Sunday Wrap-Up #7

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 and Stacking the Shelves. I will post Sunday Wrap-up every other week.

Last week on the blog:
Blood Debt by Nancy Straight (Review)
The Journey by John A. Heldt (Excerpt)
Kiss of Surrender by Sandra Hill (Review)
The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller (Spotlight)
Gone Country by Lorelei James (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Next week on the blog:
25 Days of Authors w/ D.T. Dyllin (Interview & Giveaway)
Gravity by Melissa West (Review)
Princess Avenger by Bernadette Rowley (Review)
Feeling Death by D.T. Dyllin (Cover Reveal)
Soup of the Day by Kate McMillan (Review)
Ask Her At Christmas by Christi Barth (Review)



Scent of Magic
(Healer, #2)
By: Maria V. Snyder
Genre: YA
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As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of her friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomanical King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confident, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle.

Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet; an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.

War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible … again.


 Highlander Most Wanted
(The Montgomerys and Armstorngs, #2)
By: Maya Banks
Genre: Historical Romance
Genevieve McInnes is locked behind the fortified walls of McHugh Keep, captive of a cruel laird who takes great pleasure in ruining her for any other man. Yet when Bowen Montgomery storms the gates on a mission of clan warfare, Genevieve finds that her spirit is bent but not broken. Still, her path toward freedom remains uncertain. Unable to bear the shame of returning to a family that believes her dead or to abandon others at the keep to an imposing new laird, Genevieve opts for the peaceful life of an abbess. But Bowen’s rugged sensuality stirs something deep inside her that longs to be awakened by his patient, gentle caress—something warm, wicked, and tempting.

Bowen seizes his enemy’s keep, unprepared for the brooding and reclusive woman who captures his heart. He’s enchanted by her fierce determination, her unusual beauty, and her quiet, unfailing strength. But wooing her will take more than a seasoned seducer’s skill. For loving Genevieve, he discovers, means giving her back the freedom that was stolen from her—even if it means losing her forever.

By: Kate Avelynn
Genre: New Adult

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Sarah O’Brien is alive because of the pact she and her brother made twelve years ago — James will protect her from their violent father if she promises to never leave him. For years, she’s watched James destroy his life to save hers. If all he asks for in return is her affection, she’ll give it freely.

Until, with a tiny kiss and a broken mind, he asks for more than she can give.

Sam Donavon has been James’ best friend — and the boy Sarah’s had a crush on — for as long as she can remember. As their forbidden relationship deepens, Sarah knows she’s in trouble. Quiet, serious Sam has decided he’s going to save her. Neither of them realizes James is far more unstable than her father ever was, or that he’s not about to let Sarah forget her half of the pact . . .


 Ask Her At Christmas
By: Christi Barth
Genre: Romance
Caitlin McIntyre’s heart stops when her best friend drops to one knee and proposes. Kyle Lockhart never once hinted over the years that he has any idea she’s in love with him. Not wanting to jeopardize their friendship, she’s never let it slip. Good thing, too, since it turns out he’s only practicing—he’s about to propose to someone else.

A business merger might not be the most romantic reason to propose to a woman he barely knows, but Kyle’s determined to win the respect of the dying father who’s never seen him as quite good enough. Kyle’s always depended on Caitlin’s friendship, while trying to ignore the physical response she arouses. So he turns to her when it comes time to craft his proposal, not realizing his decision will affect their relationship, forever.

Her New Worst Enemy
By: Christy McKellen
Genre: Romance


Six months ago Ellie Holdsworthy’s life was all planned out – kids, wedding, happy ever after – until her boyfriend dumped her for another woman. When her best friend Penny, an heiress to a small fortune, looks set to run off with a gold-digger, Ellie has to save her from certain doom – and fast. Unfortunately, the only person who can help is the one person she’d rather not ask….

Little does Ellie know, persuading her brother’s best friend – commitment phobic, playboy businessman, Gideon DeLancy – to hold an intervention at his beautiful Georgian manor would be the easy part. Keeping her hands off him is a whole other matter.

Gideon doesn’t intend to fall for his friend’s snarky sister, and he sure as hell doesn’t expect their weekend to develop into a full-on sex-fest. When passion takes a strangle-hold, their differences don’t seem to matter. After all, a torrid weekend affair should be the easiest thing in the world to walk away from, so why are they finding it so difficult…?


(The Taking, #1)
By: Melissa West
Genre: YA
In the future, only one rule will matter:

Don’t. Ever. Peek.

Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.

Centaur Legacy
(Touched, #2)
By: Nancy Straight
Genre: YA

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Camille and Drake are on the run from the head of the Centaur Council, seeking the mythical pasture of Thessaly and a family heirloom that may keep them safe. As their journey progresses from the rolling hills of Ireland to the snow covered forests of South Dakota, Cami learns more about her mother’s secrets, including a twin brother and a Centaur legacy that puts a death warrant on her entire family.

Camille and Drake don’t know who to trust or where to hide. Camille’s family is quick to come to her aid, but who among them can be trusted?

A supernatural benefactor forces Drake to choose between being the man he wants to be and the Centaur warrior Camille needs him to be.


 The Boss’s Fake Fiancee
By: Inara Scott
Genre: Romance

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Is she his worst nightmare…

No relationships, that’s billionaire Garth Solen’s rule—especially not with a woman like his new employee Melissa Bencher, who thinks with her heart and not her head. But all bets are off when Melissa tries to make her jerk ex-boyfriend jealous by suggesting that she’s dating her gorgeous boss. How could she have imagined all the trouble one impulsive act could cause?

…or a dream come true?

To protect his ailing grandmother, Garth is forced to play the part of Melissa’s adoring fiancé. Now they’re trying on rings and posing for the paparazzi. The game is clear: for one month, they play the part of an engaged couple, and then they part ways. No emotions. No entanglements. But when it comes to matters of the heart, Melissa’s never been good at following the rules…



14 Thoughts on “Sunday Wrap-Up #7

  1. I’ve just finished Scent of Magic – and it is awesome!! Such a fun read! 🙂

  2. Ask her at Christmas sounds like a good read. I am looking forward to reading Scent of Magic, I cant wait to see what happens next.

    Check out my haul

  3. Gravity sounds pretty good! Enjoy your haul 🙂

    Stop by my IMM

  4. Those were great reviews 🙂 some books where new to me so now they are on my TBR list. Great job

  5. Flawed looks so good. I keep seeing it in various places but haven’t bought a copy yet.

    Hope you enjoy everything you got!

    Mind checking out my IMM?


  6. Nice haul. I am going to start Flawed tomorrow. Hope you enjoy your haul happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s The Sunday Post

  7. Great haul! I’ve been meaning to get into Maria Snyder’s books. I love the cover of Gravity. Happy reading.

    This is my IMM at Bookmunchies (:

  8. Great set! So jealous that you got Scent of Magic. Was it on Netgalley?
    My Bookish Recap

  9. I’ve heard interesting things about Gravity, and it’s tempting to pick it up, even though I’m a bit iffy about it based on cover appeal.

    Have a great week!

    My Weekly Wrap Up

  10. I am looking forward to your thoughts on Flawed and Ask Her at Christmas. Awesome week and have fun reading! The Sunday Post

  11. I’ve heard great things about Gravity and Flawed sounds like an intense book. Happy reading! 🙂


  12. That’s a lot of books! I like the look of Flawed and Gravity 🙂 I hope you enjoy them all, thanks for stopping by.

    Lauren @ Northern Plunder

  13. I’ve heard amazing things about Maria V. Snyder’s novels but I still haven’t read any of them yet. I hope to get to them soon. 🙂
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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