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Alex_G
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Re: Best Nookbook Bargains

Hush with Bonus Material  

 

This is a promo pre-order at 1.99

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racheling
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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell  

 

$2.99

 

In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England – until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity. Another practicing magician then emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell’s pupil, and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wild, most perilous forms of magic, and he soon risks sacrificing not only his partnership with Norrell, but everything else he holds dear. Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who, first as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history.

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Big Machine  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Like Dandelion Dust  

 

$1.99

 

Kingsbury delivers a powerful new novel about two parents' love for their child and the surprising lengths they will go to keep their family together when a judge rules that their adopted son must be returned to his biological father

 

 

 

 

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Where Mercy Flows  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1.99

 

Harter's redemption-filled debut charts the journey of prodigal daughter Samantha Dodd, a 24-year-old single mother who returns home to Stillaguamish Valley in rural Washington State after a seven-year estrangement from her family. Along with her beloved five-year-old son, TJ (the result of an affair and the reason her husband left her), Samantha arrives burdened with shame for her past sins—and afflicted by a debilitating illness. Unemployed, broke and without medical insurance, she must face her morally implacable father, a justice of the State Superior Court, whose approval has always seemed out of reach. Despite Samantha's fears, her homecoming leads to reconciliation with her nurturing mother, her "perfect" sister Lindsey (who gives voice to faith-filled messages) and her childhood friend Donnie Duncan, whose feelings for Samantha run deep. Samantha's relationship with her father, who makes the ultimate sacrifice for her, serves as the cornerstone of the novel. When Samantha's illness, a viral heart disease, becomes deadly and an anonymous stalker threatens her father, she triumphs over adversity to realize her potential for love and faith. Secular readers may find the story preachy, but the novel's traditional values will resonate with a Christian audience. (Mar. 21)
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Map of Bones (Sigma Force Series) 

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The bestselling master of astonishing adventure James Rollins delivers his most relentlessly exciting page-turner to date—a gripping and explosive novel of an ancient conspiracy to create a terrifying new world order out of the ashes of modern civilization.

The crime is inhumanly cruel with horrific consequences both unthinkable and inevitable. During a service at a cathedral in Cologne, Germany, a band of armed intruders dressed in monks' robes unleash a nightmare of blood and terror, ruthlessly gunning down worshippers and clergy alike. The killers haven't come for the church's gold and valuable artwork, but for a priceless treasure secreted within: the preserved bones of the Three Magi who once came to pay homage to a newborn savior. As they flee the carnage they have wrought, they carry a prize that could reshape the world.

The Vatican is in turmoil, and Lieutenant Rachel Verona of Rome's carabinieri is assigned to lead the investigation. But no ordinary police organization alone can deal with the bizarre theft and massacre, and SIGMA Force—an elite covert arm of the U.S. Defense Department—is called in under the command of Grayson Pierce. New to SIGMA, Pierce assembles a crack team of scientific and Special Forces operatives to unravel the mystery of the stolen bones, and together they set out on a twisting trail through a labyrinth of clues and dark revelations that carry them to the sites of the Seven Wonders of the World—and to the doorstep of the mystical and terrifying Dragon Court.

An ancient, secret fraternity of alchemists and assassins, the master-adepts of the Dragon Court have plans for the sacred remains that will alter the future of humankind in devastating ways that only the maddest of zealots could desire—and they will let nothing and no one stand in their way. Suddenly Pierce, Verona, and the SIGMA team are the hunted as well as the hunters, forced to use every skill they possess to survive as they follow the bones to the ultimate confrontation between darkness and light—in a lost place of history where science and religion will unite to unleash a horror not seen since the beginning of time.

A masterful novel that combines the exhilarating mysticism of The Da Vinci Code with the pulse-pounding action of a Tom Clancy thriller, James Rollins's Map of Bones is destined to be a modern classic that will stand among the very best adventure tales ever written.

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The Autobiography of an Execution  

$1.99

Regardless of your views on the death penalty, Dow's writing will take you inside the issue in striking, intimate ways: through the complicated minds of judges, inside prisons and execution-administration chambers, and into his own home, where the toll of working on these gnarled and difficult cases is often paid. Ultimately, he shows us a world where suspense clings to every word and action, where human lives hang in the balance, and where doing the right thing is never as easy as it sounds.

 

Winner of the 2010 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for Nonfiction

David R. Dow has had access to a world most of us will never experience. As a lawyer, he has represented over one hundred death-row cases. Many of his clients have died. Most were guilty. Some might have been innocent. The Autobiography of an Execution is his deeply personal story about justice, the death penalty, and a lawyer's life.

His life at paradoxical extremes: Witnessing executions and then coming home to the loving embrace of his wife and young son, who inqure about Dow's day. Waging moral battles on behalf of people who have committed abhorrent crimes. Fighting for life in America's death-penalty capital, within a criminal justice system full of indifferent and ineffectual judges. Racing against time on behalf of clients who have no more time.

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KirstyHaining
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Hi, everyone!

