The Kindle Big Deal is Back! Up to 85% off on more than 500 Kindle books, thru December 22.
Today’s Featured new release is The Gods of Guilt ($7.50 Kindle), by Michael Connelly [Little, Brown and Company]; don’t miss the pre-order for Switchblade: An Original Story ($0.99). An Amazon Best Book of the Month; Booklist *Starred Review*
Defense attorney Mickey Haller returns with a haunting case in the gripping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.
Mickey Haller gets the text, “Call me ASAP – 187,” and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.
When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.
Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt. The Gods of Guilt shows once again why “Michael Connelly excels, easily surpassing John Grisham in the building of courtroom suspense” (Los Angeles Times).
The Everything Wheat-Free Diet Cookbook: Simple, Healthy Recipes for Your Wheat-Free Lifestyle ($3.99 Kindle), by Lauren Kelly [ Adams Media]
Today’s supermarket is full of overprocessed wheat products that can leave you feeling tired, bloated, and uncomfortable. And grains have been linked to chronic inflammation, which is in turn linked to arthritis, allergies, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. Nutritionist Lauren Kelly shows you just how easy it is to cook healthy, wheat-free meals without sacrificing flavor, with recipes like:
- The best grain-free banana bread ever
- Sicilian eggplant rolls
- Fiesta lime lentil salad
- Sesame-crusted chicken breasts
- Scalloped potatoes with leeks and proscuitto
- Hot and spicy turkey meatballs
- Sausage and asparagus risotto
- Crab cakes with garlic aioli sauce
- Marinated spicy beef and baby spinach
- Classic polenta with herbs and parmesan
- Tropical fruit salsa with brown rice chips
- Dark chocolate coconut scones
Whether you have a wheat allergy, an intolerance to wheat, or you just want to cut out inflammation-causing foods from your diet, The Everything Wheat-Free Diet Cookbook gives you 300 delicious, easy, wheat-free ideas for any meal.
Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life ($1.99 Kindle), by Karen Karbo [skirt!]
Many of us have dog-eared copies of Mastering the Art of French Cooking in our kitchens or fondly remember watching episodes of The French Chef, but what was behind the enormous appeal of this ungainly, unlikely woman, who became a superstar in midlife and changed our approach to food and cooking forever?
In the spirit of The Gospel According to Coco Chanel and How Georgia Became O’Keeffe, Julia Child Rules dissects the life of the sunny, unpretentious chef, author, cooking show star, and bon vivant, with an eye towards learning how we, too, can savor life.
With her characteristic wit and flair, Karen Karbo takes us for a spin through Julia’s life: from her idyllic childhood in California to her confusing young adulthood in New York; her years working for the OSS in Sri Lanka; her world class love affairs with Paris and Paul Child; and her decades as America’s beloved French chef. Karbo weaves in her own personal experiences and stops for important life lessons along the way: how to live by your whims, make the world your oyster, live happily married, work hard, and enjoy a life of full immersion. It celebrates Julia’s indomitable spirit and irrepressible joy, giving readers a taste of what it means to master the art of living.
Bone Deep ($1.99 Kindle), a new release by Debra Webb [Pink House Press]
Some secrets are best left close to the bone…
From the author of the bestselling Faces of Evil series comes another chilling story of deception and betrayal.
Jill Ellington’s twin sister hasn’t spoken a word since she allegedly murdered her husband and her three-year-old son is missing. No one in the small, idyllic town of Paradise saw or heard a single thing. The chief of police already has Jill’s twin convicted and her nephew dead and buried. Jill is going to need a miracle to uncover the truth.
Dr. Paul Phillips has a gift or a curse depending upon how sober he is when ask. He agrees to review Jill’s case to settle an old debt but five minutes in Paradise and he knows he has made a monumental mistake. This is the kind of case that broke him once before and he has no desire to go down that dark path again. But there’s something about Jill Ellington that won’t let him walk away. Paul’s ability to sense what others cannot once made him a legend…but he’s not that man anymore. Yet somehow Jill makes him yearn to be the miracle she desperately needs.
As they unravel a web of shocking lies that go back three generations, they uncover bone deep secrets that will rock the town of Paradise—if they can survive long enough to tell.
The Debutante ($1.99 Kindle), by Kathleen Tessaro [HarperCollins]
She brought us Elegance, Innocence, and The Flirt—and now the exceptional Kathleen Tessaro takes contemporary women’s fiction to new heights with The Debutante. The story of a troubled New York artist transplanted to London, where she gets drawn into the strange, secret history of a notorious debutante from the previous century, Tessaro’s novel is a mystery combined with a love story within a poignant tale of a modern young woman’s self-discovery—and readers of Jane Green, Anna Maxted, and Marian Keyes will take it deep into their hearts.
Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern ($2.99 Kindle), edited by Todd McCaffrey [Smart Pop]
When Anne McCaffrey passed in November 2011, it was not only those closest to her who mourned her death; legions of readers also felt the loss deeply. The pioneering science fiction author behind the Dragonriders of Pern® series crafted intricate stories, enthralling worlds, and strong heroines that profoundly impacted the science fiction community and genre.
