Be sure to tune in tomorrow–I will have a link to a HUGE sale of Fantasy and Science Fiction books. Because Under Witch Moon is in the promotion, I got a sneak peak at the books!!! I’ve already sorted and selected a few that look awesome. A cozy, some urban fantasy, looks like some kick-ass fantasy, some epic fantasy…a whole bunch of science fiction too! I’ll post the ones that caught my eye here and a link to all the other books on sale. The sale runs two days only–this Sat and Sunday. So stop back by and link to a whole bunch of 99 cent books!
Marriage can be MurderThis has one of the most interesting blurbs I’ve read in a while. How intriguing!
Murder in Haunted Cornwall
On the eve of World War II, Dr. Benjamin Bones is at war with himself. While most young men are being sent away to fight the Germans, Ben is chosen to serve on English soil. Ordered to move to wild, beautiful Cornwall, he must trade his posh London office and stylish city life for the tiny village of Birdswing, population 1,221 souls. But leaving his home and shelving his career ambitions aren’t the only sacrifices facing Ben. His unfaithful wife, Penny, is accompanying him to Cornwall in a last-ditch effort to save their marriage. But moments after their arrival, Penny is run down in the street, and Ben is almost fatally injured. And while the villagers assume Penny’s death to be an accident, Ben quickly deduces it was murder.
As he convalesces in Fenton House, which the locals call haunted, Ben meets Birdswing’s eccentric inhabitants. Mr. Gaston, the volunteer air warden, obsessed with defending his remote village against Nazi spies; Mrs. Cobblepot, a thoroughly practical housekeeper who believes in fairies; and Lady Juliet Linton, a prickly, headstrong aristocrat who won’t take no for an answer. While adapting to life during Britain’s “War at Home,” a time of ration books, victory gardens, bomb shelters, and the Blackout, Ben sets about solving the mystery of Penny’s murder—with a little help from Lady Juliet and the Fenton House ghost.
Deadly Magic is only 99 cents. I’ve seen her other series, but not read either–anyone have an opinion? Chime in!
It’s Halloween night and the normally unhappy co-workers of the Straker Toy Company are eagerly looking forward to the celebration of their tyrannical boss’ fiftieth birthday. None more so than Grace Holliday. After all, it’s not every day she gets invited to the annual costumed bash at the Dragon’s Lair, the premier magic theater in Manhattan.
What promises as a night of magic and mystery, quickly turns into a night of mayhem and murder when the boss’ equally tyrannical wife dies on stage.
According to the police, it was an obvious suicide. Now it’s up to Grace to discover which one of her co-workers pulled off the trick of the year before she becomes the killer’s next victim.
Shit My Dad Says – I always wanted to read this book. I doubt it will be as interesting as shit MY dad says, but it’s possible, right??? Plus, I think the dad in this book uses foul language and my dad rarely does. Never had to. He always got his points across with either a look or a rebel yell. You just never argued with either.
On sale for $1.99 today.
This book comes highly rec’d by April the Dragon. I’ve had my eye on it for a while, but it was one of those 12.99 books, so I ignored it. Well, today it is $2.99 (along with the next two in the series.)
A god has died, and it’s up to Tara, first-year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao, to bring Him back to life before His city falls apart.
Her client is Kos, recently deceased fire god of the city of Alt Coulumb. Without Him, the metropolis’s steam generators will shut down, its trains will cease running, and its four million citizens will riot.
Tara’s job: resurrect Kos before chaos sets in. Her only help: Abelard, a chain-smoking priest of the dead god, who’s having an understandable crisis of faith.
When Tara and Abelard discover that Kos was murdered, they have to make a case in Alt Coulumb’s courts?and their quest for the truth endangers their partnership, their lives, and Alt Coulumb’s slim hope of survival.
Set in a phenomenally built world in which lawyers ride lightning bolts, souls are currency, and cities are powered by the remains of fallen gods, Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence introduces readers to a modern fantasy landscape and an epic struggle to build a just society.
Checking through new releases for the upcoming week always reveals first in series books that I haven’t read. The Skeletons of Scarborough is a 99 cent bargain and it’s the first in the series. Book two, Mystery at Maplemead Castle, comes out Tuesday.
Scarborough House is haunted, and it’s not doing much for Donovan Scarborough’s investment portfolio. No one wants to buy a place with levitating crockery, or (the wrong kind of) rhythmic pounding throughout the night.
Luckily, Melody “I-See-Dead-People” Bittersweet has just launched her own ghostbusting agency with best friend Marina, geeky, keen Arthur, and a one-eared pug called Lestat. They’re quick to take the case, even if it has already sort of (definitely) been given to Leo Dark, Melody’s rakish, despicable ex.
