While the Kindle 3 and free book posts usually take centre stage on this blog there are quite a few kindle book deal posts.
Since the 50 free kindle books post is a big hit and there’s no Book Deals section in the Kindle Store thought it would make sense to collect all the good kindle book deals and add them to a single post. Please do add deals you find (not your own books please).
Quick Notes on the Kindle Book Deals
Please keep in mind –
- Last Updated – September 4th, 2010.
- Books are usually between 80 cents and $3.
- Reviews are the primary criteria to decide whether to add books.
- Sales are a filter since books that don’t make it to the Movers and Shakers list don’t get considered.
- Book Prices might change – This post is not updated and it’s just not realistic to expect 100+ book prices to be tracked.
- For authors who want to get on the list – Get on to the Movers and Shakers List or the Top 100 Paid Bestsellers List. There’s no other source used.
- Book are categorized by genre. They are often miscategorized so Mystery fans should also check the Adventure section and Science Fiction fans should also check the Mystery & Thrillers section for technothrillers.
- If you have suggestions please go ahead and add a comment but please don’t suggest your own books or a friend’s books.
These book deals have all been mentioned on this blog at one time or the other during 2010. If you’ve been a regular reader since beginning 2010 you might not find anything new here.
Kindle Book Deals after the jump …
Kindle Book Deals – Romance
The top 7 recommendations –
- Magic in the Wind by Christine Feehan. 4 stars on 71 reviews. $1.99.
“Sarah Drake has come home.” Ever since Damon Wilder sought refuge in Sea Haven, he’s heard the same breathless rumor pass the lips of nearly every local in the sleepy coastal town. Even the wind seems to whisper her name-a reverie so powerfully suggestive that it carries the curious Damon to Sarah’s cliff-top home, and seeks to shelter him there. But Damon has not arrived alone. A killer has tracked him to Sea Haven, and into the shadows of Drake House.
- The Third Kiss: Dorian’s Dream by Heather Killough-Walden. 4.5 stars on 39 reviews. Vampire Romance. $1.
An ancient Roma foretelling speaks of vampire kings one day dreaming of the women who could bear them children. These children would be powerful vampire warriors and treasures to their kingdoms. Their mothers would become queens. However, a thousand years have passed and not a single vampire has dreamt of anything at all, much less of salvation through companionship.
And then, in a massive master bedroom in a mansion upon sprawling estate grounds in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the French vampire king awakens from a slumber ripe with visions of a young American beauty.
- Interlude in Death by J. D. Robb. $1.99.
In early spring of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called off planet to face a grueling ordeal – giving a seminar at the largest police conference of the year, to be held in a swanky resort. A resort which just happens to be owned by her husband, Roarke, of course.
Even though Eve can’t quite see it that way, it’s supposed to be at least partly a vacation. But work intrudes in the form of a bloody homicide, and Eve is off and running.
- Heat of Passion by Elle Kennedy. 4 stars on 19 reviews. She has lots of other good deals. $2.80.
Carson Scott is the king of one-night stands, so a naughty encounter with a sexy brunette in a nightclub supply closet is right up his alley. When his mysterious seductress disappears, he’s blindsided by an unfamiliar emotion-disappointment. One thing’s for sure – if he ever encounters his lady of the evening again, he won’t let her slip away so easily.
Between her catering business, family issues, and her broken heart, Holly Lawson has too much on her plate to think about committing to a serious relationship.
- Secrets of a Duchess by Kaitlin O’Riley. 4 stars on 27 reviews. $2.55.
Though determined to please her doting relatives, there is one thing Caroline vows she will never do: marry. So at her society debut, she decides to use her keen intelligence to keep suitors at bay…
…. Handsome, tall, and titled, Alexander Woodward, Duke of Woodborough, is the catch of the Season-but he doesn’t want to be caught. He finds a kindred spirit in the witty Caroline and makes her a scandalous proposition: they will pretend to court to dissuade any overtures of marriage…
- Beyond the Darkening by Kerry Allen. 4 stars on 18 reviews. 89 cents.
Amanda Tessler infiltrated the Society for the Preservation of Humanity to gather information to aid the “monsters” the organization seeks to cleanse from the earth. Her orders are to maintain her cover at any cost, but when the vampire she once loved is delivered to the facility, starved, blinded, and slated for further suffering in her lab, clinical detachment fails her.
- Reno’s Chance: A Navy Seals Story by Lora Leigh. $1.99.
Ever since she was a little girl, Raven McIntire has secretly pined and longed for her best friend’s sexy older brother, Reno, a Navy SEAL who has just returned home from duty.
What she doesn’t realize is that his only true mission is to get into her heart and get her into his bed.
21 more good kindle book deals in romance –
- Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise. 4.5 stars on 291 reviews. $2.99.
Thirty-three-year-old Minerva Dobbs is annoyed when her current boyfriend dumps her three weeks before her sisters’ wedding. But she’s downright furious a few moments later when she overhears her now “ex” boyfriend bet hunky Calvin Morrisey that he can’t take her home and bed her.
