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Down The TBR Hole (#4)

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Picking up where I left off: 30/1145 (now 1140)

Here is a quick recap of this challenge:

  1. Log into Goodreads and open your TBR shelf ( Not going to lie… I try to avoid mine)
  2. Put the books on your TBR shelf in ascending order BY DATE. I don’t see where the rules specify release date or date added so I’m going to go with date added.
  3. Look at the first 5 or more books (I’ll be using increments of 10)
  4. Read the description of each book
  5. Decide if you want to keep it or “toss” it

Do this once a week and just pick up where you left off the last time. This challenge was created by Lost In A Story and I stumbled across it from Phinne The Ginger Bookworm. Be sure to follow them!

*** All of these will be copy and pasted from Goodreads***

*** Use This Link To Buy Any Of These Books: http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=thedwarfdidit ***


The House Beneath the Oak Trees

The House Beneath the Oak Trees

by Faye Belle
Penny couldn’t believe her luck when they first arrived at Oak Tree House, the grand country estate where she would be spending the week to celebrate her sister’s 30th birthday along with her mum and aunt. Guarded by two gigantic oak trees, the empty house stands alone within Oakdene, a quiet and desolate village. She ignores her mischievous aunt as she jokingly tries to convince them that their rented apartment is haunted the moment they step foot inside. Always rational, Penny tries to place logical explanations to unexplainable events that start occurring from the very first day. When these encounters become more and more frequent, and more terrifying, Penny cannot avoid it anymore
Decision: KEEP!
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Follow Me Back (Follow Me Back, #1)

Follow Me Back (Follow Me Back #1)

by A.V. Geiger

Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…

Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.

When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…

e. Someone, or something, is staying in the apartment with them and Penny needs to find out what it is and more importantly, what it wants from her?

Decision: KEEP!
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Tell Me No Lies (Follow Me Back #2)

Tell Me No Lies (Follow Me Back #2)

by A.V. Geiger

Love. Obsession. Jealousy. Murder.

No one knows what happened to pop icon Eric Thorn. His Twitter account? Frozen. His cell phone? Cracked and bloody, buried in the snow.

Agoraphobic fangirl Tessa Hart knows the truth, but she’s finally left her #EricThornObsessed days behind. She has no intention of ever touching her Twitter app again. But Snapchat… That’s safer, right?

After months of living under the radar, Tessa emerges from hiding, forced to face the deadly consequences of her past. But in the interrogation room, answers only lead to more questions in the pulse-pounding conclusion to the Follow Me Back duology

Decision: KEEP!
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Raising Myself: A Memoir of Neglect, Shame, and Growing Up Too Soon

Raising Myself: A Memoir of Neglect, Shame, and Growing Up Too Soon

by Beverly Engel

No one could have imagined how as a child Beverly Engel could have managed to become who she is today―an internationally known expert on abuse recovery and the best-selling author of twenty-two self-help books. This is the raw, candid story of how she made her way in the world in spite of her mother’s neglect, unreasonable expectations and constant criticism; in spite of being sexually abused, first at four years old and then at nine; and in spite of being raped at twelve.

Raising Myself takes readers on a remarkable journey, showing us how Engel, who was basically on her own from the age of four, learned how to cope with a neglectful, narcissistic mother while being surrounded by a cast of characters that included eccentrics and misfits, a religious fanatic, child molesters, rapists, and hoodlums. It is a soul-searching memoir about how she came dangerously close to the edge of becoming a child molester, a criminal, and a suicide, and how she battled her inner demons and struggled to keep her heart open and to “reinvent” herself so she could follow her dream of making something of herself. Powerfully inspiring and unflinchingly honest, Raising Myself is a story of remarkable resilience and insight.

Decision: KEEP!
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Snapshot

Snapshot

by Rebel Farris

Love stories don’t usually start with tripping over a dead body.

But mine did. That’s when I met him.

Xander Novak wasn’t like the guys from around here. The cowboy with a mysterious accent had secrets, sure. But he helped me escape certain death and welcomed me into his home.

Or did he? Because his home could be my safe haven… or it could be my prison.

And I could be walking straight into the arms of a killer.

 

Decision: KEEP!

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Pravus

Pravus

by Ema Arius
When Marie Costa traveled to the Palace Moon Resort to attend a party with some Internet friends, what should have been a fun and exciting evening turned into a night of terror that would change her life forever. Ema Arius’s spine-tingling and romantic novel, Pravus, is the story of a young woman threatened and yet somehow charmed by the magical, nefarious being, Damian. As he destroys her friends and loved ones with his dark powers, he seems to exhibit a strange compassion only for Marie. Overwhelmed by the depth of his passion, she inexplicably and paradoxically becomes drawn to him, forsaking everything and everyone she once knew. But when Marie learns Damian’s secret, will she be able to live with her choice? Will she ever be able to return to the world she left behind? Find out in Ema Arius’s chilling romance, Pravus.
Decision: TOSS! I’ve been on the fance about his one for a while so I’m just going to toss it.
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Life After Phantom

Life After Phantom

by Samantha
The character originally created by Gaston Leroux in The Phantom of the Opera comes to life like never before. Discover the real man behind the mask, whose tormented and shattered mind nearly drives him to the point of suicide after the most dreadful night of his life.Discover the terrifying, shocking, and unbelievable secrets of the beautiful Catherine, whose past and present are as tragic as Erik’s, but for different reasons. Their meeting is fated, but what does the future hold for them?

