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My Newfound Love for Kindles and E-Reading

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Amazon.com – Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices

So I wanted to share with you guys my newfounded love of e-reading through kindle. When I first started blogging I was strictly print books. I LOVED the way they smelled and the way they felt. Okay so I am guilty of being a #bookmolester I spent all these years thinking electronic reading was just over-rated bullshit but I kept hearing about everyone receiving EARCs in exchange for honest reviews. So I began to ponder. I mean free books but electronic. Also these books were books not available to the general public yet and so were before publication! That sounded like something that was badass to me! Hell to the yeah buttttt…..

My print books were still calling my name and wanted all the love and attention they deserved. Well all I was reading was the used variety which is still great. Old news can still be good news. The final thing that let me cut the apron strings of my print books was the space issue. Not only did I want to read these cool books before publication, I had no more space for books. Hell, I have some packed up in boxes and on top of dresser drawers. They are overwhelming and everywhere. So you catch the drift. I am a freaking book hoarder and have no place to live!!!😵😵😵

Well shortly after my epiphany, I was gifted a 50$ Amazon card and my first thought is what do we need diapers or toliet paper? The first thing that popped up when I pulled up Amazon’s home page was a ‘super one day sale’ for a Kindle Fire HD 8 for $49.99! I was like damn… I just did a list of pros and cons and the only thing I knew was that I couldn’t afford some kind of e-reader. So I went through the house and searched for anything that we could need at the moment. Nothing… Nada… For the first time in God knows how long, we had enough of our necessities.

I fought with myself. Even though it was supposed to be a gift for me, I never use any extra money on myself. So finally I said “Fuck it! I am going to get the darn thing! What’s the worse that can happen? I can return it if it doesn’t work out!” I know this is a bit emotional about just switching to an e-reader but for me I thought I was giving of my true joy of reading with the touch of the pages and the great feeling of holding a beautiful covered hardback and switching to this simple electronic device! 😢😢😢 I am technologically impaired to say the least as well… I felt doomed for sure.

I received the box in 2 days thanks to getting a free membership to prime (which I want to talk about at another time). I unboxed it and thought “well atleast it’s light weight and pretty.” It was this awesome punch red. Well pretty much this thing was easy to figure out and handle. No screaming at the device and begging someone else to fix it! Yay!!! I mean hell, I am writing this post on my kindle now. Hell to the yeah! I was so excited and could not hide it! !! *happy dancing *💃💃💃

So to sum things up, Dani was completely wrong!!! I didn’t even need the tutorial to figure out this bad boy. The kindle books app was a godsend!! I was able to go into there and type in ‘thriller’ and would put a filter for ‘lowest to highest’. I would end up getting so many titles with any genre for free. There were so many sites that would show me different books in different genres for free everyday!! Like Bookbub! Say, “What, What!!!” To be real with you guys, I have over 900 titles that were all free from the kindle app. I shit you not!!!

I was scared of the controls when I was wrong again, everything is ‘easy peasy’. I could even make the fonts and such larger so my blind ass could see better. I was able to get all these free eARCs from authors and publishers via NetGalley that were fantastic and ones that were before publication. I just loved the results and you know how hard this is as a woman to say… “I am glad I was wrong.”

I have been enjoying my relationship with my kindle and loving all her benefits. We have become great friends with benefits and I have named her “My Side Bitch.” What made me fall deeply in love with my kindle was text to speech. I know that might sound strange but then again if you know me, I am stange.

I battle with mild dyslexia. When I read a book what will take most people 6 hours of continuous reading would take me two days. I have battled this for a long time and it can make my passion of reading very difficult.

One day I was on WordPress chatting up my friend Carrie @ Carrie’s Book Reviews and she mentions using TTS and I’m like “wait, what?” I seriously thought that you had to buy audio(which is ridiculously high priced) to have any kind of assistance reading. She let me know about it and I did what any person would do, I googlevestigated. I found out that I could use TTS to read along with mostly all the titles in so many different voices and all my pretty much every title I needed!🙌🙌🙌 I read the benefits it had for dyslexia and other stuff people have to go through. I was jaw dropping amazed by this. So I had to try it out.

