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STS #49 – BB&B #1

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is all about the latest additions to your library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  you will be reading soon. BB&B is a homage to to Barron’s Books and Baubles from Karen Marie Moning’s amazing Fever series, and is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe.

This past week, I got my exam results back. And I am very happy to be able to say that I have my Bachelors degree in English language and literature, and General linguistics. To celebrate my degree, I went quite click-happy this week. But I decided that I deserve it :)

Edelweiss ARCs:

White Gardenia cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsWhite Gardenia – Belinda Alexandra

In a district of the city of Harbin, a haven for White Russian families since Russia’s Communist Revolution, Alina Kozlova must make a heartbreaking decision if her only child, Anya, is to survive the final days of World War II.
White Gardenia sweeps across cultures and continents, from the glamorous nightclubs of Shanghai to the austerity of Cold War Soviet Russia in the 1960s, from a desolate island in the Pacific Ocean to a new life in post-war Australia. Both mother and daughter must make sacrifices, but is the price too high? Most importantly of all, will they ever find each other again?
Rich in historical detail and reminiscent of stories by Kate Morton and Lucinda Riley, White Gardenia is a compelling and beautifully written tale about yearning, longing, and the lengths a mother will go to protect her child.

Kindle Purchases:

Like cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews Like (Social Media #2) – J.A. Huss $0.99 on pre-order

#WhatADick
Vaughn Asher. I’ve stalked him relentlessly. I shaped and formed my lust into the perfect dirty hashtag…day after day… weekend after weekend. He was my prince. My fairy tale. My fantasy.
I gave him the best years of my online life and what did he do for me?
Ruined my social media experience one tweet at a time. That’s what.
MovieStar @VaughnAsher
@FilthyBlueBird #Fantastic #BackToNatureFucking
#MissingSomething #You
And now #TheDickWhoIsVaughnAsher thinks he can weasel his way back into this filthy blue bird’s Twitter account? He’s wrong.
His public fantasy is about to collide… ah, fuck it. He’s hot as hell, bitches. I need more than a free sample. This time I want it all and I’ll do whatever it takes to get it.

Seven Dirty Sins cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsSeven Dirty Sins boxed set - only $0.99

Seven top selling authors come together to bring you seven original panty-dropping tales to meet all your late night needs. So take a look… you might just find your own guilty pleasure inside these pages.
Everybody sins. What’s your dirty little secret?
Morgan Black- Misconception (Envy)
Lena’s a runaway. It’s what she does best. Run away from her problems. But she can’t run away from the Finnegan brothers, not anymore.
Sometimes secrets catch up with you.
Tara Brown- The End of You (Greed)
The seven deadly sins are known for the evil they toy with inside of each of us.
The seven dirty sins taunt us to dance with the darker side of our souls.
Don’t miss this The End of You, the darker side to the Single Lady Spy Series.
Clarissa Wild- Filthy (Pride)
Faking his way through life is all Jaret Paxon knows, but reality in the form of an ex-girlfriend bumps into him, and now he’s forced to face his own sin. When shame becomes pride, he’ll fight to claim what always belonged to him.
Melissa Andrea- Lust
One Bottle. One Dare. One Night. It was reckless. It was thoughtless. But giving in was all it took to drown in complete and raw lust.
Ella James- Sloth
She’s a small-time college drug dealer. He’s the area kingpin. What do you think happens?
Skylar Cross- Tattered Angel (Wrath)
For rock star Damien Cage, girls are like candy. Unwrap, eat, and toss. Until one comes crashing into his world with fire, passion, music… and a dark past that threatens to destroy him.
Roxie Elms- Volatile (Gluttony)
Hannah’s life as a pole dancer at the local strip club is as routine as it gets. When two mysterious brothers from her dark past find her again, her world is jolted out of place.

Oryx and Crake cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsOryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy #1) – Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey–with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake–through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining.

The Year of the Flood cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsThe Year of the Flood (MaddAddam Trilogy #2) – Margaret Atwood

The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God’s Gardeners–a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life–has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women have survived: Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails, and Toby, a God’s Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa where many of the treatments are edible.
Have others survived? Ren’s bioartist friend Amanda? Zeb, her eco-fighter stepfather? Her onetime lover, Jimmy? Or the murderous Painballers, survivors of the mutual-elimination Painball prison? Not to mention the shadowy, corrupt policing force of the ruling powers . . .
Meanwhile, gene-spliced life forms are proliferating: the lion/lamb blends, the Mo’hair sheep with human hair, the pigs with human brain tissue. As Adam One and his intrepid hemp-clad band make their way through this strange new world, Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move. They can’t stay locked away . . .

MaddAddam cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsMaddAddam (MaddAddam Trilogy #3) – Margaret Atwood

A man-made plague has swept the earth, but a small group survives, along with the green-eyed Crakers – a gentle species bio-engineered to replace humans. Toby, onetime member of the Gods Gardeners and expert in mushrooms and bees, is still in love with street-smart Zeb, who has an interesting past. The Crakers’ reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is hallucinating; Amanda is in shock from a Painballer attack; and Ivory Bill yearns for the provocative Swift Fox, who is flirting with Zeb. Meanwhile, giant Pigoons and malevolent Painballers threaten to attack.
Told with wit, dizzying imagination, and dark humour, Booker Prize-winning Margaret Atwood’s unpredictable, chilling and hilarious MaddAddam takes us further into a challenging dystopian world and holds up a skewed mirror to our own possible future.

Kindle Freebies:

Slash & Burn 1 cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsSlash and Burn volume 1 – Alice Bello    I added this one thanks to Braine’s wonderful review.

My name is Liz Hamilton. My career and sex life are circling the drain. My art gallery is about to become a laughing stock, and I can’t get past the heavy petting stage with a man without turning into a cold fish.
The problem? I watched my best friend give birth three months ago and lost my sex drive… oh, and I have paintings of zombie turkeys on the walls of my gallery.
Then Jackson Burk, the man who rejected my virginity back in college, appears to screw things up for me even more.
The solution?
Hell if I know…
*Due to strong language and sexual situations, this series is not intended for readers under the age of 18.*

Did you get some exciting-looking books this week? Remember to leave me your link so I can check out your Stacking the Shelves and / or Bought Borrowed and Bagged post, too :) Thanks for stopping by! Have a spectacular Saturday.

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