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Old 09-01-2014, 12:01 AM   #1
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FREE/BARGAIN - Romance + Discussion - 2014

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We point out free and bargain romances to each other, and recommend certain books that are/were free (or the opposite!).

Because Kindle freebies are easiest to find, the majority of the books listed are from Amazon, but freebies and bargains from other retailers and in other formats are more than welcome!

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In addition to the freebies, sales, and coupons we do a weekly purchased/read roundup (voluntary only, but it’s fun to use Calibre’s virtual library feature to take a screengrab in cover view ) We also discuss reading apps and devices, books, and life in general a bit in this thread. Sometimes we go off on seemingly unrelated tangents, but we always find our way back…


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Old 09-01-2014, 02:04 AM   #2
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Re the iTunes glitch it is indeed

People here have often raved about the Psy-Changeling series it's not my usual sub genre but I decided to give it a go so I grabbed all 10 freebies listed by Nalini Singh once I've actually cleaned them and added to calibre I'll probably find myself missing the first in series lol but then that would serve me right for being greedy
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Re the iTunes glitch it is indeed

People here have often raved about the Psy-Changeling series it's not my usual sub genre but I decided to give it a go so I grabbed all 10 freebies listed by Nalini Singh once I've actually cleaned them and added to calibre I'll probably find myself missing the first in series lol but then that would serve me right for being greedy
Hmmmm, the series is up to 13 books....I wonder which 3 weren't offered.
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People here have often raved about the Psy-Changeling series it's not my usual sub genre but I decided to give it a go so I grabbed all 10 freebies listed by Nalini Singh once I've actually cleaned them and added to calibre I'll probably find myself missing the first in series lol but then that would serve me right for being greedy
Whoa!

I'm rather interested in Nalini Singh's books, too. But the Psy-Changeling series seems a bit too long and complicated for me to catch up with, so I've got the Guild Hunter series instead. (Weren't freebies, though.)

I haven't started reading it yet, but I hope it won't disappoint.

Does anyone here have anything to say about the series or the author?
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GM, I thought we've already had one September thread?

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Old 09-01-2014, 03:35 AM   #6
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I'm hooked on both series. I think both of the worlds she's built in the two series are intriguing. When the two series started, the Psy-Changelings were paranormal romances and the Guild Hunter series was more along the lines of urban fantasy (e.g., the 1st 3 books are about the same couple). But I'd call both series paranormal romance now, although the Guild Hunter series does come back to the first couple again in book 6.

Her heroes tend toward alpha and her prose can sometimes be....a bit over the top. (No one's just sad, they're *devastated*, for example). I'll admit I didn't notice it until I started listening to the audiobooks (the hyperbolic language) - so it depends on how much you notice that kind of thing.

I really like that in both series, there's an overall arch that's carried forward in each series, even as there is also the individual couples' romances going on.

Is there anything in particular you're looking for? I hate to say too much and spoil it for you.
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I'm hooked on both series. I think both of the worlds she's built in the two series are intriguing. When the two series started, the Psy-Changelings were paranormal romances and the Guild Hunter series was more along the lines of urban fantasy (e.g., the 1st 3 books are about the same couple). But I'd call both series paranormal romance now, although the Guild Hunter series does come back to the first couple again in book 6.

Her heroes tend toward alpha and her prose can sometimes be....a bit over the top. (No one's just sad, they're *devastated*, for example). I'll admit I didn't notice it until I started listening to the audiobooks (the hyperbolic language) - so it depends on how much you notice that kind of thing.

I really like that in both series, there's an overall arch that's carried forward in each series, even as there is also the individual couples' romances going on.

Is there anything in particular you're looking for? I hate to say too much and spoil it for you.


Thanks for the insightful reviews, FizzyWater. I'm glad that it seems to be a likable series. I suppose there's no major cliffhanger at the end of each book?

By the way, both series are not related at all, right?
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Thanks for the insightful reviews, FizzyWater. I'm glad that it seems to be a likable series. I suppose there's no major cliffhanger at the end of each book?

