You had better watch out! The Christmas holiday will be here before you know it. Days for shopping are slipping away. If you need a few suggestions, Amazon has created more than 25 gift guides. Categories include electronics, toys, home, handmade, gift cards, clothing, sports, luxury and beauty, books, grocery, baby and more.
Personally, our calendars are double-booked. We are liquidating our father’s farm equipment via an auction on Saturday and will be hosting visting family through the weekend. The local university football team continues to win in the play-off system and as loyal fans, we attend the games. The full-time jobs we have are requiring travel and extended hours the next two weeks.
In the middle of all this, my reliable laptop kicked the bucket. Considering the hours it has worked the last two years, it probably just plain wore out. A technician is working to recover my files and I will be purchasing a new laptop this evening. The 4-year-old backup is working in a pinch, but is slower than molasses in January.
We will hold on tight and do all we can to keep the site going through the chaos. We appreciate your patience!
When you don’t have much time to read because of over-packed schedules, short stories are welcome diversions. Bernie the detective and Bernie his dog are popular crime sleuths. Download this holiday short read for just 99 cents today.
Santa 365 (99 cents Audiobook $2.99) He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. This year, jolly old St. Nick knows Bernie has been sleeping on preparations for a special Christmas celebration with his son Charlie. Enter Plumpy Napoleon, fresh from a short stint in prison, to save Bernie from the naughty list.
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Zoe Archer’s BLADES OF THE ROSE series—featuring dashing men and fearless women—is finally together in one complete bundle! Buy all four novels today for $2.99.
Warrior: The vicious attack Capt. Gabriel Huntley witnesses in a dark alley sparks a chain of events that will take him to the ends of the Earth and beyond–where what is real and what is imagined become terribly confused.
Scoundrel: London Harcourt’s father is bent on subjugating the world’s magic to British rule. But since London is a mere female, he hasn’t bothered to tell her so. No matter, London jumps at the opportunity–unfortunately, right into the arms of Bennett Day.
Rebel: Nathan Lesperance is used to being different. He’s the first Native attorney in Vancouver, and welcome neither with white society nor his sometime tribe.
Stranger: Gemma Murphy has a nose for a story–even if the boys in Chicago’s newsrooms would rather focus on her chest. So when she runs into a handsome man of mystery discussing how to save the world from fancy-pants Brit conspirators, she’s sensing a scoop.
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Sadie Miller didn’t know what to expect when her family left Ohio for the small Montana Amish settlement—certainly not horse thieves, mysterious men, or her family falling apart. Can Sadie find her place in this wild, Western community, far from the familiar—and discover love along the way? Buy this trilogy in one bundle for only $1.99.
Wild Horses, Book 1: Sadie Miller is adjusting to life at Aspen East Ranch when Ezra appears. Perfect in every way and fully intending to marry Sadie, Ezra seems like a dream, but does Sadie love him?
Keeping Secrets, Book 2: There’s horse trouble in Montana again. Only this time, horses aren’t being stolen, they’re being shot.
The Disappearances, Book 3: Sadie may be married now, but she’s as spirited as ever. Soon after she and Mark are settled into the farmhouse, she’s visited by three FBI agents who question her about the two children who mysteriously appeared one day at the Ranch.
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John Jakes’s bestselling saga of two families brought together and then torn apart by war, available as a digital bundle for the first time. Buy this bundle for only $2.99 today as it is the B&N price match.
In North and South, the first volume of John Jakes’s acclaimed and sweeping saga, a friendship is threatened by the divisions of the Civil War.
In Love and War, the Main and Hazard families clash on and off the Civil War’s battlefields as they grapple with the violent realities of a divided nation.
In Heaven and Hell, the battle between the Mains and Hazards—and Confederate and Union armies—comes to a brilliant end. The last days of the Civil War bring no peace for the Main and Hazard families.
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In true Regency style, four spirited women find their way to their heart’s deepest desires amidst the glitter and whirl of the Christmas season. . . Buy this holiday bundle for only $2.99 today.
First there is Julia Herington, impetuous—and irresistible. Brilliant but shy, Louisa Oliver seems destined for spinsterhood until she finds herself the subject of a scandalous bet—and turns it to romantic advantage. And then there is Jane Tindall, a talent for deception her greatest treasure. Her daring taste for gambling draws her into a marriage of convenience that just might lead to love.
Lady Audrina Bradleigh is expected to lead fashion and behave with propriety. But as she discovers on the wintry roads of Yorkshire, she is heedless of society’s proper rules when it comes to her heart’s desires. And only one season can twist all their strands of fate into a perfect gift to last a lifetime . .
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Buy this bundle of mysteries for Beverly Barton for only $2.99 today.
