You should have heard my husband complain when we moved to our new house earlier this year shortly after we got married - "Are you kidding me? ANOTHER box of books? You know they have these things called Kindles, right? All your books in one tiny little gadget?"
While I don't see myself ever giving up my old-fashioned books completely, I've seen the ads for the Kindle Paperwhite and REALLY want one. Maybe if Santa hasn't been watching me too closely this year, I'll find one under the tree! As for you, you can enter to win a Kindle Paperwhite PLUS all of the books listed above PLUS a $50 Amazon gift card to buy even MORE books - no need to be good all year and hope that Santa appreciates your efforts, just enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below!
The Best in Indie Book Gifts
Horns of the Devil by Marc Rainer
The second book in the Jeff Trask crime/legal thriller series, a series hailed for its realism by those in the law enforcement career field, Horns of the Devil is the story of the havoc wreaked upon the nation's capital city by a drug gang turf war. As one career prosecutor wrote, "As a long-time prosecutor, I continue to be astounded by Rainer's perfect pitch for police/prosecutor dialogue. Outstanding Read! Rainer is way ahead of his contemporaries in this genre."
Price: $2.99 (Kindle) $9.45 (Paperback) via Amazon
For: Thriller Fans
Palmetto Review Take: Nonstop legal and procedural crime novel that’s rich with detail and suspense.
Blogger Take: I've liked legal thrillers ever since I first read John Grisham's "The Firm" as a teenager. This sounds like a great read for anyone who's a fan of the genre!
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Too Quiet In Brooklyn: A Fina Fitzgibbons Mystery by Susan Russo Anderson
Twenty-two-year-old Fina Fitzgibbons stumbles upon a throttled woman in the heart of Brooklyn Heights and discovers that the dead woman’s four-year-old grandson is also missing. She begins a wild hunt for the strangler-kidnapper, Ralph. During the chase, she resists falling in love with her boyfriend, Denny, an NYPD patrol officer, steps on the toes of Detective First Grade Jane Templeton, and uncovers secrets about her own past. In the end, Ralph has a deadly surprise for Fina.
Price: $.99 (Pre-order) $3.99 (After 12/20/2013) via Smashwords
For: New Adult
Palmetto Review Take: Crime, passion, and New York City - count us in!
Blogger Take: The description of this book makes me think of the Tami Hoag books I've read, but perhaps written for a slightly younger audience (given the New Adult tag). Would love to give this one a try!
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Tug of War by Ross Collier
An action packed, tension filled espionage thriller set in Melbourne, Australia during WW2, based on actual events between the US forces and the Australians.
For: Fans of Thrillers and Espionage
Palmetto Review Take: A fresh plot line to enjoy as you follow the political intrigue down under in this historical look at the relations between two seemingly cozy nations as friction emerges.
Blogger Take: I like that this novel is based on actual events - a historical espionage thriller with a connection to real events sounds like an exciting read!
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Night Chill by Jeff Gunhus
For fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz -- Enjoy a creepy supernatural thriller with over 100 Five Star Amazon Reviews.
Price: $2.99 (Kindle) $12.78 (Paperback) via Amazon and Audible (12/20/2013)
For: Adult Supernatural Thriller and Horror Fans
Palmetto Review Take: One of the most highly rated books we’ve reviewed, read at your own risk of being frightened half to death.
Blogger Take: I very much want to read this book - horror is my favorite genre, and Stephen King and Dean Koontz are two of my favorite authors. I love scary books, and this one has so many 5-star reviews that it must be great!
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The Jack Templar Monster Hunter Series - Books 1-3 by Jeff Gunhus
A new series for fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson.
For: Middle Grade and YA
Palmetto Review Take: Ignite your imagination with this trio of supernatural books focused on monsters, mystery, and mythical adventure.
Blogger Take: Even though I'm technically a "grown-up," I still love YA fiction. I read all the Harry Potter books and loved them; my 13-year-old son adores the Percy Jackson books. Sounds perfect to add to our collection!