 

My vacation is winding to a close (alack, alas).  I was able to read lots of books, although not as many as I would have liked to have read (I have quite a stockpile now because of all these eBook bargains!). But that's life, I guess.  Never quite as much time as you hope for....

 

If you've been checking my lists regularly, you know that there's a TON of eBooks on sale right now.  Perhaps you heard about Amazon's Big Deal sale ("over 900 Kindle books are on sale for $0.99, $1.99, $2.99, and $3.99 through July 27, 2011") -- well, the good news is that MOST of those same eBooks are on sale here at Barnes & Noble, too.  It is the publishers, after all, who sponsor the sale titles.

 

So we got the usual new sale titles from Macmillan Publishing Group and Hachette Book Group (which means new offerings from St. Martin's Press, Tom Doherty [Tor/Forge], Grand Central Publishing, Little, Brown & Company, and Orbit, to name a few), but there's more.  Zondervan has got a ton of eBooks on sale, so if you like religious fiction then you're really in luck.  There are also some great religion and Christian inspiration books on sale, too, including several bibles.

 

For our mystery lovers, we've got sale eBooks from Soho Press, as well as some old classic mysteries from Open Road Publishing. Several first-in-series mysteries that were on my wishlist have shown up in this summer sale.  And for the history buff, there's a number of works on sale from Oxford University Press.

 

We continue to have sale titles from Sourcebooks and HarperCollins, with a few new titles popping up here and there.  Several of Random House's divisions also have a number of books on sale, although not every imprint seems to be participating.

 

I'm hopeful that we may see some of these show up in the next few days, since there were several I saw over at Amazon that I'm interested in for my nook. The two biggest publishers that we seem to be missing from our sale (that are showing up over on Amazon for their kindle books) are Rodale Press (mainly diet & exercise books) and Hay House (self-help and New Age titles). But we may see eBooks from these publishers drop in price over the new few days, too.

 

There are really so MANY great eBooks on sale right now, that your best bet is to check out my lists (see links below).  But here are a few titles I was especially happy to see go on sale:

 

 

The Winter Rose  by Jennifer Donnelly (fabulous historical fiction set in London in 1900; second in a series, but you won't have a problem if you read this one first)

 

The Winter Sea  by Susanna Kearsley  (a favorite book by a favorite author; historical fiction set in Scotland; a particularly satisfying conclusion)

 

Faerie Wars (The Faerie Wars Chronicles #1) by Herbie Brennan (extremely popular young adult fantasy book that's been on my wishlist for quite a while)

 

Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How to Say No  by Henry Cloud & John Townsend (very well-known Christian psychology book)

 

The Parasol Protectorate  by Gail Carriger (a 3-book bundle of a truly fabulous steampunk fantasy set in Victorian London -- vampires, werewolves, and manners, oh my!)

 

Those of you who are familiar with my lists know that I have 4 general fiction lists (mostly ordered by when I discovered the sale titles, with the newest titles on top), 2 non-fiction lists, and 2 freebie lists.  I also have several other lists, including a new one that is tracking eBook bundles

 

As you know, I've been experimenting with categorizing the sale titles, so almost everything that appears on the 4 fiction lists will show up again on a list by category -- fiction, mystery, romance, sci fi, children's, teen, etc. (I haven't gotten everything on the non-fiction lists into subcategories yet, although I do have biography/history, business, religion/self-help, and science/nature books pulled out).  I have not previously provided links for those lists, but you can always find them by checking the upper left hand corner of my essential lists page (it helps if you sort the lists alphabetically, as opposed to by last updated [which seems to be the default sort]). 

 

I haven't decided yet whether or not I will abandon one or the other of the groups of bargain lists -- either my general, unsorted fiction vs. non-fiction lists OR my categorized lists.  If you have an opinion one way or another, it would be great if you could rate the appropriate list(s) as being helpful. I may not always see the ratings (every time I add a book to the list [i.e. every time the list is edited] the ratings are re-set to zero), but those I do see might help me to decide which group of lists to keep.  Thanks!

 

Whew! That's it for now.  This has turned out to be quite a lengthy post!  Happy shopping everyone, and every happier reading!

 

cheers,

Kirsty

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My usual list links:

 



New list links by category:

 

 

And just a couple special links:

 



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RHWright
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A one-off from my wishlist that I noticed this morning:

 

Android Karenina  

 

For 99 cents, it was time to snatch it before it's not on sale.

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KirstyHaining
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Besides Android Karenina, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies is on sale, as are the second and 3rd P&P books (Dawn of the Dreadfuls, and Dreadfully Ever After), as well as Sense & Sensibility and Sea Monsters, and The Meowmorphosis. All on sale for just a buck!

 

 

 

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

 

 

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Steve Hockensmith

 

 

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Steve Hockensmith

 

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters

 

The Meowmorphosis  by Franz Kafka and Cook Coleridge

 

 

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adm912
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This one just came to my attention! The sequel is coming out in a few days...

 

Make sure you get the copy w/ bonus material! The other one is full price.

 

Firelight with Bonus Material  

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KirstyHaining
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Re: Best Nookbook Bargains


adm912 wrote:

 

This one just came to my attention! The sequel is coming out in a few days...

