Daily Deals: A Courtney Milan historical, a couple of contemporaries, and a coming of age set in NYC

Daily Deals: A Courtney Milan historical, a couple of contemporaries, and...

Unraveled by Courtney MilanUnraveled by Courtney Milan. $ .99

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Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past–secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom…

Miranda Darling isn’t in trouble…yet. But she’s close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction. And yet no matter how forbidding the man seems on the outside, she can’t bring herself to leave. Instead, when he tries to push her away, she pushes right back–straight through his famous self-control, and into the heart of the passion that he has long hidden away…

I didn’t love this book as much as the other titles in the “UN” series but it’s heads and shoulders above most historicals and I think a lot of my discontent had to do with how I perceived Smite to be portrayed in previous books and how he appeared i this book. If this is your first Milan, I don’t think that will be an issue.

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A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses by Molly Harper.A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses by Molly Harper. $ 1.99

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Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it.

Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor Jed Trudeau keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times, a distraction Nola doesn’t need. And teaming up with a real-life Adonis is as dangerous as it sounds, especially since Jed’s got the face of an angel and the abs of a washboard. Can Nola complete her mission before falling completely under his spell?

PW “Nola reluctantly heads from Ireland to Kentucky and enlists the help of Jane and her friends while trying not to be distracted by hunky local Jed Trudeau, who has a few secrets of his own. Harper fans will be thrilled by this return to the hysterical world of Jane and crew, and even more delighted to add Nola’s new face to the mix”

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Being Henry David by Cal ArmisteadBeing Henry David by Cal Armistead. $ 1.99 Google | Amazon

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Seventeen-year-old “Hank” has found himself at Penn Station in New York City with no memory of anything–who he is, where he came from, why he’s running away. His only possession is a worn copy of Walden by Henry David Thoreau. And so he becomes Henry David–or “Hank”–and takes first to the streets, and then to the only destination he can think of–Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Cal Armistead’s remarkable debut novel about a teen in search of himself. As Hank begins to piece together recollections from his past he realizes that the only way he can discover his present is to face up to the realities of his grievous memories. He must come to terms with the tragedy of his past to stop running and find his way home.

Children’s Literature reviewer says “For an adult reader, some of his decisions are exasperating as they lead him into further danger and away from resolution. His motivations, though, will probably be better understood by the teen reader who is the intended audience. While the consequences he faces are extreme, the problems that caused them are relatable and thought-provoking. Hank and the people who surround him are well-developed characters whom readers will want to follow through the story. Hank’s search for truth is gripping and unfolds at a pace that retains both interest and suspense.”

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More Than Forever by Jay McLeanMore Than Forever by Jay McLean. $ .99.

From the Jacket Copy:

-LUCY-
There is a love so fierce it cannot be measured.
A heart so strong it will never slow.
There is a promise so sure it can never lie.
He promised me that love forever.
Even when it wasn’t enough.

-CAMERON-
Forever. Everlasting. Eternal.
There is no measure of time.
No sounds of the ticking of a clock.
Just the rising and falling of the sun.
And our own sense of forever.

But our forever isn’t always

The negative comments say it’s cheesy and maybe too sweet. It’s highly reviewed with only 3 negative reviews on Amazon. So either Jay McLean is a super awesome author or she hasn’t hit an audience outside her regular readership.

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