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Kindle: The Big Deal

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I’ve been doing a bit of shopping in Kindle’s “The Big Deal” sale. Here’s what interested me. There are so many books on sale, all can be found from The Kindle Store.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – $0.99

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters – $0.99

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson – $1.99

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender – $3.99 [Bender’s narrator is young, needy Rose Edelstein, who can literally taste the emotions of whoever prepares her food, giving her unwanted insight into other people’s secret emotional lives—including her mother’s, whose lemon cake betrays a deep dissatisfaction.]

Bewitching by Jill Barnett – $0.99 [Joyous Fiona MacQuarrie bewitched Alec, the Duke of Belmore, the moment she appeared from nowhere and tumbled into his lap. Joy, a witch whose powers of white magic are not always well controlled, turns the life of the most serious and snobbish Duke in England upside down when he decides to marry the beautiful Scottish pixie who has aroused his desire.]

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes – $0.99 [Zinzi has a Sloth on her back, a dirty online 419 scam habit – and a talent for finding lost things. But when her latest client, a little old lady, turns up dead and the cops confiscate her lastpaycheck, she’s forced to take on her least favourite kind of job: missing persons. Character of Color. Modern Fantasy. Johannesburg.]

Hard Spell: An Occult Crimes Unit Investigation by Justin Gustainis – $0.99 [Like the rest of America, Scranton’s got an uneasy ‘live and let unlive’ relationship with the supernatural. But when a vamp puts the bite on an unwilling victim, or some witch casts the wrong kind of spell, that’s when they call Markowski. He carries a badge. Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes, a big vial of holy water, and a 9mm Beretta loaded with silver bullets.]

Keeping It Real (Quantum Gravity, Book 1) by Justina Robson – $0.99 [After the Quantum Bomb of 2015, Earth proper has coexisted with alternate dimensions peopled by elves, demons, elementals, faeries, and the dead. Government agent Lila Black was nearly killed by elves while on a diplomatic mission, and now she is mostly machine. She has been assigned to guard the legendary band the No-Shows, especially lead singer Zal, who’s precisely opposed to every elf stereotype out there, first and foremost in his music.]

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke – $2.99 [It’s 1808 and that Corsican upstart Napoleon is battering the English army and navy. Enter Mr. Norrell, a fusty but ambitious scholar from the Yorkshire countryside and the first practical magician in hundreds of years. What better way to demonstrate his revival of British magic than to change the course of the Napoleonic wars?]

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber – $2.99 [Six young men and women are called to protect the living world from the dead in Hieber’s Gothic romance debut. Mysterious powers give Alexi and his peers the mission of keeping the restless dead in line and seeking a prophesied seventh guardian. Miss Percy Parker, an albino orphan with a talent for languages, fills none of their expectations, but Alexi is drawn to her all the same.]

Ghost in the Polka Dot Bikini (A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery) by Sue Ann Jaffarian – $1.99 [While enjoying a Thanksgiving getaway with boyfriend Phil Bowers on Catalina Island, ghost whisperer Emma Whitecastle encounters a bikini-clad ghost in Jaffarian’s spirited second Ghost of Granny Apples mystery (after 2009’s Ghost à la Mode).]


Written by tldegray

July 23, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Posted in Stuff I Like

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