Sunday, March 3, 2013

Bargain Kindle books! (Sunday Mar 3)

Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books!

Chasing Amanda (Mystery/Suspense), by Melissa Foster. (Still $0.99?)

A parent's worst nightmare comes to life in this award-winning mystery. Over 100 five-star reviews! Bargain-priced at $2.99.

"...a story of madness and mystery that drew me in from the first paragraph...a tale of love, retribution, hope and betrayal...a page turner that will leave you breathless..." --Readers Round Table

"...the MUST READ THRILLER of 2011. Intelligent, entrancing, luminious." --Author Dean Mayes

"CHASING AMANDA is a fine psychic thriller, highly recommended." --Midwest Book Review 
"...Foster's writing reminds me of Ted Dekker. The suspense is so strong I'm waiting for the theme music to jump out and scare me as I turn the pages." --The Surrendered Scribe

"To say that this novel is sheer, literary brilliance is an understatement. This book will not let you down, nor will you be able to put it down." -eNovel Reviews
An emotional read that tests the strength of one's own ability to deal with a parent's worst nightmare.

Nine years ago, Molly Tanner witnessed a young girl's abduction in the busy city of Philadelphia, shifting her occasional clairvoyance into overdrive. Two days later, the girl's body was found, and Molly's life fell apart. Consumed by guilt for not acting upon her visions, and on the brink of losing her family, Molly escaped the torturous reminders in the city, fleeing to the safety of the close-knit rural community of Boyds, Maryland.

Molly's life is back on track, her son has begun college, and she and her husband have finally rekindled their relationship. Their fresh start is shattered when a seven-year-old girl disappears from a local park near Molly's home. Unable to turn her back on another child and troubled by memories of the past, Molly sets out to find her, jeopardizing the marriage she'd fought so hard to hold together. While unearthing clues and struggling to decipher her visions, Molly discovers another side of Boyds, where the residents--and the land itself--hold potentially lethal secrets, and exposes another side of her husband, one that threatens to tear them apart.

408 pages, with a 3.6-star rating from 301 reviews.

Tomorrow Blossoms, by Joyce DeBacco. (Still $0.99?)

Save $1 today on this beautifully-written coming-of-age story!

"'Tomorrow Blossoms' spans the life of Kate Beecham from a shy young girl to a mature woman who still hopes for a bright tomorrow. Kate balks when her successful, compassionate husband suggests that she search for a child she's never known. As Kate's husband persists on digging into her past and hires a private detective, she agrees with her lips but not her heart, at first. When Kate suffers a terrible loss, her past comes back to comfort her rather than haunt her. Kate's story hits it all with teenage pregnancy, a lovely marriage and partnership, substance abuse, death, AIDS, and a bittersweet reunion with the past." -- Amazon reviewer

When Kate's husband, Ward, locates the son she put up for adoption as an unwed teen, she's understandably wary. What if he looks like his father instead of Ward?

The boy, now a man, is also wary. Who are these people who suddenly want him to be a part of their lives? Where were they when he was growing up, when he needed to feel a part of something bigger? After meeting each other, everyone's fears dissipate. And though it's not the joyous occasion Ward envisioned, it's not the disaster Kate feared either.

Then Ward passes away unexpectedly. Although Kate is devastated, she's thankful he never knew the truth. Facing the rest of her life alone, she returns to work in the company he founded. She's still coming to grips with life as a single when she learns her son was adopted into the family of Jesse, the boy who turned her away as a pregnant teen. Now, family drama multiplies, and she must deal with her feelings of anger and betrayal while also keeping her son and daughters from learning the truth.

183 pages, with a 5-star rating from 3 reviews.

Hopeless, by Colleen Hoover. (Still $0.99?)

Save $3 on this NYT bestselling romance, with over 3,500 five-star reviews!

"Took my breath away! This is an all consuming book. Such a realness to these characters that each paragraph controlled my breath. From the moments that had me laughing hard, to the ones that gripped the pit of my soul. Never has an author had me literally panting when the couple hasn't even kissed yet. And since when has pinky holding brought tears to my eyes? Without a doubt this book just fell into my top 10 list of favorite books ever. What an amazing gift Colleen Hoover has." -- Amazon reviewer

Due to heavy subject matter and sexual content, this book is recommended for mature readers.

