A collection of three full length novels by New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips, originally written and published in 1999 and 2000, and published under her real name, Karen Drogin. All three books in one file for only 99 cents today.
Perfect Partners: No sooner had Chelsie Russell and Griffin Stuart lost their siblings in a car crash than they find themselves fighting for custody of their two year old niece. Griff wins only to discover Chelsie is the only one who can soothe the child’s night terrors and fears. Chelsie and Griff bond over the little girl and their growing sexual desire is mutual. But is it enough? What will it take for them to realize they are … perfect partners?
The Right Choice: Advice columnist Carly Wexler is planning the perfect wedding with the perfect fiancé. So what if he doesn’t make her heart beat faster? He’s the right choice. Until sexy photo journalist, Mike Novak, her fiance’s adopted brother arrives and Carly experiences all the passion she’s convinced herself she doesn’t need. Mike is torn by loyalty and a yearning unlike any he’s ever known. After spending time with Carly, he is sure the engaged couple are marrying for the wrong reasons. With one week to go before the wedding, can Mike convince Carly he’s the only choice for her?
Solitary Man: When tough Boston cop Kevin Manning promised to care for his fatally wounded partner’s family, a one night stand with the man’s grieving sister wasn’t part of the plan. No matter how intense the night had been, a woman like Nikki Welles deserves much more than a broken man like Kevin can give, and he leaves the next day. When he returns months later, everything has changed. Nikki can’t forgive Kevin for abandoning her nor can she regret the baby she’s now carrying. And she can’t stop wanting Kevin. But can this solitary man come to believe he’s worthy of love?
The three inspirational novels from the Tales of the Heart Series are available in one e-book file today for $7.99.
Bridget’s Bargain: When the potato famine of 1845 forced Bridget McKenna to flee her home in Ireland, she came to America to work as a scullery maid on a Virginia plantation. That was four years ago. Now, Bridget dreams of bringing her father and six siblings to join her in America. She also dreams of marrying a God-fearing man, and when she meets the tall, handsome Lance York, it seems her dream might come true. He’s English, however, just like the cruel landlord who oppressed Bridget’s family in Ireland. Could there be more to him than she realizes?
Kate Ties the Knot: Seven years of widowhood have made Kate Flynn a strong, independent woman who even operates her own dressmaking shop. But when her eight-year-old son, Adam, has a run-in with a burly shipbuilder, she realizes the necessity of some godly male influence. Adam starts working in a warehouse owned by John Joseph O’Keefe, better known as J. J., who looks out for Adam and feels a growing attraction to his young protégé’s mother. Kate’s emotions are as tumultuous as the ocean as she wonders what the future will hold.
Follow the Leader: The Civil War has destroyed everything Valerie Carter held dear. Struggling to come to terms with her emotional devastation, she accepts a teaching position in Freeland, Maryland, and her heart is gradually warmed by her students’ affection. She also finds herself attracted to Paul Collins, a young widower with three children who has a childlike faith in Jesus Christ. Will Paul be God’s instrument to free Valerie from the bonds of bitterness?
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Romance novels are like chocolates. You can’t stop with just one . . .You can buy this bundle of six full-length romance novels for only 99 cents today. Includes novels by favorites Carly Phillips, Rhonda Nelson, Leslie Kelly and more.
Set includes: Born to be Wilde by Janelle Denison; Savin’ Me by Alannah Lynne; Drive Me Crazy by Marquita Valentine; Baby Love by Leslie Kelly; The Perfect Proposal by Rhonda Nelson; and The Right Choice by Carly Phillips. Complete descriptions of each book is on the webpage.
The adventures continue for Stephanie Plum, Trenton’s best-known bounty hunter, in these three Complete Plum Novels from #1 Bestselling Author Janet Evanovich! Buy the 4th-6th books in the series in one bundle for only $9.99 today.
Four to Score: Stephanie Plum is forced to enlist the help of Grandma Mazur, ex-hooker and wannabe bounty hunter Lula, and transvestite rock musician Sally Sweet in an attempt to capture revenge-seeking waitress Maxine Nowicki. Threatening messages, murder, firebombs, and archnemesis Joyce Barnhardt pale in comparison to the greatest danger of all when, homeless and broke, Stephanie and her hamster, Rex, move in with vice cop Joe Morelli.
High Five: Out of bail skippers and rent money, Stephanie throws caution to the wind and follows in the entrepreneurial bootsteps of Super Bounty Hunter Ranger, engaging in morally correct and marginally legal enterprises. Stephanie’s problems escalate when homicidal rapist Benito Ramirez returns, her Uncle Fred disappears, a nasty bookie starts following her around town, and she has nothing to wear to the Mafia wedding.
Hot Six: Stephanie Plum and Trenton vice cop Joe Morelli join forces to find the madman killer who shot and barbecued the youngest son of international black-market arms dealer Alexander Ramos. The man wanted for the crime is Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger. Minutes before the crime occurs, Ranger is caught on video, at the scene, with the victim. Bad enough Stephanie has to bring in the man who taught her everything she knows about fugitive apprehension, now her maternal grandmother has moved in and a dog with an eating disorder has adopted her.
