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Daily Deals: An Open Road Romance Map and four others for...

Open Road has provided us with a clickable romance matrix (akin to what New York Magazine does for literature). The links will take you to a scribd document where you can read more about the book. Pretty cool, right? The best thing? From December 4 through 17, these books are all $1.99.

Lily The King's Pleasure The Devil and Ms. Moody Wild Horses Eighty Days Yellow My Heart's Desire Stranger in Paradise Dream Man Sweet Everlasting Tall, Dark, and Deadly Dream Castle Burning Love Scent of Roses Outlaw's Kiss Asking for Trouble Fifty-One Shades of Blonde Lord of Lightning

Let Them Eat Fruitcake (86 Bloomberg Place Series)      by     Melody Carlsonlet them eat fruitcake: a novel by Melody Carson. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

It’s the holiday season, and each of the roommates at 86 Bloomberg Place is a little blue . Megan’s got the boss from hell, and now her mom is going on a cruise, leaving Megan alone for Christmas for the first time ever. Lelani can’t afford to fly home to Hawaii and isn’t sure she’d be welcomed anyway, not that she can admit that to anyone. Anna’s old boyfriend—the one who cheated on her—has sailed back into her life, just when she’s met a for-real “nice guy” she’s been keeping secret from her large, crazy Latino family. And Kendall’s met a famous actor, who might be the answer to her money woes—if she could only convince him she’s the love of his life. His wife might have something to say about that, though. Thank goodness God’s around to listen when the girls need help!

Let’s face it, relationships are hard work—whether they’re with family and friends, coworkers and customers, or boyfriends and girlfriends. And when you’ve got your first apartment, a real job, and grown-up responsibilities, too, relationships are loaded with confusion, emotion, and secrets you can’t tell to anyone but God. Best-selling author Melody Carlson has captured all the uncertainty and joy of being twenty-something in pitch-perfect detail—and their stories just might sound like someone you know.

Apparently this is Christian chick lit.

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A Rake's Vow with Bonus Material nookbook A Rake's Vow with Bonus Material by     Stephanie LaurensA Rake’s Vow with Bonus Material by Stephanie Laurens. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

In A Rake’s Vow, Vane Cynster vowed he?d never marry.

To Vane, Bellamy Hall seems like the perfect place to temporarily hide from London?s husband hunters. But when he encounters irresistible Patience Debbington,

Vane realizes he?s met his match …

She vowed no man would catch her.

Patience isn?t about to succumb to Vane?s sensuous propositions. Yes, his kisses leave her dizzy and his caresses made her melt; but Patience has promised herself she?ll never become vulnerable to a broken heart. Is this one vow that was meant to be broken?

There are three Laurens’ titles that are 99c and are pre order (Delivery by December 12). I’ve featured the other two before but the titles are A Gentleman’s Honor with Bonus Material  and The Elusive Bride with Bonus Material

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Miranda Dickinson When I Fall in LoveWhen I Fall in Love by Miranda Dickinson. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

The brand new release from the Sunday Times bestselling author that bought you Fairytale of New York and It Started With A Kiss.What happens when your happy ever after is suddenly and painfully taken away from you?

Elsie Maynard has a whole new life she never expected to have. From inadvertently founding a choir like no other with former 80s rock star Woody Jensen, to daring to date again, Elsie steps out into an unknown future – a future that could include gorgeous designer Olly Hogarth, a man who seems intent on winning her heart. Overcoming problems, challenges and the occasional frustration – namely overconfident Torin Stewart who seems to be everywhere – Elsie believes she is making the most of her life.But then a heartfelt request brings her to Paris – and the last item on a very important List. Can Elsie take the final step and lay her past to rest? Join Elsie as she battles to start again, with the help of a disastrous, newly-formed singing group and her father and sister armed with dating hopefuls.

I consider this book a holiday story. It has snow on the cover. There are only three reviews but they seem heartfelt. It sounds like a sweet romance and for fans of Paris, there is an important Eiffel Tower scene.

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Scandal Wears Satin by Loretta ChaseScandal Wears Satin by Loretta Chase. $ 2.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

From the Journals of Sophia Noirot: A dress is a weapon. It must dazzle his eye, raise his temperature . . . and empty his purse.

A blue-eyed innocent on the outside and a shark on the inside, dressmaker Sophy Noirot could sell sand to Bedouins. Selling Maison Noirot’s beautiful designs to aristocratic ladies is a little harder, especially since a recent family scandal has made an enemy of one of society’s fashion leaders. Turning scandal to the shop’s advantage requires every iota of Sophy’s skills, leaving her little patience for a big, reckless rake like the Earl of Longmore. The gorgeous lummox can’t keep more than one idea in his head at a time, and his idea is taking off all of Sophy’s clothes.

But when Longmore’s sister, Noirot’s wealthiest, favorite customer, runs away, Sophy can’t let him bumble after her on his own. In hot pursuit with the one man who tempts her beyond reason, she finds desire has never slipped on so smoothly . . .

This is not a holiday title, but it is by Loretta Chase who can’t write a bad book even on an off day. This is definitely not one of my favorite Chase books. I struggled <a href=””>a bit with the setup and the characters.</a>

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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. Turophile
    Dec 07, 2012 @ 15:11:34

    How do we click through on the Open Road chart to the books Doesn’t seem to work for me.

  2. Jane
    Dec 07, 2012 @ 15:14:42

    Hmm. Doesn’t work for me either. This is the original.

  3. Janine
    Dec 07, 2012 @ 16:24:23

    I gave Scandal Wears Satin a DNF so I guess I disagree that she can’t write a bad book. Knaves’ Wager , at the same price, is a much better bargain for those who want to read one of her books.

  4. Shelley
    Dec 07, 2012 @ 18:04:25

    @Janine: Arrrgghhhh! Don’t say that about one of my mostest favoritest authors!!! I haven’t picked this up yet so now I’m worried! I’m good with reading a back list book if I need to get my LC fix. :O)

  5. Janine
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 03:16:50

    @Shelley: LOL. Well, you may very well disagree. I haven’t loved all her books but the Carsington series are some of my faves.

  6. Shelley
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 18:02:45

    @Janine: Hmmm…wasn’t crazy about all the Carsingtons. Lord Perfect was my favorite though and still on my “keeper”shelf. :O)

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