Monday, October 29, 2018

RD: Week of 29 October

Mark your calendars: A Timeless Romance Anthology: Yuletide Regency Collection drops on Friday! (That's November 2nd.) 

Be sure to pre-order your copy here. 


This Week's Roaring Deals


Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice, by Heidi Ashworth

RONE Award Finalist for Historical: Post Medieval and the recipient of InD'tale Magazine's 4.5 star review and coveted Crowned Heart for excellence! Miss Elizabeth Armistead, India born and raised, is happily betrothed to British soldier, Duncan Cruikshank. When she arrives in London a month prior to the wedding she meets Mr. Lloyd-Jones and soon finds that he has invaded even her dreams. How can she betray the man she believes to love her for her virtues so as to indulge her love for a man she fears she cannot trust?

Right now, it's FREE


The Girl Who Chased the Moon, by Sarah Addison Allen

Mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life: Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor, Julia Winterson, bakes hope in the form of cakes, not only wishing to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also dreaming of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever.

Emily travels to the small town where her mother grew up, hoping to find answers, only to discover even more mysteries. A magical New York Times bestseller with over 15,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

On sale right now for $1.99


Time of Death, by J. D. Robb

Get THREE books from #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb's In Death stories, each spotlighting Lieutenant Eve Dallas doing what she does best: solving crime with skill, integrity, and passion.

Titles included: Eternity in Death, Ritual in Death, and Missing in Death

Get all three at the sale price of $1.99


One Breath Away: The Hiccup Girl - From Media Darling to Convicted Killer, by M. William Phelps

"Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." --Allison Brennan

"Phelps dares to tread where few others will: into the mind of a killer." --TV Rage

At 15, Jennifer Mee developed an unrelenting case of the hiccups--hiccupping as many as 50 times a minute for months. Soon the Florida teen's strange story went viral. Dubbed the "Hiccup Girl" by the media, she gained international sympathy and appeared on a slew of popular TV shows. Eventually, Jennifer's hiccups went away--and so did her fame.

Depressed and craving affection, Jennifer hooked up with the wrong people and slipped into drug dealing and street life--a downward spiral that led to the murder of an innocent young man. Now, renowned investigative journalist M. William Phelps expertly recounts Jennifer's shocking true story of thwarted desires, betrayed trust, and deadly manipulation.

This true-crime thriller is on sale for just 99 cents


Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, by Francine Prose

“A definitive, deeply moving inquiry into the life of the young, imperiled artist, and a masterful exegesis of Diary of a Young Girl…Extraordinary testimony to the power of literature and compassion” –Booklist (starred review)

In Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife, Francine Prose, author of Reading Like a Writer, deftly parses the artistry, ambition, and enduring influence of Anne Frank’s beloved classic, The Diary of a Young Girl. Approved by both the Anne Frank House Foundation in Amsterdam and the Anne Frank-Fonds in Basel, run by the Frank family, this work of literary criticism unravels the complex, fascinating story of the diary and effectively makes the case for it being a work of art from a precociously gifted writer.

Learn about Anne Frank for just $1.99


Castles, by Julie Garwood

Passion and danger abound in this classic historical romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood.

Orphaned and besieged, Princess Alesandra knows that only a hasty marriage to an Englishman can protect her from the turmoil in her own land. The bold, raven-haired beauty instantly captivates London society, much to the amusement of her makeshift guardian, Colin, younger brother of the Marquess of Cainewood.

But when Alesandra is nearly abducted by her unscrupulous countrymen, Colin knows he must protect her and offers a marriage that should be in name alone—until their first kiss ignites a wildfire in his soul. As the lovely princess dashes headlong into unforseen dangers, Colin will risk his own life to save her and claim Alessandra as his own—forever...

Castles is on sale now for $1.99


My Spiritual Journey, by Dalai Lama

In this elegant self-portrait, the world’s most outspoken and influential spiritual leader recounts his epic and engaging life story.

The Dalai Lama’s most accessible and intimate book, My Spiritual Journey is an excellent introduction to the larger-than-life leader of Tibetan Buddhism—perfect for anyone curious about Eastern religion, invested in the Free Tibet movement, or simply seeking a richer spiritual life.

