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Daily Deals: Fever series, pre orders, WWI, and others

Daily Deals: Fever series, pre orders, WWI, and others

Darkfever (Fever Series #1) by Karen Marie MoningDarkfever (Fever Series #1) by Karen Marie Moning. $ 3.99

From the Jacket Copy:

MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.
When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands….

This is a dollar higher than I usually would include but I’ve never seen this discounted before. It’s the first in the Fever series and for some, this is the best PNR/UF Romance published today.

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Sandy James. $ 1.79

From the Jacket Copy:

For the fans of Jennifer Probst, Ruth Cardello and Jill Shalvis, comes a series about love, friendship, and lunch!

When life gets tough and love is hard to find, four friends take their troubles to lunch. High school teacher Juliana Kelley tells the Ladies Who Lunch that her life needs an overhaul . . . and gets a whole lot more than she wished for.

Juliana has spent thirteen years in the same teaching job. She’s ready to dive into a new career with both feet . . . when a run-in with the hottest man she’s ever seen knocks her head over heels. But with her failed marriage to a fellow teacher fresh on her mind, Jules can’t afford to lose herself in a relationship-no matter how perfect it may seem.

Connor Wilson has hit rock bottom when he loses his career as a top-notch Realtor because of a large gambling debt. Now, in a small town he finds a fresh start-and a gorgeous redhead who sparks new life into him. Together they start a successful real estate company, but when pleasure sneaks into the business, they’ll have to decide what they can let go . . . and what they can’t live without.

Word count: 75,000-85,000

Hachette is offering a bunch of pre orders at discounted prices at other retailers to combat Amazon’s dispute with them. The deals end July 1.

Pre-order before July 1
Dark Paradise by Angie Sandro -> $2.99
Breathless for Him by Sofia Tate -> $2.99
Only with You by Lauren Layne -> $1.99
Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Sandy James -> $1.99
Who Wants to Marry a Doctor? by Abigail Sharpe -> $2.99
Take Chances: Three Stories by Jessica Sorensen -> $1.99

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9781782008798_p0_v2_s260x420The First World War: The War to end all Wars by Geoffrey Jukes. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Raging for over four years across the tortured landscapes of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the First World War changed the face of warfare forever. Characterized by slow, costly advances and fierce attrition, the great battles of the Somme, Verdun and Ypres incurred human loss on a scale never previously imagined. This book, with a foreword by Professor Hew Strachan, covers the fighting on all fronts, from Flanders to Tannenberg and from Italy to Palestine. A series of moving extracts from personal letters, diaries and journals bring to life the experiences of soldiers and civilians caught up in the war.

From an Amazon reviewer: Publishers sometimes cobble together titles they’ve published on similar topics and release the finished product as a ‘new’ title, usually forgetting to tell the reading public the book is recycled goods. Osprey’s THE FIRST WORLD WAR, THE WAR TO END ALL WARS is a recent example of this. Published in 2013, it brings together four volumes previously released as titles in Osprey’s ESSENTIAL HISTORIES circa 2002.

THE FIRST WORLD WAR brings together THE FIRST WORLD WAR: THE EASTERN FRONT, 1914-1918 (EH 13); THE FIRST WORLD WAR: THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1916 (EH 14); THE FIRST WORLD WAR: THE WESTERN FRONT, 1917-18 (EH 22); and THE FIRST WORLD WAR: THE MEDITERRANEN FRONT, 1914-1923 (EH 23). Geoffrey Jukes authored the Eastern Front book; Peter Simkins, the two Western Front volumes; and Michael Hickey, the Mediterranean Front book.

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The Dancing Master by Julie KlassenThe Dancing Master by Julie Klassen. $ 2.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

Finding himself the man of the family, London dancing master Alec Valcourt moves his mother and sister to remote Devonshire, hoping to start over. But he is stunned to learn the village matriarch has prohibited all dancing, for reasons buried deep in her past.
Alec finds an unlikely ally in the matriarch’s daughter. Though he’s initially wary of Julia Midwinter’s reckless flirtation, he comes to realize her bold exterior disguises a vulnerable soul–and hidden sorrows of her own.

Julia is quickly attracted to the handsome dancing master–a man her mother would never approve of–but she cannot imagine why Mr. Valcourt would leave London, or why he evades questions about his past. With Alec’s help, can Julia uncover old secrets and restore life to her somber village…and to her mother’s tattered heart?

Filled with mystery and romance, The Dancing Master brings to life the intriguing profession of those who taught essential social graces for ladies and gentlemen hoping to make a “good match” in Regency England.

PW writes ” Passionate storytelling and intriguing mystery are overshadowed by the relationship between the eminently unlikable Julia and her mother. Their contentious relationship, while explained, comes across as overly contrived. A rather large and delightful cast of secondary characters serves to bolster the plot and provide the occasional bit of levity to a well-written book that is less engaging than Klassen’s usual work.”

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Daily Deals: Deals recommended by readers

Daily Deals: Deals recommended by readers

The Chocolate Rose By Laura FlorandThe Chocolate Rose by Laura Florand. $ Free

From the Jacket Copy:

Romantic Times calls Laura Florand’s writing “sensuous and sumptuous”, awarding her their Seal of Excellence, and NPR says it’s “explosive, sensual . . . and utterly sweet”.
Now, in the third book in the Amour et Chocolat series, a book USA Today calls “so romantic and sexy”, Florand takes us from Paris to summer in Provence, for the steamy encounter between top chef Gabriel Delange and the daughter of his worst enemy, Jolie Manon. Hot-tempered Gabriel isn’t above blackmail to get what he wants, but what he wants might very well be Jolie herself. Because in the heat and sun of Provence, where jasmine and roses climb up old colored walls and fountains play in ancient stone villages, even a beast can prove he is a prince at heart . . .

