Sunday, May 31, 2015

Book Haul!

Finally! After Amazon held my books hostage for several days, my order is here. Only fellow bibliophiles can understand the ravenous excitement of tearing into that Amazon books and breathing in the smell of new books!

First we have Amour Amour by Krista Ritchie.


Love is a circus
"Every day," he says lowly, "I hold a person's life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me."

The best aerial technique won't land 21-year-old Thora James her dream role in Amour--a sexy new acrobatic show on the Vegas strip. Thora knows she's out of her element the second she meets Amour's leading performer. Confident, charming and devilishly captivating, 26-year-old Nikolai Kotova lives up to his nickname as the "God of Russia."

When Thora unknowingly walks into the crosshairs of Nikolai's after-show, her audition process begins way too soon. Unprofessional. That's what Nik calls their "non-existent" relationship. It's not like Thora can avoid him. For one, they may be partners in the future--acrobatic partners, that is. But getting closer to Nik means diving deeper into sin city and into his dizzying world.

 Thora wants to perform with him, but when someone like Nikolai attracts the spotlight wherever he goes--Thora fears that she's destined to be just background to his spellbinding show. 

This is a new adult romance that is described as "Cirque Du Soleil meets Center Stage", and I can't wait to start it. I was completely enthralled when I saw Cirque Du Soleil preform a few years ago, and I'm a huge fan of Ritchie's other series, Addicted to You. Plus, the cover's pretty!

Next up is Never Never: Part Two (Volume 2) by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher. I wrote a review of the first Never Never book that you can find here. This was an incredible read, even better than the first! I can't give a synopsis without spoiling the first book, sorry! They're only $2.99 on Kindle, though. ;)

Then we have the absolutely incredible book Fighting Silence (On The Ropes Book 1) by Ally Martinez. This originally released as an eBook only early this year, and I am beyond thrilled it was recently released in paperback form. I love having all my favorites lined up nice and pretty! An amazing, heartbreaking, and inspiring story that I devoured in one sitting.


Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it's the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to? I've always been a fighter. With parents who barely managed to stay out of jail and two little brothers who narrowly avoided foster care, I became skilled at dodging the punches life threw at me. Growing up, I didn’t have anything I could call my own, but from the moment I met Eliza Reynolds, she was always mine. I became utterly addicted to her and the escape from reality we provided each other. Throughout the years, she had boyfriends and I had girlfriends, but there wasn't a single night that I didn’t hear her voice. You see, meeting the love of my life at age thirteen was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of twenty-one. They both happened anyway. Now, I'm on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life. Fighting for my career. Fighting the impending silence. Fighting for her. Every night, just before falling asleep, she sighs as a final conscious breath leaves her. I think that's the sound I'll miss the most.

Here is Forbidden (Volume 1) by Megan Curd. I haven't read this yet, but I'm excited to get to it!


Levi's job is to protect his human until it's their time to go. That's what a Guard does. He's done it for years on end, and he'll spend his eternity doing the same, mundane thing, following the same, mundane rules.

...Watch from afar.
...Never share your name.
...And above all, never touch a human.

What Levi doesn't know is that his newest human to protect, Hannah, just might be the catalyst to tipping the scales between good and evil, and he will be forced to decide which side he belongs to. Which friends will he side with, and who will he ultimately protect: his human, or the delicate balance that hangs on stopping the heartbeat of the person he has sworn to protect?

And, when you're already condemned, what's there to lose by breaking the rules?

THE GUARDIAN CHRONICLES: FORBIDDEN will take you into a world of Guards and Guardians, Light and Darkness. What side will you take?

Lastly we have Empower (Embrace #5) by Jessica Shirvington. Without a doubt, it's my biggest guilty pleasure of the YA genre variety. I thoroughly enjoyed these books after the first one.

It's all come down to this.
It's time to stop running.
It's time to make a choice.
Two years ago, Violet Eden walked away from her home, her friends, the Academy, and hardest of all, she walked away from her soul mate, Lincoln.  Now Spence is gone, and Violet knows she is the best person to go after him. But doing so means facing everything and everyone she left behind.
Violet must find out who she really is-and exactly what she is capable of-before the abilities the angels gave her are turned against them. She is all that stands between the forces of good and evil.

And finally, these are my Saturday yardsale finds. 

- The Bibliophile Babe 

1 comment:

  1. Amour Amour sounds SO good! Also, I would of been pissed at amazon, too! ;)