Monday, July 30, 2018

Roaring Deals: Week of July 30th

Disclaimer: If I find new deals throughout the week after the post has gone live, I'll update it and note anything new. As always, the responsibility to confirm any price before purchase is up to the reader. Titles listed in deals posts may or may not be ones I've read, and determining what books are right for you, including any content issues, is also the reader's responsibility. Posts include Amazon affiliate links. 


I found some really great deals this week for a variety of genre fans: science fiction, nonfiction, historical fiction, women's fiction, and romance. Enjoy!


Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card

If you haven't read Ender's Game, you need to take this sale as the chance to do just that. The book won both the Hugo and the Nebula awards, a rare feat.

This is a classic in science fiction novel for a reason.

Get it now for $2.99


The Paper Magician, by Charlie N. Holmberg

The first in the author's popular fantasy series.

“Charlie is a vibrant writer with an excellent voice and great world building. I thoroughly enjoyed the Paper Magician.”
         —Brandon Sanderson, author of Mistborn and The Way of Kings

On sale for 99 cents here.


Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M., by Sam Wasson 

This is the first-ever complete account of the making of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. With a cast of characters including Truman Capote, Edith Head, director Blake Edwards, and, of course, Hepburn herself.

"With delicious prose and considerable wit, Wasson delivers us from the penthouses of the Upper East Side to the pools of Beverly Hills presenting Breakfast at Tiffany’s as we have never seen it before—through the eyes of those who made it."

Read all about the making of the classic movie for only $1.99.


The Reluctant Midwife, by Patricia Harman

The Great Depression has hit West Virginia hard. While Nurse Becky can handle most situations, she is still uneasy helping women deliver their babies. For these, she relies on an experienced midwife, her friend Patience.

But becoming a midwife and ushering precious new life into the world is not Becky’s only challenge. Her skills and courage will be tested when a calamitous forest fire blazes through a Civilian Conservation Corps camp.

Get The Reluctant Midwife for just $1.99.


Gracie, by Ellie Keaton

London 1938
Gracie Thompson has a job, a loving family, a twin brother who drives her insane, and a great friend. A chance meeting introduces her to the love of her life.

When war arrives her family are split up, her lover is in daily danger and her life is threatened. Her father and boyfriend believe a woman's place is in the home but she is equally determined to do her duty for King and Country. She succeeds in her ambition to do her part, but at what cost?

This is the first book in the Women at War series. 

Get Gracie for FREE.


The Sisters of Alameda Street, by Lorena Hughes

Set in 1960s Ecuador, The Sisters of Alameda Street is a sweeping story of how one woman’s search for the truth of her identity forces a family to confront their own past.

When Malena Sevilla's tidy, carefully planned world collapses following her father’s mysterious suicide, she finds a letter—signed with an “A”—which reveals that her mother is very much alive and living in San Isidro, a quaint town tucked in the Andes Mountains. Intent on meeting her, Malena arrives at Alameda Street and meets four sisters who couldn’t be more different from one another, but who share one thing in common: all of their names begin with an A.

To avoid a scandal, Malena assumes another woman’s identity and enters their home to discover the truth. Living a lie will bring Malena additional problems, such as falling for the wrong man and loving a family she may lose when they learn of her deceit. Worse, her arrival threatens to expose long-buried secrets and a truth that may wreck her life forever.

The Sisters of Alameda Street is on sale for $1.99.


Montana Untamed, by Ramona Flightner

A passionate embrace ruined her reputation. A moment of desire forced him to break a vow. Will they find love in a marriage of convenience?

This is the first book in the Bear Grass Springs series, set in 1880s Montana.

Get it now for FREE.


The Fairy Tale Bride, by Kelly McClymer

Miranda Fenster, known throughout society as the Fairy Tale Miss because she insists that happily ever afters are possible even amongst the arranged marriages of the Victorian aristocracy, is on a mission.

Her goal? To rescue her brother. Her adversary? Simon Watterly, Duke of Kerstone. A man who almost offered for her five years before.

But Simon has a mission of his own.

Get the first title in the Once Upon a Wedding series for FREE.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Roaring Deals: Week of July 16th

Prime Day Deals!

