08-12-2012 06:56 AM - edited 08-12-2012 06:59 AM
08-13-2012 03:29 PM
08-13-2012 06:14 PM
Good news for Nook readers: Many of my bestselling thrillers have just gone back on sale for .99 cents each. Gobble 'em up now because I don't know how long the sale will last.
"Nail-biting suspense." (Richard Montanari)
"Mesmerizing." (Lisa Gardner)
"A new force to reckon with in...suspense." (Donna Anders)
"Suspense at a high level." (Midwest Book Review)
"Taut, clean storytelling." (Publishers Weekly)
08-23-2012 08:54 PM
The House at Riverton - now $3.99
The House at Riverton is a gorgeous debut novel set in England between the wars. It is the story of an aristocratic family, a house, a mysterious death and a way of life that vanished forever, told in flashback by a woman who witnessed it all and kept a secret for decades.
Grace Bradley went to work at Riverton House as a servant when she was just a girl, before the First World War. For years her life was inextricably tied up with the Hartford family, most particularly the two daughters, Hannah and Emmeline.
In the summer of 1924, at a glittering society party held at the house, a young poet shot himself. The only witnesses were Hannah and Emmeline and only they -- and Grace -- know the truth.
In 1999, when Grace is ninety-eight years old and living out her last days in a nursing home, she is visited by a young director who is making a film about the events of that summer. She takes Grace back to Riverton House and reawakens her memories. Told in flashback, this is the story of Grace's youth during the last days of Edwardian aristocratic privilege shattered by war, of the vibrant twenties and the changes she witnessed as an entire way of life vanished forever.
The novel is full of secrets -- some revealed, others hidden forever, reminiscent of the romantic suspense of Daphne du Maurier. It is also a meditation on memory, the devastation of war and a beautifully rendered window into a fascinating time in history.
Originally published to critical acclaim in Australia, already sold in ten countries and a #1 bestseller in England, The House at Riverton is a vivid, page-turning novel of suspense and passion, with characters -- and an ending -- the reader won't soon forget.
- ISBN-13: 9781439152676
- Publisher: Atria Books
- Publication date: 4/22/2008
- Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
08-28-2012 09:59 PM
This is the whole trilogy.
- BN ID: 2940013397354
- Publisher: Subterranean Press
- Publication date: 9/22/2011
- Sold by: Barnes & Noble
08-28-2012 10:15 PM
08-29-2012 11:14 AM - edited 08-29-2012 11:15 AM
A3A, to easily add a link with the book image, you can use the "Add Product" link-- when you click "Reply", it's in the menu bar at the far right. Just click the words "Add Product" then put the book title in the search field, change the drop-down menu to "ebooks" and click "Search." Then click "Add link and Image" and "Done" -- like this
08-29-2012 05:28 PM - edited 08-29-2012 05:29 PM
We've been through this discussion before. A3A posts from an iPad where the Rich Text functions like "Add Product" are unavailable.
Sorry, I didn't know that. Thanks.
08-29-2012 07:49 PM
Just wanted to say thanks for your continued posts to this thread. You've pointed out several interesting books I would have otherwise missed.
08-30-2012 01:02 AM
The Boy in the Suitcase - $1.99 - On the NYT bestseller list
Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can't say no when someone asks for help—even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive.
Is the boy a victim of child trafficking? Can he be turned over to authorities, or will they only return him to whoever sold him? When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina realizes that her life and the boy's are in jeopardy, too. In an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who exactly is trying to hunt him down.
- ISBN-13: 9781569479827
- Publisher: Soho Press, Incorporated
- Publication date: 11/8/2011
- Sold by: Barnes & Noble
08-30-2012 08:53 PM
The Soldier's Wife - $1.99
by Margaret Leroy - Make sure you check the price and author's name, because there are other books with the same title but by different authors.
Includes a reading group guide for book clubs!
