The Wolves of Paris

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day, The Wolves of Paris, by Michael Wallace, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 57 customer reviews.

Genre: Suspense

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

It’s the winter of 1450 and Paris is in a panic. A pack of ravenous wolves is loose in the city, feasting on human flesh. Lorenzo Boccaccio is summoned by a Dominican inquisitor who claims that Lorenzo’s business agent is tied to the sorcery behind the wolf attacks. He demands that Lorenzo and his brother Marco help him root out the evil.

Rivals in business and love, the brothers make for a reluctant partnership. Even so, they are confident the wolves are a natural phenomenon, not men or demons traveling in wolf form.

But events soon prove that the monks and peasants are right. These are no ordinary wolves. And if they are not defeated, the city’s filthy alleys will be awash in blood.

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About the Author:

 

michael wallace

 

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I’ve trekked across the Sahara on a camel, ridden an elephant through a tiger preserve in Southeast Asia, eaten fried guinea pig, and been licked on the head by a skunk. In a previous stage of life I programmed nuclear war simulations, smuggled refugees out of a war zone, and milked cobras for their venom. I speak Spanish and French and grew up in a religious community in the desert.

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The Handfasting

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day, The Handfasting, by David Burnett, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 26 customer reviews.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Handfasting: A Celtic ceremony of engagement or betrothal.

Katie and Steven meet while traveling abroad and fall in love. Deciding they are too young to marry, they plan to finish school and start their careers. But before going their separate ways, they bind themselves together in a secret ceremony to honor their love.

Ten years after the handfasting, Steven fulfils his promise to find Katie.

They find they are still in love and agree to marry. But there is a man in Katie’s past who isn’t willing to give up his plans of marrying her himself. Bill has known Katie all her life, and the small Virginia town they’re from treats any hint of scandal with censure, ostracism, and shame. Events take a violent twist, and he convinces her that she isn’t worthy of Steven’s love and threatens to destroy Katie’s dreams.

Will Steven fight for their love?

Will Katie see Bill’s abuse for what it is, or is she doomed to a tortured life as his wife?

The Handfasting is a story of love renewed, a suitor spurned, and a struggle for healing.

It is a story of love that survives.

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About the Author:

 

david burnett

 

David lives in Columbia South Carolina, with his wife and their blue-eyed cat, Bonnie. The Reunion, his first novel, is set in nearby Charleston. The Handfasting, his second book, was published in June.

He enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches.

David has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, and a Native American powwow. He and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael’s journey through England and Scotland allows him to sketch many places they have visited.

David spent years in school(!), and he has graduate degrees in psychology and education. He and his wife have two daughters.

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The President’s Killers

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day, The President’s Killers, by Karl Jacobs, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 58 customer reviews.

Genre: Suspense

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

– The President is gunned down before his eyes — and the whole country believes he’s the assassin.
– Nobody knows he’s an innocent contract employee with a Government agency.
– The agency insists it has never heard of him.

To 23-year-old Denis Kinney only one thing is clear: every law-enforcement officer in the country wants to put a bullet in him. If he wants to live, Denny must not only elude a massive manhunt but he and girlfriend Meesh must slip into the nation’s capital to try to uncover who set him up and who was really responsible for the President’s murder.

This riveting suspense novel by Karl Jacobs, an award-winning journalist and former top aide to a United States Senator, is more than a shocking, high-tension thriller. It will leave you wondering if the world will ever know the whole truth about the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, or any other historic event where there are disturbing unanswered questions.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/62214 into your web browser to pick up your copy of The President’s Killers.

 

About the Author:

 

karl jacobs

 

In the blue-collar world where Karl Jacobs grew up, his mother had only one request: whatever you do, please don’t wind up in jail. After working as a railroad section-hand, carnival worker, and short-order cook to earn enough money to attend the University of Wisconsin and get a degree in journalism, he went on to witness about as many facets of American life as one person can.

He was an officer at the Infantry Center and the Army Ranger camp in Georgia, a reporter on small-town newspapers in Kansas and Minnesota, a writer and editor with a leading Midwestern metropolitan daily, a top aide to a United States Senator in Washington, and an executive in the headquarters of major corporations in NYC and New Jersey.

