Latest Free & Bargain e-Books – Friday December 28th 2012 PLUS!!! What I Am Currently Reading…

by Maryse on December 28, 2012 · 23 comments

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<—- First I wanna tell you what I’m reading right now, and since it’s bargain priced, it totally fits this list! I’ve been receiving recommendation after recommendation for this one over the last 24 hours, and I started it last night… er…. this morning at 1am. Read it until 3am and I would have totally not put it down but my sleepless-zombie-powers conked out on me. I crashed. BUT!! I must say, so far, so very good, and I totally want to get back to it, right now.

Valerie: Maryse I have to share a book with you that I stayed up all night to finish. Painted Faces by L.H Cosway. Soo good!! I think you’ll really like it!!

Rebecca: Hey Maryse, Karina Halle was reading this book on GR and I ended up winning a copy from her, it’s called Painted Faces by L.H. Cosway. I think you might like it. It’s a very unique take on CR, one only for those with an open mind but I’m having a hard time putting it down. :0)

Debra: This is one of those books that I want (need) everyone to read! No one I know has read it yet and I am about to explode with the need to discuss, dissect, and share my experience. My heart is beating faster just thinking about it. It’s been 24 hours and the edge I got from this book hasn’t even begun to wear off!!! I am dying to see if others feel the same as I do. So READ IT everyone and let me know!!!! Read girls read….I need to discuss!!!!! Hopefully we can get Maryse to put a discussion board.

(sidenote from Maryse: okay hint taken!! I shall be putting it up as soon as I finish this post)

Fantastic writing, sarcastically witty, and sorta… sophisticated? Well you know, these are characters well established in their adult lives. Romantic subject matter that at first made me go… huh? What? Weird. Wanna know why? ‘Cause he’s her new neighbor, and he’s so obviously into her. He’s gorgeous, seductive and so very flirty. She’s crushing hard. So what’s the big deal?  Er… well. It’s his surprise “drag queen” reveal. WHAT!!?? Yep!! My eyes crossed at that part of the synopsis, too. I thought… well okay. But.. what?!! But I’m reading it and all I can say is it’s totally for me! OH YES!!! I can totally get into this. And him. Such an original idea, we’ve not read the likes of this before, but I have a feeling I just may fall head over heels. Oh and did I mention, it takes place in Dublin, Ireland? Can you imagine the sexy accent on him? Oh right, but he’s from New Zealand. Still. sexy accents applies. ;)

Okay so now for the goodies, so that I may return to my own special weird romance treat!

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

Free and bargain e-books that you can read on your Kindle, or even on your computer with the Kindle software. (NOOK USERS: I’ve been told that often, many of these freebies and bargains are also available on the Nook).


