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{September 21, 2013}   The 99 Cent Club–Feature 63–Ten Books for Ten Bucks

Every Saturday I run a feature for the 99 Cent Club, and below are the eBook picks for this week that caught my eye and are currently ONLY 99 cents on Amazon, with only a few on Barnes and Noble (sorry, authors just don’t seem to be putting their books on Barnes and Noble!). 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! (If you could help give these authors some love by spreading the word, that would be epic.)


2940148723882_p0_v1_s260x420Right Now by Marie Hall

Things were supposed to get better when Ryan met Lili. I was supposed to move on, get a life… but I’m stuck and lost. Things with my father are not good. There are demons in our closet, big ones. Ones I want to kill him for, I’m seeing a shrink, I’m trying to get better… but my life feels out of control, like I’m a raft adrift on the sea. I don’t know where to look, how to get anchored again, and then I meet Zoe Stone. Something about her draws me out of my rut, makes me laugh for real, smile, and for the first time in years I want to be more. But what will she think when she discovers who I really am?

When Alexander Donovan, aka The Golden Adonis, walks into my tattoo parlor, I know I’ll do anything to make that man mine. There’s an instant connection, a need to know more about him. Everything about him. But there’s also a mystery surrounding the guy, when people look at him they only see the man that laughs, that cracks jokes and makes the world think that everything’s okay, but I see the truth… I see the darkness that lurks so deep inside few would ever recognize it. I want to help him, I want to be with him, now I just have to make him trust me enough to let me in.

Find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


2013-09-21_1240Girl Over the Edge by Amy Kinzer

It started with a bad decision and ended with an obsession.

Seventeen-year-old best friends Beckett Smith and Chloe Baker can’t shake their reputations after taking risqué photos at a college party. The pictures are distributed to the North Lake High School student body sending the best friends to the bottom rung of the social ladder right before senior year. When Beckett and Chloe return to school, they find themselves ill prepared for the harassment and bullying that follows.

Beckett has an easier time being reaccepted than Chloe. And she’ll do anything to be part of her old clique and to get a second chance at a relationship with her ex-boyfriend, star running back Kale Fenton. But Beckett’s attempts at a normal senior year are at odds with Chloe’s increasingly anti-social behavior. As Chloe’s life spirals out of control she becomes obsessed with the Aurora Bridge in Seattle, also known as Suicide Bridge, a place known for the jumpers. And after everyone’s abandoned Chloe, Beckett is the only person who can prevent Chloe from making the jump.

Girl Over the Edge is a novel about best friends, damaged relationships, and the help that sometimes comes from unexpected places.

Find it on Amazon.


9781461191100_p0_v3_s260x420Cutting Class by Keli Chaffin

Cutting Class begins with P.B. initials short for PonyBoy, named after the famous book that his mother was once obsessed with. P.B. is very angry, and partly blames this on his father having been in prison for P.B.’s entire life. His mother refuses to talk about why his father is in prison for murder, an act that his father committed when he was 18,
the age that P.B. will soon be, so P.B. finds his mother’s journals from when she was 15 and begins to read them in hopes that it will help him understand how he ended up a fatherless kid. The journals portray the tragic love story of his unpopular parents in the public school system, where his mother is a loner who talks to no one, and his father is a cute book worm who all the girls fawn over, but who has an angry side that is soon pushed to its limits by the high school football team. P.B. is nothing like his father, he is in fact a star member of his schools football team and quite popular, at least until he starts pursuing Pixie, the school token “weird girl”. Maybe father and son are not that different.

Find it on Amazon.


17675619Love on Haight by Edward Savio

Love. Sex. Friendship. Pick any two.

Jessica Dalton has her life all planned out. She was going to meet the man of her dreams, fall in love, keep her friends, and never have to work again. Only someone forgot to tell the world that. Her best friend Faith has it all. Money, a gorgeous husband, and nothing to do all day but wonder where to shop next. Yet, she’s miserable. The only thing that gives her day any meaning is sleeping with men to whom she’s not betrothed.

Flynn Hudson’s last girlfriend killed herself after he broke up with her. The kind of conversation-ending information that makes first dates a minefield. Some women turn and run. Some want to fix him and make it all better. He wants the ones who leave and can’t stand the ones who stay. His best friend Van has never had a relationship last more than four months. Until now. The problem is it’s his boss’s crazy daughter and he can’t get rid her.

Filled with wonderful characters and crackling dialogue, Love on Haight is the hilarious and at times poignant story of what happens when two sets of friends collide on the road to love and happiness.

It’s touching. It’s funny. It’s human. It’s messy.

It’s love in the 21st Century.

Find it on Amazon.


2940011405686_p0_v1_s260x420The Wrong Path by Vivian Marie Aubin du Paris

Annabelle’s life was finally going according to plan. She had the right group of friends. Her childhood crush had finally started to notice her. She was pretty, popular, and in love.

And then one terrible night at a party Will enters her life and everything changes.