- Don’t Cry by Beverly Barton is a romantic suspense novel. $5.11.
Barton (Dead by Midnight) delivers a solid mix of romance and terror in her latest thriller. When the bodies of kidnapped women are discovered with long-dead babies in their arms, J.D. Cass of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation gets called in.
- Ruthless by Anne Stuart. 4 stars on 27 reviews. Historical Romance. $5.59.
In 1760s Paris, penniless British noblewoman Elinor Harriman is struggling to support her family when her ill mother runs away to an orgy held by Viscount Rohan, a mysterious libertine known as the King of Hell.
- To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt. 4 stars on 44 reviews. $1.99.
Jasper Renshaw, Viscount Vale, has a problem: he needs to marry and produce an heir to the title. All Jasper wants is to find a lady who will put up with him long enough to wed so he can retreat to his life of debauchery–a life that keeps the haunting memories of his past at bay.
- Going Down: Holding out for a Hero by Shelli Stevens. $2.89.
Eleanor Owen needs to get out of Chicago and quick. It’s not that she doesn’t want to obey the subpoena to testify against her drug-trafficking ex-boyfriend. It’s making it to the witness stand alive, should a dirty cop make good on his threats.
- One Unashamed Night by Sophia James. $3.99. About Lord Taris Wellingham who has fading eyesight and 28 year old Beatrice-Maude Basingstoke who is blind to her own charms.
- Gone by Karen Fenech is just $2.99.
Special Agent Clare Marshall was separated from her sister Beth in childhood when their mother tried to kill them. Now Clare learns that Beth lives in the small town of Farley, South Carolina, but when she goes there to reunite with Beth, Clare discovers her sister is missing and that someone in the town is responsible for her disappearance.
- Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand. 4 stars on 68 reviews. $1.99.
It’s summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local boy, home from college. Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues, the women–two sisters and one friend–make their way to the sisters’ tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt. They’re all trying to escape from something …
- Choose Your Own Romance by Christina Crooks is a Choose Your Own Romance Adventure gamebook. $1.
- Blind Spot by Nancy Bush. 4.5 stars on 3 reviews. $4.47.
Beautiful psychologist Claire Norris defies her superiors to protect her patients in this fast-paced and highly implausible romantic suspense novel. Claire, who works at a private mental hospital, is still haunted by memories of a patient who killed his girlfriend, Melody Stone, in front of her, nearly killing her, too.
- Steal Me by Tina Folsom. Erotic Romance. $1.
When London art collector Marcus Montcrieff meets the mysterious Olivia at an auction where he buys a seemingly magic golden armband said to have belonged to one of the Vestal Virgins, he realizes quickly that taking her to bed comes at a high price.
- Submission by Kimberly Zant. Erotic Romance. $2.13.
To Jimmy, it had been nothing more than a challenge – break the bank’s cutting edge computer security just to prove he could. To his mother, Stephanie, it was Armageddon. Fortunately for her, the Thornes – Gavin, Bret, Jared, Jessie, and Luke – weren’t interested in advertising the fact that a kid had breached their security. They were ruthlessly determined to collect their pound of flesh, however.
- The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn. 4 stars on 65 reviews. $1.99.
Denver Psychologist Kismet Knight, Ph.D., doesn’t believe in the paranormal. She especially doesn’t believe in vampires. So what happens when she finds herself neck-deep in the vampire underworld?
- One on One by Cathryn Fox. $2.
Taylor Dayton has been holding back a secret from her best friend, firefighter Christian Bain: he’s the only man who can douse the flames inside her. It’s time he noticed her as more than an ice cream and movie pal.
- The Alpha by Annie Nicholas. 4.5 stars on 3 reviews. $2.80.
Spice has nothing but the clothes on her back when she returns to Chicago. She’s looking for a better life, and that means reuniting with her estranged twin sister, Sugar. She isn’t thrilled to find out Sugar’s boyfriend is a vampire. But then she meets Eric, once the bottle-cap-glasses wearing nerd next door – now grown into the kind of man she’d love to snuggle with on this cold winter night…and he’s offered her his room in Sugar’s house.
- Carolina by Heather Matthews. 5 stars on 6 reviews. $2.99.
Carolina is a sweeping, epic romance…it tells the story of Carolina Evans, a young woman from Maine who is cursed with a tortured past and an uncertain future. After becoming pregnant as a teenager and being abandoned by her boyfriend, Daniel, Carrie is sent to a relative in Tennessee…to have her child and give it up for adoption.
- Wicked Sexy by R. G. Alexander. 5 stars on 11 reviews. $2.80.
Callie has always known the Abbotts were different. Witches, though they call themselves Magians. They are her second family. Harrison Abbott has been her best friend since they were children. Tucker Abbott, her life-long crush. And their brother, Tyghe, A magical pain in her backside.
When the Abbotts need her human perspective to solve a mystery, she doesn’t hesitate but the bone-melting desire between her and the Abbott brothers isn’t part of the plan.
- Midnight in Death by J. D. Robb. $1.99.
