Today’s Featured new release is Food Triggers – End Your Cravings, Eat Well and Live Better ($9.00 Kindle/$2.99 matchbook), by Rhona Epstein [Worthy Publishing]
A licensed psychologist and certified addictions counselor, Epstein brings insights learned through her own battle with addictive eating to deliver tangible action steps to overcome eating issues. It is written for people who are currently battling an unhealthy relationship with food. Food Triggers is full of practical applications from Scripture, genuine compassion and true stories of struggle and success. This book helps readers understand that addictive eating is a physical, emotional and spiritual problem that must be addressed on all three levels in order to achieve true freedom. Food Triggers isn’t just another diet book; it is truly a food addict’s roadmap to the Promised Land—the land of success, peace and total freedom.
After twenty-one years Micah (Mike) Winship is making the big move–she’s going home for a visit. She hasn’t been back since 1963, when her father threw her out, but now he is dying and asking for her. And although she is armed with her succesful journalism career and the strength found after her divorce, she is nearing forty and her sophisticated urban lifestyle is falling apart.
Heading home, Mike is unprepared for a past that has lain in wait for her–one that includes an old love, a spoiled sister, and a plot to seize her family’s land. And in trying to understand her long-forgotten self, she learns at last those lessons best learned early about love and loss, family and forgiveness, and the undeniable need for a place called home.
Elegant Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of lies…sensitive, sensible, self-contained Cecie…Ginger, the heiress, sexy, vibrant, richer than sin…and poor, hopeless, brilliant Fig—they came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the ’60s. Four young women bound by rare, blinding, early friendship—they spend two idyllic spring breaks at Nag’s Head, North Carolina, the isolated strip of barrier islands where grand old weatherbeaten houses perch defiantly on the edge of a storm-tossed sea. Now thirty years later, they are coming back. They are coming back to recapture the exquisite magic of those early years…to experience again the love, the enthusiasm, the passion, pain, and cruel-betrayal that shaped the four young girls into women and set them all adrift on the…Outer Banks.
Winter in Thrush Green ($2.51 Kindle), by Miss Read [Houghton Mifflin Harcourt]
In the follow-up to Thrush Green, the arrival of a stranger in the village stirs ripples of speculation and interest….
Charles Henstock, rector of Thrush Green, has difficulty living up to his predecessor when he moves to the parish of Lulling. He faces opposition from the fearsome Mrs Thurgood and her arty daughter, Janet. Everyone in the district seems to be having their share of problems, not least Albert Piggott, who dreads the return of his wife Nelly. Meanwhile Kit Armitage returns to set elderly hearts fluttering. Could there be wedding bells in Thrush Green?
Not only can you pre-order Leigh Russell’s second novel in the Detective Geraldine Steel Mystery series, Road Closed, for $2.99, you can currently get the first in the series, Cut Short (shortlisted for the prestigious Crime Writers Association New Blood Dagger Award for Best First Novel), and pre-order three more novels (Dead End, Death Bed and Stop Dead) at the same price [Witness Impulse]. All will be released by the end of March, too, so there isn’t a long wait for delivery. I’d guess the prices will go up some at the end of the month or after the delivery dates hit, so lock in the low prices now.
In the tradition of Ruth Rendell, Lynda La Plante, Frances Fyfield, and Barbara Vine, Cut Short is a gripping psychological thriller that introduces Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel, a woman whose past is threatening to collide with her future.
D.I. Geraldine Steel relocates to the quiet rural town of Woolsmarsh, thinking she’s found a restful place where she can battle her demons in private. But when she finds herself pitted against a twisted killer preying on young local women in the park, she quickly discovers how wrong she is …
When an unwitting bystander comes forward as a witness, she quickly becomes the murderer’s next obsession. And Geraldine Steel is locked in a race against time, determined to find the killer before yet another victim is discovered. But can she save the lives of the town’s young women—or will Geraldine herself become the killer’s ultimate trophy?
When a man dies in a gas explosion, the police suspect arson. The Murder Investigation Team is called in to examine the evidence, but the case takes on a new and terrible twist when a local villain is viciously attacked.
As the police inquiries lead from an expensive Harchester Hill estate to the local brothel, a witness dies in a hit-and-run. Was it coincidence … or cold-blooded murder? The Murder Investigation Team has problems of its own—and so does Geraldine Steel. A shocking revelation threatens her peace of mind as the investigation races toward its dramatic climax.
When headmistress Abigail Kirby’s corpse is discovered in the woods, police are shocked to learn that her tongue was cut out while she lay dying. Then, shortly after a witness comes forward, he is blinded and murdered. With mangled bodies appearing at an alarming rate, Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel must race against time to find the killer before he claims his next victim …
Two brutal murders. No witnesses.
The battered bodies of two young girls are discovered in North London, one shortly after the other. Desperate to avoid hysteria in the community, the police struggle to make a quick arrest before the deranged killer can strike again. Not having any luck, Detective Geraldine Steel, recently transferred to London, is called in to make sense of the grisly murders and the killer’s unusual signature: he extracts two teeth from each of his victims. With the death toll mounting, Geraldine is running out of time as she hunts for the elusive killer the papers have dubbed “The Dentist.”
Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel returns in an exhilarating case of grisly murder in London
When a successful businessman is brutally murdered, the police suspect his glamorous wife and her young lover. But when the victim’s business partner suffers the same gruesome fate, and yet another body is discovered, seemingly unrelated to the first two, the police are baffled. The only clue is DNA that leads them to two women: one dead, the other in prison. With a steady stream of bodies arriving at the morgue, can DI Geraldine Steel find the killer before the killer stages another deadly attack?
Winter Brothers: A Season at the Edge of America ($2.51 Kindle), by Ivan Doig [Houghton Mifflin Harcourt]. Doig was one of of my husband’s classmate (in a very cold part of the country; funny how both of them moved to warmer areas … or maybe not, considering the weather up there lately), so we snatched this up to replace the paperback.
WINTER BROTHERS is a magnificent evocation of the Pacific Northwest. In it, Ivan Doig explores the unpublished diaries of James Gilchrist Swan, an early settler of the region, who came west from Boston in the 1850s.
Doig followed Swan’s footsteps one wild winter along the coastline of Puget Sound and up the Straits of Juan de Fuca. He traveled with Swan’s diary, and in the book compares it with his own journal of the outing.
What emerges from this interaction of two minds is a dialogue across time. It links our generation with the American frontier, and suggested the title to the author.
“Doig’s account of the season he spent peering over the shoulder of a man 11 decades older than himself…is a double portrait of striking clarity, yet with wonderfully subtle hues.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
Lean on Pete: A Novel ($1.99 Kindle), by Willy Vlautin [HarperCollins]. Booklist *Starred Review*
Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home, food on the table, and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year. But as the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, Charley’s been pretty much on his own. When tragic events leave him homeless weeks after their move to Portland, Oregon, Charley seeks refuge in the tack room of a run-down horse track. Charley’s only comforts are his friendship with a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete and a photograph of his only known relative. In an increasingly desperate circumstance, Charley will head east, hoping to find his aunt who had once lived a thousand miles away in Wyoming—but the journey to find her will be a perilous one.
In Vlautin’s third novel, Lean on Pete, he reveals the lives and choices of American youth like Charley Thompson who were failed by those meant to protect them and who were never allowed the chance to just be a kid.
When Feno Chemical spilled an experimental pesticide in rural Iowa, scores of people died. Those who survived contamination were herded into a US Army medically maintained quarantine and cut off from the world. Dosed with powerful drugs to combat the poison, their bodies give off a sickly sweet smell and the containment zone becomes known simply as Flowertown.
Seven years later, the infrastructure is crumbling, supplies are dwindling, and nobody is getting clean. Ellie Cauley doesn’t care anymore. Despite her paranoid best friend’s insistence that conspiracies abound, she focuses on three things: staying high, hooking up with the Army sergeant she’s not supposed to be fraternizing with and, most importantly, trying to ignore her ever-simmering rage. But when a series of deadly events rocks the compound, Ellie suspects her friend is right—something dangerous is going down in Flowertown and all signs point to a twisted plan of greed and abuse. She and the other residents of Flowertown have been betrayed by someone with a deadly agenda and their plan is just getting started. Time is running out. With nobody to trust and nowhere to go, Ellie decides to fight with the last weapon she has—her rage.
Flowertown is a high-intensity conspiracy thriller that brings the worst-case scenario vividly to life and will keep readers riveted until the final haunting page.
Final Jeopardy ($1.99 Kindle), the first Alexandra Cooper Mysteries novel by Linda Fairstein [Pocket Books / Simon and Schuster]
This critically acclaimed, explosive thriller is a book only prosecutor Linda Fairstein could write. Patricia Cornwall knows the morgue; John Grisham knows the courtroom; but no one knows the inner workings of the D.A.’s office like Linda Fairstein, renowned for two decades as head of Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit. Now that world comes vividly to life in a brilliant debut novel of shocking realism, powerful insight, and searing suspense.
Alexandra Cooper, Manhattan’s top sex crimes prosecutor, awakens one morning to shoking news: a tabloid headline announcing her own brutal murder. But the actual victim was Isabella Lascar, the Hollywood film star who sought refuge at Alex’s Martha’s Vineyard retreat. Was Isabella targeted by a stalker or — mistaken for Alex — was she in the wrong place at the wrong time? In an investigation that twists from the back alleys of lower Manhattan to the chic salons of the Upper East Side. Alex knows she’sin final jeopardy…and time is running out. She has to get into the killer’s head before the killer gets to her.
Sweet Liar ($1.99 Kindle), the third Taggert novel by Jude Deveraux [Pocket Books / Simon and Schuster]
It was her father’s dying wish that Samantha Elliot search for her grandmother, who’d disappeared from Louisville when she was a baby. So here she was, in big, dirty New York City…her parents were dead, her divorce was final, and she was all alone….
Michael Taggert was Samantha’s landlord, and he was easily the most beautiful man she’d ever seen. He was charming, too — his zest for life was so contagious that in his presence Sam bloomed like a flower after the rain. Yet Mike could only get so far with her — when he tried to get closer, it was like running into a brick wall.
But Mike wouldn’t give up. As they probed her grandmother’s past, he was slowly uncovering the joy and affection Samantha had buried long ago — and leading them closer to the dangerous truth about a bloody spring night in 1928, and a seductive blues singer named Maxie….
All prices current at the time the post is written. Most bargain books remain at their listed price until “midnight” (each store operates on it’s own timezone and schedule), but prices can change at any moment. I have seen prices change within the hour or even minutes after posting.