Daily Book Deals 08/08/17

Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get up to 20% Off on select Barska safes and more and 30% Off on Select Band Instruments (Blue Trombone anyone?)

In tonight’s Lightning Deals will be a Ruby Tuesday $50 Gift Card at 8:44PM for Prime Members. These are almost always 20% Off on Lightning Deals and sell out fast. And tomorrow morning, Margaritaville 5 O’Clock Somewhere Adult Coloring Book Collector’s Edition With 24 Colored Pencils, Pencil Sharpener and 4 Drink Coasters is in the Lightning Deals, starting at 8:29AM.

Would you be willing to rent a top selling book in order to get it for under $2? Google thinks you would and has a “sales” page set up for 3-day rentals. I suppose if they happened to have just the book you were desperate to read and you had an upcoming 3-day weekend or beach vacation with nothing in your TBR list, their rentals might be worth checking out. A quick perusal turned up a number of titles that weren’t that new, though, including one, Amy Stewart’s Girl Waits with Gun: A Kopp Sisters Novel ($9.99 Kindle), that I’ve featured three times as a bargain title since it was released two years ago. For those that plan ahead, that title is firmly esconced in their libraries, to be read at their leisure or re-read in the years ahead, for about the same $1.99 that Google wants for renting the ebook today. Another title, Lisa Jackson’s Deep Freeze: West Coast #1 ($6.99 Kindle), is only $0.99 to rent from Google Play, but has been featured three times here in the last year, once as a Kindle Daily Deal, then on two different Open Road One-Day Deals. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

In other Google news, there is a new $5 credit being offered to some of their customers, for use on any book priced at $5 or more. Click the link and if you are one of the lucky few, you’ll see these offer terms and can click on Continue to add the credit to your account. You’ll then see a page of “suggested” titles, such as Stephen King’s The Gunslinger: Dark Tower #1 ($4.99 with discount) or Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe ($0.23 with discount), but you can purchase any book priced over $5.00. A few people have reported issues using the credits with some indie-published books and I use the credits I get to drive down the cost of higher priced, traditionally published books that I don’t think will be bargain priced anytime soon. Their Topsellers under $10 page is a good spot to start a search at Google, but I often just do searches at Amazon or check my wishlist there.

Redeem your offer by September 30, 2017. Offer valid until October 12, 2017. This offer is eligible on available book titles with an on-store price of $5.01 or higher. Your credit will be deducted at checkout from the current on-store price. Participating titles are subject to change without notice. The offer is open to specific Google Play users based on past purchase history.

One series that I’ve currently started, Charlaine Harris’ Midnight, Texas, would be a good one to take advantage of the coupon. You can still pick up the first in the series, Midnight Crossroad for 2.99 on Kindle or at Google), then use the $5 Google coupon for
Day Shift: Midnight, Texas #2 ($5.99 Kindle, Google) or Night Shift: Midnight, Texas #3 ($9.99 Kindle, Google).

Midnight Crossroad

Get ready for the new drama Midnight, Texas on NBC with the first book in Charlaine Harris’ paranormal mystery series about a small town where only outsiders fit in…

Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and the Davy highway. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

There’s a pawnshop with three residents. One is seen only at night. There’s a diner, but people stopping there tend not to linger. There’s a newcomer, Manfred Bernardo, who just wants to work hard and blend in. But Manfred has secrets of his own…

I also lucked into a $1 App Credit at Google today, which I will probably have a harder time spending than the book credit. I’m more likely to install Plants vs. Zombies™ Heroes or Plants vs. Zombies™ 2, which are both free to install, than a 99 cent app. Both have in-app purchases, but since I finished the original Plants vs. Zombies™ without ever spending a cent, I doubt that a $1 credit will come in that handy. And since playing the game can consume hours and hours which I could instead spend reading, I may have to resist both.

Open Road One Day Deals & Promos

The Colby’s Coin Series: The Gold Coin and The Silver Coin ($1.99 Kindle), by Andrea Kane

A special two-in-one edition of Andrea Kane’s seductive and suspenseful Colby’s Coin series

In The Gold Coin, Anastasia Colby, raised in America and the granddaughter of an English viscount, returns home to claim her family legacy. But all is not as it should be at Medford Manor. Someone’s treachery threatens everything Anastasia cherishes most. With nowhere to turn, Anastasia seeks out the only man she can trust, Damen Lockewood, marquess of Sheldrake. When the seductive nobleman makes Anastasia an offer she can’t refuse, unexpected passion ignites. As Anastasia plunges deeper into a growing web of violence and deceit, she realizes how far she’ll go to protect a precious blood bond—and a priceless passion.

And in The Silver Coin, a past shadowed by violence once forced Breanna Colby to retreat from the world. Even now, with a treacherous enemy finally locked away, a nameless, faceless evil still stalks her. Determined to finally live on her own terms, Breanna vows to unmask a killer, but she can’t do it alone. Royce Chadwick lives by a simple creed: Do the job and don’t get emotionally involved. But Breanna arouses something even deeper than his fierce need to protect her. As desires ignite into all-consuming passion, he knows he’s playing a dangerous game. On the trail of a slippery assassin who won’t rest until Breanna and her cousin are destroyed, Royce is about to break every one of his rules—and this time he’s risking more than his heart.

More Daily Deals

I Love You Today by Marcia Gloster for $1.99 and You’re Still the One: Ribbon Ridge #6 by Darcy Burke are the Nook Daily Finds at B&N. Neither are price matched on Kindle, although You’re Still the One by Darcy Burke is marked down to $2.99 at Amazon.

The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland ($3.99 Kindle, $2.95/$1.99WS Audible), by Rebekah Crane [Skyscape], narrated by Caitlin Kelly [Brilliance Audio] – Named one of Bustle’s 8 Best YA Books of December 2016

According to sixteen-year-old Zander Osborne, nowhere is an actual place—and she’s just fine there. But her parents insist that she get out of her head—and her home state—and attend Camp Padua, a summer camp for at-risk teens.

Zander does not fit in—or so she thinks. She has only one word for her fellow campers: crazy. In fact, the whole camp population exists somewhere between disaster and diagnosis. There’s her cabinmate Cassie, a self-described manic-depressive-bipolar-anorexic. Grover Cleveland (yes, like the president), a cute but confrontational boy who expects to be schizophrenic someday, odds being what they are. And Bek, a charmingly confounding pathological liar.

But amid group “share-apy” sessions and forbidden late-night outings, unlikely friendships form, and as the Michigan summer heats up, the four teens begin to reveal their tragic secrets. Zander finds herself inextricably drawn to Grover’s earnest charms, and she begins to wonder if she could be happy. But first she must come completely unraveled to have any hope of putting herself back together again.

UK Kindle Daily Deals

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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