Friday, October 20, 2017

Reading on a budget:

Authors work really hard to give readers a story that they can sit down and enjoy, and authors deserve to be compensated for that. But if you're an avid reader these books can add up to a pretty substantial amount and not everyone can afford to buy multiple books a month. And let's be honest, as much as I love the library, they don't always have the books I want to read.

So here are some ways that I've found work really well to keep me in a healthy supply of books without depleting my bank account...

1.

Kindle Unlimited is still fairly new but it quickly became a resource a lot of readers and authors use. For $9.99 a month you can download and read as many books as you want from the program. Only ten (10) can be on your Kindle at a time, but that's really no issue.

I personally love this program but it is something you should use wisely. If you're a slow reader that only reads one or two books a month, you're probably not saving money with this. But if you read, I'll say five (5) or more a month then definitely give this a try. And the first month is free so that's always a good thing.

Try Kindle Unlimited: http://amzn.to/2znklW8
See what books the program has: http://amzn.to/2x9DdXQ


2.

Romance Read Club is a FREE and easy way to get one book a month at no costs and barely any work. If you sign up with this subscription you will get only one email a month (no spamming here) with a free romance book of the Club's choosing that you can download from Barnes & Noble. It always comes with step-by-step instructions on how to download the book that are simple to follow and that's it. Sign up, wait for your email, and enjoy!

I've read some really great books from this program and even discovered new authors that I now love.

Go to their website to sign up and also check out the amazing list of featured authors: http://www.romancereadclub.com/

3.
If you don't mind a little extra email, sign up for your favorite authors' Newsletters. Not only does this keep you updated with their upcoming books, but there are tons of authors that share free books in their Newsletters or tell you when their books are on sale. I've found extremely discounted books this way, both ebooks and paperbacks.

A tip if you hate having an over abundance of email waiting to be opened is to make a new account only for Newsletters. This way you can easily separate the everyday life email with the ones from authors.

4.
Authors, publishers, bloggers, and other readers are always giving books and giftcards away so you should definitely be on the look out for those. Going back to Newsletters, if you sign up for them there are a ton of giveaways that you can learn about. But even if you don't want to do that there's always Facebook or Goodreads. 

Following authors on Facebook can show you a lot of Giveaways, especially if an author has a new release coming out. I also love to join author groups on Facebook and you can find some amazing giveaways in those that are exclusive to that group. The great thing about those is that they are usually Closed Groups, so if you don't want your relatives knowing the smutty books you read, that's the place to be.

Goodreads is always an asset and if you take the time to look through their long list of giveaways I bet you can find quite a bit that you want to read. If you're not a member of Goodreads or you don't know where to find those giveaways you can go here 

Also I'm gearing up for a pretty big Halloween giveaway on our Facebook page so be sure to like and follow us there before the 31st 

5. 
Book bloggers can be a huge resource if you're trying to keep your book spending down. Not only do they do giveaways but they are always in the know. Those free books that pop up for a very limited time? Yeah, they usually know about those before it even happens. And they're always sharing sales that you may not find on your own. So find some blogs that you like and make sure to keep up with them on Facebook or subscribe to their pages. 

A few of the ones that I love include: 
Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads

ChatterBooks Books Blog

The Rock Stars of Romance

Vanilla & Spice Books


So there you have it, just a few easy ways to save some money and still feed your love of reading. Keeping yourself to a budget can be hard with that pesky One-Click button but if you take the time to look around you can find a lot of hidden gems for very cheap.

And don't forget that no matter where or how you read an authors book, review it. Reviews are powerful things and can help an author out so much. Even just a quick sentence or two can make a difference. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ruthless King


Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.


New Orleans belongs to me. You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t. My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met. I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt. To have her in my debt. She doesn’t know she caught my attention. She should’ve been more careful. I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her. It’s time to collect what I’m owed. Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount. 
*Ruthless King is book one of the Mount Trilogy* 

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Lachlan Mount is the King of New Orleans; he gets what he wants, when he wants it, and people don't dare to question him. He's the epitome of an anti-hero with all his intense sexiness. We only got to get in his head a few times with his POV but I loved those moments and getting to see how intense he was. I should probably hate him for being such a pushy bastard with Keira but it made me fall for him hard.

Once he decided Keira Kilgore was what he wanted he went right after her in a way that he knew she couldn't turn him down - no matter how much she wants to. Keira was determined to not make owning her an easy thing for Mount, though, and I loved that backbone she showed. She goes up against the King of the city like no one ever has before, completely turning him inside out.

Keira and Mount had a relationship filled with a lot of animosity and passion. That constant fighting each other really showed the chemistry and sexual tension that was between them and I just couldn't get enough of it. I loved getting to see them together and now I'm just left waiting and pulling my hair out until I can get my hands on the next part. 



ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Drive


Drive
Kate Stewart
October 13, 2017

Music . . . the heart’s greatest librarian.