Golden Valley Romance series, by Liz Isaacson

Eight cowboys and the women who can keep them warm in the snowy Montana winters... The complete Gold Valley Romance series, all in one collection!

Liz Isaacson is known for her clean romance stories.

NOTE: The Amazon title says that the series is 7 books, but the Amazon description that follows lists 8 titles.

Get the ENTIRE 8-book series for only 99 cents! WOW.


Unnatural Exposure, by Patricia Cornwell

Kay Scarpetta finds herself pitted against a possible bioterrorist in this suspense-filled read from #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell.

When a woman turns up dismembered in a landfill, Scarpetta initially suspects the work of a serial killer she’s been tracking. But her investigation turns far more dangerous when she realizes the victim’s skin is covered in an unusual rash—and Scarpetta herself may have just been exposed to a deadly virus.

Sale price: $1.99


Kindle Paperwhite

(For Ebook Fans, and You ARE an E-book Fan, Right?)

Save 40% on Prime Day: Get a Paperwhite for $79.

To compare the Paperwhite with other Kindle e-readers (like my personal favorite, the Oasis) and to decide which is best for you, CLICK HERE.


Kindle Fire HD Tablet

If you prefer reading on a tablet rather than an e-reader, you may want a Kindle Fire HD.

The Fire has a 10.1" screen, 32 GB, and it's Alexa-enabled (that's the voice you ask questions of with the Echosee below!).

Prime Day slashes the price by 33%:
$99 instead of $149.


For Audio Book Fans: The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot

These smart devices can do so many things (play music, control the lights in your house, remind you to do things, save and add to your shopping list, and on and on), but one of the favorite things to do with them in our house is listen to Audible audio books.

The Echo remembers where in the book you are on your phone, so you can switch devices and stay in the same spot. You can tell it to stop in thirty minutes as your drift off to sleep, or you can increase the volume, back up thirty seconds, and more.

Prime Day sales: 
Echo Dot (not as powerful speakers) for only $29
That's 40% off. 
(Echo Dots usually retail for about $50, about the same as a Google Home Mini.)

Get the Echo Generation 2 for $69.
That's less than half of what our first Echo cost, and it's 30% off the current retail price!


always, by Sarah Jio

"A gripping novel about the kind of love that never lets go, and the heart’s capacity to remember, from the New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter and The Violets of March"

“[Sarah] Jio’s novel is a fantastic read that explores the world of lost love in a poignant and beautiful way, while still being light and easy to digest. The protagonist is one whom readers can relate to. . . . Jio’s tale also beautifully blends stories from both the past and the present. . . . It’s a great read and comes with high recommendations.” —RT Book Reviews

Sale price: $1.99


Zaremba: Or Love and the Rule of Law, by Michelle Granas

An Amazon bestseller in World Literature and Eastern European Literature

Cordelia is disabled and painfully shy but none of that matters when a stranger desperately needs her help. Shaken out of a routine that centers on caring for her odd family in Warsawher father is an academic with no life skills, her brother never leaves the villa, and her mother has dementiashe is forced to act. Zaremba, a wealthy businessman, is fleeing arrest when he stops to save her father's life. Cordelia is grateful but wary. Is he truly being persecuted or is he deceiving her? Agreeing to aid him plunges her into new realms of emotion. When he disappears, she must gather all her courage and pursue the truth. Contains no graphic sex or violence.

Zaremba sale price: 99 cents.


Andrew Carnegie's Maid, by Marie Benedict

From the author of The Other Einstein, the mesmerizing tale of what kind of woman could have inspired an American dynasty.

Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home.

If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady's maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills he doesn't have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist.

On sale for $1.99.


Scandinavia: A History, by Ewan Butler

The dramatic story of Scandinavia: from its earliest Germanic origins and Viking sea raids to its battles for independence and its involvement in World War II. Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, writes award-winning historian Ewan Butler writes, struggled through unions and separations, with both outsiders and each other, developing their own personalities and languages yet retaining their ancient connections.

Scandinavia sale price: $2.99


30 Sleep Hack for New Parents by Karen Kostohris

Oh, what I would have given for this book when my kids were little!

