Sunday Wrap-Up #32

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, Showcase Sunday, and Stacking the Shelves.

 

Last week on BSA:
Psi Another Day by D.R. Rosensteel (Guest Post)
Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker (Review)
Gluten-Free Breakfast, Brunch & Beyond by Linda J. Amendt (Review)
The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showlater (Review)

 

This week on BSA:
Carnival by K.B. Nelson (Cover Reveal & Giveaway)
The Bellum Prophecy by L. Marie Horton (Interview & Giveaway)
A Little Bit of Fur by Celia Kyle (Review)
Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens (Review)
Uncovering You by Scarlett Edwards (Review)

 

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A Dark and Stormy Knight
By: Suzie Quint
Genre: Romance
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Georgia McKnight would do anything for her daughter Eden, but the one thing she’s failed to do is to provide her daughter with a model of a good marriage. To remedy that, she’s set her sights on converting her friendship with Daniel, the divorced father of Eden’s best friend, into a romance. Unfortunately, she has to leave Dallas for the summer to help her parents in Hero Creek, where her ex-husband waits, scheming to win her back.

Sol McKnight has three passions in his life: riding bulls, his daughter, and the woman he married right out of high school. He’s pulled some underhanded tricks over the years in order to keep his ex-wife single. He doesn’t regret a single one of them because, well, they worked. But now, she’s come home and he has a chance to win her back for good. If he’s smart about it, maybe he can make her see that she belongs with him.

 
 

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Ghouls Rush In
By: H.P. Mallory
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Looking for a fresh start, Peyton Clark becomes the proud owner of a piece of New Orleans history: an Antebellum-era two-story house in the Garden District. It’s going to take time and a fat wallet to restore the fixer-upper to its former glory, but after her recent divorce, Peyton could use the distraction.

It’s not long before Peyton discovers she’s moved into the haunted home of a flirtatious paranormal prankster. She’s receiving kisses from unseen lips and caresses from a ghostly hand, and soon she begins to have vivid dreams, bringing her face-to-face with the incomparably handsome ghost of Drake Montague.

When Peyton grows closer to her general contractor, Ryan Kelly—who is as charming as he is alive—the chill in the air could only suggest Drake’s jealousy from beyond the grave. But even though she’s definitely attracted to and interested in Ryan, Peyton also can’t get Drake out of her dreams, or her heart, as she begins to uncover the frightening truth behind his death a century ago…

 
 

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The Arrow
By: Monica McCarty
Genre: Historical Romance
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The talents of legendary marksman Gregor “Arrow” MacGregor are crucial now, as Bruce moves to reclaim his Scottish holdings. Gregor is considered the most handsome man in Scotland, and his fame as an archer is rivaled only by his reputation with the lasses as a heartbreaker. But when his infamous face is exposed during a covert mission, Gregor is forced to lay low. He returns home only to find a new battle waiting: a daring game of seduction involving his now very grown up and very desirable ward, Cate of Lochmaben.

A born fighter, Cate was clinging to life when Gregor rescued her after a vicious English raid on her village left her mother dead. But five years later, the once scrappy orphan Gregor took under his protection has become a woman. Brave, strong, and skilled in warfare, Cate is determined to lay claim to the warrior who refuses to be trapped. The heat in his eyes tells her she has his attention . . . and his desire. But will Gregor allow his heart to surrender before danger finds them, and the truth of Cate’s identity is revealed?

 
 

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Vegan Beans From Around the World
By: Kelsey Kinser
Genre: Cookbook
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Hearty, protein-rich and delicious, beans are the perfect base for countless delectable dishes. Bringing them all together in a single volume, Vegan Beans from Around the World covers every taste sensation, including:
•Boston Baked Beans
•Southwestern Chili
•Mexican Refried Beans
•Cuban Black Beans
•Colombian Red Beans
•African Curried Black-Eyed Pea & Coconut Soup
•Greek Lentil Salad
•Tuscan White Bean Soup
•Dutch Split Pea Soup
•South Indian Dal Tadka
•Korean Mung Bean Salad
•Japanese Red Bean Ice Cream

 
 

 
 

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The Vampire Stalker
By: Allison van Diepen
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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What if the characters in a vampire novel left their world–and came into yours?

