Sunday, April 7, 2013

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 4/7/13

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


Of Silver and Beasts by Trisha Wolfe
(Received from author for upcoming tour - thank you)

In the sand-covered queendom of Cavan, the goddess once saved a young Kaliope’s life, preventing the mercury her father attempted to hide in her blood from reaching her heart. Now, a cybernetic clamp filters it, but the silver streaks swirling faintly beneath her skin are a constant reminder that she’s different.

When nineteen-year-old Kaliope is chosen as head of the Nactue Guard, she becomes the sworn protector to her empress. In the midst of an invasion on a neighboring land, Kaliope is placed in charge of guarding Prince Caben, the last heir to his kingdom. But when they’re attacked by the feared Otherworlders, Caben and Kaliope are abducted and taken below to a realm where they must fight for their life in a caged arena.

Kaliope struggles to protect her princely charge, keeping him and herself alive while battling inhumanly opponents, and trying to save the stolen, sacred relic that will restore her empress’s life force and all of Cavan. And if she can somehow awaken the goddess within her, she may save what’s most important.

New Adult Dark Fantasy: Intended for readers 17 years of age and older

The Other Fish in the Sea by Jenn Cooksey
(eARC from author - thank you)

Coming in spring 2013!

Camie and Tristan are back and so are their friends! Dive deeper into the lives of the GYP gang with The Other Fish in the Sea, the second installment in the Grab Your Pole Series by Jenn Cooksey.

Spirit (Elemental # 3) by Brigid Kemmerer
(Paperback ARC & eARC from publisher - thank you)

With power comes enemies. Lots of them.

Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He’s learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can’t seem to afford any allies.

He’s up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait.

Then there’s Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She’s not hostile. She’s bold. Funny. Hot. But she’s got an agenda, too.

With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he’ll have to find someone he can trust…

Taking Shots (Assassins #1) by Toni Aleo
(Newly edited from Netgalley - thank you)

No matter how hard she tries, Elleanor Fisher never thinks she’s good enough, from her job to her weight to her love life. After enduring years of abuse at the hands of an ex-boyfriend, Elli has been drifting through life in a daze. Until, that is, she meets Shea Adler on a promotional shoot for the NHL’s Nashville Assassins. Before Elli knows what’s happening, the gorgeous Shea breaks the ice and shatters her world.

A brilliant athlete inside the rink, Shea Adler is tired of the life he’s living outside of it: the women, the money, the drinking. But everything changes when he meets Elli. After laying eyes on this feisty, witty, beautiful woman, he feels like he’s just taken the hardest hit of his life. No matter how skeptical she is, Shea knows they are meant to be together—if only he can convince Elli to put her insecurities aside before she misses out on a shot at love.

Trying to Score (Assassins #2) by Toni Aleo
(Newly edited from Netgalley - Thank you)

Fallon Parker’s dream has always been to turn her family’s wine company into a runaway success and eventually start a cellar of her own. Since graduating from college, she has worked relentlessly to make that dream a reality, especially after taking a chance on love—and losing. By the time Fallon becomes an official sponsor of the Nashville Assassins, she feels like all her hard work is finally paying off. And then the man who broke her heart skates back into her life.

On the ice, Lucas Brooks is the NHL’s leading scorer—at least when he’s not in the box. Off the ice, he’s a mess, with all his anger and misery bottled up inside. He threw away the most important person in his life and has regretted it ever since. But when Lucas returns to Nashville in a trade, he’s determined to convince Fallon that he’s a changed man. The attraction is still there. The tension is electrifying. But the odds are stacked against them—especially after Lucas finds out that Fallon has been keeping a devastating secret.

True by Erin McCarthy
(From Netgalley - thank you)

When Rory Macintosh’s roommates find out that their studious and shy friend has never been with a guy, they decide that, as an act of kindness they’ll help her lose her virginity by hiring confident, tattooed bad boy Tyler Mann to do the job…unbeknownst to Rory.

Tyler knows he’s not good enough for Rory. She’s smart, doctor smart, while he’s barely scraping by at his EMT program, hoping to pull his younger brothers out of the hell their druggy mother has left them in. But he can’t resist taking up her roommates on an opportunity to get to know her better. There’s something about her honesty that keeps him coming back when he knows he shouldn’t…

Torn between common sense and desire, the two find themselves caught up in a passionate relationship. But when Tyler’s broken family threatens to destroy his future, and hers, Rory will need to decide whether to cut her ties to his risky world or follow her heart, no matter what the cost…


Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2) by Jamie McGuire
(Bought the paperback)

 Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.


Face the Music by Andrea K. Robbins
(won from The Autumn Review tour post- thank you)

After losing her mother in a tragic accident, Allison Banks takes on the sole responsibility of caring for her little sister, her young niece, and her disabled grandmother. When her long-term boyfriend walks out, offering little in the way of explanation, Allison is left totally confused and utterly heartbroken. To cope, the 24-year-old closes herself off to any serious relationships and dives into her work as a graduate student.

Needing the extra income, Allison takes a job for the hot, new, reality TV show, Superstardom. Captivated by the competition’s front-runner, the mysterious and sexy singer, Chris Knots, Allison dismisses her attraction as nothing more than a silly, school-girl crush. But, when the hunky performer reveals an interest of his own, Allison must work through her reservations and decide if there’s room in her life for something more.


  1. Some interesting additions there. Definitely like the look of the Assassins series. Hot covers!

    My StS @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. Of Silver and Beasts looks really good. Looks like you got some good books this week.

  3. Great haul.
    I only hear from Walking Disaster. And that book looks great.
    Hope you enjoy reading all of them.

    Happy reading.

  4. Oooh there are some lovely covers there... and some very eye catching torsos too ;)

  5. Wow Great Haul. I want Of Silver and Beasts. Got my copy of Spirit, True and Taking Shots.

    Happy Reading
    My Book Haul

  6. All of those sound really good. Great week of books hon!!

  7. Nice haul Val! I also got OSAB and True. I can't wait to start them both! I read Walking Disaster and I thought it was ok, but I liked BD better. Hope you enjoy all your books!

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  8. Nice book haul! I love The Other Fish in the Sea! Can't wait to see what you think! I forgot you haven't read Taking Shots and Trying to Score. Those are really good books. Enjoy!

  9. Oh my god, the cover of Walking Disaster is SO beautiful. I need to have that one on my shelf so I can look at it :)

  10. I'm so jealous I can't wait to check out Of Silver and Beasts it looks and sounds so good! Enjoy!

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  11. Great books!!! I'm looking forward to Of Silver and Beasts. I can't wait for you to read TOFitS!!!!!

  12. Great books. I hope you enjoy them, especially Walking Disaster. I loved it , but it has had mixed reviews. I am looking forward to Spirit to.

  13. Great books. I hope you enjoy them, especially Walking Disaster. I loved it , but it has had mixed reviews. I am looking forward to Spirit to.

  14. I'm so jealous of Walking Disaster! I'm completely broke and loosing my mind for this book.
    I keep seeing a lot of good stuff about Of Silver and Beasts. It has peaked my curiosity.
    Enjoy your books!

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  15. I'm really excited to see your thoughts on The Other Fish in the Sea, I recently downloaded Beautiful Disaster and I'm excited to read that, too! Enjoy!