Friday, November 8, 2013

Bargain Kindle books! (Friday Nov 8)

The Advocate's Betrayal (The Advocate Series), by Teresa Burrell. (Still 0.99?)

If you buy (or already have) the printed book, the ebook is free, through Amazon's new Matchbook program.

Tip: buy the print book as a gift for that legal-thriller-loving reader you know, and get the ebook for yourself for free!

"This book made me laugh, cry and at times it even got my adrenaline rushing. Teresa Burrell is a great other and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next. I see a bright future in Teresa Burrell. The best part of the Advocate series is that it is coming from an actual child advocate, someone who has seen these kinds of cases first hand. Luckily for us readers, she was able to make incredible stories that give us an inside look at the life of a child advocate." -- Amazon reviewer

The Killer left nothing behind but a rosary, a kitchen knife, and a dead man. but the dead man is a friend of Sabre Orin Brown. When his unsuspecting wife is accused of the murder, Sabre will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, even if it means unearthing chilling secrets.
From a San Diego jail to the shady Chicago nightlife, Sabre's search for the true killer forces her to face the question: What do you do when the ones you trust the most are the ones with the most to hide?

320 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 184 reviews.

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Spirit of the Road: The Life of an American Trucker...and his cat., by Rick L. Huffman. (Still 0.99?)

This ebook is free if you purchase the printed book, thanks to Amazon's Matchbook program.

"Fascinating. He takes an unlikely subject and brings it to life. I don't know if he has a terrific memory, wrote scads of notes, picked up many information pamphlets, did intensive online research or all of the above. Regardless, he combines highly descriptive observations with a sense of humor without glossing over the trials and tribulations of over-the-road trucking. It's a tough occupation and he explains the almost constant ups and downs with insight and compassion, the latter enhanced by the presence of his traveling Kitty companion. This is like a vicarious sightseeing trip that brought up memories of John Steinbeck's "Travels with Charley" and William Least Heat-Moon's "Blue Highways." The many characters met along the way would provide a great cast for a work of fiction." -- Amazon reviewer

Spirit of the Road: The Life of an American Trucker...and his cat embarks on a one-year journey across the United States in an eighteen-wheeler. It runs the gambit from a wide-eyed rookie in Commercial Driving school to the eventual embracing of a new lifestyle at a dusty little truck stop in Crab Orchard, Tennessee.

Having made the transition to trucking after spending 20 years in television broadcasting, the author sets a comical tone from the very first chapter in a "fish-out-of-water" story. However, the dangers and challenges of life in a big truck are very real, and the book takes on a more somber tone to describe this aspect of road life. The reader is also introduced to little-known, funny, or unusual historical facts about some of the places visited while they are along for the ride. This book offers the reader an entertaining, yet candid, picture of the life of a long haul trucker with a little slice of Americana on the side.

Another unique feature is the inclusion of a "traveling cat" in the story. The comical and, sometimes, poignant adventures of "Kitty" are interwoven throughout the book and promises to hold appeal for pet lovers.

The life of the American trucker still holds a bit of the rugged explorer's lifestyle. The trucker is usually far from home and uncertain what lies around the next bend. Spirit of the Road: The Life of an American Trucker is a book that touches into a cornerstone of a lifestyle few people know about, but that hides a passionate group that bears further study, namely, truck drivers.

Spirit of the Road: The Life of an American Trucker not only describes the realities of road life and entertains the reader with humor, it puts the reader directly into the cab (and the mind) of a truck driver. Similar attempts at describing the trucking lifestyle by other authors have fallen short of the mark. Either the author handles the topic clumsily, or authors who have no firsthand knowledge of life on the road in an eighteen-wheeler write it. Even worse, writers spend a few days, or weeks in the passenger's seat with a driver, and then claim expertise in their book. In contrast, this book provides a first-hand account of life on the road for the period of a full year by an actual trucker, who also happens to be a writer. This book puts the reader into the cab of the truck and takes them along for the journey while providing education and laughter while they are along for the ride.This breadth of outlook cannot be found among the books now available.

227 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 10 reviews.

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A Dead Man's Debt, by Grace Elliot. (Still 0.99?)

"This book was a joy to read, great lead characters and interesting drama. I don't read much Historical Romance but I found myself really enjoying this one. I felt it moved along nicely and the tension was believable and relevant to the time period. Jam-packed with extra easter eggs (I learned how to turn a breeched calf by reading this book) it also keeps it a fun read. The romance was just enough without overpowering the storyline, but I have to admit most of it in this book made me blush. I won't give away the ending but I can give you a hint that there is a good bit of back-stabbing, jealous drama and all hell breaks loose. If you like your Romance with a good deal of real history you will love this book. The ebook is a steal at this price." -- Amazon reviewer

After publicly humiliating a suitor, Celeste Armitage is sent from the ton in disgrace. Exiled to the country she discovers a sketch book of nude studies and is shaken to discover the artist is her hostess’s eldest son, Ranulf Charing, Lord Cadnum. This darkly cynical lord is exactly the sort of dissipated rogue she most despises – and yet her blood heats at the thought of him!
Ranulf Charing, Lord Cadnum is being blackmailed over his late brother’s debts. When visiting his mother, he discovers her new companion is a woman of refreshing perception and starts to fall in love. Then the jealous fury of the blackmailer is unleashed and Cadnum must cast Celeste aside in order to protect her. However, in underestimating her resolve to clear his name – Cadnum places his true love in mortal danger…
[First published by Solstice in 2010. This book has been re-edited and re-formatted for the independent, 2013 edition.]

303 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 18 reviews.

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City of the Fallen (Dark Tides, Book One), by Diana Bocco. (Still 2.99?)

"Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets The Walking Dead meets Twilight" - James Noel from Quality Reads UK Book Club

"4 Solid Sexy Stars! Completely mesmerizing and seductive! So glad I read this one! - Hazel G. from Craves the Angst Reviews

Five years ago, vampires came out of hiding and took over the world. It was meant to be a quick enslavement but it turned into a bloody battle that brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Isabelle Bryant is one of the "lucky" survivors, now living in hiding, scavenging for food through deserted towns.

And she's tired of it.

So she's devised a plan: find the king of the vampires and drive a stake through his heart.

Except that wickedly sensual king Marcus is nothing like the monster she expected. And while landing on his bed was part of the plan all along, discovering that he might hold the key to humanity's survival certainly wasn't. The catch? Saving humanity also means ensuring vampire survival. It means giving up hope for a return to a human-ruled world.

As sparks fly and hate becomes heat, Isabelle must pick a side -- before the darkness devours them all.

191 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 48 reviews.

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