I figured out how to set it up and OMG. I was able to read like a normal person. I don’t mean to say someone with dyslexia is not normal but I felt at ease. I felt safe. I felt that I was able to read and be comfortable with what the words really said and was able to go along smoothly. I can’t even explain how good of a feeling that this was. I couldn’t be thankful enough that I found a way to preserve space, save money and get free books, and to finally read comfortably.

*Update: I forgot to say I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia and the kindle has eased my pain. It’s hard for me to even type at times so a kindle helps me because I don’t have to worry about the pain of holding a book.*

I can not recommend the kindle enough and they even have certified refurbished ones that are fantastic! I had a gift card for Christmas and was able to buy one for my son for 23$ including tax because it was refurbished and a 5th generation!😊 It was in mint condition and worked beautifully. Now about the top link and such, the link is to get the Amazon kindle app. You can download it on whatever device you like and because I am an Amazon affiliate it will benefit me as well. I haven’t sold my soul to the devil being an affiliate. I am a sick mom with three kids but seriously no pressure loves!😍 You can download the app and purchase or get free books or whatnot. You can download it wherever and decide it’s not for you that’s fine too. Nothing is going to change about me being your friend Dani💖 I am supposed to let you know by Amazon terms and conditions that I am an affiliate!😊 No pressure to even click on the links. I know as an affiliate clicks and downloads add to your stats but first of all your my blogging buds and wanted to share this story because it might help someone. I love you all and Happy Reading Loves!!!!😍 Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7″ Display, 8 GB, Black – with Special Offers Click Picture of tablets for Fire 7 price and info $49.99

Review: Makenzie’s Distraction by Angie Dokos~5 Stars

I ordered this book via Amazon Kindle a couple months ago. All views and opinions are my own.

Book Blurb:

Mackenzie’s Distraction is a New Adult Romance about a young lady with a rough past and a promising future. Just when her career is within reach, tragedy strikes. A terrible accident and a family secret turn Mackenzie’s world upside down. She’s sure her life can’t become any more complicated, then she meets Trevor. Will he be just what she needs or the distraction that pushes her over the edge?

This book is not erotica, but does have sexual content. It includes some curse words, but not many. It doesn’t have any major violence

Review: I give this book 5 out of 5 Heartfelt Stars! From the very beginning of this book there was twists and tragedy. I loved the characterisation in this book and felt that I could really relate to Mackenzie in so many ways. This book shows you what can come out of tragedy and the pursue of young love.

I have been reading pieces of this book and when I got a lot of time on my hands I completely devoured it, even though I should be focusing on all of my ARCs! This story was what I needed while I am facing a crossroads in my life and could look back and see the hardships I survived. I felt like I could feel the author’s passion through the pages and it was a truly heartfelt experience.

I loved Angie Dokos’ style of writing and can’t wait to read her next adventure! I will hold Mackenzie and this book close to my heart and she won’t soon be forgotten!

You can find Angie’s Blog @ https://angiedokos.wordpress.com

From Ms. Dokos’ Goodreads’ page:

*~Book Review: Dare You To Love Me by Becca Fox~*

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I want to thank Becca Fox for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and views expressed are my own. I appreciate this opportunity.

Book Blurb:

It’s senior year. He rules the school. She just wants to make it to graduation. With prom only six weeks away, and his reputation at stake – will Brian be able to get “Scary Pants” out on a date?

Brian Royland is the golden boy of Palm Beach High. He’s smart, handsome, athletic, and charming. He could get any girl in school – but he procrastinated and is now dateless for the most important dance of the year. When he hears about the new girl, Iris Newman aka “Scary Pants”, Brian is intrigued. But when Brian’s friends doubt he’ll succeed in scoring her as his prom date, bets start flying, and she turns into a prize to be won.

