Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Kindle Daily Deals (August 6, 2014): A thriller, a romance series, travel essays, apocalyptic sci-fi and the Vampire Diaries! $1.99 each today.



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

Undercurrents, by Ridley Pearson.

Police Sergeant Lou Boldt heads a special task force within Seattle’s Homicide bureau. His job: find and stop the Cross Killer, a twisted, perverse serial murderer who has eluded police for six months and paralyzed the city. But when a body washes up on the shore of Puget Sound, Boldt thinks the killer has finally made a mistake. This body shows some of the work of the Cross Killer—but a job badly botched. Did this woman die while trying to escape? Did she knowingly jump in the water to preserve a clue? And is she now desperately trying to tell Boldt something? With the help of the alluring Daphne Matthews, a police psychologist, Boldt pieces together the complex puzzle. Undercurrents is a roller-coaster ride in the dark that will intrigue, startle, and satisfy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Ridley Pearson is a New York Times bestselling author with over 24 novels published. His work is extremely diverse, from children’s fiction to crime novels, paranormals and adventure; his novels often incorporate a compelling combination of realistic high-tech forensic wizardry and hair-trigger suspense. One of his best-known crime novels, Undercurrents, contained cutting-edge forensic ideas that helped solve a real-life homicide case. Another, Chain of Evidence, was the first to raise the possibility of a “crime gene”—which later became the focus of a high-profile genetics conference. He has published several popular crime series featuring recurring characters, as well as standalone novels under his own name and the pseudonyms Joyce Reardon, Ph.D. and Wendell McCall. A new thriller, The Red Room, featuring John Knox, will be coming out in June 2014.

Pearson was the first American to receive the Raymond Chandler Fulbright fellowship at Oxford University, the site of his research for best-selling novels No Witnesses and The Angel Maker. He was also a founding member and bass player for the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band comprised of best-selling authors including Dave Barry and Stephen King.

400 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 38 reviews



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

Someone for Me (Someone to Love Series), by Addison Moore.

Kendall and Cruise ignite the pages in the final installment of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Someone to Love series.

Kendall Jordan knows she doesn’t need an elaborate wedding with a Vera Wang dress and a three-tiered cake. All she needs is the love of her life, the hot and romantic Cruise Elton. But she’s been dreaming of a picture-perfect wedding since childhood, and so with her finances in peril and a rock band squatting in the Elton B and B, Kendall must take extreme measures. She decides to pen a book about the kinky sexcapades of one Penny Whoredon and one Cruz Belton, but in order to do the writing justice she’ll need to conduct some sexy research with the love of her life. It looks like Kendall might just pull it off—but when her protective older brother and Cruise’s jealous ex-girlfriend get involved, tempers and insecurities rise, threatening not just her dream wedding, but the possibility of having a wedding at all.

297 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 46 reviews

This is the last book in the series; the rest of the series, not on sale at $3.99 each, are shown below in order, for your convenience




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

An Experience Definitely Worth Allegedly Having: Travel Stories from The Hairpin, by Edith Zimmerman.

An Experience Definitely Worth Allegedly Having is a collection of essays on travel selected by Edith Zimmerman, the founder of the colorfully offbeat women’s website The Hairpin. Like The Hairpin, these essays are funny, weird, adventurous, and moving. There are stories about following a mysterious stranger’s maps in Mexico, attending endless step aerobics classes in Buenos Aires, faking a terrible British accent in London, and navigating a nude spa in Stockholm. About loneliness, connection, and sunburn. And about daring ourselves to be brave and embracing being scared.
These stories are tied together by relationships: making them, losing them, how we behave in their absence. How we thrive when we’re far from home and falling in and out of love in all of the world’s beautiful places.

This book was initially released in episodes as a Kindle Serial. All episodes are now available for immediate download as a complete book. Learn more about Kindle Serials


160 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 20 reviews



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

The Amtrak Wars: Cloud Warrior: The Talisman Prophecies Part 1, by Patrick Tilley.

Hundreds of years after civilisation has been destroyed by nuclear war, the Earth is divided between the Trackers of the Amtrak Federation – a community living in vast subterranean cities – and the Mutes, who have evolved to withstand the radiation that has driven their foes underground. A long war for possession of the overground has killed and enslaved many of the Mutes, leaving only the Plainfolk to resist the Federation.

The Mutes’ physical strength and tribal way of life is no match for the advanced weaponry that is used against them. Mr Snow, supernaturally gifted wordsmith of the Mute clan M’Call, is the Plainfolk’s last hope in withstanding the onslaught of the ‘sand-burrower’s’ attacks.

Seventeen-year-old rookie wingman Steve Brickman is just about to graduate from Flight Academy. Safe in the knowledge of his own brilliance, his future seems assured. As a member of the Tracker society, Brickman has grown up deep underground, protected from the radiation of the blue-sky world above. The lure of this open space fills him with both fear and excitement, as he anticipates piloting his first mission against the sub-human Mutes.

But all does not go as smoothly as planned, as the clan M’Call kidnaps Steve and puts him under the strange tutelage of the mysterious Mr Snow. Captivated by the beautiful Clearwater and befriended by the stoic Cadillac, Brickman soon discovers that there is more to the Mutes than his masters would have him believe. Eyes now open to the Mute’s humanity, Brickman is torn by a painful divided loyalty. And now, it seems, he has become embroiled in an ancient Mute prophecy; that of the Talisman, the one who will save them all.

Cloud Warrior, first published in 1983, is the first instalment of Patrick Tilley’s internationally best selling science fiction epic, The Amtrak Wars Saga.

378 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 28 reviews



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

The Vampire Diaries: The Salvation: Unseen, by L.J. Smith.

The greatest threats are the ones unseen….

For what seems like the first time, Elena and her friends are happy. Elena and Stefan have built a home for themselves in Dalcrest, and all of Elena’s friends are as in love as she and Stefan are. Even Damon is enjoying visiting his favorite old haunts in Europe, and is more surprised than anyone that he’s traveling with Katherine. But lately, Elena’s Guardian senses are on edge, and she can’t ignore the feeling that danger is coming.

When a new threat arrives in Dalcrest, Elena’s worst fears become a reality. Soon, she and Stefan are battling a vicious Old One who is always just out of their reach. And when Damon and Katherine are confronted with a strange and mysterious enemy, Elena worries the attacks are linked.

As dark forces close in, Elena, Stefan, and Damon struggle to survive the only way they know how—together. But their lives are hanging in the balance, and every moment they share could be their last…


307 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 91 reviews

Three books in the Vampire Diaries series, plus three fan fiction books.




Happy Reading!

Betsy

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