Romance readers, rejoice (is that enough alliteration for ya). Three bestselling romance authors, Melanie Shawn, Brenda Jackson, and Stephanie Laurens, all have books on sale today.
SWEET REUNION ($1.99 today) by Melanie Shawn is for fans of contemporary love stories – it’s the story of two people who fell in love 10 years ago and are just now reuniting. FIRE AND DESIRE ($4.89 today) is an intense romance with a touch of suspense – and may be Brenda Jackson’s best novel ever (according to reviewers). Stephanie Laurens’ novel A RAKE’S VOW ($2.99 today) is one of her acclaimed regency romances – if you loved her book THE DEVIL’S BRIDE, you have to grab this one.
These deals are good on 4/24.
First it was Eric Amber, then Ian Fleming, now the most lethal espionage mastermind blasts onto the scene. DEAD MAN FALLING is an amazing tale of a James Bond type, Johnny Fedora, who is embroiled in an adventure involving Nazis, missing diamonds, espionage. This thriller will have your heart racing right up to the last page.
Fans of John Le Carre, Frederick Forsyth, and Robert Harris will love DEAD MAN FALLING.
DEAD MAN FALLING was inspired by the author’s driving need to write witty thrillers that involve solving a mystery. Who would play Johnny Fedora? Gerald Butler, of course!
This is available for $0.99 on April 24th.
Desmond Cory was born in Lancing, Sussex, and after serving as a commando in the Royal Marines, studied English literature at St Peter’s College, Oxford. He pursued both an academic and literary career and his accomplishments include: over 40 thriller/detective novels published in over 10 languages; and, winner of the Sunday Times’ Best Crime novel of the year, and Crime Critic’s choice of the year. His novels have been made into films by 20th Century Fox, and serialised on Britain television. Desmond has also written screenplays for the movie adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel “England Made Me”.
Favorite Food: I do enjoy a good plate of bangers and mash, and am also partial to Indian curries.
Favorite Place to Write: I like to write from my study at home
Favorite Music: All sorts of music from the classics to modern day jazz
Favorite TV Show: On the quiet, I like to watch Wallace and Gromit.
FRACTURED is the second in a paranormal romance series that revolves around the lives of Danielle and Ethan, a vampire. They have found a cure to Ethan’s thirst for blood, but in doing so have sparked a civil war amongst the vampires.
If you like Stephanie Meyers, Lynn Kurland or Lynsay Sand you will enjoy FRACTURED.
The author was inspired to write FRACTURED by Jane Austen and vampires. She also sees Leighton Meester as Danielle in FRACTURED.
FRACTURED will be available on April 24th for $1.99.
I’ve always had an interest in fairies, mermaids, vampires, and, in truth, just about any type of fantasy or myth. When stories of these beings continued to entertain my thoughts, to the point of almost haunting me, I decided it was time to start writing them down. FATEFUL was my first finished work, and FRACTUED was my second. I’ve published 5 books, and 1 cookbook. I have several other books in the plans. All of them will have elements of fantasy in them, along with a romantic twist.
Favorite Food: I love Crème Brule topped with lots of fresh berries.
Favorite Place to Write: I write in my office surrounded by artwork of fairies, much of which I painted myself
Favorite Music: I love listening to bands like Black Lab and Imagine Dragons.
Favorite TV show: At the moment, my favorite TV show is Vampire Diaries.
CONTAMINATION: THE ONSET is the beginning of an exciting new series set in a post apocalyptic world. The infection begins in the small town of White Mist, New Mexico. As the lone resident and storeowner, Sam Cook is forced to flee his town in order to survive. He is soon joined by several other travelers, including a mysterious girl who has driven miles to find him. What secret could she possibly hold, and will Sam live long enough to find out?
Fans of the Walking Dead will enjoy CONTAMINATION : THE ONSET.
CONTAMINATION was inspired by the town of Buford, NY with it’s population of one and the sale of the town by it’s lone resident. Bryan Cranston would make a wonderful Sam Cook.
I’ve been reading and writing for as long as I can remember. In fact, my mother recalls prying books out of my hands in order to get me to do anything else. For me, writing has always been a natural extension of my life experiences and travels—and I try my best to impart that in my work. My hope is that others get half the enjoyment in reading my books that I get in writing them!
Favorite Instrument: Guitary
Favorite Place to Write: my screened-in porch when it’s nice outside
Favorite Activity: walks in the reservoir
SPLICE CHILDREN is a futuristic thriller for young adults and science fiction lovers of all ages. It tells the tale of two human chimera, a result of genetic alterations, Zen and Diana. They are involuntarily drawn into a journey of both astounding and terrifying discovery in the future-world arcology of Arca Nova.
SPLICE CHILDREN was based upon the author’s dream about being a water breathing humanoid living in a laboratory.
This will be available for $0.99 on April 24th.
Most of my teeth were pointed, curved, sharp against my tongue. Furthermore, if I believed the sensations, there were two full rows of them on both the top and bottom of my mouth, which slid neatly between one another when closed.
