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« Reply #100 on: August 01, 2016, 04:44:50 AM »
There are several Cozies in the new monthly deals, but double check your accounts because most of them have been on sale  before.

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« Reply #101 on: August 01, 2016, 10:13:12 AM »
I haven't looked through the new monthly deals yet, but I did succumb to a couple of newer first-in-series cozies I've had on a watch list and are currently on sale for $1.99

 
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« Reply #102 on: August 05, 2016, 09:02:57 AM »
As a follow-up to my post on July 25, book 3 in the Savannah Reid series by G.A. McKevett is on sale.  I still enjoy the later books in the series. 
You can usually get the new releases through scribd.

Check your library if you are not sure whether you have purchased it.  I have all of her books but this is a new ASIN...

Killer Calories - $1.99 at posting



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« Reply #103 on: August 22, 2016, 05:22:27 PM »
Another 1st book sale.. I noticed the price drop in my wishlist so I grabbed it. Currently $1.99. The 2nd book is out in October.


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« Reply #104 on: August 22, 2016, 05:30:22 PM »
Another 1st book sale.. I noticed the price drop in my wishlist so I grabbed it. Currently $1.99. The 2nd book is out in October.



Turns out I bought that last December . . . I should move it up my TBR list. :D

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« Reply #105 on: August 22, 2016, 07:04:04 PM »
Another 1st book sale.. I noticed the price drop in my wishlist so I grabbed it. Currently $1.99. The 2nd book is out in October.



Sounds like a fun premise!  I need another new first-in-series book like I need a hole in my head.  Didn't stop me from getting it. :D
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« Reply #106 on: September 08, 2016, 05:06:06 PM »
I picked my next cozy read from the bottom of my TBR pile, and it was:



Currently in KU and only .99 to buy.  I loved it!  I went to immediately check the rest of the series and found they each run $2.99 - $4.99 (also all in KU).  BUT WAIT!  Box set of Books 1-4 is available for .99 (also in KU) as well!



Wheel of a Deal for the outright buyer and probably not as advantageous to the author.  The box set does seem to be set up to take advantage of KU page reads, there are 4 'bonus' books by different authors between the end of Book one in the Stormy Day mysteries and the start of Book 2 of that series.  I have skipped those for now and moved on to Book 2 of the series I wanted/expected to read.

Stormy is smart, funny, and uses some excellent sarcasm.  There is some depth to the mysteries and the characters involved are unique (including Jeffrey, the cat).  Fun series.

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« Reply #107 on: September 08, 2016, 07:43:08 PM »
How about paranormal cozy mysteries, anybody into them?  I saw this recommended somewhere and couldn't resist when I read the blurb and reviews.



I'm not much of a boxed set buyer usually, but I have succumbed twice today!
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« Reply #108 on: September 08, 2016, 07:49:58 PM »
One more sale and I'll quit talking to myself in this thread tonight, :D  A first-in-new-series, a little bit short at 234 pages, but only .99 from Random House.



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« Reply #109 on: September 09, 2016, 03:55:51 AM »
Thanks crebel :)

some more deals...

$1.99

Book 1 may have been posted before, but I included it since book 2 is also on sale (book 3 is out in March)



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« Reply #110 on: September 09, 2016, 05:59:01 AM »
How about paranormal cozy mysteries, anybody into them?  I saw this recommended somewhere and couldn't resist when I read the blurb and reviews.



I'm not much of a boxed set buyer usually, but I have succumbed twice today!

If you're not sure about a boxed set, it appears that the first in the series is actually free . . . at least for now:



And I sent this one, recommended by Michelle



as a gift to a friend of mine who is, in fact, a professional organizer. ;)

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« Reply #111 on: September 09, 2016, 02:29:37 PM »
If you're not sure about a boxed set, it appears that the first in the series is actually free . . . at least for now:



Thanks, Ann.  I should have posted that when I did the box set.  My understanding is the .99 on the box set is only for a few days, though. So I decided to take a risk on the set because of the sale.
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« Reply #112 on: September 10, 2016, 05:02:36 AM »
Thanks, Ann.  I should have posted that when I did the box set.  My understanding is the .99 on the box set is only for a few days, though. So I decided to take a risk on the set because of the sale.

I'm not a huge fan of "box sets" on Kindle, myself, though. Even when they're on sale. I have a few and just haven't enjoyed reading them. I may like the stories just fine, but it makes it feel really LOOONNNGGGG getting through a book. And I don't tend to want to read multiple volumes of a series one right after the other.

So I decided to try the first one for free and if it's good, the others are only $3 a piece. ;)

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« Reply #113 on: September 10, 2016, 06:46:18 AM »
I'm not a huge fan of "box sets" on Kindle, myself, though. Even when they're on sale. I have a few and just haven't enjoyed reading them. I may like the stories just fine, but it makes it feel really LOOONNNGGGG getting through a book. And I don't tend to want to read multiple volumes of a series one right after the other.

So I decided to try the first one for free and if it's good, the others are only $3 a piece. ;)

Let me know what you think if you get to it first!

The main thing I don't care for in boxed sets is they mess with the "time in book" that I prefer on my Kindle.  I've not seen one where, even if there is a linked TOC or the page flip works to navigate, that each book within the set has it's 'own' time.  For example, the first cozy mystery set I posted above says I have over 6 hours and something left in the "book" even though I'm already on Book 3 and the 'dots' indicate I'm 2/3 of the way through.
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« Reply #114 on: September 10, 2016, 07:47:52 AM »
Let me know what you think if you get to it first!

