Books On Sale

Books on Sale: Got Pern? How about Audiobooks? New Adult? Urban Fantasy?

Heads up, audiobook fans! For the month of March (which means 2 more weeks of sale!) Tantor has all romance audiobooks available for digital download direct from Tantor on sale for $6.99 each. HOT DIGGITY!  

Use discount code SBMar14 to activate the sale. It might take a little browsing to find the titles that are available as “Tantor downloads,” as I can't find a way to isolate those titles. What you want to look for is “Tantor Download” in the puchase window, as in the example below: 

Screencap of audiobook listing showing Tantor Download in the purchase window


But, if any digital audiobook mp3 download available from the Tantor site is $6.99 with the coupon code, what're you going to buy?

Book The Dragonriders of Pern

The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey is a boxed set of three novels, Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon. It's on sale for $1.99. McCaffrey's Dragonriders is a much-loved science fiction/fantasy series and this omnibus has a 4+ star average on GR.

Finally together in one volume, the first three books in the world's most beloved science fiction series, THE DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN, by Anne McCaffrey, one of the great science fiction writers of all time: DRAGONFLIGHT, DRAGONQUEST, THE WHITE DRAGON.

Those who know these extraordinary tales will be able to re-visit with Lessa, F'lar, Ruth, Lord Jaxon, and all the others.

And for those just discovering this magical place, there are incomparable tales of danger, deceit, and daring, just waiting to be explored..

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Book Beatrix Potter 22 in 1

The Beatrix Potter Illustrated Collection is a digital boxed set of 22 Books with 660 Illustrations, on sale for .99c at Amazon and $2.99 elsewhere. While the Potter books are in the public domain, and you can get them for free, this set compiles them in one big digital document with a table of contents. (I'm never sure whether to list digital versions that are public domain – what do you think? Worth it?)

The works of Beatrix Potter are some of the most beloved children's stories of all time. Now enjoy them all in a single, high quality collection at an amazing price.

The convenient table of contents will allow you to jump instantly to any of the 22 books, including timeless characters like Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Squirrel Nutkin, and many more.

Any you're sure to love the 660 included illustrations, many in full color. In addition, you'll find a link at the end of this collection to download complete audiobooks of 19 of these timeless stories…perfect for letting kids listen along while they look at the pictures.

The full list of titles includes:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (1903)

The Tailor of Gloucester (1903)

The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (1904)

The Tale of Two Bad Mice (1904)

The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (1905)

The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan (1905)

The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (1906)

The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit (1906)

The Story of Miss Moppet (1906)

The Tale of Tom Kitten (1907)

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (1908)

The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or, The Roly-Poly Pudding (1908)

The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (1909)

The Tale of Ginger and Pickles (1909)

The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse (1910)

The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes (1911)

The Tale of Mr. Tod (1912)

The Tale of Pigling Bland (1913)

Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes (1917)

The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse (1918)

Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes (1922)


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Book Blue Notes Carrie Lofty

Blue Notes by Carrie Lofty is a New Adult contemporary that will be released in May 2014, and it's available for $1.99 pre-order. It has a musical prodigy heroine and a billionaire hero, both in college. Thank you to Lorelie Brown for the heads up!

For fans of Jamie McGuire and S.C. Stephens, a sizzling new adult novel featuring the tumultuous relationship between a young piano prodigy and a reluctant billionaire playboy—set against the vibrant backdrop of a New Orleans college campus.

After being bounced from foster family to foster family, Keeley, a talented pianist, is ready to start over as a junior at Tulane.

But when she plays a small concert that attracts the attention of Jude, a brooding playboy and heir to an enormous fortune in the wake of his parents’ tragic death, suddenly Keeley’s life is thrown off balance once again. Jude is the first person to confront her about the pain behind her music, and she struggles with whether or not to let him into her life, or to keep protecting herself from the hurt that relationships have caused her in the past.

But Keeley’s about to learn that the melancholy young billionaire who appears to have everything can open her eyes to exactly what she needs… 

Goodreads | Amazon | BN | Kobo






Book HoundedHounded by Kevin Hearne is .99c at many vendors right now. Hounded is the first book in the Iron Druid series, a paranormal/urban fantasy series. The sale was brought to my attention by Becky, who liked it. The GR reviews are interesting – a ton of people loved this book, while others thought the hero was a Marty Stu and the characterization of the women was rather sexist. There's a wide gap between those who loved it, and those who really disliked it. Have you read this book?

The first novel in an original, back-to-back three-book series The Iron Druid Chronicles–introducing a cool, new, funny urban fantasy hero

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old–when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power–plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish–to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.

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General Bitching...

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  1. 1
    Nerdalisque says:

    Gah. I bought the Anne McCaffrey omnibus a couple of days ago before it went on sale. Just wanted to tell you all that it is full of distracting typos. I’m an editor, so I’m especially sensitive to that, but I could live with it for $1.99, not the $7.99 I paid for it!

