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New Releases, FREE & Bargain Books for May22nd - 29th #freebook #booksale

Here are the New Releases / Free & Bargain Books, hosted by Sharon over at Beck Valley Books for this week! Check it all out below...

Authors please feel free to add your own books
Readers please free to add your own finds
(any genre except erotica welcome)

Check out this contemporary romance... Heart of the Billionaire by Jennifer Youngblood and Sandra Poole (Blitz & Giveaway)

Heart of the Billionaire (Almost an Angel Book 2)Heart of the Billionaire
(Almost an Angel #2)
by Jennifer Youngblood and Sandra Poole
Adult Contemporary Romance
ebook, 173 Pages
May 18th 2016 by Arbor House Books


The scrumptiously romantic series continues with the second book in the Almost an Angel Series by Bestselling Authors Jennifer Youngblood and Sandra Poole

Gracie, an angel-in-training, has completed her first assignment, reuniting Alex and Dawson after their tumultuous breakup. Her elation is cut short when she receives her next assignment: Brooke Matthews—the snotty, entitled, princess, who did everything in her power to snatch Dawson away from Alex.

Where in the world will Gracie find a man to put up with this beauty of a beast?

Nash Rigby is a bull rider. Used to taking life by the horns, he’s willing to enter into an arrangement—a dubious arrangement—to save his father’s ranch. He’s trained to hang on for all he’s worth for eight seconds, but can this cowboy hang on to Brooke long enough to win the prize? Or, will he be able to see Brooke’s inner beauty and find the love of a lifetime? Maybe … with a little help from an almost angel.

Faced with the insurmountable task of helping the cowboy and the billionaire’s daughter fall in love, Gracie digs in, determined to do things her way. When Sheldon, a dark angel with killer looks, floats back into her life, err … afterlife, Gracie must fight against her growing attraction to heaven’s bad boy.

Heart of the Billionaire is a stand-alone novel. But to get the full effect of how things work in the realm of angels, check out Candlelight Kisses (Book 1 in the Almost an Angel Series)

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Praise for the Book

“I did not see that ending coming! Gracie is not what I expected either…she doesn’t fit the mold of what you think an “angel-in-training” is supposed to be like, and it will be fun to see her continue to learn and change. I love her mentor, Gertrude! It is a fun, clean romance that keeps you interested and entertained. Eagerly anticipating the next one in the series!” by Verified Amazon Customer

“Love this series! Nash’s desire to save his father’s ranch touched me. And it helped he’s hot and swoon worthy! And Gracie’s love story with the ‘bad boy’ makes it even more interesting! Love this! Don’t miss it!” Always Reading

A twin's mysterious disappearance... The Lost Twin by Sophie Cleverly (Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway)

The Lost Twin (Scarlet and Ivy)The Lost Twin
(Scarlet and Ivy #1)
by Sophie Cleverly
Middle Grade
Hardcover & ebook, 304 Pages
May 3rd 2016 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky


Ivy, I pray that it’s you reading this. And if you are, well, I suppose you’re the new me…

When shy Ivy’s troublemaking twin Scarlet vanishes from Rookwood boarding school, Ivy is invited to “take her place.” But when Ivy arrives, she discovers the school’s true intention; she has to pretend to be Scarlet. She must think like Scarlet, act like Scarlet, become Scarlet. What on earth happened to the real Scarlet, and why is the school trying to keep it a secret?

Luckily for Ivy, Scarlet isn’t about to disappear without a fight. She’s left pieces of her journal carefully hidden all over the school for Ivy to find. Ivy’s going to figure out what happened to Scarlet. She’s got to.

But the staff of Rookwood is always watching, and they’ll do anything to keep their secrets buried…

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Meet Dru, the last Porter to have her story told... Her One and Only by Becky Wade (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

Becky Wade has become one of my favorite inspirational romance authors. I've been looking forward to her newest release since reading the last book in this series, to find out about the youngest Porter sibling, Dru. I was so happy to find that I loved Dru just as much as the other Porters. Read my full thoughts and check out the giveaway below...

Her One and Only (Porter Family, #4)
Her One and Only
(Porter Family #4)
by Becky Wade
Christian Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
May 3rd 2016 by Bethany House Publishers


After ten years in the NFL, super star Gray Fowler is accustomed to obsessive fans.

But when Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, his team hires an executive protection agency to guard him until the culprit is caught. Dealing with bodyguards 24/7 is a headache, especially when one of them is a young, beautiful woman. How can a female half his size possibly protect him better than he can protect himself?

Dru Porter is a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt–none of which saved her from disaster on her last assignment. In order to rebuild her tarnished reputation, she’s determined to find Gray’s stalker and, since relationships between agents and clients are forbidden, avoid a romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past.

Yet every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, they’ll survive only if they can learn to trust their lives—and their hearts—to one another.

Read the Prologue and Chapter One here.

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Fun, tasty, and light... Sun and Sizzle by Allison Miller (Review & Giveaway)


The change of seasons always makes me want to also change things up in the kitchen, so this cookbook came at the perfect time. Check out my review and enter the giveaway below...

Sun and Sizzle: Grills to Greens and Everything in BetweenSun and Sizzle
Grills to Greens and Everything in Between
by Allison Miller
Paperback & ebook, 144 Pages
May 10th 2016 by Front Table Books


Gather fresh ingredients and fire up the grill! Prepare in-season, summer-perfect recipes like sweet Aloha Burgers, tangy Garlic Shrimp Skewers, and zesty Barbecue Chicken Sliders, Zucchini Lasagna Rolls, and Chicken and Veggie Pasta. Plus, go beyond with light and savory appetizers, refreshing drinks, and fruity desserts. Excellent for parties or just a day out in the sun, these recipes will have you grilling year round!