"Hopeless blew me away. I was so wrapped up in this story, I felt as if I was Sky. She's so real. And Holder...dear God, fan me please. This one will rock your world. Trust me." ~Abbi Glines, bestselling author.

"HOPELESS has set the bar for the best first kiss in the history of first kisses. And the best leading man. And the best plot twists. And the best love-making. And the best last 'chapter.' I guess it's safe to say this book has set the bar for every book I pick up from here on out." ~Lynn's Reads

Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies...

That's what Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she's never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he's nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn't at all who he's been claiming to be. When the secrets he's been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky's life will change forever.

Recommended for mature readers due to sexual content and heavy subject matter involving abuse.

488 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 4,463 reviews.

Deacon Leeds and the Pyramid of Symbols (The Pyramid Adventures - Book 1), by Grant Morris. (Still $0.99?)

Teenager Deacon Leeds encounters a fantastic scientific discovery in the Antarctic - and along with it, mysterious secrets and nefarious bad guys! This adventure is enjoyed by children and adults, and is bargain-priced at 99 cents.

"Filled with amazing characters and many unseen surprises, this book is definitely worth 5stars. A great action pacted novel for everyone! " -- Amazon reviewer

***A must-read for fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson Series***

Deacon Leeds is spending his school break on a scientific expedition in frigid Antarctica. Unfortunately, the only other teen staying at the Terra Nova Station is a royal jerk named Broderick Norsworthy. But when a football-sized golden pyramid—covered in curious symbols—is discovered buried below the ice, Deacon quickly learns that Broderick is more than just a pimple-faced nuisance: He's a thief on a dark mission.

Now it's up to Deacon and Fitz, an old driller, to track Broderick down and rescue the ancient artifact. The unlikely companions are thrust into a harrowing adventure across the polar plateau, where they must survive the brutal climate, as well as a mysterious entity that will stop at nothing to prevent them from acquiring the golden Pyramid of Symbols.

Along the way, Deacon deciphers the pyramid's magical symbols and unlocks a secret that will lead him to an even larger mystery thriving below the ice. It is there that Deacon learns what is truly at stake….

263 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 13 reviews.

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The Fairytale Keeper: Avenging the Queen, by Andrea Cefalo. (Still free?)

Incorporating well-known fairy tales, this historical fiction novel is set in medieval times. Highly-rated, and free today!

"Ms. Cefalo has written a majestic and rich versions of several fairy tales, which seamlessly roll into one another through Adelaide's life in Cologne. A city which has become more and more corrupt as the fever has taken its toll on the inhabitants and their way of life. Thankfully Adelaide is not the weak little girl from the fairy tales brought to us by the Haus of Mouse. She is a spitfire - ready to take on whomever and do whatever it takes to save those she cares about. I absolutely love the reawakening of the truly Grimm fairy tales and Ms. Cefalo has brought them to vivid life for us in the first of The Fairytale Keeper books, Avenging the Queen. I am eagerly awaiting the next books!" -- Amazon reviewer

Snow White was a pet name her mother had given her, but her mother’s dead now. Adelaide hates that name anyway. A rampant fever claimed Adelaide’s mother just like a thousand others in Cologne where the people die without Last Rites and the dead are dumped in a large pit outside of the city walls. Adelaide’s father is determined to obtain a funeral for his wife, but that requires bribing the parish priest, Father Soren. When Soren commits an unforgivable atrocity, he pushes Adelaide to her breaking point, but if she seeks justice against the cruel priest, she risks sacrificing everything: her father, her friends, her first love, and maybe even her life.

282 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 10 reviews.

Class Reunion of Murder (Lacy Steele Mysteries, Book 5), by Vanessa Gray Bartal. (Still $0.99?)

Get into the Lacy Steele mystery series with this bargain-priced 99-cent book!

