Stacking the Shelves #1

Posted: September 29, 2012 in Stacking the Shelves
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly bookish meme to feature all the books that have made their way into our homes this week!   Please feel free to leave links to your STS posts in the comments section below.  I can hardly wait to meet see what everyone got this week!
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
Bound Books:
Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1)
All the creatures of the night gather in “the Hollows” of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party…and to feed.

Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining – and it’s Rachel Morgan’s job to keep that world civilized.

A bounty hunter and witch with serious sex appeal and an attitude, she’ll bring ’em back alive, dead…or undead.

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)

The dark, fearsome Ringwraiths are searching for a Hobbit. Frodo Baggins knows that they are seeking him and the Ring he bears—the Ring of Power that will enable evil Sauron to destroy all that is good in Middle-earth. Now it is up to Frodo and his faithful servant, Sam, with a small band of companions, to carry the Ring to the one place it can be destroyed: Mount Doom, in the very center of Sauron’s realm.

The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
The Fellowship was scattered. Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman. Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor–the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme. Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lust-filled, slave to the corruption of the Ring. Thus continues the magnificent, bestselling tale of adventure begun in The Fellowship of the Ring, which reaches its soul-stirring climax in The Return of the King.
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
While the evil might of the Dark Lord Sauron swarms out to conquer all Middle-earth, Frodo and Sam struggle deep into Mordor, seat of Sauron’s power. To defeat the Dark Lord, the One Ring, ruler of all the accursed Rings of Power, must be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. But the way is impossibly hard, and Frodo is weakening. Weighed down by the compulsion of the Ring, he begins finally to despair.
Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1)
My name is Gin, and I kill people. They call me the Spider. I’m the most feared assassin in the South — when I’m not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don’t use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.
Now that a ruthless Air elemental has double-crossed me and killed my handler, I’m out for revenge. And I’ll exterminate anyone who gets in my way — good or bad. I may look hot, but I’m still one of the bad guys. Which is why I’m in trouble, since irresistibly rugged Detective Donovan Caine has agreed to help me. The last thing this coldhearted killer needs when I’m battling a magic more powerful than my own is a sexy distraction…especially when Donovan wants me dead just as much as the enemy.

Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin, #2)
Curiosity is definitely going to get me dead one of these days. Probably real soon.

I’m Gin Blanco.

 You might know me as the Spider, the most feared assassin in the South. I’m retired now, but trouble still has a way of finding me. Like the other day when two punks tried to rob my popular barbecue joint, the Pork Pit. Then there was the barrage of gunfire on the restaurant. Only, for once, those kill shots weren’t aimed at me. They were meant for Violet Fox. Ever since I agreed to help Violet and her grandfather protect their property from an evil coalmining tycoon, I’m beginning to wonder if I’m really retired. So is Detective Donovan Caine. The only honest cop in Ashland is having a real hard time reconciling his attraction to me with his Boy Scout mentality. And I can barely keep my hands off his sexy body. What can I say? I’m a Stone elemental with a little Ice magic thrown in, but my heart isn’t made of solid rock. Luckily, Gin Blanco always gets her man . . . dead or alive.

  1. I've been meaning to read Dead Witch Walking forever! Also heard great things about the Jennifer Estep series. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

  2. Jamie Hanna says:

    So far Spider's Bite is really good. I'm not really all that far into it but the bit I have read has been exceptional. Dead Witch Walking has been on my wishlist FOREVER! I finally found it at my local used book store the other day :)Thank you for stopping by and for the follow 🙂

  3. I absolutley love the Elemental Assassin series 🙂 Excellent haul this week! Enjoy your reading!

  4. Rebecca says:

    I LOVE The Lord of the Rings!!! I am so excited about The Hobbit movie coming soon:) I hope you enjoy all your reads. Thanks for stopping by my STS.

  5. Jamie Hanna says:

    I'm really enjoying Gin so far. I'm only about 70 pages in and a lot has already happened! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  6. Jamie Hanna says:

    I haven't started reading the actual Lord of the Rings trilogy yet. I'm working on The Hobbit right now. Thank you for stopping by this morning!

  7. Dead Witch Walking is amazing! One of my all-time favorite series. Happy reading! :]*new GFC follower*~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  8. Jennifer Estep is awesome. I love reading her books. Lord of The Rings is one of those classic fantasy series that you just fall in love with. Great haul of books. New follower. Come visit me as well.Grace

  9. Kristina says:

    Love all these series. Happy Reading!

  10. I recently got Spider's Bite and can't wait to read it! I've never read any of Kim Harrison's books though. Great haul!Janina My Haul 🙂

  11. Kristin says:

    Nice stack of books this week. The Elemental Assassin books look amazing. I cannot wait to read them.Enjoy your new books, Book Sniffers Anonymous

  12. Melliane says:

    LOVE your books, Kim Harrison is an amazing author, I love her. Spider's bite was really nice, I need to read the second one as well. Happy reading!

  13. Micheline D says:

    This is my favorite haul of the day! I've had 'Dead Witch Walking' on my to-read list for awhile and this made me want to read it, like now! I'll be looking forward to your review. Oh and I'm a HUGE fan of the LotR series ♥ Enjoy and thanks for sharing :)New GFC follower!Here's my Stacking the ShelvesMicheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  14. Thanks for stopping by my STS! Love all the covers! Enjoy your reads!

  15. LibrarySnake says:

    Ooh, Spiders Bite looks really cool :)

  16. Those Jennifer Estep books look really good! I haven't read anything by her yet, so I'll definitely have to check them out! I hope you enjoy all you got :)Here's my STS!

  17. Love the LOTR books you got!Enjoy!Sugar & Snark

  18. Carmen B. says:

    Oh, Kim Harrison is so amazing! I love this series and hope you enjoy it too 😀 And I've heard a lot about Spiders Bite but I haven't checked it out so far. And hte LOTR books are classics anyway 😉 I need to reread them… for the 5th or so time :PThanks for stopping by my post! You should read Croak, it's so much fun and really unique 🙂

  19. JC Jones says:

    Love your choices. Thanks for visiting.

  20. biochemguy says:

    Spider's Bite! So awesome, I love that book and the rest look fantastic! Happy reading! If you would like to check out my Stacking The Shelves post you can do so here. 🙂

  21. I really need need to read the Jennifer Estep books. Everyone who reads them loves them, but I have yet to pick them up. Great haul!

  22. Eileen says:

    Ooh great haul! I actually haven't read any of the books but I really hope you enjoy them! 😀

  23. I have yet to read the Elemental Assassin series…but I am looking forward to them! The books seem very interesting and action packed…and of course the romance! LOL ;p Awesome haul. Hope you enjoy all your books! And thanks for stopping by My StS post! ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  24. Love both Spider's Bite and Dead Witch Walking. Rachel and Gin are great characters. Hope you enjoy your books.

  25. The Lord of the Rings is such an amazing series! I hope you enjoy your new books! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  26. Jamie Hanna says:

    Thank you for stopping by. I can hardly wait to start Dead Witch Walking. Thank you for the follow as well. 🙂

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