Round-Up of eBook Bargains for the Kindle (and iPad)! (December 17)
Well, here’s another installment in bargains for our Kindles (and iPad for those with the app)! You can also check out all my posts about Kindle bargains by clicking HERE so you don’t miss out on savings (but note that the discounts are only temporary, so prices may have gone up since I posted)! (p.s. If you’re looking for freebies instead, just check out all my freebie posts!)
*The prices posted here are for the US Kindle store, prices may vary in other regions. Links for iBooks added when available at the same bargain price.
One man, five very different women.
James Hollingshurst is a man shaped by those who surround him. And in James’s case, it’s some very different women. Be it his trusty wife Deborah, his hapless PA Marcia or his ex-girlfriend Jane. And there’s one woman in James’s life who looks set to upset the status quo…
But a tragic accident is about to shake the bedrock of life as James knows it. An event sets a train in motion, which will challenge everything he’s ever known and everyone he’s ever loved. It will also bring his beloved daughter, Charlotte who he has not seen for fifteen years, tantalisingly close to him…
Check out the other bargains after the jump!
Christmas, 1958: Elvis is on the radio, Ike is in the White House, the Lord is in his holy temple, but there is no peace in Mt. Jefferson.
In a small town where everybody seems to know everybody, there are still a few secrets. Three families find they are connected in ways they never suspected: an angry teen, a dying man, a lonely wife, a daughter in trouble. Just ordinary people, muddling their way through ordinary challenges. Illness. Marriage. Bad decisions. Friendship. Faith. Forgiveness.
Spanning three generations, O Little Town is a tender tale of love and redemption . and a lonely gravesite where roses mysteriously appear every Christmas. It will touch your heart.
A Christmas Snow by Jim Stovall (Destiny Image) is $1.99 for US Kindle.
From the author of the bestselling book, The Ultimate Gift
A Christmas Snow will challenge you with a message of forgiveness and redemption, as the storm of the century…brings the gift of a lifetime.
For Kathleen, Christmas has always been an unwelcome reminder of her fatherÕs abandonment almost 30 years ago. Although she has tried to forget her past, it has not forgotten her, and in the days leading up to Christmas an unforgiving blizzard traps her in her own home with two unlikely roommates. Sam, a gentle older man Kathleen took in for the night, and Lucy, the daughter of her soon to be fianc?, bring her face to face with the hurts of her past. Will she be able to let go and grab hold of a life changing forgiveness or will she continue to be haunted by the pain of the past?
One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season by Chris Ballard (Harper) is $2.24 for US Kindle. *FYI, it’s $2.99 for iTunes iBooks.
The Inspirational Story of a Coach, a Baseball Team, and the Season They’ll Never Forget
In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois playing with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hats defied convention and the odds. Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience, the Macon Ironmen emerged from a field of 370 teams to represent the smallest school in Illinois history to make the state final, a distinction that still stands. There, sporting long hair and warming up to Jesus Christ Superstar, the Ironmen would play a dramatic game against a Chicago powerhouse that would change their lives forever.
In this gripping, cinematic narrative, Sports Illustrated writer Chris Ballard tells the story of the team and its coach, Lynn Sweet, a hippie, dreamer, and intellectual who arrived in Macon in 1966, bringing progressive ideas to a town stuck in the Eisenhower era. Beloved by students but not administration, Sweet reluctantly took over the ragtag team, intent on teaching the boys as much about life as baseball. Inspired by Sweet’s unconventional methods, the undersized, undermanned Macon Ironmen embarked on an improbable postseason run that infuriated rival coaches and buoyed a town suffering from a damaging drought and the shadow of the Vietnam War—one in desperate need of something to celebrate.
In a final grace note, Ballard returns to the present day, revisiting the 1971 Ironmen to explore the effect the game had on their lives’ trajectories—and the men they’ve become because of it. Engaging and poignant, One Shot at Forever is a testament to the power of high school sports to shape the lives of those who play them, and it reminds us that there are few bonds more sacred than that among a coach, a team, and a town.
Deck the Halls With Love: A Lost Lords of Pembrook Novella by Lorraine Heath (Avon Impulse) is $0.99 for US Kindle.
Christmas is a time for miracles … and second chances at love.
In her dazzling first Season, Lady Meredith Hargreaves gave her heart to Alistair Wakefield, the Marquess of Chetwyn, only to have it shattered when he proposed to another. And now that he’s free to pursue her? It matters little, because she’s on her way to the altar, heartbreak be damned.
Chetwyn once set aside his dreams in favor of duty and honor. But as Christmas approaches, he is determined to put his own desires first and lure Lady Meredith back into his arms, where she’s always belonged.
First he steals a dance; then he steals a kiss. But when they find themselves alone in an abandoned castle during a snowstorm, reignited passion consumes them both. And Chetwyn will have one last chance to steal back Meredith’s heart, once and for all.
The Warmest December by Bernice L. McFadden (Akashic Books) is $2.99 for US Kindle.
The long-awaited reissue of McFadden’s best-selling second novel praised by Toni Morrison, USA Today, Washington Post, and others–published simultaneously with McFadden’s new novel Gathering of Waters.
For Kenzie, growing up in the Lowe household means opening the bottom drawer of her father’s dresser to choose which belt she’ll be whipped with that night, furtive trips to the Bee Hive liquor store for her father’s vodka, and dreaming of the day she can escape apartment 5A.
Buoyed by the lyrical, redemptive voice that characterizes McFadden’s writing, The Warmest December tells the powerful, deeply moving story of one Brooklyn family and the alcoholism and abuse that marked the years of their lives. Narrated by Kenzie Lowe, a young woman reminiscent of Jamaica Kincaid’s Annie John, the story moves fluidly between the past and the present as she visits her dying father and finds that choices she once thought beyond her control are very much hers to make. The Warmest December is ultimately a cathartic tale of hope, healing, and forgiveness.
