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Post by Susan » Sat July 14th, 2012, 6:38 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]The Marigold Chain by Stella Riley is free today.[/quote]

Sounds like it's up my alley, got it!
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Post by Mythica » Tue July 17th, 2012, 8:26 am

The first in the Tito Amato mystery series is currently free: Interrupted Aria by Beverle Graves Myers. And several of the sequels are bargain prices.

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Post by Mythica » Tue July 24th, 2012, 10:29 am

There's not been much recently that aren't repeats.

Freebie: Sultana's Legacy: A Novel of Moorish Spain by Lisa J. Yarde (sequel to Sultana: A Novel of Moorish Spain, bargain price of $3.99)

Bargain: A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation by David W. Blight - $1.44

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue July 24th, 2012, 1:37 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]There's not been much recently that aren't repeats.

Freebie: Sultana's Legacy: A Novel of Moorish Spain by Lisa J. Yarde (sequel to Sultana: A Novel of Moorish Spain, bargain price of $3.99)
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I got Sultana's Legacy last time it was free, and all I can say is that I'm glad I didn't pay anything for it. DNF.

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Post by Misfit » Tue July 24th, 2012, 1:42 pm

[quote=""MLE""]I got Sultana's Legacy last time it was free, and all I can say is that I'm glad I didn't pay anything for it. DNF.[/quote]

I tried another title from this author that I picked up free. DNF.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue July 24th, 2012, 4:58 pm

Good marketing only makes a poor product fail faster.

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Post by Mythica » Tue July 24th, 2012, 7:38 pm

[quote=""MLE""]I got Sultana's Legacy last time it was free, and all I can say is that I'm glad I didn't pay anything for it. DNF.[/quote]

That's what happened with me and the first book - but it's well rated/reviewed even on Goodreads (doesn't get a single one star) where readers tend to be more critical and there's less shills. So I assumed it was just me, after all, it wasn't my usual choice of topic and I didn't find anything particularly wrong with it, I just couldn't get into it for some reason. Glad to know it's not just me, anyway.

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Post by Amanda » Wed July 25th, 2012, 12:21 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]Bargains:

How Lincoln Learned to Rad: Twelve Great Americans and the Education That Made Them by Daniel Wolff - $3.99
Titanic: The Long Night by Diane Hoh - $1.99 (Young Adult)[/quote]

I read Titanic - The Long Night recently and really quiet liked it. There is also a follow up book Remembering the Titanic, which follows the central characters from one year after the Titanic sinking. Not quite as good as Titanic, how could it be really?

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