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Daily Deals: Hold Me Closer Necromancer and other Award Winning Books

Hold Me Closer Necromancer	Lish McBride Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride. $2.99.

I loved the title of this book but the blurb makes the story sound appealing.

From Jacket Copy:

Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak.

Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else.

With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin?

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer is a 2011 Bank Street – Best Children’s Book of the Year.


Who Will Take This Man? by Jacquie D’Alessandro. $1.99.

Originally published in 2003. One of the reviewers elaborates on the plot. Philip found a cursed stone, tells Lady Sarah (his betrothed) of the curse and leaves the choice up to her whether she wants to marry him. She doesn’t and Meredith the Matchmaker is ruined.

From Jacket Copy:

Philip Whitmore, Viscount Greybourne, has been deserted at the altar, and Meredith Chilton-Grizedale, the Matchmaker of Mayfair, is ruined. This was the most anticipated wedding of the Season and would have secured her position. But now the word is out that the groom-to-be is cursed, making him the Most Unmarriageable Man in England. If Meredith is to have any hope of a future, she’ll need to help him break this curse and marry him off. Unfortunately, the only woman he now wants is Meredith—the Most Unmarriageable Woman in England!


Silverbridge by Joan Wolf. $2.99.

Joan Wolf’s voice really works for me but primarily her older works. This 2009 title is not one of my favorites but it does give a reader a fairly good idea of Wolf’s writing style and voice.

From Jacket Copy:

Joan Wolf mingles the past with the present in this romance about an American actress who falls in love with a nobleman. But his life is in danger and she must let herself be drawn into a mystery that dates back to the Regency era to save him.

While shooting at England’s Silverbridge estate for a film set during the Regency period, American actress Tracy Collins is intrigued by Harry Oliver, the lord of the manor. Soon Tracy has startling visions from the past that coincide with terrifying acts of sabotage and attempted murder which threaten her and Harry. To unmask a villain, Tracy must let herself be drawn into a mystery dating back to the Regency era.


Quantum Thief	Hannu Rajaniemi Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi. $2.99.

This book has won awards and is being sold without DRM!:

  • The Quantum Thief is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Science Fiction & Fantasy title.
  • One of Library Journal’s Best SF/Fantasy Books of 2011

At the publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

From Jacket Copy:

Jean le Flambeur is a post-human criminal, mind burglar, confidence artist, and trickster. His origins are shrouded in mystery, but his exploits are known throughout the Heterarchy— from breaking into the vast Zeusbrains of the Inner System to stealing rare Earth antiques from the aristocrats of Mars. Now he’s confined inside the Dilemma Prison, where every day he has to get up and kill himself before his other self can kill him.

Rescued by the mysterious Mieli and her flirtatious spacecraft, Jean is taken to the Oubliette, the Moving City of Mars, where time is currency, memories are treasures, and a moon-turnedsingularity lights the night. What Mieli offers is the chance to win back his freedom and the powers of his old self—in exchange for finishing the one heist he never quite managed.

As Jean undertakes a series of capers on behalf of Mieli and her mysterious masters, elsewhere in the Oubliette investigator Isidore Beautrelet is called in to investigate the murder of a chocolatier, and finds himself on the trail of an arch-criminal, a man named le Flambeur….

The Quantum Thief is a crazy joyride through the solar system several centuries hence, a world of marching cities, ubiquitous public-key encryption, people communicating by sharing memories, and a race of hyper-advanced humans who originated as MMORPG guild members. But for all its wonders, it is also a story powered by very human motives of betrayal, revenge, and jealousy. It is a stunning debut.

The Quantum Thief is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Science Fiction & Fantasy title.

One of Library Journal’s Best SF/Fantasy Books of 2011

At the publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. hapax
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 12:40:22

    The sequel to the Lish McBride book — NECROMANCING THE STONE — is due out in September, and is also a lot of fun.

    THE QUANTUM THIEF is an amazing, glorious, gorgeously written book, with more mindbending ideas tossed out in a paragraph than most authors would use in an entire series.

    Warning, however — while both novels have (multiple) romantic subplots, neither deliver the kind of happy emotional payoff that a romance reader might be looking for.

  2. Variel
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 02:41:52

    Quantum Thief looks interesting,though the kindle version is more expensive that the paper back. $12.69 vs $7.99 time to play the waiting game.

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