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Books on Sale: YA Adventure, Medieval and Paranormal Romance - and Gardening!

Shopping cart with booksToday's books on sale include a medieval reprint, a German YA adventure fantasy, a paranormal, and a book on vegetable gardening year round, even in the dead of winter. I'm seriously tempted by that last one! 

Wild and Wicked - Lisa Jackson Wild and Wicked is a medieval romance originally published in 2002. It's $2.99 digitally. I'm not sure what's going on in that cover. I *think* the one on top is Apryll. 

Every eye is on Lady Apryll as she floats through the revelers, a wanton angel in a clinging white gown. Not even Lord Devlynn can resist the promise of ecstasy she offers. But Apryll vanishes before the night is over—along with the castle jewels, Devlynn’s finest horses . . . and his young son.

Devlynn is determined to make the temptress pay for her deceit, but he soon discovers there is more to Apryll’s betrayal than he knows. And though her kisses carry the sting of treason, they also arouse a desire he cannot deny.

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Reckless - Cornelia Funke

Reckless is book one in Cornelia Funke's Mirrorworld series, a YA (middle grade) fantasy adventure series. Originally written in German, this English translation is $2.99 digitally. 

Ever since Jacob Reckless was a child, he has been escaping to a hidden world through a portal in his father's abandoned study. Over the years, he has made a name for himself as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. He's also made many enemies and allies–most important, Fox, a beautiful shape-shifting vixen whom Jacob cares for more than he lets on. But life in this other world is about to change.

Tragedy strikes when Jacob's younger brother, Will, follows him through the portal. Brutally attacked, Will is infected with a curse that is quickly transforming him into a Goyl–a ruthless killing machine, with skin made of stone.

Jacob is prepared to fight to save his brother, but in a land built on trickery and lies, Jacob will need all the wit, courage, and reckless spirit he can summon to reverse the dark spell–before it's too late.

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Blood of the Maple

Blood of the Maple is on sale for $2.99. Hot damn, is that cover striking, too. 

A seduction-gone-wrong leaves vampire Parker Hollis with a new vegetarian lifestyle and on the run from a vengeful witch. Moving to small-town Maggie's Grove, Parker meets a redheaded dryad with green, leafy blood that draws him in a way he hasn't experienced in decades. His new neighbor smells divine, and it isn't long before craving gives in to need. In a unique community of supernaturals, tree-loving outcast Amara Schwedler has never quite fit in.

She's scarred by a traumatic incident and feared by the local townsfolk. She's convinced Parker will look elsewhere for a mate once he discovers she's not one of the O-positive set, and can't believe it when Parker finds her irresistible. When the witch who's been plaguing Parker's life discovers the newfound attraction between Parker and Amara, she takes out her anger on the town.

Can the supernaturals of Maggie's Grove accept Amara and band together in time to withstand the assaults of the enraged witch?

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The Year Round Vegetable Gardener This last one isn't a romance, but I am SO curious about it – and wanted to share it with you, since so much of the US is Coldycold McColdypants right now (BRRR!). Those tricksy Canadians, tempting us into growing vegetables year round! This book is $2.99 on sale digitally.

The first frost used to be the end of the vegetable gardening season — but not anymore! In The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, Nova Scotia–based gardener and writer Niki Jabbour shares her secrets for growing food during every month of the year. Her season-defying techniques, developed in her own home garden where short summers and low levels of winter sunlight create the ultimate challenge, are doable, affordable, and rewarding for gardeners in any location where frost has traditionally ended the growing season. Jabbour explains how to make every month a vegetable-gardening month.

She provides in-depth instruction for all of her time-tested techniques, including selecting the best varieties for each season, mastering the art of succession planting, and maximizing the use of space throughout the year to increase production. She also offers complete instructions for making affordable protective structures that keep vegetables viable and delicious throughout the colder months. What could be more amazing than harvesting fresh greens in February? Jabbour’s proven, accessible methods make this dream possible for food gardeners everywhere.

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    Vicki says:


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    SB Sarah says:

    Oops – cut and paste error. All fixed. Sorry!

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    LG says:

    I almost bought Blood of the Maple at one point, and the cover was a large part of the reason why. A few things I read in reviews (I can’t remember what, at the moment) caused me to back off before I hit the “buy” button, but I still occasionally have the urge to get it anyway. Lol, I swear, e-books actually made my severe cover weakness worse, rather than better.

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    Lenorej says:

    So when I’m not reading in all my abundant spare time, I am now feeling compelled to grow all my own vegetables, year round! Oy! Maybe I’ll just read about growing vegetables….farming porn! Yes!

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    CarrieS says:

    @Lenorej – that’s my strategy with cooking.  As long as I read cookbooks, I don’t actually have to cook, right?

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    Laskiblue says:

    Apryll?  Devlynn?  Have mercy.  I thought I was reading a bizarre baby name spelling list for a minute.  I’m fine with Amara though; that’s my darling great-niece’s name.  I could easily see her as a dryad.  :-)

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    Sandra says:

    Reminds me of a blog post on Carolyn Jewel’s site. She gave a list of instructions on how to create titles for your Regency romance heroes. One of them was to replace any random vowel with the letter “Y”.

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    AmandaC says:

    Yeah, I can’t read historicals with ridiculous names.  A bit out there-maybe.  But, I just don’t see many medieval Aprils (much less Aprylls) running around.

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    Karin says:

    And double the consonant at the end.

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    CarrieS says:

    Apryll iss the cruellestt namye.

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    SB Sarah says:

    Wait, I’m not the only one who reads cookbooks and feels like I cooked something just by reading? PHEW.

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    ms bookjunkie says:

    I had to have that gardening book. Not that I’ve ever gardened. Wait, there was that mini tomato plant I grew from seed on the balcony one summer that gave me a harvest of three whole mini tomatoes…does that count?

    Seriously, get the Dana Marie Bell book. She writes them hilarious. (At least try the sample, k?)

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    Peggy O'Kane says:

    Just got Reckless for free from BN.

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    h.vert says:

    Blood of the Maple is now on my e-reader. :)

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    …green….leafy…. blood.  okay.

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    LauraN says:

    When I read “medieval reprint” in the first paragraph, my first thought was that someone was trying to popularize a medieval romance, like The Song of Roland or Le Morte d’Arthur.  I was both excited and confused.

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    samalamadingdong says:

    My god, I actually thought that title was Blood and Maple. I can’t eat breakfast tomorrow.

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    hapax says:

    Whan that Aprylle with her shoures soote
    The Droghte of March hath perced to the roote…

    Whew!  That makes for a rather racy back-cover blurb!

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    LauraN says:

    You guys are giving me grad school flashbacks.  Now all I need is someone to quote from The Battle of Maldon (LauraN raised shield/ shook spear and spoke, saying/ never will I translate Old English again.)

    Or, heaven help us, The Fairie Queene.  It may have some awesome things (A monster that vomits books?  The Bower of Bliss?  Badass lady knights?) but it’s still one of my least favorite things, ever.  Also, it NEVER ENDS.

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    SB Sarah says:

    Totally counts. I grow hot peppers because it’s the only thing the wildlife doesn’t eat. I had a bumper crop of habanero peppers, and a single tomato. One.

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    LisaJo885 says:

    The “Reckless” link for BN takes you to a free “sneak Preview”, there’s no link to the actual book. You only get 73 pages out of 400 (well, including all the extras). About 7 chapters.

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