Sunday, September 2, 2012

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 9/2/12

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

Got some great things this week!  Check it out.

The first two are from Entangled press: (Thank you!)

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He needs a wife for three weeks…

Owen Phipps is out for revenge. His mission? To expose the man who stole his sister’s money and dignity. All he needs is a “wife” who can play along. Too bad his last best hope is an actress who tries to mace him with perfume when he offers her the role of a lifetime.

Lindy Knight is a real sap. She loves too hard, feels too deep, and often finds herself saying yes when she should be saying “Let me think about it.” She can’t believe her good fortune when Owen offers her more than enough money to hold off foreclosure until she can find a job. Three weeks at a resort, money she desperately needs, and she gets to help bring a criminal to justice? Score.

It seems easy enough until the first time a couples bonding game turns intimate, and they realize how dangerous their mutual attraction could be. Can they keep their hands to themselves long enough to find the evidence Owen needs? Or are the close quarters more temptation than they can handle?

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She’ll gamble her heart on the best friend she left behind…

One lucky break is all struggling actress Sidney Williams needs. But when living the LA life becomes too much, she heads back to the small town of Shamrock Falls for the vacation she needs to get her life on track—and immediately runs into Kade Mitchell, her former best friend and the boy next door she’s always regretted leaving behind.

Kade, the new owner of Lucky’s—once the most popular bar in Shamrock Falls—is determined to bring the place back to its former glory, and seeing Sidney again is a distraction he doesn’t need. Sure, the chemistry between them is explosive, but Kade can’t let himself fall into a fling with his best friend—not when he knows she’s soon heading back to the glitter of Tinseltown.

Now, with the possibility of her first major acting role looming, Sidney must decide if her lucky break is in Hollywood or right where she left it—in Shamrock Falls.

The next one is for review from the author - Thanks Tiff!

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Eighteen-year-old Kimberly gets the shock of her life when she learns the father she thought was dead is not only very much alive, but never even knew she existed. Angry with her mother for lying all these years, Kimberly flies to Colorado to meet the father she knows nothing about before heading off to college in the fall.

Her father’s world turns out to be nothing like she expected. Rather than the typical nine to five lifestyle, Kimberly’s father runs a summer foster camp that teaches young children skills to build their confidence and self-esteem. The Colorado Rocky Mountains are a different world than the sunny shores of California, taking Kimberly completely out of her element, and causing her to second-guess her spur of the moment decision.

Never being one to quit anything, Kimberly is determined to show her father that a surfer girl can fit into this rugged mountain wilderness. That is if she can deal with Mason, an arrogant nineteen-year-old guy who has made it his mission to point out every mistake she has made since her arrival. While she would love nothing more than to rub it in his know-it-all face, Kimberly can’t deny the feelings he stirs up inside her, or the chemistry between them, even during their verbal assaults.

When a tragic accident leaves them stranded in the mountains, Kimberly must use her shaky skills to save Mason and survive the elements. Suddenly, fighting is the last thing on their minds as they must rely on each other if they want to live. In their struggle for survival, they realize what they thought they knew about each other isn’t true after all.

This one is from Harlequin Teen - thank you 

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Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can't keep a secret

Until now. Because the last secret she shared turned her into a social outcast—and nearly got someone killed.

Now Chelsea has taken a vow of silence—to learn to keep her mouth shut, and to stop hurting anyone else. And if she thinks keeping secrets is hard, not speaking up when she's ignored, ridiculed and even attacked is worse.

But there's strength in silence, and in the new friends who are, shockingly, coming her way—people she never noticed before; a boy she might even fall for. If only her new friends can forgive what she's done. If only she can forgive herself.

Bought these!

Find on Audible

Totally excited that the Covenant series is going to audiobook!!!  I share audiobooks with my daughter and I've wanted her to read this one for a while.  Now she can!!!

For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals—pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she'd been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she's pretty much accepted that she's a freak by mortal standards... and that she'll never be prepared for that duty.

