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Books on Sale: Aw, Cyber Monday - Contemporary Devices and Historical Romances

Books and digital readers wrapped in big red bows Cyber Monday, with its cute use of the word “cyber,” is here, and with it, lots of deals and specials. Many of the promotions that started Friday end at midnight tonight, plus there's new ones, too: 

  • AllRomance/OmniLit has a 50% Rebate today only on all eligible titles. This means you get 50% of your purchase price back in eBook Bucks, which you can use for other purchases in the future. And THAT means that, if you're like me, you forget that you have rebate dollars, and you go to buy a book and find you have plenty of eBook Bucks to cover the cost of whatever it was I wanted to buy. Surprise! It's the blessings of a somewhat shabby memory!
  • Sourcebooks: Many of their books are priced at $1.99, including many Georgette Heyer novels, a few from Grace Burrowes and more! 
  • Open Road's enormous catalog is today's Kindle Daily Deal, and that includes a whole lot of backlist.  Sandra Kitt's backlist of contemporary romances are all on sale. (Which one should we try, folks?) 
  • And DEVICES! On sale!

Book Kindle Fire HDX 7The Kindle Fire HDX is $50 off today only at $179.

Regularly priced at $229, this is the color screen meant for reading, watching movies and tv shows — many of which are included in a Prime membership, which comes with the device for 1 month free if you don't already have Prime.  

Amazon: $179 today only. 




Nook simple touch with glow light

Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight: $49 (50% off) 

Two nooks are also on sale, the Simple Touch with Glow Light at $49, and the nook Simple Touch sans light is $39.

I've been debating with myself to link to them. I'm not a fan of B&N's customer service for device, and find that while some stores are staffed by very knowledgeable people who are device experts, the expertise of the “nook person” can vary widely, and the nook online support is deplorable in my experience. That said, I know many people have nook devices that they love, and there are two deals right now that might appeal to you.




Ready for some book deals? Of course there are book deals! 



Book Cotillion

Every now and again, Sourcebooks drops the Heyer books to $1.99, and in past sales, I've asked which Heyer one should read first. I collected those responses in a one time, but one of the most recommended was Cotillion. Conveniently, it's $1.99 today, too!

Almost an heiress 

Country-bred, spirited Kitty Charings is on the brink of inheriting a fortune from her eccentric guardian – provided that she marries one of his grand–nephews. Kitty has spent her secluded life pining for the handsome, rakish Jack, who is well aware of her attachment.

But when Jack fails to respond to his great–uncle's ultimatum, Kitty hatches a strategy of her own – a counterfeit betrothal to mild–mannered Freddy Standen (who neither needs nor wants the money).

And when Kitty's generous heart leads to all sorts of unintended troubles, there is only one man who can rescue her from more than one dreadful fix, pick up the pieces of her plotting and in the process her heart… 

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Book What the Duke Desires

 Many Sabrina Jeffries titles are $1.99 right now, including What the Duke Desires, book 1 in Jeffries' “The Duke's Men” trilogy.

Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, long ago buried his grief for his missing elder brother, Peter, who was presumed dead after being kidnapped. When a mysterious note arrives from Tristan Bonnaud asserting that the Duke's brother is alive, it leads Max straight to the winsome Lisette Bonnaud, illegitimate daughter of a viscount and Tristan's sister.

Soon he and Lisette are traveling to Paris posing as husband and wife, in search of Tristan, who has disappeared.

And the longer he spends with Lisette, the easier it is for Max to see that the line between dukedom and desire is easier to cross than he imagined… 

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The Forbidden Lord - he has a mullet. And no shirt on. Of course. The Forbidden Lord is book #2 in Jeffries' Lord Trilogy. It's on sale for $1.99, and the hero's quasi-mullet is your gift with purchase! Also, I'm a sucker for cinderella/mistaken identity stories, and…yeah, I bought it. 

Jordan Willis, the Earl of Blackmore, has played with the hearts of many a society belle- yet one stolen kiss impulsively planted on the soft, irresistible lips of the preacher's daughter, prim and proper Emily Fairchild, proves to be his undoing. Unable to forget her, he is more shaken than ever when he meets Lady Emma Campbell, an outrageously flirtatious debutante who is an uncanny double of the sweet Emily!

Emily cannot reveal the reason for her scandalous masquerade- not even to the earl whose heated embrace awkwakens a sizzling passion. Her very life depends on convincing society that she is Lady Campbell, yet no disguise can hide her dangerous attraction to the earl. But does “Cinderella” care risk losing her handsome “prince” by revealing that she is just a country girl?

