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April Freebies Fair Blitz

 

April’s Freebie Fair! 46 FREE Books for a LIMITED TIME!

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GUEST POST

5 Elements of Steampunk & Why You Should Add it to Your TBR List

1. Beautiful World-Building – Gif – http://gph.is/2cWUDl8

Steampunk is science fiction which takes place in the past. An alternate history where inventions, gadgets, and personal conveniences do not belong, and yet, are there. Often these inventions are powered by steam, hydraulics, clockwork, gyroscopic action, or pretty much anything but gasoline. The author has to create a beautiful Victorian setting where mechanical items exist that shouldn’t in Victorian history.

2. Strong Female Characters – Gif – https://media.giphy.com/media/l0HlzsBr1ItdlhWYE/giphy.gif

It was in the Victorian era that feminism grew by leaps and bounds and the suffrage movement gained major traction. Because of the strong influences of women in the time period in which steampunk has its roots, they tend to take centerstage in the interpretation of this genre. Who doesn’t like a woman who steals the show or takes charge?

3. Action and Adventure – Gif – http://gph.is/1yx3IFz

What would inventive fiction be without an inventive plotline? In Steampunk you will find a bit of drama, a bit of fantasy, a tad of mystery, but generally, you’ll find adventure that expands the horizons of your imagination… often viewed from an airship or mechanical animal.

4. Fun Fashion and Costumes – Gif – http://gph.is/1Q2OnRm

Not many genres can boast an entire theme of Cosplay. People love to dress in steampunk fashions for Comic Cons, book conventions, Halloween, and parties. Even the high fashion world has runway shows dedicated to this style of dressing. Go to Etsy and search “steampunk” you’ll find all sorts of fun things to wear while you read.

5. It’s More Familiar Than You Think

 

The gifs in this post are all from movies or shows you may have watched: Wild Wild West with Will Smith, Stardust with Claire Danes, the animated film, Howl’s Moving Castle, and episodes of Dr. Who. If you’ve loved any of these shows, you’ve already gotten a taste of Steampunk. Don’t pass up the chance to read a book or watch a movie just because of the clever combination of past and present themes. Give it a try and you may find yourself a new fan of the genre!

By Pauline Creeden
http://paulinecreeden.com
http://facebook.com/PaulineCreeden

 

 

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Friday Fever (#18)

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Hello, and welcome to Friday Fever–your one stop igloo for all things bookish and sales-worthy!

I decided to make this meme because:

1.) I don’t know who hosts the Friday Finds posts anymore;
2.) I’m too lazy to go seeking out the new host, if there is one;
3.) I always did my own thing with Friday Finds anyway, so why not just make it OFFICIALLY my own idea?!

As  always, these are all epic finds under $2.00 $5.00 on Amazon Kindle!
Click the cover to be taken to the AMAZON page!

Remember:  these deals can change at any time.  ALWAYS double check before hitting the buy button!

No descriptions because HOLY BOOKS, PENGUINS (also, lazy)!

Today’s Theme: A Pocketfull of HYPE

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1-99deals

Code Name Verity by [Wein, Elizabeth E.]

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by [Weingarten, Lynn]

The Girl Who Fell by [Parker, S.M.]

Timekeeper by [Sim, Tara]

3-99deals

The Animal Under The Fur by [Mellow, E.J.]

Zeroes by [Westerfeld, Scott, Lanagan, Margo, Biancotti, Deborah]

4-99deals

The Cemetery Boys by [Brewer, Heather]

We All Looked Up by [Wallach, Tommy]

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) (Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults) by [Andrews, Jesse]

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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!

Posted up your own awesome FRIDAY FEVER?!  Leave a link in the comments!  Don’t forget to link up with others and find even MOAR awesome book deals!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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YOU GUYS!

Replica by [Oliver, Lauren]

IS TOTALLY ON SALE RIGHT NOW for your kindle/ereaders and OH MAH PENGUINS, I’m freaking out just a little bit!

I don’t think I’ll be picking it up myself because I want the physical copy BUT I thought there might be a good few of you out there who’d love to jump on this chance…. so…. GO JUMP ON IT!

Just click RIGHT HERE!

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Friday Fever (#17)

fridayfever

Hello, and welcome to Friday Fever–your one stop igloo for all things bookish and sales-worthy!

I decided to make this meme because:

1.) I don’t know who hosts the Friday Finds posts anymore;
2.) I’m too lazy to go seeking out the new host, if there is one;
3.) I always did my own thing with Friday Finds anyway, so why not just make it OFFICIALLY my own idea?!

As  always, these are all epic finds under $2.00 $5.00 on Amazon Kindle!
Click the cover to be taken to the AMAZON page!

Remember:  these deals can change at any time.  ALWAYS double check before hitting the buy button!

No descriptions because HOLY BOOKS, PENGUINS (also, lazy)!

