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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stacking The Shelves - April 29, 2012

Due to the recent issues involving The Story Siren, I have decided to no longer participate in the In My Mailbox meme. 

I was thrilled when I found out that Tynga over at Tynga's Reviews has started this new meme called Stacking The Shelves, which she describes as follows:

"Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!"

I won some fabulous giveaways, and it kind of felt like my birthday with all these wonderful gifts!

I won this amazing prize package in a giveaway hosted by Melissa at Books And Things:

Three autographed books by Dakota Banks:

Plus an awesome swag back containing:
"Follow the Mortal Path" tote bag
One bookmark for each book
One pen for each book
One calculator
Two magnets (for Books #1 and #3)

Wow! Thanks, again, to Melissa & Dakota!!

I won this fabulous prize package in a giveaway hosted by Melissa at Words at Home:

Softcover copy of:
 by K.B. Hoyle

Plus some awesome swag handpicked by the author:
-Skittles and Microwave Popcorn (Hoyle's favorite snacks at the camp on which the setting is based)
-A packet of daisy seeds (because of the wild daisies that grow in the upper peninsula)
-A garden gnome (to represent the gnomes at Gnome's Haven in Hoyle's book)
-A miniature composition notebook (to represent Lewis's notebook in the story)
-A candle (a sun-kissed leaves tealight candle with an Adirondack chair holder-for the Adirondack chairs at the camp)
- Autographed photo of the book cover
- Matching bookmark

Thanks again to Melissa & K.B. for this beautiful prize package!

I won this e-book in the Showers of Books Giveaway hosted by the author:

(Loving Husband, Book #2)
by Meredith Allard

Thanks again, Meredith!

I won this e-book in a giveaway hosted by Lisa at Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews and Goodies:

(Nicole Kennan, Book #0.5)
by Wenona Hulsey

Thanks again, Lisa & Wenona!

I won this softcover in a giveaway hosted by Jenai at Bookingly Yours:

by Andrew Cotto

Thanks again, Jenai & Andrew!

I could not pass up the 10% off coupon at The Book Depository, so I bought this for myself:

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

And I squealed when I saw these at Costco for $5.99 each!

(Trylle Trilogy, Book #1)
by Amanda Hocking
(Trylle Trilogy, Book #2)
by Amanda Hocking

(Trylle Trilogy, Book #3)
by Amanda Hocking

 What books have you added to your shelves this week? If you are also participating in this meme, please leave me the link to your blog post in the comments so that I can come and drool over all your goodies!

If anyone has read any of these books, I'd love to hear your thoughts!


  1. I can't wait to read Switched. I found the whole trilogy at the used bookstore the other day but I didn't have enough to even get the first book. =( I'm hoping I'll get my hands on it soon! Here's my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  2. wow..what lovely prizes and I enjoyed the Trylle trilogy..enjoy!! You can see my news on The Sunday Post

  3. Awesome books this week!! I hope you enjoy them all :D

    Happy reading thanks for stopping by!!

  4. I haven't heard of some of these books, so thanks for sharing ! :D I'm definitely checking them out ! :)
    You have a really pretty blog, Darlene ! :D

    New GFC follower :D

    My book haul

  5. WOW! Amazing haul this week and I am SOOOOO jealous of the wins as well! What awesome luck you have!

    Here is this week's Mailbox post

    Also, don't forget to enter the AWESOME giveaway (today is the last day)

    Happy Reading!
    Lindsay @ Turning the Pages

  6. What an absolutely wonderful haul! I love that prize bag. Jealous!

  7. So so jealous about Dakota Banks, really want to read her last book! Enjoy all your books, Darlene!

  8. Love the prize bag and I love that your scored the Trylle Series for a great deal. :)

  9. Nice! Blood Awakening looks delightfully creepy and sexy. Thanks for stopping by! StS

  10. You had a marvelous week! I love the things you won! You also got some good book deals. I still have the first Amanda Hocking book on my stack. I was lucky enough to attend a signing for it but I haven't had a chance to read it.

