Sunday, August 11, 2013

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 8/11/13

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


Here Without You (Between the Lines, #4) by Tammara Webber
(Pre-ordered this and it came this week!)

Everyone has secrets.
Some are buried so deep, their existence is forgotten.
But a secret never told can turn into a lie.
And in love, a lie is one thing:

Reid's in love with Dori, though she hasn't told her parents that she's fallen hard for the guy they'd forbidden her to see. Now she's leaving for college, and Reid's promise not to push her to go public is wearing thin, especially when she can't - or won't - return those three important words he wants to hear.

Five years ago, Brooke and Reid were a Thing. That relationship is long gone, detonated amid allegations of cheating - but they still share a secret that would stun everyone they know and alter public perception of them both if it ever comes out. And it's about to do just that.

Here Without You is the fourth, final installment in the Between the Lines series, which includes: Between the Lines, Where You Are, and Good For You.

Had to grab a few at the Bliss sale yesterday! Who can pass up yummy $.99 books? Not this girl.

Gift for my classroom!

My incredible pal, Andrea, from The Bookish Babe sent me this book for my classroom. 

A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger

Mike Welles had everything under control. But that was before. Now things are rough at home, and they’re getting confusing at school. He’s losing his sense of direction, and he feels like he’s a mess.

Then there’s a voice in his head. A friend, who’s trying to help him get control again. More than that—the voice can guide him to become faster and stronger than he was before, to rid his life of everything that’s holding him back. To figure out who he is again. If only Mike will listen.

Telling a story of a rarely recognized segment of eating disorder sufferers—young men—A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger is a book for fans of the complex characters and emotional truths in Laurie Halse Anderson’sWintergirls and Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why.

For Review

Talking Dirty With The Player (Talking Dirty, #2) by Jackie Ashenden

(From the publisher - thank you)

Up-and-coming photographer Judith Ashton is pretty sure she has everything in her life under control. That is, until a blast from the past comes back to taunt her, in the shape of Caleb Steele, her older brother's best friend...and the man who broke her heart eight years ago. Their chemistry is combustible, but she's been fooled once by this player, and she's not going there again. To pro rugby player Caleb, Judith has always been his Kryptonite. But his former playboy lifestyle is the last thing she wants to be involved in. In the midst of her brother's threats to back off, and the deal of his career sending him far away from her, he knows he's playing with fire. And this is one game he's going to lose.

Unafraid (Beachwood Bay, #2) by Melody Grace

(For an upcoming tour - thank you)

"The first time I saw her, I knew this girl was wilder than any stallion I’d ever trained. She was headstrong, wounded, passionate and free. And I had to have her…"

Brittany Ray doesn’t care about her bad reputation. Growing up in a sleepy beach town with a junkie mom and a runaway dad, Brit’s learned the hard way that the people you love will only let you down. It’s no use hoping for love or happiness. Some dreams aren’t meant for girls like her.

Hunter Covington is one of those dreams.

Gorgeous, charming Hunter is damn near perfect—and it’s killing him. Son of Charleston royalty, he’s been trapped in a gilded cage since the day he was born. Now he’s breaking free. He’s quit law school to restore his grandpa’s old horse ranch, trying to soothe the demons in his soul. But Beachwood Bay is full of old ghosts, like the mysterious girl who spent an unforgettable night with him—and then slipped away before dawn. Brit. 

Everything about her screams danger, but Hunter doesn’t care: he’s never felt a connection so deep. And try as she may, Brit can’t resist the desire consuming her —or the safety she finds in Hunter’s arms.

A reckless passion. An undeniable bond. Scarred by their pasts, Brit and Hunter fight to heal old wounds. But will dark secrets tear apart their new beginning? And when love is the biggest risk of all, can they find the courage to face the future unafraid?

Waiting for Dusk by Nancy Pennick

(For an upcoming tour - thank you)

Read a book.
Fall asleep.
Meet a boy.
Is it real or just a dream?
Katie’s everyday life suddenly turns exciting when she travels back in time and meets the boy of her dreams. Thinking of nothing else, willing to leave the real world behind, she’s determined to find out if it’s all a dream or not. Returning again and again, Katie almost has her answers until one day her precious book goes missing.

