Sunday, August 24, 2014

Kindle Daily Deals (August 24, 2014): Sookie! Plus a historical romance, a soup cookbook, a paranormal thriller and books for kids with a new sibling



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

Dead Until Dark: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, by Charlaine Harris.


Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams
walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out....

Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.


332 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 1294 reviews

The first five books in the Sookie Stackhouse series are on sale for $1.99 each; no doubt because of the HBO Series Finale tonight.






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

Butterfly Palace, by Colleen Coble.

Elegance and wealth. Privilege and politics. The extravagance of the Butterfly Palace overwhelmed Lily’s senses and nearly smothered her painful memories. She pushed away her misgivings . . . She was perfectly safe in this huge house.

Austin, Texas—1904: Abandoned by the love of her life and still mourning the loss of her mother, Lily Donaldson has turned her back on the pain and come to Austin for a fresh start, working for the Marshall family as a kitchen maid in their luxurious mansion, the Butterfly Palace. The tasks before her are legion, and her
mistress less than pleasant, but at least Lily’s new life will be, if nothing else, distracting.

But one night, while serving at a dinner party, Lily recognizes the man who abandoned her, Andy, her liaison from the livery stable, the blacksmith’s son . . . sitting among the distinguished guests. Though he recognizes her, Andy does not acknowledge her aloud, and Lily is left reeling, flabbergasted, and irate.

But before she can get an explanation, the path of the Servant Girl Killer swerves very close to the Butterfly Palace, sowing terror among the maids. Having come to Austin to start anew, Lily suddenly feels trapped in a spider web. How can she know who to trust in a house where lies come dressed in fine suits and deceit in silk gowns the colors of butterfly wings?

332 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 146 reviews



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

New England Soup Factory Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes from the Nation's Best Purveyor of Fine Soup, by Marjorie Druker.

More than 100 of the best soup recipes Boston has to offer accompanied by fun stories and beautiful full-color photography.

Marjorie Druker is passionate about soups. She fell in love with soups when she first heard the story Stone Soup. After attending Johnston & Whales, Marjorie created the menu for the popular Boston Market restaurant chain, and soups were always her favorite. "My niche is taking what people like to eat and turning it into a soup," she says.

The New England Soup Factory restaurant has won the Best of Boston award four times. People skip school to eat their soups. A pregnant in labor stopped by the restaurant on the way to the hospital to satisfy a last-minute craving. New England Soup Factory soups are like no other soups. And now you can recreate these delicious soups in your own home. The New England Soup Factory Cookbook contains 100 of Boston's best-tasting traditional and creative soup recipes. The book also includes a chapter on sandwiches and salads to accompany such soups as . . .

  • New England Clam Chowder

  • Wild Mushroom and Barley Soup

  • Curried Crab and Coconut Soup

  • Raspberry-Nectarine Gazpacho

  • Cucumber-Buttermilk Soup

253 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 328 reviews



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

The Curse Keepers (Curse Keepers Series Book 1), by Denise Grover Swank.

The wall between our world and that of vengeful spirits has protected humanity for more than 400 years. It’s about to come crashing down.

Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the North Carolina settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Only the descendants of the two men who banished the spirits of an enemy tribe from the material realm know what really happened to the colony. Ellie is one of those descendants—a Curse Keeper. Her father took pains to teach her what he knew of the curse and the responsibilities of its guardians. He taught her that if the two Curse Keepers ever meet, the curse will be lifted, the gate will open, and the raging Native American spirits will be unleashed to seek their revenge.

Despite her father’s seriousness, Ellie has always taken the legend for a harmless fairy tale. Until she meets the darkly handsome, but downright infuriating, Collin Dailey and realizes everything she was told is true. For when they meet, it’s like the air is sucked from the room. Collin’s presence is electrifying… and it’s not just attraction Ellie feels, but the inexorable pull toward her destiny. The prophecy is real, and now Ellie and Collin must battle supernatural forces and their loathing—and passion—for each other to set things right.

The Curse Keepers are all that stand between the world and its destruction.


314 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 335 reviews

The first two books in the Curse Keeper series, on sale for $1.99. The first one is shown above, the second below.




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

I'm a Big Sister, by Joanna Cole.

"Someone new is at our house," begins this loving, reassuring look at sisterhood from trusted author Joanna Cole. Told through the eyes of a new older sister, this simple story lays out all the good things about being an older sibling, and reminds new sisters that they are just as special as ever.

With an author's note about what big siblings need—extra guidance, reassurance, love—and sweet, engaging artwork by Rosalinda Kightley, it's no wonder that over 1 million families have chosen I'm a Big Sister and I'm a Big Brother to prepare their young ones for their first big transition.

32 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 351 reviews

Two books for kids with a new baby in the house, $1.99 each.




Happy Reading!

Betsy

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