Latest Bargain e-Books – August 23rd 2013

by Maryse on August 23, 2013 · 35 comments

in eBook Deals

I had an AWESOME reading week, and my reading weekend promises to be just as amazing. I still have my “J’s” to read —> Jake (from Wethering the Storm which is bargain priced!), and Javier (Shooting Scars). What!?? I know, right? Two of my favs… TWO books heroes that I have given 5 stars to, in past installments, and I still haven’t had my dates with ‘em yet.

What am I waiting for? Er… I dunno? Have you ever done that? Anticipated a book release so hard that when it finally gets here, you… stare at it, but don’t read it right away? I’m conflicted. I want to read both equally, but I’ve decided to save them. Kind of… “the best for last”. My “cherries on top” of my amazing reading week. So I have my book-date nights with them tonight and tomorrow. I’m saving them for my weekend, when I don’t have work and responsibilities interrupting with my reading time. I can stay up till 5am if the books hold me that hard, without worrying about book-zombie consequences.

Plus… some Javier-ish reader-reactions have me nervous. I hear he’s even scarier… I’ve been enjoying crushing on the “bad-guy” so much, and I’m afraid this one’ll make me switch teams. Eeeep!

Oh and!! I’m finishing one up today that will be released any day now. Probably tonight. And so far, it is soooooo good and from an author(s) that I have 5-starred (for past books), too! ;) You’ll see. Fantastic writing, and a forbidden kind of love that we enjoy, but mums the word from me until I now it’s live. ;)

So now that you know what I’m up to, reading-wise, here are everyone’s ebook bargain finds and book suggestions! Plus a few of my own, below. :)

NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order.

Latest reader recommendations and bargain ebook finds:

  • Exposure (East Park) by Iris Blaire <— my personal super-recommendation of the week. I LOVED this book, it’s sooooo steamy and my heart was fully activated, too. I urge you to read this one for fun times! (my review)
  • Every Rose by Lynetta Halat <—  I recommend this one, too! Sweet, heartfelt and sentimental, and it made some of us “ugly cry”. (my review)
  • A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers <— okay I don’t think any of us have read this one yet ’cause it’s still in pre-order status (coming out on September 17th), with THAT crazy synopsis, I just had to include this as what I think (so far) seems like quite a bargain book find! (check out the trailer and my book synopsis breakdown here).
  • Beyond Pain (Beyond, Book Three) by Kit Rocha <— just released today! (thanks Kelli!!) A bit on the edge of what I consider “bargain priced” but still within the realm, and I LOVED book #1 (sooooo steamy). I still have to read #2.
  • Beyond Shame (Beyond, Book One) by Kit Rocha <— and while I’m at it, here’s book #1 (I really enjoyed this one! Burning HOT! Here’s my review)
  • Beyond Control (Beyond, Book Two) by Kit Rocha <— and here is book #2 and it seems to have even better reviews than the first one!
  • Torch (Take It Off) by Cambria Hebert <— Nicole recommends this one. “Check out this #1 best seller!! It is one of my favorite books I have read this year”
  • Shooting Scars (book #2 in The Artists Trilogy) by Karina Halle <— I should have my review of this one up this weekend! Eeeep I’m scared of what will happen to my beloved (and very BAD!!) Javier… In the meantime, you can check out my review of the prequel (LOVED!!!) and book #1 (so good!) Oh!! But Karina Halle just came up with a special treat saying:

“So, since there are no Javier POV scenes in The Artists Trilogy (Bold Tricks is back to Ellie’s)…I was thinking. IF SHOOTING SCARS gets into the AMAZON TOP 100 this weekend, I will write one or two scenes from Javier’s POV and share with you all on my website. Not sure which scene(s) yet but I’m leaning toward the one where Javier would have found out “who” Eden White REALLY was and what Travis had done to her. CAN YOU IMAGINE?!”

