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Bargain & Daily Book Deals 05/28/17



Mills & Boon has a Memorial Day Sale with up to 75% off on ebook bundles.

Bargain Picks

Taming Natasha: Stanislaskis #1 ($1.99 Kindle), by Nora Roberts [Harlequin] – this is the same series as one of today’s Daily Deals and there are quite a few more of her novels that are under $3 today.

Don’t miss the first book in the beloved Stanislaski series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts!

When Spence Kimball sets eyes on Natasha Stanislaski, he’s thunderstruck by the intensity of his attraction to the foreign beauty. While the former ballet dancer turned toy shop owner has a fiery temperament that keeps most men safely at bay, Spence can’t seem to resist her. But he isn’t sure Natasha would be interested in a single father. Sensing a hidden wound, Spence and his little girl join forces to find a way into Natasha’s closely guarded heart. He’ll do whatever it takes to tame Natasha’s fears…and show her how to love.

Previously published in 1990.

Open Road One Day Deals

A Month at the Brickyard ($1.99 Kindle), by Sonny Kleinfield

An all-access pass to Pit Row and beyond at the world’s most famous auto race, the Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500 auto race is the most prestigious event in all of motor sports. Race cars roar two hundred times around the track at dizzying speeds of more than two hundred miles per hour in front of a massive crowd—and millions more watching on television. Every spring, drivers, teams, sponsors, and pit crews all come together to make auto-racing history. Since the inaugural race in 1911, the Indy 500 has become one of the most popular sporting events in the world.

Award-winning reporter Sonny Kleinfield takes readers inside the world of high-risk, high-speed open-wheel racing. A Month at the Brickyard follows the day-to-day race prep of Indy up-and-comer Johnny Parsons and team, showing the endless fine-tuning and customization up to the big day, as well as capturing the personalities and stories that surround the speedway. With Kleinfield at the wheel, there is much more to racing than just the roar of the engines.

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The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits: A Handbook of Etiquette with Recipes ($2.99 Kindle), by Lee Manigault and Suzanne Pollak [Stewart, Tabori & Chang]

Nestled deep in the South is a tiny Academy that teaches classes in the most important subject in the world: the domestic arts. The Academy’s unique curriculum includes everything from cocktail-party etiquette to business entertaining, dealing with household guests, and cooking for the holidays. Here, after a little gentle instruction from Deans Pollak and Manigault, interspersed with plenty of humor, students find they are living healthier, having stronger ties to friends and family, and using their houses to branch out in ways they never dreamed possible. Since not everyone can get to their sold-out classes in Charleston, the Deans are now offering this book so happier liv­ing can be within everyone’s grasp, not just the select few.

Harlan Ellison
Hugo, Nebula, and Edgar-Award Winning Author

Seven superb, wide-ranging reads from a legendary master of the dark, the weird, and the flat-out funny. On sale today only!

Troublemakers ($1.99 Kindle) [Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy]

Includes the Nebula and Hugo Award–winning story, “ ‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman.”

A special new collection of Ellison’s short stories, selected especially for this volume by the author, including the newly revised and expanded tale “Never Send to Know for Whom the Lettuce Wilts.” In a career spanning more than fifty years, Harlan Ellison has written or edited seventy-five books, more than seventeen hundred stories, essays, articles, and newspaper columns, two dozen teleplays, and a dozen movies. Now, for the first time anywhere, Troublemakers presents a collection of Ellison’s classic stories that will introduce new readers to a writer described by the New York Times as having “the spellbinding quality of a great nonstop talker, with a cultural warehouse for a mind.” Includes the award-winning stories “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” and “Deeper Than the Darkness.”

May be price matched at eBooks.com, iTunes or Kobo for those needing EPUB.

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All prices current at the time the post is written. Most bargain books remain at their listed price until “midnight” (each store operates on it’s own timezone and schedule), but prices can change at any moment. I have seen prices change within the hour or even minutes after posting.

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Florida Police So Concerned For Ariana Grande, They Are Actively Guarding Her Mom’s House

Even though Ariana Grande herself already sees the importance of going back to Manchester to play a benefit concert just a few weeks after the terror attack at her previous show, she’s not a fool — and neither, it seems, are the police in Boca Raton, Florida.

That’s where the singer’s mom lives, and her house — which is in a gated community — has gone above and beyond on extra security recently, with around-the-clock guards stationed outside of it.

Related: Mariah Carey Pens Tribute To Fan Who Died In Manchester Attack

Plus, most interesting, the Boca Raton police have stationed two cop cars on the street outside the home, as well.

According to TMZ, that’s particularly interesting because that was NOT a decision made by Grande and her family — cops felt that they needed to beef up security there after the Manchester bombing, and the police department decided on their own to station cop cars outside.

No word if it was in response to a specific threat or any other intelligence, but wow — not a small deal.

Here’s hoping nothing more comes of it for Ariana or her family, but certainly a big deal for cops to be out there in full force with marked squad cars at all times.

We live in a scary, dangerous world.

[Image via Derrick Salters/WENN.]

Jaden Smith: The Four Seasons Hotel In Toronto Spiked My Pancakes With Cheese And Kicked Me Out

When a trip up to Canada goes wrong!

Jaden Smith tweeted out Saturday that he had a little run-in with the people from the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, claiming that they “spiked” his pancakes with cheese and kicked him out of his hotel room.

Related: How Are Those Dreadlocks Doing, Jaden?

In a series of tweets posted to his multi-millions of Twitter followers, Smith looked like he had quite the vendetta against the hotel, writing in quick succession:

Hmmm…

OK, one unrelated question: why (and how) is he capitalizing every single word? Does his phone just do that naturally or does he have to hit the caps button every word???

