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  • Gideon the Ninth

    Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
    RECOMMENDED: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir is $2.99! This is part of today’s Kindle Daily Deals, which also feature some great romance and historical fiction. AJ and I did a lot of squeeing about this one on a podcast episode. Will you understand what’s going on? Probably not, but you’ll have a lot of fun being clueless. I also gave it a B+:

    Gideon the Ninth is a unique and bloody bananapants book, and I do think it’s worth a reader’s curiosity. Gideon is an unforgettable protagonist.

    Gideon the Ninth is the most fun you’ll ever have with a skeleton.

    The Emperor needs necromancers.

    The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.

    Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.

    Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as necromantic skeletons. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy.

    Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service.

    Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.

    Of course, some things are better left dead.

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  • Overnight Sensation

    Overnight Sensation by Sarina Bowen
    Overnight Sensation by Sarina Bowen is 99c! This is book two in the Brooklyn series, which is a spin-off of the Brooklyn Bruiser series. This features one of my least favorite tropes: the off-limits heroine. However, Bowen is an auto-buy for a lot of us.

    Everyone knows the girl is off limits. But it’s so good to be bad.


    There’s this girl…
    Heidi and I have been trading hungry looks all year, and everything she does makes me smile. But I don’t do girlfriends, and I certainly can’t get involved with the league commissioner’s daughter. I need shots on goal, not a hookup and a widely misunderstood paparazzi photo.

    Can I resist her, though? The way she teases me should be a game penalty for interference with my libido.

    There’s this guy…
    Jason wants me, but he won’t admit it. That man looks at me the way a hockey player eyes the lunch buffet after practice–and I love it.

    But when victory is finally within my grasp, I blow it and humiliate myself. Even then I can’t even avoid him–as the team intern, I’m in constant view of his hard body and cocky smile.

    I need another chance. Jason Castro is about to learn the true meaning of an overnight sensation.

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  • Pucked

    Pucked by Helena Hunting
    Pucked by Helena Hunting is 99c at Amazon! This is the first book in Hunting’s Pucked new adult contemporary romance series. I haven’t read this one, though it’s on my kindle. A friend, who I made into a romance convert, says this series is highly marathonable and compares them to literary potato chips. But I believe it’s an acquired taste.

    With a famous NHL player for a stepbrother, Violet Hall is well acquainted with the playboy reputation of many a hockey star. So of course she isn’t interested in legendary team captain Alex Waters or his pretty, beat-up face and rock-hard six-pack abs. But when Alex inadvertently obliterates Violet’s misapprehension regarding the inferior intellect of hockey players, he becomes much more than just a hot body with the face to match. Suffering from a complete lapse in judgment, Violet discovers just how good Alex is with the hockey stick in his pants.

    Violet believes her night of orgasmic magic with Alex is just that: one night. But Alex starts to call. And text. And email and send extravagant – and quirky – gifts. Suddenly he’s too difficult to ignore and nearly impossible not to like. The problem is, the media portrays Alex as a total player, and Violet doesn’t want to be part of the game.

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  • The Amberlough Dossier

    The Amberlough Dossier by Lara Elena Donnelly
    The Amberlough Dossier by Lara Elena Donnelly is $2.99! Thank you to everyone who let us know about this one. Carrie loved this series and favorably reviewed book one and book two. Have you read this series? (I also don’t know what is going on with that gray box/line on the cover.)

    This discounted ebundle includes: Amberlough, Armistice, Amnesty

    By turns ravishing and riveting, Lara Elena Donnelly’s trilogy The Amberlough Dossier contains three glam vintage spy thrillers set in a tumultuous, Art Deco-inspired secondary fantasy world, where sex, spies, and scandals define the geopolitical fate of nations.

    “Exploring the roots of hatred, nationalism, and fascism, while at the same time celebrating the diversity, love, romance, fashion, and joy the world is capable of producing.” —Bookriot

    Amberlough: In Lara Elena Donnelly’s glam spy thriller debut, a Nebula finalist for Best Novel, a double-agent sacrifices all his ideals in order to save his smuggler lover before a government coup takes over their decadent city.

    Armistice: In a tropical country where shadowy political affairs lurk behind the scenes of its glamorous film industry, three people maneuver inside a high stakes game of statecraft and espionage. Each one harbors dangerous knowledge that can upturn a nation. Everything is barreling towards an international revolt…and only the wiliest ones will be prepared for what comes next.

    Amnesty: In Amberlough City, out of the ashes of revolution, a traitor returns, a political campaign comes to a roaring head, and the people demand justice for crimes past. As a nation struggles to rebuild, who can escape retribution?

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