PI Ed Loy wants to escape his past—but it won’t be easy. Soon after moving to a Dublin apartment from his childhood home on the city’s outskirts, he’s approached by Anne Fogarty, whose father was murdered fifteen years ago. Anne thinks the police nabbed the wrong person, and the three most likely culprits are two ex-IRA men and George Halligan—Loy’s underworld nemesis.
Jack Cullen, one of the other suspects, may somehow be connected with the death of a rising soccer star—another case Loy is asked to take on. And as his two investigations collide, Loy finds himself in grave danger in a city divided—where the wounded Celtic Tiger walks hand in hand with the ghosts of a violent past.
Buy this mystery for only 99 cents today. Audiobook: $3.99.
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Do you have a TBL list?
Audiobooks have become the new darling of the publishing world. They are now the fastest-growing format in the book business today. In 2015, sales were up 21% over the previous year.
The money that publishers are making increased too. Downloaded audiobook revenue in the U.S. grew 38% last year from 2014.
Sales in 2016 are continuing the trend of rising sales and revenue. Audiobook producers are answering the demand by using more celebrity narrators, full-cast productions and early releases of audio versions.
Confession from Paula: I’m an audiobook addict. I listen while preparing posts for this site, while preparing meals, while doing light tasks at my desk job, while in the car, while exercising and any other time possible. In the seven months of this year I have listened to 138 recordings – 130 were full-length books. I also have a lengthy TBL (to-be-listened) list.
Read more about the growing popularity of audiobooks in this article in the Wall Street Journal.
Handmade by Amazon
Amazon has its own Etsy-type marketplace – Handmade.
The site is chockful of practical and eclectic items for yourself or gift-giving. You can limit your browsing by a particular category. I like that I can filter by the resident state of the artist.
You can buy handmade Kindle covers or clever tablet stands.
I probably have at least 427 cookbooks in my Kindle library. Having this tablet stand would make things easier in the kitchen. Perhaps you will find the perfect something for your home.
Cheap Reads – Historical mysteries
Buy these two historical mysteries for only 99 cents each today.
Egypt (99 cents) The future of Egypt lies in the hands of the Medjay’s chief detective Rahotep. Rahotep on a high-stakes adventure across enemy empires and rogue states on a top-secret mission to secure the fate of the dynasty.
Tainted Innocence (99 cents) England, 1524. In Cambridge, the College of the Young Princes brings together all manner of people—with all manner of secrets. Among them is Bryony, an illiterate laundress and a stranger to the town, who lives in constant fear that her unusual upbringing and lack of friends will leave her vulnerable to accusations of witchcraft.
When Matthew Hobson, a scholar at the college, is found murdered and wrapped in linen that Bryony lost, she immediately becomes a suspect. But she is not the only one.
Raised alongside her numerous brothers and sisters by the formidable empress of Austria, ten-year-old Maria Antonia knew that her idyllic existence would one day be sacrificed to her mother’s political ambitions. What she never anticipated was that the day in question would come so soon.
Before she can journey from sunlit picnics with her sisters in Vienna to the glitter, glamour, and gossip of Versailles, Antonia must change everything about herself in order to be accepted as dauphine of France and the wife of the awkward teenage boy who will one day be Louis XVI. Yet nothing can prepare her for the ingenuity and influence it will take to become queen.
Filled with smart history, treacherous rivalries, lavish clothes, and sparkling jewels, Becoming Marie Antoinette will utterly captivate fiction and history lovers alike. Buy it today for $1.99 today.
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The Take a Risk bundle by USA Today bestselling author Robin Bielman includes three of her popular Take a Risk novellas plus an additional, never-before-published novella, One Night of Risk. Buy this bundle for $1.99 today.
Worth the Risk: Samantha Bennett put Dean Malloy out of her mind five years ago. But now he’s back in her life, and ready to steal a heritage protection contract that could make or break her career.
