Three Weeks to Say Goodbye, C.J. Box ~ $7.99

Three Weeks to Say GoodbyeNew York Times bestselling author C.J. Box’s novels have been called “red hot,” “edge-of-your-seat read[s],” and “unforgettable, powerful.” Now he delivers a novel that will steal your sleep as much as it will wrench your heart. It’s a novel about something that could be anyone’s worst nightmare. . . .

Jack and Melissa McGuane have spent years trying to have a baby. Finally their dream has come true with the adoption of their daughter, Angelina. But nine months after bringing her home, they receive a devastating phone call from the adoption agency: Angelina’s birth father, a teenager, never signed away his parental rights, and he wants her back. Worse, his father, a powerful Denver judge, wants him to own up to this responsibility and will use every advantage his position of power affords him to make sure it happens. When Jack and Melissa attempt to handle the situation rationally by meeting face-to-face with the father and son, it is immediately apparent that there’s something sinister about both of them and that love for Angelina is not the motivation for their actions.

As Angelina’s safety hangs in the balance, Jack and Melissa will stop at nothing to protect their child. A horrifying game of intimidation and double crosses begins that quickly becomes a death spiral where absolutely no one is safe.

How far would you go to save someone you love?

C.J. Box has once again written a bone-chilling thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

“Compelling and convincing.” ~Publishers Weekly

“Heart-shredding…When the suspense lets up enough to allow emotion to sneak in, Box gets it just right.” ~Dallas Morning News

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An Affair of the Heart, David George Richards ~ $2.00

An Affair of the HeartIf you are the romantic type, then this is the story for you. It is based on a simple idea, that a young woman, Rachel, who receives a new heart in a transplant, begins to feel emotions based on the life of the donor, Sarah Williams. Before she died, Sarah was having a love affair with her husband’s American lawyer, Robert. This results in the expected animosity between the two men when all is revealed, but after a big argument with her husband, Alex, Sarah is killed in a car crash. What confounds the matter is that there is an apparent mix up at the hospital, and Alex believes that Sarah’s heart has been taken without permission. In his anger and loss, he sues for its return. In response, Robert volunteers to defend Rachel in the case. As Sarah’s husband and lover begin a court battle over possession of her heart, Rachel begins to believe that Sarah has some unfinished business with both of them, and its up to her to get it done.

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Frankenstein, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ~ Free!

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering “the cause of generation and life” and “bestowing animation upon lifeless matter,” Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.

Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises rofound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever.

The average customer review is currently 4 stars (525 reviews).

Price Update: Now $8.96 ~ Dancing in the Lowcountry, James Villas ~ Was Free!

Dancing In The LowcountryFrom award-winning author James Villas comes a warm, witty, and poignant story of passion, friendship, and family set against the lush, mellow backdrop of the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Ella Dubose is a Southern lady of a certain age–an age at which memories of youth can rush in at every turn and overwhelm the present. But while Ella’s two younger children are concerned for her health and want to limit her independence, Ella–elegant, unconventional, and unrepentantly willful–has very different ideas. And she’s not about to be controlled by anyone, not when there are tasks she needs to complete and loose ends that must be tied.

The first step is to leave her family and take a road trip back to the places where key chapters of her life unfolded. Myrtle Beach has been overrun by theme restaurants and ocean-front condos, but the Priscilla is still the charming, shingled inn Ella remembers from visits long ago. At the Priscilla, Ella and her companion, Goldie, sip cocktails on the porch and dine on she-crab soup and fried oysters while awaiting the arrival of Ella’s oldest son, Tyler, now a successful writer in New York. And there, too, Ella meets a dashing, attentive gentleman who will help her finally face her ghosts and determine which of the secrets she has carried for so long must be shared, and which are better left untold.

With its unforgettable and instantly loveable heroine and evocative portrayal of Southern life–past and present–Dancing in the Lowcountry is a beguiling, beautifully rendered novel about the places and people that stay with us, the courage it takes to live in the present, and the endless ways life can surprise us, over and over again.

“James Villas has crafted an epic story steeped in the traditions and culture of the South. It’s about family and secrets, memories and regrets, lifelong passions and the inevitable tragedies we all face. Ella Dubose is a complicated, courageous woman still living with gusto, still struggling over life’s hurdles, still dancing in the Lowcountry with grit and grace.” ~Cathy Lamb, author of Julia’s Chocolates

The average customer review is currently 3.5 stars (5 reviews).

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Love in Condition Yellow: A Memoir of an Unlikely Marriage, Sophia Raday ~ $2.41

Love in Condition Yellow: A Memoir of an Unlikely MarriageGo on a date with a soldier turned police officer? Me? And discuss Gandhi’s experiments with truth with a gun-toting Republican?
The last thing Berkeley-dwelling peace activist Sophia Raday expected was to fall in love with a straightlaced Oakland police officer. As someone who had run away from cops dressed in riot gear at protests, Sophia was ambivalent, to say the least, at the prospect of dating Barrett, who was not only a cop but also a West Point graduate, an Airborne Ranger, and a major in the Army Reserve.
During their courtship the two argued about many of the matters that divide the United States, things like drug policy and race relations. Startled by the freedom she found in a relationship of differences, by the challenge of sparring with Barrett, and by his steadfast acceptance of her, Sophia unwittingly fell in love. Then, just when Sophia believed her family was starting a new chapter with the birth of their son, came September 11.  Barrett’s belief that he must always stay in Condition Yellow—the terminology coined by his favorite Guns & Ammo writer for a state of alert in which you realize your life is in danger and you may need to shoot someone—was suddenly in the forefront of their lives. Sophia and Barrett began to confront, on a very personal level, their differing viewpoints on polarizing values like fear, duty, family, and patriotism.
When Barrett’s military duties escalated along with the country’s, Sophia found herself in the surprising position of military wife, living on an army base during the 2004 elections, and struggling to find peace with herself and her husband in this new world. It was a struggle that would continue up to the point of Barrett’s deployment to Iraq.
Love in Condition Yellow not only provides a vivid, poignant portrait of this unusual union, but also tells the larger story of how love doesn’t necessarily come from sameness, and peace doesn’t necessarily come from agreement.  

