Sunday, November 25, 2012

An Indie-credible Gift Giving Guide

Happy Cyber Monday everyone! I know many of you are buying yourselves or your loved ones e-readers for Christmas. So, I thought you should know about some AMAZING books ON SALE TODAY - high quality stories at amazing prices to fill those e-readers! All of the links are to Amazon for Kindle versions of the books. Many of these are ALSO available on Barnes and Noble and Kobo, so be certain to check it out if you are looking for something other than a Kindle version.

Before we begin - a quick disclaimer:
These links were checked before the post went live at midnight. At that time, the prices were correct. Do to the fluid nature of the internet, that may not be true when you click on the link. So, be sure to check it out before you buy.
Now, back to the recommendations (in no particular order):

From Compass Press:

Heather McCorkle's Secret of Spruce Knoll, the first in the Channelers Series: 
Following the death of her parents, Eren Donovan moves to Spruce Knoll to live with an aunt she’s never met. Little does Eren know, the entire population are channelers—magical people who immigrated there when they were driven out of their homelands. Channelers are tied to the fate of the world, and as it slowly dies, they are going extinct—and they alone have the power to save the earth. Soon, Eren learns she not only lives among them, but she is one. When she meets local boy Aiden, his charm convinces her that being a channeler may not be all bad though.
As Eren and Aiden’s relationship develops, so too does a mystery in Spruce Knoll. The town holds many secrets—and many dangers. It soon becomes apparent that the untimely death of Eren’s parents was no accident and that her life might be in danger too. Only time will tell if Eren can embrace her unwanted power and protect the only family she has left.
ONLY $0.99

 Lacrimosa, the first in the Requiem Series:
As if casting out demons isn’t hard enough, five-hundred-year-old Nesy has to masquerade as a teenage girl to do it. Nesy is the best of the Sentinals. She never makes mistakes, never hesitates, never gets emotionally involved. Until she meets Aydan. 
He is evil incarnate; a fallen angel that feeds off the souls of others. Everything Nesy is supposed to hate. But she can’t, because he’s also the love of her former life as a human girl—a life that ended too soon, tying her to emotions she was never supposed to feel. 
Now Nesy must choose between doing her duty—damning Aydan to the fiery depths of hell—or saving him, and condemning herself. And her choice may cost her, and Celestium, far more than anyone realizes.
Only $0.99

From Some of My Fav Authors:

Denise Grover Swank's HERE:

After an accident kills her best friend, Julia wakes from a coma with false memories and a new artistic talent. Six months later, her classmate Evan develops a sudden fascination with Julia, shortly after his two day disappearance. He begs Julia to run away with him, convincing her that Monica is still alive, and he can prove it. Jula agrees, never guessing where he’s really from. 
Only $0.99

Also from Denise - The Rose Gardner Mysteries Box Set

When Rose Gardner decides she’s done frittering away her days at the DMV, she turns Henryetta, Arkansas upside down as she navigates life, love and the investigation of a murder every now and then. 
2 books for only $1.99

From Kristie Cook -Promise, the first in the Soul savers Series:
When Alexis Ames is attacked by creatures that can’t be real, she decides it’s time she learns who she really is, with or without the help of her mother, who guards their family’s secrets closely. After meeting the inhumanly attractive, multi-talented Tristan Knight, however, Alexis retreats behind her façade of normalcy…until she discovers he’s not exactly normal either. Then their secrets begin to unravel.
Their union brings hope and promise to her family’s secret society, the Angels’ army, and to the future of mankind. But it also incites a dangerous pursuit by the enemy – Satan’s minions and Tristan’s creators. After all, Alexis and Tristan are a match made in Heaven and in Hell.
Only $0.00
(get the other books in the series at reduced prices as well)

From The Indelibles:

Karen Hooper's Grasping at Eternity:
Leave it to Maryah Woodsen to break the one rule that will screw up eternity: Never erase your memories.
Before entering this life, Maryah did the unthinkable--she erased. Now, at seventeen years old, she's clueless that her new adoptive family has known her for centuries, that they are perpetually reincarnated souls, and that they have supernatural abilities. Oh, and she's supposed to love (not despise) Nathan, the green-eyed daredevil who saved her life.
Nathan is convinced his family's plan to spark Maryah's memory is hopeless, but his love for her is undying. After spending (and remembering) so many lifetimes together, being around an empty version of his soulmate is heart shattering. He hates acting like a stalker, but has no choice because the evil outcast who murdered Maryah in their last lifetime is still after her.
While Maryah's hunter inches closer, she and Nathan make assumptions and hide secrets that rip them further apart. Maryah has to believe in the magic within her, Nathan must have faith in the power of their love, and both need to grasp onto the truth before they lose each other forever--and discover just how lonely eternity can be.
Price Reduced to $2.99 

Leigh Talbert Moore's Rouge:
Trapped in the underground theater world of 1890s New Orleans, Hale Ferrer has only one goal: escape. But not without Teeny, the orphan-girl she rescued from the streets and promised to protect.
Freddie Lovel, Hale's wealthy Parisian suitor, seems to be the easy solution. If only his touch could arouse her interest like Beau's, the penniless stagehand who captures her heart.
Denying her fears, Hale is poised to choose love until an evil lurking in their cabaret-home launches a chain of events that could cost her everything.
Mature YA/New Adult
Only $0.99

Also from Leigh - The Truth About Faking:
Jason just wants a date with Harley.
Harley just wants a date with Trent. Trent's still getting over Stephanie.When Harley and Jason decide to fake date, they uncover a school of deceptions. Trent's got a secret, but so does Jason. And the more time Harley spends secretly kissing her fake boyfriend, the further she gets from her dreams with Trent. Worst of all, Harley's mom is getting cozy with her hot massage therapy student, and even Harley's Reverend Dad can't fake not being bothered by it. But when the masks finally come off, can everyone handle the real truth?
Only $0.99

