Save $13 on Guests of the Ayatollah – April 11

From the bestselling author of Black Hawk Down comes this gripping account of the Iran Hostage crisis. If you’ve seen Argo, this book makes a great compliment to round out your understanding of this historic event. Guests of the Ayatollah is only $1.99 for Kindle today (that’s a savings of $13). 

2 Nonfiction Books that Will Inspire You – April 11

If you’re in need of a little inspiration we have 2 books that fit the bill. Fearless by renowned pastor Max Lucado addressed how to overcome your daily fears and is only $3.99 today (save $12). Monkey Mind by Daniel Smith is a memoir detailing the author’s struggles with anxiety. It’s $2.99 today (save $22). 

SciFi and Fantasy Bargains for April 11th

We found two fantasies and two science fiction novels on sale today!

The SciFi picks (top row) are by Stanislaw Lem, one of the most acclaimed science fiction writers of our time. Both are $2.99 on April 11th. The two fantasies we chose today (second row), DARK UNION and WIDE OPEN ($0.99 and $2.99 respectively), are for readers who love paranormal aspects mixed into their reads. 

Amazing Fantasy Series for less $1

It’s been three-thousand years since the last age of power, and all that remains are myths and legends. When power returns to the world of Godsland, no one is prepared; least of all Catrin Volker, who inadvertently fulfills the prophecy of the destroyer.

Fans of the Harry Potter Series, Chronicles of Narnia, and the Shannara Series will like THE DAWNING OF POWER trilogy.

Brian’s inspiration for the series came from his upbringing barn training racehorses. It was like living in another time, and that experience gave me a great deal of inspiration to draw from.

This epic fantasy adventure is only $0.99 on April 11th.


The snake, which Catrin now saw was an olive-green tree snake, was lured from Chase’s pouch by the stillness, its slender head and neck poked from the pouch, looking like a bean pod with eyes. Catrin held her breath as it slithered forward and coiled itself around the chair leg. Peten noticed Catrin’s sideways glances and gave her a snide look, tossing his long, blond hair over his shoulders. With his muscular build, strong jaw, and piercing blue eyes, he cast a striking figure, but his attitude and ego made him the least attractive person Catrin had ever met. She felt little pity for him as the snake continued to follow its instinct, which was to climb. Peten was oblivious to its presence and continued to look bored, casting his own glances to get the attention of Roset Gildsmith. The snake slithered up the slats on the back of his chair; it brushed against his curls, and still he remained unaware. He shifted in his seat, as if sensing the stares of Catrin, Chase, and Osbourne, and turned his head to glare at them. As he did, his eyes met those of the snake, and he shrieked. His high-pitched scream and sudden movement alarmed the snake, and it struck, biting him on his nose. Catrin knew the snake was not venomous, but Peten obviously knew nothing of the sort.


Brian Rathbone is not quite right in the head, but he tends to hide it well. When he’s not writing fantasy, he’s usually herding cats or trying to get kids in rural areas better Internet access. Most of the time, though, he’s banging on the keyboard telling stories or interacting with his fans on Twitter and Facebook.

Favorite Food: I’m a bit of a pizza nut, and I’ve been known to break for Philly cheesesteaks.

A Touching Romance for only 99c

As teenagers, Lisa Reynolds and Tony Santos moved from wariness to friendship to love before family, prejudice, and life-shattering decisions tore them apart. Now, older and wiser, both find themselves back where they started. Each has changed a lot, but the bitterness and pain of their past can never be forgotten or forgiven. A future together is impossible, and yet, their feelings for each other haven’t died.

Readers who love Barbara Freethy and Susan Wiggs’ emotional, heartwarming romances will like my book.

Joanne wanted to write a book about choices we make when young because of other people’s influences and prejudices (the hero is from a poor Mexican family), and the shattering consequences when we don’t following our own hearts. 

Lisa (Lee) Reynolds is blonde, elegant, and a newcaster—very much a young Diane Sawyer or Megan Kelly type. She most resembles a young Michelle Pfeiffer. Tony Santos is a baseball player, and while he could be played by CSI’s Adam Rodriguez, the person who most resembles him is NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez.

This heartwarming romance on Kindle will be $0.99 on April 11th.


She raised her eyes. Suddenly, the world screeched to a halt, then careened backwards in time. Standing inside the baseball field, staring straight at her, was Tony Santos. The sound of birds, the murmur of the crowd, the heat of the afternoon sun, all dimmed and disappeared. She felt cold, then warm, then a little light-headed. Tony. Of all the people she had known in Miwok, he was the one she most often thought about. The one she had stayed curious about after all these years. The one she dreaded ever facing again. He’d left Miwok years ago, just as she had–just as they’d both always said they’d do. Yet, seeing him here seemed so right, so inevitable, even if she wouldn’t admit it, she knew she had imagined he’d be here. She felt rooted to the spot, and starkly aware of the damp coldness of the sodas in her hands, the smoothness of the silk that skimmed her body, the dull roar in her ears. It was somehow appropriate that even after all these years, she should see him in a baseball cap. That was how she remembered him best. Yes, she remembered Tony.


