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Amazon has a number of romance books between $.99 and $1.99.

Storm That Is Sterling by Lisa Renee JonesStorm That Is Sterling by Lisa Renee Jones. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

He may be invincible to everyone else. . .
Sterling Jeter has remarkable powers and has shown himself to be just about indestructible. But beautiful, brilliant Rebecca Burns knows that even a Super Soldier needs comfort, and so much more …

But she can see that deep down, he’s just a man …

Sterling and Rebecca’s teenage romance was interrupted, but years later the heat between them flares back to life. Even though it endangers everything they’re fighting for, it’s impossible to resist picking up right where they left off . . .

This is LRJ’s super soldier series. I love love the titles of these books. I bought the first two and they sit in my never ending to be read pile. I’ll have to add the third. The reading order is as follows:

Legend of Michael: Sin and Satisfaction (Zodius)
Danger That Is Damion
Storm That Is Sterling (A Zodius Novel)

Sourcebooks is having a $1.99 sale with over 300 books priced at $1.99 including many Georgette Heyer books.

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Duke of Shadows Meredith DuranThe Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

In a debut romance as passionate and sweeping as the British Empire, Meredith Duran paints a powerful picture of an aristocrat torn between two worlds, an heiress who dares to risk everything…and the love born in fire and darkness that nearly destroys them.

From exotic sandstone palaces…

Sick of tragedy, done with rebellion, Emmaline Martin vows to settle quietly into British Indian society. But when the pillars of privilege topple, her fiancé’s betrayal leaves Emma no choice. She must turn for help to the one man whom she should not trust, but cannot resist: Julian Sinclair, the dangerous and dazzling heir to the Duke of Auburn.

To the marble halls of London…

In London, they toast Sinclair with champagne. In India, they call him a traitor. Cynical and impatient with both worlds, Julian has never imagined that the place he might belong is in the embrace of a woman with a reluctant laugh and haunted eyes. But in a time of terrible darkness, he and Emma will discover that love itself can be perilous — and that a single decision can alter one’s life forever.

Destiny follows wherever you run.

A lifetime of grief later, in a cold London spring, Emma and Julian must finally confront the truth: no matter how hard one tries to deny it, some pasts cannot be disowned…and some passions never die.

Is your clicking finger getting tired? My arm is sore all the way to my shoulder. This is Duran’s first novel that was published through a now defunct Borders + contest.

The Duke of Shadows received multiple reviews at Dear Author with varying grades.

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One Wrong Step (Borderline Series #2) by Laura GriffinOne Wrong Step by Laura Griffin. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:


But that’s just what happens when Celie Wells has an encounter with her former husband, and he turns up dead an hour later. Now, after working hard to distance herself from his crooked ways and shady connections, she finds she’s smack dab in the middle of his murder investigation. And it isn’t just the police who have their eye on her, but an enraged drug lord who is seeking payback.

The only person who seems to be on her side is old acquaintance John McAllister. But the sexy reporter has a nose for news, as well as a reputation as a playboy. Is he helping Celie out because he wants a story…or a one-night stand? She knows John’s interest is potentially hazardous to her heart. But not accepting his help could put her life at even greater risk — and she can’t afford one wrong step.

I thought I read all of Griffin’s novels but this one appears to have escaped me. How is that possible? Jayne got me started on Griffin. Jayne’s not much of a romantic suspense lover so when she reviewed and recommended the Glass Sisters books, I started reading Griffin’s backlist. I feel like her Glass Sisters series and earlier Tracer books were her best.


In looking back on the archives, Jayne reviewed this title but the book was incomplete and gave it a C-.

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The Midwife of Venice by Roberta RichThe Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich. $ 1.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

Hannah Levi is renowned throughout Venice for her gift at coaxing reluctant babies from their mothers—a gift aided by the secret “birthing spoons” she designed. But when a count implores her to attend to his wife, who has been laboring for days to give birth to their firstborn son, Hannah is torn. A Papal edict forbids Jews from rendering medical treatment to Christians, but the payment he offers is enough to ransom her beloved husband, Isaac, who has been captured at sea. Can Hannah refuse her duty to a suffering woman? Hannah’s choice entangles her in a treacherous family rivalry that endangers the baby and threatens her voyage to Malta, where Isaac, believing her dead in the plague, is preparing to buy his passage to a new life. Not since The Red Tent or People of the Book has a novel transported readers so intimately into the complex lives of women centuries ago or so richly into a story of intrigue that transcends the boundaries of history.

Jayne gave

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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. Loosheesh
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 10:01:28

    Is it pathetic I feel a little depressed that I can’t take advantage of the Georgette Heyer sale because … I already own ALL of her books?! Sometimes I think I need help *headdesk*

  2. JenM
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 12:22:28

    Jennifer Estep’s last two Elemental Assassin series books are on sale for $2.99 each – Deadly Sting and Heart of Venom. I love this series and I was hoping Heart of Venom would go on sale. I was doing the happy dance when I saw them this AM. I’m guessing this sale is in all the bookstores, not just Amazon, since Simon & Schuster books typically are not offered on Amazon only sales.

  3. Cat
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 12:28:21

    Well, I don’t own all of them, yet (!), but I’m well on my way because of this and other links I’ve found on Dear Author. So, thanks ever so much, DA, and I’m off to read another. (Apologies for bad attempt at British accent :P)

  4. CelineB
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 12:36:42

    A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway is .99 at Amazon. It got a B+ when reviewed here.

  5. Estara Swanberg
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 13:18:09

    To everyone whom I infected with my love for all books Andrea Höst – her follow-up to Champion of the Rose is now available in ebook (propagating across the sites). She offers Bones of the Fair as a deal at Smashwords, as well as the first volume Champion of the Rose. I quote:

    (Release month 50% coupon: TW44S)

    As a promotional extra, Champion of the Rose will be $0.99 during December.

  6. EGS
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 16:04:02

    Heyer’s on sale? Man, buying all the ones I don’t already have.

  7. Kaetrin
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 00:07:43

    oh lordy, these sales are killing me! Those Lisa Renee Jones books are mighty tempting…. click click click. *sigh*

    I got all 3 books for a total of $3.15 with Kobo code Bookriot50 which I have used MULTIPLE times over the past week or so. Somebody stop me.

  8. Estara Swanberg
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 10:51:59

    @Kaetrin: Wow, is that still live? That was the whole of November then. I was able to use that 50Nvbr multiple times, too. Haven’t tried today though, considering it’s December.

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