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Books on Sale: Outlander at Kobo Plus Twenty Romances from Harlequin for Your Kindle

There is some daily deal action today that's just lovely.

Before I get to the rest of it, am I really missing something, or does the BN “Nook Daily Find” price not work until you've nearly purchased the book? The title for today is Salvage the Bones, but the price shows up as $8.99. A whole dollar off. Ten whole percents? That can't be right. But I can't get a lower price to show up unless I click “Buy Now,” which… 1, I don't want this book and b, I like to know how much something is before I buy it. (I know, call me silly.) 

Oh, BN, you make me confused.

Am I doing this wrong? Because dude.

Ok, on to the other deals – ready?


Book Outlander

Kobo's daily deal is pretty sweet: Outlander for $1.99, and the price is being matched elsewhere, too. This is being made into a television series for Starz, and Tumblr is already showcasing gifs from the filming. Have you read this? Going to read it before the show premieres?

Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another…

In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles.

Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord…1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life …and shatter her heart.

For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire…and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Goodreads | Amazon | BN | Sony | Kobo







And the Kindle Daily Deal is 20 romances at $1.99 today. Oh, my. There's a lot of excellent to choose from! Here are a few of the highlights:

Book Sleigh Bells in the Snow

RECOMMENDED: Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan is $1.99 today, and this was one of my favorite books this year. It was a Sizzling Book Club Pick in November, and was reviewed positively all over the place. It's a lovely story, and a terrific contemporary.

Once upon a time, Christmas was Kayla Green's favorite time of year. Now all the workaholic wants for Christmas is for it to be over—as fast as possible! So when duty calls her to snowy Vermont to close a deal with a new client, Kayla is grateful for an excuse to avoid the holidays for another year. Jackson O'Neil left a thriving business behind to return home and salvage his family's resort—it's in his blood, and he can't let it fail.

Now that he's got marketing whiz Kayla Green working with him to put Snow Crystal on the map, success is on the horizon. The fact they strike enough sparks off each other to power all the Christmas lights in Vermont is just an added bonus. Kayla might be an expert at her job, but she's out of her depth with Jackson—he makes her crave the happy-ever-after she once dreamed of, and it's terrifying. 

As the snowflakes continue to swirl, will the woman who doesn't believe in the magic of Christmas finally fall under its spell?

Goodreads | Amazon






Book An Invitation to Sin

RECOMMENDED: THIS is your INVITATION to READ an Invitation To Sin. I'm not saying you'll sin by reading it, but you're invited to the invitation. Got it? This book is dishy and fun, with angst and humor. Mandi at SmexxyBooks really liked it, too: you can read her review here.

“Snapped and seduced: there's nothing more dangerous than a restless Corretti…

Taylor Carmichael holds one thing precious: the reputation she's spent years rebuilding. Then one encounter with Corretti lothario Luca, a bottle of chilled champagne and a skintight dress and the paparazzi have their shot. Cool, calm and irritatingly aloof, Luca couldn't care less. Splash his face over the papers—he has bigger fish to fry.

But Taylor is fuming. Luca had the chance to halt the press and refused.

Well, this time she'll make the headlines work for her: Stop the press—bad boy Luca Corretti to wed screen siren Taylor Carmichael!

Goodreads | Amazon






Book Dare You To

RECOMMENDED: Dare You To is book 2 in Katie McGarry's amazing YA series, and a very much loved book this year (it's way cool to see it on sale one more time before the end of the year).

“I dare you…”

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness.

That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does….

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock—with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things.

The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him. But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected.

Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams—and his life—for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all….

Goodreads | Amazon




Book All He Ever Desired

RECOMMENDED: All He Ever Desired by Shannon Stacey is $1.99. This is a terrific price if you're looking to complete your Kowalski collection. I loved visiting everyone in the series when I read this book, though I struggled with the ending. My review (B-).

A second shot at first love.

After college, Ryan Kowalski decided to leave Whitford, Maine, rather than watch Lauren Carpenter marry another man. Now his siblings need his help to refurbish the family-owned Northern Star Lodge and he's forced to face the past sooner rather than later when he collars a vandal—and learns the boy is Lauren's son…

The last person Lauren needs back in her life is Ryan Kowalski. With a bitter ex-husband and a moody teenage son, she has enough man trouble already. But her son needs to learn a few lessons about right and wrong, even if Lauren has to escort him to Ryan's door every day to work off his crime.

With all this close contact, Ryan and Lauren can't deny the chemistry between them is as powerful as ever. But can a few searing kisses erase their past and pave the way for a second chance at true love?

