Sunday, September 1, 2013

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 9/1/13

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

Um... it was quite a week for winning things...

WON - thank you so much!

(won from Globug Hootie!)

(won from Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books!)

(won from Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books!)

(won from Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books!)

$10 Amazon card from Nyrae Dawn

For Review

(From publisher through Edelweiss - thank you)

 Most girls would kill to spend months traveling around Europe after college graduation with no responsibility, no parents, and no-limit credit cards. Kelsey Summers is no exception. She's having the time of her life...or that's what she keeps telling herself.

It's a lonely business trying to find out who you are, especially when you're afraid you won't like what you discover. No amount of drinking or dancing can chase away Kelsey's loneliness, but maybe Jackson Hunt can. After a few chance meetings, he convinces her to take a journey of adventure instead of alcohol. With each new city and experience, Kelsey's mind becomes a little clearer and her heart a little less hers. Jackson helps her unravel her own dreams and desires. But the more she learns about herself, the more Kelsey realizes how little she knows about Jackson.

(From publisher through NetGalley- thank you)

Supernatural meets The Da Vinci Code in this action-packed paranormal thriller, the first book in a new series from New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia. 

I never believed in ghosts. Until one tried to kill me.

When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, her world begins to unravel. She doesn’t know that paranormal forces in a much darker world are the ones pulling the strings. Not until identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into Kennedy’s room and destroy a dangerous spirit sent to kill her. The brothers reveal that her mother was part of an ancient secret society responsible for protecting the world from a vengeful demon — a society whose five members were all murdered on the same night.

Now Kennedy has to take her mother’s place in the Legion if she wants to uncover the truth and stay alive. Along with new Legion members Priest and Alara, the teens race to find the only weapon that might be able to destroy the demon — battling the deadly spirits he controls every step of the way.

Suspense, romance, and the paranormal meet in this chilling urban fantasy, the first book in a new series from Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels.

(Paperback from the author - thank you)

Elias and Merrin’s story continues in TWO, coming October, 2013... 

Elias and Merrin are on the run.

After escaping the Biotech Hub, they thought they could breathe easy, or at least a little easier. But when bombs slam into the Social Welfare Hub only hours after their arrival, it becomes clear there's nowhere to hide - and no end to what Biotech will do to get them back. 

Their last chance for safety and answers is the Clandestine Service Hub. CS has intel on the real, broader purpose behind Fisk’s experiments , and the newfound knowledge of the horrors hidden deep within Biotech’s walls sends Merrin back to recover a secret formula that could ruin the Supers’ world forever—and might just save the lives of the Biotech victims spiraling out of control.

Elias' sisters are counted among the victims of Fisk’s experiments, and if Elias can't find and help them, their powers will destroy them--sooner rather than later. Returning to the place it all began terrifies him, but with Fisk ready to make an example out of Merrin, and his sisters’ lives --and the lives of all Supers--hanging in the balance, he might not have a choice. If he can't find the courage to face his worst fears, Elias might lose more than his newfound powers. 

He might lose everyone he loves.

Pre-orders that came this week

aemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything. 

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? 

And will they even be together?

Bad boy, meet bad girl.

Dante has a shiny new cuff wrapped around his ankle, and he doesn't like that mess one bit. His new accessory comes straight from Big Guy himself and marks the former demon as a liberator. Despite his gritty past and bad boy ways, Dante Walker has been granted a second chance.

When Dante is given his first mission as a liberator to save the soul of seventeen-year-old Aspen, he knows he’s got this. But Aspen reminds him of the rebellious life he used to live and is making it difficult to resist sinful temptations. Though Dante is committed to living clean for his girlfriend Charlie, this dude’s been a playboy for far too long…and old demons die hard. 

With Charlie becoming the girl she was never able to be pre-makeover and Aspen showing him how delicious it feels to embrace his inner beast, Dante will have to go somewhere he never thought he’d return to in order to accomplish the impossible: save the girl he’s been assigned to, and keep the girl he loves.

Received unexpectedly from Lyrical Press - thank you.

Gemma Brocato

Mix a chef and her contractor, stir in a mystery, and cook up a romance.

Jemima George leads a charmed life as a personal chef and assistant to reality television’s latest darling. But that changes in a New York minute when her Aunt Caro dies under odd circumstances, bequeathing her a small restaurant. Jem plans to sell the café and continue her life in NYC, until a dramatic phone call from her cheating boyfriend convinces her to experiment with the ingredients for happiness and accept her Aunt’s legacy. Throwing herself into remodeling the restaurant with the help of the town’s delicious contractor, Jem revamps the menu and renews her faith in herself.

Jack Kerrigan considered Caro a surrogate mother and hates the idea that the café could be sold. He doesn’t need the remodeling project, but if it means Caro’s beautiful, fascinating niece will stay to run the restaurant, he’s all in. He wouldn’t mind being savory to Jem’s sweet.

Jack’s brassy ex-wife is cooking up a scheme of her own, where Jack tosses Jem like a salad and comes back to her. Fold in a creepy attorney hiding secrets of environmental mayhem, add Jem’s claustrophobia, half-pint niece and nephew twins, one mysterious lockbox, and bring to a boil—a recipe for romance.

A Lyrical Press Contemporary Romance

ISBN: 9781616505103 | Genre: Contemporary Romance | Length: 90,000 words | Publication Date: November 4, 2014

Kristina Knight

“Should we continue this in my room or yours?” - Mason

The wrong guy might be just right for her.