By the way, both series are not related at all, right?
No major cliffhangers, though there is an overarcing plot in the Psy/Changeling series which is not resolved and carries over from book to book. But each book contains a complete story.

The two series are not related.

I think the same for the Guild Hunters series (in regards to cliffhangers), but I only read the Psy/Changeling series so can't say 100%.
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No major cliffhangers, though there is an overarcing plot in the Psy/Changeling series which is not resolved and carries over from book to book. But each book contains a complete story.

The two series are not related.

I think the same for the Guild Hunters series (in regards to cliffhangers), but I only read the Psy/Changeling series so can't say 100%.
Awesome! That's what I'd love to see. I don't like cliffhanger.

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Thanks for the info Fizzy water Freebies ended up containing 5 full Psy/Changeling novels 3 PC novellas and 2 full Guild hunter novels looks like I'll have to collect the others on special
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Whoa!

I'm rather interested in Nalini Singh's books, too. But the Psy-Changeling series seems a bit too long and complicated for me to catch up with, so I've got the Guild Hunter series instead. (Weren't freebies, though.)

I haven't started reading it yet, but I hope it won't disappoint.

Does anyone here have anything to say about the series or the author?
I couldn't get past the third Psy-Changling book as you said it's complex and kind of all over the board. I am planning on starting the Guild Hunter one after I finish Cat & Bones. I prefer Urban Fantasy series that focuses on one couple or one heroine and her guys than having to read some many different couples because I always get stuck with the ones I don't like or find boring. Overdrive usually has all her titles so before you buy look at your library.
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Plaid to the Bone, a novella by Mia Marlowe. I seem to recall that this one has been free before, but not yet to me in Europe.

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But Cait Grant is hardly dreaming of wedded bliss. For political reasons, she must marry Adam Cameron, laird of Bonniebroch. And then, as a duty to her clan, she must murder him. . .

If only her new husband weren't so devilishly handsome. If only she didn't have to play the loving wife for one long, languorous month. If only she didn't surrender to his softly sensual touch, she would be able to fulfill her duty. If only she didn't fall in love. . .
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If the book is still to large for my taste, I open it by right-clicking on the title list and opening "edit book". I scroll through the various text files, looking especially at early and late chapters to see what kind of stuff - the book's back cover, other book covers, ads - is hiding there. Then I open all the image files too see what I've got there. I leave in illustrations and maps, obviously, but I mostly remove ads for other books that I find at the end, if they are in pictures anyway. I don't mind reading about the author's other books, but a description is enough, no cover image needed.

I do this with every single book/story before I put it on any of my readers. I also get rid of title page, TOC page, copyright page. No extras, I just keep the book!
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I'm rather interested in Nalini Singh's books, too. But the Psy-Changeling series seems a bit too long and complicated for me to catch up with, so I've got the Guild Hunter series instead. (Weren't freebies, though.)

I haven't started reading it yet, but I hope it won't disappoint.

Does anyone here have anything to say about the series or the author?
I read and loved the Guild Hunter series (have yet to take on the Psy-Changeling, I'm not quite as interested in it for the same reason you mention). I really enjoyed the kick-ass heroines (and stunningly beautiful men!), and while each book does wrap up it's own story they do all take part in a larger world story and I definitely got a bit of a left-hanging feeling from that - especially in the later Elena and Raphael ones. I absolutely binge read the whole series (minus novellas) and am eagerly waiting #7 end-of-October!
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A day late, but here's my report (hope everyone is enjoying their long-weekend, if they get one!)

Bought only one: Beauty and the Mustache (Knitting in the City #4) by Penny Reid.

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Beauty and the Mustache... 5 (I cried!)
Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost.... 4 (thank you ladies for talking this author up! Daunted to dive into Cat & Bones, but Vlad appealed so much more to me so I started there)
Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost... 3 being generous (ah well!)
Love Love by Beth Michele... DNF
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