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Books on Sale: The Lies of Locke Lamora, Wicked Lovely, and More

 Book The Lies of Lock LamoraThe Lies of Lock Lamora is epic – it's 700+ pages according to the book listing, and it's .99c. This is book 1 in the “Gentleman Bastards” series and has a ton of gleeful-joy reviews on GR, including a 4.25 star average. Some of you have mentioned how much you enjoyed this book – though it's not a romance.

An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist.

As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld’s most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly.

Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game—or die trying.

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 Book Wicked LovelyRECOMMENDED:  Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr is $2.99 at Amazon right now.

This is one of my favorite YA fantasy novels, and I've recommended it to many, many people. It's absorbing, touching, a little scary, and worth way more than $3.

 Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty – especially if they learn of her Sight – and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.
Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer. 

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.
But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost — regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything. Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning twenty-first-century faery tale.

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 Book Blade Song


Blade Song is $1.99 right now. This is a paranormal urban fantasy with a ferocious heroine. This book was a finalist in the DABWAHA, too.

 Kit Colbana – half breed, assassin, thief, jack of all trades – has a new job: track down the missing ward of one of the local alpha shapeshifters. It should be a piece of cake. So why is she so nervous? It probably has something to do with the insanity that happens when you deal with shifters – especially sexy ones who come bearing promises of easy jobs and easier money.

Or maybe it’s all the other missing kids that Kit discovers while working the case, or the way her gut keeps screaming she’s gotten in over her head.

Or maybe it’s because if she fails – she’s dead. If she can stay just one step ahead, she should be okay.

Maybe she’ll even live long to collect her fee…

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 Book Touch of Frost

RECOMMENDED:  Touch of Frost, book 1 in Jennifer Estep's Mythos Academy series, is $1.99 right now. This book was a Sizzling Book Club pick in August of 2011 (you can read the chat transcript here, but be ye warned for spoilers). I really liked this book because of the way Estep blended mythologies and created a strong but vulnerable heroine who loved her library.

 My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy; a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.

But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War.

You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things.

Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why; especially since I should have been the one who died…

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    harthad says:

    I just have to say how much I loved “The Lies of Locke Lamora.” No, definitely no romance (although there’s a long-lost love we’re supposedly going to meet in Book 3, which I already have on preorder). Think confidence caper set in a baroque, far-future, fantasized Venice, with competing forces of science and magic. The first half of the book is frequently quite funny, but be advised that things turn dark and violent fast; our light-hearted thieves are essentially part of the mafia, and vendetta is a necessary part of their code. Also, lots and lots of swearing, if that bothers you. The second book in the series meanders a bit, but it features a single working mom who also happens to be a pirate captain, so I give it free pass for that alone.

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    Sarah S says:

    I love “The Lies of Locke Lamora”

    And the book is worth buying for itself, but also because of Lynch’s recent and EPIC rant about prejudice, gender, and sci-fi, in reference to one of his characters:

    “Shit yes, Zamira Drakasha, leaping across the gap between burning ships with twin sabers in hand to kick in some fucking heads and sail off into the sunset with her toddlers in her arms and a hold full of plundered goods, is a wish-fulfillment fantasy from hell. I offer her up on a silver platter with a fucking bow on top; I hope she amuses and delights. In my fictional world, opportunities for butt-kicking do not cease merely because one isn’t a beautiful teenager or a muscle-wrapped font of testosterone. In my fictional universe, the main characters are a fat ugly guy and a skinny forgettable guy, with a supporting cast that includes “SBF, 41, nonsmoker, 2 children, buccaneer of no fixed abode, seeks unescorted merchant for light boarding, heavy plunder.”

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    I have all of these but right now I’m super jealous of anyone who gets to pick up the fab on the cheap because all these books are great.

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    Layla says:

    Honestly, reading Scott Lynch’s rant makes me want to buy his books, and that is a thing I might not have been interested in otherwise (because so much dude-authored sci-fi is filled with crazy terrible sexism). So thanks for posting. I’ll give this a try!

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    Darlynne says:

    @Sarah S: Sold, just for the beauty of that rant. I tried the book, half-heartedly, a while back and can see I need to try, harder, now. Thanks.

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    Vicki says:

    I think that rant is going to sell him a few books. I went ahead and downloaded a copy after clicking through and reading the whole rant.

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    LovelloftheWolves says:

    Either “The Lies of Locke Lamora” sale ended before the day was out or the sale wasn’t applicable in Canada. In both cases I am rather put-out. :(

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    Jean Lamb says:

    I’m reading THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA and have the sequel on tap, but it’s pretty clear the Gentlemen Bastards don’t have room for any women (one is mentioned, the love of the hero’s life, tra la, but I’m halfway through the book and haven’t run into her yet). Still, I have enjoyed that Dreadful Old Bat the Spider, the Barangias Sisters, and other strong female characters who are clearly kicking butt.

    And as I said, I have the sequel on tap for when I finish this volume. I love the hero, his friend Jean (GBH on the hoof, as well as good at figuring percentages and currency exchanges). I keep thinking of the twins as displaced Weasleys. And Bug…I adore Bug.

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