Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Today's Kindle Daily Deals: Two historical fiction novels, historical romance, true crime, sci fi and teen fantasy!



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

House of Bathory, by Linda Lafferty.

In the early 1600s, Elizabeth Báthory, the infamous Blood Countess, ruled Čachtice Castle in the hinterlands of Slovakia. During bizarre nightly rites, she tortured and killed the young women she had taken on as servants. A devil, a demon, the terror of Royal Hungary—she bathed in their blood to preserve her own youth.

400 years later, echoes of the Countess’s legendary brutality reach Aspen, Colorado. Betsy Path, a psychoanalyst of uncommon intuition, has a breakthrough with sullen teenager Daisy Hart. Together, they are haunted by the past, as they struggle to understand its imprint upon the present. Betsy and her troubled but perceptive patient learn the truth: the curse of the House of Bathory lives still and has the power to do evil even now.

The story, brimming with palace intrigue, memorable characters intimately realized, and a wealth of evocative detail, travels back and forth between the familiar, modern world and a seventeenth-century Eastern Europe brought startlingly to life.

Inspired by the actual crimes of Elizabeth Báthory, The House of Bathory is another thrilling historical fiction from Linda Lafferty (The Bloodletter’s Daughter and The Drowning Guard). The novel carries readers along with suspense and the sweep of historical events both repellent and fascinating.


486 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 654 reviews

Two historical fiction novels by Linda Lafferty. (Isn't the term "Historical fiction novel" redundant? But that's the way Amazon describes these. Just sayin'.)





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

Lord and Lady Spy, by Shana Galen.

"Galen strikes the perfect balance between dangerous intrigue and sexy romance." —Booklist

No man can outsmart him...

Lord Adrian Smythe may appear a perfectly boring gentleman, but he leads a thrilling life as one of England's most preeminent spies, an identity so clandestine even his wife is unaware of it. But he isn't the only one with secrets...

She's been outsmarting him for years...

Now that the Napoleonic wars have come to an end, daring secret agent Lady Sophia Smythe can hardly bear the thought of returning home to her tedious husband. Until she discovers in the dark of night that he's not who she thinks he is after all...

"FANTASTIC! Ms. Galen really knows how to wrench our hearts." —History Undressed
"Galen sets a quick pace that enthralls the reader from the first page." —The Romance Studio
"Vividly intense and totally absorbing...Shana Galen brings her characters to life through the expertise of her writing." —A Romance Review

384 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 115 reviews



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

Monster, by Steve Jackson.

"One of the best books short of the famous Ann Rule works." --True Crime Book Reviews

On a snowy winter evening in 1982, twenty-one-year-old Mary Brown accepted a ride from a handsome stranger in the resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado. The trip ended with her brutally beaten and raped. Mary survived, but her predator's violence had only just begun.

After ten years in prison, Tom Luther was released a far more vicious criminal. Soon, from the Rockies to West Virginia, like Ted Bundy, Luther enticed a chain of women into his murderous trap. In this gripping new edition of a true crime masterpiece, acclaimed author Steve Jackson recounts the intriguing pursuit and long awaited conviction of a charismatic, monstrous psychopath--one who remains a suspect in three other crimes, and has never given up hope of escape.

"Steve Jackson is a born storyteller. He makes you sweat. . .and turn the page." --Ron Franscell, author of The Darkest Night

Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos



528 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 259 reviews



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

Rewinder, by Brett Battles.

You will never read Denny Younger’s name in any history book, will never know what he's done.

But even if you did, you’d never believe it.

The world as you know it wouldn't be the same without him.

Denny was born into one of the lowest rungs of society, but his bleak fortunes abruptly change when the mysterious Upjohn Institute recruits him to be a Rewinder, a verifier of personal histories. The job at first sounds like it involves researching old books and records, but Denny soon learns it's far from it.

A Rewinder's job is to observe history.

In person.

Embracing his new life with enthusiasm, Denny witnesses things he could never even imagine before. But as exciting a life as this is, there are dangers, too. For even the smallest error can have consequences.

Life-altering consequences.

Time, after all, is merely a reference point.

“Brett Battles can write anything. One of my favorite thriller writers is back with something absolutely new, a time-hopping dazzler set in a (possibly) alternative future. Not only does the story take off like a rocket, but it held me to the last word. REWINDER has it all — characters, settings, reversals, and a couple of scenes that could rank among the best in ‘Orphan Black.’”

— Timothy Hallinan, author of the Poke Rafferty thrillers and the Junior Bender mysteries

300 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 176 reviews



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

The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn't believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.

468 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 195 reviews



Happy Reading!

Betsy

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