Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today's Kindle Daily Deals (July 16, 2014): A thriller by Robert McCammon, romantic suspense, Civil War history, a sci-fi classic, and an epic animal adventure for kids



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

Gone South, by Robert R. McCammon.

A moment of madness forces a Vietnam veteran to run for his life
Two decades after he finished serving his country in the jungles of Southeast Asia, Dan Lambert still pays the price. As he hustles for construction work in the heat of a brutal Louisiana summer, Dan tries to ignore the pounding in his head—a constant reminder of the Agent Orange–caused leukemia which will soon end his life. And now the bank wants to repossess his truck. His attempt to reason with the loan officer does not get him far. Dan loses himself in rage, and for a moment is back in the jungle again. When he comes out of his bloodlust, he has shot the banker through the chest. There is nothing to do but run.
On his trail are two peculiar bounty hunters: a onetime Siamese twin and a heavyset Elvis impersonator. To save his own life, Dan is going to have to remember why it was worth living in the first place.

416 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 78 reviews




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

Take Over at Midnight (The Night Stalkers), by M. L. Buchman.

Praise for I Own the Dawn, an NPR Best Book of 2012

"A rousing mix of romance and military action thrills...Buchman blends tender feelings with military politics to keep readers riveted."--Publishers Weekly

"Filled with action, adventure, and danger."--Booklist


Name: Lola LaRue

Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 3

Mission: Copilot deadly choppers on the world's most dangerous missions


Name: Tim Maloney

Rank: Sergeant

Mission: Man the guns and charm the ladies


The Past Doesn't Matter, When Their Future is Doomed


Nothing sticks to "Crazy" Tim Maloney, until he falls hard for a tall Creole beauty with a haunted past and a penchant for reckless flying. Lola LaRue never thought she'd be susceptible to a man's desire, but even with Tim igniting her deepest passions, it may be too late now...With the nation under an imminent threat of biological warfare, Tim and Lola are the only ones who can stop the madness--and to do that, they're going to have to trust each other way beyond their limits...

382 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 18 reviews

This is the fourth book in the Night Stalker romantic suspense series. The first three books, not on sale, are shown below for your convenience.






Here's today's Daily Non-Fiction Deal, available for $1.99!

Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865, by James B. Conroy.

Our One Common Country explores the most critical meeting of the Civil War. Given short shrift or overlooked by many historians, the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865 was a crucial turning point in the War between the States. In this well written and highly documented book, James B. Conroy describes in fascinating detail what happened when leaders from both sides came together to try to end the hostilities. The meeting was meant to end the fighting on peaceful terms. It failed, however, and the war dragged on for two more bloody, destructive months. Through meticulous research of both primary and secondary sources, Conroy tells the story of the doomed peace negotiations through the characters who lived it. With a fresh and immediate perspective, Our One Common Country offers a thrilling and eye-opening look into the inability of our nation’s leaders to find a peaceful solution. The failure of the Hamptons Roads Conference shaped the course of American history and the future of America’s wars to come.

416 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 22 reviews




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

The Sheep Look Up, by John Brunner.

In THE SHEEP LOOK UP, Brunner returns to a style similar to that of the manically inventive STAND ON ZANZIBAR, and delivers another fast-paced, kaleidoscopically comprehensive view of a near future rife with looming ecological dangers and possibly about to be saved by an underground revolutionary movement--if its leader can survive the hostility of vested interests to deliver his message of hope.

"One of the most important science fiction authors. Brunner held a mirror up to reflect our foibles because he wanted to save us from ourselves."
--SF Site

For each generation, there is a writer meant to bend the rules of what we know. Hugo Award winner (Best Novel, STAND ON ZANZIBAR) and British science fiction master John Brunner remains one of the most influential and respected authors of all time, and now E-Reads is pleased to re-introduce many of his classic works. For readers familiar with his vision, it's a chance to re-examine his thoughtful worlds and words, while for new readers, Brunner's work proves itself the very definition of timeless.

398 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 44 reviews




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

Mouseheart: 1, by Lisa Fiedler.

The Warriors series meets Redwall in this first book in an epic animal adventure series set in the subway tunnels of Brooklyn.

Hopper is just an ordinary pet shop mouse before he escapes. Soon he finds himself below the bustling streets of Brooklyn, deep within the untamed tangles of transit tunnels, and in Atlantia, a glorious utopian rat civilization.

But all is not what it seems. Though Hopper is treated as a royal guest, he misses his siblings that he lost in the escape attempt. That, and Atlantia is constantly threatened by the rebels who wish to bring the city to its knees. And there are cats everywhere in Atlantia, cats that leave the citizens unharmed… and no one can seem to answer why.

Soon, Hopper is caught in the crosshairs of a colossal battle, one that crosses generations and species. As the clashes rage, Hopper learns terrible, extraordinary secrets: Deadly secrets about Atlantia. Painful secrets about his friends.

And one powerful secret about his destiny…

321 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 33 reviews




Happy Reading!

Betsy

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