DAILY DEALS: Ancient queens, new romances, and weddings
Nefertiti by Michelle Moran $ 1.99
From the Jacket Copy: Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an unstable young pharaoh. It is hoped by all that her strong personality will temper the young Amunhotep’s heretical desire to forsake Egypt’s ancient gods, overthrow the priests of Amun, and introduce a new sun god for all to worship.
From the moment of her arrival in Thebes, Nefertiti is beloved by the people. Her charisma is matched only by her husband’s perceived generosity: Amunhotep showers his subjects with lofty promises. The love of the commoners will not be enough, however, if the royal couple is not able to conceive an heir, and as Nefertiti turns her attention to producing a son, she fails to see that the powerful priests, along with the military, are plotting against her husband’s rule. The only person wise enough to recognize the shift in political winds—and brave enough to tell the queen—is her younger sister, Mutnodjmet.
Observant and contemplative, Mutnodjmet has never shared her sister’s desire for power. She yearns for a quiet existence away from family duty and the intrigues of court. Her greatest hope is to share her life with the general who has won her heart. But as Nefertiti learns of the precariousness of her reign, she declares that her sister must remain at court and marry for political gain, not love. To achieve her independence, Mutnodjmet must defy her sister, the most powerful woman in Egypt—while also remaining loyal to the needs of her family.
Love, betrayal, political unrest, plague, and religious conflict—Nefertiti brings ancient Egypt to life in vivid detail. Fast-paced and historically accurate, it is the dramatic story of two unforgettable women living through a remarkable period in history.
The Wedding Series by Patricia McLinn $ 0.99
From the Jacket Copy:
You are cordially invited to join the wedding celebration as college friends embark on the greatest education of all – falling in love, finding the perfect bride, and becoming the happiest grooms around.
Get the first three books — PRELUDE TO A WEDDING, WEDDING PARTY, and GRADY’S WEDDING — complete in this volume. Then don’t miss Book 4, THE CHRISTMAS PRINCESS.
“A must read series” – 5*
The free spirit: Paul Monroe
Book 1 – Prelude to a Wedding
Charming Paul Monroe has the Peter Pan thing down pat. As an antique toy appraiser, even his work involves play. Which is fine, unless your job is to keep his Chicago business running smoothly . . . and all that charm, humor — and sexiness — is aimed at you.
Organization and reliability are Bette Wharton’s hallmarks. She handles the toughest clients with aplomb, until Paul provides a challenge that goes way beyond the office. She has a plan and a timetable. How can she let herself fall for Mr. Live-for-the-Moment when all he offers is Love-for-the-Moment?
The best man: Michael Dickinson
Book 2 – Wedding Party
Michael Dickinson is delighted to be best man at his friend’s wedding – but there’s one complication. Tris Donlin is a standing up for the bride. He’s wanted Tris for longer than he cares to remember, but to her, he’s just good old Michael – college pal, confidant, best buddy … Would a few days of wedding celebration let him finally get her out of his system once and for all?
Her cousin Paul’s wedding party has Tris’ head and heart full of memories of college days with him, Michael, and their friend Grady. Grady was her college crush and Michael was her buddy. Now that they’re all grown up, my how things have changed.
She’s certain she’s found the best man for her . . . if only she can convince him that friends can make the best lovers.
The last bachelor: Grady Roberts
Book 3 – Grady’s Wedding
Grady Roberts has never been the marrying kind – and he still isn’t. But after watching his best friends walk down the aisle to their brides and even start families, flipping through his little black book and ordering take-out for one suddenly seem boring …and lonely. Yet the one woman who intrigues him keeps him at arm’s length.
Leslie Craig is human. She feels the full effect of handsome, intelligent, wealthy, successful Grady’s attraction . . . and his loneliness. It’s the last element that snags her heart. She’s developed a knack for helping people with problems and sorrows without ever revealing her own. Can she do that for Grady?
I Heart London by Lindsey Kelk $ 1.99 AMZN | Google
From the Jacket Copy:
Angela’s back on home turf – and in her biggest romantic scrape yet…
Angela Clark has fallen in love with America – and it’s starting to love her back.
Throw one expired visa into the mix, and things quickly take a turn for the worse.
She might love her life as a Brit in New York, but now she has no choice but to return to London. Not only does she leave behind her gorgeous boyfriend Alex – she must also face unfinished business back on home turf.
There’s the ex-boyfriend – who she moved to New York to get away from.
Then there’s her best friend, with her perfect new baby.
And there’s her mum.
Now, there’s another wedding in the offing – and everyone remembers how well the last one went…
The Informationist by Taylor Stevens $ 1.99
From the Jacket Copy:
Governments pay her.
Criminals fear her.
Nobody sees her coming.
Vanessa “Michael” Munroe deals in information. After escaping a traumatic childhood in lawless central Africa, she is now sought after by corporations, heads of state, and private clients who can afford her unique brand of expertise.
When a Texas oil billionaire hires her to find his daughter who has vanished in Africa, Munroe finds herself back in the darklands she once knew so well, fighting mysterious forces determined to keep the fate of the missing girl a secret. If she has any hope of getting out of the jungle alive, Munroe must finally face up to the demons of the past she’s tried for so long to forget.
Now with an excerpt from the latest Vanessa Michael Munroe novel, The Catch