Latest Bargain e-Books – Friday April 19th 2013

by Maryse on April 19, 2013 · 32 comments

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One of my favorite parts of the week!! Backtracking through my fellow readers’ recommendations and bargain finds to see all that I’ve been missing while I’ve been in my own reading-world. *squeeeeee* This list looks phenomenal this week! Lots of new ones that I haven’t seen before. I’ve got three books already lined up for this weekend. Now if I could just get my surroundings to leave me in peace, I might actually finish ‘em all. Well, hopefully at least two. ;)

Okay wait, now that I’m done creating the list, here are my own personal “I MUST READs”. These are the suggestions that gave me an excited knot in my stomach and have me cursing the amount of reading time I actually have, ’cause I’ll never get all of these read in just one weekend.  I can only choose two for this weekend, hopefully get to them all this upcoming week, and not get sidetracked with a bunch more new recommendations… I’m flighty when it comes to my TBR list. Spur of the moment changes… always.

So here’s my own “gonna try to get to this week” list: The Last HourEverything ChangesDiamond GirlEliteRules of Entanglement and After Hours. Oh and Wanderlust. Oh and Mafia Captive. Oh!!! And… oh never mind. If I continue listing ‘em it’ll end up being pretty much… the entire list below. GAH!!! :D

Okay so here are the whole lot of them. PLENTY to choose from and they all look good!

  • The Last Hour (Thompson Sisters) by Charles Sheehan-Miles <— just released (and bargain priced!) – I enjoyed the first two books in the series and shall be reading this one, too!! And!! I hear this is a serious tear-jerker and some difficult subject matter…
  • The Prelude (A Musical Interlude Novel) by KaSonndra Leigh <— Thanks for bringing this super-bargain to my attention, Lynn. Nope, I haven’t read it yet either, but that synopsis and that price says I think I’ll give it a go! ;)
  • Surrender Your Love by J.C> Reed <— still on super-sale! (thanks Sharon!)
  • The Good Life by Jodie Beau <— this one sounds fun and uplifting! “… when Roxie’s charmed life is turned upside down, her best-friend creates The Good Life List to help turn it back around. The instructions are simple: Complete each task on the Good Life List by the end of the summer.” Thanks Sharon for pointing out the super-bargain!
  • Everything Changes by Shey Stahl <—just released & it’s a Supercross racer!!! Ohhh Shey and her sexy racing bad-boys make a great book! After her “Jameson”, I can’t wait to read this one! Actually I just read the synopsis and OMG I feel like I have to read this one tonight. I’m so in the mood for that famous guy that has his hooks in the normal girl, and the whole lifestyle whirlwind that accompanies it. Oh yes. I bought it. Thanks Rose!
  • This Love of Mine (Raine Series #1) by Amanda Bennett <— Nancy just found us this new release!
  • Promise Me Darkness by Paige Weaver <— Beth says: “… it is amazing!! It starts off just an angsty romance (new adult) but turns into so much more (with lots more angst!) I stayed up late reading this one, and am still thinking about it! It is book one…so be prepared for a cliffhanger!”
  • Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance) by Larissa Ione <— Aimee found us this paranormal sale-priced book! I loved this author’s previous series, and this is the spin-off. :)
  • Diamond Girl (‘G-Man Series’) by Andrea Smith <— not the most bargain or bargain priced books but under $5 and since I just realized it’s a biker/motorcycle club romance book, I’m adding it! Also, after this adamant recommendation from Yvette, I just downloaded my own sample! “OMG I LOVED it!!! I highly recommend this book!!!!”
  • Going Under by S. Walden <— this one is still being highly recommended on a regular basis, but beware!! Difficult subject matter. Still, those that recommend, loved it! Sally said: “…I tend to like the REALLY dark books & I won’t lie in the beginning I thought that this just wasn’t that dark. Well shut my mouth! I felt everything this character felt & then some. 5 star read for me.” Tiffany loved it, too and reiterates: “… but be warned to it is a tough subject, even if beautifully written!”
  • Resisting Her by Kendall Ryan <— Just released and Beverly said: “Read this one yesterday. It was pretty good.”
  • Give Me Love (Give Me #1) by Kate McCarthy <—  Andrea says: “I really liked this one, it had me cracking up so many times. It’s a lot like a KA’s Rock Chick!”
  • VAIN by Fisher Amelie <— this is a gorgeous story and I loved it. Now… it’s not “steamy” per se, but the romance was still highly affecting, and the story was a unique breath of fresh air. (here’s my review –> Vain)
  • Elite (Eagle Elite) by Rachel Van Dyken <— ooooh!! This is a new one for me, and it looks good! Tiffany says: “Elite by Rachel Van Dyken was a GREAT read!! ALL sorts of twists and turns and heart stopping moments!!! Loved it!! Can. Not. Wait for the second book…No cliffhanger..” and Jackie agrees: “Elite was not what I expected. Loved it!”
  • Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino <— Sabrina says: “Just finish Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino— this is a good one ladies!!! I love Will!!!!!!!! No cliffhanger — you get a Epilogue –;c)” and Erin agrees: “Just finished it and loved Will!!! Now I need something raunchy after all that sweetness. Lol!! Gotta keep it balanced” <— LOL!!! ;) and Claudia first pointed it out to us saying: “If you love GOOD music and like an amazing writing, this book is for you”
  • Rules of Entanglement (Fighting for Love) by Gina Maxwell <— We already know I wanna read this one, BAD! Well, Jillian just made me that much more excited when she said: “Rules of Entanglement by Gina L. Maxwell was fabulous!! MMA fighter book – seriously one of the better books I’ve read lately! LOVED it!”
  • After Hours: (InterMix) by Cara McKenna <— I found this one while making my “Latest releases” post, and I still have it high on my TBR list.
  • Monster (Impossible #1) by Julia Sykes <– criminals and kidnapping a female doctor to fix one of ‘em! Tiffany liked these: “The Books Monster and Traitor by Julia Sykes were very GOOD!! Third book comes out soon!”
  • Traitor (Impossible #2) by Julia Sykes
  • Wanderlust by Skye Warren <— read at your own risk (and I will!!). This is one of those kinds of “dark reads”. True dark (and you know me and those… I have a love/hate relationship with ‘em but can’t stay away).  Lesley says: “I really liked it, a lot. The beginning, particularly, is very dark though. But I like my reads super-dark. As Joanna said, it was definitely well written.”
  • Twice Tempted: A Night Prince Novel by Jeaniene Frost <— in the mood for a sexy vampire read. Jeaniene does ‘em right!! I love this author (thanks to Sharon for pointing out the bargain deal).
  • Broken At Love (Whitman University) by Lyla Payne <— Ivannie says “it’s good!” and Jackie “Loved it!”
  • A Different Blue by Amy Harmon <— still often recommended and Kyle just said: “So, if you aren’t already reading A Different Blue by Amy Harmon, you need to ASAP. One of the best, most emotional books I have ever read!!!!” and Ruth said: “I’m like a walking zombie today because I was up to 3am reading this. So good, finished it this morning.” Erin stayed up, too: “ Just finished it. I have a love hate relationship with books that make me cry. But it def was good kept me up til 3am.”
  • Obsession: Darkness Falls by Ivory Quinn —> Rock star alert!! Dawn loved it! “It’s amaze-balls. Put me through the wringer. I finished it this morning and am still thinking about it.”
  • Mafia Captive by Kitty Thomas <— JUST RELEASED!!! Okay I am a HUGE fan of Kitty’s so I’m on this, but beware of DARKNESS. If you like dark reads with well… really rough scenes and situations, this might be for you. Her books are more like psychological thrillers for me (but even darker than that… captive issues etc.. You know what I’m getting at). Not hugely bargain-priced but under $5 so I’m adding it here.
  • Touch Me (One Night with Sole Regret) by Olivia Cunning <— just released and bargain priced too!!


