a quick 71 cent book deal, 3 kindle book deals

Wanted to share these in case they are temporary offers.

Rex: A Mother, Her Autistic Child, and the Music that Transformed their Lives by Cathleen Lewis is rated 5 stars on 63 customer reviews. It’s available for just 71 cents and sounds really interesting. It’s certainly well reviewed.

How can an 11-year old boy hear a Mozart fantasy for the first time and play it back note-for-note perfectly-but struggle to navigate the familiar surroundings of his own home?

Cathleen Lewis says her son Rex’s laugh of total abandon is the single most joyous sound anyone could hear, but his tortured aversion to touch and sound breaks her heart and makes her wonder what God could have had in mind. In this book she shares the mystery of Rex and the highs, lows, hopes, dreams, joy, sorrows, and faith she has journeyed through with him.

There seem to be a lot of gems under $1.

Auralia’s Colors by Jeffrey Overstreet is rated 4.5 stars on 38 reviews and priced at 81 cents.

Film critic and author Overstreet (Through a Screen Darkly) offers a powerful myth for his first foray into fiction. The kingdom of Abascar is cloaked in gloom, sentenced to an ongoing wintering by a jealous queen, in which colors have been done away with and are only allowed in the royal court. But young Auralia, found as a baby by the river and raised by outcasts, has a talent for finding colors everywhere and bringing them to life in a way no one has ever seen before. The fate of the kingdom rests on what Auralia chooses to do and how the king responds.

There are Christian bones to the story—particularly in the mystery of the beast called the Keeper, who is always moving about, but he likes to hide just to see who’ll come seeking—which may be too obvious to some and not at all clear to others. Overstreet’s writing is precise and beautiful, and the story is masterfully told. Readers will be hungry for the next installment.

The Vanishing Sculptor by Donita K. Paul. Rated 4 stars on 24 reviews. Just $1.

Donita K. Paul’s 250,000-plus-selling DragonKeeper Chronicles series has attracted a wide spectrum of dedicated fans–and they’re sure to fall in love with the new characters and adventures in her latest superbly-crafted novel for all ages.

It’s a mind-boggling fantasy that inhabits the same world as the DragonKeeper Chronicles, but in a different country and an earlier time, where the people know little of Wulder and nothing of Paladin.

DragonSpell by Donita K. Paul is just $1.59. Rated 4.5 stars on 99 reviews. This is Book 1 of The DragonKeeper Chronicles which has sold over a quarter of a million copies.

“Dragonspell is a fine, well-written tale guaranteed to entertain both old and young alike. This was proven in our household when our eleven-year-old son snatched up the book and devoured it. Upon returning it, he exclaimed, ‘It’s good!’ –high praise from a rabid fan of Tolkein, Lewis, Jacques and company. I can only nod my head in agreement.”
–Christopher A. Lane, Gold Medallion and C.S. Lewis award-winning author of children’s and adult fiction

It’s interesting how lots and lots of authors are inhabiting the $1 to $3 range and you have to wonder at what point this will force the default new book price to come down from $12.99 and $9.99. Surely, at some point of time all these good books priced between one and three dollars will force the Agency Model to its knees and perhaps lower.

4 Responses

  1. Thank you so much for bringing these books to our attention! I try to do frequent searches by certain publishers, but hadn’t seen “Rex,” which I immediately downloaded. The other three books are by popular authors and would be great for those who enjoy fantasy.

    I hope you will eventually get to write an article about the downfall of the Agency Model!

  2. Thanks for letting us know about the free book offers.

    One thing I want to mention – about the Christian books: although I don’t mind wholesome attitudes in a story, I found that one of the prior free Christian books had excessive type of preaching about sexual purity.

    The book,”Beyond the Reflections’ Edge” by Bryan Davis, had a description about being a sci-fi fantasy type story, where the characters travel in multiple worlds. At first, the story in this book was interesting, and then suddenly the author went into a long digression about being sexually pure, and not even kissing a female unless she was your wife.
    The 16 year old male character then reflected about whether his 16 year old female was a “harlot” and whether he should look down on her and her behavior because she had at one time worn a low cut blouse. Holey Moley. I don’t know where this digression came from, but it turned me off of this Christian book. Using the word “harlot” to describe a somewhat innocent behaving young 16 year old girl was too excessive.
    I don’t think I’ll get a Christian book again even if it is free.

    • thanks for the update. I think any attitude is OK as long as people are upfront about it. The books should have been more specific that they were Christian.

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