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Old 08-16-16, 06:59 PM   #181
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ALL Heyer on SALE!

For a whole week, in honor of the grandmother of modern historical romance (yes, I know, just deal with it ), all of her books are going to be on sale at $2.99 -- digital format only.

GO CELEBRATE!!!!
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Old 08-29-16, 06:51 PM   #182
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Robert Galbraith mysteries on sale

Some of you may know that J. K. Rowling has been writing mysteries under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. There are three out right now, and the first two are on sale for just under three bucks!

The Cuckoo's Calling

Your blurb:
A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.

The Silkworm

and the blurb:
Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo's Calling.

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days--as he has done before--and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.


But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives--meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.


When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before...


A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.

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Old 09-21-16, 01:06 PM   #183
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SALE: Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair

This is the first in the Thursday Next series of mysteries, and it's on sale for only $1.99:

The Eyre Affair

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The first installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series of Thursday Next novels introduces literary detective Thursday Next and her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England

Fans of Douglas Adams and P. G. Wodehouse will love visiting Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, when time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously: it’s a bibliophile’s dream. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection. But when someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature and plucks Jane Eyre from the pages of Brontë's novel, Thursday is faced with the challenge of her career. Fforde's ingenious fantasy—enhanced by a Web site that re-creates the world of the novel—unites intrigue with English literature in a delightfully witty mix. Thursday’s zany investigations continue with six more bestselling Thursday Next novels, including One of Our Thursdays is Missing and the upcoming The Woman Who Died A Lot.
Go on, read something great!
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Old 03-20-17, 06:54 PM   #184
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Fantasy novels on sale

Five full length novels for only $1.99

The Lyra Novels

Here's the blurb for the bundle:
Shadow Magic

While Alkyra’s noblemen squabble, an ancient enemy, the Lithmern, raises an army. And as the head of the Noble House of Brenn attempts to organize an alliance, the princess Alethia celebrates her twentieth birthday. She is quick-witted, beautiful, and handy with a throwing knife. But on the next night, she passes through a dark corridor on her way to the banquet hall, and never emerges from the shadows. The Lithmern have kidnapped the princess. To find her way home, Alethia will have to learn to trust in the old tales, whose legends of magic and daring hold the only hope of saving her kingdom.

Daughter of Witches
There is no worse time to visit Drinn than during the Midwinter Festival, when the city gates are sealed so that no outsider can witness the temple’s secret rituals. In an inn, where a young woman named Ranira works as an indentured servant for a brutal innkeeper, three guests have overstayed their welcome. Attempting to protect Ranira from her master’s cruelty, the three reveal their magical powers and attract the attention of the temple guards. Now, to save her new friends from certain death, Ranira must unleash the power that cost her parents their lives.

The Harp of Imach Thyssel
When Emereck and Flindaran leave a caravan in search of adventure, it isn’t long before they stumble upon great danger. Emereck, a trained minstrel, and Flindaran, a nobleman masquerading as a tramp, have found a long-abandoned castle, and in it, one of Lyra’s most sought-after treasures: the Harp of Imach Thyssel. To keep it from falling into the wrong hands, Emereck will have to learn to harness its strength to create and destroy, with the fate of the kingdom hanging in the balance.

Caught in Crystal
For more than a decade, Kayl has run a modest country inn. She opened it with her husband, and they managed it together until a summer illness took him away, leaving her alone with their two children. The three of them get by, living happily together as the years pass, but everything changes the day a sorceress named Corrana asks for a room. Now, to save her family and her world, Kayl will have to unlock a side of herself that she buried long ago.

The Raven Ring
When Eleret’s mother is killed, she must travel to reclaim the belongings her mother left behind. The overland journey to the city of Ciaron is treacherous, but Eleret has no fear. She straps a dagger to her leg and sets off to recover one of her mother’s prized possessions: a ring etched with a raven. Eleret doesn’t know what’s special about her mother’s ring, but someone wanted it badly enough to kill for it. And to make it home in one piece, she’ll need to unlock the mysteries of the ring her mother died to protect.
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Old 04-27-17, 07:24 PM   #185
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Patrick O'Brien's MASTER and COMMANDER

The first installment in the acclaimed historical Aubrey/Maturin series by British author Patrick O'Brien, is on sale (digital format) as only $1.99.

Master and Commander

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This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against a thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of a life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.
This novel is also the basis for the movie Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World, with Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany playing the main characters.
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Old 04-27-17, 08:44 PM   #186
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Re: Patrick O'Brien's MASTER and COMMANDER

OMG. READ THIS.

One of my all-time favorite series. So much more than just sea-faring (although O'Brian tells it well). The events are based on his research in the British naval archives. But it's the personalities and depth that make these books so great. (Somewhere there's a review that says they mix the pleasures of Holmes/Watson with the rewards of serious literature. Or something like that.) So much humor mixed with so much sudden-life-or-sudden-death reality.

Stephen King's Maturin the Turtle is named for O'Brian's Maturin. As am I.

Here's a good, recent analysis (although there are some PLOT SPOILERS):

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertai...ake-it/403837/

(Mixed feelings about the comments on the casting of the movie. Aubrey does have a dark side, which is partly what keeps him in the story, and I liked Russell Crowe in the role. But Paul Bettany was too conventionally handsome for Maturin, and it muddled the true character. Jonny Lee Miller, especially the way he's playing Sherlock, would be closer, imo.)
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Old 04-27-17, 10:27 PM   #187
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Re: Patrick O'Brien's MASTER and COMMANDER

I saw that movie on my honeymoon back in 2003. Rainy Maui day, so we saw it.

I enjoyed it, but it was LOOOOOOOOONG and dragged in a few parts. I think it would make for an amazing mini series though.
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Re: Patrick O'Brien's MASTER and COMMANDER

"Doctor Stephen Maturin, my boyfriend."

And i always thought it was an obscure Doctor Strange reference.
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Amazon's 99 Romances for 99c Each Sale

Amazon is featuring 99 Romances for 99 cents each on Kindle on their Kindle Deals page, so if you enjoy the genre, you can grab some new summer reads:

(And one of my novels made the feature - Silver Lake )

https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=KCdls_h..._i=11552285011
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