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Kindle’s “Big Deal” Sale

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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.

J.R. Rain’s “Samantha Moon” novels (including Moon Dance, Vampire  Moon, American Vampire, and Moon Child). All four books are on sale for 99¢ (total). [Mother, wife, private investigator…vampire. Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun. Now working the night shift as a private investigator…]

The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney (first in the Iron Witch series, followed by The Wood Queen). 99¢. [YA. Donna Underwood is not your typical high school senior. At a party, she meets Alexander (Xan), who is also anything but typical, and in fact bears the scars on his back from where his wings were removed. Donna wears elbow-length gloves to cover up her iron hands, made for her when she was seven and her father was killed, her mother driven insane, and Donna burned by a terrifying creature called Skriker. These teens are trying to act normal in the world of the “commoners,” but Donna is forced to use her atypical strength and knowledge about the fey world to save her friend Navin, with Xan’s help.] (The Wood Queen is currently $7.96 for the Kindle.)

Picture Perfect Knits: Step-by-Step Intarsia with More Than 75 Inspiring Patterns by Laura Birek. $1.99. [This handy guide to intarsia includes instructions to make 12 projects plus more than 50 intarsia graphs that can be used to customize almost any knit. Clear instructions, helpful illustrations, and finished project photos make it simple to learn the basics.]

Legacy: The Acclaimed Novel of Elizabeth, England’s Most Passionate Queen — and the Three Men Who Loved Her by Susan Kay. $1.59. [Through shrewdness, intelligence, cunning, and not a little luck, Elizabeth I ruled England for more than 40 turbulent years. Author Kay has chosen this extraordinary life as the focus of her first novel. Although she has obviously done sufficient research to portray the basics of Elizabeth’s story with accuracy, Kay’s interpretation of events reads like a soap opera. Love, lust, and sexual passion dominate, sometimes at the expense of historical truth.]

Never Say Never by Lisa Wingate (Third in the loosely linked and standalone Welcome to Daily Texas series). $2.99. [Daily, Texas is one of those wacky and charming small towns that doesn’t exist in real life. In this book (after hosting a reality tv show in book 1 and a movie shoot in book 2) some of Daily’s residents take a cruise. Or at least they try to but are stopped by a hurricane and end up in a mass exodus seeking shelter in Daily. I’ve read the first book and can heartily recommend it as a good, fun read.] (Book 1, Talk of the Town ($3.50) and Book 2 Word Gets Around ($5.38) are also available in Kindle format.)

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook. $2.99. (The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook is also available on Kindle for $9.99.)

There are also quite a few classics available at $2.99: Brave New World, Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat’s Cradle, and plenty more Vonnegut.


Written by tldegray

March 25, 2012 at 12:17 am

Posted in Stuff I Like

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