Please don’t change the price

Have you ever come across a book you wanted to carry home but couldn’t because you couldn’t afford it?

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It happens to me every time I walk into a BookFirst section. It also happens to me every time I visit Amazon Kindle- and see all these great offers and nothing sucks as seeing 80% OFF! 

So, Amazon is pretty up in my list at the moment because I am broke…well, not officially broke, but I cannot buy any more paperbacks because I have to set aside the money for my studies and travel. Now, I decided that I would not buy any book- be it print or an ebook, because, this girl’s got to save, but oh no…Amazon had to remind me that a little setback in my savings account is not that bad, by having the 80% off screaming at me, like:

books please

So, here are 3 books that I sincerely hope will not have a price change by the end of the month!

Listen, if you’re reading this and are in good books with Amazon, let them know that I’ve got my eye on these three books.

Indiscretion by Hannah Fielding

Indiscretion: An exotic and romantic epic family saga set in the 1950s riddled with secrets, danger and passion under the Spanish Sun (The Andalucian Nights Trilogy) by [Fielding, Hannah]

Having read Legacy last week, getting started on Indiscretion was like a kid getting to keep the candy store and I loved every single minute of swiping left on my e-reader!
The Author succeeds in revealing Spain to the reader in a colorful and passionate way unlike I’ve ever experienced before.

Having read Legacy, I found myself comparing the two male leads- and while Ruy in Legacy was relentless in his pursuit of Luna, here Salvador was more cautious if not hesitant. He loved Alexandra but he feared that his past mistakes and entanglement with the gypsies would put her in arms way and so he was hot and cold with her. At some point, I found Alexandra’s frustration to be my own!

I couldn’t keep gushing without sharing this awesome retweet, now could I? 🙂

All in all, this book succeeds in delivering passion, sacrifice and most of all the power of making decisions and sticking to them.

Also reviewed on:

Amazon

Goodreads

Legacy by Hannah Fielding

I read this book thrice!

Legacy: Love, Intrigue and Redemption Under the Scorching Spanish Sun (Andalucian Nights Trilogy) by [Fielding, Hannah]

I read this book thrice! Yes, thrice!
I’d love to read the Andalucian Night Series after reading this book. With a playful and intense writing style, the Author takes you on a journey from New York to Cadiz, to the lifestyle of Gypsies, hopes of lovers and their torments, it’s a delightful read.

The story follows Luna, a young Researcher who leaves New York to look into Dr. Rodrige De Rueda Calderon’s, a.k.a Ruy, new take on medicine focusing on hypnosis that seems to be a big threat to the pharmaceutical industry while questioning logic. She meets Ruy, and their’s is a passion that smolders and beneath it all lies secrets that could make or destroy them.
I loved their bantering. These two can go on for ages and that guy, Ruy, is smooth! He’s relentless in pursuing Luna, and slowly breaks down her barriers until she comes to accept him and overcome her fears.

 With a little bit of Spanish phrases thrown here and there, this book charmed me off my reader’s feet ad swept me into the world of romance and secrets and most of all forgiveness. I also noticed that the family feuds reminded me of some books I’d read set in Italy where the feuds are carried forward to generations.
It’s the first I’ve read of Hannah Fielding and there are two more books in the series that I am looking forward to reading:  Indiscretion and Masquerade.
The Andalucian Nights Trilogy (3 Book Series) by  Hannah Fielding
Big shout out to Netgalley for the arc, I definitely swooned over this one!

Naliyah by Shauna Kelley

Naliyah (The Vetala Chronicles Book 1) by [Kelley, Shauna]

This was a most welcome twist to the whole Vampire angle in YA.

Book blurb: For more than a century Lenora has explored the world, not fully human and not completely vampire, under the vigilant and oppressive gaze of her father. At night her dreams are occupied by a blue-eyed man she knows nothing about.
Not until she and her father arrive in Ireland does Lenora finally meet the man of these dreams.
Michael is everything she expected, and more. Despite her father’s stern warnings, Lenora quickly falls for him and finds, after more than a century of looking, something to live for.
With her father on a murderous rampage, determined to retain the power he holds over his daughter, and faced with impossible choices, will the secrets he has been keeping from her destroy them all?

I reached out to the Author through Booktasters on Twitter and her response was positive. I wanted to read the book because I was looking for something not so new, but a twist of sorts in a plot and I got it.

In this book, you have Lenora who has to feed on blood to survive and has traveled for centuries with her Father, because they cannot risk being discovered. She is lonely, timid at first but also very curious. She asks about their life and the constant need to move, and from the beginning you read about her dreams, the constant reminder that all is not as it seems in her life.

