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.
It’s the season of second chances in this heartwarming, contemporary holiday romance where two single parents find each other—and another chance at love—in the most unexpected of places!
’Tis the night before Christmas…and businessman and single father Jason is scrambling to find the dollhouse of the season for his seven-year-old daughter Emily. But when he finally strikes gold at an obscure toy store, he’s met with resistance—literally, as a beautiful woman named Leah is grabbing onto the dollhouse box from the other side of the aisle, determined to get the same Christmas present for her own daughter.
Desperate not to let the other win, Jason and Leah forge a pact: stay together until they find the same dollhouse at a different toy store. It sounds simple, but ten stores and many hours later, they still come up empty. They might not be finding another dollhouse, but they sure are finding a lot to talk about and, as their mutual attraction grows, the unlikely pair finds the greatest holiday gift of all—love.
Pre-order this Christmas romance today for only 99 cents and receive it on your Kindle on November 17.
Click here to purchase The Perfect Gift
Carlo Reinhart, a young American army medic stationed in Germany, confronts a disturbing new world following the end of World War II. Living in Berlin, a city fractured into barricaded sectors by the occupying powers, Reinhart begins to drive himself mad with memories of the evils he has witnessed and questions about how the atrocities took place.
When he meets an idealistic Jew named Nathan Schild, Reinhart’s turmoil grows more acute. Schild works for both the Americans and the Russians, and he becomes a flashpoint for Reinhart’s anguish over the world’s vast contradictions. When Schild’s escapades lead to a powerful turning point, Reinhart is forced to come to terms with life’s ambiguities as well as with his own evolving identity.
You can purchase this novel by Thomas Berger for only $1.99 today.
Click here to purchase Crazy in Berlin
In the year 70 AD, as the Romans sacked and destroyed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, a young Jewish boy was hidden away and chosen as the guardian of a great secret. For seventy generations this secret remained safeguarded. But in present day Israel, a Jewish radical threatens to reveal this hidden truth and use it to rend apart the fragile Middle East—and only an unlikely duo of hardened detectives of very different origins and a young, enterprising Palestinian journalist can unite to ward off disaster.
A relentless and fast-paced thriller that moves from Egypt to Jerusalem to the Sinai Desert, that spans the millennia and involves Cathar heretics, Nazi prisoners, and modern-day suicide bombers, Paul Sussman’s The Last Secret of the Temple is a thrilling, roller-coaster adventure that brilliantly examines the participants on both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Timely, important, and completely absorbing, it marks Paul Sussman as one of today’s great thriller writers. Buy this book today for only $1.99.
Click here to purchase The Last Secret of the Temple
Sylvie Mason’s parents have an unusual occupation—helping “haunted souls” find peace. After receiving a strange phone call one winter’s night, they leave the house and are later murdered in an old church in a horrifying act of violence.
A year later, Sylvie is living in the care of her older sister, who may be to blame for what happened to their parents. Now, the inquisitive teenager pursues the mystery, moving closer to the knowledge of what occurred that night—and to the truth about her family’s past and the secrets that have haunted them for years.
Buy this suspenseful novel today for only $1.99.
Click here to purchase Help for the Haunted
Whether tailgating or having friends over for a get-together, guests will savor toasted ravioli, cheddar-bacon balls and touchdown butterscotch dip. You’ll even find spooky Halloween treats like spiderweb cookies and cream-filled witches’ hats! And everyone at your Thanksgiving table will be delighted with herb garden turkey breast, green bean bundles and honey-pumpkin pie.
Buy this cookbook today for only $1.99.
Click here to purchase 101 Autumn Recipes
Mara Todd wakes in a field of dead grass, a heavy mist pressing down on her. She is terrified, afraid that she is dead. She can’t remember who she is or anything about her past. Is it because of the boy that appears? He calls himself the Messenger of Fear. If the world does not bring justice to those who do evil, the Messenger will. He offers the wicked a game. If they win, they go free. If they lose, they will live their greatest fear. Either way, their sanity will be challenged.
It is a world of fair but harsh justice. Of retribution and redemption. And mystery. Why was Mara chosen to be the Messenger’s apprentice? What has she done to deserve this terrible fate? She won’t find out until three of the wicked receive justice. And when she does, she will be shattered.
This young adult novel is a haunting narrative that examines the nature of good and evil in every human. Buy it today for $1.99 as it is the B&N price match.
Click here to purchase Messenger of Fear
Former surgeon and self-professed life-long bachelor Evan Manning has one thing on his mind—to reclaim the career that a car accident stole from him. But when he’s forced to return to his hometown of Red River, Evan comes face-to-face with the gorgeous woman who’s haunted his dreams for the last year—the woman he rescued from the burning car that injured his hand. Now Evan needs her help. In a month, he’ll have the job opportunity of a lifetime…he just needs a wife to get it.
Artist Grace Matheson is down on her luck again…until she walks into Evan Manning’s office. When her sexy former hero hears that she needs work, he offers her a job and a home—if she’ll pretend she’s his fiancée. Grace knows she shouldn’t fall for him. Once the month is up, Evan will be back to his old life. But the more time they spend together, the more real their feelings become—and the more likely heartbreak is.
Buy this shorter contemporary romance for only 99 cents today.
Click here to purchase The Doctor’s Fake Fiancee
Under the Skin ($0.99) Kindle Book: At once humane and horrifying, Under the Skin takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory–our own moral instincts and the boundaries of compassion.
The Last Good Man ($1.99) Kindle Romance: Gorgeous, famous Savannah Stephens is back, and no one in her hometown, Sunbonnet, Wyoming, really knows why. Especially not Clay Keogh, the good-hearted rancher who has loved her from afar since they were kids.
A Walk in the Clouds ($0.99) Kindle Non-Fiction: A Walk in the Clouds: 50 Years Among the Mountains is a heartwarming, inspirational, and evocative collection of memories and short stories from Kev Reynolds, a prolific and celebrated guidebook author who has been roaming the mountains for a half-century.
The Tesla Gate ($1.99) Kindle Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Thomas shuts himself off from the world and is at home grieving when a cosmic storm enters Earth’s atmosphere.
Hostage Three ($1.99) For teen readers: Aboard the Daisy May, Amy spends time sunbathing, dolphin watching and forgetting the past as everything floats by . . . until one day in the Gulf of Aden another boat appears. A boat with guns and pirates – the kind that kill.
Slydris (Free) App for Kindle Fire and Android: Slydris is a unique and engaging puzzle game with a simple premise but deceptively deep gameplay.
Everything That Rises Must Converge ($3.95) Audible Deal of the Day (price ends at 11:59pm Eastern): This collection of nine short stories by Flannery O’Connor was published posthumously in 1965. The flawed characters of each story are fully revealed in apocalyptic moments of conflict and violence that are presented with comic detachment.
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