Today's books on sale include a YA title that's been made into a somewhat-poorly-reviewed movie, and a romance by Beverly Jenkins, who is more-than-somewhat awesome.
This book was made into a movie starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer, and it received some not-stupendous reviews. I admit to being curious, mostly because Mary-Kate Olsen plays the witch who curses the douchebag popular guy into becoming a beast.
This book is currently $1.99 digitally, and likely that price will go back up very soon.
A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright — a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.
You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever — ruined — unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me.
Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.
This book is currently $2.99 digitally, and I think the price will go up soon. Beverly Jenkins, if you've never read her books, is a superb historical romance writer. (And I also want you to know that this is one of the very few man titty covers that worked on me. I did a double take when I saw this one.)
Outlaw. Preacher. Night Hawk.
He's had many names, but he can't escape the past. Since Ian Vance's beloved wife was murdered years ago, the hardened bounty hunter know she'll never feel love or tenderness again, so he's made it his mission to ensure others get their justice. But when he's charged with delivering a sharp-eyed beauty to the law, Ian can't help but feel he may still have something left to lose.
Orphaned at twelve, Maggie Freeman has always found her way out of trouble. But now there's a vigilante mob at her back who would like nothing more than to see her hang for a crime she didn't commit. Maggie may have to accept help for the first time in her life . . .even if it's from the one man standing between her and freedom.
As the past closes in, the sassy prisoner and toughened lawman may just find a passion between them that could bring blinding happiness . . . if they'll let it.
I've featured this deal before, but I noticed it was still valid so I thought I'd remind y'all – it's $2.99 digitally. I liked this book, though I struggled with some of the magical realism. The next book in the series, Crystal Cove, comes out 3 February 2013.
Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington. She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal: her fiancé Kevin has left her. His new lover is Lucy’s own sister. Lucy's bitterness over being dumped is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life.
Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to “romance” Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger. Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, Kevin has second thoughts, and Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretenses.
Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life—even after being broken—can be made into something new and beautiful.