Book Haul | Fantasy, Romance and Feminist Nonfic

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I’ve been bitten by the book-buying bug after my print book haul a few weeks ago. At least this time I managed to get some of them for free! I love browsing author pages and setting the sort to “Price: Low to High”. You find some nice little bargains from favourite authors this way. Erica Stevens isn’t exactly a favourite author but I did enjoy her Captive series and I discovered that the first books in pretty much all of her series are free! I also discovered some gems from Penny Reid and Sierra Simone. I’m currently reading Priest by Sierra Simone and it is something so I want to try some more books from her. I also got some feminist lit and more fantasy and romance books.

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Frost Burn by Erica Stevens (Free at time of purchase)

After years of running, Quinn has finally found a place to settle down while she continues searching for the vampire who tore her life apart.

Unfortunately, her small bit of solace is shattered when a group of vampires walk into her work and turn her world upside down.

Julian never expected to stumble across someone like Quinn.

He knows he shouldn’t get involved with the prickly woman as her mysterious past, and the countless vampires hunting her only spell trouble, but he finds it impossible to stay away. However, it doesn’t take him long to realize the vampires pursuing her are only a small part of a growing evil.

The quiet little town is hiding a violent secret. Can they uncover the evil lurking there, or will it tear Julian and Quinn apart?

***The Fire and Ice series is a spinoff of The Kindred Series, but you do not have to read The Kindred Series to enjoy this one. The maturity level of this series will grow with each book and is recommended for readers 17+***

📚 Get this book: Amazon | Book Depository

Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco

One sister. Two sinful princes. Infinite deception with a side of revenge . . . Welcome to Hell.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco comes the sizzling and sweepingly romantic sequel to Kingdom of the Wicked.

With the enigmatic Prince of Wrath at her side, Emilia sold her soul to become Queen of the Wicked and travelled to the Seven Circles to fulfil her vow of avenging her beloved sister.

But the first rule in the court of the Wicked? Trust no one. And it quickly becomes clear that nothing in Hell is what it seems. Even Wrath, her onetime ally, may be keeping secrets about his true nature. But that suits Emilia just fine – she’s got secrets of her own.

Faced with backstabbing courtiers, princes who delight in fear, luxurious palaces, dazzling galas, and conflicting clues about what truly happened to her sister, Emilia finds herself on a mission to unlock the mysteries of her own past and uncover the answers she craves.

As long as her sins don’t catch up to her first . . .

*** PRAISE FOR KERRI MANISCALCO ***

**’**A delicious and intoxicating new fantasy by a master of murder and mayhem’ Elizabeth Lim, author of Spin the Dawn

‘An intoxicating, tightly plotted feast for the senses’ K**irkus

**’**A fast-paced adventure steeped in a luscious and dark world’ Chloe Gong, NYT bestselling author of These Violent Delights

📚 Get this book: Amazon | Book Depository

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Motion by Penny Reid (Free at time of purchase)

Forced to lie to protect her sister . . .
From the New York Times Bestselling Author, Penny Reid

One week.
Home alone.
Girl genius.
Unrepentant slacker.
Big lie.
What’s the worst that could happen?

Mona is a smart girl and figured everything out a long time ago. She had to. She didn’t have a choice. When your parents are uber-celebrities and you graduate from high school at fifteen, finish college at eighteen, and start your PhD program at nineteen, you don’t have time for distractions outside of your foci. Even fun is scheduled. Which is why Abram, her brother’s best friend, is such an irritant.

Abram is a talented guy, a supremely gifted musician, and has absolutely nothing figured out, nor does he seem to care. He does what he feels, when he feels, and—in Mona’s opinion—he makes her feel entirely too much.

Laws of Physics parts 1 (MOTION) & 2 (SPACE) end with a cliffhanger.
Part 1 (MOTION) will be released February 11, 2019
Part 2 (SPACE) will be released March 11, 2019.
Part 3 (TIME) will be released April 15, 2019

***“Utterly addictive, fascinating, hilarious, and absolutely electric chemistry!”***— Samantha Young, New York Times Bestselling Author

📚 Get this book: Amazon | Book Depository

Once Upon a Dream by Sierra Simone (Free at time of purchase)

Lush. Evocative. Romantic. Enter the sensual world of modern day fairy tales with three novellas by USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone.

Music Box Girl

A Twelve Dancing Princesses Story

Every night they dance. Every night he follows.

Ex-soldier private investigator Cal Dugan has been hired to follow Tamsin and her ballerinas to find out where they go at night. He didn’t count on Tamsin’s courage or her passion. He didn’t count on the way she twists him up inside.

He solves the riddle of their disappearing act, but he’ll never reveal Tamsin’s secrets, no matter the cost.

