Fresh Fiction Box January 2017 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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Fresh Fiction Box Not To Miss is a monthly book subscription that sends 5-7 books for $25.95. Shipping is free in the U.S. but they also ship worldwide. You can choose from a 1, 3, or 12-month plan and all plans auto renew. Alternatively, you can also buy a one-time box from their online shop. They send 2-3 new release print books, codes for 2-3 downloadable ebooks, a collectible item, and a sweet treat! Most of the books will be from the romance genre but they may occasionally send mystery, erotica, YA, and paranormal books too.

On top, there was a collectible postcard featuring the Fresh Fiction foxy mascot, Vixen.

DEAL: Save $3 on your first Fresh Fiction Not To Miss box with coupon code HELLO.

I received 5 paperbacks, codes for 3 ebooks, a postcard, a candy cane, and a pin. One thing to keep in mind is that boxes may vary!

This is the flip side of the postcard. I love the quote on here: “Let it snow, you have books to read”. It rarely snows here in Central Texas but a snow day to stay home with a good book would be dreamy!

Fresh Fiction sends a sweet treat and collectible keepsake in each box. I received a pin and a candy cane. The candy cane was broken and there were pieces of candy cane in the box and on the books, but nothing a little wipe couldn’t fix.

First up are 3 downloadable ebooks:

To Find a Viking Treasure by Gina Conkle (Kindle, $1.99)

Dying Breath by Kory M. Shrum (Kindle, $2.99)

Royal Scandal by Marquita Valentine ($3.99)

Now, on to the hard copies! I was looking through an email from Goodreads and noticed they featured a few of these books for January.

Note: I placed the list price first and then gave the current selling price from

The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen ($14.99 $8.56) YES, historical romance, one of my favorite genres! I will place this one at the top of my stack of books to be read.

First Series from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen!

The lifeblood of the Wiltshire village of Ivy Hill is its coaching inn, The Bell. But when the innkeeper dies suddenly, his genteel wife, Jane Bell, becomes the reluctant owner. Jane has no notion of how to run a business. However, with the town’s livelihood at stake and a large loan due, she must find a way to bring new life to the inn.

Despite their strained relationship, Jane turns to her resentful mother-in-law, Thora, for help. Formerly mistress of The Bell, Thora is struggling to find her place in the world. As she and Jane work together, they form a measure of trust, and Thora’s wounded heart begins to heal. When she encounters two men from her past, she sees them–and her future–in a different light.

With pressure mounting from the bank, Jane employs innovative methods to turn the inn around, and puzzles over the intentions of several men who seem to have a vested interest in the place. Will her efforts be enough to save The Bell? And will Thora embrace the possibility of a second chance at love?

Pushing the Limits by Katherine Garbera ($5.75) The monthly Harlequin features a cowboy astronaut so you get two fantasy figures in one package!

“Houston, we have a hot-astronaut problem…” 

Survival expert and control freak Jessie Odell has faced the most hazardous environments on earth. Training astronauts should be a cakewalk. Nope. Enter candidate Hemi “Thor” Barrett and his hot, ripped bod, and suddenly Jessie is breathless with raw excitement—something she hasn’t felt for a long, long time—and it scares her to death.

Hemi isn’t just some sexy distraction. Jessie actually likes the guy—and that makes him more treacherous than an Everest ascent. It also means Hemi’s that much harder to resist. With every hungry, heat-fueled encounter, Jessie skirts closer to that dangerous edge. Falling for this space cowboy is definitely high stakes…but could the payoff be worth the risk?

The Reluctant Cowboy by Kate Pearce ($5.99) Well, apparently one cowboy wasn’t enough this month so set a spell and read about this cowboy turned tech exec turned cowboy, again. Plus, there’s a recipe at the end for the hero’s favorite cookie and a bonus chapter for the next installment in the series!

After a turbulent childhood, the Morgan brothers went their separate ways, leaving the family cattle ranch and their cowboy days far behind. But now, one by one, they’re being called back home to California. Have they been summoned to save the land—or to start a new legacy?  
Chase Morgan high-tailed it away from ranching life as soon as possible. But running a successful technology company can’t erase the memories, or secrets, of his youth. Coming home to help his Grandma Ruth may finally put some ghosts to rest—if he can just get a certain smart, beautiful houseguest out of his business. But getting her out of his head is proving even more difficult…

Determined to save the Morgan ranch, historian January Mitchell has pinned her hopes on the surprisingly rugged, surprisingly likable, and exasperatingly stubborn Chase. Surely his love of this breathtaking, mysterious land runs deep enough that he’ll once again embrace his inner cowboy. Or maybe, despite both of their skittish hearts, she’ll have to find a way to get him back in the saddle…any which way she can.

The Trouble with Dukes by Grace Burrows ($7.74) Another historical romance, my cup runneth over! This is Book 1 of the Windham Brides series with Too Scot to Handle coming later in 2017.

The gossips whisper that the new Duke of Murdoch is a brute, a murderer, and even worse–a Scot. They say he should never be trusted alone with a woman. But Megan Windham sees in Hamish something different, someone different.
No one was fiercer at war than Hamish MacHugh, though now the soldier faces a whole new battlefield: a London Season. To make his sisters happy, he’ll take on any challenge–even letting their friend Miss Windham teach him to waltz. Megan isn’t the least bit intimidated by his dark reputation, but Hamish senses that she’s fighting battles of her own. For her, he’ll become the warrior once more, and for her, he might just lose his heart.
Absolute Trust by Piper J. Drake ($6.99 $5.80) Having been in the military, where I met and married my husband, you would think that I would have read tons of books featuring G.I.’s but nope, this is probably the first one. Maybe the problem is that I can’t relate to the heroines, who have likely never worn combat boots.
After multiple tours of duty, Brandon Forte returns to his hometown on a personal mission: to open a facility for military service dogs like Haydn, a German shepherd who’s seen his share of combat and loss. It also brings him back to Sophie Kim, a beacon of light in his life . . . and the one woman he can’t have. But Forte’s success means he’s made enemies in high places. Enemies who are now after Sophie . . .When Forte enlisted and left without saying goodbye, Sophie did her best to move on. But with her first love back in town, looking sexier than ever, she’s constantly reminded of what they could have had. Then after he risks himself for her, Sophie realizes she’ll have to put her life in the hands of the man who broke her heart, knowing the danger -and the sparks between them- could consume them both.
I always look forward to getting my Fresh Fiction Box and you should see how happy I am whenever I find a historical romance and I was super stoked to find two this month! My January box was worth $42.81 and these books were recently published, so they are indeed fresh!

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