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Help a Reader Spend Some Money

I read on Twitter that Angela James was looking to take advantage of the Fictionwise 50% rebate offer but couldn’t find any books. I am ordering some dead tree books on Amazon and need one more to meet the free shipping. Help us out here. My shopping cart looks like this:


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. rebyj
    Oct 13, 2008 @ 23:03:03

    Janet Chapman has a new book coming out on the 28th.
    “The Man Must Marry”
    She’s an auto buy for me.

  2. Jane
    Oct 13, 2008 @ 23:07:05

    I have that book. The title should probably be an older one that isn’t in e format. LOL.

  3. EC Sheedy
    Oct 14, 2008 @ 00:49:35

    THE THIRTEENTH TALE, by Diane Setterfield. One of the best books I’ve read this year.

  4. Tessa Dare
    Oct 14, 2008 @ 01:16:16

    KETURAH AND LORD DEATH by Martine Leavitt.

    YA fantasy romance. Lovely, haunting, not available as an e-book.

  5. loonigrrl
    Oct 14, 2008 @ 02:42:33

    Have you read Into the Dark Lands by Michelle Sagara? It’s one of my all times favorites.

  6. Danielle
    Oct 14, 2008 @ 03:45:12

    I just finished reading Caught by Jami Alden and loved it. This book is not to get confused with Caught by Lori Foster which I haven’t read yet.

  7. Jorrie Spencer
    Oct 14, 2008 @ 04:13:59

    The Vanished Child by Sarah Smith. It’s historical/mystery/romance. Which come to think of it might appeal to Jayne more. But I loved it and found the hero riveting.

  8. Angela James
    Oct 14, 2008 @ 07:57:39

    Part of my problem is that many of the books I have on my Amazon wishlist aren’t available in ebook so I can’t get them on Fictionwise. Right now I have The Chosen Sin by Anya Bast and the October Harlequin Presents bundle in my cart but I’d happily add more. Why oh why isn’t Hunger Games in ebook format?

  9. Kimber An
    Oct 14, 2008 @ 08:10:19

    THE HERETIC QUEEN by Michelle Moran
    CLOCKWORK HEART by Dru Whatshernames, starts with a ‘P’ I think)
    BEWITCHING SEASON by Marissa Doyle
    SLY MONGOOSE by Tobias Buckell

  10. Jill Myles
    Oct 14, 2008 @ 08:42:08

    I’ve just read recently:

    Blood & Chocolate (Klause)
    Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (Cohn)
    Life as We Knew It (Pfeffer)
    The Hunger Games (Collins)
    Seduce Me at Sunrise (Kleypas)

    Am currently reading ‘Book of a Thousand Days’ by Shannon Hale and it’s wonderful. Would highly recommend any and all of these. :) Esp. Blood & Chocolate!

  11. Leeann Burke
    Oct 14, 2008 @ 09:38:44

    It depends on what kind of reading mood you are in. I’d suggest

    DANCE WITH DECEPTION by Tracy Goodwin – historical romance
    KNIGHT’S FORK by Rowena Cherry – science fiction romance

    By the way I read FOOLS RUSH In you are going to love it. I certainly did.

  12. Jane
    Oct 14, 2008 @ 10:40:18

    I think I’m going with KETURAH AND LORD DEATH. Thank you!

  13. Tessa Dare
    Oct 14, 2008 @ 11:42:22

    Yay! I’m so curious to hear your reactions to it.

  14. Elyssa Papa
    Oct 14, 2008 @ 13:26:50

    Now, I’m ordering Katurah and Lord Death because it looks good and seems to be an update of Scheherazade. I’m all over that one.

  15. orannia
    Oct 14, 2008 @ 17:40:14

    Jane – I loved The Outback Stars. It was very different, but very good. I look forward to hearing what you think.

    Hmmm…KETURAH AND LORD DEATH sounds very interesting.

    Edited to add: I just looked up KETURAH AND LORD DEATH on Amazon and it does sound really good. My library doesn’t have it so I may have to be bold and buy it (my empty pockets are screaming at me now :)

    *SIGH* While I love discovering new books it doesn’t help my TBR pile. Which reminds me, I MUST place my Amazon and GoodBooksNZ book orders – the pieces of paper with the books I want to order are breeding…

  16. Heather
    Oct 14, 2008 @ 18:04:42

    Hope you enjoy all of your new books!

  17. Susanne Saville
    Oct 16, 2008 @ 23:15:54

    If you’re looking for R-rated beach-read escapism, you could try Captain Devlin’s Captive in paperback on Amazon. It’s a pirate historical romance set in 1692 Bermuda. Or just watch the book trailer on the page – it’s pretty cool, though I say it who shouldn’t. (Yes, the book’s mine – shameless pimping of work alert! I’m terribly sorry.)

    (Oh, and you’re only supporting the author when you buy it – for those who might be worried about supporting a certain publishing house which shall not be named.)

    The same goes for my Scottish Halloween/Samhain paranormal romance Vampire Close (also on Amazon).

    Okay, I’ll shut up now.

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