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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary Beth April 19, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Promise Me Darkness was amazing, totally unexpected. I felt like I knew where it was going, and then bam! it tricked me.

Dominique April 19, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Bummer I just spent $7 on Twice Tempted last week! It was a great read though so worth the money.

K April 19, 2013 at 11:57 AM

A Different Blue is fantastic. Lots of people were asking for an epilogue, so the author wrote one for the blog Totally Booked. FYI

Jenn April 19, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Holy Hell my husband is going to kill me…I just bought The last Hour; Wanderlust,Everything Changes, Elite, Give me Love, Promise Me Darkness, Broken at Love, Diamond Girl, I had previously purchased Going Under but have not read yet, and I had already previously purchased and read A Different Blue and loved it….OH and I also purchased Sweet Thing as I think I will need the sweet once I finish all the above I purchased. Thanks Maryse for the great list….and always feeding my addiction…

Ruby April 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM

I want to read the last hour !
Going under has a very dark an heavy … but it was handle in a way that it was almost… I say almos bearable … But still a very very good book ! You should add it on your TBR list !

Maryse April 19, 2013 at 12:21 PM

LOL Jenn!! I did it, too.

Ruby, I absolutely will.

Thanks K! Also on my list!!

Thanks Dominique for letting me know it was good. I loved Vlad in her Cat & Bones, and #1 in this series was good!

Mary Beth – I love being book-tricked! (in a good way, though)… you know. :)

Jeanie V April 19, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Finished Diamond Girl in one sitting. LOVED it!!!

Robyn Ross April 19, 2013 at 1:25 PM

80% through Everything Changes ATM, love, love it! Really enjoy everything Shey Stahl writes!

day April 19, 2013 at 2:35 PM

after hours is a really good book I am on the last two chapters I really liked it. holy my tbr list just got a lot longer lol

Mellisa S. April 19, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Blood For Werewolves by Nicole Taft is $0.00 on Amazon today. It was on the new paranormal releases for this Tuesday.

