When I LOL twice in the first two pages, I have to buy it! (And it’s 87% off!)

When I LOL twice in the first two pages, I have to buy it! (And it’s 87% off!)

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic, by Emily Croy Barker

$1.99 Kindle Sale ($14.99)

Even when a book is 87% off, I still check out the sample. But when I literally laugh out loud twice in the first two pages and it’s only $1.99, I have to buy it. I just have to. And then, after I fell in love with it (hashtag insta-love-is-real, hashtag yes-i-know-thats-not-how-hashtags-work), and after I bought it, I happened across a reviewer, moaning in agony: the sequel wasn’t out yet. Nooooooooo!!! [Pops open Google in a panic.] Turns out, things look hopeful.

The author posted on her blog in March. The sequel is coming. And again in May, on Goodreads. Definitely coming. And then the publisher posted this sale–this crazy, wonderful sale–which they like to do to bump demand just before the next one. So, even though the sequel isn’t out yet, all signs point to an announcement soon. And, hey, I’m still on pins and needles for book three of The Kingkiller Chronicle. But I’m not sorry I read the first two. Some things are worth the wait. I’m betting The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic is one of them.

Especially while that bet is only $1.99.

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Sword & Sorcery for Middle Grade Readers

Sword & Sorcery for Middle Grade Readers

Beyond the Wicked Willow, by M.J. Rocissono

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“In 2012 two things changed the life of fourteen-year-old Frankie Fretini forever. The first was the death of his father—we’ll talk more about that later. The second thing was the malocchio. What’s the malocchio, you ask? The Italian evil eye. A curse, jinx, hex, hoodoo. A whammy.”

So begins the story of Frankie Fretini, whose ancestors encountered a witch almost eight hundred years ago, leaving behind a paranormal mess he’s about to inherit. Frankie and his friends hide from a bully in a carnival fortune teller’s booth and end up in the Middle Ages, with no choice but to track down the witch and deal with her if they ever want to get back home.

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70% off Today Only! Magical Realism from the NYT Bestseller List!

70% off Today Only! Magical Realism from the NYT Bestseller List!

A Dog’s Purpose, by W. Bruce Cameron

$2.99 Kindle Sale ($9.99) Today Only!

Magical realism. A genre tied closely to fantasy, where the magic happens in the everyday world. When done well, it makes for a truly special treat, and today’s bookaholic deal is one of the best examples of its kind. Sitting at an unheard-of 4.8 on Amazon with over 5,000 reviews (and another 48,000 5-star ratings on Goodreads), this New York Times bestseller captured hearts around the world and became a major motion picture.

In this dog story with a twist, the dog isn’t born, but re-born, time and time again. And the dog is… well… a dog. He’s not a personified dog, who understands human speech and would love to sit down for tea if only he spoke English and had opposable thumbs. He’s a dog. Who loves his family and also loves rolling in the smelliest stuff on the planet. He doesn’t know why he keeps finding himself in new puppy lives, time and time again, but he’s determined to find out.

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The Brilliance Trilogy: all 3 sci fi thrillers are more than 60% off!

The Brilliance Trilogy: all 3 sci fi thrillers are more than 60% off!

$1.99 Kindle Sale on each book!

Gillian Flynn, the bestselling author of Gone Girl, called the Brilliance series “Ridiculously good.” That’s what we think about this sale. All three books are each just $1.99 on Kindle for a limited time. It’s been on our TBR ever since it came out, having been nominated for the Edgar, Lovey, Sideways, and Prometheus awards. Yes, all of them.

It’s a little bit X-men in the premise, promising plenty of excitement, and the world building is impressive, with news stories and ads from Sakey’s alternate universe scattered throughout the pages. That’s the kind of immersive reading experience we absolutely love–setting the best sci fi books above and beyond–and at this price, you won’t find a better time to try it.

(Pro tip: buy them all at once, and you’ll save another ten percent!)

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Altered Carbon only $2.99 – the book, and our take on the Netflix series

Altered Carbon only $2.99 – the book, and our take on the Netflix series

Altered Carbon, by Richard K. Morgan

$2.99 Kindle Sale ($11.99)

We discovered this story through the Netflix series, Altered Carbon, which is probably different from the book in a lot of ways. (Isn’t it always!) Still, we were impressed by the series, and we fully expect to feel the same way about the book–a New York Times bestseller–which we just bought for less than the price of a cup of coffee. (We might not live in the age of immortality yet, but you sure can’t beat the entertainment.)

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Massive Sale on The Sword of Shannara Trilogy

Massive Sale on The Sword of Shannara Trilogy

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$2.99 Kindle sale ($19.99)

Usually $19.99 in ebook format, the entire hit trilogy by Terry Brooks, The Sword of Shannara, is on sale, collected in a single volume, for only $2.99. Now a classic, this has become one of those must-own series for any fantasy collection to be complete. (Yes, there are several more in the series, but these are the original three that started it all.) We read it ages ago. Lasting impressions? Loved the main character! Four and a half stars for the story, rounding up for longevity and influence on the market.

The deal will only last a few days, so snap it up fast. We sure did!

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High-octane sci fi with two besties and a robot dog.

High-octane sci fi with two besties and a robot dog.

Lifelike, by Jay Kristoff

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Eve and LemonFresh are “bestests” in a high-tech, post-apocalyptic world. They live with Eve’s grandpa in a trash wasteland, surrounded by the discarded dregs of what was once civilization, getting by on grandpa’s mad tech skills and Eve’s bot fights in the War Dome. Until those bot fights almost get her killed. When a giant robot corners her, she throws out one terrified hand and screams.

And the bot falls down dead, its circuits fried from the inside.

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Alpha Girl: one of my favorite “fun read” series!

Alpha Girl: one of my favorite “fun read” series!

Books one and two are FREE on Kindle!

I call them “fun reads.” It’s my own category, but I’m sure you have one just like it. The books can come from any genre, but they have to suck me in from the beginning, hold my attention to the end, and be easy to read all the way through. They can be thrilling or adventurous or sexy or funny, but they’re all just plain fun.

Aileen Erin’s Alpha Girl series is all of these at once, and it’s one of my absolute favorites.

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