Monday, May 20, 2013

Bargain Kindle books! (Monday May 20th)

Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books!

Kingdom of Heroes, by Jay Phillips. (Still 2.99?)

A group of genetic mutants band together to keep the country safe from harm... until the government decides their powers are too much of a threat. Comic book action blends with dark mystery in this engaging thriller!

"If you're a comic book fan, I think you'll like this book. The book characters were like a cross between the X-Men & The Watchmen w/ Superman as their leader. A very twisted and crazy Superman. It answers the question: what if those Superheroes went off the rails and decided they would b better off running the world instead. Absolute power, corrupts absolutely. The book is dark. The main character of the book was SO LIKEABLE and I got very attached. This is a character driven book. You have The Seven, a group of Superheroes much like The Justice League only darker and SO FLAWED. Someone is killing the 7 off one by one." -- Amazon reviewer

Years ago, a gene virus ran rampant across the planet, leaving a small percentage of people gifted/ cursed with extraordinary abilities and humanity itself forever changed. Suddenly, there were people with super strength and speed, people who could read minds, people who could teleport themselves from place to place with but a single thought.

Several of these people joined together to form The Seven, the most powerful group of supers the world had ever known. Led by the enigmatic Agent America, The Seven kept the country safe from threats both foreign and internal. That is until the United States government decided the threat of the supers outweighed any protection they could offer.

After a war between the super powered and the normals (as non-powered humans are now referred), The Seven have placed themselves as the nation’s rulers, controlling the country through fear and intimidation. But now, someone or something is murdering The Seven one-by-one, single handedly attempting to make them pay for all of the sins they have committed.

To stop a killer, The Seven turn to a man who hates them as much as anyone. An imprisoned man known only as The Detective finds himself in the unenviable position of helping the people he despises in exchange for his freedom.

A noir detective mystery wrapped around the superhero myth, Kingdom of Heroes is a character driven novel that will leave you guessing and entertained until the very end.

325 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 8 reviews.

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Conditions are Favorable, by Tara Staley. (Still 2.99?)

A Kitty Hawk woman falls for one of the legendary Wright brothers in this unique literary novel.

"What makes a life take flight? As the Wright Brothers perfect their flying machine in Kitty Hawk, a remarkable young woman struggles to escape her hardscrabble life even as she yearns for Orville himself. Gorgeously written, with the time, the place and the people evoked so dazzlingly, you can hear the wings of the Wright's flying machine, wafting in the air." -- Caroline Leavitt

Fall into the year 1900 at Kitty Hawk, NC, when life consists of shipwrecks, shoot-outs…and flying machines. When Orville and Wilbur Wright arrive to conduct flight experiments, their posh dignity stands in stark contrast to a community of rough old salts who believe in a “good God, a bad devil, a hot hell, and more than anything else, that the same good God did not intend for man to ever fly.”

The Wright brothers may be able to defy divine edicts, theorize about relative velocities and engineer the world’s first flying machine. But when it comes to women, they are terribly love-shy.

When Kitty Hawker Madeleine Tate meets these two odd bicycle mechanics from Ohio, she is struck by the brothers’ intellect, dandy appearance—and their grip on bachelorhood. Their shyness and fixation on flight puzzles her, too, but she finds her growing fondness for Orville hard to resist. He represents a splendid taste of the Outside World, the place where she can escape the poverty and fear that define life on a stormy sandbar.

And Orville is flattered by her affections, but he has long-accepted the fact that he and Wilbur are social misfits who let one bad experience with courtship harden their hearts forever. He finds his shyness, obsessions and memories tough enough to overcome. But when Wilbur sabotages Madeleine’s every move to connect with him, Orville realizes he must ultimately make a choice between bonding with the woman who loves him, or with a machine that can take him into the sky.

342 pages, with a -star rating from reviews.

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The Crown in the Heather (The Bruce Trilogy), by N. Gemini Sasson. (Still 0.99?)

From accomplished author of historical fiction N. Gemini Sasson, this first book in the Bruce Trilogy carries you to 13th Century Scotland - and the personalities of two families with their eyes set on the throne.

"The author brilliantly connects the reader with the characters. The story is told from three different points of view, and it makes the history of Scotland come to life. Well researched and well written, The Crown in the Heather is breathtaking. I can't wait to read the rest of this fascinating trilogy." -- Historical Novels Review Online

(THE BRUCE TRILOGY: BOOK I)

In 1290, Scotland is without a king. Two families - the Bruces and the Balliols - vie for the throne.

Robert the Bruce is in love with Elizabeth de Burgh, the daughter of an adherent of the ruthless Longshanks, King of England. In order to marry her and not give up his chances of someday becoming King of Scots, Robert must abandon his rebel ways and bide his time as Longshanks' vassal.

But Edward, Longshanks' heir, doesn't trust the opportunistic Scotsman and vows to one day destroy him. While quietly plotting his rebellion, Robert is betrayed by one of his own and must flee Longshanks' vengeance.

Aided by the unlikely brilliance of the soft-spoken young nobleman, James Douglas, Robert battles for his throne. Victory, though, is never certain and Robert soon learns that keeping his crown may mean giving up that which he loves most-his beloved Elizabeth.
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Other books by N. Gemini Sasson:
Uneasy Lies the Crown, A Novel of Owain Glyndwr
Worth Dying For (The Bruce Trilogy: Book II)
The Honor Due a King (The Bruce Trilogy: Book III)
Isabeau, A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer
The King Must Die, Murder and revenge in the time of Edward III

301 pages, with a 4-star rating from 73 reviews.

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Nolan Trilogy: Box Set (Temptation, Confession, Grace) (Under Mr. Nolan's Bed), by Selena Kitt. (Still 9.99?)

Box set! Over 600 pages of (very steamy) historical romance.

"I couldn't have asked for more! Under Mr Nolans bed was and is one of my favorite books of all time; provocative, jaw dropping and sexy as... well sin. This 're written version and the following sequels are ultimately perfect companions that left me sleepless and anxious to finish every last word." -- Amazon reviewer


From bestselling and award-winning author Selena Kitt - Over a Million Books Sold!

NOLAN TRILOGY BOX SET
  Get ALL THREE Under Mr. Nolan’s Bed books in the trilogy for one LOW PRICE! Nearly HALF OFF the list price of all three books!

TEMPTATION ~  CONFESSION ~  GRACE

Flowers in the Attic meets American Horror Story Asylum meets Eyes Wide Shut meets and Mad Men.
This edgy, page-turning saga isn’t just a trilogy, it’s an enthralling reading experience, a non-stop roller coaster ride of emotion that will keep you on the edge of your seat, giving you cliffhanger after cliffhanger until the final, jaw-dropping climax.
You will be on pins and needles as Selena Kitt plays cat and mouse with you, the reader. You’ll find yourself asking—am I reading a romance? A coming-of-age tale of sexual awakening in the Puritanical, repressed late 1950’s? A commentary on power and corruption in the Catholic Church?
Yes, yes, and yes! The mystery and secrets revealed in this new Selena Kitt Classic will have you praying for forgiveness before it’s all over, but in the end, will restore your faith in the triumph of the human spirit and the overwhelming power of love.

628 pages, with a 5-star rating from 2 reviews.

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