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Book Discussion: Pinned Post Week 9

Remember how much I loved Slouch Witch?

I’m a bit of a book hoarder, especially when I know the next book in a series will be good. So I saved Star Witch for just the right occasion! I decided that this week is the right occasion. 🙂

Ivy Wilde, the laziest witch in the West, is still entangled with the Hallowed Order of Magical Enlightenment. That’s not a bad thing, however, because it gives her plenty of excuses to spend more time with sapphire eyed Raphael Winter, her supposed nemesis. And when he comes knocking because he needs her to spy on the latest series of Enchantment, she jumps at the chance. Hanging around a film set can’t be hard … or dangerous … right?

Your turn! What are you reading, what do you plan to read this week and what have you read that is excellent???

Posted: September 17, 2017
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Bargain: Freebie and a New Release

Author MaryJo Dawson has a new release out in her Sally Nimitz mystery series! Who Was Nathan Spencer? just released!

And if you haven’t started this series, there’s good news–the first is free. I brought this along on my kindle, but haven’t had a chance to read yet!

The Death of Amelia Marsh

Sally Nimitz is a widow living in a small mid-western town with a satisfying ordinary life. She is invited to visit her neighbor one afternoon, an elderly lady with a charming English accent. When she arrives for the appointment, the lady is lying on her kitchen floor, dead from a blow to the head. Sally finds herself drawn into the puzzling crime; why would anyone want to kill Mrs. Marsh? As she looks for answers, Sally discovers a talent dormant within herself for solving such a puzzle. With the aid of two friends this budding female sleuth learns Amelia Marsh’s life was a mystery in itself, and there are secrets hidden in her past.

And the latest release–I’m not sure I’d lend him the money…

Who Was Nathan Spencer? the seventh book in the series is now out and on sale for a great price of $2.99.

Miss Anne Carey’s affluent brother Ira consults her for advice. Should he loan his son Craig thirty thousand dollars although he cannot say what the money is for? This isn’t like Craig at all. Decidedly odd, agree Anne’s friends Sally Nimitz and George Thomas.

Craig gets the loan, and what began as puzzling quickly turns deadly. The money disappears, Craig is fighting for his life, and the name of an elusive older brother crops up in connection with the whole mess. Sally and George step up to help their dear friend’s family find answers. Who was Nathan Spencer? Was he responsible for robbery, kidnapping, and murder?

Posted: September 12, 2017
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Book Discussion: Pinned Post Week 8

Another one of those HUGE collections of 20 books is on sale (pre-order) for a limited time offer of 99 cents. (I think the price changes when the set goes live, but in general the way these sets work is they are offered for a short time at a low price. One of the sets I was watching was listed for about 2 months and then it completely disappeared from Amazon. I don’t know if they are all such a sort listing, but they are limited from what I understand.) This one is scifi and paranormal romance. I did one of these during the July extravaganza…no, I haven’t actually read any of the books in that set, but for 99 cents, there is bound to be one or two gems! I like the idea of “crafty hackers” myself.

Other Worlds

Journey into a multiverse beyond the boundaries of your imagination…

21 award-winning and best-selling authors bring you the best of PARANORMAL and SCI-FI ROMANCE in this boxed set of exclusive epic adventures.

Rogue spaceship captains, dark vampire lords, supernatural hunters, crafty hackers, uncompromising alien alphas, fearless shifters, and MORE await in this collection that includes BRAND NEW romantic, otherworldly tales!

At Google Play
At Kobo
B&N

And look what else I found! I’ve been watching this one forever and finally figured out it was out in kindle (it was originally with a publisher that priced it at 14.99 or some fool thing.)

Haunting Jordan

Welcome to Port Chatham…a charming little town with a lot of spirit!
Jordan Marsh has left L.A. for the quaint Pacific Northwest town of Port Chatham in pursuit of some much-needed R&R. As the prime suspect in her cheating husband’s murder, she’s hoping to immerse herself in the restoration of the charming Victorian she’d just bought–and put all talk of homicide investigations behind her. But as she soon discovers, the coldest of cases cry out to be solved, too.

