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Book Bargains
« on: January 27, 2013, 12:18:02 PM »
When I see current bargains on really good books, the first thing I want to do is share that information with my friends here. I have either created new threads or posted randomly in the past, but have decided a common 'bargain' thread could be useful.

What prompted me today? The Kindle version of Joe Hill's Horns is an Amazon daily deal in the US (and only $1.99). This one has been on my TBR list, so I'm happy to have found it discounted :D

I'm hoping others will share deals they see here as well.
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Offline Idlewilder

Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 02:18:56 PM »
Great thread! Could we maybe actually sticky this and put it in Fantasy Book Discussion?

After reading someone recommending David Dalglish last night I went and looked him up - turns out the first in his "Half-Orcs" series - The Weight of Blood - is free in the uk Kindle store. FREE!  :D
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Offline Overlord

Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 04:13:59 PM »
Red Knight was in The Works (UK Discount Book Shop) for £1.99 and, even more incredibly, The Cardinal's Blades was in there for £0.50.
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 06:47:26 PM »
Red Knight was in The Works (UK Discount Book Shop) for £1.99 and, even more incredibly, The Cardinal's Blades was in there for £0.50.

I noticed Red Knight in the Inverness one for that price a few weeks ago - madness! It's brand new!
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Offline AlmightyZael

Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 11:41:46 PM »
Waterstones have released a Waterstones edition of the Painted Man by Peter V. Brett for £2.99 - You can get it on their site or in stores :)
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 09:58:55 PM »
The Grim Company is available to buy for the special discount price of £1.99 up until the end of the March. You can also download the 300-page Epic Free Sample: http://headofzeus.com/grim-company-epic-free-sample-0
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013, 12:05:57 AM »
The Grim Company is available to buy for the special discount price of £1.99 up until the end of the March. You can also download the 300-page Epic Free Sample: http://headofzeus.com/grim-company-epic-free-sample-0

Where can I get the full copy? - is it on kindle?? :)
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013, 01:51:15 PM »
The Grim Company is available to buy for the special discount price of £1.99 up until the end of the March. You can also download the 300-page Epic Free Sample: http://headofzeus.com/grim-company-epic-free-sample-0

Where can I get the full copy? - is it on kindle?? :)

It is. :) I have it on my Amazon wishlist.

Offline Idlewilder

Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 11:13:59 PM »
For.anyone who likes historical fiction and Richard III (Non-Shakespearean) - you can get The Sunne In Splendour by Sharon Penman on the UK Kindle store for 74p. Highly recommended.
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2013, 01:38:24 AM »
For.anyone who likes historical fiction and Richard III (Non-Shakespearean) - you can get The Sunne In Splendour by Sharon Penman on the UK Kindle store for 74p. Highly recommended.

I was just wondering earlier if there was any decent Richard III historical fiction!

Oh oh actually, taking a look at it, I believe this was recommended to me a couple of years back, and 74p for a 950 page novel?! Fantastic. Snapping this one up!
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2013, 02:00:18 AM »
I just found a book called The Shadow of Black Wings by James Calbraith for free on Amazon UK. Sounds like a fun read:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15755864-the-shadow-of-black-wings

I also spotted Boneshaker by Cherie Priest is 89p for Kindle on the UK site, a very, very worthwhile read!

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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2013, 08:28:12 AM »
For.anyone who likes historical fiction and Richard III (Non-Shakespearean) - you can get The Sunne In Splendour by Sharon Penman on the UK Kindle store for 74p. Highly recommended.

I was just wondering earlier if there was any decent Richard III historical fiction!

Oh oh actually, taking a look at it, I believe this was recommended to me a couple of years back, and 74p for a 950 page novel?! Fantastic. Snapping this one up!

Yep - I have a physical copy and it is a huuuuuuuge book.  :)
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Offline Jaedia

Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 02:16:10 AM »
I realised I haven't let you guys know about the site I like to check daily for freebies (those who follow me on Twitter might occasionally catch me rambling on about bad covers or how awesome X book sounds).

http://www.kuforum.co.uk/free_ebooks/latest/

It has options for UK Amazon and US Amazon as well as other different search options. And if you'd like to search for multiple genres simultaneously just shift+click. It has found me a lot of potentially interesting reads! :)

Offline Caroline Bott

Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2013, 02:47:56 PM »
Carrie Vaughn's earlier Kitty Norville books are now available as box sets - there is a five book version and an eight book version.

(See here on Amazon for eight book
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Norville-Collection-Midnight-Washington-Holiday/dp/B0053HDGCO/ref=sr_1_23?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361025875&sr=1-23)

Makes the price per book a bit lower, especially with the eight book - currently just under £32.

I like Kitty the werewolf books - she is someone who is infected with lycanthropy by accident and builds on this with a radio show called the Midnight Hour - call in show for people with supernatural problems and questions.  Each book tends to be a story in itself, with ongoing story arc on Kitty's life through the series.  Sometimes the main story comes from the show, other times it turns up by surprise.
One of the radio show ones is Kitty trying to find famous people from history who were lycanthropes.

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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2013, 04:50:31 PM »
Player of Games by Iain M Banks  is £2.99 in Waterstones.
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