Free Books & Book Deals - July 8, 2022

July 08, 2022

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!!

I'm back with a new list of books that are either free or for sale for less than $2. These books are cheap and we should grab them up at these prices while we can.

I hope your weekend is happy, healthy and safe! Happy Hunting xo

Please Note: All books are listed for $2 or less (prices valid at time of post). I apologize in advance if the sale is over by the time you found yourself here.

I only list books I've either read or plan to read. If you know of any deals that are missing that you'd like to share, that I'd probably enjoy, please let me know in the comments section below :)

A.L. Jackson

Aleatha Romig


Aurora Rose Reynolds

Autumn Jones Lake

Brenda Rothert

CD Reiss

Carly Phillips

Carrie Ann Ryan

Chelle Bliss

Cynthia Eden

D. Kelly

Elle Kennedy

Erika Wilde

Gemma James

Golden Angel

Ilona Andrews

Jasinda Wilder

Jenika Snow

K.A. Linde

K Webster

Kelly Elliott

L.A. Fiore

Laurelin Paige

Lauren Blakely

Layla Hagen

Lisa Renee Jones

Marie Force

Meghan March

Meghan Quinn

Melanie Harlow

Melissa Foster

Nana Malone

Pam Godwin

Penelope Bloom

Pepper Winters

Piper Rayne

R.L. Mathewson

Rachel Van Dyken

Ruth Cardello

Shayla Black

Sherilee Gray

Sierra Simone

Skye Warren

Susan Stoker

Suzanne Wright

Sylvia Day

T L Swan

Tara Sivec

Willow Winters

Review // Just a Little Wickedness by Merry Farmer

July 05, 2022

Just a Little Wickedness by Merry Farmer

It was ridiculous. Joe was a valet from a background that was barely middle class. The gentleman was obviously wealthy and titled. And yet, what made them different from normal men leveled the playing field between them. At least to a certain degree.

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Just a Little Wickedness by Merry Farmer

Just a Little Wickedness by Merry Farmer

Standalone - The Brotherhood #1
Release - March 6, 2020
Genre - Historical M/M Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 4 out of 5 / a few scenes
Format/Source - ebook borrowed through Kindle Unlimited
Length - 328 pages
Publisher - Indie

Lord Alistair Bevan, Viscount Farnham, has the weight of the world on his shoulders. With his father’s health ailing, the time has come for him to find a wife, produce an heir, and do his duty. But Alistair knows a traditional life is not for him, especially when a chance meeting with valet Joseph Logan turns his world upside down.

Joe Logan came to London in search of his missing sister, Lily. But months have passed, and not only is Lily still lost, more children have disappeared as well. The trail of the missing children might be growing cold, but things are just starting to heat up between Joe and Alistair.

When both Alistair and Joe seek out the help of The Brotherhood—an underground organization dedicated to helping the gay community—they are drawn into a much deeper investigation of children who have gone missing all over London. When it begins to look like people very close to Alistair’s family are involved, Alistair finally has a chance to make his father proud. But will the wild and wicked love blossoming between Alistair and Joe help them find Lily, or will their affair be exposed and destroy both of them?

My Two Cents

3 "Classism don't mean a thing" stars

Alistair is next in line for the earldom, expected to marry well and produce an heir. What is he to do when all he's ever wanted can be found with Joe Logan?

In a time where what he wanted and who he truly was were illegal, these two men were never meant to be. Forget the differences in their class. It would be a lifetime of sneaking around and stolen touches. Would it be worth it?

While not entirely an accurate depiction of what it was to be different in 19th century England, I was certainly entertained by this story. Instead of articulating the dark times, the author kept it light and playful. I think the bit of mystery that served as the underlying plot really helped with that. Children are missing, human trafficking at its ugliest. I hope they find all of the kids and Joe's little sister is safely returned home.

About the Author

Merry Farmer lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two cats, Torpedo and Justine. She has been writing since she was ten years old and realized one day that she didn't have to wait for the teacher to assign a creative writing project to write something. It was the best day of her life.

She then went on to earn not one, but two degrees in History so that she would always having something to write about. Today she walks the cutting edge of Indie Publishing, writing Historical and Contemporary Romance and Women's Sci-Fi. She is also passionate about blogging, knitting, and cricket and is working towards becoming an internationally certified cricket scorer.

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Review // Not a Role Model by Lani Lynn Vale

July 03, 2022

Not a Role Model by Lani Lynn Vale

I had a distinct feeling that she was about to ruin my life.
And not in a bad way.

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Not a Role Model by Lani Lynn Vale

Not a Role Model by Lani Lynn Vale

Standalone - Battle Crows MC #4
Release - May 31, 2022
Genre - Contemporary Romance w/ MC elements
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5 / a few scenes
Format/Source - ebook gift
Length - 252 pages
Publisher - Indie

You better watch out for people that bounce back from everything that’s meant to destroy them.
Those were the words that Coreline King learned to live by when it came to dealing with Tide ‘Rook’ Crow, member of the Battle Crows MC, general surgeon, and all-around jerk who lived to make her life a living hell.
It all started in high school when he stopped seeing her as a random girl and started to see her as his rival.
Together, they became ‘frenemies.’ I.e.—a person with whom one is friendly, despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry.
At least, it started out like that.
Everyone always says there’s a fine line between love and hate. And at first, Tide and Coreline don’t realize how very true that is.
Not until Tide gets hurt defending Coreline’s honor, and Coreline has to fix him because she feels like she owes him.
But one night of bad choices leads to a very big ‘oops’ that will either haunt them for the next eighteen years or bring them together as tight as they ever could be.

