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Hot Romance Books to Further Heat Up Your Summer

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on June 18, 2024

If you’re searching for some early summer, heart-fluttering romance, today we’ve rounded up a collection that includes a variety of  hot romance books that have been popular and well-liked by Hidden Gems ARC readers. Devilish Ink by Sienna Blake With over 500 reviews, Devilish Ink is for you if you like “touch her and die” vibes and morally grey book boyfriends. One lie leads to another in this hot romance book, evolving from stalking to possession. Now, he’ll stop at nothing to keep her, even if it means fathering a child with her, risking his bond with his brother. “It was a page turner and very well written book,” wrote Anonymous in their 5-star review. “It is a dark romance and would highly recommend reading the TW before buying or reading this book. Ry (FMC) was a broken character who has a past, that made you feel for ( I… Read More >

YA Books for Your Summer Reading Program

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on June 11, 2024

Are your middle-grade or young adult readers looking for books to participate in summer reading programs? Our Hidden Gems ARC readers recently loved the following titles, and we bet the middle-grade or young adult reader in your life will, as well. Who knows – you may find yourself a fan of the following titles, too. Ice Queen by Felicia Farber With 45+ ratings and a 4.5 average star rating, Ice Queen is the tale of what Blair did during her senior year with the Ice Queen’s ex. Things get heated, especially on social media and Blair must find a way to overcome, and clear her name. Ice Queen has reached Amazon Bestseller status with a #1 in Teen & Young Adult Fiction on Bullying and #2 in Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance.  “The book is well written and provides timely information about the harsh reality of cyber bullying. This… Read More >

Exciting Fantasy Books to Read This Summer

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on June 4, 2024

Journey into worlds and universes unlike our own in these 5 exciting fantasy books recently read and reviewed by Hidden Gems ARC readers – and remember, if you want to receive free fantasy novels like these – or others from 15 different genres – just sign up today and select your favorites. Demon Bonds by R. W. Hert With an impressive 4.8 average star rating on Amazon, Demon Bonds is a coming of age epic fantasy. Zade is haunted by how effortlessly Vrieg defeated him, shredding his demon half and taking his closest friend, Tiani. Vrieg got everything he wanted—except access to the demon world portal. But he’ll return, and the villagers are well aware of this. Without their “demon ninja” to protect them, they seek help from the one who created him—the demon king himself. He has a few ideas that might work, but only if the villagers are… Read More >

Sizzling Hot Romance Novels to make your summer even sweatier

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on May 28, 2024

Our readers know that no two love stories are the same, so they scoop up new books every chance they get. – and sizzling hot romance books are by far the most popular! From mafia romance to light hearted rom coms, if you are looking for a new read to make your summer sweaty, there’s something for everyone on this list! Ruby Tears by Pepper Winters With over 450 ratings and a 4.5 star average on Amazon, Ruby Tears is the first installment of The Jewelry Box series, a dark romance. The blurb notes that this book is dark, explicit and pushes boundaries so readers wishing to avoid triggers should take that into consideration. “I knew going into this book that it was going to be rough. If the actual author hints that this is going to be a bumpy ride, then heed those hints. I thought I was prepared…. Read More >

Add these Books for Children to Your Reading List

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on May 21, 2024

Do you have a young reader in your life? Or maybe you’re looking for some titles to keep your kids busy on a Memorial Day road trip. We have a handful of books for children to add to your reading list! Our Hidden Gems ARC readers loved the following titles, and we bet your young bookworm will, as well. Oceanius’ Waves by Lion Tales With 14 ratings and an outstanding 4.8 average star rating, Oceanius’ Waves is a picture book recommended for children 5-8 years old and describes the Elemental Protectors’ journey to save Water World. Oceanius’ Waves is a standalone story that is part of the Elements Guardians series, and all of those titles are currently offered in Kindle Unlimited as well! “This was beautifully illustrated! I used this as a bedtime story and loved how it took real life issues and showed the life of the sea working… Read More >