  • On Every Street (book # 0.5 in The Artists Trilogy) by Karina Halle <— So while I’m at it, I figured for those of you who aren’t familiar with this series yet, (my review)
  • Sins and Needles (The Artists Trilogy) by Karina Halle <— and book #1, as I described it in my review, it’s raw and racy!! (here’s my review). This author is one of my absolute favorites!!
  • This Much Is True by Katherine Owen <— Kat found us this one saying: “This looks good. Has 8 5star reviews and a 4.35 rating on goodreads.”
  • Fighting Fate by Linda Kage <– Michelle recommends it! “Just finished a fantastic book, Maryse. Fighting Fate by Linda Kage…so angsty, about forbidden love while away at college!” From the synopsis: “… her dead brother, she has no idea fate will land her on the same campus with the very guy who killed him.” Whoooo!!
  • The Education of Sebastian (The Education of…) by Jane Harvey-Berrick (older woman… much younger male)…  and Kirsten says: “Love both of these Sarah. Thanks for posting Aimee.”
  • The Education of Caroline by Jane Harvey-Berrick (thanks Aimee!!) Kandace says: “Do it, girls. The Caroline book is my favorite of the two. The grown up Sebastian is so hot and yummy.”
  • While It Lasts (Sea Breeze) by Abbi Glines <— Stephanie found us this one: “While It Lasts (Sea Breeze) by Abbi Glines is on sale … !” and Sarah says: “Love this book! My fave in the series.”
  • Just For Now (Sea Breeze) by Abbi Glines <—
  • Fallen Desire (Fallen Desire Series) by N. L. Echeverria <— Stephanie found us these: “Both books in the paranormal Fallen Desire Series are on sale…!”
  • New Beginning (Fallen Desire Series) by N. L. Echeverria
  • Bound and Freed Boxed Set by Nikki Sex <— and Stephanie found us this (lots of great reviews) – entire bundled set.
  • Raising Ryann (Bad Boy Reformed) by Alyssa Rae Taylor <— MMA fighter!
  • Forever You (Forever Trilogy, #2) by Sandi Lynn <— Lori found us this one! “Forever You (Forever Black) is on sale! Haven’t read but love the guys POV” and book #1 is on sale, too!
  • Forever Black (Forever Trilogy #1) by Sandi Lynn <— Lori found us this one, too and Maria said: “First book was really good..worth reading…”
  • Black Heart (Cursed Hearts) by R.L. Mathewson  I’m a HUGE fan of her “Neighbor from Hell” series. Has anyone read this one?
  • Playing For Keeps (A Neighbor From Hell Series) by R.L. Mathewson <— speaking of which! (here’s my review) and OMG…
  • MOSTLY all of R.L. Mathewson’s books are on sale right now!! Very cool!!
  • Protect Us (Protector) by Tressa Messenger <— Aimee found us this one!
  • The Alpha Claims A Mate (A BBW Paranormal Romance) by Georgette St. Clair <— and this one…
  • Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken <— HUGE hit with our fellow readers! (here is my review).
  • Unstoppable (Fierce) by Ginger Voight <— recommended by Kelsey “I’m halfway through Unstoppable by Ginger Voight This series is just amazing. God my tummys jumping all over” (yep! I know the feeling. Happened to me when I read her “Groupie/Rockstar” series)
  • Fierce/Unstoppable Bundle by Ginger Voight <— here is the series Kelsey is referring to bundled and bargain priced. Janet agrees with Kelsey: “I just finished Fierce and started unstoppable. I tried to wait for the 3rd, but you know how that goes. Hope it’s not a huge cliffhanger–it’s making me crazy enough already It’s so good!!”