My Two Cents

3 "Frenemies" stars

Coreline and Tide have been frenemies for all of their lives. He makes life rough for her and she gives back as good as she gets. Fastforward to adulthood and nothing much has changed... except for the undeniable chemistry that burns between them. Can these two find a way to finally get their act together, giving into the feelings they've had for far too long?

In all honesty, I didn't like this story at first. I was actually gonna give up on it, which is unheard of because I freaking love this author!! It's just that I couldn't connect to the characters, their story felt harsh and abrasive, and it was slow going. However, as time went on, my feelings improved, and in the end, it was all worth it.

I enjoyed the tension that played out between the characters (for the most part). I did, but I was kinda sidetracked. I'm intrigued by the glimpses I keep getting of Bram and Dorcas. I want more of them. Will Bram admit his feelings for her? Will we learn more about Dorcas beyond the beautiful time seen here? And will these two remain together or finally part ways for good? Yeah, I'm really looking forward to seeing some of that.

About the Characters

Main Characters - Coreline King and Tide Crow
Children - An unnamed daughter and one on the way
Tide's family
- Derringer Crow (father)
- Reedy Crow (mother)
- Haggard "Thief" Crow (found in Always Someone's Monster)
- Callum "Shine" Crow (found in Make Me Your Villain)
- Price Crow (found in Rattle Some Cages)
- Bram Crow
- Cannel Crow (found in Chalk Dirty To Me)
Coreline's family
- Rock "Hound Dog" King (father)
- unnamed mother
- Reuben King (brother)
- Alison King (little sister)
- Enola "Toddy" Tondra King (little sister)

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About the Author

Lani Lynn Vale is married to the love of her life that she met in high school. She fell in love with him because he was wearing baseball pants. Ten years later they have three perfectly crazy children and a cat named Demon who likes to wake her up at ungodly times in the night. They live in the greatest state in the world, Texas. She writes contemporary and romantic suspense, and has a love for all things romance. You can find Lani in front of her computer writing away in her fictional characters world...that is until her husband and kids demand sustenance in the form of food and drink.

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June 2022 Bookish Recap

July 01, 2022

Hello everyone and welcome to another recap of whatever the heck I'm reading.

I haven't done one of these in a couple of months and while I feel bad, I'm ok with that. I'm here now and I hope to continue to do these consistently from now on.

June was a great reading month for me. I found not only one, but two five star reads and I cannot complain.

I do hope that your June has treated you as well (or even better) as it has treated me and I wish you all the best for July!!

Here's what my June looked like:
Total Books Read: 11
Total Pages Read: 3171
DNFs: 2
From my TBR: 2
Avg. Rating: 3.3

All the Books

My favorite books of the month were:

The other books I found worthwhile (and would recommend) were:
A Cold Dark Place by Toni Anderson
Cold Pursuit by Toni Anderson
Remedy Maker by Sheri Fredricks
Nancy and the Naga by Honey Phillips
The Ones Left Behind by Ari Reavis
King of Flesh & Bone by Liv Zander

Added to my tbr

I've added nothing and I think that's actually a good thing. I'm still trying to whittle down my TBR one book at a time.

Book Haul

Again nothing and that's awesome. I'm trying to stick to reading the paperbacks on my shelves and the ebooks on my kindle. Wish me luck!

What are you looking forward to next month? I hope you find only the best reads!

Talk soon,

xo, Natalie

Review // Queen of Rot & Pain by Liv Zander

Queen of Rot & Pain by Liv Zander

Suffering the pain of flesh is my duty; protecting you from it is my vow.

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Queen of Rot & Pain by Liv Zander

Queen of Rot & Pain by Liv Zander

The Pale Court Duet #2
Release - June 23, 2022
Genre - Dark Fantasy Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5 / several explicit scenes
Format/Source - ebook borrowed through Kindle Unlimited
Length - 274 pages
Publisher - Ink Heart Publishing

Worse than a god in rage... is a god in love.

I punish lies and deceit,
An eternal damnation of agony and pain.
Yet, when it is my wife whose deception plagues me,
I know what I must do.

Shackle her soul to the lying, cold corpse that she is,
Ensuring that she never escapes me.
My wrath,
My torture,
My pain,
And my pleasure.

I am the King of Flesh and Bone,
Every part of her I possess and own.
She is mine,
Death shall never do us part.

Welcome home, my queen.

My Two Cents

5 "Not even death can end us" stars

With the way the first book ended, I had no idea what was going to happen in this one. I could assume a lot, such as the fact that Ada dies and Enosh finally gets to keep her with him for eternity. But that's not what I wanted. I wished for them to fall in love, for her to gain immortality somehow, for a happy ending.

And honestly... I got everything I wanted and so much more!

Ada was dead, but no matter how cold she got, it never stopped their heat. Enosh was very creative in his ways of punishing her for what he believed was her betrayal and, through this horrific journey, Ada grew into a woman who deserved to stand by his side. He was a god after all.

I loved Ada. Loved her like I had never before, with no precaution over the pain it had already caused me, nor the pain that was certainly yet to come. I loved her with a ferocity that was not safe for me or her. Certainly not for this world.

The death had a life of its own in this book. The magic of the way Enosh wove flesh and bone into clothing, furniture, animals, etc... I'm truly awed by the way this author illustrated this strange world with her words. And the terrifying beauty that was created for Ada and Enosh was ugly and sexy and painful and real. So freaking real.

About the Author

Liv has an unhealthy love for sexy villains. To cure herself of her poor choice in men, she's currently undergoing therapy, but who can afford that these days? To fund her co-pays, she's writing deliciously dark fantasy romance about the men who would burn the world to the ground for their women. Is that counter-productive? Probably, but it's also a lot of fun.

When she's not joking around, she can be found procrastinating in her office with a mug of coffee or a glass of wine (depending on time of day and how miserable the writing is going). Oh, she also loves skulls. And ravens. And skulls.

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