Taking Back Sunday

Taking Back Sunday

by Cristy Rey




After five years on the run, Sunday has finally settled into a seemingly normal life in Columbia, South Carolina. What her two best friends don't know is that Sunday has a secret past.

She is the Incarnate, a conduit of mystical energy transcendent of the mundane and the divine.

For most of her life, she served under Bernadette, the most powerful witch in the Northwest. Her power is terrifying, and what she remembers of her past-and what she doesn't-haunts her. In the year that she's been attempting to be anything but the Incarnate, Sunday has fought her abilities tooth and nail, but it's been worth it. When Sunday joins her friends' coven for an innocent gathering, Sunday discovers a darkness hidden beneath the blanket of the coven's magic and she is determined to find out who is behind it and what she has planned.

For the last four years, Cyrus has been the point man on the contract to recapture the Incarnate and deliver her to the Pastophori of Iset.

A gifted tracker and a fearless werewolf, he harbors a wild, inexplicable passion for the Incarnate that has driven him to hunt her. He was one of the original captors that brought her to Bernadette when his obsession with her began.

Having found her, Cyrus and his pack find themselves torn between two objectives: take her by force and deliver her to yet another group of fanatics...or help her uncover the traitor among her coven.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692243046
Publisher: CMW Press LLC
Publication date: 06/20/2014
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Cristy Rey is the author of the romantic urban fantasy Incarnate series. The first book, Taking Back Sunday, and a short prequel novelette, Edge of Seventeen, are available now at online retailers. She also writes and publishes unconventional romantic women's fiction. Her first standalone, Weeping Angels, is available now, and her second, Heart Grow Fonder, will be out in winter 2014/2015.

Cristy lives in Miami, FL where she is a reader and writer most of the time, and a knitter much less of the time than she was six months before she took up writing again. She writes the books that she likes to read. She describes her writing style as riot grrrl Jane Austen sprinkled with a little magic. There's always a killer soundtrack running in the background of her novels - all you need to do is turn to the playlist to know what's up.

