Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop Black Friday Deals Refreshed in Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Paperwhite Listen in Prime Shop Now Shop now
Customer Discussions > Meet Our Authors discussion forum

Kindle eBooks between £1 and £2

Discussion moved to this forum by Amazon on 5 Jan 2012 22:38:57 GMT.

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-25 of 1000 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 7 Sep 2011 19:40:58 BDT
I noticed that there wasn't a promo thread with a price point that my debut book fell into. So here it is.

In the Blood (A genealogical crime mystery) is a thrilling crime mystery spanning 2 centuries. It has many great reviews. 4.9 out of 5 stars. 42 reviews. It's No.1 in historical mysteries and currently around No.60 in suspense thrillers. Please take a look.


Family history was never supposed to be like this...

A dark genealogical secret locked in the past. A family historian trying to unlock it. Trouble is, someone else is looking for the same answers and they will stop at nothing to find them.

When American genealogist, Jefferson Tayte, accepted his latest assignment, he had no idea it might kill him. "I'm a family historian for Christ sakes!" But while murder was never part of the curriculum, Tayte is kidding himself if he thinks he can walk away from this one.

Driven by the all-consuming irony of being a genealogist who doesn't even know who his own parents are, Tayte soon finds that the assignment shares a stark similarity to his own struggle. Someone has gone to great lengths to erase an entire family bloodline from recorded history and he's not going home until he's found out why. After all, if he's not good enough to find this family, how can he ever expect to be good enough to someday find his own?

Set in Cornwall, England, past and present, Tayte's research centres around the tragic life of a young Cornish girl, a writing box, and the discovery of a dark family secret that he believes will lead him to the family he is looking for.

Posted on 8 Sep 2011 11:25:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Sep 2011 11:28:16 BDT
Thanks Steve, for this new promo thread...

Just a reminder, folks...
My novel THE SECRET, is still available at sale price on Amazon Kindle until the end of September.

This contemporary, romantic mystery novel has very much a character-driven storyline and is in essence a love triangle with quite a hard-hitting difference.
Throw into the pot a gruesome murder, a generous handful of emotional conflict and sexy romantic intrigue, and you have an offering that will keep you glued to your Kindle till the bitter-sweet denouement.

Some say ... a woman's book... well yes, it most certainly is, but quite a number of guys have enjoyed it too... I received another pleasing review from one gentleman only yesterday, in fact.

The cover is pretty enticing too. So why not give it a go? You won't be disappointed.

Best wishes and happy reading!

Posted on 8 Sep 2011 19:14:53 BDT
Mary Bale says:
The first book in the Inspector Campbell series, written under the name Pamela St Abbs, is priced below the £1 level so I can't put in this thread but the other two published in kindle e-books do fall within this price range:
Water Weal (Inspector Campbell Mysteries)
Twisting Tide (Inspector Campbell Mysteries)
Also, there is my medieval mystery,Threads of Treason (Anglo-Norman mysteries)

I hope you might like to try them all at £1.72 each

Posted on 10 Sep 2011 14:37:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Sep 2011 14:37:38 BDT
Thanks Steve, hope you don't mind me jumping on this bandwagon! My first ebook Fake Kate is now available for £1.71, details below...

Belinda can't believe it. Her sister Kate finally tries online dating and lines up no less than eight dates! Unlike sensible Belinda, Kate is the fiery redhead everyone loves.
Nobody shows their true face on the internet. Eight exciting strangers, eight chances for meeting Mr Right, but they all have secrets. And one of them knows the only secret Belinda cares about:
Why Kate has vanished.
Belinda is determined to find out what's happened, but how? With Kate missing, there will be no dates, unless...
Unless Belinda takes her place! Steals her sister's looks and personality to go on the dates herself, give the eight men the fiery redhead they will love. A copycat, lying her way towards the truth.
As Belinda struggles to fake an entire life, she discovers Kate had been faking too, for a very long time...

Fake Kate is a blend of character drama and humour, using elements of intrigue and mystery.

Posted on 10 Sep 2011 15:23:05 BDT
Mind? Of course not, David. It's a promo thread after all. :o)
Good luck with your sales.

Posted on 12 Sep 2011 20:16:41 BDT
Chris says:

Posted on 13 Sep 2011 10:54:13 BDT
[Deleted by the author on 3 Jul 2012 15:47:22 BDT]

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Sep 2011 11:26:37 BDT
Thanks, and to you too. Great idea to focus on the price bracket! I'm looking enviously at the number of reviews you've gained... hope the book is still doing well for you.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Sep 2011 13:45:16 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Sep 2011 13:48:48 BDT
Hi David,
It's all going far better than I could have imagined it would when I released In the Blood (A genealogical crime mystery) 3 months ago. I'm sure my story is just like that of every other aspiring author who wants to write and be read and keeps being turned away by the system that has to a large extent up until recent times dictated who is read and who is not. You start to doubt yourself, but the reading public have certainly restored my self belief.

