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Length:1 hr and 51 mins
Release Date: 01-28-1
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This month's Samsung Book Deals are out! For more info on how this all works, check out Amazon's info page. Here are this month's selections:
1- Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders (The Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin Book 1) by Richard Ellis Preston Jr. (Regular Price: $4.99) [Genres: Steampunk, Fantasy, Young Adult]Quote:
In a post-apocalyptic world of endless snow, eighteen-year-old Captain Romulus Buckle and the stalwart crew of the Pneumatic Zeppelin must embark on a perilous mission to rescue their kidnapped leader, Balthazar Crankshaft, from the impenetrable City of the Founders. Steaming over a territory once known as Southern California–before it was devastated in the alien war–Buckle navigates his massive airship through skies infested with enemy war zeppelins and ravenous alien beasties in this swashbuckling and high-octane steampunk adventure. Life is desperate in the Snow World–and death is quick–Buckle and his ship’s company must brave poisoned wastelands of noxious mustard and do battle with forgewalkers, steampipers and armored locomotives as they plunge from the skies into the underground prison warrens of the fortress-city.
Captain Romulus Buckle must lead the Pneumatic Zeppelin and its crew of never-do-wells on a desperate mission where he must risk everything to save Balthazar and attempt to prevent a catastrophic war which could wipe out all that is left of civilization and the entire human race.
2- Kissed by Darkness (Sunwalker Saga Book 1) by Shéa MacLeod (Regular Price: $3.99) [Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal (Vampires), Romance]Quote:
Three years ago, Morgan Bailey narrowly survived a vampire attack that left her with heightened senses, uncanny speed, and a new calling: supernatural bounty hunter. Since that day, sexy, street-smart Morgan hasn’t met a vampire she couldn’t dust or a demon she couldn’t kill—until she’s hired to hunt down a priceless amulet and the sunwalker who stole it. Sunwalkers—powerful vampires immune to sunlight—are notoriously difficult to find, let alone kill. Still, a job’s a job, and Morgan’s never been one to shy away from a challenge. So bring it on…right?
But the sunwalker ends up tracking her down. And not only that, he turns out to be cunning, charming—and undeniably gorgeous. Nevertheless, she can’t ignore the destruction he is capable of: the sunwalker possesses an ancient secret which, if unleashed, could destroy the human world. Captivating and fantastical, Kissed by Darkness introduces a kick-ass new heroine and an addictive new series for fans of urban fantasy.
3- All I Need Is You (An Over the Edge Novel) by Julia London (Regular Price: $3.99) [Genres: Romance, Contemporary Romance]Quote:
Previously available as Wedding Survivor (Thrillseekers Anonymous series).
When a wedding planner’s first gig teams her up with a sexy stuntman, will she crash and burn…or be airlifted to love?
Tall, lithe ex-stuntman Eli McCain may speak with a Texas drawl, but this modern-day cowboy prefers hurricane windsurfing to herding cattle. Along with three friends, he cofounded Thrillseekers Anonymous, an extreme sports club that caters to the ultrarich and superfamous. But when the club agrees to stage a huge—and hugely profitable—extreme sports–themed celebrity wedding, Eli gets furious; he’s still bitter about getting jilted at the altar and wants nothing to do with veils or vows.
Copper-haired chatterbox Marnie Banks dove headfirst into wedding planning after she was laid off from a dot-com start-up. The union of megawatt stars Olivia Dagwood and Vincent Vittorio may be her first solo wedding job, but it could make all her dreams come true: She’ll make Hollywood connections. She’ll finally move out of her parents’ house. And she’ll meet a decent guy, for once.
But when the wedding turns from extreme to extremely disastrous, Eli and Marnie must work together against the elements, their bickering clients, and their own smoldering attraction to save the day. Will the sparks flying between them ignite into something real and passionate…or will they both end up burned?
4- Good Girl, Bad Girl (An Alex Novalis Novel Book 1) by Christopher Finch (Regular Price: $3.99) [Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction]
In May of 1968, New York City is broke and on the skids, and private eye Alex Novalis is hard up for gigs. So when he’s offered a case from wealthy construction mogul Gabriel Kravitz, he can’t refuse.
Kravitz’s eighteen-year-old daughter Lydia has gone missing. Though she’s presumed to be with Jerry Pedrosian, the radical middle-aged artist and known womanizer she’d been sleeping with, there are few clues. Information is hard to come by; everyone seems to be hiding something. And then there’s Andrea Marshall, Lydia’s miniskirted and vinyl-booted best friend, who Novalis is deeply distrustful of…and unfortunately attracted to.
But as Novalis traverses the city, tracking Lydia from scummy artists’ lofts in pre-gentrified SoHo to luxury penthouses overlooking Central Park, he’ll face threats deadlier than any he signed on for.
Smart and sophisticated, Good Girl, Bad Girl provides a rare, fascinating snapshot of late 1960s New York City—a glimpse into the forbidden sex, politics, art, drugs, and counterculture violence that ran rampant in its once glor
Phoenix Pick's monthly freebie - click the image or book title to access the book:
Ebook of the Month—March 2015
Our book of the month for March is Stephen Leigh’s Dark Water’s Embrace. This was previously offered as a free book in 2010. Dark Water’s Embrace is a superb example of great science fiction dealing with issues of sexuality and gender. It won the Spectrum award on publication and was on the Locus recommended reading list and was short listed for the Triptree award as well.
DESCRIPTION: "Often compared to Ursula K. Le Guin’s ground-breaking The Left Hand of Darkness, Dark Water’s Embrace is a fascinating look at issues of human (and alien) sexuality. Stephen Leigh creates a rich world with elaborate care and uses this alien backdrop to delve into issues of survival, sexuality and the meaning of life itself.
On the planet Mictlan, a small colony of stranded humans struggles to survive despite a diminishing birthrate and a high incidence of physical abnormalities. The cultural conflict engendered by the discovery of the mummified corpse of Mictlan’s now extinct former inhabitants forces the human community to reshape its moral principles to accommodate a bold & troubling solution to their problems."
The book will be available on a pay-what-you-want basis from March 2 to March 31. Other books by the author will also be offered in related bundles.
Repeat freebie from Open Road Media:
A young mining engineer must elude both foreign agents and British authorities to save his own life and expose a plot with catastrophic implications for Britain.
George T. Wetzel (1921-1983) was, for decades, the leading researcher into the life and works of H.P. Lovecraft. His scholarly essays (which Wildside Press is working on collecting) appeared in numerous books and magazines from the 1940s through the 1970s. All the time he dabbled in writing weird fiction on his own, but never pursued it beyond the occasional contribution to a small press anthology or fan-produced magazine. Like his idol, H.P. Lovecraft, he dabbled in the art. We are pleased to include a fine selection of virtually all of his fiction.
From Wildside Press.