Category Archives: Maree Anderson

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Maree Anderson: FREAKS IN THE CITY (paperback): 11th April 2015: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: THE UNQUIET PAST: 29th September 2015: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: OTHERWORLD SECRETS: 26th January 2016: Buy (US)
Keri Arthur: CITY OF LIGHT: 5th January 2016: Buy (US)
Karen Bao: DOVE ARISING (paperback): 5th January 2016: Buy (US)
Kylie Chan: BLACK JADE: 29th December 2015: Buy (US)
Christina Farley: BRAZEN: 29th September 2015: Buy (US)
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner: THEIR FRACTURED LIGHT: 1st December 2015: Buy (US)
Krissy Kneen: THE ADVENTURES OF HOLLY WHITE AND THE INCREDIBLE SEX MACHINE (paperback): 12th January 2016: Buy (US)
Marissa Meyer: FAIREST (paperback): 2nd February 2016: Buy (US)
Marissa Meyer: HEARTLESS: 2nd February 2016: Buy (US)
Veronica Rossi: RIDERS: 2nd February 2016: Buy (US)
Carrie Ryan: BOUGAINVILLEA: 8th April 2015: Buy (US)
Maggie Stiefvater: THE RAVEN’S PROPHECY TAROT: 8th September 2015: Buy (US)
Amanda Sun: RISE: 1st May 2015: Buy (US)

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31st March 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Maree Anderson
Freaks Under Fire (Freaks, Book 3)
Maree Anderson (US: 31st March 2015)
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For a cyborg like Jay, life was never going to be simple. Jay’s still reeling from her encounter with a rogue cyborg assassin when she discovers she has a twin – a severely damaged Beta unit. Jay is determined to find the Beta, and help her if she can. Now all she needs to do is convince her boyfriend Tyler that it’s best for him to stay behind. But Jay’s not the only one searching for her twin. With enemies who’ll stop at nothing, and Tyler and his family caught in the crossfire, Jay’s life is about to get a whole lot more complicated…and a whole lot more dangerous.

Kady Cross
Sisters of Blood and Spirit
Harlequin Teen (US: 31st March 2015)
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Wren Noble is dead – she was born that way. Vibrant, unlike other dead things, she craves those rare moments when her twin sister allows her to step inside her body and experience the world of the living. Lark Noble is alive but often feels she belongs in the muted Shadow Lands – the realm of the dead. Known as the crazy girl who talks to her dead sister, she doesn’t exactly fit in with the living, though a recent suicide attempt and time in a psych ward have proved to her she’s not ready to join her sister in the afterlife. Now the guy who saved Lark’s life needs her to repay the favor. He and his friends have been marked for death by the malevolent spirit of a vicious and long-dead serial killer, and the twins – who should know better than to mess with the dead – may be their only hope of staying alive.

Kat Falls
Inhuman
Scholastic (US: 31st March 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In a world ravaged by mutation, a teenage girl must travel into the forbidden Savage Zone to recover lost artifacts or her father’s life is forfeit. America has been ravaged by a war that has left the eastern half of the country riddled with mutation. Many of the people there exhibit varying degrees of animal traits. Even the plant ife has gone feral. Crossing from west to east is supposed to be forbidden, but sometimes it’s necessary. Some enter the Savage Zone to provide humanitarian relief. Sixteen-year-old Lane’s father goes there to retrieve lost artifacts – he is a Fetch. It’s a dangerous life, but rewarding – until he’s caught. Desperate to save her father, Lane agrees to complete his latest job. That means leaving behind her life of comfort and risking life and limb – and her very DNA – in the Savage Zone. But she’s not alone. In order to complete her objective, Lane strikes a deal with handsome, roguish Rafe. In exchange for his help as a guide, Lane is supposed to sneak him back west. But though Rafe doesn’t exhibit any signs of “manimal” mutation, he’s hardly civilized…and he may not be trustworthy.

Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam
Etherworld (Elusion, Book 2)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 31st March 2015)
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Elusion® was hailed as an exciting leap in technology – a confectionary, euphoric virtual world of crystal beaches and orange skies – until users began to disappear amid rumors of addiction. At first, Regan Welch refused to believe her father’s invention could be harmful, but her search for the truth led her and her new boyfriend, Josh, to Etherworld, another dimension located behind the program’s firewall, where more shocking secrets about Elusion are finally exposed. Etherworld may be dark and bleak, but to Regan’s surprise, it’s actually a refuge. Her father and others are here for protection from the enticing stimuli of Elusion, but the longer they stay, the less likely they’ll be able to return to the real world. In order to escape they must attack Elusion from within the program, but even if they succeed, Regan and her friends will have to prevent the powerful company that developed Elusion from distributing it to the masses. Regan can only hope that they’ll be able to stop the company before it’s too late, but the danger may have grown beyond anyone’s control.

Tiffany Reisz
The Virgin (The Original Sinners: The White Years, Book 3)
Harlequin MIRA (US: 31st March 2015)
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For years, Kingsley Edge warned Eleanor the day would come when she, the mistress of a well-respected Catholic priest, would have to run. She always imagined if that day came, she’d be running with Søren. Instead, she’s running from him. Fearing Søren and Kingsley will use their power and influence to bring her back, Eleanor takes refuge at the one place the men in her life cannot follow. Behind the cloistered gates of the convent where her mother has taken orders, Eleanor hides from the man she loves and hates in equal measure. With Eleanor gone, the lights have gone out in Kingsley’s kingdom. When he learns the reason she left, he, too, turns his back on Søren and runs. On a beach in Haiti, Kingsley meets Juliette, the one woman who could save him from his sorrows. But only if he can save her first. Eleanor can hide from Søren but she can’t hide from her true nature. A virginal novice at the abbey sends Eleanor down a path of sexual awakening, but to follow this path means leaving her lover behind, a sacrifice Eleanor refuses to make. The lure of the forbidden, the temptation to sin and the price of passion have never been higher, and Eleanor and Kingsley will have to pay it if they ever want to go home again.