That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott (Bloomsbury Publishing) is $2.99 for US Kindle.
WINNER: Miles Franklin Award,Victorian Prize for Literature, Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the South East Asia and Pacific Region, Australian Literary Society Gold Medal, Adelaide Festival Award for Fiction, Adelaide Festival Premier’s Award for Best Book
Set in Western Australia in the first decades of the nineteenth century, That Deadman Dance is a vast, gorgeous novel about the first contact between the Aboriginal Noongar people and the new European settlers.
Bobby Wabalanginy is a young Noongar man, smart, resourceful, and eager to please. He befriends the European arrivals, joining them as they hunt whales, till the land, and establish their new colony. He is welcomed into a prosperous white family, and eventually finds himself falling in love with the daughter, Christine. But slowly-by design and by hazard-things begin to change. Not everyone is happy with how the colony is progressing. Livestock mysteriously start to disappear, crops are destroyed, there are “accidents” and injuries on both sides. As the Europeans impose ever-stricter rules and regulations in order to keep the peace, Bobby’s Elders decide they must respond in kind, and Bobby is forced to take sides, inexorably drawn into a series of events that will forever change the future of his country.
That Deadman Dance is inevitably tragic, as most stories of European and native contact are. But through Bobby’s life, Kim Scott exuberantly explores a moment in time when things could have been different, when black and white lived together in amazement rather than fear of the other, and when the world seemed suddenly twice as large and twice as promising. At once celebratory and heartbreaking, this novel is a unique and important contribution to the literature of native experience.
When a mysterious stranger arrives in Shady Trees, things go quickly awry: clocks stop, small children insist they’ve spotted UFOs, and the prim and proper schoolteacher begins indulging in abduction fantasies
One night in quiet, bucolic Shady Trees, two children witness a startling occurrence: A giant silver figure engulfed in green light emerges from the darkness before them, picks up a dead bird, and brings it back to life. The next day at school, Miss Lise Anderson hears her students buzzing about the sighting and dismisses it as a childish rumor. Then she encounters handsome geologist, Stephen Gage. Unable to ignore the electricity coursing between them, the buttoned-up Lise seeks out the stranger. When two precious artifacts go missing from the town museum, locals accuse Gage. Lise emerges as his only advocate. Is her attraction to him clouding her judgment? After Gage arrives at her home unexpectedly during a storm, and takes her against her will to the hills, she realizes she’s begun a risky erotic game with a man as dangerous as he is desirable.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Suzanne Forster including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
When her best friend vanishes, a woman combs Florida for a killer
Few people in Florida worry when Marnie Newcastle disappears. A successful lawyer with a wild side, Marnie has been known to disappear during her passionate love affairs. But Samantha Miller, a college friend who is as sensible as Marnie is impulsive, knows better. When Marnie vanishes a few days after moving into her dream house, Samantha is the only one who doesn’t think her friend is off on another tryst. There are dark secrets in Marnie’s past, and Samantha thinks one of them may have gotten her killed.
Investigating Marnie’s menagerie of ex-lovers, Samantha finds a crooked contractor, a rock star, and a homicide cop—all with something to hide. A killer is stalking the Florida swamps, and Samantha must find him before he finds her—or else she may be the next to die.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Where There’s Smoke by Karen Kelley (HarperCollins) is $0.99 for US Kindle.
The Devil Went Down to Texas…
Sexy wannabe demon Destiny Carter has pissed off the people downstairs and has been kicked out of hell. Now she’s in Ft. Worth, Texas with one week to corrupt a soul. Or else.
Lookin’ For Just One Soul to Steal…
When smokin’ hot Destiny strolls into the Stompin’ Ground bar in a slinky red dress, she has a feeling her assignment might not be so bad. The cowboy at the bar looks pretty darn delciious and oh–so–corruptible.
But Chance Bellew is no ordinary cowboy, and Destiny gets away more than she bargained for when she rubs up against the sexy dark angel perched on a barstool like sin just waiting to happen…
His memory may be lost—but he can never forget their love
When his wife walked out on their marriage, Greg Miller thought it was the end. Now fate has given them another chance. After an accident robs Greg of his memory, Susan comes back into his life. But the woman he loved has become a beautiful stranger—until she reawakens the passion they once shared . . . and Greg finds himself falling in love all over again.
Unable to live with the constant danger of Greg’s racecar driving, Susan threw away everything they had. Now, as she nurses him back to health on the secluded island where they first fell in love, she’s determined to get to know her husband again. But once Greg’s memory returns, will they go their separate ways? Or will his amnesia give them an unexpected chance to start over?
Never underestimate the true spirit of Christmas …
Carol Burke was born to sing. It was the life she had always dreamed of. There was only one thing she loved more, one person for whom she would willingly sacrifice her dreams: Jonathan Burke. Married against their parents’ wishes, both are determined to make a life together despite the hardships. Jonathan works hard at his father’s department store, leaving Carol alone in their tiny apartment. But long hours turn into late nights, thanks to Jonathan’s insatiable desire to prove himself to his father … even at the expense of the one he loves best.
Into the midst of an increasingly empty marriage comes an unexpected chance for Carol to sing again. Is this the opportunity of a lifetime, or a time for her to let go and trust her future to God? Carol knows one thing: she longs most of all to share her first Christmas with Jonathan, creating their own memories and traditions and breathing new life into their marriage.
Then a broken promise leaves her wondering. Can anything, anyone—even God—heal her crumbling hopes? The answer comes when Carol finds herself face-to-face with the true spirit of Christmas …
If any of you know of any bargain books that you’d like to recommend, hit me up and I’ll post them! The more the merrier!