Will is the polar opposite of his older brother Trevor—Annabelle’s new boyfriend—the popular, straight-A, quarterback high school star. He’s wild, charismatic, and full of secrets. He’s completely different from anyone Annabelle has ever known, and soon their accidental run-in becomes a pattern as Annabelle finds herself seeking him out wherever she goes. Despite his open hostility with his older brother, Annabelle is drawn to him, wanting to be with him. Will opens a new world for Annabelle, one where she can shed her carefully constructed mask and be herself.

But being with Will comes at a price. And when tragedy strikes, she has to make a choice between the two brothers.

And the wrong one means losing everything forever.

Find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


17449563Summer Unplugged by Amy Sparling

Bayleigh is addicted to her cell phone and her mom has had enough. After catching her sending a less than lady-like photo to a boy who barely knows her, Bayleigh’s mom sends her away to her grandparent’s house for the summer–sans cell phone, laptop and Ipod. Bayleigh thinks the summer will be torture without social media…that is until she meets the boy next door.

Find it on Amazon.


18213393Rainwater Kisses by Krista Lakes

The older sister of Emma LaRue wasn’t looking for love. In fact, the last thing Kaylee LaRue thought as she attended her sister’s Caribbean wedding was that she would meet a man as confident as Owen Parker. The suave businessman oozed charm, and when that charm was directed at Kaylee, it gave her pause. She couldn’t be sure if the man was actually interested in her or just interested in a good time.

In reality, Owen Parker had never met anyone like Kaylee LaRue. The quiet girl from Iowa made him forget to breathe the first time he saw her. When he tried to work his magic, her wit proved to be a match for his, and his charms had no effect. He knew what it looked like- she probably thought that he wanted to have a vacation tryst with her just as Jack Saunders had with Emma. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Kaylee tried hard not to yield to his advances, but their last night in the Caribbean was simply magical. After a passionate night spent in the arms of Owen, Kaylee ruefully observed that there was no fake wedding to keep the two of them together. As she flew home, she thought it’d be back to the same old life for her. She never expected Owen to show up at her door.

However, this small town girl wasn’t sure she was ready to change for this city boy. When Kaylee tried to fit into Owen’s world, everything came crashing down. In the blink of an eye, what seemed like a strong foundation suddenly found itself built on a pillar of sand. Would their relationship blossom like Jack and Emma’s, or would the two of them forever be haunted by the memories of rainwater kisses?

Find it on Amazon.


17157374Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend by Cassie Mae/Becca Ann

It’s stupid to fall for your brother’s ex. It’s even worse to enlist another’s help to win the ex over. But Brody is desperate and Hayley, his partner in American Sign Language, is more than willing to lend him a few tips. She’s the school’s ‘matchmaker’, and with her bizarre and positive personality, Brody finds her easy to talk too, even about the most awkward situations. Hayley’s tips seem to be working, but as Brody learns more about his matchmaker, he starts finding reasons to spend time with her, and not the girl he thought he was in love with.

But Hayley isn’t ready to fall for anyone. Labeled the “Funny Fat Friend” within her group, her self image makes it impossible for Brody to share his feelings without Hayley shrugging it off as a joke.

Convincing her Brody can, and did, fall for the “Funny Fat Friend” turns out to be a lot harder than simply falling in love.

Find it on Amazon.


2940044999961_p0_v1_s260x420The Beginning of the End by Emma Hart

A rescue mission, coming face to face with a notorious witch hunter and destroying an old, evil building – its all in a days work for witch, Lily Mauve.

With Ivy safe, Lily can justify a week in Florida to see Grandma Bea with her Mother, sister Rose, best friend Ava and boyfriend Josh. But of course, like everything in Lily’s life, it’s just not that simple. Another family secret is waiting to be uncovered. Two untrained witches are joining their ranks along with a small coven of vampires.

A casual evening on the beach ends with a fight against Henry Luther’s new minions – Hell’s demons. This new revelation puts a spanner in the works – and Lily’s ever growing powers don’t help either.

Returning home after the less than relaxing vacation, Devlin introduces Lily to the new wolf in the pack, Craig. Wolves have one mate for life, and Craig claims Lily is his. Thrown into yet another love triangle, Lily must keep her wits about her and remember the ultimate goal.

After a vamp/demon attack, Lily knows the witch hunter is testing her. The arrival of her third moon means only one thing to her – the end is near.

Find it on Amazon.


9780988483767_p0_v1_s260x420Through Glass by Rebecca Ethington

Everyone remembered the day the sky went black. The day the sun was wiped from the sky. They remember the wind as it brought in the darkness; the way the earth shook and everything changed.
Everyone remembered the screams as the darkness ate those who were out in the open, those who had surrounded themselves by light, and those who made noise.
Everyone remembered the voice from the sky and the way food disappeared.
At least, that’s what I hoped. I hoped that there was an ‘everyone’ that would remember because I am not sure how many are left, how many survived. Or if anyone did.
I hoped that I wasn’t alone.
I remembered that day.
I remembered because it was the day I became alone.
It was the day that everything was perfect until the monsters took it away. Then the house went silent and the birds stopped singing. It was the day when everyone disappeared, everyone except the boy, the only person I have seen in two years.

The boy I talk to through the glass.

Find it on Amazon.


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