Saturday, November 14, 2015

New Arrivals 11-14

Some of you have mentioned sharing some of the books I get when I shop or buy online or get books from publishers so I decided to make a post for those of you that wanted to know what's being added to Krissy's Bookshelf today. 


The list of books is separated by print books purchased on the cheap, e-books bought for free, and print / e-books received from publishers and galleys.










(Although I purchased the print books at local shops and stores on the cheap I added links in case you'd like to order them online)




Casual Vacancy

JK Rowling




Faith of the Fallen

Terry Goodkind




The Nanny Diaries

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus




The Other Side of the Story

Marian Keyes




The Job and The Chase

Janet Evanovich




Master of Torment

Karin Tabke





Jocelynn Drake




Bitten to Death

Jennifer Rardin




A Witches Handbook of Kisses and Curses

Molly Harper










(Some are still FREE so check the links. - Only for a limited time!)




My Fair Lily

Meara Platt




Passion and Surrender

Cali Mackay





Blue Moon

Tess Thompson




Soul Mate

Anna Santos





The Day We Met

Barbara Bretton




Women on the Brink

Elizabeth Kretchmer











(Publisher Print are novels I get from Authors/Publishers in exchange for review)



The Muse

Anne Calhoun






Penelope Douglas




Stars in Your Eyes

Lynn Kurland




Beth Kerry





Reapers Fall

Joanna Wylde





A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding

Jackie Copleton




The Accidental Scot

Patience Griffin





A Ladys Guide to Ruin

Kathleen Kimmel







(Ebooks I get from online book galleys in exchange for a review)




Releasing the Demons 
L.D. Rose




Love and Lap Dances 
Katie De Long




Assassin's Creed: Underworld 
Oliver Bowden




Secret Sisters 
Jayne Ann Krentz





Off the Clock 
Roni Loren




Shadow Touched 
Erin Kellison





Scary Old Sex
Arlene Heyman





Kill Without Mercy 
Alexandra Ivy






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Friday, November 13, 2015

Video Book Blog

So I suppose this topic has been a long time coming because I've gotten into so many conversations with several other reviewers that are video bloggers so here it is.


Why don't I video blog?


I've been told that everyone video blogs now. You aren't considered a serious blogger or reviewer unless you have a video blog, I've even been requested to do a video blog several times.

Well great, but I don't do video blogs.

Some people are so good at doing video blogs they can make careers out of it but as for me not so much.


Do you know how ridiculous it is for me to watch myself being recorded doing a book review? I am so people-ackward that my reviews don't compare to the hippy peppy cheerful silly reviewers that breathe the hyper zone.

I can't count how many video bloggers I've seen do the serious giddy over the top videos and get all the hits because they're just so likable.

I'm quiet, I'm mundane, and I don't like smiling.

I'm not unfriendly but my own seriousness puts people off. There in lies the problem.


Serious blogs are boring blogs. I mean, who really wants to watch someone talking on a video blog without all the bright silliness go on for however many minutes without cracking a smile? They'd turn you off. Or in my case, me.


It takes me a long time for me to consider my words which I try to choose carefully when I'm talking because with my scattered brain I'm likely to skip an entire section of something I should discussing without some kind of smoke signal telling me that my brain and mouth are going in two different directions. 


So no, my blog isn't impressive, I don't post videos of myself talking about the hundreds of books I buy or get in the mail every month, but I share what I can the way I'm comfortable sharing it. If that doesn't impress you that's okay, there are thousands of people all over the internet who do it anyway.


So this is how my blog will remain until someone manages to perform a lobotomy on me and provide me with a new personality. As for the few of you that stop by my blog from time to time - Thanks.





