Sunday, December 22, 2013

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 12/22/13

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

For Review

Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

A modern day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life—and her own.

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?

White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1) by Jennifer L Armentrout

One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

Drew + Fabel Forever by Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy returns with her most beloved characters, Drew and Fable, in this eBook original 40,000-word novella that brings her bestselling New Adult series full circle.

Fantasy. How I ended up with NFL player Drew Callahan, the guy every woman wants, is beyond my wildest dreams. All I know is that once he chose me as his one and only, I sure wasn’t looking back. I had past wounds and he showed patience and concern—even taking responsibility for my messed-up kid brother. Now, once again, he’s found a way to blow my mind: an exotic wedding and honeymoon miles and miles away from home. What else could a girl ever ask for?

Reality. Now the honeymoon’s over. Drew’s football schedule takes him on the road constantly, while I need to stay put and look after my brother until he finishes high school—because God knows our sorry excuse for a mother won’t. I know Drew loves me with all his heart, and I’ll always be over the moon about him. This just isn’t how I imagined our life as newlyweds . . . dealing with the distance, missing him all the time. But we’ve gone through hard times before. We can get through this, too, right? We’re Drew and Fable, together forever. At least I hope so. . .

Savor (Billionaire Bachelors Club, #3) by Monica Murphy

New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy concludes her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series with a fiery romance that refuses to be left at the office…

Bryn James can’t take much more. Smart, sexy Matthew DeLuca is everything she wants in a man, but he’s also her boss—the youngest, hottest vineyard owner in the Napa Valley—and he doesn’t see her as anything more than his shy assistant. That’s all about to change. Armed with a hot new look and an attitude to match, Bryn is determined to catch Matt’s eye… professionalism be damned.
With his winery’s grand reopening approaching, Matt is trying to stay focused, but Bryn is suddenly making it very difficult. He’s always thought her prim demeanor effortlessly sexy, but Matt can’t deny that her transformation is jaw-dropping …and going to make it very difficult to keep his hands to himself.

But when one thing leads to another and suddenly Matt is stripping Bryn bare, he’ll be faced with the biggest risk of his career—and his heart. Can he convince her—and himself—that this might just be more than a no-strings office affair?

Reforming the Playboy (Passion Creek, #1) by Inara Scott

Five years ago, she left without a word…

Internationally-renowned artist Max Estin is as well known for his million dollar commissions as he is his partying and clubbing. But Max is hiding a secret—for almost a year he’s been completely blocked. Unable to paint. And to unlock his art, and save his career, he’s going to need the one woman he never wanted to see again.

Now, he’s determined to make her pay…

Kira Estin never told Max exactly why she left, or what secrets forced her to return home to Passion Creek so abruptly. So when a chance reunion turns to seduction, Kira is more than a little suspicious. She knows better than to trust Max, but can’t fight the fire that he lights in her body—or her heart. But when everyone is hiding a secret, can even the hottest passion survive?

Spent my audible credits Fiery Heart


Paperback copy of Taste The Heat by Rachel Harris

One sexy fire captain. One Cajun chef, One combustible kitchen…

When chef Colby Robicheaux returned home to New Orleans to save her family restaurant, the last person she expected to reconnect with was her brother’s best friend and her childhood crush. As tempting as a sugar-coated beignet, Jason is one dish she doesn’t want to taste. Colby is counting down the days till she can leave the place where her distrust of love and commitment originated and go back to Vegas.

Fire captain Jason Landry isn’t looking for love, either. He knows he should focus on finding the perfect mother for his daughter, but when he first sees Colby, all grown up and gorgeous, he can’t help but be drawn to her. And when she suggests a no-strings-attached fling, Jason doesn’t want to say no.

As their relationship grows more intense, Colby finds that Jason isn’t as easy to leave behind as she thought. Could turning up the heat on something real be worth the possibility of getting burned?

Peeps to thank

Rachel Harris
Inara Scott
Scholastic Press
Harlequin Teen
Avon Impluse
Bantam books

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


  1. OMG Fire & Flood and White Hot Kiss!! *dies* Those are both books that I am super excited for!! I loved Taste the Heat! It was such a great book. White Trash Beautiful is a fantastic audiobook!! I have White Trash Damaged that I need to listen to for review really soon. I hope you enjoy all the great new books and have a Merry Christmas!!! :)

  2. Awesome list sweet. Fire and Flood. You are so lucky to get that. I hope you enjoy that. JLA is awesome. I hope you love your new books.

    Books of Love

  3. Yup fire and flood is quite a curious book. Curious to know what her pet is and what their challenges are going to be

  4. Nice books! I am so excited to read Drew + Fable Forever!

  5. Nice haul! I'm a huge fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout and Monica Murphy so I have high hopes for these books. Hope you enjoy :)
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  6. A lot of people got Fire & Flood, I'm a bit jelly! I hope it's a good one =D I also hope you enjoy The Fiery Heart, it wasn't my fav of the series but it was still pretty dang good!

  7. Awesome Haul Val! I loved White Hot Kiss, and am so excited for Fire & Flood!!! I really love all of Monica Murphy's books, and can't wait for Savor and Drew & Fable Forever! Happy Reading & Happy Holidays!!!

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    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  8. I want Fire and Flood so bad! So jealous!! Great haul this week!
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  9. Ohh I got Fire and Flood too and can't wait to get started. I'm so excited for White Hot Kiss! Happy reading!

  10. I'm super excited for Fire and Flood and White Hot Kiss!

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  11. Ooooooh, what a great haul!! I so want to get my hands on an ARC of Fire & Flood and White Hot Kiss!
    Will be looking forward for your reviews of those two!

    Happy reading & Happy Holidays!

  12. Drew + Fable Forever was adorable! Enjoy your books, Pal!