The number-one New York Times bestselling In Death series explodes with intrigue, passion, and suspense. Now, Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, propels you into the darkest night of Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s life-when a killer comes to call…Eve’s name has made a Christmas list, but it’s not for being naughty or nice. It’s for putting a serial killer behind bars. Now the escaped madman has her in his sights.
- This Matter of Marriage by Debbie Macomber. 4.5 stars on 29 reviews. $3.60.
The alarm on Hallie’s biological clock is buzzing. She’s hitting the big three-O and there’s no prospect of marriage, no man in sight. Hallie, an organized, goal-setting kind of person, gives herself a year to meet Mr. Knight…In Shining Armor. But all her dates are disasters. (There’s the cheapskate and the sex fiend and…well, never mind.)
- In Too Deep by Brenda Jackson and Olivia Gates. A 2-in-1 romance book deal. $3.40.
- Home for the Holidays by Debbie Macomber. $1.30.
Romance is probably the section with the most book deals. There are also lots and lots of free book offers.
Kindle Book Deals – Fiction
The top 10 kindle fiction book deals –
- Unconventional by J. J. Hebert. 5 stars on 41 reviews. $1.
YOUNG JAMES FROST just knows, deep in his bones, that he’s a writer. He writes far into early mornings, after his wearying hours of scrubbing toilets and sweeping floors. He loves writing that much.
But it’s not only the joy of words that keeps him grinding; it’s his desire to retire the janitor’s mop. He sees being published as the key to living an improved life. James has another deep-seated conviction: that he’s not good enough.
- Roma: The Novel of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor. Historical Fiction. $2.99.
Saylor (The Judgment of Caesar) breaks out on an epic scale in this sprawling novel tracing Rome’s extraordinary development over five centuries, as seen through the eyes of succeeding generations of one of its founding families.
- Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. $0.99
If you’ve ever paid off one credit card with another, thrown out a bill before opening it, or convinced yourself that buying at a two-for-one sale is like making money, then this silly, appealing novel is for you. In the opening pages of Confessions of a Shopaholic, recent college graduate Rebecca Bloomwood is offered a hefty line of credit by a London bank. Within a few months, Sophie Kinsella’s heroine has exceeded the limits of this generous offer
- Sunday’s Child by Tom Lewis. 4.5 stars on 31 reviews. Political/Historical Fiction set in Pea Island, North Carolina. $2.99.
Sunday’s Child….ebbs and flows like the waters lapping against the sands of Pea Island, North Carolina. At times calm and warm, sometimes rough and tumble, occasionally violent, the tale captures a sense of time and place and those brave souls who lived at the far reaches of our shores. It is a page-turner with an intricate plot that introduces the reader to a number of fascinating characters about whom they soon care a lot about… — The Rocky Mount Telegram, July 16th, 2006
- Map of Bones by James Rollins. $1.99.
During a service at a cathedral in Cologne, Germany, a band of armed intruders dressed in monk’s robes unleashes a nightmare of blood and terror, ruthlessly gunning down worshippers and clergy alike.
The killers haven’t come for the church’s gold and valuable artwork, but for a priceless treasure secreted within: the preserved bones of the Three Magi
- The Burnt House: A Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman. $1.99.
At 8:15 in the morning, a small commuter plane carrying forty-seven passengers crashes into an apartment building in Granada Hills, California. Shock waves ripple through Los Angeles, as L.A.P.D. Lieutenant Peter Decker works overtime to calm rampant fears of a 9/11-type terror attack. But a grisly mystery lives inside the plane’s charred and twisted wreckage: the unidentified bodies of four extra travelers. And there is no sign of an airline employee who was supposedly on the catastrophic flight.
- In Search of Adam by Caroline Smailes. Just $1.01.
Motherless, rootless and unprotected, Jude Williams’ childhood is fractured by the horror and experience of sexual abuse, forcing her to exist somewhere and nowhere in-between childhood and adulthood.
- White Seed: The Untold Story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke by Paul Clayton. 4.5 stars on 7 reviews. $1.
One of the most haunting mysteries in American history — The Lost Colony of Roanoke — comes roaring back to life in White Seed, with a compelling cast of characters.
- Where You Belong (None) by Patrick Dilloway. 4 stars on 8 reviews. $1.
Frost Devereaux’s odyssey of self-discovery spans three decades and takes him to every corner of America. Guiding him along his journey are the twin loves of his life: Frankie & Frank Maguire. Through his tempestuous relationships with them, he learns who he is and where he belongs.
- Where Did This Come From by Larry Nocella. 4.5 stars on 11 reviews. $1.
When American tourist Joe Vera saves the life of the Huapi chief, he is rewarded with a rare and beautiful crystal unknown to the outside world.
Back in America, Joe gives the crystal as a gift to the terminally-ill son of his ex-girlfriend, but it isn’t long before the crystal attracts the interest of a leading U.S. toy manufacturer, MajorCo Toys. In an instant, Joe is rich and the crystal is selling like crazy
Kindle Book Deals – Non-Fiction
4 good non-fiction kindle book deals –
- Recollections: A Baby Boomer’s Memories of the Fabulous Fifties by Jim Chambers. 4.5 stars on 41 reviews. $1.
