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DA Recommends for October

Iron Duke by Meljean BrookHere is our October recommends for the month. The Iron Duke is the big recommended book here at Dear Author. Robin, Janine (review), Shuzluva (review) and I all think it is a B+/A book. Others you might want to check out include (reviews will be forthcoming):

Recommended by Jayne:

Recommended by Jane

Recommended by Robin

Recommended by Sarah F

  • Pricks and Pragmatism by J.L. Merrow from Samhain. Released September 21.
  • The Trap by Indigo Wren from Samhain. Release October 19.

Recommended by Shuzluva:

Recommended by Janine:

Recommended by Sunita:

  • The Marriage Miracle by Liz Fielding
  • Emily and the Dark Angel by Jo Beverly (rerelease)

Recommended by Angela:

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and 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


  1. SonomaLass
    Oct 06, 2010 @ 11:12:35

    I completely agree about The Iron Duke! I also heartily second the recommendations for Scoundrel, Butterfly Swords and Trial By Desire. What a great month for books!

    Two other excellent historical romances released this month are The Dangerous Viscount by Miranda Neville and A Season of Seduction by Jennifer Haymore.

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  3. Sarah Frantz
    Oct 06, 2010 @ 13:14:54

    Just noting that Pricks and Pragmatism released at Samhain on 21st of September, not October. But the Wren is an October release.

  4. Lindsey
    Oct 06, 2010 @ 15:40:23

    Well, it’s a good sign that four of the books listed are already in my Kindle, waiting to be read. I will have to peek at that Scoundrel review, as I’ve been hearing about the book for months now.

  5. Jenny Schwartz
    Oct 06, 2010 @ 19:35:02

    I’m reading Scoundrel by Zoe Archer at the moment and loving it. I think all the great reviews of The Iron Duke may push me into buying it — when budget allows.

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  7. Darynda Jones
    Oct 06, 2010 @ 21:56:34

    Can’t wait to read Butterfly Swords and the Iron Duke!

    Thanks for the recommendations!


  8. rigmarole
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 12:18:20

    Oh my crap, I need The Trap in my life right now.

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