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Vengeance Out of the Shadows by David Peretz
In the third thriller to feature Ross Cortese, NYPD, the detective contends with both a killer targeting landlords and a Russian assassin out for retribution. Kirkus Review described it as "a seamless blending of stories and first-rate characterizations."
For: Suspense, Romance, and Thriller Fans
Palmetto Review Take: Indie Must-Read Book of Summer Winner as voted on by everyday readers.
Blogger Take: I do enjoy a good thriller, and a novel that features a landlord-killing antagonist along with a Russian assassin sounds interesting!
More: Check out the video review: Visit NYPD Crime Novels
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Lunch with Lucille by Annarose Ingarra-Milch
Readers can expect to be inspired and entertained as “Lunch with Lucille” whips up a delightful dish of hope and optimism, served by a fun-loving, sassy, female character who shares a message all women need to hear – you are your best asset, at any age. Voted overwhelming the Buzzworthy Book of Summer, “LwL” overflows with nourishing wisdom and humor as you are treated to simple, practical solutions to some prickly issues such as aging, confidence, self image, and achievement. This fast-paced novella is thought provoking and leaves you hungry for the next course.
Palmetto Review Take: A perfect gift for any woman in need of Inspiration.
Blogger Take: This is the type of book I'd enjoy reading and sharing with my mom and my sister; great for a book club group!
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Tall, Dark, and Handsome and Other Devotionals by Christopher Hall
A collection of Christian devotionals based on one man’s life experiences. “This book makes you think! It is funny, uplifting and a down to earth view of Christianity. We all have those bad days at work that make you wonder if it is it all worth it. Chris Hall takes a bad day and redirects it to a lesson in Christ... I highly recommend this book to all my friends.” Karen Brooks-Rochelle
Price: $5.99 (Kindle) $11.57 (Paperback) via Amazon
For: Anyone interested in uplifting stories related to Christian Living
Palmetto Review Take: Deepen your walk in faith, or take your first step to finding it with this inspirational book rooted in the real world, and written for you to discover the next.
Blogger Take: My oldest son would appreciate the wisdom of this book - seems like a great inspirational book to share with the almost-adults in your life.
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At The Gates of Walhalla By Justen Forge
Suspense, intrigue, and action. A page turner that makes you feel like you're in the scenes. This novel sets itself apart with its vivid writing and top notch storytelling. Perfectly priced so you can give this to all the readers on your Christmas shopping list.
For: Thriller & Mystery Fans
Palmetto Review Take: After a horrific series of events a hero emerges to set wrongs right in spellbinding detail.
Blogger Take: I'm curious to find out more about this book; the video review (below) really piques my interest!
More: Watch the video review: Visit the Author’s Website
Liberty's Torch (Dystopia Trilogy Book 3) by Janet McNulty
Expect excitement action, and to learn the meaning of true sacrifice. All it takes is one spark to ignite Liberty's Torch.
Price: $2.99 (Kindle) via Amazon
For: YA, Teens, Dystopian Genre Fans, Those Who Like Strong Female Characters
Palmetto Review Take: Like Hunger Games and Divergent, this dystopian drama is both entertaining and plausible.
Blogger Take: I mentioned before that I'm a big fan of YA literature; I'm particularly a fan of YA dystopian literature (ever since I read Lois Lowry's "The Giver" - wow!) I also like that this book features a strong female character - would love to check out this series!
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Ready For A Giveaway?
One Very Lucky Reader Will Win a Kindle Paperwhite prize package complete with:
- Kindle Paperwhite
- $50 Amazon Gift Card
- One copy of each book included in the holiday gift guide
To enter, just complete the options included below on the GiveawayTools form. Be sure to come back each day for additional entries, such as daily tweets! This giveaway is open to US Readers, 18+ years of age, begins Monday, December 16th and will end on Tuesday, December 31st at 11:59pm. Good Luck!
Disclosure: Prizes will be provided by Children Teaching Mama and Reader Spoils. Dividing by Zero received no compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.