Fictionwise, as I’ve posted before, has pretty much got me right where they want me. Especially right now with their mighty end of year sale, wherein everything is pretty much 40-60 percent off. Plus, since I’m a member of the Buywise club, they have a thing going where I can get an extra 10 percent rebate for orders between $50 and $100. So I just dropped fifty bucks on the credit card tonight to stack up on the rebate goodness.
And here’s the thing: Fictionwise books you spend rebate dollars on themselves generate more rebate dollars. So I just went through five, count ’em, five rounds of book buying before I finally exhausted my rebate amount. The list of books that resulted is mighty indeed. Here they all are in their glory!
- The entire Queen of the Orcs trilogy by Morgan Howell: King’s Property (which I’d acquired as a free ebook before but which I deemed worthy of paying for, so I wanted to buy the whole trilogy), Clan Daughter, and Royal Destiny. Fantasy.
- A Woman Worth Ten Coppers, also by Morgan Howell, same universe as the previous. Fantasy.
- The Four Forges, by Jenna Rhodes. Re-buy of a book previously purchased in print. Fantasy.
- Nightlife, by Rob Thurman. Re-buy. Urban fantasy.
- Games of Command, by Linnea Sinclair. Science fiction romance.
- An Accidental Goddess, by Linnea Sinclair. Science fiction romance.
- Hope’s Folly, by Linnea Sinclair. Science fiction romance.
- Shades of Dark, by Linnea Sinclair. Science fiction romance.
- Gabriel’s Ghosts, by Linnea Sinclair. Science fiction romance. (Why yes, this is me buying the rest of the Linnea Sinclairs I didn’t own yet!)
- A Poisoned Season, by Tasha Alexander. Mystery.
- Night of the Wolf, by Alice Borchardt. Re-buy of a book previously owned in print. Fantasy.
- The Better Part of Darkness, by Kelly Gay. Urban fantasy. Because although the blurb that talks up how the lead character is the “epitome of the modern kick-butt heroine” really kind of puts me off because I’m bored with that being emphasized as the defining trait of a heroine, I’ve heard quite a few good things about this one.
- Eva, by Peter Dickinson. SF/YA. Was reviewed positively on Tor.com so I wanted to check it out.
- Moonshine, by Rob Thurman. Urban fantasy.
- The Meeting of the Waters, by Caiseal Mor. Re-buy of a previously owned print book. Fantasy.
- The Secret History of Moscow, by Ekaterina Sedia. Fantasy.
- Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter’s Tales, by Greer Gilman. Fantasy.
WHEW. That’s eight in Round 1, five in Round 2, three in 3, 1 in 4, and two in 5, for a grand total of 19 books purchased for just over fifty dollars. Not bad if I do say so myself.
And this brings my 2009 book purchase tally up to 192! Any bets on whether I’m going to hit 200 by the end of the year? ;)