Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Kindle Daily Deals (September 3, 2014): Historical fiction, historical romance, a biography of a musical giant, vampires and two fun kids' books!



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

The Scavenger's Daughters (Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters Book 1), by Kay Bratt.

Having survived torture and imprisonment during China’s Cultural Revolution, Benfu escaped to find love with his compassionate and beautiful Calla Lily. Together they build a fulfilling life around the most menial of jobs—Benfu’s work collecting trash. As he sorts through the discards of others, he regularly discovers abandoned children. With unwavering determination, he and Calli spend decades creating a family of hand-picked daughters that help heal the sorrow and brighten their modest home. But all is not perfect and when crisis threatens to separate their family, Benfu—or possibly his band of headstrong daughters—must find a way to overcome the biggest hardship yet.
Inspired by a true story, and set against the backdrop of a country in transition, The Scavenger’s Daughters is a sweeping present day saga of triumph in the face of hardship, and the unbreakable bonds of family against all odds.

241 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 716 reviews





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

A Man Above Reproach, by Evelyn Pryce.

2013 Winner — Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award — Romance

In 1830s London, scandalous whispers surround the pub known as the Sleeping Dove, a hidden bordello catering to nobles eager to shed the trappings of their stations. Josephine Grant knows the rumors are true—she plays piano at the Dove and is known only as the "Bawdy Bluestocking" to the pub's faithful.

The reluctant Duke of Lennox is called "The Uncatchable" by society ladies, not that he cares for them or their nicknames. Elias Addison's estate was thrust upon him when his father died, and it has been little else but a burden.

When a friend brings him to the Sleeping Dove in an attempt to lighten his mood, the Duke of Lennox finds himself at the Bawdy Bluestocking's piano, and together they begin to play a dangerous melody. Though Elias cannot resist courting her, she has a past to protect, a shaky future, and no time for frivolous nobility with soft hands. When the Duke uncovers the truth, will he wish he had never heard the tune?



226 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 190 reviews



Here's today's Daily Non-Fiction Deal, available for $2.99!

Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original, by Robin Kelley.

The first full biography of pianist/composer Thelonious Monk, written by noted historian,with full access to the family's archives and with dozens of interviews.

    Winner - Hurston-Wright Legacy Award, Best Non-Fiction Book  
    Winner - Best Book About Jazz, Jazz Journalists
Association, 2009

    Winner - Music in American Culture
Award, American Musicological Association

    Winner - Ambassador Award for Book of Special
Distinction, English Speaking Union

    Winner - PEN Open Book Award, PEN American Center
    Winner - ASCAP Deems-Taylor Award

    Finalist, 2010 PEN USA
Literary Award

624 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 67 reviews




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

Seven Kinds of Hell (The Fangborn Series Book 1), by Dana Cameron.

Archaeologist Zoe Miller has been running from a haunting secret her whole life. But when her cousin is abducted by a vicious Russian kidnapper, Zoe is left with only one option: to reveal herself.

Unknown to even her closest friends, Zoe is not entirely human. She’s a werewolf and a daughter of the “Fangborn,” a secretive race of werewolves, vampires, and oracles embroiled in an ancient war against evil.

To rescue her cousin, Zoe will be forced to renew family ties and pit her own supernatural abilities against the dark and nefarious foe. The hunt brings Zoe to the edge of her limits, and with the fate of humanity and the Fangborn in the balance, life will be decided by an artifact of world-ending power.

Zoe’s mission takes her and her friends across the globe on a frenetic quest for no less than Pandora’s Box.


374 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 173 reviews





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

Eliza's Kindergarten Surprise, by Alice B. McGinty.

Eliza has to go to school for the first time ever. But she doesn't want to leave Mommy. Mommy understands. She places a kiss on her fingertips and gently slides it into Eliza's pocket. But Eliza's pocket still feels empty inside. Then, at school, she sees things that remind her of her mother. She gets an idea and makes a mommy doll as a surprise for Mommy! Child-friendly illustrations using acrylic paint by Nancy Speir add charm and appeal as Mommy shows Eliza a surprise, too.

32 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 33 reviews





Happy Reading!

Betsy

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