Category Archives: Cyn Balog

Now Available for US Pre-Order

V. C. Andrews: HOUSE OF SECRETS: 30th January 2018: Buy (US)
Cyn Balog: ALONE: 1st November 2017: Buy (US)
Rhoda Belleza: BLOOD OF A THOUSAND STARS: 20th February 2018: Buy (US)
Laura Bickle: WITCH CREEK: 27th February 2018: Buy (US)
Jenna Black: NIGHT MAGIC (paperback): 3rd April 2018: Buy (US)
Alexandra Blogier: THE LAST GIRL ON EARTH: 23rd January 2018: Buy (US)
Rachel Caine: KILLMAN CREEK: 2nd January 2018: Buy (US)
Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre: HONOR AMONG THIEVES: 13th February 2018: Buy (US)
Seanan McGuire: TRICKS FOR FREE: 6th March 2018: Buy (US)
Kim Savage: BEAUTIFUL BROKEN GIRLS (paperback): 27th March 2018: Buy (US)
Kim Savage: IN HER SKIN: 27th March 2018: Buy (US)
Mary Weber: RECLAIMING SHILO SNOW: 6th March 2018: Buy (US)

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

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: LOST SOULS (hardcover): 31st March 2017: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: A DARKNESS ABSOLUTE (paperback): 14th November 2017: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: RITUALS: 15th August 2017: Buy (US)
Cyn Balog: UNNATURAL DEEDS (paperback): 1st November 2017: Buy (US)
Melinda Braun: AVALANCHE (paperback): 28th November 2017: Buy (US)
Cat Clarke: THE LOST AND THE FOUND (paperback): 10th October 2017: Buy (US)
Stefanie Gaither: INTO THE ABYSS (paperback): 14th November 2017: Buy (US)
Lisa Heathfield: PAPER BUTTERFLIES: 1st October 2017: Buy (US)
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: ILLUMINAE (paperback): 25th April 2017: Buy (US)
Malinda Lo: A LINE IN THE DARK: 17th October 2017: Buy (US)

February 2017 Releases

Done with January 2017 Releases? Here are February 2017 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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1st November 2016 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Cyn Balog
Unnatural Deeds
Sourcebooks Fire (US: 1st November 2016)
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Victoria Zell doesn’t fit in, not that she cares what anyone thinks. She and her homeschooled boyfriend, Andrew, are inseparable. All they need is each other. That is, until Zachary Zimmerman joins her homeroom. Within an hour of meeting, he convinces good-girl Vic to cut class. And she can’t get enough of that rush. Despite Vic’s loyalty to Andrew, she finds her life slowly entwining with Z’s. Soon she’s lying to everyone she knows in an effort to unravel Z’s secrets. Except Z’s not the only one with a past. Victoria’s hiding her own secrets, secrets that will come back to haunt her…and destroy everything in her path.

Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Bad Blood (Naturals, Book 4)
Disney-Hyperion (US: 1st November 2016)
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When Cassie Hobbes joined the FBI’s Naturals program, she had one goal: uncover the truth about her mother’s murder. But now, everything Cassie thought she knew about what happened that night has been called into question. Her mother is alive, and the people holding her captive are more powerful – and dangerous – than anything the Naturals have faced so far. As Cassie and the team work to uncover the secrets of a group that has been killing in secret for generations, they find themselves racing a ticking clock.

J. C. Carleson
Placebo Junkies
Random House Ember (US & CA: 1st November 2016)
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Meet Audie: Professional lab rat. Guinea pig. Serial human test subject. For Audie and her friends, “volunteering” for pharmaceutical drug trials means a quick fix and easy cash. Sure, there’s the occasional nasty side effect, but Audie’s got things under control. If Monday’s pill causes a rash, Tuesday’s ointment usually clears it right up. Wednesday’s injection soothes the sting from Tuesday’s “cure,” and Thursday’s procedure makes her forget all about Wednesday’s headache. By the time Friday rolls around, there’s plenty of cash in hand and perhaps even a slot in a government-funded psilocybin study, because WEEKEND! But the best fix of all is her boyfriend, Dylan, whose terminal illness just makes them even more compatible. He’s turning eighteen soon, so Audie is saving up to make it an unforgettable birthday. That means more drug trials than ever before, but Dylan is worth it. No pain, no gain, Audie tells herself as the pills wear away at her body and mind. No pain, no gain, she repeats as her grip on reality starts to slide…

Claudia Gray
Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird, Book 2)
HarperCollins Teen (US & CA: 1st November 2016)
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Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents’ invention, to cross through to alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse – even hurt the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked, and his consciousness is scattered across multiple dimensions. The hunt for each splinter of Paul’s soul sends Marguerite racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris, where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each dimension brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with every trial she faces, she begins to question the one constant she’s found between the worlds: their love for each other.

Claudia Gray
A Million Worlds with You (Firebird, Book 3)
HarperCollins Teen (US & CA: 1st November 2016; UK: 3rd November 2016)
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Ever since she used the Firebird, her parent’s invention, to cross through alternate dimensions, Marguerite has been at the centre of a cross-dimensional feud. Now she has learned that the evil Triad Corporation plans to destroy hundreds of universes, using their ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite who is wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead. Even though her boyfriend Paul has always been at Marguerite’s side, the Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man, and he may never be the same again. Marguerite alone must stop Triad and prevent the destruction of the multiverse. It’s a battle of the Marguerites…and only one can win.

Stephanie Oakes
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
Penguin Speak (US & CA: 1st November 2016)
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The Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust. And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too. Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it’s clear that Minnow knows something – but she’s not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of – if she’s willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past.

November 2016 Releases

Done with October 2016 Releases? Here are November 2016 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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1st August 2016 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Cyn Balog
Burned (Drowned, Book 1)
Cyn Balog (US: 1st August 2016)
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Spoiled, pampered Aliah has found her way to someplace very different from her technologically-advanced underground world. A place where people fight for survival and even the king is a violent savage. The inhabitants of this place are all coming to terms with a frightening reality: Inch by inch, the kingdom of Tides is dying. But are these people truly lost? The more time she spends with King Wallow, the more she begins to settle in, and forget the life she left behind. Still, this kingdom is not kind, and there are horrors and secrets behind every wall. Is it possible to survive, or is finding a way back home her only chance?