Category: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Etiquette & Espionage – Finishing School Series #1 – Teen and adult historical fantasy – $2.99 – Today’s Kobo price match 0 comments

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners–and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.
But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage–in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year’s education.
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Three quick picks: Supernatural novels – Just 99 cents each 0 comments

Supernatural: Nevermore (99 cents) Sam and Dean have hit New York City to check out a local rocker’s haunted house. But before they can figure out why a lovesick banshee in an ’80s heavy-metal T-shirt is wailing in the bedroom, a far more macabre crime catches their attention.
Supernatural: Witch’s Canyon (99 cents) Sam and Dean have set out on a road trip to the Grand Canyon, but this is no vacation for the brothers. On a stretch of deserted ranchland just beyond the canyon’s stunning vistas, mysterious murder sprees have occurred every forty years.
Supernatural: Bone Key (99 cents) Sam and Dean are headed for Key West, Florida, home to Hemingway, hurricanes, and a whole lot of demons. The tropical town has so many ghouls on the loose that one of its main moneymakers has long been a series of ghost tours. But the tours are no more, not since one of the guides was found dead of an apparent heart attack . . . his face frozen in mid-scream.

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The Darkest Touch – Lords of the Underworld #11 – $1.99 – Today’s B&N price match 0 comments

Fierce immortal warrior. Host to the demon of Disease. Torin’s every touch causes sickness and death—and a worldwide plague. Carnal pleasure is utterly forbidden, and though he has always overcome temptation with an iron will, his control is about to shatter.
She is Keeleycael. The Red Queen. When the powerful beauty with shocking vulnerabilities escapes from a centuries-long imprisonment, the desire that simmers between her and Torin is scorching. His touch could mean her end, but resisting her is the hardest battle he’s ever fought—and the only battle he fears he can’t win.
Buy this paranormal romance for only $1.99 today as it is the B&N price match. Audiobook: $3.49.
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Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute – Johannes Cabal #3 – A darkly gripping comic fantasy – $2.99 0 comments

Beyond the wall of sleep lies the Dreamlands, a world formed by dreams, but not a dream itself. For countless millennia, it has been explored only by those with a certain detachment from mundane reality, its strange seas navigated and its vast mountains climbed by philosophers, mystics, and poets. Well, those halcyon days are over, beatniks.
Johannes Cabal is coming.
Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, is employed by the mysterious Fear Institute to lead an expedition into the Dreamlands, an expedition to hunt and destroy the dread Phobic Animus, the font of terrors, the very source of all the world’s fear.
But for a man who communes easily with devils and the dead, surely there is nothing left to fear. . . .
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Tails, You Lose – A Witch City Mystery #2 – Her instincts may be killer – $1.99 0 comments

After losing her job as a TV psychic, Lee Barrett has decided to volunteer her talents as an instructor at the Tabitha Trumbull Academy of the Arts–known as “The Tabby”–in her hometown of Salem, Massachusetts. But when the school’s handyman turns up dead under seemingly inexplicable circumstances on Christmas night, Lee’s clairvoyant capabilities begin bubbling to the surface once again.
The Tabby is housed in the long-vacant Trumbull’s Department Store. As Lee and her intrepid students begin work on a documentary charting the store’s history, they unravel a century of family secrets, deathbed whispers–and a mysterious labyrinth of tunnels hidden right below the streets of Salem. Even the witches in town are spooked, and when Lee begins seeing visions in the large black patent leather pump in her classroom, she’s certain something evil is afoot. But ghosts in the store’s attic are the least of her worries with a killer on the loose. . .
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Torment – Fallen Series #2 – Teen and adult fantasy – $1.99 0 comments

