Sunday Wrap-Up #36

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:
Darkness Bound by JT Geissinger (Review)
Thoughtless by SC Stephens (Review)
Kat Scratched by DT Dyllin (Review)

This week on BSA:
Songbird by Jaymon Eve (Blog Tour: Excerpt & Giveaway)
The Arrow by Monica McCarty (Review)
Manga Classic: Pride & Prejudice by Stacy King (Review)
Songbird by Jaymon Eve (Review)

 

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Everything Changes
By: Samantha Hale
Release Date: Sept. 16, 2014
Genre: Contemp. YA
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Seventeen-year-old Raven Walker has never had a boyfriend. She’s never really been interested in boys. But she was always too afraid to examine what that might mean. Until she meets Morgan O’Shea and finds herself inexplicably drawn to her.

As their friendship develops, Raven is forced to face the possibility that her interest in Morgan might actually be attraction and that she might be gay.

Acknowledging the possibility opens Raven’s world to the excitement of her first romance, but it also leaves her struggling to come to terms with her sexuality and the impact it will have on her relationships with her family and friends.

 

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Echoes of Scotland Street
By: Samantha Young
Release Date: Oct. 7, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
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Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wakeup call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she’s sworn off men—especially those of the bad-boy variety.

Cole Walker is exactly the sort that Shannon wants to avoid—gorgeous, tattooed, charming, and cocky. But his rough exterior hides a good man who’s ready to find “the one.” He’s determined to pull Shannon from her self-imposed solitude and win her heart.

As Shannon opens up in the face of Cole’s steady devotion, the passion between them ignites to blazing levels. But when Shannon’s past comes back to haunt her, her fears may destroy the trust Cole has built between them—and tear them apart for good…

 

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A Vault of Sins
By: Sarah Harian
Release Date: Sept. 16, 2014
Genre: Dystopian YA
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Even though she’s escaped, twenty-two-year-old Evalyn Ibarra is anything but free. She’s desperate to return to a life that no longer exists, but prying reporters continually draw her back into nightmarish memories, using the tabloids to vilify her. Bad press is the last thing she needs during the trial of the year: the case that she and her fellow survivors staked against the Compass Room engineers. A case that could terminate the use of the inhumane system forever…

But in her dreams, she is still locked in that terrifying jail.

When she wakes, someone is trying to communicate with her in secret, through strange and intricate clues. As Evalyn follows their signs, she uncovers a conspiracy that goes so much deeper than her own ordeal. A dangerous intrigue that only she can bring to light. One that will force her to work with the one person she doesn’t want to see.

The person who owns her heart…

 

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Into Darkness
By: JT Geissinger
Release Date: Oct. 21, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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In New Vienna, capital of the oppressive global government formed after the Flash, three things are certain: the sun is poisonous, speaking out is dangerous, and being different will get you killed.

And Lumina Bohn is extraordinarily different.

Living in terror of discovery, Lu knows nothing of her past?but she knows she must pretend to be human to survive. When an incident at work triggers her astonishing powers, she becomes the target of an international manhunt. Only one person can save her: Magnus, the enigmatic stranger haunting her dreams.

Magnus rescues the outcasts called Aberrants from capture and torture. As Lu begins exploring her powers among her people, her feelings for Magnus intensify. He’s determined to stay emotionally distant, yet their smoldering passion soon becomes impossible to resist.

But when a shocking revelation threatens the lives of every remaining Aberrant, Lu and Magnus must risk everything, confronting their enemies in an explosive final stand to save their kind from the darkest fate of all: extinction.

 

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Before You Break
By: Christina Lee
Published: Feb. 18, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
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The star catcher of the college baseball team isn’t supposed to have skeletons in his closet. But Daniel Quinn is hiding a guilty past so dark he refuses to let anyone get close. Except there’s something about gorgeous, studious Ella Abrams that goes beyond the electric attraction between them—something that makes him want to open up.

