Friday, April 12, 2013

Kindle Daily Deals: historical thriller, historical romance, science fiction and a kid's picture book!

Today's Daily Deals include a historical thriller, historical romance, sci-fi, and a kid's picture book...

Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $1.99 today!

The Crown, by Nancy Bilyeau.

"An amazing first novel.…It’s an action-packed tale of one nun’s dangerous quest to discover the secrets of a relic that dates back centuries" (Katherine Neville, author of The Eight).

The year is 1537…Joanna Stafford, a Dominican nun, learns that her favorite cousin has been condemned by Henry VIII to be burned at the stake. Defying the sacred rule of enclosure, Joanna leaves the priory to stand at her cousin’s side. Arrested for interfering with the king's justice, Joanna, along with her father, is sent to the Tower of London.

The ruthless Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester, takes terrifying steps to force Joanna to agree to spy for him: To save her father's life she must find an ancient relic—a crown so powerful, it may hold the ability to end the Reformation. Accompanied by two monks, Joanna searches in secret for this long-lost piece of history worn by the Saxon King Athelstan in A.D. 937 during the historic battle that first united Britain.

With Cromwell’s troops threatening to shutter her priory, bright and bold Joanna must now decide who she can trust with the secret of the crown so that she may save herself, her family, and her sacred way of life.

This provocative story melds heart-stopping suspense with historical detail and brings to life the poignant dramas of women and men at a fascinating and critical moment in England’s past.


450 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 97 reviews. X-Ray, enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $3.49 if you purchase this book.



Here's today's Daily Romance Deal, available for $1.99 today!

Carried Away, by Jill Barnett.

MacLachlan brothers Calum and Eachann need brides, but there are no women on their secluded island home. As the descendants of a displaced Highland clan, their lives are complicated, and their goals and methods for dealing with problems far from the same. Calum is the logical brother, solid and steady, while Eachann lives by his impulses. When widower Eachann’s two rebellious children are thrown out of their mainland boarding school, he decides it’s time for a wife. Fate all but hands him two women on a silver platter. So he kidnaps two brides, one to help him with his uncontrollable children, and one for his all-too-serious brother.

Debutantes Georgina Bayard and Amy Emerson are socially opposite, old money versus new, and both are the talk of the gossipy Four Hundred. While attending the same ball, they are swept away by a mad Scotsman. As captives on an isolated island, these two social enemies find themselves with only each other for support. Then, before the women can successfully escape, winter sets in and there is no way back to the mainland. They are stuck with the MacLachlans--two brothers and two completely unruly children. There, on that misty island, during a cold and blustery winter, Amy and Georgina must choose: to find some way to go back to their old lives, or take a chance and let their hearts get carried away….

344 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 23 reviews. Kindle Owner's Lending Library, Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled.



Here's today's Daily Science Fiction/Fantasy Deal, available for $1.99 today!

Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse), by James S.A. Corey.

Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach.

Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, The Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for - and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why.

Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to The Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.

Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations - and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe.

579 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 200 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $4.99 if you purchase this book.



Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $1.99 today!

It's a Tiger!, by Jeremy Tankard.

Kids and parents alike will rejoice in this lively read-aloud picture book, as the main character runs into (and away from) a tiger over and over again as the plot gets sillier and sillier. Perfect for acting out while reading, It's a Tiger! offers just the right amount of excitement without being too scary, and a sweet ending with a bit of a twist.

36 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 11 reviews. X-Ray, Lending enabled.




Happy Reading!

Betsy

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