He’s met and written about child murderers, homicide detectives, slum landlords, street rioters, small-time politicians, governors and Presidents. He knows the sorts of people who walk the halls of Congress and sit in the boardrooms of giant corporations and has seen first-hand how brutal both worlds can be.

Karl now devotes his full attention to writing. He and his wife have a daughter and two sons.

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Doctor’s Orders Box Set

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is Doctor’s Orders Box Set, a three-book box set collection by Mona Risk, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 115 customer reviews.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A boxed set of three Amazon bestsellers contemporary romance novels, with medical theme, sizzling passion, emotion and humor.
BEST ROMANCE NOVEL at Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2009.
2009 BEST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOVEL at Readers Favorite
2011 EPPIE Award Finalist.
2010 BEST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOVEL at Readers Favorite

BABIES in the BARGAIN: Problems separated them seven years ago. Can an orphaned baby bring them back together? “ER” and “Grey’s Anatomy” in the NICU.
RIGHT NAME, WRONG MAN: What’s a girl to do when she whispers another man’s name in her fiancé’s arms? A comedy novel set in France.
NO MORE LIES: A lie that brings a smile or a truth drawing tears? Secrets and second chances with humor.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/358 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Doctor’s Orders Box Set.

 

About the Author:

 

mona risk

 

From chemistry in the lab to chemistry between people.

To be honest, I never thought that hazardous waste analysis would lead me to write novels, but I grew up surrounded by books, thanks to my father who was a professor and a published author. When my Ph.D. and work in chemistry landed me contracts to refurbish laboratories abroad, I traveled to more than fifty countries on business or vacation. To relax from my hectic schedule, I avidly read romance stories and mentally plotted my own novels. Eventually I left a scientific career to share with readers the many stories brewing in my head.

I write romantic suspense, medical romance, contemporary romances, and paranormal fantasy. Sprinkled with a good dose of humor, my stories are set in the fascinating places I visited, from exotic Belarus, and historical France, to the beaches of Greece, the monuments of Egypt and the mysterious Islands of Seychelles–or more simply in Ohio, Florida, Boston and Washington, DC.

My books have garnered: Top Picks; Outstanding Read; Sweetheart of the Week; Best Book of the Week at various reviewers, and received two mentions in Publisher’s Weekly, and won several awards, from Best Contemporary Romance of the Year at READERS FAVORITE with two Gold Medals, to EPPIE award finalist and Best Romance Novel of the Year at Preditors & Editors Readers Poll.

Shifting to Amazon.com in 2011 and self-publishing my novels were the best things I ever did for my publishing career. In 2012, my ebooks landed on the Amazon bestseller list for contemporary romance and medical romance and my name was posted in the list of The 100 most Popular Authors in Romance for several months.

If you like to travel and love to read, come and enjoy my international romances. Meet the spirited heroines and the alpha heroes who share irresistible chemistry in stories that simmer with emotion and sizzle with heat.

You can visit Mona’s Amazon author page if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/monarisk into your web browser.

 

 

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Coercion

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is Coercion, by Tim Tigner, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 66 customer reviews.

Genre: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Before Putin there was Karpov, a like-minded KGB officer with devious plans for outsmarting the West. Written by a former Green Beret and Soviet Counterintelligence Specialist, Coercion is a Vince Flynn high-stakes cat and mouse game crossed with a Ken Follett historical drama . It’s “An entertaining thriller … with well-paced action, appealing characters and snappy writing.” –Kirkus

On the eve of Perestroika while investigating his brother’s death, Alex Ferris stumbles onto a KGB General’s scheme to regain Russia’s superpower status. After surviving attempts on his life and assembling bizarre clues, Alex flies from San Francisco to Siberia to find answers and avenge his brother. In the midst of that frozen landscape and those tumultuous times, he survives infiltration, interrogation, and romance only to learn that he too is being manipulated as part of a much grander scheme.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/coercion into your web browser to pick up your copy of Coercion.

 

About the Author:

 

tim tigner

 

Tim began his career in the Green Berets where he learned Russian and specialized in Soviet counterintelligence, but switched from espionage to arbitrage with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Moving to Moscow in the midst of Perestroika, then Brussels during the formation of the EU, and eventually landing in Silicon Valley as a startup CEO, Tim has enjoyed a globetrotting career.