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New from Penguin - Sci/Fantasy (11-12-15)

Reap the Wind


Reap the Wind
Karen Chance
“A series well worth getting hooked on.”
—Fresh Fiction
Rescuing her friend John Pritkin should have been an in-and-out kind of deal, but with the near-immortal mage's soul lost in time, Cassie Palmer has to hunt for it through the ages—with Pritkin's demon dad in tow. He's the only one who can reverse Pritkin's curse, but with the guardians of the timeline dead set on stopping anyone from mucking about, Cassie will have to figure out how to get her friend back without ruffling too many feathers.
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Inherit the Stars


Inherit the Stars
Tony Peak
“A slam-bang SF-quest novel.”
—Publishers Weekly
Wanderlust runs in Kivita Vondir's blood. Her latest contract to hunt down a fabled gemstone is exactly the kind of adventure she craves. But this job is more than meets the eye. For one thing, her duplicitous employer has hired rebel Sar Redryll—Kivita's former lover—to stop her at any cost. For another, Kivita's recovery of the relic unleashes in her powerful new abilities. Abilities that everyone in the Cetturo Arm desperately wishes to control.
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Tower of Thorns


Tower of Thorns
Juliet Marillier
“An enchanting tale.” —Jacqueline Carey
Award-winning author Juliet Marillier's Blackthorn & Grim series continues as a mysterious creature holds an enchanted and imperiled ancient Ireland in thrall. As Blackthorn and Grim begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together, it's apparent that a powerful adversary is working behind the scenes.
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Luke Skywalker Can't Read


Luke Skywalker Can't Read
Ryan Britt
“Ryan Britt is the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery.”
—Lev Grossman
Alternating between personal anecdote, hilarious insight, and smart analysis, essayist Ryan Britt contends that Barbarella is good for you, that monster movies are just romantic comedies with commitment issues, that Dracula and Sherlock Holmes are total hipsters, and, most shockingly, shows how virtually everyone in the Star Wars universe is functionally illiterate.
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The Future Falls
Tanya Huff
Emma Newman
Jeweled Fire
Sharon Shinn
The Slow Regard of Silent Things
Patrick Rothfuss


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New from Penguin - Romance (11/11/15)

Stars of Fortune


Stars of Fortune
Nora Roberts
“America's favorite writer.”
—The New Yorker
To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces.
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Available at:  Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble
Books A Million  |  Hudson Booksellers
IndieBound  |  Powell's  |  Target  |  Walmart
The Exhibitionist


The Exhibitionist
Tara Sue Me
“An erotic and deeply loving BDSM romance... fans of erotic romance will delight in its mix of heat and heart.”
—Publishers Weekly
How far can a true submissive romance go? Abby and Nathaniel push their limits as the New York Times bestselling Submissive Series continues.
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Books A Million  |  Hudson Booksellers
IndieBound  |  Powell's
Naughtier than Nice


Naughtier than Nice
Eric Jerome Dickey
“A steamy tale of lustful women troubled in love... Dickey's fans will rejoice.”
New York Times bestseller Eric Jerome Dickey revisits the scene of his holiday romp Naughty or Nice, featuring the McBroom sisters, whose romantic adventures make for a white (hot) Christmas.
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Books A Million  |  Hudson Booksellers
IndieBound  |  Powell's  |  Walmart
It's Only Love


It's Only Love
Marie Force
“If you're a fan of Robyn Carr and Jill Shalvis, then you will want the Green Mountain series by Marie Force.”
—Fresh Fiction
Ella Abbott has long been secretly in love with Gavin Guthrie. A few recent encounters have only added to her infatuation, especially the kiss they shared at her sister's wedding. It doesn't matter to Ella that Gavin is in a bad place. He says there's no hope for a future with him, but all Ella cares about is the love she feels.
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Available at:  Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble
Books A Million  |  Hudson Booksellers
IndieBound  |  Powell's  |  Target  |  Walmart
Nauti Seductress
Lora Leigh
A Wicked Way to Win an Earl
Anna Bradley
Wild About the Wrangler
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Stars in Your Eyes
Lynn Kurland


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