Feeding My Reader #1

I’ve recently shifted from reading mainly print books to having about half of what I read be in ebook format.  My semi regular My Mailbox posts have only featured print books.  I’m going to start featuring a few of the great ebooks I receive in Feeding My Reader Posts.

I recognize I have an Ebook addiction.  There is no way I will ever be able to read all the great ebooks I have but I love having my Kindle full of wonderful books that I can choose from.  I will never be able to keep up and share all the great ebooks I receive but I’m going to attempt to share some of them.

So where do I get all my ebooks from?

Netgalley:

Many of the books that I have on my Kindle have come from Netgalley.  If you are a blogger check them out!  They are my favorite place to receive review copies from: https://www.netgalley.com/


From Amazon:



Other books are ones that I’ve downloaded free from Amazon.  Every single day there are dozens of new free books available to download from Amazon.  I often snag titles that interest me knowing I may never get around to reading them.  But I like having the options to do so if I get the chance.

If a book is a great bargain price I have trouble resisting spending a dollar or two on it again knowing I may never get around to reading it.  I justify my splurges by thinking of it as a great way to support authors.

From Authors:

I also receive lots of great ebooks directly from authors who are hoping for a review. I so wish I had endless time so I could read all of them!  I do my best to read as many as I can.


Here are a few of the books that have been added to my Kindle this week.

The Guardian by Gerald N. Lund (Netgalley)

When Danni McAllister receives an antique pouch as a birthday gift from her grandfather, her first reaction is disappointment. “Don’t assume that something is empty, just because there’s nothing there,” her grandfather warns. Danni learns that for nearly two hundred years, the mysterious pouch-with its astonishing hidden secrets-has been handed down from generation to generations, and each new owner has had to discover for themselves how to access the power it holds, or suffer the penalty of using the pouch unwisely. While Danni struggles to understand the power of the pouch, her father’s discovery of a rhodium mine makes her parents the targets of a deadly extortionist plot and the strange pouch is Danni’s only hope of saving her family. In the spirit of The Alliance, The freedom Factor, and Leverage Point, author Gerald N. Lund blends gripping, fast-paced suspense with a timeless message for readers of all ages. Elder Gerald N. Lund received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in sociology from Brigham Young University. He served for thirty-five years in the Church Educational System, and he served as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy from 2002 to 2008. The bestselling author of The Work and the Glory, he has received many honors for his works.

Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs (Netgalley)

While trying to save her brother from the witch three years ago, Greta was thrown into the fire herself, falling through a portal to a dangerous world where humans are the enemy, and every ogre, goblin, and ghoul has a dark side that comes out with the full moon. To survive, 17-year-old Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young Goblin King, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her determination to escape. But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. The full moon is mere days away, and an ancient evil being knows she’s the key to opening the portal. If Greta fails, she and the boys she finds stranded in the woods will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back . . .

10 Great Souls I Want to Meet in Heaven by S. Micheal Wlicox (Netgalley)

Mormon’s teaching to “lay hold upon every good thing” (Moroni 7:19) serves as an invitation to study truth from all cultures and all people. From great individuals of the past we gain valuable insights and cultural perspectives, and we are inspired by their triumphs over life’s challenges. In this fascinating book, author S. Michael Wilcox profiles the lives of “his best friends in history”–ten people he wants to meet in the hereafter–individuals who have tutored his soul as well as his mind. The list includes St. Patrick, the slave who was not Irish; St. Francis of Assis, son of a wealthy Italian merchant who became a Catholic friar; Joan of Arc, a French peasant who became a national heroine; Mencius, a Chinese philosopher; Khadija and Aisha, wives of the prophet Mohammad; Siddartha, the Buddha; Charles Darwin, English scientist and naturalist; Sir Ernest Shackleton, Anglo-Irish explorer; George MacDonald, Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister; and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, prominent English poet. S. Michael Wilcox received his PhD from the University of Colorado and recently retired after thirty-seven years as an institute instructor for the Church Educational System. A popular speaker and award-winning author, his previous publications include House of Glory and Fire in the Bones.

Good King Wenceslas by Jane Seymour (Netgalley)

One snowy night, a king and his faithful page venture out to deliver food and comfort to a peasant family. This beloved Christmas carol Good King Wenceslas is brought to life by actress Jane Seymour and artist Omar Rayyan. The sumptuous illustrations reflect the medieval, Bohemian setting of the story, capturing the lavish feast of St. Stephen at the castle and the arduous midnight trek through heavy snow to a humble cottage deep within the forest. The original lyrics to the song, which were set to music more than 150 years ago, are interwoven throughout the story as the King s invitation to follow in His footsteps brings the blessings of Christmas to all of His kingdom. The book includes a DVD featuring Jane Seymour s narration of this classic story, performed with the world-acclaimed Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Also included is an introduction by Jane Seymour and an original illustration created by her especially for this book.

