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Daily Deals: Chasing Sunset by Sami Lee

Sunset Knight by Sami Lee Chasing Sunset by Sami Lee. $Free.

It is one of Samhain’s monthly giveaways. Free from 7/15/2012 to 7/28/2012

From Jacket Copy:

When the sun goes down on their erotic encounter, who will be left standing?

After an unsettled childhood, Sidney McCall has finally found a home in Graceville. This dream town comes with a dream boyfriend. Drew Buchanan is charming, romantic, completely devoted to her—and he cooks! Now if only the whole commitment thing didn’t give her night sweats…

Drew, a professional chef, wants nothing more than to give Sidney everything she’s ever dreamed of, both in and out of bed. Even if it means serving up her most secret wish complete with a whipped-cream topping: a tryst with two men. His best friend Brody Nash is the missing ingredient, and the only man he trusts with the woman he loves.

What starts out as a little harmless sexual play quickly boils over into something none of them expected. An emotional minefield that could forever change the course of their lives


Shadow and the Star by Laura Kinsale The Shadow and the Star by Laura Kinsale. $2.99.

I believe this is the book about the martial artist and the pet penguin right? The hero is employed by a noble family and the heroine is a seamstress. Lower class romances, anyone?

From Jacket Copy:

From nationally acclaimed bestselling author Laura Kinsale comes a boldly original, breathlessly unforgettable tale of honour, adventure and undying love.

The Shadow is wealthy, powerful and majestically handsome, he is a man of dark secrets – a master of the ancient martial arts of an exotic distant land. Scarred by a childhood of shocking degradation, he has sworn to love chastely … but burns with the fires of unfulfilled passion.

The Star is lovely, innocent and nearly destitute, and drawn to him by a fevered yearning she could never deny – following her enigmatic ?shadow warrior? into a dangerous world of desire and righteous retribution.


China Trade (Lydia Chin and Bill Smith Series #1) by S. J. Rozan China Trade by S J Rozan. $2.99

It’s like someone is reading our comments!! Last week, I picked a deal featuring an asian detective and two commenters: Ruth and Carmen Webster Buxton recommended a series featuring Lydia Chin and Bill Smith by SJ Rozan. Guess what? Now four of those titles are on sale for $2.99. Sadly, though, these books are currently only available on Amazon and self published by Rozan.

From Jacket Copy:

It’s a city within a city, of smells, sounds, dark shops, and close-knit families; it’s a world all its own. And in all of New York’s Chinatown, there is no one like P.I. Lydia Chin, who has a nose for trouble, a disapproving Chinese mother, and a partner named Bill Smith who’s been living above a bar for sixteen years.

Hired to find some precious stolen porcelain, Lydia follows a trail of clues from highbrow art dealers into a world of Chinese gangs. Suddenly, this case has become as complex as her community itself–and as deadly as a killer on the loose…


The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sean KeanThe Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sean Kean. $3.99.

This book looks hugely entertaining. Kean delivers an anectdote or factoid surrounding each element in the periodic table. PW says “The title refers to gallium (Ga, 31), which melts at 84ËšF, prompting a practical joke among “chemical cognoscenti”: shape gallium into spoons, “serve them with tea, and watch as your guests recoil when their Earl Grey ˜eats™ their utensils.”

From Jacket Copy:

The Periodic Table is one of man’s crowning scientific achievements. But it’s also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in THE DISAPPEARING SPOON follow carbon, neon, silicon, and gold as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, poison, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

We learn that Marie Curie used to provoke jealousy in colleagues’ wives when she’d invite them into closets to see her glow-in-the-dark experiments. And that Lewis and Clark swallowed mercury capsules across the country and their campsites are still detectable by the poison in the ground. Why did Gandhi hate iodine? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium? And why did tellurium lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history?

From the Big Bang to the end of time, it’s all in THE DISAPPEARING SPOON.


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. Helen
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 16:46:10

    Sadly, the disappearing spoon comes up as $9.99 on amazon and b+n, and not at all on the other two. It sounded quite curious.

  2. Jan
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 18:35:28

    I read many of the S.J. Rozan mysteries years ago and enjoyed them very much so I’m heading to Amazon to see what I can buy. Like many others have commented I like this new format for the Daily Deals. Thanks for doing this each day. I’ve been finding a number of books “I can’t do without!”

  3. Bonnie L.
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 18:54:59

    I loved, loved, loved The Disappearing Spoon and, even if it isn’t 3.99, I cannot recommend it enough!

  4. Renda
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 20:11:24

    Pixel of Ink is showing (and I verified) that The Girl with the Cat Tattoo by Anne Frasier/Theresa Weir is free on Kindle at the moment, Sunday 9:10 p.m. ET. I did not check other sites.
    This is such a great little story. I paid full price for it after DA reviewed it and it was worth it.

  5. Susan
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 01:01:00

    I’m going to try the Rozan book.

    FYI–I used to enjoy Leslie Glass’s April Woo series and Shugata Massey’s Rei Shimura series, as well. Also Laura Job Rowland’s historical mysteries.

  6. cleo
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 13:01:07

    Was there a pet penguin in The Shadow and The Star? I don’t remember that, but there’s a lot going on in it. It does have a white ninja and a seamstress and the plot is as crazy and unbelievable as it sounds like it would be, but it’s also a beautiful, engrossing book. It’s another on my short list of books that deals well with characters recovering from child sex’l abuse (trigger warning – the hero had a pretty horrific childhood and was raped as a child).

  7. ms bookjunkie
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 13:41:19

    The Samhain freebie is also available at the Samhain store.

  8. Janine
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 15:28:15

    @Jane & @cleo: The penguin was in Seize the Fire, not The Shadow and the Star. TS&TS featured a shark, and it was not remotely a pet. Also, Samuel (the hero) has a successful company and doesn’t just work for the noble family, he was taken in by them and they would have adopted him were it not for his plans to marry their daughter. Of course, then he meets Leda, who throws a wrench into those plans.

    This is possibly my favorite Kinsale, as are The Dream Hunter and For My Lady’s Heart. I can never choose.

  9. Dennis
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 19:16:09

    Re the Spoon, there was another non-romance recently that I wanted to buy that did not match the sale price here. Is it possible that by bunching them in fours to put some commentary, you are missing the window for the sale?

  10. Jane
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 08:05:16

    @Dennis: Some of the sales do seem to move swiftly. I’ll check them daily to make sure the deal is still going on.

  11. Dennis
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 14:10:46

    Thanks, Jane. It is a great service to us!

  12. Rebecca (Another One)
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 06:57:24

    I really enjoyed “The Disappearing Spoon, but I was listening to it.

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