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Saturday Seven: My TBR list

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I have a mile high TBR list (who doesn’t?), so thought I’d share a few books I’ve purchased that I still haven’t read yet:
The Immortal Gene Series by Jacinta Maree
I have to be honest, the first thing that attracted me to this was the cover of Soulless. I fell madly in love. Does it help that both books are only $0.99 AND sounded fascinating? Absolutely. Here’s the blurb:
We are the generation that laughs at death.
Reincarnation; what was once considered a gift of immortality has become an eternity of nightmares.
 Nadia Richards lives in a world plagued by reincarnation, a system of recycling souls where all past memories, personalities and traumatic events are relived daily in disjointed sequences. Trapped within their own warped realities, not even the richest and most powerful are saved from their own minds unraveling. Madness is the new human nature, and civilizations are crumpling beneath themselves trying to outrun it.
Within a society that ignores death, Nadia appears to be the one exception to the reincarnation trap. Born without any reincarnated memories and with printless eyes, the hot tempered 19 year old quickly becomes the ultimate prize to all those wishing to end the vicious cycle, or for some, to ensure they could evade death forever.
The Courtlight Series by Terah Edun
Again, the covers drew me in. Apparently, I’m quite a cover whore. The books sounded interesting too (and I just discovered this set is currently free on kindle). Here is the blurb:
This boxed set contains the first three books in the Courtlight series.
Sworn To Raise 17-year-old Ciardis had grown up in poverty. Now chosen for a position at court,she travels across the empire to begin a new life. To survive, she’ll need to master intrigue, befriend a crown prince, and learn to control magical abilities she never knew existed.
Sworn To Transfer Just when Ciardis becomes a companion trainee and saved the prince heir’s tenuous claim to the throne, humans begin to die in gruesome deaths.With enemies closing in ranks, Ciardis can’t afford to have her loyalty to court and crown called into question.
Sworn To Conflict After fighting for the living dead and winning, Ciardis discovers that taking on amass murderer was the least of her problems. Now she not only is facing a war in the North, but she needs to decide where she stands in the midst of competing sides: family or empire.
Dead Handsome by Laura Strickland
Hey, guess what? I fell for the cover of this one, too. Plus, I really love steampunk and the blurb intrigued me. So, yep, added it to the nook.
Clara Allen needs a husband in order to keep a roof over the heads of her assorted dependents, a roof her nasty grandfather will re-appropriate unless she is married by her 21st birthday, only a few days away. Strong-minded, unwilling to take orders from any man, she decides to solve her problem by raising a murdered prisoner from the dead and marrying him. She expects an empty-headed puppet; she certainly never dreams he’ll be so devastatingly handsome. Liam McMahon doesn’t recall much about his life before his hanging in the prison yard, other than being Irish. He does remember the kiss Clara bestowed as she brought him back to life. Every time he looks at her, his desire gets out of hand. But his former life is chasing him down like a steam engine, and when a couple of mad geniuses decide he’d make a fine experiment, he wonders if he’ll live long enough to claim Clara’s heart or if he’ll die all over again.
Mutation Z by Marilyn Peake
I’m pretty sure this popped up in my Facebook feed (I follow several zombie-type pages like The Walking Dead, so it makes sense). As it turns out, this book is also currently free and sounds pretty dang good. Yes, I like zombie books. It’s true.
Ebola, one of the most feared of the hemorrhagic diseases, has begun spreading across the borders of West African countries. The CDC and the World Health Organization have admitted they are losing control over the disease. Some hint at a possible worldwide pandemic. At exactly this point in time, Emma Johnson graduates from nursing school. She takes a job in an Ebola treatment camp inside Liberia, West Africa. The camp is state-of-the-art. It’s run by the CDC and the World Health Organization, and protected by the U.S. military. Emma uncovers a secret about this facility: medical experimentation is being conducted along with treatment. Whether or not Emma can ever escape the camp, she’s determined to get the story out. She has intimate knowledge of a biological horror being secretly unleashed upon the world.
Shifty Magic by Judy Teel
I love the cover, loved the sound of the book. I’m pretty sure I got this back when I was reading a LOT of YA. It’s been fun looking through my TBR because I’m remembering books I’d bought and forgotten about. BTW, it turns out this book is also currently free.
Paranormal serial killer. Kickass PI. Werewolf mistake.
Private Investigator, Addison Kittner, should’ve minded her own business instead of saving a prostitute from a group of hungry vampires. Especially when her one-night-stand mistake, Were FBI agent Cooper Daine, shows up and suspects her of murdering one of the vamps.
To add another kick in the pants, Addison has no choice but to work with Cooper to find the real killer. Either that, or have the murder pinned on her by the local vampire authorities—as in a quick vamp trial and a slow and painful death.
Sleepover fallout, dead bodies piling up, and a magically powerful serial killer who refuses to be caught…
Some days it’s not worth getting out of bed.
The End of Ordinary by Ed Ashton
Truth? I bought this book when it went on virtual tour. The interviews and blogs this author wrote were fun and interesting and I loved every word of them. I decided if his book was half as well written, I’d love it.
Drew Bergen is an Engineer. He builds living things, one gene at a time. He’s also kind of a doofus. Six years after the Stupid War—a bloody, inconclusive clash between the Engineered and the UnAltered—that’s a dangerous combination. Hannah is Drew’s greatest project, modified in utero to be just a bit more than human. She’s also his daughter.
Drew’s working on a new project now. He thinks his team is developing a spiffy new strain of corn, but Hannah’s classmate and her mysterious companion disagree. They think he’s cooking up the end of the world. When one of Drew’s team members disappears, he begins to suspect that they might be right. Soon they’re all in far over their heads, with corporate goons and government operatives hunting them, and millions of lives in the balance.
Energetic and bitingly satirical, The End of Ordinary is a riveting near-future thriller that asks an important question: if we can’t get along when our differences are barely skin deep, what happens when they run all the way down to the bone?
End of the Road by Karen Michelle Nutt
This one sold me based on reviews. It kept getting raves everywhere I turned… how could I resist? And hey, it’s only $0.99 right now.
Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and his death was ruled an unfortunate accident. Despite the fact he can’t recall what happened to him in his last moments of life, he is convinced he was murdered. He has been trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. She seeks help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lars’ rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.
What’s on YOUR TBR?

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    1. Re: hoarder status — here, too! I have far more desire to read than the time to do so. So, my purchases definitely outnumber my ability to get them read. But, they’re not going anywhere.

  1. These ALL sound great, especially the Immortal Gene series and the End of Ordinary.
    And I agree with you about the covers. This just shows how important they are!
    I hosted Karen Nutt and End of the Road on my blog, maybe last year. Did you know she did the cover herself?

    1. I didn’t know that Karen Michelle Nutt designed her own cover. Good for her! Covers really matter to me and I’ve actually been known to not buy a book, even when it sounds good, if the cover repels me. I know. That’s not fair to the authors, but … I am who I am.

    1. It really depends on what I’m in the mood for. I read pretty much every genre, so I can usually find something for every mood. Plus, the cover matters, even then. My Nook library has everything done by cover and frequently it’s just what catches my eye 🙂

  2. I have a TBR mountain range, lol. Next on my pile is “Frozen” by Christine Amsden, I’m working on “Wilders” by Brenda Cooper, and I just finished “Diego’s Secret” by Brian Clark. Thanks for the suggestions (although I am the opposite, I rarely pay attention to covers!), I am embarrassed to confess that I already have a couple of those on the Kindle waiting for “one of these days…”
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