Monthly Archives: December 2012

Bargain eBooks #742:

InfiniteSacrificeCoverInfinite Sacrifice (Infinite Series, Book 1) by L.E. Waters
Type: Novel
Genre: Historical Fantasy/ Reincarnation Fantasy
Price: Free (Normally 0.99)
Where to Get It:
Amazon     Barnes and Noble
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Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined;in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die.
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Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives.
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Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an independent mother protecting a dangerous secret in glorious Sparta; an Irish boy kidnapped and enslaved by Vikings; and a doctor’s wife forced to make an ethical stand in plague-ridden England.
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All the while, Maya yearns to be with those she cares about most and worries that she hasn’t learned all of heaven’s most vital lessons. Will she be forced to leave the tranquility of heaven to survive yet another painful and tumultuous life? Or worse, accept the bitter reality of having to go back alone?
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OpenBookSociety Review Brought to you by OBS reviewer Angie:
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“This was an amazing journey that I literally couldn’t put down. I wasn’t sure about reading a book about Angels and heaven. I’m wary of things that are too “preachy” but this book is probably the furthest thing from that. I started reading at 9:00 pm and didn’t put the book down til I was finished at 4:00 am.
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Waters has spent countless hours researching the eras she writes about. The writing was amazing. I was transported throughout the world and had vivid images of the settings of all the stories. I was moved to tears in more than one story. In the end I didn’t feel preached to at all, but I did have a completely different perspective on what the afterlife might be like. I have to read Infinite Devotion (book #2) immediately!”

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Bargain eBooks #741:

book_cover_be (1)Burning Embers by Hannah Fielding
Genre: Romance, contemporary, historical
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon    Amazon UK     Barnes and Noble    OmniFic

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Burning Embers is a contemporary historical romance novel set in 1970s Kenya. It tells the story of the developing love and passion between Coral, a naive, young English girl returning to the place of her birth, and Rafe, the handsome but tortured womanizer to whom Coral is inextricably drawn. It’s a story of long, hot African days and sultry nights; of slumbering beasts and awakening desires; of intrigue and darkness; of journeys beginning and ending; of growing up and letting go; of falling in love, and following your heart.

What they’re saying about it:

“Burning Embers is that kind of romance that makes you sigh dreamily” –Bookish Temptations

“An epic romance like Hollywood used to make…”– Peterborough Evening Telegraph

“A beautifully written contemporary historical romance… heart-capturing romance with an undercurrent of mystery.” – Paulette’s Papers

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Bargain eBooks #740:

thechristmasball_7289_7501The Christmas Ball by Susan Macatee
Type:  novella
Genre: Historical Romance
Price: $1.99
Where to Get  It:
The Wild Rose Press     Amazon    Barnes and Noble     All Romance Ebooks

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Blurb: While pretending to be a male soldier, farm girl Sara Brewster  falls for a handsome Union army surgeon. When her secret is revealed, will a  lavish Christmas Eve ball work in her favor–or will her heart be  broken?
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Kirk Ellison is shocked to discover the assistant he thought of  as a boy is a young woman disguised as a man. As his feelings for Sara grow, he  must convince her she can fit into his society life, if he’s to make her his  own.
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What they’re saying about it:

“THE CHRISTMAS BALL by Susan Macatee is  fast paced Victorian-American historical romance set during 1862, the Civil War  era. Two people overcome all odds to be together during the Civil War. Follow,  Sara Brewster, a farm girl who dresses and pretends to be a soldier and the  sexy, handsome, Union Army surgeon, Kirk Ellison on a journey where all is not  lost when Kirk discovers her well keep secret. “The Christmas Ball” is filled  with secrets, deception, war, love and a Christmas Ball. Fast paced and  emotional, packed with grit, holiday spirit, sensual tension and love. A  wonderful read for anyone who enjoys the Civil War era, and Victorian romance. I  enjoyed “The Christmas Ball””
~ My Book Addiction Reviews

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Bargain eBooks #739:

ABS COVER FINALThe  Artist’s Girl by Roderic  Dyalle
Genre: Contemporary  Romance
Price: $4.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)

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Carrie is a beautiful American teenager at school in  London. While touring Cornwall she has a fateful meeting with John, an ageing  British artist. His sketch of Carrie is magical and moving for both and an  instant bond forms. Back in London, she decides she must see John again. She  returns to Cornwall staying at John’s cliff-top house where their friendship  strengthens further. Before too long Carrie’s designs on John ensure that  matters reach a crucial tipping point where neither knows where it might end.  The Artist’s Girl is uniquely told by means of a dual dialogue between the two  main characters.

