Saturday, October 25, 2014

Stacking the Shelves: Cranes and Painted Faces at the Japanese Circus

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews to showcase all the books we got in the past week. Those can be bought, won, gifted, for review, borrowed, print or ebooks... no matter, just share what you got :)

This week was all ebooks for me... I'm still waiting for at least one hardcover that I ordered to arrive. My weeks was generally rather uneventful, but the weather was mostly nice, with a clear autumn sky. It's gotten cold though and I'm glad the heating's finally been turned on in our building. I also had a pretty fruitful writing session yesterday - my hope is to get my current WIP up to 15k words before the start of NaNoWriMo and it's looking good. Anyhow, here's what I got:

For review

Owl and the Japanese Circus, by Kristi Charish

Thanks so much Kristi for setting me up with it! In short, this book is about an archeology student turned antiques thief who has a vampire problem and makes a business deal with a dragon in Vegas to get rid of it. Obviously, this sounds awesome to me and I'm very excited to read it!

Bought as ebooks

Painted Faces, by L.H. Cosway - currently free on Amazon
Crane, by Stacey Rourke
Get Bent, by C.M. Stunich
Rae of Hope, by W.J. May

Painted Faces is set in Dublin and it's about a young woman who begins to fall for her neighbor, who is a cabaret performer - in drag. She's intrigued. So am I.
Crane is a re-writing of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, featuring a female descendant of Ichabod Crane, the Horseman, and Rip Van Winkle.
Get Bent is the second book in the Hard Rock Roots series. I had a bit of a love-hate relationship with book 1, but after the way it ended I knew that I'd get to the second one eventually.
Rae of Hope sounds like a typical YA paranormal. Girl with dark family history comes to boarding school, must receive powers on 16th birthday. But it's been recommended to me and I'm still a sucker for those boarding school stories. Also, it was free on Amazon when I got it.

That's it for this week :) Have you read any of these? And what's new on your shelves this week?


  1. Most of these with the exception of one, I haven't heard of. These books look amazing. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. That cover for Painted Faces is so cool! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's STS!

  3. I am so excited for "Owl and the Japanese Circus". It looks amazing! Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  4. I have Crane but I haven't read it yet, and Owl and the Japanese Circus is one that I can't wait to read. Enjoy them! My STS

  5. I read Crane a week or so ago, and I really enjoyed it! It's definitely perfect for this time of year :) Enjoy all your books, happy reading!

    My StS

  6. I need to read Crane! I heard so many good things about it but always forget to get it lol Hope you enjoy all of your new books!

  7. Nice haul! I love the cover of Get Bent. So sexy.
    Hope you enjoy reading all your new additions and thanks for stopping by my StS.

  8. Crane looks very interesting. I hope you enjoy!

  9. Nice! I haven't heard of any of these but it's so nice to add them to my TBR pile :) Hope you enjoy them all. Here's ours if you're interested: BiblioJunkies Happy reading! ~ Bel

  10. I just got mine up to 20K but I'm not doing NaNoWriMo officially, but I'm doing it in spirit, haha, because I don't think I'd be able to keep up with it. Owl and the Japanese Circus! I only saw this one I think back last week, sounds fun! :D