  • Groupie/Rock Star Bundle by Ginger Voight <— and here’s the series I was referring to (in my review). Bundled and super-bargain priced! Quite the angsty roller-coaster ride. If you want crazy – I wanna throw my Kindle – books, these’ll do it. And Shannon said: “ I LOVE her writing! So many terrific books to read right now!
  • The Space In Between by Brittainy Cherry <— Lori found us this one! “…great reviews”
  • Breach (Breach #1) by K.I. Lynn <— Kelsey recommends this one… “I just finished Breach , never heard such a filthy mouth like Nathan’s, oh this is the filthiest of filthy aggressive sex!! Starts a little slow, lots of secrets but I really enjoyed it and looking forward to Infraction..” and Jodie told me: “Breach by KI Lynn was really steamy but also has a a good romance story as well.”
  • Dissolution (Breach #1.5) by K.I. Lynn <— and Lori says: There’s also a novella dissolution from Nathan’s POV… I read them both and really liked! I didn’t expect much from the novella cause I read the book a while before but was surprised at how it got me right back into the story – looking forward to Infraction!”
  • The Tied Man by Tabitha McGowan <— another one from my TBR list that was accidentally moved down with my book purchases… but thanks to Jenna for bringing it back to my attention! “It was one of those books for me that I couldn’t go to bed until I was done reading. There are very few books I give 5 stars too, let alone 4 stars…this one, for me, was a 5 star read. Definitely add to your TBR list”
  • Unbeautifully Loved (Breathe Again) by Emma Grayson <— recommended by Melissa “I’ve got a great book for you…. it has the perfect trifecta….sex (über steamy!), intrigue, and a twist that you don’t see coming. It is Unbeautifully Loved by Emma Grayson. AND it’s a standalone; no cliffhanger for once! Cheap too…”
  • Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance) by Larissa Ione <— I LOVED this author’s “Demonica” series and this one is from the spinoff.  (thanks Aimee!!)
  • Paradise Taken by CM Hutton <— (thanks Aimee!). While I’m not a huge fan of the cover, if the synopsis is anything to go from, I think I might like this one! Sounds angsty and tumultuous! “… when feelings are revealed and temptation takes control, one friendship turns from lust to love and no one can walk away unscathed.
  • Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross <—  found by Aimee!
  • Taming Cross (Love Inc.) by Ella James <— bargain priced newly released book (after Selling Scarlett) that made Joanna very happy! “OMG. I LOVED Selling Scarlett! Thank you for posting this!!!!!” (thanks Melissa)
  • Why Romeo Hates Juliet (a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy) by Anna Mara <— Stephanie found us this deal!
  • Finding West by June Gray <— recommended by Jeanie: “I have a book recommendation for you – just finished Finding West by June Gray – sooooo good!!! Be warned there is a part 2 out at the end of the year (wish I knew!)”
  • Bedrock by Britney King <— “When Addison Greyer, a happily married mother of three, decides to re-enter the workforce, she never once considers that taking a job might unravel everything she thinks to be true about her life–that it would cause her to look deep within and confront fears she didn’t know existed. She couldn’t have foreseen how a chance meeting or a single day can change the course of an entire lifetime.”
  • Arsen. A broken love story by Mia Asher <— Meghan points this one out, saying: “Has anyone read this yet? It looks painfully good…”
“I love two men…
I think.One makes love to me. The other sets me on fire.
One is my rock. The other is my kryptonite.”
Oooooooh!!! ;)  


