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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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Friday News: More digital lending; 24 hour library access; and Noel Gallagher hates books?

Friday News: More digital lending; 24 hour library access; and Noel...



Each year, a portion of the proceeds from the Emerald City Writers’ Conference book fair goes to support DAWN (Domestic Abuse Women’s Network). For 2013, they’ve partnered with Barnes & Noble as the vendor, which means readers who are unable to attend the book fair in person will still be able to have a portion of their purchase go toward DAWN. If a reader purchases a book by a participating author does so either in a B&N store or online, DAWN will receive a donation.

Titles purchased in a Barnes & Noble store from October 19th-October 25th and titles purchased at from October 19th-October 30th will have a portion of the sale donated to DAWN. Enter code 11132172 at time of check out, or mention the code when purchasing in store. Participating authors include Maya Banks, Karen Rose, Robyn Carr, Marie Force, Cecilia Grant, Yasmine Galenorn, Vivian Arend, Tiffany Reisz, and Andrew Shaffer.

For readers in the Seattle area, the fair itself is Saturday, October 19th, from 4:30 – 6:30 in the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Hotel.  Open to the public.  For a complete list of participating authors:

“Because people who write and read and review books are f–king putting themselves a tiny little bit above the rest of us who f–king make records and write pathetic little songs for a living.”

So how does he feel about the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, even though he doesn’t seem to know who it is? “What a c—. Whoever that is, has got to be. I don’t get it. Book sellers, book readers, book writers, book owners — f–ck all of them,” says Gallagher. Seriously, book owners? CBA

This does not include the FRONTLIST titles.  The books purchased are good for two years or 52 lends and titles are around $25 per hardcover. lending through OverDrive. 

Daily Deals: Eating right (and godly); Hijinks Paranormal; A fight for justice; and a historical short

Daily Deals: Eating right (and godly); Hijinks Paranormal; A fight for...

Here are some Amazon only deals I would feel bad if I didn’t pass on:

  • White Balance by Ainslie Patton. (Free)  I reviewed it here and enjoyed it quite a bit.
  • Love a Little Sideways by Shannon Stacey. $3.82 pre order. I’m reading this now and enjoying it.
  • The Big Bang by Linda Joffe Hull.  $1.99. I don’t know so much about the book but the discount was big.  It retails for $9.99 usually.


Women Food and God An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything By Geneen RothWomen Food and God An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all.

After three decades of studying, teaching and writing about our compulsions with food, bestselling author Geneen Roth adds a powerful new dimension to her work in Women Food and God. She begins with her most basic concept: The way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive. Your relationship with food is an exact mirror of your feelings about love, fear, anger, meaning, transformation and, yes, even God.

So I become more and more convinced that either the people running Nook digital are either Christians or are targeting Christians because so many of these daily deals from them are faith oriented.

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Hinky Chicago #1 by Jennifer StevensonThe Hinky Brass Bed by Jennifer Stevenson. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Too much of a good thing…is just enough..

In 1811, Lord Randy was bad in bed, so his magician-mistress turned him into a sex demon with a curse: “You don’t get out of this bed until you satisfy 100 women!” Lucky for Randy, two hundred years later, con-artist Clay finds the bed.

Clay’s scam works until that foxy fraud investigator arrives. Lucky for Clay, fraud-cop Jewel has a weakness for hunky con men.

Jewel is the hundredth woman, and she accidentally frees Randy from the bed—now he’s her sex slave, and her case against the con artist dissolves in a hail of hormones. Lucky for Jewel, she’s got a lusty libido.

At the BookView Cafe in DRM free ePub and Mobi. Not in love with the title but I guess it is a playful paranormal?

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A Time to Kill      by     John GrishamTime To Kill by John Grishman. $ 2.99 Amazon | iTunes

From the Jacket Copy:

Don’t miss a sneak peek of Sycamore Row, John Grisham’s new novel inspired by A Time to Kill, in the back of the book.

The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life–and then his own.

This is one of my favorite Grisham books. I liked his early works up until The Firm and then my interest died out as he became more mainstream and less lawyerly in his focus.

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Border Lord's Bride by     Gerri RussellBorder Lord’s Bride by Gerri Russell. $ .99.

From the Jacket Copy:

A man on a mission…

To protect his sisters from disaster, Lucius Carr leaves the Templar Knights and returns home to his Scottish estate to assume the family’s earldom little expecting to inherit a bride in the bargain.

A woman from his past…

Elizabeth Huntingdon had spurned him once before in favor of his brother. Lucius bears the physical scars of battle as well as the emotional scars of betrayal. He vows to guard himself against the one woman who enchanted him heart and soul.

A desire neither can resist…

Neither Lucius nor Elizabeth expects to join forces for the sake of his sisters. Or have their loyalties tested as they struggle against the potent desire that threatens to consume them both. She is the last woman on earth he wants to marry, yet the only woman he could ever imagine as the…Border Lord’s Bride.

I want you to know I combed through pages and pages of sludge this morning to find a new and unique deal. I think that this book was originally published through Dorchester. It sounds like this is a short novella from the file size and the RT review which says “even in short format.”

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