Saturday, July 30, 2016

Free Books and Awesome Author Newsletters

Hey there. Today I have an exciting treat for you, free books

I am a big fan of author newsletters and I am subscribed to quite a few myself. Today I will be listing some extra special newsletter signups that will grant you free books. This is a great way to discover amazing authors. You sign up with your e-mail and the books get sent to your inbox, it's that easy. 

Also, stick around to the end of this post where I will link to some free books you can snag for your Kindle friendly device with handy dandy Amazon affiliate links. If you don't have a Kindle fear not you can get the app for free on your phone or tablet. I personally enjoy reading on my iPad and my mom, D, reads on her Paperwhite

Newsletters that come with FREE books:

Jeff Chapman 
Variety of genres from historical fiction, to horror to fantasy.

Demelza Carlton
Sign up for this one for a big pile of Paranormal/Fantasy Romance novels.

Vered Ehsani
Paranormal set in Africa

Rebecca Hamilton
Paranormal & Steampunk Romance

D. F. Bailey

Jerica MacMillan
NA/Contemporary Romance

Graeme Ing
Get a highly rated Dark Fantasy novel

Uncle Amon
Children's Books

Iain Rob Wright
5 free Horror novels!

Israel Finn

*New additions 8/10

Laci Paige 

Emily Kimelman
Mystery, Urban Fantasy starter library

And here are some free Kindle books. Click the images to grab them off Amazon. 

Dark Short Stories

YA Drama/Romance

Children's Books

Crime Thriller                     Zombie Horror

Box Sets of the Paranormal variety Currently Free

If you are curious about how you can read these free books here is more info on the Kindle free reading app: - Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices

Now that you are all stocked up on books don't forget this mug, you'll need it ;)

If you know of any great authors comment with the URL so I can check them out and sign up for their newsletters as well! If you enjoyed this post consider following my blog for more like this, as well as honest reviews and even giveaway contests! I'm also on Twitter

Friday, July 29, 2016

Happy Monsters (REVIEW)

Happy Monsters

Stories, Jokes, Games and More!

Author: Uncle Amon
Category: Children's Book
Suitable for: All ages, ideal for ages 4-8
My Rating: 5 Stars
Format Read for Review: Kindle
Pages: 32

Description: This is a great book with a lot of variety that I think children will love. There are short bed time stories all with good lessons and morals. At the end of the book there are some jokes and puzzles/games. There are also fun activity ideas after some of the short stories.    

In Short: This book is perfect to be read as bedtime stories and also for kids who are reading on their own. It has a variety of fun activities to keep them entertained. There are a few mazes in the back of the book, a 'spot the difference' game and some 'question and answer' style jokes. I think the short stories are the best part of the book because they are great, fun stories with positive messages.
Pros: I love that the stories are highly entertaining and also have good morals. The first one is about not giving up if you aren't good at something. The character is encouraged by his family and he eventually succeeds because he kept trying. The next story is a great statement on not judging what's on the outside. Here is a quote that I have to share with you because it sums up the story perfectly and also demonstrates the great positive attitude of the book. "No matter how different we may look on the outside, we're all alike on the inside-where it really counts!" After that there are 3 more great stories all with great meanings; using creativity to solve problems, don't be selfish and care about others, and lastly don't fear the monster under the bed. This is not a picture book but there are cute graphics.

Cons: I have no notable issues with this book.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

News Worthy (REVIEW)

News Worthy

Author:  Lynn Thompson 
Category: Fiction, Horror, Psychological, Thriller, Suspense, Short Story Anthology
Suitable for: Teens+
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Format Read for Review: Kindle copy from the author
Pages: 36

Description: This book is a collection of 5 short stories inspired by strange news clips. The short story describes some wild event and then is followed by a 'breaking news' scene where a reporter describes what happened. This clarifies some of what really happened in the mysterious, ambiguous and shocking scene you just witnessed.

