I'm sure plenty of you have started hearing about Stuff Your Kindle Day but it can be a little overwhelming. I'm here to help you out and give you some ideas to help make it a little less stressful! Stuff your Kindle Day happens 4 times a year with the next one being June 30th. After that there will be another one on September 20th and then again December 27th. Now, this is a great day to find new authors because you won't find big name authors or super popular books. I love this because then you can find smaller, indie authors, and of course find new series' to read!
Romance Book Worms has their blog post all set up for you to search by different categories with descriptions of the book and keywords too! The categories listed are: Young Adult, Mystery with Romantic Elements, Historical Romance, Fantasy Romance, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Sci-Fi Romance, Romantic Suspense, New Adult & Rom Com books, Women’s Fiction and Chick Lit, Sweet Contemporary Romance, Steamy Contemporary Romance, and Erotic Romance. I highly suggest you look on your computer browser and not your phone so you can use the search feature (ctrl+f) to make searching for keywords you like easier!
Right now there are already some books that are free! I've already downloaded some and below will tell you what ones I already snagged and what ones I am planning on getting tomorrow. But before I do, I wanted to give a heads up for those that are newer to romance what some of the keywords mean so that there aren't any surprises! For example I tend to stay away from "why choose" and "reverse harem" because those aren't genres of books I tend to like as much as others.
Here are the books I already snagged, most are romance but wanted to share to give you an idea of what is available! I have them linked in the description and have the covers below as well that are clickable to "purchase" for free as well!
Touchdown Baby: A College Football Romantic Comedy (Kings of Chicago North Book 1)Enter, Junior Morgan. Exit, my clothes! This college football quarterback has met his match (psst! It's the Coach's daughter)! Keywords: sports romance, quarterback and the coach's daughter, forbidden love, accidental pregnancy
Crave (Off-Limits Book 1)
Crave is an illicit, forbidden age gap romance from WSJ and USA Today bestselling author Piper Lawson. This full-length novel is book 1 in the Off-Limits trilogy, an addictive, enthralling romance.
Keywords: age gap; student professor; forbidden; college; office sexy times; public sexy times
Leave Him Loved: A Small Town Standalone Romance - KU
I’m not small town material, and that’s how I meant for it to stay. That is until Reeve Colton—country boy extraordinaire—rams into me with a grocery cart and lets a few darlin’ endearments slip. If only our happily ever after could’ve rode off into the sunset right then and there…
Keywords: small town, friends to lovers, opposites attract
Spinning Out (The Blackhawk Boys Book 1)
A former football star finds himself in close quarters with his best friend’s girl—the only woman he’s ever loved.
Keywords: sports romance, angst, love, friends to lovers
Catching Quinn: An Enemies-to-Lovers Sports Romance (Waverly Wildcats Book 2) - KU
When I decided to ditch my v-card on Greek Row, I didn't count on Cooper-the-cockblocking-jockhole or his misguided sense of bro code putting an embarrassing end to my hookup. After all, Waverly’s star wide receiver is the most notorious player on campus. But two can play at this game and I'm playing to win.
Keywords: Enemies-to-Lovers, Brother's Best Friend, Sports Romance, Hot Mess Virgin, Protective Alpharoll
The Billionaire Innkeeper of Half Moon Bay - KU
Billionaire developer Jacob Bellamie has always put his career first and relationships second. Thrust into the unexpected role of full-time father for his teenage daughter, he travels to his hometown for some family help. Except his family seems more intent on drama than help, and there's an unexpected--and inconveniently attractive--guest at the inn...
Keywords: sweet billionaire
A Deal with the Earl - KU
There's was a marriage of convenience. She loves another. He vowed to never love again.
Keywords: steamy, regency romance, arranged marriage, enemies to friends to lovers
Blood & Bones (Ava Crowley, Vampire Slayer #1)
Ava Crowley has a secret. A vampire saved her life. There's only one problem though...doing so means Cassius has claimed her blood as his, bringing forth a litany of consequences that will change both their lives forever.
Keywords: vampire romance, enemies to lovers, slow-burn
And these are the ones that I plan on getting on the 30th when they are free, many of these are also romance but have quite a few fantasy thrown in there too!
The Gilded Survivor
Carmen was broken. She was an orphan shackled with a lost form of golden blood magic, and fought every day to stay avoid discovery. When the reclusive Antonio Castillas was resentfully assigned as her mentor for the Blood Tournament, he made it clear that she could either compete or die.
Keywords: Enemies to lovers, dystopian romance, blood magic, forced proximity, hidden royal, Spain-inspired, bilingual story, YA
Push the Envelope - KU
Guys haven't been on Alexa's radar for a couple years after a disastrous breakup with her high school sweetheart. Her plans to focus on school hit a bit of a snag when she meets bad-boy Drake and he sets his sights on making her his own.
Keywords: college romance, alpha hero romance, rugby romance, sports romance
Homecoming King - KU
The king of the gridiron is about to get sacked by a beauty queen with a grudge as big as Texas.
Keywords: Enemies to lovers, Sports, Small-Town Romantic Comedy
Summer Storm - KU
Dallas needs a roommate. Trina needs a place to stay. Everything is platonic between them until one night, a kiss in the kitchen changes everything. Can they keep it no-strings or will feelings get hurt?
