For your Kindle here are 7 excellent deals including NY Times bestselling authors pricing their books at $2 and $1 to generate interest in upcoming releases.
- The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch and Lee Chadeayne. Price: $1. Genre: Historical Fiction, Murder Mystery, Germany, Witch Trials. Rated 4.5 stars on 16 reviews. Liked this enough to preorder it for $7+. Can’t believe it’s just $1 (Amazon adjusts the price for preorders automatically which is great). It’s an Amazon Crossing book and the preview was amazing.
Germany, 1660: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town.
- The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman. Price: $1. Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Mystery Series. Rated 4.5 stars on 38 reviews. She’s a NY Times bestselling author and has had 19 books hit the Bestsellers list.
Like the series it inspired, Kellerman’s award-winning 1986 debut novel combines police procedure, via hard-boiled LAPD detective Peter Decker, with Judaic rites and rituals courtesy of its heroine Rina Lazarus, an ultra-Orthodox widowed mother of two. Decker and Lazarus are brought together by the brutal rape of a young bride-to-be at the mikvah (a bathhouse used in the purification ritual) that Rina manages in the Hollywood hills.
- Genghis: Birth of an Empire by Conn Iggulden. Price: $1.59. Genre: Genghis Khan, Historical Fiction, Live and Let Die. Rated 4.5 stars on 85 reviews.
Starred Review. Author of the bestselling Emperor series on the life of Julius Caesar, Iggulden turns to another of history’s great conquerors, Genghis Khan, for a new series of brilliantly imagined and addictive historical fiction. Future conqueror Temujin—”a man of iron”—is born to the khan (ruler) of a fierce Mongol tribe that roams central Asia’s steppes in the 12th century. When his father is killed by Tartar raiders before Temujin reaches manhood, a rival claims the tribe and banishes Temujin’s family.
- The Breach by Patrick Lee. Price: $1.99. Genre: Thriller, Technothriller, End of the World. Rated 4 stars on 93 reviews and normally $7.99.
Starred Review. Lee’s debut thriller pits ex-con ex-cop Travis Chase against increasingly dire odds as the action ratchets up like levels in a complex video game. Fresh out of prison, Travis sets out on a solo Alaskan trek, wanting nothing more than quiet time for introspection. Then he encounters a downed plane containing the dead bodies of the United States’s first lady and several others, plus hints about a mysterious missing item.
- Bulls Island by Dorothea Benton Frank. Price: $1.99. Genre: Southern Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Stuff Women Love like Mother-in-Law Politics. Note: This has been a free book offer in the past.
Will romance triumph over the feud between the aristocratic Langleys and the slightly lower-in-social-pecking-order McGees in Frank’s latest Southern charm–filled romp? Though the answer is obvious from the get-go, the author fills this spirited tale with well-drawn characters, not the least of whom is formidable Charleston doyenne Louisa Langley
- The Good, The Bad, and The Undead by Kim Harrison. Price: $1.99. Genre: Dark Fantasy, Horror, Fantasy. It’s $7.99 normally – the author’s a NY Times bestselling author. Rated 4.5 stars on 159 reviews. Book 2 of The Hollows series.
It’s a tough life for witch Rachel Morgan, sexy, independent bounty hunter, prowling the darkest shadows of downtown Cincinnati for criminal creatures of the night.
She can handle the leather-clad vamps and even tangle with a cunning demon or two. But a serial killer who feeds on the experts in the most dangerous kind of black magic is definitely pressing the limits.
- Chasing Hunter by Cort Malone. Price: $1. Genre: Legal Thriller, Spy Story, Legal. Rated 5 stars on 41 reviews.
Framed for a brutal murder, Jake Hunter, a summer associate at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, finds himself caught up in a harrowing game of cat and mouse that puts his friends and family in grave danger. When Jake discovers his mentor, the firm’s biggest rainmaker, lying in a pool of blood and near death, the attorney’s final words lead Jake to evidence that could topple the highest ranks of the Russian mafia. Unable to go to the police, who are convinced that he is the killer, Jake is forced to go on the run.
That’s the thing about the Kindle in general, and eBooks in particular, that blows me away – For $10.50 you get 4 books from NY Times bestselling authors, a great book by a very good German author, a book on Genghis Khan rated 4.5 stars, and a 5 star rated Legal Thriller from an indie author who is a lawyer in real life. How can you not love this?