Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Kindle Daily Deal: Thrilling non-fiction, King Arthur, Romance and an Amazon Teen Book of the Month!

Today's Daily Deals include a true tale of endurance, a romantic thriller, a take on the Arthurian legend and an Amazon Teen Book of the Month from 2012.

Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $1.99 today!

We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance, by David Howarth.

A World War II chronicles of Jan Baalsrud's escape from Nazi-occupied arctic Norway.
We Die Alone is an astonishing true story of heroism and endurance. Like Slavomir Rawicz's The Long Walk, it is also an unforgettable portrait of the determination of the human spirit.

If this story of espionage and survival were a novel, readers might dismiss the Shackleton-like exploits of its hero as too fantastic to be taken seriously. But respected historian David Howarth confirmed the details of Jan Baalsrud's riveting tale. It begins in the spring of 1943, with Norway occupied by the Nazis and the Allies desperate to open the northern sea lanes to Russia. Baalsrud and three compatriots plan to smuggle themselves into their homeland by boat, spend the summer recruiting and training resistance fighters, and launch a surprise attack on a German air base. But he's betrayed shortly after landfall, and a quick fight leaves Baalsrud alone and trapped on a freezing island above the Arctic Circle. He's poorly clothed (one foot is entirely bare), has a head start of only a few hundred yards on his Nazi pursuers, and leaves a trail of blood as he crosses the snow. How he avoids capture and ultimately escapes--revealing that much spoils nothing in this white-knuckle narrative--is astonishing stuff. Baalsrud's feats make the travails in Jon Krakauer's Mt. Everest classic Into Thin Air look like child's play. In an introduction, Stephen Ambrose calls We Die Alone a rare reading experience: "a book that I absolutely cannot put down until I've finished it and one that I can never forget." This amazing book will disappoint no one. --John J. Miller

232 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 196 reviews. Text to Speech, Lending enabled.

Here's today's Daily Romance Deal, available for $0.99 today!

Thunder in the Night (Crimson Romance), by Kate Fellowes.

Aspiring investigative journalist Allison Belsar has exactly zero interest in tagging along with the society set when they visit Belize. But when the trip is sponsored by the local zoo and her editor issues the order, she packs her bags and shows up on time.
Turns out there’s more to this adventure than red-eyed tree frogs and Mayan ruins. Something criminal is going on. But what' And how does that gorgeous tour guide figure into events' He’s close at hand every time there’s danger.
Of course, he’s nearby plenty of other times, too. The moments she spends in his arms are as magical as the moonlight on a tropical night. Allison is in danger of losing her heart to this man, and her life to a deadly ring of criminals who will do anything to keep their secrets hidden deep in the jungle. This could be the story to make her career—if she lives to tell it.
Sensuality Level: Behind closed doors
Kate Fellowes’s working life has revolved around words—editor of the student newspaper, reporter for the local press, cataloger in her hometown library. She’s the author of four previous novels and numerous short stories and essays. Married, she and her husband share their home with a variety of companion animals.

240 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 10 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled.

Here's today's Daily Science Fiction/Fantasy Deal, available for $1.99 today!

Kingmaking: Book One of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy, by Helen Hollick.

Who was THE MAN
Who became THE LEGEND
We know as KING ARTHUR'
"You are the Pendragon, rightful Lord of Dumnonia and the Summer Land; Lord of less Britain. By all that is right, you ought be seated where Vortigern sits'You ought to be King."
Here lies the truth of the Lord of the Summer Land.
This is the tale of Arthur flesh and bone. Of the shaping of the man, both courageous and flawed, into the celebrated ruler who inspired armies, who captured Gwenhyfar's heart, and who emerged as the hero of the Dark Ages and the most enduring hero of all time.
This is the unexpected story of the making of a king ' the legend who united all of Britain.
  • Book One of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy
  • Includes bonus reading group guide
"If only all historical fiction could be this good."
Historical Novels Review
"Helen Hollick has it all. She tells a great story'"
Bernard Cornwell
"Hollick's interpretation is bold, affecting, and well worth fighting to defend."
Publishers Weekly
"Compelling, convincing, and 'ultimately-unforgettable."
Sharon Kay Penman, Bestselling Author of Devil's Blood

595 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 8 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled.

Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $2.99 today!

Throne of Glass, by Sarah J Maas.

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim' As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

Amazon Best Teen Book of the Month, August 2012.

416 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 251 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled.

Happy Reading!


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