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Daily Deals: A Family of Her Own by Brenda Novak &...

Beginning today and through August 20th, all Sourcebook republished Georgette Heyer eBooks will be on sale for $2.99.  You can buy these at Sourcebooks and Amazon appears to be matching the prices.

A Family of Her Own By: Brenda Novak A Family of Her Own by Brenda Novak. $1.99.

From Jacket Copy:

Pregnant . . .and alone?

When Katie Rogers returns to Dundee, Idaho, it’s not because she wants to. It’s because she’s disillusioned, broke — and pregnant. She was going to make something of her life in the big city. Instead, she’s paying a high price for trusting the wrong man.

Booker Robinson is the man she didn’t trust, the man she’d left behind in Dundee . . .and the first person she sees when she comes back. But despite Booker’s notorious past, he now has a successful business and a home of his own.

He’s also spent two years getting over Katie. She’s the last person he wants to see. But when her parents refuse to take her in, she doesn’t have anywhere else to go, and Booker soon finds himself with a roommate — one who needs a father for her baby . . .

Katie’s vowed she’ll never trust the wrong man again. But sometimes a man isn’t everything he seems. And sometimes he’s more . .

This was originally published in 2004. It’s $1.99 at Amazon and Harlequin (if you need the epub version).


Uglies (The Uglies) Scott Westerfeld Uglies by Scott Westerfield. $3.99.

From Jacket Copy:

Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that?

Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. Not for her license — for turning pretty. In Tally’s world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.

But Tally’s new friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to be pretty. She’d rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world — and it isn’t very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

I’ve not read this story but the premise reminds me of the girl who recently received $40,000 in plastic surgery from a charitable organization to turn her pretty face into a generically pretty face.


Tall Tales and Wedding Veils by Jane Graves Tall Tales and Wedding Veils by Jane Graves. $1.99.

From Jacket Copy:

Accountant Heather Montgomery is a planner. So never in her wildest dreams did she think she’d run into sexy charmer Tony McCaffrey in Vegas, play lady luck, and celebrate his jackpot with a champagne-soaked night. And she certainly never expected to wake up the next morning married! How could this good girl pick a man whose fridge is empty and whose apartment is a disaster zone, yet still drives her so crazy with lust she can’t see straight?

Quickly hitched and happily ditched, Tony can’t wait to get back to his playboy ways. But when Heather’s family is thrilled that their no-nonsense daughter is finally in love, he proposes a plan: stay married for a month to repay his good luck charm, even though she sterilizes his toothbrush and forbids anything between the sheets. But Heather is more than he bargained for–a sharp-witted, passionate woman who just might turn his near miss into wedded bliss!

This book was discounted last year. I picked it up in June of 2011 but I haven’t read it yet. Such is the tale of my buying habits.


His Darkest Hunger Juliana Stone His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone. $.99.

From Jacket Copy:

Jaxon Castille: jaguar shifter, warrior, assassin. He has long hungered for the chance to make his former lover, Libby Jamieson, pay for her deadly betrayal. After three long years he’s finally found her. The hunt is over . . .

But the Libby that he finds is not what he expected. She has no memory of their tumultuous affair, of her treachery, of anything beyond her own name. A shadowy and deadly clan has marked them both for death, and in an instant, he game changes: the hunter has become the hunted.

On the run, with the ghosts of their past between them and a dark, desperate hunger quickly reclaiming their bodies and souls, Libby and Jaxon must discover the truth behind the dark forces working against them. Together, they must grab hold of a destiny that has the power to either heal them or destroy them.

But the truth is far more shattering than anyone could imagine . . .

I believe I read one book in this series and couldn’t get engaged. It’s very standard PNR fare.


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. Lynne Connolly
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 14:42:56

    The Georgette Heyer offer? Not in the UK. Sad. I do have a complete collection, including some first editions, but I’d love to recommend her wonderful books to friends while they’re on offer.

  2. TFQ
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 14:58:49

    B&N is matching the price on the Heyer e-books as well. Wheeee!!!!!

  3. Loosheesh
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 15:40:07

    For the Discover a New Love club members, you can get the Georgette Heyer books further discounted by an additional 25% ($2.24 each), plus the discover15 code (15% off) will work on some of the books, bringing them down to $1.90 each.

  4. Darlynne
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 16:15:18

    Uglies is close to brilliant. It’s also a surprising and unexpected story because of how things turn out for Tally and Shay. Westerfeld succeeds in making teenage dystopian scifi both believable and fresh, as well as horrifying. I’ve read Pretties, the second book, and will have to check out Specials to see how it all ends.

  5. LG
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 16:47:47

    @Darlynne: And don’t forget Extras – Tally and at least one other character from the Uglies trilogy appear briefly in that one. It’s been a while since I read all the books, but I remember really enjoying them. I keep meaning to read his steampunk books, but haven’t gotten around to them yet.

  6. Maree Anderson
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 17:51:55

    I was so excited to read about the Georgette Heyer books but alas, yet again this offer doesn’t apply to non-US residents. I’m in New Zealand, and I’d have to pay the full price on Amazon etc. Might have to check direct with Sourcebooks, as last time I only tried Amazon & ARe.

    And I’ve been meaning to read the Uglies trilogy ever since I bought it for my daughter. Thanks for the reminded! *heads downstairs to pinch it from daughter’s room*

  7. Brian
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 18:38:59

    @Maree Anderson:
    Sourcebooks only has the rights for the US and Canada so unless you get lucky and find somewhere that the geo restrictions are set wrong I don’t think you’ll be able to get in on the deal unfortunately.

    I believe Random House has the rights in the UK, AU and NZ.

  8. Heather Greye
    Aug 15, 2012 @ 09:44:20

    Uglies is well worth picking up. It’s an interesting idea and a pretty good series, although I didn’t love the third book. (Or the Steampunk series, but that’s another post.)

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