In Short: This is an interesting twist on news headlines with a macabre sense of humor. If you like fictional short stories that are a bit on the dark side you will enjoy this anthology. The stories range from getting revenge via snakes, to wildfires, bugs under the skin, a hoarder being attacked by the danger she created in her own home, and even a bad batch of cannabis that creates zombies.    

$0.99 on Amazon      

Pros: These stories are really unique and well written. Even though I'm totally phobic of snakes and found the snake story to be unsettling it was probably my favorite. I loved the big snake's character and the comical outcome of the story. My family also recently lost their house in a wildfire so you could say that short story hit home for me. I still enjoyed it and thought the ending was simultaneously shocking and humorous in a twisted way. I thought the stories were darkly comical and easy to imagine happening in real life. I found this book to be really entertaining and unlike anything I have read before. It made for a quick fun read.

Cons: Some of the stories have an air of mystery to them that made me a little confused, still a great read.

Parent's Guide: Overall clean language and not too intense as far as violence and horror goes. Some possible triggers for the topics of fire, bulimia, there is a child molester character, mild drug reference without graphic drug use (people turned into zombies from tainted cannabis), and there are some deaths in this book. I didn't think it was too scary or graphic and I think it's safe for most adolescents.

I was given a free copy of this book in return for my honest review. This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Release Announcement - Serenity by India R Adams

New Release!

Serenity by India R Adams

An epic paranormal romance

Description off Amazon: 

To say I know where this story begins is to say I remember what lifetime started it all…and why. What I do know is this lifetime is hard and cruel…maybe like the rest. That is until I meet him–the light that shines and guides me. To where, I don’t know, but my soul chooses to follow regardless. I believe my soul has done this before. I believe I will follow him…forever.

The toll on my spirit had slowly broken me down—day by day, night by night, drink by drink, hit by hit—to the limp, fragile, lost girl that Dereck Hamilton . . . carried away.
A destructive home life silently destroys Serenity, a 16-year-old girl, until her broken spirit is given a gift in the form of an old journal that sends her a visitor in the night. The cloaked woman teaches Serenity that the lingering feeling of missing a part of her soul may not be a figment of her imagination, and with these words, Serenity’s journey, of this lifetime, begins.

Away from the sun I close my eyes
and release myself into the unknown
I hope she is there
I hope she is there…

Find more information about it here on Amazon.
Affiliate link to see the current price:

My Past Reviews for India R Adams Books:

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Give Me Your Teeth: A Fae Tale (REVIEW)

Give Me Your Teeth: A Fae Tale

Author: Jeff Chapman
Category: Fantasy Horror Thriller Novelette
Suitable for: pre-teens and up
My Rating: 5 Stars
Format Read for Review: Kindle copy from the author
Pages: 38

Description: This story is about a 10 year old boy named Jimmy. Jimmy thought his biggest problems were the bullies until he lost a tooth and had a frightening encounter with the tooth fairy. What if the tooth fairy you knew as your loving mommy turned out to be a horrifying creature?

In Short: What makes this novel scary is not just the faerie with sharpened teeth but the helplessness of our child protagonist. If you like horror this is a fun read that is longer than your typical short story so it is packed with action but still a quick read.

This book is $0.99 on Amazon

Pros: This book is very, very well written. What you can really appreciate about Jeff Chapman's writing is that the language matches the setting and characters of a particular story. As a result you find yourself deeply immersed. It is very descriptive and includes a lot of fun and interesting details. I liked the use of the mom and her nail file and a chilling explanation for why mothers always seem to have a nail file handy. I thought this was a entertaining story and I would love to see more. I thought the description of the tooth fairy was awesome and terrifying. I felt danger for Jimmy the entire time and I loved the ending.

Cons: I have no notable issues with this book.

Parent's Guide: Pretty clean book and not too scary. Some violence in the form of children brawling. I would say it is a safe read for most adolescents.

I received a free copy of this book in return for my honest review. This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.