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No Mercy Sherrilyn KenyonNo Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon. $ 2.99

I haven’t read a Dark Hunter book in quite a while. It was originally published in 2010 and appears to be connected to “Bad Moon Rising”. Kenyon describes the hero as “one of the best love of the Peltier clan.” I don’t know what that means.

From the Jacket Copy:

Live fast, fight hard and if you have to die then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo and it was one Samia lived and died by. Now in contemporary New Orleans, the immortal Amazon warrior is about to learn that there’s a worse evil coming to slaughter mankind than she’s ever faced before.

Shapeshifter Dev Peltier has stood guard at the front of Sanctuary for almost two hundred years and in that time, he’s seen it all. Or so he thought. Now their enemies have discovered a new source of power- one that makes a mockery of anything faced to date.

The war is on and Dev and Sam are guarding ground zero. But in order to win, they will have to break the most cardinal of all rules and pray it doesn’t unravel the universe as we know it.


heartsick chelsea cainHeartsick by Chelsea Cain. $ 2.99

I bought it for Ned. He’s been reading thrillers of late, having caught the bug after reading Steig Larsson’s “Girl” series. Wendy, the Superlibrarian, is a big fan of this series featuring a female serial killer and the victim whom she lets live.

From the Jacket Copy:

Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful and brutal serial killer. In the end, she was the one who caught him…and tortured him…and then let him go. Why did Gretchen spare Archie’s life and then turn herself in? This is the question that keeps him up all night—and the reason why he has visited Gretchen in prison every week since.

Meanwhile, another series of murders is tearing up the Portland streets. Archie seems to be getting closer to solving this high-profile case…until he finds himself in a fatal collision course with the killer—one that inevitably leads him back to his former captor. Gretchen may be the only one who can help do justice. The only thing she can’t do, this time, is save Archie’s life.


Back Roads Susan CrandallBack Roads by Susan Crandall. $ 2.99

I bought this book for myself. Strangely I’ve read and reviewed two other Crandall books here at Dear Author but not this 2009 release. From looking at my other two reviews, it appears that Crandall does a pretty good job balancing suspense and romance.

From the Jacket Copy:

Sheriff Leigh Mitchell is approaching 30 and needs a change. When sexy Will Scott, a man full of secrets, waltzes into town, he sweeps Leigh off her feet, but is soon suspected of a terrible crime, which puts Leigh’s newfound independence to the test.


Dark Awakening	Kendra Leigh CastleDark Awakening by Kendra Leigh Castle. $ 2.99.

I’m intrigued by this book. I didn’t buy this book but only because I have a paper copy on my nightstand. I think it must have been sent to me by the publisher. Or it mysteriously materialized via some magic. One or the other. Someone read this and tell me whether the nightstand book should be read.

From the Jacket Copy:

Enter the world of the Dark Dynasties . . .

For centuries, shapeshifting vampire Tynan MacGillivray has prowled the night as an outcast, valued only for his ferocious hunting skills. When a feud among the immortals escalates into all-out war, he is ordered by his ruthless queen to locate a Seer-a human woman with a special gift-who can secure victory for their clan. Ty’s search leads him to a quiet New England town, but once he has the Seer in his grasp, her touch awakens within him a hunger like he’s never known . . .

Lily Quinn has always been different. Since childhood, she’s had vivid nightmares and an eerie sixth sense. When a sexy, silver-eyed stranger demands her help, Lily plunges into a new world of danger and sensuality. With Ty, she discovers sizzling passions she cannot deny and powers she cannot control. Soon, it is clear that Lily is much more than a Seer-she holds the key to ancient secrets and unthinkable destruction. But will a vampire’s vow of eternal protection stop these evil forces . . . or unleash her dark destiny?


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. may
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 16:05:52

    I really like the new format – I find it so helpful! Unfortunately just went to purchase dark awakening and it is $7.99 for kindle. Must have missed it.

  2. Serena
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 16:49:32

    @may: I noticed that, too! But if you don’t mind buying from BN, then the nook version is still $2.99.

  3. Jane
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 17:21:40

    @may: I think the Kindle price hasn’t switched “on” yet.

  4. Lynnette
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 20:55:47

    I read Dark Awakenings some time ago in print format and enjoyed it enough that I purchased the rest of the series. If that helps at all

  5. Brian
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 21:36:10


    Unfortunately just went to purchase dark awakening and it is $7.99 for kindle. Must have missed it.

    It’s $2.99 at Amazon now.

  6. Christina
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 23:58:20

    I have read Dark Awakening also and enjoyed. Looking forward to the third book due out this month.

  7. MaryK
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 11:07:59

    There’s a free POC sports romance at Amazon.

  8. may
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 16:30:58

    @Jane: aha! thanks Jane. Just went and re-clicked that link now it is on at discount.

  9. eggs
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 18:37:44

    I can’t buy the kindle version of Dark Awakenings at any price in Australia and the kindle version of Kenyon’s books are a little over $12 each. But I can get the hardcover for $10? That makes no sense. That’s almost a calculated insult to Aussie kindle owners. I have most of Kenyon’s other Dark Hunter ebooks from before the Geo-restrictions War began but I won’t be buying her anymore. A shame really, as those books were like candy to me.

  10. Sandia
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 07:21:45

    I LOVED Heartsick. I started it before the Steig Larsson books and they kicked his books asses.

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