Friday, January 11, 2013

FEED MY READER FRIDAY #7


Hi I'm Michelle and I am addicted to ebooks (especially free ones)  and my Kindle. There is no way I will ever be able to read all the great ebooks I have but I love having my Kindle full of wonderful books that I can choose from.  :)



WELCOME TO FEED MY READER FRIDAY


Here's what you do...
*Just put up a post sharing the new ebooks you've added to your reader, computer, phone, etc.
*You can grab the graphic I have on this post, make your own graphic, skip the graphic, whatever works for you.
*The linky will be set as a blog hop so you can grab the code at the bottom of the linky to include with your post IF you want.  
*Again there are really no requirements. Just share all your great ebooks.


This weeks downloads...


Publication Date: April 2, 2012
Amateur photographer Beth Ryder is in trouble. She's taking pictures of things she can't see, things that aren't human. Beth has her own dreams, but people like her don't get to go free. She's seized by a dangerous organization dedicated to keeping Earth's shadow world -- and its frightening inhabitants -- a secret. Forced into otherworldly politics and uncertain whom to trust, Beth must come to terms with a radically altered future -- one in which her own humanity seems to be slipping away.

Nolander is the first novel in the fantasy series Emanations.


Publication Date: November 19, 2012

What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

Warning: these Grimm Prequels are like snap shots of a magical land you're about to visit soon. I like to think of them as poisoned apples. Once you taste them, you will never see fairy tales in the same light again.

This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series. The 6 diaries are told by The Evil Queen, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil, Prince Charming, and Alice Grimm
The first book in the Series will be out in February 2013, called SNOW WHITE SORROW.

Series Description:
The Grimm Diaries are pages written in a Book of Sand, where each fairy tale character confessed the true stories once altered by the Brothers Grimm two centuries ago. To keep the truth about fairy tales hidden, the Brothers Grimm buried the characters in their dreams to never wake up again. But the curse is broken now, and the characters are allowed to wake up every one hundred years. They intend to tell the truth about really happened, and about an untold cosmic conflict between fairy tale characters.



Publication Date: August 21, 2012
Hollywood, California, is known for swimming pools, 
movie stars…and now the risen dead.

Hollywood can be a difficult place to grow up, especially if you’re Kristine Golden, a fifteen-year-old necromancer with a sworn duty to lay the risen dead back to rest and no desire to be in the movie business. 

When handsome deadie Alex Romero swaggers into her life, Kris must keep her promise, despite her growing feelings for him. If that’s not enough to give a girl a headache, a murderous zombie comes knocking at Kris’s door, rocking her world and threatening her family. 

Can Kris solve the mystery of the rampaging zombie before someone else winds up dead? Or will the walking dead take over Hollywood and turn it into…Hollyweird?



Publication Date: July 9, 2012
Some answers are found far beneath the surface…

Sixteen-year-old Freesia Worth has a mystery to solve—the disappearance of her mother at their family lake house. Her traumatized sister Sage hasn't said a word ever since that day.

After almost a year, Detective Barry Cuaco has found nothing but frustrating dead ends. Soon he'll have to let the case go. But Freesia isn’t making it easy for him. She needs answers. Now.

With the help of her secret crush, Rick, and a mysterious Goth girl named Mizu, Freesia learns about an ancient Native legend and a man known as the Watcher of the Lake.

Will Freesia finally uncover the truth? Or will the lake keep its secrets far beneath the dark water?


Publication Date: August 6, 2012
Opal gets a dirty old suitcase for her birthday. She's not impressed. Her grandfather tells her she'll need it, because she's going to live with her great aunt on Broken Shell Island. Opal wonders if her grandfather hasn't gone senile, because Broken Shell Island is a made-up magical place that their family friend Flora Fritz writes picture books about.

Oh, but the island is real. And magic.

Opal encounters magical plants, animals, and danger, too. The evening she arrives, a body is discovered in the woods, not far from where she passed through. Worse, a terrifying creature has emerged from the ground, and it hungers for the innocent, whether the people of the island believe in it or not.

While young Opal is eager to fit into her new life, perhaps becoming a witch, she's mainly concerned about surviving her first week. Riding a unicorn is not quite the experience she expected, nor is her first encounter with hair-styling pixies.

Life is beautiful, magical, and perilous, on Broken Shell Island.


Publication Date: November 29, 2012
From the mowing of the lawn to the splish-splashing of rain puddles, Talia Aikens-Nuñez’s bilingual picture book Escucha Means Listen introduces toddlers and babies to the sweet sounds around them.

Take a journey through the world—just listening. Escucha Means Listen helps children discover sounds around them in English and Spanish.