Risky Surrender: When Keats McCall catches Lucy Davenport at his latest project, he suspects she’s up to no good. He devises a plan to keep her close so he can watch her.
His Million Dollar Risk: Charlize Beckett is in deeeep trouble. This is her one chance to prove to her publisher dad that she’s a serious reporter, even if she has to pretend she’s someone else.
One Night of Risk: With her mom sick, good girl Malia Davis has returned to Kauai in order do something bad-retrieve a piece of crystal believed to have healing properties.
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It is September 8, 1943, and fourteen-year-old Claudette Blum is learning Italian with a suitcase in her hand. She and her father are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy, where they hope to be safe at last, now that the Italians have broken with Germany and made a separate peace with the Allies.
The Blums will soon discover that Italy is anything but peaceful, as it becomes overnight an open battleground among the Nazis, the Allies, resistance fighters, Jews in hiding, and ordinary Italian civilians trying to survive.
Buy this historical fiction novel for only $1.99 today.
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Stephen Jones is a shiny new hire at Zephyr Holdings. From the outside, Zephyr is just another bland corporate monolith, but behind its glass doors business is far from usual: the beautiful receptionist is paid twice as much as anybody else to do nothing, the sales reps use self-help books as manuals, no one has seen the CEO, no one knows exactly what they are selling, and missing donuts are the cause of office intrigue.
While Jones originally wanted to climb the corporate ladder, he now finds himself descending deeper into the irrational rationality of company policy. What he finds is hilarious, shocking, and utterly telling.
This humorous novel about the world of corporate life is selling for $1.99 today. Audiobook: $3.99.
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John C. Maxwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author, presents his 90-day guide to improving your leadership. Whether you want to increase your influence, prepare yourself for that big promotion, or get a handle on leadership for the first time, you can trust John Maxwell to help you in the journey. JumpStart Your Leadership will give you the insight, inspiration, and instruction you need to see tangible improvement in your leadership skills in ninety days.
Maxwell gives you clear leadership principles, prompts you to examine yourself, and provides actionable step to help you become the leader you’ve always wanted to be. And there is space for you to take notes and document your journey.
Buy this book today for only $1.99.
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Are you pressed for time, too tired to cook just for yourself, or simply looking for something beyond a microwaved frozen meal or take-out food loaded with fat, salt, and preservatives? Busy people want a real oven-baked dinner without all the fuss (not to mention the leftovers!).
The solution? The trusty toaster oven—which is designed to bake, roast, toast, and broil small portions of food both efficiently and economically. This amazing cookbook will show time-pressed cooks how to prepare delicious, healthy meals quickly and easily, while opening their eyes to the wide range of dishes that are possible with this often underutilized appliance.
With special tips on choosing the best toaster oven and the proper cookware to use, Pop It in the Toaster Oven will help readers to rediscover this wonderfully convenient appliance. Buy it today for $1.99.
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As the secret author of racy romances, Lady Esme Hawkins goes to great lengths to protect her family’s honor. Which is why she carefully disguises herself before entering a notorious bordello to do research. But when Esme comes face-to-face with a brooding Highland bodyguard, she can’t easily refuse a harmless kiss . . . a kiss that inflames desires ripped from the pages of her novels. Acting on them, however, would risk revealing Esme’s identity—and the fact that she’s engaged to another man.
This historical romance is selling for only 99 cents today.
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Recently divorced television reporter Katelyn Roberts has stopped believing in relationships that last forever, until a near-death experience during a cycling accident changes everything. When she miraculously survives unscathed, a deeply-buried memory draws her to the quaint, seaside town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
There, on the rugged, windswept coast of the Atlantic, she finds herself caught up in the secrets of a historic inn that somehow calls to her from the past. Is it possible that the key to her true destiny lies beneath all that she knows, as she explores the grand mansion and its property? Or that the great love she’s always dreamed about is hidden in the alcoves of its past?
This women’s novel is selling for only 99 cents. Audiobook: $1.99.
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