Much like Lee Reynolds, I planned to become a journalist. I received a Master’s in Journalism from U.C. Berkeley, lived in Japan and traveled throughout Asia to earn my journalistic “creds.” When life, love, and marriage made that line of work difficult, I discovered it was much more enjoyable to write my own stories with endings that satisfied rather than being stuck writing “just the facts.” My first books were romantic suspense, and the stories quickly evolved into a long-running mystery series (the Angie Amalfi mysteries), that even hit the USA Today bestseller list. But I’ve always loved romance, both contemporary, historical and fantasy. I most enjoy a book that I can either laugh over or that will move me to tears—and that is my goal in my writing. Now, with my sons grown and my husband retired, I have time to write the books I’ve always wanted.

I write at home, surrounded by nature, with beautiful views overlooking a valley and mountains far beyond. My favorite music ranges from classical and opera to Mo-town and Creedence Clearwater Revival. I also love the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, spicy ethnic food of all types, Dr. Who, and just about every crime show on TV, particularly Castle and Person of Interest.

A Exciting Science Fiction Novel for less than $4

When Earth is discovered and subjugated by a vast alien government, Joe Dobbs is a 14-year-old kid who gets taken by aliens to serve in its alien army. Once he arrives for training, he is given a prophecy by the future-seeing Trith–Joe will be the one to shatter Congress. And the Trith cannot lie.

Sara drew her inspiration from seeing all the stories out there about humanity beating alien invaders in brave shows of pretty jets and projectile weaponry and thought, “You know, that’s not really very realistic.” So she wrote a book where humans were utterly insignificant in the face of alien numbers and technology. 

This unique science fiction is $3.99 on April 11th.


The lines into the docking bay were endless. Like cattle going down a slaughter chute, Joe thought, looking over the untold thousands of bald, frightened kids in recruit white. Libby and Scott began to pant under their burdens, sweat trickling down their strained faces. The hall grew cramped and hot from all the bodies packed together, and tempers flared. Up ahead, two girls got into a shoving match, stopping up the meager flow of traffic completely. Eventually the battlemasters broke them up and shoved them back into the stream of kids to get the lines moving again. Following the flow, Joe and his groundmates filed out into an enormous, windowed room resembling an airport terminal. Beyond the windows above him, Joe saw space and moons and… His gut clenched when he realized he was standing on his head, the planet under him. “It’s purple,” Libby whispered. “And it’s big,” Scott said. “That’s bigger than Earth, right Joe?”


Sara King (a.k.a. Evil Alaskan Overlord) is a #1 bestselling Alaskan Science Fiction/Fantasy/Romance author best known for her Outer Bounds and Legend of ZERO series. She wrote her first short story at the age of 4, got another short story published in a major magazine in 3rd grade, and finished her first novel at the age of 12. Writing has been her life for as long as she can remember, and she loves to share her wild imagination with her loveable minions–as long as they let her out of her Ominous Writing Tower for fresh air once in awhile.

One Biography and One Memoir for less than $3

Biographies and memoirs make for moving, inspirational reads. CS Lewis’ memoir Surprised by Joy, usually $13.95, is on sale for only $2.24 today. Bag of Bones is a historical tale of Thomas Byrnes, a New York City detective in the 19th century. It’s priced at $2.62 today (usually $24.95).

Which one will you be reading? Tell us in the comments!

Save $20 on Mitch Albom’s Newest Book – April 10

If you like Mitch Albom (bestselling author of Tuesdays with Morrie) or Paulo Coehlo’s Alchemist, The Time Keeper is for you. The Time Keeper is a thought-provoking fable about how time came to be. It’s only $4.99 for Kindle today (list price is $24.99). 

Six Romance Novels under $3.50 – April 10

Get your love on with these six romance novels. 

The top row contains our picks for contemporary romance lovers. The Wanderer by Robyn Carr is an “utter delight” and a must-buy at only $1.99.  Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis is heartwarming and sexy. It’s also $3.64 today. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks needs no introduction. If you haven’t yet read it, today’s the day to get it. Is it $3.64 today only. 

The second row of books contains our two picks for paranormal romance fans. If you haven’t picked up A Shade of Vampire, Predestined, or The Sibylline Oracle yet, today’s the day – they’re $1.99 and $0.99 respectively today!

3 Kids Books for $1.99 – April 10

We have 3 great deals on reads for your kids.

The Book of Begninnings is a fantasy novel, ala Harry Potter, for kids aged 9-12. Big Nate is a highly popular series (it’s still on the NYT bestseller list) and is appropriate for readers aged 8 and above. Wart, Son of Toad is an inspirational story for readers aged 13 -16. All are $1.99 today. 

