Books purchased

by - Monday, February 27, 2012

Hey guys,

Thought I post a quick post about my first time experience buying books online. I recently won a 50 $ Amazon Gift Card (Ohhh My Gawwwddd --- that was my first reaction) from the Bleedover blog tour hosted by Ritesh Kala (one of my favorite person), although I was disappointed because Amazon only offers kindle edition ebooks and I don't have a kindle (and the most frustrating thing is Kindle PC is not available in my country) but I had fun shopping for paperback copies! 

So my point in this post is to express my gratitude towards Ritesh for hosting such a great giveaway and author Curtis Hox for giving away such an amazing gift! Thank you guys a bunch!

These are the two books I bought (I would've bought more if the shipping fee isn't so expensive)

I bought these books based on two things : The cover and the book trailer! (click on the titles to view them)

 Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia 

He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him—just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day. 

Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She’s the same as a million other girls—certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe. 

When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she's surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it’s not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives. 

Blake’s heart beats for Livia’s, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right? 

Grave Refrain : A Love/Ghost story by Sarah M. Glover

Andrew Hayes, a brilliant but troubled guitarist in an up-and-coming band, has been haunted since childhood by the presence of his muse. One night during a performance in San Francisco he spots her--but she vanishes before he can catch her. Desperate to find her, he accepts a curious offer to stay in the city, moving into a dilapidated Victorian undergoing renovations that stir up far more than dust. Andrew's life soon becomes even more chaotic with the arrival of martini-swilling ghosts and a troupe of flesh-and-blood stoner spiritualists bringing bad tidings from the Great Beyond.The dark side of his obsession creates visions both thrilling and menacing. As he struggles to solve the mysteries threatening the woman he loves, Andrew discovers his life is repeating a refrain more deadly than he'd ever imagined. Inspired by the sexy noirs and comedies of the past, Grave Refrain transports the reader to where the things that go bump in the night not only thrill you, but might just take your breath away for good

Looking forward to receive them!

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  1. Hope you enter and win more books and Amazon gift cards! LOL

  2. Definitely hoping so! And I need to get a kindle, LOL

  3. Wooow! Your a lucky woman! Congratulations!
    And I hope you would enjoy your books.


  4. Thank you! I definitely hope the books aren't disappointing!

  5. Looks like you have some interesting reads! That is awesome that you won the giftcard! I hope you enjoy your reading. :)

    Here's my last post on Kindle Reads, if you'd like some suggestions. I haven't read all of them, but they all looked good:


  6. Oooh, yeah. Amazon shipping fees overseas are NOT cheap, but I love buying my eBooks from them ;)

    Congrats on the win! 50$! That's pretty amazing! ♥

  7. Hy Nat, nice to hear that you'v won such a great gift for amazon, that sound really awesome!
    About the kindle problem - I know how you feel, I also have to get my ebooks somewhere different, because I've a Sony Ebook Reader and it fits other editions than mobi. Hope you'll like the books you ordered in paperpack, they really look interesting! Enjoy them! :)

    PS: By the way - honey, you've got book-tagged :D


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