Publication Date: January 4, 2012
Sixteen-year-old Eden Mellor lives with the guilt of her brother’s death, even though she can’t recall it ever happening. While her family are convinced his death was her fault, Eden refuses to trust their word alone. So when the Story Makers drop golden envelopes from the sky inviting Eden and her school friends to attend their dream-mining auditions, Eden knows this is her chance to see what lies in her subconscious regarding that tragic night.

As Eden navigates a landscape of dream-enhancing drugs, celebrity culture and friends who would do anything for a chance at fame, she unravels the sinister workings behind the Story Makers’ dream-mining technologies. She uncovers shocking family secrets to learn what happened the night her brother died. But before any of that, Eden will need to first trust the people who can give her the answers she so desperately seeks.


Publication Date: March 18, 2012
Need a good laugh? Strangeville is a different kind of story that draws the reader in and keeps them wondering what will happen next. The story is a dark comedy about a suicidal young man named John Campbell who, after a failed suicide attempt, heads to Virginia to visit an aunt he hasn’t seen in ten years. But his rental car runs out of gas deep in the mountains. When he decides to walk in the middle of the night, he winds up in a town that is isolated from the rest of the world—Strangeville. Unable to leave, he meets an assortment of loveable oddball characters—the beautiful Delilah, Klemm Johnson, Clarissa Puddworthy, Biff Flannigan, Jeboriah Varmint, Cleetus McChoparooski, and others.
So if you want a different kind of reading experience, and you’re tired of the same old cookie-cutter writing, check out Strangeville . Readers love it!


Publication Date: January 3, 2012
Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered. This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild—a savage—and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile—everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

In her enthralling debut, Veronica Rossi sends readers on an unforgettable adventure set in a world brimming with harshness and beauty.

Publication Date: November 18, 2009
Feisty Mina Lin waltzes on glass shards when she lands a job as billionaire Jaiden Daniels's maid. What happens when Jaiden hires her to become his pretend girlfriend? Pretending to be in love with the hot Rich Boy is hard, when Mina's heart only beats for her boy next door, Kiterin Forrests. What happens when Mina doesn't know what her heart wants and a crazy Stalker is after Jaiden's life, and the only person who can save him is Mina?

Find out in Maid for Me, starring Mina Lin, an ambitious, silly, funny, and talented Asian-American heroine who has even developed her own fighting styled called Mina-Jitsu. A fast-paced debut novel for young adults, by Kat Lieu. Filled with hilarious dialogue, suspense, sparkling wit and imagination-- a romance novel packed with action and humor!


Publication Date: October 28, 2012
Seventeen year old Violet Mercer returns home from her summer vacation in Hawaii to discover her boyfriend's cheating on her with a friend. As if that wasn't bad enough, her mother's marrying a man she just met.

Things take an awkward turn when Violet meets her rich new stepfather, and his gorgeous son--the hot guy whom she made a fool of herself in front of earlier that day! Zane O' Connor is sexy and charming, and way out of her league. He makes her forget her ex-boyfriend even existed. But there's no way she'd ever have a chance with him...right?

Through a strange turn of events, Violet finds herself living with Zane for a month. Somewhere between the fighting and flirting, they become friends. And it isn't long before that friendship blooms into something else...something more powerful than Violet anticipated.

But Zane is hiding something from her--something big enough to tear them apart if Violet ever discovered the truth about him. Her suspicions keep her from trusting him completely. She's been burned before--is she willing to take that risk again?

As she and Zane spend more time together, Violet realizes it's too late: she's fallen for the beautiful boy with the big secret. Will she get her heart broken twice in one year--or will her love survive the truth?

For readers seventeen and older.

Publication Date: April 29, 2012
SERIES DESCRIPTION:
In the center of Long Island's forbidden wasteland, overseen by a powerful corporation known as Arc Properties, is GAMELAND, a massive virtual reality arcade where the rich and privileged act out their most base fantasies. Using cybernetic links and holographic setups, Operators pit their Undead Players against one other in a high stakes game of violence, money and power, while the poor can only watch the horrifying and powerfully addictive contests on State-controlled media streams.

Or they can volunteer to become Players themselves. Highly illegal, the promise of fame and money is a powerful lure for some into The Game.

On a whim, a small group of computer hackers and gamers decides to sneak onto the island, hoping to catch a glimpse of the uncontrolled Infecteds, unimplanted victims of the outbreak that took place there over a decade earlier. But while breaking in is a lot easier than any of them could have imagined, getting back out is one a hell of a killer.

The series consists of eight episodes published monthly through December 2012. All are available in both digital and paperback formats.The full series omnibus is also available in digital and paper.

