July and August Book Haul

Hello! It is time for the book haul again. I have brought a lot of books in the last two months. There are times that I can’t pass by free books. There is some free books on bookfunnel that I have found on Twitter. It is all ebooks and not physical books.

DIGITAL PURCHASES and FREEBIES

1. Experienced (A Real Man, 4) by Jenika Snow

Blurb:

He’ll show her how a real man treats a woman…

SABINE

I’d never known how good it could feel to be taken care of by a man who knew what he was doing.

Until I was with Hugo…

HUGO

I was older than she was.

She was innocent, hadn’t experienced all that life had to offer.

I could give her that experience.

Sabine consumed my thoughts, made me desire nothing else but her. No other woman compared to her, and because of that, I hadn’t been with a woman for four years, which was also the last time I saw Sabine.

But I was done feeling guilty for what I desired. I wanted Sabine in my life, by my side, and I was about to make that a reality.

I didn’t know if she’d ever been treated the way a female should … but I was going to show her how a real man takes care of a woman.

2. The Gryphon Chronicles: Books 1-2 (The Gryphon Chronicles Collections Book 1) by E.G. Foley

Blurb:

Take a dash of Harry Potter and a splash of Oliver Twist, add a pinch of steampunk and a sprinkle of Victorian fairy lore, and what do you get? The Gryphon Chronicles! A rollicking fantasy adventure series that’s as much fun for grownups as it is for kids.

This digital collection contains the first two novels in E.G. Foley’s bestselling series, The Gryphon Chronicles.

BOOK 1: THE LOST HEIR
Orphan. Pickpocket. Rogue. Meet Jake—a cool-nerved lad of twelve surviving by his wits and his sense of humor on the hard streets of Victorian London. Clever, mischievous, and a little too brave for his own good, Jake usually takes trouble in stride, but the most bizarre things have been happening to him lately. For reasons he cannot comprehend, he can suddenly see ghosts—and move solid objects with his mind! Maybe that’s why a Sinister Gentleman and his minions have now come hunting him. Suddenly on the run for his life, Jake plunges headlong into a wondrous world full of magic, mythical creatures, and deadly peril. A world that might just hold the answer to the one question that’s haunted him for years: the secret of who he really is.

“A wonderful novel in the same vein as Harry Potter, full of nonstop action, magical creatures, and the reality that was Queen Victoria’s England.” ~The Reading Café

BOOK 2: JAKE & THE GIANT
Reunited with his aristocratic magical relatives and finally getting used to his supernatural powers, Jake travels abroad on his first-ever holiday to support his brilliant cousin Archie at the amazing international (steampunk!) Invention Convention, where the boy genius is set to unveil his new flying machine to the scientific world. Under the watchful eyes of their shapeshifter governess and tutor, the kids set sail aboard a luxurious ocean-liner bound for majestic Scandinavia, home of Viking legends and the old Norse gods. But they aren’t there long before BIG TROUBLE breaks out. There’s an angry Norse giant on the loose, and madcap Loki, god of mischief, is out to wreak whatever havoc he can cause…

3. The Keys to my Diary: Fern — A Florida Keys rom-com beach read romance novel by Ann Omasta

Blurb:

Hi, there! Would YOU like to take a peek in my diary?

Wait, we haven’t been introduced. My name is Fern, and by some wonderful stroke of good luck, I live in the beautiful, tropical Florida Keys.

My life is wacky, often wild, and always entertaining. From my love-hate relationship with the book, The Secret, to my encounters with cursing parrots and skittering crabs, the summations of my offbeat life will make you laugh right along with me.

It is a particularly exciting year because I finally meet the man of my dreams! Or is he?

This fast-paced story is an intimate look inside my life as I go all-in and hand over the keys to my diary. Go ahead…Take a PEEK!

4. A Christmas Wish for Jack: A Sweet Romance Novella by Diana Marie Hall

Blurb:

Do you believe in Christmas wishes?

In the heart of Pine Tavern, there is a fountain where wishes come true. Morgan Henley believes it with all her heart. As she travels to New York City to attend graduate school, she passes through Pine Tavern, Pennsylvania and falls in love with the small town.

And the moment she sees Jack Henderickson standing by the fountain, Morgan realizes she also believes in love at first sight.

When Jack suggests they make a wish for each other, he wishes that her dreams of becoming a bestselling author come true. Five years later, Morgan returns to Pine Tavern for a special signing of her book based on her night in the small town and her brief moments with Jack.

And when she meets Jack for the second time, he doesn’t remember her. Jack lost all his previous memories due to an operation and Morgan is heartbroken. She wonders…

Did her wish for Jack ever come true?

Morgan wants to make sure Jack has a Christmas that he will never forget. With the help of a small town, will Jack begin to see that true love really can conquer all, that wishes do come true and that we can make new memories with the ones we love?

“A Christmas Wish for Jack” is a story about hope, survival and the true magic of Christmas.

