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(Amazon MP3) MP3 Albums for $5 Each (April 2014) – NEW

April 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Okay, it’s halfway this month, and Amazon has updated their promo MP3 Albums for $5 Each!

Here’s eight picks from the selection, but be sure to browse through them all!

Aphrodite by Kylie Minogue The Legend Of Johnny Cash by Johnny Cash The Suburbs by Arcade Fire Greatest Hits by Shania Twain
Tuskegee by Lionel Richie Nothing But The Best (Remastered) by Frank Sinatra La Bamba Original Soundtrack How To Save A Life by The Fray

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’5 Questions’ Interview With A.W. Hartoin! @AWHartoin

March 1, 2014 Leave a comment

5 Questions

Today I’m thrilled to welcome author A.W. Hartoin to the blog as part of the ’5 Questions’ with authors interview series!

If you are an author who would like to participate in the series, fill out the questionnaire here! And if you are a reader who wants to suggest an author for the series, just send me an email!


It Started with a Whisper by A.W. Hartoin

Describe your novel It Started with a Whisper in ten words or less

It Started with a Whisper is a tale of revenge gone magically wrong.

Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story?

My son had a teacher who couldn’t stand him and the story came from his desire to teach that teacher a lesson.

It didn’t happen in real life, but there’s a lot of satisfaction in fiction.

Which of your characters (in this book) is closest to your heart and why?

Puppy MacClarity is my favorite character because he’s a really good kid who finds himself doing some pretty bad things.

If you weren’t a full-time author, what other career would you be in and why?

Writing is my day job these days, but before, I was a Sensor Technician in US Air Force. That experience had a huge influence on my writing. I worked almost exclusively with men. Once they got used to me, I got to be part of the club and hear things women aren’t usually privileged to hear. All the male characters in It Started with a Whisper came out the way they did because of those conversations.

Tell us about another book or project you’re excited about

I’m excited about Book two in the Away From Whipplethorn series, Fierce Creatures. It’s a fairy adventure like no other.

Bonus Question! Fill in the blank: If you like ___, you’ll probably like my book too!


A.W. Hartoin

Thanks again for stopping by, A.W. Hartoin! You can learn more about the author via her official website: awhartoin.com, and connect via Twitter: @AWHartoin and Facebook.

 It Started with a Whisper is available on Amazon (Kindle).

Check out A.W. Hartoin’s Amazon author page for more info!

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Book Review – The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson @BrandSanderson

February 14, 2014 Leave a comment

The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson

Book Description:

WINNER, 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novella 
Nominee, 2013 World Fantasy Award for Novella 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Emperor’s Soul showcases a fascinating magic system as the clock ticks down for a condemned criminal.

When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life. An assassin has left the Emperor Ashravan without consciousness, a circumstance concealed only by the death of his wife. If the emperor does not emerge after his hundred-day mourning period, the rule of the Heritage Faction will be forfeit and the empire will fall into chaos.

Shai is given an impossible task: to create–to Forge–a new soul for the emperor in less than one hundred days. But her soul-Forgery is considered an abomination by her captors. She is confined to a tiny, dirty chamber, guarded by a man who hates her, spied upon by politicians, and trapped behind a door sealed in her own blood. Shai’s only possible ally is the emperor’s most loyal counselor, Gaotona, who struggles to understand her true talent.

Time is running out for Shai. Forging, while deducing the motivations of her captors, she needs a perfect plan to escape…

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Well, no wonder Brandon Sanderson’s novella The Emperor’s Soul earned a Hugo – it’s a really good book, and I loved the creativity of the magical system it explored. It sure left me wanting more long after I’d finished it. I even checked Brandon Sanderson’s catalog to see if he might have written a sequel in the interim (from it’s release in November, 2012).

It amazes me, really, the creativity of fantasy/sci fi authors like Mr Sanderson. He explained in his afterword that he got the idea after visiting a museum in Taiwan and seeing the red signature seals you see in Chinese artwork. He went from that to – What if the stamp wasn’t just the signature of the artwork’s creator? What if stamping a work allowed someone to change the entire history of an object (for example, an empty wall becomes an exquisite wall painting once you add the history that a master artist once spent weeks convalescing in the room)? And a step further – is it possible for a master of the craft to do the same for a brain-damaged person, rebuild the person’s entire history and personality from scratch? Just blew my mind.

If you’re after an afternoon or two of “blowing your mind”  too – keep this book in mind. Maybe, if there are enough people wishing for more Shae, Gaotona and Emperor Ashravan – a follow-up might just materialize!

