10-21-2011 07:37 PM - edited 10-21-2011 07:40 PM
10-25-2011 04:28 PM
10-26-2011 06:55 PM
For those who follow the threads on this forum but don't usually follow the NOOK blog, today's post contains links to 20 horror NOOKbooks currently being offered for $3.99 or less:
10-30-2011 12:50 AM
10-31-2011 06:41 PM - edited 10-31-2011 06:42 PM
New selections from Little, Brown & Company, as well as Grand Central Publishing. Expect more sale titles to come in the new few days. Here are the ones that caught my interest:
A Question of Blood (Inspector John Rebus Series #14) by Ian Rankin ($1.99)
When a former soldier and recluse murders two 17-year-old students at a posh Edinburgh boarding school, Inspector John Rebus immediately suspects there is more to the case than meets the eye.
The 14th novel to feature the always compelling (and, as his name suggests, perpetually puzzling) John Rebus begins with what seems to be a uniquely American crime: a madman enters a school and starts shooting, killing two students and wounding a third before turning the gun on himself. But we're in Rankin country-a perpetually damp and morally bankrupt Edinburgh-with Rebus and Siobhan Clarke searching for the real story behind what seems an act of sheer madness. This immensely satisfying police procedural has plenty of forensic science, but Rebus knows that "none of it might make them any the wiser about the only question that mattered....The why." Why did Lee Herdman, a drop-out of the U.K. version of the Special Forces, go on a rampage? Why was James Bell, the son of a self-righteous Scottish M.P., merely wounded? And why are two Army investigators sniffing around the case? A subplot has Rebus himself under suspicion of murder: a minor criminal is found dead, burned in an apartment fire, and Rebus shows up with heavily bandaged hands the next morning. The detectives encounter every stratum of contemporary Scottish society, from angry teenage toughs and petty criminals to the privileged and the powerful. It's a complex narrative, perhaps too much so at times, but the plot is less important than Rebus himself, a brilliantly conceived hero who is all too aware of his own shortcomings. In an essentially amoral society, his moral compass is always pointed steadily towards the truth. (Feb. 9) Forecast: According to the English newspaper The Guardian, Rankin books account for 10% of all crime book sales in the U.K. Already a #1 bestseller in Britain, A Question of Blood is bound to enfold more American readers in the Rankin cult. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Scandal Takes a Holiday (Marcus Didius Falco Series #16) by Lindsey Davis ($2.99)
Ancient Rome's organized crime syndicates have never been more dangerous or more conning than in this latest adventure featuring First Century sleuth Marcus Didius Falco.
The Rome of Vespasian and Titus comes to life in Davis's entertaining 16th entry in her popular ancient historical series (after 2003's The Accuser) featuring "finder" Marcus Didius Falco. The staff of the official government newspaper retains Falco when Diocles, the paper's gossip columnist, disappears while on a visit to Ostia. At the seaport, a cesspool of corruption, Falco follows up on rumors that pirates, supposedly put out of business by Pompey the Great decades earlier, are engaged in smuggling and a kidnapping racket. Utilizing his street smarts and well-earned cynical view of humanity, Falco moves in and out of dives and places of worship on the trail of a mysterious figure who acts as the middleman between the kidnappers and the victims' families. Disturbingly, some of the clues point to one of the detective's disreputable relatives. Longtime fans will enjoy the additional background on Falco's family, but first-timers, aided by a family tree and an introductory cast of characters, will be able to plunge right in. Unlike Steven Saylor in his Roma Sub Rosa series, Davis makes less use of the history of the time. While her deliberately modern colloquialisms ("Go with the flow, man," Falco is told) take a little getting use to, they help maintain the light arch tone that also distinguishes these fun novels from Saylor's more serious tales. Agent, Jane Chelius. (Sept. 23) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Edge of Sight (Guardian Angelinos Series #1) by Roxanne St. Claire ($1.99)
The killer she can't escape . . .
The heartbreak she can't forget . . .
The one man who can stop them both.
When Samantha Fairchild witnesses a murder in the wine cellar of the restaurant where she works, the Harvard-bound law student becomes the next target of a professional assassin. Desperate for protection the authorities won't provide, Sam seeks help from Vivi Angelino, an investigative reporter who recruits her brother, Zach, to protect Samantha. A Special Forces vet with the scars to prove he's equally fearless and flawed, Zach takes the job, despite the fact that he and Sam once shared a lusty interlude that ended when he left for war and disappeared from her life. Now, as they crack a conspiracy that leads to Boston's darkest corners, Sam and Zach must face their fears, desires, and doubts, before a hired killer gets a second shot...
