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I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies Series #1) by Pittacus LoreI Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Nine of us came here.

We look like you.

We talk like you.

We live among you—but

We are not you.

We have powers you dream of having.

We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—

But we are real.

They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya.

They killed them all.

I am Number Four. I am next.

Quite the blurb. For romance fans, several of the reviews wish the the love story was omitted so yes, there is a romantic element.

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Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter Series #1) by Sherrilyn KenyonNight Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

The Dark-Hunters are ancient warriors who have sworn to protect mankind and the fate of the world is in their hands. . .

He is solitude. He is darkness. He is the ruler of the night. Yet Kyrian of Thrace has just woken up handcuffed to his worst nightmare: An accountant. Worse, she’s being hunted by one of the most lethal vampires out there. And if Amanda Devereaux goes down, then he does too. But it’s not just their lives that are hanging in the balance. Kyrian and Amanda are all that stands between humanity and oblivion. Let’s hope they win.

Last week, twenty one books in the Dark Hunter series was on sale. Almost all except the first one. But now thanks to BN’s “firsts” sale and Amazon’s price matching, you can round out your collection.

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Simply Irresistible (Lucky Harbor Series #1)by Jill ShalvisSimply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Maddie Moore’s whole life needs a makeover.

In one fell swoop, Maddie loses her boyfriend (her decision) and her job (so not her decision). But rather than drowning her sorrows in bags of potato chips, Maddie leaves L.A. to claim the inheritance left by her free-spirited mother-a ramshackle inn nestled in the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington.

Starting over won’t be easy. Yet Maddie sees the potential for a new home and a new career-if only she can convince her two half-sisters to join her in the adventure. But convincing Tara and Chloe will be difficult because the inn needs a big makeover too.

The contractor Maddie hires is a tall, dark-haired hottie whose eyes-and mouth-are making it hard for her to remember that she’s sworn off men. Even harder will be Maddie’s struggles to overcome the past, though she’s about to discover that there’s no better place to call home than Lucky Harbor.

I know I’ve featured this book before. It’s been on sale several times. However, given that book 3 was on sale yesterday, I figured some people may not have picked up book 1 before. Jill Shalvis writes about nice people having romances but the tension can sometimes be a little manufactured.

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Blood of Requiem (Song of Dragons, Book 1)  by Daniel ArensonBlood of Requiem (Song of Dragons, Book 1) by Daniel Arenson. $ .99.

From the Jacket Copy:

Song of Dragons — a trilogy of blood, steel, and dragonfire. For fans of epic fantasy like A Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings.

BOOK ONE: BLOOD OF REQUIEM

Long ago stood the kingdom of Requiem, a land of men who could grow wings and scales, breathe fire, and take flight as dragons. Requiem ruled the sky.

But Dies Irae, a tyrant leading an army of griffins, hunted Requiem’s people, burned their forests, and shattered their temples. Requiem fell. This ancient land now lies in ruin, its halls crumbled, its cries silenced, its skeletons littering the burned earth.

In the wilderness, a scattering of survivors lives in hiding. The griffins still hunt them, and every day promises death. Will Requiem’s last children perish in exile… or once more become dragons and fly to war?

I found this BN review rather amusing “This book is an acceptable story that kept me interested enough that i purchased the 2nd and 3rd books. I do not always have time to read sweeping epic tales with so much going on. (I have a 3 year old)”

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She 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

8 Comments

  1. Juliana Stone
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 12:17:43

    Ah, thanks for this Jane. Back in the day I gobbled up the Dark Hunters and have them all in paperback. Plus Acheron’s gorgeous hardcover. I haven’t read paranormal in so long but am thinking it would be a good time to re-read this series, now I can do it on my ipad, so this is good!

  2. Susan
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 14:44:54

    Isn’t Fantasy Lover #1? On Amazon, it’s still regular price. There were several books that weren’t included in last week’s sale, but I bought all the ones that were (including Night Pleasures). Thx.

  3. Elyssa Patrick
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 14:45:16

    I’m pretty sure FANTASY LOVER is the first book in Kenyon’s series, not NIGHT PLEASURES. Sadly FL is not discounted.

  4. ms bookjunkie
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 16:47:20

    Fantasy Lover is #1, but it’s more of a prequel and not a Dark-Hunter book. Those who want to dive into the DH series can start with Night Pleasures where the DH story arc begins.

  5. Juliana Stone
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 09:17:45

    @ms bookjunkie: That’s what I thought. I remember that first one as being a novella….girl with the book, correct?

  6. Angela
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 10:13:40

    Fantasy Lover – for those of you wanting it – goes on sale fairly frequently. I’ve seen it at $1.99 more than once in the past two years. So you might just want to keep an eye on it and wait. ;)

    It’s a full length book, and it is related to the DH series (the characters show up later I believe), but you don’t have to read it before Night Pleasures.

    I keep waffling on the ‘Number Four’ book – I’m just not a huge fan of the author, but it just sounds so interesting. Apparently $2.99 isn’t my must-buy price either. LOL

  7. ms bookjunkie
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 11:52:37

    @Juliana Stone: It’s full length, but otherwise, yes, girl with the book.

  8. Erin Satie
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 21:54:15

    I Am Number Four is one of the books to come out of James Frey’s little writing factory, called Full Fathom Five.

    The author of “I Am Number Four” only wrote the first book in the series, before being dropped and replaced with someone new.

    Google around a bit for more information. I’ve tried not to buy or read anything written in conjunction w/ Full Fathom Five, though it’s not easy to figure out.

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