Haven’t read it but can’t beat the price *wink-wink*

Maryse April 19, 2013 at 2:48 PM

I know!! This week’s bargain suggestions look ridiculously good!!! I just added yet ANOTHER one to the one’s I’m going to try and read this week. Ahhh wishful thinking. ;) But I’m still gonna try.

Maryse April 19, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Okay I just found out Kitty Thomas’s “Mafia Captive” is now live on Amazon (beware – she is DARK but I’ve enjoyed many of her books including one of my all time favorite dark reads – Comfort Food). I added it to the list up there.

Aaaaand there went my TBR list, shifting again. After reading the synopsis of this one (her “dark theme” is still prevalent) but there is more of a romance and New Adult feel to this?? I’m starting it as soon as I get home from work!!! I’m so excited!

Then, onto sweet, romantic, or heartwrending…

Cody April 19, 2013 at 5:05 PM

OK, so if we wanted to play along with you with your mini list, are we starting with Mafia Captive? I wanna play too!!!

Bepps April 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

I read Elite by Rachel Van Dyken and was sucked in to their world! Captivates you but does not leave you frustrated !!!

Victoria Paige Books April 19, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Rogue Rider was the best of the Lords of Deliverance, IMO.

LucyLou April 19, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Just read “Diamond Girl” and really loved it. Slate is hot. His name is hot too. ;) Ahhhh, didn’t realize Shey Stahl has a new release. Whoohooo!!! So many great books released, thanks, Maryse!!
Oh and Maryse, I already own and read “Blind Obsession” (so not trying to win a copy) and I know what you mean. I don’t think I would have enjoyed it if I hadn’t read it going in blind.

LucyLou April 19, 2013 at 9:29 PM

I meant to write I don’t think I would have enjoyed “Blind Obsession” AS MUCH (spaz typing) if I had know spoilers. :)

Mellisa S. April 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM

*Question: I tried downloading the Kindle App twice for my android. Both times when it reached 100& a warning came up. It said “Invalid File Path”.

Does anyone know what this means or how to fix it?? Amy advice would be great!! I usually use Google Books, bit they are missing sooo many books on my TBR list. I don’t know anything about the Kindle Free App. So, I’m at a loss as to what I need to do to fix, then get it.


Angela April 19, 2013 at 11:19 PM

I am so glad you have promise me darkness on this list, if you remember I was in a book slump and this book came up and I thought I would try it and LOVED it. I mean LOVED it! It reminds me of a tv show that is currently on that I am addicted too but I don’t want to say what it is because I don’t want to spoil it. It’s very good!

Lindsay April 19, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I loved Sweet Thing. There’s a character in the book named Maryse, described as a “blogger extraordinaire”. Very well written.

Barbara Ferrer April 20, 2013 at 4:41 AM


Kerri April 20, 2013 at 9:21 AM

I just finished Sweet Thing, you have to put that on your tbr list Maryse, I know the list is long already but you will love it! There is another Will to fall in book love with and it has angst, happy, sad and laughter too- one of the best books I have read in a long time and I believe it is her first book!

Maryse April 20, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Thanks Angela – it sounds amazing the way you describe it.

LOL Lindsay, I definitely have to check that out!!

Sounds great Kerri :D

Melissa April 20, 2013 at 12:44 PM

there r so many books to read.I don’t no where to begin. I just finished “The Agreement” by S.E. Lund it’s got BSDM in it if y’all wanna read it.It wasn’t a bad read! I love my smut lol

Andrea Smith April 20, 2013 at 3:27 PM


Thank you so much for the ‘shout out’ on my book, ‘Diamond Girl’! I would happy to provide a five ebook giveaway! Please let me know if interested!


jacque April 21, 2013 at 1:55 PM

I just finished Diamond Girl I loved it! It was a little differant and just what I needed . Finally a female character that is not a 19 year old virgin!!!!

sharon April 21, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Promise Me Darkness was amazing! I loved it, pulled me right out of my book slump. Can’t wait for the second book.

Andrea Smith April 21, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Thank you jacque for the read!! I am so happy you enjoyed it. There will be a second book in this series titled, ‘Love Plus One.’

Julie April 21, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Maryse…Spent Friday night reading “Promise Me Darkness” and I loved it. Got a “Travis “type in an end of the world situation. Can’t wait for the sequel this summer. Also read “Outlaw” this weekend. Really enjoyed the first half, but the second half which was a few years later kind of let me down. the first part had a lot of motorcycle dudes and life in it and
the second part not so much. Still a good read.

Shay April 22, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Diamond girl…..ignore my children good! Thanks for the suggestion!

Jill April 23, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Just wanted to agree with fellow posters – Sweet Thing was a great read! It has a great story with a fabulous mix of sweet romance and angst. Loved it!!

Annie April 29, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Just finished Promise me Darkness- OH MY LORD! What a fantastic book. It starts off as one thing and totally takes a turn….you will get hooked! A MUST READ!!!!!!!!

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