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  • Sailor’s Delight

    Sailor’s Delight by Rose Lerner

    Sailor’s Delight by Rose Lerner is $2.99! I remember this was mentioned on a Hide Your Wallet post and many of the Bitchery were excited about it. Did you read it?

    Self-effacing, overworked bookkeeper Elie Benezet doesn’t have time to be in love. Too bad he already is—with his favorite client, Augustus Brine. The Royal Navy sailing master is kind, handsome, and breathtakingly competent. He’s also engaged to his childhood sweetheart. And now that his prize money is coming in after years of delay, he can afford to marry her…once Elie submits the final prize paperwork.

    When Augustus comes home, determined to marry by the end of his brief leave, Elie does his best to set his broken heart aside and make it happen. But he’s interrupted by one thing after another: other clients, the high holidays, his family’s relentless efforts to marry him off. Augustus isn’t helping by renting a room down the hall, shaving shirtless with his door open, and inviting Elie to the public baths. If Elie didn’t know better, he’d think Augustus didn’t want to get married.

    To cap it all off, Augustus’s fiancée arrives in town, senses that Elie has a secret, and promptly accuses him of embezzling. Has Elie’s doom been sealed…or is there still time to change his fate.

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  • Marry in Scandal

    Marry in Scandal by Anne Gracie

    Marry in Scandal by Anne Gracie is $1.99! This is book two in the Marriage of Convenience historical romance series, which features (you guessed it!) marriages of convenience. Other books in the series have been decently reviewed on the site.

    A shy heiress and a well-known rake face a scandal-forced marriage that might be true love in the latest irresistible romance from the national bestselling author of Marry in Haste .

    Shy young heiress, Lady Lily Rutherford, is in no hurry to marry. She dreams of true love and a real courtship. But when disaster strikes, she finds herself facing a scandal-forced marriage to her rescuer, Edward Galbraith, a well known rake.

    Despite his reputation Lily is drawn to the handsome Galbraith. In the gamble of her life, she agrees to marry him, hoping to turn a convenient marriage into a love match.

    As heir to a title, Galbraith knows he must wed, so a convenient marriage suits him perfectly. But there is a darkness in his past, and secrets he refuses to share with his tender-hearted young bride. All Lily’s efforts to get close to him fall on stony ground, and in desperation she retreats to his childhood home–the place he’s avoided for nearly a decade.

    Must Lily reconcile herself to a marriage without love? Or will Galbraith realize that this warm-hearted, loving girl is the key to healing the wounds of his past–and his heart?

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  • The Left Hand of Darkness

    The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

    The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin is $2.99! This is the 50th anniversary edition and if you’re a fan of Le Guin, Carrie wrote a whole post about her love for the author for Stuff We Like.

    Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

    A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter’s inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of intellectual science fiction.

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  • The Apollo Murders

    The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield

    The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield is $1.99! I recommended this sci-fi thriller in an edition of Get Rec’d. If you like your sci-fi rooted in realism, this might be a great option with a central mystery.

    The far side of the Moon, 1973. Three astronauts are trapped in a tiny Apollo module, and one of them has murder on the mind . . .

    From internationally bestselling astronaut Chris Hadfield comes an exceptional Cold War thriller from the dark heart of the Space Race. As Russian and American crews sprint for a secret bounty hidden away on the Moon’s surface, old rivalries blossom and the political stakes are stretched to breaking point back on Earth. Houston flight controller Kazimieras ‘Kaz’ Zemeckis must do all he can to keep the NASA crew together, while staying one step ahead of his Soviet rivals. But not everyone on board Apollo 18 is quite who they appear to be.

    Full of the fascinating technical detail that fans of The Martian loved, and reminiscent of the thrilling claustrophobia, twists and tension of The Hunt for Red October, The Apollo Murders puts you right there in the moment, a quarter of a million miles from home – a quarter of a million miles from help. Experience the fierce G-forces of launch, the frozen loneliness of Space and the fear of holding on to the outside of a spacecraft orbiting the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour, as told by a former Commander of the International Space Station who has done all of those things in real life.

    Strap in and count down for the ride of a lifetime.

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  1. FashionablyEvil says:

    So, the half naked dude on the cover of SAILOR’S DELIGHT is rather misleading—I don’t usually care about covers, but this is a slow burn, closed door romance. Which is fine! I loved the Jewish and naval history angles (Rose Lerner is a great researcher), but it’s very low on the heat index, and that cover definitely suggests otherwise. Other than that, my only complaint is that I wished Lerner’s characters liked themselves a little bit more? Reading single character or first person POV with an insecure MC just wears me out. (But I would totally read Rose Lerner’s history of Jews and the British Navy!)

  2. Katie says:

    Sarina Bowen sent out this list for free books TODAY ONLY!


  3. Escapeologist says:

    Cursed Cocktails: A Cozy Fantasy by S.L. Rowland is $0.99 (also in Kindle unlimited)

  4. Karin says:

    I read The Left Hand of Darkness many years ago. But I remember it as being one of the best sci-fi books I had ever read.

  5. flchen1 says:

    GOTTA BE BAYOU (part of Badges of the Bayou) by Erin Nicholas is free! A contemporary grumpy-sunshine with an FBI agent and a sharp investigative reporter (yes, she’s arguably the grump 😉 ) with crows…

  6. marjorie says:

    Great timing! My college junior just finished Left Hand of Darkness and LOVED it. Bought!

    Thanks for the smart thoughts about the Rose Lerner, FashionablyEvil — I learn fascinating history from everything she writes, and I too would read the heck out of her history of Jews in the British Navy! (Perhaps in part because I’m the daughter of an American Jewish Navy vet.)

  7. Kareni says:

    The Apollo Murders shows as $2.99 for me.

  8. Lostshadows says:

    Gotta say, I miss the weird ice heads cover for The Left Hand of Darkness.

    Loved it when I read it… about twenty years ago. I think I’m due for a reread. (Already own it twice in paper, due to a LoA collection of the Hainish novels and stories. (All of which are standalones))

  9. Kareni says:

    I see that The Lone Wolf’s Rejected Mate (The Five Packs Book 3) by Cate C. Wells is currently FREE for US Kindle readers.

  10. flchen1 says:

    Julie James’s A Lot Like Love is $1.99! (Second in her FBI/US Attorneys series—I don’t see these on sale very often)

  11. Musical Trees says:

    100% agree with @FashionablyEvil on SAILOR’S DELIGHT. I loved the historical setting, the Jewish characters, and the fact that the characters were commoners, but the romance itself was kinda meh.

  12. cleo says:

    I love, love Ursula Le Guin but Left Hand of Darkness is not my favorite book by her. Here’s a little bit from my GR review:

    This is a science fiction classic that I think holds up pretty well in some ways but is really outdated in others. Some of the world-building builds on 2nd wave feminist beliefs that I just don’t buy anymore – like the idea that a world that didn’t have men (or women) wouldn’t have war or rape (I’m grossly oversimplifying here – there are several reasons given for the lack of war on Winter, but one of the possibilities given is their physiology).

    I first read this at least 25 years ago. I re-read it this week for a book group – I wouldn’t have chosen it to be my first Le Guin to re-read after her death on my own, but I’m not sorry that I did. It’s interesting to revisit her early work, even if it just reinforces how much she developed over her long career.

    I’m not sure how to rate this or who I’d recommend this to. I don’t recommend this as an entry to Le Guin’s work. But if you’re a fan of mid 20thC anthropological feminist science fiction and you somehow haven’t read this, I’d recommend it.

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