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A Dangerous Invitation by Erica MonroeA Dangerous Invitation by Erica Monroe. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Torn from her life of privilege by her father’s death, Kate Morgan relies on her knowledge of finery to survive in one of London’s dark and depraved rookeries as a fence for stolen goods. The last man she ever expects, or wants, to see again is Daniel O’Reilly, the man who promised to love, honor and protect her, but who instead fled amidst accusations of murder.

One drunken night cost Daniel O’Reilly the woman he loved and the life he’d worked so hard to create. If he ever wants to reclaim that life—and Kate—he’ll not only have to prove he’s innocent of murder, but convince the pistol-wielding beauty to forgive his many sins.

With a killer on the loose, time is running out for them…

According to the author who sent me the deal alert (which I appreciate a lot!) this book is set in 1832 London and is a gritty romantic suspense. The three star review says that isn’t your usual regency romance and the heroine was the daughter of a shipping magnate who lost his business and the hero was her father’s assistant who was accused of murder and fled England to avoid incarceration. The reviewers loved Kate but some of them had issues with Daniel. Still, I’m buying it and it’s going to be my March historical read. (Remember I’m trying to read a historical a month.)

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The Lady Always Wins Courtney MilanThe Lady Always Wins by Courtney Milan. $ Free

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Railway financier Simon Davenant has waited seven years for a second chance with his childhood sweetheart and best friend. He’s not about to let his impending financial ruin destroy the opportunity.

This time, he’ll do anything he can to secure her hand in marriage—even if it means losing her heart for good.

The Lady Always Wins is a short story of 18,500 words (about 60 print pages). This story was previously published in the anthology “Three Weddings and a Murder.”

Free at Apple | Kobo | Amazon. Not BN. Have no idea why.

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Cowboy with a Cause by Carla CassidyCowboy with a Cause by Carla Cassidy. $ Free

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Dancer Melanie Brooks had escaped small-town Oklahoma, giving up the country for Broadway’s bright lights. Yet after her mother’s funeral called her back, her own health issues forced her to stay. Now her tenant, too-hot-for-his-own-good Adam Benson, is giving her a reason to dance again. But has a killer set his sights on her, too?

Adam knows a little something about fresh starts. As for his beautiful neighbor, he doesn’t see a wheelchair—he sees a woman who understands. But as the heat grows between them, he can’t avoid the feeling that more than her big-city past haunts her—and that danger has been lurking, waiting to strike?.

If heart-racing romance and high-stakes suspense is what you’re after, look for four new titles every month from Harlequin Romantic Suspense!

Cassidy has written over 80 romances since 1988 and is the author of the infamously titled Pregnesia.

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One Tiny Miracle by Carol MarinelliOne Tiny Miracle by Carol Marinelli. $ Free.

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The most precious gifts in life are worth risking your heart for?

Dr. Ben Richardson is trying to make yet another new start, this time in the emergency department at a Melbourne hospital. It’s been nearly four years since he lost his wife and unborn child—and he still hasn’t let go. So it comes as quite a surprise to him when his eye is drawn to a beautiful pregnant woman on the beach.

When Ben realizes Celeste is a nurse at the hospital, he wants to keep his distance. She reminds him too much of all he’s lost. But Celeste is clearly facing this challenging pregnancy alone, and Ben can’t help coming to her rescue. Being with her to deliver her premature baby girl finally makes him realize there’s a future for him right here after all—if he’s prepared to risk enough to claim it?.

Sunita has always been a fan of the medical romances.

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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. Lada
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 14:48:16

    The Monroe cover disturbs me. That hero looks indecently young.

  2. Bamaclm
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 15:13:11

    Glancing at the Monroe cover, I thought it was a paranormal. They guy looks like a faun. o.O

  3. Jane
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 15:14:40

    @Bamaclm and @Lada: I don’t find the characters too young but I admit that if it weren’t for the author telling me the book was a historical, I thought it might be something else too.

  4. Amber Peart
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 15:17:23

    Pregnesia!? Had to find reviews. So worth it.

    Tears. Can’t breathe.

  5. SonomaLass
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 15:29:25

    @Amber Peart: The review at Smart Bitches is the best, trust me. Google it, and be sure to read down into the comments for the author’s delightful response. I’m getting this book and reading it just because she’s so classy right there.

  6. Monique D
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 16:57:45

    The prequel to Erica Monroe’s book is free at Kobo.

  7. Melissa
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 17:06:46

    I read the medical romance. Great story and I got a little emotional reading the ending. It was free when I picked it up in late December, and was a great way to kick off reading in the new year.

    I went ahead and picked up the historical for 99 cents.

  8. Michele Mills
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 17:18:44

    I read the medical romance too, back in Nov/Dec. I thought it was darling.

  9. Kaetrin
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 18:19:51

    To my happy surprise, the 2 Harlequin freebies are free for Aussies too. Hooray!

  10. CD
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 21:18:42

    Can’t contain myself – (aka my new addiction) has a sale on the first books of great series for just $4.95!!! I’ve filled up about 2 pages’ worth of my wish list and am just about ready to start whittling them down with a cat-at-the-cream smile…

    “The first books in your favorite series for just $4.95 each. Get started on that series you’ve always wanted to try or take a chance on something new with our First in a Series Sale. Use the tabs below to browse the Top Series in your favorite genres.

    The $4.95 First in a Series Sale ends February 19, 2014 @ 11:59PM (US).”

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