Sunday, 11 August 2019

Stacking the Shelves ★ 11

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!
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I've put myself on a strict book-buying ban for the time being so I can put together the funds for Manatee's x-rays, tests, and surgery, and put money towards any possible treatments he might need in addition later. If he doesn't need any other treatments, whoo! and I have extra funds to add to the dog cash cache. #SeniorDogFund



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I won a giveaway over on the @sourcebookscasa Facebook page for the month's publications and some are by some authors I haven't encountered, some are by some authors I enjoy, and one is by someone I used to enjoy on wattpad! 😮 I read Isabelle Ronin's work waaaaaay back in the beginning and I'm so glad to see her books are out in the world for everybody to enjoy. (AAAAH! The book babies are all grown up!) ♥️ And(!) Lucy Gilmore's book #PuppyLove is about a #servicedoghandler, a #servicedogtrainer, and a #servicedog AND I WILL LOVE THIS BOOK FOR THIS ALONE! 😍😍 #bookmail #sourcebooks #sourcebookscasablanca #romancebooks #sweetwildofmine #thecowboymeetshismatch #smoothmoves #wickedhighlandways #spitfireinlove #sealwolfsurrender #books📚 #bookishlove #literarygirl #litlove #booksmakemehappy
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I won a whole month's worth of releases from Sourcebooks Casablanca in a Facebook giveaway and I'm trying to slip them into my planner schedule as I go but I thought I'd put a lovely "hey look at these books and if you like them buy them" post together for the start of my book-buying ban. So here they are!


Sweet Wild of Mine by Laurel Kerr
Love runs wild at the Sagebrush Flats Zoo...
In a bid to revitalize his career, bestselling author Magnus Gray has come to Sagebrush Flats to write about the local zoo's latest rescue―an orphaned baby polar bear. But Magnus dreads the drama of small towns and is bullishly determined to keep to himself.
June Winters is a people person, and delights in welcoming Magnus to Sagebrush Flats, though it seems unlikely she can get the handsome stranger to crack a smile. Then a mishap with an open gate forces Magnus and June to deal with a stampeding flock of fainting goats, an adorable but clingy polar bear cub, a cranky pregnant camel, and two star-crossed honey badgers. Never mind small town drama―the lively animals may just convince these two that opposites really do attract...
Tidbit
Yes, this is book 2 of the Where the Wild Hearts Are series I've been talking about and the review has been due for a bit. It's on my other page right now actually. But lookit!

SEAL Wolf Surrender by Terry Spear 
For a shifter with no interest in she-wolves...he sure is territorial.
Wolf shifter and former Navy SEAL Brock Greystoke isn't interested in she-wolves. The last one in his life ambushed him with the intent to kill. So when he's tasked with helping his cousin's friend get to a wedding, he has no intention of getting involved with her...
She-wolf Natalie Silverton has inadvertently crossed a group of dangerous criminals, and she's in dire need of a bodyguard. Good thing Brock is there to protect her. At every turn, their work--and play--brings them closer to catching the criminals and to each other, but Brock will have to get them out of this alive if he has any hope of winning Natalie's heart.
Tidbit
This sounds like a mash-up of a couple well-enjoyed tropes so I'm going to have fun checking this one out when I get the chance!
Smooth Moves by Marie Harte 
Ex-Marine Cash Griffith is a beacon for trouble. Working for the family moving company, he does his best to keep a low profile, but he can’t help finishing a fight someone else starts. There’s one person at work who annoys and baffles him. But if he even thought about taking her on, she’d put him down. Hard. Which is a real problem, because Cash wants nothing more than to tangle with sexy Jordan Fleming.
The ex-Army MP has her hands full with her new job and her rebellious teenage brother. Getting him through summer school is a chore. Figuring out what to do with her life now that she’s a civilian is disheartening. But one thing she lives for—doing battle with the obnoxious, arrogant, incredibly hot Marine at work.
Their battles turn into true camaraderie, then into something more. Helping each other out with family problems, Cash and Jordan learn to trust each other. One kiss leads to another, and friendship starts turning to love. But when dangerous secrets come to light, their bond will either break or strengthen into a future they both deserve.
Tidbit
I think this is both a Grams and Me book so I'm also going to share this one with her. My grandmother is really benefitting from my book life, tbh. *shrug*
Spitfire in Love by Isabelle Ronin 
From the International Phenomenon with over 200 Million Reads on Wattpad
She's never at a loss for words.
He's determined to have the last one.
KARA

There he was with his piercing blue eyes and Lucifer black hair.
He was leaning against the wall, a lollipop in his mouth, hot as hell and twice as dangerous.

