Sunday, April 28, 2013

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 4/28/13

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

For review:

Stripped By Brooklyn Skye
(For upcoming tour post - thank you)

College freshman Quinn Montgomery will do anything to avoid the mistake her sister made—killing herself over a boy. But when she is forced into nude modeling at a local college to support her family after a bankruptcy, she begins to crack, just enough to let Torrin, the university’s top varsity oarsman, see that the real Quinn is not as feisty and unapproachable as she wants everyone to think. But letting someone in comes at a steep cost and, it turns out, Torrin is connected to Quinn’s family in more ways than she could ever imagine.

Fuzzwippers Make Good Helpers 
by Marilynn Halas
(Received from publisher - thank you)

This is for an upcoming jr. reviewer feature that I will be starting with reviews from Baby Bastian.  This is first book from a publisher but his first review will be one of his personal favorites...coming soon.

In this fourth book in the series, Elizabeth and Fuzzina are enjoying themselves on a fine spring day when they stumble upon an overgrown ruin of a garden. It doesn’t seem possible to bring it back to life, but when the call goes out to earthly and Fuzzwipper helpers, it seems nothing is impossible.

Emancipating Andie by Priscilla Glenn
(For an upcoming tour - thank you)

Ever since the one time Andie Weber threw caution to the wind - and paid the price for it - she’s learned that it’s safer and smarter to live life playing by the rules. Now she’s got a great apartment, a steady job, and a wonderful boyfriend in Colin; he’s sweet, stable, and essentially perfect – except maybe for the fact that his best friend is Chase.

Chase McGuire lives his carefree, unstructured life strictly for himself. Dripping sarcasm and oozing wit, he refuses to censor his feelings or opinions for anyone, making no apologies for either and wearing his abrasiveness like a badge of honor. No one has ever gotten under Andie’s skin the way Chase does – and vice versa.

So when Andie and Chase find themselves forced to take a two-day road trip together, they are already dreading an inevitable all-out war. But as the trip progresses, and the undeniable friction that has always defined their relationship slowly begins to wear away their preconceived notions of each other, Andie and Chase discover they both have a lot to learn about life, courage, happiness, and the age-old battle between logic and love.

Tall, Dark and Divine (Bagging a Greek God #1) by Jenna Bennett
(From the publisher- thank you)

Being the Greek god of love doesn’t mean you believe—or want—anything to do with that sappy emotion. Sure, Eros runs his matchmaking business, Made in Heaven, but finding his own love has never been part of the equation. When he spots the sweet baker who works across the street, he vows to match her with someone else before she stirs his sullen heart.

Annie Landon has given up on finding Mr. Right. What she needs is Mr. Right Here, Right Now, and this so-called “Greek God” she’s heard is on the rebound sounds like the perfect kind of distraction. But picking up the bitter workaholic is easier said than done… especially when he seems unreasonably determined to match her with someone else.

Can a woman looking for love—and the matchmaking god who wants her to find it with someone who isn’t him—have a shot at a happy ending? May the best god—or mortal—win.

No Attachments by Tiffany King
(From the author - thank you)

** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations, language and mature subject matter **

Ashton Garrison walked away from a privileged life in order to hide from the one thing she's not willing to face. She knows she left behind a trail of pain, but in the long run, her betrayal will hurt less than the truth. She now has one goal: Live life to the fullest with no regrets and no attachments. She has high hopes that a move to new surroundings will provide the escape she desires, but what Ashton doesn't count on is how fate always seems to find a way to screw up any good plan. Sometimes, when love comes knocking, the pull is too strong not to answer. Suddenly, what she thought she wanted to escape from is what Ashton now wants more than anything.

Nathan Lockton has one mission: find his target and complete the task he was hired to do—no attachments and no emotion necessary. He's done it over and over again. What he thought was a typical lost-and-found job has turned into a life examining moment as Nathan is forced to deal with something he has always ignored--his feelings. Now faced with a decision, Nathan must choose to either follow his heart or complete the job.

Love can come when you least expect it. The question is: If the odds are stacked against you, how far are you willing to go for the one you love?



Suddenly Royal by Nicole Chase
(Picked it up for $.99)

Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.

Alex D’Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he’s had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women—especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news.

While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.

Awakened (The Guardian Legacy, #1) by Ednah Walter
(Picked this one up Free)

Most teens turn sixteen and get the license to drive, but Lil Falcon gets the license to kill demons. Orphaned as a child and raised by an eccentric grandfather, Lil is concerned with surviving high school and is unaware that she's a Guardian-a being with super powers charged with killing demons and protecting humanity. When she meets Bran, a mysterious boy with amazing abilities, his psi energy unlocks her latent powers. But Bran has a secret that can ruin their growing relationship, and the truth she discovers may destroy everything she believes in unless she finds the right balance between love and sacrifice.

Spending Audible Credits

What Really Happened In Peru by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brenna
Narrated by Jesse Williams

Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices know that Magnus Bane is banned from Peru—and now they can find out why. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.

