A Gaggle of Great Deals

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I love a good sale. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought . . .

What would be better than sharing some great, on-sale, reads with all my friends at the Junction? So that’s what I’m going to do today.

Click on the cover to order the Kindle version.


If you enjoy inspirational romance, you can’t go wrong with Tamera Alexander. She’s won nearly every award under the sun, hit the USA Today Bestseller List, and creates characters that grab your heart. Her Timber Ridge series (set in 1870’s Colorado Territory) has a great western flair, and today Beyond This Moment is on sale for only $1.99. A fabulous deal! The sale runs only until Monday, so get your copy while you can!

Click on cover for Kindle version.


Another inspirational western that is on sale this week is Yvonne Harris’s A River to Cross. I haven’t read this particular book, but I understand that she writes more in the style of traditional westerns, lots of action with a more gritty feel. This book is also on sale for only $1.99


Then, if you enjoy Civil War romance, there are several books that are currently free from Bethany House.






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For those of you who enjoy general market western romance, I happened to notice that one of Amazon’s featured deals for February was Brazen by Bobbi Smith. It has been discounted to only $1.99.

Many of Bobbi’s other books are on sale as well, most around $2.99.

Now, for those of you who have a Nook, all of the Bethany House titles mentioned above are available for the same promotional  price at B&N.

And if you don’t have an e-reader? Well, I understand. I held out a long time before finally getting one for Christmas last year. I still read paper books as well as e-books, but I like having one device that holds so many titles. And remember, you can download the Kindle app for free to your smartphone or tablet without having to purchase another device. You can even download the Kindle app to your PC.

What do you think about e-book sales? Do you look for discounted books or just get excited if you stumble across a good deal? Do you have an e-reader, or do you prefer paper books?

Happy Reading


Happy Valentine’s Day!

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For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She is an avid cross-stitcher, and makes her home in Abilene, TX with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at: www.karenwitemeyer.com.

29 thoughts on “A Gaggle of Great Deals”

  1. Hi Ladies!

    Ok, I hate admitting this, but I am a true penny pincher. I got a Kindle a couple years ago. I enjoy it because it holds so many great books, it’s thin enough to slide into a pocket of my purse for traveling, and I can get books for free from Amazon. And that is where I start when I need a new book. I search Amazon by price low to high, and I find hundreds of good books- FOR FREE! I do buy discounted and sale price, but they have to have 4 or 5 stars.
    Now, I am also embarrassed to admit this, but I love love LOVE paperback books. And the reason is….the smell. There is nothing better than the smell of a book when you open those pages.
    And the older the book, the better.
    Yup, I’m one strange cookie!

    Happy Valentine’s to all!

  2. Karen, thank you so much for the info on these great book deals. Nothing like a great sale to get a girls heart pumping. Have a great day!

  3. I’ll add here that if you don’t have an ereader and you download books to your PC, if you ever DO get an ereader, all these books you harvested will just snap over to your ereader. So you could be stockpiling them for the future.

  4. Stephanie I love holding a book in my hands, too. And I love being able to pass a book on. You can’t do that with an ereader. So a physical book is always my first choice, but I use the ereader some, too.

  5. Stephanie – I can totally relate. I used the Kindle app on my phone for over a year because I was too cheap to buy a Kindle. But then I started reading more e-books and decided it would be nice to have a bigger screen to read on. Still waited for Christmas, though. And yes, my first love is still a print book. I doubt I’ll ever full convert to digital. You’re not such a strange duck after all. Or maybe we both are. LOL.

  6. Melanie – You are certainly welcome. Hope you find some great new reads!

    Laurie – Mary is right – You can always download the books to your computer and read them there. But I totally understand the love of a “real” book. I’d much rather walk into a library like Belle from Beauty & the Beast and marvel at all the books on the shelves than simply scroll through the folders on my Kindle. Not quite the same.

  7. Hi, Mary. Thanks for adding that about the PC. Another great option.

    And everyone else should also know that Mary’s Out of Control is also free to download right now. I’ve read that one and loved it! You can get it for Kindle and Nook.

  8. There’s still a place for both kind of books. For pleasure reading I look for specials for my Kindle. For anything for reference or cookbooks I want the real book to refer to later.
    I do look for free ebooks, and just finished “Saving Grace” by Sandy James this morning. It was free, and I immediately bought the next book in her Save Haven series. It does work (for me) to get a book in the series free, because if I like it, I’ll buy the whole series, and anything else the author wrote.

  9. I bought my first Kindle for $4. I got a gift card from Amazon for something [I forget what but somehow I ended up with 100 bucks I didn’t pay or work for]. I had another 10 in gift cards from somewhere else. And it was 114.

    I LOVE it.

    So much I got a Fire for myself for Christmas [hubs and I got each other our new big TV ;)]. I do LOVE a paper book and I get a lot of those too. But most of the books I get are for reviews these days. And I rarely buy a book for Kindle. And hardly ever full price [unless full price is 3.99 and under]. But I love the sales and I share them with everyone I know on FB. I have about 10 people I tag when I find good free/cheap ebooks. Several of them have gone on to find new favorites – including you, Karen!!! 😀

    I have found several favorite new authors that way. I think that may be how I first found you, too, Karen. Becky Wade is another. I’m sure there’s more, but I’m too tired to think straight ;).