Lisa Nowak's Dead Heat:
Alex is a machine whisperer. He can tell what's wrong with a broken-down car with a touch. But his gift can't save him from the brutality of his meth-addict father. For two years, Alex experienced kindness through Cole, his mentor. Now Cole's dead, and the violence in Alex's life is escalating.
When Cole reappears as a ghost, Alex clings to the tenuous link. Then he learns Cole might've sacrificed his chance to cross over. Jade, the first girl to look beyond Alex's past, assures him Cole can reach the Other Side-if Alex escapes from his dad. But a previous terrifying attempt has convinced Alex it's impossible. Unless he can find the courage to try, his friend may be earthbound forever.
*This book is not part of the Full Throttle series. It contains darker subject matter and is not recommended for kids under the age of 15.*

Only $0.99

Also from Lisa - Running Wide Open:
Book 1 in the Full Throttle Series
Cody Everett has a temper as hot as the inside of a combustion chamber, and it's landed him at his uncle's trailer, a last-chance home before military school. But how can he take the guy seriously when he calls himself Race, eats Twinkies for breakfast, and pals around with rednecks who drive in circles every Saturday night?
What Cody doesn't expect is for the arrangement to work. Or for Race to become the friend and mentor he's been looking for all his life. But just as Cody begins to settle in and get a handle on his supercharged temper, a crisis sends his life spinning out of control. Everything he's come to care about is threatened, and he has to choose between falling back on his old, familiar anger or stepping up to prove his loyalty to the only person he's ever dared to trust.

Only $0.00

Addison Moore's Ethereal:
Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking. 
When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds.
Skyla discovers Logan holds the answers to the questions she’s been looking for, but Logan’s reluctance to give her the knowledge she desires leaves her believing Logan has a few secrets of his own. 
Skyla’s bloodlines may just be connected to the most powerful angelic beings that roam the earth, and the more she knows, the more danger she seems to be in. 
Suddenly an entire faction of earthbound angels wants her dead, at least she still has Logan, or does she? 
Only $0.00

Also by Addision - Book #2 in the Celestra Series: Tremble:
Celestra Series OPTIONED for FILM by 20th CENTURY FOX!!!
TREMBLE is the sequel to ETHEREAL (Celestra Series Book 1) 

Only $0.99

Lee Strauss's Perception:

Seventeen year old Zoe Vanderveen is a GAP--a genetically altered person. She lives in the security of a walled city on prime water-front property along side other equally beautiful people with extended life spans.Her brother Liam is missing.
Noah Brody is a natural who lives on the outside. He leads protests against the GAPs and detests the widening chasm they've created between those who have and those who don't. He doesn't like girls like Zoe and he has good reason not to like her specifically.
Zoe's carefree life takes a traumatic turn. She's in trouble and it turns out that Noah, the last guy on earth she should trust, is the only one who can help her.
Only $0.99

Also by Lee - Playing with Matches:
Emil Radle is a dedicated Hitler Youth member. He’s loyal to the Fuehrer before family, a champion for the cause and fan of the famous Luftwaffe.Then one day they take the Jews away, including his childhood friend, Anne. Still, there must be a good reason, right? It must be for the good of a great and glorious Germany.
When his friends Moritz and Johann discover a shortwave radio, everything changes. Now they listen to BBC broadcasts, news reports that tell both sides. Now they know the truth. The boys band together to write out the BBC news and covertly distribute flyers throughout their city. An act of high treason that could have them arrested or...worse.
But when Germany’s losses become immense, even their greatest resistance can’t prevent them from being sent to the eastern front. 
Will Emil survive the battle? And will he ever see his family again?

Only $0.00

Cindy Hogan's Watched:
Change.She longs for it.A murder.She will never be the same.
It takes more than a school trip to Washington, D.C. to change Christy's life. It takes murder. A witness to the brutal slaying of a senator's aide, Christy finds herself watched not only by the killers and the FBI, but also by two hot guys. She discovers that if she can't help the FBI, who want to protect her, it will cost her and her new friends their lives.

Only $0.00

Michelle Muto's Book of Lost Souls:

When teen witch Ivy MacTavish changes a lizard into her date for a Halloween dance, everything turns to chaos. And when no one is powerful enough to transform him back except Ivy, it sparks the rumor: Like father, like daughter. Ivy has heard it all before - that her father, who left when she was seven - was involved with the darkest of magic. 
Making the rumors worse, someone uses an evil spell book to bring back two of history's most nefarious killers. Ivy's got a simple plan to set things right: find the real dark spell caster, steal the book, and reverse the spell. No problem! But she'll have to deal with something more dangerous than murderous spirits that want her and her friends dead: the school's resident bad boy and hotter-than-brimstone demon, Nick Marcelli. Nick's offering Ivy more than his help with recovering the missing book - he's offering her a way to ditch her scaly reputation as a lizard-lover. Demons are about as hard to handle as black magic, and as Ivy soon discovers, it's going to take more than a lot of luck and a little charm if she wants to survive long enough to clear her status as a dark witch, get a warm-blooded boyfriend, and have her former date back to eating meal worms before the week's end.
Only $0.99

Wow!!! What a list, yes? These are sure to fill those e-readers and delight the recipients - even if the recipient is YOU!


  1. Very cool--THANKS for doing this, Christine! Great books and great deals here! :o) <3

  2. These are all amazing! I'm loving cyber-Monday. :)

  3. A fantastic list for sure! I'm honored to be among such great authors.

  4. You rock, Christine! Thanks for including me with so many greats. :)


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