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Extra- Deet Recommends Two Fab Kindle Deals of the Day from Amazon

I do get excited when I find terrific books for cheap.  That means I just have to pass on the news to you. Today’s Amazon Kindle Deals include two of my favorite books and authors, Susanna Kearsley and Linda Howard. Again, I’ll remind you that if you download the Kindle App (its free) you can read this on your computer or Smart phone if you don’t own a Kindle.

From Susanna Kearsley comes Kindle Deal of the Day, $1.99:

The Shadowy Horses

I gave THE SHADOWY HORSES a 4.5 star review.  Type in the title in my search box to see the review.

The Kindle Romance Deal of the Day is the wonderful SON OF MORNING by Linda Howard, a terrific buy at $.99:

Son of MorningI read this  book a few years ago when I first discovered Howard’s fabulous writing.  At this price I will add it to my e-reader (Kindle) and read it again.

 

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Review- The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

Title: The Shadowy Horses

Genre:  Paranormal Fiction

Author: Susanna Kearsley

Publisher: Penguin, 1997

Source: Library

Rating: 4.5

Sexy Rating: 5 (behind closed doors)

Description from amazon.com:

THE INVINCIBLE NINTH ROMAN LEGION MARCHES FROM YORK TO FIGHT THE NORTHERN TRIBES. AND THEN VANISHES FROM THE PAGES OF HISTORY.

Archaeologist Verity Grey has been drawn to the dark legends of the Scottish Borderlands in search of the truth buried in a rocky field by the sea.

Her eccentric boss has spent his whole life searching for the resting place of the lost Ninth Roman Legion and is convinced he’s finally found it—not because of any scientific evidence, but because a local boy has “seen” a Roman soldier walking in the fields, a ghostly sentinel who guards the bodies of his long-dead comrades.

Here on the windswept shores, Verity may find the answer to one of the great unsolved mysteries of our time. Or she may uncover secrets someone buried for a reason.

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I have been on a Susanna Kearsley kick ever since I read and reviewed THE ROSE GARDEN and then THE WINTER SEA.  I went to the library looking for her book MARIANA but they had this one and not the other.  My lucky day!  Again, I fell into Kearsley’s world of a small Scotish fishing village and could not put this book down until I had finished it.  This is one of those cross genre books, it has a bit of romance, some paranormal and some contemporary fiction all rolled into one terrific read.  Kearsley is a master of the setting.  She makes scenes come alive so that they unfold like a very good movie as you read.  Her characters are not superlatives, they are very human and they act and react in very human ways.  This plot is superbly constructed with wonderful prose.  I wanted a bit more of the romance and of the paranormal but those minuses did not detract from my enjoyment.

 

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