Sunday, December 9, 2012

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 12/9/12

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

Busy week for books!

Might have bought a few.  I'm totally on a "I'll read what I want when I want kick"!  NOT signing up for challenges for 2013 and passing up on most tour invites.  I just want to read what I want.  SO...I might have bought a few books.

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Heart Waves by Danielle Sibarium 

(eBook from the author - thank you)

Jenna Kingsley has a gift. She knows things. With a simple touch she can pick up personal information from jewelry or objects. While at a neighbor’s party, a voice mesmerizes her. Jenna is momentarily frozen as a ring is placed in her hand. White electricity surges through her and a dire prediction is made. “It’s like Romeo and Juliet. You’re going to break my heart.”

From the moment they meet Jenna is enchanted and entranced with Reece Walton. She’s thrilled to learn he’s spending the summer two houses away from hers. Every moment they spend together is magical. But she can’t get the prediction out of her mind. As the summer draws to a close and secrets are revealed, can Jenna get past the fear of being left with a broken heart to live in the moment with Reece or will her fear of being hurt fulfill the prophecy?

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The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter 

(Paperback ARC from Harlequin Teen - thank you)

Love or life.
Henry or their child.
The end of her family or the end of the world.
Kate must choose.

During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can't stop her--until Cronus offers a deal.

In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he'll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.

With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.

Even if it costs her eternity.

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Ink by Amanda Sun 

(Paperback ARC from Harlequin Teen - thank you)

I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.

Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of a girl lying on a bench.

A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.

And then the girl in the drawing turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.

On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they'll both be targets.

Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive.


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Opal by Jennifer L Armentrout

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

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Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush, Hush book 4)

Will love conquer all?

Nora and Patch thought their troubles were behind them. Hank is gone and they should be able to put his ugly vendetta to rest. But in Hank's absence, Nora has become the unwitting head of the Nephilim and must finish what Hank began. Which ultimately means destroying the fallen angels - destroying Patch.

Nora will never let that happen, so she and Patch make a plan: lead everyone to believe they have broken up, and work the system from the inside. Nora will convince the Nephilim that they are making a mistake in fighting the fallen angels, and Patch will find out everything he can from the opposing side. They will end this war before it can even begin.

But the best-laid plans often go awry. Nora is put through the paces in her new role and finds herself drawn to an addictive power she never anticipated.

As the battle lines are drawn, Nora and Patch must confront the differences that have always been between them and either choose to ignore them or let them destroy the love they have always fought for.

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Toxic by Jus Accardo

A Denazen Novel #2

When a Six saved Kale's life the night of Sumrun, she warned there would be consequences. A trade-off. Something taken for the life they gained. But Dez never imagined she'd lose the one thing she'd give anything to keep... And as if it's not enough Dez finds her immunity to Kale fading, the Six brought in to help Kale learn to control his killer touch starts drooling on him the moment they meet. Worse than that? Jade can touch Kale. But bimbo Barbie is the least of Dez's problems.

After Dez and Kale got away at Sumrun, her father lost not only his most powerful weapon but an important piece of the Supremacy project. Forced by Denazen to remedy the situation, he poisons Dez and offers her a choice--surrender to Denazen for the cure...or die. Determined to find a solution that doesn't involve being bagged and tagged--or losing someone she loves--Dez keeps the poison a secret. But when a rash of Denazen attacks hit a little too close to home, Dez is convinced there's a traitor among them. Jade.

Sacrifices, broken promises, and secrets. Dez will have to lay it all on the line if there's any hope of proving Jade's guilt before they all end up Residents of Denazen. Or worse, dead...

Audio books purchased:

Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey

Kowalski Family #2

One-night stand + two percent condom failure rate = happily ever after?
Bar owner Kevin Kowalski is used to women throwing their phone numbers at him, but lately he’s more interested in finding a woman to settle down with. A woman like Beth Hansen. If only their first meeting hadn’t gone so badly...
Beth’s tending bar at a wedding when she comes face-to-face with a tuxedo-clad man she never thought she’d see again. She tries to keep her distance from Kevin but, by last call, she can’t say no to his too-blue eyes or the invitation back to his room. Then she slips out before breakfast without leaving a note and, despite their precautions, pregnant.
Kevin quickly warms to the idea of being a dad and to seeing where things go with Beth. After all, he’s not the player she thinks he is. But she’s not ready for a relationship and, given his reputation, it’s going to take a lot to convince her to go on a second date with the father of her child...

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All He Ever Needed by Shannon Stacey

Kowalski Family #4

 He won’t stay put for a woman, and she won’t chase after any man…

Mitch Kowalski lives out of a suitcase—and he likes it that way. Traveling for work has the added bonus of scaring off women who would otherwise try to tie him down. But when he’s called home to help with the family lodge, he’s intrigued by the new girl in town and her insistence that she doesn’t need a man. If there’s one thing Mitch can’t resist, it’s a challenge.

After a nomadic childhood, Paige Sullivan is finally putting down roots. Determined to stand on her own two feet, she lives by the motto “Men are a luxury, not a necessity.” But when Mr. Tall, Dark and Hot pulls up a stool in her diner and offers her six weeks of naughty fun with a built-in expiration date, she’s tempted to indulge.

They’re the perfect match for a no-strings fling. Until they realize their sexy affair has become anything but casual…

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The Marriage Mistake by Jennifer Probst

Marriage to a Billionaire #3

Carina Conte has had a crush on her brother Michael’s best friend, Max Gray, since she was a teenager. Now she’s earned her MBA and come to work at Michael’s new venture, America’s fastest-growing bakery empire. But some things never change: her family still treats her like a child. With three drop-dead gorgeous siblings, she’s still the ugly duckling of the bunch. And Max, the company’s new CEO, still barely notices her.

Max knows Carina Conte is strictly off limits. But hot-blooded lust wins out at a conference when the two share a scorching one-night stand—and are busted by her mother! Now, forced by old-world Italian tradition into a marriage he’s not ready for, Max is miserable—and Carina is furious. Her new husband is about to realize that hell hath no fury like a woman transformed….


Totally cool zipper pull for Miss Me Not by Tiffany King - thank you so much!

Vincent Boys Breakup Survival Kit - a gift for hosting The Vincent Boys Tour

The Vincent Boys
Godiva Chocolate
iTunes card
TVB sleep mask

AND check out what I bought for baby b!!!!

 LOTS, huh?  What about you?  What books arrived for you this week???  Leave me a comment.


  1. Awesome haul for you this week! I can't wait to start Obsidian and The Goddess Test! Enjoy your new reads :)

    My StS

  2. A wonderful haul Valerie! I loved OPAL <3 toxic is great as are Shannon Stacey's books & I really can't wait to read Ink, I adore that cover!

    My 5yo hasr Seuss obsession! Such fun books.

    Have a great week & happy reading!

  3. Great books this week!! Ink sounds awesome!! I am still trying to read Opal. Life keeps getting in the way of my reading this weekend!! >.< I love Dr. Seuss books. My daughter memorizes them well so she can "read" to herself. :) Enjoy all the awesome babe!!

  4. Oh, I LOVE 'Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?' Kidlet's fave part is the pants snatching tree. I must say, it's a good and highly under appreciated Seuss book.

    Great haul!

  5. Nice haul. I thought I had Opal preordered, but I guess I didn't. Just bought it though! The Marriage Mistake was my favorite in that series. I hope you like it!

  6. I'm so jealous of The Vincent Boys package! I cannot wait to read that series, I've heard so many good things about it :)

    My IMM

  7. OOH Opal and Finale! Lucky girl. I'm holding off on reading Opal for awhile since the wait for Origin will likely kill me. ;) Enjoy your new reads, Valerie!

    My Book Haul

  8. Hey, those Shannon Sracey books look great, especially Undeniably Yours. Can't wait to see what you think. And I'm very curious about Heart Waves.
    Happy Reading, Pal!

  9. The Vincent Boys Breakup Survival Kit is so cute!!! And Ink sounds extremely interesting. In love with that cover.
    Happy Reading!

  10. Yay for Dr. Seuss books! Every kiddo need a few (or all) on their little shelves!
    Can't wait to get Opal! Need me some Daemon Black asap!
    Great reads, enjoy :)

  11. Yay you got Toxic! Love that series so much! I really should check out the Goddess series since I do love mythology. Love that zipper pull too, cute!

    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

  12. This post is awesome!! So much loveliness in it!!! Opal! Finale! Toxic!!
    And that cover for Ink, that's just soo soo pretty! An amazing cover, in my opinion :)
    You also got some nice The Vincent Boys sway :) I just bought the book, and I cannot wait to start it!!

    Looks like you had a great week!!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the Book Crazed Girl

  13. Awesome haul this week!! I cant wait to get my package for the Vincent Boys!!
    Have an awesome week!

  14. Ohhh! So much pretties! I can't wait to read OPAL! I'm getting my party at the release party because...I *DO* GET TO GO! *squee!* I'll see you there, yes?

    Hope you enjoy the bookish goodness!!

    What I got this week!


  15. I'm so nervous to read Opal after the reviews/freak outs I've seen. I really hope there is no love triangle introduced. Awesome book haul!