Reading e-books before bed.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Digital Library Addition [2]

Since I found out some authors are giving away e-copies of their books in exchange for reviews, I just had to grab the chance. Of course, I still consider if the novel/book interests me otherwise it'll just be a waste to ask for something I cannot get into right away. In the last 3 days I received a total of 6 ebooks and I can't wait to get around to them. Most are indie/self-published and it's amazing how there are tons of them out there.

Let's start with Karen Amanda Hooper's Tangled Tides, which I am currently reading. She gave me Grasping at Eternity last week but I read Tangled Tides first as part of a group challenge for July. It's my first mermaid themed novel and looking forward to finding out what the story is about.

Published November 25th 2011 by Rhemalda Publishing
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Yara Jones doesn't believe in sea monsters-until she becomes one. When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious.

Treygan, the stormy-eyed merman who turned Yara mer, will stop at nothing and sacrifice everything to protect his people-until he falls for Yara. The tides turn as Yara fights to save herself, hundreds of sea creatures, and the merman who has her heart. She could lose her soul in the process-or she might open the gateway to a love that's deeper than the oceans.

I first encountered David Estes in a Goodreads group [can't remember which one] in June. It was in an introduction thread and he welcomed new comers to the group. I found out he's an author and wrote The Evolution Trilogy. He was promoting The Moon Dwellers, I read the preview and liked how it was going.

Published June 30th 2012 by David Estes
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In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms.

After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, seventeen-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents' crimes of treason.

Against all odds, Adele must escape from the Pen and find her family, while being hunted by a deranged, killing machine named Rivet, who works for the President. She is helped by two other inmates, Tawni and Cole, each of whom have dark secrets that are better left undiscovered. Other than her friends, the only thing she has going for her is a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father.

At the other end of the social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the President and a sun dweller. His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm, seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.

When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Tristan is thrust into the middle of a conflict that seems to mysteriously follow Adele as she seeks to find her family and uncover her parents true past.

In their world, someone must die.

Here are the rest of the ebooks I received. They are all interesting and I can't wait to read them all. :)

Published March 14th 2011
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Kai is an extravert. He likes making friends and hangs out with the close-knit group of teenagers who live in Aintree Court, West London, most of whom have grown up together and attend Aintree High School. At the end of the school term Kai's summer was all planned out: party, date the hottest girl around, play football, play basketball and pursue his hobby, taking pictures with his camera. He lands a job working for a professional photographer, and gets to spend the last weekend of summer at the Reading Music Festival.

Life is good. That is, until a new arrival to Aintree moves into the house across from his....

If Tasha could pick a superpower, she wouldn't have to think about it. It would be invisibility. Tasha is not a people person. At the end of term she leaves her old school, her mother and her friends behind and moves to Aintree to live with her estranged father, his second wife and their son, Marc. Tasha’s summer was all planned out too: settle in her new home, bond with her father’s family and (hopefully) keep a low profile. She soon discovers that not everyone in Aintree is thrilled to have her around.

Homesick and unable to fit in, life is not exactly great. That is, until she receives an unexpected, genuine offer of friendship… or is it?

Published December 8th 2011 by Bookbaby
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For the small population of Earth survivors who live on the Space Station Hope everything they do is planned and scheduled, down to the cyclical food menus, their roles in the station, even how many children they have.

Despite rigid controls directing her life, Cassie feels more out of synch than ever and worries she won’t find a place for herself within the station community. Perhaps that’s because she’s hearing things inside her head that can’t possibly be real. Or maybe it’s the regular elopements of her peers, heading off to a romantic future in the Married Quarter of the space station, whilst she’s never even been attracted to a boy – no matter how hard her best friend Ami pushes them at her. Then there are the odd questions her work placement partner Balik keeps raising. His questions are just as troubling for her as his distracting smiles and eyes that seem to see inside her.

As Cassie draws closer to Balik she finds that everything else in her life begins to shift. He tells her things that call into question the system they live within. She can't believe he is right, but at the same time she finds it hard to deny the sincerity of his ideas. Could there be a connection between Cassie’s problems and Balik’s questions? The truth will drag them both to a terrifying and deadly conclusion beyond anything they could have imagined.

Published June 13th 2011 by Authorhouse
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On August 15th 1939, at the brink of World War II, an English plane crashed and sunk in Danish waters. Five deaths were reported: two Standard Oil of New Jersey employees, a German Corporate Lawyer, an English member of Parliament, and a crew member for the airline. Here is a conceivable version of the events.

This is not YA nor is it fiction [as far as I can tell] but after reading what it's about, I was intrigued so I asked for a reviewers copy.

The last book is so new that it doesn't have a Goodreads page yet. It's a novel by Lorraine Beaumont called Elyograg. All I know is it's a contemporary paranormal romance with a LOT of adult language. It's so mysterious, I can't wait!

This list makes me want to disregard my reading plan and just start with whatever I feel like reading.


  1. Your blog surely will interests all bookworms like :D

  2. Yes! It's so awesome. After I "met" Christine Fonseca and Karen Hooper and David Estes, I just want to help out more authors. You're right, they're buried treasures.

  3. Isn't helping authors out great?! And I've found some of the best books this way...I call them my little buried treasure...anyways great book haul! "Hope's Daughter" sounds like a fun read. Can't wait to read your reviews!!


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