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Old 08-30-2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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Kobo Facebook update: Fatal Affair by Marie Force

The 0.99 Daily Deal from Carina Press and Kobo!

Each day this week, our friends at Carina Press are offering Kobo customers a title for 0.99! Each deal lasts for only 24 hours, so don't wait! Today's deal is Fatal Affair by Marie Force:
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Fatal...HgA/page1.html

This was on their Facebook page, with no indication of geographic restrictions.

Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career--and her confidence--after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O'Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O'Connor's friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can't afford--especially when the bodies keep piling up.

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Old 08-30-2010, 12:55 PM   #2
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For comparison sake and reviews, it's $3.89 at the Kindle store and seems to have solid reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Fatal-Affair-ebook/dp/B003NX7C1G
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I grabbed it after reading the sample (on Kindle, since Kobo didn't have one). The Kobo version does have DRM, though.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:22 PM   #4
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And just a reminder that this is an example of the transformation of the book publishing industry -- in this case, the pulp fiction romance category (even though this is a suspense/romance title): this is from Carina Press, a division of Harlequin, and the ONLY publish ebooks -- nothing in paper at all. Plus, I believe, the titles are DRM free and available in both .azw and .epub editions.

Edit: OK, apparently not DRM free although that is part of Carina's schtick.

Edit 2: Carina Press FAQ states DRM free:

"The Carina Press contract does not include an advance or DRM, and authors are compensated with a higher royalty."

http://carinapress.com/blog/faq/

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Old 08-30-2010, 07:29 PM   #5
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And now, 0.93 at Kindle ...
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:54 PM   #6
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On AllRomance Ebooks the Carina titles are listed as Non-DRM too, so why would Kobo have DRM?

Kobo is offering a different Carina Press title for .99 each day this week.

Monday: Fatal Affair by Marie Force
Tuesday: Dark and Disorderly by Bernita Harris
Wednesday: Fair Game by Josh Lanyon
Thursday: Texas Tangle by Leah Braemel
Friday: The Sergeants Lady by Stacy Kaiser
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Thanks! Josh Lanyon writes some quite decent gay oriented tales. I'll be hanging out there on Wed.
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I got my eyes on Tuesday's book myself!
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And now, 0.93 at Kindle ...
Apparently only in Canada though ....
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Hmmm ... really? Well, for once we get a deal ... And, I did.
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Finally 99 cents for US customers, as well. No idea how long it will last...
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On AllRomance Ebooks the Carina titles are listed as Non-DRM too, so why would Kobo have DRM?

Kobo is offering a different Carina Press title for .99 each day this week.

Monday: Fatal Affair by Marie Force
Tuesday: Dark and Disorderly by Bernita Harris
Wednesday: Fair Game by Josh Lanyon
Thursday: Texas Tangle by Leah Braemel
Friday: The Sergeants Lady by Stacy Kaiser
Johs Lanyon on sale for 99¢ today -- and today only -- at kobobooks (for ePub folk) and amazon (for Kindle folk), US and Canada at the very least.
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