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Ebook Giveaways and Super Deals

There are so many ebook promotions, my wallet has hidden itself from me. Seriously. Can’t find it. Probably a good thing that I never store credit card info online, as I’d be broke like broken things.

Want to know where you can spend all your filthy lucre? Read on – and there’s free stuff in here, too, so enjoy.

First, Grand Central Forever has four ebooks on sale in June for $1.99 each, including one new release. While these books should be available at all digital bookstores, as of today they’re online at the $1.99 price at the Kindle store. So please pardon the Amazon links, and stay tuned – if I find discounted links for the other stores, I’ll post them.

The titles, for your reading pleasure, are:

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There’s four more coming in July and four additional titles in August, so stay tuned. And thank you Hachette/Grand Central/Forever for the summer reading explodathon.

I have to admit, I have a crush on the One Dollar Orbit store, because the glee at seeing a dropdown menu that offers purchase options at five different ebook retailers almost makes up for the feelings of guilt. The June title is Marie Brennan’s Midnight Never Come, an historical fantasy novel with a fairie court operating beneath the court of Queen Elizabeth I.

But wait, there’s more! Your ebook reader will need to loosen its pants.

Samhain (where the links go bad when the book comes out so good thing these are Kindle titles, eh? This soothes some more guilt! But not all) is offering free for Kindle download Mandy Roth’s Performance Criteria, from June 1 through June 13. June 13, for those who follow the site, is one of my very favorite days of the year.

Available now until June 30 is Dominique Adair’s Seducing Jane Porter, a title that never, ever fails to crack me up.

There are more free titles coming out from Samhain for Kindle at various points in June, as well.

Any other ebook offers you know of? Let me know.


General Bitching...

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  1. 1
    ocelott says:

    Sony store has registered the 1.99 prices for the Grand Central books as of about five seconds ago.  My Sony reader is delighted.

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    Tina M. says:

    Thank you for posting this information!  Good grief my TBR is crazy long!!

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    I really enjoyed Midnight Never Come—if you like historical fiction, political intrigue, and/or fairy court books it’ll be right up your (Elizabethan) alley.

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    joykenn says:

    Finally publishers have discovered that romance and other fiction readers are easy to hook.  Give us a good book in a series and we’ll buy the rest of the series especially when ebooks makes it so easy.  Sigh!  My pocketbook isn’t hidden and I’m weak, weak! That’s why I LUV my Kindle.  I can download a portion of a book and see if I like it.  If I do, one click gets me the book.  When I go on vacation I load a few samples on my Kindle and whatever I’m in the mood to read, the book can be right there (as long as I stay in the US).  Tired of paranormals, read a mystery.  Whatever you’re in the mood for, you can download.  Sigh! It is just too easy!

  5. 5

    Red Sage’s Fifteenth Anniversary is this month. Fifteen e-books are on sale for $1.50 each. There’s a list of which books/when on the sidebar of the Red Sage blog, which can be accessed from the “blog” tab on the website. An Alice Gaines book is today’s featured title.

    Oh, and we’re having an anniversary party game. That’s on the blog, too. You can win the new July Secrets and Calista Fox’s new trade paperback, Object of Desire.

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    nkkingston says:

    Borders (I don’t know if it’s UK only or not) is offering Buy One Get One Half Price on eBooks until the 5th. There’s not many on there, and they’re Adobe Digital Editions PDFs (if anyone knows how to make these appear as normal PDFs as well, I’d be grateful), but it’s something for not quite nothing.

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    Thank you, ocelott, for the heads up with Sony.  That’s the only eReader I do.

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    Deb Kinnard says:

    Don’t forget Desert Breeze Publishing. Their new June releases are now up, including a title by my good buddy Michelle Levigne that promises to be a winner.

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    Rae says:


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    Dagny says:

    Has anyone read any of those $1.99 books?  What did you think?  I’m willing to by the Jewel blind, especially after a good DA review of the second one today, but $2 is more than free so I’d love to hear any thoughts on the others.

