These Terry Pratchett stories are 80% off through the end of September!

These Terry Pratchett stories are 80% off through the end of September!

The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, by Terry Pratchett

“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” —Terry Pratchett

We’ve been dying to find a Terry Pratchett sale! One of the greatest names in fantasy humor, Terry Pratchett spent an entire lifetime writing. These particular stories were penned back at the beginning, when he was just 17. He honed them a bit for this anthology, but not much. Such was the depth of his talent. The collection is just $1.99 through the end of September, and we snapped it up the second we found it. We’ve made it a lifetime quest to keep our minds open—making sure they’ll have room for stories like these.

   

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A 5-star romcom with vampires, C.L. Ogilvie’s Some Assistance Required is a steal at $2.99!

A 5-star romcom with vampires, C.L. Ogilvie’s Some Assistance Required is a steal at $2.99!

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Some Assistance Required, by C.L. Ogilvie

Glenda Melner has a mother who (probably) can’t remember her name, a new lawyer boss who happens to be a vampire, and a best friend who’s convinced Glen won’t survive her first week on the job. The firm comes complete with a shapeshifter who can’t shift, a fairy who can’t fly, a hyperborean who can’t be bothered to give a mere human the time of day, and vampire-hating protestors who lob garlic at the lobby. Not to mention the orc at the security desk.

Soon Glenda is embroiled in a hot supernatural mess, and I loved every minute of it. The book is a standalone, but I wish it weren’t because I adored the main character and the entire ensemble cast. I would buy another book about them all in a second!!!

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This audiobook had us laughing out loud. Literally. A new favorite for our permanent library!

This audiobook had us laughing out loud. Literally. A new favorite for our permanent library!

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Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman

We listened to the audiobook. Together. We don’t do that a lot, but now, having heard it, we find it hard to imagine this particular book any other way. Neil Gaiman’s dry delivery of Loki’s cleverness, Thor’s bull-headed simplicity, and the narrator’s scathing one-liners had us laughing so loudly that we had to rewind it more than once.

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$0.99 total for 3 hilarious books! (Plus a short story we haven’t read that’s probably also funny.)

$0.99 total for 3 hilarious books! (Plus a short story we haven’t read that’s probably also funny.)

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Hal Spacejock Omnibus One, by Simon Haynes

Have you ever wanted to toss your computer gently out a window? Now imagine if it could talk to you and move your stuff around when you weren’t looking. That’s how Hal Spacejock feels about his robot sidekick, Clunk, and for good reason. But just like your computer, there’s one big problem with tossing him out an airlock.

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A paranormal romcom with an irreverent sense of humor and a healthy dash of sass. Just $0.99 for a limited time!

A paranormal romcom with an irreverent sense of humor and a healthy dash of sass. Just $0.99 for a limited time!

Heirs of Grace, by Tim Pratt

“My new life was off to a bumpy start even before Trey got eaten by the mirror.”

We love great first lines, and this one speaks for itself. It clues you in that there’s a problem—a paranormal sort of problemand it promises a good laugh. The rest of the sample does not disappoint. Buy it today for $0.99 or, if you’re a Prime member, read it for free.

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Supernatural murder and an alpaca. A magical romantic comedy… with a body count.

Supernatural murder and an alpaca. A magical romantic comedy… with a body count.

Hoofin’ It, by RJ Blain

$0.99 Kindle Sale ($4.99)

What do FBI agents, vampires, witches, glass eyes, alpacas, and a wicked sense of humor all have in common? You guessed it: Hoofin’ It, by RJ Blain. I read the first chapter and then bought it immediately for only $0.99. I laughed at the spitting alpaca. I laughed at the conversation Shane has with his mother. Heck, I laughed at the dialog with the 911 operator, but there’s probably something wrong with me.

I even laughed at the dedication. Here, look. I screenshotted it for you.

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The Wendy, a YA fantasy retelling with a twist!

The Wendy, a YA fantasy retelling with a twist!

The Wendy, by Erin Michelle Sky & Steven Brown

(Hey, look! We wrote this one!)

Unlike most retellings, which follow the basic plot of the original book, The Wendy pays tribute to JM Barrie’s style and the Peter Pan characters (and their complex relationships) while offering readers a completely new story. We love writing the Tales of the Wendy series, and we hope you’ll love reading it!

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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.

Get the deal!

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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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Why I’ve Been Shamelessly Fangirling Simon Haynes for Books

Why I’ve Been Shamelessly Fangirling Simon Haynes for Books

Peace Force, by Simon Haynes

FREE for a limited time!

We’ve known Simon Haynes for years now. And by “know him,” I mean professionally, not personally. And by “professionally,” I mean I’ve fangirled him for something like a decade (Erin, not Steven, just to be clear), reviewing enough of his books to own an autographed first edition of Hal Spacejock #1.

But then I lost them!

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A Big Time Lawyer Becomes the Worst Housemaid Ever

A Big Time Lawyer Becomes the Worst Housemaid Ever

The Undomestic Goddess, by Sophie Kinsella

$1.99 Kindle Sale! ($11.99)

I love romantic comedies. I do. It’s a sorry-not-sorry habit I indulge in when I need something just for me–like chocolate, or naps on the porch. This one is a stand-alone New York Times bestseller, which makes it a great introduction to the author. I bought it based on the sample because the deal was just too good to pass up.

Plus, that cover!

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A Quick, Quirky Romp

A Quick, Quirky Romp

How You Ruined My Life, by Jeff Strand

Rod’s teenage life isn’t perfect, but things could be worse. He lives with his single mom in a modest home. They don’t have a lot of extras, but they’re getting by. He has a punk rock band called “Fanged Grapefruit” and a beautiful girlfriend. Life is pretty good. That is, until Blake moves in. Blake is Rod’s cousin, and from the moment his privileged mountain of luggage arrives—the day before he does himself—Blake manages to make Rod’s life a living hell. But is he a harmless idiot? Or does this demon-spawn of a cousin know exactly what he’s doing? Continue reading “A Quick, Quirky Romp”