Amy is in love with someone who doesn’t exist: Alexander Banks, the dashing hero in a popular series of vampire novels. Then one night, Amy meets a boy who bears an eerie resemblance to Alexander. In fact, he IS Alexander, who has escaped from the pages of the book and is in hot pursuit of a wicked vampire named Vigo. Together, Amy and Alexander set out to track Vigo and learn how and why Alexander crossed over. But when she and Alexander begin to fall for each other, Amy wonders if she even wants him to ever return to the realm of fiction.

 
 

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Stay
By: Allie Larkin
Genre: Chick-Lit
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Savannah “Van” Leone has been in love with Peter Clarke ever since she literally fell head over heels in front of him on the first day of college. Now, six years later, instead of standing across from him at the altar, Van’s standing behind her best friend Janie as maid of honor, trying to mask her heartache and guilt as Janie marries the only man Van’s ever loved. Before, Van’s mother died, she told Van never to let Peter go, but as the couple exchanges vows, Van wonders if her fairy tale ending will ever come true.

After the wedding, Van drowns her sorrows in Kool-Aid-vodka cocktails and reruns of Rin Tin Tin, and does what any heartbroken woman in her situation would do: She impulsively buys a German Shepherd over the Internet. The pocket-size puppy Van is expecting turns out to be a clumsy, hundred-pound beast who only responds to commands in Slovak, and Van is at the end of her rope… until she realizes that this quirky giant may be the only living being who will always be loyal to her, no matter what.

Van affectionately names her dog Joe, and together, they work to mend the pieces of Van’s shattered heart. And it certainly doesn’t hurt that Joe’s vet is a rugged sweetheart with floppy blond hair and a winning smile. But when the newlyweds return from their honeymoon, Van is forced to decide just how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to have everything she ever wanted, proving that sometimes life needs to get more complicated before it can get better.

 
 

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How Dogs Love Us
By: Gregory Berns
Genre: Non-Fiction
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The powerful bond between humans and dogs is one that’s uniquely cherished. Loyal, obedient, and affectionate, they are truly “man’s best friend.” But do dogs love us the way we love them? Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns had spent decades using MRI imaging technology to study how the human brain works, but a different question still nagged at him: What is my dog thinking?

After his family adopted Callie, a shy, skinny terrier mix, Berns decided that there was only one way to answer that question—use an MRI machine to scan the dog’s brain. His colleagues dismissed the idea. Everyone knew that dogs needed to be restrained or sedated for MRI scans. But if the military could train dogs to operate calmly in some of the most challenging environments, surely there must be a way to train dogs to sit in an MRI scanner.

With this radical conviction, Berns and his dog would embark on a remarkable journey and be the first to glimpse the inner workings of the canine brain. Painstakingly, the two worked together to overcome the many technical, legal, and behavioral hurdles. Berns’s research offers surprising results on how dogs empathize with human emotions, how they love us, and why dogs and humans share one of the most remarkable friendships in the animal kingdom.

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9 Thoughts on “Sunday Wrap-Up #32

  1. Enjoy your haul! Ghouls Rush In looks like a fun read.

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  2. The Vampire Stalker looks interesting. I think I may check that one out as well. It looks like you got some good books 🙂

    have a good week
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  3. You got some great books this week!
    I hope you enjoy the all. Can I just say I love beans 🙂 that books looks interesting

    Have a great week!!!

  4. There’s definitely a theme this week for you with the dog books! 🙂 x

  5. I really like the cover for The Arrow! I hope you can stop by:

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    Colletta

  6. Nice haul! You’ve got a great selection of books this week, a lot of them are new to me. I hope you enjoy them all and thanks for stopping by my haul 🙂

  7. Nice haul Kristin the Arrow looks hot! I hope you have an awesome week!

  8. It looks like you grabbed some great books this past week. I kinda squealed a little when I saw the H.P. Mallory book. I’ve read all her other books so this will be a must have for me. Hope you have a great week and happy reading! 🙂

  9. I really like the blurb of A dark and Stormy Knight! I’m so going to check that book out 😀
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