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My Bluegrass Baby Molly HarperMy Bluegrass Baby by Molly Harper. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Sadie Hutchins loves her job at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Not only could her co-workers double as the cast of Parks & Recreation, but she loves finding the unusual sites, hidden gems, and just-plain-odd tourist attractions of her home state. She’s a shoo-in for the director’s job when her boss retires at the end of the year…until hotshot Josh Vaughn shows up to challenge her for the position.

Josh is all sophisticated polish while Sadie’s country comfort, and the two have very different ideas of what makes a good campaign. So when their boss pits them against each other in a winner-takes-all contest, they’re both willing to fight dirty if it means getting what they want. But it turns out, what Josh and Sadie want could be each other—and Josh’s kisses are the best Kentucky attraction Sadie’s found yet!

This is a full length book and the start of a new series by Molly Harper. Dianne, an Amazon reviewer, cautions that the book, while funny and informative (about Kentucky) is more of a chick lit than a romance.

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Married in Haste      by     Cathy MaxwellMarried in Haste by Cathy Maxwell. $ Free

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Brenn Owens, the new Earl of Merton, has come to London to choose a bride. The broad-shouldered war hero has his pick of the season’s debutantes, but once he gazes upon Tess Hamlin, he knows he won’t rest until he’s made her his own. But behind Tess’s light-hearted facade is desperation. She has no choice but to marry quickly, before news of her family’s ruin becomes common gossip, so she accepts Brenn’s sudden proposal—without letting him know the truth. He offers her days and nights of unforgettable passion and love, but how can she marry him without feeling she’s betrayed him?

Free at BN and Amazon.

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Lady Maggie's Secret ScandalLady Maggie’s Secret Scandal by Grace Burrowes. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Lady Maggie Windham Has Secrets

And she’s been perfectly capable of keeping them…until now. When she’s threatened with exposure, she turns to investigator Benjamin Hazlit to keep catastrophe at bay. But Maggie herself intrigues Benjamin more than the riddle she’s set him to solve. As he uncovers more and more of her past, Maggie struggles to keep him at a distance, until they both begin to discover the truth in their hearts…

Burrowes has a great voice even though her historical knowledge and application is weak.  For some reason, BN is not reflecting the reduced price but Apple, Amazon, Kobo are.

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Texas Pride: Night Riders      by     Leigh GreenwoodTexas Pride: Night Riders by Leigh Greenwood. $ .99.

From the Jacket Copy:


Carla Reece had never met anyone more infuriating in her life. The blond giant who swaggered up to her door had no right to take over half her ranch – no matter how stupid her brother had been gambling it away in a high-stakes poker game. Her new foreman claimed to be some foreign royalty who promised to leave in a year. Still, a year was way too long to spend with a man who made her madder than a wet hen and weak in the knees all at the same time.


Ivan may have charmed everyone in town into thinking he was the perfect gentleman, but Carla knew better. There had to be a chink in his armor-a red-hot passion under that calm, cool gaze. But once she finds it, she may be in for more than she ever bargained for…

I’ve never read a Leigh Greenwood book before. I tend to shy away from male writers in the romance genre. The hero, Ivan, is perfect and Carla’s justified anger apparently melts away in the face of Ivan’s perfection. The story appears to be dialogue heavy and light on the angst.

BN is not reflecting the reduced price but Apple, Amazon, Kobo are.

Additional Sourcebooks titles for 99c today:

  • A Lady and Her Magic by Tammy Falkner * A | BN | K | S
  • A Gentleman Says I Do by Amelia Grey * A | BN | K | S
  • A Lady’s Revenge by Tracey Devlyn * A | BN | K | S
  • The Most Improper Miss Sophie Valentine by Jayne Fresina * A | BN | K | S
  • Lady Amelia’s Mess and a Half by Samantha Grace * A | BN | K | S
  • Fortune’s Son by Emery Lee * A | BN | K | S
  • Lord of Fire and Ice by Connie Mason * A | BN | K | S
  • Highland Hellcat by Mary Wine * A | BN | K | S
  • True Highland Spirit by Amanda Forester * A | BN | K | S
  • Lord of the Black Isle by Elaine Coffman * A | BN | K | S

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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. Rosie
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 16:57:51

    I’ve never tried a book by Grace Burrowes, but she sure does seem to crank ’em out quickly. I looked on Amazon and she’s had 9 books and 2 novellas with release dates between Dec. 2010 and April 2013.
    I’m thinking about getting the Molly Harper book. But the chick lit comment gives me pause.

  2. Readsalot81
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 17:38:41

    I love the way Grace Burrowes writes, but Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal frustrated the heck out of me. She dithers about and doesn’t let the hero know what’s going on until about 75/80% of the way through the story. Felt like it dragged on for quite some time, and then it rushes to finish up at the end of the book. Really pretty writing though.

  3. Jayne
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 18:40:35

    @Rosie: I read and reviewd And One Last Thing…in 2011 and liked it – but then I enjoy Chick Lit.

  4. Mary
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 19:49:48

    I loved My Bluegrass Baby-I thought it was really fun and I liked the characters. It’s a little like chick-lit, but it’s also like a romance novel. Sort of a blend. I think where it might fall flat in some romance readers eyes is the ending, but I enjoyed it.
    I tried reading Grace Burrowes first book, The Heir, and could not get through it. I might have been able to finish it if it was a contemporary-but her historical accuracy drove me up the wall and I DNFed it.

  5. Susan
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 23:32:39

    There are a bunch of Lavinia Kent books on sale for $1.99. Has anyone here read her books?

  6. Jane
    Jan 07, 2013 @ 08:03:57

    @Susan: Four of those $1.99 books are very short novellas.

  7. brandy
    Jan 07, 2013 @ 14:25:35

    I’ve never tried a book by Grace Burrowes, but she sure does seem to crank ‘em out quickly.

    She wrote a lot of books before she was ever published, and they’re all being spiffed up and released now. She said on her Facebook page that she’ll have a book out every month this year.

    I love her writing! She’s one of my very few auto-buys. Courtney Milan’s another. :D

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