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LaurenB August 23, 2013 at 1:38 PM

I’m so glad I’m not the only one who likes Javier (using the term like loosely). he is bad, well more bad, since we saw him in On Every Street but I still can’t help but partly root for him, like there is still something not that bad underneath…I almost wish there were two Ellie’s, one for him and one for Camden! I’ll be watching for your review to see what you think!

Lisa August 23, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Arsen is so so so so good…especially if you like emotional rollercoasters that completely mess with your mind:)

Maryse August 23, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Lisa you’re killing me!!! I have my reading already planned out and this one sounds like it’s totally my thing, so now I want to read it now! I’m already squeamish over the potential love-issues, and that delights me. ;)

Maryse August 23, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Lauren… I’ve had some team-changers (from Javier to Cam’s side) and some that are still on Javier’s so I’m keeping my mind and heart open… ;)

Taylor August 23, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Hey Maryse!

My book, Pregame, is currently on sale for only 99 cents!

Lisa August 23, 2013 at 2:26 PM

You should totally read it now…it gave me that The Opportunist/Thoughtless kind of heart dropping into my stomach feeling.

Maryse August 23, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Ohhhh yes. I want that.

Amy August 23, 2013 at 2:39 PM

I’m irritated (with what or whom, I don’t even know, lol) because I already have soooo many of the above titles, but I bought them at full price! I did pick up Arsen though, and my TBR list now has that one at the top. I am anxious/nervous/giddy to start it this evening. I need a good gut-clencher to start off my weekend. ;) Oh oh oh – on an off topic, I had to pass this along to you, Maryse! Check out these swatches for the Sephora polishes I mentioned to you the other day:

And they are “bargain priced” as well right now!! *hee hee*

Courtnee August 23, 2013 at 2:43 PM


I can’t wait to read your review of shooting scars! I am Team Javier as well, I’m just not sure how I feel about Cam- even after this book. Happy reading! Excited to hear what you think.

LaurenB August 23, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Amy, if you bought any of the books recently you can “return” them on amazon and then re-buy them.

nina August 23, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Forever black is a top read of mine! I liked the second more than the first! diid pick up a couple of others that look great! Thanks :)

Maryse August 23, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Amy – I love ‘em… but that pink is killing me!!! Mine!! :D

Right now I’m sportin’ a clearish “french manicure” pink. That used to be my safety color before I fell for the crazy ones like this…

THIS is my current favorite (my husband chose it and I balked at it, ’cause I though it was wayyyy too wild of a color), but when I wear it, I feel so feminine:

It pulls more on the purple than pink, but on me, it fits so well. :D

Amy August 23, 2013 at 3:28 PM

LaurenB, that’s definitely something to consider. Thanks! :)

I love that color, Maryse! It is perfect for summer. See, you look all sweet and lady-like with your french manicure pink while I look harlot-like with Red My Fortune Cookie from this on my fingers and Love Marilyn from this on my toes. I’ll have to tone it down before Monday. ;)

Jeanie V August 23, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Holy cannoli I just finished Bedrock!!! OMG, talk about twists and turns!!! When I got to the end I was like what?!?!? Noooooo!!! That can’t be the end!!! Luckily there is part 2 coming in September! Omg! It’s like Love Square meets Fifty Shades – sooo good!!! :)

Heather August 23, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I read Why Romeo Hates Juliet last year. It’s a very good, fun read. It’s fairly long, but it would make a good “light” read after an “ugly cry” read.

Melissa August 23, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Just finished Sins and Needles! Want to start reading Shooting Scars, but scared I will wish I waited closer to third books release!

Lindsay August 23, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Just started Arsen, 31% into it and loving it…I can already tell its going to be good.

day August 23, 2013 at 8:49 PM

please be nocturne that is the surprise release i have been waiting for that book for ages

TanyaK August 23, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Please stop making me buy books! Lol

Kay August 23, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Remember When by T Torrest is only $.99 this weekend too! Such a great read! This is book one of a trilogy, with the third book due late September. I dare you not to fall in love with Trip & Layla’s story!

Noo August 24, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Hi Maryse. I’m new to this blog & I love it. I’ve just read this awesome book & I would like to recommend it to you because it’s an amazing book & I hope you can give it a chance. It’s a second chance romance. They are married but separated due to some mistakes in the past. The hero & heroine are awesome. Sorry for my language since it’s not my first language. Thanks for this awesome blog.

Here is the book.

Lindsay August 24, 2013 at 3:13 AM

It 3am and I just finished reading Arsen, and let me tell you….ok, Well, I’m am literally speechless, I’m reeling and pulling my hair right now. It’s Thoughtless and Thief times 2. This book is that good and you will not be disappointed!