Melody soon discovers the resident phantoms are three brothers, one who was murdered at twenty, while the others lived to old age. But did the family exile the right person, or did the true killer get away with it?
Donovan Scarborough doesn’t care who solves the case. Whoever gets rid of the ghosts gets paid.
Can Melody and her new crew untangle the mystery, and bring the brothers peace, before Leo? Or will his distracting sexiness and Melody’s bonkers family cause the agency to fall at its first hurdle?
I’ve talked about the No Game for a Dame series before (really fun reads!) and the third book in the series, Don’t Dare a Dame, is on sale for 99 cents today!
The Man Who Died Laughing looks like it could be good and possibly funny (although I suspect dark wit).
Stewart Hoag’s first novel made him the toast of New York. Everyone in Manhattan wanted to be his friend, and he traveled the cocktail circuit supported by Merilee, his wife, and Lulu, his basset hound. But when writer’s block sunk his second novel, his friends, money, and wife all disappeared. Only Lulu stuck by him.
The only opportunity left is ghostwriting—an undignified profession that still beats dental school. His first client is Sonny Day, an aging comic who was the king of slapstick three decades ago. Since he and his partner had a falling out in the late 1950s, Day has grown embittered and poor, until the only thing left for him to do is write a memoir. Hoagy and Lulu fly to Hollywood expecting a few months of sunshine and easy living. Instead they find Day’s corpse, and a murder rap with Hoagy’s name on it.
Love this cover! She means BUSINESS! Lady Cop Makes Trouble
After besting (and arresting) a ruthless silk factory owner and his gang of thugs in Girl Waits with Gun, Constance Kopp became one of the nation’s first deputy sheriffs. She’s proven that she can’t be deterred, evaded, or outrun. But when the wiles of a German-speaking con man threaten her position and her hopes for this new life, and endanger the honorable Sheriff Heath, Constance may not be able to make things right.
Lady Cop Makes Trouble sets Constance loose on the streets of New York City and New Jersey–tracking down victims, trailing leads, and making friends with girl reporters and lawyers at a hotel for women. Cheering her on, and goading her, are her sisters Norma and Fleurette–that is, when they aren’t training pigeons for the war effort or fanning dreams of a life on the stage.
Based on a true story, Girl Waits with Gun introduced Constance Kopp and her charming and steadfast sisters to an army of enthusiastic readers. Those readers will be thrilled by this second installment–also ripped from the headlines–in the romping, wildly readable life of a woman forging her own path, tackling crime and nefarious criminals along the way.
The first in the series is quite famous: Girl Waits with Gun I also noticed that the paperback for the second book (Lady Cop Makes Trouble has already gone back up in price–if you want the ebook sale, you better grab it fast!)
The Maggie Newberry Series is on sale for 99 cents–all three books!
Murder travels nicely in this popular mystery series featuring ex-pat Maggie Newberry who lives in France with her vintner French chef husband. Enjoy the sights and smells of Provence, the Côte d’Azur and Paris as Maggie uses her amateur (and very American) sleuthing skills to detect and confront the vilest murderers on the continent! Check out the series for yourself with the the first three books, bundled together and priced at the cost of less than two books at full price!
Warning: This series is set in France so do NOT read hungry!
This one is a reprint–finally out on Kindle for the first time. The Far Cry by Fredric Brown. It’s considered noir, and it takes place in Taos, NM!
When George Weaver decides to move to Taos, New Mexico for some well-needed rest, he gets more than he’s bargained for.
After buying a remote house, he learns of the mysterious murder of Jenny Ames. Something of a local legend, the murder haunts the town having remained unsolved for eight years.
With nothing to do but drink and sit with his thoughts, Weaver decides to accept his friend’s offer of uncovering and writing the story of the missing girl.
What seems a dead-end at first becomes a thrilling mystery leading Weaver across the country and down a rabbit hole of lies, hidden identities and an unknown past. Weaver slowly becomes wrapped up in the case, but will he be able to uncover the truth after all these years?
Meow if It’s Murder is on sale today.
Back in her hometown, Nora reconnects with old friends and makes some new ones, like Nick, the charming feline who seems determined to be her cat. But not everything about Cruz is friendly. Writing for a local online magazine, Nora investigates the curious death of socialite Lola Grainger. Though it was deemed an accident, Nora suspects foul play. And it seems that her cat does too.
Apparently, Nick used to belong to a P.I. who disappeared while investigating Lola Grainger’s death. The coincidence is spooky, but not as spooky as the clues Nick spells out for her with Scrabble letters—clues that lead her down an increasingly dangerous path. Whether fate put her on this case or not, solving it will take all of Nora’s wits, and maybe a few of Nick’s nine lives.