We’ve officially hit the halfway point of Blogmas (unless I’m going to continue it until Dec 31), and it’s time for another book post. Because y’all love book posts and I love book posts and the holiday season is all about love. And festive Kindle Unlimited books. And also cheese. (Will there be a cheese post forthcoming? Who knows?! Actually… that’s not a bad idea…)
In my Best Books I Read in 2022 post, I briefly mentioned the Wild West of Kindle Unlimited. This is a wild and uncontrollable land that I have definitely gotten deeply lost in over the past six months or so. Like many people, I was tempted with the offer of two free months and the fact that most of the Percy Jackson-verse books are available through it, which made my re-read this summer a snap. And then I realized so many of the books you hear buzz about online are also available on Kindle Unlimited. So here I am… writing about Kindle Unlimited, lol.
Quick Kindle Unlimited Details
- After your intro trial, it costs $10/month in Canada.
- You can borrow up to 20 titles at once and can switch them out at any time.
- It’s a real grab bag between bigger names (such as Rick Riordan, as alluded to above) and indie or newer authors. There are tons of self-published books. I think that’s what makes it wild and fun!
- Because of this, a lot of the book blurbs will actually identify which tropes are going to appear in the book. I also think that’s fun.
- You don’t need a Kindle to read – you can download a kindle app onto your phone or tablet, or even just read in an internet browser.
- You can cancel your membership and then re-sign up at a later time, just like all of your favourite streaming services.
And now to illustrate my point, here are a few festive kindle unlimited books I’ll be reading this holiday season. I’m diving head first into the book version of Hallmark Christmas movies this year!
Festive Kindle Unlimited Books
Tis the Season for Revenge by Morgan Elizabeth
Abbie Keller thought that Richard Bartholemew Benson the Third would be her forever. In their four years of dating, she never doubted that she wouldn’t end up with his grandmother’s engagement ring on her finger. Sure, she had to change a few things about herself to fit that mold, like dying her hair, dressing more conservatively, and finding golf enjoyable (honestly the most difficult of the changes), but she was sure that at the end of it all, it would be worth it.
That is, until he leaves her crying outside her apartment wearing a Halloween costume, having broken it off with her because she’s just not serious enough. She was just fun, he tells her – and now that Richard has becoming a partner at his law firm in his sights, he needs to focus on work.
So she does what every girl does when she’s broken up with: she calls her friends, gets drunk, dyes her hair, and formulates her plan for revenge. It just so happens that the universe supports her efforts and gives her the perfect match to prove to her ex that he made a huge mistake: his boss.
Abbie starts dating the founding partner of Richard’s law firm, Damien Martinez, with one thing in mind: convincing him to invite her to the huge annual Christmas party as his date.
But when the relationship starts to become something more than casual dating and Abbie sees that the tough New York lawyer has a soft side, will she be able to follow through with her plan of deceit?
Tis the Season for Revenge is a contemporary, grumpy sunshine, age-gap, Christmas romance.
It is a full-length romance with a Happily Ever After that features sexually explicit material and profanity. This book is intended for 18+
Faking Under the Mistletoe by Ashley Shepherd
Olivia Langley is the human embodiment of Christmas cheer, and she has absolutely no problem spreading it around for all to hear.
Christmas sweaters? She has twenty. Christmas cookies? She’ll take three dozen. Christmas movies? Yeah, she’s seen them all.
So it’s no surprise when she’s put in charge of Loveridge & McGowan’s holiday festivities. Secret Santas? Yep. Ice skating? Of course. Holiday trivia? Duh. Christmas-themed bar crawl? That’s one big jingle bell hell yes.
Kissing her boss at a Christmas tree lighting in front of his ex-girlfriend? Well… it is the season of giving.
And Olivia does not come with a gift receipt. No exchanges. No returns. No refunds. All sales are final.
In an effort to ungrinch the grinchiest man she’s ever met, Olivia enlists herself, Santa’s Executive Helper, to scheme up a plan that includes sleigh rides, snow days, and one too many mistletoe kisses, which certainly gets Asher’s tinsel in a tangle.
She’s pretty sure that she sleighed this whole fake dating thing.
Well… until she realizes there’s nothing fake about her feelings for Asher.
But tangled tinsel, unsolicited Christmas trees, and pajama parties are suddenly the least of her worries. When a celebrity client’s predatory behavior goes public, Olivia quickly learns that presents wrapped up in the prettiest bows can still be hiding coal.
The Holiday Ex-Files by Jennifer Peel
Once upon a time people called me the holiday queen. But catching my husband under the Christmas tree with another woman kind of did something to me. Like make me digitally crop him out of all our wedding photos and post them online. Who knew that post would go viral? Thanks to all the requests I received to do the same for other jilted partners, I started a new business called, the Holiday Ex-Files. And I couldn’t be happier. Well . . . at least I’m not unhappy.
Then along comes my ex-husband’s best friend, Noah Cullen. Yep, like the vampires. He’s extremely gorgeous like them too. He has a plan to help me believe in the magic of holidays again. But the more I’m around him, I begin to think he’s the magical one, and that perhaps I picked the wrong best friend to begin with. Maybe, just maybe, it will be a very merry Christmas after all.
Merry Ex-Mas by Courtney Walsh
I haven’t been home for Christmas in eight years.
But that’s about to change. This year, I’m traveling to my small hometown to convince my producer to make me the permanent host of Good Day Denver.
The plan: Charm viewers by sharing my favorite family Christmas traditions, and in turn, get the likes, clicks and shares to land the job.
Not the plan: Running into my ex-boyfriend.
In my house.
But here he is, a guest of my mother, who apparently had more trouble letting go of Max Weber than I did.
Unfortunately, he is as handsome and charming and talented and annoying and frustrating and flirty as ever.
Even more unfortunately, he seems to have a plan of his own—to convince me to give him a second chance.
Which is not happening.
There’s just one problem—my viewers love him. More than that, they love us. Me and Max. My ex.
The boy who broke my heart.
The boy I now have to fake flirt with to win over the hearts of my viewers.
But it’s not their hearts I’m worried about. . . it’s mine.
Merry Ex-Mas is a sweet, small town, second chance romance with a dash of not-so-fake flirting, a tiny bit of enemies to lovers and just enough forced proximity to make things sizzle.
Now…this is an Amazon product, so your mileage may vary based on your personal opinions about that whole ish. My blog is not the place for that debate, but I know people have complicated feelings and I see you. I’m going to hibernate and read some festive smut right now, though. And I must ask – have I inspired you to read any festive Kindle Unlimited books?