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Books on Sale: Australian Mysteries, Linda Howard, Lauren Dane and More

So many book deals to tell you about to day. Get ready and sit on your wallet. Or do what I do and put it on the desk … and regret that decision later. 

Book Cocaine Blues

 First: this book was recommended to me as part of my Buy Your Mother a Book recommendation round up, and when I went to link to it, I saw that it was .99c in some retailers, and free at Amazon. Then Loni left this comment

The Phrynne Fischer Mysteries are AMAZING!

I highly recommend them. I’m Australian and I can tell you they are really quite accurate about a lot of Australian bits and pieces, the history is good the writing is beautiful and they flow really well and the mysteries are well done too as are the clues. And while there’s no actual romance per se she does have romantic relationships which are well done and fit beautifully with the series and her character.

The characters are great and a lot of fun. Some of the places in the book such as the Victoria markets and the Ballarat Hotel are still around. There’s even a TV series done by the ABC here which is great and rather well done. But you should really read the books first.

Highly, highly recommend these. Though some of the Australian jokes may fly right over your head if you’re not from Australia but I don’t think you’ll notice the writing is just too good and the history is really well researched.

Yeah, I'm sold. You?

The London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honorable Phryne Fisher–she of the green-grey eyes, diamant garters and outfits that should not be sprung suddenly on those of nervous dispositions–is rapidly tiring of the tedium of arranging flowers, making polite conversations with retired colonels, and dancing with weak-chinned men. Instead, Phryne decides it might be rather amusing to try her hand at being a lady detective in Melbourne, Australia. 

Almost immediately from the time she books into the Windsor Hotel, Phryne is embroiled in mystery: poisoned wives, cocaine smuggling rings, corrupt cops and communism–not to mention erotic encounters with the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse–until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.

The first book is free for Kindle and .99c elsewhere right now. Goodreads | Amazon | BN | Kobo | iBooks | All Romance eBooks

 

 

 

 Book Now You See HerLinda Howard's Now You See Her is the .99c Kindle Daily Deal today – if you're a Howard fan, party on! That's a terrific price, especially if you want to introduce Howard to a new reader, or get digital copies to go with your paperbacks. Now You See Her was originally published in 1998.

 A talented painter in her early thirties, Paris Sweeney has achieved enviable success: her work sells at an exclusive New York City gallery, and her popularity is at an all-time high. Life is good, and Sweeney, as she prefers to be called, is content. But lately, Sweeney's dreams – lush, vivid, and drenched in vibrant hues – seem to echo a growing restlessness that has taken hold of her. Suddenly, impulsively, Sweeney falls into a night of intense passion with millionaire Richard Worth. Now, the true dangers of her all-consuming urges are about to be revealed where Sweeney least expects it: in her paintings.

After a creative frenzy she can barely recall, Sweeney discovers she has rendered a disturbing image – a graphic murder scene. Against her better instincts, she returns to the canvas time and again, filling out each chilling detail piece by piece. But when a shattering, real-life murder mirrors her creation, Sweeney falls under suspicion. With every stroke of her brush, she risks incriminating herself with her inexplicable knowledge of a deadly crime. And every desire – including her hunger for Richard – is loaded with uncertainty as Sweeney races to unmask a killer.

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Book Tart

 

 

Tart by Lauren Dane is $2.99 for one week only. This is the second book in her Delicious series, and I liked this one a lot. If you like contemporary erotic romance (this is an m/m/f menage) you'll like this.

 Juliet Lamprey is having the time of her life running her successful bakery, TART, when Gideon Carter comes back into her life. Returning home to help his grandfather run the family on the farm, Gideon is back for good. When they meet again, the spark between them is immediate, and it isn’t long before the former childhood friends play catch up in bed.

That’s not good news for local lawyer Cal Whaley. Though the sexually open but strictly monogamous Cal has loved Jules for a long time, he’s hardly ever taken it further than friendship. When he sees her start to fall for Gideon, he knows he has to make his move or risk losing her forever.

Who would have anticipated that all three of them would connect on such an intimate level? The trio’s scalding liaisons take them places they’ve never dreamed. But such an intensely passionate and unusual relationship comes with equally as complicated emotions, and when Jules must suddenly leave town, she wonders if she’ll have a choice to make when she returns

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Book Austenland Austenland is this month's Sizzling Book Club Pick, and the 50% eBook Buck rebate at AllRomance expires 12 May 2013. 

Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Predjudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined.

Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?

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  1. 1
    Karin says:

    “Now You See Her” is a GREAT book. I’ve read it about 6 times. It may not be clear from the description, but there is a paranormal tinge to it.

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    Carrie C says:

    Cocaine Blues is actually free on iBooks as well, and I am loving it thus far! How could I not, with gems like this:

    Phryne was ushered in. The welcome exceeded her deserts and she was instantly suspicious. The last time she had been fawned over with this air of distracted delight was when one county family thought that she was going to take their appalling lounge-lizard of a son off their hands, just because she had slept with him once or twice. The scene when she declined to marry him had been reminiscent of early Victorian melodrama. Phryne feared that she was becoming cynical.

    Needless to say, there are plenty more like this. Highly recommended (and who can argue with the price?)

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    Jody says:

    Oh, how I love Phryne!  That her first book is free right now is the greatest deal on the planet!  Go forth, one-click, and enjoy!

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    JaniceG says:

    I love the Phryne books but I have been told by friends that they are not that fond of them because the heroine is pretty obvious wish fulfillment as she has no flaws. The TV series based on the books has a wonderful period feel – they went to great lengths to get everything right and the author is a consultant on the show.

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    Vicki says:

    It doesn’t matter where I put my wallet when I am reading these posts. As long as I can remember a password or two, I can go crazy. OTOH, that first book looks excellent and free.

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    Ditto the recommendations for the Phryne Fisher books. They’re not romances (although there is some romance) but they are great fun and Phryne is a great character. And yes, they do capture the flavour of Melbourne as a city, and you can still see many of the places mentioned today. (Melbourne’s like that.) I’ve even stayed at the Windsor where Phryne stays in Cocaine Blues – although the room I had was probably a maid’s room in her time :-)

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    Thanks in favor of sharing such a pleasant opinion, paragraph is fastidious, thats why i have read it completely

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    Philippa B says:

    The Phryne Fisher series is fantastic.  The first few books are a bit of a romp, but as they go on there is more going on and the mysteries get more detailed.  Lots of fun in a greatly realised period setting.

    There is also a new TV series, but I don’t like that as much.  They stuck a stupid metaplot on top that was utterly senseless (and imo unnecessary)

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    EliG says:

    Another reason to hate the darn tendon in my foot that went nuts.  I missed reading this post in time to get Now You See Her for 99 cents.  One of my frequent re-reads and I would have bought the Kindle back-up copy that won’t fall apart.  My poor hardcover copy is hanging on but is getting that sad floppiness that comes just before pages get loose of the spine.

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