Monthly Archives: November 2012

Bargain eBooks #733:

V6_REVISION6_Kirkus2Sister of Silence by Daleen Berry
Genre: Memoir
Price: 99 cents
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)

 

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A “riveting” and “compelling” true story, this memoir unfolds fast and leaves you longing for more. Following a shotgun wedding, the author found herself married to a coal miner who kept her barefoot and pregnant. Sister of Silence is the amazing story of her personal journey: how she went from being a teen mom to an award-winning journalist determined to break the silence that shatters women and children’s lives.

What they’re saying about it:

Kirkus Reviews calls Berry “an engaging writer, her style fluid and easy to read, with welcome touches of humor and sustained tension throughout.”
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ForeWord Reviews says Berry’s “prose is strong and her memory acute.”

“Almost never is an interview subject so open or so candid about the most intimate details of the most horrible moments of her life. Daleen is a very brave women and I hope her story will help other girls and women . . . Daleen you are a magnificent storyteller.” –Bob Edwards (Author of Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio)

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Bargain eBooks #732:

Anniina Tatter – Not Just Cloth and Stuffing by Dorothy Bandusky & Nancy Bandusky
Type: Novella
Genre: Children’s Chapter Book
Price: $0.99
Where to Get It:

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After an attempt to be helpful puts Anniina Tatter in danger of never finding her new family, she embarks on an adventure.
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With so much competition at the local toy aisle, what is a doll to do? Anniina Tatter knows the answer: be a friend. When she takes matters into her own hands to help an electronic gizmo, Anniina ends up needing help herself. Did she just ruin her chances of finding her new family?

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Bargain eBooks #730:

Brightside by Mark Tullius
Genre: Sci-Fi Thriller
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)  
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Across the nation, telepaths are rounded up and sent to the beautiful mountain town of Brightside. They’re told it’s just like everywhere else, probably even nicer. As long as they follow the rules and don’t ever think about leaving. Joe Nolan is one of the accused, a man who spent his life hearing things people left unsaid. And now he’s paying for it on his hundredth day in Brightside, fighting to keep hold of his secret in a town where no thought is safe.

What they’re saying:

“The tension builds with every risky encounter… until you’re frantically churning through pages to reach the ending – which comes not with a whimper but a wailing scream.”

“An amazing story, told at breakneck pace…who says science fiction writers cannot develop characters? I don’t need to describe the book but only guarantee you won’t put it down unfinished.”

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Bargain eBooks #730:

The Devil’s Right Hand by Jason McIntyre
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon        Amazon UK
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THE DEVIL’S RIGHT HAND brings readers back into the world of THE NIGHT WALK MEN and its principals, Sperro and Fallow, two brothers charged with managing the lives and deaths of their human flock. It’s present day, many seasons past the events of the prelude novella when their father, Obsidion was dealt his harsh punishment for going against The Word. There are new characters, new Night Walkers and a broader scope for the Night Walkers’ Work.

The novel centres on Sperro and Fallow’s efforts to wrangle two men from different worlds. Benton Garamond was a career bureaucrat with children, a loving wife and a house in the suburbs. All of that is gone now and Benton is on a mission that only Sperro truly understands. On other end of the spectrum is Donnie Lo, a Chinese-Canadian drug lord gone into hiding after his empire has crumbled. What ties the two men together? And what will happen when the backdrop of the Night Walk Men is forever changed by the onset of a coming civil war?

This is Sperro’s world and as he puts it when asked to share, “I’ll tell you everything you need to know. Your curiosities are fair and I will treat them that way…I will answer all your questions. But in due time, vice-a-verse-a, you’ll be asked to answer mine.”

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Bargain eBooks #729:

The Devil’s Grin by Annelie Wendeberg
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)   
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In Victorian London’s cesspool of crime and disease, a series of murders remains undiscovered until a cholera victim is found floating in the  city’s drinking water supply. Dr Anton Kronberg, England’s best  bacteriologist, is called upon to investigate and finds evidence of  abduction and medical maltreatment. While Scotland Yard has little  interest in pursuing the case, Kronberg pushes on and crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes. The detective immediately discovers Kronberg’s secret – a woman masquerading as a man in order to practice medicine – a  criminal deed that could land her in prison for years to come. But both  must join forces to stop a crime so monstrous, it outshines Jack the  Ripper’s deeds in brutality and cold-bloodedness.

What they’re saying about it:

“The story is fast-paced, engaging, enjoyably atmospheric, dark, and I’m really fascinated with Anna’s character.” The Stormy Petrels

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“Beyond being a fine CSI/Sherlock Holmes style mystery, this is a poignant  novel at times almost poetic” … “An unforgettable hero(ine)” Dan Andriacco, best-selling author of Baker Street Beat

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“You’ve created a truly fascinating character in Dr Kronberg and set her against one of the finest  characters in English mystery fiction. Dr. Kronberg is intelligent, passionate about what she does, assertive in a positive way, and compassionate and empathetic to modern readers. That she must masquerade as a man in order to do what she does best and achieve the success she so richly deserves speaks volumes about the history of women in Western society.” Paul Negri, former editor-in-chief and president of Dover Publications

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Bargain eBooks #728:

How to Host a Holiday by Kathleen Kitson
Type: Novella
Genre: Chick Lit
Price: 99 cents
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)    Barnes & Noble   iTunes

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Ivy Stratton has Big Plans to host an unforgettable Christmas dinner party.
She’s compiled a gourmet menu, festive decor, and the perfect guest list, all in hopes of winning the heart of the man of her dreams.
But when her Big Plans fall apart, Ivy must scramble to make the most of the situation and keep her composure as the ideal holiday host.
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What They’re Saying About It:
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“I must admit I’ve been hoarding Christmas themed books from Kindle all  summer, so I was really pleased to be sent this to review.

