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Daily Deals: 2 Historicals and 2 Contemps

Hero of My Heart Megan FramptonHero of My Heart by Megan Frampton. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

In this emotional and powerfully erotic tale of love and redemption, a tender vicar’s daughter and a tortured war hero discover that sin may be their only salvation.

When Mary Smith’s corrupt, debt-ridden brother drags her to a seedy pub to sell her virtue to the highest bidder, Alasdair Thornham leaps to the rescue. Of course the marquess is far from perfect husband material. Although he is exceedingly handsome, with a perfect, strong body, chiseled jaw, and piercing green eyes, Alasdair is also too fond of opium, preferring delirium to reality. Still, he has come to Mary’s aid, and now she intends to return the favor. She will show him that he is not evil, just troubled.

Mary was a damsel in need of a hero, but Alasdair’s plan is shortsighted. He never foresaw her desire to save him from himself. Alasdair is quite at home in his private torment, until this angel proves that a heart still beats in his broken soul. The devil may have kept her from hell, but will Mary’s good intentions lead them back to the brink—or to heaven in each other’s arms?

This is a road romance, Regency style. The story takes you from the countryside to London as the two travel by foot, gig, and horse. Some reviewers found it to be charming and others were disappointed in the execution (too sexy and too easy of a recovery for the hero).

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Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy #1) by Karina HalleSins & Needles by Karina Halle . $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Ellie Watt is used to starting over. The daughter of a grifting team, Ellie spent her childhood being used as a pawn in her parents’ latest scam. Now she’s much older, wiser and ready to give her con artist life a rest. But returning to the dry desert town of Palm Valley, California means one more temptation than she bargained for – Camden McQueen. Once known as the high school weirdo, Camden is bigger and badder than the boy he used to be and a talented tattoo artist with his own thriving business. Ellie’s counting on Camden still being in love with her but what she’s not counting on is how easily unrequited love can turn into obsession over time. When Camden discovers Ellie’s plan to con him, he makes her a deal she doesn’t dare refuse, but her freedom comes with a price and it’s one that takes both Ellie and Camden down a dangerous road.

This is a highly recommended trilogy. I’ve purchased the first installation (this story) but have decided to not read it until the final installments are published. The author was acquired by HarperCollins and there is a love triangle. I’m hesitant to climb aboard the train but I’m not adverse to squirreling away books at 99c.

i.e., the “prequel” called “On Every Street” tells the “torrid affair” of Ellie and another man who is part of the love triangle.

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Collide by     Juliana StoneCollide by Juliana Stone. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Bobbi-Jo Barker has been in love with the wrong man for years. A man who doesn’t fit into the perfect, controlled life she’s created.A man who not only broke her heart but nearly destroyed her. So the fact that he’s back in town shouldn’t matter because he’s all wrong for her, or so she thinks…

Shane Gallagher, prodigal son, ex-con, and all around hellion, has returned to the small town of New Waterford to mend fences and get his life back. What he doesn’t count on are the feelings he still has for the one woman who can break him—the one woman who is totally wrong for him.

And yet, as Bobbi and Shane are thrown together and begin to navigate a life with each other in it, neither can deny the attraction they feel, or the emotions that come with it—the good and the bad. And so the question becomes… can these two damaged souls survive a second chance at love?

I didn’t love this book but I was reminded of it the other day when some readers were debating what exactly a bad boy really is. Shane isn’t when the book starts, but he does have a prison record.

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Little Mischief  by Amelia GreyLittle Mischief by Amelia Grey. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

How can a lady avoid a scandal…

Just as Miss Isabella Winslowe is finally achieving comfortable respectability, the fascinating and decidedly unrespectable Earl of Colebrooke inconveniently appears…

When a gentleman is so determined to flirt…

The darkly handsome Daniel Colebrooke is intrigued and alarmed when an alluring young lady arrives at his door in need of assistance. In a moment of impetuosity, Daniel decides he must keep a close watch on Isabella, and what better way than to strike up a not–so–innocent fliration…

Together they’ll cook up more than a little mischief when a disappearing dead body and a lascivious scandal spins their reckless game entirely out of control.

Another Amelia Grey was featured a couple of weeks ago. I’ve not read this one either.

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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. Jenna
    May 29, 2013 @ 15:39:29

    I haven’t read Karina Halle’s Sins and Needles (I’m also waiting for the whole thing) but The first book in her Experiment in Terror series, Darkhouse, is free, the next one is .99 and then 2.99 or 3.99 after that. Great series with a great romance although the romance is not the focus of the books. Each book has a self contained storyline so you won’t need to wait for them all to come out. At those prices it’s relatively painless to decide if you like her.

  2. Megan
    May 29, 2013 @ 16:21:39

    Thanks for the heads up on that Halle–I snagged it. I liked Sins & Needles, but it has a serious cliffie, so it’s good to wait until the whole thing is done. I had other issues with the book, but enjoyed it overall, so I’m intrigued by Darkhouse.

  3. LisaJo885
    May 29, 2013 @ 23:54:48

    The “Sins & Needles” link to BN doesn’t work, and when I do a search on the site, it comes up as a pre-order for $2.99 (releases June 4). Just FYI. I did pick up “On Every Street” for $0.99 though.

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