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    Dora says:

    When you said “got pern” I thought you were being coy and it would actually be porn and I… I don’t actually know if I’m disappointed or not! I’ve never read the Pern books, but this looks like a good excuse.

    Thanks for the tip on Hounded by the way! I started Audible a few months back to have something to listen to at the gym, and this was the first book I tried, but I had to send it back… something about the narration really grated on me. Thankfully Audible’s lovely return policy let me swap it out for something better. (I think I’m building cred at the gym. How fast do you think that cred would vanish if all the hard core folks knew I was listening to The Wheel of Time?)  For .99, I’m willing to give it a try again.

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    Pheebers says:

    I love the Pern books….at least the originals, written by Anne McCaffrey herself and not her family members.  I’m okay with those, but they’re not the same.

    Be forewarned, though, not all of her books are available on the kindle.  I am desperate for the Harper Hall trilogy (also Pern) to come to kindle, but that may never happen.

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    LaineyT says:

    “Marty Stu” Lol!  I love it!

  5. 5
    Darlynne says:

    Jonathan Maberry’s Patient Zero is the Audible daily deal today. Zombies meet covert ops about sums it up and I was surprised to find I enjoyed it. The Kindle book is $2.99, Audible edition is $3.99.

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    Kate K.F. says:

    I enjoyed the Iron Druid series and read the first three quickly and keep meaning to catch up with the series. There are some sexist moments but there are lots of badass women and goddeses who call the main character on it. And there’s a dog who gets the best lines and the series has the sense of humor that I feel like good urban fantasy should have. Very much the same genre as the InCryptid books more than the Toby Daye ones and fun.

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    Trix says:

    New multi-genre freebie/cheap Kindle reads post here:

    As for the “paid digital omnibus of free public domain titles” question, I guess it would depend on the little things: the formatting, what translation is used if it’s a foreign title, and so on. I personally have never been tempted to buy one, but I could see the convenience factor for some people.

  8. 8
    Janhavi says:

    I have found the 1-2 dollars for formatting of public domain works to usually be worth it in terms of quality of the product itself.

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    Sarita says:

    @Pheebers, I didn’t know other members of the McCaffrey family wrote Pern books. Is that the point at which we have books that cover the same situations, just from different POVs? Cuz that’s about where the series lost me. I still keep the first two books of the Harper Hall trilogy around for re-reading tho.

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    Christine says:

    Thanks for the audiobook tip (which I read and responded to you on twitter already!) I got some from Julie James and Jill Shalvis.  I’ll pretty much buy any romances that Karen White narrates (or Lucy Rivers, or Grace Grant).

    As for the Pern series, I read them all in the early to mid -90s and loved them!  I have paperbacks of at least 10 of them if not more.  I had a copy of one of them in a biochemistry lab at University one day and my Lab instructor told me that she was Anne McCaffrey’s niece!  It was like meeting a celebrity and I was so thrilled. 

    And Dora, I listened to the whole set of Wheel of Time books before A Memory of Light came out – took me a year and a half (since each book is 50-60 hours long!).  But it was worth it to refresh my memory of all the books before the final chapter, and the nice thing was not having to wait between books for the plot to continue, unlike in real life when the books were being released every 3-4 years :-)

    And Nerdalisque you might be able to return the omnibus and rebuy it – I notice that once you’ve bought books at amazon you can still return them up to a few days later even if you have downloaded them – they just get removed from your kindle when you do return them.  When you manage your kindle library in amazon there is that button next to the book on the rhs where it says delete title, etc and return for refund is there for a few days.

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    Pheebers says:

    Sarita, I believe most or all of the Pern books written after 1990 are collaborations with her son Todd.  I think there are about 30 books all together.  I really prefer the earlier ones—the Dragonriders of Pern and the Harper Hall trilogies.  To be fair though, that could be from nostalgia, as I read them in my teens, over and over….

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    DonnaMarie says:

    Pheebers, anyone who didn’t read these over and over as a teenager wasted their youth. I always say they’ll pry my Dragonriders books from my cold dead hand, but carrying them around in my Kindle is going make them a lot easier to hold on to than the 5 pound compilation I’ve been toting around the last 35 years.

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    Sarita says:

    I was just in a conversation today about how someone should adapt the Pern books for video. It’d be hella high budget, but it has all the ingredients. Drama, intrigue, action, sex, dragons. I’d watch it.

    I’ve been meaning for years to do a refresher on The Wheel of Time and get through the last post-author-existence-failure installments. I was super into those when they were coming out. It was rough. Particularly since it seemed like after a point each book had less happen in it than the previous one, with no corresponding decrease in page count…

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    sarahbyrdd says:

    I keep waiting for McCaffrey’s Harper Hall trilogy to come out on e-book.  I sadly loaned my dog eared copies to a friend’s tween several years ago and never saw them again.

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