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Storm (Brigid Kemmerer's Elemental Series #1)      by     Brigid KemmererStorm by Brigid Kemmerer. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys–all the ones she doesn’t want. Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her.

Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water–just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.

And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.

Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all.

I think we’ve had this deal before but I enjoyed this book and it’s on the cusp of NA given that the male protag has no parents. It’s told primarily from Chris Merrick’s point of view and I thought the insight into the young teen male mind who is angry and doesn’t know why or what to do about it was really well done.

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Just for Now Abbi GlinesJust for Now by Abbi Glines. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

An insatiable attraction heats to the boiling point in this steamy book set in the shore town of Sea Breeze from the author of the white-hot The Vincent Boys.

Preston is one bad boy. And Amanda has harbored a crush on him for forever. When she finally makes her move on him, it does not end well. But still, she can’t resist him. Especially now that he seems to be pursuing her, too.

No one wants wants them to be together. Not Amanda’s brother Marcus, who is on the verge of his marriage to Low, and definitely not any of Preston’s buddies. They know way too much about Preston’s dark side. Even Preston realizes he’s not good enough for someone like her.

But Amanda believes there is more to Preston than his bad boy persona, and she is determined to unearth what he’s hiding behind his seductive blue eyes—secrets that could explain his actions. Secrets Amanda might not be able to forgive.

Yet the dangerous attraction persists…and neither Preston nor Amanda is going to deny it.

In addition to this book, Amazon has also discounted “While It Lasts” to $1.99 which is the book published before “Just for Now.” Glines writing doesn’t really work for me, but she is perennial bestseller so she works for a lot of others.

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The Accused (Theodore Boone Series #3)      by     John GrishamThe Accused by John Grishman. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Theodore Boone is back! And he’s ready for his next big case

Big trouble is brewing for Theodore Boone. While all of Streenburg anxiously awaits the new trial of infamous murder suspect Pete Duffy, problems arise for their own kid lawyer. There’s been a robbery and Theo is the accused. His reputation is on the line, and with the evidence building against him—and dangerous threats looming—Theo will do whatever it takes to prove his innocence—even if it means breaking a few rules. Filled with the intrigue and page-turning suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone’s adventures will keep readers enthralled until the very last page.

I’ve not read Grisham since…boy what was the last book I read of his. Maybe the Firm? A Time to Kill was amazing. It was one of the first books that I felt truly captured what it was like to be a trial lawyer and the mental hoops lawyers put themselves through in picking a jury.

This is the third book in a series of books featuring 13 year old sleuth Theodore Boone.

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Fated Rebecca ZanettiFated by Rebecca Zanetti . $ 1.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

Cara Paulsen does not give up easily. A scientist and a single mother, she’s used to fighting for what she wants, keeping a cool head, and doing whatever it takes to protect her daughter Janie. But “whatever it takes” has never before included a shotgun wedding to a dangerous-looking stranger with an attitude problem. . .
Or Else

Sure, the mysterious Talen says that he’s there to protect Cara and Janie. He also says that he’s a three-hundred-year-old vampire. Of course, the way he touches her, Cara might actually believe he’s had that long to practice. . .

“Hot and fast from beginning to end.” –Kate Douglas

Forgotten Sins and TemptedR by Rebecca Zanetti are also on sale. I know I’ve purchased Forgotten Sins but I’m not sure about the others. Because of my previously mentioned hoarding problem, I’ve not read a lot of the books I’ve purchased.

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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. mari
    Jul 11, 2013 @ 14:16:41


    Know what you mean about the hoarding…some of these books look like stuff I’I’d like but I have to take into consideration the two recommends you have today too! (And you just have to have TWO reccomends today, dontcha ?) So I am physically restraining myself from clicking the Amazon buy button!

  2. Lynnd
    Jul 11, 2013 @ 14:36:05

    I agree with you completely about Grisham’s “A Time to Kill”. I have read a couple of the books that came after and none of them even came close to it. I pretty much gave up on him after The Runaway Jury.

  3. cleo
    Jul 11, 2013 @ 15:33:56

    I really enjoyed Storm, fwiw. Not so much the second book and I haven’t read the third yet, although I think it’s out. Storm is pretty stand alone though.

    I’m so much more conscious of my book hording tendencies now. Not enough to stop buying books of course, but I am a little more thoughtful about only buying books I think I’ll actually read.

    The Firm was my first and last Grisham. I hated all the characters but the plot was so compelling that I had to finish it.

  4. library addict
    Jul 11, 2013 @ 16:04:21

    Thanks. I bought Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti.

  5. Susan
    Jul 11, 2013 @ 18:07:04

    I’ve never read a Grisham book. Maybe I should give one a try. . .

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