The main thing I don't care for in boxed sets is they mess with the "time in book" that I prefer on my Kindle.  I've not seen one where, even if there is a linked TOC or the page flip works to navigate, that each book within the set has it's 'own' time.  For example, the first cozy mystery set I posted above says I have over 6 hours and something left in the "book" even though I'm already on Book 3 and the 'dots' indicate I'm 2/3 of the way through.

EXACTLY!

You can set manual bookmarks at the start of each book, but the time remaining is still off. :(

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« Reply #115 on: September 24, 2016, 09:46:18 AM »
I'm not a huge fan of "box sets" on Kindle, myself, though. Even when they're on sale. I have a few and just haven't enjoyed reading them. I may like the stories just fine, but it makes it feel really LOOONNNGGGG getting through a book. And I don't tend to want to read multiple volumes of a series one right after the other.

So I decided to try the first one for free and if it's good, the others are only $3 a piece. ;)

I feel the same way to about box sets. Even though it's a cheaper deal, it feels less satisfying because even after one or two books, I still haven't "finished" the box set.

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« Reply #116 on: September 27, 2016, 10:24:06 AM »
Is there a cozy mystery series with a pet shop theme? I like cozies, and love witchy and cat themes.

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« Reply #117 on: October 19, 2016, 08:44:16 AM »
I really enjoyed Madelyn Alt's Bewitching Mystery series - enough so I own them in print and electronically.  The first one is on sale for $1.99 at posting.
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« Reply #118 on: October 20, 2016, 02:22:55 PM »
A friend saw this cozy advertised in a Bookbub ad today and knowing my enjoyment of cozies sent it to me as a gift.



It's the first in an established series that I had not heard of and it sounds like fun (Miss Marple in Yiddish it says :) ) so I thought I would pass the sale ($1.99) along to everyone else.  The rest of the series, from Random House, seem to be reasonably priced at 3.99 with one exception at 7.99, so affordable too!

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« Reply #119 on: October 26, 2016, 12:09:11 PM »
If you like a little (or a lot) of humor with a touch of romance in your cozy mysteries, the Calamity Jayne series is a fun read.  They are a little older at this point, but I still pull them out to read from time-to-time when I get bored with some of the current crop.



The Halloween version in the series is great this time of year, but if you're like me, it's better to start from the beginning.  Enjoy!

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« Reply #120 on: October 26, 2016, 05:02:41 PM »
I had a new-to-me mystery/female sleuth/cozy recommended to me today.  Well reviewed overall with several mentioning "reminds me of a modern Amelia Peabody"  I picked up the first one below, haven't read it yet, but sounds like something several who participate in this thread would enjoy so thought I would go ahead and share.



If it hadn't been recommended, I might have passed it by thinking the "Treasure Hunt Mystery" subtitle and cover looked somewhat like a middle grade/YA read.
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« Reply #121 on: October 26, 2016, 06:25:48 PM »
Amelia Peabody is one of my favorite series -- might have to give that one a try! Thanks!

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« Reply #122 on: November 01, 2016, 02:51:25 PM »
Amelia Peabody is one of my favorite series -- might have to give that one a try! Thanks!

I moved the Gigi Pandian book to the top of the pile and read it yesterday.  I personally wouldn't describe the female protagonist as anything like a "modern Amelia Peabody" (not wittily sarcastic enough :) ), but she is a historian who gets involved with a mystery that includes an archeological dig.  It was an enjoyable read, I gave it 4-stars (3-1/2 in my personal ratings).  I liked it well enough to immediately buy #2 in the series and put #3 on a wish list.

Personal peeve:  throughout the book she is referred to as "a historian", and note I used the same terminology above.  However, I know the correct usage is "an historian" so it bugged me throughout the book even though I never say it that way. Isn't that silly?
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« Reply #123 on: November 01, 2016, 03:17:17 PM »
I moved the Gigi Pandian book to the top of the pile and read it yesterday.  I personally wouldn't describe the female protagonist as anything like a "modern Amelia Peabody" (not wittily sarcastic enough :) ), but she is a historian who gets involved with a mystery that includes an archeological dig.  It was an enjoyable read, I gave it 4-stars (3-1/2 in my personal ratings).  I liked it well enough to immediately buy #2 in the series and put #3 on a wish list.

Personal peeve:  throughout the book she is referred to as "a historian", and note I used the same terminology above.  However, I know the correct usage is "an historian" so it bugged me throughout the book even though I never say it that way. Isn't that silly?

Thanks! I'll definitely read it -- when I'm done the Boss's memoir and a couple other library books. ;)

As to the historian controversy -- according to "Quora", the English use either but American usage specifies "a" vs "an". Like you, though, I'd always been told the opposite.

I guess the answer is, "generally, it depends." ;D

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« Reply #124 on: November 01, 2016, 04:05:52 PM »
I moved the Gigi Pandian book to the top of the pile and read it yesterday.  I personally wouldn't describe the female protagonist as anything like a "modern Amelia Peabody" (not wittily sarcastic enough :) ), but she is a historian who gets involved with a mystery that includes an archeological dig.  It was an enjoyable read, I gave it 4-stars (3-1/2 in my personal ratings).  I liked it well enough to immediately buy #2 in the series and put #3 on a wish list.

Personal peeve:  throughout the book she is referred to as "a historian", and note I used the same terminology above.  However, I know the correct usage is "an historian" so it bugged me throughout the book even though I never say it that way. Isn't that silly?

I just brought that up to JR Tomlin. She had "a historical" on her cover. Here's her reply. Made me think.

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