One of the best books we’ve ever read! And it’s on sale for just $1.99!

One of the best books we’ve ever read! And it’s on sale for just $1.99!

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The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker

This book is on our short list of favorite reads ever. It’s on sale and it’s brilliant.

The writing is elegant–the kind we love to get lost in. The story is beautifully woven, crossing multiple times, places, and cultures. It is rich in magic, yet it is first and foremost a story about people. Did we mention it’s one of our favorite reads ever?

And the ebook is only $1.99 for a limited time.

   

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Just $1.99 for the next few days, this fantasy has us mesmerized!

Just $1.99 for the next few days, this fantasy has us mesmerized!

The City of Brass, by S. A. Chakraborty

We read the blurb, read the sample, and fell in love. At $1.99, we bought one for each of us. And then we bought one for Mom, too. It reminds us a bit of Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer, even though it’s completely different. It’s also reminiscent of Helene Wecker’s The Golem and the Jinni, although it’s different from that one, too. We love so many authors, but there are few who can paint a complete scene without explanations. The right dialog, the right details (two or three at most, thrown in casually), and the world comes alive.

We can’t wait to dig into this one, and we couldn’t wait to share it with you!

   

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Celebrate your long weekend with a free fantasy! (Save your cash for that barbecue.)

Celebrate your long weekend with a free fantasy! (Save your cash for that barbecue.)

The Watchmaker’s Daughter, by C.J. Archer

Start this USA Today bestselling series for free with book one, The Watchmaker’s Daughter! The cover is gorgeous, and the story sounds right up our alley. A smart, desperate woman in historical London, and a mysterious new employer with a touch of danger and magic. We were thrilled to find it offered up for free today!

  

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“Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Huge sale on this award-winning historical fantasy series!

“Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Huge sale on this award-winning historical fantasy series!

Jackaby, by William Ritter

The Jackaby series has it all. Mystery. Suspense. A healthy dose of the supernatural. “And one seriously ugly hat.” The Chicago Tribune called it “Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” At 40% to 67% off, we call it awesome.

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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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Why Did The New Republic Call This Book “Pernicious” in 1976?

Why Did The New Republic Call This Book “Pernicious” in 1976?

Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice

$2.99 Kindle Sale! ($7.99)

This is the book that started it all–the bestselling, 10-volume Vampire Chronicles series that catapulted Anne Rice into the realm of author legend. When it came out in 1976, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said it was “hypnotically poetic in tone, rich in sensory imagery and dense with the darkness that lies behind the veil of human thought.” The New Republic, on the other hand, called it “pernicious.”

Critics aside, it earned almost $1,000,000 in sales and movie rights before it hit the streets and is now one of the essential cornerstones of any fantasy or paranormal collection. The deal has only a few days left, so don’t wait to pick up this timeless masterpiece.

Get the deal.

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The Kingdom of Oceana by Mitchell Charles

The Kingdom of Oceana by Mitchell Charles

A Quick, Colorful Read

The Kingdom of Oceana is a classic story of sibling rivalry—a novel based on action and adventure that we’d recommend for readers twelve and up. Set in a fantasy version of a timeless Hawaii, it has fire walking and surfing and sharks and zombie fish… plenty of thrills to capture the imagination.

It also has magic, mystery, and a message of environmentalism weaving a natural thread throughout the story. Many books for younger readers attempt to merge entertainment with education, but few do it well. This one does.

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The Blazing Star – by Imani Josey

The Blazing Star – by Imani Josey

Interesting Premise with a Gorgeous Setting

I was scrolling through the young adult section looking for a new read, and the shelf was like this: HOT GUY on the cover, HOT GUY on the cover, HOT GUY on the cover…

Although I enjoy a hot-guy romance as much as the next hot-guy enthusiast… every single cover? Really? So I was THRILLED to run across The Blazing Star. The heroine of the story, actually dominating the cover. Imagine that.

I requested it immediately.

The initial chapters (set in the real world) did not disappoint. There are universal tensions that any heart can relate to, and I cared about both sisters right from the start. And then… Egypt! The glimpses into the daily life of this fantastical version of ancient Egypt are one of the book’s greatest strengths.

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