The bundle includes:
Dead By Midnight
Dead By Morning and
Dead by Nightfall
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This collection bundles the entire 3 volumes of Catherine Palmer’s charming Regency-period Miss Pickworth series together in one e-book, for a great value! Just $3.99 for the bundle.
#1 The Affectionate Adversary: Charles Locke is risking everything to make his fortune in a tea-trading enterprise. Sarah Carlyle believes money is the root of all evil and is determined to be rid of her fortune. When Charles and Sarah are thrown together at sea, their hearts are unexpectedly bound.
#2 The Bachelor’s Bargain: When Ruel Chouteau returns home after his supposed death, he shocks everyone. They are even more surprised when he mock-proposes to a common housemaid. Anne Webster is no ordinary woman, and when she is shot through the leg, it appears that she will surely die. She decides to accept Ruel’s proposal so he will be obligated to save and provide for her family.
#3 The Courteous Cad: On her tour of the English countryside, a chance encounter in the streets alerts Miss Prudence Watson to the inhumane working conditions at the worsted mill. She learns that the owner is William Sherbourne, a Royal Naval officer just returned from sea.
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Don’t miss the first four volumes of the unforgettable Dark Protectors series:Fated, Claimed, Temped, Hunted.
Driven by prophecy, the Dark Protectors are male vampires, fearless and born to mate with human females–for eternity. Talen Kayrs is on a mission, and once Cara Paulsen takes him as her mate, nothing can stop the force of his desire… Vampire king Dage Kayrs knows that when he encounters the brilliant geneticist Emma Paulsen, the power of their coming together will never be decoded…
When bodyguard Max Petrovsky is sent to rescue Sarah Pringle from the evil Kurjans chasing her, he’s willing to go far beyond the call of duty… It’s taken over a century for ultimate soldier Connor Kayrs to consummate his union with the powerful witch Moira Dunne, but the time has come…
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The Selected Works of Kurt Vonnegut is a collection of noteworthy science-fiction titles penned by a beloved American author. Considered by most to be one of the most important writers of the twentieth century, Kurt Vonnegut’s works offers profound insight into the human condition with words of charm and wit steeped in the rhythms of the everyday and in the extraordinary.
This collection includes two of his acclaimed novels, Cat’s Cradle and Galapagos, rounded off by two short stories, The Big Trip Up Yonder and Unready to Wear. In Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut’s fourth novel published in 1963 that explores themes including religion, technology and science with a satirical eye. Galapagos is Vonnegut’s meditation on Darwinism, fate, and the essential irrelevance of the human condition.
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Author Paul Beatty has won the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Sellout ($9.99). Beatty is the first American to win this coveted recognition since it was expanded to include books by authors from outside the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations. The prize also includes a £50,000 award.
The Man Booker Prize is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language. The winner is generally assured of international renown and success.
Many of us place orders with Amazon that require physical delivery. Did you know that Amazon has recourse for you if your package arrives later than promised?
If your order qualifies for Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery, your shipping costs can be refunded if Amazon’s promised delivery time is missed. The list of conditions is long and you will have to decide if it is worth contacting customer care.
If you are a Prime member, a late delivery may extend your Prime membership by one month. If you have repeated late deliveries, you may be eligible to receive up to 12 extensions in a year. To me, that’s worth a call to customer care.
Read more about Amazon’s delivery policy here.
Amazon has added Twitch Prime (premium video game streaming content) to the growing list of goodies for Prime membership. Twitch’s website lists these benefits:
• Ad-Free Viewing Experience Across Twitch: avoid viewing ads during the broadcast.
• Free Twitch Channel Subscription: Prime members receive a free Twitch channel subscription every 30 days to use on a Partnered channel of their choice.
• Member Access to Free Game Content: get access to select free games and in-game content that will be available through Twitch Prime, including access to content before it is available to the general public.
• Exclusive Member Savings on Physical Games: On Amazon, Prime members receive discounted pricing on physical new releases from pre-order through two weeks after launch, including on pre-orders and collector’s editions. Members also get release-day delivery, and the Pre-Order Price Guarantee, ensuring that on release day, you pay the lowest price offered on Amazon for these games, regardless of what the price was when you pre-ordered.
Go here to connect your Twitch account to your Prime membership.
Cheap Reads – Historical fiction bundle for only 99 cents
Buy three books in The Knights Templar series by Michael Jecks for only 99 cents today. Then pick up the other books in the series for only 99 cents each.
THE MAD MONK OF GIDLEIGH; THE TEMPLAR’S PENANCE and THE OUTLAWS OF ENNOR.
More books in The Knights Templar series are selling for only 99 cents each. Browse the 15 books selling for 99 cents each here.