DAILY DEALS: Lost art and lost loves
The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr $ 1.99
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An Italian village on a hilltop near the Adriatic coast, a decaying palazzo facing the sea, and in the basement, cobwebbed and dusty, lit by a single bulb, an archive unknown to scholars. Here, a young graduate student from Rome, Francesca Cappelletti, makes a discovery that inspires a search for a work of art of incalculable value, a painting lost for almost two centuries.
The artist was Caravaggio, a master of the Italian Baroque. He was a genius, a revolutionary painter, and a man beset by personal demons. Four hundred years ago, he drank and brawled in the taverns and streets of Rome, moving from one rooming house to another, constantly in and out of jail, all the while painting works of transcendent emotional and visual power. He rose from obscurity to fame and wealth, but success didn’t alter his violent temperament. His rage finally led him to commit murder, forcing him to flee Rome a hunted man. He died young, alone, and under strange circumstances.
Caravaggio scholars estimate that between sixty and eighty of his works are in existence today. Many others–no one knows the precise number–have been lost to time. Somewhere, surely, a masterpiece lies forgotten in a storeroom, or in a small parish church, or hanging above a fireplace, mistaken for a mere copy.
Prizewinning author Jonathan Harr embarks on an spellbinding journey to discover the long-lost painting known as The Taking of Christ–its mysterious fate and the circumstances of its disappearance have captivated Caravaggio devotees for years. After Francesca Cappelletti stumbles across a clue in that dusty archive, she tracks the painting across a continent and hundreds of years of history. But it is not until she meets Sergio Benedetti, an art restorer working in Ireland, that she finally manages to assemble all the pieces of the puzzle.
Stone Walls by A. M. Madden $ 0.99
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What happens when a supposedly perfect match is so wrong it’s right? In this roller-coaster novel of destiny and desire from A. M. Madden, a red-hot cop and a broken beauty are linked by painful pasts . . . and one tempting future.
As an NYPD officer, Benjamin Stone is married to his job, determined to clean up the drug-infested streets. His partner, Rob, always has his back—except when Rob and his girlfriend, Andrea, play matchmaker at his expense. On Ben’s birthday, they’re at it again. Andrea’s friend is exactly Ben’s type, even if he stubbornly will never admit it. But it’s not the lithe brunette’s looks that intrigues Ben; it’s the hurt in her eyes.
Ella Parker is bright, beautiful, kind—and, thanks to one horrific night, severely damaged. She’d rather be training for her black belt or watching TV in her favorite pair of pajamas than be dragged out on a blind date. Sure enough, Ben swaggers into the club, locks onto Ella, and claims he’s not interested—despite the irresistible chemistry between them. So Ella decides two can play at that game. But when her dangerous past comes back to haunt her, Ben will break all the rules of seduction to keep her safe.
Crashing the Boards by Jami Davenport $ 0.99
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USA Today Bestselling author Jami Davenport presents the second book in the Seattle Sockeyes hockey romance collection, part of the Game On in Seattle sports romance series, which will feature football, baseball, and hockey heroes.
Izzy Maxwell and her sisters have honed party crashing into an art and a business, turning the dullest party into a memorable event. When the billionaire owner of the Seattle’s new hockey team hires the Party Crashers, Izzy knows this job will make them or break them–literally. For this team party to be a success, she must have the cooperation of reluctant party guest Cooper Black, the captain of the Sockeyes.
Only Cooper can’t get past his anger over the team’s relocation to Seattle and how the team’s owner betrayed his trust. He’s rallied his teammates behind him, refusing to play nice or even play at all. Despite his stubborn resistance, he never counted on Izzy’s special brand of persuasion.
Can Izzy melt Cooper’s frozen heart or will this party crash along with her fledgling business?
Be sure to check out the other books in the Game On in Seattle sports romance series:
The Surrender Your Love Trilogy: Surrender Your Love, Conquer Your Love, Treasure Your Love by J. C. Reed $ 0.99
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All three books of the New York Times bestselling Surrender Your Love trilogy are included in this bundle. Includes the first three chapters of The Lover’s Secret.
“If you like any book like Fifty Shades, Bared to You, the Up in the Air series….you will totally love this!”
“Surrender You Love is among my top five reads of this year, great characters, wonderful plotline and love scenes that have you fanning yourself.”
“This is a real “page turner” Un-put-a-down-able! Seriously like a delicious warm chocolate piece of cake, you will devour it! Whole! In one steamy afternoon.”
“Secrets, scary pasts, lies, tragedy, love, lust, betrayal… the perfect blend to any successful story!”
SURRENDER YOUR LOVE (Book 1)
Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice.
Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, doesn’t do relationships. When she’s sent to a remote estate to finalize a real estate deal, she discovers her new boss is no other than the guy she left naked in bed.
Sexy, dangerously handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield attracts trouble, and women, like a lightning rod. But the night he meets Brooke he gets more than he bargained for. The green-eyed millionaire playboy isn’t used to taking no for an answer, and he isn’t about to start now.
When he proposes two months of no strings sex, Brooke is intrigued and accepts his proposal. Little does she know Jett’s determined to claim the one woman he can’t have, pulling her deeper into his dangerous world.
CONQUER YOUR LOVE (Book 2)
Meeting Jett was like bad luck. Dangerous. Unpredictable. And better avoided. In his game, the stakes are high. But are they worth the risk?
Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, finds forgetting is hard, but forgiving is harder. When the man she trusted, betrayed her, the only way to forget is to move on. Brooke is determined to start a new life, until she meets him again: the green-eyed, sexy as sin, six foot two sex god. The man who played dirty. The man who played her.
Sexy, handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield knows he has made mistakes. He could have any other woman, and yet it’s Brooke he wants. When second chances collide with secrets and Brooke is threatened by the past, Jett is determined to protect her. She accepts his help unwillingly because she needs him but she wants to play his game on her own terms. And she has no intention to forgive or let him back into her bed.
When the man she is supposed to hate is the one she should trust, will he conquer her…or lose her forever?
TREASURE YOUR LOVE (Book 3)
Meeting Jett was like a drug. Dangerous. Addictive. And better forbidden. In his game, there’s a high price to be paid. But how much is too much???
Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, was never in love until she met the green-eyed, sexy as sin, six foot two sex god, Jett. The man to whom she surrendered. The man who hurt her once only to conquer her heart again.??
Sexy, handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield knows he has found his match. Brooke is like no other woman he’s ever met and he has every intention of keeping her in his bed.
Their future seems full of promises…until the past is catching up with them and dark secrets threaten to destroy their lives. Soon they realize that to love means to lose, and some choices are harder than others.
When everything comes crashing down, can mistakes be amended…or will he lose her forever?