As one of the first post-WWII Baby Boomers, the author’s childhood and early teenage years were in the 1950s, a remarkable decade for the United States that saw enormous political, technological, and cultural changes. Although many books have covered the headline-making events of the era in great detail, few of these books give the reader a real feel for what daily life was like for Americans living in that decade, especially for kids growing up then.
- Free Range Knitter: The Yarn Harlot Writes Again by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. 4.5 stars on 18 reviews. $1.79.
For the 60 million knitters in America, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (a.k.a. the Yarn Harlot) shares stories of knitting horrors and triumphs, knitting successes and defeats, but, mostly, stories about the human condition that ring true for everyone–especially if you happen to have a rather large amount of yarn in your house.
- Rex: A Mother, Her Autistic Child, and the Music that Transformed their Lives by Cathleen Lewis
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?
- A Celebration of Motherhood: Poems, Thoughts & Words of Wisdom by Michelle Gillett. 64 cents.
Kindle Book Deals – Mystery and Thrillers
The top 9 deals –
- Sleight Malice by Vicki Tyley. 5 stars on 11 reviews. 99 cents.
One cold Melbourne winter’s night a suburban bungalow goes up in flames. Despite their best efforts, firefighters are unable to save the home. When a badly charred body is discovered in the remains, web designer Desley James is devastated. Her best friend, Laura Noble, had been the only one in the house that night – her partner, Ryan Moore, is away in Sydney on business.
- Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny. 4.5 stars on 78 reviews. $2.99.
This is a real gem of a book that slowly draws the reader into a beautifully told, lyrically written story of love, life, friendship, and tragedy. And it’s a pretty darn good mystery too
- My King, The President by Tom Lewis. 4 stars on 28 reviews. $2.99.
Investigative journalist, Jeb Willard, learns that his old college friend, a Secret Service agent, fatally shot the controversial President of the United States and then killed himself. Devastated, Jeb attends his friend’s funeral where he is approached by a priest who gives Jeb a note from his Secret Service agent friend hinting of treason within the highest levels of the government. … is eventually forced into action as the new President, Helene Fordham, calls him to Washington for a personal meeting. Jeb cannot refuse the persuasive first female President or her close friend, his former editor, and reluctantly agrees to begin his own investigation.
- The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen. 4 stars on 73 reviews. $5.19.
Bestseller Gerritsen’s at times lackluster series heroines prove they can shine in her solid seventh thriller to feature Det. Jane Rizzoli and Dr. Maura Isles (after The Mephisto Club).
- Microbe by Bill Clem. A technothriller. $1.79.
In 1947, the U.S. Army left behind a secret when they closed Ft. Miles, Delaware. A threat so deadly, they buried it 1000 feet down in the Atlantic Ocean. Now, sixty years later, an oil rig drilling off the coast of Delaware has hit something. Within hours, crew members are dying from a mysterious illness that kills unmercifully.
On the opposite coast, Justin Flannigan, an estranged epidemiologist is visited by the director of the CDC who convinces him to come to Delaware to investigate the bizarre illness.
- The List by J. A. Konrath. 4 stars on 74 reviews. $2.99.
THE LIST is a bit of a departure for Konrath. It’s a technothriller about a group of ten people who each have tattoos of numbers on the bottoms their feet, and don’t know why.
One of them, a Chicago Homicide cop named Tom Mankowski, has had one of these strange tattoos since birth. When he investigates a violent murder and discovers the victim also has a tattooed number, it sets the ball rolling for an adventure of historic proportions.
- The Second Ship (The Rho Agenda Book 1) by Richard Phillips. A technothriller. 4.5 stars on 57 reviews. 89 cents.
Top-Secret Los Alamos, New Mexico. In 1945 its scientists unlocked the secrets of the atomic bomb. Now the quiet scientific community spawned by the Manhattan Project comes face to face with a technological breakthrough for which the world is completely unprepared. As a special team of operatives struggles to stop the project codenamed Rho while containment is still possible, what it means to be human is about to change — forever.
- Sweet Dreams by Aaron Patterson. 4 stars on 24 reviews. $2.99.
Patterson’s Appleton never ceases to amaze the reader as every turn of the page presents a new twist. Through the first two-thirds of Sweet Dreams, we follow Mark Appleton on his quest for justice in the wake of a very personal crime. While Appleton seeks vengeance, we also meet Kirk Weston and his trusty sidekick, Geoff Martin- three men who take the reader on a high-speed journey of suspense and intrigue. At a time when the world needs a real hero, Patterson delivers big with the WJA’s Mark Appleton-an unlikely hero for the 21st century. – Joe Show
- Victim Six by Gregg Olson. 4 stars on 27 reviews. $4.99. A thriller about a serial killer in Western Washington.
11 more Kindle thrillers and mysteries at great prices –
- Killing Red by Henry Perez. 4.5 stars on 17 reviews. $4.47.