If you have Amazon Prime, get it now for FREE. Otherwise, it's just $1.99


The Baker's Daughter, by Sarah McCoy

In this New York Times bestseller, two women in different eras face similar life-altering decisions, the politics of exclusion, the terrible choices we face in wartime, and the redemptive power of love.

In 1945, Elsie Schmidt is a naive teenager, as eager for her first sip of champagne as she is for her first kiss. She and her family have been protected from the worst of the terror and desperation overtaking her country by a high-ranking Nazi who wishes to marry her. So when an escaped Jewish boy arrives on Elsie’s doorstep on Christmas Eve, Elsie understands that opening the door would put all she loves in danger.

Sixty years later, in El Paso, Texas, Reba Adams is trying to file a feel-good Christmas piece for the local magazine, and she sits down with the owner of Elsie's German Bakery for what she expects will be an easy interview. But Reba finds herself returning to the bakery again and again, anxious to find the heart of the story—a story that resonates with her own turbulent past. For Elsie, Reba’s questions are a stinging reminder of that last bleak year of World War II.

As the two women's lives become intertwined, both are forced to confront the uncomfortable truths of the past and seek out the courage to forgive.

The Baker's Daughter is on sale today for $1.99


The Witch's Trinity, by Erika Mailman

“A gripping, well-told story of faith and truth.”   —Khaled Hosseini, bestselling author of The Kite Runner

“A disturbingly effective historical novel.”   —Boston Globe

In 1507, when a severe famine strikes a small town in Germany, a friar arrives from a large city, claiming that the town is under the spell of witches in league with the devil. He brings with him a book called the Malleus Maleficarum—“The Witch’s Hammer”—a guide to gaining confessions of witchcraft, and promises to identify the guilty woman who has brought God’s anger upon the town, burn her, and restore bounty.

Güde Müller suffers stark and frightening visions—recently she has seen things that defy explanation. No one in the village know this, and Güde herself worries that perhaps her mind has begun to wander—certainly she has outlived all but one of her peers in Tierkinddorf. Yet of one thing she is absolutely certain: She has become an object of scorn and a burden to her son’s wife. In these desperate times her daughter-in-law would prefer one less hungry mouth at the family table. As the friar turns his eye on each member of the tiny community, Güde dreads what her daughter-in-law might say to win his favor.

Then one terrible night Güde follows an unearthly voice and the scent of charred meat into the snow-filled woods. Come morning, she no longer knows if the horror she witnessed was real or imagined. She only knows that if the friar hears of it, she may be damned in this life as well as the next.

This powerful historical novel is on sale for $1.99


Disclaimer: The responsibility to confirm all prices before purchase is up to the reader, as sales may end without notice. 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. Post includes Amazon affiliate links. 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Roaring Deals: Week of October 22

As Halloween approaches . . .

Don't miss It's You, a romantic ghost story set in the Rockies of the early 1900s! 

When Charlie and Anna both see the ghost of Nanny Mae, they think they’re losing their minds. Anna tries to find out more about the ghost and uncovers a decades’ old family secret. One that separated two people in love.

Now, the ghost of Nanny Mae must set her wrongs to right. As Charlie and Anna explore the past, and the truth of what happened, they discover that the mistakes of the past might lead to love of the future.

(Scary level: very mild.)

Snag It's You for $2.99




The Mountain Between Us, by Charles Martin

Now a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. 
When a blizzard strands them in Salt Lake City, two strangers agree to charter a plane together, hoping to return home; Ben Payne is a gifted surgeon returning from a conference, and Ashley Knox, a magazine writer, is en route to her wedding. But when unthinkable tragedy strikes, the pair find themselves stranded in Utah’s most remote wilderness in the dead of winter, badly injured and miles from civilization.

Without food or shelter, and only Ben’s mountain climbing gear to protect themselves, Ashley and Ben’s chances for survival look bleak, but their reliance on each other sparks an immediate connection, which soon evolves into something more.