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Not all are as they appear... Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin (Blog Tour Review)

I've been looking forward to this one ever since reading and loving the first book in this series (review here). It did not disappoint. See what I thought and enter the giveaway below...

Anchor in the Storm (Waves of Freedom #2)Anchor in the Storm
(Waves of Freedom #2)
by Sarah Sundin

Christian Historical Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 400 Pages
May 3rd 2016 by Fleming H. Revell Company


One plucky female pharmacist + one high-society naval officer = romance—and danger

For plucky Lillian Avery, America’s entry into World War II means a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The challenges of her new job energize her. But society boy Ensign Archer Vandenberg’s attentions only annoy–even if he is her brother’s best friend.

During the darkest days of the war, Arch’s destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of merchant ships along the East Coast. Still shaken by battles at sea, Arch notices his men also struggle with their nerves–and with drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions for sedatives Lillian has filled? The two work together to answer that question, but can Arch ever earn Lillian’s trust and affection?

Sarah Sundin brings World War II to life, offering readers an intense experience they won’t soon forget.

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A heart torn in two... Born to Treason by E. B. Wheeler (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


This is the first book I've read set during the Protestant Reformation in historical England, or Wales, as this one takes place in. Check out my thoughts and enter the giveaway below...

Born to Treason
Born to Treason
by E. B. Wheeler
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 240 Pages
May 10th 2016 by Cedar Fort, Inc.


Joan Pryce is not only a Catholic during the English Reformation but also Welsh, and comes from a family of proud revolutionaries. But when a small act of defiance entangles her in a deadly conspiracy, a single misstep could lead her straight to the gallows! Joan must decide between fighting for freedom and finding love.

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Life's a Beach Giveaway Hop - Beach Bag #lifesabeach #MemorialDay

Welcome to my stop for Life's a Beach Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It! You can see the details here.

I've been looking forward to this giveaway for a while. I have a fun bookish tote that says "Professional Fangirl" and an "I LOVE books" water bottle perfect for beach reading. The winner then also gets to choose a book of his/her choice ($15 USD or under). US only.

Must reside in the continental US due to shipping costs. You must be at least 13 years old to enter and have parental permission if under 18. Please ensure that you correctly enter your email (and check your junk mail folder if I'm not on your contact list) so that I have a way to contact you. You can read my giveaway policy on my policies page. Void where prohibited by law. Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

Good luck!

Weekly Update #167, a busy week behind and ahead...

Welcome to my Weekly Update where I post my blog's schedule for the week! I'm linking up to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, as well as to Tynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves and Talk Supe for Bought, Borrowed, and Bagged showcasing the books I added to my shelves or Kindle this week.

Last week ended up being really busy. My youngest had a birthday, we had a bunch of other things going on, and we went camping during which my oldest burned his hand pretty good on some hot coals that had just been used for dutch oven cooking (picture below). Camping was really nice and fun otherwise.

I didn't get to quite a few reviews last week, so I'm hoping to play some catch-up this week. Although, it's another busy week with it being the end of school and teacher appreciation and such. Hopefully I'll still have plenty of reading time. Here's what to expect...

Check out the tour stops for The Bad Boy's Baby by Cindi Madsen (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour Grand Finale for
The Bad Boy's Baby
By Cindi Madsen

We hope you enjoyed learning a little about Cam, Emma, and their daughter Zoey as they navigate family and the possibility of love. If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out...

Launch - Interview with the Author

Q: What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read The Bad Boy’s Baby?

A: I hope that they get a feel for Hope Springs and the fun characters who live there. I hope that they laugh and swoon as they watch Emma and Cam figure out how to do the co-parenting thing, and that they have a big smile on their face when they finish reading it. 

LibriAmoriMiei - Review

"This novel is a real treat, a really sweet and romantic love story. The good girl, the bad guy and an adorable two year old baby, it's really hard not to love this romance. . . I highly recommend this one!"

The Written Adventure - Hope Spring’s Town Setting

Hope Springs is a tiny town in Wyoming where everyone knows everyone, one of the town committee members has CIA-type spy skills, despite her grandmotherly exterior, and events like picnic basket auctions are a yearly thing. There’s also a quilting group that has the beat on the happenings in town, whether it’s gossip or who’s in need of meals and extra support.

Staying alive... Cargo by Jen Castleberry (Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway)

(Yes, that song is now going through my head...) Cargo is a mix of SciFi (there are aliens) and Dystopian, which I find interesting. The author is stopping by to share how to survive traveling to the Reservation, the supposedly "safe" part of earth. Check that out below...

YA Dystopian, SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 182 Pages
January 17th 2016


The earth has been reduced to a singular continent, governed by extra-terrestrials, collapsed by nuclear weapons residue and wracked with radiation sickness. Only one viable territory remains, and access there is restricted by a mysterious selection process. Everyone hopes to be chosen for transport. Everyone but Cass.

Seventeen year old Cassidy Hartinger has spent the past eleven years living in a government-maintained bunker. She should be thrilled when a handsome transporter arrives to take her to the Reservation. So why does she feel like he's dragging her, kicking and screaming, straight into the anti-paradise?

Faced with gun-wielding survivalists and elemental catastrophes, will Cass make it more than two steps out of the bunker? Will her journey to peace and safety in the Reservation turn out to be the most perilous thing she's encountered so far?

Fast-paced action and a tumultuous teenage romance will keep readers begging for more installments of The Reservation Trilogy!

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