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    san_remo_ave says:

    That’s awesome. Thanks for posting!

    So many books… so little time….

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    Suze says:

    Oh, the woes of the technologically dumb!

    I have caved and bought a Sony e-reader.  I’ve downloaded Calibre because I have a Mac.  I’ve loaded the handful of ebooks I already owned onto my reader, and it’s all working fine.

    Now I’m stumped.  Indigo doesn’t have a handy e-book choice when I buy from them.  They have some weird new ebook program that I can’t figure out, and seems to have very limited choices anyway.  I’d prefer to buy from a Canadian company, if only so I don’t have to convert dollars in my head.  I can’t buy from Sony because they will only sell to people using Windows.

    Where’s the best place to buy the damned e-books from?

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    maritza says:

    I hate DRM!  My computer crashed a while back and I STILL can’t access all the ebooks I’d purchased!  Only the ones b/f DRM came around. GRRR.  Until I can fix that problem no more ebooks for me.

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    SonomaLass says:

    No e-reader here except my laptop, and DRMed PDFs are a pain because I am constantly swapping books with my daughter.  But I did go and pre-order the dead tree version of Jennifer Haymore’s A Hint of Wicked—it looks like my cup of tea.  I also need to buy Carolyn Jewel’s book, since Janine’s DA review of the sequel has me thinking I’ll like them.

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    Jessica G. says:

    @Suze- there is a workaround with VMWare, but I don’t know much about it. As far as I understand, it basically creates a PC machine on your Mac. I’d post any questions (that anyone has) on It’s a great board that I’m on for ebook devices.

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    Suze says:

    Thanks, Jessica G.  I spent many hours last night browsing, and wishing that the ebookstores I came across were more browsable, and fearing for the future health of my credit card.

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    Shay says:

    Posting a few more e-book specials from Diesel!

    Between the Sheets – Robin Wells $1.00

    Midnight Never Comes – Marie Brennan $1.00

    A Hint of Wicked – Jennifer Haymore $1.99;=^specials.sql


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    Gail D says:

    The health of my credit card is why I went for the Sony Reader instead of the Kindle. I have hopes that, if I HAVE to go home and connect to the computer in order to buy books, I will at least sort of limit my expenditures. And it’s sort of working. Sort of. But then, I can’t buy the Kindle books on offer.

    I bought all the Hachette/GCP books at the Sony store, though. And have finished A Hint of Wicked. The story was pretty good, but the 7-year-old who spoke and behaved more like a 20-year-old, and the frequent anachronistic use of language (ex. the hero thought the heroine was “in denial”—this is a 20th C phrase coined for psychology) and other historical issues kept throwing me back out of it. I might give the next book a whirl, in hopes of improvement…

    My issue with the pdf books on my Sony is that they are so dad-gummed small (I’m a grandma. I try not to use bad words, because I will invariably say them in front of the grandboys.) I can barely read the print. And when I make the pages bigger, they break the words in funky places.

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    But I will be doing as many of the cheap book things as I can.

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    Suze says:

    Argh!  Am I the only one on the planet who wants to browse e-books by author?  Some of these places have more than 8,000 books in the Romance section.  I don’t want to look at just the latest releases.  I don’t want to spend the next week scrolling through SCREENS and SCREENS of books in random order.

    Why, WHY won’t they make it easy for me to spend my money with them?

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    Shay says:

    Suze -

    A few of the online book sellers have search bars to help find what you are looking for.  I’m going to add another link for Diesel because I’m familiar with the site and have had good experience ordering e-books from them.

    Upper right corner has an advanced search box – just type in the author’s name and enter.  That should take you to what you’re looking for, without having to scroll through an eternity of e-books.

    (who thinks Diesel Books should offer a serious Smart Bitch Day discount for the shameless plugs in this column.)

  21. 21

    There are so many ebook promotions, my wallet has hidden itself from me. Seriously. Can’t find it. Probably a good thing that I never store credit card info online, as I’d be broke like broken things

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