American Witch

A Princess and the Pea Story

Morgan wants to start fresh, but a mystery man at the masked ball lights her up from the inside. His hands, his touch, his scent–they’re all too familiar, all too real. He’s always been her weakness, but can she deny him when every part of her is on fire for him and only him?

Red & White

A Snow-White and Rose-Red Story

All that art student Scarlett wants to do is wait out a howling snowstorm and kiss her best friend senseless, but all her careful plans fall apart the minute a near-frozen bear stumbles through the door.

Except he’s not a bear—he’s very much a man—and there’s only one way to warm him up from the cold…

📚 Get this book: Amazon | Book Depository

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Sea of Ruin by Pam Godwin

“Beautiful, soul-shattering, and utterly delicious.” ~ Ilsa Madden-Mills, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today bestselling author

Bennett Sharp is on the run.
Wanted for piracy, she fears neither God nor death nor man.
Except Priest Farrell.

The unfaithful, stormy-eyed libertine hunts her with terrifying possessiveness. Nothing will stop him from coming for her. Not his unforgivable betrayal. Not when she’s captured by the ice-cold pirate hunter, Lord Ashley Cutler.
She must escape Ashley’s prison and Priest’s deceit. But can she walk away from their twisted desires?

Two gorgeous captains stand on opposite sides of the law. When they collide in a battle to protect her, the lines blur between enemies and lovers.
Passion heats, secrets unravel, and hearts entangle until they break.
Can love prevail in the sea of ruin?

📚 Get this book: Amazon | Book Depository

Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

‘A truly adorable, heart-warming, swoon-worthy love story’ Beth O’Leary, bestselling author of The Flatshare

‘Read this the right way (in one day), and miss it so badly all ready. Like being inside Sally Thorne’s cute, cozy, whimsically wall-papered . . . No one writes like Sally. . .Just. So. Sweet’ Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author

Distraction (n): Something that turns your attention away from something you want to concentrate on. See: Teddy Prescott.

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Ruthie Midona is twenty-four (going on ninety-four) and fully committed to her job at a luxury retirement village. Keeping herself busy caring for the eccentric residents means that Ruthie can safely ignore her own life – what little there is of it.

Teddy Prescott is practically allergic to a hard day’s work. When he rocks up as the retirement village’s newest employee, Ruthie is less than impressed. The last thing she needs is a distraction as irritating (and handsome) as this selfish rich kid. Lucky for Ruthie, her favourite pair of mischievous residents need a new assistant to torture… so she hands over Teddy, ready for them to send him running.

Except Teddy may be about to surprise her – not just by surviving the old women’s antics, but by charming Ruthie so much, she starts to remember that there’s more to life than work… Could Teddy be far more than simply an unwelcome distraction?

📚 Get this book: Amazon | Book Depository

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What We’re Told Not To Talk About by Nimko Ali

14 COUNTRIES, 42 WOMEN – FROM PERIODS TO ORGASMS TO FGM. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS OVERSHARING.

‘Nimko’s book is going to shift the conversation around women’s bodies. Our bodies, and everything they do, make us who we are’ – Amika George, founder of Free Periods Campaign
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What do you do when you’re homeless and on your period? What does it feel like to have a poo following childbirth? How do we learn to love our bodies again after they’ve been abused?

It’s rude. It’s improper. It’s disgusting. All justifications that leave women’s questions about their bodies unanswered. And activist Nimko Ali has had enough of it.

Following her own experience of FGM and rebuilding her relationship with her body, this important book contains the true stories of women sharing what they’ve always been told is secret and shameful – from east London to Ethiopia, from pregnancy to menopause.

This is a call to arms. This is a cry to reclaim the narrative around our fannies and to refuse the taboos that silent us.
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‘A beautiful book with such a wide range of uplifting but often heart-breaking stories. Made us cry and think in equal measure’ – Pandora Sykes, co-host of The High Low

‘Nimko has blown apart all taboos, blown apart the echo chamber and included all women in the feminist conversation.’ – Scarlett Curtis, author of Feminists Don’t Wear Pink

‘There is no subject too taboo for her to tackle. We should all be talking about our vaginas and she is leading the way’ – Bryony Gordon, author of Mad Girl

Nimko Ali is heroine for our time, she destroys the notion of things being too rude to discuss’ – Caitlin Moran, author of How to Be a Woman

📚 Get this book: Amazon | Book Depository

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5 thoughts on “Book Haul | Fantasy, Romance and Feminist Nonfic

  1. Wonderful haul Elaine! I’ve recently been trying to avoid buying too many books so I can catch up on library reads & what I already own. So far its been going good, I’ve splurged a little but hasn’t been too much! 😂

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  2. It’s been so long since I hauled any ebooks! (partly cause I lost my kindle when I moved) this is tempting me back, what a haul!

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