On death row, serial killer Kenneth Lee Grubb has six days to live. His last request? An interview with reporter Alex Chapa. What begins as a dream story soon turns into a nightmare for Alex. For amidst Grubb’s taunts and boasts lies the horrific claim that someone is carefully repeating his past crimes
- Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger. 79 cents.
Her ability to generate spine-tingling suspense while evoking the danger and glamour of New York City is matched by her skill in creating memorable, realistic characters. Most notable is protagonist Ridley Scott, a freelance writer whose life changes when she rescues a toddler who wanders into traffic.
- Swallow by Tonya Plank. 4.5 stars on 18 reviews. $1.
Sophie Hegel is a shy New York lawyer from small-town Florence Arizona, known not for the Renaissance but for housing a large prison. She’s just graduated from Yale Law School and landed her first job when, one evening she feels a fist-like ball form at the base of her throat.
- Kill the Story by John Luciew. 4 stars on 19 reviews. $1.99.
A serial killer known as “The Reader” is murdering journalists in the manner of their most famous stories. Dubbed the “Media Murders” by the press, the killings baffle authorities, turn once-aggressive reporters into prey and shock the country in what soon becomes a national story.
- To Speak for the Dead by Paul Levine. $2.39. Hard-boiled thriller.
Dr. Roger Salisbury knew seductive, beautiful Melanie Corrigan way back when she was a nude dancer in a seedy Miami bar. Now she’s accused him of malpractice in the death of her wealthy husband, and, when that fails, she frames him for murder.
- The Skull Ring by Scott Nicholson. 4.5 stars on 23 reviews. $2.39.
With the help of a therapist, Julia is finally piecing together childhood memories of the night her father vanished. But when Julia finds a silver ring that bears the name “Judas Stone,” the past comes creeping back. Someone is leaving strange messages inside her house, even though the door is locked. Her lawyer boyfriend turns violent. And the cop who investigated her father’s disappearance has followed her to the small mountain town of Elkwood.
- Immortality by Kevin Bohacz. 4 stars on 33 reviews. A technothriller. $3.89.
“Immortality is a fine, tense, scientific mystery adventure that puts mankind in a challenge of survival with a short time limit. This is the way the world could end.” – Piers Anthony, author of 21 New York Times best-selling novels….
- Brainbox by Christian Cantrell. A short story and a technothriller. $1.
When the Earth begins cooling unexpectedly, humanity is left with only a few degrees of habitable latitude along the planet’s equator. After establishing themselves as the three remaining powers in the world, the Americans, Chinese, and Russians eventually turn on each other in hopes of securing the last of the Earth’s resources for themselves.
- Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery by M. Louisa Locke.
It’s the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie’s husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide five years earlier, and one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns to pay off a debt.
Annie Fuller also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco’s most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of Madam Sibyl’s clients, Matthew Voss, has died.
- A Dirty Business by Joe Humphrey. 99 cents.
Kevin Bailey, a black, jobless twenty-something returns to New York City from a recent hermitage. Armed with a degree in criminal justice, he immediately leans on an associate and former employer for a needed job referral. This leads to a position with the Frank Givens detective agency in Midtown. Frank Givens tosses Bailey a case that should have been fairly routine: a New York City socialite requires dirt on her son’s fiancée based on her suspicions of gold digging.
- Toe Popper by Johnny Tangerine. 4 stars on 26 reviews. Technothriller. $1.
A twisted beach novel.
A terrorist plants landmines on the beaches of Southern California.
Major Joel Lane, a Special Forces adviser and landmine expert, is called-in from the wilderness of Cambodia to hunt him down.
Teamed with the beautiful female FBI agent assigned to the case, Lane battles his past demons, opium addiction, and a diabolical opponent who is only getting started.
Kindle Book Deals – Science Fiction and Fantasy
The top 9 deals –
- Supervirus by Andrew W. Mitchell. 4 stars on 47 reviews. $1.
A youth with a powerful mind amazes and terrifies the stock market and the National Security Agency. Dispatched to locate him, a group of elite operatives stumbles across his monumental creation, and an unlikely hero emerges in a struggle that could mark the beginning of a new era.
- DragonSpell by Donita K. Paul. 4.5 stars on 99 reviews. Book 1 of a series that has sold over 250,000 books. $1.59.
“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.
- Containment by Christian Cantrell. 4 stars on 85 reviews. $1.
As Earth’s ability to support human life begins to diminish at an alarming rate, the Global Space Agency is formed with a single mandate: protect humanity from extinction by colonizing the solar system as quickly as possible. Venus, being almost the same mass as Earth, is chosen over Mars as humanity’s first permanent steppingstone into the universe.
Arik Ockley is part of the first generation to be born and raised off-Earth. After a puzzling accident, Arik wakes up to find that his wife is almost three months pregnant. Since the colony’s environmental systems cannot safely support any increases in population, Arik immediately resumes his work on AP, or artificial photosynthesis, in order to save the life of his unborn child.
- Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson. 4 stars on 198 reviews. $2.99.
