First off: it's Star Wars Day, so Amazon has a giant pile of Star Wars books and graphic novels on sale for today only. Any titles in that selection that you recommend?
Plus, here's a cool Audible Daily Deal!
My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland is the Audible Daily Deal at $2.95. This is an unabridged audiobook of more than eight hours (Road Trip!) performed by Allison McLemore. The audiobook has 4+ star averages for story and performance, while on GoodReads, the book has a 3.9 star average. Readers particularly liked the mix of zombies, folklore, and forensics, and the heroine, who narrates the story.
Angel Crawford is a loser.
Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken.
That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in an horrible car crash, but she doesn't have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there's a job waiting for her at the parish morgue—and that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse.
Before she knows it she's dealing with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer who decapitates his prey—just when she's hungriest!
Angel's going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn't, she's dead meat.
Pretzel Making at Home by Andrea Slonecker is $1.99 digitally right now. While this may not be a romance, I tend to think of carbs and salt as one of my favorite pairings, so it's plenty romantic, see? What's not to love? Unless you're not able to eat gluten, in which case this book probably wouldn't make you happy. Which is a bummer.
This book has a 4+ star average on GR, though it's a pretty recent book, so there aren't many reviews. The reviews on Amazon are also very happy, including one that made me smile:
As a [G]erman, I have to review this book and give it 5 stars! I hesitated buying this book, because, well, I'm [G]erman and thought to myself, better get yourself a [G]erman book about traditional pretzel baking. But I was intrigued by what I read about this book, so I had to get it and see for myself.
What can I say, the author did a great job researching pretzels and their history, even travelled to Germany and gives lots of recipes about pretzels, pretzel snacks and sweets, and mustards (haven't tried those yet).
Here's a new twist on an old favorite: pretzels warm from the oven. DIY bakers can make their own crunchy, chewy, savory, or sweet artisan pretzels with this collection of 50 recipes that imagines every way to shape, fill, and top them.
Here are the traditional versions as well as novel creations such as Philly cheesesteak pretzel pockets and fried pretzel with cinnamon sugar.
More substantial dishes like wild mushroom and chestnut pretzel stuffing, and pretzel bread pudding with caramel sauce elevate the humble pretzel to dinner-table fare as this tantalizing cookbook takes a cherished everyday snack to the next level of culinary creativity.
The Betty Crocker Big Book of Weeknight Dinners cookbook is $2.99. I'm seriously tempted by this one, especially because most quick dinner recipes feature foods like pasta that I try not to eat. (My relationship with carbs is a forbidden love that I try to deny, despite deep and ache-filled longing….) This one is tempting because of the copy from the inside flap (see below) that outlines some of the recipes – some of them sound really delicious. Have you tried this book?
A huge collection of easy weeknight dinners the whole family will love.
Dinner will never get boring with this compendium of weeknight dinner recipes from Betty Crocker. You'll find soups and stews, skillet meals, main-dish salads, pizzas, sandwiches, casseroles, and much more. With meals that are just as easy to prepare as they are delicious to eat, this book will help you keep the family fed with minimum effort.
Whether it's a light summer meal or a hearty winter meal you need, The Big Book of Weeknight Dinners has you covered!
Includes more than 200 simple, no-fuss recipes with mouthwatering full-color photographs throughout
Helpful icons highlight fast recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less while an introductory section offers helpful tips on meal planning and smart shopping
With more than 200 recipes at just
$19.99 $2.99, this book is a fantastic value
When it comes to feeding families, no one has you covered like Betty Crocker. With The Big Book of Weeknight Dinners, you'll have plenty of great dinner ideas to dig into.
Inside flap copy:
Look inside for:
hearty supper sandwiches and pizzas: Easy Chicken Fajitas; Turkey, Bacon and Guacamole Wraps; Ham and Egg Salad Sandwiches; Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches au Jus; Tilapia Tacos; Cheesy Chicken and Artichoke Pizza; Ham and Gorgonzola Pizza
soups, chilies and stews: Turkey Mole Chili; Black Bean Chili with Cilantro; Thai-Style Chicken Curry Soup; Italian Beef and Bean Soup; Cuban Black Bean Soup; Creamy Southwestern Corn Chowder; Beef-Barley Stew
simple skillet meals: Chicken and Pasta with Creamy Basil Sauce; Speedy Mediterranean Chicken; Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham; Ginger Pork and Snow Peas; Potato, Egg and Sausage Frittata; Meatballs and Creamy Rice Skillet Supper
satisfying casseroles: Chicken and Broccoli Quiche; Onion-Topped Turkey Divan; Bacon-Pepper Mac and Cheese; Ham and Cheese Ziti; Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables; Swiss Steak Casserole; Herb-Crusted Tilapia with Lemon Potatoes
main dish salads: Smoky BBQ Chicken Salad; Easy Club Salad; Roasted Pepper and Pepperoni Tossed Salad; Ground Beef Fajita Taco Salad; Cinnamon-Maple Glazed Salmon Salad; Peppered Shrimp and Mango Salad
Losing It by Cora Carmack is $.99. This is a New Adult contemporary romance, and this book has been discounted a few times since its release – have you read it?
Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible– a one-night stand.
But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe.
And as if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.