  • Addicted (Club Destiny) by Nicole Edwards
  • Painted Faces by L.H. Cosway <—- I’m reading this one now and so far so very good!!
  • Forever My Girl (The Beaumont Series) by Heidi McLaughlin <— Ivannie says: “i thought it was really good! you’ll like it! (YA)”
  • Beautifully Damaged by L.A. Fiore <— the reviews are a bit all over the place with this one, but I remember so many really liked the story and premise (there were some editing issues, and for me, some story-flow issues, so I put it down a few months ago because I was having a hard time connecting) but it has been “re-released”. Maybe it’ll rock? Tracy says: “I loved Beautifully Damaged…. had a more adult feel…”
  • Truth and Humility by J.A. Dennam <— this one has been brought up a few times over the last week (some say a “Crow’s Row” feel and after reading the premise, I want to read!!) Nikole says: “I just finished Truth and Humility by J. A. Dennam which someone posted as a reccomendation about a week ago and it was sooooo good, thank you to whoever reccomended it. 4.5 stars!!”
  • Someone to Love by Addison Moore <— no real notes or recommendations on this, yet… but a bunch of us are intrigued! Gorgeous cover!! Jennifer says: “Has anyone read this? It looks soooo good and I love Addison Moore ‘s other series. just wondering if anyone has any feedback on it yet!”
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover <— just made NYT Best Seller’s list and everyone is loving it! Joanna says: “Hopeless is a really good book – not just entertaining to read, but really thought provoking and full of loving sacrifice.” I read it and loved it, too!
  • VAIN by Fisher Amelie <— just released. Nikki says: “I have read two of Fisher Amelie’s books. Callum & Harper and Thomas & January. They are both very good!” My sidenote: I had trouble connecting with Callum & Harper but am interested in knowing more about this one… 
  • Shattered Valor (Red Team) by Elaine Levine <— Shirley says: “WOW! The new one is called Shattered Valor and is an immediate follow-up in the storyline from book 1 (The Edge of Courage). It is special ops. Anyway, fabulous book.”
  • The Edge of Courage (Red Team) by Elaine Levine
  • A Toast to the Good Times by Liz Reinhardt & Steph Campbell <–
  • The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1) by Tarryn Fisher <— LOVED this book! you can’t go wrong. Oh there will be some suffering, but then.. you can move on to #2 (Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2). And suffer some more. Tee hee!!!
  • The Devil’s Son (The Devil’s Eyes) by Jennifer Loren <— so many loved #1 & #2 and this one (#3) has just been released!
  • Beautiful Disaster (The Bet) by Francette Phal <– Nikki says: “it’s very good. The second book just came out.”
  • Redemption (The Bet) by Francette Phal <— and this is the second one!
  • CAGED (Book 1, The Caged Series) by Amber Lynn Natusch
  • Pushing the Limits (Harlequin Teen) by Katie McGarry <– Jeannie says: “It’s YA, but I read it and definitely liked it.”
  • Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines <— have I mentioned lately that I still love this one? Yeah? Well, I’m mentioning it again. ;) I’m needing a “Rush” rush. :P I miss my Rush-crush. ;) Okay I know. I’m being obnoxious now. *smirk*
  • Broken by Megan Hart <— ooohhhh I LOVED this one!! Check out my review (Thanks for pointing the bargain deal out, Nancy)!!
  • Dirty by Megan Hart <— another one from the same author that I loved!!  (my review)
  • Reason Enough By Megan Hart (A short story with the characters of “Dirty”)
  • Tempted by Megan Hart <— yep! This was a great (and SUPER STEAMY) read too!! (my review)
  • Everything Changes by Megan Hart <— Alex’s POV – character in “Tempted” ;)
  • Deeper by Megan Hart <— I just bought it (haven’t read it yet, but I love this author’s darker writing style in the romance genre)
  • Switch by Megan Hart
  • Forged by Becky Banks <— Debbie says: “ I recommend Forged by Becky Banks. Nate reminds me of Kristen Ashley heroes.”
  • Wrapping Up (Novella) Mitchell Family 4.5 (Wrapping Up Novella 4.5) by Jennifer Foor <— just released for you “Mitchell family” addicts!!
  • Hell on Wheels: Black Knights Inc. by Julie Ann Walker
  • In Rides Trouble: Black Knights Inc. by Julie Ann Walker
  • Rev It Up: Black Knights Inc. by Julie Ann Walker


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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Lindsay C December 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Thanks!! One of the many things I look forward to on a Friday! You rock!

Maryse December 28, 2012 at 7:50 PM

My pleasure Lindsay!! Making this list is how I get my deals, too. My pooooor TBR list. *sigh* ;) Yah I love it!

Minha (BrazGirl) December 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Thank you, yes! I love Maryse’s Freebies Friday!!!! :)

Kassi December 28, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Here’s my goodreads review on Someone to Love:

The writing is solid in this book. The author uses a lot of symbolism and analogies in the characters’ monologues. Quite brilliant and creative I would say. Also, the writing was very descriptive and mixed with sarcasm and wit. I lost count how many time I’ve bursted out laughing. Such a sweet fluffy read. The steamy scenes are quite tasteful. I wouldn’t mind reading a sequel on these 2 lives. :-)

Maryse December 28, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Thanks Kassi!!

