Feb 042013
 

For those in the UK only, you can get £10 off the Kindle today, yielding a final price of £59.

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is House of Evidence ($1.99), by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson, Andrew Cauthery (Translator), Björg Árnadóttir (Translator) .

Book Description
On a cold January morning in 1973, inside a stately old house in Reykjavik, blood pools around Jacob Kieler Junior from a fatal gunshot wound to his chest. Detective Jóhann Pálsson, an expert in the emerging field of forensics, is called to the scene and soon discovers something more unsettling than the murder itself: the deceased’s father, Jacob Kieler Senior, a railroad engineer, was shot to death in the same living room nearly thirty years earlier. The case was officially closed as a botched robbery.

Pálsson soon uncovers diaries that portray Kieler Senior as an ambitious man dedicated to bringing the railroad to Iceland no matter the cost. Sensing a deeper and darker mystery afoot, the detective and his colleagues piece together through the elder Kieler’s diaries a family history rich with deceit…

Today’s Kindle Romance Daily Deal is Glory ($1.99), by NYTimes & USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham [Open Road].

Book Description
In Civil War–era Florida, a woman suspected of witchcraft reawakens a tired doctor’s heart

Julian McKenzie, a surgeon and makeshift colonel, is at the end of his rope. He’s trapped deep in the South with his Rebel platoon, and their supplies and morale are running low. But while fleeing from an attack, he finds salvation in a most unusual form: a run-down plantation. Inside, widow Rhiannon Tremaine, a Union sympathizer, practices what the locals describe as witchcraft. In reality, Rhiannon is a gifted healer and medic. Still, she does have a bit of magic in her.

In the fifth book of her Florida Civil War series, bestselling author Heather Graham evokes a treacherous world of divided loyalties. Rhiannon has the gift of second sight, and while she used to welcome her visions, now her dreams only give her pain.

In Julian, though, she may have found someone to change them . . . if the war doesn’t conspire to rip the two apart.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Today’s Kindle SciFi/Fantasy Daily Deal is Murder in Vein ($1.99), the first novel in the Madison Rose Vampire Mystery series by Sue Ann Jaffarian.

Book Description
The sight of the blood covered fangs exploded from her deep memory like a ball
through a plate glass window. The man had bitten Bobby, torn into him like a barbequed rib on the Fourth of July.

Vampires. Vam-pires. Real live—er, dead (undead?)—bloodsucking vampires, living in the City of Angels. Madison Rose, a street-smart twenty-something waitress would never have believed it—until a vampire thwarts a vicious attack against her by appearing in the nick of time and finishing off her assailant in one tasty bite.

Madison has been saved by the vampires—or has she? She learns that women have been going missing; their lifeless bodies turning up drained of blood. Now the murderer is after her. As the violence escalates, Madison, LAPD Detective Notchey, and a cadre of alluring and dangerous vampires search for the true killer—while Madison keeps a wary eye on the skittish and thirsty vampires. Will she survive to see the light of day?

Forgotten Sacrifice: The Arctic Convoys of World War II ($1.71 / £1.09 UK), by Michael G Walling, is the Kindle Deal of the day for those in the UK (the US edition is $7.69).

Book Description
The story begins in October 1939, when Germany and the Soviet Union began diplomatic maneuvering. The action accelerates with Winston Churchill’s decision in 1941 to provide supplies to Soviet forces battling the German invasion and for five long years, thousands of men and women fought ferociously in the coldest corner of hell on earth. Some fought for survival, some struggled to help others survive, and some sought to crush their enemies. The Arctic Convoys were war without mercy. If man-made death didn’t get you, the Arctic’s weapons of ice and cold would. These natural weapons killed regardless of whose side you were on or how just your cause. No one escaped unscathed. Author Mike Walling captures the convoy’s bitter essence and reveals a timeless tale of determination, heroism, sacrifice, and the strength of the human spirit.

Today’s Kindle Kids Daily Deal is Fairest of All ($1.99 Kindle, B&N), the first title in the Whatever After series by Sarah Mlynowski. It’s also the Nook Daily Find today, so it’s the same price in both stores.

Book Description
A fresh, modern spin on a classic fairy tale–from bestselling author Sarah Mlynowski!

Mirror, mirror, on the basement wall . . .

Once upon a time my brother and I were normal kids. The next minute? The mirror in our basement slurped us up and magically transported us inside Snow White’s fairy tale.

I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true.

But hey — we’re heroes! We stopped Snow White from eating the poisoned apple. Hooray! Or not. If Snow White doesn’t die, she won’t get to meet her prince. And then she won’t get her happy ending. Oops.

Now it’s up to us to:
- Avoid getting poisoned
- Sneak into a castle
- Fix Snow White’s story

And then, fingers crossed, find our way home.

Age Level: 8 and up

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