In Dragonwriter, Anne’s son and Pern writer Todd McCaffrey collects memories and stories about the beloved author, along with insights into her writing and legacy, from those who knew her best. Nebula Award–winner Elizabeth Moon relates the lessons she learned from Pern’s Lessa (and from Lessa’s creator); Hugo Award–winner David Brin recalls Anne’s steadfast belief that the world to come will be better than the one before; legendary SFF artist Michael Whelan shares (and tells stories about) never-before-published Pern sketches from his archives; and more.
Join Anne’s co-writers, fellow science fiction authors, family, and friends in remembering her life, and exploring how her mind and pen shaped not only the Weyrs of Pern, but also the literary landscape as we know it.
- Angelina Adams
- David Brin
- David Gerrold
- John Goodwin
- Janis Ian
- Alec Johnson
- Georgeanne Kennedy
- Mercedes Lackey
- Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
- Lois McMaster Bujold
- Elizabeth Moon
- Charlotte Moore
- Robert Neilson
- Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett
- Robin Roberts
- Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
- Wen Spencer
- Michael Whelan
- Richard J. Woods
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
The Shining Girls ($2.99 Kindle), by Lauren Beukes [Hachette]
THE GIRL WHO WOULDN’T DIE HUNTS THE KILLER WHO SHOULDN’T EXIST.
The future is not as loud as war, but it is relentless. It has a terrible fury all its own.”
Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future.
Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times.
At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of the shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He’s the ultimate hunter, vanishing into another time after each murder, untraceable-until one of his victims survives.
Determined to bring her would-be killer to justice, Kirby joins the Chicago Sun-Times to work with the ex-homicide reporter, Dan Velasquez, who covered her case. Soon Kirby finds herself closing in on the impossible truth . . .
THE SHINING GIRLS is a masterful twist on the serial killer tale: a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing heroine in pursuit of a deadly criminal.
Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself ($3.99 Kindle), by Lissa Rankin M.D. [Hay House], with the companion audiobook for $4.49.
We’ve been led to believe that when we get sick, it’s our genetics. Or it’s just bad luck—and doctors alone hold the keys to optimal health. For years, Lissa Rankin, M.D., believed the same. But when her own health started to suffer, and she turned to Western medical treatments, she found that they not only failed to help; they made her worse. So she decided to take matters into her own hands.
Through her research, Dr. Rankin discovered that the health care she had been taught to practice was missing something crucial: a recognition of the body’s innate ability to self-repair and an appreciation for how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of the mind. In an attempt to better understand this phenomenon, she explored peer-reviewed medical literature and found evidence that the medical establishment had been proving that the body can heal itself for over 50 years.
Using extraordinary cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body’s physiology. She lays out the scientific data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body’s self-healing processes.
In the final section of the book, you’ll be introduced to a radical new wellness model based on Dr. Rankin’s scientific findings. Her unique six-step program will help you uncover where things might be out of whack in your life—spiritually, creatively, environmentally, nutritionally, and in your professional and personal relationships—so that you can create a customized treatment plan aimed at bolstering these health-promoting pieces of your life. You’ll learn how to listen to your body’s “whispers” before they turn to life-threatening “screams” that can be prevented with proper self-care, and you’ll learn how to trust your inner guidance when making decisions about your health and your life.
By the time you finish Mind Over Medicine, you’ll have made your own Diagnosis, written your own Prescription, and created a clear action plan designed to help you make your body ripe for miracles.
Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy ($2.99 Kindle), by Susan Spencer-Wendel and Bret Witter [HarperCollins], with the companion audiobook for $4.49; there’s an interview on the Amazon product page, as well.
Susan Spencer-Wendel’s Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy is a moving and inspirational memoir by a woman who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
After Spencer-Wendel, a celebrated journalist at the Palm Beach Post, learns of her diagnosis of ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, she embarks on several adventures, traveling toseveral countries and sharing special experiences with loved ones. One trip takes Spencer-Wendel and her fourteen-year-old daughter, Marina, to New York City’s Kleinfeld’s Bridal to shop for Marina’s future wedding dress—an occasion that Susan knows she will never see.
Co-written with Bret Witter, Until I Say Good-Bye is Spencer-Wendel’s account of living a full life with humor, courage, and love, but also accepting death with grace and dignity. It’s a celebration of life, a look into the face of death, and the effort we must make to show the people that we love and care about how very much they mean to us.
Sarah, Plain and Tall ($1.99 Kindle), the 1986 Newbery Medal winner by Patricia MacLachlan [HarperCollins]
“Did Mama sing every day?” Caleb asks his sister Anna.”Every-single-day,” she answers. “Papa too.”
Age Level: 6 – 10 | Grade Level: 1 – 5
Just a reminder, these may be price matched at B&N, Diesel, iTunes, Kobo or Sony, for those needing EPUB.
All prices current at the time the post is written. Most bargain books remain at their listed price until “midnight” (each store operates on it’s own timezone and schedule), but prices can change at any moment. I have seen prices change within the hour or even minutes after posting.