Friday, September 6, 2013

Bargain Kindle books! (Friday Sep 6)

Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books!

Love Bites: A Humorous Romantic Vampire Mystery (Vampyres of Hollywood #2), by Adrienne Barbeau. (Still 2.99?)

"Charming!" --The Romantic Times

“Adrienne has taken a very tired genre and super-injected it with a hyper-charged blast of raw sexual energy. A wild, tense, exciting ride that instantly grabs you by the neck and doesn't let go!" -- Rob Zombie, director of The Devil’s Rejects and Halloween

"Love Bites is pure fun from beginning to end." --David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Creepers

"A fast, funny, sexy take on Hollywood vampires. Her vampires are not only divine, they're famous!" --Anne Stuart, New York Times bestselling author of Fire and Ice

"An engaging, sinister romp.” -Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, creator of the Saint-Germain vampire series

"Love Bites is pure fun from beginning to end." -David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Creepers


Not to mention sharp, cutting wit. Detective Peter King and movie star Ovsanna Moore are the sexiest tongue-in-cheek crime-solving duo since MOONLIGHTING hit the air waves in the ‘80s. But they may remind you more of TRUE BLOOD’s Sookie and Eric than Maddie and David—because one of them’s a vampire. And like Sookie’s Bon Temps, their Los Angeles has its fair share of shapeshifting sometime-humans.

Ovsanna’s the successful owner of her own Hollywood film studio and the star of 17 blockbuster horror films, plus three, sadly, that went straight to video. But even vampires have bad days. Though never fat days or bad hair days—she looks pretty great for 450. And in those four and a half centuries she’s pretty much seen everything, formed an opinion about it, and developed the kind of worldly-wise wit Joan Rivers only dreams about.

Peter, on the other hand, is a Beverly Hills cop firmly rooted in human affairs, from the domestic issues of his lively Italian family to the romantic ones of his neighbor, snake dancer Suzie Q. Though Ovsanna’s had flings with everyone from Genghis Khan to Errol Flynn, Peter’s got what it takes to catch her eye and hold her interest. And he’s one hell of a detective. He's also a consummate master of spin, concealing what he knows about the world of vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters while solving the crimes they commit.

Barbeau, a beloved actress much like Ovsanna herself, is a skilled satirist possessed of a sharp eye for the absurdity of Hollywood, with its petty jealousies, vain ambitions, over-the-top visuals, and twisted values. The result of all these delicious elements? An action-packed mystery, a sly satire, and a lush love story, spiced and seasoned with paranormal characters that the author manages to turn into metaphors for the monsters we all encounter on a daily basis.

"The fast and furious final pages will leave fans hoping for a third installment.” -Publishers Weekly

*Fans of TRUE BLOOD and Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries, J.D. Robb’s “In Death” series, Ann Charles' humorous Deadwood series, and Kay Hooper’s psychic mysteries
*Fans of witty couple mysteries like Dennis Lehane’s Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro series.
*Paranormal and vampire fans, especially those fond of Christopher Moore, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, George R.R. Martin’s FEVRE DREAM, and THE HISTORIAN by Elizabeth Kostova.

I spent the rest of Monday in the office, playing host to the three Japanese businessmen who had the power (i.e. money) to catapult my burgeoning film studio into the big leagues. By the end of the day, we all had what we wanted. My business affairs people went back to their office to put the finishing touches on the paperwork, and our PR department issued a press release about the merger. I went home to enjoy the solitude with Maral out of town. I checked the security cameras and made sure the alarm was on. The geese were quiet. Then I took a hot bath, lit a fire in the fireplace in my bedroom, and cuddled up in my huge, over-stuffed chair to read the latest Doc Ford novel. I love Randy Wayne White’s character as much as I love Lee Child’s Jack Reacher. It dawned on me that that’s probably why I was attracted to Peter. He’s got some of their same qualities. Maybe not as iconoclastic, but definitely as macho.

I thought about Peter, a lot. I hadn’t heard from him. Maybe it was too soon. Or maybe that meant he’d made his decision.

Tuesday afternoon, he called. Just listening to his voice brought on the Thirst, which pissed me off. I’m too old to be acting like a teenager. About four hundred years too old.

336 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 38 reviews.