I loved the character progression. As the story builds up, the characters motivations are revealed which come as a surprise. For example, Lenora’s Father, he’s protective, all-knowing and a great planner but with time his motives for raising Lenora and constantly moving from one continent to another with her turn out to be the opposite of what he portrayed.
Lenora’s ability to stand her ground and admit her weaknesses made this an interesting read.
The dialogues are well written and I kinda loved Kevin, his wit and role as Michael’s best friend made the intensity of the last few chapters bearable.

It’s the first book and I’d love to see where this goes, especially where it takes Lenora, she’d be quite the leader. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a change in terms of the portrayal of vampires as blood sucking creatures who only have to suck you dry by biting your neck!

Get a copy:

Amazon: $2.99 here

Check out my Goodreads review: here

Book Boyfriend by Claire Kingsley

Book Boyfriend by [Kingsley, Claire]

It’s no secret, I love reading romance novels.

Blurb: He’s too hot for words.
Mia
Alex Lawson might as well be the hottest book boyfriend imaginable. A fun, romantic, possessive, panty-melting man. And the best part? He’s real. For a girl like me—a slightly awkward book addict—Alex is a dream come true, straight off the pages of my favorite romance novels.
But our story is turning into a whirlwind romance—the kind that only exists in books. Are we heading toward our own happily ever after? Or is he too good to be true?
Alex
Here’s the thing: I’m not a bad guy. Lying to Mia wasn’t part of the plan. Finding success as a romance author using a female pen name wasn’t part of the plan either. But sometimes life takes unexpected turns. Like realizing the woman you’re falling for is your alter-ego’s online best friend.
Online, she thinks I’m a woman named Lexi. In person, she knows I’m all man. I want to worship her body and claim every inch of her. But if she discovers my secret, I could lose everything.

The writer alternates between Alex and Mia making this an enjoyable read because you get views from both lead characters on their romance. What starts out as a chance meeting at a bookshop spirals into friendship, a few dates…a cat that’s all about his ego (hello Fabio!) and a decision that could either make or break their relationship.

I loved the idea, or should I simply state, the plot? I don’t know, can’t put my finger on it, but the fact that Alex is a romance author gave this an all new perspective on romance writing, and don’t get me started on their BB messaging.

It’s currently $0.99 on Amazon: check it out here

Possession by J R Ward (#5 The Fallen Angels Series)

Possession (Fallen Angels, #5)

Things just keep getting better in this series…wait, is it just me or are six books not enough to wrap up this series?

Oh the blurb: When Cait Douglass resolves to get over her broken heart and lose her inhibitions, she’s unprepared for the two sensual men who cross her path. Torn between them, she doesn’t know which to choose—or what kind of dire consequences could follow. There’s Duke ( the one who gets under her skin, and doesn’t say much) and then there’s G.B (Mr. Handsome with the voice of an Angel)

Jim Heron, fallen angel and reluctant savior, is ahead in the war, but he puts everything at risk when he seeks to make a deal with the devil—literally. As yet another soul is unwittingly caught in the battle between him and the demon Devina, his fixation on an innocent trapped in Hell threatens to sidetrack him from his sacred duty…. Can good still prevail if true love makes a savior weak? And will a woman’s future be the key, or the curse, for all of humanity? Only time, and hearts, will tell.

There was a steady pace to this and you get to know how thick things are because the war is almost over and with the Angels ahead, the need to clinch the final win and sink Devina has everyone on edge…and this is where Jim messes up (or so everyone thinks) and he trades one win for Sissy.

Anyone remember her? Sissy Barten, the virgin who was taken by Devina to guard her mirror.

Well, Jim gets what he asks for and that does not go down well in Heaven, and Nigel, the Archangel after his run in with Jim, decides to get out of the game, literally and:

what

The pressure on winning was riding high on this and Devina for once was a little off her game, and my Adrian made me smile with this reaction:

You were channeling the role of cray-cray-never-was-girlfriend and I was negotiating with my stomach to make sure all that toast from breakfast stayed put.

My apologies to those who are stickler for rules, I had to skip ahead to Possession, because I can’t seem to get a copy of Rapture (and no, don’t tell me to get an ebook, I want to save the collection to my library, so I can always read about angels and Devina, who knew she’d be such a badass! One against a whole team of angels and she’s a boss!).

On love; the chemistry between Duke and Cait was spontaneous, and it was great how Adrian helped Sissy make some sense of what happened to her, plus all the clothes, well, he’s got charm and so I’ll sign out with some Adrian (when Jim’s about to say that his day was awful and he was only looking forward to Sissy):

Adrian finished things for him. “Me of course. And I’m really touched- you’re so awesome like that. You bring me chocolates? Flowers?”