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In the first two novels of The River Valley Collection, bestselling author Tess Thompson assembles a colorful cast of endearing small-town characters and takes you on two journeys that will make you believe in the possibilities of life and renew your faith in love, friendship and the power of community – even in the face of unimaginable grief.
A surprising mix of romance, humor, friendship, intrigue and gourmet food – The River Valley Collection entertains while reminding you of life’s greatest gifts. You can pre-order both books in one e-book file for only $2.99 today. Delivery is May 14.
Riversong: When Lee Tucker’s husband commits suicide, he leaves her pregnant and one million dollars in debt to a loan shark. Out of options, she escapes
to her deceased mother’s dilapidated house located in a small Oregon town that, like her, is financially ruined, heartbroken and in desperate need of a fresh start. Lee’s resilience leads to a plan for a destination restaurant named Riversong, to new chances for passion and love, and to danger from her dead husband’s debt as her business blooms. Lee Tucker is the kind of woman you find yourself rooting for long after the last page is read.
Riverbend: New release May 2013. “Tag. I found you.” Just as Annie Bell’s reputation as one of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest grows to new heights, she receives a threatening phone call from her abusive ex-boyfriend. Marco is out on parole and hungry for revenge, blaming her for his ten-year imprisonment. Fearing for her life and that of her young son, Annie reluctantly accepts help from Drake Webber, a cold and wealthy recluse hiding a dark history of his own. Supported by the gang of misfits from their restaurant Riversong, Annie forges ahead despite her growing terror that Marco will appear at any moment and make good on his threats.
Also includes an exclusive preview of Riverstar, the third book in The River Valley Collection, available August 2013!
Only Us: Pet groomer Carina Fiore wants nothing more than to confess her feelings to the man she loves. She’s drawn to veterinarian Cameron McKenzie’s good looks, caring nature and especially his devotion to his young daughter. There’s just one problem—he’s her boss. Putting her heart on the line could cost Rina both her job and their friendship forever. But when a kiss under the mistletoe unlocks the simmering passion between them, Rina and Cameron may just find love for the holidays after all….
The Sheik and the Christmas Bride: Then Prince As’ad of El Deharia agrees to adopt three orphaned American girls, he does so on one condition—that their beautiful teacher, Kayleen James, become their nanny. His plan is to leave her to deal with the children as he continues his life, undisturbed. But all that changes when Kayleen and the girls invade the palace—and As’ad’s heart—and change it for the better.
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Kindle Store’s Top 100 Paid List – Is it valid?
Some readers and almost all authors live and die by the bestsellers list, but how valid is the Kindle Store’s Top 100 Paid list?
Amazon tells us the list is updated hourly and contains best selling items. But Amazon has no accounting for the price of the item when sold.
Hardbound books on The Times Bestsellers list sell for expected prices that all readers know. To be in the top ten of the list week after week means that the buying public continues to spend $10 – $20 for a copy of the book.
The Kindle Store Top 100 is a list skewed. An author or publisher can reset the price of a book to 99 cents and sell thousands of copies to move into the top 20 of books sold. Consumers might buy the book because the price is so low they are willing to give the book a try. These same consumers would never buy the book at a higher price.
The price can then be increased to $5.99, but the book remains in the top 100 list until other books outsell it according to Amazon’s criteria.
I believe that the inclusion of the book in the Top 100 list with the increased price is misleading to buyers. If I did not know that the book had sold at a much cheaper price that caused it to reach the Top 100 list, then I am under the impression that this book reached its popularity selling at $5.99. As a consumer, my first thought is that the book must be a great read if so many others are buying the book at that price.
I don’t have a solution for how to account for a price change of a book in the top 100. Perhaps it should be pulled from the Top 100 if the price fluctuates by more than a percentage of the price that caused the price to reach the list. Publishers and authors won’t be happy with any adjustments, but consumers deserve honesty in how a book rose to the Top 100.
A common example of this is the Kindle Daily Deal which often appears in the Top 100 list for several days following its feature at a very cheap price. Three of the top 40 in the list as I’m preparing this post were previously Daily Deals – selling for $1.99 or $2.99 as deals, but now priced from $8.40 to $10.67.
Should Amazon take price into consideration when compiling the list? Is it misleading? Any other ideas on how to account for price changes? Leave a comment to let us know what you are thinking.
Comments from Readers
Readers usually like to know what other readers think of an author, a book, or a series. I love to hear what you have to say about the books we post. Whether its praise or criticism, your input is welcome.
Here are two comments recently posted:
Bill commented this about Francona: The Red Sox Years ($4.99) before he read the book:
Just purchased this and I look forward to reading this. I’m an Orioles fan so I’ve experienced some great O’s – Red Sox memories over the years. As much as I enjoyed reading Joe Torre’s book about his time with the Yankees, I look forward to reading about Terry Francona’s time with Boston.
