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Nora Roberts: The Inn Boonsboro TrilogyNora Roberts: The Inn Boonsboro Trilogy by Nora Roberts. $ 4.99 iBooks | Amazon

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The book description is literally “More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title…”

The Next Always

The historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland, has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect of the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was fifteen…

The Last Boyfriend

Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family’s construction business with an iron fist—and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers bust on his compulsive list-making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn’t plan for was Avery MacTavish…

Avery’s popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a firsthand look at its amazing renovation—and a newfound appreciation for Owen. Since he was her first boyfriend when they were kids, Owen has never been far from Avery’s thoughts. But the attraction she’s feeling for him now is far from innocent.

As Avery and Owen cautiously take their relationship to another level, the opening of the inn gives the whole town of Boonsboro a reason to celebrate. But Owen’s hard work has only begun. Getting Avery to let down her guard is going to take longer than he expected—and so will getting her to realize that her first boyfriend is going to be her last?

The Perfect Hope

Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out—with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except apparently Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro…

As the former manager of a D.C. hotel, Hope is used to excitement and glamour, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the joys of small-town living. She’s where she wants to be—except for in her love life. Her only interaction with the opposite sex has been sparring with the infuriating Ryder, who always seems to get under her skin. Still, no one can deny the electricity that crackles between them…a spark that ignited with a New Year’s Eve kiss.

While the Inn is running smoothly, thanks to Hope’s experience and unerring instincts, her big-city past is about to make an unwelcome—and embarrassing—appearance. Seeing Hope vulnerable stirs up Ryder’s emotions and makes him realize that while Hope may not be perfect, she just might be perfect for him…

This is a great deal for these three books. BN sells it at $29.99. This was not my favorite NR series. It read more like a novelization of an HGTV show and I love HGTV.

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Rockers After Dark: 6 Book Bundle of Sexy MusiciansRockers After Dark: 6 Book Bundle of Sexy Musicians by Deanna Chase. $ .99

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Six Rockers, Six books, Six New York Times, USA Today, and National bestselling authors.

DEFINING DESTINY by NYT Bestselling author Deanna Chase

Singer-songwriter Lucy Moore has already met her soul mate. But when he betrays her she returns home with some decisions to make. Can she stay away from the one person who she’s destined to be with or will Seth, the tortured artist claim her heart?

After a horrific accident, Seth Keenan’s own destiny is shattered. Now he’s abandoned his career in favor of his tattoo gun and has vowed to never to get close to anyone again…until he meets Lucy. In a world where everyone has one true soul mate, can these two find love in the arms of each other?

THIS TIME by NYT Bestselling author, Marie Hall

Jaime Sullivan is a woman trapped by her past. Tor Boler is the flame to her moth. An all consuming passion that cannot be denied…

I’ve lived my life in a daze, trying to save someone hell bent on destruction. I’m in a club, I’m drinking, and so when Tor asks me to stay with him, I stay. I needed to feel alive again, to feel wanted. It was just supposed to be one night. One night where I could forget how screwed up my life had become. One night where I could pretend I wasn’t me. God, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

STILL LIFE WITH STRINGS by L.H. Cosway

My name is Jade Lennon and I stand still for money.

The night I saw Shane Arthur watching me everything changed. My sobriety rests on staying away from men, but there was something about him that made me throw caution to the wind.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think Shane was going to show up where I work. So now on a daily basis I have to resist one of the most beautiful men I’ve ever met and he plays the violin. For me that’s one hell of a deadly cocktail.

FOREVER OURS, by NYT Bestselling author Cassia Leo.
Sometimes, it takes more than love to mend a shattered heart.

After eight years of being tossed from one foster home to another, Claire has finally found her forever home. And Chris and Claire soon find themselves falling in love. But Chris’s dreams of musical stardom and Claire’s need for a stable home soon put their love in jeopardy. Chris struggles deeply with his plans for the future, entirely reluctant to leave Claire behind; until Claire does something that may break their love — and the only home she’s comes to know — forever.

A SEDUCTIVE MELODY by NYT Bestselling author Crista McHugh

Ethan Kelly lost his best friend and bandmate to an overdose, but staying clean is proving harder than he thought it would be. His only safety net during his first weeks of sobriety is fellow recovering addict, Becca.

After years of failing to be the daughter her socialite parents wanted her to be, Rebecca Shore finally has her life on track as an assistant at Moderne magazine. She’s just waiting for the scoop of a lifetime that will take her to the next level. But when she’s asked to help the reclusive and enigmatic rock star, her heart is torn between the career she’s always wanted and the man who bares his soul to her.