Jessie August 24, 2013 at 3:27 AM

Hey Maryse…don’t forget Driven (book #1 of the Driven Trilogy) went on sale today to $2.99 to get everyone caught up for Book #2, Fueled, that releases this Tuesday 8/27…Driven, killer book, and Colton, *sigh*…

Lisa M August 24, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Wow!!! I just finished reading Shooting Stars. It was so good. I’m back to team Camden!!! Can’t wait for the next one in the series. Now onto Wethering The Storm I think. I downloaded so many books the last few days that you suggested. Lots of great deals. Love it!!!!

Amy August 24, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Sidenote to Maryse: Please remove this comment if it is too “rambly” or not the appropriate place for this. ;)

Maybe it doesn’t even really matter much in the big scheme of things, but I felt so guilty with the whole idea from above of “returning” books to Amazon that I already purchased at full price and re-buying them at the sale price. Why would I feel guilty? Because it is like I am taking the money right back out of the authors’ pockets just to save a buck or two. I realize that it would add up after about 30 books or so yet it still doesn’t feel right. I appreciate the suggestion, but I can’t in all good conscience do that to authors who have put their hearts into their work. Just my opinion for what it’s worth.

Rachel August 24, 2013 at 12:35 PM

I’ll have to check out A Little Too Far. My dad was a catholic priest…chew on that one for awhile!! ;)

Maryse August 24, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Whoa! Rachel… that should be a book! What? Craziness!!! I mean to me… Catholic Priests are… untouchable. Different. Kind of not human, ya know? ;) LOL!! Yep, can you tell I went to Catholic school all my life?

Maryse August 24, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Whoa! Rachel… that should be a book! What? Craziness!!! I mean to me… Catholic Priests are… untouchable. Different. Kind of not human, ya know? ;) LOL!! Yep, can you tell I went to Catholic school all my life?

Jean August 24, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Finished Wethering the Storm last night….AWESOME!!! Absolutely loved it! Can’t wait to see how you like it Maryse…..Jake was amazing!!

Linda August 24, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Finished reading The Mighty Storm earlier today and 59% into Wethering the Storm right now. Absolutely amazing. Jake is right up at the top of my book boyfriend list thus far. TRU ly LUV him. Giggle…xoxo

julie o August 25, 2013 at 1:02 AM

I finished “Wethering the Storm” yesterday. Loved it and I think I mentioned earlier on another post that I was so proud of Jake. He really manned up in this book! Have also read the Sebastion and Caroline
books and enjoyed them too. Like the Caroline book best, Sebastian
turned into a real hottie! Everybody hot this year is a Sebastian (Surviving Raine).

Linda August 25, 2013 at 8:22 AM

What is it about the guys POV that I litteraly drool over like Jake in Wethering the Storm??? They’re soooooo raw filthy and blunt. I love it and don’t judge me. I’m really a good girl. Honestly;) xoxo

Lisa M August 25, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Another wow!! Just finished reading Wethering the Storm!! I love Jake!! Needed a tissue a few times. I got home at 12:30am and read till 2:n30am and then again at 8:30 am could not put it down. Now it’s time to eat!!! It’s so true you do forget to eat when you get so lost in a book and there are so many books I have felt that way about. Bacon and eggs cooking now!! Then onto another book!!!

Cristy Hutton August 25, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Hi, Maryse! So happy to see my book here and for your comments! Thanks Amiee for mentioning it. “Paradise Taken” is based on true events about someone close to me. It’s definitely angsty, for sure. If you read it, I’d love to fill you in on the truths of the story.
Thanks again! Love seeing your reviews!
Happy Reading everyone!

Linda August 25, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Just finished Wethering the Storm. AMAZING!!! Lots of tears and some sobbing. Now I think I’ll sit here and cry quietly for a little while I come to grips with closure. Not sure I can start a new read for this evening. Thank you Samantha Towle. Xoxo

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