5. A Very Country Christmas: A Free Christmas Short Story (The Tippermere Series) by Zara Stoneley

Blurb:

A short Christmas story of three courses.

Love is in the air in Tippermere as Lottie dreams of a white Christmas with no trimmings – other than her hot and hunky eventer, Rory. But things are never quite that simple on the Tipping House Estate.

Festive fervour takes over and it isn’t all seasonal peace and goodwill as expectations rise and it soon escalates from cosy dinner for two, to all the trimmings for ten!

With missing turkeys, loose horses, troublesome terriers and randy huntsmen, Lottie is hard pushed to find time for a kiss under the mistletoe, let alone find the opportunity to woo Rory with her sexy Santa costume.

But there is only one thing Lottie really wants for Christmas, and only one man can deliver it…

Enjoy your trip to Tippermere, and don’t miss the novels in this series…

Stable Mates
Country Affairs

6. Second Chance Hearts: A Mystic Beach Novella by Roxanne Hensley

Blurb:

Can a mayor secure his re-election by enlisting the help of a jilted ex?

Marco Ramirez is in a bind. It’s an election year in Mystic Beach, and as the current mayor, his odds of re-election look bleak at best. He has one last shot at making good on one of his campaign promises. But it rests in his ability to work with a jilted ex, and seeing her again has him thinking about revitalizing more than downtown…

As a public service consultant, Elise Whitestone is determined to tackle the assignment of revitalizing downtown Mystic Beach with vigor. The only problem? Success relies on her ability to work with the one man who broke her heart years ago. The one she’s never been able to truly forget. And she’s not leaving without answers.

In the emotional introduction to the Mystic Beach series, Second Chance Hearts explores the powers of forgiveness, redemption, and timeless devotion. Pick up your copy and fall in love with the magic of Mystic Beach today!

7. Sweet Solace (Seattle Sound Series) (Volume 1) by Alexa Padgett

Blurb:

Betrayal Broke Them Once…

We can’t afford to indulge in this attraction, but our connection burns too brightly to ignore.

Dahlia
My husband was the second man who betrayed my trust when he left me alone to raise my daughter. Asher was the first. I found solace from both in my novels, writing about the hero I’d lost. But in those bestselling books, Asher-I mean my hero-didn’t shatter my heart the way he had in real life.

Asher
There were so many things I couldn’t say to Dahlia when she was seventeen. But I’ve never forgotten the only girl I ever loved. My voice and song-writing talent made me star. Fame extracted its price. Now I have another chance-the chance to restore her faith in love. The chance to find it for myself.

I’m not letting Dahlia go now that I have her in my arms again. 

Perfect for fans of the Kendall Ryan, Carly Phillips, and A. L. Jackson, Sweet Solace and its sequels take readers on an emotional, sexy journey of hot men and their feisty women who are transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love.

8. The Secret Zoo by Bryan Chick

Blurb:

Something strange is happening at the Clarksville City Zoo. Late at night, monkeys are scaling the walls and searching the neighborhood—but what are they looking for? This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

Noah, his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, live next door to the zoo. Megan is the first to notice the puzzling behavior of some of the animals. One day Megan disappears, and her brother and their friends realize it’s up to them to find her. Their only choice is to follow a series of clues and sneak into the zoo. But once inside, will they discover there’s much more to the Clarksville City Zoo than they could ever have guessed?

9. Witch’s Reign (Desert Cursed Series Book 1) by Shannon Mayer

Blurb:

They think her an underdog against impossible odds…
And she will fight tooth and nail to prove them wrong.

The first in the plot twisting, heart pounding, magic riddled, USA Today bestselling Desert Cursed series.

The Witch’s Reign…a land of eternal, unnatural winter ruled by the Ice Witch. In turn she is guarded by three supernatural creatures who wander her lands hunting for unwary souls, killing any who cross their paths.

To get to the Witch’s Reign, you first must pass through the Dragon’s Ground. Full of dragons, who for the record, do not like trespassers.

This is where I am headed, though my mentor has forbidden me.

My best friend was sent with a team into the Witch’s Reign to recover a powerful jewel that belongs to our mentor, and they are long overdue to come back.

That leaves me, Zamira “Reckless” Wilson to go after my friend. Forbidden or not.

Somehow, I get saddled with a human male tagging along for the ride. A human that is as weak and useless as my own shifting abilities.

Throw in a sentient magical weapon that tries to kill me every time I touch it, and a small dragon that has a penchant for Shakespearean insults, and you’ve got my journey in a nutshell.

May the sands of the desert swallow me whole because this is going to be a damn bumpy ride.

If you like KF Breene, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Faith Hunter, Jaymin Eve, Kelley Armstrong, Kim Harrison, or Shayne Silvers, you won’t want to miss Mayer’s books!

The Desert Cursed Series should only be read by people who can root for an underdog, have a good sense of humor, a love for high paced action, and like a blend of magic that even a Muggle could love.

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