ask how many (I’ll tell you XD). .. xD 2 months – because of a delay from last month – of books arrived… Have now a pile of 13 manga on my shelf which are ready to read. XD
*for the better understanding: I’ll call ebook review copies mostly ARCs whereas I call german review copies simply review copies. 😀
Him – Mit ihm allein (OT Him) by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
German edition published by Lyx
published: September 1st
Synopsis (in German):
Jamie und Ryan waren beste Freunde. Die Sommer, die sie gemeinsam im Eishockey-Trainingscamp verbracht haben, waren die besten ihres Lebens. Nun stehen sie sich nach vier Jahren Funkstille plötzlich wieder gegenüber. Schon damals war Ryan klar, dass er schwul ist. Er war Hals über Kopf verliebt in Jamie. Die alten Gefühle sind sofort wieder da, viel stärker, intensiver … schmerzhafter. Denn Jamie steht nach wie vor auf Frauen. Und was noch viel schlimmer ist: Er hat Ryan nie verziehen, dass er nach ihrer gemeinsamen Nacht den Kontakt zu ihm abgebrochen hat …
Ritter der einsamen Herzen (OT Ocean Avenue) by Tara Lain
German edition published by Cursed Verlag
published: July 18th
Synopsis (in German):
Billy scheint nirgendwo in seinem Leben richtig reinzupassen: Seine Ex-Freundinnen fanden ihn zu nett, für einen durchschnittlichen Bauarbeiter bedient er zu wenig männliche Klischees und seiner Bauleiter-Karriere steht tiefgreifende Prüfungsangst im Weg. Als Billy den Stylisten Shaz kennenlernt, ahnt er noch nicht, dass diese Begegnung alles auf den Kopf stellen wird. Denn Shaz weckt in Billy lange verborgene Sehnsüchte und öffnet ihm gleichzeitig das Tor zu einer ganz neuen Welt. Eine, in der er sein kann, wer er ist…
Buch 1 der »Ocean Avenue«-Serie. Entspricht 324 Romanseiten
I am so happy finally to have all my german review copies. :3
Wrapped Together (Portland Heat # 5) by Annabeth Albert
release date: December 6th
In the bustling restaurants, shops, and cafés of Portland, Oregon, things really heat up for the hard-working men behind the scenes when the holidays come into town . . .
For a stationery store owner, the holidays are great for business. But for Hollis Alcott, Christmas reminds him of the tragic events of three years past, and the last thing he wants to do is take part in Portland’s over-abundance of festive cheer. But Sawyer Murphy, a hunky gift shop owner whose brother is married to Hollis’s sister, has made it his mission to pluck Hollis out of his holiday blues. And his plan is beginning to work. Wrapped in the warm glow of newfound passion, the former business rivals hit up Portland’s finest holiday traditions—and Hollis’s icy attitude begins to melt like snowflakes on his tongue. But he isn’t sure he can trust anyone with the only gift he has—his heart—without breaking it like an antique ornament. Unless he can find the courage to take a leap with the one lover he never expected . . .
The 5th installment of the Portland Heat series. :3 So glad I received an ARC, can read it very early. But I did pre-order “my” copy again, as always. :3
Booked Up by Harper Logan
release date: October 18th
All Cam ever wanted to do was work for his favorite author Madeline Stevens. But when a harsh review of her latest book is published by her rival Serge Faletti, Cam’s sense of loyalty sends him marching to Serge to demand a retraction.
“I can’t let anybody see who I really am…”
Serge is supposed to be writing the follow-up to his big hit detective novel, but the words aren’t coming. And knowing that his rival Madeleine is plotting against him isn’t helping. When he meets her assistant, bookish, cardigan wearing Cam, he is caught off-guard. How can he be so drawn to someone who should be his enemy? He is so worried about his reputation that he can’t admit his attraction even to himself.
“I can’t trust you, but I don’t wand to spend a minute without you…”
How can you trust your feelings when the man you’re with is your worst enemy? Things are getting real between Cam and Serge, but Madeleine’s scheming threatens to tear them apart before they have a chance together. Can Cam untangle himself from his boss and let himself be free to love? And can Serge put aside his worries over what the world will think if he is with another man?
