Sunday Wrap-Up #35

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:
Third Rail by Rory Flynn (Excerpt)
Kissed by Darkness by Shea Macleod (Review)



So as you may have noticed I was missing for a few weeks. That’s because the Mr. got new orders and we were moving to his next duty station. So, I was a little busy packing and unpacking.

We moved from here:

To here:
Three weeks after being at the new place, we have finally started to settle in. Granted the house is still a mess, but things are starting to come together. I have to admit, the Mojave desert is very beautiful but I’m loving the fact that we live practically on the ocean. I can see it from the house, we’ve taken the dog for walks along the boardwalk, and the other day we took a walk down to the harbor. Yup, I’m enjoying the new place quite a bit.




Irresistable Force
By: D.D. Ayres
Release Date: Aug. 26, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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For Shay Appleton, it’s love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is brought into the animal shelter where she works. She just knows he’ll make a terrific watch dog—and with an abusive ex who won’t let go, she needs all the protection she can get. But Shay never suspected that her new pet is actually a trained police K-9 named Bogart—until Bogart’s even more gorgeous, human partner shows up on her doorstep.

Officer James Cannon is one tall, strong alpha male who’s convinced that Shay stole his dog. But once he gets closer to the suspect, he realizes that this stubborn, independent woman not only needs a guard dog, she needs James as well. It seems that someone from her past is stalking her, and threatening her life. When danger meets desire, will James risk his career and his best friend…to protect the woman who’s stolen his heart?


By: Erin McCarthy
Release Date: Sept. 1, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
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Kylie Warner prides herself on being optimistic, but after finding her best friend in bed with her boyfriend and flunking chemistry, her upbeat attitude has taken a dive. Even an impromptu hook-up with her sexy new chemistry tutor only brightens her mood slightly. After all, it’s not like she’ll ever see the tattooed scholar again…

While he’s a whiz at complex equations, Jonathon Kadisch has trouble when it comes to figuring out women. So when Kylie tells him that she’s pregnant after their night of passion, he’s at a complete loss. He’s prepared to be a good father—unlike his own deadbeat dad—but he’s less prepared to fall for the genuine and alluring blonde bearing his child.

With emotions running high, Kylie wonders if Jonathon’s devotion is out of growing love or looming obligation. And when heartbreak threatens to tear them apart, Jonathon will have to fight for the only girl who’s ever made him feel whole…


By: Adam J. Gallardo
Release Date: Aug. 26, 2014
Genre: Y/A Horror
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My name is Courtney Hart, and I’m here to tell you about things that suck. Being born in a podunk town like Salem, Oregon, for one. Living in a world infested with zombies? That, too. And the meat heads I go to school with? I think I’d actually take the undead over them most days. But I have a plan to get out of here and move to New York. I just have to keep selling Vitamin Z along with your fries at The Bully Burger. The secret ingredient? Zombie brains.

I’ve noticed things are getting even worse lately, if that’s even possible. The zombies seem to be getting smarter and faster. If I can avoid being arrested, eaten by shufflers, or catching the eye of some stupid boy, I should be able to make it through finals week still breathing. . .


By: D.T. Dyllin
Release Date: Sept. 2014
Genre: Dystopian Erotic Romance

M-Day was the dawn of a brand new harsher world. A world where old lives could be left behind and secrets buried for good. At least that’s exactly what Tammie Miles had planned. But even with her new identity as Evo, she discovers that your past is never far. When a man from her old life tracks her down, will she risk everything to keep her secrets? Or will she finally learn that maybe even she can love the right man?




Dragonfire Series, #1-8
By: Deborah Cooke
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Dragonfire is a paranormal romance series featuring dragon shape shifter heroes on quest to save humanity.


GoodiesMy friend got me a going away present before we left the desert. She said she wanted to give me a few of her favorite books. I cannot wait to read them.


Eating Stone
By: Ellen Meloy
Genre: Non-Fiction
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Long believed to be disappearing and possibly even extinct, the Southwestern bighorn sheep of Utah’s canyonlands have made a surprising comeback. Naturalist Ellen Meloy tracks a band of these majestic creatures through backcountry hikes, downriver floats, and travels across the Southwest. Alone in the wilderness, Meloy chronicles her communion with the bighorns and laments the growing severance of man from nature, a severance that she feels has left us spiritually hungry. Wry, quirky and perceptive, Eating Stone is a brillant and wholly original tribute to the natural world.


Jitterbug Perfume
By: Tom Robbins
Genre: Fantasy/Humor
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“Jitterbug Perfume” is an epic. which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn’t conclude until nine o’clock tonight [Paris time]. It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle. The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god. If the liquid in the bottle is actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon becaused it is leaking and there is only a drop of two left


House of Leaves
By: Mark Z. Danielewski
Genre: Horror
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Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth — musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies — the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children.

Now, for the first time, this astonishing novel is made available in book form, complete with the original colored words, vertical footnotes, and newly added second and third appendices.

The story remains unchanged, focusing on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.

Of course, neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story — of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams.


10 Thoughts on “Sunday Wrap-Up #35

  1. Zomburbia looks awesome. It looks like you are moving on up!! Beautiful.

  2. Wow, sound like you got moved to Southern California or Pensacola. I live near the ocean but I can’t see it from my house. I have a salt water river in my backyard but where it hits the actual ocean is about a mile out.

    The desert is beautiful, but I have to be by the sea.

  3. I enjoyed Shatter. It wasn’t my favorite in the series, but it was still really good. I love visiting the beach and I think it would be kind of cool to live there, but I live close enough that traveling there anytime I want isn’t uncommon. Hope you enjoy your new books and continue to get settled in.

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  4. Whew! That’s quite the change! I’m about 2 hours from the ocean. Seems no matter where I’ve lived my whole life that’s about how far from it I wind up. lol Glad yall made it safely to your new station!

  5. That is a great move! I think if you are going to move anyplace you would want it to be from the desert to the ocean 🙂 Good luck in your new home and enjoy all your new reads!!!

    Have a great week!!!

  6. That’s quite a move! It definitely sounds like you’re enjoying it. What a fun gift from your friend! Hope you enjoy your new books!

  7. Fiza @ I'll Read Till I Drop on 27 July, 2014 at 5:11 pm said:

    That’s a great move! Love the beach oh you lucky bird 😉
    Enjoy your walks and your books!

    My Sunday 

  8. Great haul this week, you have a brilliant selection of books. Wow, I would love to be able to have a view like that! I hope you enjoy all of your books this week 🙂 Here’s my STS.

  9. You have some very delicious looking books in there! I hope you enjoy them all, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  10. Ahhh I’m so jealous that you get to live on the ocean! That’s always been a dream of mine. I love the ocean SO much. Congrats on the new place, hope you’re settling in ok 🙂

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