Friday, March 23, 2012

Freebies & Deals, & for the Nook (7)

Just a few deals this week.

This one is on Amazon, which is going to make me get stranded in the house for several days so I can read these on my computer...
Strata by Stephen Gaskell & Bradley Beaulieu
Amazon Synopsis:
Strata is a stand-alone novella by two Writers of the Future Award winners.

It's the middle of the twenty-second century. Earth's oil and gas reserves have been spent, but humankind's thirst for energy remains unquenched. Vast solar mining platforms circle the upper atmosphere of the sun, drawing power lines up from the stellar interior and tight-beaming the energy back to Earth. For most of the platforms' teeming masses, life is hard, cramped--and hot. Most dream of a return Earthside, but a two-way ticket wasn't part of the benefits package, and a Sun-Earth trip doesn't come cheap.

Kawe Ndechi is luckier than most. He's a gifted rider--a skimmer pilot who races the surface of the sun's convection zone--and he needs only two more wins before he lands a ticket home. The only trouble is, Kawe's spent most of his life on the platforms. He's seen the misery, and he's not sure he's the only one who deserves a chance at returning home.

That makes Smith Pouslon nervous. Smith once raced the tunnels of fire himself, but now he's a handler, and his rider, Kawe, is proving anything but easy to handle. Kawe's slipping deeper and deeper into the Movement, but Smith knows that's a fool's game. His own foray into the Movement cost him his racing career--and nearly his life--and he doesn't want Kawe to throw everything away for a revolt that will never succeed.

One sun. Two men. The fate of a million souls. 

Then Barnes & Nobles has their Free Friday!  If you would like to see what they have listed this week, please stop by the thread.

***Please so remember, many times if it's discounted or free on Nook, if very well could be for Amazon.  So don't forget to check!***

Have you started Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts yet?  No. Well her first book is for 99c On Nook.  I loved this dark gritty UF series thus far.
Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane
The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen, and the living are under attack. The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter. She’s got a real talent for banishing the wicked dead. But Chess is keeping a dark secret: She owes a lot of money to a murderous drug lord named Bump, who wants immediate payback in the form of a dangerous job that involves black magic, human sacrifice, a nefarious demonic creature, and enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls. Toss in lust for a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bump’s ruthless enforcer, and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it. Hell, yeah. 

This one ended up in my Nook Library online, but not on my Nook.  I was curious as I didn't remember clicking the button on it, but maybe I did and didn't realize it one day playing around.  But I finally got it set up on my Nook as the beautiful cover caught my attention and when I read the synopsis, I liked what I saw.
Glamour (Rae Wilder #1) by Penelope Fletcher
Rae Wilder has problems. Plunged into a world of dark magic, fierce creatures and ritual sacrifice, she is charged with a guarding a magical amulet. Rae finds herself beaten up, repeatedly, and forced to make a choice: to live and die human, or embrace her birth-right and wield magics that could turn her into something wicked, a force of nature nothing can control. 

Not much from me this week.  Hope you have found a few awesome finds. :)


Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Thanks for the list!

Blodeuedd said...

Sigh, I can't dl the first book, so unfair :/

Anonymous said...

Yay! I downloaded Glamour. Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Sure thing Melissa, always happy to share. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Boo. Bummer. That's not fair to you Blodeuedd! I wish you could download them.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

StephanieD - Yeah! So glad you got one. :) Do hope you enjoy!