Hell on earth.
That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.
It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts—immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.
At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn’t told her everything. He’s hiding something—something dangerous.
What if Daniel’s version of the past isn’t actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?
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Housekeeping: UK Daily Deal, New Kindle Fire tablets now available and Cheap Reads 8 comments

broom.panUK Daily Deal Repeats
I’ve groused before about our Kindle Daily Deal repeating books. The United Kingdom Daily Deal is even worse.
Tuesday, September 29, featured Tribune of Rome ($9.99 in the United States). The book was also included in the Daily Deal just 13 days earlier on September 16. Readers also had the chance to buy it on the February 22 Daily Deal. Three times in seven months. There’s no excuse, Amazon.
New Fire Tablets have shipped
The all-new Kindle Fire tablets began shipping yesterday. Has anyone received theirs yet? If so, let us know what you think of it.
According to the webpages, the $49.99 7″ model will be in stock October 26, while the 8″ HD and 10″ HD models are available now. My 7″ model is scheduled to arrive until October 22.
New look for recommendations
Have you seen the new look for recommendations? I use two different sign-ins at Amazon and this is the look of the recommendations that appears when logging in. Looks very Pinterest-y, doesn’t it?
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Books of the Season – Cheap Reads
The time of the year has come when you know the types of books that publishers will offer at cheap prices. This month many fantasies, supernatural mysteries, paranormal romances and novels to scare the living daylights out of readers will be featured.
Publishers will also be offering cookbooks for the coming cooler weather.
My husband Tiger has taken on a few culinary projects in recent months. He confessed over the weekend while watching the tamale pie bake that eating was a lot more fun than cooking and waiting.
I downloaded Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook: 250 New Delicious Slow Cooker ($1.99) just for him. Tiger has chosen to prepare the Pork Roast and Sweet Sauerkraut entree next week. My niece and I will be making the Baked Ziti in the crock-pot soon.
Book Description: After years of developing and testing hundreds of recipes, Stage 2 of the successful series has launched with Fix-It and Forget-It NEW Cookbook, in full color.
If you want a lot of scare for little money, check out the supernatural murder mystery Tap,Tap (99 cents)
Book Description: What if your best friend started killing your worst enemies? For Roscoe Bird, this nightmare becomes a reality when an old childhood friend comes knocking at his door.
Peter Tummelier talks about past hurts and old enemies as if time has stood still. But when bodies start turning up, murdered in horrifying ways, suspicion is placed on Roscoe. And Roscoe knows the one person-the only person-who could have committed these deeds.

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1812: The Rivers of War – The Trail of Glory Series – Alternate history – Only 99 cents 0 comments

In the War of 1812, U.S. troops are battling the British on the Canadian border, even as a fierce fight is being waged against the Creek followers of the Indian leader Tecumseh and his brother, known as The Prophet. In Europe, Napoleon Bonaparte’s war has become a losing proposition, and the British are only months away from unleashing a frightening assault on Washington itself. Fateful choices are being made in the corridors of power and on the American frontier. As Andrew Jackson, backed by Cherokee warriors, leads a fierce attack on the Creek tribes, his young republic will soon need every citizen soldier it can find.
What if–at this critical moment–bonds were forged between men of different races and tribes? What if the Cherokee clans were able to muster an integrated front, and the U.S. government faced a united Indian nation bolstered by escaping slaves, freed men of color, and even influential white allies?
Through the remarkable adventures of men who were really there–men of mixed race, mixed emotions, and a singular purpose–The Rivers of War carries us in this new direction, brilliantly transforming an extraordinary chapter of American history.
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Hunter’s Run by George R.R. Martin – Sci-fi adventure – $2.99 0 comments

Running from poverty and hopelessness, Ramón Espejo boarded one of the great starships of the mysterious, repulsive Enye. But the new life he found on the far-off planet of São Paulo was no better than the one he abandoned. Then one night his rage and too much alcohol get the better of him. Deadly violence ensues, forcing Ramón to flee into the wilderness.
Mercifully, almost happily alone the luckless prospector is finally free to search for the one rich strike that could make him wealthy. But what he stumbles upon instead is an advanced alien race in hiding: desperate fugitives, like him, on a world not their own. And his deadliest enemy is himself.
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Best Science Fiction Books 2015, Science Fiction Anthology, Writers of the Future 31 – Just 99 cents 0 comments

The future is here…the future is now! Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson and Larry Niven have seen the future. Now, you can, too.
A constellation of the brightest lights in the Science Fiction and Fantasy firmament have judged these authors to be the best, the brightest, the truest emerging stars in the field.
From Alien Invasion to Alternate History, from Cyberpunk to Comic Fantasy to Post-Apocalyptic Worlds, these are the winning writers who have mastered every version and vision of sci-fi and fantasy.
Don’t be left behind. Get a read on what’s next. Buy this anthology for only 99 cents today.
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