Sunday Wrap-Up #5

Sunday Wrap Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up during the week. 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 and Stacking the Shelves.


If you’ve not noticed, BSA got a makeover! My lovely co-blogger Marissa, made up the header featuring an anonymous young lady. I’ve got to say that I love the change! I’m currently in the process of having t-shirts made with the logo. Yes… I love it THAT much 🙂

Last week on the blog…
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young (Review)
The Recruit by Monica McCarty (Review)
Wild Encounter by Nikki Logan (Review & Giveaway)
Forever Werewolf by Michelle Hauf (Review)
Rogue Hunter: Inquest by Kevis Hendrickson (Spotlight & Giveaway)
Rockoholic by C.J. Skuse (Review)

This week on the blog…
Hidden Gates by D.T Dyllin (Cover Reveal)
One Night with a Hero (Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway)
The Wicked Series by Calinda B. (Blog Tour: Interview & Giveaway)
$200 Have It Your Way (Giveaway)
Men of the Military Blog Hop (Giveaway)

For Review…

On Dublin Street
By: Samantha Young

Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare…

Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.

But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.

 Rescue My Heart
(Animal Magnetism, #3)
By: Jill Shalvis

After a tragic stint in the National Guards, Adam Connelly returns to Idaho and to Belle Haven, the animal shelter he owns with his brothers. All Adam wants is to be alone. Then he opens the door to the past—the woman whose heart he once broke. Still gorgeous, still tough-as-nails, but this time, unusually vulnerable.

Holly Reid learned the hard way to never depend on a man for anything. Now, of all men, it’s the last one she wants to see, and the only one she needs. Her father has gone missing in the Bitterroot Mountains and she could use someone with tracking skills to help find him.

For Holly and Adam, each with their ghosts, a trek this desperate, this unpredictable, and this intimate, will have its share of risks—including opening their hearts one more time.

One Night with a Hero
(The Hero, #2)
By: Laura Kaye
He wants just one night…

After growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, Army Special Forces Sgt. Brady Scott vowed never to marry or have kids. Sent stateside to get his head on straight—and his anger in check—Brady’s looking for a distraction. He finds it in his beautiful new neighbor’s one-night-only offer for hot sex, but her ability to make him forget is addictive. Suddenly, Brady’s not so sure he can stay away.

…what they need is each other.

Orphaned as a child, community center director Joss Daniels swore she’d never put herself in a position to be left behind again, but she can’t deny herself one sizzling night with the sexy soldier who makes her laugh and kisses her senseless. When Joss discovers she’s pregnant, Brady’s rejection leaves her feeling abandoned. Now, they must overcome their fears before they lose the love and security they’ve found in each other, but can they let go of the past to create a future together?

 Her Miracle Man
By: Nikki Duncan
A last wish brings them together. Only love can keep them there.

Children’s hospital administrator Ryland Davids was attracted to event planner Jennalyn James the moment he saw her. He thought there would be plenty of time to get to know her—until her younger sister, Sabrina, was admitted with complications from traumatic brain injury.

When Jennalyn comes face to face with Ryland at a charity event, the pain comes rushing back, threatening to shatter her everything’s-fine façade. It doesn’t help that the lump in her throat is mostly her heart, leaping in response to his touch.

Despite her reluctance to return to the scene of her grief, she fulfills Sabrina’s final request to plan a series of Christmas events for the kids. Over the course of A Month of Miracles, Ryland and Jennalyn discover there’s the light of hope at the end of grief’s dark tunnel. But it may not be enough to heal her broken heart.

Volition
(Volition, #1)
By: Shawn Kirsten Maravel

Charlotte Rush would be the first to admit that her life is no rollercoaster ride. Her days are laced with ordinary and at times boring monotony. But with a heart that finds itself frequently broken she’s happy to say that she’s content.

When her friends convince her to spend the night out at a club to let loose and maybe even find a guy, she finally admits that her life might be missing something.

No sooner does she let go of her inhibitions does she find herself waking up in a dark hotel room in the presence of Joel, a man who carries mystery in his eyes and familiarity in his smile. Against reason Charlotte decides to trust him based solely on one thing. Somehow, she is sure that she knows him.

In a race against time to find answers and to solve the crime committed against her Charlotte finds herself falling for him. However, with nothing but mystery surrounding him she can’t even be sure that he’s the hero at all. While knowing all of the right things to say he still manages to tell her nothing. As a battle is waged over the innocence of her cryptic stranger, Charlotte discovers that much greater danger awaits her. And the mysteries behind who and what Joel is will lead Charlotte to discover that heaven and earth are not so far apart.

Severance
(Volition, #2)
By: Shawn Kirsten Maravel
Severance is the bone-chilling, adrenaline-filled sequel to Volition. Charlotte finds herself hoping against reason that her life couldn’t really have taken the devastating turn that it has. With Joel still dangerously out of the picture, and no signs that he may ever come back, she finds herself up against an even more dangerous threat. A sexy and cunning threat that is bound to tear what she has always known to be her reality down for good.