Ella has suffered enough heartache and guilt to fill one of her psychology textbooks, but she keeps that part of herself hidden behind a bubbly exterior. Until she receives an anonymous call while working the suicide helpline and the voice on the other end touches something inside of her that she can’t ignore.

Soon Ella and Quinn’s physical connection heats up, even as their deep and revealing hotline talks intensify. But by the time Ella realizes that her seductive jock and her sensitive caller are the same guy, it might be too late to save him—or to stop herself from falling too far.

 

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Breathe for Me
By: Rhonda Helms
Published: Aug. 5, 2014
Genre: Paranormal YA
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Desperate to escape an arranged marriage, she made a hasty bargain with a demon, asking for liberation from an oppressive husband-to-be and the excitement of travel. But the demon’s “gift” came at a steep cost. Each time he moves her to a new city, her memory’s wiped. No one can touch her bare skin without injury or even death. And she sees the lifespan of every living being (and is, in fact, immortal herself).

All a constant reminder that she’s different than other teen girls.

But New Orleans seems to accept her as she is. She has friends and a real life in this quirky, hot city. Then Isabel meets Dominic, whose deep soul and strong character draw her to him. Her growing love gives her the courage to confront the demon, insisting the curse be broken. But the demon’s price for freedom is much, much higher than she could possibly give.

 

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Fierce
By: L.G. Kelso
Release Date: Aug. 14, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
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Tori’s MMA career was taking off, until she beat the wrong man. Her training partner, nursing a bruised ego, snapped—shattering her trust and confidence.

Three years later, Tori’s keeping her fists to herself as she struggles to put herself through college. But when a group of gangbangers hassle her at work, old habits kick in and her fists fly. Max Estrada, a frequent diner customer, steps in and gets them out of hot water, but Tori is still fired… days before tuition is due.

With no other option, she’s forced to take a desk job at her old pounding grounds, where her demons still haunt the cage and the temptation to go glove-to-glove with familiar pro-fighter, Max Estrada, is too much. The sexy Colombian draws her back into the world of MMA and revives her dreams of becoming a professional face-puncher—until Will, her old partner and current Middleweight Champion, struts back into the gym. The secret they share is an unexpected liability to his career, and he’s determined to keep her silent.

With her life on the ropes, Tori will have to face the past for a shot at winning back her future, or carry the weight of a loss even greater than before.

kRISTIN

10 Thoughts on “Sunday Wrap-Up #36

  1. I read the first NP book, loved it, now I have to catch up in time for that one. Is that the last book?

    Anyway, sorry I haven’t been around, I see BB&B is still up there, I made a new linky and I didn’t see your blog. Thought you stopped doing it. Will amend that now, I hope you can reenter so I can visit you regularly. 🙂

  2. Great looking haul – some saucy covers! ;D Haven’t heard of many of these but they sound intriguing! Hope you enjoy your reads 🙂

    Check out my SS here!

    Laura @ What’s Hot?

  3. Ooh, this is exactly why i love these incoming posts. I’ve never heard of any of these books, however i’ve now got a load more that i am interested in, that i would have probably never found. I really hope you enjoy all these wonderful books and i am now off to goodreads to check these books out a little more 🙂

    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions

  4. Oh, I’ve heard a lot of great things about the Samantha Young/On Dublin Street series! Been wanting to try that out. Hope you enjoy all your new books!

    Here’s my SP & STS (:

  5. Before You Break looks good! Enjoy all of your new books Kristin and I hope your week is amazing!

  6. Enjoy your nice haul and have a great reading week 😉

  7. I really need to start the Night Prowler series, I think I have the first two and I’ve heard pretty good things about the series. I hope you enjoy it and all the other books.

  8. I really want to try Sarah Harian’s series sometime! Breathe For Me also looks pretty good. I hope you enjoy the books. 🙂

  9. I am excited to read Everything Changes! Great haul!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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