Sunday, October 13, 2013

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 10/13/13

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

For Review

A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand
(From the publicist  - thank you)

When 22-year-old Summer Stafford’s parents split halfway through her senior year at college, Summer’s world is rocked. Everything she thought she knew—heck, everything she thought she wanted for her own life—feels like a lie. The truth is love is a risk. And the true kind, the kind that lasts, might even be a fairy tale.

Reeling from the divorce, Summer derails her own future by breaking up with her parent-approved boyfriend and giving up her lifelong plans for a big-city career. She moves back home, business degree in hand. Dad needs her to fill the gaps her mother left behind; Summer needs to find who she is outside of the cookie-cutter life that failed so miserably for her parents.

Ford O’Neal’s future involves one person: himself. He doesn’t have a permanent address and he definitely doesn’t commit. To a place or a person. Raised by hippies, he plans just far enough ahead to secure his next stop, this one landing him at a work-study program at Heritage Plantation where he can grow his own herbal and medicinal creations.

Summer is gorgeous and smart and fun to be with, the perfect way to pass five months. It won’t be love—Ford’s got too many things to accomplish, too many places to go, before he settles down. Yet Summer pulls him in, challenging him to rethink his own philosophy.

When Ford’s five months are up, each of them must decide if love is really worth the risk.

Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe
(From the publisher, thank you)

To save a kingdom, Zara must choose between a prince who could be the answer and a rising rebellion that threatens to take control.

When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father’s capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin.

Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince's first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult.

When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart’s twisted world, Zara’s path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara’s hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father’s evil nature, or they will take him out.

But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels’ command and where the prince’s heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she’s truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart.

Fighting Fate by Linda Kage
From the Publisher - thank you

Forgiving your brother's murderer may be noble, but falling in love with him borders on betrayal.

When Paige Zukowski enrolls at Granton University in honor of her dead brother, she has no idea fate will land her on the same campus with the very guy who killed him. But Logan Xander isn't quite the murderer she's always believed him to be.

A day hasn't passed since the tragedy that Logan doesn't wish he could go back and undo everything. It doesn't take Paige long to realize he's suffered as much as she has. Forgiving him for ruining her life might not be so impossible after all. But when she actually starts to like him and realizes he likes her in return, their true anguish begins.

If I Return by Sawyer Bennett
(From the author, thank you)
Cover not yet released

If I Return is proud to be a part of The 12 NA's of Christmas
12 New Adult Novellas. 12 Best Selling Authors. November 2013.

Would you wait?

College student, Hope Camden, is relentlessly serious, awkwardly shy and in complete need of taking a walk on the wilder side. At least, that’s what her sister tells her when she drags her off for an impromptu Christmas getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Hope’s plans to keep her nose in a book the entire vacation are thwarted when she meets Jack Freeman, the gorgeous and enigmatic Army helicopter pilot staying at the same resort. What was supposed to be a quiet Christmas holiday turns into a life changing event for Hope and Jack. The only problem? Jack is headed off to war, and there is no guarantee he will come back.

Cross Country Christmas by Tiffany King
(From the publicist - thank you)
Cover not yet released

***Cross Country Christmas is proud to be a part of The 12 NA's of Christmas ***
12 New Adult Novellas. 12 Best Selling Authors. November 2013.

With the holiday season upon her, Jamie Foster is once again stressed about making her yearly visit back home to Woodfalls, still single. Fate intervenes in the form of Grant Johnson, a boy she grew up with, who catches the same flight while returning home from a business trip.

When a malfunction sends their plane crashing down on the runway upon takeoff, Jamie and Grant decide to rent a car and make the nine-hundred-mile drive home together. Ironically for them, anything that can go wrong does as they face one hysterical hurdle after another.

Christmas may finally bring Jamie the gift of love she has always wanted if she and Grant can manage to overcome a few obstacles along the way. Ho-ho-ho!

That's my stack this week.  What about you?  What's in your stack this week?  Leave me a comment.


  1. You got so many awesome books Val :) A Risk Worth Taking looks good, and I love Trisha's writing! I just know Fireblood is going to rock! I can't wait to everything Sawyer Bennett! I'm on the tour next week, and you, Andrea, and Nereyda have me so excited to dig in to her series!

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    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  2. Fireblood looks awesome! I love trisha wolfe. I really want to read that one.

    Lots of great books this week for you.

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    My Sunday Post

  3. I love the cover for A Risk Worth Taking!! Fireblood sounds awesome! I like the sounds of Cross Country Christmas too. Great haul this week babe!!

  4. Oh a new Sawyer Bennett story!

  5. Great covers!

  6. So many pretty books this week. Fireblood is so pretty and sounds awesome. Happy reading.

  7. I just sent If I Return to my kindle, and I cannot wait! I snuck Fighting Fate in this past week. I really liked it and am positive you will love Logan Xander. I can't wait to see what you say about A Risk Worth Taking. I love Heather's writing.
    Enjoy, Pal!

  8. Fireblood sounds awesome. You got some great books this week Valerie. I love looking at what you get, because it's very different and I discover new authors this way.

    Books of Love

  9. I can't wait to read Fighting Fate! I'd like A Risk Worth Taking too. Nice haul.