Received from the publisher unexpectedly - thank you

Come Hell or High Desire by Misty Dietz
From Ignite (Entangled Publishing)

Torn between dangerous desires…

Framed for a series of brutal murders, rebel-turned-CEO Zack Goldman must go to ground. When he discovers that sexy boutique owner Sloane Swift has a shocking gift—terrifying visions that connect her to his mentor’s missing daughter—he can’t believe her refusal to help him. Nor can he believe he’s actually falling for the frustrating woman.

Their chemistry will either find its perfect equation…

Helping an accused killer ranks low on Sloane’s to-do list, no matter how hot the attraction burns between them. But putting to rest her overwhelming guilt over the missing girl’s fate proves more difficult than she ever imagined...that is, until her heart and conscience begin to align.

…or detonate everything in its path.

As the real killer locks in on Sloane, Zack will stop at nothing to keep her safe. And as they earn each other’s trust—with danger in hot pursuit—they may just lose their hearts in the process…

To Catch a Princess by Caridad Pineiro
From Ignite (Entangled Publishing)

Untold wealth, a loving family, a solid career in America: the only thing Princess Tatiana lacks is the one thing she really doesn’t want—a husband. Unfortunately, her parents have just arranged her marriage to a royal from the old country. Are they kidding? It’s the twenty-first century! Police Detective Peter Roman is a royal living incognito … and escaping a secret that has haunted his family for years. He’s been quietly in love with his best friend Prince Alexander’s sister for as long as he can remember. Little does she know that he is secretly the Grand Duke to whom she is unwillingly betrothed…When a series of high-end jewelry heists threatens Tatiana’s exclusive charity exhibition in glamorous Monaco, the two must trap the clever jewel thief before he strikes again. In a fight for their lives, Peter’s secret identity is revealed. With danger and passion increasing to the breaking point, she must decide: catch a thief...or trust the heart of her true love.

Curse of Passion (A Deadly Legends Novel) By Melissa Bourbon Ramirez
From Ignite (Entangled Publishing)

The ghost of la Llorona is said to haunt the riverbanks, always searching for her drowned child. She also haunts high school teacher Johanna Rios, whose own mother believed so deeply in the legend she tried to drown her daughters. And now the ghost has become real, a young woman murdered, and the safe world Jo created is falling apart.Since returning home from his last tour of duty to become a school principal, Ray Vargas has fought his attraction for his employee, the sensual woman who’d once been the girl next door. But the Llorona Killer will not stop until he claims his final victim—Johanna—and Ray will do anything to protect the woman he’s come to love. With a serial killer out to prove the curse is real, will Ray and Johanna’s future be drowned in the ghostly waters of the past? Or will the power of their love give them the strength to stop a killer...and heal their wounded hearts...?

From Lyrical Press (Unexpectedly- thank you)

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


  1. Woah Val that is a MASSIVE haul O_O most of those I haven't heard of as I think they're adult romance?

    I have got the first Between the Lines book but I still need to read it!

    To Catch a Princess sounds really cute so I'm going to check that out.

    A Trick of the Light I've heard a lot about - I like the idea it deals with but I'm not sure I want to read it :/

    Us Aussies didn't get the Bliss sale sadly but glad you picked up quite a few reads (:

    Enjoy all those lovely books!

  2. That are a lot of awesome books.
    I can't say I know them, but I hope you would enjoy reading all of them.

    My STS

  3. Great book haul this week! I saw a lot of these when I went book shopping this week. I hope you enjoy them!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
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  4. Ohhh you got lots of awesome sounding books. I grabbed a couple Bliss books as well, but is already finished my vlog, so ill ramble about them next week haha. Happy reading.

  5. Okay, so you know I'm dying over Talking Dirty with the Player! Im also excited about Here Without You. Thanks for the shout-out, Pal!

  6. Nice haul. Who could resist those Bliss titles for .99 cents. Hope you love all your new books. They look very sexy.
    Books of Love

  7. Such an awesome haul!! I almost bought a bunch of the Bliss titles, but I was good.

  8. Yay! We got a few of the same. Enjoy!

  9. Oh I am so excited for Unafraid! I love Melody! :D And I definitely need to read Tammara's books! I loved Easy, so I'm sure I'll enjoy this series.

    Thanks for stopping by my STS Val!