Stacking the Shelves #9

May 5, 2013 Uncategorized 10

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by 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!

New Adult Addiction
New Adult Addiction

Both of these book I purchased for my sixteen year old son to read.  He likes dystopians that aren’t romance related.  He loved the Furnace series, then read The Maze Runner Series, but got stuck on the third book and never finished it. Thank you to Bookish Things and Mor for recommending Rot and Ruin!  I am NOT into Zombie books, even though I did enjoy This Is Not A Test, so I probably won’t read R&R, but I’ll give Monument 14 a try.

New Adult Addiction
New Adult Addiction

Dante, Call-Me-God, Walker has been all over my blog this week.  Can I just say once again how freaking fun he was?  :)  Dante makes me smile… I might even have gotten over Warner because of Dante.  Maybe. 

One of my author friends, Melissa Pearl Guyan (author of Betwixt) recommended Valor to me.  When the ladies in my Indie Inked author group tell me a book is good, it is. Plus it was free. So I’ll definitely be checking out Valor.

I have a lot of stuff coming up on the blog this week.  Almost all my author friends have a new release this month – it’s CRAZY!  So I try to promote them when I can.  Heidi McLaughlin’s new book comes out tomorrow, Alyssa Rose Ivy’s new one is getting reviewed on Tuesday. Laura Howard’s first book is out (now actually) but her review is Friday.  Plus I have a few other books to review – the Project Five-Fifteen series is getting reviewed over at my other blog, Clean Teen Reads.  I’ll tell you right now, I loved the first book and it’s getting five stars from me, and that author is not a friend. 😉

AND…my newest book called Losing Francesca, is having it’s cover reveal tomorrow.  This book is the complete opposite of EVERYTHING I’ve written in the past. It’s young adult for one, there’s no sex, there’s no violence, no assassinations, no aliens, no winged hot dudes.  

But it does have Brody Mason.  Oh man, I think I love this character – he’s not Dante Walker, but he’s awesome. It’s an unusual coming of age story that revolves around reuniting soul mates. Here’s a sample:

“You OK?” Brody asks.

I nod as I remember to inhale. “Yeah, but I’m not sure what to do with you now that you’re here.”

He grins so wide I have to laugh. His hand comes up to my mouth and covers my lips as he bends down to whisper in my ear. “Shhh, quiet now, you’re gonna get me busted.”

And then he takes my hand and leads me over to the bed, because that’s the only place in the room to sit, besides the desk chair, and he doesn’t look interested in sitting in that old wooden thing and neither am I. I figure if you invite a boy into your room in the middle of the night, you should at the very least let him sit next to you.

He pulls me to the bed and looks at my shorts and t-shirt. “Mmmm, I like this,” he says running the hem of my shirt between his thumb and forefinger.

Oh, God.

“You’re nervous?” he asks. “You want me to leave, Fiona? I won’t stay if I’m making you nervous.”

“No,” I say quickly. “That’s not it. I mean, yes, I’m nervous, remember? No time alone with boys of any kind. This is new territory for me.”

“Well,” he says, lying back on the bed a little and then pulling me towards him. “I’d just like to say how sweet I think it is that you’ve been saving yourself for me all these years. “

I laugh again.

“I mean, really. Pining over me since you were six, it’s just so damn sweet.”

“Is this how you get lucky with all your girlfriends?”

“Yeah, it is,” he says seriously. Then he takes my hand and squeezes it. “But you’re not about getting lucky, Fiona. I’m not even going to kiss you tonight, let alone try for a home run.”

New Adult Addiction

OK – have a great week everyone!


10 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves #9”

  1. June Luu

    You got Monument 14?? I’ve been wanting to read that for ages!! Let me know if you like it, I really want to hear your opinion!!

  2. Jess Ramos

    I have Valor but haven’t read it yet. I have been wanting to read the Collector. I hear people talking about the characters all the time.

    My IMM

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