Iris has set several goals for herself; make sure her older sister has a smooth pregnancy, help her recently single mother support and manage their family, and find a way to stop her band’s bass guitarist from asking her out every week. She doesn’t have the time or the energy to deal with the arrogant and pesky Brian Royland, who is suddenly determined to get her out on a date.

It only takes six weeks for them to realize they have both experienced great loss. Surrounded by mayhem and high school drama – could they be the key to each other’s healing?

Review: I give this book 5 out of 5 sweet stars! I will have to admit when I agreed to read this book I was skeptical especially since it was a teenager love story. I was scared it would just be the usual cliche boy meets girl but I couldn’t be more wrong. I Dare You To Love Me by Becca Fox was so much more than that. I also met Becca in the blogosphere and liked her as a person so was scared that if I had to write a negative review I would be devastated. Thank God, when I read this book I was utterly pleased. Becca Fox created a sensational, unpredictable and heartwarming romance that I won’t soon forget. I loved how well written this story was and how the character’s stories unfold.

I am so glad I picked up I Dare You To Love Me and can’t wait until the next novel Mrs. Fox has in store for us! If you are looking for something sweet, that will make you tear up, has twists and turns and is unpredictable I would recommend reading this book!

Becca Fox was that strange girl in high school, who always seemed to have her nose in a book. She didn’t talk much because, more often than not, she was daydreaming about different fantasy worlds. During class, under the guise of taking notes, she wrote scenes for her works in progress.

Becca is a bit more social now but still enjoys reading, writing, and daydreaming. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, a fat orange tabby cat, and a forever-puppy.

*Copied from her Amazon page*

*~The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland~5 stars~*

I want to thank NetGalley and Bookouture for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.
Title: The Secret Mother

Author: Shalini Boland

Publication Date: 11/9/2017

Page Count: 241 Pages

Synopsis: Tessa is a seperated and grieving mother. After the deaths of her two children and her seperation she focuses on work to cope with her grief. After Tessa gets home from work she comes home to a little boy in her kitchen. The little boy is just sitting there coloring and asks “Are you my Mummy?”

Feeling overwhelmed with the grief of her children and this unknown child in her house, she calls her husband Scott. Even though they are seperated he agrees to come over and see what is going on. Tessa is flooded with emotions but after Scott arives and calls the police things get worse.

Even though Tessa reported the incident to the police and is cleared, everyone seems to believe because she is a grieving mother that she abuducted the child. The reporters stalk her house and work. She feels like she’s going mad. All these emotions and all these things turned on her is making her emotions go into overdrive. When Tessa finds out that she may be connected to this child’s father, she must find out what’s going on. Why was this child left in her home and calling her Mummy? Is Tessa just a delusional and grieving mother? Did she abduct the child? Will anyone take her serious? Read Secret Mother to find out!

Review: I give this book 5 out of 5 suspenful stars! Wow, I was on the edge of my seat with the suspense from this book. I felt Tessa’s emotions and my heart rate quickened as I read through this enthralling thriller. This has to be one of the most suspenseful books I have ever read! I felt the hairs on the back of my neck go up and my heart raced a mile a minute. If you are searching for a great suspense I recommend The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland!

*~Free Ebooks for this Weekend~*

Hey dudes and dudettes! I thought I would share with you a link to some awesome free books! Some have glowing reviews and there is a genre for everyone! Hope everyone has a great weekend and happy reading my loves!

Link to Free Ebooks!!!

Link to Free Ebooks!!!💖📚

**The Dirty Book Club by Lisi Harrison~5 stars**

I want to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: M.J. is a workaholic trying to hide from her past by burying herself in work. When M.J. gets screwed on a promotion she’s been waiting on, she moves suddenly with her boyfriend to his beach cottage in California. M.J. has a hard time coping with lack of employment to keep her mind busy so she has to face her demons. M.J. is relieved to meet her free spirited and elderly next door neighbor Gloria. Shortly after M.J. receives a mysterious invitation to join the “DBC” and her curriosity gets the best of her and she attends. M.J. is shocked to find out it is a dirty book club and has been around for more than 40 years. M.J. and 3 other reluctant members give the club a test run but have to follow the club rules. Is M.J. able to cope and maintain friendships? Do these women find inner peace and love? Can they let their guards down and trust each other? Read The Dirty Book Club by Lisi Harrison to find out!