Goodreads | Amazon





Book The Wanderer

RECOMMENDED: The Wanderer by Robyn Carr is the first book in her new Thunder Point series, which is a blend of small town romance, Friday Night Lights, steamy attraction between protagonists, and a huge cast of interesting characters. I reviewed his book in April and gave it a B-. It's comfort reading, for sure. This would make a terrific gift for someone, too.

Nestled on the Oregon Coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm.

Locals love the land's unspoiled beauty.

Developers see it as a potential gold mine.

When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he's been left an old friend's entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community's destiny in his hands. Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town.

And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful. With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home.

Goodreads | Amazon






ETA: And by request, the Susanna Kearsleys are also back on sale at $1.99 today, including The Firebird, her 2013 release and most recent book! 


Book The Firebird

The Firebird is Susanna Kearsley's most recent book, and it's on sale today for $1.99. Readers adored this book, and it has a 4+ star average on Goodreads and Amazon. It's a terrific price, especially when her books are usually $9+ digitally.

“Nicola Marter was born with a gift: when she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before.

When the gallery she works in receives a wooden carving she can see the object’s history and knows that it was named after the Firebird, the mythical bird that inspires an old Russian fairytale and was once owned by Russia’s famed Empress Catherine.

Nicola’s investigation into the Firebird’s origin draws her into the 1715 world of Anna Logan and leads her on a quest through Scotland, France and Russia, unearthing a tale of love and sacrifice, of courage and redemption.

Goodreads | Amazon | BN | Sony | Kobo







 Book The Rose GardenThe Rose Garden is what you'd expect from Kearsley: atmospheric, lush and emotionally rich romance that's both historical and contemporary. Kearsley is an amazing writer, so this is a terrific book to pick up for $2 and add to the Kearsley shelf.

  “Whatever time we have,” he said, “it will be time enough.” Eva Ward returns to the only place she truly belongs, the old house on the Cornish coast, seeking happiness in memories of childhood summers.

There she finds mysterious voices and hidden pathways that sweep her not only into the past, but also into the arms of a man who is not of her time. But Eva must confront her own ghosts, as well as those of long ago.

As she begins to question her place in the present, she comes to realize that she too must decide where she really belongs.

From Susanna Kearsley, author of the New York Times bestseller The Winter Sea and a voice acclaimed by fans of Gabaldon, du Maurier, and Niffenegger alike, The Rose Garden is a haunting exploration of love, family, the true meaning of home, and the ties that bind us together.

Goodreads | Amazon | BN | Sony | Kobo








Susanna Kearsley - Mariana - 99cThe first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers she was only five, but she knew that it was her house. And now that she’s at last become its owner, she suspects that she was drawn there for a reason.

As if Greywethers were a portal between worlds, she finds herself transported into seventeenth-century England, becoming Mariana, a young woman struggling against danger and treachery, and battling a forbidden love.

Each time Julia travels back, she becomes more enthralled with the past…until she realizes Mariana’s life is threatening to eclipse her own, and she must find a way to lay the past to rest or lose the chance for happiness in her own time.

Goodreads | Amazon | BN | Sony | Kobo










The Winter Sea - Susanna KearsleyThe Winter Sea was a Sizzling Book Club Pick, and it is truly an amazing book. Time travel and paranormal usually don't work for me, and this book is a singular exception to my normal preferences. It's absorbing, beautiful, and made me tear up at the end. It's amazing – buy it for yourself or for someone who likes historical romance, mystery, or really, really powerful writing.

In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write.

But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders if she might be dealing with ancestral memory, making her the only living person who knows the truth-the ultimate betrayal-that happened all those years ago, and that knowledge comes very close to destroying her…

Goodreads | Amazon | BN | Sony | Kobo







The Shadowy Horses - Susanna Kearsley Archaeologist Verity Grey has been drawn to the dark legends of the Scottish Borderlands in search of the truth buried in a rocky field by the sea. Her eccentric boss has spent his whole life searching for the resting place of the lost Ninth Roman Legion and is convinced he's finally found it—not because of any scientific evidence, but because a local boy has “seen” a Roman soldier walking in the fields, a ghostly sentinel who guards the bodies of his long-dead comrades.

Here on the windswept shores, Verity may find the answer to one of the great unsolved mysteries of our time. Or she may uncover secrets someone buried for a reason.

Goodreads | Amazon | BN | Sony | Kobo


General Bitching...

