Wednesday, November 17, 2010

QUANTUM: Portal Chronicles, Book Three - $3.99

QUANTUM (Portal Chronicles Book Three)
A whole year has passed. It’s October again… or is it?

As California teen, Arizona Darley, contemplates traveling back through the portal to seek out her dad, her life is plunged into a whirlwind ride through the unknown.

But this time, she doesn't disappear through the portal.

Has Arizona been kidnapped–again? Is Raj Sen to blame? Could Dillard have taken her?

As Kellan, David and her parents launch a frantic search with the help of the Wanderers, it becomes apparent that things are much more complex than they seem – for all of them. While investigating her daughter's latest disappearance, Olivia faces shocking revelations about the Wanderers and her life with Rupert.

In the meantime, what's happening in New Jersey? Are both of Arizona's worlds about to collide?

Quantum is the third book in the Portal Chronicles. Catch the start of Arizona’s adventures in Portal and Equilibrium.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

The Roman and the Runaway - $0.99

The Roman and the Runaway
Having a good family friend as your headmaster might sound ideal, but Luke Brownlow soon finds that it just makes life even more complicated.

In with the wrong crowd at school, Luke is falling behind in his work. His parents take drastic action: banning him from seeing his friends making him change schools. Luke falls out with his family completely and escapes from them by forming a friendship with their neighbour, Ned Kelly.

Luke's plans to get expelled from his new school have to be reassessed when he discovers that his new headmaster is the neighbour he has been getting to know over the summer. The actions of an antagonistic fellow student and the arrival of a runaway teenage girl make it harder to avoid confrontations with Ned than Luke had hoped. By the end of the school year he is in imminent danger of expulsion and is sure that he has lost the respect of the man he most admires.

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The Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger's Apprentice, Book One - $3.99

The Ruins of Gorlan: Book One
The Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger's Apprentice, Book One ~ $3.99

They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaksand shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger's apprentice. What he doesn't yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied. . . .

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

5 Bestselling YA Novels under $5 from the Kindle Store!

Dracula: (A Modern Library E-Book)
Dracula ~ $2.99

Of the many admiring reviews Bram Stoker’s Dracula received when it first appeared in 1897, the most astute praise came from the author's mother, who wrote her son: 'It is splendid. No book since Mrs. Shelley's Frankenstein or indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality, or terror.'

A popular bestseller in Victorian England, Stoker's hypnotic tale of the bloodthirsty Count Dracula, whose nocturnal atrocities are symbolic of an evil ages old yet forever new, endures as the quintessential story of suspense and horror. The unbridled lusts and desires, the diabolical cravings that Stoker dramatized with such mythical force, render Dracula resonant and unsettling a century later.

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The Scarlet Letter ~ $2.73

The Scarlet LetterSet in the Puritanical society of 17th-century Boston, this novel tells the story of Hester Prynne, a married woman who has an affair and gives birth to a daughter. Hester refuses to name her lover, but when her estranged husband appears unexpectedly, he determines to discover the man's identity.

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Gulliver's Travels ~ $2.97

Shipwrecked castaway Lemuel Gulliver's encounters with the petty, diminutive Lilliputians, the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the abstracted scientists of Laputa, the philosophical Houyhnhnms, and the brutish Yahoos give him new, bitter insights into human behavior. Swift's fantastic and subversive book remains supremely relevant in our own age of distortion, hypocrisy, and irony.

                                        The Jungle Book ~ $2.57
The Jungle BookMother and Fatherwolf aren’t looking for trouble, but when a small man-child toddles by their cave, they decide they can’t leave him alone in the jungle. They take the boy into their pack, name him Mowgli, and raise him as one of their own cubs. Mowgli learns the law of the jungle from the big old brown bear Baloo and Bagheera the black panther, but even they can’t keep an eye on him all the time!        

Love and Friendship ~ $3.55

Love and Freindship [sic]This collection of the early works of Jane Austen uniquely displays the emerging talent of a brilliant and observant young woman. Completed before Austen was fifteen, the works are astonishing in their maturity. Blending the exuberance of youth with the sharp wit and devastating social criticism of her later novels, Love and Friendship is a collection not to be missed.

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The Secret Garden - Free!

The Secret Garden
A ten-year-old orphan comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors where she discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

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Keeping the Moon - $7.99

Keeping the Moon
Fifteen-year-old Colie is spending the summer with her eccentric Aunt Mira while her mother travels. Formerly chubby and still insecure, Colie has built a shell around herself. But her summer with her aunt, her aunt's tenant Norman, and her friends at the Last Chance Diner&150teaches her some important lessons about friendship and learning to love yourself.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Haunting Past (The Horror Diaries) - $1.99

A Haunting Past (The Horror Diaries Vol.2)Truce was excited about his school trip to Whispering Groves Conservation Park, but that was before bad things started to happen. After narrowly escaping many suspicious accidents, Truce learns he’s being stalked by Bear - the Nippa tribe leader who carries a large spear as well as a vendetta. With the revenge aimed towards Truce, how can he possibly survive? Maybe that talking skull he found in the lake can help him…

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hallowed Be Thy Name Series

Hallowed Be Thy Name: Hallowed Be Thy Name, Book One ~ $2.99

Feeling sure he has finally cracked the secrets of man's evolution, Dr. Trenton Hallowed uses himself as a guinea pig for his new genetic mutagen. He soon finds himself upon the threshold of unbelievable power. But a vicious beast is waking within him. An increasing number of people turn up brutally murdered in the lower districts of the city as Trenton celebrates new success. Jonathan Hallowed, the victim of a mob hit during one of Trenton Hallowed's exhibitions, wakes in a morgue drawer wrapped in a body bag. His flesh is riddled with bullet wounds, yet he lives. Jonathan must figure out what has happened to him and why the police are calling his cousin Trenton a vicious murderer. Even worse, Jonathan may be the only one who can stop him.

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Hollowed Ground: Hallowed Be Thy Name, Book Two ~ $2.99
HALLOWED GROUND (Hallowed Be Thy Name)

The sequel to the popular suspense-thriller, HALLOWED BE THY NAME! Bred as a genetically enhanced weapon, Samuel Stokes has just become too powerful to control. While those who made him seek his destruction, others desire his power for their own gain. Samuel strikes back at anyone deemed a threat to his survival, but he's awakened an evil that has been waiting 30 years to be set free. Jonathan Hallowed wakes after 30 years of cryonic sleep to a changed world. He finds a catastrophe that has released his old NEMESIS upon Imperial City again. Now he must find a way to end the game once and for all or die trying.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lost Days - $1.00

Lost Days
For as long as she can remember, Hayley Wilkes has been oddly fascinated by her uncle Crew, the one everyone else in the family says is a bit “touched.” After her parents’ divorce, fifteen-year-old Hayley moves with her mom and brother into her grandparents’ house, where Uncle Crew lives in a room over the garage. It’s there she learns the source of her uncle’s trauma: when he was just four years old, Crew was lost in the woods of Lake Roosevelt, Washington, for over a year. He’s tormented by those lost days, and so Hayley makes it her mission to find out the truth about what happened to him so many years before. Delving into Crew’s past forges a fragile bond between the girl and her uncle and unexpectedly brings her face-to-face with a legendary creature whose very existence has long been a source of worldwide debate. Filled with quirky characters, Lost Days is an endearing coming-of-age novel about a loveable young girl who discovers that being different isn’t so bad after all.

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