Your position in the Kindle store with Fake Kate looks pretty good given that it's only been out a month.

Posted on 13 Sep 2011 15:36:07 BDT
[Deleted by Amazon on 2 Mar 2012 14:03:09 GMT]

Posted on 21 Sep 2011 13:46:35 BDT
Karen Lowe says:
Hi Steve, thanks for the thread... and I already have your book in my to-read folder!

The first of my Shropshire murder mysteries is £1.14 on kindle - Death in the Physic Garden . Garden designer Fern Green discovers the body of her first client, a wealthy herbalist, dead in his physic garden. As she seeks the truth about his death, she becomes entangled in a family feud which endangers her life. As hunky Welsh detective Ross Drummond warns her, 'gardening can be a dangerous business.'

The book has 4* reviews on, and a 5* and 4* review here on the UK site.
I hope you enjoy the story.

Posted on 21 Sep 2011 17:17:37 BDT
Feath says:
Hi there,

If you've got £1 to spare on a Kindle purchase, why not give my gritty, debut novel, Hangman's Got The Blues a whirl?

This vintage 1974 mix of The Sweeney, Elmore Leonard and Mills & Boon, soundtracked by The Face has gathered 22 five-star reviews, 3 four-star reviews and in summer 2011, it was Grosvenor House Publishing's bestselling eBook.

Hangman's Got The Blues

Please don't take my word for it; have a read of its synopsis and reviews and if you do decide to buy it, I really hope you enjoy it.



In reply to an earlier post on 21 Sep 2011 18:17:52 BDT
Hi Karen, thanks for putting In the Blood on your TBR list. I hope you enjoy it when you get around to reading it and do let me know what you think.

All the best,

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Sep 2011 20:52:48 BDT
Karen Lowe says:
You bet I will!
...enjoy it, and let you know what I think :)

Posted on 22 Sep 2011 04:43:32 BDT
MadCow says:
The Land Beyond Goodbye by Barbara Scott Emmett - General fiction.
Inheritance, betrayal, love, sex, aboriginal magic and a sleazy lawyer.
What more could you want?

Garlands and Shadows by Karen MacLeod - a reluctant bridesmaid, a foolish bride and a Spanish lover, all in the Highlands of Scotland. Romance.

Wasps and Scorpions by Barbara Scott Emmett - Luv Pomes and Other Lies - Quirky poetry.

Posted on 26 Sep 2011 12:03:23 BDT
I. Black says:
Try my book The Moon's Complexion. It's a romantic thriller set in India. Hannah, an English journalist, is fleeing from a stalker. She meets Ashok, an Indian doctor. Together they set out to trap the stalker. They fall in love but their romance is hampered by issues involving their overlapping past, as well as some cultural misunderstandings. It's also available in paperback, as are my other novels Darshan and Noontide Owls (a fantasy).

Posted on 26 Sep 2011 18:00:48 BDT
Minijax says:
My novella, A Bottle of Plonk is in this price range. Set in the eighties, the bottle wends its way through the hands of a number of different characters, both conventional and less so, each with a different story, remaining unconsumed along the way. It's been compared to 'La Ronde' and also 'The Yellow Roll's Royce.'

Posted on 29 Sep 2011 13:26:46 BDT
R Short says:
if you're after good e-books then offers a free e-book review magazine for download.

take a look

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2011 18:52:51 BDT
[Deleted by Amazon on 14 Nov 2011 22:53:33 GMT]

Posted on 30 Sep 2011 15:42:30 BDT
feelthepain says:
You won't get much faster than Bloodstorm Bloodstormby crime noir writer, Sam Millar. This is the first of his Kane books, and for me, it's the best. Guaranteed to be a fast read.
Karl Kane is a private investigator with a dark past. As a child, he witnessed the brutal rape and murder of his mother. The same man sexually molested Karl, leaving him for dead with horrific knife wounds covering his body. Years later, Karl has a chance to avenge his mother's murder by killing the man responsible. The opportunity arises on one unforgettable Good Friday night.
For reasons he later regards as cowardice, Karl allows the opportunity to slip through his hands, only to be shattered when, two days later, two young girls are sexually molested and then brutally murdered by the killer on Easter Sunday morning. Karl now holds himself responsible for their deaths.