For this old house comes furnished–with two garrulous ghosts who have a century-old murder of their own they’d like her to look into. Now, if Jordan can keep the L.A. police at bay and sort through a suspect list of shady characters circa 1890, she might just clear a wrongly accused man’s name–and her own.

Your turn! What are you reading this week and is it any good???

Bargain: Patricia Briggs – Urban Fantasy!

Moon Called (book 1) – Okay, we just had this discussion and I know that Benjamin was thinking of trying this series. Well, there’s a couple of books in the series on sale!

It’s a great book so if you haven’t tried it, now is your chance!

Fire Touched is on sale for $1.99!!(Book 9) I haven’t read this one yet! What a deal! These books are usually 8 to 15 dollars.

Posted: September 5, 2017
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Book Discussion: Pinned Post Week 7

Is it Sunday already??? We’ve been pretty busy with that silly fence. All the posts are in now, but we have to do that actual “build the fence” thing.

Here are some bargain reads I’ve found.
Edited: First pick was deleted due to content, so we’ll have to move to the next selection!

The one I really want to read is pre-order until Monday (Sept 4):

Snowspelled I love the cover and I wish I owned that dress!

In nineteenth-century Angland, magic is reserved for gentlemen while ladies attend to the more practical business of politics. But Cassandra Harwood has never followed the rules…

Four months ago, Cassandra Harwood was the first woman magician in Angland, and she was betrothed to the brilliant, intense love of her life.

Now Cassandra is trapped in a snowbound house party deep in the elven dales, surrounded by bickering gentleman magicians, manipulative lady politicians, her own interfering family members, and, worst of all, her infuriatingly stubborn ex-fiancé, who refuses to understand that she’s given him up for his own good.

But the greatest danger of all lies outside the manor in the falling snow, where a powerful and malevolent elf-lord lurks…and Cassandra lost all of her own magic four months ago.

To save herself, Cassandra will have to discover exactly what inner powers she still possesses – and risk everything to win a new kind of happiness.

Posted: September 3, 2017
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Cobwebs and a Scottish Mystery Bargain

Now here’s an interesting font (and there’s 3 fonts for $4 dollars so it’s not a bad deal either!) Just in time for Halloween. I like it!

If you need Halloween artwork, this bundle is a nice one.

Written in Bone This sounds like it’s definitely noir. Tibet, have you read this one?

Dr. David Hunter should be in London with the woman he loves and a past he can’t quite shake off. Instead, as a favor to a beleaguered cop, Hunter travels to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides to inspect a baffling set of remains. A forensic anthropologist, he has seen bodies destroyed by all forms of violence, but even he is surprised at what he finds: human remains burned beyond recognition—all within the confines of an otherwise undamaged, unoccupied cottage. Local police want to rule the death accidental. But Hunter’s examination of the victim’s charred skull tells him that this woman, no doubt a stranger to the close-knit island of Runa, was murdered by someone nearby.

Within days, two more people are dead by fire. Hunter’s job is to coax the dead into telling their stories—but now that he’s beginning to hear them, he is staggered by the truth. Working with only the barest of clues, he peels back the layers of mysteries past and present, exposing the tangle of secrets at the heart of this strange community—from the deceptions of a wealthy couple to the bitterness of an ex-cop and the secrets of a lonely single mother—as a tale of rage and perversion comes full circle…then explodes in a series of violent acts and shocking twists.

Posted: September 1, 2017
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Book Discussion: Pinned Post Week 6

I’m running a lot behind this week. What with all the rain we had, we have a fence down, the freezer was dripping water, the attic had to be checked, I couldn’t find the flashlight I wanted and other odds and ends kept cropping up. The cats aren’t at all appreciative of this weather either. They like to do their business outside, but when I open the door and rain hits them in the face, they get all insulted. This means opening the door for them about eight or nine times before they finally run out. Yes, they have litter boxes. That doesn’t seem to register with them as long as the human is here to be woken up at 11 and 2 at night.

