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Daily Deals: Biker box set, werewolves, and strangers on a train

We reviewed another title in this series positively. It’s currently 99c at Amazon.

And this title is free. I just featured it on DA a week ago.

Riding Desire: Alpha Bad Boy Biker Boxed Set (14 BRAND NEW limited edition contemporary romance books) by Adriana HunterRiding Desire: Alpha Bad Boy Biker Boxed Set by Roni Loren. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

*14 Romance Books, 14 Bestselling Authors, 1 Fierce Savings*

Helmet required: intended for readers 18+

Hop on for the ride of your life in this NEW exclusive limited edition box set of 14 never before published books from the industry’s hottest authors in contemporary romance.

Whether you crave alpha heroes, possessively wicked boyfriends, sexy inked rock stars, or passionately naughty lovers, Riding Desire will fulfill your bad boy biker fantasies like no other boxed set you’ve ever read.

Get Riding Desire now before it’s gone.


This accountant is about to learn that one rough biker plus three of his friends equals a HOT RIDE she’ll never forget. By Opal Carew.

One sexy rookie cop. One seductive outlaw biker. One unforgettable one-night stand. Sarah Castille’s sexually explosive BURNOUT is a hot and wild ride you won’t want to miss!

What happens when a reporter looking for a story is thrown inside an outlaw motorcycle club on the verge of war? Drama, action, and lots of hot sex! SAVAGE HEART by Sara Fawkes

Combine one sassy biker chick with one badass Australian rocker for a full throttle ride in ONE WILD RIDE by Lauren Hawkeye, part of the New York Times bestselling Three Little Words series.

When Aubrey Rhodes comes face to face with the mysterious bad boy Caleb West, nothing can prepare her for the wildest ride of her life in FULL THROTTLE by Adriana Hunter.

In HEART RACER, the first of Marian Tee’s new biker series, notorious underground moto racer Leandro Christopoulos needs to convince snarky philanthropist Roberta “Bobby” Granger he’s in love with her…even if he’s not.

Mari Carr’s latest romance, CRASH POINT, proves nothing could be hotter than a former bad boy biker looking to make good, the sexy photographer he loved and left and those sultry New Orleans nights.

Who doesn’t love a little rumblin’ between the thighs? Join Tessa Savage on a wicked ride of corruption and seduction in HOW TO DEBAUCH A BIKER, the latest in the Savage Series by Daire St. Denis.

Listen up, adrenaline junkies: your pulse will roar as if you’re street bike racing when you meet gorgeous speed junkie Sawyer Tremaine in FAST AND MINE by Sharon Page.

Delilah is caught between an old crush and a new attraction…she’s in for one wild ride. R.G. Alexander’s ménage romance DIRTY DELILAH is guaranteed to rev you up!

If you love snarky socialites and dominating NYPD motor cops than get ready to laugh your ass off with LOVE, LEX by Avery Aster.

Romance, redemption and chrome-plated sizzle! Nothing can bring this Dominant rock star to his knees like the ex-wife he’s never been able to forget in Eden Bradley’s OBSESSION!

When a birthday girl’s plans go up in dust along with her broken down car and lying jerk of a boyfriend, there’s only one hot mechanic who knows how to make it all better in Roni Loren’s NICE GIRLS DON’T RIDE.

Rev up the heat and take a ride on the wild side with Rio’s sexiest off-road motorcyclist in CONQUISTA by Suzanne Rock.

These are a mix of (never before released) erotic romance and new adult novellas, and the set has about 1200 pages of content.

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Flirting Under a Full Moon by Ashlyn ChaseFlirting Under a Full Moon by Ashlyn Chase. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Brandee has been dumped in every way possible, but by text is the last straw. That’s it—she’s officially done with men. Unfortunately, she’s just been told her “soul mate” is the drool-worthy hottie all her friends call One-Night Nick.

Nick has been searching for true love for one hundred years. After all, werewolves mate for life, and he does not want to mess this up. As soon as he kisses Brandee, he knows she’s the one. But how will he convince a woman who knows nothing of paranormals that she’s about to be bound to a werewolf forever?

The top reviewer said taht there was no tension and that the hero bordered on creepy.

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Maynard and Jennica by Rudolph DelsonMaynard and Jennica by Rudolph Delson. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

A wildly original debut,Maynard and Jennica is both a hilarious urban comedy and a captivating love story. In the summer of 2000, while riding the uptown number 6 train, the musician/filmmaker Maynard Gogarty first encounters the beautiful Jennica Green.Though their initial meeting is brief, when fate next brings them together a romance ensues, and as with most things in life, everyone has an opinion.

