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Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress Series #1)      by     Jeaniene FrostHalfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. $ 4.79

From the Jacket Copy:

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother’s life. Then she’s captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.

In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She’s amazed she doesn’t end up as his dinner—are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn’t have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

Okay, I know that $4.79 isn’t a deal but I’m kind of using it to frame other deals. For some reason, Frost’s other books in the series are discounted this weekend as part of the BN Top 1000 Nook books blow out sale. These prices have been matched at Amazon. I’ll have more tomorrow.

#2 One Foot in the Grave 2.99 ( A | BN | K | S )
#3 At Grave’s End 2.99 ( A | BN | K | S )

The others are generally around 4.99

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Dead Witch Walking      By: Kim HarrisonDead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:


All the creatures of the night gather in “the Hollows” of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party … and to feed.

Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining — and it’s Rachel Morgan’sjob to keep that world civilized.

A bounty hunter and witch with serious sex appeal and an attitude, she’ll bring ’em back alive, dead … or undead.

This is the first book in Harrison’s famous series featuring Rachel Morgan. I really enjoyed this series early on but the romance went pear shaped. In fact, there seemed to be a strong connection between Rachel and her best friend, Ivy. I would have liked to see those two get together but I don’t think that happened.

And no, I have no idea why Book 3 isn’t discounted (Every Which Way But Dead for $5.51)

#2 The Good, the Bad, and the Undead $2.99 ( A | BN | K | S )
#4 A Fistful of Charms $2.99 ( A | BN | K | S )
#5 For a Few Demons More $2.99 ( A | BN | K | S )
#6 The Outlaw Demon Wails $2.99 ( A | BN | K | S )

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Dark Magic (Dark Series #4)      by     Christine FeehanDark Magic by Christine Feehan. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Young Savannah Dubrinsky was a mistress of illusion, a world-famous magician capable of mesmerizing millions. But there was one-Gregori, the Dark One-who held her in terrifying thrall. Whose cold silver eyes and heated sensuality sent shivers of danger, of desire, down her slender spine.

With a dark magic all his own, Gregori-the implacable hunter, the legendary healer, the most powerful of Carpathian males-whispered in Savannah’s mind that he was her destiny. That she had been born to save his immortal soul. And now, here in New Orleans, the hour had finally come to claim her. To make her completely his. In a ritual as old as time . . . and as inescapable as eternity.

This is number 4 in the Dark Series.

I’m pretty sure I loved this at the time. I was totally in thrall to Feehan’s Carpathian series. She was the only one writing sexy vampires back in the day. I have no idea how I would feel about these books today.

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Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed  by     Anna CampbellSeven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed by Anna Campbell. $ 2.99.

From the Jacket Copy:


Desperate to save her sister’s life, Sidonie Forsythe has agreed to submit herself to a terrible fate: Beyond the foreboding walls of Castle Craven, a notorious, hideously scarred scoundrel will take her virtue over the course of seven sinful nights. Yet instead of a monster, she encounters a man like no other. And during this week, she comes to care for Jonas Merrick in ways that defy all logic-even as a dark secret she carries threatens them both.


Ruthless loner Jonas knows exactly who he is. Should he forget, even for a moment, the curse he bears, a mere glance in the mirror serves as an agonizing reminder. So when the lovely Sidonie turns up on his doorstep, her seduction is an even more delicious prospect than he originally planned. But the hardened outcast is soon moved by her innocent beauty, sharp wit, and surprising courage. Now as dangerous enemies gather at the gate to destroy them, can their new, fragile love survive?

This is a retelling of the Beauty and the Beast. I recall reading this book but I can’t find a review here. Instead I send you to the dueling review from May and Mandi from Smexybooks. One of them gave it a D and one gave it an A.

Other titles on sale:

Midnight’s Wild Passion $3.99 ( A | BN | K | S )

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter      By: Seth Grahame-Smith Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. $ 3.49

From the Jacket Copy:

Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother’s bedside. She’s been stricken with something the old-timers call “Milk Sickness.”

“My baby boy…” she whispers before dying.

Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother’s fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.

When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, “henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose…” Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.

So the movie was horrible but Seth Grahame-Smith’s horror + literary mashups started a whole new subgenre. Maybe that’s a bad thing? The book has varying reviews but most seemed to like it but some reader’s appreciation stemmed from the fact that it was about vampires that weren’t necrophiliac loving teens.

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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. Meri
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 12:11:15

    Not really related to this post, but I went to Books on Board earlier to check if they’ve matched some recent deals, only to discover that they appear to have stopped selling books (temporarily, according to the announcement). Is this a new thing? I can’t say I’m hugely surprised based on recent reports, but it’s still sad.

  2. Fran S.
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 12:28:25

    I really liked the first Carpathian a while ago and took a stab at #4. The hero actually scared me too much and I couldn’t finish it. He was extremely possessive and did something amoral (in my opinion) to ensure he ended up with the heroine.

  3. Jody
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 13:09:17

    Is it just me? Except for the Campbell book none of the sale prices are showing up on Amazon.

  4. Brian
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 14:45:30

    @Meri: Yes, it’s new. It happened sometime yesterday.

  5. Brian
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 14:46:39

    @Jody: The Nook sale that Amazon is price matching is over 1,000 books in all and they haven’t matched all of them.

  6. Dabney
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 15:13:59

    Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed by Anna Campbell was borderline unreadable for me.

  7. Lynnd
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 15:16:16

    @Meri: Thanks f0r the heads up on Books on Board. It’s a shame, but as you said, not really surprising.

    Not surprisingly, the sale prices at Amazon seem to only be available for U.S. residents.

  8. Lada
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 17:11:34

    Either B&N isn’t paying attention to all of their pricing or they don’t care. The price of some of books at 50% off are $12.99 or more which is ridiculous. One of the worst run companies ever.

  9. Brian
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 17:38:44

    @Lada: If you look at the publishers list price on those $12.99 (I think there was one for $14 too) you’ll see that it technically is 50% off. Not saying they’re a deal or anything, but getting rid of Agency pricing means, at least with some publishers, going back to high list prices on books that are only out as hardcovers in print (although a few of these are out in paperback so I don’t get the high list price there).

  10. Erin Satie
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 19:55:00

    I adore the Rachel Morgan series — it’s probably my favorite UF — & have read up to the most recently published volume. It’s true that Rachel experiences SEVERAL unsuccessful relationships over the course of the series, and “unsuccessful” should be understood to mean that they end very, very badly.

    That being said, I am extremely content with where Rachel is romantically. The series is winding to a close & we’ve finally got a solid bead on who she’ll end up with, and I think it’s just perfect.

    YMMV, obviously.

  11. Carrie G
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 21:06:38

    @Dabney: Agree. Seven Nights was awful. I couldn’t finish it.

  12. PamM
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 08:58:55

    @Carrie G
    Thanks for the heads-up on Seven Nights…don’t need another DNF.

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