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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Stacking the Shelves [274]

Stacking The Shelves 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!
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Enregistrer I got lots of goodies this week, but this time I'd like to highlight a couple of my favorite self-published authors, both of whom sent me new books this week. If you want to see my entire Stacking the Shelves, it's over at Reading Reality. As usual.

Hell Squad: Ash by Anna Hackett

I got hooked on Anna's writing many, many books ago. Probably with the first Phoenix Adventures  book, At Star's End. But I love everything she writes. Several of her series are in my favorite genre, science fiction romance - and for those who are new to SFR, she never drowns the reader in technobabble. But each series is distinct and different in spite of being in the same genre. Hell Squad is post-apocalyptic, Galactic Gladiators are about space-traveling pit fighters and the Phoenix Adventures feature intergalactic treasure hunters. She also has a contemporary action-adventure-romance series, Treasure Hunter Security, that I'm almost certain is going to be a very loose "prequel" for the Phoenix Adventures, because those two families must be related! But if you are looking for a non-stop action both of the adventurous kind and between the sheets, you cannot go wrong with any of Anna's series. Start with At Star's End, Marcus, Gladiator or Undiscovered, depending on which flavor of action-adventure floats your boat. Better yet - collect the set - they are all awesome.

River Rising by John A. Heldt

I discovered John Heldt's books way, way back, as one of the international book lovers at the late and much lamented Book Lovers Inc blog. If you like time travel romance, and you have not discovered John Heldt, you are in for a real treat. His first book, The Mine, is one of the best time travel romances I've ever read. Right up there with Outlander. But The Mine, and all of his books, are marvelously different. Not just because he clearly does one hell of a lot of research (as does Gabaldon) but because his time travelers travel back in the United States, and to parts of history that were epochal but still very much part of our collective conscious. And he does an absolutely terrific job of making us feel what they feel - both the joys of discovery and the heartache of knowing what must come, no matter what. Heartbreakingly beautiful books, every single one.

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Marlene is the perpetrator of the book blog Reading Reality, as well as a librarian and freelance writer currently living in Atlanta (after stops in Chicago, Seattle, Florida and Anchorage, not necessarily in that order. Her house full of books also contains her husband, also in the library biz, and two cats who really run the place.

8 People left their mark' :

  1. I love time travel romances so I definitely wanna check out The Mine. Thanks for the hint!

  2. You'll love it. It is awesome and haunting and beautiful. Enjoy!

  3. Your two books are new to me. I hope you love both of them.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. That time travel book really does sound awesome :0

  5. I'm familiar with Hackett but not Heldt. Thanks for sharing a new to me author.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday memes

  6. The books look good. Enjoy!

  7. I hope you enjoy your books. I tried to read The Mine several times, but couldn't get into it. Maybe I just didn't get far enough in. It's on my list of books to go back to. I'll have to check out the one you got too.