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{July 21, 2012}   The 99 Cent Club–Feature 3–Ten Books for 10 Bucks

These eBooks caught my eye and are (currently) ONLY 99 Cents (Both on Amazon and Barnes and Nobel–I checked). I don’t know if these are permanent prices, so please don’t shoot the messenger, and double check pricing before pressing the buy button.  Enjoy!


Vampire Shift by Tim O’Rourke

When twenty-year-old police recruit Kiera Hudson is posted to the remote town of The Ragged Cove, her life is changed forever. Investigating a series of horrific murders, grave desecrations and missing persons, with her unique ability of ‘seeing’, Kiera soon realises her life is in danger.

But when Kiera is crewed with Police officer Luke Bishop, not only is her mind and heart opened to a terrifying new world, she comes to suspect that Luke might be involved in the killings.

In a race against time to unearth the truth, Kiera must discover the identity of who or what is behind the gruesome deaths on the ‘Vampire Shift’.



Betrayal by Mayandree Michel

At seventeen, Cordelia is an ordinary teen with an extraordinary and frightening secret. A secret that induces vivid dreams which she not only experiences true love, but crippling fear while barely escaping with her life each night.

After a life altering event, Cordelia has an unexpected encounter with Evan, the mysterious boy from her dreams, who reveals who and what she is – a descendant of the Greek gods. At that moment everything she knows of her world is a lie, and she must leave the present and go into the past to assume the role she was put on this earth for – safeguarding her ancient empire amidst evil forces that toil hastily to destroy it.

In a race against time, Cordelia must decide if she is truly a part of this dangerous world, or risk defying the gods, and ultimately lose the boy who has put a claim on her heart.



Blood Calling by Joshua Grover David Patterson

When Lucy Leary turned 18, her life fell apart. She crashed her car, her best friend abandoned her, her parents divorced, and her grandfather passed away, leaving her a single possession: A vampire slaying kit with a note that said, “THEY’RE REAL. FIGHT THEM.”

Now Lucy must stop the oldest, most dangerous vampire in history, before it can kill her family.




The Underworld by Jessica Sorensen

The Underworld is the sequel to The Fallen Star (Fallen Star Series, Volume 1) ***BOOK ONE, THE FALLEN STAR, IS CURRENTLY FREE ON AMAZON***

Gemma thought her mind was gone, but she was wrong. And now she is left trying to figure out the truth to what Stephan is planning to do with her and the star, before it’s too late.

But finding out the truth is hard, especially since Gemma doesn’t know who she can trust. There may be only one person who Gemma can turn to for answers, but that means having to go to the one place no one wants to go—The Underworld.



Immortal by Lauren Burd

The wound inflicted only a few minutes before was nearly healed. A small cut was the only sign that anything had occurred.

I watched in disbelief as it finished closing and eventually disappeared.

“What are you?” Gods, demons,vampires eighteen year old Alina doesn’t believe in any of them, until she meets Samuel and Duncan, and discovers a world that could destroy everything she loves.



 Black Moon by Rebecca A. Rogers

As the rise in supernatural disturbances continually expands to more obvious locations, Candra’s family and friends are on a never-ending hunt to remove the region’s dark magic.

Greater forces are at work, though, as an accidental link is formed between Candra and Ben, “marking” their souls and coupling them forever. They can now see each other’s thoughts and speak to one another telepathically—bad news for sworn enemies.

Occults spreading across Hartford, along with Candra and Ben’s mishap, are part of a bigger plan, one that neither the Lowells nor the Conways ever saw coming. There is more than one Ancient in their midst, and these primordial beings are lying in wait until Candra inherits her power.

A power which hasn’t been seen in over five hundred years.

A power which balances one of her enemy’s.

These two powers combined can change the course of history. In order to survive a battle with the Ancients and protect their abilities, the Lowell’s and Conway’s will have to work together. Can they rise above their feud, or will they lose everything?



 The Fire Watcher by Chip Hill

Jacob Adams was living the American dream: a loving family, a new home, and a high-profile job designing the world’s first atomic power plant. But when tragedy strikes his family, he turns to alcohol to deaden his pain and grief. He becomes an alcoholic and eventually loses his home, his job, and his faith. Thirty years later Jacob lives in poverty in the shadow of the now defunct power plant, where he works as a janitor.

Jacob’s life takes one more unexpected turn when he becomes trapped in the pitch-black recesses of the plant. In his forced sobriety, the bitter memories he has been drowning for decades begin to surface all around him, dragging him into a pit of regret and despair. Suffering the ravages of alcohol withdrawal combined with the chilling effects of sensory deprivation, he embarks on an emotional and spiritual journey that will take him to the brink of insanity and back. Before his captivity comes to an end, Jacob — like his namesake from the Old Testament — will find himself wrestling with God.