From the description:  This is a VERY PRACTICAL, HANDS-ON Survival Guide for parents - packed with ideas and proven tips and tricks from an experienced postpartum doula and mother of 5. If you have a newborn or are expecting a baby, this guidebook will be a game-changer for your family's sleep! It is a very quick and easy read - no "heady" or lengthy background information but very practical and useful information that you can apply today!

Sleep Hacks sale price: $3.99


Amazon's Audible Romance Package

Amazon has a new program for voracious readers, this time specifically romance fans. 

For about five bucks a month, subscribers get unlimited access to thousands of romance books. 

Search them by your favorite author, romance sub-genre, and even character (usually hero) type.


Regular disclaimer: If I find new deals throughout the week after the post has gone live, I'll update it and note anything new. As always, the responsibility to confirm any price before purchase is up to the reader. Titles listed in deals posts may or may not be ones I've read, and determining what books are right for you, including any content issues, is also the reader's responsibility. Posts include Amazon affiliate links. 

Monday, July 09, 2018

Roaring Deals: Week of July 9th

Weekly deals—AND A GIVEAWAY!

Regular disclaimer: If I find new deals throughout the week after the post has gone live, I'll update it and note anything new. As always, the responsibility to confirm any price before purchase is up to the reader. Titles listed in deals posts may or may not be ones I've read, and determining what books are right for you, including any content issues, is also the reader's responsibility. Posts include Amazon affiliate links. 

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Enter to win THREE of my books: 

SPIRES OF STONE (a romantic comedy, a retelling of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing set in the American West)

THE NEWPORT LADIES BOOK CLUB: PAIGE (My first novel in the co-written series; it can be read alone. Romantic women's fiction.) 

SONG BREAKER: A retelling of a Nordic fairy tale from the Finnish Kalevala.


(1) LIKE my Facebook page or FOLLOW me on Instagram.

(Do both for an increased chance of winning!)

(2) LIKE the giveaway post on the social media account you're following. 
Here's the post on my Facebook page.
Here's the Instagram post. 
Nothing else is required to enter, but you can get an additional entry by tagging a friend in the comments of either post.

Winner will be announced by Saturday, July 14. Winner must contact me with a valid U.S. shipping address within one week of the announcement, or the prize is forfeited. Not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Instagram. All risk is assumed by the entrant. Decisions are final. And any other disclaimer I forget to add. :) See my complete post of policies on my website.


And now for this week's deals! 


The Woodcutter, by Kate Danley

From the description: Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity.

The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of the Faerie, must find the maiden’s killer before others share her fate. Guided by the wind and aided by three charmed axes won from the River God, the Woodcutter begins his hunt, searching for clues in the whispering dominions of the enchanted unknown.

Blending magic, heart-pounding suspense, and a dash of folklore, The Woodcutter is an extraordinary retelling of the realm of fairy tales.


The Munich Girl, by Phyllis Edgerly Ring

From the description: 

Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did — that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends. Plunged into the world of the ''ordinary'' Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante — and a tyrant’s lover — Anna uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart, to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.


Before I Let You Go, by Kelly Rimmer

From the description:

The 2:00 a.m. call is the first time Lexie Vidler has heard her sister’s voice in years. Annie is a drug addict, a thief, a liar—and in trouble, again. Lexie has always bailed Annie out, given her money, a place to sleep, sent her to every kind of rehab. But this time, she’s not just strung out—she’s pregnant and in premature labor. If she goes to the hospital, she’ll lose custody of her baby—maybe even go to prison. But the alternative is unthinkable.

As the weeks unfold, Lexie finds herself caring for her fragile newborn niece while her carefully ordered life is collapsing around her. In court-ordered rehab, Annie attempts to halt her downward spiral by confronting long-buried secrets from the sisters’ childhoods, ghosts that Lexie doesn’t want to face.

Before I Let You Go is on sale for $1.99.


FreeTime Unlimited for Kids

Amazon has a new program that I so wish they'd had when my kids were little: kid-friendly games, books, apps, and shows across devices for a single annual membership. Even better, they offer content in three age groups (ages 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12).

Right now, Prime memberships can get FreeTime subscriptions for $2.99/month or less.

