Sunday Wrap-Up #34

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.

This week was one hell of a week. Maybe is was the whole Friday the 13th moon or something. My vehicle broke down thus leaving me with a hefty $1,000 bill. Which was a big blow considering the Mr and I just came back from a cross country drive where we had to take the vehicle in twice to get fixed. The Mr’s birthday was also this week and my boss was awesome enough to allow me to split my hours up between days so that I could take some time off to bake his cake and wrap gifts. Also, I got my NES working again. Found out that you can’t play Duck Hunt with flat screen TVs. Which really stinks. I told the Mr we will have to go to garage sales and find us an old boob tube. Every NES needs to have Duck Hunt.
Last week on BSA:
Treasures on Your Doorstep by Julia Lynam (Review)
Lost in Starlight by Sherry Soule (Character Quiz & Giveaway)
The Reapers by Jacinta Maree (Excerpt & Giveaway)

This week on BSA:
Crux by Moira Rogers (Review)
Second Chance by Jelsa Mepsey (Excerpt)
Five Ways to Fall by KA Tucker (Review)
One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Review)



Pieces of Olivia
By: Melissa West
Release Date: July 15, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
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Olivia Warren used to be a normal girl with a bright future.
But on one fated night, everything changed.

Hiding the scars of her past up her sleeves, Olivia transfers her enrollment from Columbia University to The College of Charleston, determined to pursue her own dreams for the first time in her life.

She intends to allow herself a bit of alone time to heal… that is, until she meets Preston.

Preston is best friends with her roommate, completely hot, and off-limits. But the chemistry between them is instantaneous—and as the pair begins to spend more time with one another, their feelings for each other build into something undeniable, something powerful enough to heal Olivia’s deepest scars.

Olivia tries to put her own past behind her and trust Preston, but she discovers that his past might be more present than she ever bargained for…


Shelter Me
By: Catherine Mann
Release Date: Aug 8, 2014
Genre: Contemp. Romance
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Staff Sergeant Mike Kowalski wants only one thing after he gets home from Iraq: to sleep in a king-sized bed with clean sheets. But first, he has to hand off his fallen commander’s dog, Trooper, to his family without handing off his heart to Sierra…

Sierra McDaniel needs a break. Her family life is crazy, and when she’s not mucking out kennels, she’s slogging through grad school. Sierra certainly doesn’t want another dog, especially one that reminds her of her father. And she definitely doesn’t want to see Mike with that charming smile of his…

But Trooper has a mission of his own. Before too long Mike is moving to the ranch to lend a hand—and hoping for his own second chance with Sierra.



The Vault of Dreamers
By: Caragh M. O’Brien
Release Date: Sept. 16, 2014
Genre: Sci-fi YA
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The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment of the students’ lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students’ schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What’s worse is, she starts to notice that the edges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding—and what it truly means to dream there.


Going Down in Flames
By: Chris Cannon
Release Date: June 30, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance YA
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Finding out on your sixteenth birthday you’re a shape-shifting dragon is tough to swallow. Being hauled off to an elite boarding school is enough to choke on.

Since Bryn is the only crossbreed at the Institute for Excellence, all eyes are on her, but it’s a particular black dragon, Zavien, who catches her attention.

Zavien is tired of the Council’s rules. Segregated clans, being told who to love, and close-minded leaders make freedom of choice almost impossible. The new girl with the striped hair is a breath of fresh air, and with Bryn’s help, they may be able to change the rules.

At the Institute, old grudges, new crushes, and death threats are all part of a normal day for Bryn. She’ll need to learn to control her dragon powers if she wants to make it through her first year at school. But even focusing on staying alive is difficult when you’re falling for someone you can’t have.


Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches
By: Kris Holechek Peters
Published: June 3, 2014
Genre: Cookbook
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Nothing beats the marriage of crunchy cookies and luscious ice cream. Whether you’re hosting a birthday bash, dinner party or just indulging yourself on a hot summer’s day, homemade ice cream sandwiches are the perfect frozen treat.
This book offers endless combinations of cruelty-free, decadent recipes to please any palate, including:
Traditional Favorites
•Chocolate chip cookies with vanilla bean ice cream
•Coffee cookies with chocolate nut ice cream
•Chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream
Fun Creations
•Sprinkle cookies with cake batter ice cream
•Chocolate wafers with peanut butter cup ice cream
•Shortbread with strawberry balsamic ice cream
Gourmet Treats
•Lemon cornmeal biscuits with raspberry sherbet
•Cardamom cookies with Pistachio ice cream
•Orange zest shortbread with earl grey ice cream


8 Thoughts on “Sunday Wrap-Up #34

  1. Great books, especially the last one looks appealing! I love to review cookbooks! Have fun reading everything!

  2. You know what my favorite book of yours is ? Vegan ice-cream sandwiches ! Those descriptions had me drooling. I bought a vegan cook book recently and am cooking a different recipe at least every day ! Apart from that, I’m attracted to the Vault of dreamers. Enjoy your book haul and have a great week ! (think of me when you taste those recipes !)

  3. A thousand dollar car bill, yikes! I hope you love the Vault of Dreamers, I’ve been curious about that book for a while. It seems like a really good concept. Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

  4. Shelter Me looks good. Happy Birthday to the Mister and so sorry about the car troubles. Hope this week is quiet and wonderful!

  5. I love all the books you got. I really want to check them all out, especially Shelter Me. That one has me suckered in with the rescue dogs back from war *sigh*

    Thanks for visiting me today!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

  6. Lovely books! The Vault of Dreamers sounds really and I like the Ice Cream Cookbook! They look so yummy!
    I hope your week is better than last week! Car problem always suck. Happy reading!

    Here’s my Sunday Post & STS at Bookmunchies (:

  7. I hope this week goes better for you and there are no big surprise bills.

    I think you are right. Every NES needs to have Duck Hunt. I remember playing that for hours at my cousin’s house when I was a kid. I was decent at Duck Hunt, but I really rocked Doctor Mario.

  8. Eeeek!! 1000 is a lot. My car needs to go to the garage this week and I’m praying it won’t cost that much!! Great books. I have The Vault Of Dreamers and Going Down in Flames on my wish list. Enjoy!!

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