Romance, Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult, Book reviews, industry news, and commentary from a reader's point of view

Daily Deals: Cheap billionaires, ditzy werewolves, hot firemen

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

From the Jacket Copy:

Never Cry Werewolf

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?

There’s something I really don’t love about this cover. I’m not sure if it is her obvious cleavage because I like cleavage. Maybe it’s the font, the badly photoshopped people? It all kind of screams amateur hour. It’s not self published, though, because Sourcebooks is the publisher.

This reviewer at Goodreads said the following:

I’m a huge fan of werewolf lore, especially where true mates are concerned. I know this angle has been worked to exhaustion but I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of it. Ashlyn Chase took something beautiful and twisted it to the point of being unrecognizable. Nick’s mating instinct is so all consuming that he foregoes his one-night-stand ways, develops an almost stalker-ish obsession with protecting Brandee and proposes to her within the span of a week. If I’d been in this girl’s shoes I would have filed a restraining order and run for the hills!

Brandee’s obviously not the brightest bulb in the box and this is probably the only reason why their relationship doesn’t crash and burn.

AmazonBNSony KoboBook DepositoryAREApple Google

Hot for Fireman: A Bachelor Firemen Novel  by Jennifer Bernard(Avon)Hot for Fireman by Jennifer Bernard . $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

There is nothing hotter than a sexy single fireman, as author Jennifer Bernard so ably proves with her Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel contemporary romance novels. Following Bernard’s sizzling series debut, The Fireman Who Loved Me, her second scorcher, Hot for Fireman, is just the thing to fire up fans of Kristin Higgins, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Jo Davis’s popular stories of firehouse affairs. Return to steamy San Gabriel, California, where a sexy suspended firefighter, hoping to get back on duty at Station 52, is tending bar at a local dive in the interim…even as the bar’s lovely, desperate owner is contemplating burning the money pit to the ground.

While I thought the first book in the series (listed last week in the deals section) was good with a few flaws, this one I really didn’t connect with at all, primarily because the heroine is constantly trying to commit insurance fraud and super fireman is standing by her side the entire time. It’s supposed to be funny but I found the attempt at humor only made the two seem all the more juvenile.

That said, if you had any interest after book 1, a $1.99 price tag is a pretty good deal.

AmazonBNSonyKoboBook DepositoryAppleGoogle

The Girl Who Disappeared Twice (Forensic Instincts Series #1) by Andrea KaneThe Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:



Despite all her years determining the fates of families, judge Hope Willis couldn’t save her own. Her daughter taken, she’s frantically grasping at any hope for Krissy’s return.

Her husband dead-set against it, Hope calls a team not bound by the legal system.

Forensic Instincts: a behaviorist. A techno-wizard. An intuitive. An ex-Navy SEAL. Unconventional operatives. All with unique talents and personal reasons for joining Casey Woods’s group, they’ll do whatever it takes. Able to accurately read people after the briefest of encounters, Casey picks up in the Willis household signs of a nervous spouse, a guilty conscience, a nanny that hides on her phone. Secrets beg to creep into the open.

Forensic Instincts will dig through each tiny clue and eliminate the clutter, working around the clock. But time is running out, and Casey’s team knows that the difference between getting Krissy back and her disappearing forever could be as small as a suspect’s rapid breathing, or as deep as Hope’s dark family history.

PW says “Smooth prose and engaging characters help offset some fairly obvious plot twists, a few of which stretch credibility to the breaking point. Also somewhat unbelievable are the near-infallible skills of Forensic Instincts’ members and the willingness of dozens of police officers and FBI agents to let the team skirt legal boundaries repeatedly with no more than a harsh word or two of censure.”

AmazonBNSonyKoboBook DepositoryAREApple Google

Billionaire Games Boxed Set (The Marriage Bargain, The Marriage Caper, The Marriage Fix)Billionaire Games Boxed Set by Sandra Edwards. $ .99.

From the Jacket Copy:

**Special Holiday sale August 29 – Sept 3! Grab it before the price returns to $9.99.

In THE MARRIAGE BARGAIN Julian de Laurent needs a temporary wife. Camille Chandler needs a job after he inadvertently gets her fired. If she agrees, he’ll pay her five million to marry him. It’s just a business deal, but neither could have foreseen what happens next, especially Camille, when she learns he’s capable of stealing her heart.

In THE MARRIAGE CAPER Andre de Laurent, Julian’s little brother finds himself in a predicament. Is it possible that Tasha Gordon, his new sister-in-law’s best friend, is the answer to his prayers?

In THE MARRIAGE FIX little sister Lecie travels to America where she may well have found her Prince Charming–who’s in desperate need of help.

Cheap billionaires. (I think I’ve used that before but that’s how I think of these books)

AmazonBNSonyKoboBook DepositoryAREApple Google

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. cawm
    Sep 01, 2013 @ 13:43:31

    I just read this depressing review in the New York Times, which confirmed my opinion that billionaires do not make ideal husbands. The book is Alone Together by Teddy Getty Gaston.

  2. Darlynne
    Sep 01, 2013 @ 18:40:55

    eReaderIQ just sent me alerts that Ilona Andrews’ MAGIC RISES and other Penguin Group titles (Rob Thurman, Barbara Ashford, Stephanie Tyler) have been reduced by 14% (now 6.83 instead of 7.99) at Amazon.

%d bloggers like this: