Sunday, March 3, 2013

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 3/3/13

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

Here's the books from this week....


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Chosen Ones (The Lost Souls, #1) by Tiffany Truitt
(Upcoming tour post - thank you)

Life is bleak but uncomplicated for sixteen-year-old Tess, living in a not-too-distant future where the government, faced with humanity's extinction, created the Chosen Ones, artificial beings who are extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.

When Tess begins work at Templeton, a Chosen Ones training facility, she meets James, and the attraction is immediate in its intensity, overwhelming in its danger. But there is more to Templeton than Tess ever knew. Can she stand against her oppressors, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?

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This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
(From Netgalley - thank you)

If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?

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Astarte's Wrath (Kythan Guardians) by Trisha Wolfe
(From the author - thank you)

A tragic love story.

Two thousand years before Dez Harkly developed her secret powers, Guardian Astarte was vowed to protect by the binds enslaving her to the Egyptian pharaohs. Discover the prophecy that originated from a very different time, and spans generations to link two very different girls.

This is the beginning.

Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Actium, in the city of Alexandria, Star struggles with her guardian duties as her feelings for the newly named pharaoh of Egypt grow deeper. Not only is Caesarion her duty, he’s the son of Cleopatra, and he’s human. All of which makes their love forbidden.

But when a conspiracy linked to Caesar creeps into Alexandria, Star must choose between helping her fellow Kythan free themselves of their servitude, and protecting her charge—the last pharaoh—while Egypt burns around her.

New Adult/Mature YA: sexual content, drinking, drugs, violence, language, death, and other mature content intended for readers 17 and older.



New Adult Contemporary Romance

**Mature situations and sexual content - recommended for ages 17+**

Temporary. That one single word best describes my life these last few years. I’m working at a temporary job until I can finally break free. I’m my little brother’s temporary mother since our mom doesn’t give a crap about either of us. And I’m that temporary girl all the guys want to get with because I give it up so easily. According to the rumors, at least.

But now I’m the temporary girlfriend of Drew Callahan, college football legend and all around golden guy. He’s beautiful, sweet—and he’s hiding way more secrets than I am. He’s brought me into this fake life where everyone seems to hate me. And everyone seems to want something from him. The only thing he seems to want though is…


I don’t know what to believe anymore. All I know is, I think Drew needs me. And I want to be there for him.


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Losing It by Cora Carmack (Paperback)  

The Runaway New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!


Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible—a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half a brain would ever believe.

And as if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theater professor.

She'd left him naked in her bed about eight hours earlier. . .

Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire #3) by Courtney Allison Moulton 

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Your strength in heart and hand will fall. . . .
Ellie knows that the darkest moments are still to come, and she has everything to fight for:

She must fight for Will.
The demonic have resorted to their cruelest weapons to put Will in mortal danger, and Ellie makes an unlikely alliance to save him and to stop Lilith and Sammael, who seek to drown the world in blood and tear a hole into Heaven.

She must fight for humanity.
As the armies of Hell rise and gather for the looming End of Days, Ellie and her band of allies travel to the world’s darkest and most ancient regions in her quest to come into her full glory as the archangel Gabriel.

And Ellie must save herself.
Her humanity withers beneath the weight of her cold archangel power, but Ellie must hold tight to who she is and who she loves as she prepares for the ultimate battle for Heaven and Earth.

In this final installment in the Angelfire trilogy, Courtney Allison Moulton brings her dark world of epic battles and blistering romance to a blazing bright conclusion.

That's what's stacking my shelves this week!  So excited about getting that paperback of Losing It! Have plans to get Cora to sign it - YAY!

What about you?  What's happening on your shelves? Leave me a comment.


  1. Nice haul! This is what happy looks like and Losing it sound really good.

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  2. Great books. Shadows in the Silence looks good.

  3. Eeeppp!!! This is What Happy Looks Like! 'Nuff said! Sweet haul! :D

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  4. I want This Is What Happy Looks Like!!!! I got Trisha's book too. I've heard she's a great writer. I can't wait for you to read One Week Girlfriend!!! I hope you love it like I did!

  5. I really need to get This is What Happy Looks Like. And I need to read the Angelfire series. lol I'm so beind. You had a great haul this week! :D

  6. I'm so jealous of This Is What Happy Looks Like! I can't wait to check that out and see what happens next!

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  7. Yay! We're book twins w/ This is What Happy Looks Like! I'm really excited to read One Week Gorlfriend!
    Enjoy, pal!

  8. Very nice haul Valerie. This is What Happy Looks Like reminds me that i still have to read book one. Great haul. Come check out my haul this week as well.


  9. Great books! This is What Happy Looks Like - I am SO looking forward to this one! Love the cover!
    Happy reading :)

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  10. I have heard great things about Losing It! I really need to pick up a copy of that one. Chosen Ones also looks really good. I hope you enjoy all the new books you got and thanks for sharing!! I love seeing what others are reading!

  11. Chosen Ones looks interesting :D Have a great week!


  12. Awesome week!! I liked Chosen Ones. I hope you enjoy it too!! This Is What Happy Looks Like sounds so good!! Hope you enjoy all your new books hon!

  13. Great book haul. I can't wait to read your reviews :)

  14. Wow! Great Haul. I can not wait to get Astarte's Wrath and hMy Book Haul
    ave Losing It on my wishlist.

  15. You had a great book week! I want to read Loosing It. The review ones are new to me, but I feel out of the loop right now, thanks for putting them on my radar! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte - Book Haul & Blog News

  16. I really hope you love One Week Girlfriend! Took me by surprise.