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DESCRIPTION: FRIDAY FINDS SHOWCASES THE BOOKS YOU ‘FOUND’ AND ADDED TO YOUR TO BE READ (TBR) LIST… WHETHER YOU FOUND THEM ONLINE, OR IN A BOOKSTORE, OR IN THE LIBRARY — WHEREVER! (THEY AREN’T NECESSARILY BOOKS YOU PURCHASED).
I had SUCH a hard time finding awesome book deals this week! Amazon, you failed me today–so hard!
As always, these are all epic finds under $2.00 on Amazon Kindle!…except for a small section just for this post with under $3.oo deals I don’t think you’ll want to miss!
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Goodreads Rating: 3.94 Stars
My Rating: 3.5/5 Penguins
Two years ago, Scarlet awoke in the forest alone, afraid, and unable to remember anything. Lost and confused, her life was a mystery…until she met a boy with a familiar voice.
Gabriel Archer has a voice from her past, and Scarlet’s determined to remember why. She immerses herself in his life only to discover he has a brother he’s kept hidden from her: Tristan Archer.
Upon meeting Tristan, Scarlet’s world becomes even more muddled. While she’s instinctively drawn to Gabriel, she’s impossibly drawn to Tristan–and confused out of her mind. As she tries to piece together her history Scarlet realizes her past…might just be the death of her.
The Vixen and the Vet — 4.26 Stars
Never Let You Go — 4.09 Stars
THE VIXEN AND THE VET
(inspired by “Beauty & the Beast”)
2015 Kindle Book Awards Winner
2015 RITA finalist
“With Southern charm and a deeply romantic plot, readers will fall in love with this modern day fairy tale.” –RT BOOK REVIEWS
When beautiful, ambitious reporter Savannah Carmichael approaches mysterious, wounded war hero Asher Lee for an interview, she never expects to fall for him, but she does. Savannah and Asher’s love flourishes within the safe confines of his private mansion. But as a very different news story begins to take shape, Savannah will have to choose between her ambition and her heart.
NEVER LET YOU GO
(inspired by “Hansel & Gretel”)
“Their love scenes are steamy and deliciously intense, and they are tethered to each other in a way that springs off the pages, ensnaring you in their bond.” –RT Book Reviews, 4.5-stars
In this modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel, foster children Holden and Griselda attempt to escape their abductor, but only one of them makes it to safety, while the other is returned back to hell. Ten years later, they meet again. Though the connection between them is fierce, regret, rage and a cache of physical and emotional scars lie between them. Can love make them whole again?
The Vixen and the Vet AND Never Let You Go are standalone, unrelated, unconnected romance novels inspired by traditional fairytales. HEA. Due to profanity, realistically depicted scenes of war (The Vixen and the Vet), realistically depicted scenes of kidnapping and child abuse (Never Let You Go) and very strong sexual content in both novels, these books are not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Goodreads Rating: 3.68 Stars
Little Bee, a young Nigerian refugee, has just been released from the British immigration detention center where she has been held under horrific conditions for the past two years, after narrowly escaping a traumatic fate in her homeland of Nigeria. Alone in a foreign country, without a family member, friend, or pound to call her own, she seeks out the only English person she knows. Sarah is a posh young mother and magazine editor with whom Little Bee shares a dark and tumultuous past.
They first met on a beach in Nigeria, where Sarah was vacationing with her husband, Andrew, in an effort to save their marriage after an affair, and their brief encounter has haunted each woman for two years. Now together, they face a disturbing past and an uncertain future with the help of Sarah’s four-year-old son, Charlie, who refuses to take off his Batman costume. A sense of humor and an unflinching moral compass allow each woman, and the reader, to believe that even in the face of unspeakable odds, humanity can prevail.
Goodreads Rating: 3.71 Stars
From the author of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared comes a picaresque tale of how one person’s actions can have far-reaching-even global-consequences On June 14, 2007, the king and the prime minister of Sweden went missing from a gala banquet at the royal castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill, but the truth is different.