    I do two new books posts each week. I showcase my new YA and Middle Grade books at Ms. Martin Teaches Media. I spotlight new adult books at Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  11. Loving all the GREAT stuff! You know I just had to go and put "The Shadow Children" in the TBR!
    Here is my MEME
    WTF Are You Reading?: WTF's In My Mailbox #1

  12. You got yourself a great new collection of books. The meme looks like fun so I may be participating soon.

  13. Congrats on the awesome prize packs! I absolutely LOVE the covers of the Amanda Hocking books! I definitely need to check those out!

    I was unaware of the "drama" this week, so I did post a IMM today. I'm looking forward to posting my first Stacking the Shelves post next week! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    In My Mailbox

  14. Amazing haul and congrats on all the goodies you have won.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :D

  15. Oh my...the covers look so pretty. I hope you enjoy them & that they are as good as they look :)

    My Heart Hearts Books

  16. Awesome collection of books there! I have Switched on my bookcase waiting to be read. Congrats on all those giveaway wins too! Thank you for stopping by my STS post this morning :)

  17. Congrats on winning so many cool things! You are sure going to be busy for a while.

    Thanks for stopping by and I'm following.

  18. Great books! I've been wanting to read the Trylle trilogy! Thanks for stopping by!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

  19. OOh, I wish I had found the Trylle Trilogy at Costco first! I paid 6.99 for my two books :)

    Love the new design! Thanks for stopping by Lovey Dovey Books.

  20. you're so lucky a lot of amazing books! I hope you'll enjoy them all! Happy reading!

  21. Awesome books! I really like the bag.

    Abbey Ann

  22. OOoh all very nice! Congrats on winning the super awesome bag from Dakota! I've read the first two books but haven't gotten to the third yet. Also have the Tyrlle books on my TBR pile, but I gotta get the third book as well in that series!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  23. Awesome books! I love finding things on sale, either online or in stores. :) Enjoy!

  24. You have some serious giveaway luck! All of my Amanda Hocking books are on the e-reader so far, and I keep seeing them in paperback and sort of wishing I could have both. At that price it wouldn't be that bad!

  25. The Trylle Series is awesome! I absolutely loved it! Hope you enjoy it as much!

  26. Wow! Great winnings!!! I saw the Trylle trilogy at Costco too, can't beat that price :)

    Thanks for stopping by :)

  27. Love all the goodies! I haven't heard of the Trylle trilogy before. I'll have to check it out! Not sure I will be able to find it at Costco for that price in Aus tho lol.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  28. I really enjoyed Switched and hope you do too! Great find at Costco. I've found a few great deals at Sam's in the past too. And congrats on the giveaway wins!

  29. Oh my lord! You are so lucky with all that lovely loot. I just finished Her Dear and Loving Husband so I look forward to Her Loving Husband's Curse.

    Costco has carried some real gems over the years.

  30. Congrats on all your wins! I'm so jealous! Thank you for sharing and for stopping by!

  31. Awesome prize packs! Congrats on winning them! Oh, will have to check my local Costco for the Trylle series. I read book one and liked it (not loved, lol) but I hear book two is where the story really gets good!

    Great haul!

  32. Ahhh, the entire Trylle trilogy! Sooo jealous that those beautiful covers are now sitting on your shelf haha! Enjoy all your books and thanks for stopping by :)

    Kim @ The Paper Planes

  33. Look at all your awesome goodies this week!! Congrats on winning all that great stuff! I love the covers on the Trylle trilogy - so pretty! I need to finish Torn and Ascend! Enjoy all your goodies!

    My Mailbox

  34. Wow, you've had a great week! I also entered the giveaway for Dakota's books at Tynga's blog...sadly, didn't win. The Trylle trilogy looks good! And its fantastic that you have all three so you can read them back to back, I go crazy waiting for sequels.

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm following back :)

  35. What an amazing haul. Congrats on the Dakota Banks swag bag. Thanks for participating in Stacking The Shelves! =)

    Jenn (Tynga's Reviews)


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