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The Perfect Ten Various AuthorsThe Perfect Ten by Dianna Love, Sandy Blair, Misty Evans, Adrienne Giordano, Tonya Kappes. $ .99

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TEN Full-length novels: Explosive suspense, powerful romance and loads of fun by 10 bestsellers!
ON SALE for limited time!!

LAST CHANCE TO RUN – Sexy, heart-stopping romantic suspense
New York Times bestseller Dianna Love
“Engrossing, thrilling and wonderfully steamy…a pitch-perfect suspense that will keep readers breathless…” The Romance Reviews

THE LAIRD – Time travel romance set in Scotland
USA Today bestseller, Sandy Blair
“Heartwarming historical romance at its best.”
~New York Times Bestselling author, Janet Chapman

DEADLY PURSUIT – A hot romantic thriller
USA Today bestseller Misty Evans
“…a fast paced, action-filled romantic suspense…” ~ So Many Reads

DOG COLLAR CRIME – A fun mystery for romance lovers
USA Today bestseller Adrienne Giordano
“… hits a home run once again with a fun mystery you can’t put down.” New York Times bestseller Dianna Love

INVISIBLE MAGIC – Sexy Urban Fantasy
Amazon bestseller Mary Buckham
“Not since Kate Daniels and Mercy Thompson have I fallen in love with a female character like I have with Alex Noziak.” ~ Quiana at Urban Girl Reader

DEADLY RELATIONS – Non-stop suspense and toe-curling passion
Amazon Bestseller Alexa Grace
“…high-voltage, fraught-with-danger, vicarious experience that is super-charged with breathtaking love.” The Romance Reviews

A CHARMING CRIME – Bringing Magical Fiction To Life
Amazon Top 100 Bestseller Tonya Kappes
“Tonya Kappes’ A Magical Cure Series, charmed me until the end!”
~ Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

OUT OF FOCUS – Small town suspense
Amazon bestseller Nancy Naigle
“Encompasses love and loss to the depths of your heart…”
~ Amazon Reviewer

THE MERZETTI EFFECT – Pulse-pounding paranormal romance
Amazon bestseller Norah Wilson
“Be prepared to be riveted. The Merzetti Effect is a gripping, exhilarating read that carries you along at an electrifying pace until the very last page.” –Julianne MacLean, USA Today Bestselling Author

TIME TRAP – Epic sci-fi/fantasy young adult
Amazon bestseller Micah Caida
“…totally captivated by every scene in the first book…The imagination of Micah Caida takes the reader on an exhilarating journey…originality at its best.” Amelia Richards,

Lots of books, one tiny price. Are they any good? I have no idea.

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Outlaw's Kiss Nan RyanOutlaw’s Kiss by Nan Ryan. $ 1.99

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With her life in shambles, a young woman joins a gang of rough-riding outlaws

When the ambush of a gold shipment for the army ends with the death of a Union soldier, Cordell Rogers and his ex-Confederate raiding party flee to Mexico. Cordell brings his wife and daughter, Mollie, but scarlet fever leaves him a widower, and young Mollie must grow up among his ragtag band of bandits. On her eighteenth birthday, Mollie makes a decision. She leaps on her horse, straps on a pistol, and prepares to become an outlaw. As Mollie begins her career as a renegade, the son of the soldier killed in the long-ago raid searches Mexico for justice. His fevered quest could destroy Cordell’s band of outlaws, but only if he can resist the charms of the sultry young woman who rides like a man.

Someone here must here must have read this book. It sounds intriguing.

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Jet: A Marked Men Novel Jay CrownoverJet: A Marked Men by Jay Crownover. $ 1.99

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With his tight leather pants and a sharp edge that makes him dangerous, Jet Keller is every girl’s rock and roll fantasy. But Ayden Cross is done walking on the wild side with bad boys. She doesn’t want to give in to the heat she sees in Jet’s dark, haunted eyes. She’s afraid of getting burned from the sparks of their spontaneous combustion, even as his touch sets her on fire.

Jet can’t resist the Southern Belle with mile-long legs in cowboy boots who defies his every expectation. Yet the closer he feels to Ayden, the less he seems to know her. While he’s tempted to get under her skin and undo her in every way, he knows firsthand what happens to two people with very different ideas about relationships.
Will the blaze burn into an enduring love. . . or will it consume their dreams and turn them to ashes?
Don’t miss the latest bad boy in Jay Crownover’s unforgettable New Adult series.

Jay Crownover wrote and self published RULE which featured a tattooed hero from a wealthy family and a good girl heroine. It was a very engaging story but it was a mess editing wise. Regardless of the missing words, misspellings, grammatical horrors everywhere, this book sold like hotcakes. It was in the Kindle top 10 for weeks.

Crownover sold to HarperCollins and this was the second book and it didn’t fare as well. I admit getting an ARC starting it and setting it down. The strong voice that I enjoyed despite all the editing problems in Rule was either not present in Jet or I didn’t give it enough of a chance.  I always intended to return to the book at some point but never got around to it.

Perhaps it is the cover? I’m not thrilled with the Greaser look of the guy on the cover. He looks like he uses more product than me.

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Carolyn Jewel The SpareThe Spare by Carolyn Jewel. $ .99 at AMZN | $3.99 elsewhere.

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Captain Sebastian Alexander, late of His Majesty’s Royal Navy, is The Spare who inherits an earldom and Pennhyll Castle after the death of his older brother. Red-haired Olivia Willow is invited to Pennhyll to even out the numbers. She’s missing a day from her life. Is it possible that she had something to do with the murder of Sebastian’s brother? Olivia isn’t what he assumes and as the truth about what happened to his brother slowly comes to light, Sebastian’s life is changed forever.

Carolyn Jewel’s Leisure historicals are a treasure. They are emotional and full bodied and at 99c, I’d definitely recommend this one. We featured this lovely First Call story from Jewel back in 2009.

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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. Jayne
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 14:19:02

    I’ve read 2 books by Nan Ryan and that was 1.5 too many.

  2. cleo
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 14:45:13

    Two of Zoe Archer’s steampunks are $1.99 at Amazon and BN – Skies of Fire and Skies of Gold. I really enjoyed SoF and haven’t read SoG yet. Definitely recommend the series. My fave (Skies of Steel) is $2.99, which I think is lower than usual. They all work as stand alones – they’re set in the same world but there’s no connecting story arc.

  3. Darlynne
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 15:15:04

    Stephanie Bond has a .99 three-book set at Amazon called Mad About You; it contains License to Thrill, Almost a Family and Three Wishes. You may have mentioned it elsewhere already.

    Sorry, haven’t read any of the other offerings today.

  4. Jane
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 15:17:35

    @Darlynne: That’s an Amazon only exclusive.

  5. Karenmc
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 16:22:41

    @Jayne: I read half of one, or perhaps just a third. I can never get that time back.

  6. Keishon
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 19:04:02

    @Jayne: I can’t recall ever reading her myself. Or if I did it didn’t take.

  7. Jessie
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 20:42:09

    Thanks for the alert regarding the Jewel novel, Jane.
    I had looked at it over the weekend, but didn’t purchase for 3.99.
    Almost like the Spare as much as Lord Ruin.

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