Fresh Fiction Box Not To Miss is a monthly book subscription that sends 5-7 books for $25.95. Shipping is free to the U.S. but they also ship worldwide. You can choose from a 1 or 3 month plan and both 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, and a treat! Most of the books will be from the romance genre but they may occasionally send mystery, erotica, YA, and paranormal books too.
I’m always surprised at how heavy this box is when I pull it out of the mailbox! I received 4 paperbacks, 1 hardback, codes for 2 e-books, 1 tea bag, and a couple of inserts, which I will describe below. Fresh Fiction sends different box variations each month so keep in mind that your box may vary from mine! Also, I have been getting this box for a year now and have always received at least 4 print books each time!
Fresh Fiction sent a card…
…that has some info on sharing your box on social media.
I received a Stash Jasmine Blossom Green Tea Bag. I love Stash Tea and enjoy trying new flavors. I place an order every October (my birth month!) to stock up on my favorites and whatever looks good.
There was a card introducing the featured book for the month.
Each month, FFBNTM will feature an author or publisher and this month it’s Something Like Happy. Each subscriber will receive this book in their box, along with a letter from the author!
The author introduced herself and her book, along with the inspiration and how she recovered from a terrible year. You can see more about this book below.
First up are 2 downloadable ebooks:
Love Me by Bronwen Evans ($3.99 for Kindle)
Bound Souls by N.D. Jones (99¢ for Kindle)
Note: For the hard copies, I gave the current selling price from Amazon.com.
Something Like Happy by Eva Woods ($17.70) is this month’s featured book and looks like a tearjerker, even though it’s listed under humor. I can’t wait to see what the two stars of this book get up to in their quest to do something every day, for a hundred days, that makes them happy.
Annie Hebden is stuck. Stuck in her boring job, with her irritating roommate, in a life no thirty-five-year-old would want. But deep down, Annie is still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through the perfect existence she’d once taken for granted—and hiding away is safer than remembering what used to be. Until she meets the eccentric Polly Leonard.
Bright, bubbly, intrusive Polly is everything Annie doesn’t want in a friend. But Polly is determined to finally wake Annie up to life. Because if recent events have taught Polly anything, it’s that your time is too short to waste a single day—which is why she wants Annie to join her on a mission…
One hundred days. One hundred new ways to be happy. Annie’s convinced it’s impossible, but so is saying no to Polly. And on an unforgettable journey that will force her to open herself to new experiences—and perhaps even new love with the unlikeliest of men—Annie will slowly begin to realize that maybe, just maybe, there’s still joy to be found in the world. But then it becomes clear that Polly’s about to need her new friend more than ever…and Annie will have to decide once and for all whether letting others in is a risk worth taking.
Fault Lines by Thomas Locke ($10.18) is a crime thriller and makes a nice change of pace from romance novels, for a bit anyways!
As a security expert, Charlie Hazard is all about taking control of the situation. But when the stunning Dr. Gabriella Speciale draws him into a secret psychological project, risk parameters are shattered. Every move brings him to the edge of one fault line after another, and Charlie struggles to stay clear of a maelstrom of entangled dangers.
The research team abandons the lab on the Florida coast and flees to a mountain refuge in Italy. The battles in Charlie’s mind are overtaken by real life attacks. He must grapple with the daunting realization that a conspiracy is taking hold on both internal and external levels. Can Gabriella be trusted, or is she just part of the scheme?
Leave behind your assumptions about the way the world works, and race along the unknown corridors of human consciousness in Fault Lines.
Summer on Firefly Lake by Jen Gilroy ($5.98) is the perfect beach read, even in September, about a divorced mother who finds love again with a confirmed bachelor.
Mia Gibbs spent her marriage putting her husband’s needs before her own. And now, after a painful divorce, she’s building a new life for herself and her two daughters back home at Firefly Lake. The last thing she needs is a man to complicate things. But former bad boy turned friend Nick McGuire-and the one kiss they’ve shared-has turned everything upside down . . .
Attorney Nick McGuire wasn’t meant to be a family man. His career has always been his focus and after taking time out to help his mother, he’s ready to get back to the city . . . until Mia and her daughters arrive at Firefly Lake. Mia is beautiful and intriguing, and it doesn’t take long to realize being “just friends” will never be enough. As the summer nights turn colder, Nick will have to choose between the life he’s always wanted . . . and the woman he can’t live without.
The Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne ($5.98) is a historical romance that won’t be available until October but this is an advanced reader’s copy. It is also book 5 of 5 in the Victorian Rebels series.
They’re rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards―dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the women who love them, a hint of danger only makes the heart beat faster.
Gavin St. James, Earl of Thorne, is a notorious Highlander and an unrelenting Lothario who uses his slightly menacing charm to get what he wants―including too many women married to other men. But now, Gavin wants to put his shady past behind him…more or less. When a fiery lass who is the heiress to the land he wishes to possess drops into his lap, he sees a perfectly delicious opportunity…
A marriage most convenient
Samantha Masters has come back to Scotland, in a pair of trousers, and with a whole world of dangerous secrets from her time spent in the Wild West trailing behind her. Her only hope of protection is to marry―and to do so quickly. Gavin is only too willing to provide that service for someone he finds so disturbingly irresistible. But even as danger approaches, what begins as a scandalous proposition slowly turns into an all-consuming passion. And Gavin discovers that he will do whatever is necessary to keep the woman he has claimed as his own…
Billionaire’s Baby Bind by Katherine Garbera ($5.25) is another book that will come out in October – see how fresh this fiction is??? I took a sneak peek inside and it’s pretty steamy!
No way is cowgirl Amberley Holbrook falling for a billionaire city slicker like Will Brady. He’s only in Texas temporarily and he’s a single father to a baby girl—two reasons she should stay away. If only the widower wasn’t so…irresistible.
In town to investigate trouble at the Texas Cattleman’s Club, Will soon finds himself examining his attraction to the feisty beauty, too. Sure, Amberley might be the perfect distraction, but is Will ready for more?
Fresh Fiction is always fun – I’m never sure exactly what’s going to be in the box but I love being able to choose from a variety of books! My September box was worth $50.07! I am happy that Fresh Fiction has started including tea as a treat – it’s my favorite pairing with a good book. I really enjoy this subscription and love that these books all have high ratings on Goodreads and Amazon every single time!