Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts, one of her most recent romantic suspense novels, is $5.00 for Kindle right now. The paperback of this book just came out, but the digital copy elsewhere is priced at $9.99. I'm signaling the price matching fairies with my giant discount alert beacon, but no response as of yet. Whiskey Beach is a contemporary romantic suspense about a man suspected of murdering his almost-ex-wife, and the yoga instructor/massage therapist he meets in a small coastal town. This book has a 3.8-star average on GR; readers really liked the strength of the characters and the setting. If you're looking for a gift for a Roberts fan in your life, this would be a very nice present for the upcoming weekend!
For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore – and its secrets.
To summer tourists, it's the crown jewel of the town's stunning scenery. To the residents of Whiskey Beach, it's landmark and legend. To Eli Landon, it's home…
A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigation after being accused of murdering his soon-to-be ex-wife. And though there was never enough evidence to have him arrested, his reputation is in tatters as well as his soul. He need sanctuary. He needs Bluff House.
While Eli's beloved grandmother is in Boston, recuperating from a nasty fall, Abra Walsh has card for Bluff House, among her other jobs as yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist. She is a woman with an open heart and a wide embrace, and no one is safe from her special, some would say over-bearing, brand of nurturing – including Eli.
He begins to count on Abra for far more than her cooking, cleaning, and massage skills, and starts to feel less like a victim – and more like the kind of man who can finally solve the murder of his wife and clear his name. But Bluff House's many mysteries are a siren song to someone intent on destroying Eli and reaping the rewards. He and Abra will become entangled in a centuries-old net of rumors and half-truths that could pull them under the thunderous waters of Whiskey Beach…
Passion and obsession, humor and heart flow together in a novel about two people opening themselves up to the truth – and to each other.
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell is today's Audible Daily Deal at $3.95. This is an unabridged contemporary comedy romance about two women who work at a newspaper who email each other about everything, and the dude whose job it is to monitor company email. The reviews say it takes a long time for the protagonists to get together but the journey to get them to the happy ever after is hilarious and a unique story told through email messages and attachments.
“Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . “
Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.)
But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.
Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be “internet security officer,” he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.
When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories. By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself.
What would he say . . . ?
The Dragon Business by Kevin Anderson is $1.99 for a few days at Amazon – and I'm pretty sure this is going to remain Amazon-only since it's from Amazon's science fiction/fantasy imprint. This isn't a romance but I'm including it because when I read the description, I knew a few of you might really like this book.
This is a fantasy-comedy about a young boy who believes his father is a former dragon slayer, and the stories his father shares to tell him the truth. It's a very wry, tongue-in-cheek story with a fair amount of irony and satire according to the reviews, and it has a 3.8-star average on GR.
King Cullin may be known as “the Dragon Slayer,” but he fears his son’s legacy will be as “King Maurice Who Speaks with Proper Grammar.” The boy keeps his nose buried in parchments, starry-eyed at the idea of noble knights and eager to hand royal gold to any con man hawking a unicorn horn. Tonight, though, Cullin will educate the prince in the truth behind minstrels’ silly songs of glory…
Long ago, in a kingdom, well, not that far from here really, young Cullin traveled the countryside as squire to brave Sir Dalbry, along with Dalbry’s trusted sidekick Reeger, selling dragon-protection services to every kingdom with a coffer. There were no dragons, of course, but with a collection of severed alligator heads and a willingness to play dirty, the trio of con men was crushing the competition. Then along came Princess Affonyl.
Tomboyish and with a head for alchemy, Affonyl faked a dragon of her own, escaped her arranged marriage, and threw in with Cullin and company. But with her father sending a crew of do-gooder knights to find her, the dragon business just got cutthroat
Staged to Death by Karen Rose Smith is $1.99 right now. This is a cozy mystery and the first in a series about a professional real estate home stager named Caprice de Luca. The book has a 3.9-star average on GR, and I can think of a few people who would love this as a gift for weekend reading (especially since it's a holiday weekend in the US, but for much of my area, the weather is supposed to be very drippy – reading time!!).
Cozy mystery, Book 1 in the Caprice DeLuca home-stager mystery series
Caprice DeLuca stages houses for high-end clients. When she discovers a body in the castle-mansion she staged to sell and starts asking questions, she finds herself in danger. On the way to solving the murder, Caprice's large Italian family helps and hinders. She also finds romance with Dr. Seth Randolph. But does her brother's partner, attorney Grant Weatherford, care about her, too? Or is he just worried she'll get herself killed and her family will blame him?