Romance, Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult, Book reviews, industry news, and commentary from a reader's point of view

Daily Deals: A variety for your pre December shopping

Let It Be Love   Let It Be Love      by     Victoria AlexanderLet It Be Love by Victoria Alexander. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

When New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander created the Effingtons, she introduced an irresistible clan. Now, meet her most unforgettable hero yet . . .

Dashing Jonathon Effington, the Marquess of Helmsley, has had more than one lady willingly fall into his arms. But he’s so delicious none has ever complained at their inevitable parting. And while Jonathon’s no stranger to passion of the flesh, his heart has remained untouched. Until now . . .

At each Christmas Ball, Jonathon selects a delectable lady to share the pleasures of the evening—after all, it’s a holiday tradition! But he is shocked to discover that his choice is replaced by an enchanting stranger who surprises him with a proposal of marriage. Beautiful Fiona Fairchild is desperate—only a wedding will save her sisters and her inheritance. But Jonathon has no interest in marriage, and what starts as a shocking proposal turns into a scandalous proposition that might ruin them both . . .

PW says hat the couple has “considerable charm” and frankly the characters’ likeability can cover a lot of sins in a book.

AmazonBNSonyKoboBook DepositoryAREApple

Wishin' and Hopin'      by     Wally Lamb Wishin’ and Hopin’ by Wally Lamb. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

In Wally Lamb’s pitch perfect new novel, it is 1964. LBJ and Lady Bird are in the White House, Meet the Beatles is on everyone’s turntable, and ten-year-old Felix Funicello (distant cousin of the iconic Annette!) is doing his best to navigate fifth grade—easier said than done when scary movies still give you nightmares and you bear a striking resemblance to a certain adorable cartoon boy. But there are several things young Felix can depend on: the birds and bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas he’s never going to forget.

From the Hartford Books Examiner:

“Both heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny…a cast of characters that are both uproarious and unforgettable…a poignant reminder that family and friends are the greatest gift of all.”

AmazonBNSonyKoboBook DepositoryAREApple

The Killing Moon (Dreamblood) N. K. JemisinThe Killing Moon (Dreamblood) by N. K. Jemisin. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

The city burned beneath the Dreaming Moon.

In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers – the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe . . . and kill those judged corrupt.

But when a conspiracy blooms within Gujaareh’s great temple, Ehiru – the most famous of the city’s Gatherers – must question everything he knows. Someone, or something, is murdering dreamers in the goddess’ name, stalking its prey both in Gujaareh’s alleys and the realm of dreams. Ehiru must now protect the woman he was sent to kill – or watch the city be devoured by war and forbidden magic.

The price is set by the publisher although not all retailers have adapted to the newly reduced price.

AmazonBNSonyKoboBook DepositoryAREApple

Playing with Fire (Alan Banks Series) by Peter RobinsonPlaying with Fire (Alan Banks Series) by Peter Robinson. $ 1.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

Fire—It consumes futures and pasts in a terrified heartbeat, devouring damning secrets while leaving even greater mysteries in the ashes.

The night sky is ablaze as flames engulf two barges moored side by side on an otherwise empty canal. On board are the blackened remains of two human beings. To the seasoned eye, this horror was no accident, the method so cruel and calculated that only the worst sort of fiend could have committed it. There are shocking secrets to be uncovered in the charred wreckage, grim evidence of lethal greed and twisted hunger, and of nightmare occurrences within the private confines of family. A terrible feeling is driving police inspector Alan Banks in his desperate hunt for answers—an unshakable fear that this killer’s work will not be done until Banks’s own world is burned to the ground.

From the NYTimes, “Although Banks has adapted well to the advanced methods of forensic science (he’s a quick study on gas chromatography), his patient and insightful style of detection lends itself more to the art of the personal interview.”

AmazonBNSonyKoboBook DepositoryAREApple

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. Susan
    Nov 30, 2012 @ 22:27:53

    IIRC, Let it be Love was my favorite in the Effington series.

    I don’t think I’ve read this Robinson/Banks book, but I’m a fan of this series.

  2. SonomaLass
    Nov 30, 2012 @ 22:55:11

    I really enjoyed The Killing Moon. It’s an interesting fantasy world based on Ancient Egypt. Jemisin has a great voice, with the epic storytelling quality that helps ennoble high fantasy, while still having approachable dialog and characters. I have the sequel TBR; for those who wonder, this books stands along quite well.

%d bloggers like this: