Kindle Klean-Up #3

The Kindle Klean-Up challenge was started over on The Cozy Pages.

Rules

  • Make a list of the books on your kindle/ e-reader under consideration.
  • Select the first 3 or 4 (or more depending on your mood).
  • Read the blurbs of the books.
  • Decide if you’re going to keep and read; or discard from the TBR.
  • Announce your verdict.
  • The next time you’re ready to post, continue from where you left off on your list.

I’m not going to list every book on my Kindle here because I have so many. I think I’ll just list the books that I am going to determine whether they stay or get deleted.

I think I’m going to start with my oldest books and work my way up to most recently added. I went through a phase where I was adding books ALL the time … and proceeding to never read them. So… that will be fun.

Let’s do this!

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ATTRACTION by Penny Reid

He is everything she doesn’t want, so why does she want him so badly?
From the New York Times Bestselling Author Penny Reid

One week.
Private beach.
Invisible girl.
Jerk-faced bully.
What’s the worst that could happen?

Kaitlyn Parker has no problem being the invisible girl, which is why she finds herself hiding in various cabinets and closets all over her college campus. Despite her best efforts, she can’t escape the notice of Martin Sandeke—bad boy, jerkface bully, and the universe’s hottest, wealthiest, and most unobtainable bachelor—who also happens to be Kaitlyn’s chemistry lab partner.
Kaitlyn might be the only girl who isn’t interested in exploiting his stunning rower’s build, chiseled features, and family’s billionaire fortune. Kaitlyn wants Martin for his brain, specifically to tabulate findings of trace elements in surface water.

When Kaitlyn saves Martin from a nefarious plot, Martin uses the opportunity to push Kaitlyn out of her comfort zone: spring break, one week, house parties, bathing suits, and suntan lotion. Can she overcome her aversion to being noticed? Will he be able grow beyond his self-centered nature? Or, despite their obvious chemistry, will Martin be the one to drive Kaitlyn into the science cabinet of obscurity for good?

My Thoughts: I love Penny Reid, definitely keeping this one!

Verdict: KEEP

AMAZON
 

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The Consequence of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken

It’s all fun and games…until someone’s heart is broken.

They’re not kids anymore, but Milo Caro is certain that Colton Mathews will only see her as his best friend’s little sister for the rest of their lives. After all, he made that clear the night before she left for college. But four years later, her brother is getting married and Colt’s the best man—and guess who is the best man’s last-minute date?

Milo vows to use the wedding to either claim the smoldering firefighter’s heart or douse this torch for good. When Max—her best friend from college, who may be carrying a torch of his own—crashes the party, they devise a plan to make Colt see what he’s missing. But after Colt catches on, he decides to cook up his own revenge.

Now it’s personal. Colt and Milo are at war, and between Max’s questionable acting methods, an unfortunate trip to jail, and a maniacal fiancée, what could possibly go right?

My Thoughts: This book has potential!

Verdict: KEEP

AMAZON

 

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Menagerie (The Menagerie Series Book 1) by Rachel Vincent

When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger’s Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus big-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she’s forced to “perform” in town after town.

But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival. Gallagher, her handler, is as kind as he is cryptic and strong. The other “attractions”—mermaids, minotaurs, griffins and kelpies—are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity. And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she’ll discover a strength and a purpose she never knew existed.

My Thoughts: I love Rachel Vincent’s Shifters series, I definitely want to give this one a try.

Verdict: KEEP

AMAZON

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Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

My Thoughts: I love Colleen Hoover, no way I’m getting rid of this!

Verdict: KEEP

AMAZON

Welp. This wasn’t exactly successful, but that’s ok! I’m no longer ashamed of having millions of books on my TBR LOL!

Kindle Klean-Up #2

The Kindle Klean-Up challenge was started over on The Cozy Pages.

Rules

  • Make a list of the books on your kindle/ e-reader under consideration.
  • Select the first 3 or 4 (or more depending on your mood).
  • Read the blurbs of the books.
  • Decide if you’re going to keep and read; or discard from the TBR.
  • Announce your verdict.
  • The next time you’re ready to post, continue from where you left off on your list.

I’m not going to list every book on my Kindle here because I have over 400. I think I’ll just list the books that I am going to determine whether they stay or get deleted.

Let’s do this!

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Bond: Stargazer Alien Mail Order Brides #1 (Intergalactic Dating Agency)

When aliens arrive, they expect a warm welcome…

Posey Quinn has always believed there was more to the world than what she can see. So when she arrives in Stargazer with her head full of conspiracies and high-end hairspray, she isn’t entirely surprised to learn that instead of donating eggs for tuition money, she is being asked to make an alien fall in love with her, and become an ambassador for humankind. What she doesn’t expect is how irresistible Bond is, and how hard it will be not to lose her own heart to the man who plays her body like a violin.

