What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be…well…a lot less than the man of her dreams?
As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the “S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad’s recitation, and only the “good parts” reached his ears.
Now Goldman does Dad one better. He’s reconstructed the “Good Parts Version” to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.
What’s it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.
Buy this fantasy adventure for $2.99 today as it is the B&N price match.
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Oh my gosh, just got my Voyage (the UPS man was early today -thank you UPS!!) and though I’ve barely gotten it set up – I already love it. It is much smaller and lighter than my Paperwhite, but feels ‘right’ – I’m loving not having to remove my hand from the book to turn the page and the overall screen experience is so great – so much easier on the eyes. I’m anxious to see how long the battery really does last with a voracious reader, but so far, it’s fabulous!!
I really think they’ve created THE reader. I think this is going to enhance my reading experience. Time will tell, but right now, I’m over the moon.
Diane’s excitement and enthusiasm speaks louder than the best advertisement Amazon produces. Diane ordered her Voyage “the minute it came out” and admitted that she checked the order status every day.
I’ll admit to being envious that Diane already has a Voyage in her hands. I ordered on the second day and was given a delivery date of November 28. Following Diane’s habit, I checked the order status. The estimated delivery date is now October 31. I’m over the moon!
Bookstore dream or nightmare?
David Willis from Dallas, Texas, was accidentally locked inside a Waterstones (book)store in Trafalgar Square, London, earlier this month. The closing staff didn’t realize David was upstairs when they turned out the lights and locked the door.
David tweeted his predicament. Soon more than 9,000 tweets were spreading the word through the hashtag #freethewatersones1. The police and someone with a key arrived after two hours to open the door. Read the tweets and more here.
Halloween with all things supernatural and gruesome will be here soon. Publishers have been featuring sales on books with vampires, ghosts, goblins and many chilling, scary creatures.
These three books are selling for $1.99 each:
The Ghost Bride ($1.99) Part 19th century novel, part magical journey to the Chinese world of the dead, Yangsze Choo’s debut novel The Ghost Bride is a startlingly original historical fantasy infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue, and unexpected supernatural twists.
A Kiss of Blood ($1.99) One of the few humans who managed to escape the deadly twilight world of Vamp City, Quinn Lennox vows never to return. But the vampires want her back, for only she has the power to renew the magic of their crumbling world and free the vampires trapped within.
Bird Box ($1.99) Bird Box is a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat horror thriller, set in an apocalyptic near-future world. Something is out there . . .Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.
In the wake of her older sister’s suicide, Finn Sullivan and her father move to a quaint town in upstate New York. Populated with socialites, hippies, and dramatic artists, every corner of this new place holds bright possibilities—and dark enigmas, including the devastatingly attractive Jack Fata, scion of one of the town’s most powerful families.
As she begins to settle in, Finn discovers that beneath its pretty, placid surface, the town and its denizens—especially the Fata family—wield an irresistible charm and dangerous power, a tempting and terrifying blend of good and evil, magic and mystery, that holds dangerous consequences for an innocent and curious girl like Finn.
To free herself and save her beloved Jack, Finn must confront the fearsome Fata family . . . a battle that will lead to shocking secrets about her sister’s death.
This spectacular, modern retelling of the ancient Scottish ballad, Tam Lin—a beguiling fusion of love, fantasy, and myth is selling for $1.99 today. Audiobook: $4.49.
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Are you ready for the moment of truth?
• Mass disappearances
• Political crisis
• Economic crisis
• Worldwide epidemics
• Environmental catastrophe
• Military apocalypse
And that’s just the beginning . . .of the end of the world.
Buy all 12 books in the series in this e-book bundle for $21.99 - less than $2 per book. Faith-based publisher.
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She has done the unthinkable—turned her best friend into a dark breed: part Vampyre, Lychen and Witch . . .
Kyana thought only to save her friend’s life when she fed Haven her blood; instead, she created a monster. Now the woman she thought of as a sister is under the spell of an ancient, vengeful god, determined to set him free and wreak havoc on the mortal world . . . and only Kyana can stop her.
But time is running out. In just seven days, Kyana’s Vampyre and Lychen abilities will be gone and she’ll be completely transformed into the Goddess of the Hunt—and her blood ties to Haven will be severed. By her side is Ryker—ally, demigod, lover— who will sacrifice everything to keep Kyana safe . . . even the attraction that burns between them. Together they have one chance to save Haven from herself . . . to save humanity from hell on earth.
You can purchase this paranormal suspense novel for $1.99 today.
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Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas’s life.
This paranormal novel is for young adults and adults and is selling for $2.99 today. Audiobook: $3.49.
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Gamer PerfectQuestion fights for ColaCorp in WarWorld, an online combat-sport arena where megacorporations field entire armies in the battle for dominance over real-world global-advertising space. Within the immense virtual battlefield, players and bots are high-tech grunts, using dropships and state-of-the-art assault rifles to attack the enemy.
But when times are tough, there’s always the Black, an illegal open-source tournament where the sick and twisted desires of the future are given free reign. And what begins as PerfectQuestion’s onetime effort to make some cash quickly turns dangerous.
All too soon, the real and virtual worlds collide when PerfectQuestion refuses to become the tool of a madman intent on hacking the global economy for himself and fights to stay alive—in WarWorld, in the Black, and in the real world.
Buy this sci-fi adventure for only $1.99 today.
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Rhapsody, n, (1542) 1: a portion of an epic poem adapted for recitation 2 archaic: a miscellaneous collection 3 a (1): a highly emotional utterance (2): a highly emotional literary work (3): effusively rapturous or extravagant discourse b: Rapture, Ecstasy 4: a musical composition of irregular form having an improvisatory character.
Elizabeth Haydon is a major new force in fantasy. Equipped with a quick wit, Haydon has a sharp ear for dialogue, panache with characters, and that essential ability to transport her readers into her own fantastical world-a world so real you can hear the sweet music of Rhapsody’s aubade and smell the smoldering forges within the Cauldron.
Rhapsody is a woman, a Singer of some talent, who is swept up into events of world-shattering import. On the run from an old romantic interest who won’t take no for an answer, Rhapsody literally bumps into a couple of shady characters: half-breeds who come to her rescue in the nick of time. Only the rescue turns into an abduction, and Rhapsody soon finds herself dragged along on an epic voyage, one that spans centuries and ranges across a wonder-filled fantasy world.
Buy this epic fantasy for $2.99 today.
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