Love, ChristmasMovies You Love Boxed Set

Sprinkle a little Christmas magic into your life with 26 ALL-NEW, never before released romances. Each title - exclusive to this set - is inspired by a favorite holiday movie, spun into a fantastic love story by a NY Times, USA Today, and/or award-winning, bestselling author and delivered to you in this wonderful collection full of cheer for the coming season.

Get the 26-title boxed set for only 99 cents.


Vanishing Girls: A Totally Heart-stopping Crime Thriller (Detective Josie Quinn Book 1), by Lisa Regan

Can Josie catch the killer before another victim loses their life?

When Isabelle Coleman, a blonde, beautiful young girl goes missing, everyone from the small town of Denton joins the search. They can find no trace of the town’s darling, but Detective Josie Quinn finds another girl they didn’t even know was missing. Mute and unresponsive, it’s clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair...

Get this #1 bestseller in organized crime thrillers for just $1.49.


Firefly Hollow (Firefly Hollow series Book 1), by T. L. Haddix

In 1960, a tragic death in the family calls young Sarah Browning back from college to her Appalachian homestead. Unable to return to school and finish her degree, she finds herself facing a future that isn’t what she’d planned. Lost and grieving, she wanders onto her reclusive neighbor’s property where she stumbles across the all-too-attractive Owen Campbell, a man hiding secrets she’d only ever thought were legend.

"Firefly Hollow" is the first book in the Firefly Hollow series, which are Women's Fiction Romances set in Appalachia, featuring elements of traditional Appalachian folklore with a paranormal bent.

Right now, get the first title of the Firefly Hollow series for FREE.


Landry's Back in Town (Rocky Ridge Romance Book 1), by Margery Scott

A wrongly-convicted man: When he was released from prison, Landry Mitchell made the mistake of returning to his hometown. The residents of Rocky Ridge aren’t the forgive-and-forget type. 

A woman who needs to be needed: Olivia Harding is determined to help Landry rebuild his life, whether he likes it or not. He doesn’t. And he sure doesn’t like the way he’s starting to care about Olivia. He can’t offer her a future when he doesn't have one himself.

As their feelings for each other grow, Landry starts to believe they might have a future together. But then trouble comes back to town.


The Downfall of Catie Bloom, by Brooke Stanton

Catie’s little white lies have finally caught up to her...

Catelyn Bloom has it all: A husband, a successful career, and she's America's #1 Domestic Goddess. Except, it's a big fat lie. She can’t cook, she’s a slob, and her husband left her years ago. But she’s trying to change all that and become an honest woman. 

Too bad someone has other ideas for her. 


The Girl Who Chased the Moon, by Sarah Addison Allen

Emily Benedict has come to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew, she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life: Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor, Julia Winterson, bakes hope in the form of cakes, not only wishing to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also dreaming of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever. 

Can a hummingbird cake really bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emily’s backyard? The answers are never what you expect. But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in.


The Life List, by Lori Nelson Spielman

*INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER* Perfect for fans of Cecelia Ahern’s P.S., I Love You and Allison Winn Scotch’s Time of My Life. 

Brett Bohlinger seems to have it all: a plum job, a spacious loft, an irresistibly handsome boyfriend. All in all, a charmed life. That is, until her beloved mother passes away, leaving behind a will with one big stipulation: to receive her inheritance, Brett must first complete the life list of goals she’d written when she was a naïve girl of fourteen.

Grief-stricken, Brett can barely make sense of her mother’s decision—her childhood dreams don’t resemble her ambitions at age thirty-four in the slightest. Some seem impossible. 

How can she possibly have a relationship with a father who died seven years ago? Other goals (Be an awesome teacher!) would require her to reinvent her entire future. As Brett reluctantly embarks on a perplexing journey in search of her adolescent dreams, one thing becomes clear. Sometimes life’s sweetest gifts can be found in the most unexpected places.

Get The Life List for $1.99


Regular Disclaimer: The responsibility to confirm any price before purchase is up to the reader. Sales may end unexpectedly, so be sure to check the price. Titles listed in deals posts may or may not be ones read by the author of the blog, and inclusion of a title does not imply its endorsement or recommendation. Determining what books are right for you, including any content issues, is the responsibility of the individual purchasing and reading any given title. Posts include Amazon affiliate links.