Hey, I’m Nick. I’m a fan of anything speculative, whether science fiction, fantasy, supernatural or otherwise. Mostly I like to write for intelligent young audiences, and those who are still young in their own opinion (or want to feel young). My focus as a writer is on providing deeply immersive entertainment. I love the sense of being totally absorbed in and carried away by something. That’s the experience I hope to provide in my novels, and all my creative works. I also write musical theatre, and hope to move into screenplays at some stage. Splice Children is my debut science fiction novel. I truly hope you enjoy it.
Favourite Animes: Ghost in the Shell, Steins;Gate, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Naruto. Also Hayao Miyazaki films.
Favourite Foods: Pizza and ice cream. (Not together.)
Favourite Place to Write: Parks and gardens (so long as there’s internet access!)
Favourite Music: Dance/trance electronica (anything that either takes you away or alternatively gets your adrenaline pumping); dark slightly-emo rock (yes, I admit it); swing; and GOOD pop.
Arthurian legend comes alive in this exciting new version of Camelot, … with a twist. Avalon is not a place, she’s a person. Once you’ve seen the world through her eyes, you’ll never want to go back. Avalon lives. She is the forgotten queen and the ultimate destination for Arthur’s heart.
THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN is full of unexpected twists and turns, this is Camelot like you’ve never seen it before.
THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN was inspired by the author’s views on what Camelot represents – freedom – and how we hope for Camelot to rise again.
This will be available for $0.99 on April 24th.
When he looked up his heart raced. There was no denying it. In their few days together he felt more for Avalon than he ever had for Guinevere. Without thinking he stepped closer, intimately close and his nose touched the side of her cheek. “Avalon,” he whispered, his breath uneven, torn between duty and the feelings that had been unleashed when they kissed. “Choose me, Arthur,” she whispered impossibly soft. Looking up, her green eyes pled. As Arthur lingered, the pain grew even more acute causing his eyes to water. “I … can’t,” he finally said. “I have to protect Camelot.” He took a small step back. “Leodegrance expects me to marry Guinevere.”
Annette Mackey, B.A. Music, is an American author and musician. Her works include three novels, two plays, and hundreds of musical compositions. She lives in Idaho with her husband and children.
I tend to love simple foods. Hands down, my favorite things to eat are tomatoes with salt. MmMm! It makes my mouth water just thinking about it. I also love chopped tomatoes stirred in with cottage cheese. And a touch of chocolate once a day doesn’t hurt either.
Sandra Brown needs no introduction (but we’ll give you one anyway, just because we like you). She has written 62 (not a typo – sixty two) New York Times bestsellers since she began writing in 1981. Her novels are thrillers at their heart, but often span into romance.
Two of her books are on sale today (lucky you, reader – lucky you). FRENCH SILK is only $1.99 (crazy), and is a romantic suspense. SLOW HEAT IN HEAVEN is $4.74, and is full of complex characters to keep your attention.
These deals are good on 4/23.
To us, beach reads should be engaging, fun, and the definition of ‘escapism.’ Humor, romance, thriller, fantasy – doesn’t matter – just has to be a book that takes us away from everyday life.
These picks are perfect for an afternoon of escapism, whether you’re on vacation or not. Jill Shalvis (a NYT Bestselling Author)’s novel LUCKY IN LOVE is a love story that you won’t be able to put down. It’s only $3.49 today BIG STONE GAP is more of a historical read (but recent history – think 1978). It’s $2.99 today and it a must-read for fans of happy endings. BEACH COLORS is a novel about finding joy – something that we all could do a little better. It’s $4.99 today and you don’t want to miss this one.
These deals are good on 4/23.
11th Hour from James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is part of the Women’s Murder Club series – and it’s only $4.99 on 4/23.
James Patterson is famous for a reason – his thrillers are among the BEST in the world.
Whether you’re a longtime fan of the ‘numbered’ series or if this is your first time coming across the books, grab this one for only $4.99 today.
Are you a major James Patterson fan? Tell us in the comments!
We’ve noticed that there are two main camps of romance readers: those who prefer contemporary novels, and those who love historical reads. Sure, some readers enjoy both, but the styles are certainly quite different.
If you’re a fan of historical romances, these deals are for you. LADY EVE’S INDISCRETION from Grace Burrowes is $3.99, LOVING A FAIRY GODMOTHER is $2.99, and HOW TO MARRY A DUKE is $3.49. These deals are goon on 4/23.
Are you team contemporary or team historical? Tell us in the comments!
Reporting at Wit’s End is the story of one of the New Yorker’s best (and most interesting) reporters: St. Clair McKelway. It’s only $2.99 today. American Rose is the bestselling biography of Gypsy Rose Lee, a stripper in the roaring 20s. It’s only $0.99, so pick it up!
These deals are good on 4/23.
Soulless is great steampunk SciFi novel set in Victorian London. It’s a comedy of errors and will keep you flipping pages – for only $3.49.
