Category Archives: Chris Beckett

April 2017 Releases

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Free 60-Day Trial of Kindle Unlimited, and the Books Available

On Facebook, a friend shared a Groupon for a Free 60-Day Kindle Unlimited Membership (US $19.98 Value). I know nothing about Kindle Unlimited. I’m hoping that “borrowing” books through is like the way my libraries work – download books, and they get automatically deleted after a certain number of days, or you return them earlier. I’m hoping it’s not the “read for free” thing that publishers sometimes do on their websites where you can only read web-based – no downloads.

You’ll need an Amazon account, and will need to make sure the settings have your location as the United States. You’ll also need a Groupon account, for which I used my Facebook, and make sure that you’re not signed up to any of their newsletters if you’re treating this Groupon as a one-off deal.

Group will ask you for “payment”, but I clicked the PayPal button, so I wasn’t charged – because the deal is free, after all. There’s also an option for credit card info.

Once you’ve got your Amazon organised, click here and input the code from your email, to activate the deal.

And now comes the part for why you’re here – borrowing books for free. I don’t know if there are expiry dates or what kind of borrowing system it is (see above about publishers vs. libraries). I’m on the wrong machine right now, but tomorrow on my laptop, I plan to investigate the following links. I systematically checked my reading wishlist, and here are the Kindle Unlimited-eligible books I’m interested in. Some are “pre-orders”, so I doubt you’ll be able to borrow them now. Be sure to check that the ones you’re interested in have Kindle Unlimited on the page, just in case I included a non-eligible title or if the authors/publishers decide to take them off the programme.

Vicki Hendricks: Miami Purity
Cyn Balog: Drowned
Chris Beckett: The Peacock Cloak
Jenna Black: Sealed with a Curse
Rachel Caine: Stillhouse Lake (pre-order)
Amy Rose Capetta: Entangled
Naomi Clark: The Ungrateful Dead; Wild; Gone to the Dogs; Ice Ice Baby; Stakeout
Liz Coley: The Captain’s Kid
Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games; Catching Fire; Mockingjay
Megan Crewe: Earth & Sky; A Clouded Sky; A Sky Unbroken
Deborah Halverson: Writing New Adult Fiction
Jen Estes: Fifteen; Sixteen
Christina Farley: Gilded; Silvern; Brazen
Megan Hart: The Resurrected Compendium; Clearwater; The Lies We Tell (pre-order); The Secrets We Keep (pre-order)
Erica Hayes: Hunter’s Heart
Anthology: Tick Tock
Karen Ann Hopkins: Lamb to the Slaughter; Embers; Whispers from the Dead; Rachel’s Deception; Gaia; Secrets from the Grave; Tempest; Hidden in Plain Sight
Lydia Kang: A Beautiful Poison (pre-order)
PD Martin: Coming Home; When Justice Fails; Missing; The Wanderer; Grounded Spirits
Liz Maverick: The Transporter (pre-order)
Seanan McGuire: Indexing; Reflections
Will McIntosh: Futures Near & Far
Tracey O’Hara: Once Upon a Moonlit Night
Jackson Pearce: Turn Here
Cheryl Rainfield: Stained; Parallel Visions
Dia Reeves: Rhymes with Vampire
Leah Rhyne: In the Land of the Blind
Carrie Ryan: A Game of Firsts
Holly Schindler: Fifth Avenue Fidos; Play It Again; Forever Finley
Jeri Smith-Ready: Bridge
Lila Veen: Burning for You
Jessica Verday: Flesh Which Is Not Flesh
M.D. Waters: Gemini’s Edge
Skyler White: Offerings
Susanne Winnacker: Between the Shadow & the Soul

October 2016 Releases

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April 2016 Releases

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5 New Covers (Beckett, Cline, Harrison, Jones, Meyer)

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June 2015 Releases

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12th May 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Chris Beckett
Mother of Eden (Dark Eden, Book 2)
Random House Broadway (US & CA: 12th May 2015)
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Civilisation has come to the alien, sunless planet its inhabitants call Eden. Just a few generations ago, the planet’s five hundred inhabitants huddled together in the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees, afraid to venture out into the cold darkness around them. Now, humanity has spread across Eden, and two kingdoms have emerged. Both are sustained by violence and dominated by men – and both claim to be the favoured children of Gela, the woman who came to Eden long ago on a boat that could cross the stars, and became the mother of them all. When young Starlight Brooking meets a handsome and powerful man from across Worldpool, she believes he will offer an outlet for her ambition and energy. But she has no inkling that she will become a stand-in for Gela herself, and wear Gela’s fabled ring on her own finger – or that in this role, powerful and powerless all at once, she will try to change the course of Eden’s history.

Fierce Reads
Fierce Reads: Kisses and Curses (Anthology)
Macmillan (US: 12th May 2015)
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With standalone short stories from a handpicked set of FR authors, this collection will often feature characters or worlds from existing Fierce Reads titles. Extended, personal introductions from each author. Wide range of genres and subject matter. Authors include: Marissa Meyer, Leigh Bardugo, Ann Aguirre, Anna Banks & Emmy Laybourne, Courtney Alameda, Gennifer Albin, Jessica Brody, Katie Finn, Nikki Kelly, Jennifer Mathieu, Lish McBride, Caragh M. O’Brien, Marie Rutkoski, Lindsay Smith.

Saundra Mitchell
Mistwalker
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US: 12th May 2015)
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When Willa Dixon’s brother dies on the family lobster boat, her father forbids Willa from stepping foot on deck again. With her family suffering, she’ll do anything to help out – even visit the Grey Man. Everyone in her small Maine town knows of this legendary spirit who haunts the lighthouse, controlling the fog and the fate of any vessel within his reach. But what Willa finds in the lighthouse isn’t a spirit at all, but a young man trapped inside until he collects one thousand souls. Desperate to escape his cursed existence, Grey tries to seduce Willa to take his place. With her life on land in shambles, will she sacrifice herself?

Eve Silver
Push (The Game, Book 2)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 12th May 2015)
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Miki Jones lives life by her own strict set of rules, to keep control, to keep the gray fog of grief at bay. Then she’s pulled into the Game, where she – and her team – will die unless she follows a new set of rules: those set by the mysterious Committee. But rules don’t guarantee safety. People are dying. The rules are unraveling. And Miki knows she’s being watched, uncertain if it’s the Drau or someone – something – else. Forced to make impossible choices, Miki begins to see the Committee in a glaring new light. And through it all, she wishes she could confide in her best friend, Carly – about the Game and her feelings for Jackson – but that would put everyone she loves in danger. And Carly isn’t speaking to her anyway. Then the boundary between the Game and Miki’s real life is breached, threatening her friends and family directly. And there’s nothing in the rules that can save them now.

Amy Tintera
Rebel (Reboot, Book 2)
HarperCollins HarperTeen (US & CA: 12th May 2015)
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Wren Connolly thought she’d left her human side behind when she rebooted five years ago as Wren 178. Then Callum 22 came along and changed everything. Now that they have finally escaped HARC, Wren and Callum are ready for a peaceful life on the Reboot reservation. But Micah 163, the leader of the reservation, has darker plans in mind – he has been building a Reboot army with plans to kill all humans. Callum wants to stay and stop him. Wren wants nothing more than to leave all the fighting behind. With Micah on one side, HARC on the other, and Wren and Callum at odds in the middle, there’s only one option left. It’s time for Reboots to become rebels.

Carol Lynch Williams
Signed, Skye Harper
Simon & Schuster Paula Wiseman (US, UK, & CA: 12th May 2015)
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Life is just fine for fourteen-year-old Winston. She loves her dog, Thelma, and although she never knew her dad, and her mom left ten years ago in search of Hollywood fame, Winston has family with Nanny, who isn’t old at all! But a “just fine” life gets a lot more exciting when a letter arrives from Skye Harper, aka Judith Fletcher, aka Winston’s mother. She needs help, and Nanny says the best way to give it is to take a cross-country road trip – in a “borrowed” motor home – to go find Mama once and for all. Winston’s not so sure about this plan, but with a cute stowaway named Steve along for company and an adventure on the horizon, this is sure to be a summer to remember.