In this rendition of Erik’s life after Phantom, two tormented souls come together under extremely dire circumstances. The events that happen before, during, and after their meeting will take you on a roller coaster of emotions and suspense: betrayal, heartache, and grief… the illegal world of mobsters… passion, love, and intimacy…danger, revenge, and murder…a psychic medium, the paranormal, and ghosts!

Leroux claimed that Erik’s character was based on fact. In this novel, let your mind imagine that Catherine’s is too…if you dare!

Decision: KEEP!
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Dinner with Lisa

Dinner with Lisa

by R.L. Prendergast

In the disastrous economic times of the 1930s, Joseph Gaston, a young widower with four children, arrives in the small town of Philibuster seeking security for his family. Instead, he faces barriers everywhere. He does his best despite great adversity, but the strain of feeding and protecting his family whittles away his strength. Finally, destitution forces him to consider giving up his children in order to save them. Enraged by his situation, he attempts one last desperate act on the night he learns about the mysterious Lisa.

Historically authentic, heart wrenching and humorous, Dinner with Lisa incorporates the crucial issues of the depression: poverty, joblessness, drought and racism. In the midst of love and loyalty, trickery and despair, the ultimate message of the novel is one of hope and the courage to survive even the worst odds.

Decision: KEEP!
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A Queen's Spy (The Tudor Mystery Trials #1)

A Queen’s Spy (The Tudor Mystery Trials #1)

by Samantha Burnell
A gripping Historical Adventure set in 16th Century Tudor England. Elizabeth Tudor needs a hero. Murder, Mystery & Intrigue with a Splash of Romance.Based on actual historical events, an epic tale of a young Tudor nobleman’s courage as he tries to keep his future Queen safe in one of England’s most turbulent eras.

If you enjoy Tudor Fiction by Phillipa Gregory and Alison Weir then ‘A Queens Spy’ is perfect for you. A fascinating insight into Tudor England and the life of Elizabeth I before she sets foot on the steps to the throne.

The story unfolds in 16th Century Tudor England

Richard Fitzwarren is a Tudor nobleman with a dubious past who takes risks for a living.

His close friendship with Princess Elizabeth leads to his banishment to France, but when he returns he remains loyal to her.

At his side is Jack, his bastard sibling, and their relationship is a troubled one due to a family secret and their opposite personalities.

Will he keep the future Queen safe?

Will Richard Fitzwarren make it?
Will he and his brother solve their issues?
Will he manage to keep the Elizabeth Tudor safe?

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If you Love Tudor Historical Fiction you’ll love this

As a young man he had been attached to Thomas Seymour’s household, working with Seymour’s spy and intelligence network. Seymour, married to Henry VIII’s widow, Catherine Parr. Through his wife he became guardian of the young Elizabeth Tudor, and so Richard Fitzwarren became a close childhood friend of Elizabeth Tudor. So close that Seymour was readily believed when he blamed Richard for the liberties he himself had taken with the young princess. Banished from his father’s house for the crimes he didn’t commit he’s learnt his trade well in France returning to England a self styled Tudor soldier of fortune selling his services, and those of his mercenary band to the highest bidder.

Now he’s back in England, his bastard sibling at his side and a band of mercenaries at his back. Despite selling his services to support Northumberland place Lady Jane Grey on the throne he remains loyal to the lady Elizabeth; soon he is embroiled in Tudor intrigue as he tries to keep the Lady safe.

At his side is Jack, his bastard sibling; their relationship a troubled one. Jacks seeks to be his brothers equal but Richard has difficulty accepting him; impatient, impulsive and impetuous, he is everything Richard is not. There is a dark family secret Richard had always suspected; the final discovery of it changes the relationship between them forever.

Decision: KEEP!
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The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves, #1)

The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves #1)

by Sally Green

The beginning to an epic medieval fantasy trilogy, perfect for Game of Thrones fans. 

A shrewd princess whose father is plotting against her. A brave soldier turned traitor. A loyal servant on a quest to avenge his family. A streetwise demon smoke hunter in desperate need of money. A charming thief with no clue about his true identity. Their lives would never intersect, until a war between kingdoms bubbles up, and the dangerous truth about demon smoke intertwines all their fates. Welcome to The Smoke Thieves, a tangled web of political intrigue, shifting alliances, and forbidden love, in a world where sometimes no amount of magic can keep you safe.

Decision: KEEP!
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That’s It for this week’s Down The TBR Hole. Stay tuned for the next set of books! Be sure to comment if you have read/want to read any of these books. Also, JOIN THE CHALLENGE! Be sure to follow me and the two great bloggers who inspired this post.
*** Use This Link To Buy Any Of These Books: http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=thedwarfdidit ***
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