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Bargain eBooks #738:

tortThe Torturer’s Daughter by Zoe Cannon
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon   Barnes & Noble    Smashwords     Kobo

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When her best friend Heather calls in the middle of the night, Becca assumes it’s the usual drama. Wrong. Heather’s parents have been arrested as dissidents – and Becca’s mother, the dystopian regime’s most infamous torturer, has already executed them for their crimes against the state.

To stop Heather from getting herself killed trying to prove her parents’ innocence, Becca hunts for proof of their guilt. She doesn’t expect to find evidence that leaves her questioning everything she thought she knew about the dissidents… and about her mother.

When she risks her life to save a dissident, she learns her mother isn’t the only one with secrets – and the plot she uncovers will threaten the lives of the people she loves most. For Becca, it’s no longer just a choice between risking execution and ignoring the regime’s crimes; she has to decide whose life to save and whose to sacrifice.

It’s easy to be a hero when you can save the world, but what about when all you can do is choose how you live in it? THE TORTURER’S DAUGHTER is a story about ordinary teenage life amidst the realities of living under an oppressive regime… and the extraordinary courage it takes to do what’s right in a world gone wrong.

 

What they’re saying about it:

“Cannon is a top-notch writer. Her dystopian world is horrifyingly real, and the plot is fast-paced and keeps the reader guessing.”

“This is a ‘coming of age’ tale with a vengeance. Beautifully told, it explores the gamut of emotions Becca experiences as she starts to catch horrifying glimpses behind the masks of her world and the people she loves.”

“Cannon masterfully wraps up the intrigue in the psychological ups and downs of the protagonist, Becca. While there is action that keeps this plot taut, there is also a lot of interior back and forth Becca goes through as she tries to figure out what her options are in a world where nothing makes sense. Even the antagonists (and I won’t say who they are) are sympathetic and well thought-out. At the end of this book, you’ll find yourself asking if the bad guys really were bad guys. A great statement on society wrapped up as a thrilling YA read.”

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Bargain eBooks #737:

Run the Race Large CoverRun The Race by Nancy Bandusky
Genre: Christian Suspense
Price: $0.99
Where to Get It:
Smashwords    Amazon   Barnes and Noble

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Despite the hardships, the suffering and pain, and even the persecution, there is only one thing to do: Run the race.
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When Sean Atkins took a stand for Christianity that was just the beginning of the battle. With the persecution of Christians in the United States intensifying, the resistance must take a drastic path. Laws will be broken; lines will be crossed. Amongst the confusion of right and wrong, friends become traitors, secrets are revealed, and a man from the past enters Sean’s life with the desire to extinguish the faint beacon that still glows in the United States of America. Lives are turned upside down through deception and betrayal as the resistance begins to turn on itself. At the end of the race, who will be left standing?
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This is the second book in the Challenge trilogy set in the present day United States. A romance sub-story line weaves throughout.

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Bargain eBooks #734:

3DPhantom Dreams by T. K. Harris
Type: Novel
Genre:  Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon    Barnes&Noble    Kobo
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A scorned serial killer on an old vendetta.
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An FBI agent who has been chasing monsters for too long.
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A woman whose nightmares start invading her waking life.
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FBI Special Agent Jack Matthews finds himself on yet another serial killer case, having barely recovered from the last disastrous hunt. Still stiff from a gun shot wound in his leg, under investigation for a botched job, and having lost his fiancée when she walked out on him, Jack is beginning to wonder if it isn’t time to move on to something new. But, for Jack, these cases are personal and he can’t say no.
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Marketing specialist Kathy Gilliam leads a fairly boring life. If she’s not working or caring for her ailing father, then she is doing whatever it takes to avoid going anywhere near crowds of people. Her few distractions include her friend Margo Longfellow, occasional hiking trips, and her increasingly alarming dreams of women dying.
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As her nightmares cause her to begin to doubt her sanity, the media releases news of the “Coast-to-Coast Killer” and Kathy discovers her dreams may be related. In a moment of panic, Kathy does something that places her on the FBI’s “persons of interest” list. Suddenly, her life is set on a collision course with Jack who must decide if Kathy is the killer or destined to become a victim.
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What they’re saying:
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“…Smart, suspenseful and disquietingly believable.” –Kirkus Reviews
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“This book kept me engaged night after night! I enjoyed the storyline, the characters and the flow of the book. I look forward to the next in the series-I hope there is one”!– Kristen Higgins
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“Phantom Dreams is very suspenseful, the type of book you stay up way too late reading because you want to find out what happens next!” – Muszyk

