Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kindle Daily Deals: Susan Howatch, romantic suspense, history, a fantasy series and snowflakes!



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

Penmarric, by Susan Howatch.

Among Mark Castallack’s sons are men who want him dead—and this hardly promotes family harmony

Mark Castallack may have the woman of his dreams, a large fortune, and Penmarric, a Victorian mock-castle on the cliffs of Cornwall, but his private life is heading for disaster. His marriage fails, and when he takes a mistress he winds up with two families who hate each other. As the twentieth century unfolds, his children are left struggling to save not only Penmarric but themselves, and their struggles are marked by greed, ambition, and murder. Howatch’s magnificent novel was her first international bestseller and is as compelling as Daphne du Maurier’s classic Rebecca.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Susan Howatch including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

704 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 59 reviews



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

Untraceable (Tracers Book 1), by Laura Griffin.

ALEX LOVELL MAKES PEOPLE DISAPPEAR.
TURNS OUT, SHE'S NOT THE ONLY ONE.


Private investigator Alexandra Lovell uses computer skills and cunning to help clients drop off the radar and begin new lives in safety. Melanie Bess, desperate to escape her abusive cop husband, was one of those clients. But when Melanie vanishes for real, Alex fears the worst, and sets out to discover what happened. Using every resource she can get her hands on -- including an elite team of forensic scientists known as the Tracers, and a jaded, sexy Austin PD detective -- Alex embarks on a mission to uncover the truth.

As far as homicide cop Nathan Deveraux is concerned, no body means no case. But as much as he wants to believe that Alex's hunch about Melanie's murder is wrong, his instincts -- and their visceral attraction -- won't let him walk away. As a grim picture of what really happened begins to emerge, Nathan realizes this investigation runs deeper than they could ever have guessed. And each step nearer the truth puts Alex in danger of being the next to disappear....

404 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 72 reviews



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

Incredible Victory: The Battle of Midway (Open Road), by Walter Lord.

Outgunned and outmanned on the Pacific Ocean, a small American fleet defied the odds and turned the tide of World War II
On the morning of June 4, 1942, doom sailed on Midway. Hoping to put itself within striking distance of Hawaii and California, the Japanese navy planned an ambush that would obliterate the remnants of the American Pacific fleet. On paper, the Americans had no chance of winning. They had fewer ships, slower fighters, and almost no battle experience. But because their codebreakers knew what was coming, the American navy was able to prepare an ambush of its own.
Over two days of savage battle, American sailors and pilots broke the spine of the Japanese war machine. The United States prevailed against momentous odds; never again did Japan advance. In stunning detail, Walter Lord tells the story of one of the greatest upsets in naval history.

306 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 80 reviews






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

The Garden of Stones (Echoes of Empire Book 1), by Mark T. Barnes.

Shortlisted for the 2014 Gemmell Morningstar Award - Best Debut Novel
When the Shrīanese Empire explodes into civil war, fighters of all kinds flock to the banners of their lords. Indris, a skilled swordsman and brilliant sorcerer, seeks to end the bloodshed once and for all. He knows this war is simply a ruse—a power play by a ruling Family desperate to take control of the Empire by any means necessary. Indris cares little for the politics except to see that justice is upheld. But even he can't see the terrible price his opponents are willing to pay to secure their legacy.
A true epic, the first book in the Echoes of Empire series creates a spellbinding new world. With its twisted politics, new races, compelling heroes and villains, and unique magic, The Garden of Stones is a lyrical fantasy on the grandest scale.

506 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 97 reviews

Three books in the Echoes of Empire series






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

The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes, by Kenneth Libbrecht.

Double Tap to Zoom.

Before a snowflake melts on your tongue, it makes an epic journey. This is the story of that journey, step by step, from a single snowflake’s creation in the clouds, through its fall to earth, to its brief and sparkling appearance on a child’s mitten. Told by Kenneth Libbrecht, a scientist who knows snowflakes better than almost anyone, the story features his brilliant photographs of real snowflakes, snowflakes forming (in the author’s lab), water evaporating, clouds developing, ice crystals, rain, dew, and frost--all the elements of the world and weather that add up, flake by flake, to the white landscape of winter. Aimed at readers from 6 to 12, this spectacular full-color e-book gets to the heart of one of nature’s most magical phenomena while making the wonder of the snowflake all the more real.

50 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 26 reviews

For grades 3-6.






Happy Reading!

Betsy

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