Jan 272013
 

Cobra Entertainment has put together some more “must-have” classical collections and Amazon has them on sale for 99 cents each:


Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is Horns ($1.99), by Joe Hill, one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month, March 2010.

Book Description
Joe Hill has been hailed as “a major player in 21st-century fantastic fiction” (Washington Post); “a new master in the field of suspense” (James Rollins); “one of the most confident and assured new voices in horror and dark fantasy to emerge in recent years (Publishers Weekly); a writer who “builds character invitingly and plants an otherworldly surprise around every corner” (New York Times).

This gifted and brilliantly imaginative author catapulted to bestsellerdom with the chilling Heart-Shaped Box and cemented his reputation with the prizewinning volume of short fiction 20th Century Ghosts. At last, the New York Times bestselling author returns with a relentless supernatural thriller that runs like Hell on wheels. . . .

Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache . . . and a pair of horns growing from his temples.

At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would have been the most natural thing in the world. But there was nothing natural about the horns, which were all too real.

Once the righteous Ig had enjoyed the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned musician and younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, he had security, wealth, and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more—he had Merrin and a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic.

But Merrin’s death damned all that. The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. In the court of public opinion in Gideon, New Hampshire, Ig is and always will be guilty because his rich and connected parents pulled strings to make the investigation go away. Nothing Ig can do, nothing he can say, matters. Everyone, it seems, including God, has abandoned him. Everyone, that is, but the devil inside. . . .

Now Ig is possessed of a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look—a macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It’s time for a little revenge. . . . It’s time the devil had his due. . . .

Today’s Kindle SciFi/Fantasy Daily Deal is the first 13 books in the “Dead Man” series of original short novels that blend horror and classic adventure. Lee Goldberg (bestselling author of “The Walk” and “Monk” novels) and William Rabkin (author of the “Psych” books) are the two main authors behind this series, which has a different feature writer for each volume (I think I saw only one repeat author in the sale list). Each volume, approximitely novella length, is marked down to 99 cents, so it’s a great time to pick up any in the series that you are missing.

  1. Face Of Evil, by Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
  2. Ring of Knives, by James Daniels, Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
  3. Hell In Heaven, by William Rabkin and Lee Goldberg
  4. The Dead Woman, by David McAfee, Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
  5. The Blood Mesa, by James Reasoner, Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
  6. Kill Them All, by Harry Shannon, Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
  7. The Beast Within, by James Daniels, Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
  8. Fire and Ice, by Jude Hardin, Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
  9. Carnival of Death, by Bill Crider, Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
  10. Freaks Must Die, by Joel Goldman, Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
  11. Slaves to Evil, by Lisa Klink, Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
  12. Midnight Special, by Phoef Sutton, Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
  13. The Death Match, by Christa Faust, Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin

Today’s Kindle Romance Daily Deal is A Place to Rest My Heart ($0.99), by Galen Rose.

Book Description
When Laney Murphy walks into Muldoon’s Pub in San Francisco, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The Muldoon family’s offer of a job and a place to stay seems just too good to be true. And once she meets Sean Muldoon, the suspicious and distrustful son of the pub owners, she knows she was right – he clearly detests her.

Sean is on the fast track as a bodyguard with Woo Security and he isn’t going to allow some grifter to get in his way or to mess with his family. But he soon discovers that Laney is not all sharp tongue and sarcasm, and he finds himself wanting to kiss her more than deck her.

But Laney’s past comes back to haunt her and she soon must put her life on the line to save Sean and the family she has come to love.

Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

The Kindle Deal of the day for those in the UK is 4 Books in the Disaster series of historical crime thrillers by award-winning author Max Allan Collins for £0.99/$1.57 each (~75% off).

The Titanic Murders (Main/UK; US edition $4.99)

When a passenger is found dead inside a locked cabin aboard the opulent Titanic, it’s a crime worthy of “the Thinking Machine,” the popular fictional investigator who solves mysteries using formidable logic. So who better to crack this real-life case than author Jacques Futrelle, the man behind America’s favorite detective?

On board for a romantic getaway with his wife, Futrelle agrees to conduct a stealth inquiry. The list of suspects on the Titanic’s first-class deck is long and includes the brightest lights from high society, each with no shortage of dark secrets. As the mammoth ship speeds across the Atlantic toward its doom, Futrelle races to uncover which passenger has a secret worth killing for—before the murderer strikes again.