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Bargain eBooks #733:

halfskinHalfksin by Terry Betrauski
Genre: Science Fiction
Price: $2.99
Where to Buy:


Amazon (Kindle)

 

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Biomites are artificial stem cells that can replace any cell in your body. No more kidney failure, no severed spines or blood disease. No cancer. Pharmaceuticals become obsolete. With each dose of biomites, we become stronger, we become smarter and prettier.
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At what point are we no longer human?
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Nix Richards nearly died in a car accident when he was young. Biomites saved his life. Ten years later, he’s not so lucky. The Halfskin Laws decree a human composed of 50% biomites is no longer human. Halfskins have no legal rights and will have their biomites shutdown. It’s not called murder, merely deactivation.
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Cali Richards has been Nix’s legal guardian since their parents died. She has lost far too many people in her life to let the government take Nix. She is a nanobiometric engineer and will discover how to hide him. But even brilliance can succumb to the pressure of suffering. And technology can’t cure insanity.
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Cali and Nix keep a slippery grip on reality as they elude a maniacal federal agent dedicated to saving humanity from what he calls ‘The Biomite Plague’.

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Bargain eBooks #732:

magicalcatsSplendid Summer’s Grace, Jack & Magical Cats Boxed Set by Mary Matthews
Type:  Boxed Set Series
Price: 99 cents (limited time)
Genre:  Historical Romantic Mystery
Where to Get It:


Amazon (Kindle)

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*****LIMITED TIME BARGAIN PRICE***** Enjoy four stories in this boxed set with Splendid Summer’s romantic detectives, Grace and Jack, and magical cats.
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Magical white cat Tatania helps her human operatives solve mysteries without missing a nap. In Splendid Summer, when Grace Wentworth loses her last living relative and all her money, hot Detective and WWI Aviator Jack Brewster gets the case. Grace is learning to lead her own life instead of just following it around. Startled by Grace’s lack of deference to him, Jack recognizes his romantic equal.
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In Emeralds, Diamonds and Amethysts, Jack, Grace, and magical Tatania battle bootleggers to find a special collection of jewels. Emeralds, Diamonds, and Ametheysts is about a code known only to women who fight for the rights of all women.
One reviewer called A Christmas Feral a story that would do Charles Dickens proud. Judge Scrooge won’t even heat his home for Christmas in this Roaring Twenties’ short story. Judge Scrooge says that when you pay the bill, you don’t feel the cold. When Judge Scrooge rules incorrectly in a cat dispute, Tatania and her companion Zeus teach him the meaning of keeping Christmas and cats.
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In Cher Ami, two people drop dead within minutes of each other. They appear unrelated. Grace, Jack, Tatania and Zeus reveal the story of Cher Ami, a WWI carrier pigeon with the heart of a lion. With his heart still beating in a badly wounded body, Cher Ami soared above bullets and saved a lost battalion.
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What they’re saying about it:
“This 4 story set was an easy read. The descriptions of flights in the early open planes were great! An independent young woman ahead of her time and standing up for herself against financial bad times made a pleasing main character. Some of the detective skills may have been a little more modern than of that time, but they added to the validity of the stories’ conclusions. The cats were great and I would have liked a little more of their “magical” qualities.”

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Bargain eBooks #731:

cover (1)Medusa’s Desire by E.B. Black
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Price: 99 cents
Where to Get it:
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It all started the day her god raped her.
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She transformed into an abomination through his touch. Her skin grew scales. Her eyes turned  red. She screamed for help, but all who saw her became stone.
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Medusa thought she would be alone forever, until the day a man came to kill  her and fell in love instead.  Now Perseus is running from those who hired him as he continues to love a girl who could kill him with a  glance.

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