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  1. 1
    Nerdalisque says:

    Did you see that The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley is $1.99 at Amazon? It wasn’t included in the last sale they had of her books.

  2. 2
    Sarah (not the official one) says:

    Thank you Nerdalisque for the heads up on the Susanna Kearsley!

  3. 3
    Heather S says:

    Yeah, all of Kearsley’s SourceBooks releases are $1.99 – The Winter Sea, The Firebird, Mariana, The Rose Garden, and The Shadowy Horses. Get them while they’re hot (or if you missed the sale the other day… here’s your chance to redeem yourself. :P).

  4. 4
    Karen says:

    Yesterday’s Daily Find at BN was also $8.99 (I don’t remember which book it was). I think I’d buy the Jesmyn Ward book if it came up as $1.99, but I’m unwilling to take a chance.

    I decided not to try the Susanna Kearsley books last week and regretted that decision after reading a comment here.

  5. 5
    Heather S says:

    Also, I think five Susanna Kearsley books on sale merits a dedicated blog post to announce the great news to romance readers far and wide. What say you, SB Sarah?

  6. 6
    Barb in Maryland says:

    Thanks, Nerdalisque, for the heads-up about The Firebird!  BN is price-matching (I suspect because it’s a publisher-generated sale).  Why yes, I already own it in a dead-tree edition—but now I can have it handy on my e-reader (along with all of her other e-editions).  I do wish Sourcebooks (or someone) would do e-editions of the rest of her back-list.  Kearsley has been an auto-buy for me for years.

  7. 7
    nightsmusic says:

    The daily find for Nook comes through as $2.99 for me. I clicked the link through the Nook blog though. Maybe that made a difference?

  8. 8
    CelineB says:

    Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost is .99 on kindle.

  9. 9
    SB Sarah says:

    @Heather S: Duly noted – and added to this entry! More Kearsleys for all!

  10. 10
    Dread Pirate Rachel says:

    @Nerdalisque, thanks so much for the heads up about The Firebird. It’s the only Susanna Kearsley I don’t own (and I just can’t bring myself to pay $9 for an ebook). You can believe I jumped on that deal!

  11. 11
    Heather S says:

    Woohoo! Is it wrong that I just want to go pushing copies of “The Winter Sea” and “Mariana” into everyone’s hands? Just walk up to random people on the street and give them books. I’d like it if someone did that for me. Wait… that’s what SBTB is for. Though the street is virtual. LOL

    I’ve also read “The Rose Garden”, but found it to be veeeery slow with an extremely predictable ending. Yes, I know. Romances are, by nature, predictable in that a HEA is guaranteed. However, this book just didn’t suck me in the way the other two did. It was a bit too unfocused and rambling for me. Not her best effort – so if you’re going to start someone on Susanna’s books, this probably isn’t the one to give them (unless their reading tastes match yours exactly and you LOVE “The Rose Garden”).

  12. 12
    Marja says:

    The Kearsley kindle book prices have jumped to over 10 dollars on Amazon again :(. Shoot! Luckily I checked before clickin the buy -button.

  13. 13

    That’s a great selection for $1.99; too bad I have a Nook and not a Kindle… :) BN is not price matching for all those, probably just a select few.

    Outlander is one of my favorite books to discuss, though I am not a real fan. I’m always interested to hear what readers liked about it given how much I wanted to like it and in the end just couldn’t. I might give the show a try though because I liked the world it was set in, just not the execution of the story.

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    SB Sarah says:

    @Marja: are you in the US? I just checked all of them and they’re still $1.99 for me. Try this link?

    @HeatherS: I totally understand that urge. I’ve done that with “The Winter Sea.”

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    BRNZ says:

    The Kearsley books are only $1.99 if you are in the US, i have seen these deals a couple of times this week and they are all full priced for me in NZ

    In fact most of the Daily Deals are never discounted for me :(

  16. 16
    Marja says:

    @SB Sarah: Ah, so that was the “problem”, I’m in Finland. All the other daily deals have been correct till now. Too bad. I just can’t bring myself to pay $10-15 for a digital copy.

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    Nita says:

    The Nook Daily find was $2.99 for me as well, both linked from the Nook blog and directly through my Nook shop. All I can think is there may be a glitch when the deal first starts? Not ideal, for sure, but if it doesn’t work right away, I’d give it a little bit and try again.

  18. 18

    Thanks for the recommendation on Robyn Carr’s Wanderer! I got both the audio and ebook. I also want to read Outlander again before the series starts. Thanks for the heads up about the price!

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