Keywords: Roommate Romance, Friends to Lovers, Bisexual Hero
Beautiful Collision - KU
An opposites attract romance, with a fiery Latina and swoony cowboy. Will this cowboy be able to soften her hardened heart?
Keywords: Slow burn, multicultural romance, emotional scars, afraid to commit, & hidden identity
The Bet - KU
Can the taste of her treats tempt her best friend’s brother? A few fake dates lead to kisses that threaten to burn down the kitchen. And now I’m obsessed with baked goods and the woman who makes them.
Keywords: firefighter romance; best friend's brother; sister's best friend
Never Say Never (Claws and Fangs Collection #1) - KU
A year after Ryker rejected her in front of his pack, Gemma is shocked when her fated mate returns to make things right. She has no interest in taking him back — but it may be impossible to resist the alpha shifter… their whole story -- three full books -- in one collection!
Keywords: fated mates, rejected mates, box set collection
A Hint of Delirium (Fated Fae Elementals Trilogy Book 1) - KU
How does one certifiable human survive the Fae? One dose at a time.
Keywords: Paranormal Romance, PNR, Fae
Fae's Song - KU
A Fae ball. A magical voice. Is it true love or a trick of sorcery?
Keywords: Fae romance
Fireball - Bridges and Bitters 1
He hates me for some reason. I will not rest until I change his mind.
Keywords: grumpy sunshine, women in STEM, found family
So I went back and browsed and found some mystery that I decided were perfect to add to the list as well!
Shattered Justice (Justice Series)
A shattered mom who is looking for justice. A killer who is willing to eliminate anyone that might know the secret. A homicide department who has bodies piling up.
Keywords: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Military, Police
New Witch on the Block - KU
A sexy stranger, a magical prophecy, and a showdown with a vicious ex. Being the New Witch on the Block is not for the faint-hearted.
Keywords: Practical Magic/Gilmore Girls vibes, small town, found family, quirky world building.
Marshmallow Murder - KU
Following her dream of selling her cupcakes at a bakery is put on hold as Charlotte McKay follows a trail of clues, each more strange than the last.
Keywords: cozy mystery
Volatile - KU
The hot tattooed deputy is every girl's dream of a bad boy gone good - until he arrested her. She was on her way to investigate a string of mysterious fires, and now she's stuck in his house working at very close quarters with his grumpy sexy scowl ...
Keywords: grumpy sunshine, forced proximity, steamy protector romance, small town, fish out of water, reformed bad boy, secret past, M/F,
Are there any on the list that you recommend? Drop a comment and let me know!
What a month! I ended up reading 20 books this month and had such a fun time! I had planned on reading 5 physical books and then whatever I ended up reading on my Kindle. I only read 3/5 physical books I planned but then I ended up reading others as a buddy read and because I got sucked into a few series. These are all the physical books I read and some I enjoyed more than the others!
I planned on reading My Saving Grace *KU* and My Favorite Mistake because I got these in my Romance Reveal Box - a Romance book subscription I am trying out! Both were 3 Star reads for me, but they are both signed copies which I thought was pretty cool! I ended up reading Maybe Someday as a buddy read with a friend and then read the second novella, Maybe Not, in the series as well. Although these have a cheating element in them I did like that there was diversity in the book with someone being deaf and using sign language. These were also three star reads for me as well.
“Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.
Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.
Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou's, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.
The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou's most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.
And love makes fools of us all.”
Ok, is this predictable? Yes. Did I read the series anyway? Also yes. I wrote down my thoughts as I was reading and wanted to share with you about what I thought of this series.
Serpent & dove
The plot was what you would expect and gave plenty of hints where you could guess what was going to happen next. There was one sexy scene also so be warned if you don’t do the spice. The ending was actually pretty good, and has a few “twists” in there that made me want to read the next book to see if what I predict is going to happen.
Oh my, what I thought was going to be a lighthearted fantasy novel turned into so much more! I found a Court of Thorns and Roses in a discounted section and snagged it because the storyline sounded interesting. Here I am a month later reading another one of Sarah J Maas’ series because I am hooked.
I saw a few people mention that it was hard to read, the plot took too long to develop, there isn’t enough foreshadowing, etc, but in my mind that makes me want to read more because I had to know what was happening. Books are often too predictable, you know how the love story will end, the hero is who you expected. Of course some things are still predictable but it was still fun to see how the rest turned out in this series because some things happened that did surprise me a little!
If you’re like me, you’re a sucker for the Netflix Originals, and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is one I’ve watched multiple times already. I decided that I wanted to read the books to compare the movies so I snagged the set and read away.
To be completely honest, it took me a bit to get used to Jenny Han’s writing style. It’s a little jumpy, flashes to the past, and sometimes seems to just end in the middle of what I thought would be more. It gets better and I got used to it but definitely not the style I am used to reading.
If you don’t know the story line, Lara Jean is a teenage girl who gets so consumed with her emotions that she writes it down in love letters - 5 actually, addresses them and then never sends them out. It is her way of dealing with her crush and then moving past it. Of course we need more than that to have a good story, so her little sister sends off her letters and that’s where it all begins.
I have made a yearly goal to read more and once I got my Kindle working again I haven't stopped. Here you will find my reviews of my more recent reads to share with you.