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Bloodlines by Richelle MeadBloodlines by Richelle Mead. $ 2.99

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The first book in Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series–now in paperback

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive–this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

Kobo is having a March Break Sale with a number of books at $1.99.

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Losing It by Cora CarmackLosing It by Cora Carmack. $ 1.99

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The Runaway New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!


Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible—a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half a brain would ever believe.

And as if that weren’t embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theater professor.

She’d left him naked in her bed about eight hours earlier. . . .

This book didn’t work well for me but it was wildly successful as a self published novel before it was acquired by HarperCollins.

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Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly ClearyRamona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary. $ 1.99

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Riding the school bus alone isn’t the only new experience making third grade exciting for Ramona Quimby. From befriending a boy called Yard Ape to delivering her book report in the style of a television commercial, Ramona’s enthusiasm for life is infectious and irresistible.

That’s not to say all is perfect. Having to go to the Kemps’ house after school is Ramona’s own particular burden—especially the chore of being nice to pesky little Willa Jean. When Ramona gets sick and throws up in class, she feels as though things can’t get worse!

In this Newbery Honor Book, newly illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers, Beverly Cleary lovingly chronicles Ramona’s experiences as she faces all of her third-grade challenges with imagination and determination.

It looks like a number of the Ramona books are on sale for $1.99.

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The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition - 40th Anniversary Edition      By: William Peter Blatty The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. $ 2.99.

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Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist, one of the most controversial novels ever written, went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child?s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying.

Two years after its publication, The Exorcist was, of course, turned into a wildly popular motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. On opening day of the film, lines of the novel?s fans stretched around city blocks. In Chicago, frustrated moviegoers used a battering ram to gain entry through the double side doors of a theater. In Kansas City, police used tear gas to disperse an impatient crowd who tried to force their way into a cinema. The three major television networks carried footage of these events; CBS?s Walter Cronkite devoted almost ten minutes to the story. The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a true landmark.

Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist still has the extraordinary ability to disturb readers and cause them to forget that it is ?just a story.? Published here in this beautiful fortieth anniversary edition, it remains an unforgettable reading experience and will continue to shock and frighten a new generation of readers.

A classic.

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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. Darlynne
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 14:22:50

    Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me is on sale at Amazon for $2.99. I thought this was excellent YA scifi-distopian, the sequel of which is supposed to show up this year, AFAIK.

    The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville is also available for $2.99. It is brilliant and bloody, set in contemporary Northern Ireland.

  2. cleo
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 15:38:09

    I loved Beverly Cleary and especially the Ramona books – my Mom and I still throw around Ramona quotes, some 30 years after first reading her (i.e. “sit here for the present” and “turn on the dawnzer”). May have to get one for old time’s sake.

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