Today’s Theme: A Few Big Names

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1-99deals

Unplugged by [Freitas, Donna]

Solitaire by [Oseman, Alice]

Cut Both Ways by [Mesrobian, Carrie]

2-99deals

The Crash of Hennington by [Ness, Patrick]

Prince Charming by [Celi, Sara, Celi, S]

3-99deals

Garden of Thorns by [Mitchell, Amber]

Tight Knit by [Martin, Allie, Brennan, Allie ]

4-99deals

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass series) by [Maas, Sarah J.]

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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!

Posted up your own awesome FRIDAY FEVER?!  Leave a link in the comments!  Don’t forget to link up with others and find even MOAR awesome book deals!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Friday Fever (#16)

fridayfever

Hello, and welcome to Friday Fever–your one stop igloo for all things bookish and sales-worthy!

I decided to make this meme because:

1.) I don’t know who hosts the Friday Finds posts anymore;
2.) I’m too lazy to go seeking out the new host, if there is one;
3.) I always did my own thing with Friday Finds anyway, so why not just make it OFFICIALLY my own idea?!

As  always, these are all epic finds under $2.00 $5.00 on Amazon Kindle!
Click the cover to be taken to the AMAZON page!

Remember:  these deals can change at any time.  ALWAYS double check before hitting the buy button!

No descriptions because HOLY BOOKS, PENGUINS (also, lazy)!

Today’s Theme:  Urban Fantasy

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The Witches of BlackBrook by [Thawer, Tish]

Sorceress Awakening (A Gargoyle and Sorceress Tale Book 1) by [Blackwood, Lisa]

1-99deals

Ink and Bone (The Great Library Book 1) by [Caine, Rachel]

Steelheart (Reckoners Book 1) by [Sanderson, Brandon]

Firefight (Reckoners Book 2) by [Sanderson, Brandon]

Green Girl: A Novel (P.S.) by [Zambreno, Kate]

2-99deals

The Queen of the Night by [Chee, Alexander]

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone Book 1) by [Taylor, Laini]

These Vicious Masks by [Shanker, Tarun, Zekas, Kelly]

Sorceress Rising (A Gargoyle and Sorceress Tale Book 2) by [Blackwood, Lisa]

3-99deals

The Daughters of Maine (Witches of BlackBrook Book 2) by [Thawer, Tish]

Sorceress Hunting (A Gargoyle and Sorceress Tale Book 3) by [Blackwood, Lisa]

 

 

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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!

Posted up your own awesome FRIDAY FEVER?!  Leave a link in the comments!  Don’t forget to link up with others and find even MOAR awesome book deals!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Friday Fever (#14)

fridayfever

Hello, and welcome to Friday Fever–your one stop igloo for all things bookish and sales-worthy!

I decided to make this meme because:

1.) I don’t know who hosts the Friday Finds posts anymore;
2.) I’m too lazy to go seeking out the new host, if there is one;
3.) I always did my own thing with Friday Finds anyway, so why not just make it OFFICIALLY my own idea?!

As  always, these are all epic finds under $2.00 $5.00 on Amazon Kindle!
Click the cover to be taken to the AMAZON page!

Remember:  these deals can change at any time.  ALWAYS double check before hitting the buy button!

No descriptions because HOLY BOOKS, PENGUINS (also, lazy)!

Today’s Theme:  It’s Gonna Be LOVE

because…I felt like it, okay?!

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A Totally '80s Romance (Boxed Set Books 1-3) by [Moore, Addison]

The Devil, the Witch and the Whore (The Deal Book 1) by [Cross, Amy]

1-99deals

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by [Ness, Patrick]

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Box Set: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by [Adams, Douglas]

2-99deals

Just Juliet by [Reagan, Charlotte]

Girls Like Me by [StVil, Lola]

Forever for a Year by [Gottfred, B. T.]

Winter's Tale by [Helprin, Mark]

3-99deals

Crown of Lies (Truth and Lies Duet Book 1) by [Winters, Pepper]

Throne of Truth (Truth and Lies Duet Book 2) by [Winters, Pepper]

Keeping Her Secret (Endless Summer) by [Nicolas, Sarah]

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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!

Posted up your own awesome FRIDAY FEVER?!  Leave a link in the comments!  Don’t forget to link up with others and find even MOAR awesome book deals!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

 

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Friday Fever (#13)

fridayfever

Hello, and welcome to Friday Fever–your one stop igloo for all things bookish and sales-worthy!

I decided to make this meme because:

1.) I don’t know who hosts the Friday Finds posts anymore;
2.) I’m too lazy to go seeking out the new host, if there is one;
3.) I always did my own thing with Friday Finds anyway, so why not just make it OFFICIALLY my own idea?!

As  always, these are all epic finds under $2.00 $5.00 on Amazon Kindle!
Click the cover to be taken to the AMAZON page!

Remember:  these deals can change at any time.  ALWAYS double check before hitting the buy button!

No descriptions because HOLY BOOKS, PENGUINS (also, lazy)!

