Nov 222012

Get 30% off at Samhain’s (DRM-free and mostly NSFW) store with code TURKEYDAY. Expires midnight 11/22 and stacks on top of new-book discounts.

At DaNL, books 2-6 in their Jane Austen illustrated series are 99 cents (74 cents for members; even less with the 30% off code BLACKFRIDAY for members only) and the first book is free for everyone.

BooksonBoard is running a 42% discount + 8% rewards sale, using promo code thanksbob. Unlimited use coupon thru midnight, Sunday. Now that their coupon codes are working on HarperCollins titles, I may have to go back to getting some of my books there. The coupon also works on any pre-orders that are otherwise eligible (non-Agency publishers).

Diane Duane has a 60% off Black Friday discount in her storefront, using coupon code BLACKFRIDAYLIST at checkout (you enter this AFTER your payment info, which is always a bit scary). Coupon is valid from 12:01 Hawaiian time on Nov 23rd to 11:59 PM Hawaiian time Nov 25.

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is Porch Lights ($2.99), by Dorothea Benton Frank. A great price for a great author and I’d snap it up, if I didn’t already have the EPUB edition. I may anyway, as the companion audiobook is only $4.99 and will count towards the Listening Rewards total for the month.

Book Description
When Jimmy McMullen, a fireman with the NYFD, is killed in the line of duty, his wife, Jackie, and ten-year-old son, Charlie, are devastated. Charlie idolized his dad, and now the outgoing, curious boy has become quiet and reserved. Trusting in the healing power of family, Jackie decides to return to her childhood home on Sullivans Island.

Crossing the bridge from the mainland, Jackie and Charlie enter a world full of wonder and magic—lush green and chocolate grasslands and dazzling red, orange, and magenta evening skies; the heady pungency of Lowcountry Pluff mud and fresh seafood on the grill; bare toes snuggled in warm sand and palmetto fronds swaying in gentle ocean winds.

Awaiting them is Annie Britt, the family matriarch who has kept the porch lights on to welcome them home. Thrilled to have her family back again, Annie promises to make their visit perfect—even though relations between mother and daughter have never been what you’d call smooth. Over the years, Jackie and Annie, like all mothers and daughters, have been known to have frequent and notorious differences of opinion. But her estranged and wise husband, Buster, and her flamboyant and funny best friend Deb are sure to keep Annie in line. She’s also got Steven Plofker, the flirtatious and devilishly tasty widowed physician next door, to keep her distracted as well.

Captivated by the island’s alluring natural charms and inspired by colorful Lowcountry lore—lively stories of Blackbeard and his pirates who once sailed the waters surrounding the Carolinas and of former resident Edgar Allan Poe—mother, daughter, and grandson will share a memorable, illuminating summer. Told in Annie’s and Jackie’s alternating voices, and filled with Dorothea Benton Frank’s charming wit, indelible poignancy, and hallmark themes—the bonds of family, the heart’s resilience, and the strength of love

Today’s Kindle Kids Daily Deal is Four Thanksgiving-Themed Books for $1.99 each (up to 79% off)

Turkey Trouble, by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper (Illustrator)

Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the maincourse. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead?

After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!

Wendi Silvano’s comical story is perfectly matched by Lee Harper’s watercolors.

Grade Level: 1st and up

Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade, by Melissa Sweet

2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner; Winner of the 2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award

Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these “upside-down puppets”? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, the award-winning artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America—the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy’s Parade.

Grade Level: P and up

A Plump And Perky Turkey, by Teresa Bateman and Jeff Shelly (Illustrator)

Turkeys around Squawk Valley just don’t jump into pots anymore — they are way too smart for that. So the townspeople hatch a clever plan. They host a turkey-themed arts and crafts fair and lure a vain bird into town by advertising for an artist’s model. Peter the Turkey, proud of his well-stuffed form, takes the bait but doesn’t fall for the trap.

Grade Level: 1st and up

An Awesome Book Of Thanks!, by Dallas Clayton

Inspired by the idea of being thankful for all that you have, An Awesome Book of Thanks! is a beautifully written, fantastically illustrated walk through a world of magical unicorns, robotic dinosaurs, and all of life’s simple moments, great and small. Crafted for children ages 0-1000, this timeless story is sure to be an instant classic, at home in the hands of anyone looking for the perfect reminder of just how beautiful life can be.

Grade Level: Pre-K and up

The Strongman ($3.48 / £2.19 UK), by Angus Roxburgh, is the Kindle Deal of the day for those in the UK (the US edition is $14.85).

Book Description
Russia under Vladimir Putin has proved a prickly partner for the West, a far cry from the democratic ally many hoped for when the Soviet Union collapsed. Abroad, he has used Russia’s energy might as a foreign policy weapon, while at home he has cracked down on opponents, adamant that only he has the right vision for his country’s future.

Former BBC Moscow correspondent Angus Roxburgh charts the dramatic fight for Russia’s future under Vladimir Putin – how the former KGB man changed from reformer to autocrat, how he sought the West’s respect but earned its fear, how he cracked down on his rivals at home and burnished a flamboyant personality cult, one day saving snow leopards or horse-back riding bare-chested, the next tongue-lashing Western audiences. Drawing on dozens of exclusive interviews in Russia, where he worked for a time as a Kremlin insider advising Putin on press relations, as well as in the US and Europe, Roxburgh also argues that the West threw away chances to bring Russia in from the cold, by failing to understand its fears and aspirations following the collapse of communism.

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs ($9.43 Kindle, $2.99 B&N), by Emerson Eggerichs, is the Nook Daily Find. There are two Kindle editions, both at the same price, so I linked to what appears to be the newer edition of the two, for those who wish to report the lower price to Amazon..

Book Description
A Marriage Book with a Difference!

A Simple Message
A wife has one driving need—to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need—to feel respected. When that need is met, he is happy. When either of these needs isn’t met, things get crazy. Love and Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily, and biblically.

A Message That Works
Based on over three decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife, Sarah, have already taken the Love and Respect message across America and are changing the way couples talk to, think about, and treat each other. What do you want for your marriage? Want some peace? Want to feel close? Want to feel valued? Want to experience marriage the way God intended? Then why not try some Love and Respect.

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