The Suffragette Scandal is $3.99 – which is the regular price for this book, I believe. But because of the absolutely stellar A review from Carrie and RedHeadedGirl, and the rather attractive price, many of you purchased this book this month, so I wanted to include it here. This book came out on 15 July, and in their review, Carrie and RedHeadedGirl said,
Redheadedgirl and I wanted to write a joint review of The Suffragette Scandal, but it turned out to be really difficult because we kept jumping up and down and screaming.
We LOVED this book.
If we could get away with it, we would submit this entire review in CAPSLOCK because the book was MADE OF WIN.
An idealistic suffragette…
Miss Frederica “Free” Marshall has put her heart and soul into her newspaper, known for its outspoken support of women's rights. Naturally, her enemies are intent on destroying her business and silencing her for good. Free refuses to be at the end of her rope…but she needs more rope, and she needs it now.
…a jaded scoundrel…
Edward Clark's aristocratic family abandoned him to die in a war-torn land, so he survived the only way he could: by becoming a rogue and a first-class forger. When the same family that left him for dead vows to ruin Miss Marshall, he offers his help. So what if he has to lie to her? She's only a pawn to use in his revenge.
…and a scandal seven years in the making.
But the irrepressible Miss Marshall soon enchants Edward. By the time he realizes that his cynical heart is hers, it's too late. The only way to thwart her enemies is to reveal his scandalous past…and once the woman he loves realizes how much he's lied to her, he'll lose her forever.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Won't Stop Talking is still $2.99 at BN and Amazon. I reviewed this book this month and have still brought it up in conversation since then. Blew my mind, this book. Hence the A grade:
Cain also takes into account how the internet and specifically social media has reformed the venues in which introverts interact, and why communications within online communities are often completely unique from the interactions one might have in person. She also examines various leadership styles and how introverted leaders in business often achieve very different results, sometimes exceeding the financial success rates of extroverted leaders and CEOs.
But most of all, though, I can't tell you how stunning it was to read a book which was about a major facet of my personality, and which was able to explain things about myself that I knew were true, but didn't always know why they were true. Moveover, I recognized some introverted traits in my children, and the examples of parenting methods and strategies were enormously helpful, too.
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.
In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.
Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content.
In addition to the above, there are five enhanced ebooks from Courtney Milan that are .99 until 25 July 2014. You can find the complete collection at Amazon, BN, Kobo, and Google. Plus, here are links to the other vendors by individual book:
Many of you grabbed the entire set, but here are the two that most of you purchased:
Unveiled by Courtney Milan – enhanced edition – is 99c. This is the first book in Milan's Turner series. The enhanced ebook version features pictures and audio in addition to the text. It was also a RITA 2012 finalist for Best Historical Romance, a Sizzling Book Club pick, and a DABWAHA 2012 participant. Some readers expressed that they found the first half of the book on the slow side, but many agree it's completely worth pushing through those first few chapters. It has a 3.9-star rating on GR and guest reviewer, Milena, gave it a B- during the 2012 RITA Reader Challenge:
Unveiled was still wonderfully crafted, and managed to stay interesting all the way through, simply because the resolution – apart from the love story, obviously – could have gone either way. Also, the heroine develops a spine, slowly but certainly, which is very convincingly done and made me smile because it rang so true. There's quite a bit of angst in there, too, the legal complications kept me on the edge of my seat, and the love scenes were lovely
Ash Turner has waited a lifetime to seek revenge on the man who ruined his family – and now the time for justice has arrived. At Parford Manor, he intends to take his place as the rightful heir to the dukedom and settle an old score with the current duke once and for all. But instead he finds himself drawn to a tempting beauty who has the power to undo all his dreams of vengeance….
Lady Margaret knows she should despise the man who's stolen her fortune and her father's legacy – the man she's been ordered to spy on in the guise of a nurse. Yet the more she learns about the new duke, the less she can resist his smoldering appeal. Soon Margaret and Ash find themselves torn between old loyalties – and the tantalizing promise of passion…
Unclaimed by Courtney Milan is also available in an enhanced ebook version for 99c. This is the second book in the Turner series and is a historical romance between a wealthy man and a courtesan. Readers adored the hero, Mark, but found our heroine's constant need to display her independence rather off-putting. Unclaimed was also a Sizzling Book Club pick in 2011. Any Turner series fans out there?
Her only hope for survival…
Handsome, wealthy and respected, Sir Mark Turner is the most sought-after bachelor in all of London and he's known far and wide for his irreproachable character. But behind his virtuous reputation lies a passionate nature he keeps carefully in check…until he meets the beautiful Jessica Farleigh, the woman he's waited for all his life.
Is to ruin the man she loves…
But Jessica is a courtesan, not the genteel lady Sir Mark believes. Desperate to be free of a life she despises, she seizes her chance when Mark's enemies make her an offer she can't refuse–seduce Mark and tarnish his good name, and a princely sum will be hers. Yet as she comes to know the man she's sworn to destroy, Jessica will be forced to choose between the future she needs and the love she knows is impossible.