Monthly Archives: August 2011

Oh, That I Had Wings

Oh, That I Had Wings by Sarah Pawley is 99 cents in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 5 customer reviews.  You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/oEd3cU into your computer’s web browser.

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

Jack Langdon has always heard the call of destiny. As a boy, it called to him through the lonesome sound of a train whistle, and through his Grandmother’s prohecies. Now, in the summer of 1917, the call is stronger than ever. The Great War takes him from his home in the hills of Virginia, setting him on a path of tragedy and romance that will soon have him finding his place in the world.

Published Monday – Friday (with an occasional weekend post) this blog, Kindle Books for a Buck or Less, primary focus is on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. If you would like to try out the free two-week trial subscription on your Kindle, click here or type in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

 

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The Last Letter

The Last Letter by Kathleen Shoop is 99 cents in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 63 customer reviews.  You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/pT6U4Q into your computer’s web browser.

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

Katherine wouldn’t have believed it if she hadn’t found the letter…

Katherine Arthur’s mother arrives on her doorstep, dying, forcing her to relive a past she wanted to forget. When Katherine was young, the Arthur family had been affluent city dwellers until shame sent them running for the prairie, into the unknown. Taking her family, including young Katherine, to live off the land was the last thing Jeanie Arthur had wanted, but she would do her best to make a go of it. For Jeanie’s husband Frank it had been a world of opportunity. Dreaming, lazy Frank. But, it was a society of uncertainty—a domain of natural disasters, temptation, hatred, even death.

Ten-year-old Katherine had loved her mother fiercely, put her trust in her completely, but when there was no other choice, and Jeanie resorted to extreme measures on the prairie to save her family, she tore Katherine’s world apart. Now, seventeen years later, and far from the homestead, Katherine has found the truth – she has discovered the last letter. After years of anger, can Katherine find it in her heart to understand why her mother made the decisions that changed them all? Can she forgive and finally begin to heal before it’s too late?

Independent Publisher Awards:
2011 Gold Medal, Best Regional Fiction–Midwest

National Indie Excellence Book Awards:
2011 Finalist Award–Historical Fiction
2011 Finalist Award–Regional Fiction

International Book Awards:
2011 Finalist Award–Historical Fiction
2011 Finalist Award–Best New Fiction

Published Monday – Friday (with an occasional weekend post) this blog, Kindle Books for a Buck or Less, primary focus is on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. If you would like to try out the free two-week trial subscription on your Kindle, click here or type in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

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Blind Faith

Blind Faith by CJ Lyons is 99 cents in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 41 customer reviews.  You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/pW9v90 into your computer’s web browser.

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

When her husband and son are murdered, she thought she’d lost it all. But for Sarah Durandt the nightmare is just beginning…

Sarah has just witnessed the execution of the man who confessed to killing her husband and son, among others. She leaves with no closure as the killer has refused her repeated requests to reveal the site of her family’s graves. Sarah returns home to her small town of Hopewell in the Adirondacks Mountains and vows to search until she finds Sam and Josh.

Her hunt leads her to a trail of lies and unearths a new killer. In a race to save everything she holds dear, Sarah is forced to place her faith in the man who betrayed her…her husband.

Published Monday – Friday (with an occasional weekend post) this blog, Kindle Books for a Buck or Less, primary focus is on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. If you would like to try out the free two-week trial subscription on your Kindle, click here or type in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

 

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In The Eye of the Beholder

Well, I know I said I would only do this Monday – Friday…let’s call this a bonus post.

There is a new one by Jeffrey Archer in the Amazon Kindle store: it’s listed as a short story, but at nearly 400KB long (Kindle electronic book size), it is just as long or longer than a lot of books.  Besides, Jeffrey Archer is one heck of a storyteller in my opinion.  I’m going to try and read it this weekend – assuming I get the chores around the house done!

In the Eye of the Beholder by Jeffrey Archer is 99 cents in the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/q9zebO into your computer’s web browser.

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

Previously published in the anthology Cat O’Nine Tales.

A star athlete who has a fateful run-in with a three-hundred pound woman. One of the author’s own personal favorites, In the Eye of the Beholder is Jeffrey Archer at his best—witty, suspenseful, sad, surprising, and unforgettable.

Published Monday – Friday (with an occasional weekend post) this blog, Kindle Books for a Buck or Less, primary focus is on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. If you would like to try out the free two-week trial subscription on your Kindle, click here or type in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

 

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Special Message for Subscribers in the Northeast USA

Here’s just a quick message for those of you living in the Northeast awaiting the arrival of the hurricane: be safe, and I hope you are prepared with bottled water, batteries, a couple of days’ worth of food you won’t need electricity to prepare, and as many of your electronic devices charged up as possible.

One thing I’ve learned living in Houston is when the power goes out for a while due to these storms, or even the threat of them, is cellular service can be overwhelmed and you can’t make or receive a call on your cell phone.  Don’t forget text messaging uses different frequencies – when Hurricane Ike hit Houston a few years ago the power was out for days here (and weeks in other neighborhoods), for about a week cell service was spotty.  However, we could nearly always communicate with others via text messaging due to the different frequency.

I hope the power isn’t out for long, but it might.  If it does, turn your Kindle’s wireless off as it will conserve the battery and you can read for days – that’s what I did while waiting for the power and the repair team to fix the hole in my roof.  Stay safe, you’re in our prayers, and we will still be here once all of this passes!

Regards,

Michael

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Daughter of Time

Daughter of Time: A Time Travel Romance by Sarah Woodbury is 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 8 customer reviews.  You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/nHLCOb into your computer’s web browser.
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Daughter of Time tells the story of a young widow, Meg, healing from the pain of a brief, unhappy marriage, who falls through time into the Middle Ages–and into the arms of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, the last Prince of Wales. He saves her, and she in turn saves him, thanks to her knowledge of future events. Although powerful forces seek to divide them, by working together, Meg and Llywelyn have a chance to navigate the dangerous and shifting alliances that constantly undermine his rule and threaten the very existence of Wales–and to create a future in which Llywelyn’s death does not come too soon.

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The Righteous

The Righteous by Michael Wallace is 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 79 customer reviews.  You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/n8u53J into your computer’s web browser.

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

When a brutal murder shocks the polygamist enclave of Blister Creek, Utah, church elders call in Jacob Christianson, a medical student and the favored son of a church elder. Jacob must solve the murder while protecting his young sister Eliza from marriage to one of three old men jostling for power within the church hierarchy.

Jacob discovers that the murdered woman has been killed in accordance with secret blood oaths taken within the polygamist temple. Together with his sister, he uncovers a plot to overthrow the church leadership, with murders that reach beyond the community and into the “gentile” world. The Righteous is a heart-pounding suspense-thriller with a depth that will haunt the reader long after the last page is turned.

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