RECOMMENDED: To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis is $1.99, and that is a freaking steal for this book. This is one of the most-loved and most-mentioned science fiction romances, and I know Carrie loves it. It's a cross between science fiction, time travel, and romance, and it is, according to all readers, screamingly funny.
You can grab it and gift it to the readers you know will like it (I know of at least 3 people who would really enjoy it).
From Connie Willis, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, comes a comedic romp through an unpredictable world of mystery, love, and time travel…
Ned Henry is badly in need of a rest. He's been shuttling between the 21st century and the 1940s searching for a Victorian atrocity called the bishop's bird stump. It's part of a project to restore the famed Coventry Cathedral, destroyed in a Nazi air raid over a hundred years earlier.
But then Verity Kindle, a fellow time traveler, inadvertently brings back something from the past. Now Ned must jump back to the Victorian era to help Verity put things right–not only to save the project but to prevent altering history itself.
Naked in Death by JD Robb is $2.99 at Amazon right now, and while I'm hoping for price matching, I'm not holding my breath on that one. This is book 1 of the In Death series, and introduces Eve and Roarke, one of the most popular romance couples ever. This is futuristic romantic suspense, taking place in New York City in the near but technologically fascinating future. The series goes on for 3,576,992 books (I'm kidding).
In a world of danger and deception, she walks the line–between seductive passion and scandalous murder… Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she's seen it all–and knows her survival depends on her instincts.
And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire–and a suspect in Eve's murder investigation.
But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about–except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.
Vivid by Beverly Jenkins is $2.99. This is a historical romance (which isn't obvious from thecover given the makeup and pose of the photograph on the cover) originally published in 1995, and is being re-released by the author. This book is part of the Grayson family series. The next book in the series is Jewel.
Jenkins is a fantastic writer of historical romance who combines American history, African American characters, and incredible emotion into wonderful romances. (I am buying the heck out of this book). (Oh, who am I kidding, I'm buying all the books on this page that I don't already own.)
1786 1886 and Dr.Viveca Lancaster is frustrated by the limits placed upon female physicians of color. When she is offered the chance to set up a practice in the small all Black community of Grayson Grove, Michigan she leaves her California home and heads east.
The very determined Viveca is one of the few nineteenth century Black women to graduate from the prestigious Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania but she needs more than determination to face down handsome Nate Grayson, the Grove's bull-headed mayor.
Nate Grayson goes to the train station expecting Dr. V. Lancaster to be a man. When the lovely dark-skinned Viveca introduces herself he is speechless, then wants her back on the train and out of his town.
It's 1876 and women aren't supposed to be doctors, men are. However he isn't prepared for her stubbornness and fire, nor for the vivid way she heals, then steals his heart.