Romance, Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult, Book reviews, industry news, and commentary from a reader's point of view

Tuesday Morning News: Kobo strikes first in Japan; Amazon entering Brazil...

I use themify as the base for this site and the site.  From now until July 4th, you can get 30% off a Themify theme.  Enter “nationalday” coupon code on checkout to save 30% off any theme or Club Membership.

  • for Henrietta’s book click HERE
  • and for Mary’s book click HERE

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. Margot
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 04:27:37

    The title contest sounds intriguing- I might give it a shot, because why not? (For my second of fame, multiplied by every person who reads the acknowledgements!)

    /needs a life

  2. Ros
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 05:03:06

    Oh, I had a discussion with a friend about naming new Cynster books. She came up with Nuisance’s Bride and Allergy’s Bride. For the sisters’ books, though, it’ll be something like On a Tedious Teatime and On a Miserable Midday. Hopefully with the competition, she might get some that are actually distinguishable from the others.

  3. Maili
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 06:33:38

    @Ros: Ditto. She came up with ‘Love in Itchycoo Park’ and ‘Heating Up in the Pantry’. I came up with ‘Socking the Duke’s Heart’ and ‘The Last Cynster in a Battlefield of War and Love’.

    The title discussion basically ended when we debated whether the Cynsters would ever visit Itchycoo Park. Yeah, OK, I admit we had been drinking a bit.

  4. Maili
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 06:38:30

    P.S. I never came across a Bible in an English hotel room. In fact, my first encounter was in a Las Vegas motel. I’m now feeling deprived.

  5. Des Livres
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 07:05:03

    We have bibles in Australian hotel rooms. I was aghast at the article though – people steal Bibles!? Really?
    The title contest is intriguing. I was thinking
    More of The Same
    for both. In a recent fit of (very) desperate searching for something to read, I had a quick look at Laurens’ more recent titles on Amazon, but it didn’t look like anything had changed since I last read one, and abstained.
    Am enjoying Carla Kelly instead.

  6. Lada
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 09:56:21

    Can someone clarify the “until last week, 4 of the 6 largest American publishing houses…” part. I don’t get the impression that the DOJ suit affects digital library lending at all. Are they referring to Penguin’s new unbelievably limited contract through 3M? What a joke.

  7. Julia
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 11:02:00

    I love my library and all of the services it offers! I home that Time article gets more people thinking about how libraries are not just about books.

    And some of those titles are hilarious to look through. Thanks for the links!

  8. Ridley
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 12:10:10

    While I don’t disagree about maintaining support for libraries, the point about internet access irks me. That we haven’t made high-speed internet coverage a priority in the US like we did with the telephone pisses me off. It’s not acceptable to me to have inner-city kids with no way to research school papers from home or rural doctors’ offices stuck with dial-up in a country as wealthy as ours. We’re shooting ourselves in the foot.

  9. Joy
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 12:11:45

    @Des Livres:
    people steal Bibles!? Really?

    There’s a great bit on this in _A Tree Grows in Brooklyn when Aunt Sissy steals the Gideon Bible from a hotel room, and her lover of the moment reassures her it’s OK, by telling her they HOPE you’ll steal it, read it, repent, and return it.

  10. DS
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 15:36:04

    I once knew someone staying in a WV coal mining town who sought solace from the bible in her night stand. Turned out it was a German language edition. I’ve always wondered how that happened. Oh, yeah, and she stole it to prove that her story was true.

  11. Wahoo Suze
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 20:31:26

    Just today, I came across the news that a Texas town turned an abandoned Walmart store into the biggest one-story library in the US, and it’s such an inviting thing that membership has increased 20%.

%d bloggers like this: