Sunday Wrap-Up #13

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged , Stacking the Shelves and IMM. I will post Sunday Wrap-up every other week.

Last week on the blog…
Blood Poems by Colette Ntuj Chevalier (Excerpt & Giveaway)
Infinity by Sedona Venez (Excerpt & Giveaway)
Me, Him, Them, and It by Caela Carter (Review)
A Killing Touch by Nikki Duncan (Excerpt & Giveaway)
The Cat’s Meow by Stacey Kennedy (Review)
Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep (Review)

This week on the blog… 
Born In Flames by Candace Knoebel (Excerpt & Giveaway)
Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout (Review)
Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus (Review)
Midnight Engagement by Elliot McKay(Excerpt & Giveaway)
The Flesh Cartel by Rachel Haimowitz (Review)

 

Hounded
By: Kevin Hearne
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old—when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power—plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish—to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.

 Ten Tiny Breaths
By: K.A. Tucker
Genre: New Adult
Four years after losing her parents, best friend, and boyfriend in a drunk driving accident, twenty-year-old Kacey Cleary runs away to begin a new life in Miami. Hardened by the tragedy, she’s determined to keep everyone at a distance—until she meets an irresistible and mysterious neighbor who is determined to melt the ice over her heart.
A Killing Touch
By: Nikki Duncan
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Journalist Lana Quinn has a way with hard-hitting news. The story she’s uncovered has potential, but she needs the help of her best friend’s FBI team. She’s been rescued by them, worked with them, and partied with them, but convincing the second in command to believe her theory-that a killer’s touch sets off a lethal allergic reaction-is a frustrating challenge.

Especially since he excites her, body and mind. He’s a danger she shouldn’t indulge.

Aidan Burgess is resistant to helping Lana, but not for the reason she thinks. She has a knack for landing herself in trouble, which means she needs protection. Protecting her means staying near her, a journalist, who like all journalists uses whatever-and whomever-it takes to get her story. It’s a case he wants to refuse.

Especially since she lights a fire in his blood. She’s a danger he can’t afford.

As Lana follows up on lead after deadly lead, learning to trust and rely on each other becomes their only lifesaving hope. If their pride doesn’t become their final pitfall.

 Midnight Sacrifice
By: Melinda Leigh
Genre: Romantic Suspense
One by one, people are mysteriously disappearing from a small Maine town. Four months ago, a ruthless murderer killed two people and kidnapped three more, including Danny Sullivan’s sister, who barely escaped. Unfortunately so did the killer, vanishing without a trace into the vast wilderness. When the police fail to find his sister’s captor, Danny returns to Maine to hunt him down. He begins his search with another survivor, bed and breakfast owner Mandy Brown, but her refusal to cooperate raises Danny’s suspicions. What is the beautiful innkeeper hiding? Mandy Brown has a secret. But sexy Danny Sullivan, his relentless questions, and the desire that simmers between them threaten to expose the truth. A revelation that puts her family in danger. As more people disappear, it becomes clear the killer is planning another ritual?and that he’s circling in on Mandy.
Cold Kiss
By: Amy Garvey
Genre: YA
It was a beautiful, warm summer day, the day Danny died.

Suddenly Wren was alone and shattered. In a heartbroken fury, armed with dark incantations and a secret power, Wren decides that what she wants–what she “must” do–is to bring Danny back.

But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy Wren fell in love with. His touch is icy; his skin, smooth and stiff as marble; his chest, cruelly silent when Wren rests her head against it.

Wren must keep Danny a secret, hiding him away, visiting him at night, while her life slowly unravels around her. Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school, and Wren realizes that somehow, inexplicably, he can sense the powers that lie within her–and that he knows what she has done. And now Gabriel wants to help make things right.

But Wren alone has to undo what she has wrought–even if it means breaking her heart all over again.

 Alpha Instinct
By: Katie Reus
 Genre: Paranormal Romance

Fear has a scent. So does desire…

Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.

The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.

But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…

9 Thoughts on “Sunday Wrap-Up #13

  1. Nice… Congrats on the win. Enjoy your haul and your week.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s Sunday Post

  2. Alpha Instinct sounds really good and I have this on mt TBR. You had a great week in books. Happy Reading!

  3. You read Half-Blood? I love that series!!! Hope you enjoyed it. I keep meaning to read Cold Kiss. It looks good. Enjoy your books. My Sunday Post

  4. Oh, I see several books that I want. I hope you enjoy them all.

  5. I loved Ten Tiny Breaths and my review is scheduled sometime toward the end of the month. I have hounded in my tbr pile and hope to read it for the challenge! Enjoy Kristin! The Sunday Post

  6. Very cool haul. I haven’t heard of a couple books mentioned so will have to check out those titles further. Can’t wait to see what you think of Cold Kiss. Happy Reading!

    My Weekly Wrap Up

  7. Ten Tiny Breaths is a great book – and I especially love the new cover. I’ve always wanted to read Kevin Hearne’s books, but never got around to it. I hope you enjoy your books! I’m looking forward to those reviews 🙂

    Here is my STS post!

  8. Oh! Some great new additions to the shelves there. Hope you have a great week.

    My Sunday Post:
    http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-sunday-post-2.html

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