Cheat River Three by Scott Baker Sweeney (From Author)

Cheat River Three, is a true life adventure immersed in circumstantial fiction! The adventures in this novel were based on true stories of my infamous father’s wild life, intertwined with tales of a fictional heroine that rivals him with her own special free spirited exploits. Their quest for adventure would separate them and take them independently far away, but tragedy and love would eventually reunite them and return them home. Cheat River Three will take the reader on an emotional roller coaster of humor and excitement as well as pull at their heartstrings.

Snow White Blood Red by Cameron Jace (Amazon)

What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

I have always wondered why you never asked about my name. Was I so superficial to you? So stereotypical and mundane? Why did you treat me as if I were just the monster of the week? You know what I think? You never had the time to really hate me. You wanted to hate me, long before you even met me. You wanted to scrape my existence and avenge your childhood princess by laying all blame on me. What if they didn’t call me the Evil Queen, what if I told you the real story from my point of view instead of hers, would you ever think of me as an angel? Could I ever make you care? I know that deep inside of you, you adore me,but you’re just scared, afraid to admit how much you love the Snow White Queen.

This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series:
The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series.

The first book in the Series will be out in January 2013, called SNOW WHITE SORROW.

Children of the Fog by Cheryl Kay Tardif (Amazon)

YOU HAVE 10 SECONDS TO MAKE A DECISION:
Let A Kidnapper Take Your Child, Or Watch Your Son Die.
Choose!

Sadie O’Connell is a bestselling author and a proud mother. But her life is about to spiral out of control. After her six-year-old son Sam is kidnapped by a serial abductor, she nearly goes insane. But it isn’t just the fear and grief that is ripping her apart. It’s the guilt. Sadie is the only person who knows what the kidnapper looks like. And she can’t tell a soul. For if she does, her son will be sent back to her in “little bloody pieces”.

When Sadie’s unfaithful husband stumbles across her drawing of the kidnapper, he sets into play a series of horrific events that sends her hurtling over the edge. Sadie’s descent into alcoholism leads to strange apparitions and a face-to-face encounter with the monster who abducted her son–a man known only as…The Fog.

Me, Him, Them & It by Caela Carter (Netgalley)

When Evelyn decided to piss off her parents with a bad reputation, she wasn’t planning to ruin her valedictorian status. She also wasn’t planning to fall for Todd-the guy she was just using for sex. And she definitely wasn’t planning on getting pregnant. When Todd turns his back on her, Evelyn’s not sure where to go. Can a distant mother, a cheating father, an angry best friend, and a (thankfully) loving aunt with adopted daughters of her own help Evelyn make the heart-wrenching decisions that follow?

Empire by Michael Hicks (Amazon)

EMPIRE is the coming-of-age story of Reza Gard, a young boy of the Human Confederation who is swept up in the century-long war with the alien Kreelan Empire. Nightmarish female warriors with blue skin, fangs, and razor sharp talons, the Kreelans have technology that is millennia beyond that of the Confederation, yet they seek out close combat with sword and claw, fighting and dying to honor their god-like Empress.

Captured and enslaved, Reza must live like his enemies in a grand experiment to see if humans have souls, and if one may be the key to unlocking an ages old curse upon the Kreelan race. Enduring the brutal conditions of Kreelan life, Reza and a young warrior named Esah-Zhurah find themselves bound together by fate and a prophecy foretold millennia before they were born.

Exposure by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes (Netgalley)

Double, double, toil, and trouble! The quest for high-school royalty can turn deadly when teen ambition outstrips reason. Skye Kingston is a shy shutterbug who prefers observing life from behind her camera lens. She doesn’t know she’s stunning, and comes off the sidelines only when she’s forced to by the terrifying events of one treacherous school year in Alaska. A boy named Duncan is dead, and his death may or may not be an accident. Skye’s three new best friends are eerily able to foretell the future, and cheerleader Beth might be more than a social climber–she quite probably is a sociopath. Then there’s Skye’s growing attraction to the school hottie, Craig, The Boy Who Would Be Prom King. But their time is crossed by fate. There’s already been one death, and who can say if it’s only the first? As Skye falls for Craig, she also slowly realizes that he is caught in the crosshairs of a deadly plot. Can she save Craig and herself from a murderous fate? Exposure is not only a modern take on the classic Macbeth, it’s proof that nothing has changed since Shakespeare riffed on the subject nearly half a millennium ago: the quest for power can lead to bloodstained hands.

The Unfortunate Tale of Little Mary Jenkins by F.W. Adams (From Author)

Sam and his three best friends, Nick, Jeff and Scout, find themselves in the middle of a hot boring, summer.

Looking for something to break the boredom, they escape into the dark desert behind Sam’s humble double-wide trailer with a cooler full of sodas with plans to have a night of fun around a bonfire in a secluded clearing.

Surrounded by darkness and the strange sounds of the dark desert night, Scott tells the tragic story of little Mary Jenkins and an innocent game of hide-and-seek—gone terribly, terribly wrong.

What happens when a not-so-friendly neighborhood rivalry ends in tragedy?

Vengeance from the dark, dark beyond.