So many questions…

But no pancakes with cheese!!!

[Image via Patricia Schlein/WENN.]

Mississippi Man Goes On A Spree And Kills Eight People, Including A Sheriff’s Deputy

Such a horrifying story is coming to light this morning out of Mississippi.

Cory Godbolt was taken into custody by authorities from multiple agencies in Lincoln County, Mississippi, after police say he shot and killed eight people — including a Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy — earlier this morning in the small towns of Brookhaven and Bogue Chitto.

Related: Two Stabbed To Death By Racist On Portland Train

Authorities are tight-lipped on the details of this fast-moving case, but we do know that eight people in total are dead at what sounds to be a particularly awful domestic incident gone horribly wrong.

In a strange twist, reporters actually spoke to Godbolt on the scene as he was being taken into custody (pictured above), and he not only admitted to the killings, he also said he was looking to cause pain and wanted to die himself afterwards.

He said, about the sheriff’s deputy not being one of his intended targets:

“My pain wasn’t designed for him. He was just there. We was talking about me trying to take the children home… somebody called the officer…. that’s what they do, they intervene. It cost him his life. I’m sorry.”

Wow.

And Godbolt apparently wanted to die himself, too.

Related: Former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning Dead At 85

When asked what he wanted out of the whole ordeal:

“Death… Suicide by cop was my intention. I ain’t fit to live. Not after what I’ve done.”

Here’s more of Godbolt, confessing on video to a reporter right as he was being taken into custody (below):

So, so scary.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims who lost their lives today.

R.I.P.

[Image via Facebook.]

We Are OBSESSED With Mary Lambert’s Music Video For Know Your Name! Watch HERE!

Mary Lambert says she just made “the nerdy, queer version of Bad Blood,” and after watching her music video for Know Your Name, we can agree!!!

The singer dropped an incredible video for her song, and it’s a perfectly-themed, incredibly well done hat tip to Bad Blood, but with Lambert’s own incredible taste and sense of who she is throughout!

Related: More Mary Lambert News HERE!

The lovely lady represents all peoples, colors, and faiths in this incredible vid (above), which is inclusive, and fun, and alluring — all with a great twist at the end!!

Ch-ch-check it out (above) and get on board the Mary Lambert train like we are! Love this video so so SO much!!

What say you, Perezcious readers?! Comment (below) and let us know what you think!!

Miranda Kerr And Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel Are Husband & Wife!

Congratulations to the happy couple!!!

After a fast, full romance, Miranda Kerr and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel tied the knot on Saturday afternoon in Brentwood, California, in a small ceremony in front of friends and family!

Yay!!

Related: More Miranda Kerr News HERE!

The happy couple apparently wanted to keep things very simple and low-key at the ceremony, which was held at their home, and they opted for a very private gathering.

A source at the wedding said:

“It was a small intimate wedding … The vows were beautiful.”

Apparently, the ceremony — which was very short — was attended by “mostly high-profile attendees and some models,” per another source.

The decor was rusted chic with farmhouse tables, and the entire set-up featured light pink garden roses — the perfect look and theme for a small, private affair like this.

So fun!!

Congrats to the happy couple as they embark on a new life together!!

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

Regrettably, We Must Report That Donald Trump Is Back On His Bullshit

On this, the day before Memorial Day, our President Donald Trump has returned to America from a long trip abroad, and he’s also returned to Twitter, where he is busy memorializing the men and women who have died to protect this country, and championing the veterans home and abroad who still protect it.

Just kidding!!!

Trump is back on his bullshit, y’all.

Related: We Have A Low-Energy President! Sad!

After rumors swirled during his trip abroad that a whole team of lawyers might have to see his tweets before he posts them, it’s clear that’s not happening, because early this morning Trump was back online spewing out bullshit.

Here’s the whole line of crap he had to deliver about the “fake news” (below):

He’s baaa-aaack!!

Notice he said nothing about Jared, though. Strange!

Somebody, quick, take his phone away from him again.

[Image via Mischa Schoemaker/WENN.]

Listen To This: Stronger!

We love us some K-Pop and have for well over a decade!

And we especially are loving Brave Girls!

While a lot of their peers are serving us early 2000s-revival pop with a focus on American sounds from that era, they are taking us to the U.K. and other areas.

Their sound is pure Europop greatness!!!

We love their whole EP!!!

Check out standout track Rollin’ above!

Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Brave Girls!

Our Low Energy President Can’t Even Walk A Few Blocks Without Needing A Golf Cart! Sad!

Poor Donald Trump — low energy and exhausted! Sad!

On Saturday in Taormina, Italy, Trump was meeting with leaders of America’s seven G7 partners — Italy, France, Germany, Japan, Canada, and the United Kingdom — when the leaders decided they wanted to stroll down the streets of the old town to pose for a group photo.

Related: Who’s More Fucked — Jared Kushner Or Sean Hannity?!

Trump didn’t feel like making the walk, which was only 700 freakin’ yards — and so he lagged behind waiting for a golf cart to drive him to the photo.

Seriously.

While the leaders of the six other most powerful countries in the world walked just 700 yards, low-energy Donald decided it’d be better that he take a seat in a golf cart and get a ride to the plaza for the group photo.

To make matters worse, not only did he take the golf cart, but he was the last one to arrive at the plaza to actually take the photo — keeping everyone else waiting on him!!

Typical Trump bull shit.

Hey Barack Obamaare we sure you can’t come back?

[Image via Mischa Schoemaker/WENN.]