Stacking the Shelves

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A world kept peaceful for a thousand years by the magic of the ruling vicars. But a threat lurks from a violent past. Wizards from the darkness have hidden their sorcery in a place called the keep and left a trail of clues that have never been solved.

Nathaniel has grown up longing for more but unwilling to challenge the vicars. Until his friend Thomas is taken for a teaching, the mysterious coming-of-age ritual. Thomas returns but with his dreams ripped away. When Orah is taken next, Nathaniel tries to rescue her and ends up in the prisons of Temple City. There he meets the first keeper of the ancient clues. But when he seeks the keep, what he finds is not magic at all.

If he reveals the truth, the words of the book of light might come to pass:

“If there comes among you a prophet saying ‘Let us return to the darkness,’ you shall stone him, because he has sought to thrust you away from the light.”


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 Bailey wasn’t always a wild child and the black sheep of her family. She used to play fiddle and tour the music circuit with her sister, Julie, who sang and played guitar. That ended when country music execs swooped in and signed Julie to a solo deal. Never mind that Julie and Bailey were a duet, or that Bailey was their songwriter. The music scouts wanted only Julie, and their parents were content to sit by and let her fulfill her dreams while Bailey’s were hushed away.

Bailey has tried to numb the pain and disappointment over what could have been. And as Julie’s debut album is set to hit the charts, her parents get fed up with Bailey’s antics and ship her off to granddad’s house in Nashville. Playing fiddle in washed-up tribute groups at the mall, Bailey meets Sam, a handsome and oh-so-persuasive guitarist with his own band. He knows Bailey’s fiddle playing is just the thing his band needs to break into the industry. But this life has broken Bailey’s heart once before. She isn’t sure she’s ready to let Sam take her there again…

Thank you Edelweiss and David Litwack!

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  1. 'Dirty Little Secret' sounds good. I wonder what the secret is though? I hope you enjoy these :)

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  2. I was pre-approved for Dirty Little Secrets and am not sure if I would like it. I really need to see what everyone thinks before I jump on this one.
    Have a great week!

    My Stack

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  3. I have Dirty Little Secret this week too. It looks so good! I hope you enjoy your books!

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  4. Ooh! Dirty Little Secret looks really good! Definitely going to add it to my wishlist! :)

    Enjoy your new books!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My STS Post!

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  5. I can not wait to read Dirty Little Secret, enjoy!

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  6. Dirty Little Secret looks interesting! Great haul!

    My Stacking the Shelves

    Charlie xx

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  7. Been seeing Dirty Little Secret everywhere of late. I hope you enjoy your new books.

    Grace

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  8. I got Dirty Little Secret too and I can't wait to get into it! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

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  9. I just can't decide if I want to read Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols. I really loved Major Crush but I haven't loved everything by Echols.

    Enjoy your goodies! Happy reading :)

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  10. I have the first one and have requested the second from Edelweiss. I don't get as many approvals from them as I do NetGalley, but I also don't request as much. I'm looking forward to reading these and also seeing what you think about them. Here's my STS post.

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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  11. I haven't read these ones but hope you'll like them. happy reading!

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  12. I've been eying Dirty Little Secret way too much! Can't wait to see your review on it!

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  13. Dirty Little Secrets! awesome! You got some great books this week. Enjoy all that you got this week. Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
    Our STS

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  14. I keep seeing Dirty Little Secret everywhere! I'm so jealous of everyone. I want to read it!!

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  15. I have dirty little secret ☺ looking forward to it!

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  16. I've read so much about Echol's books but never read any. Maybe I should. :)

    Happy reading!
    My haul.

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  17. I have been looking at Dirty Little Secret. Thanks for stopping by.
    Jess@FueledbyFiction

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  18. I've been a lot Dirty Little Secret. Sounds sweet and fun, hope you like it. Happy Reading!

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my STS! I've seen Dirty Little Secret a lot this week, sounds like a good one!

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  20. Cool haul. enjoy :)

    old follower

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/03/stacking-shelves-31.html

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  21. I got Dirty Little Secret too. I'm excited to start it!

    My STS

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  22. I've been seeing Dirty Little Secret in a lot of hauls this week, sounds interesting! Happy reading :D

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  23. Aww awesome books :). I hope you enjoy them.
    Here's my Showcase Sunday :)

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  24. Enjoy! I've never read a Jennifer Echols but I've heard good things x

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  25. Dirty Little secrets was my WoW a while ago, I can't wait to read it!

    Thanks for stopping by and happy reading :)

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  26. Dirty Little Secrets sounds good. I think I might check it out. Happy Reading!

    Thanks for checking out my StS!

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  27. OOH I got Dirty Little Secret this week too and I'm so epically excited for this! Music and books? COUNT ME IN!

    I hope you enjoy!

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  28. Both these look really good!

    Happy reading! :)

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