Kara Hawthorne never backs down, especially when it comes to protecting her family.
CAM
She looked so soft, harmless, like a pretty kitten, but she was as safe as a ticking time bomb.
My sweet, sweet Spitfire.

Cameron St. Laurent isn't intimidated by the feisty woman at his doorstep. And when she asks him for the impossible, Cameron knows just how to sweeten the deal...
The two combustible personalities are faced with unavoidable off-the-charts chemistry. But when Cam's dark past shows up, he'll have to slay his demons and lay himself on the line to win Kara, body and soul.
Tidbit
I've been following the Chasing Red series since it was a baby on Wattpad and when I opened the box from Sourcebooks Casablanca it was bothering me so much that I couldn't figure out why this book seemed so familiar. (It's been a while!) And then, it hit me! There was squealing because OH MY DEITIES! 
The Cowboy meets his Match by Margaret Brownley 
His first mistake was marrying her.
His second was falling in love.

Chase McKnight will do anything to secure his family's ranch—but marriage to a complete stranger? That's a hard pill to swallow. Yet the will is clear: Chase needs a wife by his side if he wants to keep his home, so he meets his veiled lady at the courthouse steps and reluctantly says "I do."
Too bad he married the wrong bride.
When Boston runaway Emily Fields agreed to marry a Texas stranger to escape her family's scandal, she wasn't prepared to get hitched to the wrong cowboy! Stuck in a secret compromise, she has one year to learn the ways of the ranch and convince Chase's family they're happily married. But when the lie becomes true, the past catches up to them and they must save the love they never expected...
Tidbit
I'm not a western romance fan, despite my dream of owning a farm of my own. But my grandmother is and she's enjoying this copy of Margaret Brownley's latest!
Wicked Highland Ways by Mary Wine 
Brenda Grant has no desire to marry. Ever since her first, horrible marriage she's made herself into a hellion of a woman to keep men from wanting her. But the Campbells, her previous husband's family, are determined to find her a new husband.
Highland Chief Bothan Gunn is smitten by the woman who won't be tamed. It takes all Brenda's willpower to resist the brawny Highlander who takes her to safety. But as they spend time together—and grow ever closer—Brenda finally finds the freedom she's been longing for all along.
Tidbit
I'm sorry, did you say kilt? I have a problem, I know I do. I hope to remedy this by moving to Scotland. Leave me alone with my kilted people. 
Puppy Love by Lucy Gilmore
A brand new series from debut author Lucy Gilmore, featuring service puppies who might just be matchmakers in the making...
Sophie Vasquez runs Puppy Promise, a service puppy training organization. Sophie's always been treated as the frail baby of the family—a thing she hates but doesn't know how to change. Until, that is, she meets her newest client.
Harrison Parks is a wildfire firefighter who isn't allowed back in the field unless he finds a service dog. Reluctantly, he agrees, never expecting to be assigned a skittish Pomeranian and the equally skittish woman who's supposed to wrangle them both into order. As it turns out, they all have something to prove…and more than enough room in their hearts for a little puppy love.
Tidbit
This is the book that prompted my entering the giveaway! A romance involving a service dog! Be still my heart! Lucy Gilmore did what I've been dreaming of for decades, romance book with service dogs. All the yeses.



After this posting of Stacking the Shelves, I'll just be reaching into the back reaches of my kindle library for a while so I can stay true to my book-buying ban. I'm going to try to think up a couple more things to add to the blog, so stay tuned! Until next time, have a happily ever after!

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