Jan 4 2013
The Duke Is Mine by Eloisa James. $1.99
Destiny will be decided between the sheets in this all-new tale of ”The Princess and the Pea.” For Olivia Lytton, betrothal to the Duke of Canterwick—hardly a Prince Charming—feels more like a curse than a happily-ever-after. At least his noble status will help her sister, Georgiana, secure an engagement with the brooding, handsome Tarquin, Duke of Sconce, a perfect match for her in every way . . . every way but one. Tarquin has fallen in love with Olivia. Quin never puts passion before reason. And reason says that Georgiana is his ideal bride. But the sensual, fiery, strong-willed Olivia ignites an unknown longing in him— a desire they are both powerless to resist. When a scandalous affair begins, they risk losing everything—Olivia’s engagement, her sister’s friendship, and their own fragile love. Only one thing can save them—and it awaits in the bedroom, where a magnificent mattress holds life-changing answers to the greatest romantic riddle of all.
Several dukes from Avon are on sale.
The Way to a Duke’s Heart by Caroline Linden. $1.99
Charles de Lacey, Lord Gresham, is running out of time, running from his responsibilities, and running from love.
Destined to be a duke, Charles de Lacey has led a life of decadent pleasure, free of any care for propriety or responsibility. It comes as a terrible shock to learn that he might be stripped of everything, thanks to his father’s scandalous past. He has no choice but to find the blackmailer who would ruin him—and his only link to the villain is a woman who may be part of the plot…
To save his fortune and title, he vows he’ll stop at nothing—in fact, he’s all too eager to unravel the beautiful, tart-tongued Tessa Neville. She intrigues him and tempts him like no other lady ever has. With only his heart to guide him, and keenly aware that his entire future is at stake, Charles must decide: is she the woman of his dreams, or an enemy in disguise?
I’ve always thought that Linden was one of the underappreciated historical romance authors. Generally, her books are very pro female and she has a great voice.
Enraptured by Elisabeth Naughton. $0.99
Orpheus has just one goal: to rescue his brother from the Underworld. He’s not expecting a woman to get in the way. Especially not a Siren as gorgeous as Skyla. He has no idea she’s an assassin sent by Zeus to seduce, entrap, and ultimately destroy him.
Yet Skyla herself might have the most to lose. There’s a reason Orpheus feels so familiar to her, a reason her body seems to crave him. Perhaps he’s not the man everyone thinks… The truth could reveal a deadly secret as old as the Eternal Guardians themselves.
Praise for Elisabeth Naughton:
“The sensuality of Sherrilyn Kenyon and the intensity of Patricia Briggs.”—New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox
“Elisabeth Naughton combines dynamic dialogue and sizzling romance with a wicked cool world. Do not miss this series.”—New York Timesbestselling author Larissa Ione
This is number 4 in the Elemental Guardian series. There are several other Sourcebook paranormals on sale:
Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster. $0.99
A brilliantly creative debut where vampires, werewolves, and clockwork creatures roam the mist-shrouded streets of London…
When Nowhere is Safe
Most people avoid the dreaded Whitecapel district. For Honoria Todd, it’s the last safe haven. But at what price? Blade is known as the master of the rookeries—no one dares cross him. It’s been said he faced down the Echelon’s army single-handedly, that ever since being infected by the blood-craving he’s been quicker, stronger, and almost immortal. When Honoria shows up at his door, his tenuous control comes close to snapping. She’s so…innocent. He doesn’t see her backbone of steel—or that she could be the very salvation he’s been seeking.
I’ve seen this book recommended all over the place on end of 2012 best of lists. Now I really have no excuse to buy and read it.