EPISODE 1: Deep Into The Game
Zpocalypto gamer Jessica Daniels and her gang of code jackers decide to break into Long Island's Gameland hoping to catch a glimpse of the Infected Undead. In doing so they risk having additional years added to their Life Service Commitment (a civil or military obligation fulfilled after death). But getting past the barriers - the EM field, the wall surrounding the island, the mined waters - requires the assistance of an outsider to their tight-knit group. Tensions rise, particularly between Jessie and her boyfriend, as do the risks. After a terrifying "accident" during preparation nearly takes the life of one of their members, emotions run dangerously high.

What they find when they finally arrive in the abandoned wasteland is like nothing they ever imagined. Excitement quickly turns to dread, and dread to terror, as the reality of their situation - and the dangers - become all too clear.

Publication Date: June 6, 2012
Snow White isn't an ordinary girl. She doesn't know that yet.
Lips red as rubies.
Hair dark as night.
Drink your true love's blood.
Become the Vampire, Snow White.
Every thousand years the Vampire Queen selects a new body, always the fairest in the land, and this time she's chosen Snow White.

Publication Date: September 26, 2011
With over seventy "5 Star" reviews.
                                 
Blue Christmas

Working late on Christmas Eve, college senior Hannah Brooks is in the midst of a full-blown pity party. When a last-minute customer brimming with holiday spirit invites her to a candlelight service and a late-night family dinner, Hannah reluctantly accepts. She has no idea this kindhearted woman is the mother of Jason McKenzie - leader singer of Out of the Blue, the hottest band in the country - and Hannah's childhood idol. The evening ends with an innocent kiss (sans mistletoe) as Hannah is swept away by Jason's unpretentious manner.

Over the holidays Hannah and Jason's relationship grows, but when turmoil and tragedy strike at the very heart of his famous band, their newfound love is put to the test in the glare of the paparazzi spotlight. Throughout her rollercoaster of experiences with Jason and his friends, Hannah comes face to face with her own beliefs. Who knew she could learn more about prayer and faith by hanging out with a bunch of rock stars than she ever learned in church?

Publication Date: March 14, 2011
Ren can see the future through ghosts who speak to him. He's used to knowing more than everyone else until he meets the girl he will fall in love with. Ren's feelings about MacKenzie are complicated because he knows something tragic about her brother that he can't tell her. He knows what will happen but should he be the only one who does?






Publication Date: October 29, 2012
Like most teenage girls, Kate Pierce-Keller is struggling with a lot of changes in her life. Her parents are divorced, she's trying to fit into a new school, and her grandmother has suddenly popped back into her life. As if things aren't confusing enough, Kate finds herself strangely attracted to the glowing medallion her grandmother flashes in front of her. That blue light turns out to be the start of a grand adventure that takes Kate across multiple lives and eras as she tries to piece together how an ancient wrong changed her fate. Kate's estranged grandmother, it's revealed, is a time traveler, and Kate possesses the same power. A wrong jump put her grandmother in the path of a killer, creating a timeline in which Kate and her whole family never existed. Readers are swept along with Kate as she struggles to understand the past, future and present. Conversations effortlessly flow, even though a few characters can be long-winded, and descriptions strike a satisfying balance: rich with evocative imagery but not overburdened by details. Well-depicted young Kate is full of questions, assumptions and emotions. Her family may be flawed, yet she's committed to setting the past right to ensure their future. The plot moves along rapidly, taking Kate into situations that are both fantastic and believable. Walker indicates that this is only the first book in a series; teens interested in fantasy, sci-fi or good old-fashioned romance will be eager to find out what happens next to Kate as she travels through her first love, adolescence and time.

Sharp writing, a flair for dialogue and a big, twisting imagination."

Publication Date: May 6, 2011
John awakes from a Halloween party with a hangover and a dead cell phone, on the first day of the End of Days. He's desperate, on the run, and fighting for his life.








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5 comments:

javalotta said...

Thanks for the great recommendations! My Kindle is now full and happy! Lol;)

rivie bleu said...

Hi, new follower
The Grimm Diaries sounds like something I would like!
Here's my post

rivie bleu said...

I can't see the titles, must be my computer, it happened with another site as well. But I see now GAMELAND, I just downloaded that one too, except I have a Nook

Mary Pope said...

I got the Grimm prequels as well but I haven't started on them. But I have read Under the Never Sky and I can't say enough good things about it! I hope you enjoy it :)
Here's what I got this week.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I got 'falling for the ghost of you' and 'certainty' as well - can't turn down a freebie :) The story maker looks good too - going to check it out :)