Today’s Theme:  You’ve Seen These Books Before

cause, y’know, some of these have been featured by the penguin in the past!  That’s right, penguins–today is all about the DEJA BOOK VU!

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99cents

Lost and Found (Lost & Found Book 1) by [Williams, Nicole]

1-99deals

Anna and the French Kiss by [Perkins, Stephanie]

The Museum of Heartbreak by [Leder, Meg]

Blackhearts by [Castroman, Nicole]

My Life Next Door by [Fitzpatrick, Huntley]

Exquisite Captive (The Dark Caravan Cycle Book 1) by [Demetrios, Heather]

2-99deals

Lana's Ex Prom Date by [Sparling, Amy]

Ella's Twisted Senior Year by [Sparling, Amy]

A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel (Shades of Magic) by [Schwab, V. E.]

Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire Book 1) by [Lawrence, Mark]

3-99deals

The Boyfriend Whisperer by [Budzinski, Linda]

The Breakup Support Group by [Young, Cheyanne]

The Space Between Trees by [Williams, Katie]

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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!

Posted up your own awesome FRIDAY FEVER?!  Leave a link in the comments!  Don’t forget to link up with others and find even MOAR awesome book deals!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

 

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Friday Fever (#12)

fridayfever

Hello, and welcome to Friday Fever–your one stop igloo for all things bookish and sales-worthy!

I decided to make this meme because:

1.) I don’t know who hosts the Friday Finds posts anymore;
2.) I’m too lazy to go seeking out the new host, if there is one;
3.) I always did my own thing with Friday Finds anyway, so why not just make it OFFICIALLY my own idea?!

As  always, these are all epic finds under $2.00 $5.00 on Amazon Kindle!
Click the cover to be taken to the AMAZON page!

Remember:  these deals can change at any time.  ALWAYS double check before hitting the buy button!

No descriptions because HOLY BOOKS, PENGUINS (also, lazy)!

Today’s Theme:  I AM FREAKING OUT, PENGUINS!

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Under the Never Sky by [Rossi, Veronica]

1-99deals

Emmy & Oliver by [Benway, Robin]

A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes Novel) by [Cavallaro, Brittany]

The Dark Days Club (A Lady Helen Novel) by [Goodman, Alison]

Counting by 7s by [Sloan, Holly Goldberg]

Did I Mention I Love You? (Did I Mention I Love You (DIMILY) Book 1) by [Maskame, Estelle]

The Great Hunt (Eurona) by [Higgins, Wendy]

2-99deals

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by [Han, Jenny]

Love, Lies and Spies by [Anstey, Cindy]

The Star-Touched Queen by [Chokshi, Roshani]

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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!

Posted up your own awesome FRIDAY FEVER?!  Leave a link in the comments!  Don’t forget to link up with others and find even MOAR awesome book deals!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

 

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Friday Fever (#11)

fridayfever

Hello, and welcome to Friday Fever–your one stop igloo for all things bookish and sales-worthy!

I decided to make this meme because:

1.) I don’t know who hosts the Friday Finds posts anymore;
2.) I’m too lazy to go seeking out the new host, if there is one;
3.) I always did my own thing with Friday Finds anyway, so why not just make it OFFICIALLY my own idea?!

As  always, these are all epic finds under $2.00 $5.00 on Amazon Kindle!
Click the cover to be taken to the AMAZON page!

Remember:  these deals can change at any time.  ALWAYS double check before hitting the buy button!

No descriptions because HOLY BOOKS, PENGUINS (also, lazy)!

Today’s Theme:  The Unknown

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99cents

One Wish Away (Djinn Empire Book 1) by [Seymour, Ingrid]

The Undelightened by [Deyo, Bentz]

1-99deals

And We Stay by [Hubbard, Jenny]

Wide Awake by [Levithan, David]

A Court of Thorns and Roses by [Maas, Sarah J.]

Wringer by [Spinelli, Jerry]

2-99deals

The Memory of Light by [Stork, Francisco X.]

The Kingdom of Little Wounds by [Cokal, Susann]

Death to the Witch-Queen!: A Post-Apocalyptic Western Steampunk Space Opera (The Avenjurs of Williym Blaik & the Cyborg Qilliara Across the Ruins of Space-Time Book 1) by [Lentz, P.K.]

3-99deals

Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1) by [Gabaldon, Diana]

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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!

Posted up your own awesome FRIDAY FEVER?!  Leave a link in the comments!  Don’t forget to link up with others and find even MOAR awesome book deals!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

 

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GUYS GUYS GUYS!

The Female of the Species by [McGinnis, Mindy]

IS ON SALE TODAY for your ereaders over on the lovely amazon!  I mean, I can’t even?!?!?! I of course immediately picked it up because OH MY PENGUINS, the things I’ve heard about this book!

So…if you’ve had your eye on it, I recommend you GOGOGOGOGOGO pick it up for the cheap before the deal disappears!  (I mean, all you have to do is click the cover above…)