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Book One Heart to Win - Joanna Lindsay

One Heart to Win by Johanna Lindsay is $2.99. This book came out in June 2013, and has a 3.5 average on GR. It's a western historical (and it's a Lindsay which means it probably comes with a large dose of reading crack) with a marriage of convenience/secret identity plot that sounds…kinda cracktastic. Have you read this one?  

Some young ladies marry for money and social standing, a few lucky ones marry for love—but Tiffany Warren is marrying to end a feud. Honoring her mother’s promise, Tiffany reluctantly travels west to meet her estranged father and his enemy’s eldest son, rancher Hunter Callahan. Once the Warrens and the Callahans are united by marriage, both clans will stop squabbling over a disputed strip of land.

In the chaos of a train robbery Tiffany seizes a golden opportunity: By assuming the identity of her father’s new housekeeper she can live with the father she never knew and assess his true character, as well as that of the neighboring cowboy to whom she is betrothed. But, too late, Tiffany discovers that the rivalry between the Warrens and the Callahans has escalated when the Callahans steal the Warrens’ housekeeper as soon as she steps off the train!

Now, Tiffany, who is pretending to be Jennifer Fleming, finds herself living in the enemy camp, under the same roof as her fiancé. All too soon she learns her intended is a handsome, sweet talking charmer whom she has to fight off because he can’t keep his eyes—or his hands—off Jennifer. After Tiffany’s charade is exposed she refuses to marry Hunter to end the feud.

As Hunter goes about claiming his rightful bride-to-be, he knows that although he loves two women—proper, elegant Tiffany as well as spunky, passionate Jennifer—he has only one heart to win. 

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General Bitching...

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  1. 1
    Liz H. says:

    I love ARe’s rebate sales. I buy even if I have credits, and then save them for the remainder of the year. But I really hate the banner at the top of their site. They may be the only website in the world that doesn’t have any controls- if you miss what you’re looking for you have to sit through all of the other ads. I’m impatient for my book credits!

  2. 2
    Jennifer says:

    Could not resist some of those Georgette Heyere books on sale – my mother’s paperbacks are falling apart from over reading.

  3. 3
    Kate K.F. says:

    I’m so tempted by all the Heyers but I don’t know which ones to get. I highly recommend Cotillion, Faro’s Daughter and The Talisman Ring and was wondering about the short story collection. Does anyone know how that holds up? I’d love thoughts on which ones are a must? I have some of them in book form but also in storage as I’m between places.

  4. 4
    Emily says:

    I liked “One Heart to Win,” but I’m a sucker for Lindsey’s books, especially the cowboy ones.

  5. 5
    GrowlyCub says:

    Kate, I quite like the short story collection.  You can see the genesis of some of the novels and it’s amazing how she packed a whole complete story in 15 pages.  Definitely worth $1.99. :)

  6. 6
    Dread Pirate Rachel says:

    Man, I love me some Georgette Heyer. She was my gateway drug into Romancelandia. My favorite is probably Sylvester, or The Wicked Uncle. So much fun!

  7. 7
    Virginia E says:

    Another detail to keep in mind is that your ARE purchases will count toward their Buy 10 Get 1 free incentive. Once you buy 10 books, they send you a code for a free book (limitations apply, see site for details).

    As far as the Heyer books, I’ve read most of the historical fiction and the romance novels. I haven’t caught up with the mysteries or the anthologies. The important detail here is that anything from Sourcebooks comes with DRM-protection.

    Personally, I’m a sucker for the Avon men: These Old Shades and Devil’s Cub.

  8. 8
    Castiron says:

    Note that the Open Road $1.99 sale includes the Dorothy Sayers Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries.  The Lord Peter/Harriet Vane relationship in Strong Poison/Have His Carcasse/Gaudy Night is one of my favorite romance storylines.

  9. 9
    Gwen says:

    Heyer’s short story Hazard in Pistols For Two is hilarious. I cry with laughter every time I read it. I’m pretty sure I paid full price for the collection just so I could have that story with me all the time.

  10. 10
    Janhavi says:

    Thanks for the tip! I bought 14 Heyers for 28 bucks, a good use of money, and my only bit of Black Friday shopping :)

  11. 11
    Malin says:

    Unfortunately the Georgette Heyer books are not that cheap for those of us who live outside the US. *sad*

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