Monday, October 01, 2018

Roaring Deals Week of October 1st


Know of a sale I missed?
Let me know in the comments!


Wreckage, by Emily Bleeker

I shared this book last time it was on sale too, and I'm sharing it again because it was one of my top reads of 2015. SO GOOD. 

From the description: 

Lillian Linden is a liar. On the surface, she looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she’s been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost two years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. But they can’t tell the real story—so they lie.

It's on sale for only $1.99


The Reckoners Series, by Brandon Sanderson

The entire trilogy is on sale, each volume only $1.99. It's an award-winning series by the famed fantasy novelist, now writing for young adults. If you're not quite into the huge epic fantasies but love super heroes, this is your series! 

Get each book for only $1.99: SteelheartFirefightCalamity


The Princess and the Billionaire, by Barbara Bretton

A runaway princess looking to start a new life in New York City. A golden boy billionaire who likes his life just the way it is.

She grew up in a castle high in the French Alps. He was born in Queens.

She cut her teeth on caviar and champagne. He loves Big Macs and supersized fries.

From the snow-covered Alps to the noisy streets of Manhattan to the ramshackle cottage in the Pennsylvania Poconos, Isabelle and Daniel fight their attraction to each other every step of the way.

Sale price: 99 cents


The Last Goodbye, by Caroline Finnerty

Sometimes the decisions we make can last a lifetime . . . and sometimes we cannot shake off the shackles of decisions made by others in the past.

The Last Goodbye is a powerful story of love and loss, forgiveness and new beginnings - a heart-wrenching and emotional page-turner for mothers and daughters everywhere.

Sale price: FREE


Heart and Soul, by Jennifer Youngblood

Don't miss this heartwarming collection of 4 love stories that will feed your need for swoon-worthy romance.
Stories included:

"Kisses over Candlelight"
"The Cowboy and the Billionaire's Daughter"
"How To See With Your Heart"
"Seeking Mr. Perfect"

Sale price: 99 cents


My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult

Sara and Brian Fitzgerald's life with their young son and their two-year-old daughter, Kate, is forever altered when they learn that Kate has leukemia. The parents' only hope is to conceive another child, specifically intended to save Kate's life. For some, such genetic engineering would raise both moral and ethical questions; for the Fitzgeralds, Sara in particular, there is no choice but to do whatever it takes to keep Kate alive. 

And what it takes is Anna. Until Anna, now 11, says no. Seeking medical emancipation, she hires her own lawyer (Alec Baldwin), initiating a court case that divides the family and that could leave Kate's rapidly failing body in the hands of fate

Regular price: $9.00Sale price: $2.99


The Unbroken Line of the Moon, by Johanne Hildebrandt

For fans of Nordic mythology: 

In this savage saga of love, war, lust, and magic set in the tenth century, young Sigrid is destined to be the mother of the king of the Nordic lands that would become Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and England.

Sale price: $1.99


Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind, by Guy Claxton

In these accelerated times, our decisive and businesslike ways of thinking are unprepared for ambiguity, paradox, and sleeping on it." We assume that the quick-thinking "hare brain" will beat out the slower Intuition of the "tortoise mind."

However, now research in cognitive science is changing this understanding of the human mind. It suggests that patience and confusion--rather than rigor and certainty--are the essential precursors of wisdom.

Sale price: $1.99


David Space Is Almost Interesting, The Memoir

A hilarious and biting memoir from the actor, comedian, and Saturday Night Live alumn David Spade.

David Spade is best known for his harsh “Hollywood” Minute Sketches on SNL, his starring roles in movies like Joe Dirt and Tommy Boy,  and his seven-year stint as Dennis Finch on the television series Just Shoot Me.

Now, with a wit as dry as the weather in his home state of Arizona, the “comic brat extraordinaire” tells his story in Almost Interesting.

Sale price: $1.99


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


Amazon's famous Prime Day events are huge for so many reasons, and for bookworms, it's even better: books aren't high-ticket ite...