Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ebook Deals

Click the cover to view and buy the book in the Kindle store. While I only post links to the Kindle store, often times you can find the same titles on sale at other stores.

Disclaimer: Ebook prices are subject to change anytime. I can only promise they are under a certain price at the time I post them.

US Kindle Deals, fiction under $4, non-fiction under $6:

                                   



UK Kindle Deals, fiction under £3, non-fiction under £4:

                                 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Review: Traitors of the Tower by Alison Weir

A short introduction to some of the most famous, or infamous, prisoners of the Tower of London.

This serves as a good introduction for people who aren't already familiar with some of these famous historical stories, but it's also a good reference for those who have heard them before, and you might still learn something new too. Apparently, Margaret Pole did not run around the scaffold with the executioner chasing after her. For some reason, I thought that myth was true.

Although each chapter is understandably short given the length of the whole book, it manages to pack a lot in and presents it in an easily read style.



Thursday, May 12, 2016

Matching Covers: 20's Style

At first I thought this dress was being radically photoshopped, but now I think it's the same model in the same photoshoot being put in different dresses:

     

Friday, May 6, 2016

Review: Rebellion's Message by Michael Jecks

Advanced review copy from publisher via NetGalley. My opinions are my own.

Release Date: August 1, 2016

A petty thief happens upon a coded message regarding the rebellion against Queen Mary in 1554 and winds up falsely accused of murder in the process.

Written with a tongue-in-cheek wit, it has a fun plot, but the characterization was lacking. The side characters didn't have much development, and the main character, though a likable rogue, sometimes came across as immature and not very bright. The author was using the main character's ignorance as a way to explain things to the reader (ie, someone explains it to the main character so it gets explained to the reader too). The downside to this is it makes the main character seem stupid but admittedly, the immaturity was often a part of the humor too so sometimes the author got away with it.

It's a good read if you're looking for something quick and light but don't expect too much from the characters.



Matching Covers: Man with the Hat

Some not-so-great photoshopping going on in the last one.

     
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