Stacking the Shelves # 11

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, one review copy and bought/ got 4 books. 🙂
No review copies arrived me. 🙂

*for the better understanding: I’ll call ebook review copies mostly ARCs whereas I call german review copies simply review copies. 😀

ARCs/review copies

Untouchable (A Blake Harte Mystery # 1) by Robert Innes
release date: November 22nd


Harrison Baxter lives on a farm with his parents, on the outskirts of the village of Harmschapel. It’s picturesque, idyllic and tranquil – but Harrison is far from happy. His parent’s marriage is strained to say the least and on top of that, his boyfriend, Daniel, has been mentally and physically abusing him for years. After he finds himself with one bruise too many, Harrison has had enough. But when he plucks up the courage to finally end his violent relationship, Harrison’s life is changed forever when Daniel is found murdered in the most bizarre circumstances.

Detective Sergeant Blake Harte has moved to Harmschapel after his own relationship ended in tatters. But moving to a quiet village after working his way up the ranks in a city brings its own set of problems and Blake soon finds himself at odds with new colleagues who aren’t used to his style of policing. But when he is called upon to investigate the mysterious and impossible murder at Halfmile Farm, Blake finds himself facing the most challenging case of his career.

So how can Daniel have been shot in a locked shed that nobody could possibly have escaped from?
Is anybody really Untouchable?

Source: Goodreads
Buy link: amazon

I got this as a recommendation by Ashley John. 🙂 This sounds so good. :3 Thrilling actually. 🙂

Ein Traumman für Gemma (OT Rode Hard, Put Up Wet, Rough Riders # 2) by Lorelei James
release date: August 2008, July 1st 2016 (german edition)

30809752Synopsis (in German):

Band 2 der erotischen Rough Rider Serie aus der Feder der NYT Bestseller Autorin Lorelei James.

Seit dem Tod ihres Mannes kümmert sich Gemma Jensen allein um ihre Ranch. Doch als der Vormann sie verlässt, braucht sie dringend Hilfe. Annehmen möchte sie diese jedoch nur von einem Mann: Cash Big Crow. Er ist der Einzige, der es nach ihrem verstorbenen Ehemann wieder geschafft hatte, ihr Blut heiß durch ihre Adern zu peitschen. Cash weiß, dass er nun nicht nur Klartext mit ihr reden, sondern auch die Fronten ein für alle mal deutlich machen muss. Sonst hat er jegliche Chance auf Gemma verloren. Er nimmt die Stelle bei Gemma an, unter der Bedingung, dass sie zwar tagsüber der Boss ist, aber dass das Kommando hinter der Schlafzimmertür in seiner Hand liegt.

Carter McKay ist Künstler und nimmt einen Sommerjob bei Gemma Jensen an, um ihr auf der Farm auszuhelfen, aber hautsächlich, um seine Arbeiten für die anstehende Kunstausstellung fertig zu bekommen. Nur fehlt es ihm derzeit an Inspiration. Bis Cash Big Crows Tochter Macie Honeycutt vor ihm steht, und er weiß, sie ist die Muse, auf die er schon so lange wartet. Er setzt alles daran, sie zu der seinen zu machen.

Source: Goodread, Goodreads (english)
Buy link: amazon (German)

The first volume was good, so I requested this as a review copy, writing a review on in German 🙂

Hot Mess (Tragic Love # 1) by Madeline A. Rosenberg
release date: February 24th


Anna McCormick seems like a cliché from her basic coffee orders to her relentless drama; however she is more than meets the eye. Join the journey of Anna and Trevor Sullivan through the laughs, tears and heartbreak. Meet the Clairetown crew – each character is more interesting than the next!
Warning: you may not be able to put this book down!
Anna McCormick is every girl after a break up- she is vulnerable and seeks attention in the wrong places. She is easy to love and hate at the same time. Trevor Sullivan is almost too good to be true. He seems like he is perfect on the surface, but there is much more to him than meets the eye. Benji Shaw is the “perfect” boy next door. He has a bit of a hero complex and wants to fix everyone’s problems. Tanya Rosen is the quintessential popular girl- everyone thinks she has so much confidence but really she is just as insecure as the next girl.
The book takes an unexpected turn and I think you will be pleasantly surprised!