Bond learned about human culture from the collection of ‘80s movies his planet received in an interstellar time capsule. Now he is is on Earth to fill one human female with as much pleasure as she can bear, a mission he’s finding very agreeable. But he’s not just here to fall in love. Tasked with using his powers of human seduction to glean what he can about Earth and its inhabitants, Bond knows that if the planet’s resources are worthy and its residents aren’t, his days of pleasing Posey will soon be at an end.

My Thoughts: Even after my recent love of Ice Planet Barbarians, I don’t know that I’m up for reading just any alien romance. This one doesn’t sound particularly appealing.

Verdict: DITCH

AMAZON

 

 

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Dragon’s Baby (Red Planet Dragons of Tajss Book 1) by Miranda Martin

Stolen by a Dragon.
My kidnapper is tall, dark and alien….

My dull, predictable life as a scientific researcher is ripped apart the day blood-thirsty pirates attack our space ship. In the confusion, the ship is thrown off course.

We crash land on a planet that can barely support life.

Yeah…things are going swell.

I’ve escaped the pirates, at least. But I’ve got a new problem. The planet is home to a dragon-alien, and he has his eyes set on me. Ladon, a powerful Zmaj warrior rescues me from the scorching desert wasteland.

Ladon takes me to his lair. I’m his treasure. His mate. He loves my curves and my soft, human form. He makes it clear that he intends to keep me and claim me in every way. The moment he touches my trembling body, he leaves no doubt.

This fierce, protective dragon owns me.

My Thoughts: I’m not a big fan of the surprise baby trope, dragons or no.

Verdict: DITCH

AMAZON

 

 

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As Deep as the Ocean (Blue Penguin Bay Book 1) by Serenity Woods

She was only marrying him to save the vineyard…

It was just a contract, a way to access the money tied up in her inheritance. It didn’t mean anything.

She knew she mustn’t think about Mac’s broad shoulders. About the intriguing tattoo that curled around his arm, how his muscular body gleamed when he worked in the warm sunshine, or how his ocean-blue eyes heated her from the inside out.

She mustn’t think about the stolen kiss, the way he’d slipped his arm around her waist to pull her against him. The soft touch of his lips on hers.

“It’ll be strictly business,” he repeated.

Yeah, right.

My Thoughts: Seems kinda boring.

Verdict: DITCH

AMAZON

 

 

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Breakaway (Heller Brothers Hockey Book 1) by Kelly Jamieson

A one night stand that’s as hot as H E double hockey sticks. That’s all either of them want. 

Pro hockey player Jase Heller isn’t ready for serious. After getting out of a relationship, jumping into a new one is the last thing on his mind. But one night? Yeah. He’s more than ready to raise his stick for that…

Remi Buchanan is free of all her responsibilities for the first time in her life. She’s ready to blow off some steam and live a little…even if only this once. And she can’t think of a crazier thing to do than a one-night stand with a man who has a smile that makes her want to lose her panties.

But when one night turns into more, they may not like what they find. When Remi finds out Jase is a pro athlete with paparazzi and puck bunnies stalking him, she knows she doesn’t fit in his world. She’s just a schoolteacher, after all. And teachers? Ugh. Jase has painful memories of the torture his teachers inflicted on him.

They definitely fit together between the sheets, but when love checks them against the boards, can they work in the real world?

My Thoughts: Hmmm… I think I’ll give this a chance.

Verdict: KEEP

AMAZON 

 

 

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Dante’s Circle Box Set (Books 1-3) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes? The first three books of the bestselling Dante’s Circle series are now in one place at a special low price. Do you dare enter the world of the realms?

My Thoughts: This series has angels. I’m in.

Verdict: KEEP

AMAZON

Kindle Klean-Up #1

The Kindle Klean-Up challenge was started over on The Cozy Pages.

Rules

  • Make a list of the books on your kindle/ e-reader under consideration.
  • Select the first 3 or 4 (or more depending on your mood).
  • Read the blurbs of the books.
  • Decide if you’re going to keep and read; or discard from the TBR.
  • Announce your verdict.
  • The next time you’re ready to post, continue from where you left off on your list.

I’m not going to list every book on my Kindle here because I have over 400. I think I’ll just list the books that I am going to determine whether they stay or get deleted.