STEP by NYT Bestselling Author Roxie Rivera

Sinister Mayhem lead singer Step likes his women wild, his sex rough and his partying hard—but his reckless lifestyle finally catches up with him. His thirtieth birthday ends with a face-plant onto the floor of his penthouse suite.

But hotel maid Jem comes to his rescue. One stolen kiss from the sweet, innocent beauty—and Step finally tastes happiness. So when someone dares to threaten her, he’ll do anything to protect Jem.

Even if means calling in favors from his cousin Ten, the infamous Russian mob enforcer…

Might be worth it for the LH Cosway “Still Life with Strings” novel. This is a pre order price available at iBooks and Amazon.

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The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America by James MacGregor BurnsThe Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America by James MacGregor Burns. $ 1.99

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The Three Roosevelts is the extraordinary political biography of the intertwining lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who emerged from the closed society of New York’s Knickerbocker elite to become the most prominent American political family of the twentieth century.
As Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author James MacGregor Burns and acclaimed historian Susan Dunn follow the evolution of the Roosevelt political philosophy, they illuminate how Theodore’s example of dynamic leadership would later inspire the careers of his distant cousin Franklin and his niece Eleanor, who together forged a progressive political legacy that reverberated throughout the world. Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt led America through some of the most turbulent times in its history.

The Three Roosevelts takes readers on an exhilarating voyage through these tumultuous decades of our nation’s past, and these momentous events are seen through the Roosevelts’ eyes, their actions, and their passions. Insightful and authoritative, this is a fascinating portrait of three of America’s greatest leaders, whose legacy is as controversial today as their vigorous brand of forward-looking politics was in their own lifetimes.

“A remarkable example of narrative and biographical history at its best.” — Bruce Clayton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “No one has written more trenchantly about Franklin Roosevelt and American politics … than James MacGregor Burns….” — H. W. Brands, The Raleigh News & Observer “A detailed study…. Written with impeccable scholarship.” — Malinda Nash, Houston Chronicle

Ken Burns’ documentary is currently airing and is said to be extraordinary. I don’t know if Ken Burns drew from this book but its on sale if you need more Roosevelt history!

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The Adorned by John TristanThe Adorned by John Tristan. $ .99.

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My name is Etan, and I am Adorned.

A living piece of art, I exist to please the divine rulers of Kered. With nowhere to turn after my father died, I tried my luck in the capital city. Little did I know how quickly I would be robbed, beaten and forced to sell myself into servitude. But I was lucky enough to gain the attention of Roberd Tallisk, an irascible but intriguing tattoo artist who offered to mark me with enchanted ink for the enjoyment of the nobles. I was given a chance to better my station in life, and I could not refuse.

But the divine rulers want not only the art but the body that bears it. In their company I can rise above the dregs of society and experience a life most only dream of, at the cost of suffering their every desire as a pawn in games of lavish intrigue. Their attention is flattering, but I find I’d rather have Tallisk’s.

Caught between factions, I learn that a revolution is brewing, one that could ruin Kered—and Roberd and myself along with it?

101,000 words

Library Journal gave this a starred review. “Verdict Tristan (A Stranger in Skoria) hits all the right notes in this well-crafted romantic fantasy. The interplay of characters throughout the story creates a vibrant tale of intrigue, passion, and love. A layered plot and romantic twists make this title highly recommended for romance and LGBT collections.”

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Daily Deals: Escape from polygamy, SEAL cowboys, and a classic PNR

Daily Deals: Escape from polygamy, SEAL cowboys, and a classic PNR

Escape by Carolyn JessopEscape by Carolyn Jessop. $ 1.99

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The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children.

When she was eighteen years old, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an arranged marriage with a total stranger: a man thirty-two years her senior. Merril Jessop already had three wives. But arranged plural marriages were an integral part of Carolyn’s heritage: She was born into and raised in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), the radical offshoot of the Mormon Church that had settled in small communities along the Arizona-Utah border. Over the next fifteen years, Carolyn had eight children and withstood her husband’s psychological abuse and the watchful eyes of his other wives who were locked in a constant battle for supremacy.

Carolyn’s every move was dictated by her husband’s whims. He decided where she lived and how her children would be treated. He controlled the money she earned as a school teacher. He chose when they had sex; Carolyn could only refuse—at her peril. For in the FLDS, a wife’s compliance with her husband determined how much status both she and her children held in the family. Carolyn was miserable for years and wanted out, but she knew that if she tried to leave and got caught, her children would be taken away from her. No woman in the country had ever escaped from the FLDS and managed to get her children out, too. But in 2003, Carolyn chose freedom over fear and fled her home with her eight children. She had $20 to her name.

