Feed Your Kindle! YA Reads for Under 4 Bucks!

Here’s a roundup of YA books for your Kindle – all priced  under 4 bucks! Click on the cover for the Amazon product page.


Ceaseless by Abbi Glines – 3.99

Can he make her fall in love with him… again?
When Pagan Moore proved worthy of Death’s devotion, he was given the gift of getting to keep her.
But Dank was never promised that Pagan would keep him.
When a soul is created, so is its mate. In every lifetime those souls find each other. They complete the other’s destiny. It’s time for Pagan’s soul to choose if she truly wants an eternity at Death’s side or if she wants the mate created just for her.
Dank didn’t think he had to worry about her choice. He knew where her heart belonged. Until he realized that every kiss, every touch, every moment of their time together would be washed from her memories. He would have to win her heart all over again and prove to her soul that he was where she belonged.
If only her soul’s mate wasn’t right there standing in his way.



Mind Games by Lori Brighton – 2.99

For years Cameron has hidden behind a façade of normalcy, warned there were those who would do her harm should they uncover the truth…that she is a mind reader. She never imagined her biggest threat would come from the parents she thought dead. Cameron’s life changes dramatically when she’s abducted by her mother, a woman she hasn’t seen in thirteen years. Even more shocking is the truth… Cameron’s mother leads a group of rogue mind readers and their number one enemy is Cameron’s very own father.
Everyone has their own agenda and Cameron is caught in the middle, unsure who to trust. But one thing is clear, war looms on the horizon and in order to save those she loves, Cameron must not only pick sides, but learn to believe in herself and her powers.
This book contains kissing and cursing. It is best for ages 14 and up.
Books in the Mind Readers Series:
Book 1: The Mind Readers
Book 2: The Mind Thieves
Book 3: The Mind Games



Darkness Falls by Jessica Sorensen – FREE!

When the disease spread through the world, people had no choice but to go into hiding. The Colony is hidden deep underground, far away from the vampires—humans that were transformed by the disease. The vampires are hideous, starving, and they will kill any human they come across.
Seventeen-year-old Kayla is a Bellator, a warrior that protects The Colony. In order to survive, there are three rules she must follow:
Rule #1—Never go out after dark.
Rule #2—Always carry a weapon.
Rule #3—No matter what, never EVER get bit.
But what happens when the rules Kayla has always lived by can no longer apply?
The Highers run The Colony and accept nothing less than perfection. One slip up can mean death. Kayla has always worked hard to follow the rules and strive for perfection. But during a moment of weakness, she lets her imperfections show. Her punishment is worse than death. She is chosen for The Gathering and is thrown out into a world full of starving vampires.
No one has ever survived The Gathering, at least that’s what Kayla’s been told. But when she runs into a group who insist they were once part of The Gathering, Kayla discovers the Highers have been keeping secrets. Secrets that could lead to a cure.


Witchy, Witchy by Penelope King – FREE 

                     Introducing book #1 in the enchanting Spellbound trilogy…
     When Calista McCoy moves from the slums of the Louisiana Bayou to an illustrious beach community in California, she knows her life is going to take a drastic turn. But once she arrives at the beautiful mansion by the sea, dark secrets are revealed…secrets that become even more complicated when she meets the gorgeous neighbor boy, Nicholas, and she feels an unexplainable–and undeniable–attraction.
     Her new life seems almost too good to be true. But as everyone knows, when something seems too good to be true, it usually is.
     …And in Calista’s case, it could be deadly.
Witchy, Witchy is a full length paranormal romance novel. Book #2 in the Spellbound trilogy, Kiss the Crystal Sun, is now available.


Kiss the Crystal Sun by Penelope King  – 2.99


Book #2 in the magical Spellbound trilogy…
With Nicholas gone and Justin fighting for his soul, Calista attempts to get back to a normal life. But when Ana reveals a shocking secret about the family’s past, and Callie discovers the most important truths in her life are lies, she is faced with a devastating choice…One that will change everything.
Book #1 in the Spellbound trilogy, "Witchy, Witchy" is available now and is encouraged to be read prior to "Kiss the Crystal Sun".

