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Black Friday Amazing Book Deals

28 Nov 2014
I hope all my American followers had a wonderful day yesterday :) Black Friday is always the best time of the year for book (mainly ebook) sales so I am going to try to share as many as I can. This will be added to throughout the day and probably all weekend so check back later for more great deals AND please let me know of any sales you see so that I can help spread the word!

These are US links unless stated otherwise, if the book is also on sale in the UK that link will be next to the book title. I do apologize if any of the US prices are incorrect, I cant see them myself due to being in the UK so am going off what I have been told.

Also, find out how you can get an extra 30% off any book on amazon.

Young Adult

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green | Now $2.99 £2.49 in UK
If I Stay by Gayle Forman | Now $2.99 £1.99 in UK
Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
Vivatera by Candace J Thomas | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Blood Warrior by H.D. Gordon | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Ex Factor by Elisa Dane | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Throne Of Glass by Sarah J Maas (UK Paperback) | Now £3.50
Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan (UK Paperback) | Now £3.50
Take Back The Skies by Lucy Saxon (UK Paperback) | Now £4
Apple And Rain by Sarah Crossan (UK Hardback) | Now £5.50
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

New Adult

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover | Now $2
Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire | Now $2
Goodbye To You by A.J. Matthews | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Bad For You by Abbi Glines | Now $2
Reclaiming The Sand by A. Meredith Walters | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Just Breathe by Tamara Mataya | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Where There's Smoke by Elizabeth Lee | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Men & Martinis by Delancey Stewart | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Forever Jack by Natasha Boyd | Now $0.99
At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey | Now $0.99 £0.99 in UK
Up For Grabs by Heather Young Nicholls | Now $0.99 £0.99 in UK
Entice by Rachel Van Dyken | Now $0.99 £0.99 in UK
The Dare by Rachel Van Dyken | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Real Ugly by C.M. Stunich | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Be With Me by J. Lynn


Adult

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren | Now $2
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn | Now $2.99 £2.99 in UK
The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle | Now $1.99
Going Home Again by Abby Cavenaugh | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Relative Evil by Debra Erfert | Now $0.99
Burn Me by Shelley Watters | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Axel by Harper Sloane | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Cage by Harper Sloane | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Beck by Harper Sloane | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK 

Incinerate by Tessa Teevan | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
Nice Work If You Can Get It by Linda Morris | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK

18+ Only Reads - Erotica, Dark Romance etc.

Consequences by Aleatha Romig | Now $0.99
Bang by E.K. Blair | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK
FaCade by Ker Dukey and D.H Sidebottom | Now $1.99 £0.99 in UK
Degradation by Stylo Fantome | Now $0.99 £0.77 in UK

Want to help me out AND get a short story published both at the same time?

26 Nov 2014
As is quite clear to see Bookish Treasures hasn't been the most active of blogs lately. One of the reasons for this is that at the end of September I started a masters degree in publishing and I have been spending a lot of time trying to make all my assignments and projects utterly amazing.

We have a major project on the course instead of a dissertation and this is essentially conceptualising and producing a book. I am doing this with one other girl and we are at the stage now where we have just done a call out for writers and illustrators to submit proposals to be considered as a contributor for the book which is an anthology of dark, gothic fairytales suitable for a crossover YA/Adult audience.

I thought I would share the callout here in case anyone is interested in getting involved! There will be no payment (sorry!) as UCLan publishing is a not for profit company but if chosen you will get the experience of going through the editorial process with me and my partner with the assistance of top publishing professionals and at the end you will get a copy of the book. If their is money in the budget for a print run it will also be properly published through the small publishing house attached to my University that does many of the major projects.

Illustrators & Writers Wanted!
 
For a new gothic fairytale book for adults
We are producing a Gothic fairy tale book for adults with a completion date of August 2015.
 
We can’t offer you payment but we can offer you a printed copy of the finished book and the chance to work with publishers.
To apply please send a sample of your work and a 300 word summary about why you are interested in the project to uclanfairytales@gmail.com by 19th December
 
 


Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

25 Nov 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Today I am sharing ten of the books I plan to read over the Winter months. I haven't planned too much of my reading for the next few months so these are pretty much the only books I currently have set plans to read soon :P Some of these are books I have, others are releasing shortly and I plan to get them as soon as I can.

 
The Fire Sermon - UK - This is a YA dystopian novel and I received an incredibly pretty arc of it last month that I am DYING to read. As it is a February release, over Christmas will be the perfect time for me to read it.
 
The Walled City - UK - This released earlier this month and I recently received a review copy from the publisher so I plan to dive into shortly.
 