Escape exposes a world tantamount to a prison camp, created by religious fanatics who, in the name of God, deprive their followers the right to make choices, force women to be totally subservient to men, and brainwash children in church-run schools. Against this background, Carolyn Jessop’s flight takes on an extraordinary, inspiring power. Not only did she manage a daring escape from a brutal environment, she became the first woman ever granted full custody of her children in a contested suit involving the FLDS. And in 2006, her reports to the Utah attorney general on church abuses formed a crucial part of the case that led to the arrest of their notorious leader, Warren Jeffs.

Kirkus writes “The chapters about her struggles to adjust to this new life are more riveting than the occasionally tedious descriptions of her earlier hardships. Especially wrenching are scenes featuring the two of Jessop’s children who felt torn between their parents and resented their mother for taking them away from the FLDS church. The book’s final pages recount triumphs large and small, fromgetting her first stylish haircut to standing up to her husband in court. Though Jessop’s circumstances were unusual-and particularly harrowing-her memoir will appeal to many women who have left abusive relationships.”

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Last of the Red-Hot Cowboys: Hell's Outlaws by Tina LeonardLast of the Red-Hot Cowboys: Hell’s Outlaws by Tina Leonard. $ .99

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A sexy cowgirl gives a rugged Texas loner the ride of his life in USA Today bestselling author Tina Leonard’s seductive new series.

Ava Buchanan dreams of a career on the rodeo circuit. Winning a spot on a one-of-a-kind team would be her ticket to the life she’s always wanted. Ava won’t let anyone stand in her way—not even a stubborn cowboy whose slow-molasses smile and red-hot swagger set her senses aflame . . . and whose talents as a trainer could make her a star. Rodeo might be a man’s game, but Ava knows the right woman’s touch can tame the wildest heart.

Trace Carter believes his mayor’s plan to raise the town’s profile has disaster written all over it, and he won’t allow the Hell’s Outlaws Training Center to be dragged into the fiasco. Yet watching Ava’s delectable body on horseback proves too much of a temptation, and his fantasies stray to her riding skills outside the arena. Soon Trace is fighting like hell to rein in his unbridled desire for the petite brunette before it becomes a passion hotter than the Texas sun.

LIbrary Journal gave it a starred review. “VERDICT This first installment in Leonard’s new series is perfect for readers who enjoy heroes and heroines who clash upon first meeting and several times thereafter.”

It has an ex-SEAL wearing chaps and spurs. He’s only missing a football in his other hand to complete the hero trifecta.

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All Lined Up: A Rusk University Novel by Cora Carmack.All Lined Up: A Rusk University Novel by Cora Carmack. $ .99

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Dallas Cole loathes football. That’s what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn’t always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football-star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a phenom in Texas’s world of high school coaching, has decided to make the jump to college ball . . . as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting lineup. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It’s obliterated.

Dallas doesn’t know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn’t know that Dallas is his new coach’s daughter.

And neither of them knows how to walk away from the attraction they feel.

I need to read this. It’s right up my alley but for some reason I haven’t gotten to it.

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Tiger Eye: The First Dirk & Steele Novel by Marjorie M. LiuTiger Eye: The First Dirk & Steele Novel by Marjorie M. Liu. $ 2.99.

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The first book in Marjorie M. Liu’s extraordinary Dirk & Steele Series!

Long ago they roamed the earth —dragons, tigers . . . shapeshifters — men whowore the forms of beasts. Their worldwas magic. Now it is gone.But some remain . . .

He looks out of place in Dela Reese’s Beijing hotel room—exotic and poignant, some mythic, tragic hero of an epic tale.With his feline yellow eyes, he’s like nothing from her world.Yet Dela has danced through the echo of his soul andknows this warrior will obey her every command.

Hari has been used and abused for millennia. But he sees,upon his release from the riddle box, that this new mistress isdifferent. There is a hidden power in Dela’s eyes—and with her,he may regain all that was lost to him. Where once he savaged,now he must protect; where before he knew only hatred,now he must embrace love. Dela is the key.

For Dela, he will risk all.

Liu isn’t as prolific as she once was but back in the late 2000s, she was one of the better PNR authors. Currently she writes comics for Marvel, I believe. Nonetheless for PNR fans, this is a great deal and a start to a great series.

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