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This book  is a prequel to a coming series, but is completely enjoyable in its own  right Christmas story fans!  It’s complete, beginning, middle,  ending,all set around a group of friends meeting for a Christmas  meal.The opening was so kitsch and gooey, that I was just beginning to  gag, when of course it was a dream, not an easy trick to carry off, as  at this point you can lose the reader.  The dramatic tension in there in the sudden snowstorm, and the stormy relationship between Giuseppe and  Ivy.  She’s  a single girl,  looking for love, she’s a real Chick lit  heroine. but with some good hints of an odd past creeping in, setting  the path for the coming adventures – just what does Sy know?
So, enjoy and look forward to when Ivy’s adventures really begin!”

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Bargain eBooks #727:

Fear Not by April Martella
Type: Devotional / Scripture Reference Book
Genre: Christian Parenting / Motherhood
Price: $2.99
Where to get it:
Amazon (Kindle)
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This is a 40 page book that contains the Bible’s most powerful scripture verses dealing with fear, worry, and anxiety. The book is targeted to Christian moms who suffer from these emotions, and would like a quick reference to God’s Word in a convenient easy to access place. (Their Kindle or computer.)
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The book contains an introduction to the definitions of fear, worry, and anxiety, a personal testimony from me (the author), an emergency prayer, and a list of scriptures organized by books in the Bible.
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What people are saying about it:
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“Scripture 911 Fear compiles the best scriptures on fear from every book of the Bible. But the best part is the author’s introduction where she tells her own story of coming into and overcoming fear. Reading the passages based on her personal context and the situation her family faced and transcended, gives the Biblical scriptures extra weight and meaning and caused me to think of them in a much more intimate light because of the introduction.”
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“I really enjoyed this book by April Martella on gaining relief from fear through reading Scripture. She starts off with a personal tragedy from her own life which caused her to experience a tremendous amount of fear for many years. Then, she gives us a selection of the best verses in the entire Bible on overcoming fear – which she actually used herself to get free of fear. I highly recommend this book as a quick reference guide for anyone who suffers from chronic fear, worry and anxiety.”

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Bargain eBooks #726:

Charlie Crisp and the Witches of Cobwood by L. M. Young
Genre:  Childrens Fantasy
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)

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Twelve year old Charlie Crisp is about to have his magical destiny activated by a time-bending fur covered Unitor. He’s going to need it because he just made the punching bag list of two local bullies – Spats and Knuckles. Enter the world of Cobwood, where talking animals live alongside Witches and Wizards. When a spell goes horribly wrong, Charlie embarks on a unforgettable adventure. An enchanting must-read for children age 8-12 and beyond.

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Bargain eBooks #725:

Valley of the Scarecrow by Gord Rollo
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Price: Free during 11/20/12 and 11/21/12 otherwise $3.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)  
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Gord Rollo’s chilling homage to slasher films!
During the  great depression, a small backwoods community in Iowa face even more  difficult times than most, having to endure the slowly fading sanity of  their leader, Reverend Joshua Miller. When it is clear the man has  slipped beyond the edge of reason and perhaps signed a deal with the  devil, the citizens unite to stop him any way they can, breaking into  the church to lash the reverend to his wooden alter cross then boarding  up the windows and doors to leave him to fate and God’s judgment. The  people of Oak Valley then abandoned their town to the cornfields and  woods; ending the madness for what they hoped was forever.

They were wrong!  Seventy-four years later, the corn and trees have taken back the area and not much  is left of the once thriving little community but Joshua Miller’s  desecrated church still stands, and within its boarded up and sun-baked  walls something that used to be a holy man waits for whoever is  unfortunate enough to release him from his cross…

What they’re saying:

“This is a roller coaster ride of blood, gore, and (best of all!), pure scary fun. The characters are engaging, the plot is fun, and it’s a good read from start to finish.”

“This is classic horror. Think teen-slasher movie.”

“In Valley of the Scarecrow, Gord Rollo offers a return to the golden age of horror, chock full of good old-fashioned chills.”

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Bargain eBooks #724:

Eternal Vows by Chrissy Peebles
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Price: FREE!
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)
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Never marry a stranger…even if he is a drop-dead gorgeous immortal king.
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Never pretend to be a princess.
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And most importantly…never slip on an ancient wedding ring you know nothing about.
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Sarah Larker returns to a cave where her sister disappeared ten years earlier. She walks through a portal and is mistaken for a runaway princess on the run by a dangerous immortal king in medieval times. Her plan is bold as well as daring—become this princess, wed the king, and slip on an ancient wedding ring that will unlock the portal back home. Then find her sister and run as fast as she can out of Dodge. But taking on the identity of Princess Gloria comes along with dangerous consequences; and slipping on the ruby ring comes with an even higher price.

What they’re saying:

“I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I got it for free, but would have bought it. I read a ton of fantasy and this is one of the best I have read in a while. I will be reading the second one.”

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