Bill commented this after reading the book:
Just finished this book. It was a great read and still available for $4.99
Every Red Sox fan probably has read this but every baseball fan should read this. I liked reading about the up and downs of both the Red Sox and Terry Francona during the eight seasons he managed the team. Managing a baseball team is not easy. Managing in Boston is a (high) pressure (job) and I came out of the book thinking Francona is a likeable guy. I’m rooting for him to do well with the Indians (except when they play the Orioles).
Donald Harington spent nearly all of his early summers in the Ozark mountain hamlet of Drakes Creek. There, before he lost his hearing to meningitis at the age of twelve, he listened carefully to the vanishing Ozark folk language and the old tales told by story-tellers. His first novel was published by Random House in 1965, and since then he has published twelve other novels, most of them set in the Ozark hamlet of his own creation, Stay More, based loosely upon Drakes Creek.
Today you can buy 15 of Harington’s novels for only $9.00 when you buy the three volumes below. Individually these novels are selling for $4.99 each, so I strongly recommend you purchase the volumes for your Kindle library now while they are supercheap.
The Nearly Complete Works of Donald Harington Volume 1 ($3.00) The Nearly Complete Works of Donald Harington includes five complete novels: (1) Lightning Bug; (2) Some Other Place. The Right Place; (3) The Architecture of the Ozarks; (4) The Cockroaches of Stay More; (5) The Choiring of the Trees.
The Nearly Complete Works of Donald Harington Volume 2 ($3.00) The Nearly Complete Works of Donald Harington includes five complete novels: (1) Ekaterina; (2) Butterfly Weed; (3) When Angels Rest; (4) Thirteen Albatrosses (or, Falling off the Mountain); (5) With.
The Nearly Complete Works of Donald Harington Volume 3 ($3.00) The Nearly Complete Works of Donald Harington includes five complete novels: (1) The Pitcher Shower; (2) Farther Along; (3) Enduring; (4) Let Us Build Us a City; (5) The Cherry Pit.
The Golden Acorn, the first book in the bestselling Jack Brenin series, deservedly won the Brit Writers’ Awards 2010 for unpublished writers, and has become an ebook sensation since its launch in 2010. With hundreds of thousands of downloads and overwhelmingly positive reader reviews, your kids will love it, and so will you! Now The Golden Acorn and its two sequels, Glasruhen Gate and Silver Hill, are available together in a specially priced ebook collection. Download this fantastic value collection for access to hours of magical reading time and exciting bonus content:
A sneak peek at Book 4, The Lost Treasure of Annwn ($7.69);
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Buy all this in on e-book file for $10.51 today.
The premiere of Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove special two hour pilot will premiere on Saturday July 20th at 8pm, with one-hour episodes premiering every Saturday night at 8pm for the next ten weeks, culminating in a September 28th season finale.
Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Series ($21.09) Enjoy the first six of Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove series books gathered together in one collection for one low price of $21.09. Read the books before the TV series begins.
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Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Series, Volume 2 ($13.74) Debbie Macomber’s bestselling and beloved Cedar Cove series continues with these four novels! Reconnect with your favorite characters and meet some new friends from this tight-knit community where love and friendship are just around the corner….
Bundle contains books 7-10 of the Cedar Cove Series: 74 Seaside Avenue, 8 Sandpiper Way, 92 Pacific Boulevard and 1022 Evergreen Place.
Three full length contemporary romance novels by USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Mondello in one e-book file for only 99 cents today – SuperCheap!
All I Want for Christmas Is You: Sometimes fate needs a little hand…Santa Claus is going to have a rough season… Lauren Alexander is raising her daughter alone. She has done a pretty good job for the last six years. Or she thought she had. That’s why she is crushed when little Kristen wants Santa to bring a Daddy.
Kyle Preston has found the support of loving adoptive parents and has turned himself into one of the most successful Real Estate developers in town.
Building a house is easy. Building someone’s trust is a whole other story. But with a little helping hand, a little Christmas magic can make all the difference in the world.
The Marriage Contract: What would you do to get a second chance at love? Sometimes fate needs a little helping hand…When Ruthie Carvalho finds an old birthday card with a marriage proposal scribbled on the back, she figures she’s hit pay dirt and is destined to get her 35 year old daughter married.
When Devin Michaels gets a phone call from his old friend’s mom, he knows Ruthie is up to something. But he’s at a crossroad. Going back to the seaside town of Westport Massachusetts to reconnect with Cara seems like just the thing to do. With a little help and “creative” planning from Ruthie, can these old friends become lovers and have a second chance at happiness?
The Knight and Maggie’s Baby: Jonah Wallace knows what it’s like to grow up without love. He’s dedicated his life to helping homeless and displaced children by creating the Haven House Foundation, work that resulted in him being Knighted by the Queen.
Now that he’s living in America, his work is going along just fine…until his grandfather gives fate a little nudge by insisting he take a wife before he can inherit.
Coffee shop owner, Maggie Bonelli, is pregnant and the baby’s dad has gone AWOL. So when Jonah Wallace comes into her shop proposing marriage for a year, she takes him up on his offer, even if it’s only for a year. Can they keep their perfect arraignment strictly business…or will fate’s helping hand bring them love at last?