Cheap Reads for Your Kindle!

It’s the beginning of a new month, and that means more bargains at Amazon!  Here are some YA ebargains available for November.

 

 

So Close to You (So Close to You Trilogy) by Rachel Carter – 2.99

Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the strange things that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who’ve disappeared over the years. Stories about people like her own great-grandfather.

When Lydia stumbles into a portal that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, she discovers that all the stories she’s ever heard about the Montauk Project are true, and that she’s in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.

Alongside a darkly mysterious boy she is wary to trust, Lydia begins to unravel the secrets surrounding the Project. But the truths behind these secrets force her to question all her choices—and if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy them . . . and herself.

 

 

Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer – 2 .99

Gigi, Bea, and Neerja are best friends and total overachievers. Even if they aren’t the most popular girls in school, they aren’t too worried. They know their real lives will begin once they get to their Ivy League colleges. There will be ivy, and there will be cute guys in the libraries (hopefully with English accents)! But when an unexpected event shows them they’re missing out on the full high school experience, it’s time to come out of the honors lounge and into the spotlight. They make a pact: They will each take on their greatest challenge—and they will totally rock it.

Gigi decides to run for student rep, but she’ll have to get over her fear of public speaking—and go head-to-head with gorgeous California Will. Bea used to be one of the best skiers around, until she was derailed. It could be time for her to take the plunge again. And Neerja loves the drama club but has always stayed behind the scenes—until now.

These friends are determined to show the world that smart girls really can get what they want—but that could mean getting way more attention than they ever bargained for. . . .

 

 

Stork (Stork Trilogy) by Wendy Desol – 2.99

Oh baby! A hip heroine discovers that she has the ability to decide who gets pregnant in this witty YA blend of romance and the supernatural. Sixteen-year-old Katla has just moved from Los Angeles to the sticks of Minnesota. As if it weren’t enough that her trendy fashion sense draws stares, she learns to her horror that she’s a member of an ancient order of women who decide to whom certain babies will be born. Add to that Wade, the arrogant football star whom Katla regrettably fooled around with, and Jack, a gorgeous farm boy who initially seems to hate her. Soon Katla is having freaky dreams about a crying infant and learns that, as children, she and Jack shared a near-fatal, possibly mystical experience. Can Katla survive this major life makeover and find a dress for the homecoming dance? Drawing from Norse mythology and inspired by The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, debut author Wendy Delsol conceives an irreverent, highly entertaining novel about embracing change and the (baby) bumps along the way.

 

  Princess of Glass (Princess of the Midnight Ball) by Jessica Day George – 1.59

Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program. She travels abroad hoping to find better political alliances and perhaps a marriage. But thanks to a vengeful fairy, Poppy’s happily ever after gets complicated. This companion to Princess of the Midnight Ball will delight readers with action and romance.


 

Insignia (Insignia Trilogy) by S J Kincaid – 2.99

More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom’s drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible.

Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone’s been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he’s offered the incredible—a place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Tom’s instincts for combat will be put to the test and if he passes, he’ll become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War III. Finally, he’ll be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom’s always wanted—friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters—but what will it cost him?

Gripping and provocative, S. J. Kincaid’s futuristic thrill ride of a debut crackles with memorable characters, tremendous wit, and a vision of the future that asks startling, timely questions about the melding of humanity and technology.

Interview with Sara Daniel, Author of Construction Beauty Queen and Giveaway!

 

 

Sara Daniel is visiting the virtual offices today to chat about her new book, Construction Beauty Queen.  Please give her a warm welcome!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Sara Daniel] Sincere, reliable, hopeful. Wife, mother, writer. Determined dreamer. Author of irresistible romance and captivating small-town drama.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Construction Beauty Queen?

[Sara Daniel] Chicago socialite Veronica Jamison is determined to shake off her sheltered lifestyle and overbearing parents. She heads to her grandfather’s small town of Kortville, ready to roll up her sleeves and work for the family construction business. She’ll prove her worth, even if it means answering to the company’s ruggedly handsome co-owner, Matt.