Set in the days leading up to the luxury liner’s tragic sinking, this historical thriller is a dazzling blend of fact and fiction that will enthrall readers with page-turning revelations and Titanic lore.

The Hindenburg Murders (Main/UK; US edition $4.99)

How the Hindenburg went from luxury airship to gargantuan fireball wasn’t the only mystery surrounding the zeppelin’s fatal flight. First came the murder.

When a passenger vanishes during the Hindenburg’s trans-Atlantic voyage from Frankfurt to New Jersey, mystery writer Leslie Charteris is asked to use his knowledge of the criminal mind to quietly pinpoint the killer. Charteris is famous for his fictional detective, the Saint, who extracts riches as well as vengeance from evildoers in true Robin Hood fashion. But in this case, the villain turns out to be the murder victim himself—a Nazi spy. And the list of passengers who might want him dead is long. Suspecting that sabotaging the German airship is the killer’s true aim, Charteris must solve the murder before innocent lives are engulfed in flames.

Reconstructing the zeppelin’s fatal flight on the eve of World War II, The Hindenburg Murders proves that Max Allan Collins is the master of hard-boiled historical fiction.

The Pearl Harbor Murders (Main/UK; US edition $4.99)

Edgar Rice Burroughs created the wildly popular Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars, but the exploits of his heroes cannot rival the writer’s own explosive adventure, sparked by the tragic murder of an exotic young beauty on a moon-swept Honolulu beach.

The killing is written off as the tragic result of a lovers’ quarrel, but Burroughs suspects that the alluring half-Japanese singer was executed by espionage agents. It’s December 6, 1941. War with Japan is looming, and Burroughs has reason to suspect an attack on Oahu is imminent. Was the songstress silenced to prevent her from “singing” about certain sinister plans? As Burroughs and his son Hully search for clues and track down suspects, all signs point to the next day—Sunday—as the perfect time for a Japanese invasion. But the thought of such devastation raining down on paradise seems almost unbelievable….

Set against the catastrophic aerial strike that led the United States into another world war, The Pearl Harbor Murders effortlessly mixes hard-hitting action and exotic romance in this gripping untold chapter from our nation’s most tragic day.

The London Blitz Murders (Main/UK; US edition $4.99)

By day, she’s Mrs. Mallowan, hospital pharmacist. By night, she’s Agatha Christie, queen of crime.

Doing her part for the war effort, Agatha dispenses medicine in shell-shocked London. But the world’s most renowned mystery writer is troubled. Compared to the horrors of World War II, her detective novels seem trivial and quaint. When a Jack the Ripper–style murderer strikes, Agatha lobbies her friend, forensics expert Sir Bernard Spilsbury, to take her to the crime scenes. But the killings are far more gruesome than any that her fictional detectives have ever solved. Can a crime writer also be a crime fighter? Joining forces with London’s top investigators, Agatha risks her life to stop the monstrous serial killer.

With this ripped-from-the-headlines mystery, author Max Allan Collins presents a blood-stained valentine to the most celebrated author of detective fiction.

The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People ($2.84 Kindle, $2.99 B&N), by Zondervan, is the Nook Daily Find, better than price matched on Kindle.

Book Description
‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’ is more than just a cliche. God has gone to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story is all about: the story of the Bible, God’s great love affair with humanity. Condensed into 31 accessible chapters—and using the clear, accessible text of the NIV—this rendering of the Bible allows its stories, poems, and teachings to come together in a single, compelling read. The Story sweeps you into the unfolding grand narrative of the Scriptures, and like any good story, it is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption. From the foreword by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee: ‘This book tells the grandest, most compelling story of all time: the story of a true God who loves his children, who established for them a way of salvation and provided a route to eternity. Each story in these 31 chapters reveals the God of grace—the God who speaks; the God who acts; the God who listens; the God whose love for his people culminated in his sacrifice of Jesus, his only Son, to atone for the sins of humanity.’ NIV 2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages.

Today’s Kindle Teen Daily Deal is Anna and the French Kiss ($2.99), by Stephanie Perkins. That’s a good price for those who missed the brief pricing snafu that had it free on morning in 2010.

Book Description
Anna can’t wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she’s not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris – until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He’s taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?

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