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

Book Deals

DAILY DEALS: Pregnancies, Box Sets, Styron classic

DAILY DEALS: Pregnancies, Box Sets, Styron classic

Woman on the Run by Lisa Marie RiceWoman on the Run by Lisa Marie Rice. $ .99 Kobo | Amazon

From the Jacket Copy:

Julia Devaux loves big cities. She’s partial to chic cafes and old movies and charming men. So she’s not ready to be relocated by the Witness Protection Program to a small isolated town in the middle of nowhere. But it’s either that or be whacked by the mafia don she witnessed murdering one of his minions. Simpson, Idaho doesn’t have chic cafes or cult movie theaters or even sidewalks. And it definitely doesn’t have charming men.
It does have Sam Cooper, former Navy SEAL, now horse breeder, who makes her feel safe and excited at the same time. True, he doesn’t have any charming conversation in him. But conversation isn’t what Cooper does best.
The gorgeous new second grade schoolteacher who just showed up one day in Simpson is a miracle in Cooper’s eyes. Beautiful and smart and kind, she has the town of Simpson wrapped around her little finger. His heart, too, though he doesn’t have the words to tell her that. But when killers come for her, Cooper doesn’t need words to show what he feels. He’s willing to lay down his life for her.

This book was originally published by Ellora’s Cave and is a lightly re-edited version

This is such a great price for one of my favorite LMR books. It features the strong, silent hero. I remember this book distinctly because Sarah Wendell complained about a horse reference.


“A woman’s sex was like a horse’s mouth. Before he hired a ranch hand, Cooper watched how the man used the bit. Horses might be big and rough but they had delicate mouths. Treat it badly and you hurt them. Treat it well and they were yours.

This was where a man’s strength was no use whatsoever. He’d seen big strong tough stable hands fuck up with a horse’s mouth. And big strong tough men fuck up with women.

Horses needed a delicate touch at times. Women were the same. How could you press and saw at flesh so tender and soft?”

HA HA HA! Cooper was a horse man. I guess his comparisons were true to his character?

AmazonBNKoboBook DepositoryAREApple Google

The Best Man's BabyThe Best Man’s Baby by Victoria James. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Florist Claire Holbrook has always played by the rules her entire life, but breaks them to spend one night with sexy lone wolf Jake Manning, a man she’s adored since she was a teenager. Six weeks later, things get complicated when she discovers they created a bond that will last a lifetime

Jake has never played by the rules. Getting Minister Holbrook’s daughter pregnant wasn’t part of any life plan, but he won’t run from his responsibilities. He’ll step up and be the best man he can, even if he doesn’t have a clue where to begin. The more time he spends with Claire, though, the more he wants her, and the harder it is to get close, because that would mean sharing the one thing he hasn’t with anyone–the truth and his heart.

This stand-alone contemporary romance includes classic tropes like “first love”, “one night stand”, and “the bachelor”. The middling reviews indicate that the book has fade to black love scenes but that’s a quick, romantic read.

Also, thanks to the submitter for using the new deals form!

AmazonBNKoboBook DepositoryAREApple Google

time-after-time-coverTime After Time by Elizabeth Boyce et al. $ $0.99

From the Jacket Copy:

From Regency England to the American Civil War, from the Wild West to Viking battles for territory, Time After Time delivers the gallantry, the color, the passion of yesterday that captures every historical romance lover’s heart. Fall in love with these ten titles from some of Crimson’s brightest stars.

Elf Ahearn – A Rogue in Sheep’s Clothing

Emma Barron – The Glass Orchid

Elizabeth Meyette – Love’s Destiny

Andrea R. Cooper – Viking Fire

Ivory Lei – How to Wed an Earl

Rachel Donnelly – Lady Broke

Emma Barry – Brave in Heart

Marie Patrick – A Treasure Worth Keeping

Becky Lower – The Reluctant Debutante

Elizabeth Boyce – Once a Duchess

Isn’t it time you returned to the bold, unforgettable historicals you love?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

Time After Time includes 10 complete novels at a terrific price: 4 US-set romances, a Caribbean pirate romance, a Viking romance, and 4 Regency/Victorians, so for readers looking for variety, the box set delivers.

Emma Barry’s Brave in Heart, is part second-chance-at-love story and part searing war memoir, a fast-paced but true-to-period historical romance. Barry is the author of the political books that I think I won’t like but do. I think I’ll pick it up for that book alone.

Deal is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, iTunes

AmazonBNKoboBook DepositoryAREApple Google

Sophie's Choice (Open Road)  by William StyronSophie’s Choice (Open Road) by William Styron. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Winner of the 1980 National Book Award, Sophie’s Choice is William Styron’s classic novel of love, survival, and regret, set in Brooklyn in the wake of the Second World War. The novel centers on three characters: Stingo, a sexually frustrated aspiring novelist; Nathan, his charismatic but violent Jewish neighbor; and Sophie, an Auschwitz survivor who is Nathan’s lover. Their entanglement in one another’s lives will build to a stirring revelation of agonizing secrets that will change them forever.

Poetic in its execution, and epic in its emotional sweep, Sophie’s Choice explores the good and evil of humanity through Stingo’s burgeoning worldliness, Nathan’s volatile personality, and Sophie’s tragic past. Mixing elements from Styron’s own experience with themes of the Holocaust and the history of slavery in the American South, the novel is a profound and haunting human drama. The result is Styron at the pinnacle of his literary brilliance.