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9 Ways To Fall In Love, by Caroline Clemmons. (Still 0.99?)

"Not only is 9 Ways to Fall in Love a terrific bargain, it's also full of quality books of all sub-genres of romance. I enjoyed the contemporaries, romantic suspense, and paranormal books, but have to say my favorite sub-genre is western historical romance. This set features two of them, THE TEXAN'S IRISH BRIDE by Caroline Clemmons, and SLEIGHT OF HEART by Jacquie Rogers. The latter is a new release so I hadn't read it yet, and it didn't disappoint--fast, fun, and very sexy. Burke O'Shaunessey is a hero to die for! Books from Anna Jeffrey, DeLaine Roberts, and Beth Trissel will warm your heart, Kathy Ivan offers some paranormal with her romance, and if you love suspense, there's Carra Copelin, Geri Foster, and Paty Jager. Good books, all." -- Amazon reviewer

Caroline Clemmons, THE TEXAN’S IRISH BRIDE. Cenora Rose O’Neill knows her father arranged the marriage trap for Dallas McClintock but she’d do anything to protect her family. Wounded rescuing Cenora from kidnappers, rancher Dallas learns his wife has a silly superstition for everything. But passion-filled nights with her make up for her annoying habits and family.
Carra Copelin, CODE OF HONOR. Graeme McAlister returned home to discover why his foster brother supposedly overdosed on morphine and crashed a company jet. When Graeme McAlister comes back to McTiernan, TX and stirs up widow Maggie Benning’s old memories and feelings, can she overcome past pain to accept the a new love in her life?
Geri Foster, OUT OF THE SHADOWS. Falcon Securities Agent Brody Hawke sees the world from a tilted angle. A.J., who saved Brody’s life, is captured and diplomats are getting nowhere in his rescue. Brody takes over even though he knows his impetuous actions will ruin his career. CIA agent Kate Stone’s life is torn apart when Brody kidnaps her. When she and Brody reach A.J., they learn the situation is more serious and far-reaching than they’d imagined. Brody, Kate and Falcon Securities must rescue A.J. and stop the assassination of the President of the USA. Will Brody and Kate discover love along the way?
Kathy Ivan, LOSING CASSIE. Welcome to Destiny's Desire Lodge, where The Fates manipulate and the Fate-Keeper battles to unite predestined souls. The arrival of a mysterious letter draws Jake Stone to Destiny's Desire. Cassie Daniels has been running for seven long years. To find happiness she must face past evil. When Fate and Destiny collide . . . can Love survive'
Paty Jager, SECRETS OF A MAYAN MOON. Doctor of Anthropology, Isabella Mumphrey, is about to lose her university job. Her mentor’s request for her assistance on a Guatemalan dig is the opportunity she’s been seeking. DEA agent Tino Kosta, is deep undercover as a tracker and jungle guide. Isabella’s appearance heats his Latin blood, taking him on a dangerous detour that could leave them both casualties of the jungle.
Anna Jeffrey, SWEET RETURN. When Dalton Parker is summoned home to handle a family crisis, the last thing he expects is a prime pasture of his family’s ranch taken over by stinking chickens. The explanation is Joanna Walsh, his mother’s best friend. He can’t keep from admiring Joanna’s caring nature and common sense, not to mention her great body. The dumbest thing he could do is try to lure her into his bed, but he’s never been smart when it comes to women.
DeLaine Roberts, TWO SIDES OF A HEARTBEAT. After a beautiful proposal, Dr. Grayson Brooks pleads with his fiance', Alexandra Morrison, not to get on the plane. Once the plane is in the air, events turn their lives upside down. Secrets and the past once again haunt both families. Alexandra is so close to having it all: a baby, a gorgeous husband, and a family united. But is she strong enough to fight for what she wants?
Jacquie Rogers, SLEIGHT OF HEART. Starched-up Lexie Campbell, more comfortable with neat and tidy numbers than messy emotions, must find the man who ruined her little sister and make him marry her. When his lookalike brother Burke appears, she greets him with a gun and forces him to help her. Smooth-dealing Burke O’Shaughnessy, riverboat gambler and prestidigitator, must find his brother Patrick to claim the family fortune. But when Lexie shows an astounding talent for counting cards and calculating odds, he figures she might be useful after all. Can he resist the queen of hearts?
Beth Trissel, SOMEWHERE MY LOVE. Two hundred years ago Captain Cole Wentworth was murdered in his chamber where his portrait still hangs. Presently the estate is a family owned museum run by Will Wentworth. As spirit-sensitive tour guide Julia Morrow begins to remember the events of Cole's death, she must convince Will that history is repeating, and he has the starring role in the tragedy. The blade is about to fall.

5-star rating from 9 reviews.

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Buried Secrets (New Adult Dark Suspense Romance), by Emme Rollins. (Still 2.99?)

"Wonderfully written, great characters! This had me on an emotional roller coaster! Ms. Rollins created such real characters I actually found myself crying for them and then cheering for their triumphs. It is a true delight to get emotionally invested in characters and lose myself into the story. I enjoyed that just about all the major characters had a secret of some type, an all are unearthed at appropriate times. They enhanced the mystery of who was murdering people. A wonderful read, I highly recommend it!" -- Amazon reviewer

Should some secrets remain buried?

Dusty has always been a hothead, far more impulsive than her twin, Nick, the calm, cool and collected one of the pair. But Nick is dead, found murdered in their local cemetery, and Dusty simply can't rest until she finds out who-or what-has killed her brother.

Sure the local authorities aren't being straight with her-or anyone else-about what's been going on in their little upper Michigan town, Dusty delays going off to college for a semester, defying her father and stepmother and taking a job in the local bar to start doing some digging.

Her focus soon fixes on Shane, her brother's best friend and the town bad boy. The tension and rivalry between Dusty and Shane has always been palpable and sparks fly as the two collide. Dusty finds herself sinking in deeper with Shane and the mystery of what happened to her brother-and a lengthening list of victims-grows even stranger.

When everything comes to a head, Dusty focuses on one thing: What happened the night her brother was killed in the cemetery? She's sure Shane is keeping a secret and she's determined to find out what it is, one way or another.


Note: This title was previously published as Graveyard Games - but it has been considerably rewritten and contains a great deal of new material for your reading enjoyment - I think it's a far better story now, but if you happened to read the original, you can be the judge!

258 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 64 reviews.

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Night Blind, by Michael W. Sherer. (Still 3.99?)

"Great stories interwoven together for an awesome end. I couldn't put it down. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes a thriller where the pace increases to a sudden dramatic ending where all the pieces fit together like a puzzle." -- Amazon reviewer

2013 International Thriller Award Nominee
In the space of a few months, Blake Sanders has lost his job, his only son to suicide, and his marriage. A year later, it's gotten so bad that he can only face the world at night, working menial jobs washing dishes and delivering newspapers, lost in depression and grief.
Blake's world is turned upside down again on a cold November night, when an elderly woman on his newspaper route is brutally stabbed to death and Blake is charged with her murder. Faced with life in prison, his only hope is to find the real killer.
In a desperate attempt to unravel the mystery, Blake learns that his friend had stumbled onto secrets that have been buried beneath Capitol Hill for 150 years. Secrets that are now being disturbed by the construction of the new light rail tunnel. Secrets that will shake the government of Seattle. Secrets that foreign agents will kill for.
On the run from the police and murderers, Blake finds a chance to heal his grief and reclaim his life—if he can stay alive long enough to unearth the truth.

420 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 250 reviews.

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More Cheese Please!, by Tiffany Strelitz-Haber. (Still 0.99?)

"This is a great read-aloud story with a terrific rhyming pattern and uniquely illustrated storyline. It's especially funny for kids (& parents of kids) who are obsessed with a particular food, the way the girl in the story is. The extreme and increasing alarm of running out of the essential item (in this case, CHEESE) offers a fun example for tempering my own child when the immediate need comes over her. Definitely recommended!" -- Amazon reviewer

Baby Felicity is the sweetest young girl you can meet. Until she runs out of cheese to eat that is. In this delightfully humorous book by Tiffany Strelitz-Haber, readers will delight in the events that take place as Felicity "politely" demands for more cheese. With its vibrant illustrations and playful rhyming scheme, "More Cheese Please" will have you coming back again and again for laughs.

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

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