Sharing the week's bookish news and the books & bookish goodies that I've bought, borrowed, won, or been gifted and have added to my bookshelves over the past week!
(Inspired by Mailbox Monday, IMM, Clock Rewinders and the like)
Notes From Melissa:
I'm going through a really rough blogging period right now (Work is taking over my life and this wonderful hobby is suffering). I barely have time to post lately, let alone visit other blogs or write reviews. Hopefully things will improve soon. Thank you all for bearing with me!
Recently on Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf:Guest Posts:
Guest Post & Giveaway: Women, Society and the Zombocalypse by Rhiannon Frater
A Chat with Rachel Schurig, Author of The Love Story Series
Teaser Tuesdays - Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman
Cat Thursday - A Snoozy Sunday Morning
Cover Reveal: Forty Days (Neima’s Ark, Book One) by Stephanie Parent!
Cover Reveal & Giveaway: The Fallen Stars by Stephanie Keyes
Excerpt & Giveaway: Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane
Book Excerpt & Giveaway: Crescent Chronicles by Alyssa Rose Ivy
February 2013 Mini-Bloggiesta
Review Copy Cleanup (Feb 2013) Goals #RCCleanup
February 2013 Witches & Witchcraft Review Link Up
Who is Marcus Finch?? Indigo Spell (Bloodlines) Two Week Event & Giveaway!!
What I Read Last Week:
- Falling For Her Fiance - Cindi Madsen
- Audrey's Guide to Black Magic - Jody Gerhman (Beta Read)
What I Am Reading Today:
- Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver (audiobook)
- Happier at Home - Gretchen Ruben
- Domino Falls (Devil's Wake #2) - Tananarive Due & Steven Barnes
Ongoing Giveaways:See the upper right sidebar for all five (5) current giveaways!
Around the Interwebs:
- Rachel at Parajunkee.com wrote a great post regarding how to handle plagiarism: Plagiarism. How should we react?
- Inspired by Book Buzzers, "Book Girls Don't Cry ...They Vent" is a new feature where the ladies at Xpresso Reads, Book Loving Mom, & Alluring Reads each discuss a new topic each week. Check it out!
Added to the Bookshelf This Week:
Clicking on book titles will take you to Goodreads.
E-ARC of DOMINO FALLS (Devil's Wake #2)
by Tananarive Due & Steven Barnes
Courtesy of Atria Books via NetGalley
It began on Freak Day—that day no one could explain, when strangers and family members alike went crazy and started biting one another. Some thought the outbreak was caused by a flu shot, others that it was a diet drug gone terribly wrong. All anyone knew is that once you were bitten and went to sleep, you woke up a freak.
Audiobook of WHAT THE SPELL? (Life's a Witch #1)
by Brittany Geragotelis
Courtesy of Simon & Schuster Audio
A teenage witch juggles popularity and romance while keeping her powers a secret in this spellbinding debut.Almost-sixteen-year-old Brooklyn feels invisible, but she desperately wants to be pretty, to be popular, to be adored by a cute guy. Luckily for her, she’s a witch about to come of age—so she’s only a few spells away from making it all happen.
On her milestone birthday, Brooklyn’s conservative parents finally unbind her powers, which include the ability to magically match couples with a love spell. Brooklyn uses her special skills to get a makeover, new friends, and the attention of her crush, Asher. But the popular clique Brooklyn wants to infiltrate puts her in the same precarious position as her Salem ancestors: If she’s found out, she could be vilified—and lose Asher in the process. Can she make the most of her magic, or will she be luckless and loveless? Be careful what you witch for!
Paperback of FEED (Newsflesh #1)
by Mira Grant
Won from Faye @ A Daydreamers Thoughts
The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. Now, twenty years after the Rising, bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives - the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will get out, even if it kills them.
by Patti Callahan Henry
Courtesy of Wunderkind PR & St Martin's Press
Kate Vaughan is no stranger to tough choices.
She’s made them before. Now it’s time to do it again.
Kate has a secret, something tucked away in her past. And she’s getting on with her life. Her business is thriving. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend whom she wants to love with all her heart. If Kate had ever made a list, Rowan would fill the imagined boxes of a perfect mate. But she wants more than the perfect on paper relationship; she wants a real and imperfect love. That's why, when Kate discovers the small velvet box hidden in Rowan's drawer, she panics.
It always happens this way. Just when Kate thinks she can love, just when she believes she can conquer the fear, she’s filled with dread. And she wants more than anything to make this feeling go away. But how?
When the mistakes have been made and the running is over, it’s time to face the truth. Kate knows this. She understands that a woman can never undo what can never be undone. Yet, for the first time in her life she also knows that she won’t fully love until she confronts those from her past. It’s time to act.
Can she do it? Can she travel to the place where it all began, to the one who shares her secret? Can the lost ever become found?
E-Copy of WHITE HORSE (White Horse #1)
by Alex Adams
Won from Margie @ Bumbles and Fairy-Tales
Thirty-year-old Zoe leads an ordinary life until the end of the world arrives. She is cleaning cages and floors at Pope Pharmaceuticals when the President of the United States announces that human beings are no longer a viable species. When Zoe realizes that everyone she loves is disappearing, she starts running. Scared and alone in a shockingly changed world, she embarks on a remarkable journey of survival and redemption. Along the way, Zoe comes to see that humans are not defined by their genetic code, but rather by their actions and choices. White Horse offers hope for a broken world, where love can lead to the most unexpected places.
Proof: A Short Tale of the Undead by M.R. Graham
Leopard Moon (Moon #1)by Jeanette Battista
The Super Spies and The Cat Lady Killer by Lisa Orchard
Exclusively Yours (Kowalski Family #1) by Shannon Stacey
That's all for me this week!
What new goodies have arrived on your doorstep?
Leave me a link in the comments and I'll come check out your post!