Saturday, August 9, 2014

Kindle Daily Deals (August 9, 2014): A thriller by Tana French, Debbie Macomber, WW2 history, Alan Dean Foster and a great kid's history series


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

Broken Harbor: A Novel (Dublin Murder Squad Book 4), by Tana French.

An addictive thriller from New York Times bestseller and the acclaimed author of In the Woods and Faithful Place

Tana French’s rise can only be called meteoric. Starting with her award-winning debut, French has scored four consecutive New York Times bestsellers and established herself as one of the top names in the genre. Broken Harbor is quintessential French—a damaged hero, an unspeakable crime, and an intricately plotted mystery—nestled in a timely examination of lives shattered by the global economic downturn.

Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy always brings in the killer. Always. That’s why he’s landed this high-profile triple homicide. At first, he thinks it’s going to be simple, but the murder scene holds terrifying memories for Scorcher. Memories of something that happened there back when he was a boy.

Tana French's newest novel, The Secret Place, will be published by Viking on September 2nd, 2014.

Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2012: In Tana French’s fourth novel, detective Mick "Scorcher" Kennedy and his partner are sent to the abandoned, half-constructed housing development Broken Harbor to investigate the brutal murder of the Spain family. What Scorcher thinks is an open and shut case is quickly complicated when Jenny Spain is found barely alive, and the family’s circumstances are brought to light: hidden baby monitors, a strained mortgage brought on by the housing crisis, and the increasingly erratic signs of a family in crisis. French fans will appreciate this new look at Scorcher, who was a minor character in Faithful Place; he shines as the successful but jaded detective with a troubled past. French delivers a layered psychological thriller and satisfying ‘who dunnit,’ masterfully spinning a plot packed with tension and a haunting mood that rivals the best of the gothic writers. --Heather Dileepan

456 pages, with a 4.0-star rating from 671 reviews

This is the fourth book in the series. The first in the series ($6.99), and the second, third and fifth, also not on sale, are shown below in series order.





Here's today's Daily Romance Deal, available for $0.99!

Ending in Marriage (Midnight Sons), by Debbie Macomber.

Hard Luck, Alaska—a Town that Needs Women!
Location: 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 (mostly men)—but growing! Because the O'Halloran brothers, who run a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to bring women to Hard Luck!

Duke Porter. He's the best pilot Midnight Sons ever had. Tough, rugged, great in a crisis. He's also an unashamed traditionalist who delights in expressing outrageous opinions. Especially when Tracy Santiago's around…. But Tracy gives as good as she gets, and their clashes become legendary in Hard Luck!

Tracy Santiago. The first time this Seattle attorney came to Alaska, it was on business—business concerning Midnight Sons. Now she comes because she likes the place, likes the people. Even Duke Porter… In fact, she more than likes him—and she can't understand why. He's so obviously not the kind of nice, sensitive man she wants. Or thinks she wants.

186 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 15 reviews

Two books in the Midnight Sons series for $0.99 each.




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

The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima (Companion), by Daniel Marston.

A new paperback edition of one of the bestselling World War II Osprey titles, The Pacific War Companion brings together the perspectives and insights of world-renowned military historians. From the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor through the release of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the conflict in the Pacific was marked by amazing tactical innovations, such as those in amphibious warfare, and horrific battles that raged in the unforgiving climate of the island jungles. Each chapter in this book focuses on a different aspect of this conflict, from the planning of operations to the experiences of the men who were there.

272 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 21 reviews



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

Into the Out Of, by Alan Dean Foster.

Earth is being invaded by the shetani—-spirit creatures so small and stealthy that only one man knows about the increasing peril. The potential savior is an African elder named Olkeloki who is capable of fighting evil both in this world and the spirit one. But to be successful he must recruit the help of two others: government agent Joshua Oak and a feisty young woman named Merry Sharrow. Only the three of them can keep the shetani from destroying reality as we know it. 

4.8-star rating from 26 reviews






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

Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy), by Laurie Halse Anderson.

If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?

As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom.

From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.

321 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 164 reviews

Grades 6-10. The sequel, shown below, is also on sale.




Happy Reading!

Betsy

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