Anyway, it seems like I need a book with a lot of action to work off all the anxiety. When I checked my wishlist, all I found on it was vacuum bags. Yes, I need those, but not to read.

I had to totally go “random browse” to find something of interest. Here’s what I came across:

The Dungeoneers

After five years as a city guard, Durham’s horizontal career trajectory adds a corkscrew when a misdelivered order assigns him to caravan duty for an eclectic group of Dwarves who hire themselves out as professional dungeoneers.

No ruler wants to leave a powerful magical weapon lying about in a dungeon where just any prophesied upstart can stumble across it and use it to overthrow the kingdom. That’s where The Dungeoneers come in. Dungeons sacked, artifacts recovered, no job too big or too small. They’re not adventurers; they’re professionals.

With the discovery that Durham may have arrived with a destiny attached to him the Dungeoneers find themselves in the midst of some history about to happen. Will experience and Dwarven know-how be enough to carry the day?

And it had better not bore me or I’ll tell you what will be getting sacked! Now then, when will the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies be ready?

Posted: August 27, 2017
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Bargain: Something Different, Unique Fantasy

The Steerswoman – Another interesting book recently put on kindle and highly recommended by April the Dragon.

The premise on this one is quite interesting.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

If you ask, she must answer. A steerswoman’s knowledge is shared with any who request it; no steerswoman may refuse a question, and no steerswoman may answer with anything but the truth.

And if she asks, you must answer. It is the other side of tradition’s contract — and if you refuse the question, or lie, no steerswoman will ever again answer even your most casual question.

And so, the steerswomen — always seeking, always investigating — have gathered more and more knowledge about the world they traveled, and they share that knowledge freely.

Until the day that the steerswoman Rowan begins asking innocent questions about one small, lovely, inexplicable object…

Her discoveries grow stranger and deeper, and more dangerous, until suddenly she finds she must flee or fight for her life. Or worse — lie.

Because one kind of knowledge has always been denied the the steerswomen:

Magic.

Posted: August 25, 2017
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Bargain: Fantasy

Goblin Moon – Not only does this look like fun, it was highly recommended by April the Dragon. The blurb uses the word scoundrels. That’s definitely a plus.

Coffins float down the river, alchemists turn mandrakes into men, the gentlemen scoundrels known as the Knights of Mezztopholeez practice bloody rituals as vicious as they are depraved . . . and one man fights a secret battle against villains and blackest sorcery, with wit, ingenuity, and a lethal lack of compunction.


Posted: August 22, 2017
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Exclusive Bits and Pieces

The blogstore has had a bit of a makeover. Nothing major, but we’re now displaying larger covers. A lot of the links to free stories are gone at the moment. We’re working on where to put them, but there were so many things on the one page, it had become quite cluttered.

I suspect (and hope I’m wrong) that having a blogstore will become more important over the course of the next couple of years. Amazon recently cut associate payments in half. A year or so ago, they cut back on what they pay authors for audio books and restructured how they run that program. I’m very concerned that at some point they will cut the commissions they pay for ebooks. right now for a 2.99 book, authors earn 70 percent. That was raised up from 35 percent because Amazon had to complete with Apple ibooks. In the last few years Apple hasn’t put much emphasis on selling ebooks. With the lack of competition, it’s likely that at some point, Amazon will cut our commissions. I’ve tried to be prepared, but Amazon gets the most eyeballs.

In other news, I created a couple of bundles for Kobobooks for a promotion opportunity there. These are exclusive to kobo (don’t worry, you’ve read the books. It’s just the manner of bundling them that is new. The short stories were available at other retailers at one point or another, but for the duration of this promotion, they will only be included in the bundles.) I wanted to show you the covers and get any feedback you might have on whether such a bundle would interest you. I know you’re already read these books, but if you saw such a bundle by an unknown to you author, would it be intriguing?

Cozy Cache Bundle for Kobobooks.


Moonshot for Kobobooks.


Here’s a potential alternative.



And one more:



Posted: August 19, 2017
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