Stacking the Shelves June 9, 2012

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I started a second blog this week that also has a Stacking the Shelve’s post up.  I hope you’ll drop by and check it out as well.
Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!
  • You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit!
  • I am posting Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free to post yours any day that fits you.
  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on Saturday and add your link so others can visit you!
  • Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!

New This Week:

 A Blood Seduction (Vamp City, #1)

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Into the Dreaming (Highlander, #8)

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Stacking the Shelves June 3, 2012

 

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga of Tynga’s Reviews.

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Guidelines resume:

  • Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!

  • You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit!

  • I am posting Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free to post yours any day that fits you.

  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on Saturday and add your link so others can visit you!

  • Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!

Her Forbidden Hero

She’s always been off-limits…

Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend’s little sister, but her return home changes that…and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay. Marco’s not the same person he was back when he protected Alyssa from her abusive father, and he’s not about to let her see the mess he’s become.

…but now she’s all grown up.

When Alyssa takes a job at the bar where Marco works, her carefree smiles wreak havoc on his resolve to bury his feelings. How can he protect her when he can’t stop thinking about her in his bed? But Alyssa’s not looking for protection—not anymore. Now that she’s back in his life, she’s determined to heal her forbidden hero, one touch at a time…

Skin Deep (I-Team, #5.5)

Broken on the inside

Megan Hunter has worked hard to get back on her feet, leaving the nightmare of her teenage years behind. The last thing she wants or needs in her life is a man. But when she is attacked by someone from her past, a scarred stranger intervenes, saving her life and that of her little girl. Looks can be deceiving, for despite the man’s rough appearance, she feels safe with him. And for the first time in her life, she knows the stirrings of desire.

Broken on the outside

Nathaniel West paid a high price serving with the Marines in Afghanistan. He returned to his family’s ranch in the Colorado mountains to heal—and be alone. Disfigured as he is, he has put all thoughts of sex and romance aside. But something about Megan brings him back to life, heats his blood, makes him feel like a man again. As danger pursues her, and the truth about her past is revealed, he vows to protect her—and to heal her wounded spirit.

But confronting the past is never easy—especially when it’s carrying a gun. Megan will have to learn to trust Nate to survive and to claim a passion that is much more than … Skin Deep.

Includes a Bonus Story, Marc & Julian Make a Beer Run

Ride along with Marc, Julian, Zach, Gabe, Reece, Nate, and Joaquin as a beer run turns out to be more than they bargained for.

Rescue Me (Lovett, Texas, #3)

She’s 33, unmarried, and stuffed into a Bubble Yum pink bridesmaid dress. And the whole town wants to fix her up with anyone with a dental plan… Who’s going to rescue Sadie Hollowell now? Everyone in Lovett, Texas knows Sadie has always been a ‘notional’ kind of gal. She got a notion to leave town asap , and never visit her daddy (bless his heart). Now, she’s back and got the notion to invite a good-looking, hard-muscled, total stranger to her cousin’s wedding. Better a stranger than some of the losers she’s dated. Vince Haven got his muscles the hard way—as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan. He’s staying in Lovett to visit his crazy aunt—the proprietor of the local Gas N Go. Before he can get the heck back out of the small town, his aunt makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Maybe he’ll stick around Lovett for a while. Maybe he’ll make a ‘go’ of the Gas N Go. Maybe he’ll rescue Sadie out of that pink dress!

Crazy On You (Lovett, Texas, #2)

Return to Lovett, Texas, the setting of Daisy’s Back in Town, in this smart and sexy new story from Rachel Gibson, the New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me and the Seattle Chinooks books.

Lily Darlington’s been called crazy in her day-and, yeah, driving her car into her ex-husband’s living room probably wasn’t the smartest move ever made-but the louse deserved it. Now Lily is happily single, and she’s turned it all around. She knows she’s a good mom, a homeowner, and a businesswoman, all wrapped up in one good-looking package.

A package that police officer Tucker Matthews is dying to unwrap. This ex-military man sure doesn’t need another woman in his life. His last girlfriend left him with nothing but memories and a cat named Pinky! But living next door to Lily has been driving him nuts. He dreams about her long blonde hair and even longer legs. And maybe it’s time to go a little crazy . . . and fall in love.

Daisy's Back In Town (Lovett, Texas, #1)

 

Daisy Lee Monroe thought she’d brushed the dust of Lovett, Texas, off her high-heeled shoes years ago, but she’s come back home only to find that little has changed. Her sister is still crazy, and her mom still has pink plastic flamingos in her front yard. And Jackson Lamott Parrish, the bad boy she’d left behind, is still so sexy it hurts. She’d like nothing better than to avoid this particular man, but she can’t. Daisy has something to say to Jackson, and she’s not going anywhere until he listens.

Jackson learned his lesson about Daisy the hard way, and now the only word he’s interested in hearing from Daisy’s red lips is good-bye. But she’s popping up everywhere, and he doesn’t believe in coincidence. It seems the only way to keep her quiet is with his mouth, but kissing Daisy had once been his downfall. Is he strong enough to resist her now? Strong enough to watch her walk out of his life again? Is he strong enough to make her stay?

Stacking the Shelves (5)

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga of Tynga’s Reviews.

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Guidelines resume:

  • Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!

  • You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit!

  • I am posting Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free to post yours any day that fits you.