The Emperor’s Soul) by Brandon Sanderson (Dragonsteel Entertainment) is available on Amazon, B&N, Apple iBooks, Kobo books

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Falling in Honey by Jennifer Barclay @JenBarclayBooks for £0.99! @Summersdale #Amazon UK Kindle Daily Deal!

April 21, 2014 Leave a comment

Hey, Amazon UK Kindlers, you get your own special Kindle Daily Deal too!

Each day we will unveil one book in the Kindle Daily Deal at a specially discounted price–for that day only. Deals go live at midnight and ends 23:59 the same day.

And the new deal is…

Falling in Honey: Life and Love on a Greek Island by Jennifer Barclay

Falling in Honey: Life and Love on a Greek Island‘ by Jennifer Barclay (Summersdale Publishers) is now available at the specially discounted price of £0.99 on the UK Kindle site. The US Kindle edition is priced at $9.99 (Sourcebooks).

Book Description

“I came here looking for some kind of happiness. I think it might be the cleverest thing I have ever done.”

One heartbroken winter, Jennifer decides to act on her dream of moving to a tiny Greek island – because life is too short not to reach out for what makes us happy.

Funny, romantic and full of surprising twists, Falling in Honey is a story about relationships, tzatziki, adventures, swimming, Greek dancing, starfish… and a bumpy but beautiful journey into Mediterranean sunshine.

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Woman with a Birthmark by Hakan Nesser for £0.99! #Amazon UK Kindle Daily Deal!

April 21, 2014 Leave a comment

Hey, Amazon UK Kindlers, you get your own special Kindle Daily Deal too!

Each day we will unveil one book in the Kindle Daily Deal at a specially discounted price–for that day only. Deals go live at midnight and ends 23:59 the same day.

And the new deal is…

Woman with a Birthmark (The Van Veeteren Series) by Hakan Nesser

Woman with a Birthmark (The Van Veeteren Series)‘ by Hakan Nesser (Pan Books) is now available at the specially discounted price of £0.99 on the UK Kindle site. The US Kindle edition is priced at $9.99 (Vintage/Random House).

Book Description

International Bestseller 

Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is on the case once more in this breathless thriller of deception, blackmail, and cold murder.
 
Van Veeteren and his associates are left bewildered by the curious murder of a man shot twice in the heart and twice below the belt. An utterly dull man, the only suspicious activity his surviving wife can report is a series of peculiar phone calls. Repeatedly the telephone would ring, offering no answer but an obscure pop song from the 1960s. This siren song would be linked to an identical murder, but the true connection remains unknown.

With a cool, critical eye, Van Veeteren pursues his subject across the country, wading through outrageous leads and fruitless tips in this chilling mystery from master crime novelist Håkan Nesser.

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Daughters of Liverpool by Annie Groves for £0.99! @HarperCollinsUK‎ #Amazon UK Kindle Daily Deal!

April 21, 2014 Leave a comment

Hey, Amazon UK Kindlers, you get your own special Kindle Daily Deal too!

Each day we will unveil one book in the Kindle Daily Deal at a specially discounted price–for that day only. Deals go live at midnight and ends 23:59 the same day.

And the new deal is…

Daughters of Liverpool by Annie Groves

Daughters of Liverpool‘ by Annie Groves (HarperCollins) is now available at the specially discounted price of £0.99 on the UK Kindle site. The US Kindle edition is priced at $6.64 (HarperCollins).

Book Description

Evocative and heartrending saga of Liverpool during World War Two, from the author of AS TIME GOES BY – rising star Annie Groves

Katie’s full of trepidation as she arrives in Liverpool. It’s her first posting and her work will be so secret that she can’t even speak about it to the family she’s billeted with. She makes it clear that she’s here to do her bit for the war effort, not to flirt with the many servicemen based at the nearby barracks.

Which is just fine with Luke, son of the household and battle-scarred veteran of Dunkirk. He’s had his heart broken already by a flighty nurse. His mother can’t help worry about him – but she’s got more than enough on her plate with her youngest children, the teenage twins, who don’t see why a war should stop them having fun and achieving their ambition to go on the stage.

Then the bombs begin to rain in Liverpool in earnest and everyone, from oldest to youngest, must realise what matters most in life.

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Exodus: A Memoir by Deborah Feldman @Deborah_Feldman for $2.99! @BlueRiderPress (#Kindle #Kobo)

April 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Exodus: A Memoir by Deborah Feldman

Exodus: A Memoir‘ by Deborah Feldman (Blue Rider Press/Penguin) is available at the specially discounted price of $2.99 on the US Kindle site. *Price match to the KOBO Daily Deal today.