Matt Shaw just wants to run his business, spend time with the niece he’s raising on his own, and give back to the townspeople who have stood by him. Managing a spoiled-rotten princess he knows he’ll never be good enough for? Not part of his plan. But as he gets to know Veronica, he learns there’s more to her than her beautiful looks and designer clothes. She’s got a heart as rich as her background.

With the quirky townspeople rallying against Veronica inheriting her grandfather’s business, it’s up to Matt to try to drive her out of town. But how can he, when instead she’s driving her way into his heart?

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

[Sara Daniel] Growing up in a small town where my parents have a small business was a big inspiration for me. I love stories where everyone is always in everyone’s business, helping the hero and heroine get to happily-ever-after or stirring up to trouble to make the path more difficult. I love reading small-town stories, and I loved writing this one!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Veronica?

[Sara Daniel] Determined, self-motivated, friendly

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Matt had a theme song, what would it be?

[Sara Daniel] Guys Like Me by Eric Church – This country song talks about a rough-around-the-edges small-town man who falls for a high-class woman who “has her pick of all the trust-fund types” and chooses to be with him.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Veronica won’t leave the house without.

[Sara Daniel] Definitely something in her signature pink color. She won’t leave without putting on lipstick either.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Matt’s bedroom?

[Sara Daniel] Makeup, glitter and high heels. If it’s “girlie,” he doesn’t want anything to do with it!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?

[Sara Daniel] I started out reading Nora Roberts, Elizabeth Lowell, Sandra Brown, Johanna Lindsey, Suzanne Brockmann, and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, among others. I love the emotional ride and memorable characters their stories are filled with, and I hope readers find the same escape when they pick up one of my books.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?

[Sara Daniel] · A keyboard — I use a pen and paper for brainstorming, but for actual writing I need to type.

· A window – If I can’t be outside, I need to stare at the trees and sky to really get my creative juices flowing.

· Coffee — self-explanatory!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?

[Sara Daniel] My all-time favorite hero is Kenny Karmody from Suzanne Brockmann’s Out of Control. That mix of sweet, vulnerable, tough, fearless, and irreverent made me fall head-over-heels in love. Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ First Lady is probably the book that truly “knocked my socks off” because every single character captivated me on every single page. When I finished that book for the first time, I turned to page one and immediately started reading it again.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

[Sara Daniel] I’ve always been an avid reader, so I don’t have one defining book that I can point to. I do remember reading the Laura Ingles Wilder series as I child and loving Laura’s character so much that I read the books over and over.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Sara Daniel] I like to go for long walks and hikes. I get a lot of good ideas when I’m alone with my thoughts. I have three school-age children, so most of my non-writing time is spent being a mom.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Sara Daniel] http://www.SaraDaniel.com

http://saradanielromance.blogspot.com

http://www.facebook.com/SaraDanielSaraShafer

http://www.facebook.com/SaraShaferDaniel

http://www.twitter.com/SSaraDaniel

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!

 

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More about the book:

Chicago socialite Veronica Jamison is determined to shake off her sheltered lifestyle and overbearing parents. She heads to her grandfather’s small town of Kortville, ready to roll up her sleeves and work for the family construction business. She’ll prove her worth, even if it means answering to the company’s ruggedly handsome co-owner, Matt.

Matt Shaw just wants to run his business, spend time with the niece he’s raising on his own, and give back to the townspeople who have stood by him. Managing a spoiled-rotten princess he knows he’ll never be good enough for? Not part of his plan. But as he gets to know Veronica, he learns there’s more to her than her beautiful looks and designer clothes. She’s got a heart as rich as her background.

With the quirky townspeople rallying against Veronica inheriting her grandfather’s business, it’s up to Matt to try to drive her out of town. But how can he, when instead she’s driving her way into his heart?