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Books on Sale: An Assortment of Food, Romantic Suspense, Manga and Audio

Book The Seventh Victim  The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton is .99c right now. This is thriller/romantic suspense, or, what I would call “scarypants romance.”

 If At First You Don't Succeed

It's been seven years since the Seattle Strangler terrorized the city. His victims were all young, pretty, their lifeless bodies found wrapped in a home-sewn white dress. But there was one who miraculously escaped death, just before the Strangler disappeared. . .


Lara Church has only hazy memories of her long-ago attack. What she does have is a home in Austin, a job, and a chance at a normal life at last. Then Texas Ranger James Beck arrives on her doorstep with shattering news: The Strangler is back. And this time, he's in Austin. . .

And Kill Again. . .

He's always craved her, even as he killed the others. For so long he's been waiting to unleash the beast within.

And this time, he'll prove he holds her life in his hands–right before he ends it forever. . .

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 Book Vampire Hunter D

 This is a treat for those who love manga and paranormal stories: the English translation with illustrations of Vampire Hunter D: Volume 1 is a Kindle Daily deal today, and it's only $1.99 today. The Goodreads reviews indicate that (a) this is not a kid's book and (b) there are some epic antiheroes up in this story. At $2, I am most tempted.

 12,090 A.D. It is a dark time for the world. Humanity is just crawling out from under three hundred years of domination by the race of vampires known as the Nobility. The war against the vampires has taken its toll; cities lie in ruin, the countryside is fragmented into small villages and fiefdoms that still struggle against nightly raids by the fallen vampires-and the remnants of their genetically manufactured demons and werewolves.

Every village wants a Hunter-one of the warriors who have pledged their laser guns and their swords to the eradication of the Nobility. But some Hunters are better than others, and some bring their own kind of danger with them…

From creator Hideyuki Kikuchi, one of Japan's leading horror authors with illustrations by renowned Japanese artist, Yoshitaka Amano, best known for his illustrations in Neil Gaiman's Sandman: The Dream Hunters and the Final Fantasy games.

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 Book Hand Crafted Candy Bars

 Hand Crafted Candy Bars by Susie Norris and Susan Heeger is $3.03 at Amazon, and $3.99 elsewhere. If you like making candy, or want to make holiday gifts of the absolutely scrumptious variety, this is a great $3 spent. It has many five-star reviews.

The beloved candy bars of childhood have grown up, but there is no need to go to the French Laundry to get your fix.

Candy bar devotees Susie Norris and Susan Heeger show how to reinvent candy bars as they should be—thick and layered with nougat, crisp with toffee, and coated with fine chocolate. Familiar candy-store bars and other nostalgic favorites are re-created using the freshest ingredients, right down to the peanut-laden caramel and chocolate-drenched cookie crunch.

A mix-and-match flavor chart inspires anyone with a sweet tooth to dream up custom treats of their own, such as covering marshmallows with molten chocolate. From the basics of candy making to tips on dressing up these luscious indulgences as elegant desserts, Hand-Crafted Candy Bars evokes the sweet memory of youth with simple, scrumptious sophistication. 

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 Book True Blood Cookbook

The digital edition of the True Blood cookbook, True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps, is $3.49 at Amazon right now, and $3.99 elsewhere. This would make a cute gift for anyone who is a big fan of the show, and the reviews indicate that the behind-the-scenes pictures are spiffy – plus the food is good, too.

 True Blood, HBO's blockbuster paranormal drama, enthralls a diverse audience of 13 million viewers (and counting). Menus at the now famous Fangtasia and Merlotte's Bar and Grill play a key role in the series, providing sustenance for its human characters, evoking memories of a bygone life for its vampires, and serving as a powerful symbol for the desires and carnal needs the characters harbor.

It's no wonder so many fans revel in at home parties inspired by the food on the series! With recipes from unforgettable scenes, each entertainingly introduced by True Blood's most compelling characters, these 85 authentic bayou country recipes and 150 plus photos from the series give fans a big taste of Bon Temps.

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 Book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is today's Audible Daily Deal and it's only $2.95. This is unabridged with a run time of just over 6 hours. This is an award winning novel depicting the point of view of a young man with Asberger's syndrome.

 Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers.

One night, he observes that the neighbor's dog has been killed, since it is not moving and has a large garden fork stuck in its body. Christopher knows this is wrong. He has never left his street on his own before, but now he'll have to in order to find out who killed the dog. What he discovers will shake the very foundation of his perfectly ordered life.

Critically acclaimed author Mark Haddon, a two-time BAFTA winner, crafts a stunning masterpiece that is funny, honest, and incredibly moving.

 Audible (Price valid 13 October 2013)


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  1. 1
    EC Spurlock says:

    For anyone who loves manga, anime, vampire stories or just gorgeous art, I HUGELY reccommend Vampire Hunter D. One of my all time favorites in both manga and anime form and a classic of both genres. Amano’s beautiful, quietly disturbing art is worth the whole price of admission all by itself. It does get graphic in terms of violence, as Japanese manga intended for adults is known to do, so be warned, but if that isn’t a hot button for you, it’s very much worth a look.

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    Tam says:

    Does the art work on an e-reader very well…?  I’m hovering over the buy button, but I haven’t tried any graphic novels on my Kindle yet.

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    Amy Raby says:

    “Curious Incident” is a fantastic book.

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    Tam says:

    Horrible story: I met the (very nice) author of ‘A Curious Incident’ at a drinks evening, soon after the book came out.  I was training quite hard at the time and had had a fairly vast quantity of port, and I remember telling him chattily that I’d read it in the Borders Starbucks and thought it quite good, but I doubted he’d sell many copies.  Just thinking about how nice he was to me makes me want to go and hide under my bed and die of mortification all over again.

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