Source: Goodreads
Buy link: amazon

I got a message by the author where I was asked if I like to review it. 🙂 Sounds good, it’s is non M/M, normally I’m a bit hesitant. 🙂

bought books (also free books)

Nest by Anyta Sunday
release date: July 19th (second edition)


It just happened.
I wasn’t ready, but it didn’t matter.
You smiled, and it knocked me from my nest, took my breath away, and left me falling,

Julian: Enemy. Cousin. Best Friend. Something else?
Lenny: Confused. Fascinated. Frustrated. Broken.
Together, Julian and Lenny are the boy who smiles and the boy who falls.

Source: Goodreads
Buy link: amazon

Got this as the newsletter subscriber. 🙂 This looks so fabulous with the cover. :3

Marked by Fire (Sons of Britain # 1) by Mia West
release date: August 19th


Eighteen-year-old Arthur burns for two things: a warrior’s ink, and Bedwyr, his older brother’s friend and shield-mate. Though the warlord’s son is beyond his reach, a Saxon incursion finally brings Arthur’s chance at the tattoo that will brand him a fighter. But when he abandons his training in the heat of battle, his reckless ambition costs Bedwyr his sword hand.

Once, Bedwyr trusted in two things: he was a warrior, and the presumed heir of Uthyr ap Emrys. Now, reeling from injury and banished by his father, he’s lost everything. The last person he can face is the cub who ignited his disastrous instinct to protect, especially when he arrives with Bedwyr’s armor and a dangerously hopeful scheme to restore him to his rightful place.

MARKED BY FIRE is the 1st book (28,000 words) of SONS OF BRITAIN, a fresh, dark, sexy retelling of Arthurian legend:

1. Marked by Fire
2. Etched in Stone
3. Bound by Blood
Content Note: Includes depictions of violence in battle settings.

They’re a long way from legendary. Amid the volatility of 6th-century Britain, Arthur and Bedwyr are just two young men, born to fight and bound to their warlord by blood and oath. But when fierce hearts collide, loyalties can shift, creating bonds far stronger—and ideas far riskier—than their world may be ready for.

SONS OF BRITAIN is the second series of the STORM’S EDGE saga.

Source: Goodreads
Buy link: amazon

When I got this it was free, it looks and sounds good. 🙂 I hope it is acutally promising. 🙂

Play On (Glasgow Lads 0.5) by Avery Cockburn
release date: May 25th 2015


A tale of pride over prejudice on the soccer pitch kicks off this gay romance series set in Scotland

Duncan Harris is on the edge. Scandal has shredded his LGBT soccer team’s history-making season, and now the once-unflappable striker is lashing out. Only one person can tame Duncan’s rage and make him feel like himself again…

Bullied by schoolmates in his wee village, Brodie Campbell lurked deep in the closet before coming to the city of Glasgow. Here at university he’s out and proud, but the years of abuse have left him emotionally paralyzed. Can flatmate Duncan help Brodie escape his past and heal his wounded heart?

As the two lads grow closer, Brodie can’t forget how athletes like Duncan once tortured him. When Duncan attacks an opponent who threatens Brodie, the situation escalates. Soon Brodie doesn’t feel safe anywhere—especially in Duncan’s arms.

To defeat the bullies who’ve wrecked his life, his mind, and his ability to love, Brodie must find the strength to fight his own battles. And Duncan must find the strength to let him.

Source: Goodreads
Buy link: amazon

Have already the first volume in my collection (but unread), the pre-novella is a must too. 🙂

Also got my pre-ordered copies of Daring Fate (Silver Tip Pack # 1) by Megan Erickson (have a look at my review here) and Flying Without a Net by E.M. Ben. Shaul (more information here).
Also got a bonus story via Newsletter by the author of Jewel of Colorado (review is here to read), Jason Collins. As well as I got my copy of New Leaf by Hayden Hunt. Review will follow.

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. 🙂

  • Country Talk (On the Radio # 3) by Pandora Pine – release date December 6th++
  • Wrapped together (Portland Heat # 5) by Annabeth Albert – release date December 6th++
  • Off Base (Out of Uniform # 1) by Annabeth Albert – release date January 9th 2017++
  • Undercurrent (Sand Dollar Shoal # 1) by Pandora Pine – release date January 10th 2017++
  • Danced Close (Portland Heat # 6) by Annabeth Albert – release date March 14th 2017++

This is my overview… Feel free to leave a comment if you have similar books on your list. 🙂


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