 

Make sure you get the copy w/ bonus material! The other one is full price.

 

Firelight with Bonus Material  


Thanks, Amanda!  This one has been on my wishlist for a while.  Good to know there's a promo version coming soon.

 

Kirsty

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Everything Is Going to Be Great  

 

This book has been on my wishlist for a while at $9.99, so I was thrilled to get it for $0.99!

 

It got a generally positive review in the New York Times Book Review; the whole review can be read at this link (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/books/review/Eaves-t.html?ref=bookreviews), but here are some highlights:

 

"Making fun of oneself is always safer than making fun of others, which is why so many travel writers do it. In this mode Shukert takes gleeful flight, abasing herself with a zeal reminiscent of another comedian-memoirist, Chelsea Handler, boldly tackling not only menstrual stains and foreskins, but also sex-trafficking and the Holocaust. In a sort of cover version of Sedaris, she mocks her own inability to speak French, titling a chapter 'I Am Not Even Washing the Underpants of Me.'"

 

Shukert "comes off something like the rambling lush at the bar who keeps insisting you stay for just one more — and who, spinning stories out of her 'histrionic and insufferably tiresome' life, makes you laugh."

 

 

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Harper Perennial's 20-for-$20 August sale


BrandieC wrote:

Everything Is Going to Be Great  

 

This book has been on my wishlist for a while at $9.99, so I was thrilled to get it for $0.99!


This is one of the 20 titles that the Harper Perennial paperback imprint of HarperCollins has on sale this month at $0.99. Once upon a time, B&N would've had a special page listing them, but apparently they've quit doing that. So here we go:

 

The Gospel of Anarchy

 

Celebrity Chekhov

 

Stretch

 

Everything Is Going to Be Great

 

Bad Marie

 

Diary of a Very Bad Year

 

Kapitoil

 

It Could Be Worse, You Could Be Me

 

Who by Fire

 

Grab On to Me Tightly as if I Knew the Way

 

Down and Out on Murder Mile

 

Everything Is Wrong with Me

 

Postcards from a Dead Girl

 

A Common Pornography

 

86'd

 

Ugly Man

 

I Am Not Myself These Days

 

Town House

 

The Average American Male

 

The Summer of Naked Swim Parties

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Re: Georgette Heyer sale - act quick!

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Wooee! Sourcebooks is doing a sale on novels by Georgette Heyer (historical fiction, regency romance, & historical mysteries) -- each one is on sale  for just 2 bucks!


Click here for Georgette Heyer eBook sale

 

Hurry, the sales often last less than a week!

 

cheers,

Kirsty

:smileyhappy:

 

 

(fixed the link -- having trouble with the long link, so had to use bit.ly)

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booklover128
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Re: Georgette Heyer sale - act quick!

The Georgette Heyer sale will end on 8/21/11 per Sourcebooks. It started on 8/15/11.

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LM44
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The Judas Strain with Bonus Material 

 

Information Below from website:

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Series: Promo e-Books

Sigma Force Series #4

Format: NOOK Book (eBook) , 100pp

ISBN-13: 9780062129116

 

Overview

From the depths of the Indian Ocean, a horrific plague has arisen to devastate humankind—unknown, unstoppable . . . and merely a harbinger of the doom that is to follow.

Operatives of the shadowy covert organization Sigma Force, Dr. Lisa Cummings and Monk Kokkalis search for answers to the bizarre affliction aboard a cruise liner transformed into a makeshift hospital. But a sudden and savage attack by terrorist hijackers turns the mercy ship into a floating bio-weapons lab.

Time is an enemy as a worldwide pandemic grows rapidly out of control. As the seconds tick closer to doomsday, Sigma’s commander, Gray Pierce, must join forces with the beautiful assassin who tried to kill him—following the trail of the most fabled explorer in history into the terrifying heart of an astonishing mystery buried deep in antiquity and in humanity’s genetic code.

Also included in this edition is an excerpt from The Devil Colony, featuring Sigma Force.

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Replying to again say THANKS and to put this back on the front page where it belongs... one of the best resources on this blog.

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Daily Deal

B&N has been matching the price of Amazon's Kindle Daily Deal without advertising it. Would this be the best place to list it, or should there be a new topic just for this? The price is only good for 24 hours, same as Amazon.

Today's is:

 

Listen to Your Heart  


by Fern Michaels
List Price: 4.25
Sale Price: .99

With her beloved mother gone, her twin sister about to be married, and no hint of Mr. Right on the horizon, Josie Dupré is lonesome. Luckily, she has her booming New Orleans catering business to keep her busy, and her fluffy white dog, Rosie, to keep her company...until an obnoxious Boxer brazenly captures Rosie's undying devotion. Even worse, the budding romance puts Josie in close proximity to the dog's owner--sexy, love 'em and leave 'em Cajun playboy, Paul Brouillette.

Paul's all for l'amour, but ever since he came into Josie's life, strange things have been happening. She hears music that isn't there, and she smells her mother's favorite cologne in an empty room. Maybe her mom's trying to send her a message...something about finding love where you least expect it...and listening to your heart.