Bestseller St. Claire (The Bullet Catchers) touches off a bold new series with this taut, complex and intelligent page-turner, skillfully blending deep romance with labyrinthine mystery and hard-boiled action. Law student Samantha Fairchild witnesses the brutal murder of a popular newspaper columnist, but the Boston police refuse to protect her. She turns to her old friend, investigative reporter Vivi Angelino, and inadvertently walks right into the path of Vivi's brother Zach, a Special Forces officer who broke her heart when he went off to overseas combat and never wrote or called. As a killer stalks Sam and Zach and a vast conspiracy unfolds around them, the former lovers must confront their mutual attraction and their troubled pasts. Readers will thrill to this dynamic tale and its nonstop action, sweet and sexy romance, lively characters, and celebration of family and forgiveness. (Nov.)
My usual list links:
- Best Nookbook Bargains mostly fiction
- Even more Nookbook Bargains again mostly fiction
- Best Fiction NB Bargains (third list) more fiction
- Best Fiction NB Bargains continued (4th list!) even more fiction!
- Best Nookbook Bargains, continued mostly non-fiction
- Best Nonfiction NB Bargains, continued more non-fiction
- Best NB Bargains (out of print) To get a physical book, you'll have to buy it used...
- Best NB Bargains (indie) Well-rated and cheap ebooks from small presses and indie authors
New list links by category:
- Best Nookbook Bargains (Biography & History 1) history and biography, obviously!
- Best Nookbook Bargains (Business 1 currently no sale titles
- Best Nookbook Bargains (Children's 1) fiction and non-fiction children's books
- Best Nookbook Bargains (Fiction - general interest - 1) general fiction
- Best Nookbook Bargains (Fiction - men's interest - 1) fiction that appeals primarily to men (currently no titles)
- Best Nookbook Bargains (Fiction - women's interest - 1) chick lit, and fiction that appeals primarily to a feminine audience
- Best Nookbook Bargains (Historical Fiction 1) historical fiction sale titles
- Best Nookbook Bargains (Horror 1) horror (sometimes empty, but not currently)
- Best Nookbook Bargains (Mystery & Thrillers 1) my favorite of the bargain lists!
- Best Nookbook Bargains (Nature/Science 1) science, nature, and sports interest
- Best Nookbook Bargains (Religion & Self-Help 1) non-fiction religion and self improvement books
- Best Nookbook Bargains (Religious Fiction 1) adult fiction published by religious presses
- Best Nookbook Bargains (Romance 1) romance (including historical romance, romantic suspense, and sci-fi fantasy-based romances)
- Best Nookbook Bargains (SciFi/Fantasy 1) science fiction or fantasy titles (some with romantic themes but with a predominantly scifi focus)
- Best Nookbook Bargains (Teen 1) fiction (including religious fiction) and non-fiction for young adult and teen audiences
And just a couple special links:
- Best Nookbook Bargains (Kirsty's Picks 1) sale books that I recommend or think are especially noteworthy
- Nookbook Bargains (bundles)this list is a work in progress (they're definitely bundles, but I can't guarantee that all of them are bargains)
10-31-2011 07:31 PM
For those of you who loved The Shadow of the Wind, here's an early teen novel by Carlos Ruiz Zafón:
The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (2010, originally published 1993, $2.99)
A mysterious house harbors an unimaginable secret...
It's wartime, and the Carver family decides to leave the capital where they live and move to a small coastal village. But from the minute they cross the threshold of their new home, strange things begin to happen. In that mysterious house still lurks the spirit of Jacob, the previous owners' son, who died by drowning.
With the help of their new friend Roland, Max and Alicia Carver begin to explore the strange circumstances of that death and discover the existence of a mysterious being called the Prince of Mist—a diabolical character who has returned from the shadows to collect on a debt from the past. Soon the three friends find themselves caught up in an adventure of sunken ships and an enchanted stone garden—an adventure that will change their lives forever.
11-01-2011 04:17 PM
My ebook original novel WATERBURY (Do You Know the Killer Beside You?) is available on the Nook as of today! It isn't available anywhere else at the moment, so you'll be the first. Like my other ebooks, it's only 99 cents through autumn. Enjoy!
Who will live and who will die?
A family gathers for Thanksgiving in rural Connecticut, bringing with them confessions, accusations, demands. But suddenly personal agendas become meaningless as the priority shifts to survival. Two burglars break in, believing the house to be empty. In their panic they take the family hostage—and the crime that follows spirals out of control.
Praise for Katia Lief’s novels:
“Your heart will be pounding long after you’ve turned the final page.” –Lisa Gardner
“Brilliant.” –Suspense Magazine
“Suspense at a high level.” --Midwest Book Review
“Exhilarating.” –The Mystery Gazette
“Taut, clean storytelling.” –Publishers Weekly
“Readers will want to read more of this talented writer’s work.” –New York Journal of Books
11-01-2011 08:38 PM
KirstyHaining, sorry if this is slightly OT, but is there any way to subscribe to your lists? --- for example I check the various Best Nookbook bargains lists about once a week or so, but it would be nice if I could get pinged every time it was updated. Is there is a way to do that?