When things finally start to look up, another curve-ball is thrown her way, promising to give her what she’d hoped for since meeting Joel, an answer it seems that came a little too late. What Charlotte thought she’d once known to be the truth filters through her fingers, leaving her to believe that her world and the afterworld are much more tangled than she’d originally expected. She comes to find that love and lust are no longer the sole deciders of her fate, but revenge. A lifetime of secrets unfold and Charlotte discovers that Joel hasn’t been the only one watching over her all of these years.

Won…
The Heat of His Kiss
By: Kastil Eavenshade

When Mandy Weaver witnesses her fae brethren Justin find his beloved and life mate, her own eternal time clock ticks down to the last seconds. She hasn’t many moon cycles left before her choice to return to the heavens where she belongs is ripped away.

All because of a curse bestowed by Aphrodite and carried out by her son Eros. But Mandy can’t settle for the first man who charms her out of her clothes. If it’s not true love, she will be forced to live among the humans forever with an insatiable need for intimate contact every full moon.

To make matters worse Eros—the god responsible for damning her kind to the moral world—wants her for his own. Can she resist the man who caused her exile or submit to his charms?

  Offside
(The Barker Triplets, #1)
By: Juliana Stone
When hockey phenom Billie-Jo Barker returns home and decides to play in the local Friday night hockey league, all hell breaks loose. Not because Billie’s talent is in question, but because Billie is a woman. And though these are modern times, some of the local guys still have a problem letting a girl into their ‘men’s club.’

Soon, Billie is at the center of a small town battle of the sexes, with everyone choosing sides. Her sisters. The townsfolk. Her friends. And yet, the only person whose opinion she cares about doesn’t seem to care much at all. Logan Forest, the man who broke her heart when she was eighteen and the man she now shares the bench with every Friday night.

She’s got a lot to prove and though Billie Jo Barker scores on the ice, will this girl ever score with the man of her dreams?

Bought…
Catching Jordan
(Hundred Oaks, #1)
By: Miranda Kenneally
What girl doesn’t want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn’t just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that’s just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But everything she’s ever worked for is threatened when Ty Greeen moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he’s also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan’s feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart’s on the line?

Scorch
(Croak, #2)
By: Gina Damico
Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to damn souls. That makes her pretty scary, even to fellow Grims. But after inadvertently transferring her ability to Zara, a murderous outlaw, Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little town she calls home.

To escape the townspeople’s wrath, she and her friends embark on a wild road trip to DeMyse. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex. Her best chance at escape would be to stop Zara once and for all—but how can she do that from DeMyse, where the Grims seem mysteriously oblivious to Zara’s killing spree?

For Giveaway…

My mom went to Gina’s book signing when in she stopped in town and had a couple of extra books signed for an upcoming giveaway. My mom is awesome!

Croak
(Croak, #1)
By: Gina Damico

Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteen-year-old Lex’s parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape.

But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than shoveling manure. He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business.

She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex can’t stop her desire for justice – or is it vengeance? – whenever she encounters a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again.

Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with her reaper skills?

Scorch
(Croak, #2)
By: Gina Damico
Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to damn souls. That makes her pretty scary, even to fellow Grims. But after inadvertently transferring her ability to Zara, a murderous outlaw, Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little town she calls home.

To escape the townspeople’s wrath, she and her friends embark on a wild road trip to DeMyse. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex. Her best chance at escape would be to stop Zara once and for all—but how can she do that from DeMyse, where the Grims seem mysteriously oblivious to Zara’s killing spree?

What books did you get this week?

10 Thoughts on “Sunday Wrap-Up #5

  1. Looks like you got a lot of good stuff. Congrats on your signed copies! I only have one signed book, but it’s my most treasured. 🙂

    Check out my IMM & SP.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. uh oh … looks like someone brought in more books than they read. (Ask me why I recognized THAT symptom so quickly …)

  3. Signed books of Scorch and Croak..eep! I so need to read Scorch! An amazing haul and week on the blog. Thanks for sharing your news on The Sunday Post

  4. I’m looking forward to Gina Damico’s books, I think they will be great 🙂
    Nice haul 🙂

  5. Ohh Rescue My Heart sounds cute. I love covers with animals on it hehehe

  6. I really liked Croak, I still have to read Scorch though 🙂 You’ve got a lot of great books, Dublin Street looks interesting. Happy reading!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I like the logo, I can’t wait to see the t-shirts.

    You got a nice haul this week and signed books are wonderful. What a nice mom you have. 🙂

    Happy reading!

  8. Awesome Haul! I’m a new follower through GFC as lucyatmax/no picture. I can be found and followed at bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com . Just posted my first Sunday Post. Hopefully there will be many more!
    Looks like you will be busy!
    Happy Reading,
    Beth

  9. I hope you enjoy all your books! I’ve been wanting to start the Croak series for a while 🙂

    Here is my weekly round up post
    Lauren @ Northern Plunder.

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