Equally active outside the boardroom, Tim has climbed the peaks of Mount Olympus, hang glided the cliffs of Rio de Janeiro, and parachuted into places undisclosed. He walked the Serengeti with a Maasai warrior, worked medical experiments with an orbiting cosmonaut, and crossed the Atlantic with the Gorbachevs. While none of his adventures were planned to be a thriller writer’s research, they certainly help.

Addicted to reading thrillers since 1994, Tim has been writing them since 2004. His thrillers have all hit Amazon’s Top Ten Best Seller lists. He lives with his wife Elena and their two daughters in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tim earned an MBA from Wharton, and MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

You can visit Tim’s Amazon author page if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/timtigner into your web browser.

 

 

Amazon just announced new Kindle versions for both the Fire and e-Ink Kindles. Click here to read my post about each of them!

 

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Manhunt

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is Manhunt, a three book box set collection by Rita Herron, is $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 24 customer reviews.

Genre: Romantic Suspense

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Praise for Rita Herron’s romantic suspense novels:

Here’s what readers are saying about HER DYING BREATH (Book 2 in the Slaughter Creek series):

No one does creepy better than Rita Herron. I’ve been reading her for years and I’m hooked on this series. Fair warning, this is a gritty suspense novel but you won’t want to miss it!

On DYING TO TELL (Book 1 in the Slaughter Creek Series:

…an overall great book -the characters, the story line, the suspense, this is a great book anybody who likes thrillers should read this book

MANHUNT
OVERVIEW:

Three romantic suspense novellas in one!
Safe In His Arms
Safe By His Side
Safe With Him

MANHUNT:
Three prisoners on the run…
Three women in danger…
Three Texas Rangers who will risk their hearts and their lives to protect them.

MORE PRAISE:

HER DYING BREATH
Really don’t remember reading a book that was so intense and the suspense was overwhelming! Wasn’t sure how it would end until the last few pages and even then I was still caught up with the emotions that I felt.

DYING TO TELL
All the twists and turns — it was always exciting to see what was going to happen next. Cannot wait to read the next book.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/manhunt into your web browser to pick up your copy of Manhunt.

 

About the Author:

 

rita herron

 

Multi-award winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight. But she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a teacher instead. Now she writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job.

She is the author of over sixty books, writes sexy romantic comedies and steamy romantic suspense stories set in the South. For more on her titles and other releases, visit her at www.ritaherron.com.

You can visit Rita’s Amazon author page if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ritaherron into your web browser.

 

 

Amazon just announced new Kindle versions for both the Fire and e-Ink Kindles. Click here to read my post about each of them!

 

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Lady Gwendolyn

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is Lady Gwendolyn, by Magnolia Belle, is just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store and this book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 14 customer reviews.

Genre: Historical Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In early medieval days, bandits beset a caravan taking Lady Gwendolyn Hampton of England to marry Angus Dewar in Scotland. In the confusion, she escapes, while the bandits think her maid, Madeleine, is her. From one peril to another, Madeleine must keep the ruse in order to stay alive. Lady Gwendolyn’s brother, Lord Richard Hampton, wants Madeleine as his consort, and tries to rescue her. Through betrayal, intrigue and murder, she becomes a woman of title, and must decide if she wants the life he offers.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/gwendolyn into your web browser to pick up your copy of Lady Gwendolyn.

 

About the Author:

 

My pen name “Magnolia Belle” came from a dream of one day owning a riverboat that offered dinner, sultry jazz and hot R&B while floating down the Mississippi. Realizing I didn’t have the millions it’d take to get that dream off the ground, I took the name to write under. I figured it’d be one hard to forget. Plus, it’s as southern as I am.

I live in Texas with my husband and our ‘pack’ of fuzzy children (aka dogs). Before that, I grew up in a military family and lived all across the US and in the Orient. In 1977, I got married and in 1978 I graduated with a degree in Accounting. Yeah, I know. BIG leap from accountant to novelist.

I started my company, “Black Wolf Books” in 2005 as a venue to publish and sell my work. The name “Black Wolf” comes from the first series of 5 novels I’ve written (and am still working on).

My characters become very real to me, and I often find myself not writing, but rather taking dictation as they tell me their stories. That’s also why I tend to write in series of novels. My characters are a gabby bunch!