Starred Review. Epic fantasy heavyweight Sanderson (the Mistborn series) pens a powerful stand-alone tale of unpredictable loyalties, dark intrigue and dangerous magic. To keep a treaty made long ago, the king of Idris must send his daughter to marry Susebron, the God King of Hallandren. Loath to part with his eldest daughter, Vivenna, King Dedelin instead sends his youngest daughter, tomboyish 17-year-old Siri, who struggles to make sense of the schemers and spies in Susebron’s court.
- Out of the Black by Lee Doty. 4.5 stars on 13 reviews. $2.99.
It is the end of a nearly perfect society. Beautiful, happy people still drive electric cars to fulfilling jobs like any other day, but no one noticed that the Apocalypse began a few weeks ago.
- Peculiar, Mo by Robert Williams. 4 stars on 28 reviews. $1.19.
Welcome to Peculiar, MO. For most, life is good in this idyllic Midwestern town, until a falling star brings an unearthly menace.
Soon animals are found dying of a mysterious disease. At night, beasts begin to cry out in voices that sound almost like words, as they are drawn to a burned clearing to serve an alien will.
- Auralia’s Colors by Jeffrey Overstreet. 4.5 stars on 38 reviews. 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
- Space Prison, The Survivors by Tom Godwin. 4.5 stars on 26 reviews. Have read this and this is definitely worth reading. $1.
A ship heading from Earth to Athena, a planet 500 light years away, is suddenly attacked by the Gerns, an alien empire in its expansion phase. People aboard are divided by the invaders into Slaves and Rejects. The former to work under Gern’s command on Athena, the latter to stay in the nearest Earth-like planet, called Ragnarok and to be later returned to their mother planet.
Ragnarok, however, turns out to be an inhospitable world, populated by deadly, aggressive creatures. The novels follows the stranded humans through several generations as they try to survive there.
- Dominant Species by Michael E. Marks. 4 stars on 34 reviews. A really, really good book. $1.99.
With technologies and weapon systems torn from the pages of DARPA’s most advanced military programs, DOMINANT SPECIES is an explosive roller-coaster of futuristic military action. This fast-paced, character-driven novel will immerse you in the world of US Marines in lethal powered armor, trapped aboard the ghostly ruins of a starship buried miles underground.
8 more Kindle Science Fiction & Fantasy book deals –
- The Vanishing Sculptor by Donita K. Paul. 4 stars on 24 reviews. $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.
- Stone Maiden by Ann Aquirre. Rated 4 stars on 13 reviews. $2.99.
An extraordinary first novel, a new fantasy in the exotic storytelling tradition of Tales from the Thousand and One Nights…
Muir is a slave, the lowest of the low. Yet hers is a magic great enough to shake the earth, great enough to topple kings from their thrones, perhaps even great enough to free the gods from their ancient prisons-if only she can free herself first.
- A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. 4.5 stars on 1,668 reviews. Fluctuates in price. $6.29.
In a world where the approaching winter will last four decades, kings and queens, knights and renegades struggle for control of a throne. Some fight with sword and mace, others with magic and poison. Beyond the Wall to the north, meanwhile, the Others are preparing their army of the dead to march south as the warmth of summer drains from the land. After more than a decade devoted primarily to TV and screen work, Martin (The Armageddon Rag, 1983) makes a triumphant return to high fantasy with this extraordinarily rich new novel, the first of a trilogy.
- Cameo the Asssasin by Dawn McCullough-White. Historical Fantasy. $1.
Cameo, an alias for Gwen, “the thrall of a vampire,” has two masters to serve. One is Wick, the aging, spell-casting head of the Association of Assassins, who assigns missions to the battle-scarred Cameo. The other is Haffef, Cameo’s vampire “Master,” who years ago rescued her from certain death after her vicious rape and beating and a deadly attack upon her younger sister
- The Invasion by William Meikle. 4.5 stars on 13 reviews. $1.99.
It started during a winter storm on the North Eastern Seaboard which brought with it a strange green rain. Where it fell, everything withered, died, and was consumed.
The residents of remote outposts in Maritime Canada escaped the worst of the early damage, but that was a blessing in disguise, for they were left to watch as first North America, then the world, was subsumed in the creeping green carpet of terror.
- Howling Dead by M. H. Bonham. Urban Fantasy. $2.39.
Kira Walker is a geek and UNIX systems administrator who has a bad hair day at least once a month. But when a wolf attacks Kira and her BFF in downtown Denver around the full moon, she’s devastated.
- Day’s End by Scott L. Collins. $2.39.
Nysa is an up and coming DNA retrieval expert well known in the scientific community for her advances in the technology used in the field. After being recruited to work on a secret project by an extraordinarily wealthy and mysterious benefactor, Nysa is moved to a hidden lab outside Denver, Colorado. Isolated from the world and forbidden from contact with anyone outside the facility, she is unaware of the strange occurrences that begin to plague the planet.
- The Mister Trophy by Frank Tuttle. Rated 5 stars on 6 reviews. $2.
