Saturday, February 28, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (24)

I made a promise to myself not to spend any money on books in 2015. (Gift cards don't count!) And I've kept to that plan so far. This week I was away from home and not only did I not buy any books, I also refrained from borrowing any from the library, or taking any new ARCs for review. So, I'll spend a little time talking about some of the freebies I picked up this week. Note—these books may not be free any longer.

Freebies

Book Cover: The Doppelganger Gambit by Lee Killough The Doppelganger Gambit by Lee Killough. “It looks like straightforward suicide to Detective Janna Brill. Starship outfitter Andy Kellener locked himself in his office after hours and took a fatal drug dose. But Brill’s exasperating new partner Mama Maxwell thinks it’s murder, and his chief suspect is Kellener’s partner Jorge Hazlett. The trouble is, Hazlett has an airtight alibi. ”


Book Cover:Soul and Shadow by Susan Jane McLeod Soul and Shadow by Susan Jane McLeod. “In ancient Egypt, a young priestess of the goddess Hathor is laid to rest in a beautiful tomb with everything she needs for her journey into the afterlife... Three thousand years later, archaeologist Ursula Allingham discovers the mummy of Amisihathor and is confronted by a mystery. Is the man buried with the priestess really her husband? Or was she actually in love with a scribe called Kamenwati and separated from him in life as well as death?”


Book Cover: Riders of the Sidhe by Kenneth C. Flint Riders of the Sidhe by Kenneth C Flint. “Out of the mists the Fomor came to enslave the isle of Eire, a dread race of twisted men ruled by an inhuman lord: Balor of the Evil Eye. But a champion came from out of the sea, a youth called Lugh, seeking his destiny, sent to Eire by the seagod Manannan MacLir to fulfill an ancient prophecy.”


Book Cover: Bones Burnt Black by Stephen Euin Cobb Bones Burnt Black by Stephen Euin Cobb. “A serial killer—brilliant, methodical and suicidal—sabotages a large commercial spacecraft's engines to set it on an eight-day trajectory to burn up in the sun, then remains aboard ship to murder and torment its passengers and crew. With no other ships near enough to reach them, rescue is impossible, and the few survivors fight their unknown enemy while trying to invent a way to survive the growing heat of the sun.”


How about you? Any new books? You're invited to tell us all about it by joining the fun at Stacking the Shelves. According to the reviewers at Tynga's Reviews who host the meme:

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!

10 comments:

  1. Nice little haul! I admire your strength in not buying any books in 2015, sounds like you're doing well so far - well done! But there's nothing wrong with a few freebies to get you through :) I hope you enjoy them and thanks for stopping by my STS!

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    1. Actually, I'll be able to buy whatever I want this year since my kids gave me hefty gift cards for Christmas. But it is challenging to resist all the pretty books that Amazon shows me each time I log on.

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  2. Bones Burnt Black sounds AWESOME. Although I had to do a double take at the cover because I thought it was a skull on a pie. Um. Hehe. Clearly I have food on the mind. XD Happy reading! My Stacking the Shelves!

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    1. Yeah. The cover is a bit confusing until you realize that's a STAR. I think this freebie will be one of the better ones I've picked up.

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  3. These are new to me. I hope you enjoy them all!

    Come and check out OUaT's STS and ENTER our giveaways!

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    1. Ah -- that's the point of picking up freebies. They're mostly new-to-you books and often new-to-you authors. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Great haul! I've not heard of any of these but I hope you enjoy them. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. These were just the better couple of freebies that I picked up. I hadn't heard of them until I saw the free offer. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  5. Nice haul! Aren't freebies awesome?!? Have a great week!

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    1. Of the 3000 Kindle books I own, fully 2500 of them were freebies. I'll never read them all, but I won't run out of books to read, either.

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