“As we follow this story of love between a peace-seeking idealist and a police officer/Army Reserve soldier, we find ourselves longing not only for the success of their relationship but also for the repair of our nation. Raday gives us an insightful snapshot of our war with Iraq, a fascinating view of military and police life from the inside, and a page-turner of a love story all in one breath.” ~Sybil Lockhart, author of Mother in the Middle

The average customer review is currently 5 stars (11 reviews).

In Cold Blood, Truman Capote ~ $3.96

In Cold BloodNational Bestseller 

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. 

As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

“The best documentary account of an American crime ever written. . . . The book chills the blood and exercises the intelligence . . . harrowing.” ~The New York Review of Books

“A remarkable, tensely exciting, superbly written ‘true account.’ ” ~The New York Times

“A masterpiece . . . a spellbinding work.” ~Life

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Price Update: Now $3.99! ~ Mercury Falls, Robert Kroese ~ Was $7.99

Mercury FallsWhile on assignment in Nevada, Christine Temetri isn’t surprised when yet another prophesied Apocalypse fails to occur. After three years of reporting on End Times cults for a religious news magazine, Christine is seriously questioning her career choice. But then she meets Mercury, a cult leader whose knowledge of the impending Apocalypse is decidedly more solid than most: he is an angel, sent from heaven to prepare for the Second Coming but distracted by beer, ping pong, and other earthly delights. After Christine and Mercury inadvertently save Karl Grissom—a film-school dropout and the newly appointed Antichrist—from assassination, she realizes the three of them are all that stand in the way of mankind’s utter annihilation. They are a motley crew compared to the heavenly host bent on earth’s destruction, but Christine figures they’ll just have to do. Full of memorable characters, Mercury Falls is an absurdly funny tale about unlikely heroes on a quest to save the world. 

The average customer review is currently 4.5 stars (163 reviews).

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Spinning Forward, Terri DuLong ~ 7.99!

Spinning ForwardIn a debut novel brimming with warmth and wit, Terri DuLong spins a tale of new beginnings, old friends, and lives forever bound. . .

A New Englander born and bred, the last place Sydney Webster expects to find herself starting over is on an island off the coast of Florida. Yet here she is in Cedar Key, trying to pull herself together after her husband’s untimely death–and the even more untimely revelation of his gambling addiction. Bereft of her comfortable suburban life, Syd takes shelter at a college pal’s bed and breakfast, where amidst the bougainvillea blossoms and the island’s gentle rhythms, a plan begins to form. . .
Syd never considered the possibility of turning her passion for spinning and knitting into something more than a hobby, but when the unique composition of her wool draws attention, a door is opened–the first among many. Yet even as she ventures out of her comfort zone, Syd finds herself stepping into the embrace of a community rich with love, laughter, friendship…and secrets. And as long-hidden truths are revealed, Syd faces a choice: spin a safety net–or spin decidedly forward and never look back… 
“Poignant, absorbing, humorous…a debut that tugs at the heart.” ~Sophia Nash, author of A Dangerous Beauty
“Captures the essence of what often lies in each of our hearts. Don’t miss it!” ~J.L. Miles, author of Cold Rock River 
The average customer review is currently 4 stars (33 reviews).

Top Five Under Five Friday (Mystery)! ~ 10/29/10

Happy Friday!  I thought we’d mix it up a little bit for this Friday… Check out The Top Five Under Five from the Kindle Store’s bestselling MYSTERY eBooks! 

Shaken (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mysteries) [Plus Bonus Content]Deed To DeathVampire Moon (Vampire for Hire #2)
Moon Dance (Vampire for Hire #1)Whiskey Sour

2 ~ Deed To Death, D. B. Henson ~ $0.99 Currently 4.5 stars (111 reviews)

3 ~ Vampire Moon (Vampire for Hire #2), J.R. Rain~ $3.99 Currently 4.5 stars (17 reviews)

4 ~ Moon Dance (Vampire for Hire #1), J.R. Rain ~ $3.99 Currently 4.5 stars (45 reviews)

5 ~ Whiskey Sour, J. A. Konrath ~ $4.69 Currently 4 stars (110 reviews)

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Ordinary World, Elisa Lorello ~ $2.99

Ordinary WorldReaders who fell in love with Andi Cutrone in Elisa Lorello’s first novel, Faking It, can now join Andi on a new journey in which she faces a challenge unlike any she has ever known. Ordinary World begins six years after Lorello’s first installment left off: Andi is blissfully married, works as a recently tenured professor at Northampton University, and is a published author. Life is ideal—until her husband’s death in a senseless accident shatters Andi’s world, plunging her into a gulf of depression and grief. Her family and friends do what that they can to ease her anguish, but no one seems to have the right words to heal Andi’s pain. On the advice of a friend, she travels to Italy to escape and unexpectedly runs into the man who once helped her discover her authentic self. As their friendship is renewed, Andi finally begins to heal, daring to hope that someday she will be happy again. Both wrenching and uplifting, Ordinary World is a moving tale of love and loss, joy and sorrow, heartbreak and hope. 

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