11-01-2011 08:58 PM
I Am the Chosen King by Helen Hollick (2011, Sourcebooks), on sale for $1.99
In this beautifully crafted tale, Harold Godwinesson, the last Saxon King of England, is a respected, quick-witted man both vulnerable and strong, honorable and loving-and yet, in the end, only human. After the political turmoil and battles leading up to 1066, we all know William the Conquerer takes England. But Helen Hollick will have readers at the edge of their seats, hoping that just this once, for Harold, the story will have a different ending.
Praise for Helen Hollick:
"Readers who enjoy historical romance with a hefty dollop of warfare stirred into a setting of barbaric splendor will find much to relish." -Historical Novels Book Review
"Helen Hollick has a powerful talent for bringing the past vividly to life." -Elizabeth Chadwick
Hollick (A Hollow Crown) constructs a magnificent epic in this unabashedly pro-Saxon recounting of a turning point in Englishhistory. Twenty-two years before the Battle of Hastings, Harold Godwinesson lives happily with his wife in the turbulent era of Edward the Confessor, but as a member of the most powerful noble family in England, Harold is drawn into a political drama that will eventually lead him to assume the rule of England as the last of the Saxon kings. While Edward's Norman associates stir resentment inEngland, an enemy is consolidating his positionacross the channel: the ruthless William, dukeof Normandy, who considers himself heir to Edward's throne. Hollick's enormous castand meticulous research combine to create a convincing account ofthe destructive reign of the hapless Edward and theinternecine warfare that weakens England as Williamprepares to invade. Thanks to Hollick's masterful storytelling, Harold'snobility and heroism enthrall to the point of engendering hope for a different ending to the famous battle of 1066. (Mar.)
11-02-2011 01:35 PM
Two more sale titles that caught my eye:
Bangkok 8 (Sonchai Jitpleecheep Series #1) by John Burdett (c2003, Knopf Doubleday, on sale for $1.99)
A thriller with attitude to spare, Bangkok 8 is a sexy, razor-edged, often darkly hilarious novel set in one of the world’s most exotic cities.
Witnessed by a throng of gaping spectators, a charismatic Marine sergeant is murdered under a Bangkok bridge inside a bolted-shut Mercedes Benz. Among the witnesses are the only two cops in the city not on the take, but within moments one is murdered and his partner, Sonchai Jitpleecheep—a devout Buddhist and the son of a Thai bar girl and a long-gone Vietnam War G.I.—is hell-bent on wreaking revenge. On a vigilante mission to capture his partner’s murderer, Sonchai is begrudgingly paired with a beautiful FBI agent named Jones and captures her heart in the process. In a city fueled by illicit drugs and infinite corruption, prostitution and priceless art, Sonchai’s quest for vengeance takes him into a world much more sinister than he could have ever imagined.
The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian (c2007, Crown Publishing Group/Knopf Doubleday, a B&N recommends title and a Discover pick, also on sale for $1.99)
Throughout his career, Chris Bohjalian has earned a reputation for writing novels that examine some of the most important issues of our time. With Midwives, he explored the literal and metaphoric place of birth in our culture. In The Buffalo Soldier, he introduced us to one of contemporary literature's most beloved foster children. And in Before You Know Kindness, he plumbed animal rights, gun control, and what it means to be a parent. Chris Bohjalian's riveting fiction keeps us awake deep into the night. As The New York Times has said, "Few writers can manipulate a plot with Bohjalian's grace and power." Now he is back with an ambitious new novel that travels between Jay Gatsby's Long Island and rural New England, between the Roaring Twenties and the twenty-first century.
When college sophomore Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle through Vermont's back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography and begins to work at a homeless shelter. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box of photographs that he won't let anyone see. When Bobbie dies suddenly, Laurel discovers that he was telling the truth: before he was homeless, Bobbie Crocker was a successful photographer who had indeed worked with such legends as Chuck Berry, Robert Frost, and Eartha Kitt. As Laurel's fascination with Bobbie's former life begins to merge into obsession, she becomes convinced that some of his photographs reveal a deeply hidden, dark family secret. Her search for the truth will lead her further from her old life -- and into a cat-and-mouse game with pursuers who claim they want to save her.
In this spellbinding literary thriller, rich with complex and compelling characters -- including Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan -- Chris Bohjalian takes readers on his most intriguing, most haunting, and most unforgettable journey yet.
11-02-2011 01:56 PM
This is at a slightly higher price point ($4.99), but it's one of my favorite books by a favorite author:
Into the Wilderness (Wilderness Series #1) by Sara Donati (c1998, Random House)
Weaving a tapestry of fact and fiction, Sara Donati’s epic novel sweeps us into another time and place…and into a breathtaking story of love and survival in a land of savage beauty.
