Ranting Discussion ~ July 2014 Book Haul

Posted August 5, 2014 by Tanya in Discussions / 0 Comments


July was a big buying month for me. I am ashamed, really, I am. To make it worse, I have a cart loaded over at Book Outlet I am dying to hit “Submit” on. I just can’t justify it though, since a lot of the actual paper books I’m buying are for shelf view only. I either have read them and loved them as ebooks, or I have heard great reviews and will at some point read. Although, I will probably keep the paper on the shelf and buy the ebook. I think my habits are outrageously expensive. If I buy a paper book though, it is either a discount or second-hand book. I don’t buy many brand new books.

So these are the books I either received, whether they were purchased or for review. Links will take you to Amazon.

Review Books:


  1. Ghost Layer by Robin D. Owens (Ghost Seer #2)
  2. Wickedly Dangerous by Deborah Blake (Baba Yaga #1)
  3. The Bottom Line by Sandy James (The Ladies Who Lunch #1)
  4. Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Sandy James (The Ladies Who Lunch #2)
  5. Burning Desire (Parts 1-4) by Donna Grant (Dark Kings #3)

Ear Candy:


  1. How The White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Rowland (White Trash Zombie #4)
  2. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione (Demonica #1)
  3. Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men by Molly Harper (Jane Jameson #2)

Eye Candy for Bookshelf:

  1. Seven Up by Janet Evanovich
  2. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich (Available for $1.99 on Kindle right now)
  3. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
  4. Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich (not read)
  5. Dance With The Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark-Hunter #3)
  6. Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark-Hunter #11)
  7. No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Were-Hunter #5, Dark-Hunterverse #20)
  8. Dark Prince by Christine Feehan (Dark Book 1)
  9. Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10)
  10. A Caress of Twilight by Laurell K Hamilton (Merry Gentry #2) Awesome Whispersync deal for Kindle users
  11. Mistral’s Kiss by Laurell K Hamilton (Merry Gentry #5) Another great Whispersync deal for Kindle users
  12. Skin Trade by Laurell K Hamilton (Anita Blake #17)
  13. Dead As A Doornail by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #5)
  14. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #7)
  15. Midnight Rising by Lara Adrian (Midnight Breed #4) Another great Whispersync deal for Kindle users
  16. Shades of Midnight by Lara Adrian (Midnight Breed #7) Another great Whispersync deal for Kindle users
  17. Waking The Witch by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #11)
  18. How to Seduce a Vampire Without Really Trying by Kerrelyn Sparks (Love at Stake #15) (not read)
  19. The Given by Vicki Pettersson (Celestial Blues #3) (not read)
  20. Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren (Wild Seasons #1) (not read)

In my defense, I did find quite a few in the clearance at HPB. It was like a treasure chest in there! I also have a severe problem with Book Outlet. I mean, who sells hard covers for those prices?! My biggest problem with them is trying to tell the difference between softcover, paperback & pocket. If anyone knows Book Outlet’s classification process, let me know. It would really help me out, and I will not tell my husband you are helping me! 🙂

Now that the numbers are there in front of my face, I can leave that cart full of books there at Book Outlet and make them part of August’s book haul. Maybe if I space them out better, my husband won’t have heart failure. My problem with having my favorite books in paper and looking pretty on my shelf needs to be brought under control. Otherwise my family is going to have BIG objections to convention tickets and the books I get there.

What great books did you pick up in July? Anything that I just HAVE to try?