The real story starts much earlier, in 1961, with the birth of Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in Soweto. Nombeko was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township, be it from drugs, alcohol, or just plain despair. But Nombeko takes a different path. She finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world’s most secret projects. Here is where the tale merges with then diverges from reality. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s, then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994.
This is the story of the seventh missile, the one that was never supposed to have existed. Nombeko Mayeki knows too much about it, and now she’s on the run from both the South African justice system and the most terrifying secret service in the world. The fate of the planet now lies in Nombeko’s hands. Jonasson introduces us to a cast of eccentrics: a nerve-damaged American Vietnam deserter, twin brothers who are officially only one person, three careless Chinese girls, an angry young woman, a potato-growing baroness, the Swedish king and the prime minister. Quirky and utterly unique, The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden is a charming and humorous account of one young woman’s unlikely adventure.
Goodreads Rating: 4.09 Stars
Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy. A little hapless, somewhat neurotic, sort of a hypochondriac. He’s what’s known as a Beta Male: the kind of fellow who makes his way through life by being careful and constant — you know, the one who’s always there to pick up the pieces when the girl gets dumped by the bigger/taller/stronger Alpha Male.
But Charlie’s been lucky. He owns a building in the heart of San Francisco, and runs a secondhand store with the help of a couple of loyal, if marginally insane, employees. He’s married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy. And she, Rachel, is about to have their first child.
Yes, Charlie’s doing okay for a Beta. That is, until the day his daughter, Sophie, is born. Just as Charlie — exhausted from the birth — turns to go home, he sees a strange man in mint-green golf wear at Rachel’s hospital bedside, a man who claims that no one should be able to see him. But see him Charlie does, and from here on out, things get really weird. . . .
People start dropping dead around him, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death. It’s a dirty job. But hey, somebody’s gotta do it.
Christopher Moore, the man whose Lamb served up Jesus’ “missing years” (with the funny parts left in), and whose Fluke found the deep humor in whale researchers’ lives, now shines his comic light on the undiscovered country we all eventually explore — death and dying — and the results are hilarious, heartwarming, and a hell of a lot of fun.
$1.99 Series Deals
(Note–this entire series [books 1-5] are available on Kindle Unlimited as well!)
Chase the Dark — 4.20 Stars
Bind the Soul — 4.35 Stars
Yield the Night — 4.42 Stars
Piper Griffiths wants one thing in life: To become a Consul, a keeper of the peace between humans and daemons. There are three obstacles in her way.
The first is Lyre. Incubus. Hotter than hell and with a wicked streak to match. His greatest mission in life is to get Piper into bed and otherwise annoy the crap out of her. The second is Ash. Draconian. Powerful. Dangerous. He knows too much and reveals nothing. Also, disturbingly attractive — and scary. Did she mention scary?
The third is the Sahar Stone. Top secret magical weapon of mass destruction. Previously hidden in her Consulate until thieves broke in, went on a murder spree, and disappeared with the weapon.
And they left Piper to take the fall for their crimes.
Now she’s on the run, her dreams of becoming a Consul shattered and every daemon in the city gunning to kill her. She’s dead on her own, but there’s no one she can trust — no one except two entirely untrustworthy daemons … See problems one and two.
The Complete Steel & Stone Series:
Chase the Dark (Steel & Stone #1)
Bind the Soul (Steel & Stone #2)
Yield the Night (Steel & Stone #3)
Feed the Flames (Steel & Stone #3.5)
Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone #4)
Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone #5)
$2.99 Don’t-Miss-It Deal
Goodreads Rating: 4.10 Stars
In the beginning, there’s a boy standing in the trees…
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place and out of place at the same time. Because there’s another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara’s less angelic side.
As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she’d have to make between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.
Welp, there you go! Some awesome reads for epic prices! Have you guys read any of them? Are there any you’re dying to read and bought immediately? Let me know your thoughts below!
Until next time, happy book-ing!