Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 10/28/12

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Make sure to checkout her post with links to all the other participates.

This week, I have a few books I got for review.  I also spent my credits at Audible and picked up something free.  Check it out.

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The Tragedy Papers by Elizabeth Laban (from the publisher - thank you)

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Tim Macbeth is a 17-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is, “Enter here to be and find a friend.” Tim does not expect to find a friend; all he really wants to do is escape his senior year unnoticed. Despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential “it” girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy. To Tim’s surprise, Vanessa is into him, too, and she can kiss her social status goodbye if anyone finds out. Tim and Vanessa enter into a clandestine relationship, but looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s version of a senior year thesis, assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher.

The story unfolds from two alternating viewpoints: Tim, the tragic, love-struck figure, and Duncan, a current senior, who uncovers the truth behind Tim and Vanessa’s story and will consequently produce the greatest Tragedy Paper in Irving’s history.

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Tempting the Player by J. Lynn (from the publisher - thank you)

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Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and that’s the last thing Chad needs.

When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad’s manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he'll have to convince everyone Bridget isn’t just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend.

Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn’t easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it's going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together...or in love.

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Charade by Nyrae Dawn (from the author - thank you)

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Nineteen-year-old Cheyenne tries to portray the perfect life to mask the memories of her past. Walking in on her boyfriend with another woman her freshman year in college threatens that picture of perfection.

Twenty-one-year-old Colt never wanted college and never expected to amount to anything, but when his mom's dying wish is for him to get his degree, he has no choice but to pretend it's what he wants too.

Cheyenne needs a fake boyfriend to get back at her ex and Colt needs cash to take care of his mom, so they strike a deal that helps them both. But what if Cheyenne’s past isn’t what she thought? Soon they’re trading one charade for another—losing themselves in each other to forget about their pain. The more they play their game, the more it becomes the only thing they have that feels real.

Both Cheyenne and Colt know life is never easy, but neither of them expect the tragedy that threatens to end their charade and rip them apart forever.

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Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor

From Goodreads:
n this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.




Audio books I spent my credits on:

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Of Poseidon By Anna Banks

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Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen — literally, ouch! — both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom . . .

Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

Tiger's Destinyby Collen Houck

From Goodreads:

With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.  It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling Tiger's Curse series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all. A smart  phone tag code on the back cover links readers to the series website.

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Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Fates unfurl in the gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Hush, Hush saga.

Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made, and a friend's ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn—but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can't conquer?


Picked up free:

The Hook-up Doctor's Guide by Nyrae Dawn

From Goodreads:

Sebastian Hawkins, known online as “The Hook up Doctor” is taking his advice column one step further with “The Hook-up Doctor Guide”. In this manual he’s revisiting some of his hardest cases along with dishing out brand new advice, too. Sebastian isn’t stopping with just these six specific cases either. He’s throw in some of Sebastian’s Rules to give girls extra advice on grabbing the guy of their dreams.

So if you've ever been a little lost on how to move out of the "friend territory" or make your BFF's brother see you as more than his little sister's friend, than this guide is for you.

For more from The Hook-up Doctor you can check out his story in WHAT A BOY WANTS.

Sometimes advice is much easier to give, than to put into action...

This is a short story companion which can be read before or after, WHAT A BOY WANTS.

Disclaimer: The Hook up Doctor Guide is a work of FICTION and not meant to apply in real life. Sebastian and all of the situations in this book are fictional and for entertainment purposes only. This should not be used as a real “self-help” book. This advice is not meant for readers use, but for a fun, fictional read.

FUN week for books!  It does depress me that I got more books than I read this week, meaning my TBR list is getting ever larger!!

What about you?  What books are stacking your shelves?  Leave me a comment.


  1. Ooohhh lots of goodies! The Tragedy Paper sounds awesome! Also dying to get Finale. I still need to start the Tiger's Curse series. Happy reading!

  2. ERMAGERD. You have Days of Blood and Starlight. SO. AWESOME. Hope you'll enjoy all your new reads!
    Happy Reading :)

  3. Valerie!!!!!!!!!! God, I wish I was you, lol! I want Charade. I haven't gotten it yet, but I sure love me some fabulous Nyrae Dawn and I really want to get to know Cheyenne and Colt ;)

    Got Of Poseidon a few weeks ago and people told me they loved this book so I'll definitely be exploring that one pretty soon.

    I also got Finale this week. Hope it'll be a decent end to this series - absolutely love Patch! lesigh...

    Started Daughter of Smoke and Bone last night and I'm definitely enjoying this unique writing and even though I'm only 3 chapters in, it's already intriguing. My copy of Days of Blood and Starlight should arrive about 2 weeks from now so couldn't be more excited :)

    Hope you enjoy all of these and looking forward to your reviews! Happy reading, Valerie :)

    My this week and last week's goodies.

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

  4. ooh finale!! I am really excited for the end to this series!
    and you got so many awesome books

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  5. So many lovely books here *o* I hope they're fab!

    Here is my weekly round-up post.
    Lauren at Northern Plunder

  6. YOu will LOVE Of Poseidon, Anna's writing is so hilarious & awesome! You should read Degrees of Wrong by her too (Anna Scarlett). I loved the both so much!!!

    I need to read one of Nyrae's books bc people keep talking about it lol :)

    Great haul this week Val!

    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

  7. I can't wait to read Tempting the Player. Charade looks cute. I'll have to get The Hook-Up Doctor! Enjoy!

  8. AHhhhh Finale! I cannot express how much I love that series! Love that cover for TtP. I am deff getting to that one next week! Happy reading!

    My IMM

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  9. LOVED Of Poseidon !! and I really loved Tempting the Player!!

  10. Ooh, I saw my name in the description of Charade! That's a first! Lol. I can't wait to read Days of Blood and Starlight! Happy reading! :)

  11. We have so many of the same books ! We're #BookTwins again!!!

  12. Loved Of Poseidon. I was laughing out loud by page 6--in the middle of the tire store.