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Taking Back Sunday 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
AnyTime_ReaderSF More than 1 year ago
I am giving this review for author Cristy Rey. This is book 1 of the Incarnate series by the author. Sunday has been on the run for almost 6 years trying to find and live a normal life away from her past. Cyrus has been searching for Sunday for the past 4 years and now that he has found her he is torn between doing his job or trying to help Sunday. This book has drama, action, witches, werewolves and warlocks. Each character interacts with the other characters great. The story line has no dead ends or bumps in the road leaving you to ask WHAT??? This is a great paranormal romance story that would be a great addition to any paranormal romance book lovers library.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Looking to dabble in a paranormal romantic and intriguing read? Never tried that walk on the supernatural side where werewolves, vampires and witches reside? Taking Back Sunday by Cristy Rey is a pretty good place to start. There is nothing too over-the-top, yet enough fantasy to get a feel for life as one who is “different.” Child abuse, life on the run, hiding away from evil, hoping for a normal life, that happens in the real world, so when Sunday, a unique and powerful witch, known as an Incarnate is finally found again, her brainwashed memory is fuzzy, but there is just something about the werewolf, Cyrus that strikes a chord with her. She knows him, but she doesn’t, or does she? Is he part of her past finally come to collect her? Cyrus is just doing his job, saving the world from the evil he has been told resides within Sunday, but the battered child he knew and the beautiful woman before him, although full of hidden power, is not evil. Does he do his job and turn her in or does he help her regain her freedom? Are there forbidden sparks between the hunter and the prey? Cristy Rey makes this paranormal journey feel like part mystery, part intrigue and part romance, all blended together into a brew that is captivating, intense and vividly detailed. From her strong heroine to her equally strong male lead, she gives the heart they need to break free of the pages and make this tale to come to life. Far from the normal, run of the mill urban fantasy, the appeal here is directed at anyone looking for a well-told story.
keleex More than 1 year ago
Taking Back Sunday is an amazing start to an amazing series. This is paranormal with a little spin. Sunday is the Incarnate. She holds incredible power that is extremely hard to handle and control. She was kidnapped by Cyrus, a werewolf and turned over to a power hungry witch. Once Sunday was able to escape she did, but left tragedy in her wake. She continues on the run for a few years and about the time she thinks she can maybe start to live a normal life she finds a warlock trying to use her friends. In the meantime, Cyrus is still looking for her and finds her. He and his pack end up helping her. They uncover many other supernatural things going on. Sunday is forced to do things that she has been running from but fate keeps finding her. She learns a lot about friendship and love and loss. She has some hard decisions to make but feels they are the right ones. Don't be fooled, there is a twist at the end that will keep you wanting more. Taking Back Sunday didn't happen but there so much more to this story. Witches, werewolves, vampires...what more could you ask for? An amazing read! Cristy Rey did a superb job! Can't wait to continue the story!
Book_Bug_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Sunday has been on the run for many years, never setting down roots in any place. Finally she's slowed down enough to make two good friends. Her friends have been trying to get her to join their coven, because she needs the support. When she finally gives in and goes with them she senses an evil presence in the coven, unknown to the other members. Cyrus has been hunting the incarnate for the last several years. He wants to just find her, and take her back to the cult that hired him to find and deliver her to them. But when Cyrus finally sees Sunday after searching for her for so long something between them changes, now he wants nothing except her. The chemistry between Sunday and Cyrus is great. They both know what they feel, and how it's something special, but they fight with what they are and what they need to do. I loved the twists and turns and figuring out Sunday's past and how it ties in with everything that is going on now AND the current threat to Sunday's best friends (and how it all connects.) It seems like it would almost be too much, but somehow it doesn't feel that way because of how seamlessly it's all blended together. I think I found a new author to stalk! I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next in the series to come out.
GoldenChild More than 1 year ago
**I was given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review** Taking Back Sunday is book #1 in the Incarnate series and I will certainly be following the rest of the series. Cristy Rey's words seem to flow effortlessly as you read this story. The journey that Sunday and Cyrus go on is not an easy one by far but reading their story is spellbinding! Rey keeps readers engaged and on edge as you read and find yourself living this story. I seriously found myself getting lost in the story line...so be sure to let the kids and mister know you'll be away for awhile
ShaynaVaradeaux77 More than 1 year ago
Supernatural NA Romance, Done Right!! I received this book in exchange for an honest review via LoP on Goodreads Okay so I was expecting this to be pretty decent but it really turned out to be fantabulous! I was engrossed in this read from start to finish and I CANNOT wait to get my hands on the next book in the Incarnate Series!! The Plot - A very well thought out plan unfolded at a steady pace and just when you thought it was going to be all gushy with instalove it was just not. The amount of action and depth to the plot struck me as Christopher Pike level writing! I am super excited to have found this series and Cristy Rey too! From start to finish it was storyline perfection and it never felt rushed or slowed. The Cast of Characters - Characters are everything to a story and determine whether or not you want to read an entire series. The MC, Sunday, is a strong female lead and when she goes into Incarnate mode I was enthralled and loved every scary second. I think she was well written and contained the strength, depth and vulnerability you could hope for. She was selflessly throwing her self in harms way yet demanding that things be done in her way. She was pretty bad ass! Cyrus is all rough and tumble and steady searching for Sunday and when their worlds collide no one gets what they bargained for. I like that the hungrily brooding wolf in him easily expresses his distaste for the Incarnate. I also love the twists and turns their characters took in their interactions. Things rapidly change and turn to crap as Sunday narrows her sights on making sure the only friends she has ever had stay safe from the preternatural world's implosion looming around the naive witches. I love that she is determined to keep them safe before doing what she knows is best and yanking her shallow roots from South Carolina and making a break again. I love the strength in Sunday's decisions and hate it at the same time! A great ending leaving me hungry for more! Scenery - I loved the scenery and the palpable nature that memories took on by just the descriptiveness. It wasn't over done or harped on but it kept you intrigued and going along with the story with ease. Summary - Over all I can't give this story any less than five stars. I really enjoyed the read and there was plenty of action and swoonidge to keep me going. It has werewolves, witches, demons, and the Incarnate. All in all a great Paranormal read that I recommend highly! I NEED the next book Cristy! Seriously! Ahh! #TeamCyrus
Book_worms77 More than 1 year ago
Book Worms was gifted this book from the Author for an honest review.  We gave this book 5 stars. This is book one in the Incarnate Series.  This review was left by Melissa a Book Worms Reviewer. Thank you Melissa.  Synopsis Sunday is on the run. Not from an ex or anything like that. She is on the run  for her life. Sunday is the "Incarnate" and has a magic that makes her very  special in the eyes of others. Especially those others that want to bring harm  to her. All she wants to do is be normal and have a normal life. After seeing  the power that is used by her former employer Bernadette, she is even more  wanting to be normal. When she joins a seemingly non-threatening coven, she  discovers just how threatening it can become. For years, Cyrus has thought of nothing but capturing the Incarnate. He sleeps,  breaths, and lives in all things of this magical creature. He's already taken  her once and now he and his pack of werewolves need to involve themselves again.  However, the circumstances have changed and he's not sure if he can take her  back again. My review... For someone who doesn't really do paranormal anymore (was a huge fan for  years)this was a great book. Sunday is a fantastic character, she is a  non-whining (which anyone who has read my reviews before hates whining)woman who  just wants to be left alone and nobody will let her. Finally giving into the  long awaited friends she's wanted for years, she goes to a coven meeting only to  find out someone is not who they say they are. I won't tell you, so don't ask.  Enter badass alpha werewolf Cyrus (swoon), he is yummy and finally getting the  person who managed to walk away after he caught her the first time, he is filled  with accomplishment. Or maybe he doesn't. There are twists and turns, bad blood,  and oh so much drama between Cyrus and Sunday. 5 Stars!!!! The writing was great and found very very few mishaps throughout the  book. Please read and even for non-paranormal fans this was a great read and I  look forward to the next one.
LinziS More than 1 year ago
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)  I really enjoyed this book!  I feel the Author did a great job with the characters, just the right amount of detail and depth. Sunday was a strong female lead and I loved her feistiness.  The story itself was original and I found it captivating and mysterious.  For fans of paranormal books Involving witches and werewolves then this is a must, I would highly recommend!  Looking forward to book 2.
shibby More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading Taking Back Sunday. Sunday was a strong character. She was incredibly powerful but craved normalcy, a sense of belonging and people to care about/care about her. She alternates between fighting her fate as the Incarnate and accepting her role. She will do whatever it takes to protect those she cares about, even if it threatens her chance at happiness. She is not perfect. She sometimes makes bad choices, freezes instead of acting and has a tendency to avoid/literally run from her problems. She is a person in an impossible situation and is doing her best survive while still holding onto hope of living a normal, happy life. Cyrus quickly grew on me, and the other characters were interesting as well. This book had everything: witches, werewolves, vampires, explosions, car chases, book clubs... I definitely recommend this book and look forward to reading the second in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You'll fall in love with these characters and want to see how their journey plays out. Highly recommended