Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes, is poised to enjoy her first Season in London Society. But there’s a murderer to deal with—not to mention missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a talking mouse.
In a Victorian era ruled by a council of ruthless steam barons, mechanical power is the real monarch and sorcery the demon enemy of the Empire. Nevertheless, the most coveted weapon is magic that can run machines—something Evelina has secretly mastered. But rather than making her fortune, her special talents could mean death or an eternity as a guest of Her Majesty’s secret laboratories. What’s a polite young lady to do but mind her manners and pray she’s never found out?
But then there’s that murder. As Sherlock Holmes’s niece, Evelina should be able to find the answers, but she has a lot to learn. And the first decision she has to make is whether to trust the handsome, clever rake who makes her breath come faster, or the dashing trick rider who would dare anything for her if she would only just ask.
Buy this steampunk sci-fi novel today for only 99 cents. If you haven’t tried steampunk, this is a novel to try!
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Nick Shay and Klara Sax knew each other once, intimately, and they meet again in the American desert. He is trying to outdistance the crucial events of his early life; she is an artist who has made a blood struggle for independence.
Underworld is a story of men and women together and apart, seen in deep, clear detail and in stadium-sized panoramas, shadowed throughout by the overarching conflict of the Cold War.
It is a novel that accepts every challenge of these extraordinary times — Don DeLillo’s greatest and most powerful work of fiction. Buy this novel today for only $1.99.
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Free now: Miss Buncle’s Book – A light British read from Sourcebooks
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Barbara Bunde is in a bind. Times are harsh, and Barbara’s bank account has seen better days. Maybe she could sell a novel … if she knew any stories. Stumped for ideas, Barbara draws inspiration from her fellow residents of Silverstream, the little English village she knows inside and out.
To her surprise, the novel is a smash. It’s a good thing she wrote under a pseudonym, because the folks of Silverstream are in an uproar. But what really turns Miss Bunde’s world around is this: what happens to the characters in her book starts happening to their real-life counterparts. Does life really imitate art?
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Eight Books He Will Love ($2.99 or less each) Kindle Book: Today only eight books that he will love are priced at $2.99 or less each. Audiobooks are similarly reduced in price.
India Fan ($1.99) Kindle Romance: Beautiful as its peacock feathers may be, the priceless fan hidden deep within the Framling mansion has a legacy of death and destruction. And Drusilla Delany has no idea she’s been marked by its curse…
Called Again ($0.99) Kindle Non-Fiction: In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days she became the first female to ever set that mark. But this is not a book about records or numbers; this is a book about endurance and faith, and most of all love.
Earth Abides ($1.99) Kindle Sci-Fi/Fantasy: A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man.
Altered ($2.99) For young/teen readers: Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch, at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse.
Naught (Free) App for Kindle Fire and Android: Naught immerses you in a new gaming experience. Play with real gravity to feel the motion. Explore your mind and challenge your fears. Play with the gravity to lead Naught through a mysterious underground land where everything is possible.
Monster Hunter Vendetta ($1.95) Audible Deal of the Day (price ends at 11:59pm Eastern): An evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture professional monster hunter Owen Zastava Pitt in order to gain the favor of one of the most powerful beings in the universe.
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Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day
Downton Abbey: Seasons 1, 2 & 3 Deluxe Limited Edition ($36.99/$39.99) This Amazon-exclusive deluxe limited edition includes never-before-seen deleted scenes from Seasons 1-3, all-new cast interviews, and 11 minutes of clips and interviews from Season 4. Relive or dive into this Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winning favorite.
Cyber Monday Deals Week is going in full swing
Cyber Monday Deals Week Cyber Monday Deals Week has started, and Amazon is putting the best deals right on-line. Some Cyber Monday 2013 deals are in limited supply, and all will go quickly–but don’t worry if you miss one, because Amazon will keep adding new ones, as often as every ten minutes, throughout the day, all week long.