All the finder Markhat wanted was a beer at Eddie’s. Instead he gets a case that will bring him face to fang with crazed, blood-craving halfdead, a trio of vengeful Troll warriors, and Mama Hog’s backstreet magic. Plus, the possible resurgence of the Troll War.
All right in his own none-too-quiet neighborhood.
Kindle Book Deals – Action and Adventure
The top deals –
- Deed to Death by D. B. Henson. 4.5 stars on 52 reviews. $1.
Real estate agent Toni Matthew’s problems begin when her fiancé, Scott, is murdered. Having to bury the man she loves on the very day they planned to be married is almost more than Toni can take.
- No Mercy by John Gilstrap. Rated 4.5 stars on 75 reviews. $4.39.
Few authors deliver a great read …out of the gate …every time. John is one of the rare ones. Jonathan Graves is one of the meatiest protagonists in years. Ex-Delta Force and Gilstrap is more familiar with Delta than most since he wrote the only book the secret force has ever cooperated with, and endorsed, “Six Minutes To Freedom.”
5 more kindle adventure book deals –
- A Woman named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler. $1.
Sophronisba Smith, known as Sophy, inherits a large mansion, Hynds House, from her great-aunt-by-marriage, Sophronisba Scarlett. She and her closest friend, Alicia Gaines, decide to move into the house.
The house, they learn from the servants, who rejoice in the names Mary Magdalen and Queen of Sheeba, has a reputation for being haunted by an ancestor of the great-aunt who disappeared in mysterious circumstances.
- Take the Monkeys and Run by Karen Cantwell. 4.5 stars on 11 reviews. $1.
“A semi-finalist in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, Take the Monkeys and Run obviously pleased a few readers.
While this is no literary masterpiece, it is essentially well-written with engaging, often larger that life characters, and most importantly is laugh out loud funny.”
- Hostage Zero by John Gilstrap. 4.5 stars on 12 reviews. $4.09.
Starred Review. The addictively readable second thriller featuring freelance hostage rescue operative Jonathan “Digger” Grave (after 2009’s No Mercy) marries a breakneck pace to a complex, multilayered plot. When two teenage boys are inexplicably kidnapped from a Virginia residential school for children of incarcerated parents, Grave and his crew set out to locate the victims and apprehend the abductors.
- Mankind’s Worst Fear by David L. Erickson. 4 stars on 18 reviews. 79 cents.
On Mars, Air Force Colonel Kaider O’Brien leads scientists to a subterranean site containing an artifact of alien creation.
On Earth, Professor George Schumer guides his experimental submarine through sudden, intense turbulence off the coast of Oregon.
Through a twist of quantum physics, both men meet 300 years in the future on Earth, devastated by nuclear winter, to save mankind from extinction at the hands of an alien race fearful of the technological advancement of other worlds.
- Faces in Time: A Time Travel Thriller by Lewis E. Aleman. $1.
A 20-Year Race Through Time…
In the near future, one man holds the key to our past. Chester Fuze lived a solitary life until he flung himself twenty years back in time. For years, he had loved movie star Rhonda Romero through television screens, movie theaters, and magazine covers. It wasn’t until she had fallen so far as to sell her face for a cosmetic transplant that he knew he had to travel back and save her before her life headed down such a tragic and destructive path.
Kindle Book Deals – Children’s Books
The 3 best deals –
- My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking. 4 stars on 57 reviews. Vampire romance. $1.
Seventeen-year-old Alice Bonham’s life feels out of control after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave hits aside, Jack’s unlike anyone she’s ever met.
Then she meets his brother, Peter. His eyes pierce through her, and she can barely breathe when he’s around.
But falling for two very different guys isn’t even the worst of her problems. Jack and Peter are vampires, and Alice finds herself caught between love and her own blood…
- Winter’s Passage by Julie Kagawa. Rated 4.5 stars on 29 reviews. $2.39.
Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl…until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck–Meghan’s best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon–who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey.
- ShadowMagic by Magician John Lenahan. Grades 7-11. 4.5 stars on 21 reviews. $2.99.
Conor’s dad is quite eccentric—he speaks in ancient languages and trains Conor in swordplay—but the 17-year-old never dreamed it was because his father was actually from the land of the ancient Celts. Conor is spirited away to Tir Na Nog, and life suddenly moves at a frantic pace. He meets his mother (a sorceress working in Shadowmagic), befriends an imp and a banshee, and must somehow survive the prophecy of his death long enough to help his dad claim his rightly deserved throne.
3 more kindle book deals for children –
- Evermore: The Immortals by Alyson Noel. $2.99.
This opening book in a new series, The Immortals, will thrill many teen fantasy-suspense readers, especially fans of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series.
- Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandberg. 70 cents.
The whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories, were originally created for his own daughters. The “Rootabaga” stories were born of Sandburg’s desire for “American fairy tales” to match American childhood
- The Death of Joan of Arc by Michael Scott. 99 cents.
Joan of Arc was not burned at the stake in Rouen, France in 1431. She was rescued from certain death by Scathach the Warrior.
