Let’s start with the free kindle book -
- Compromising Positions by Jenna Bayley-Burke. Rated 4.5 stars on 9 reviews. Erotic Romance.
David Strong knows how to do a lot of things – run an international fitness company, finesse stock portfolios and stay out of emotional entanglements. That is, until he gets tangled up with Sophie Delfino and her Sensational Sex workout.
He’s supposed to help her demonstrate Kama Sutra positions for her couples- yoga class. The rigorous postures require more than just physical control. And his co-instructor unexpectedly tests his control to the limit.
The reviews are pretty effusive though they warn the book has a bit more spice than contemporary love stories. It’s shocking that a book titled Compromising Positions has an abundance of spice.
The off-shoot of finding and writing about all these free book offers and deals is that now Amazon recommends me romance novels 90% of the time – It’s some sort of cosmic joke.
Kindle Book Deals
There are quite a few good kindle book deals today (courtesy the official kindle forum and the Movers and Shakers List).
Let’s start with these two gems –
- Nemesis by Philip Roth is available for just $5.56. The hardcover is $17.16 so this is quite a deal.
“The fourth in the great and undiminished Roth’s recent cycle of short novels follows Everyman (2006), Indignation (2008), and The Humbling (2009), and as exceptional as those novels are, this latest in the series far exceeds its predecessors in both emotion and intellect.” –Booklist, starred Book of the Day, 7/22
- Case Histories by Whitbread winner Kate Atkinson is rated 4 stars on 180 reviews and just $1.99.
Critics on the other side of the Atlantic love Atkinson; Behind the Scenes at the Museum won the Whitbread Prize. To Americans’ delight, Case Histories has made the great leap.
The novel is not your typical crime genre fare (that is why we placed it within our literary reviews); it’s also a series of family sagas with strong moral frameworks.
Next, we have a couple of romance novel deals with 1 epic fantasy/romance novel also thrown into the mix -
- The Clayborne Brides by Julie Garwood is just $1 and rated 4 stars on 44 reviews. It’s three books in one.
First introduced in Julie Garwood’s magnificent New York Times bestseller For the Roses, the Clayborne brothers of Blue Belle, Montana, have been embraced by millions more through this trio of #1 bestselling novels.
Now collected in one volume for the first time, these stories tell of three spirited brothers — once a mismatched gang of street urchins — who learn that love flourishes in the most unexpected places….
- Tamed by Lynn Maris is rated 5 stars on 5 reviews and priced at $2.80.
She’ll do whatever it takes to get to the top of the professor’s learning curve.
Katrina Keens has discovered the man she longs for, Professor Derek Jacobson, is a Dom.
- Prophecy of the Flame by Lynn Hardy is rated 5 stars on 7 reviews and is just 89 cents. It’s categorized as both Epic Fantasy and Romance.
In a blinding flash of light, five nondescript strangers are yanked from this world and thrust into a land of sorcery as they are granted the looks and abilities of the people they were pretending to be. This band of wannabe heroes soon discovers that having the powers they have always dreamed of, does not make life a dream come true.
The Crusaders of the Light struggle to form a cohesive band as they blend twentieth century technology with the supernatural powers of this new world, fighting to liberate the kingdom of Cuthburan from the evil horde threatening humanity.
Hopefully you liked one or more of the 6 books on offer.
What’s the most compelling storyline for the eReader Market?
There was a post talking about how the Tablet market isn’t big enough for Apple, Android, Blackberry, Microsoft, and Nokia.
It makes you wonder what the most compelling storyline for the eReader market would be -
- Fighting off the Barbarians (Tablets) at the Gate.
- The Evolution and Resurgence of Reading.
- Amazon’s take-over of Publishing.
- The Demise of Publishers.
- Democratization of Publishing.
- Beginning of the end of Books.
- The Dominance of the Big 3 eReaders.
It’ll be interesting to see which storyline takes over by Christmas. Sony 350 and Sony 650 are strong enough to slow down the Kindle 3’s relentless march towards domination and if Nook 2 is very good we might see ‘The Dominance of the Big 3 eReaders’ storyline become a reality.