First, 2 promising Kindle book deals –
- Her Last Letter by Nancy C. Johnson. Price: $1. Genre: Romantic Suspense, Woman Sleuths. Rated 4.5 stars on 16 reviews.
In the Colorado mountain town of Glenwood Springs, not far from Aspen, artist/photographer Gwyn Sanders discovers a cryptic letter her sister Kelly left behind.
The victim of a deadly hit and run, Kelly reveals she was sexually involved with her sister’s boyfriend and is scared for her life.
Both Gwyn and her remaining sister Linda have since married their boyfriends, so either of their husbands could be guilty of murder. The sisters received a large inheritance before meeting these men, and know little of either man’s background.
- Disintegration by Scott Nicholson. Price: $0.99. This has shot up the charts from #6,740 to #278. Rated 5 stars on 8 reviews. Genre: Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Hard-Boiled.
When a mysterious fire destroys his home and shatters his family, Jacob Wells is pulled into a downward spiral that draws him ever closer to the past he thought was dead and buried.
Now his twin brother Joshua is back in town, seeking to settle old scores and claim his half of the Wells birthright. Jacob’s wife Renee is struggling with her own past and her attempts to salvage Jacob are driven by guilt and ambition.
As Jacob and Joshua return to the twisted roles they adopted at the hands of cruel, demanding parents, they wage a war of pride, wealth, and passion. They share a poisonous obsession with the provocative, manipulative Carlita, whose immigrant family helped build the Wells fortune.
They both sound pretty interesting.
Next, let’s look at a free $3 coupon for music downloads –
- At the MP3 downloads page on Amazon you can click on ‘Enter Your Code’ and type in STUDENT3 as the code and get a $3 credit for free music. You must use it before November 1st, 2010 and it’s only for MP3s.
This offer and some of the free book deals below were found courtesy MobileRead.
Free Kindle Books outside the Kindle Store
Well, there are some very good offers –
- Mills and Boon has 12 free romance books at its Everyone’s Reading site. This is a new set of free books – not their old offer. Choose Mobi format for your Kindle – there’s no DRM.
Free Books include The Millionaire’s Ultimate Catch by Michelle M., Balfour Legacy: Mia’s Scandal, Wedding at King’s Convenience, and all sorts of romance books.
- Simon & Schuster has the Pocket After Dark site with two free romance books – Staked by J. F. Lewis and Flirting with Forever by Gwyn Cready. These are only free to read online and the 2nd one is only free for one more day.
Interestingly, Borders is offering a free lighted case today with the Sony 350 and 650. Don’t know if it’s worth it and found out about it too late – it ends today and it’s an in-store offer.
B&N is offering refurbished Nooks for $119 and $149. That’s $149 for a refurbished Nook 3G and $119 for a refurbished Nook WiFi.
Kindle Reviews vs Nook Color Reviews
The Kindle page has reviews from customers. It has entire reviews. It lists good reviews, bad reviews, angry reviews, ecstatic reviews. It even lists the opinions of people who’ve never touched the Kindle but hate it.
The Nook Color page has ‘reviews’ from reporters who have had perhaps 3 minutes each with the Nook Color. From those ‘reviews’ B&N has extracted the most promising statements to create this ridiculous list –
- Head of the Class.
- Go from finding a book to reading it in under 12 seconds.
- Nothing short of spectacular.
- B&N’s new Nook Color aims to be the Cadillac of eReaders.
- Zippy and responsive.
These are all people who have had either a brief look at the Nook Color or, at most, have played with it for a few minutes. Not a single one of them has read a book on it.
It’s remarkable that they’d still consider it ‘spectacular, zippy, responsive’. It’s even more remarkable that B&N would refer to these transitory first impressions as ‘reviews’.
The most interesting snippet is ‘zippy and responsive’ courtesy the NY Times. If we know anything we know that B&N struggles mightily to deliver ‘zippy and responsive’. By November 20th we’ll know how well these initial impressions hold up to reality.