It is December of 1792. Elizabeth Middleton leaves her comfortable English estate to join her family in a remote New York mountain village. It is a place unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man unlike any she has ever encountered—a white man dressed like a Native American: Nathaniel Bonner, known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives. Determined to provide schooling for all the children of the village, Elizabeth soon finds herself locked in conflict with the local slave owners as well as with her own family. Interweaving the fate of the Mohawk Nation with the destiny of two lovers, Sara Donati’s compelling novel creates a complex, profound, passionate portait of an emerging America.
11-10-2011 11:48 AM
This one was slightly-iffy as to whether or not I should list it, but figured I'd go ahead! It is self-pubbed at 2.99, but it's a YA anthology that includes a lot of very popular and well-known authors. (Ones that are traditionally published)
You never forget your first...
In THE FIRST TIME, 25 young adult authors contribute 25 stories all about firsts: first loves, first kisses, first zombie slayings, and more. Featuring New York Times bestselling authors Carrie Ryan and Jessica Verday, plus a host of others. From humor to horror, and everything in between, these stories will make you laugh, cry, cheer, (and maybe even scream) as you experience something brand new from the authors that you love.
11-15-2011 09:26 PM
The setting is Hawaii. A woman is in jeopardy from a dangerous and wickedly handsome Necromancer. It's a complete novel and priced for the Nook at $.99.
11-30-2011 09:33 PM
Consider adding this one to your list, it's been only 99c for quite awhile and has been very very popular with Nook readers the last few months:
Yes, it's mine, but I do guarantee highest literary quality and a uniquely memorable read. I'm basically giving it away (as close as they'll allow anyway), so please don't say I'm promoting my own profit here. I love to provide great fiction to discerning readers. A Life's passion, and that's all. The business part of writing will never be half a squeak compared to my day job, which I'll always need because I'm a Dad.
Best way to describe this title is...a story about a man whom every woman needs on her darkest day, and whom every man becomes in his finest hour.
12-20-2011 08:39 AM
B&N has this and several other Philip K. Dick novels for only $3.99. (And these are from a quality publishing house, not like the public domain short stories that keep getting put up by people that have no sense of proofing or editing.)
This doesn't seem to be Agency, so maybe B&N just dropped their regular price. But who knows how long that may last. Grab 'em while you can.
12-20-2011 12:27 PM
It's a busy time of year, so I haven't had time to update my lists (plus, the way B&N changed the website makes it more difficult to add things to lists)... BUT I just had to mention these. HarperCollins has a number of sale eBooks right now (and St. Martins' Press has beefed up its numbers, too). I was very excited to see a couple of my favorite paranormal teen books on the sale lists -- I read both of these in the past year and highly recommend them:
Delirium: The Special Edition by Lauren Oliver (2011, HarperCollins; currently on sale for $2.99)
Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe.
I wonder whether the procedure will hurt.
I want to get it over with.
It's hard to be patient.
It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet.
Still, I worry.
They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness.
The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't.
Lauren Oliver astonished readers with her stunning debut, Before I Fall. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it "raw, emotional, and, at times, beautiful. An end as brave as it is heartbreaking." Her much-awaited second novel fulfills her promise as an exceptionally talented and versatile writer.
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (2011, HarperCollins; currently on sale for $0.99)
When Clara Gardner learns she's part angel, her entire life changes. She now has a purpose, a specific task she was put on this earth to accomplish, except she doesn't know what it is. Her visions of a raging forest fire and a mysterious boy lead her to a new high school in a new town but provide no clear instruction. As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between the boy in her vision and the boy in her life, between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. . . . When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
If you want to check out the HarperCollins teen eBook sale for yourself (there are also some adult historical romances and an occasional mystery or sci-fi title as well), follow this link:
- HarperCollins sale eBooks search check out the great titles on sale now!
12-21-2011 07:36 AM
All of my romance and contemporary womens fiction (with happyendings) are on sale until December 31st. – http://bit.ly/nX8fBn
12-22-2011 04:01 PM
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE
Tomorrow is my birthday so I'm doing my final holiday pitch today for WATERBURY: a holiday crime novel. What do you think of the brand new cover design?
Hope you mystery lovers download your copy today, or give one as a gift. It's only 99 cents!
What Nook readers are saying so far:
This author writes a great mystery. Moves right along. Have read all her books and have love them all
Really great short read for a cold wintery night
Suspenseful to the max
Very good mystery, I love the writing style of this author. [/b][/color]She brings depth to the characters and develops a very realistic storyline that kept me on edge. Loved it.
Great psychological suspense...couldn't put this down
Great book, especially for the holidays!
This really suspenseful thriller revolves around a family at the holidays. The plot builds to a boil in this exciting book.