Deals and Steals

The 4 Books I Read During Vacation (ALL Good Ones – 3 Were FREE To Download)

Here’s the deal. I’m a library chick who doesn’t like to go to the library. Confusing right? VERY RARELY do I pay for a book. Only if I hear that it’s amazing do I whip out the credit card because there are so many FREE reads available nowadays. I just don’t see the point. Reading is a means of escape and I will take it in any form that I can find.

I’m pretty easy to please.

During my most recent trip, I ended up reading 4 books – one of which I paid cold hard cash for. Was I happy I read it? Yes. It was good and the movie is coming out this year which lit a fire under my ‘you know what’. I can’t read a book AFTER seeing the movie. So, I had to be sure to read this title before the flick hit theatres.

Ok, enough jabbering! Here are the books I read over my little vacation and I was really happy with them all!! The three free ones were pleasantly surprising. I usually have ZERO expectations when I go into a free read – so it’s always a MEGA bonus when I enjoy the journey.

How do I get these books for free? I have Amazon Prime. I hope you do too. I mean it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. I use is ALL YEAR LONG. I am the customer they lose money on – believe that!

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Branded (Fall of Angels) – 374 pages

The book is better than the below summary FYI —

Jessica’s had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she’s a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.

But when two men she can’t ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn’t be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion what will pull her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.

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Darlings of Darkness (A Vampire Anthology) – 10 FULL NOVELS IN ONE

I only read the first one so far. Can’t speak for the other 9. But 10 books for free! YES!! Sign me up.

 A werewolf with an unusual power is forced to face the monsters of her past and the uncertainty of the future after a dangerous vampire awakens the darkness within her.

ONCE BITTEN by bestselling author Trina M. Lee of the bestselling Alexa O’Brien Huntress series.

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Divergent (Divergent Series) –  501 pages

This is the book I paid for. It was under $5 for the Kindle Version – so I didn’t break the bank, but still!! Have to make a note here. In the book, the main characters are Beatrice (my mother in law), Will (my husband) and Caleb (my son). There was even a woman named Natalie (my daughter). I was cracking up reading it!

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

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Blood of Anteros (The Vampire Agápe Series Book #1) – 376 pages

This book is now $2.99. I guess I caught it during a freebie sale. Keep checking back because I actually really enjoyed this one and am considering PURCHASING the second (GASP) in the series to see what happens to the characters.

I was tantalized by the mystery of her. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. The close proximity of her essence didn’t entice the monster within, so what did that make her? I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained.

Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events releases him from the bond of his obsessive maker, he returns to the home he knew 161 years earlier and finds the return of happiness and joy in something he didn’t know existed. Puzzled by his growing attraction to Chansey Leclaire, a human, he is unable to resist the captivating relationship that threatens to reveal his existence as a vampire. He eventually discovers the reason he was destined to find what he didn’t know he searched for and is faced with the cruel realization that the living and the immortal undead will always be separated by one thing. Eternity.

In 5 days, I was able to clock in 4 books. I’d say that was one relaxing vacation. I can’t wait to do my full write up and show you everything that we did and saw in Antigua! Stay tuned for those shots!! 😉

Bill is a guy trying to be dad and husband while running an online media company at home with his wife. Piece of cake.

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