Stacking The Shelves [57]

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

What I purchased last week:

All of these books were $0.99 or $1.99.
 

I’ve been a bad girl. Kobo has a 50% off sale for their books, and I might have exploited that sale a bit. lol – If you want to check it out, use the code 50read. Enjoy!!

 
I went a little overboard on the free books this week. Here are the books that are still free:

 
 
I’m excited to start reading! What books did you get last week? Have you read any of these?
  

Stacking The Shelves [56]

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

What I purchased last week:
Brace yourself—I didn’t buy anything this week! *Waits for you to pick yourself off the floor.*

But I did pick up a few free books. Here are the ones that are still free:

 
I’m fighting an infection, so not much for me this week. What books did you get last week? Have you read any of these?
  

Review: A Promise of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles) by Amanda Bouchet

I’ll admit it was the gorgeous cover of A Promise of Fire that caught my attention, but I jumped in with both feet when I read the blurb. Action. Adventure. Romance. Fantasy. *squee* 

 

 

Title: A Promise of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles)

Author: Amanda Bouchet

Genre: Fantasy/Romance

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Release date: August 2016

Pages: 448

ASIN: B01DE9I4LA

Rating:

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION:
KINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER…BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT.

Catalia “Cat” Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods—and her homicidal mother—have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever.

 

Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm—until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic. Cat fights him at every turn, but Griffin’s fairness, loyalty, and smoldering advances make him increasingly hard to resist and leave her wondering if life really does have to be short, and lived alone.

 

 

REVIEW:
Cat Fisa has been on the run, hiding from her past, fighting not only for her freedom but her very life. When she first spotted Griffin, she knew he was trouble, but she could never have guessed the extent he would go to possess her. Despite all her resolve to keep her distance, she finds herself falling for the annoyingly handsome, obstinate, hard-headed bastard. Cat must learn to trust, risk revealing her deepest, darkest secrets or lose the only thing that mattered to her—not the freedom that she held so dear as she expected, but the one who captured her heart…Griffin!

 

I will preface my review by saying this was one of the best books I’ve read this year! The originality completely sold me on A Promise of Fire. I loved the combination of action, adventure and fantasy, but when you add romance into the mix, I was a goner! Griffin is a clever tactician, loyal down to his bones, an alpha through and through, and a total ass to Cat. On the other hand, Cat didn’t make her time in captivity pleasant…good for her! I adored the interaction between the two of them, the humor of watching these two hard souls fall totally and irrevocably in love with each other was fantastic. The only detraction that stopped me from giving this five stars was Cat’s secret wasn’t much of a mystery, but no one figured it out. Griffin was no slouch…he should’ve guessed at some point in the book. Despite that, I thoroughly enjoyed not only the characters, but the addicting storyline as well—even with the slight cliff-hanger ending. I can’t wait for book two!

 

Stacking The Shelves [55]

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

What I purchased last week:

 

All of these books were on sale. I didn’t realize that I purchased so much until I put together this post. Oops! I’m trying to cut back. I’ve been only partially successful. lol
  
  
I picked up way too many free books this week, but don’t they look fantastic!

 
I’ve been plotting my next book, so I didn’t get much reading done this week. What books did you get? Have you read any of these?
  

Stacking The Shelves [54]

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

I didn’t get much this week. Here’s what I purchased last week:

 

All of these books were $0.99 or $1.99.
 
 
Here are some books that I picked up that are still free:

 
  
It’s been a rough week. I was on a three hour customer service call this week to fix a glitch in my kindle. Still not fixed by the way. Not to mention I had to do some backend work on my website to fix…you guessed it…a glitch. So not a happy camper. I didn’t pick up much this week. Have you read any of these? What are you reading?