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Bargain: Leaving Unknown

Leaving Unknown

Reichs’ newest novel follows 26-year-old Maeve Connelly as she journeys across America in a 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner in an attempt to put her life back together. Accompanied by her bird, Oliver, Maeve works odd jobs in small towns ranging from Okay, Oklahoma, to Toad Suck, Arkansas, in order to keep her car in working condition. Misfortune strikes, however, when her car breaks down near Unknown, Arizona, where she is stranded for months on end. While there, Maeve becomes attached to assorted town denizens, befriending an attractive young doctor and obtaining a job at a bookstore run by a handsome children’s book author. She also begins to reexamine troubles from her past after a secret she has been keeping is revealed. When Maeve’s car is finally fixed, she must decide whether to stay in Unknown or journey on to Los Angeles to complete her voyage of self-discovery.

Posted: October 30, 2017
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Book Discussion: Pinned Post Week 15

Dead in the Water

When Liz Jones retired as a detective at the age of forty-two and moved to the beautiful fishing town of Scarlet Cove to pursue her passion of opening an arts and crafts store, she did not expect the murder and lies of the big city to follow her. Only days after starting her new life, Liz finds herself tangled in a web of death and deception when she pulls the body of a fisherman from the sea, but what appears at first to be a drunken accident soon reveals itself to be something much worse: poison!

While setting up her new store, getting to know the quirky townsfolk, and having the local men battle for her affection, Liz cannot resist the lure of an intriguing murder case. She falls back into old habits when she vows to discover the truth about the fisherman’s death, but will she do it before the murderer strikes again? With her retirement and dream life on the line, Liz must battle against the clock to restore peace to the sleepy town of Scarlet Cove before all is washed away.

D Day Through German Eyes This caught my eye because Elisabeth mentioned she is reading The Martian and enjoying it. The two books have nothing to do with each other, but they both have a lot of reviews and they’re both a bit different from the standard storyline.

Almost all accounts of D Day are told from the Allied perspective, with the emphasis on how German resistance was overcome on June 6th 1944. But what was it like to be a German soldier in the bunkers and gun emplacements of the Normandy coast, facing the onslaught of the mightiest seaborne invasion in history?
What motivated the German defenders, what were their thought processes – and how did they fight from one strong point to another, among the dunes and fields, on that first cataclysmic day? What were their experiences on facing the tanks, the flamethrowers and the devastating air superiority of the Allies?

Bargain: Fantasy

His Majesty’s Dragon I’m pretty sure April has recommended this title to me and now it’s on sale! Woot!

Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain’s defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons.

When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future–and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France’s own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire.

Posted: August 12, 2017
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Bargain: Romantic Comedy

Seems like Margaret finished the last romantic comedy so it’s obviously time for a new one! In the Stars is only 99 cents.

Amber Reed’s at work making up the horoscopes for the local newspaper and wishing for some excitement in her life, when she gets a phone call offering her just that.

Plunged into the middle of a celebrity murder investigation she’s desperately trying to convince the scarily handsome special agent assigned to solve the case that she can help him catch the killer.

Amber’s soon battling something far more dangerous than she could ever have imagined – and it has nothing to do with the equally scary chemistry fizzing between her and special agent Charlie.

Is it Amber’s wish for more excitement in her life which has landed her in big trouble – or is her fate written in the stars?

Bargain: Cozy Mystery

Ghost of a Chance This one looks like a fabulous read and I love the cover! It’s also only 99 cents today!

Maggie Mulgrew runs The Ash Leaf, an antique shop in the quaint village of Holmestead, England ~ which has nothing to do with Sherlock, thank you very much. She sells her goods to disappointed tourists, and locals who appreciate her eclectic taste.

Professor Pembroke Martin is hunting down an artifact that had been stolen by a former assistant ~ a hand-blown apothecary jar that is the center of an old ghost story. His search leads him to Holmestead, and a stubborn, fascinating American who has acquired the box that once contained the rare jar.

When the missing jar turns up, clutched in the hand of the very dead local historian, Martin becomes the prime suspect. With his future on the line, Martin turns to Maggie for help, and they join forces to find the real killer.

