BookBub alerted me to the fact that Courtney Milan has a 99c/99p deal on the first book in her Turner series, so I wandered over to Amazon to have a look, and found a number of other deals on her books. In particular, the Brothers Sinister series is in an enhanced box set for £6.50. This is the Victorian romance series I was raving about last year, because it features strong women characters, many of whom are scientists, without handwaving away the problems they would have faced. If you understand why I was Kermit-flailing when I read the dedication to Rosalind Franklin in one of the later books, you’ll probably enjoy these. It’s m/f, but there is an acknowledgement of m/m and f/f (and again, historically realistic about the need for secrecy, rather than pure fantasy), with one of the background romances for a secondary character in a later book being f/f. One of the side-story novellas is an interracial romance between an Irishman and a Black British woman. And alphole heroes are Not Welcome.
Book 1 in the Brothers Sinister series is currently free (it’s isn’t always, but Milan does regular introductory deals for her series).
Books 1 and 3 in the Turner series are currently 95p at Amazon UK, and the box set is around £4.70. Given how much I enjoyed the Brothers Sinister, I’m just going to go for the boxed set rather than trying the starter first.
The Brothers Sinister: The Complete Boxed Set
The Duchess War (The Brothers Sinister Book 1)
Unveiled (A Turner Series Book 1)
The Turner Series (An Enhanced Box Set)
Author page at Amazon US:
Courtney Milan at Amazon US
Amazon Australia (hi, SallyMN :-)
Author page at Kobo:
My m/m contemporary romance Nice Tie is 50% off today with any purchase at All Romance eBooks. :-) The deal is over, but once you’ve read it, you can head over to Loose Id and pick up the wedding short story Knotting the Tie as a freebie.
waveney has been poking around in the back end of the server for me, and I now have access to WordPress on my site. I’ve spent the last couple of days starting to build a new mobile-friendly website, and a good thing too, because this morning my publisher emailed me to say that tomorrow Nice Tie will be the Daily Deal at ARe, with 50% off. With any luck this will result in traffic, and I will even have a mobile-friendly top level page to point them at. Unfortunately it won’t be the landing page *just* yet, as I’m still building the thing, so I’ve had to be content with putting a link front and centre on the old site.
Testing would be appreciated… Also, I’m doing an overhaul in general, so if there is anything you’ve had a burning desire to see on my site, let me know. If it’s a sensible suggestion, I’ll consider how to incorporate it. If it’s not sensible, I’m sure it will amuse everyone else to read about your burning desire in the comments.
This week’s selection of deeply discounted Kindle books includes The Princess Bride for £1.69. This price is Amazon UK only – I can’t see Kindle prices on other Amazons, so I’ve no idea whether it’s also on sale on those.
Also likely to be of interest to this parish: A Rare Benedictine: The Advent Of Brother Cadfael (The Cadfael Chronicles) at £1.69.
All Romance eBooks have a one day sale today to celebrate the start of summer. 25% off a wide range of books, including Loose Id‘s catalogue, and specifically including my books (and a Dreamspinner anthology which includes one of my shorts).
If you are sitting in one of the gloomy patches of Britain looking at Midsummer’s Eve grey skies, there is plenty of heat available to warm you up. :-) (Not just joking, either – our central heating came on this morning…)
Having remembered to go and check, yes, the SF Gateway is also having a sale. Lots of classic sf in ebook form from those lovely people at Gollancz. More info at their blog:
Books. You know you want them.
And just as I was thinking that I hadn’t seen anything about Book View Cafe having a sale, guess what drops into my inbox…. 50% off a selection of books from Dec 26 through to Jan1. :-) Obviously I have some conflict of interest here, since several of my friends are members of the Book View Cafe, but I’ve been very impressed over the years with the Cafe’s output. The discount is automatically applied at the checkout.
Stuff I’ve already read and enjoyed:
The Wisteria Tearoom romantic mysteries
plus the new one which I haven’t read but has just gone in my shopping basket
Misc historical romance
Just go and buy this if you like urban fantasy, okay? Chaz Brenchley’s Northern Lights duology is stunning.
Steampunk Jeeves and Wooster pastiche
And another “latest in a series I already read”
I know I’ve missed some while skimming.