A Long Way from You by Gwendolyn Heasley is $1.99. This is a contemporary YA about a girl from a small town in Texas who is invited to do a month's worth of art courses at the Parsons school in New York City.
For too long, Kitsy has had to satisfy her dreams of becoming a real artist by giving her friends makeovers before prom.
So when her best friend Corrinne's family offers to sponsor her for a summer art course in New York City, Kitsy bids a temporary good-bye to Texas to say hello to the West Village.
Between navigating the subway and the New Yorkers—namely, the Art Boy who has a nice trick of getting under her skin—Kitsy knows that this summer is going to be about a lot more than figure drawing.
A Ride or Die Kind of Love is an eight-in-one anthology for .99c featuring previously published novels from eight different authors, all of which feature motorcycle gangs (a very popular anti-hero style).
Includes EIGHT full length novels that feature men on motorcycles. If you love the wind in your hair, hands in the air and being swept off your feet by a man in leather, this set of novels is just for you.
Chelsea Camaron – One Ride
Selene Chardou – Deadly Seduction
Nicole Jacquelyn – Craving Constellations
Bella Jewel – Hell’s Knights
Kim Jones – Saving Dallas
Kit Rocha – Beyond Shame
Madeline Sheehan – Undeniable
Ashley Suzanne – Mirage
Girl in the Wild by Beth Orsoff is a Kindle Daily Deal at $1.99. This is a contemporary comedy about a woman sent to rural Alaska to produce a documentary about walruses. On one hand, I love contemporary romances with big travel and fish out of water plots, but I tend to twitch at the use of rural Alaska as a place where city folk learn the right way to be..even though I love Alaska and love reading about it. This particular book is set on an island of walruses, which sounds totally intriguing.
In an age of cynicism, is it possible to become an idealist?
When Los Angeles publicist Sydney Green convinces her boss to let her produce a documentary for the Save the Walrus Foundation, the only one Sydney Green is interested in saving is herself. The walruses are merely a means to improving her career and her love life, and not necessarily in that order. Sydney would’ve killed the project the second she learned she’d be the one having to spend a month in rural Alaska if it had been for any other client. But for rising star and sometimes boyfriend Blake McKinley, no sacrifice is ever too great.
Yet a funny thing happens on the way to the Arctic. A gregarious walrus pup, a cantankerous scientist, an Australian sex goddess, a Star Wars obsessed six-year-old, and friends and nemeses both past and present rock Sydney Green’s well-ordered world. Soon Sydney is forced to choose between doing what’s easy and doing what’s right.
The International Bank of Bob is $1.99 as a KDD – and I'm hoping it'll be price matched. I've seen mentions of this book in several places, usually from people who liked it a lot. This is a nonfiction travel memoir about a man who traces his Kiva loans to remote places on the earth to see the effects of his $25 microloans and whether they made a differences.
I've been curious about this book for awhile – and $2 is too tempting for me to pass up – especially because I LOVE Kiva. (If you're curious, use that link, and you should get a $25 credit if you've never joined Kiva before).
Hired by ForbesTraveler.com to review some of the most luxurious accommodations on Earth, and then inspired by a chance encounter in Dubai with the impoverished workers whose backbreaking jobs create such opulence, Bob Harris had an epiphany: He would turn his own good fortune into an effort to make lives like theirs better.
Bob found his way to Kiva.org, the leading portal through which individuals make microloans all over the world: for as little as $25-50, businesses are financed and people are uplifted. Astonishingly, the repayment rate was nearly 99%, so he re-loaned the money to others over and over again.
After making hundreds of microloans online, Bob wanted to see the results first-hand, and in The International Bank of Bob he travels from Peru and Bosnia to Rwanda and Cambodia, introducing us to some of the most inspiring and enterprising people we've ever met, while illuminating day-to-day life-political and emotional-in much of the world that Americans never see.
Told with humor and compassion, The International Bank of Bob brings the world to our doorstep, and makes clear that each of us can, actually, make it better.