According to her mother, that’s a good thing.

But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return—the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death… because she's being hunted by the very creatures she'd once trained to kill.

The daimons have found her.

Varen Nethers is trapped in a perilous dream world -- a treacherous and desolate realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. Isobel Lanley, plagued by strange visions and haunted by the nightmares of Varen's creation, is the only one who can save him.
Isobel knows that her only hope lies within a Baltimore cemetery. There, in the early morning hours of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, a mysterious stranger known as the "Poe Toaster" will make his annual homage at the legendary poet's grave.
Only the Poe Toaster holds the key to the way between worlds. But even greater dangers lie ahead for Isobel. An ancient evil, draped in veils of white, is watching, challenging her for Varen's affections. When Isobel finally finds Varen, he is no longer the quiet and brooding boy who once captivated her, but a dark force, powerful and malevolent.

Meghan Chase is finally getting used to being the Iron Queen, ruler of the Iron Fey. Her life may be strange, but with former Winter prince Ash by her side at last, she wouldn’t have it any other way.

But when they travel to the Summer and Winter courts’ gathering for Elysium, the oracle from Meghan’s past returns with a dire prophecy: “What you carry will either unite the courts, or it will destroy them.” Now Meghan faces a devastating choice that may determine the future of all fey—and her and Ash’s unborn child…

A novella from the bestselling Iron Fey series

Oh I have saved the BEST for last!!!! 

I had pre-ordered Cursed so I could have the nice hardcover and when it arrived in the mail I was SHOCKED to find I was quoted on the back cover!!!! So exciting.  Thanks Entangled press for including my thoughts about this book both on the cover and inside the pages! 

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Dying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.

Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks..

Great week this week!  What about you? Leave me a comment. 


  1. YAY for Speechless! I loved that book! And ooh Cursed and Iron Prophecy! I'm soooo jealous you got those two. I haven't read Nevermore, but I want to get it and seeing Enshadowed makes me want to start the series even more! Wonderful haul this week, Val! I hope you enjoy :D

    Jessirae @ Words, Pages, and Books
    My STS

  2. I really want the Iron Prophecy!!! And so cool you have a quote on a book!!! Congrats!
    My Stack

  3. Congrats for the blurb on Cursed :)

  4. YAY!! Congrats for the quote and amazing haul!!

  5. so awesome you were quoted on the back of the book!!! :) Congrats!! Great week in books!!

  6. WOW, lots of great books this week! I have Speechless too. Kelly's book looks cute. Of course, I'd like to read Cursed. :) Enjoy!

  7. enjoy . the contemp look so cute . i need to read nevermore .i need . looking forward to reviews

  8. Awesome books! I can't wait to see what you think of Lucky Break. And I'm definitely planning to read Speechless. And I had no idea about Iron's Prophecy! I must read that. Enjoy all the books, Val!

  9. Amazing Haul and Books Valerie! I also bought Speechless! And Enshadowed! Happy Reading Valerie! :)

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  10. Great haul! I have been wanting to read Cursed for some time. Here's my IMM:

  11. You got some awesome books! I'm going to check a few out! Enjoy your haul!

  12. I really need to read the Kagawa series. I think I may be the only person in the world who hasn't! And awesome about being quoted! I want to read Cursed soooo bad. Great haul Val!

  13. Awesome haul chick!! So awesome that you are quoted on Cursed! I can't wait until my copy comes in!!

  14. Unlikely Allies and Speechless sounds amazing! And OMG your quote on Cursed!! Wow! :D

  15. I've heard a lot about Unlikely Allies on Twitter. Hope you enjoy them all!

  16. Hey Val!! Terrific haul this week!! OMG!! Mentioned on the back cover!! That is AWESOME!! Congrats!!

    Thanx for visiting my StS!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  17. Ah! I love Jennifer!! I need to read the half-blood series all ready and I NEED to get my hands on cursed!! You are so luck lmao

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