Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel is $2.99 at Amazon right now. I'm not sure if that will be matched, but fingers crossed. This is the first book in Mantel's series, and it was a HUGE word of mouth phenomenon when it came out. This is the story of Henry VIII's court from the perspective of Thomas Cromwell. The sequel, Bringing Up the Bodies, has been on sale previously.
Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is charged with securing his divorce.
Into this atmosphere of distrust comes Thomas Cromwell – a man as ruthlessly ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself.
His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.
Tempest by Julie Cross is a YA sci fi/UF story about a time traveling dude and his efforts to save the girl he loves. Some readers adored this book like whoadamn, while others were very frustrated by the hero and found it difficult to connect with him or the other characters. I'm always curious about book with highly divided reviews, though. Are you?
The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he's in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it's not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there's no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it's just harmless fun.
That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he's stuck in 2007 and can't get back to the future.
Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.
But it's not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.
Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he's willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.
The Mane Event by Shelley Laurenston is $1.99 at most vendors. This is book 1 in her Pride series, and is a terrific, campy blend of ferocious women, shape shifters, alpha males, and paranormal fun. This book is also two stories in one. I really like Laurenston's voice, and find her shifter stories to be a great time when I read them. They're very sexy, with a lot of naked time, and a silly sense of humor.
One of the hottest new voices in paranormal romance, Shelly Laurenston knows how to do it all, delivering tales that are wickedly funny, action-packed, and scorch-your-fingers sexy. With The Mane Event, she proves just how delicious love can be once you unleash your inner beast…
How come all the good-looking ones are insane?
That's what runs through NYPD cop Desiree “Dez” MacDermot's mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy, Mace Llewellyn. It isn't just the way he stares at her with those too-sexy gold eyes―as if he could devour her on the spot. Or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy Seal bod-o-death. It isn't even that he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle. It's more about that disconcerting, shifting-from-man-to-lion thing that unhinges her…and makes her want more.
Mace likes making Dez crazy. In fact, he likes her any way he can get her―in bed, on the desk, here, now, again. Together, they'd always been trouble, but Dez has no idea just how good trouble can feel…
Brendon Shaw, hotel owner and lion shifter, has seen better days. He's been beaten, had a gun to the back of his head, and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape-shifting wolves. He didn't think he'd survive the night, much less find the woman of his dreams. And he never thought the woman of his dreams would have a Tennessee accent and wear cowboy boots. Once he sets his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go.
Ronnie Lee Reed is ready to change her life, and New York City is the place where any girl―even one who runs with a Pack―can redefine herself. First order of business: find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion-shifting, oh-my-what-big-um-paws-you-have men. Then again…
Italian Cookbook for Beginners is $2.51 at Amazon and $2.99 at BN.
This is an easy cookbook of a few sauces, different pastas and additions and simple recipes that create an assortment of meals. Some reviewers say it calls for ingredients that are a bit expensive, but others praise the book for the easy to mix-and-match recipes.
Italian food is the ultimate comforting homemade cuisine. Full of rich, robust flavors, enticing aromas, and exuberant colors, Italian cuisine is a celebration of love for both food and family. With The Italian Cookbook for Beginners, you won't need to travel far and wide to enjoy the authentic flavors of Italy. Offering over 100 classic recipes, The Italian Cookbook for Beginners will show you how to cook like an Italian mama, using affordable everyday ingredients from your local grocery store.
The Italian Cookbook for Beginners offers simple, delicious Italian recipes that bring the hearty flavors of Italy into your home. The Italian Cookbook for Beginners will show you how to easily create your own classic Italian cuisine, with:
-105 authentic Italian Cookbook recipes that use affordable, easy-to-find ingredients
-Simple Italian Cookbook versions of your favorites, such as homemade pizza, Eggplant Parmigiana, and Italian-style pork chops
-4 basic sauces to liven up any dish
-Tips on buying fresh fish and matching sauces with pastas from the editors of The Italian Cookbook
-Guide to planning a complete Italian meal using The Italian Cookbook
You don't need fancy techniques, hard-to-find ingredients, or specialized tools to create mouthwatering Italian dishes; all you need is The Italian Cookbook for Beginners and a desire to mangia!