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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).

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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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Going On Vacation / Pilgrimage …

April 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Hi everyone, just a heads-up –

Team RandomizeME are going on a week long break/pilgrimage, so, unfortunately, there will probably be no updates while gone … !  Hopefully, y’all regular readers don’t wander off too far while there’s no updates here … see ya on the return of RandomizeME!

Just remember to check for the US Kindle Daily Deal, CA Kindle Daily Deal and Amazon UK Daily Deal (Plus the Nook Daily Find so you’ll know to check if Amazon price-matches!)

And also be sure to check out the April Monthly Kindle Books for $3.99 or Less Sale!

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Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta @MMarchetta1 for $1.99! @harperteen (#Kindle #Nook)

April 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Jellicoe Road‘ by Melina Marchetta (HarperTeen) 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 Jellicoe Road for a reduced price of $3.49 after you buy this Kindle book.

Book Description

Melina Marchetta won the Printz Award for this expertly woven novel about a girl searching for answers about her past to change her future. Each clue leads seventeen year old Taylor Markham to more questions while trying to uncover the truth behind the parents who abandoned her, the recent disappearance of the woman who found her six years later, and a tragic car accident while also juggling the enigmatic Jonah Griggs.

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Audible Daily Deal – Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English by John McWhorter for $1.95!

April 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English by John McWhorter

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English by John McWhorter (Narrated by by John McWhorter) is Audible.Com’s Daily Deal, and is available today for just $1.95 (Regular Price:$17.95)! Enjoy!

Product Description:

A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar. Why do we say “I am reading a catalog” instead of “I read a catalog”? Why do we say “do” at all? Is the way we speak a reflection of our cultural values? Delving into these provocative topics and more, Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue distills hundreds of years of fascinating lore into one lively history.

Covering such turning points as the little-known Celtic and Welsh influences on English, the impact of the Viking raids and the Norman Conquest, and the Germanic invasions that started it all during the fifth century A.D., John McWhorter narrates this colorful evolution with vigor.

Drawing on revolutionary genetic and linguistic research, as well as a cache of remarkable trivia about the origins of English words and syntax patterns, Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue ultimately demonstrates the arbitrary, maddening nature of English – and its ironic simplicity due to its role as a streamlined lingua franca during the early formation of Britain. This is the book that language aficionados worldwide have been waiting for. (And no, it’s not a sin to end a sentence with a preposition.)

©2008 John McWhorter; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

©2012 A. J. Hartley (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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The Seeing Stone by Holly Black @hollyblack, Tony DiTerlizzi @TonyDiTerlizzi for $1.99! @simonschuster #Kindle Kids Daily Deal!

April 23, 2014 Leave a comment

FYI, be sure to also check out the new promo: Kindle Countdown Deals: Limited time discounts on Kindle-exclusive books!

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

The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles) by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi

The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles)‘ by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator) (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) is now available at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site. Also on Amazon CA.

Add the professional narration of The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles) for a reduced price of $5.99 after you buy this Kindle book.

Book Description

 6 – 10  1 – 5
Thanks to the mysterious field guide left behind by their long-lost great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick, life for the Grace kids—Jared, Simon, and Mallory—is beyond weird. When Simon goes missing, Jared is convinced creatures from the faerie world have something to do with it. Mallory is not convinced. That is, until she and Jared have to contend with a band of menacing, marauding goblins. Simon is clearly in danger, and it’s up to Mallory and Simon to save him, before it’s too late…

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How Winning Works by Robyn Benincasa @robynbenincasa for $2.99! @HarlequinBooks #Kindle Business & Money Daily Deal!

April 23, 2014 Leave a comment

I like this new promo by Amazon! We get a special Kindle Business & Money Daily Deal! And the new deal is…

How Winning Works: 8 Essential Leadership Lessons from the Toughest Teams on Earth by Robyn Benincasa

How Winning Works: 8 Essential Leadership Lessons from the Toughest Teams on Earth‘ by Robyn Benincasa (Harlequin Nonfiction) is available at the specially discounted price of $2.99 on the US Kindle site. Also on Amazon CA.

