Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sunday Post - 74 & Stacking the Shelves - 47

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Monday, Mom, my sister and I took off work to do some Christmas shopping. I think we ended up buying more for ourselves than everyone else. It was kind of a stressful week for me work wise. And that made this weekend so much better. House cleaning, decorating, wrapping presents, and of course more Christmas shopping. Oh and that 12 hours of sleep I got Friday night sure did help.


Monday: Review of Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, # 1) by Aimee Carter (3.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten 2014 New Releases I'm Stoked About
Thursday: Review of The Wager (The Bet, # 2) by Rachel Van Dyken (2 Stars)
Friday: Review of Fragments (Partials, # 2) by Dan Wells (4 Stars)

Today: Caroline @ The Attic Reviews Interviewed me on her blog


Monday: Review of Love & Respect in the Family by Dr. Emerson Eggerich
Tuesday: Top Ten Winter 2013 TBR List
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of These Broken Stars (Starbound, # 1) by Aime Kaufman & Meagan Spooner & Best of 2013 Giveaway Begins
Friday: From the Ashes: Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, # 4) by Richelle Mead

Don't forget to sign up for the 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

If You Stay (Beautifully Broken, # 1)

By: Courtney Cole

Published: February 5th 2013 by Lakehouse Press

220 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--24-year old Pax Tate is an asshole.

He’s a tattooed, rock-hard bad-boy with a bad attitude to match.

But he’s got his reasons.

His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with guilt although he doesn’t understand why. What he does know is that he and his dad are left alone and with more issues than they can count.

As Pax grew up, he tried to be the kid his father always wanted; the perfect golden boy, but it didn’t work. His dad couldn’t overcome his grief long enough to notice and Pax couldn’t keep up the impossible perfect façade.
So he slipped far, far from it.

Now, he uses drugs and women to cope with the ugliness, the black void that he doesn’t want to deal with. If he pretends that the emptiness isn’t there, then it isn’t, right?

And it’s never more apparent than when he meets Mila.
Sweet, beautiful Mila Hill is the fresh air to his hardened frown, the beauty to his ugly heart. He doesn’t know how to not hurt her, but he quickly realizes that he’s got to figure it out because he needs her to breathe.

When memories of his mother’s death resurface from where he’s repressed them for so long, Mila is there to catch him when the guilt starts making sense. Mila is the one…the one who can save him from his broken troubled heart; from his issues, from the emptiness.

But only if he can stop being an asshole long enough to allow it.

He knows that. And he’s working on it.

But is that enough to make her stay?

If You Leave (Beautifully Broken, # 2)

By: Courtney Cole

Published: August 6th 2013 by Foreve

336 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--26-year old Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be, anyway. As an ex-Army Ranger, Gabe never thought he needed anyone. But after one horrible night in Afghanistan scars him in a way that he can't get past, he needs someone who can help him heal...even if he doesn't realize it.

25-year old Madison Hill doesn't need anybody...or so she thinks. She grew up watching her parents' messed-up abusive relationship and she knows there's no way in hell that she's ever letting that happen to her.

They don't know it in the beginning, but Gabriel and Madison will soon develop a weakness: Each other.

But Gabriel's got a secret, a hidden monster that he's afraid Maddy could never overcome... And Maddy's got issues that she's afraid Gabe will never understand. They quickly realize that they need each other to be whole, but at the same time they know that they've got demons to fight.

And the problem with demons is that they never die quietly.

Before We Fall (Beautifully Broken, # 3)

By: Courtney Cole

Published: December 3rd 2013 by Forever

336 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!) ( Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | )

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Goodreads description--Sometimes, one dark moment is all it takes to turn your world black...

For 24-year old Dominic Kinkaide, that moment took place on the night of his high school graduation. One dark incident changed him forever. He's a hardened actor now, famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured in his own. He doesn't care about much of anything, except for losing himself in the roles that he plays.

23-year old Jacey Vincent doesn't realize how much her father's indifference has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn't one specific moment that wrecks a person, but rather it's an absence of moments. She's like a bird with a broken wing-strong yet fragile, as she tries to float through life, finding acceptance in the arms of random guys, one after the other... to fill the void that her father left in her.

Until she meets Dominic.

After jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, his secret and her issues create a dark and damaged energy that will soon turn their attraction to each other into an explosive storm.

Even though when the clouds have cleared and the dust has settled, both of them are almost obliterated... they've learned a priceless lesson.

Sometimes, before we fall... we fly.

Derailed (Clayton Falls, # 1)

By: Alyssa Rose Ivy

Published: September 23rd 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

260 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Kindle Freebie

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Goodreads descritpion--When you're lost, sometimes the only place you can go is home.

Broken over the death of her fiancé, Molly leaves law school to return to her childhood home in North Carolina. Expecting to lay low until she can figure out what else to do with her life, she finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart, the boy who represents everything from the past she tried to leave behind.

Looking for an escape, she instead finds a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a future she never dreamed possible.

That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!


  1. Oh my gosh yes...the sleep on the weekends is the best! Glad you've been able to recharge!

  2. I got some shopping and sleeping done this weekend too. Looks like you have some interesting new books. I don't read very many NAs. Come see what I got at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

  3. Your books look great! I hope you enjoy them! I still need to go Christmas shopping haha :/ I've only brought stuff for myself as well

  4. Michelle Albanese ParsonsDecember 8, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    No matter how hard I try every time I do christimas shopping I always get something for myself LOL.
    I dream of sleeping 12 hours :) not matter how hard I try I always wake up. Drives me crazy.
    Loving the covers of your book haul!

    Have a great week!

    Because reading is better than real life

  5. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveDecember 8, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    I'm curious about that Alyssa Rose Ivy book. I have Flight (The Cresecent Chronicles #1) but have yet to read it. (Imagine that!) And the Beautifully Broken series, Imagonna have to borrow those at some point......perhaps AFTER I actually read all the others I am "borrowing" of yours. ;)

  6. Just add them to the list that you'd like to borrow. :) I almost feel like you should keep my regular kindle and I'll keep yours and that way we have constant access to each other's kindle books! :) I kind of want a paperwhite too. And then I really wouldn't care if you just "kept" my regular kindle.

  7. When we went shopping on Black Friday, we ended up buying more for us than anyone else! haha

    Awesome books this week! I have seen a lot of love for the Beautifully Broken series :)

    Have a good week! Weekly Wrap Up

  8. I've heard some great things about the Courtney Cole series! Looks like I need to check that out!

    Here's my Stacking the Shelves

  9. We tend to buy stuff "not on the list" when we shop too, LOL. Never fails. Nice review of Pawn, very in- depth. Sounds like an interesting read.

    Have a great week.

  10. Sarah @ Girl!ReporterDecember 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    I love getting a full night's sleep, but it's all too rare, isn't it?!

    Here's how my week went.

  11. Lovely books! Hope you enjoy them all...and your Christmas shopping excursion sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. Great haul! The Beautifully Broken series really looks like something I could get into. I might have to add that to my TBR list...

    Sydney @

  13. Great haul! The Beautifully Brokes series looks great, I hope you'll like them. Happy reading! Thanks for visiting my blog.

    El @ So Bookalicious

  14. Great haul! And there's nothing wrong with doing Christmas shopping for yourself hehe, it's the best part ;)

    Many thanks for stopping by my Showcase Sunday :)

  15. Oh hope work is better this week. And glad you had a great time with your mom & sister. :) try to relax and enjoy the week.

    I too have a Sunday Post up this week, abide a bit late. ;)

  16. I'm so jealous of your 12 hours of sleep. And your Christmas shopping. I need to get crackin' on that this week.

    Hope your week is wonderful! :)

  17. Looks like you had a great week! I'm looking forward to Pawn so I'll have to check out your review of that one!

  18. Wow, 12 hours of sleep in one night? I would love to get maybe 5. Yep, 5 would be great. lol Enjoy the new books. Hope next week is a little less stressful.

    Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post.