Wicked - UK - This is a New Adult paranormal novel by one of my favourite authors so I am very eager to read it. Wicked releases December 8th and I plan to get myself a copy to read pretty quickly.
 
 
Anatomy of a Misfit - UK - I have had this book for a while now but simply haven't had the time to read it. It sounds fantastic so I look forwards to reading it over the Christmas holidays :)
 
Dark Bites - UK - This book is a collection of short stories by Sherrilyn Kenyon, I have read some of her books previously and she is a fantastic writer so I'm looking forwards to reading this paperback I received for review. This book also just released today!
 
Shooting Scars - UK - This just popped through my letterbox and I was really excited to receive it so I am going to start on reading this really soon.
 
 
Seeker - UK - This is a YA fantasy novel releasing next year and it sounds absolutely fanastic! I am trying to start scheduling more reviews in advance so reading this over Christmas will be perfect for a review around release.
 
Under Different Stars - UK - This is an amazing sounding fantasy / sci-fi romance novel by the incredible Amy Bartol. I only just got this but is exactly what I am feeling like reading at the moment so it is going to get a bit of a bump up my tbr pile :)
 
A Touch Of Midnight - UK - I have had this PNR on my kindle for ages and this winter is when I am finally going to read it :P
 
The Body Electric - UK -  I love Beth Revis and this is the first in a new series by her and as I have an ebook I will read it soon.
 
What do you plan to read this winter? Feel free to share your own Top Ten Tuesday links in the comments :)
 

Eight NA Paranormal Romance Free Reads

9 Nov 2014
As it is currently New Adult paranormal month here on Bookish Treasures I thought it would be nice for me to share a few fantastic books that are currently free (at the time of writing this post - I cannot control how long books are free for) ! I have read all of these books and would give them all at least 4 stars.

THE TEMPERING by Adrianne James


The Mythology department at prestigious Harvard University is tiny—and Mackenzie Duncan has just been selected as one of the lucky few. Her love for myths and legends is strong, but she never thought any of it could be real.

After being attacked by a large wolf while walking home alone, Mackenzie realizes something is not right. She heals quickly, is suddenly super strong, and is experiencing mood swings that can't possibly be normal. The myths she's studying aren't myths at all. Werewolves are real and she's one of them. Fear of what she is, and who she might hurt sends Mackenzie running from the life she’s worked hard to build–and straight into the arms of a handsome Were named Geoff and into the home of his pack. Living with her new pack takes the edge off her confusion and self-loathing, but the arrival of new pack members changes the dynamic, and tests Geoff and Mackenzie’s growing relationship.

The hardest part of being a werewolf is having no control and no memory of her time as a blood thirsty beast. When a moon cycle passes and she actually remembers bits and pieces of the night, she starts to ask questions, and the more questions she asks, the more she realizes she doesn't like the answers. Can she set aside her own sense of morals to belong to a pack that is like a family or will she leave everything behind yet again in search of a life she can be proud of?

Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK

My Review

***

INTO THE DARKNESS by K.F. Breene


Sasha has grown up with one surety: she’s not normal.

She sees things in the darkness that no one else can see. Mysterious men cloaked in shadow, moving through the night. The problem is, pointing out invisible people is a fast track to a padded cell. Orphaned at age five, Sasha quickly learns an important survival tip: keep her mouth shut and stay out of the spotlight.

Until one night, everything changes. She and her boyfriend, Jared, find themselves stranded on the wrong side of town. Suddenly, the men she was convinced were hallucinations, are very real. And very dangerous.

As a new world opens up around her, she meets him. The Boss. An alpha leader who entrances her mind and tugs on her body. Primal and sexual, his people have a different set of rules. And they don’t always play nice.

As danger rises up around her, her differences may be the only thing that saves her life. She must embrace what she’s tried so hard to hide, while resisting the person her body craves most. Sasha has finally found her shadow men, and they will change her life forever.

GoodreadsAmazon | Amazon UK

***

DARKNESS OF LIGHT by Stacey Marie Brown


Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.

Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.

When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for troubled teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.

Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.


DARKNESS OF LIGHT is a Mature YA(16+)/New Adult Paranormal Romance.

Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK


***

THE FORGOTTEN ONES by Laura Howard


Allison O'Malley's plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with for as long as she can remember.

What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison's mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn't trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity.


Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK

My Review

***

BRANDED by Keary Taylor


Jessica had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged by people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she's crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.

But when two men she can't ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn't be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion that will pull her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.


Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK

***

VAMPIRE SHIFT by Tim O'Rourke


When 20-year-old police recruit Kiera Hudson is posted to the remote town of The Ragged Cove, her life is changed forever. Investigating a series of horrific murders, grave desecrations, and missing persons, Kiera uses her unique ability of seeing, and soon realizes her own life is in danger. When Kiera falls for police officer Luke Bishop, not only are her mind and heart opened to a terrifyingly new world, she comes to suspect that Luke might be involved in the killings. In a race against time to unearth the truth, Kiera must discover the identity of who - or what - is behind the gruesome deaths on her Vampire Shift.

Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK 

***

PROMISE by Kristie Cook


Alexis Ames has a life full of promise...but not all promises can be kept.

When Alexis Ames is attacked by creatures that can't be real, she decides it's time she learns who she really is, with or without the help of her mother, who guards their family's secrets closely. After meeting the inhumanly attractive, multi-talented Tristan Knight, however, Alexis retreats behind her fa├žade of normalcy...until she discovers he's not exactly normal either. Then their secrets begin to unravel.

Their union brings hope and promise to her family's secret society, the Angels' army, and to the future of mankind. But it also incites a dangerous pursuit by the enemy - Satan's minions and Tristan's creators. After all, Alexis and Tristan are a match made in Heaven and in Hell.

Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK


***

LOVE IS DARKNESS by Caroline Hanson


Valerie Dearborn wants a cotton candy life, but it’s more like a puffer fish: pointy, unusual, and—if not prepared exactly right—deadly.

In London for graduate school, Val knows she's finally free. Her father and ex-almost-boyfriend are back in California and she's out of the Vampire hunting biz for good. Or is she?

She draws the attention of Lucas, a 1600 year old Vampire, and King to his kind. He’s also wicked hot. As golden as Lucifer, and just as tempting, he makes Valerie an offer she can't refuse— help him find out if the Others (Empaths, Fey and Werewolves) still exist or he'll stop protecting those she loves.

Lucas tells her that Empaths were a Vampire’s biggest weakness before going extinct hundreds of years ago. While the Fey or a Werewolf might kill a Vampire, an Empath could enslave them, seducing or harming with emotions at will. The one detail he leaves out? Valerie is an Empath.

And after 1600 years of an emotionless existence, Lucas wants Valerie like a recovering alcoholic wants a wine cooler.

Can she keep those she loves alive, stop Lucas from munching on her, survive a fanged revolution and still find a way to have that boring, normal life she’s always wanted? Probably not, but boy is she gonna try!

This is a full length novel and contains adult content.


Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK

***

Review of A Shift in the Water

4 Nov 2014
Synopsis

Cade Bowman leads a small werewolf pack in Bellingham, Washington. Or he did, before a fire elemental intent on revenge traps him as his wolf. His pack gone, held prisoner by the elemental's charms, he knows death is coming for him.

Mara Taylor is dying. A mysterious blood disorder is taking her life and her doctors can't seem to stop it. Only her daily swims offer her any relief. Resigned to her fate, she heads to Orcas Island for one last swim.

When Cade's wolf finds Mara, he knows instinctively that she's the key to freeing him from the fire elemental's charm. She's more than that. She's his.

Can Mara free Cade from his wolf and save her own life in the process? And if she does, can they survive when they learn the identity of the fire elemental hunting them both?

Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK

Review

This was definitely a unique werewolf read.  Sure, the werewolf lore is the same as most every book out there, but the plot draws absolutely no comparisons in my mind, which is impressive in and of itself.  I loved how the two characters found each other at their absolute lowest.  They had pretty much given up on life.  But a little compassion and companionship goes a long way in healing some wounds.  It wasn't quite as simple as that, of course, but that certainly was the start.

This was a well-rounded story.  We got a good look at the hero in both wolf and human form, elementals, desperation, loss, friendship, hope, love, lust and... a pretty intense final showdown.  I loved that the heroine is surrounded by friends and family that are loyal and protective of her.  I think it would have been far too depressing in the beginning otherwise.  This was also not a story where sex makes up a large portion of the content.  In fact, it takes quite a while for things to even progress to that point.  There is an insta-connection, but I would not classify it as insta-love by any means.  The heroine is really quite pragmatic in that manner.

The book is the first in a series but it is not a cliffhanger.  The main story arc wraps up tidily at the end so fear not.  It looks like the next book in the series revolves around different characters but the hero and heroine's story from this book isn't quite done so I'm sure they will make a reappearance.  This was also well edited, or at least it was so engrossing I didn't notice a single typo, so either way it is a great choice.

Try it for yourself! Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK

Katie