Sunday, November 30, 2014

Today's Kindle Daily Deals: 27 books, including thrillers, romance, true-life animal tales, a dystopan teen novel and sci-fi!



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

Asylum Harbor (A Rachel Scott Adventure Book 1), by Traci Hohenstein.

Amber Knowles, a beautiful high school senior and Florida governor John Knowles’s daughter, has everything going for her until she disappears during a cruise to the Bahamas. After an extensive search of the ship SeaStar, it’s clear that Amber has vanished without a trace. When Governor Knowles receives the distressing news, he asks for Rachel Scott’s help.

The teenager’s disappearance represents every parent’s worst fear, and Rachel, founder of Florida Omni Search, knows only too well what losing a daughter feels like. Her three-year-old, Mallory, went missing five years ago. As she works with FBI special agent, Drake Reynolds, Rachel discovers an organized crime ring linked to the cruise line. The last person known to see Amber aboard the ship was an incognito DEA agent, who also has vanished. Where is he? And where is Amber? Finally, where is Mallory?

Traci Hohenstein’s Asylum Harbor draws inspiration from the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in 2005 and delves deeply into the mysteries and suspense of missing-person investigations and organized crime detection. The first in a series, Asylum Harbor introduces Rachel Scott and her team and compels readers to follow Florida Omni Search and all their investigations.

207 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 195 reviews

Three by Traci Hohenstein and four by Alan McDermott, $1.99 today.

 
 



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

When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity), by Alexandra Ivy.

Never Tempt Fate

It’s been a hell of a day for Abby Barlow. In just a few hours, she’s survived an explosion, watched her employer die, had a startling dream, and now she finds herself in a seedy Chicago hotel with the sexy, unearthly Dante, a man she both desires and fears.

For 341 years, Dante has stood as guardian to The Chalice, a mortal woman chosen to hold back the darkness. A terrible twist of fate has now made Abby that woman. Three hours ago, Dante would have used all his charms to seduce her. Now she is his to protect. And he will do so until his very death.

A terrifying plan has been set in motion, one that will plunge Dante and Abby into an epic battle between good and evil—and a desperate race to save their love…

“A sizzling paranormal romance…an affair so hot it burns up the page.” —Savannah Russe, USA Today bestselling author of Beyond the Pale
“Alexandra Ivy is already in a league of her own.” —Lynn Viehl, author of Dark Need




384 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 137 reviews

Ten books in Alexandra Ivy's Guardians of Eternity series at $1.99 each.




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

A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life, by James Bowen.

The Instant New York Times Bestseller!

James is a street musician struggling to make ends meet.
Bob is a stray cat looking for somewhere warm to sleep.
When James and Bob meet, they forge a never-to-be-forgotten friendship that has been charming readers from Thailand to Turkey.
A Street Cat Named Bob is an international sensation, landing on the bestseller list in England for 52 consecutive weeks and selling in 26 countries around the world. Now, James and Bob are ready to share their true story with the U.S. in this tale unlike any you’ve ever read of a cat who possesses some kind of magic.
When street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself, and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining that he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.
Perfect for fans of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog and Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat That Changed the World, this instant classic about the power of love between man and animal has taken the world by storm and is guaranteed to be a huge hit with American fans as well.


320 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 1068 reviews

7 heartwarming true animal tales.




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

Fluency (Confluence Book 1), by Jennifer Foehner Wells.

NASA discovered the alien ship lurking in the asteroid belt in the 1960s. They kept the Target under intense surveillance for decades, letting the public believe they were exploring the solar system, while they worked feverishly to refine the technology needed to reach it.

The ship itself remained silent, drifting.

Dr. Jane Holloway is content documenting nearly-extinct languages and had never contemplated becoming an astronaut. But when NASA recruits her to join a team of military scientists for an expedition to the Target, it’s an adventure she can’t refuse.

The ship isn’t vacant, as they presumed.

A disembodied voice rumbles inside Jane’s head, "You are home."

Jane fights the growing doubts of her colleagues as she attempts to decipher what the alien wants from her. As the derelict ship devolves into chaos and the crew gets cut off from their escape route, Jane must decide if she can trust the alien’s help to survive.

"Author Jennifer Wells’ writing genius comes from her vast knowledge of the highly technical subject matter and her ability to put the reader in the middle of it without losing him/her in technical jargon while creating characters that seem completely natural and believable." --reviewer, Jean Fisher for Independent Publisher News

373 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 1509 reviews



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

Enclave (Razorland Book 1), by Ann Aguirre.

New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20's. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters--or Freaks--who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight--guided by Fade's long-ago memories--in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs.
Ann Aguirre's thrilling young adult novel is the story of two young people in an apocalyptic world--facing dangers, and feelings, unlike any they've ever known.

272 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 666 reviews

Three books in a young adult dystopian series.



Happy Reading!

Betsy

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Sunday Nov 30)

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The Way (Volumes of the Vemreaux Book 1), by Mary Twomey. (Still free?)