I hope you’ll take the time to meet them. You’ll probably fall in love with them just like I have, fuss at them when they do something stupid and cheer them on when they face a hard challenge. When you reach “The End” you’ll feel like you’ve acquired a new set of friends.

All my best!

Belle

You can visit Magnolia’s Amazon author page if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/mbelle into your web browser.

 

Amazon just announced new Kindle versions for both the Fire and e-Ink Kindles. Click here to read my post about each of them!

 

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Amazon Announces New Kindles!

In case you missed it, Amazon had a lot of press releases today announcing the new version of e-Ink Kindles and Kindle Fires.  Most of them look pretty good (more on that a little bit later) and, rather than try to explain all of the new whistles and bells to you I’m going to give you a link so you can check them out for yourself – besides, there’s a heck of a lot of new information for each one of them out there, and I would probably miss some of the more relevant details!

Yes, I’ve ordered a couple of them to play with and I will be posting a review of my experiences once they arrive.

If you’ve been thinking about ordering a Kindle or Kindle Fire for Christmas for yourself or someone, I would recommend ordering them now as the past couple of years they went out of stock prior to Christmas!

 

Kindle Fire HD

Amazon is coming out with two new versions of the “regular” Kindle Fire – a 7” version (which is the same as the old) and a new 6” version.  The impressive thing is they have reduced the price for the base models to just $99 for the 6” version and $139 for the new 7” version.  Each of these has all sorts of new whistles and bells such as faster processors, front and rear facing cameras.  Also, rather than just the standard black model you can make it a little more personal with magenta, white, citron, and cobalt: for those color challenged like me, it looks like black, pink, white, yellow, and blue!

You can check out the 7” version if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/7fire2014 into your web browser.

You can check out the 6” version of you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/6fire2014 into your web browser.

 

Kindle Fire HDX – 8.9” Version

With this one, Amazon has made many comparisons to the iPad Air – with more “this” and “that” such as 30% more pixels (makes the display more crisp), 20% lighter than an iPad Air, faster processor, and Dolby Atmos for a unique sound experience.  These are pretty pricey, starting at $379 for a basic Wi-Fi version to a couple of hundred dollars more if you want both Wi-Fi and 4G cellular connectivity.

You can check out the new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” version if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/89firehdx2014 into your web browser.

 

Kindle Voyage

The Kindle Voyage is a new e-Ink reader which (to me) looks like a much thinner version of the Paperwhite with an almost 50% improvement in the number of pixels per inch (that means the letters on the screen are more crisp), and he ability to turn the page without touching the screen with “Reimagined page turns.”  The starting price on these is $199 for the Wi-Fi version, and $269 for one with both Wi-Fi and free 3G cellular.

Interestingly, and it seems rather chicken of Amazon, a power adaptor has to be purchased separately for $15 if you purchase it at the same time as you purchase the Voyager (or $20 if you purchase it later), so if you already have a micro-USB charger handy I wouldn’t order one of the chargers.

You can check out the new Kindle Voyage if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/kindlevoyage into your web browser.

 

Kindle

The plain-Jane, stripped down e-Ink reader has been retooled for 2014 – I’m not real sure what changed from last year’s model except for the claim of faster page turns with a new processor; it is also a touch screen and is Wi-Fi only.  Similar to the Voyager above, Amazon is not shipping these with a power adaptor.

You can check out the new Kindle if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/thekindle into your web browser.

 

Fire HD Kids Edition

This one is fairly interesting – it is built a little tougher and looks kind of like a toy and is geared directly for kids – yet it also has front and rear facing cameras.  Parents, if you’ve been considering a tablet for one of your children I would check this one out: Amazon is offering a no questions asked two year replacement warranty with the claim “…if they break it, we’ll replace it for free.”  I think that’s huge as both of our kids broke their Fires and it was a good thing we had the extended warranty.

It also has a lot of parental controls you can set as well as a kid-proof case.  A 6” version costs $149 and a 7” version costs $189.

You can check out the Fire HD Kids Edition tablet if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/kidsfire into your web browser.

 

That’s all I had for tonight, and you should stay fairly busy if you check out the links above – have fun!

Regards,

Michael

 

 

 

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