The average song is three and a half minutes long; those three and a half minutes could lead to a slow blink, a glimpse of the past, or catapult the soul into heart-shattering nostalgia.

At the height of my career, I had the life I wanted, the life I’d always envisioned. I’d found my tempo, my rhythm. Then I received a phone call that left me off key.

You see, my favorite songs had a way of playing simultaneously. I was in love with one man’s beats and another’s lyrics. But when it came to the soundtrack of a life, how could anyone choose a favorite song? So, to erase any doubt, I ditched my first-class ticket and decided to take a drive, fixed on the rearview.

Two days.

One playlist.

And the long road home to the man who was waiting for me.



This is the first book I read from this author and I don't know why cause this book was brilliant. I'm a big rock star fan so I knew I would enjoy but I loved everything about it. The story was so good I couldn't get enough of it. I really liked the way the book was written; the playlist was just prefect and went with the book so well. 

Stella is a great character she really so quirky and fun she tell things how they are she is so confident. I love her music t-shirt just like everyone else. Her story is so good but heart breaking at the same time. She goes through so much and all she want is to write about her love music. Moving to Austin Texas to start university was what she wanted and to work up to be a journalist in music. She knew it would be hard but she was strong and knew she could it if she tried. After having her heart broke by her musician boyfriend she didn't want to have any man near her. She just just had planned on liking Reid her sisters best friend and the most annoying men ever. 

Reid is very sexy but there is something dark about him. Life growing up for Reid wasn't easy and now he is older life is still kicking him in the butt. He didn't have many people he could rely on and he was very hard on himself. Reid wasn't in a good place when he met Stella and they didn't really get on. But Stella being Stella she could see when someone needed help and she knew Reid needed help, only Reid doesn't take help well. Then spending time together starts an attraction that was good and bad. Reid wasn't in a good place and Stella could only see good in him. 

Stella knew she wanted to work at Austin Speaks as soon as she seen it. Only they were a small paper but she has to start somewhere she just had to get Nate the owner to give a chance. Stella just didn't imagine Nate to be this smoking hot guy. There was attraction instantly between they. But Stella wanted the job more only the attraction was sometimes to hard to fight.

This love story was so good and bad at the same time. A Love triangle is always hard for me cause I always fall for one of the men more. This is what happened in this book like I knew it would I was torn between Nate and Reid through this whole book. I was dying to get to the end to see how this story would go. I loved how the story went but I m still not sure if I m happy with who got the girl. Even though I loved both men they were so different but it's hard not to fall for both of them. This made the story so good me and the way it was written had me on the edge throughout. I really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend this book. I loved everything about it.




Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ruthless King


Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.


New Orleans belongs to me. You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t. My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met. I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt. To have her in my debt. She doesn’t know she caught my attention. She should’ve been more careful. I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her. It’s time to collect what I’m owed. Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount. 
*Ruthless King is book one of the Mount Trilogy* 

BUY NOW



Lachlan Mount is the King of New Orleans; he gets what he wants, when he wants it, and people don't dare to question him. He's the epitome of an anti-hero with all his intense sexiness. We only got to get in his head a few times with his POV but I loved those moments and getting to see how intense he was. I should probably hate him for being such a pushy bastard with Keira but it made me fall for him hard.

Once he decided Keira Kilgore was what he wanted he went right after her in a way that he knew she couldn't turn him down - no matter how much she wants to. Keira was determined to not make owning her an easy thing for Mount, though, and I loved that backbone she showed. She goes up against the King of the city like no one ever has before, completely turning him inside out.

Keira and Mount had a relationship filled with a lot of animosity and passion. That constant fighting each other really showed the chemistry and sexual tension that was between them and I just couldn't get enough of it. I loved getting to see them together and now I'm just left waiting and pulling my hair out until I can get my hands on the next part. 



ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

Most of All You


MOST OF ALL YOU by Mia Sheridan

On sale: October 17, 2017 | Forever | Trade Paperback: $14.99 | eBook: $4.99



A broken woman . . .

Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior and carries within her a deep mistrust of men, who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.

A man in need of help . . .

Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there's an undeniable goodness in him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.

Only love can mend a shattered heart . . .

Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world, which had stolen everything from them, would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far, and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.

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I honestly just don't even know how to review this book. I don't mean that as a bad thing but I just don't think any words I can string together for a review will do this book justice. These pages drew me into the lives of Gabriel and Ellie and made me live with them. Mia Sheridan never fails to write something so spectacular that it encompasses my world and turns it into the one she created and it's why I will forever be a fan of hers. 

These characters took me on one hell of a ride; I was sad, happy, ready to bawl my eyes out, smiling like a loon, just so many emotions were brought out of me. What I loved the best was that I felt like both of these character were equally focused on and we got to see both of them grow throughout their journey. 

The bottom line is that this is a beautiful story that I highly recommend you pick up and enjoy.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven.

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