Click here to check it out and get a free one-month trial.


Whisper Me This, by Kerry Anne King

A phone call blows apart the precarious balance of single mother Maisey's life. Her mother is in a coma, and her aging father faces charges of abuse and neglect.

Back at her childhood home, Maisey must make a heartrending life-or-death decision. Her confused father has destroyed family records, including her mother’s final wishes. Searching for answers, Maisey uncovers one unspeakable secret after another when she stumbles upon a shattering truth: a twin sister named Marley.

Maisey’s obsession with solving the mystery of her sister forces her to examine her darkest memories and triggers a custody battle with Elle’s father. 

(This is a pre-order. Book releases on August 1.)


The Aliso Creek 5-book Series, by Heather B. Moore


The five titles in this romance series is on sale right now for only 99 cents each.

Or click on the individual titles below: 


If you're aware of a deal I've missed, let me know!
And if you're an author with a book on sale, drop me a line with the details. I just might feature it! 

Monday, July 02, 2018

Roaring Deals: Week of July 2

Weekly deals below! 



Weekly disclaimer: If I find new deals throughout the week, I'll update this post and note anything new. As always, the responsibility to confirm any price before purchase is up to you. Titles listed in deals posts may or may not be ones I've read, and determining what books are right for you, including any content issues, is also your responsibility. Post includes Amazon affiliate links. 

NEW DEAL: The Captive, by Julie Coulter Bellon

An American diplomat is kidnapped. A former Navy SEAL and the daughter of a notorious Algerian negotiator are sent in to rescue him. What could go wrong?

This RONE finalist for Best Suspense is the first book in the Griffin Force series of romantic thrillers, and it's on sale right now for only 99 cents.

Get it here.


NEW DEAL: The Aliso Creek 5-book Series, by Heather B. Moore

Each title in the series is on sale right now for only 99 cents.

Or click on the individual titles below: 


A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer in New York

This collection contains SIX clean romance stories, all set during summer in the Big Apple. 

Featured authors: Janette Rallison, Heather B. Moore, Luisa Perkins, Sarah M. Eden, Annette Lyon, and Lisa Mangum.

Sale dates: July 2 - 6 (Monday through Friday)

Click here to get it on sale for 99 cents.


Fractured Sea

Fairy tale re-tellings are so much fun, and this volume has four of them, all based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic The Little Mermaid

The authors: Jo Schneider, Adrienne Monson, Teri Harman, and Lehua Parker. (Isn't the cover gorgeous?)

The book will launch on August 31, selling for $4.99.

Pre-order it now for only 99-cents.


The Viscount's Rose, by USA Today bestselling author Meara Platt

From the book description: 

Abducting your best friend's brother is never a good idea. Unfortunately, Rose Farthingale has no choice.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Pride and Prejudice in this laugh-out-loud, romantic Regency romp. This is a stand alone book. The Farthingale series can be in any order. 

Regular price: $3.99

Get is now for 99 cents here.


The Shop on Main, by Kay Correll

The first in a sweet romance series featuring three friends as they navigate the heartaches and triumphs of love and life in the small Southern town of Comfort Crossing.

From the description: Bella Amaud is desperate when she learns her business and the home she lives in with her two boys are about to be whisked out from under her. As she scrambles to maintain her fragile financial security and independence, she fears she may lose more than just The Shop on Main and her home.

Nothing is working out like Bella planned—she finds out the man she is falling for, Owen Campbell, is the businessman at the center of all her problems.

Regular Kindle price: $3.99. 

Get it here for FREE.


One Last Dance, by Eileen Goudge

A shocking murder forces a family to come to terms with its past.

When three sisters return home for their parents’ fortieth wedding anniversary, they hardly expect to be confronted with murder. Their father is dead, and their mother was found with the smoking gun. As she goes on trial they struggle to solve the mystery of why their mother, a seemingly devoted wife, would murder their father in cold blood, uncovering family secrets that threaten to tear them all apart and confronting their own unhappiness along the way.

Get it here for $1.99.


If you know of a deal I've missed, let me know!

And if you're an author with a book on sale, drop me a line with the details. 
I just might feature it! 


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