Daily Deals: Immortal warriors, ranchers, hilarious essays

Daily Deals: Immortal warriors, ranchers, hilarious essays

A Little Bit Country by Debbie MacomberA Little Bit Country by Debbie Macomber. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:


She wants someone to share her life?

Rorie Campbell has a pleasant, predictable life in San Francisco, where she’s seeing a pleasant, predictable man. Then, one vacation, her car breaks down on an Oregon country road, and horse rancher Clay Franklin comes to her rescue.

Rorie’s life begins to change as her feelings for Clay grow, and she soon discovers that a city girl can fall in love with a country man.

But Clay has no right to return her feelings—because he’s engaged to another woman!

Confession time. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a Macomber book. A couple people complained that it was short. There is a sequel which is also on sale.

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The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Remova by Laurie NotaroThe Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Remova by Laurie Notaro. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Laurie Notaro has an uncanny ability to attract insanity–and leave readers doubled over with laughter. Need proof? Check out The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death and try not to bust a gut.

Join Notaro as she experiences the popular phenomenon of laser hair removal (because at least one of her chins should be stubble-free); bemoans the scourge of the Open Mouth Coughers on America’s airplanes and in similarly congested areas; welcomes the newest ex-con (yay, a sex offender!) to her neighborhood; and watches, against her own better judgment, every Discovery Health Channel special on parasites and tapeworms that has ever aired–resulting in an overwhelming fear that a worm the size of a python will soon come a-knocking on her back door.

In Notaro’s world, strangers are stranger than fiction. One must always check the hotel bathroom for hobo hairs and consciously remember not to stare at old men with giant man-boobies. And then there are the lessons she has learned the hard way: Though it may seem like a good idea, it’s best not to hire a tweaked-out homeless guy to clean up your yard.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer says that Laurie Notaro is “a scream, the freak-magnet of a girlfriend you can’t wait to meet for a drink to hear her latest story.” With The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death, Notaro proves she’s not only funny but resigned to the fact that you can’t look bad ass in a Prius. Don’t even try.

From the Hardcover edition.

PW write “Although the majority of Notaro’s musings are light-hearted, she reveals an affecting serious side in her essay on a pet’s death. With plenty of humorous insight into the everyday debacles of an average gal from Arizona, these entertaining essays should make satisfying, bite-sized beach read.”

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First to Burn by Anna RichlandFirst to Burn by Anna Richland. $ .99 AMZN | iBooks

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A soldier with secrets.

Immortal Viking Wulf Wardsen once battled alongside Beowulf, and now serves in Afghanistan. He’s trusted the mortal men on his elite special operations team to protect his secret, until an explosion lands Wulf in a place more dangerous to him than a battlefield: a medevac helicopter.

A doctor with questions.

Army captain Theresa Chiesa follows the rules and expects the same from others, even special forces hotshots like Sergeant Wardsen. She’s determined to discover the secret behind his supernaturally fast healing, and she won’t allow his sexy smile to distract her.

An enemy with nothing to lose.

Even as Theresa’s investigation threatens to expose him, Wulf is stirred by her passion. Dreaming of love and a normal life, he wants nothing more than to build a future with her. But the lost Viking relic needed to reverse his immortality is being hunted by another—an ancient enemy who won’t hesitate to hurt Theresa to strike back at Wulf.

Book one of the Immortal Vikings series.

118,000 words

I started this but didn’t finish although I don’t remember why. It’s a mix of paranormal and military as Wulf, an immortal warrior, meets and falls for Army captain/doctor Theresa Chiesa. Most of the reviews are positive. It’s a slow build to the…ah…climax.

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Blade to the Keep by Lauren Dane.Blade to the Keep by Lauren Dane. $ 1.99 AMZN | iBooks.

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Canny and ferocious, with the power of an ancient Goddess in her belly, Rowan Summerwaite is the only person who can renegotiate the fragile Treaty between the Vampire Nation and the Hunter Corporation, the last line of defense for humanity. A meeting of this Joint Tribunal, as well as her new status as Liaison, sends Rowan straight to the last place on earth she wants to be, the childhood home she’d escaped so many years before—The First’s Keep.

Raised at the knee of The First—the oldest Vampire and leader of the Vampire Nation—honed into a weapon by the Hunter Corporation, wielding ancient knowledge from the Goddess within, Rowan must navigate bloodthirsty Vampires and Hunters alike. And she’s got to do it while managing a politically awkward but undeniably deepened romance with Scion Clive Stewart. Failure in her role as Liaison could mean all-out war, with humankind in the crosshairs. No pressure.

Walking the path between her two lives has already made Rowan a pariah. The choices she’ll have to make will mean she becomes something even more Other and as a result she may lose those last shreds of home she has left.

See how Rowan’s story began in Goddess with a Blade.

72,000 words

The one star review saysbuy it now! It had an very engaging story & heroine, kept my interest all through the book. It also has another book in the series, which I also bought.”

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