    Thanks for sharing these other sales :D.

  10. Carol – What an awesome deal for your Kindle. You are such a savvy shopper. I’m excited that you found my books through promo deals. I figure it’s similar to finding a new author through the local library. I found many new authors that way back in my pre-Kindle days. I appreciate you stopping by!

  11. Hi Karen,
    I have found so many new favorites with my kindle. I look for free or discount books nearly everyday. I still love “real” books, but after losing most of my collection to a broken water pipe, I like that amazon keeps them all safe for me. I also like that you can change the font size. My mom wasn’t able to read books very well, and with the new kindle she got for Christmas she has been able to enjoy many, many hours of reading again. She LOVED Mary Connealy’s Montana Marriages, Lassoed in Texas and Sophie’s Daughters purchased when they were on sale recently. I don’t think most people know that you can loan most books from from your kindle library. Directions can be found on the kindle help page at amazon.

  12. Andrea – How tragic to lose so many books to water damage! My heart aches at the thought. I completely agree about loving how Amazon keeps things safe for me in the “cloud”. And it’s great that I can use my Kindle at home, then if I get stuck at the doctor’s office or something, I can grab my phone and continue reading right where I left off. Love that!

  13. I love my e-reader. I have a nook. I was a hard copy only fan, until my first e-reader and then I was hooked. I would pack 8-10 books for vacation every year. The fact that all of those books and many more can be packed on one device and not take up any suitcase room more than sold me. I now only use my e-reader for my pleasure reading. I still by hard copy of my textbooks, I need to be able to annotate it, personally. I will have to try A River to Cross. Thanks for the suggestions. Also, I can do a $0.00 search on my e-reader and discover all of the free books that are available at any given time. It is a great trick.
    Karen, can’t wait for your next book.

  14. Dora – I’m with you on the packing for vacation. My suitcases are several pounds lighter because of my Kindle. A great benefit! And thanks for that freebie-finder trick. Very cool!

  15. I still love print books, but over the past few years, I have increased my e-book collection greatly. Love a great deal… more books with my book budget.

  16. I still love print books the best but I have an iPad so I downloaded the Kindle app. I love it when I travel – either by car or plane. It just easy to stick it in my carry on and have it take up less room. Plus if I happen to win a book, the author just sends it right to me! But, being an English major in college, I will always love a print book better! It’s just nice to have options!

  17. I LOVE reading!!! Does not matter to me if the book is on my ereader, my computer, my iPad or in my hands, I read them all. At first I held out against an electronic reader because I love the feel and smell of a book but after our school got kindles for the sped kids I fell in love with having so many books at my fingertips!

  18. Colleen – Me, too. I buy both print and digital. Love them both.

    Valri – I love the instant download of ebooks. No more waiting for shipping. Yay!

    Connie – Amen, sister! Bring on the reading – Whatever the format.

  19. I have to admit to being a paperback lover, I do have a kindle fire , I look for free or sales on ebooks all the time. If I have to pay over nine dollars for a ebook, I might as well get the paperback ! I have over 3000 books on my kindle and paperwhite.
    Linda Finn

  20. I do prefer paper books, but have a Kindle. It is handy, especially when traveling, although I still bring paper books with me. I already have quite a few books on the Kindle, so am only getting books that are good deals at the moment. I already have the three Civil War books listed above.
    I got the Kindle Fire HD last October, but haven’t fully figured it out yet. You could catalogue books into groups with the basic Kindle, but I haven’t found how to do that yet on the new one. Our library has classes on using your e-reader, but I haven’t had a chance to attend yet.
    Thanks for the links on these deals. Have a good Valentine weekend.

  21. I love buying books at the store! (Paperbacks or hardbacks) There’s nothing like it. Maybe someday I’ll try out a Kindle….maybe. 😛

  22. Linda – Wow! You’ve built up quite a digital library. How many of those do you think you’ve read? At first I downloaded a lot of free titles until I realized I never got around to reading them because there was always something I was more interested in, so I stopped downloading unless I thought I would really want to read that particular book. I doubt I’ve even gotten to 100 yet on my Kindle Paperwhite, and I’ve had it over a year.

  23. Patricia B – I was super excited when I finally figured out how to put my e-books into folders. I catalogue by authors for those whose books I buy regularly, then I have a big folder called “Already Read” so I don’t have to scroll through those titles to find something new to read. I’m still a novice at the whole e-reader thing, but those little victories are sweet. 🙂

  24. Micaiah – Browsing at a bookstore has almost become a lost art, hasn’t it? I admit that I love shopping online, but when my husband gave me a gift card to our local book store for Christmas, I actually got excited about the prospect of searching the physical stacks for hidden gems. I could spend hours getting lost in those possibilities. I probably will. 🙂

  25. I love posts like this…..advice on freebies! I love my Kindle and always glad to hear about a freebie or reduced price!

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