Buy link: amazon
Already read, review will follow on release date. :3 So, stay tuned. 🙂
Dinner for one (The Carlisles # 1) by Meg Harding
publication date: July 13th
Bastien isn’t used to bad reviews. His French restaurant is the toast of the town, and when a well-known critic insults it, he’s left off-kilter. Luckily for him he’s found a distraction. He’s just met an attractive writer at his niece’s school bake sale. He’s into food, into Bastien and the touch of kink they share, and there’s a chemistry between them that might make the perfect recipe.
James isn’t expecting to meet a good-looking French chef at a bake sale, but he’s not going to let the chance slide. It comes as a surprise when the chef turns out to be the owner of a place he knows—and has reviewed—and it puts James in a sticky situation. So he might have to omit some pertinent information to make it work… at least for now.
Currently reading. :3 So charming, I really like the series. Glad I received the first volume too for review. ❤
Wil you be my Escort (The Carlisles # 2) by Meg Harding
release date: October 14th
A Carlisles novel
Jackson Carlisle has rotten luck with men and women, and after an especially bad situation, he takes a step back from romance. But with a two-week family reunion in Hawaii looming, his mom is determined to set him up with one of the sweet singles she knows would be perfect for him. A normal person would tell her no and be done with it. Instead, Jackson tells her he has a boyfriend. The only problem? He doesn’t.
Aaron Wilkes is an escort. He’s a little surprised when a friend’s girlfriend hires him to date her brother, but he’s had stranger jobs. Jackson is cute, and he thinks a fling with Aaron might be just the kind of no-strings-attached fun he needs to get over his dry spell. As they explore the islands together, their carefully laid plans begin to get away from them. Feelings aren’t supposed to come into play, but that shouldn’t be a problem. After all, you can’t fall in love in two weeks….
When the second volume is as good as the first I expect great entertainment. :3
bought books (also free books)
Reading the Signes by Keira Andrews
publication date: september 22nd
This hot-headed rookie needs discipline—on and off the field.
Pitcher Nico Agresta is desperate to live up to his family’s baseball legacy. Since he was a teenager crushing on his big brother’s teammate, he’s known he can’t act on his desires. His father’s made it clear there should be no queers on the field, but if Nico can win Rookie of the Year like his dad and brother did, maybe he can prove he’s worthy after all.
At 34, veteran catcher Jake Fitzgerald just wants to finish out his contract and retire. His team doesn’t have a prayer of making the playoffs, but who needs the stress? Jake lost his passion for the game—and life—after driving away the man he loved, and he swore he’d never risk his heart again.
Then he’s traded to a team that wants a vet behind the plate to tame their new star pitcher. Jake is shocked to find the gangly kid he once knew has grown into a gorgeous young man. But tightly wound Nico’s having trouble controlling his temper in his quest for perfection, and Jake needs to teach him patience and restraint on the mound.
When their push and pull explodes into the bedroom, Nico and Jake will both learn how much they’ll risk for love.
This gay sports romance features men who have been repressing their feelings far too long, light BDSM, an age difference, sweaty locker rooms, and a happy ending. 86,000 words.
Discounted for a few hours I couldn’t resist. 🙂 The review/opinions were good. 🙂
Also I got my copies of:
- Enjoy the Dance (Dancing # 2) by Heidi Cullinan – release date October 11th
– See the full review to it here –
- Double Talk (On the Radio # 2) by Pandora Pine – release date October 11th
– See the full review to it here –
which I had pre-ordered earlier 🙂 I won’t present them with a synopsis etc again, please look up the older StS entries and the review for further info. 🙂
books I’m waiting for/ preordered
I like to give an overview of the anticipated books, some of them are preordered (marked with a ++). I put the link to goodreads on the title. In the comming StS issues I will present them. 🙂
- Turn the World Upside Down by Nyrae Dawn – release date October 20th++
- Interborough (Five Boroughs # 4) by Santino Hassell – release date October 24th
- Happily Even After (Student Bodies # 9) by Pandora Pine – release date November 8th++
- Daring Fate (Silver Tip Pack # 1) by Megan Erickson – release date November 14th++
- Country Talk (On the Radio # 3) by Pandora Pine – release date December 6th++
- Off Base (Out of Uniform # 1) by Annabeth Albert – release date January 9th 2017++
This is my overview… Feel free to leave a comment if you have similar books on your list. 🙂