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Maree Anderson: FREAKS UNDER FIRE: 31st March 2015: Buy (US)
J. C. Carleson: PLACEBO JUNKIES: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Cassandra Rose Clarke: OUR LADY OF THE ICE (hardcover): 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Ally Condie: ATLANTIA (paperback): 20th October 2015: Buy (US)
Jeaniene Frost: THE BEAUTIFUL ASHES (mass market paperback): 29th September 2015: Buy (US)
Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher: NEVER NEVER PART TWO: 17th May 2015: Buy (US)
Kelly Keaton: HEART OF STONE: 17th February 2015: Buy (US)
Tiffany Reisz: THE QUEEN: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Maggie Stiefvater: THE RAVEN KING: 29th September 2015: Buy (US)
Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, & Tessa Gratton: THE ANATOMY OF CURIOSITY: 1st October 2015: Buy (US)

March 2015 Releases

Done with February 2015 Releases? Here are March 2015 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist. (NOTE: If reading via a feed-reader, the formatting may be wrong. Click the blog post’s title to take you to my WordPress, where it should show up fine.)

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9 New Covers (Anderson, Armstrong, Clarke, DeStefano, Duncan, McGarry, Monk)

SOURCES
Freaks Under Fire – MareeAnderson.com
Empire of Night – KelleyArmstrong.com
Led Astray – KelleyArmstrong.com
Otherworld Secrets – KelleyArmstrong.com
Our Lady of the Ice – CassandraRoseClarke.com
Heir Apparent – SimonAndSchuster.com
Sound – HarperCollins.com
Nowhere But Here – KatieLMcGarry.com
Crucible Zero – Penguin.com

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Free Books on Amazon: Why & What

NOTE: For the purpose of this article, I don’t count “Free if you’re with Prime/Audible/etc” as free, on account of they’re conditional. E.g. Free-to-air TV has extra channels, but you can’t access them because they’re only compatible with high-definition televisions and you only have standard-definition.

A tech-giant recently released a new gadget, and possibly an updated operating system, and thus their affiliated online bookseller is marketing this as a great time for readers to stock up on some free books. (I don’t know who decides which books to make free, but I hope the publisher chooses, so the bookseller isn’t going rogue.)

Because of price-matching and whatnot, other booksellers are hosting the same deal. This is great, because I tried to download the software for the gadget’s affiliated bookseller, but apparently it’s not compatible with devices that aren’t affiliated with that particular tech-giant. (Yet their music software IS compatible…)

So I turned to Amazon, and they indeed have some of the same books for free. During my searches, I learned that offering the first-in-a-series for free – permanently, instead of just temporarily – is a great way to snag a potential reader’s interest, and self-publishers in particular are really going for this. And as self-publishers, these authors can change their prices if or when they want. (For traditional publishers, I figure their authors don’t get much say, but hopefully their publisher consults them about making a book available for free.)

Also, even traditional publishers offer short stories or novellas for free, to get readers interested in trying the full-length novels. Whether temporary or permanent, it’s a great opportunity for consumers.

Of course, in the past some self-published authors have been dismayed to learn that offering the first for free may not automatically boost sales for the author’s not-free books. So patience is a must – please understand that consumers may not immediately read something they just purchased, but buy so they have the OPTION of reading at any time. As much as publishers and authors may wish readers to read and review ASAP, readers actually have independent thought and decide what’s best for them.

As with any eBooks, geographical restrictions may prevent certain readers from accessing these stories. If books have the same publisher globally (such as in the case of self-published authors), there may not be restrictions. But if a book hasn’t sold World Rights or whatnot, that eBook may not even be available to PURCHASE in some regions, and certainly not free. Welcome to the world of geo-restrictions, which is an unfortunate hurdle that gets in the way of some people (e.g. me) buying some of the books we want to read. And because we only acquire books legally, we go without these eBooks.

But I digress.

Going through my author checklist today, some of their works are currently free on Amazon. (If the links don’t work for you, they may be geo-restricted.) Some may be free permanently, and others temporarily, so please check the price before automatically clicking the Buy button when it appears:

Maree Anderson: Freaks of Greenfield High
Abigail Barnette: The Boss
Kylie Chan: White Tiger
Debra Driza: The Fire
Colleen Hoover: Finding Cinderella
Katie McGarry: Red at Night
Richelle Mead: Bloodlines
Robert Muchamore: Rock War: The Audition
Diana Peterfreund: The First Star to Fall
Jodi Picoult: Where There’s Smoke
Veronica Roth: Free Four
Carrie Ryan: Flotsam & Jetsam
Karin Slaughter: Blindsighted

But these are just the authors I’m interested in, so use your own author checklist to find some legally free goodness.

13 New Covers (Anderson, Barnes, Coyle, Farley, Gabel & Klam, Hoover, Meade, Meyer, Morgan, Ruby, Shepherd, Yovanoff)

DISCLAIMER: If you’re the author or publisher, and you see a cover here that shouldn’t have gone public, let me know and I’ll take it down. Below (or next to?) the covers are the books’ links – click on the title, and that’ll take you to the source, so you can ask them to take it down, too. Thanks.

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