"Amazing characters that I could really get attached to. I loved some and I hated others but that seemed to be exactly where Mary Twomey was going. The plot grips you right away and doesn't let go leaving you wanting more at the end. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book!" -- Amazon reviewer

In a world not divided by race, creed or color, but by blood type, Blue Anders finds herself on the wrong end of fortune’s mercy. Born with a lesser blood type, Blue is raised in The Way, a work camp for A-bloods.

390 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 34 reviews.

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THE KEYS TO MY DIARY, by Ann Omasta. (Still 0.99?)

Save $2 today with this Kindle Countdown Deal!

"You’ll adore Fern Burns. Yes, that’s her real name. The reader gets to peek into the private world of a funny, quirky, caring, somewhat naughty Key Largo lady. Whether she’s being swept off her feet by an impossibly perfect, gorgeous billionaire, or plowing through ordinary life and work tasks like straightening lounge chairs and going shopping, you’ll find yourself immersed in the world and mind of Fern. Written as diary entries covering a year in her life, you’ll find yourself eagerly turning the pages to read the next entry, and the next, and the next. You don’t want to stop." -- Amazon reviewer

Get ready to be enchanted by the personal diary of Fern Burns. (Yes, she knows her name is ridiculous. If you met her flighty mother, you would understand.) Fern is 42-years-old, lives in the beautiful, tropical Florida Keys and is not your typical Contemporary Romance heroine.

In this journal, Fern shares the wacky, entertaining stories of her life for the year. From the love-hate relationship she develops with the book “The Secret” to having to deal with cursing parrots and a road filled with skittering crabs, her summations of her offbeat daily life make for a delightfully fun read.

Fern treats her diary like her best friend as she openly writes about her hopes and dreams, her thoughts and fears, and her triumphs and embarrassments. This is a particularly exciting year because she finally meets the man of her dreams. Or is he?

This fast-paced story is an intimate look inside Fern’s life as she hands over the keys to her diary. Go ahead…Take a PEEK!

241 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 14 reviews.

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The Santa Society, by Kristine McCord. (Still 0.99?)

"I know it's crazy, but this story is one that gives me hope in humanity, faith that miracles happen, and that hope/wish/prayer that makes me want to believe in the spirit of Christmas once again." -- Kara Cheney (Goodreads review)

Magic. Myth. Miracles. They say there's truth in legends.

It's time to meet the real Santa Claus, so get ready for the Christmas love story of a lifetime.

Last Christmas, Erin came home to be with her dying mother. This Christmas will be a year, and Erin still can’t move on. Fortunately, everything in her life is about to change. A behemoth dog named Klaus and Reason-the-handsome-realtor enter the picture, and together they turn Erin's life upside down...in a good way.

Reason offers to help Erin sell her mother’s house, an effort that turns into a circus of fiascos. Just when it seems her luck can't get any worse, Erin finds herself falling in love with Reason, the man of chaos himself. But he’s more than he seems, and soon Erin is immersed in the clandestine world of the Santa Society, a centuries old secret organization that protects the truth behind Christmas.

Erin’s entire sense of reality will be challenged, and she may be forced to choose between the man she loves and the future of Christmas itself.

294 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 157 reviews.

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Sweet Masterpiece (Samantha Sweet Mysteries Book 1), by Connie Shelton. (Still free?)

"What a fun read! Sam has unusual careers-- government-sanctioned housebreaker and baker. The housebreaking is just until she get enough money together to open her own bakery, but as we all know, money is in short supply these days. Though cleaning repossed houses is usually more boring than scary, Sam manages to find two bodies in the course of one day. Could the deaths be related? There is a little surprise visit for those who read Shelton's Charlie Parker series." -- Amazon reviewer

"Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review

Amazon.com bestselling author Connie Shelton has wowed readers with her down-to-earth female sleuth in her Charlie Parker mystery series. Now she introduces a new set of characters in a mystery series that contains a little romance, a little magic and a lot of chocolate!

Samantha Sweet is a lady who breaks into houses for a living, and the things she discovers often lead to trouble. When she finds an unmarked grave on a property in a remote spot in Taos County, New Mexico, Sam calls in the authorities. A small mural painted inside a closet in the abandoned house provides clues and Sam is caught up in an investigation. A fortune in artwork, a bogus will, and a wooden box that seems to give Sam powers she never dreamed she possessed--all lead to a genuine mystery for Sam to solve.

Then there is all that chocolate! Sam's real goal in life is to use her elegant baking skills to open her own pastry shop, Sweet's Sweets. She's gaining quite the reputation as a baker with a magical touch, but a few obstacles stand in her way. Her grown daughter shows up on her doorstep--jobless and homeless; her bank account is at an all-time low; and trying to work from the tiny cramped kitchen in her home is becoming impossible.

Somehow, Sam copes and she finds that her dreams might just have a chance of coming true.

244 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 387 reviews.

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