When her celebrity boyfriend of three years dumps her and claims he’s now gay, unlucky-in-love author Casey Cash decides to get out of New York. A cruise seems like the perfect escape: everyone onboard will be locked away from television, newspapers and internet gossip pages, allowing her some much needed relaxation. There's only one problem: her oh-so-helpful agent has hired a male escort for her…and a big NYC paper has sent a pesky reporter on-board, vowing to get the dirt.

Mason Drury doesn't want to write an expose on Casey, but he's in a bind. After a source flipped on him, he's persona non grata at his newspaper. Celebrity trash or not, this story will put him back on top. Too bad he finds himself breaking the first rule of reporting by getting attached to his subject and letting bias influence his story.

Casey’s much more interested in sexy Mason than the annoying escort who’s bunking in her room. Mason might even have romantic potential if she can shake her well-meaning—but nosey—fans. Oh, and that reporter. She’s got to avoid him at all costs…

CONTENT WARNING: A smattering of sass, sex and a heaping happily ever after.

A Lyrical Press Contemporary Romance

ISBN: 9781616505042 | Genre: Romance / Contemporary | Length: 50,000 words | Publication Date: November 4, 2013

Mary Abshire

“Wow. You’re like the female version of Rambo.” -Jules

Vengeance comes with a price.

The Legacy, #1

Grief stricken Katie Dillinger is on a mission to claim revenge for the death of her lover. In a race against time to find the murderer, Katie reaches out to Riker, a man listed as her boyfriend’s emergency contact. The cold-hearted man comes to Katie's aid, but she doesn't completely trust him. To keep her friends safe, she insists they leave town immediately. But her efforts come too late. A friend disappears and a clear message is left in the wake: surrender or more people will die.

Katie’s world is turned upside down when she discovers Riker has vowed to protect her. She’s involved in a prophecy, one which her lover had been preparing her for before his murder. All the combat training he gave her suddenly makes sense, and as Katie fights to keep her friends alive, she’s forced to prioritize. Revenge now, saving mankind next.

CONTENT WARNING: Violence, Language

A Lyrical Press Urban Fantasy

ISBN: 9781616504939 | Genre: Fantasy / Urban / Vampire | Length: 99,000 words | Publication Date: November 4, 2013

Sophie Pembroke

It's only a summer fling...

Boutique jewelry designer Lily Thomas knows hating the boring ring her fiance gave her isn't a good enough reason to end a seven-year relationship. Especially when settling down with Edward is the only thing she's ever done right in the eyes of her mother--and her hometown.  Besides, everyone else seems to be getting married: Lily's best friend Cora, her cousin, her friends from work. So why not Lily?

But when Alex Harper, Lily's high school crush, moves back to Felinfach, he shows her exactly why. She can't pretend to be someone she's not just to keep her fiance happy. It's a terrible way to start a marriage, and a terrible way to live. Lily calls off her engagement, but she still needs a date to all the weddings crowding her summer calendar. Conveniently, Alex has a few weddings to attend as well.

They agree to be wedding buddies, and soon the whole town is talking about them. If everyone's going to talk anyway, why shouldn't Lily and Alex make the most of it? As long as they both know it's only a summer fling...

CONTENT WARNING: May induce desire for pretty jewelry...

A Lyrical Press Contemporary Romance

ISBN: 9781616505028 | Genre: Romance / Contemporary | Length: 65,000 words | Publication Date: November 4, 2013

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


  1. Really excited for Origin!! But I'm afraid for the cliffhanger. I am also excited for Finding it.

    awesome book haul,
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. Wow, that was quite a haul!

    I also got me Origin and The Liberator as preorders!
    I finished reading the ARC of TWO on Friday and totally loved it!

    And I hope you'll like the Pretty When She... trilogy! I still have to read the final book, but I loved the other two!

  3. Yay! I'm glad you got the book babe! Hope you like it more than I did lol

  4. WOW. Origin is awesome. It's a great stack of books that you have this week. Rhiannon Frater is awesome. Come check out my stack as well.

    Books of Love

  5. Can't wait to read Finding It! Enjoy Pal!

  6. Wow! You won a lot of books. I'm jealous, I never WIN anything and I try all of the time! Boo! Hahah.

    Wallbanger is absolutely hysterical! I think I might need to read that again soon, because it was a very entertaining book. :)

    I just got One by Leigh Ann Kopans recently, I can't wait to try out that series. It sounds interesting..and OMG have you read Origin yet? It was amazing!!

    1. I have read Origin and it was the best book of the series! Love Daemon even more!

  7. Oh Origin that book is just *sigh*. I've heard great things about Wallbanger and Finding It looks so good! Happy reading!

  8. What a fantastic haul!! I hope you love the Pretty When She Dies series! I loved it. And Wallbanger was so fun!! Yay for Origin!! So good!! Enjoy all your new goodies!!

  9. Great book haul! I can't wait to see what you think of Wallbanger. I hope you enjoy all your books, Pal!

  10. Just read Faking It, can't wait for Finding It!

    I pre-ordered Origin the other day - can't wait until it arrives!

    Hope you enjoy all of them :)

    Zareena @ Books and Books

  11. Awesome haul this week! I have several of these on my TBR. Hope you enjoy them all.