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Old 08-11-2010, 19:35   #1
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kindle- bargain thread -

Edward lee- brides of the impaler

Now normal price

All his other stuff is paperback price but found this for 69p

If you like your horror to come with demons, psycho's, red necks, inbred mutants, deviant sex and guns, frequently in the same scene, then Ed Lee's your man.

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changed to general thread - hope that's ok mods? I know there is something similar but that's for free stuff..

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The Killing Moon [Kindle Edition]
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now £2.70

Nothing to do with Echo and the bunnymen unfortunately but it's another kindle bargain, I think I spend too much time sniffing round the horror and sf books on Amazon.

The paperback is getting on for a tenner. So it's a considerable saving. Set near Middlesborough so there may be some local interest for some.

The Killing Moon

It's a newish author and I haven't tried his stuff before but here's some of the
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Testosterone and cordite waft off the pages of this post-apocalyptic tale from the very start. It's set in the near future, when escalating conflicts have led to the accidental release of a manufactured virus. The infection has wiped out most of the population, spreading panic and leading to the collapse of civilisation as we know it.
Most of the action takes place 20 years after the cataclysm, and it centres on a group of young people living in a small settlement in northern England.

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Sounds cool. I work in Boro so it sounds like a novel concept.
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Starts off decent the first couple of chapters, downloaded to my kindle app on my HTC phone, and for 71p can't argue with that!
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Now with added Edward Lee!
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once bitten by Stephen Leather 71p

I have just started reading this, police procedure with possible vampire. The quality of writing seems a cut above a lot of the kindle cheapies.

Jamie Beaverbrook is an English psychologist working for the Los Angeles Police Department. His job - to sort out the insane from the sane, the crazies from the ones who are pretending to be crazy. But Beaverbrook's life is turned upside down one night when the police find a girl crouched over a man with his throat torn out. The girl has blood on her lips but claims she only found the body. Beaverbrook doesn't take long to establish that she's totally sane - but he is forced to face a bigger question. Is she a vampire? And what does she want from him?
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The Killing Moon [Kindle Edition]
Rod Glenn

Nothing to do with Echo and the bunnymen unfortunately but it's another kindle bargain, I think I spend too much time sniffing round the horror and sf books on Amazon.

The paperback is getting on for a tenner. So it's a considerable saving. Set near Middlesborough so there may be some local interest for some.

The Killing Moon

It's a newish author and I haven't tried his stuff before but here's some of the
blurb-
Testosterone and cordite waft off the pages of this post-apocalyptic tale from the very start. It's set in the near future, when escalating conflicts have led to the accidental release of a manufactured virus. The infection has wiped out most of the population, spreading panic and leading to the collapse of civilisation as we know it.
Most of the action takes place 20 years after the cataclysm, and it centres on a group of young people living in a small settlement in northern England.
I'm the author of The Killing Moon and I came across this thread quite by accident. I'd love to know what you think of it when you've finished.
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Hi Rod,

finished your book last week. I enjoyed it. Without giving too much away to those who haven't read it but maybe including the odd, small, spoiler:-




I liked the scene setting at the beginning with the military scenario and I liked the brutal immediate aftermath. The cosy catastrophe lasted just long enough for it to be shocking when it ended. The journey to Middlesborough was great except for the airport scene which I thought didn't really gel well. I wasn't expecting a battle of the magnitude that we got near the end of the book, which was great, but I would have liked to see a bit more about what life in the city was like.

I though the characters worked quite well, I was sufficiently annoyed by Paul to hope he got an early and suitable death, I wasn't expecting the pied piper thing but it did jar a bit. I'm still not sure about it. On the other hand I liked the musical appreciation of the crazies in contrast to many of the humans who displayed only the base appetites.

I certainly liked it well enough to enquire whether there will be a follow up? I also recently downloaded another of your books :- Sinema It seems to have got some good reviews and at £2.15 is the sort of price that I believe we should be paying for Kindle books.
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shame the Ed Lee bargain has gone, quite enjoyed "The House". I followed it up with "The Minotauress" which was godawful so wouldn't pay much for any of his other stories.
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Hi, Mondo,

Glad you enjoyed it and also thank you for taking the time to give me your comments - I consider all comments valuable criticism. Thanks also for giving Sinema a go - let me know what you think of that one too.

