Historical Romance, Sci-Fi, & More

  • Sapphire Flames

    Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews

    RECOMMENDED: Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews is $3.99! This is part of today’s Kindle Daily Deals. Many of us romance readers can’t recommend this series or this author enough. You can pick this one up without read the story arc of the previous three, but why would you want to deprive yourself of Ilona Andrews goodness.

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrew comes an enthralling new trilogy set in the Hidden Legacy world, where magic means power, and family bloodlines are the new currency of society…

    In a world where magic is the key to power and wealth, Catalina Baylor is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, and the Head of her House. Catalina has always been afraid to use her unique powers, but when her friend’s mother and sister are murdered, Catalina risks her reputation and safety to unravel the mystery.

    But behind the scenes powerful forces are at work, and one of them is Alessandro Sagredo, the Italian Prime who was once Catalina’s teenage crush. Dangerous and unpredictable, Alessandro’s true motives are unclear, but he’s drawn to Catalina like a moth to a flame.

    To help her friend, Catalina must test the limits of her extraordinary powers, but doing so may cost her both her House–and her heart.

    Add to Goodreads To-Read List →

    This book is on sale at:
    • Available at Amazon
    • Order this book from apple books

    • Barnes & Noble
    • Kobo

    As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
    We also may use affiliate links in our posts, as well. Thanks!

  • The Kiss of Deception

    The Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson

    The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson is $2.99! This is a YA fantasy with romantic elements and sounds pretty awesome. A princess bails on her wedding day and tries to start a life elsewhere under another identity. Some readers felt that nothing truly happened in the book, while others loved the writing and detail. Anyone interested?

    A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

    She flees on her wedding day.

    She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.

    She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

    She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

    The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.

    Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

    Add to Goodreads To-Read List →

    This book is on sale at:
    • Available at Amazon
    • Order this book from apple books

    • Barnes & Noble
    • Kobo

    As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
    We also may use affiliate links in our posts, as well. Thanks!

  • A Lady’s First Scandal

    A Lady’s First Scandal by Merry Farmer

    A Lady’s First Scandal by Merry Farmer is 99c! This is the first book in the May Flowers series and features a second chance romance. This is a spin-off series, but is able to read on its own. It’s also a Victorian romance, for those who may want a break from the Regency era.

    Four years ago, Lady Cecelia Campbell fell head over heels in love with Lord Rupert Marlowe, the young Earl of Stanhope. Everybody knew they would marry and live happily ever after.

    But then Rupert did the unthinkable. He took up a commission as an officer in the army and left England for a post in the Transvaal. Cecelia was left alone in England, loving, yearning, and worrying about him from a distance.

    Now Rupert has returned. He is ready to take up his seat in the House of Lords, to take over the administration of the Stanhope estate from his mother, Lady Katya, and most importantly of all, to finally marry Cecelia.

    Cece isn’t the same woman Rupert left behind, however. She has grown and flourished and become a woman of strength and opinion. And she’s not going to sit back and let Rupert get away with leaving her for so long.

    But when Cece takes a stand and declares her independence in a very public way, the scandal her defiance causes blows every expectation for her future happiness with Rupert to smithereens. It also gains her an exclusive invitation to join the elite group of politically-minded women known as the May Flowers. But the May Flowers are a group of shocking, defiant, sometimes wicked women. They are a bundle of scandals waiting to happen.

    Can Rupert convince the new, more powerful Cecelia to forgive him for abandoning her, and can he woo her all over again? Will the scandal of their break-up tear them apart forever, or will it make their love stronger…and hotter?

    Add to Goodreads To-Read List →

    This book is on sale at:
    • Available at Amazon
    • Order this book from apple books

    • Barnes & Noble
    • Kobo

    As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
    We also may use affiliate links in our posts, as well. Thanks!

  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

    The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

    The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers is $2.99! This scifi novel has been recommended and loved by many of my friends, and talked about highly in my book group. The book has some great queer representation, though readers remarked it’s more character driven than plot driven.

    A rollicking space adventure with a lot of heart

    When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn’t expecting much. The patched-up ship has seen better days, but it offers her everything she could possibly want: a spot to call home, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and some distance from her past.

    And nothing could be further from what she’s known than the crew of the Wayfarer.

    From Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the chatty engineers who keep the ship running, to the noble captain Ashby, life aboard is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. That is until the crew is offered the job of a lifetime tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet. Sure, they’ll earn enough money to live comfortably for years, but risking her life wasn’t part of the job description.

    The journey through the galaxy is full of excitement, adventure, and mishaps for the Wayfarer team. And along the way, Rosemary comes to realize that a crew is a family, and that family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe… as long as you actually like them.

    Add to Goodreads To-Read List →

    This book is on sale at:
    • Available at Amazon
    • Order this book from apple books

    • Barnes & Noble
    • Kobo

    As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
    We also may use affiliate links in our posts, as well. Thanks!

Don't want to miss an ebook sale? Sign up for our newsletter, and you'll get the week's available deals each Friday.

Comments are Closed

  1. 1
    Lisa says:

    I loved A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, but the first line of the description, “a rollicking space adventure,” is so wrong!

    It is a very pleasant character-driven book. It is really great and interesting, but definitely not a “rollicking adventure”

  2. 2
    Laurel says:

    Thumbs up to both anything Ilona Andrews writes and A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. I found ALWtoaSAP a very comforting read during the pandemic – lots of nice people trying to figure out the bumps on their journey.

  3. 3
    Laura says:

    I’m glad I work at home and only one other person can hear my snide cackling over this edition of “Cover Snark”. He already thinks I’m demented so whatever. And Brody looks like that guy you met in Women’s History 1000: “I need to come to terms with my White Privilege. So will you have coffee with me? I’ll show you my collection of books about feminism and tantra.” Yeah THAT guy.

    Finally, please post a picture of the “No one cares about your stupid boner” tee. Please.

  4. 4
    Amanda says:

    @Laura: Mine is a little faded and I got it from Amazon, though it doesn’t look to be there anymore. However, I’m pretty sure this is the exact one and I have it in gray: https://www.lookhuman.com/design/26731-nobody-cares-about-your-stupid-boner/tshirt

  5. 5
    Stefanie Magura says:

    The sixth and seventh books in that Mary Farmer series are slated to come out in September and October for anyone who wants to know.

  6. 6
    Laura says:

    @Amanda, thanks! It’s in my cart

  7. 7
    Laura George says:

    I wonder if the Farmer book acknowledges colonialist atrocities in the Boer wars?

  8. 8
    Shel says:

    The Duchess War by Courtney Milan is free on Smashwords.
    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/263066

    You can actually download directly from the page, no SW account or login needed (click on the file type you want). Good to end of month? Not sure if this is part of their July sale.

  9. 9
    KateB says:

    The Amberlough Dossier trilogy boxset by Lara Elena Donnelly (Amberlough, Armistice, Amnesty) is on sale for $2.99.

    One of my top favorite series ever!

  10. 10
    Marci says:

    @KateB, thank you for the heads up! That is a fantastic deal for the Amberlough Dossier trilogy.

Comments are closed.

By posting a comment, you consent to have your personally identifiable information collected and used in accordance with our privacy policy.

↑ Back to Top