Stacking the shelves | April

This has been a mega busy month, I’m a day late with this post because I went on a little trip but what has really kept me on my toes has definitely been my writing. Although I’ve also had some great books to read and I’m hoping that continues into May as well. So let’s see what I’ve been reading this month…

Books for review

Click the book cover to see my review and for Goodreads links.


Mark Montgomery cares about two things—getting laid and getting paid. He’s cocky, confident, sexy-as-sin, and counting down the last few months of college before he can begin his professional baseball career. But there are things Mark must do to survive until his big payday, questionable activities that could get him killed.

He doesn’t want to rope anyone into his mess, especially not Olivia Ford, the woman he takes home from the club, a sexy lawyer who turns out to be his Law and Ethics professor. Their new relationship changes everything. But Mark won’t take no for an answer. Olivia can fight him all she wants, but Mark is the one who will be teaching her a lesson. In her classroom. Bent over her office desk. On the hood of his car.

Mark is more than a dirty talker who’s good in bed and can throw a ball, but what he does on the side is the one thing that could tear them apart and expose their forbidden relationship to the world.

MBD coverDaniel Dukes, millionaire extraordinaire has it all. A thriving business, good looks, power, money and women who’ll drop their drawers at the click of his skilled fingers. Just how he likes it. Everything changes one day when a stipulation in his deceased Uncle’s will, scuppers his visionary plans. The only way to get what’s rightfully his, is to marry. Who? It doesn’t matter, because the enigmatic bachelor will stop at nothing and play dirty to get what is his.

Sophia Lewis had nothing until she started working directly for Daniel at Dukes Industries. Having grown up in care, she’s tough, has an answer for everything and knows how to handle all varieties of men. For two years, Sophia has attended to her overbearing boss’ every whim. Gone above and beyond the call of duty.

When an indecent proposal presents itself, boundaries are pushed and limits are tested. Can Daniel and Sophia remain professional to fool the dead Uncle’s Lawyers? As lines become blurred and tempers become frayed, can two strong willed souls be the key to unlock each other’s hidden secrets? Or will the high price of the deal come at a devastating cost to them both?


sometimes I lieMy name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me:

1. I’m in a coma.
2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.
3. Sometimes I lie.

sweetpeaThe last person who called me ‘Sweetpea’ ended up dead…

I haven’t killed anyone for three years and I thought that when it happened again I’d feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whisky. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night’s sleep. Didn’t wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once.

Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog…but she’s got a killer secret.

Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon’s life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend’s plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list.

A kill list.

From the man on the Lidl checkout who always mishandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have got it coming, Rhiannon’s ready to get her revenge.

Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder…

I’ve also had some little extras from authors as well…

An extract from My Beautiful Disaster by J.D Hughes

A guest post from Alice May on her publication day

A cover reveal for The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters

Books won

I ended up winning a giveaway by Poulami over at Daydreaming Books, it was just before April but since I didn’t include the book in my last haul I thought I would do it now. I won two books from the giveaway…

caravalCaraval, which after seeing so many good reviews on this I knew I had to get my hands on.

history is all you left meHistory Is All You Left Me, this is another book that I have heard great things about, although I think it’s also kind of heartbreaking so I think I’ll have to wait until I’m in the right mood for it.

parisI was also lucky enough to win another giveaway this time by Isabel Costello who was giving away her book Paris Mon Amour. I have already had the pleasure of reading the ebook of this but I am looking forward to adding the physical copy to my shelves so that I can re-read it.

Writing wise I have been a very busy bee, the A to Z Challenge was this month as well as a few other bits and pieces…

My A to Z Challenge was flash fiction of no more than 100 words all of which you can find here.

I took part in my first Insecure Writers Support Group

And I managed to squeeze in another writespiration, Spinning

Coming up…

Next month will be a little quieter but I have these wonderful books to look forward to…

————————-alice          many colours of us


Stacking the shelves was created by Tynga’s Reviews and is a fun way to share the books that you are adding to your bookshelves whether physical or virtual.


9 thoughts on “Stacking the shelves | April”

    1. I loved Sometimes I Lie, I also devoured it quickly. Sweetpea was OK I didn’t find it as wow as a lot of other people seem to have but I appreciated that it was darkly comical 🙂


    1. I would definitely recommend Sometimes I Lie, however if you weren’t sure of Teach because of the sex I maybe would warn you that Sweetpea has some scenes you definitely won’t be comfortable with. What a brilliant cameo to have!! 🙂

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  1. Oh my gosh, I can’t keep up. Sometimes I Lie sounds incredible. History is All You Left Me. And Sweetpea, although your comment (in the comments) gives me pause. Still, my TBR list is getting too tall. There’s only one solution: I need to read faster! Thanks for this.

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