Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Ebook Bargains and Food for Thought...

The ebook of By a Thread is on sale for this month!

By A Thread
by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #6
When killing people is your job, there’s no such thing as a vacation. 
Then again, how often does an assassin live long enough to enjoy her retirement? In this line of work, you either get lucky or you get dead. And since I destroyed my nemesis Mab Monroe a few weeks ago, all of Ashland’s lowlifes are gunning to make a name for themselves by taking out the lethal Spider—me, Gin Blanco. So I’m leaving behind my beloved barbecue joint and heading south with my baby sister, Bria, to cool my heels in a swanky beach town. Call it a weekend of fun in the sun. But when a powerful vampire with deadly elemental magic threatens an old friend of Bria’s, it looks like I’ll have to dig my silver stone knives out of my suitcase after all. Complicating matters further is the reappearance of Detective Donovan Caine, my old lover. But Donovan is the least of my problems. Because this time, the danger is hot on my trail, and not even my elemental Ice and Stone magic may be enough to save me from getting buried in the sand—permanently.

A few of the Hollow series ebooks by Kim Harrison are also on sale.
Black Magic Sanction #8
Pale Demon #9
A Perfect Blood #10
Holiday's are Hell #5.5
are all $1.99 at Amazon and Barnes and Noble

A freebie!
Hotter on the Edge
Three novellas of science fiction romance 
On the edge of space...
On the edge of danger...
On the edge of desire...
All That Glitters by Erin Kellison 
Cheated out of a fortune by the Sol royal family, lowborn Simon Miner will do anything to get his revenge, no matter how ruthless. When Princess Mica Sol, a terraforming expert, is shot out of the sky on the way to her sister’s lavish wedding, she fears the worst—scavengers—and flees into an alien jungle to avoid capture. But the man who pursues and captures her is none other than Simon, her former lover. Passions reignite as violence rocks Sol City, and Simon and Mica must fight for love, family, and their world… or lose everything. 
To Buy a Wife by KC Klein 
In a harsh land where corruption rules and women are few, cold realist Hudson Land must purchase a wife to save his farm. Instead of an auction, he witnesses the start of an execution. With his first look at a beautiful woman in years, Hudson knows he has to have her—no matter the cost. Lake, a chemist and a rebel fighter, is resigned to her death, but when some back-hill farmer rescues her from the chopping block she has no intention of simply becoming his wife. She’s pledged her life to the Rebellion and being bought for some stranger’s bed doesn’t change a thing, though his soft caresses have her longing for more. As lies and secrets build between them, are the quiet moments during the nights they’ve shared enough to stand against two warring factions in a world where only the strong survive? 
Enslaved by Starlight by Jessa Slade 
Transformed by empathic crystals into the perfect paramour, Benedetta Galil is the last treasure of her fading world. When raiders attack—seeking to corrupt the crystals and conquer all of charted space—she gives herself as a prize to the one man in the universe who values freedom over power. Mercenary sheership Captain Corso Deynah left oppression behind him on a burning planet and has no use for a sex slave, even one as seductive as Benedetta. But while he stubbornly resists her body, her fierce spirit tempts him, and he will risk everything—his ship, his seclusion, the very stars—to win not just her passion but her love.
Get it at Amazon

I recently reviewed Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine. I enjoyed the retelling. I was not a huge fan of Romeo and Juliet, but I do love retellings (here is the link to the review if you missed it...). Anyhoo... I recently came across this article that totally had me thinking... It is an article by Glen Tickle: You're Reading Romeo and Juliet Wrong. You are supposed to hate Romeo (link in the title). It totally changed my perspective on the play. It actually made me like it a bit more too! LOL He breaks down why he sees Romeo as a villain especially during that time period. It actually makes more sense to me than what I had be taught about them being such great lovers. Oh so those of you who have read it... what do you think? Did it change how you now see the play? 

Also if you have more deals you would like to share, do share those as well! 
Happy Tuesday... 

oh and...
Will always be a Bronco fan!


  1. Ooh, thanks for sharing, Melissa! I've been meaning to try Estep's novels as well as those by Kim Harrison so I'll have to pick these up while the deals are still on! ;)

    1. I'm wanting to get into the Harrison series. I already love the EA series. :)

  2. Highly recommend Estep's Spider novels. Love!

    And I love the article! Definitely an interesting and intriguing perspective.

    1. Agreed!

      I had never thought of it that way. It does make sense. :)

  3. Oooo thanks for all the book deal info Melissa! And for the Romeo and Juliet link, I've never been a huge fan of that story, so I'm looking forward to the article breaking down Romeo's character.

    Also, Broncos for the win. Always:)

    1. I'd love to hear what you think about that article!

      :'( Always...

  4. I really really need to read Estep 2!

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    1. Read eet!!! :D I think you'll like the way he breaks it down.

  6. Romeo and Juliet is not one of my favorites by Shakespeare. I know people got married young and whatnot, but I just felt those two were being needlessly stupid! lol

  7. Hmm I am going over to read that article. I am curious. Love the Hollows series one of my favs and I swear I am starting Elemental Assassin soon. I have on the blog in March! Thanks for the heads up!

  8. I will check out the article and I own all of the Hollows books, but am collecting them for my Nook as well..LOL

  9. Thanks for the heads up on the deals! And also, I need to read the article about Romeo. I bet it's very thought provoking!

  10. I saw the link for that article the other day but I haven't read it yet. It should be interesting because so many books that I interpreted as epic romances with dreamy guys feel wrong to me now.

  11. I always thought Romeo was a villain and taking advantage. That was pretty typical for Old William...he wrote some dastardly men :)

  12. It has been sooooooooo long since I've read Romeo and Juliet, but after reading that article, I like it a whole lot more. Now I want to read it again. I've been collection Harrison's books as they went on sale. But I'll probably grab By A Thread.

  13. Yay! Thanks for sharing these deals, I can never resist a good bargain. :-) That is such an awesome article, I think I've always over romanticized that story and the older I get, the more it rubs me the wrong way. Having this perspective on R&J helps tremendously!


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