Teenage Lynn has been taught to defend her pond against every threat: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most important, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty or doesn’t leave at all.
Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. But when strangers appear, the mysterious footprints by the pond, the nighttime threats, and the gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it. . . .
This futuristic story where water is worth more than gold for young adults is selling for only $1.99 today.
Amazon has priced 100 of the books from their publishing companies at $1.99 or 99 cents each. The selections include mysteries, thrillers, romances, sci-fi and fantasy, as well as a few non-fiction titles. Follow this link to the 100 Kindle Books – $1.99 or Less.
Three popular titles include:
Jeff Bezos on 60 Minutes
CBS’s 60 Minutes featured Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in a segment of their show Sunday evening. With 225 million customers, Amazon’s goal of selling everything to everyone appears to be on target.
Amazon’s warehouse and delivery efficiency was highlighted in the program. Eighteen years ago, Bezos delivered packages to the post office each day. Today Amazon is using its seventh generation of fulfillment center that has such improved efficiency that they warehouse two times the product of five years ago.
Bezos introduced one of Amazon’s futuristic delivery channels – the octocopter – an 8-armed, remote-controlled drone device that would deliver packages weighing up to five pounds within a 10-mile radius of a fulfillment center. The optocopter literally flies from the center to the customer’s front door within 30 minutes, releases the package and returns to the fulfillment center.
Amazon has named the process as Prime Air. Read more about here.
Bezos admitted the device is several years away from implementation and needs additional refinement to be successful. The announcement has created quite a stir: The US Senate wants to hold hearings; Huffington Post questions CBS credibility; and Wired provides the physics of the process. Others are mocking the idea, such as Dennis Miller and Bill O’Reilly.
My thoughts: This isn’t an option to use when you wake one morning and realize you are out of coffee. Optocopter service probably won’t be included in $79 Amazon Prime. The delivery cost will be significant and only critical purchases will use the option. Examples of customers who might use the service are businesses that need emergency digital storage capacity or a machine part needed to keep a production line operational.
I love innovation so the optocopter is an exciting concept. Even if Amazon doesn’t bring this to fruition, the drone may have other uses. GPS coordinates are entered into the optocopter and off it goes. Perhaps it could deliver critical medicines to remote areas or when roads are unavailable such as after an earthquake. Keep working on the idea, Amazon. Your innovation may save lives.
Bernie Rhodenbarr is the protagonist of the Burglar series of comic mystery novels by Lawrence Block. Bernie Rhodenbarr is a New York City-based thief who excels in lockpicking and breaking and entering, and who is addicted to the thrill it provides. He served time in prison in his youth, and since then has resolved to avoid getting caught again.
Bernie’s burglary operations are usually well-planned and tidily executed, from the initial surveillance of the target site to the escape route afterwards. –Wikipedia
The first ten novels in the series (published 1977-2004) are selling for $1.99 each. You can pre-order the 11th book – The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons – today for $9.99 and receive it on Christmas Day. If you love a good mystery with a sense of humor, buy the series and be prepared for the winter reading season.
The First World War is drawing to a close when Léon falls in love with Louise Janvier. Both are severely wounded by German artillery fire, are separated, and believe each other to be dead.
Briefly reunited two decades later, the lovers are torn apart again by Louise’s refusal to destroy Leon’s marriage and the German invasion of France. Through occupied Paris during the Second World War, where Léon struggles against the abhorrent tasks imposed on him by the SS, and the wilds of Africa, where Louise confronts the hardships of her primitive environment, they battle the vicissitudes of history and the passage of time for the survival of their love.
Léon and Louise’s is an enduring passion, an enchanting tale of love’s triumph against improbable odds, and a story masterfully told. Alex Capus’ poetic, understated language is beautifully translated by John Brownjohn. Buy this novel today for only $1.99.
Leon and Louise
For the few of you who haven’t yet purchased this book for your Kindle library, buy it today.
The Goldfinch (1.79) Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2013: Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity.
It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.
As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love-and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.