Miscellaneous Kindle Book Deals
- When Christians Get It Wrong by Pastor Adam Hamilton. $1.
When young adults talk about the problems they have with Christianity and the church, they often name certain attitudes and behaviors they believe are practiced too often by Christians: judging others, condemning people of other faiths, rejecting science, injecting politics into faith, and being anti-homosexual.
- 2009 Photographer’s Market Complete by Editors of Writer’s Digest Books. Rated 4 stars on 29 reviews. 36 cents.
With 1,500 market listings, 2009 Photographer-s Market is the essential resource for freelance photographers looking to market their work.
Kindle Book Deals – Horror
The 8 best horror book deals –
- Trapped by Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath. 4.5 stars on 22 reviews. $2.99.
It includes two separate drafts of the novel.
It was supposed to be a harmless camping trip. Six wayward teenagers who’d run into trouble with the law, and their court-appointed guardians. A time to bond, to learn, to heal.
Then Martin told a campfire story about the island’s history. Of the old civil war prison hidden in there, and the starving confederate soldiers who resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. Everyone thought it was funny. They even laughed when Martin pretended to be dragged off into the woods
- The Walk by Lee Goldberg. 4.5 stars on 37 reviews. $2.37.
It’s one minute after the Big One. Marty Slack, a TV network executive, crawls out from under his Mercedes, parked outside what once was a downtown Los Angeles warehouse, the location for a new TV show. Downtown LA is in ruins. The sky is thick with black smoke. His cell phone is dead. The freeways are rubble. The airport is demolished. Buildings lay across streets like fallen trees. It will be days before help can arrive.
- Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse by Joel Arnold. $1.99.
“Arnold has a deft touch with horror that will leave a chill in your spine, but without the violence and gore of much modern horror. The stories remind me of Ray Bradbury at his darkest with their ability to play on the difference between what we know might happen and what we want to happen. These are complex tales with layers below the surface enjoyment of a story well written.”
- The Scrubs by Simon Wood and Simon Janus. 5 stars on 10 reviews. $1.
James Jeter, the notorious serial killer with a sixth sense, holds court inside London’s Wormwood Scrubs Prison. He’s the focus of the “North Wing Project.” Under the influence of a hallucinogen, Jeter can create an alternative world known as “The Rift” containing the souls of his victims. Pardons are on offer to inmates who’ll enter The Rift.
- A Death at the North Pole by Joel M. Andre. 4 stars on 18 reviews. 70 cents.
Detective Lauren Bruni has dealt with death for her entire life. She has watched it ruin lives, and brought people closer together. Her job taught her to separate fact from fiction.
But on a cold December day, all Lauren had believed in would be shattered and tossed aside. Thrust in a world unlike any she has seen before, she investigates a prominent figure’s grisly murder, and searches for answers along a strange new set of people.
With a killer watching her every move in the background ready to strike again at a moments notice.
- What Dragged in the Cat by Ryan M. Williams. 89 cents.
- Skin Deep by Bill Clem. 4 stars on 14 reviews. $1.59.
“A Medical Horror Story That Holds You Page After Page.” –New York Review
RN-turned novelist Bill Clem weaves a chilling tale of medical mayhem in this seat-of-your-pants thriller. David Reel, Washington, D.C. plastic surgeon and researcher, is about to make medical history. After two successful trial surgeries, his new creation, a second generation lab-grown skin, promises to be a miracle for burn victims. But beneath the fanfare, David is an emotionally tortured soul, haunted by the deaths of his mother and best friend in a horrific fire years before.
- Ancient Awakening by Matthew Bryan Laube. 4.5 stars on 10 reviews. Half-way through this and it’s very good. 89 cents.
Hell comes home to Jersey.
The seven Fallen have returned. Ancient demons with a taste for human flesh are reborn in Newark, New Jersey.
Ann, a PhD Student, and Mike, a local traffic cop, are all that stand in the Fallen’s way.
Trapped in a hospital filled with monsters, there appears to be no way out. That is until they stumble on a crazy patient who claims to be an immortal demon hunter from a century ago.
Kindle Book Deals – Finance
The best deals –
- Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay. 4 stars on 71 reviews. $1.
Why do otherwise intelligent individuals form seething masses of idiocy when they engage in collective action? Why do financially sensible people jump lemming-like into hare-brained speculative frenzies–only to jump broker-like out of windows when their fantasies dissolve?
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. 4.5 stars on 477 reviews. $1.
During our ten-year association, I learned the missing number to my combination for worldwide successful achievement. The Master Mind Principle: two or more persons working together in complete harmony toward a mutual goal or goals…
- Forex Strategy 10: Low Risk/High Return Currency Trading by Rob Booker. 5 stars on 9 reviews. $1.99.
This is a very good Currency trading book by active trader, Rob Booker. He writes in an easy to follow style and with a healthy dose of
humour. He teaches novice as well as experienced traders the principles of his successful Forex trading methodology.
Thanks to Brian McIlroy and KindleGirlee for their kindle book deal lists at Amazon.
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