Review: I loved this book! This book made me laugh, smile and cry(good cry)! I really enjoyed the characters and felt that I could connect with them. I recommend this book to someone who is more open minded sexually and in general. I am a very open minded person and felt I could relate to a lot of what the girls discussed in this book. This book had me turning pages like crazy. I loved seeing the bond of friendships in this book and it was just what the doctor ordered for me! This book makes you want to have your own Dirty Book Club! Highly recommended!

Hope everyone has a great day!😎📚📱😍

*Review: Sweet Tea and Spirits by Angie Fox~5 Stars*

I want to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and Season Publishing for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: Verity is a good ole’ southern girl that just happens to be a ghost hunter. Verity has had a very difficult year and hard time trying to make ends meet. She goes on adventures with her sidekick Frankie, the ghost and has a pet skunk named Lucy. Verity recieves an anonymous phone call telling her that there has been a murder at Sugarland Heritage Society. Verity’s main squeeze, Officer Ellis Wydell, gets a report of there being a disturbance at the exact same location. Surprinsingly, when Officer Wydell arrives at the scene he finds no dead body or break in has occured, yet… Verity has to deal with the uppidity “it” girls of town and later happens to find the real dead body. Will Verity make ends meet? Will Verity survive her romance, even though Ellis is brothers with her ex? Will Verity and wild ghost Frankie solve this case? Read Sweet Tea and Spirits by Angie Fox to find out!

Review: I give this book 5 out of 5 stars! I loved how it was a light paranormal with sweet southern charm. As being a South Carolinian I love some southern charm.😁 I absolutely loved this book. This book was hilarious, sweet and mysterious. I was turning pages late through the night and wanting more. I read this book as a standalone but I will definitely be going back to read the previous books. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a hilarious cozy mystery! Hope everyone has a fantastic day y’all!

**Review: Smoke Drink F*#k by Esme Oliver~ 4 Stars**

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 I would like to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and Riverdale Avenue Books for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Synopsis: Esme Oliver age 40, says Screw Eat, Pray and Love. After going through too many failed relationships and being freshly dumped she feels like she is going to lose it! She heads to Italy to try and live life to the fullest. Esme vows to herself that she will smoke, drink, fuck and whatever she pleases to so she can be happy. Surprisingly when in Italy, she meets much younger and Italian Fernando. Things get wild but there becomes a problem, the two happen to fall in love during all their wild adventures. Is it true love? Will things work out for Esme? Read this wild memoir of Esme Oliver to find out.

Review: I really enjoyed this title! Esme took me on a quick, wild and hilarious ride. I felt this book was very well written and even though I don’t usually like reading memoirs, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Esme’s journey to Italy made my want to visit Italy turn more into a need! I love the descriptions in this book and felt that I could connect with the main character’s emotions. The only reason I did not rate this book 5 stars is because I felt it was a little repetitive when it came to comparing this book to another book. I recommend this book if you like a good memoir and something to give you a good laugh. It is a great hit it and quit it kind of read. I devoured this book within a few hours.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and Happy Reading my loves!

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*Free ebooks from Bookbub faves*

Hello dudes and dudettes thought I’d share some free ebook deals that you can download to your ereader or app on your smartphone. You can find more @ Bookbub Free Ebook Deals

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Flash Sale! The Suspenseful Collection $.99 — Didi Oviatt *Check out this ebook from these two awesome ladies!*

Kim and I have a lot to celebrate, so we decided to mark down the price to our short story collection so that our readers can celebrate with us!! Between the up and coming release of my new novel Search For Maylee, Kim’s nomination for best romance of 2017 for A Stranger In France, and […]

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