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shame the Ed Lee bargain has gone, quite enjoyed "The House". I followed it up with "The Minotauress" which was godawful so wouldn't pay much for any of his other stories.
Ed Lee can be a bit hit and miss, I thought Flesh Gothic was pretty good.£4.64 not exactly a bargain though
Lee's extreme take on a Shirly Jackson type haunted house.
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Hi, Mondo,

Glad you enjoyed it and also thank you for taking the time to give me your comments - I consider all comments valuable criticism. Thanks also for giving Sinema a go - let me know what you think of that one too.

Kind regards,

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I thought Sinema was a great read. I read it just before Xmas, so there was plenty of snow around, adding to the atmosphere created by the book. Both funny and gruesome it was a real page turner. At 71 p it's something of a bargain. Sinema
Also, thanks for posting The War of the Worlds: Aftermath I just downloaded this for 71p, and I'm intending to read it after I finish with Joe Abercrombie's latest.
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Hi, Mondo,

Really chuffed that you enjoyed Sinema as well. I am currently writing a sequel which should be out towards the back end of this year. Hope you enjoy Aftermath - I'm a big fan of the original and I thought it was a cracking adventure and a good addition to Wells' classic. I've been in The War of the Worlds online community for many years.

If you get a chance I'd really appreciate it if you could rate The Killing Moon and Sinema on Amazon.

Thanks again for giving an unknown author like myself a try.
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Donald F. Glut's Brother Blood, £2.14 on Amazon.

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The classic vampire "blaxploitation" novel from author Donald F. Glut (THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, TRANSFORMERS). A vampire stalks 1969's groovy Sunset Strip. The police are clueless but a trio of true believers know the horror in their midst. Written in the same style as the original Dracula, Brother Blood is a bloodsucker for the Groovy Age.
They are also starting to reissue some older Glut books featuring Frankenstein's monster: Frankenstein Lives Again.

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After learning that the legendary story of Frankenstein was based on fact, Medical genius Dr. Burt Winslow recovers and resurrects the legendary undead Frankenstein's monster only to unleash a torrent of terror on the unsuspecting world as the monster escapes. Making its way across the European countryside, the monster encounters the psychic circus-master Dartani who wishes to use the creature for his own evil revenge, and brainwashes the creature as a deadly pawn rampaging against innocent villagers. This is the first volume in the New Adventures of Frankenstein horror-adventure series by Donald F. Glut (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)
All for a measly £0.70.

These are also available in print editions.
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Hi, Mondo,

Really chuffed that you enjoyed Sinema as well. I am currently writing a sequel which should be out towards the back end of this year. ..
I read Sinema, recently purely purchased because it was cheap and I was then jobless. Really enjoyed it, will try and get an Amazon review up soon.

I liked the ending and hated it in equal measures!

Erm, obviously spoilers ahead:



I know 71p less Amazon's cut won't make you rich. But I fully intend to purchase the sequel now my job situation is hopefully sorted. And so hopefully it shows such cheaper leaders can be worth while for an author.

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Just finished reading this thanks to Bogside in the free Kindle books thread
book 1 2 & 3 are free an excellent read

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I've just picked up:
Loads more at around a quid in the Spring Spectacular sale.
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A new Kindle book sale

Some decent bargains including Moxyland by Lauren Beukes for 99p

Well received London Police thriller with a Clash loving Inspector - also 99p
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Heh, I got the paperbacks of moxyland and some of those other Angry Robot books for 49p at The Works last year. Grabbed Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes for 99p though.
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as i posted in the other kindle thread, i've been tracking which popular books are cheaper on Kindle than as part of the sainsburies 2 for £7 deal.

So far

Bill Bryson - At home £2.79

All the Girl with dragon tattoo books are sub £3.

oh got this Jo nesbo books - £3.19

and thats about it for popular fiction. My mum recommended this series Body Farm - first one is 99p which i supposed to be the new patricia cornwall.

Else, most things are still about £5 for new books, am keeping a regular eye out for bargains though
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