The town sheriff, a State Police detective, and even a local priest, follow different clues as they search for Jacob. The widening mystery touches off a cascade of changes in the lives of those connected to him. A friendship broken by betrayal is mended, a long abandoned romance is rekindled, dark secrets about the power plant and its caretakers come to light, and a young man’s life is forever altered as he uncovers the tragedy that sent Jacob spiraling downward so many years ago.



The Simple Habits of Happy People by John Trimmer

What can you do to bring joy and contentment into your life? In 21 short chapters, this thoughtful “daily reader” offers simple action steps that will help you avoid problems, reduce stress, achieve positive goals, and live a happier, more productive life.

Using simple language and numerous examples, the author proves that happiness is a choice: the path toward a better life begins when we replace unproductive habits with positive ones, when we choose optimism over negativity, when we stop trying to change others and instead focus on changing ourselves.

With an inspiring foreword by psychologist Dr. Leslie H. Donnelly.

Find it at AMAZON or BARNES AND NOBEL (which is currently 2.99, but should be 99 cents, so check back).


What a Boy Wants by Nyra Dawn

Courtesy of watching his mom’s relationships, Sebastian Hawkins knows what girls need to do to get a guy. He has what he considers a PHD in hooking up. When he needs extra cash for a car, Sebastian starts an online venture as The Hook-up Doctor, to anonymously help girls land the guy of their dreams. Of course, his services don’t offer a happily-ever-after guarantee. He’s seen firsthand getting together never means staying together.

And then he falls in love…

With the last girl he would expect…

Totally not in his game plan.

Suddenly, Sebastian finds himself muddled in the game he’s always prided himself on. He can’t even pick up girls at parties anymore! Why would anyone want to be in love when it turns you into a stuttering, screwed-up, mess with really lame stalker tendencies? Stalking? Totally not his gig.

But the Hook-up Doctor won’t let himself go down easily. He’s always known how to give a girl what she wants and now it’s time to figure out what a boy wants… and he definitely plans on getting it.



 Rising by Stephanie Judice

Having waited a millennium to return to the fertile feeding ground of earth, the dark giants break through a portal and storm out into the world in the guise of a massive hurricane—famished and fierce. Across the ocean, seventeen-year-old Gabriel Goddard is being plagued by terrifying nightmares about creatures that singe and burn the flesh then absorb the life energy of humans and devour the ashes.

A chance meeting with Clara Dunaway immediately distracts Gabe from bad dreams. He has always had a sort of sixth sense—to feel the emotions of others around him. Clara’s presence numbs his other sense, nearly knocking him into a hypnotic state. Bewildered and fascinated, he is lured in by her. When Clara finally confesses that she has a similar gift to see auras around people, a spark flames between them, ignited by a paranormal force. Fate soon reveals that there is a higher purpose for their attraction.

Along with Jeremy, the head-bangin’ metal head; Ben, the air-headed golden boy; Melanie, the kind- hearted Creole; and the old hermit named Homer, they must face this enemy as one. Discovering that they are descended from an ancient clan of Norse warriors, they awaken their dormant powers, preparing for the dark giants’ imminent invasion of their home. A shadow of darkness veils the land. Will the Setti rise to fulfill their long-awaited destiny?




Brittany says:

I love the 99 cent list! Thanks for these!! I’m picking up What a Boy Wants! :)

Anne says:

Yes, The first three vampire shift stories are .99, but the last two in the series are more expensive. All five basically make up one book, so in the long run, you pay more for the series than the average book, which made me angry because I thought they were stand alone.

And they are some of the most amazing books I’ve ever read. Likewise, just like nearly every other book out there in a series now, you pay for each individual book. It’s the nature of writing/publishing. Books that are 1000 pages are looked down upon. 250-300 words is golden. Much longer and it really needs to be it’s own novel, which is what O’Rourke has done. 99 cents, 2.99, or even 3.99 is still cheaper than publishers who start the first book in the series at 9.99 (or 14.99, or 17.99) and then make you purchase books two and three at 9.99, etc., as well. O’Rourke’s prices are extremely low and he makes much less profit off of his novels than the big publishers. And I think his writing and story line is superb and extremely well done. I’m waiting for him to make it big, because with his dedication, energy, and love/talent for writing original, intricate stories, I’m pretty sure he will. Love his series, and support him 100%.

Just bought What a Boy Wants! Thanks for putting together the 99cent list! It’s AWESOME!

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