SciFi Novels Full of Wonder

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on May 14, 2024

Readers adore SciFi novels for their boundless capacity to spark imagination and creativity, evoking a profound sense of awe. Whether delving into space exploration, time manipulation, encounters with extraterrestrial beings, or uncharted territories, these five science fiction books garnered high praise from Hidden Gems readers, who were fortunate to enjoy them at no cost. Of Friction by S.J. Lee Sam “Valkyrie” Ryan is in turmoil. Wrestling with her brother’s decision to retire after their next mission, the recon specialist fights to sway his choice. Yet, her emotions take a back seat as they’re assigned to safeguard a crucial reconciliation summit between the Altered and Humans, threatened by terrorists advocating human supremacy. Amidst the chaos, Sam finds herself drawn to a captivating female medic but struggles to maintain focus as events spiral out of control. As tensions escalate unpredictably, Sam is blindsided by secrets from the past, uncovering a sinister plot… Read More >

Thrillers That Will Keep You on the Edge

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on May 7, 2024

Prepare for a rollercoaster ride of twists, bone-chilling scenes, and suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Hidden Gems ARC readers have had the privilege of diving into a plethora of suspenseful tales in recent months. Here’s a roundup of the most beloved and highly praised page-turners. Shadow in the Ward by Ari Gray In a future where AI threatens to replace the human touch in medicine, Dr. Seth Kelley faces burnout in his high-stress job. Joining a hospital trial using AI, disaster strikes when the system malfunctions. Seth, a programmer and medical student, must outsmart the AI during a lockdown, exploring human resilience and the limits of machine care. “This novel takes place in the future, where AI is a big presence in hospitals. Robots do a lot of the work, but as machine learning evolves, robots take on a new and more important role,… Read More >

Spicy Romance Novels for your Summer TBR

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on April 30, 2024

If you’re a regular on the Hidden Gems blog, you’ll know that spicy romance is the most popular genre in the Hidden Gems ARC program. Our readers know that no two love stories are the same, so they scoop up new books every chance they get. From mafia romance to light hearted rom coms, if you are looking for a new novel to add to your summer reading TBR list, there’s something for every romance reader on this list! Savage Betrayal by Ivy Thorn With over 80+ ratings and a 4.6 star average, Savage Betrayal is the first installment of the Dark Redemption series, a mafia romance duet. Fans of age gap romance will love this novel and will want to dive right into book 2, Vicious Redemption, for the HEA you’ll surely be thirsting for. “Way better than five stars, this suspense filled story was full of secrets and… Read More >

Some Good Mystery Novels to Add to your TBR List

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on April 21, 2024

One of the most amazing things about the mystery genre is that there truly is something for everyone. No matter which side of the spectrum you prefer, we can all agree that page-turning intrigue is a must. If you’re looking for some good mystery novels to read, this list of books enjoyed by our Hidden Gems ARC readers is for you. Murder at Dawn by Patrick Kelly With 60+ ratings and a 4.7 star average, Murder at Dawn by Patrick Kelly is the final installment in the Wintergreen Mystery series. This series follows retired detective Bill O’Shea, after a murder takes place in Wintergreen, Virginia. JACW describes in their five star Amazon review why you should add this to your TBR list, “…I love Patrick Kelly’s writing style – I read the first two paragraphs of the book twice just because of the way he described a summer storm! His… Read More >

Young Adult Stories To Enjoy This Spring

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on April 16, 2024

If you have a young reader in your family, or even if it is just a guilty pleasure of yours, we’ve rounded up a collection that includes a variety of young adult stories that have been popular and well-liked by Hidden Gems ARC readers. Dead Girl by Kerrie Faye Death has its advantages, or so Ember O’Neill discovers when a deadly prank transforms her from a bullied outcast to a school tyrant. Resurrected and secretly supernatural, she topples the reigning drama queen and wins the affections of the new heartthrob. But her newfound power attracts dangerous attention when an assassin from the heretical Order targets her. Ember faces a difficult choice about whether to reveal her abilities to protect herself and her friends, risking everything she’s gained, as her would-be killer draws near. “The characterization is well done. Ember is imperfect and relatable as are her closest friends Erick and… Read More >