**Note that price may revert back to full price at any time

Book Description

In 2009, at the age of twenty-three, Deborah Feldman packed up her young son and their few possessions and walked away from her insular Hasidic roots. She was determined to forge a better life for herself, away from the rampant oppression, abuse, and isolation of her Satmar upbringing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Out of her experience came the incendiary, bestselling memoir Unorthodox, and now, just a few years later, Feldman has embarked on a triumphant journey of self-discovery—a journey in which she begins life anew as a single mother, an independent woman, and a religious refugee.

Taking her cues from favorite childhood books read in secret and the modern classics only recently introduced to her, Feldman explores the United States, from San Francisco to Chicago, New Orleans, and the Southwest. In her travels, and at home, Feldman redefines her sense of identity—no longer Orthodox, she comes to terms with her Jewishness by discovering a world of like-minded outcasts and misfits committed to self-acceptance and healing. Inwardly, Feldman has navigated remarkable experiences: raising her son in the “real” world, finding solace and solitude in a writing career, and searching for love.

Culminating in an unforgettable trip across Europe to retrace her grandmother’s life during the Holocaust, Exodus is a deeply moving exploration of the mysterious bonds that tie us to family and religion, the bonds we must sometimes break to find our true selves. Feldman proves herself again to be a captivating storyteller, and her singular life has been an inspiration to countless others and for readers everywhere.

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Jesus Is by Judah Smith @judahsmith for $1.99! @ThomasNelson (#Kindle #Nook)

April 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Jesus Is: Find a New Way to Be Human by Judah Smith

Jesus Is: Find a New Way to Be Human‘ by Judah Smith (Thomas Nelson) is available for limited time at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site. *Price match to the Nook Daily Find today.

**Note that price may revert back to full price at any time

Add the professional narration of Jesus Is: Find a New Way to Be Human for a reduced price of$3.99 after you buy this Kindle book.

Book Description

Judah Smith digs deep to answer the most common and the most difficult questions about Jesus, a man so few understand and so many desperately need. In Jesus Is, Judah Smith explores a number of topics that reveal Jesus’ purpose for coming, what He accomplished while He was here, and what that means for us.

Jesus is greatly revered, harshly criticized, and sorely misunderstood. Judah breaks down who Jesus is and explains to readers how understanding Jesus more fully will not only enrich their lives, but also give them meaning, as well as save them.

The 8-week Jesus Is DVD-Based Study will help participants discover how to have a deeper, lasting relationship with Jesus, and to commune with and grow in Him. Judah will show you that Jesus is more than a good teacher, more than an inspiring leader. He is the point of all life.

Perfect for evangelism, the video sessions will help new Christians understand the person of Jesus, as well as help small group participants connect with one another.

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Audible Daily Deal – Light in August by William Faulkner (Narrated by Will Patton) for $5.95!

April 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Light in August by William Faulkner (Narrated by Will Patton)

Light in August by William Faulkner (Narrated by Will Patton) is Audible.Com’s Daily Deal, and is available today for just $5.95 (Regular Price:$14.95)! Enjoy!

Product Description:

Audible is pleased to present Light in August, by Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner.

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection regarded as one of Faulkner’s greatest and most accessible novels, Light in August is a timeless and riveting story of determination, tragedy, and hope. In Faulkner’s iconic Yoknapatawpha County, race, sex, and religion collide around three memorable characters searching desperately for human connection and their own identities.

Audie Award-winning narrator Will Patton lends his voice to Light in August. Patton has narrated works by Ernest Hemingway, Don DeLillo, Pat Conroy, Denis Johson, Larry McMurtry, and James Lee Burke, and brings to this performance a keen understanding of Faulkner, an authentic feel for the South, and a virtuoso narrator’s touch.

As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of Light in August, you’ll get exclusive bonus audio added to your library - an interview with James Lee Burke about William Faulkner, conducted by James Atlas.

This production is part of our Audible Modern Vanguard line, a collection of important works from groundbreaking authors.

Be sure to check out Faulkner’s The Wild Palms as well.

©1959 William Faulkner (P)2010 Audible, Inc

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2 books in the ‘Threshold’ series by Christa Kinde @ChristaKinde are $1.99 Each! @Zondervan #Kindle Kids Daily Deal

April 20, 2014 Leave a comment

I like this new promo by Amazon! We get a special Kids Daily Deal! And the new deal is…

2 books in the 'Threshold ' series by Christa Kinde

2 books in the ‘Threshold ‘ series by Christa Kinde (Zondervan) are available at the specially discounted price of $1.99 each on the US Kindle site.

* For Canadians, click on this link for the discounted books!

Book Description

Today only, 2 books in the ‘Threshold ‘ series by Christa Kinde are $1.99 each

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