A novel full of grand passion and intensity, The Soldier’s Wife asks “What would you do for your family” “What should you do for a stranger” and “What would you do for love”
As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers who take up residence in the house next door to her home. As their relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne. Food and resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep their relationship—and her family—safe. But when she becomes aware of the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger.
“With its stunning and evocative description of the Guernsey landscape, its subtle and astute depiction of a woman’s relationship with her children, her lover, and her husband, this absorbing novel is utterly beguiling.”
—Rosamund Lupton, author of Sister
- ISBN-13: 9781401341701
- Publisher: Voice
- Publication date: 6/28/2011
- Edition description: Originalv
08-30-2012 08:55 PM
Looks like a number of James Rollins books are on sale right now for $3.99...
I won't put links for them all because there are several, but you can do a search for his name - here's his latest:
09-02-2012 10:55 AM
09-15-2012 10:09 AM
The first two books in Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily series are now at $1.99! Really good!
09-15-2012 08:31 PM
The reign of Queen Elizabeth I was a time of war, passion, and spectacular achievement.Elizabeth: The Golden Age finds Elizabeth facing bloodlust for her throne and familial betrayal. Growing keenly aware of the changing religious and political tides of late sixteenth-century Europe, Elizabeth faces an open challenge from the Spanish King Philip II, who is determined to restore England to Catholicism with his powerful army and dominating armada.
Preparing to go to war to defend her empire, Elizabeth struggles to balance ancient royal duties with an unexpected vulnerability: her love for the seafarer Sir Walter Raleigh. But he remains forbidden for a queen who has sworn body and soul to her country.
Yet as she charts her course abroad, treachery is the rot behind the glittering royal throne. Her most trusted adviser uncovers an assassination plot that could topple the throne, and the traitors may even include Elizabeth's own cousin Mary Stuart.
Based on the sequel to the Academy Award®-winning Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Agetells the thrilling tale of an era—the story of one woman's crusade to control love, crush enemies, and secure her position as a beloved icon of the Western world.
- ISBN-13: 9780061859502
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication date: 2/24/2009
- Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
09-17-2012 08:56 PM
Infinite Jest - $4.99
A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
Set in a drug-and-alcohol addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, this epic comedy by the author of The Girl with Curious Hair snowballs farce, drug abuse, heartbreak, advertising, tennis, philosophy, math, slapstick humor, and profound drama in a story that is never less than edge-of-your-seat compelling.
- ISBN-13: 9780316073851
- Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
- Publication date: 4/13/2009
- Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
09-18-2012 08:49 PM - edited 09-18-2012 08:49 PM
The year is 878. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has helped the Saxons of Wessex defeat the invading Danes. Now, finally free of his allegiance to the victorious, ungrateful King Alfred, he is heading home to rescue his stepsister, a prisoner of Kjartan the Cruel in the formidable Danish stronghold of Dunholm. Uhtred's best hope is his sword, Serpent-Breath, for his only allies are Hild, a West Saxon nun fleeing her calling, and Guthred, a slave who believes himself king. Rebellion, chaos, fear, and betrayal await them in the north, forcing Uhtred to turn once more, reluctantly, to the liege he formerly served in battle and blood: Alfred the Great.
- ISBN-13: 9780061801891
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication date: 10/13/2009
09-18-2012 09:54 PM
It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured."
So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay.Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear.
Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.
As a hunted man without a home, family, or identity, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums, and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The search leads him to war, prison torture, murder, and a series of enigmatic and bloody betrayals. The keys to unlock the mysteries and intrigues that bind Lin are held by two people. The first is Khader Khan: mafia godfather, criminal-philosopher-saint, and mentor to Lin in the underworld of the Golden City. The second is Karla: elusive, dangerous, and beautiful, whose passions are driven by secrets that torment her and yet give her a terrible power.
Burning slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison agonies, criminal wars and Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillas---this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach, and a passionate love for India at its heart. Based on the life of the author, it is by any measure the debut of an extraordinary voice in literature.
- ISBN-13: 9781429908276
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Publication date: 10/13/2004