Thursday, January 3, 2013

Kindle Daily Deal: The Color Purple, Obsidian, Hawk of May and Yesterday's News for $1.99 or less

The Kindle Daily Deal for today includes a modern American classic, a new take on the Arthurian legend, a romance and a bestseller from Sweden.  (Not THAT bestseller from Sweden.)

The Color Purple, by Alice Walker.  $1.99 today only.

Here's your chance to add this modern American classic to your library!

"Alice Walker is a master of bringing her readers into her work! This story defines what black women of the 1930's had to endure. Walker's character detail and vivid cultural settings come across extremely real. I found myself cheering Celie on, and traveling with her through her journey to escape the man who ends up being her hero in disguise. A must read, for sure!" -- Amber Selden

Alice Walker’s masterpiece, a powerful novel of courage in the face of oppression

Celie has grown up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she’s badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear. Her letters span twenty years and record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the guiding light of a few strong women and her own implacable will to find harmony with herself and her home.

The Color Purple’s deeply inspirational narrative, coupled with Walker’s prodigious talent as a stylist and storyteller, have made the novel a contemporary classic of American letters.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

314 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 528 reviews.



Yesterday's News, by Kajsa Ingemarsson.

This is the promised bestseller from Sweden.  Something a bit different from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...

"I've had this book on my to read list for a while. I stumbled upon it again with the new cover, which caught my attention. I finished it in two evenings. Simply couldn't stop reading it. I wholeheartedly recommend this book. It is an engaging and worthwhile read." -- Ravenous Random Reader

Agnes has most things in life: a job at a fancy restaurant, a boyfriend who loves her, and a best friend whom she knows inside out. Or does she? All of a sudden things begin to crumble, one by one, and soon nothing is as it was. Her boyfriend leaves her for a big busted singer, and she is fired by the sexist and abusive owner of the restaurant where she works. She gambles everything she has on the success of a newly opened restaurant, but the road to the glowing review which will open the door to fame and fortune has, to say the least, unexpected twists and turns.

In Yesterday’s News Kajsa Ingemarsson’s comic talent comes into its own. The book is one of the greatest bestsellers of all time in Sweden with more than 800,000 copies sold. Juicy and satisfying, Yesterday’s News is a story about daring and winning and about faith in yourself, a feel-good novel sure to please anyone looking for the antithesis to Stieg Larsson.


278 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 11 reviews.



Hawk of May (Down the Long Way 1), by Gillian Bradshaw.

"I enjoyed this book. I loved being immersed in post-Roman Britain once more and seeing the battle between the old ways and the new, fought so clearly in massive battles. I also really enjoyed Gwlachmai as a narrator. He's just a really good person. It was wonderful to get to know him better, particularly as he is one of the most famous knights of the Round Table and has a significant amount of mythology relating to him. He is a very engaging narrator, and seeing him through his personal struggles is a very absorbing way to spend an evening. I am very glad I finally picked this book up off my shelf, and I look forward to reading the next two in the series, too. Highly recommended for fans of Arthurian fiction!" -- Chapati

On The Path Toward Greatness, Every Hero Makes a Choice

Legends sing of Sir Gawain, one of the most respected warriors of King Arthur's reign and one of the greatest champions of all time. But this is not that story. This is the story of Gwalchmai, middle son of the beautiful, infinitely evil sorceress Morgawse, and gifted student of her dark magical arts. A story of an uncertain man, doubting his ability to follow his elder brother's warrior prowess and seeking to find his own identity by bonding with his frightening and powerful mother. Disappointed in himself and despised by his father, Gwalchmai sets out on a journey that will lead him to the brink of darkness...

368 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 32 reviews.



Obsidian (A Lux Novel), by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

"Take some really hot, sizzling character cheistry, two stubborn love interests who know how to push each other's buttons, and add in some awesome out of this world characters and you've got the makings for one fabulously written story." -- Katieb

When seventeen-year-old Katy Swartz moved to West Virginia right before her senior year, she’d pretty much resigned herself to thick accents, dodgy Internet access, and a whole lot of boring, but then she spotted her hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up  until he opened his mouth. Daemon Black is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. It’s hate at first sight, but when a stranger attacks her and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something  unexpected happens. The hot guy next door? Well, he’s an alien. Turns out that Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities and Katy is caught in the crosshairs. Daemon’s touch has lit her up like the Vegas Strip and the only way she’s getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until her alien mojo fades. That is if she doesn’t kill him first.


294 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 5 reviews.

Happy Reading!

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