Added to the Bookshelf – 5/19/13

Posted May 19, 2013 by Melissa in Added to the Bookshelf, IMM, In My Mailbox, Showcase Sunday | 21 Comments




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)


Recently on Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf:

Reviews:
Book Review: Enchantment by Nikki Jefford


Interviews:
Q&A & Giveaway with The Heiresses Author Alison Rushby
A Chat & Giveaway with Three Wishes Author Paula Millhouse

Guest Posts:

Top Ten Vacation Destinations of Storm Bottle Author Nick Green (Plus Giveaway)
Guest Post & Giveaway: Gretchen Powell, Author of Terra, Talks Dystopians
Enchantment Release Tour: Guest Post, Excerpt and Giveaways with Author Nikki Jefford

Memes:
Cat Thursday – Sleepy Piper


What I Read Last Week:

  • Enchantment (Spellbound #3) – Nikki Jefford
  • Last Kiss Goodnight (Otherworld Assassin #1)  – Gena Showalter (audiobook)

    What I Am Reading Today:

    • Sweet Salt Air  Barbara Delinsky
    • Ten Tiny Breaths – K.A. Tucker  (audiobook)

      Clicking on book titles will take you to Goodreads.
      For Review:



      After a terrible car accident destroys her life as she knew it, twenty-year-old Kacey escapes to Florida, where she encounters an irresistible man determined to capture her wounded heart.Just breathe, Kacey. Ten tiny breaths. Seize them. Feel them. Love them.

      Four years ago Kacey Cleary’s life imploded when her car was hit by a drunk driver, killing her parents, boyfriend, and best friend. Still haunted by memories of being trapped inside, holding her boyfriend’s lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, Kacey and her fifteen-year-old sister, Livie, escape Grand Rapids, Michigan, to start over in Miami. They’re struggling to make ends meet at first, but Kacey’s not worried. She can handle anything—anything but her mysterious neighbor in apartment 1D.

      Trent Emerson has smoldering blue eyes, deep dimples, and perfectly skates that irresistible line between nice guy and bad boy. Hardened by her tragic past, Kacey is determined to keep everyone at a distance, but their mutual attraction is undeniable and Trent is determined to find a way into Kacey’s guarded heart—even if it means revealing an explosive secret that could shatter both of their worlds.




      Bought:
      I’ve already read these but just had to pick them up!

      When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol—seared into the chest of a murdered physicist—he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati…the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy—the Catholic Church. 

      Langdon’s worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the ’s holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival. 

      Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair…a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation.

      While in paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

      The stakes are raised when Langdon uncovers a startling link: the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion—an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others. Langdon suspects they are on the hunt for a breathtaking historical secret, one that has proven through the centuries to be as enlightening as it is dangerous. In a frantic race through Paris, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu find themselves matching wits with a faceless powerbroker who appears to anticipate their every move. Unless they can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle, the Priory’s secret—and an explosive ancient truth—will be lost forever.


      Freebies:



      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!


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      21 responses to “Added to the Bookshelf – 5/19/13

      1. Christie Meyer

        I’ve heard many great things about Ten Tiny Breaths. I have not read anything by Dan Brown, but I’m pretty sure those are good books. Happy reading!

        My StS

      2. candacerobinson

        I got Ten Tiny Breaths too and am listening to it right now. Looks like you got some good stuff!

      3. I will probably read the new Dan Brown but if so, I’ll get i from the library. My experience is when you have read one by him, you’ve read them all, which can make his books a good comfort read. 🙂

      4. I need the new Dan Brown too! And I’m glad to hear that you really enjoyed Ten Tiny Breaths…I hope the narrator is good *fingers crossed*

      5. Yvonne

        The Barbara Bretton book was one of the first reviews I did many many years ago. Enjoy your books and have a great week!

      6. Ten Tiny Breaths sounds interesting! (Also, one of my friends is a huge Dan Brown fan so she would give you a big thumbs up for the two books you picked up this week ^^) Hope you enjoy them and have a great week!

      7. I liked the Dan Brown books. So suspenseful! All of your books this week
        look so good. I just got Sweet Salt Air myself but haven’t started it
        yet. Enjoy your goodies! 🙂
        ~Wrighty

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