Friday E-Book Deals

There are several good e-book deals today and one is a freebie! All of these are on my TBR and I’m really looking forward to reading them!

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Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her “power” to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world… and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But even as Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer.. she might become his next prey (Goodreads summary)

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“I made the wrong choice.”

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.

But then she is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.

People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more. (Goodreads Summary)

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Available on: Nook, Amazon Kindle, Kobo

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself. (Goodreads Summary)

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E-Book Deals Of The Day 7/31

Two really good ebooks are on sale today! Queen of Shadows is the 4th installment in the Throne of Glass series which is one of my favorite series! Highly recommend it!

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The Spectacular Now is written by an Oklahoman author and takes place in OKC (my hood yo!) I still haven’t seen the movie but the book was good!

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Happy Reading!

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Book Haul 2.20.16

So every year in Oklahoma the Metropolitan Library System puts on a massive book sale called the Friends of the Library Sale. Libraries across the state contribute old books, duplicates and donations to this sale to raise money for the libraries. This sale is AWESOME! Hundreds of thousands of books, magazines, comics, audiobooks and videos on sale, most for $1 or less!!

I look forward to this sale every year! It’s always in February and it is crazy, it’s like black Friday for books! Your in a huge building filled with used (or as I like to think, loved) books, packed full of people who love books and your just (nice and politely, cause this is Oklahoma) fighting to grab a title you recognize. This year I made out like a bandit, I got 9 audiobooks and 13 books, 6 of those hardback, for like $25 bucks. *happy dance*

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I got several books that are on my TBR like Jellicoe Road, 2 of the Chaos Walking books, Pivot Point, Blackout and Bar Code Tattoo, and then a few favorites like Watership Down, Fahrenheit 451, The Great Gastby (sans movie cover, there is nothing I hate more then movie covers on book covers. A rant for another time..) and The Host , Delirium and Harry Potter on audiobook.

I love listing to audiobooks while I work during the day. I’m a photographer and photo editor so I spend A LOT of time on the computer. Listening to audiobooks while I edit is somewhat soothing in a way. I can lose myself in the story and by doing so I lose myself in my editing, blocking everything else out and increasing my productivity. There are a lot of people who would argue that listing to an audiobook isn’t really reading…

Don’t listen to them, you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.

If you can hear the words being spoken to you, create an intricate visualization in your mind, comprehend what is being spoken and follow along while maintaining said created intricate visualization then YES. It is reading. You are just swapping out one sense for another. Sight for Sound. Are you going to tell a blind person he’s not really reading because he is using his fingertips instead of his eyeballs. No. If you can enjoy and process the words of a story it is reading.

*mike drop*

Now the question is. What will I read first?