Interview with Marion Lennox, Author of Taming the Brooding Cattleman

Marion Lennox is the author of many romances, including Taming the Brooding Cattleman, which I recently read and enjoyed.  It’s part of The Larkville Legacy continuity, published by Harlequin Romance.  Marion recently stopped by the virtual offices for a chat.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Marion Lennox] Tall. A Bookworm. A farm kid transported to a regional city with marriage, but you can’t take the farm out of the girl. Mind, I don’t miss twice daily milking. A beach lover.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Taming the Brooding Cattleman?

[Marion Lennox] This is part of the Larkville Legacy, a multi-authored series of Harlequin Romances. We’re given two extended families discovering past secrets that link their futures. Taming the Brooding Cattleman takes my cute heroine straight from her New York family and dumps her onto an Outback Aussie farm, where the only thing Jack Connor cares about is his horses. From the moment he spots her pink suitcase, sparks fly.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share how you and the other authors worked together to write these books?

[Marion Lennox] We’re given a `bible’ created by the Harlequin editors which is basically the overarching story of the two families. Then we’re given our time lines and characters, suggestions as to conflict and let loose. It’s a lot of fun as we create our individual romances within the story arc. There’s a lot of give and take, asking other authors to bleed in backstory, offering suggestions as to how our characters might behave in future books. It’s an amazing and fun way to write and make friends at the same time.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Alex?

[Marion Lennox] Feisty, smart and soft-hearted. Is that four?

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are three things Jack would never have in his bedroom?

[Marion Lennox] A woman. Anything fluffy. Did I say a woman?

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Alex had a theme song, what would it be?

[Marion Lennox] Anything you can do, I can do better…

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are Jack’s must have accessories for a night on the town?

[Marion Lennox] My Jack wouldn’t have a night on the town. He’d be hunkered down on his cattle station, with nothing but his beloved horses.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?

[Marion Lennox] The thousands of writers who’ve shown me other worlds since I was a kid.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?

[Marion Lennox] A computer.

A switched off internet connection.

My dog and cat on either foot.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?

[Marion Lennox] Joanna Bourne’s Spymaster Series. The first – Spymaster’s Lady – blew me away and they just keep getting better.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

[Marion Lennox] Anne of Green Gables. I was a pretty isolated kid in a farming community and Anne picked me up and transported me into the land of dreaming. She taught me that you don’t need to stay confined – just pick up a book.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Marion Lennox] I’m a beach nut. Beach walking, swimming, rock pool wading, hurling sticks for my dog into the surf and then trying to retrieve them myself when she loses interest… Right now it’s whale migration time so see me on the cliff top watching for spouts.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Marion Lennox] Through the contact details on my website at www.marionlennox.com

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!

You can order Taming the Brooding Cattleman from your favorite bookseller or by clicking the widget below. Available in both print and digital

Here is a list of the entire Larkville Legacy series, in order by release month. I am a bit behind, but I intend to read them all.

The Cowboy Comes  Home by Patricia Thayer – JULY

Slow Dance with the Sheriff by Nikki Logan – AUGUST

Taming the Brooding Cattleman by Marion Lennox – SEPTEMBER

The Rancher’s Unexpected Family by Myrna Mackenzie – OCTOBER

His Larkville Cinderella by Melissa McClone – NOVEMBER

The Secret that Changed Everything by Lucy Gordon – DECEMBER

The Soldier’s Sweetheart by Soraya Lane – JANUARY

The Billionaire’s Baby SOS by Susan Meier – FEBRUARY

Here are all of the covers –

Lark Ville Legacy

Waiting on Wednesday–Black City by Elizabeth Richards

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.



A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war.

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.

When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

What are you waiting on?