  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on Saturday and add your link so others can visit you!

  • Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!

Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3)

They’re here.
They ride.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Born of a match between good and evil, four siblings stand between hell’s minions and everything they want to destroy. They are the Lords of Deliverance, and they have the power to ward off Doomsday . . . or let it ride . . .

LETHAL RIDER

Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, ReganCooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he’s about to become a father.

Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he’s ever wanted-a family.

Stacking the Shelves (4)

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga of Tynga’s Reviews.

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Guidelines resume:

  • Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!

  • You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit!

  • I am posting Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free to post yours any day that fits you.

  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on Saturday and add your link so others can visit you!

  • Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!

 

Thriller 3: Love Is Murder

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Sweet Evil

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Wicked As They Come (Blud, #1)

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Alright!  I’ve shown you mine now it’s your turn.  Feel free to leave me a link to your posts in the comments section below.  Happy weekend everyone!

Feature Friday ~ Summer Vacation Edition

 

Q: Summer Break is upon us! What would be the perfect vacation spot for you to catch up on your reading & relax?

When I’m not reading I LOVE to watch old movies.  My personal ALL TIME FAVORITE is John Ford’s The Searcher’s.  It was shot on location in Monument Valley and since seeing this movie I have always wanted to go to Monument Valley.  I don’t care where I stay as long as I get to look at views like this:

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and this….

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Book Recommendation Thursday ~ The Selection by Kiera Cass

I haven’t done a Book Recommendation Thursday in a while.  Which is a shame since I’ve read a bunch of books that I would definitely recommend to other bloggers.  So I’m starting it back up this week with The Selection by Kiera Cass.  I read and reviewed this book on May 7 and I thought that it was chock full of Awesome Sauce.

The SelectionFor thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Regardless of the internet drama that surrounded this book personally, I LOVED it. What I really liked about The Selection, which I stated in my review, was that this book is an A-Typical Dystopian novel.  It doesn’t have that “In Your Face” Dystopian feel to it and I really enjoyed the A-Typicalness (yeah me making up words!) of this book.

I noticed that some people had issues with America.  For me I think it was more being naive about certain aspects of life than being completely clueless.  And America GROWS a TON as the book progresses.  I guess I just didn’t have the same issues that others had.

For those who dislike Love Triangles.  Sorry but there is one.  Well, it’s building into a love triangle anyway.  Personally, I’m Team Maxon and I think that Aspen can just suck it.

Overall, I was beyond impressed with this book and I hope that you will pick up a copy too.  Internet drama be damned this is a GREAT debut novel!

WOW ~ Let The Sky Fall edition

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

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Shannon Messenger

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston is the only survivor of the category five tornado that killed his parents. Every night since the storm, a beautiful, dark-haired girl has swept through his dreams. She’s the only clue to his past, and he clings to the hope that she’s real.

Audra is real, but she’s also a sylph. An air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even twist it into a weapon. She’s also a guardian–Vane’s guardian–and has sworn an oath to protect him at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra must help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim–the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock a memory Audra wishes could be erased. And as the storm bears down on them she starts to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

Set amongst the desert airstreams of Coachella Valley in California, and alive with wonderful wind-swept prose, LET THE SKY FALL is about two teenagers broken by their pasts, divided by their futures, and bound by love.

Available March 2013

By jrafterdark Posted in Meme Tagged

TBR Intervention #2

TBR Intervention is a weekly challenge hosted by
and April@Books4Juliet
Everyone is WELCOME to JOIN this meme. Just click the image TBR Intervention Button above to see the rules and read more about this feature.
I haven’t participated in a TBR Intervention for a while, me thinks that’s bad news.  Since my last TBR Intervention post I have finished the first book in the Charlie Madigan series and LOVED it! If you haven’t read it pick it up NOW!  Anyway….I’m currently up to my eyeballs in books that I’m currently reading.  Seriously,  I’m currently reading 7 books.
Book I’ve been working on the LONGEST:
 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
I started this book on April 18 and I’m about 240 pages in.  I’m enjoying the book very much but for some unknown reason I can’t make myself sit down and finish the book. So far out of the books that I’ve read in the series so far, I don’t really understand all the hype that came with this series.  Maybe I’ll figure it out as the series progresses? 
My pick for this week:
When You Were Mine
I downloaded this book on to my Nook yesterday and started reading it right away.  I’ve seen so many good reviews for this book I just had to have it.  So far (I’m only about 40 pages in) I’m really liking this re-telling of the “Greatest Love Story Ever Told.”

Stacking The Shelves May 12, 2012

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Tynga of Tynga’s Reviews.  Stacking the Shelves was inspired by The Story Siren’s IMM meme.  This is the place to show off all the books you got during the week.  Personally, I had a pretty decent week book wise.  I hope you’ll leave a link to your posts so that I can drop by and check out what you got this week 🙂

For Review

 Big Sky Country

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Purchased

I Hunt Killers

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City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)

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When You Were Mine

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I started this one yesterday afternoon and so far I’m really enjoying this re-telling of the “Greatest Love Story Ever Told.”  Rosie has some quirks but still very likeable.  Had a glimpse of Rob but he hasn’t made his appearance yet.

Hemlock (Hemlock, #1)

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Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #1)

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Unholy Magic (Downside Ghosts, #2)

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What did you get this week?