I think I’m going to start with my oldest books and work my way up to most recently added. I went through a phase where I was adding books ALL the time … and proceeding to never read them. So… that will be fun.

Let’s do this!

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Stained (Stained Series Book 1) by Ella James

Seventeen-year-old Julia is finally living the good life. She’s traded a hard cot in a Memphis orphanage for her very own room in a perfect little house, on a perfect little street, with a perfect set of parents who picked her to be their daughter.

But Julia is hiding a secret – and one fall night, she returns home from a friend’s house to find that her secret has found her. Her ‘forever home’ is ashes. Her parents are dead. And, in the sky above the flames, a winged creature hunts her.

The Nephilim King, Samyazua, has taken everything from Cayne. After struggling in the darkness for years to piece together his shattered life, Cayne is finally ready to confront his past and avenge the loss of everything he loved. He tracks Samyaza to a Memphis warehouse, where he winds up flat on his back, in the healing hands of a beautiful, dark-haired girl he doesn’t need to know.

Unbeknownst to either of them, they are already bound. Cayne’s past holds the answers to Julia’s future. But what will pose the greatest threat to her? The bounty placed on her head by the leaders of two Celestial realms, or giving her heart to a man who is bound, by birth, to break it?

My Thoughts:I full-on was about to ditch this book when I saw “YA Paranormal Romance,” but then I read the synopsis and now I’m kind of invested. I’m all about the Nephilim romance!

Verdict: KEEP

AMAZON | GOODREADS

 

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Ember (Death Collectors Book 1) by Jessica Sorensen

What if you knew when someone was going to die?

For seventeen-year-old Ember, life is death. With a simple touch, she knows when someone will die. It’s her curse and the reason she secludes herself from the world. The only person who knows her secret is her best friend Raven.

Then she meets Asher Morgan. He’s gorgeous, mysterious, and is the only person Ember can’t sense death from. So when he pushes into her life, she doesn’t mind.

But when unexplained deaths start to haunt her town, Ember starts questioning why she can’t sense Asher’s death and what he may be hiding.

My Thoughts: Let’s be real, though the premise is intriguing, I will never pick up this book. It has too much of a chance of being super cheesy Twilight-era trash.

Verdict: DITCH

AMAZON | GOODREADS

 

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Game, Set, Match (Love Match Book 1) by Nana Malone

I am a cautionary tale…The tennis golden boy who trusted the wrong person.

And now my image and my body have taking a beating. On the court, I’m down forty-love. But I’m wiser now. I won’t make the same mistake again. All I have to do is convince the woman I loved and left behind to trust me again.

My career and my heart depend on it.

Easier said than done. Good thing I’m up for the challenge. Game on.

My Thoughts: This does not have great ratings on Goodreads, and though I like the idea of a tennis romance, I don’t think I’ll enjoy this one.

Verdict: DITCH

AMAZON | GOODREADS

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Beautiful Demons (The Shadow Demons Saga Book 1) by Sarra Cannon

Harper Madison isn’t like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she’s lost count. Shadowford Home for Girls is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs.

At first, life appears to be looking up for Harper. She’s making new friends and is strangely drawn to the guy next door. But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.

My Thoughts: Ahhh, the whole “not like other girls” thing. ::insert eyeroll::

Verdict: DITCH

AMAZON | GOODREADS

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Carpe Noctem (Immortalis Vampire Series Book 1) by Katie Salidas

Bloodlust, fanatical vampire hunters, thousand-year old vendettas, and a pair of sharp, new fangs. Newly-turned vampire, Alyssa got a lot more than she bargained for when Lysander saved her from a pair of rapist on the college campus of UNLV.

Immortality is not as pretty as all the books and movies had portrayed it, and Alyssa’s having a hard time with the change.

“Becoming a vampire is easy. Living with the condition, that’s the hard part.”

Newbie vampire Alyssa never asked for this life, but now it’s all she has. Rescued from death by Lysander, the aloof and sexy leader of the Peregrinus vampire clan, she barely has a chance to break in her sharp little fangs before her immortality is put to the test.

Kallisto, an ancient and vindictive vampire queen – and Lysander’s old mate – wants nothing less than final death for her former lover and his new toy. She’s not above letting the Acta Sanctorum, and its greatest vampire hunter, Santino, know exactly where Alyssa and the clan can be found.

With danger looming on the horizon and the vampire hunters closing in, Alyssa will have to find the strength to accept this terrifying new reality. There’s no turning back now. It’s either, Carpe Noctem (seize the night), or final death.

My Thoughts: This sounds like a New Adult version of Undead and Unwed.

Verdict: DITCH

AMAZON | GOODREADS