Amazon is having their "biggest kindle book deal ever"...the list of SFF books are too long to list here (218 of 'em). You can find the entire list here, but I'll highlight a few below:
-The Novels of the Jaran: Jaran, An Earthly Crown, His Conquering Sword, and The Law of Becoming by Kate Elliott ($5.79)
-The Darwath Series: The Time of the Dark, The Walls of Air, and The Armies of Daylight by Barbara Hambly ($3.49) (Many of her other books, those published by Open Road, are also on sale for $1.99 each)
-Spellsinger series by Alan Dean Foster (Each book is $1.99)
It looks like all WiFi versions of the Kindle Fire HDX (7 inch) are $50 off today as part of the Cyber Monday sale at Amazon. If I hadn't just picked up an iPad Mini Retina, I think I would be buying one of these. I originally had one, but returned it due to the quality of the Amazon App store. However, as a pure media consumption device (video, books, web browsing), I think it was better than my iPad mini retina due to the quality of the screen on the HDX. You can find the deal here.
Thanks to a reader, Michael, for pointing out the following sale: The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks is on sale in the Kindle store for a measly $1.79 at the moment. You can find it here.
Black Flag by Brad Taylor is a Taskforce Story. The Taskforce Stories are the short novels that Taylor publishes between the Pike Logan novels. The Taskforce Stories feature the same characters, so they are a good way to get a feel for Taylor's writing without having to commit the time (& money) for an entire book.
If you've followed the blog for the last year, you already know the Pike Logan books are my favorite ongoing thriller/espionage series at the moment. Each book has been better than the previous, and in 2013 we actually got 2 Pike Logan novels. As of this writing, it looks like we get 2 more in 2014. Hooray! Yes, that is actually a good thing...there was absolutely no drop-off in quality from seeing two books (& 2 shorts) published this year. As mentioned above, I think each book has gotten better...and since I thought the first book in the series was great, that is saying something. Anyway, this review is turning into a fanboy gushing of the series as a whole...
Black Flag is a pirate-themed short story. This might sound silly, but one of my favorite parts of this story was that Charleston (where Pike and Jennifer live) was featured a bit more early in the story. I'm a fan of Charleston, so getting some local flavor was cool. Chronologically, this short takes place between The Widow's Strike (book 4) and The Polaris Protocol (book 5, coming January 2014). You can read this one without having read any of the previous books, but I would encourage you to start with One Rough Man. Like all of Taylor's book, this one was fast-paced and a lot of fun. As an unabashed Pike Logan fan, I was glad to have this short to tide me over until January when the next full novel is due (though I am hoping an arc will appear on NetGalley very soon). I know I didn't say much about Black Flag itself, but I never know exactly how to review short stories. So I thought I would give a shout-out to the series as a whole, hoping to convince at least one of you to give this series a go.
Just one ebook deal to mention this evening....Homeland by R.A. Salvatore is on sale in the Kindle store for $1.99 here.