Delson tells the story of this improbable love affair through the voices of Maynard and Jennica, along with their family, friends, and assorted characters (among them two attorneys, three journalists, and a rap star) pulled into their dizzying orbit.He brings to life a pair of lovers who are flawed, complex, at once eccentric and deeply familiar—and in whose story we continue to feel invested long after we’ve turned the last page.

In the words of Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, “this book is the reason we should all read first novels.”

PW writes “It’s gimmicky, but the surprising ways each narrator connects with Maynard and Jennica make for small delights, and the interplay among the voices works often enough. Maynard’s blistering riffs on how grief is coopted postcatastrophe end up giving insight into his character, and Delson’s prose shimmers when describing the magic and romance of falling in love in New York. “

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: The Autobiography The Autobiography By Bear GryllsMud, Sweat, and Tears by Bear Grylls. $ 1.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

Bear Grylls has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on a remote island off of Britain’s windswept coast, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. Inevitably, it wasn’t long before the young explorer was sneaking out to lead all-night climbing expeditions.
As a teenager at Eton College, Bear found his identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts. These passions led him into the foothills of the mighty Himalayas and to a karate grandmaster’s remote training camp in Japan, an experience that soon helped him earn a second-degree black belt. Returning home, he embarked upon the notoriously grueling selection course for the British Special Forces to join the elite Special Air Service unit 21 SAS—a journey that would push him to the very limits of physical and mental endurance.
Then, disaster. Bear broke his back in three places in a horrific free-fall parachuting accident in Africa. It was touch and go whether he would walk again, according to doctors. However, only eighteen months later, a twenty three-year-old Bear became one of the youngest climbers to scale Mount Everest, the world’s highest summit. But these were just the beginning of his many extraordinary adventures. . . .
Known and admired by millions as the star of Man vs. Wild, Bear Grylls has survived where few would dare to go. Now, for the first time, Bear tells the story of his action-packed life. Gripping, moving, and wildly exhilarating, Mud, Sweat, and Tears is a must-read for adrenaline junkies and armchair explorers alike.

So I get confused about these survivor shows because one of them is really out in the wild by themselves and the other has a camera crew and apparently eats real food between takes and stuff.

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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. Carolyne
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 14:14:15

    Bear Grylls is the one who took breaks in between takes. To his credit, though, he changed the patter in the show to reflect that and acknowledged how his unseen camera crew had to get through the same rugged terrain he did. I was always supremely entertained by his willingness to eat anything (I only saw him get visibly disgusted once), drink anything (squeezing the contents of a camel’s stomach was memorable), and get as naked as the environment required, all with good spirits and a bit of self-deprecation. (Of course, it’s easier to stay in good spirits if you get a good night’s sleep in between stomping around the wilderness.)

    I might read his bio out of curiosity. Having a malfunctioning parachute is one of my oddly-specific fears for someone who never intends to go parachuting, and I’m always interested in personal accounts of climbing Everest. If the book has the same voice as I recall the show having, it could be entertaining for $1.99.

  2. Lammie
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 14:19:28

    I have not read the Bear Grylls book, but he is persona non grata in my house. My husband is a caver, and while he does not really love bats the way some cavers do, he believes when he visits a cave, or any area in the wild, it is important to make sure your visit has not negatively affected the environment (i.e. do not break off fragile cave features, collect your trash and bring it out of the cave with you, etc.). Mr. Grylls apparently feels otherwise, as at one point he apparently thought it was “fun” to hit bats flying out of a cave with racquet, killing them just because he thought it was fun. Not someone to whom I wish to give my money. You can find video of this by searching on his name and “bat tennis”.

  3. Amanda
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 14:23:55

    I always remember Bear Gryllis as the cute one with the adorable British accent. Les Stroud’s the one who could take him in a fight and plays a mean harmonica.

  4. Isobel Carr
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 14:54:54

    @Lammie: Wow, what an asshat. Also, many bats are protected. I’m surprised he didn’t get into major trouble.

  5. JJPP
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 14:57:47

    @Lammie: That’s horrible! I can’t google that — it would make me too sad. Poor little bats. They already have it bad enough, with loss of habitat and fungus killing them en masse while they hibernate.

    I always liked his show — he’s very entertaining — but that’s disgusting.

  6. Carolyne
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 20:21:14

    Well, that would end Bear Grylls for me. Why would any sane person do that? Or show producer allow it (if it was shown in the series)?

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