Daily Deals: For the King’s Favor, Ashfall and Gold Mine
Today Amazon offers For the King’s Favor by Elizabeth Chadwick just for $1.99
A Bittersweet Tale of Love, Loss, and the Power of Royalty
When Roger Bigod arrives at King Henry II‘s court to settle a bitter inheritance dispute, he becomes enchanted with Ida de Tosney, young mistress to the powerful king. A victim of Henry’s seduction and the mother of his son, Ida sees in Roger a chance to begin a new life. But Ida pays an agonizing price when she leaves the king, and as Roger’s importance grows and he gains an earldom, their marriage comes under increasing strain. Based on the true story of a royal mistress and the young lord she chose to marry, For the King’s Favor is Elizabeth Chadwick at her best.
“The best writer of medieval fiction currently around.” -Richard Lee , Historical Novel Society
“An author who makes historical fiction come gloriously alive.” -Times of London
“Everyone who has raved about Elizabeth Chadwick as an author of historical novels is right.” -Devourer of Books Blog
“I rank Elizabeth Chadwick with such historical novelist stars as Dorothy Dunnett and Anya Seton.” -Sharon Kay Penman, New York Times bestselling author of Devil’s Brood
Some words about the Author
Elizabeth Chadwick (UK) is the author of 17 historical novels, including The Greatest Knight, The Scarlet Lion, A Place Beyond Courage, Lords of the White Castle, Shadows and Strongholds, the Winter Mantle, and The Falcons of Montabard, four of which have been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Awards.
Ashfall is a second book, which is offered for $1.99. This book was written by Mike Mullin.
Many visitors to Yellowstone National Park don’t realize that the boiling hot springs and spraying geysers are caused by an underlying supervolcano, so large that the caldera can only be seen by plane or satellite. And by some scientific measurements, it could be overdue for an eruption.
For Alex, being left alone for the weekend means having the freedom to play computer games and hang out with his friends without hassle from his mother. Then the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, plunging his hometown into a nightmare of darkness, ash, and violence. Alex begins a harrowing trek to seach for his family and finds help in Darla, a travel partner he meets along the way. Together they must find the strength and skills to survive and outlast an epic disaster.
Some words about the Author
Mike Mullin first discovered he could make money writing in sixth grade. His teacher, Mrs. Brannon, occasionally paid students for using unusual words. Mullin’s first sale as a writer earned ten cents for one word: tenacious. Since then, he has always been involved with literature. One of his early jobs was shelving books at Central Library in Indianapolis. Later, he paid his way through graduate school in part by serving as a reference assistant. Mullin has worked in his mother’s business, Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore, for more than twenty years, serving at various times as a store manager, buyer, school and library salesperson, and marketing consultant.
He wrote his first novel in elementary school — Captain Poopy’s Sewer Adventures. He’s been writing more or less nonstop ever since, but fortunately for his readers, Ashfall will be his first published novel. He holds a black belt in Songahm Taekwondo. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and her three cats.
Gold Mine is a game for your Kindle Fire. Today only it is free.
It’s 1849, and there’s gold in those hills! Fetch gold, diamonds, and other treasure from mines out in the Old West using your trusty hook.
Based on the original arcade classic “Gold Miner”, Gold Mine introduces some new twists to this old favorite. In this version, you each level is completely independent of the previous level, so you can always go back to where you left off without starting at the beginning.
Also, in this version, you may visit the General Store at any time to buy things for your miner, like dynamite, strength tonic, a rock field guide, and other fun things. In higher levels, you may purchase multiple items of the same type (like dynamite), and some speciality items that you’ll find out about soon enough!
Timing and coordination are key in this game that pits you against the clock as you race to reach your $ goal!