The Man in the High Castle is an alternative history set in 1962 America with a huge twist – slavery is legal again. The New York TImes called this novel “the single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career,” and it’s only $1.99 today.
These deals are good on 4/23.
Autism: A Practical Guide is exactly what it sounds like. It’s an accessible and practical guide to autism – full of tips, ideas and strategies you can use right away to help your child.
This book is written for parents, but the easy to read style also makes it useful for anyone who wants more understanding about autism. The many stories and examples throughout the book really help to illustrate the ideas.
Alan Yau is the creator of Autism Sparks, a website and facebook page dedicated to helping parents of children with autism. He has worked with children with autism for over 20 years in a variety of roles, including teacher and manager of an autism provision. What started it all off was a chance summer in New York State in the early 90s, working on a camp for children and adults with special needs – the children with autism he met there have had a profound effect on everything he has done since.
A Higher Court is a bestselling legal thriller with spiritual undertones from John Betcher. If you’re a Grisham fan, you’ll love this one!
Here’s what the book is about: his father’s untimely death forces Minneapolis attorney, William Kensey, to confront his Christian faith. Does he really believe the teachings of his Lutheran upbringing? Kensey’s internal conflict becomes his civic duty when he is summoned to serve as a juror in an improbable trial–a trial to determine whether God exists.
If you loved The Shack and CS Lewis, grab this one.
It’s not just a thriller – it’s a journey of self-discovery as well. If you’re interested in spiritual growth and love a book that keeps you on your toes, grab A HIGHER COURT for only $0.99 today (it’s available on Nook as well)
This deal is good on 4/23.
John is primarily an author of thrillers, and his bestselling “Becker” series is beloved amongst readers.
John enjoys playing acoustic guitar and singing in his church’s Worship & Praise band.
Could the newest greatest thing kill you? CELLFIRE is an spellbinding new thriller that will have you finding out the answer to that very question.
CELLFIRE imagines a world where a rogue faction has decided to inflict harm by making smart phones ticking time bombs. There are four supposedly unrelated murders, but soon dots are being connected. Will they be discovered before more people die?
Inspiration for CELLFIRE came from the repeated hysteria among the media, Wall Street and the public each time the smartest phone was rolled out. CELLFIRE’s protagonist would definitely be played by Seymour Hoffman.
Ramlingen dragged Gilbert to a corner console and smashed his face on the metal corner three times. The Indian looked around the room, blood all over the place. He walked over and righted his chair and returned to his task. Hands shaking, a few more key strokes and he was finished. Cellfire was set.
35 years as a newspaper writer/editor makes for a lot of observation. I decided to take and idea for a story and see it through and now there’s CELLFIRE. Although fiction, there is much fact about contemporary life in CELLFIRE.
I enjoy many foods and all kinds of music. I don’t watch much TV, except for very old movies and C-SPAN.
We picked two historical romances and one contemporary deal for you today. All three of these books are on sale on April 22, so grab them while you can!
Tumbleweeds by Leila Meacham is a contemporary coming-of-age romance with plenty of drama, powerful characters and a love triangle that will keep you flipping the pages. It’s only $2.99 today. Rules of Surrender by Christina Dodd ($3.79 today) is a historical romance about a governess called Lady Charlotte – she has to balance her station with her love for a handsome man she meets. Follow Catherine Daniels, a woman who time travels to medieval Scotland while on the run from her ex-husband, in Janet Chapman’s novel Tempting the Highlander (part of the Highlander trilogy) — it’s only $0.99 today.
Tim Tebow is an inspiration to so many people, whether you’re a football fan or not. His memoir Through my Eyes is only $1.99 today – so pick it up and learn more about his fascinating story.
Love Does is a NYT bestseller about spiritual growth. It’s a lighthearted, fun read, and is only $3.99.
These deals are good on 4/22.
ANGELFALL, for teens age 14 and up, is a post-apocalyptic fantasy that teens and adults alike will love.
Susan Ee fills this novel with clever details , so if you get annoyed at plot holes in some YA reads, grab this one (no plot holes here).
There’s romance, fantasy, developed characters, and brilliant writing.
And don’t worry – a sequel is in the works.
ANGELFALL is only $3.55 on April 22.
HOPE ROAD from John Barlow is a psychological mystery – and it’s the first book in the LS9 Crime Series. If you’re fan of gritty British humor, don’t miss this one for $2.99 today. Thomas A Cook’s novel THE CHATHAM SCHOOL AFFAIR is a compelling crime mystery with fascinating characters. It takes place in 1926 Cape Cod, so if you’re a fan of the roaring twenties, grab this novel for $4.99 today.
These deals are good on April 22.
If you love a novel that keep you terrified, these deals are for you.
A Good and Useful Hurt is the story of Mike, a tattoo artist, who uses ashes of loved ones in the tattoos that he creates. This haunting horror novel is truly imaginative, and is only $4.99. Abandon is a novel set in Colorado – and is the definition of creepy. It’s only $3.99 today.
These deals are good on 4/22.