Sunday, August 18, 2013

Kindle Daily Deals: a wryly comic novel, a romance series, a paranormal series and a kid's book!

Today's Daily Deals include a contemporary "wryly comic" novel, a romance series, a paranormal series and a kid's book about sheltering from a storm.

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

Ghosts of Manhattan: A Novel, by Douglas Brunt.

A wryly comic, first-person debut novel offering a withering view of life on Wall Street from the perspective of an unhappy insider who is too hooked on the money to find a way out, even as his career is ruining his marriage and corroding his soul.

It’s 2005. Nick Farmer is a thirty-five-year-old bond trader with Bear Stearns clearing seven figures a year. The novelty of a work-related nightlife centering on liquor, hookers, and cocaine has long since worn thin, though Nick remains keenly addicted to his annual bonus. But the lifestyle is taking a toll on his marriage and on him.

When a nerdy analyst approaches him with apocalyptic prognostications of where Bear’s high-flying mortgage-backed securities trading may lead, Nick is presented with the kind of ethical dilemma he’s spent a lifetime avoiding. Throw in a hot financial journalist who seems to be more interested in him than in the percolating financial armageddon and the prospect that his own wife may have found a new romantic interest of her own, and you have the recipe for Nick’s personal and professional implosion.

By turns hilarious and harrowing, Ghosts of Manhattan follows a winning but flawed character as he struggles to find the right path in a complicated urban heart of darkness.

290 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 248 reviews. X-Ray, enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $12.99 if you purchase this book.




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

Far from Perfect (Perfect, Indiana: Book One), by Barbara Longley.

2012 OKRWA's National Readers’ Choice finalist2013 HOLT Medallion Award Winner
Steal away on a journey to the heartland, where a wounded soldier meets the one woman who could be his new beginning…
Noah Langford narrowly survived the roadside bombing in Iraq that cost him his leg and forever his peace of mind. When his stepbrother Matt dies in a car accident, the loss feels like the final blow to Noah’s shattered soul. But then he learns about the girlfriend and baby living in Perfect, Indiana who Matt had never mentioned, and suddenly Noah has a new mission…
Ceejay Lovejoy was nineteen and pregnant when her boyfriend walked out. Since that day, Ceejay has devoted herself to giving her daughter a better life, avoiding any man who could threaten that security—until the day Noah Langford shows up on her doorstep in Perfect. His gentle spirit has an unexpected effect on Ceejay’s guarded heart, tempting her to take one last chance on love. But when a painful secret comes to light, it threatens to break the fragile bond growing between them…and to destroy a love powerful enough to heal them both.


348 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 262 reviews. Kindle Owner's Lending Library, Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $0.99 if you purchase this book.






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

CAGED (Book 1, The Caged Series), by Amber Lynn Natusch.

"I stood in the middle of the room, unmoving – I barely breathed. My life had just become surreal, impossible, and one enormous lie. I needed to go, to run somewhere, anywhere to beat back the reality that was rapidly closing in around me. The image of him was burned into my retina, flashing over and over again like a warning. He was trapped somewhere between human and decidedly not, and I realized that was my new reality.
I was too."

After the death of her parents, Ruby awakens from a lifetime of shadows and finds herself alone, thrust into a world of lies, deceit, betrayal and the supernatural.
As her quest for truth continues to come up short, she realizes that maybe some questions really are best left unanswered.
When her true identity is finally unveiled, she is forced to choose between two of the mysterious men who continually seem to crop up in her life.
She chooses poorly.
Now abandoned, Ruby must learn to call on the darkness within to survive, or spend a hellish eternity imprisoned because of it.

(Content Advisory: language, mild violence)

* * * ONLINE REVIEWS * * *

"Caged is very much plot driven and when paired with Ruby’s outstanding voice this story quickly becomes next to impossible to put down.
Natusch’s descriptions are spellbinding without putting even the smallest damper on the endless action. It might be an indie publication but rest assured, you’re in for a wild ride. With a riveting narrative and a story line that just doesn’t quit; this book is a must read for any and all paranormal fiction junkies." ~Carmel

"Caged could very possibly be one of the best Urban Fantasy novels I have ever read." ~Jena Gregoire,

"This is a story that starts with a bang and then keeps on going."

"A well written and edited book, which has an equally gripping beginning that doesn’t quite let up, until the very end."

"I'll admit that CAGED sucked me in, and I bought HAUNTED the minute I finished it." ~Connie Suttle, bestselling author of the Blood Destiny series

335 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 243 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled.






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

Storm Song, by Nancy Viau.

As thunder and lightning approach, a family gathers inside to play, sing, eat, and snuggle together until the weather clears. This sweet story captures both the excitement of a thunderstorm and the reassurance children need during a storm. The lively, rhythmic text mimics the storm sounds while the bold, playful art conveys this special family time.

A Look Inside Storm Song on the Kindle Fire

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13 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 30 reviews. Kindle Owner's Lending Library, Lending enabled.






Happy Reading!

Betsy

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