This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.

Winner of the 1980 National Book Award

There’s something about the ability to collect these prize winning books at such a low price. I have this whole list of books I want to read before I die. I might have to start reading them soon. 

AmazonBNKoboBook DepositoryAREApple Google

DAILY DEAL: Special forces meet psychic forces, a reformed manwhore, and a magical enforcement agency

DAILY DEAL: Special forces meet psychic forces, a reformed manwhore, and...

The Time in Between Maria DuenasThe Time in Between by Maria Duenas. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

The inspiring international bestseller of a seemingly ordinary woman who uses her talent and courage to transform herself first into a prestigious couturier and then into an undercover agent for the Allies during World War II.

Between Youth and Adulthood…

At age twelve, Sira Quiroga sweeps the atelier floors where her single mother works as a seamstress. At fourteen, she quietly begins her own apprenticeship. By her early twenties she has learned the ropes of the business and is engaged to a modest government clerk. But everything changes when two charismatic men burst unexpectedly into her neatly mapped-out life: an attractive salesman and the father she never knew.

Between War and Peace…

With the Spanish Civil War brewing in Madrid, Sira leaves her mother and her fiancé, impetuously following her handsome lover to Morocco. However, she soon finds herself abandoned, penniless, and heartbroken in an exotic land. Among the odd collection of European expatriates trapped there by the worsening political situation back on the Continent, Sira reinvents herself by turning to the one skill that can save her: her gift for creating beautiful clothes.

Between Love and Duty…

As England, Germany, and the other great powers launch into the dire conflict of World War II, Sira is persuaded to return to Madrid, where she takes on a new identity to embark upon the most dangerous undertaking of her career. As the preeminent couturier for an eager clientele of Nazi officers’ wives, Sira becomes embroiled in the half-lit world of espionage and political conspiracy rife with love, intrigue, and betrayal.

An outstanding success around the world, The Time in Between has sold more than two million copies and inspired the Spanish television series based on the book, dubbed by the media as the “Spanish Downton Abbey.” In the US it was a critical and commercial hit, and a New York Times bestseller in paperback. It is one of those rare, richly textured novels that enthrall down to the last page. María Dueñas reminds us how it feels to be swept away by a masterful storyteller.

Show Less

Per Kirkus this is a chick lit book.

“Sira, now hooked up with British intelligence–for by now we’ve gone from gothic romance to espionage thriller–is just the person for the gig. Will Beigbeder, Franco and Uncle Adolf prevail, or will the good triumph? Well, you’ll just have to read Dueñas’ well-crafted but decidedly chick-lit effort to find out. Middlebrow and breezy. A perfect beach read, if a touch off-season, unless you’re headed for Casablanca and its waters.”

AmazonBNKoboBook DepositoryAREApple Google

Risk of Love and Magic Patricia RiceRisk of Love and Magic by Patricia Rice. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:


Sparks fly when special forces meets psychic forces…

Brilliant psychic Nadine Malcolm is held prisoner in an asylum by her stepfather, a power-mad general. As the Librarian, she secretly hijacks computers to prevent his plans to turn paranormal children into weapons. When her younger sister ominously disappears, Nadine reaches through cyberspace for help.

Ex-Special Forces warrior Magnus Oswin has focused his formidable talents on stopping the rogue general who once held him prisoner. After picking up the Librarian’s frantic plea, he roars into the fray in his latest engineering marvel, a modified muscle car.

The last thing Nadine needs is another military control freak in her life. The last thing Magnus needs is an aluminum-foil-wearing nutcase. But fierce attraction forges an uneasy alliance as two desperate people fight to save the children who cannot save themselves.

This Is a pre order price (and it’s the last day of the special) so I don’t really know anything about this book. It is the third book in a series. There are no reviews on goodreads. I guess it’s just a “leave it up to chance” sort of thing.
AmazonBNKoboBook DepositoryAREApple Google


From the Jacket Copy:

In TangledNew York Times bestselling author Emma Chase’s sizzling and hilarious debut novel, Drew Evans—gorgeous, arrogant, irreverent, and irresistibly charming—meets his match in new colleague Kate Brooks.

Drew Evans is handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true.

Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.

Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.

This book features a reformed manwhore and it is told primarily from his POV. I found it irreverent, sexy and funny. But there is an awful Hilary Clinton joke in there and quite a bit of slut shaming.
AmazonBNKoboBook DepositoryAREApple Google

Dirty Magic Jaye WellsDirty Magic by Jaye Wells. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

The Magical Enforcement Agency keeps dirty magic off the streets, but there’s a new blend out there that’s as deadly as it is elusive. When patrol cop Kate Prospero shoots the lead snitch in this crucial case, she’s brought in to explain herself. But the more she learns about the investigation, the more she realizes she must secure a spot on the MEA task force.
Especially when she discovers that their lead suspect is the man she walked away from ten years earlier – on the same day she swore she’d given up dirty magic for good. Kate Prospero’s about to learn the hard way that crossing a wizard will always get you burned, and that when it comes to magic, you should never say never.

There’s a slow start says the reviews.

AmazonBNKoboBook DepositoryAREApple Google