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If I Fall      By: Kate NobleIf I Fall by Kate Noble. $ 1.99

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Every great romance comes with a risk…

After a duke’s betrayal, the resilient Sarah Forrester reinvents herself as the Golden Lady: society’s leading light, the
beautiful and witty life of the party. It’s all a façade of course-one that protects her from another intimate disloyalty. When her old friend, Lieutenant Jackson Fletcher, returns to London, he is determined to rediscover the true and trusting Sarah he once knew. It’ll take more than a kiss and a promise. It might even call for an innocent and necessary deception.

Then Jackson is enlisted to help capture the lead suspect in a murder– a man who happens to be Sarah’s most ardent suitor. Jack must continue the deception, and weathering this newest and gravest betrayal will be Sarah’s ultimate test. But as Jack’s passion for her grows, he must also reveal his own secrets. And as the killer turns his attention to his pursuers, more than love and trust is put at risk.

Noble is an underrated writer.  We’ve reviewed a couple of her books here.  The heroine is jilted at her engagement ball by the hero of “Follow My Lead.” Megan writes “A sweet friends-to-lovers story mixed with a bit of espionage adventure. Noble does a great job, as always, with building nuances into her character’s feelings and actions, her espionage plot is above average (if still not too complicated nor too difficult to guess the secrets and mysteries) and embedded into Real! Life! History!, and she makes smart decisions in writing a masked caper: namely, the character trying to pull off an assumed identity knows it’s ridiculous and he’s doing it for the wrong reasons, but then things get out of hand).”

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David Bridger	Golden TriangleGolden Triangle by David Bridger. $ 2.99

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Book two of Wild Times

Joe Walker was once a regular guy-until he discovered the truth about his past lives and magical abilities. He’s also been reunited with his immortal lover, Min, though they’ve been forced into hiding by Tyac, a werewolf who will stop at nothing to destroy them.

When their nemesis reappears, an old friend sends Joe back into the supernatural realm known as the Wild-and away from Min. He takes sanctuary at a lake that’s a gateway to an even more extraordinary world, where golden angels embark on dangerous quests for power.

But as Joe gets to know these mysterious beings, both he and the goldens are being hunted by enemies old and new. When a betrayal puts Joe in imminent danger, he and Min must find their way back together before dark forces tear them apart for good.

Read how it all began in Quarter Square, available now.

78,000 words

This book has no ratings on Goodreads and no reviews on Amazon.   Someone be our guinea pig.

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One Week Girlfriend      By: Monica MurphyOne Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy. $ .99

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ew Adult Contemporary Romance

**Mature situations and sexual content – recommended for ages 17+**

Temporary. That one single word best describes my life these last few years. I’m working at a temporary job until I can finally break free. I’m my little brother’s temporary mother since our mom doesn’t give a crap about either of us. And I’m that temporary girl all the guys want to get with because I give it up so easily. According to the rumors, at least.

But now I’m the temporary girlfriend of Drew Callahan, college football legend and all around golden guy. He’s beautiful, sweet—and he’s hiding way more secrets than I am. He’s brought me into this fake life where everyone seems to hate me. And everyone seems to want something from him. The only thing he seems to want though is…

Me.

I don’t know what to believe anymore. All I know is, I think Drew needs me. And I want to be there for him.

Forever.

This is a widely recommended self published book. I’ve bought it but I haven’t read it. Negative comments include that the plot is quite obvious and the book ends with a giant cliffhanger (which is why I haven’t read the book as I am tired of cliffhangers and refuse to read the books until the series is finished).

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Blood of Eden      by     Tami Dane Blood of Eden by Tami Dane. $ 1.99.

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This mind-blowing new series introduces Sloan Skye, an ambitious intern at the FBI’s paranormal unit, where the usual rules of crime fighting don’t apply. . .

Sloan has a sky-high IQ, a chaotic personal life, and a dream: to work for the FBI. Her goal is within reach until an error lands her with the FBI’s ugly stepchild: the new Paranormal Behavioral Analysis Unit. She’ll get to profile criminals, but the pool of suspects is a little more. . .diverse. Yet even as Sloan tackles her first case—a string of victims, all with puncture wounds to the neck—she can’t silence her inner para-skeptic.

To catch the killer she’ll have to think like one. That means casting aside her doubts, and dealing with bizarre nightmares that started with the job. But the strangeness is only beginning, as Sloan pieces together the shocking truth about a case that’s more personal than she ever would have guessed.

This is $1.99 at BN and Amazon. Nicole S of The Bookpushers liked the set up, the smartness of the heroine, but felt the pace was plodding at times. The romance is slow to develop.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She 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

8 Comments

  1. carmen webster buxton
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:55:10

    I have never read Golden Triangle or the Quarter Square books, but I quite liked David Bridger’s The Weaverfields’ Heir, a contemporary/family saga paranormal— no vampires, but the heroine has a paranormal gift. Lovely job of describing the setting, and the characters were fleshed out.

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  2. Meri
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 14:22:15

    I’m not sure I’d call Kate Noble underrated, considering she seems to get very positive reviews on every romance website I frequent. I’ve read one book by her (The Summer of You) and I don’t get the appeal at all. But maybe others will :)

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  3. leslie
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 14:57:15

    I like Kate Noble and this is a good deal. BTW Noble writes some episodes of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which is very funny and clever.

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  4. Kaetrin
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 17:06:59

    I bought One Week Girlfriend yesterday but knowning there is a big cliffhanger, I think I will wait to read it too.

    Wish the Noble was on special for Australians…

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  5. EGS
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 17:45:53

    I’ve been meaning to try Noble.

    These daily deals posts have been increasing my Kindle files exponentially…

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  6. Ann Somerville
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 23:22:29

    “ew Adult Contemporary Romance”

    Is that one with really hard core kink in it?

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  7. Kaetrin
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 23:59:58

    @Ann Somerville: LOL! I think it’s missing the “N” seriously hoping it’s not “ew” :)

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  8. Little Red
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:15:01

    Sold on “If I Fall.”

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