Tracie December 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Thanks Maryse. :)

April H. December 28, 2012 at 8:52 PM

I JUST finished Someone to Love. It was well written, funny, and Kenny andCruise had some hot chemistry. It was a lot less…angsty than what I thought it would be going in, but I still enjoyed it.

Jeimy December 28, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Yay!!!! I am so glad that people are discovering L.H. Cosway. Her ultimate power series is also amazing! It has great characters from, vampires, dhamphirs, slayers, witches and warlocks. There are two books in this series.

Kimmie Kim December 28, 2012 at 9:14 PM

OMG I have soooo many books that I just got and I’m still getting more from this list. (BTW thanks) I think I have a problem. Do we have a support system to help with that. hee hee :-D

Lea December 28, 2012 at 9:36 PM

These lists are awesome! My Kindle is never empty thanks to you!

Stacey December 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I totally agree with Kassi’s thoughts on Someone to Love. It was a great, enjoyable read. Perhaps somewhat predictable, but still really sweet.

I also read VAIN. At first, I thought I wasn’t going to like it. And I almost didn’t read past the Sample. But….I am so so SO very glad I did. It is an incredible coming-of-age/growing up story. I felt for this girl, eventually in so many ways. I cried with her. I grew with her. If I had a teenage daughter, I would be making her read this book. I just absolutely loved it.

I also read it right after Ten Tiny Breaths, and I think the two combined just left me with too many intense emotions in one day! I was pretty somber at our last family Christmas tonight, but I just can not get Sophie from VAIN out of my head. It was that good.

Sara Butler December 28, 2012 at 11:04 PM

I read “No More Wasted Time” yesterday and I have to say, I enjoyed it. It has some editing issues, and the pace of the story in places is a bit weird, but it’s a free book and quite honestly, I think it would even be worth paying a bit for. It’s pretty good, I’d give it 3.5 stars.

I just downloaded my first Meghan Hart book, Dirty. I’m looking forward to it. I’ve had my eye on it for months but I didn’t want to pay a bunch for it!

Debra December 29, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Maryse, I hope u love Painted Faces as much as I did. I am still on a high from this book. I so let out a squeel when I saw your quote from my fb post. :-O Happy reading! ♡♡♡

Ginger Snaps December 29, 2012 at 4:04 AM

Started and finished “Someone to Love” today. Loved it. A sweet, falling in love story.

kelsey December 29, 2012 at 4:41 AM

I adored Painted Faces! Read it in one sitting! Debra I totally agree with you..

Maryse I was in Dublin 3 weeks ago,its my favourite place so this book seemed extra special, I have many friends there so I was living it reading in Irish and walking the the many streets I visit .

It is a totally different style and so original *aghh sighs*

I loved it :-)

Stephanie Jacob December 29, 2012 at 5:06 AM

Thanks! Love freebies :)

ashley December 29, 2012 at 5:15 AM

Just finished Someone to love and i liked it. it has the bad boy manwhore and the beautiful girl willing to do him:D…you’ll love it. i’m going the check this one ur reading. have a nice day!

Lise December 29, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Reading Painted Faces now. At 22% and love it, finally out of my book funk!

Lisa December 29, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Just finished Truth and Humility……………and it was awesome. I couldn’t put it down. 4.5 stars for me.

Lauren December 29, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Deeper was my first Megan Heart book and I loved it!
I cried and cried, but was still happy at the end.

Megan Mayberry December 29, 2012 at 9:23 PM

The Way We Were was on tv tonight. Does anyone remember which romance novel on which the characters watched this movie over and over again? It is driving me crazy that I cant remember!

Rebekah December 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Just finished Hardball. Soo good – you will love Nate!! Must read!

Christina December 30, 2012 at 2:48 AM

Someone to Love, loved it!! I laughed out loud numerous times, hubby was wondering what I was reading. Would definitely recommend!! No cliffhanger and the second book will be about her brother and BFF.

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