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Daily Deals: A Brazen sale; black dragons; humorous non fiction account...

Game for Marriage by Karen Erickson. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

He’s going in deep to make her his…

Struggling artist Sheridan Harper never imagined she’d spend a sizzling night with Jared Quinn, the smoking-hot star quarterback of her local professional football team, the San Jose Hawks. And she’s even more shocked when Jared’s publicist offers her a proposition: a fake marriage to keep Jared out of the gossip mags. Being that close to Jared would be too tempting, so to protect her heart, she insists on secretly including a clause forbidding sex between them.

Jared just wants to keep his starting QB job and keep it in San Jose. His reputation as a ladies’ man has landed him in the headlines one too many times, but there’s something about his kind, passionate new wife that tempts him beyond reason. Any sort of intimacy between them is completely forbidden, but as their bodies fall in deep, will their hearts follow suit?

Brazen sent out a newsletter this morning announcing the 99c deals.

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Secret Thunder (Lords of Conquest) by Patricia RyanSecret Thunder by Patricia Ryan. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Young Faithe of Hauekleah, widowed by the conquering Normans, is horrified to learn that they’ve given her hand in marriage, and therefore her estate, to one of their own: the notorious Luke de Périgueux, a Norman soldier known as the Black Dragon for his ruthlessness against her people. She could refuse the marriage, but that would mean losing her ancestral farmstead, an even worse prospect than giving herself to some Norman devil. Although determined to keep her lord husband at a distance, Faithe finds herself losing her heart as she comes to know the man within the beast–but before long, it becomes all too apparent that the Black Dragon is hiding a dark and terrible secret.

When are Black Dragons not hiding terrible secrets. I’ve seen the Hobbit! This was originally published by Penguin in 1997.

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Kissing Outside the Lines: A True Story of Love and Race and Happily Ever After by Diane FarrKissing Outside the Lines by Diane Farr . $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Diane Farr—Numb3rs star, Loveline veteran, and contributor—always took for granted that she could love anybody she chose. But when she, a white woman, fell in love with a Korean American man, she quickly learned a tough lesson: When it comes to navigating the landscape of interracial love in America today . . . you’re going to step on some landmines.

At turns introspective and outrageous, Kissing Outside the Lines is Farr’s unapologetic—often hilarious—look at the complexities of interracial/ethnic/religious/what-have-you love, told through the lens of her own experience of dating, marrying, and creating a family with someone from a race and culture different from her own. Along the way, she exposes the many ways in which prejudice rears its ugly head—whether subtly or overtly—when you dare to love “outside the lines,” and she shares the stories of other multiracial couples from different corners of the U.S. who have made a similar leap.

I bought this one because I don’t think I’ve seen a humorous account of an interracial love relationship between a Caucasian and an Asian.

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The Heiress of Winterwood (Whispers On The Moors) by Sarah LaddThe Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah Ladd . $ 2.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

The Heiress of Winterwood

Amelia Barrett gave her word. Keeping it could cost her everything.

Darbury, England, 1814

Amelia Barrett, heiress to an estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s baby. She’ll risk everything to keep her word—even to the point of proposing to the child’s father—a sea captain she’s never met.

When the child vanishes with little more than an ominous ransom note hinting to her whereabouts, Amelia and Graham are driven to test the boundaries of their love for this little one.

Amelia’s detailed plans would normally see her through any trial, but now, desperate and shaken, she’s forced to examine her soul and face her one weakness: pride.

Graham’s strength and self-control have served him well and earned him much respect, but chasing perfection has kept him a prisoner of his own discipline. And away from the family he has sworn to love and protect.

Both must learn to accept God’s sovereignty and relinquish control so they can grasp the future He has for planned for them.

This is published by Thomas Nelson so it should have strong Christian themes in the story.

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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. EmilyW
    Jul 22, 2013 @ 15:33:21

    Tessa Dare’s second and third Spindle Cove books are 89 cents at Amazon.

  2. SonomaLass
    Jul 22, 2013 @ 22:56:17

    Sold on Kissing Outside the Lines! I show the documentary Seeking Asian Female in my intercultural communication class, and this sounds like it could be a good accompaniment.

    I already bought one of the Brazen books; Jennifer L. Armentrout’s latest blog post on 50 gave me an immediate need to buy one of hers.

  3. Kaetrin
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 02:29:34

    I was all set to click on “buy” for Kissing Outside the Lines but it’s not available on Kindle for me *cries*.

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