Book Description

Robyn Benincasa has made an art form of extreme performance by competing and winning at the highest levels of sport and business. In her fifteen-year career as a professional adventure racer, she has biked through jungles in Borneo, climbed Himalayan giants in Nepal, trekked across lava fields in Fiji, rafted rapids in Chile—and racked up multiple world championship titles along the way. In her spare time, she is a firefighter and a sought-after keynote speaker on the subject of teamwork and leadership.

In How Winning Works, Benincasa shows you how to climb to new levels of professional and personal success. She shares the eight essential elements of teamwork, learned through her extreme adventure racing, that create synergy with all the teammates in your life, from colleagues and customers to family members and friends:

Total Commitment 
Empathy and Awareness
Adversity Management
Mutual Respect
We” Thinking
Ownership of the Project
Relinquishment of Ego
Kinetic Leadership

This field guide to success shares the same training tools and exercises that have become wildly popular in the leadership seminars Benincasa gives to corporations, including Starbucks, Deloitte Consulting, 3M, Verizon, Nestlé, Boeing and many others. Stories from her adventure racing also illustrate how winning teams interact under the world’s most extreme conditions, from jungles to mountain peaks.

Whether you’re trying to beat the competition to market with a new product, scale a looming mountain of deadlines or simply get your kids to clean up their rooms, the advice in this book will take you on an adventure you’ll never forget, and coach you over the finish line to success.

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Regarding Ducks and Universes by Neve Maslakovic @NeveMaslakovic for $1.99! Kindle Sci-Fi / Fantasy Daily Deal!

April 23, 2014 Leave a comment

I like this new promo by Amazon! We get a special Kindle Sci-Fi / Fantasy Daily Deal!

Each day we’re unveiling a new Kindle book at a specially discounted price. Check back daily to see what’s next. Deals go live at approximately 12:00 A.M., Pacific time.

And the new deal is…

Regarding Ducks and Universes‘ by Neve Maslakovic from 47North is now available at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site. Also on Amazon CA.

* FYI, Borrow this book for free on a Kindle device with Amazon Prime.

** Kindle MatchbookIf you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only$0.99 (Save 50%).

Add the professional narration of Regarding Ducks and Universes for a reduced price of $0.99after you buy this Kindle book.

Book Description

On a foggy Monday in 1986, the universe suddenly, without warning, bifurcated.

Fast-forward to 35 years later: Felix Sayers is a culinary writer living in San Francisco of Universe A who spends his days lunching at Coconut Cafe and dreaming of penning an Agatha Christie-style mystery. But everything changes when his Aunt Henrietta dies, leaving Felix a photograph of his father and himself–dated ten days before Felix was born. It can only mean one thing: Felix has an ‘alter’ in Universe B. Panicked that his mystery novel may exist already, Felix crosses to San Francisco B and proceeds to flagrantly violate the rules of both worlds by snooping around his alter’s life. But when he narrowly escapes a hit-and-run, it becomes clear that someone knows he’s crossed over… and whoever it is isn’t happy about it. Now Felix must uncover the truth about his alter, the events of one Monday, and a wayward rubber duck before his time in both worlds runs out.

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The Stone Flower Garden by Deborah Smith for $1.99! @Bellebooks #Kindle Romance Daily Deal!

April 23, 2014 Leave a comment

FYI, be sure to also check out the new promo: Kindle Countdown Deals: Limited time discounts on Kindle-exclusive books!

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

The Stone Flower Garden by Deborah Smith

The Stone Flower Garden‘ by Deborah Smith (Bell Bridge Books) is now available at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site. Also on Amazon CA.

Book Description

For Darl Union, life in Burnt Stand, North Carolina, has always been a mixture of wealth, privilege, loneliness and sinister family secrets. Even her childhood love for Eli Wade, the son of a stone cutter, was tangled in a web of deceit and murder. His father, an innocent man, died for killing her great aunt. Now Darl and Eli must come to grips with the past and all its mysteries.

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