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The Dark on the Other Side  by Barbara MichaelsThe Dark on the Other Side by Barbara Michaels. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Everywhere she turns, Linda Randolph hears voices: from empty dark corners and lonely rooms. But it is the house itself that speaks the loudest, telling Linda to run for her life. Her husband, Gordon, the noted statesman and scholar, suggests she’s losing her mind. Linda almost hopes it’s true, because the alternate explanation is too terrible to contemplate: that Gordon is intimately involved with dark, diabolical forces beyond the scope of the natural and rational. Either Linda Randolph is half-mad … or her husband is pure evil.

A few Barbara Michaels’ titles are on sale for .99. Barbara Michaels was the mystery / thriller penname for Barbara Mertz aka Elizabeth Peters.

Other Worlds
The Grey Beginning
Smoke and Mirrors ($1.99)

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Gingerbread Man by Maggie ShayneGingerbread Man by Maggie Shayne. $ Free

From the Jacket Copy:

USA Today bestselling author Maggie Shayne unveils the dark side of romance in this gripping novel of contemporary suspense…

Desperate to solve the most difficult case of his career, Detective Vincent O’Mally travels to a small town in upstate New York, where he meets beautiful, haunted Holly Newman-and attempts to unearth the clues hidden deep in her mind.

Expect more mystery than romance.

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Raising Ryann by Alyssa Rae Taylor . $ .99

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New Adult Novel–Raising Ryann (Book 1 in the Bad Boy Reformed Series)

Twenty-year-old Reese Johnson can finally leave her troublesome past behind. She enters college with her best friend, Gia, and spends her time doing what she loves–working as a self-defense instructor at a local gym. Then Luke Ryann enters the picture. He’s the tall, dark, and tattooed MMA fighter her boss hires to privately train her. One minute, he captivates her with his piercing brown eyes and boyish dimples. The next, he infuriates her with his relentless banter and cocky bad boy behavior. He’s the last thing she wants or needs, and she never expects to fall in love with him.

Luke’s jaded past has him keeping a safe distance. Despite what he feels, some things are better left alone. He has a dangerous secret–one that has the potential to risk their lives. As he fights the attraction between them, can he resist the growing tension and protect the woman he’ll never be able to have?

Raising Ryann, the first book in the Bad Boy Reformed series, isn’t just a story about first love.It’s filled with action, suspense, mystery, and a touch of humor.

Recommended for mature audiences due to situations of abuse, violence, strong language and sexual content.

From the reviews it looks like this is the first book in a duology and that it has a more YA tone than an adult one.

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Beaumont Brides Collection (Wild Justice, Wild Lady, Wild Fire)  by Liz FieldingBeaumont Brides Collection by Liz Fielding . $ .99.

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The Beaumont Brides trilogy charts the loves of three women – Felicity Beaumont, Claudia Beaumont and Melanie Devlin.

Betrayed by a lover, her career in ruins, Fizz Beaumont devotes all her energy to restoring Broomhill Bay pier, using the old theatre as the home for the radio station that is her life.
The arrival of tycoon Luke Devlin, who has taken over her major sponsor, threatens not just her radio station but — as he offers her a lesson in passion which promises to set the skies ablaze — everything she holds dear.

With old secrets and past loves revealed, the story moves on to, Claudia who on the morning of a parachute jump for charity receives an anonymous letter warning her that she will not survive the jump.
Gabriel MacIntyre has no time for women like Claudia Beaumont. She’s so beautiful that she takes his breath away and she’s used to having any man she wants. Not him.
Claudia Beaumont has no time for men like Gabriel MacIntyre. Overwhelmingly arrogant, swift to leap to conclusions. He thinks he knows her, but he doesn’t. And she doesn’t give a damn. But when her life is threatened, Mac is the only person she can turn to for help and suddenly their bantering flirtation becomes so much more.

Melanie Devlin, tired of being treated like an airhead blonde, accepts a challenge from an old friend to prove that she’s made of sterner stuff. Within weeks she’s organising a revolution in the company she works for and falling for the dangerous, Jack Wolfe. Then Jack offers her a week in the West Indies as his pretend lover…
Jack Wolfe has no intention of letting Melanie Beaumont see how much he is attracted to her. He knows she’s hiding something, and he’s determined to discover the truth and a week on a tropical island is going to give him all the time he needs.

Liz Fielding is a Harlequin romance author I’ve enjoyed in the past, but the top review for this collection is “BUT I found them nigh unreadable due to the very serious lack of editing. The basic tools of a writer are spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, paragraphing. If a writer has not mastered these then I think that person has no business publishing a book.”

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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. Ros
    Aug 16, 2013 @ 17:49:37

    Hmm. I read the Beaumont Brides and I don’t remember noticing those kind of issues with the books.

  2. library addict
    Aug 16, 2013 @ 19:08:42

  3. Rosario
    Aug 17, 2013 @ 02:52:13

    The Barbara Michaels titles on sale are really, really not her best. In fact, Other Worlds is probably her worst. Unfortunately, the not-on-sale titles are quite expensive, $7.99.

  4. Nadia Lee
    Aug 17, 2013 @ 08:48:30


    The reason why the review of Liz Fielding’s book criticized her spelling, punctuation, etc. is that her English is British, so she uses single quotes rather than double quotes for dialogue and so on.

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