This was brought to our attention by Andrea T.

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B00L5VM8IK.01.LZZZZZZZCrimes of Passion: 6 Romantic Suspense Books (A Crimes of the Heart Collection) by Denise Grover Swank. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Love and danger collide in 6 romantic suspense books featuring strong women who meet their perils–and their men–on their own terms.

CRIMES OF PASSION: A Crimes of the Heart Collection brings together books by 6 of the most popular writers of romance and suspense today, all in a LIMITED EDITION bundle.

Over 1500 reviews across the books (all of which can be read standalone–no cliff-hangers), with a 4.5 star average!

HER SANCTUARY – Toni Anderson
LOOSE ENDS – Terri Reid
LOVE AND SMOKE – Jennifer Blake


BODY OF EVIDENCE (Evidence Series) – Rachel Grant
In North Korea retrieving the remains of GIs, archaeologist Mara Garrett is arrested and sentenced to death for spying. Curt Dominick, an ambitious, infuriatingly sexy US attorney mounts a rescue mission that morphs into an explosive chase across the Pacific. Desire clashes with loyalty when the conspiracy they uncover threatens not only their lives but national security.

HER SANCTUARY (HER – Romantic Suspense Series) – Toni Anderson
Running for her life, ex-FBI agent Elizabeth Ward escapes to the solitude of Montana with a new identity. Nat Sullivan, struggling to keep his ranch from bankruptcy, doesn’t need a beautiful stranger complicating his life. But Elizabeth isn’t what she seems. And when a murderer and rapist track her down, they all discover the power of revenge — and redemption.

TWENTY-EIGHT AND A HALF WISHES (Rose Gardner Mystery – Book 1) – Denise Grover Swank
Rose Gardner’s had visions before, but never of herself dead. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered instead, she’s the prime suspect. Rose makes a bucketlist of 28 wishes, targeting neighbor Joe, with secrets of his own, for #15: Do more with a man. Then her house is broken into, someone else she knows is murdered, and suddenly, dying a virgin in jail isn’t her biggest worry.

LOOSE ENDS (A Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery – Book 1) – Terri Reid
Combining her cop experience with a talent to communicate with ghosts, PI Mary O’Reilly’s big challenge is convincing the handsome police chief she’s not nuts. But when the ghost of a woman drowned in a Senator’s swimming pool 24 years ago points to a connection with the cold cases of five missing girls, Mary becomes a target of a serial killer out to tie up all his loose ends.

LOVE AND SMOKE (Contemporary Collection) – Jennifer Blake
Riva Staulet triumphed over past betrayal to reinvent herself as a woman of wealth and power. Noel has always been a Southern gentleman of rock-solid principle, stalward in his sense of justice. When a ruthless politician from her past resurfaces, Riva must risk utter ruin to prove him a murderer. And as death and disaster loom, Noel must choose to stand with her or against her.

PAST TEMPTATION (Temptation Series) – M A Comley
Until now, Nicole’s main focus in life has been running her successful business while raising her daughter, Sammy Jo, single-handedly. Now, Nicole’s ex-boyfriend, Josh, has turned up determined to rekindle the relationship he ran out on. But before they get the chance to pick up where they left off, Nicole’s personal life is put in mortal danger.

I could not find this deal at BN but it was at Apple. I have to say that if exclusives keep happening, I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the deals page. In any event, this was recommended by Anna Richland.

“I loved Body of Evidence by Rachel Grant — hard to beat an opening with the heroine in front of a North Korean firing squad — and it also has Jennifer Blake, Toni Anderson, and three other romantic suspense writers. I think it’s a great deal just for Body of Evidence (archaeologist catnip, people – Rachel is a real-life archaeologist like the late Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels … ) To try to avoid being spam filtered, I’ll paste the link in a separate comment.”

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2940044369726_p0_v2_s260x420The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan. $ Free AMZN | Apple

From the Jacket Copy:

Three months ago, governess Serena Barton was sacked, and now she’s demanding compensation from the man responsible: a petty, selfish duke. But it’s not the duke she fears. Hugo Marshall handles all the duke’s dirty business, and he’s been ordered to get rid of her by fair means or foul. Now if only Hugo didn’t find her so compelling…

So I finally realized why there were freebies at Apple and Amazon. Apple is running a “first in the series free” promotion and Amazon is price matching. You want to get this one. It’s free. Milan is one of my favourite historical romance authors.

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9781481158640_p0_v5_s260x420Dirty Little Secrets: A J.J. Graves Mystery by Liliana Hart. $ Free at AMZ | Apple.

From the Jacket Copy:

J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work… She’s not only in the mortuary business, but she’s also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it’s up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice. The murders are piling up… The residents of Bloody Mary are dropping like flies, and when a popular mystery writer shows up on J.J.’s doorstep with plans of writing his new book about the Bloody Mary Serial Killer, J.J. has to decide if he might be going above and beyond the call of duty to create the spine tinglers he’s so well known for. It only clouds the issue and puts her reputation on the line when the attraction between them spirals out of control. And passions are rising… J.J. and Jack are in a race against time. They discover each victim had a shocking secret, and the very foundation of J.J.’s life is in danger of crumbling when it turns out she’s harboring secrets of her own-secrets that make her the perfect victim in a deadly game.

I’ve bought a lot of Hart novels but I think I’ve only read one. This is a mystery with some romance and again, who can’t turn down free, right?

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