Category Archives: Jenna Black

21st March 2017 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Jenna Black
Nightstruck (Nightstruck, Book 1)
Macmillan Tor (US: 21st March 2017)
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Becket is an ordinary teenage girl, wrestling with the upheaval of her parents’ divorce. A studious high school senior, her biggest problems to date have been choosing which colleges to apply to, living up to her parents’ ambitious expectations for her, and fighting her secret crush on her best friend’s boyfriend. But that all changes on the night she tries to save an innocent life and everything goes horribly wrong. Unbeknownst to her, Becket has been tricked into opening a door between worlds, allowing a dark magic into the mortal world. As the magic trickles in, the city begins to change at night. Strange creatures roam the streets, and inanimate objects come to life, all of them bloodthirsty and terrifying. The city returns to normal when the sun rises in the morning, and no one can capture the strange changes – such as potholes turning into toothy mouths and wires turning into strangling vines – on film, which prompts the government to declare that the city has been infected with some kind of madness and must be quarantined. Meanwhile, venturing out of one’s house at night has become a dangerous proposition, and the moment the sun sets, most of the citizens of the city shut themselves up in their houses and stay there even in the case of dire emergencies. The magic is openly hostile to most mortals, but there are some individuals it seems to covet, trying to lure them out into the night. While Becket struggles to protect her friends and family from predatory creatures of the night, she is constantly tempted to shrug off all her responsibilities and join them. Joining the night world means being free of not just responsibility, but conscience, and it means no longer caring about the fate of others.

Cassandra Rose Clarke
Star’s End
Simon & Schuster Saga Press (US, UK, CA, & AU: 21st March 2017)
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The Corominas family owns a small planet system, which consists of one gaseous planet and four terraformed moons, nicknamed the Four Sisters. Phillip Coromina, the patriarch of the family, earned his wealth through a manufacturing company he started as a young man and is preparing his eldest daughter, Esme, to take over the company when he dies. When Esme comes of age and begins to take over the business, she gradually discovers the reach of her father’s company, the sinister aspects of its work with alien DNA, and the shocking betrayal that estranged her three half-sisters from their father. After a lifetime of following her father’s orders, Esme must decide if she should agree to his dying wish of assembling her sisters for a last goodbye or face her role in her family’s tragic undoing.

Jenny Trout
Say Goodbye to Hollywood
Jenny Trout (US: 21st March 2017)
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When she’s hired to adapt the blockbuster novel, Beautiful Darkness, for film, screenwriter Jessica Yates sees an opportunity she can’t pass up. The only thing standing between her and a guaranteed hit movie is the author. Lynn Baldwin’s rise from Midwestern housewife to literary superstardom has gone straight to her head, and she’s not willing to see her creation hit the screen without her total approval. As the entire creative team struggles with the hard-to-please author, Jessica’s personal life spins out of control. When there’s more relationship drama and kinky sex off the page than on, she’s forced to reevaluate what she really wants – before Beautiful Darkness destroys her Hollywood dreams forever.

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

March 2017 Releases

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

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6 New Covers (Armstrong, Black, Carr, Mesrobian, O’Brien, Thompson)

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Karen Bao: DOVE ALIGHT: 23rd May 2017: Buy (US)
Jenna Black: NIGHT MAGIC: 30th May 2017: Buy (US)
Megan Hart: ALL THE LIES WE TELL: 21st March 2017: Buy (US)
Laura Lam: FALSE HEARTS (paperback): 16th May 2017: Buy (US)
Laura Lam: SHATTERED MINDS: 20th June 2017: Buy (US)
Veronica Rossi: RIDERS (paperback): 16th May 2017: Buy (US)
Veronica Rossi: SEEKER: 16th May 2017: Buy (US)
Megan Shepherd: THE GAUNTLET: 23rd May 2017: Buy (US)
Eve Silver: FROZEN: 29th November 2016: Buy (US)
Laura Tims: THE BEST THING ABOUT PAIN: 23rd May 2017: Buy (US)
Alison Umminger: AMERICAN GIRLS (paperback): 20th June 2017: Buy (US)

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: CITY OF THE LOST (paperback): 14th March 2017: Buy (US)
Cyn Balog: BURNED: 1st August 2016: Buy (US)
Karen Bao: DOVE EXILED (paperback): 3rd January 2017: Buy (US)
Rhoda Belleza: EMPRESS OF A THOUSAND SKIES: 7th February 2017: Buy (US)
Jenna Black: NIGHTSTRUCK (paperback): 21st March 2017: Buy (US)
Melissa Landers: STARFLIGHT (paperback): 3rd January 2017: Buy (US)
Kass Morgan: REBELLION: 6th December 2016: Buy (US)
An Na: THE MIDDLE PLACE: 28th March 2017: Buy (US)
Parker Peevyhouse: WHERE FUTURES END (paperback): 7th February 2017: Buy (US)
Veronica Roth: CARVE THE MARK: 17th January 2017: Buy (US)
Rachel Vincent: SPECTACLE: 28th March 2017: Buy (US)

May 2016 Releases

Done with April 2016 Releases? Here are May 2016 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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