Awarded `Read of The Year' by Belfast telegraph, topping Frank McCourt and Maeve Binchy, to name a few

"Irish author Sam Millar's writing has been compared to Nick Cave's. His books are as cheerful as a Leonard Cohen song on a wet night. It is easy to see why. Millar is prime-placed to write the dark and disturbing crime novels that he does because in his past he has visited some very dark places indeed. His latest tome, Bloodstorm, keeps well within that dark tradition with a heart-stopping thriller...a relentlessly dark, page-turner of a book ..."
The Village Voice, New York

"Bloodstorm is the first in a powerful new crime series from Millar, and its consistently tough prose should help gain Millar fans in the U.S. with a taste for the hard-boiled. Extremely original, it is a chillingly griping book."
Publishers Weekly

"Gripping and arrestingly violent, Bloodstorm is a well-written thriller with its share of disturbing insights into the dark side of the human psyche."
Mail on Sunday

"Karl Kane rocks!"
James Thompson, best-selling author, Snow Angels

"Crime noir doesn't get much darker or grittier than this shocking tale of corruption and revenge... Altogether, Bloodstorm is a real find for aficionados of the classic hard-boiled novel who would like to see the form updated without it smelling like an anachronism."
Booklist, USA

"The storm of unapologetically dark violence, brooding angst and unexpected poetry that's been raging through Irish crime fiction the last few years shows no signs of abating, and may even be rising in intensity. Certainly, that seems to be the case with Sam Millar's new novel, the ambitious Bloodstorm, which seeks to crank it up even further. Like protagonists from contemporaries Ken Bruen, John Connolly, and Declan Hughes, Millar's Belfast private detective hero Karl Kane is damaged goods--an uneven mess of substance abuse and psychological scars that simply won't heal. Not surprising, perhaps, since he won't stop picking at them.
Bloodstorm begins with a dynamite opening--one of the most gripping I've read in a while - and when the pieces finally fall into place, they do so with considerable narrative force. When Millar lets up on the overwhelming gloom and doom, hints of poetry, wit and even a begrudging sense of humanity begin to creep in. There's enough promise in here to keep me waiting anxiously for the next instalment. Millar's willingness to grind his readers' faces in the dirt is clear--now let's see what will happen if he lets them see a sliver of light."
Mystery Scene Review, USA

"Bloody terrifying. Bleak, but written stylishly, this grim thriller frightened me to death and I don't mind telling you it scared the living daylights out of me. I was almost trembling as I finished each page and began the next one. So much so, I'll be sticking to Maeve Binchy for a few days, just to get over the shock of reading Bloodstorm.
So if you're a man or indeed a woman who finds satisfaction in seeing the crime solved at the end, thought quite often seeing the baddies get away with it, then you'll love Bloodstorm. If you don't mind threading where angels fear to tread, this book is for you. Definitely not one for the faint-hearted."
Sharon Owen, editor, Belfast Telegraph, Books Weekend

Posted on 30 Sep 2011 22:42:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Sep 2011 22:43:46 BDT
Half-price for a short while -Coffee Break Mysteries. Enjoy 20 short mysteries with your tea or coffee. Bet you can't stop at just one!

Posted on 4 Oct 2011 10:23:13 BDT
[Deleted by the author on 24 Nov 2011 07:07:07 GMT]

Posted on 4 Oct 2011 11:24:02 BDT
Carol Arnall says:
The Other Place 86p Chrissie James is a troubled soul: with family problems, unexplained phobias and a stalker to contend with, she seeks help with a hypnotherapist. Whilst in therapy, Chrissie discovers she has led a past life.
Will living a previous life help Chrissie to discover the truth of what caused her fears and phobias, and will she find out who is stalking her?
The Other Place is a gripping paranormal mystery. with many twists and turns.

Posted on 5 Oct 2011 12:03:12 BDT
Two Simon Grant Mysteries
The new edition contains both HIDING THE ELEPHANT (Simon Grant Mysteries) and its sequel LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS (Simon Grant Mysteries) for only £2.21

Lovers of paperbacks can get them separately from
Hiding the Elephant (Simon Grant Mysteries)
Lock Up Your Daughters (Simon Grant Mysteries)

Posted on 5 Oct 2011 15:45:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Oct 2011 23:31:25 BDT
Murder, mystery and intrigue are all the essential ingredients for a good thriller, throw in a mix of characters you wouldn't wish to meet, but love to read about and you have. All In, by Roy E Stolworthy.
‹ Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 68 Next ›
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in

Recent discussions in the Meet Our Authors discussion forum


This discussion

Participants:  337
Total posts:  1694
Initial post:  7 Sep 2011
Latest post:  8 days ago

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.
Tracked by 32 customers

Search Customer Discussions