There are good reasons Peru is off-limits to Magnus Bane. Follow Magnus’s Peruvian escapades as he drags his fellow warlocks Ragnor Fell and Catarina Loss into trouble, learns several instruments (which he plays shockingly), dances (which he does shockingly), and disgraces his host nation by doing something unspeakable to the Nazca Lines.

This standalone e-only short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series. This story in The Bane Chronicles, What Really Happened in Peru, is written by Sarah Rees Brennan and Cassandra Clare.

Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L Arementrout
Narrated by  Justine Eyres

Daemon's determined to prove what he feels for Katy is more than a product of their bizarro connection. So she's sworn him off, even though he's running more hot than cold these days. But they've got bigger problems.The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that Katy and Daemon are linked, Katy's a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who's got a secret of his own. He knows what's happened to Katy and he can help, but to do so, Katy has to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, Katy's falling for Daemon. Hard.Katy's seen someone who shouldn't be alive. And she has to tell Daemon, even though he'll never stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them-from her?No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies . . 

Unbreakable (Unraveling #2) by Elizabeth Norris
Narrated by Katie Schorr

Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she'll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but civilization is slowly rebuilding, and life is starting to resume some kind of normalcy—until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up, asking for Janelle's help. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human-trafficking ring—kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths. And Ben, with his unique abilities, is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn't turn himself over within five days. When Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger.

Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they're lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she's in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?

In this heart-pounding sequel to Unraveling, author Elizabeth Norris explores the sacrifices we make to save the people we love and the worlds we'll travel to find them.

The Elite (The Selection #2)  by Kiera Cass
Narrated by Amy Rubinate

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

Lots this week!  What about you?  What's stacking your shelves?  Leave me a comment.


  1. You got some great books!
    I hope you enjoy reading al of them.


  2. Wow those sound like awesome books! I realy want to read The Elite!

  3. I always get the best book recs whenever I visit you Val! Definitely adding Emancipating Andie and Tall, Dark, and Divine to my reading list! I LOVED Suddenly Royal, and I also have No Attachments and Stripped to read soon! Enjoy them!

    My STS

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  4. So many good books! I've just added Emancipating Andie, No Attachments and Tall, Dark and Divine. Most of the others have been on my list already but I snagged Awakened since it's free and I've been wanting to read it. Enjoy all these!!

    Sheri @ Perks of Being a Bookworm

  5. I can't wait until you share what you think :) I have added several to my TBR list :) Do you ever feel like there is not enough time to read all the awesome books out there *sigh, I need something to freeze

    Thank you for sharing :)

  6. Thanks for all the books, my library got a little bigger!

  7. I don't know why the word 'divine' feels like such a mouth-full to me..yeah I know that's really random.
    Great list ..definitely will be checking out a few of the titles..I really wanna read the Lux series:)

  8. I don't know why the word 'divine' feels like such a mouth-full to me..yeah I know that's really random.
    Great list ..definitely will be checking out a few of the titles..I really wanna read the Lux series:)

  9. I am so glad I stumbled upon your "Stacking My Shelves". I never heard of Author Brooklyn Skye and so glad to see "Stripped" May 14th cannot be here soon enough!

  10. I am really looking forward to reading TALL, DARK, & DIVINE :) It sounds great to me.

  11. Some great choices here. I'm particularly drawn to What Happened in Peru.

  12. The books stacking my shelves are:
    Bared To You by Sylvia Day
    Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
    Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons
    House Rules by Chloe Neill
    The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
    Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine
    Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep
    Brownies To Die For (cookbook) by Bev Shaffer
    The Banks Brothers series by Rose Gordon
    Reflected In You by Sylvia Day
    Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
    and I could keep going but I'll stop now

  13. Hello, I am visiting you from Canopi. I decided to enter the Comment Love Giveaway!

  14. I want to read The Elite so badly. So obsessed with that cover.

    Also want to start the Lux series.

    1. Lux series is SOOOO good. That's why I'm collecting the audio as it becomes available. Need my comfort listens.

  15. Amazing books! I want to read The Elite and What Really Happened in Peru. I love the authors of both books!

  16. You had a great book week! I picked up Suddenly Royal, too. It sounds pretty good. What I really want to know is...when are you going to start No Attachments?!? :)

    Have a great week!

    1. Soon. It's scheduled for review on my blog May 27th but I hope to get to it before that. :)

  17. I feel like I'm super behind on some great series! Second books are being released and I'm realizing I haven't even read the first ones yet. Guess I bet get reading. Enjoy your books :)

  18. Loved Suddenly Royal!! Enjoy all of them!!

  19. Ooooh I can't wait to hear about The Elite!! :D

  20. I got Stripped too!! Wow, what a fantastic haul. So many really great books, and audiobooks! I loved What Really Happened in Peru. It's short, but really fun. And OMG Jesse Williams so RT'd the link to my review. I spazzed and fan girled like crazy!! I was going to put the screen shot in my StS post and forgot. Oh well. Great books this week hon!!

  21. I can't wait to read Emancipating Andie. Julie loved it!