Thursday, March 28, 2013

Kindle Daily Deals: 99-cent Kindle singles, western romance, sci-fi and teen fantasy!

Today's Daily Deals include four Kindle singles at 99 cents each, a western Romance, an exciting debut sci-fi, and a teen fantasy that adults will like!

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

Nate in Venice (Kindle Single), by Richard Russo.

In this warm, bighearted novella, Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo ("Nobody’s Fool," "Straight Man," "Empire Falls") transports his characters from the working-class East Coast of his novels to one of Europe’s most romantic cities. In classic Russo fashion, however, he packs along their foibles and frailties. His latest foray into the messy beauty of the human heart, "Nate in Venice" is written with the same wry humor and ready generosity for which he’s been so richly praised.

After a tragic incident with a student, Nate, a professor at a small New England college, retires from teaching and from life. He ends his self-imposed exile with a tour-group trip to Venice in the company of his overbearing, mostly estranged brother. Nate is unsure he’s equipped for the challenges of human contact, especially the fraternal kind. He tries to play along, keep up, mixing his antidepressants with expensive Chianti, but while navigating the labyrinthine streets of the ancient, sinking city, the past greets him around every corner, even in his dreams: There’s the stricken face of the young woman whose life he may have ruined, and there’s Julian, the older brother who has always derided and discounted him. Is Nate sunk? Is the trip, the chance to fall in love—in fact, his whole existence—merely water under the ponte?

Maybe or maybe not. In Russo’s world, the distance between disaster and salvation is razor thin, and a mensch can be a fool (and vice versa). Nate’s Venetian high-wire act proves as surprising as a potboiler and as full of reversals as a romantic comedy. It’s an emphatic tribute to all the pleasures and possibilities of the novella.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Award-winning novelist and screenwriter Richard Russo is the author of seven novels and two short-story collections. "Empire Falls" won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2002. His most recent book is the memoir "Elsewhere." He lives with his wife in Portland, Maine.

PRAISE FOR RICHARD RUSSO

“Russo is one of the best novelists around.” —The New York Times

“After the last sentence is read, the reader continues to see Russo’s tender, messed-up people coming out of doorways, lurching through life. And keeps on seeing them because they are as real as we are.” —Annie Proulx

“What makes Richard Russo so admirable as a novelist is that his natural grace as a storyteller is matched by his compassion for his characters.” —John Irving

“Russo writes with a warm, vibrant humanity. … A stirring mix of poignancy, drama and comedy.” —The Washington Post

92 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 41 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled.

Three other Kindles singles, also $0.99 each!





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

This Time Forever, by Kathleen Eagle.

RITA Award Winner for Best Single Title Contemporary Novel

She’d helped convict him of a crime he didn’t commit.
Now she wants his help adopting the son he never knew he had.
Seeking refuge in a world not her own, Susan Ellison follows her conscience to the reservation of the Lakota Sioux, hoping to heal the wounds of her ravaged heart.
Sentenced to life in prison, former rodeo champion Cleve Black Horse seeks freedom and justice.
Two lonely outcasts separated by culture, stubborn pride and prison bars, their destinies are joined by a shared duty to a helpless child — and by the blossoming of a bold and magnificent love that a cruel, intolerant society forbids.
Bestselling author Kathleen Eagle retired from a seventeen-year teaching career on a North Dakota Indian reservation to become a full-time novelist. The Lakota Sioux heritage of her husband and their three children has inspired many of her stories. Among her honors, she has received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times, the Midwest Fiction Writer of the Year Award, and Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA Award. Kathleen takes great pleasure in reading letters from readers who tell her that her books have tugged at their heartstrings, entertained, inspired, and even enlightened them. Visit her at www.KathleenEagle.com

404 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 15 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled.




Here's today's Daily Science Fiction/Fantasy Deal, available for $0.99 today!

The Marked Son (Keepers of Life), by Shea Berkley.

The first in the lyrical, exciting Keepers of Life trilogy by new talent Shea Berkley. Seventeen-year-old Dylan Kennedy always knew something was different about him. When Dylan sees a girl in white in the woods behind his grandparents' farm, he knows he's seen her before in his dreams. He's felt her fear and heard her insistence that only he can save her world from an evil lord who uses magic and fear to feed his greed for power.

400 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 5 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled.




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

The Seems: The Split Second, by John Hulme.

Becker Drane may have the coolest job in The World, but he's struggling to keep up with his normal life outside of The Seems. He's so busy Fixing that his Me-2™ spends more time with his family than he does. And even though he's supposed to keep his life in The World and The Seems separate, he can't stop thinking about the girl he met during his Mission in Sleep. And the Missions aren't exactly getting easier. When a bomb explodes in the Department of Time, Becker is called in to take over for a more senior Fixer. But the bomb has created a path of destruction Becker could never have imagined. And if Becker can't Fix this Mission in Time, he might not have to worry about balancing life between The World and The Seems anymore. . . Look out for the other books in the Seems series: The Glitch in Sleep and The Lost Train of Thought!

336 pages, with a 4.0-star rating from 35 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $3.49 if you purchase this book.



Happy Reading!

Betsy

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