Posted: August 2, 2017
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Recommended Pick – Women’s Fiction

This book was recommended (specifically in audio, but your mileage will vary by how much you enjoy audio) on one of the book forums I’m on:

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) An intriguing title since it seems to me there is a lot of weird on the internet!

In the tradition of #Girlboss and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir from online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.

The Internet isn’t all cat videos – almost.

There’s also Felicia Day – violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie specialist, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world – or at least the world of Internet-geek fame and Goodreads book clubs.

And this one caught my eye probably due to the skeleton…It’s also on sale, which doesn’t hurt any.

The Peach Keeper

It’s the dubious distinction of thirty-year-old Willa Jackson to hail from a fine old Southern family of means that met with financial ruin generations ago. The Blue Ridge Madam—built by Willa’s great-great-grandfather and once the finest home in Walls of Water, North Carolina—has stood for years as a monument to misfortune and scandal. Willa has lately learned that an old classmate—socialite Paxton Osgood—has restored the house to its former glory, with plans to turn it into a top-flight inn. But when a skeleton is found buried beneath the property’s lone peach tree, long-kept secrets come to light, accompanied by a spate of strange occurrences throughout the town. Thrust together in an unlikely friendship, united by a full-blooded mystery, Willa and Paxton must confront the passions and betrayals that once bound their families—and uncover the truths that have transcended time to touch the hearts of the living.

Posted: July 6, 2017
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The July 99 Cents Fantasy Sale

Most prices have now changed so I’m posting this early! SHOPPING TIME!!!

DragonswendalCover There’s another big sale of fantasy and sci/fi going on today and tomorrow (July 1 and 2). At first, this one looked pretty heavy on the sci-fi front to me, but after scrolling down, I did find some books that looked to be my thing!

Rune Services Looks like a fun one!

Heiress of Healing looked good and I usually like books with healers.

Magick Reborn — great cover too!

The Artist’s Inheritance Sounds like a good ghost story!

The Dark of Light – Space Opera that comes recommended!

Posted: June 30, 2017
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Weekend Bargain: Steampunk

The Barefoot Barmaid This sounds fun!

Countless wanted posters have been blessed with the roguishly handsome face of Captain Francis Doon. The notorious sky pirate has a reputation for wickedness, and he wouldn’t trade it for the world. He’s a sharpshooter, a schemer, and his skills with a sword are unparalleled. His people skills, however, leave something to be desired.

Doon’s biggest pay day arrives when he finds the runaway Princess Lyneah in a dodgy Lundun pub. Her feet are bare and her hair’s chopped off, but he knows he’s found the princess. Eager to reap a reward for Lyneah’s safe return, he whisks her away on his airship.

But there’s one major problem. He’s taken the wrong girl. Doon’s princess is actually Kitt Lake, a barefoot barmaid from the Lundun slums. And she isn’t happy about it.

The Barefoot Barmaid is a swashbuckling romance with light steampunk elements. It is the first book in the Belles & Bullets series.

Posted: May 28, 2017
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Ensnared – Bargain of the Day

Ensnared

Love the cover on this one. (Whoops, looks like the cover has been modernized. Talk about a 180!)

A Near Future Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

Alainn’s father is not a bad man. He’s a genius and an inventor. When he’s hired to create the robot Rose, Alainn knows taking the money is a mistake.

Rose acts like a human. She looks exactly like Alainn. But, something in her comes out wrong.

To save her father from a five year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see.

Believing that a life of servitude lies ahead, Alainn finds a very different fate awaits her in the company of the strange, scarred recluse.

Recommended: Cozy Mystery Bargain

Retirement Homes are Murder comes recommended as “humorous geezer lit” by our own blog reader, Margaret.

Remembering nothing from the day before, crotchety octogenarian Paul Jacobson must become an amateur sleuth to clear himself as a murder suspect when he finds a dead body in the trash chute of a retirement home. As Paul’s snooping and short-term memory loss get him in trouble with the local police, his new friends and granddaughter Jennifer help him solve an expanding list of crimes. Paul finds romance as he struggles to escape a murderer intent on a repeat performance.


Posted: May 11, 2017
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