Limited Offer: New Book Deals

I’ve been pretty slack in my promotion of Waterstones since I entered into their affiliate programme, but they have some amazing deals on at the moment which I couldn’t resist sharing.

Starting your Christmas shopping early? Fed up of Amazon? Give Waterstones a go. They offer international delivery, free to the UK.

You can click on the titles for book info and/or to purchase.

Half Price on Selected New Releases & Pre-orders

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The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse

Publication Date: 11/09/2014
Sale Price: £8.99
RRP: £16.99
Teaser: Sussex, 1912. In a churchyard, villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will die in the coming year are thought to walk. Here, where the estuary leads out to the sea, superstitions still hold sway. Standing alone is the taxidermist’s daughter…

You can also download a preview of this book here.

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Awful Auntie by David Walliams

Publication Date: 25/09/2014
Sale Price: £6.49
RRP: £12.99
Teaser: A page-turning, rollicking romp of a read, sparkling with Walliams’ most eccentric characters yet…

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Us by David Nicholls

Publication Date: 30/09/2014
Sale Price: £10.00
RRP: £20.00
Teaser: Douglas Petersen understands his wife’s need to ‘rediscover herself’ now that their son is leaving home. He just thought they’d be doing their rediscovering together…

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Jamie’s Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver

Publication Date: 23/09/2014
Sale Price: £15.00
RRP: £30.00
Teaser: Jamie’s new cookbook brings together 100 ultimate comfort food recipes from around the world….

Paperback Deals

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Browse the full selection here

Signed Special Editions

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Browse the full selection here.

An Unfortunate Series of Events….AKA Fangirling Fail

Regular readers will know how excited I was to get my hands on The One (The Selection #3). Excited might be a bit of an understatement. I was gagging for it, fangirling over it, waiting for Maxon to arrive at my door, AND I’M STILL WAITING.

Let me tell you the story…

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The One, was due to be released on May 6th. I pre-ordered it from Amazon, mainly for ease and because I knew it would be cheaper than if I went to Waterstones (the only bookshop in town). Oh, and also because you could send off for a The One keyring with your pre-order receipt. Yes, I am 12 years old (I’m not really).

I knew it wouldn’t arrive on the day it was released. I expected that. But I did expect it the week later, at the latest. It did not arrive. I was sad.

I was even more sad that EVERYONE WAS POSTING REVIEWS OF IT (not that it’s you lovely people’s fault of course) and I had failed to even get a copy.

So I tracked my order.

Not Yet Dispatched, it said.

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT! I said.

Expected Arrival Date: 17th June, it said.

WTAF, I yelled.

Cancel, I pressed. It will be in the shop, I thought. Amazon is clearly just being rubbish.

It was now about 10 days since The One was supposed to have been released. So I ventured into Waterstones. Nothing. I tried not to sound too distraught when I asked the nice Waterstones girl if they knew why it wasn’t in stock yet. She looked at me a bit weird when she typed it in, can’t blame her. I could pretend it’s for my imaginary 8 year old girl, I thought – it’s plausible – but I resisted.

It’s been pushed back, she said. It’s not out until June.

Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I wailed inside. I probably shouldn’t have cancelled my Amazon order, I thought.

I was not happy. But what can you do.

So, America (the country, not the character!) and who ever else managed to get a copy, I hate you all. And I haven’t read any of your reviews in case there are spoilers.

But, you know what? IT’S ALL OK, because we are also getting a prequel!!! Eeeek. It’s not due until December, but clearly, I’m getting used to waiting for things!

There’s always a silver lining. Let the fangirling commence.

PrintBefore America Singer’s story began, another girl came to the palace to compete for the hand of a different prince….

Don’t miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series. This prequel story takes place before the events of The Selection and is told from the point of view of Prince Maxon’s mother, Amberly. Discover a whole new Selection with this inside look at how Maxon’s parents met—and how an ordinary girl named Amberly became a beloved queen.