A Compilation of Literary and Coming-of-Age Stories for less than $4

This collection contains four inspiring coming-of-age novellas with characters that must overcome extreme personal challenges. This includes two 1970s coming-of-age tales, Inside ’75 and Seeds from ’79; a historical novella about Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre’s early love, Young Scott and Zelda; and the dark drama, The Girl from Summer.

Those who enjoyed The Great Gatsby, East of Eden, and Rape: A Love Story will enjoy THE GIRL FROM SUMMER AND OTHER STORIES.   

Author’s Inspiration:  My inspiration comes from an organic place inside me. This book reflects where I come from and who I am, or at least, who I hope to be. I believe I have always been a writer.


I live in Los Angeles and am the founder of

Favorite Food: My favorite food is Thai, blueberries, and fresh and organic dishes. 

Favorite Place to Write: So far I have only written at home. I would love to find a room with a ocean view to write my next novel. 

Favorite Music: Wilco, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, George Harrison, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, New Order, Kris Kristofferson, and many more. 

Favorite TV show: I love the PBS Sherlock Holmes series with Jeremy Brett. I’m a bit of a “holmesophile.”

99c Deal on a Romance from a Bestselling Author

GOOD GUYS LOVE DOGS is a romance that has a single father falling for someone who really loves dogs and cats and birds. This heartwarming take is on sale for $0.99 on April 10th. 

Ian McKinley moves from NYC to a small town in Virginia with his troubled son for a change of pace. He gravitates to vet Colby Williams, a single mom to a teenage daughter and a dark secret.

Will Ian be able to breakthrough Colby’s defenses?

This book is also available for $0.99 on  Kobo, Nook and Apple


I love books! From my earliest memories, I loved being read to and then reading practically every book in my elementary school library. There’s something about taking a little trip into a wonderful story that is its own unique pleasure. Over the years, my favorite authors have provided me with glimpses into worlds I would never have known had I not picked up their books. From Beverley Cleary to Lavyrle Spencer to Jodi Piccoult to Anita Shreve and so many others, I am grateful they chose to become storytellers. A great story has the power to move, change and shape its readers. To me, that’s an honorable calling and a task I aspire to. Knowing someone might take the time to open my book and spend a few hours with characters I have come to love, is still an amazing thing to me.

An Inspirational Memoir for less than $3

I”m Only Human After All is a memoir of my first two years of high school in which I was a bullied. Throughout the course of this reflective memoir readers will get a inside look at the painful reality that many young adults face. 

Readers who like The Perks of Being a WallFlower will enjoy I’M ONLY HUMAN AFTER ALL.

My inspiration for writing this book was to take a negative time in my life and make something positive out of it. From sharing my experiences with being bullied, I want to reach out to others and raise awareness.


I became an author with the notion of having my voice heard. Through my writings I aim to help others in life by providing insight by the sharing of my own life experiences. Just knowing that I am making a difference makes the long hours worth it.

2 Sci-Fi Picks under $3 – April 9

One for you. One for your teen. Today’s Sci Fi deals include CryptoNomicon by best-selling author Neal Stephenson ($1.99 today) and the dystopian fairy tale The Selection by Kierra Cass ($2.99 today). Get them today and save $7 a piece.  

A Bestselling Women’s Fiction / Family Drama for less than $2

Melissa Foster is one of our favorite authors. If you read (and loved) her bestseller CHASING AMANDA, note that MEGAN’S WAY is a bit different.

MEGAN’S WAY is an emotional family drama inspired by an event in the author’s life – her mother’s brush with cancer.

Read MEGAN’S WAY with a box of tissues handy. It’s a story of love, friendship, and family that will tug at your heartstrings (and tear ducts).

Fans of Jodi Picoult – don’t miss this one.

MEGAN’S WAY is on sale for $1.99 on April 9th.


Melissa Foster is the award-winning and bestselling author of CHASING AMANDA, MEGAN’S WAY, TRACES OF KARA, and COME BACK TO ME. She is the founder of World Literary Cafe and the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women.

Three Books that are now Major Motion Pictures for less than $5 – April 9

All 3 of these books are not only bestsellers on the shelf, but at the box office too. Both Silver Linings Playbook and Life of Pi were nominated as Best Picture for this year’s Oscars. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks grossed over $90 million at the box office. Pretty impressive! As a bonus, we’ve included the trailers for each movie below. 

Have you read any of these books? Seen the movies? Tell us what you though in the comments below.

Two romances for $2.99 – April 8

Debbie Macomber and Nora Roberts have sold over 200 million copies of their books combined. These well-loved romance authors are each offering one of their books for only $2.99 today. 

Already read these? Leave a short review for other readers in the comments.

2 Marcia Clark Novels for under $2 – April 8

Bestselling author Marcia Clark has 2 Kindle books on sale today. Guilt by Association is $1.49 (that’s 90% off the list price!) and If I’m Dead is only $0.99. Click on the book cover to get the book.

Have you read either of these books? Tell us what you thought in the comments. 

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