"A former and still mean-girl is found dead at a class reunion, and so the mystery-solving begins. The mystery is not the most important part of the story although it's not a bad aspect. The best part of this book is Lacy and the funny, interesting and sometimes surprising group of characters around her. I recommend this book and series to any reader who likes a little bit of fun, easy reading, and some unforgettable, crazy, belly-laugh inducing characters, all of which will make you long for the next book as soon as you finish this one." -- Amazon reviewer

Finally, everything in Lacy Steele's life is going well. Business is booming, and her love life is on track. The only blip on her radar is her sister's hasty marriage, but Lacy vows not to get involved in their mess. Instead she immerses herself in planning the centennial celebration of her high school's band and football team. Her new relationship provides extra motivation to make sure the reunion is perfect.
Everything is going according to plan until Lacy's old rival is found dead, throwing the reunion into chaos and pitting two groups against each other. In a game of popular versus geek, Lacy knows whose side she's on. Unfortunately, she doesn't know how it will affect the tenuous hold she has on her new romance because in order to clear her friends, Lacy must make peace with her high school self once and for all. In finding herself, will she lose her new love' Or will she lose her life?

212 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 12 reviews.

Brothers and Bones, by James Hankins. (Still $0.99?)

Over 50 five-star reviews for this complex thriller! Bargain-priced today at 99 cents.

"The main character, a lawyer named Charlie Beckham who is searching for his beloved brother thirteen years after Jake's disappearance, and his unlikely accomplice, Bonz, a homeless man beset by mental issues caused by an unsavory past, are compelling and likeable even when engaged in tough, violent situations. The story is told through Charlie's eyes and his ruminations are witty and engaging." -- Amazon reviewer

"A complex, entertaining thriller," "with a crackerjack cast...pitch-perfect dialogue...and action scenes poised exquisitely between menace and chaos." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Charlie Beckham is a rising star among federal prosecutors until, on the morning of the most important court day of his career, a deranged homeless man turns Charlie's life upside with a single word. He calls Charlie by a secret nickname known by only one other person in the world--Charlie's brother Jake, who went missing thirteen years ago. Charlie has a hundred questions but the homeless man disappears before Charlie can ask a single one.

So begins Charlie's search for answers, and for his brother, a search that leads him down Boston's darkest streets, into its blackest alleys, and, finally, into its criminal underworld. But if Charlie wants answers he'll have to get them from some of the most feared and ruthless people in the city.

399 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 69 reviews.

Hard to Resist, by Shanora Williams. (Still $0.99?)

This contemporary romance has been climbing the bestseller lists. 99 cents today!

"Hard to Resist is a book that will touch almost every emotion. Shanora Williams has managed to make me feel Natalie's pain and hurt. I was angry and shocked a few times during my reading, as the author managed to take me even deeper into Natalie's character. Just when I believed everything was going to be alright in Nolan and Natalie's world, the level of angst increased. Not only does Natalie's past follow and confront her, but Nolan delivers a blow that is never expected. The flashbacks provided during the story are very well done and serve to help the reader identify with Natalie's past even more, while gradually unveiling Natalie's awareness of the true nature of her relationship with Bryson. I would love to see what is next for Nolan and Natalie." -- Amazon reviewer

**A New York Times & USA Today Best Seller**

Natalie Carmichael thought that Bryson Daniels would be her world. She planned a bright future with him, cherished four years with him, and couldn't have been any happier, but during graduation night, all of that changes.
Natalie walks in on Bryson cheating on her. One month after catching him in the act, she finally decides to make an escape by leaving for Florida.
She wants to start over, have fun, and be free while also finding a way to mend her broken heart but when she meets Nolan Young, her single-life escapade doesn't last for very long. She tries to stay clear of Nolan and his desires but it's impossible for her. Nolan will do everything that he can to have her as his own, but will Natalie accept Nolan along with the problems of his past' Will she let someone else into her heart that may be even worse than Bryson?

For Natalie, Nolan will be something completely new to her. And for them both, their desires will be completely hard to resist.

**Ages 18+ due to sexual situations and mature content.**

The sequel to Hard to Resist (Hard to Hold On) will be released on May 20th, 2013.

221 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 151 reviews.

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